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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.
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).
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's areas of expertise & interest also include:
- Women's health
- Vestibular health
- Unicorns & being awesome
Carolyn is authorized to perform spinal manipulation, refer for diagnostic imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and MRI), perform internal pelvic exams, 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.
Carolyn is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at our Westbrook location. She is currently not accepting new clients.
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. In 2018 Lindsay travelled to Perth, Australia where he completed a postgraduate Master of Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Musculoskeletal Therapy at Curtin University.
Lindsay is authorized to perform spinal manipulation, refer for diagnostic imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and MRI), and use dry needles in practice. Lindsay is also a certified injury management consultant for motor vehicle accidents in Alberta.
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.
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.
Dan is also a certifed instructor of the GLA:D hip and knee program
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. Dan is also REP Physio's GLA:D hip and knee instructor.
Leah believes in a holistic approach to rehabilitation and injury prevention, centred around your goals and lifestyle.
Leah aims to ensure you leave every session with a better understanding of your body and a solid action plan for recovery or performance optimization. She will tailor your program to what fits with your life and your ultimate goals.
Leah has a strong background in complex pain and has had the benefit of working on teams with psychologists and occupational therapists, giving her a unique, holistic perspective in treatment. She is also no stranger to athletes, having worked with everyone from Olympic lifters to runners