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MScPT, MPA, BA(h), C. Gunn IMS
Hi. I want to help you. Yes, even you.
That’s why I became a physio. If I can’t help you, I’ll do whatever I can to find someone who can. I won’t tell you to stop training or stop exercising, or blame all your problems on “weak glutes”. I will ensure you leave the clinic feeling empowered with an understanding of what is going on with your body, and provide you with a system to achieve your fitness/rehab goals. I’m also a certified personal trainer, but my passion is rehab medicine for all humans of all ages and body types. I also have experience working with oncology patients through the Cross Cancer Institute. I incorporate IMS and SFMA (selective functional movement assessments) in the majority of my practice. When I’m not in the clinic (which is rare) surrounded by talented staff, great clients and exceptional work colleagues, I’ll be hanging out with my amazing wife and two kids, and trying to find time to train for Ironman 2021 in the hopes that I can beat my 2010 time.
I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. I also completed a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in 2006 (which was valuable, but not my jam). I continue to take continuing education courses whenever I can in order to provide you with the most up to date care plans and treatment interventions. This has included acupuncture (CAFCI), intramuscular dry needling (Kinetacore and Gunn IMS), running analysis, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Systems (FMS), spinal manipulation, concussion management, TMJ rehab and much much more.
I am authorized to perform spinal manipulation, refer for diagnostic imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and MRI), and use dry needles (IMS, dry needling, acupuncture) in practice.
Ironman Finisher x3, marathons, triathlons, Cross Fit, mountain biking and yoga (poorly).
Alanna believes in the benefits of physical health and fitness for people of all ages.
Her treatment outlook is to enable people to be active at any level to assist in mitigating the risks of chronic diseases and staying active in the future. Alanna refined her assessment and treatment skills through her involvement in various sports throughout her academic career. Prior to finishing physiotherapy, she worked as a Certified Athletic Therapist with the University of Manitoba Track & Field team and various local rugby, basketball, hockey and wrestling teams.
Alanna graduated from the University of Alberta in 2017 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this degree, she attended the University of Manitoba where she completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Athletic Therapy and licensed as a certified athletic therapist CAT(C). Her continued education has focused in developing her manual therapy skills through the Canadian Orthopedic Division Level I-III (upper and lower body) courses and implementing dry needling in her practice through the Kinetacore Level I/II certifications. Additionally, Alanna is also licensed as a Women’s Health/Pelvic Health therapist and is trained to address issues including incontinence, pelvic pain, and prenatal and postpartum care.
Alanna is authorized to use dry needles in practice, perform spinal manipulations, and perform internal exams.
Growing up, Alanna was involved in many sports including basketball, volleyball, rugby and soccer, and coached both rugby and basketball at the varsity level. Alanna played for the University of Alberta Pandas Rugby team and is now competing at a national level in Olympic weightlifting.
Alanna is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday p.m., and Tuesday Thursday a.m. at our Summerside clinic for orthopedic care and Tuesday p.m. for Women’s Health. Alanna can be reached at email@example.com
Alanna will be on a maternity leave beginning December 2020. Her husband Brad as well as other therapists will be assuming Alanna’s caseload at that time.
Carolyn takes a holistic approach to her orthopedic treatment.
Learning a patient’s goals is imperative to developing a treatment plan and listening to a patient helps determine treatment on a case by case, and day to day basis. In regard to her women’s health clients, whether you pee a little when you sneeze, pee 30 times a day, or have pelvic pain, she will work with you to help you. Carolyn uses a variety of treatment techniques to help solve your pelvic issues, including biofeedback, acupuncture or dry needling, bladder retraining, or manual therapy. During her time off, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband. While in Edmonton, they enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. Carolyn and her family also enjoy traveling the world as often as they can.
Carolyn graduated from University of Alberta in 2009 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Distinction in 2005. Carolyn was trained at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women as a women’s health pelvic physiotherapist in 2010. She has also taken continuing education in Advanced Orthopedics, Spinal Manipulations, Acupuncture (CAFCI), and Functional Dry Needling, and Vestibular rehabilitation among other ongoing education courses.
Carolyn is authorized to perform spinal manipulation, refer for diagnostic imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and MRI), and use dry needles in practice.
Carolyn played a variety of recreational sports throughout her life. She has completed a half marathon, and now currently enjoys leading an active lifestyle through biking, workouts, and cross country skiing among other activities.
As a physiotherapist, Kristine takes a hands-on approach to treatment.
Using manual therapy and needling to get you moving, then exercise and strengthening to make you strong and stable, her goal is to get you back to your activity/sport/life. When she’s not working Kristine spends as much of her time as possible outdoors with her 2 young children and husband. You’ll find them on the ski or toboggan hill, or at the park or Summerside beach.
Kristine graduated in 2010 with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She has completed postgraduate training in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Women’s Health, Vestibular/Vertigo and is certified in Acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling. She has completed courses in Pilates, spinal and peripheral manipulation, mobilization of muscle, power lifting and resistance training, KinesioTaping and children’s yoga.
Kristine is authorized to perform spinal manipulation and use dry needles in practice. She treats Women’s/Pelvic health issues and Vestibular or Vertigo.
Kristine played soccer, basketball , volleyball, and cross country running growing up and now loves to be active and enjoys playing basketball, CrossFit, lifting, running, and Yoga.
Kristine is available for orthopedic physiotherapy Monday and Wednesday a.m. and vestibular and women’s pelvic health on Tuesday and Thursday a.m. at our Summerside clinic.
MScPT, MClinPT (Musc), FCAMPT
Lindsay is an experienced, knowledgeable and professional physiotherapist who strives to provide his clients with high-value care.
His goal is to empower you to achieve the best results possible, whether that be returning to the sport you love or being able to lift your child pain-free. During a treatment with Lindsay, you can expect a thorough assessment and the formulation of an evidence-based treatment plan in line with your goals. He places a strong emphasis on professional development and to that end, he continues to train in post graduate courses. Lindsay also works closely with the University of Alberta as a Clinical Assistant Professor where he supervises physiotherapy students. When not at work, he loves spending time outdoors with his wife and 2 daughters. He is a keen mountain biker and trail runner and spends a lot of his free time on the trails in the river valley. Lindsay has a strong passion for physical activity which is evident in his approach to physiotherapy as well as in his personal life.
Lindsay graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Kinesiology in 2006 and completed his MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2009. He has completed courses in manual therapy, manipulation, dry needling and acupuncture. Lindsay recently returned from Australia where he completed his Master of Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Musculoskeletal Therapy from Curtin University in Perth. This provided him with the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
Lindsay is authorized to perform spinal manipulation, refer for diagnostic imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and MRI), and use dry needles in practice.
Lindsay enjoys skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. He enters at least one mountain bike race yearly. He played badminton at a collegiate level.
Lindsay is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday a.m. and Tuesday, Thursday p.m. at our Westbrook clinic.
Jack uses a combination of manual therapy, specific exercise prescription, education and modalities to treat his patients.
He employs a collaborative approach with his clients to identify specific goals in order to help them return to the activity. He has practiced in Alberta since graduating in both Calgary and Edmonton. He has primarily worked in private practice with a keen interest in knee and lumbar spine injuries. When Jack is not in the clinic you will probably find him rock climbing at one the many indoor bouldering walls, playing soccer or basketball. Jack also likes to snowshoe and snowboard in the winter months.
Jack graduated from the University of Calgary in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with distinction, and then from the University of Alberta in 2017 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Jack has gone on to complete further education including Mckenzie Part A/B along with ImPACT concussion training. He has completed his training in functional dry needling, shockwave therapy, and peripheral manipulations.
Jack is authorized to use dry needles in practice.
Jack played for a premier league youth soccer team in England, team Ontario volleyball, and basketball and track and field while in school. He now stays active through a variety of different activities.
Jack is available at our Summerside clinic Monday-Friday afternoon/evenings
Daniel believes in a multifaceted approach to rehabilitation, understanding that everyone is unique and requires a tailored approach to their path to success.
He emphasizes education and understanding of one’s body to better empower themselves to find success. He integrates his skills and knowledge of manual therapy, dry needling, therapeutic exercise, and self management techniques to better serve those he works with. He has a love for sports, and wants to get you back to those activities which you are most passionate about. When not in clinic, you may catch Daniel parked in front of the net in a hockey rink, searching for his golf ball in the middle of the fairway, sliding down the curling rink, or carving the powder in the Rocky Mountains.
Daniel received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology with Kinesiology in 2011 from Acadia University. He then pursued a Masters in Adapted Physical Activity at the University of Alberta, completing his program in 2014. He subsequently completed his MSC in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. He has completed post graduate training in functional dry needling and orthopedics, with a keen interest in furthering his orthopedic and IMS training.
Daniel is authorized to use dry needles in practice.
Daniel played varsity football at Acadia University and continues to involve himself in a variety of sports including hockey, snowboarding, curling, slow pitch, and golf. He has experience coaching both high school football and track and field.
Daniel is available Monday-Friday p.m at our Westbrook clinic as well as periodic Saturdays
Brad’s treatment philosophy strives to use an nactive approach to helping his clients to get back to or continue doing what they love.
With an extensive background in biomechanics and strength and conditioning, Brad tries to implement the principles of exercise in the management of acute injuries and chronic pain alike. His exercise background combined with his training in dry needling, manual therapy, and his keen interest in pain neuroscience, Brad has a variety experiences and background knowledge to help find the right approach to getting people moving better and with less pain.
In addition to working at REP, Brad also works part time at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic, where he is a member of the “Knee Team”, which is an interdisciplinary group of orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and rehab specialists. Brad also works as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Alberta, where he supervises physiotherapy students during clinical placements.
Brad graduated from the University of Alberta in 2017 with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Since graduating, Brad has done continuing education courses through the Canadian Orhopaedic Division (Levels I-III, upper and lower body), and Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling (Levels I-II). Brad also completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology (honours) at the University of Manitoba in 2014. Brad will also be working towards his Gunn IMS certification in 2020/2021.
Brad is authorized to use dry needles in practice and perform spinal manipulations.
Brad grew up playing a variety of sports, including Taekwondo, basketball, rugby, and football. His main focus was shifted towards football as a teenager and young adult, representing Team Manitoba at the Football Canada Cup, and later playing three seasons in the Canadian Junior Football League with the Winnipeg Rifles. After hanging up the cleats, Brad took up Olympic weightlifting and has competed at the national level in the past.
Brad works at the Summerside location Monday-Thursday.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob is a grateful, open-minded entrepreneur, always thankful for the opportunities life presents, Holistic Nutrition enthusiast, health, fitness and wellness oriented.
Currently a practicing Registered Massage Therapist, with an interest in Holistic Nutrition. He believes that health and wellness, in the realm of physical, spiritual and mental are the best investments you can make for the future YOU.
Robert Brown is a graduate of MaKami College, in the 3000 hour Advanced Course in Clinical Massage Therapy, competent in Deep Tissue, Swedish Relaxation, Myofascial techniques, PNF stretches and NMT. Upon graduation, Robert successfully completed Advanced Orthopedic Massage Training, with The Center for Pain Management and Orthopedic Massage Seminar in Complicated Pain Management.
Robert is available Monday to Saturday at our Summerside clinic.
Bev’s interest in anatomy and human movement, combined with her strong passion for helping others, led her a career as a registered massage therapist.
In her spare time, she enjoys the sun as much as possible in Alberta by going cycling (nothing crazy), and kayaking (sometimes really crazy).
Bev graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage in 2013. Bev’s expansive skill set includes deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, sports massage, cupping, as well as maternity and relaxation massage. Bev is also a certified Stamina(R) massage therapist. This technique focuses on aligning muscles in order to maximize mobility and function.
Bev is also trained in RAPID Neurofascial Release (NFR). RAPID NFR is a new soft tissue, movement based, therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous system’s role in alleviating pain, tension and restrictions within muscles, tendons,ligaments, fascia and nerves
Bev is available Monday to Saturday at our Summerside clinic.
Andrew Miller is a Jamaican born and raised Aquarius whose passions lie in health and wellness.
After being in this country for a few years, Andrew found his calling in massage therapy. Intrigued by the human body and all its intricacies, his desire for understanding grew, coupled with interests in nutrition, exercise and yoga, Andrew has discovered that if we truly learn how to care for our bodies, they, in turn, will care for us.
Andrew is a 3000 hour registered massage therapist and a member of the natural health practitioners of Canada (NHPC). He provides Swedish relaxation, Deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point, PNF stretching and active release.
Andrew is available Monday to Thursday p.m. at our Westbrook clinic, and Monday, Wednesday a.m. and Friday p.m. at our Summerside clinic.
Emily Dirk has a spark for life and is passionate about the mind body and soul. The balance and connection between these three are the key to a balanced lifestyle.
Emily received her advanced massage therapy diploma with honors from CDI in 2009 and has been practicing sports based massage ever since. Her skillset includes deep tissues massage, myofascial techniques, PNF stretching, pre- natal, TMJD treatments, MVA, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, and active release.
In 2018 Emily received her Reiki Masters accreditation and also in 2020 became a certified yoga instructor. Through these three modalities Emily is really able to empower her clients in not only their body but their every day life.
In her spare time Emily enjoys golf, ballet and snowboarding. She works Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Wednesday evening at our Westbrook location.
Elmira Olson completed the three-year Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University in 2006.
As part of this program she participated in an optional one month internship in China where she received first-hand training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Elmira’s goal is to provide a calm and compassionate environment in which you can achieve better health and well-being. She believes acupuncture is an excellent tool to treat issues that concern you now, as well as being a preventative treatment to improve your health in the future.
Elmira has integrated additional training in prenatal acupuncture, motor point therapy for muscle and joint pain, and cosmetic acupuncture into her practice. She also has further training in gua sha, a technique often used in Traditional Chinese medicine to complement acupuncture. Prior to completing her acupuncture diploma, Elmira obtained an Honours degree in Biology at the University of Saskatchewan.
You can find additional information about acupuncture at www.elmiraolsonacupuncture.com
Elmira is available at both the Westbrook and Summerside locations throughout the week.
As a Registered Dietitian, Sabina specializes in weight management, eating for exercise and athletic performance, and corporate wellness.
Sabina has worked as a Registered Dietitian since 2002 (consulting and working as a Clinical Dietitian), and has taught Nutrition at the University of Alberta since 2000. Sabina studied Dietetics at the University of Alberta after completing two Master’s Degrees in Nutrition at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta.
Sabina has also been very involved in athletics where she has competed with the National Triathlon Team a number of times. In her spare time, Sabina enjoys being active, spending time with family, and travelling.
Sabina is available by appointment only.
Personal Training / Kinesiology
Alex grew up as an avid sports lover, competitive gymnast, and volleyball player; which lead her to taking her degree in Kinesiology.
Alex graduated from the University of Alberta in November 2017 from the Bachelor of Kinesiology program. She has also completed her personal training certification with CSEP. She has lots of experience coaching gymnastics and loves to be upside down having fun!
Alex loves working with both children and adults to share her love of fitness and exercise. In her free time, Alex loves to work out, hang out with friends and family, and go camping in the summertime. Alex currently works at both locations as a personal trainer, as well as running the Acu-Stretch class and occasional boot camps. She would love to work with you on your fitness goals.
Kjeryn works alongside our physiotherapists as an exercise therapist at our Summerside location while finishing her Kinesiology degree online at the University of British Columbia.
She grew up in Edmonton and competed at a high level in both rhythmic gymnastics and alpine ski racing. Kjeryn continues to prioritize activity in her daily life and tries to spend all her free time in the mountains. She loves skiing and skating in the winter and rock climbing and mountain biking with her family in the summer.
Kjeryn loves competing and staying active. She is interested in how our bodies move and how to push them to their full abilities. Working with the physiotherapists at REP Physio has helped her learn about injuries and how to rehabilitate through activity. She is excited to work with you and support the physiotherapists in getting you back to what you love.
Ryan has a passion to help people create positive change.
He knows what it feels like to suffer injury, undergo surgery and fight to recover what was lost; having personally had the REP team help advocate for his own injuries, and then help in his rehabilitation post surgery. This process opened his eyes his lack of awareness and what “could have been” with some educated guidance. What seemed like a setback for Ryan was, in fact, a gift. Now he is passionate to help people better understand their own reduced mobility, muscle imbalances and movement patterns. To work with them to create strategies to move well; to move strong and pain free.
Ryan is a husband, devoted father of 3 and an athlete. He is an active firefighter with the City of Edmonton and a peer fitness trainer for the Fire Department as well.
Ryan certified with the American Council on Exercise in 2012, and has continued his ongoing education with Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor level 1, TRX Instructor level 1, and more.
Ryan grew up competing in soccer and training in karate. Later he branched into football, rugby, boxing, weight training and eventually varsity rowing. In 2010, he discovered Crossfit and has been hooked ever since.
Ryan is available at the Westbrook location 780 244 1095 by appointment only. email@example.com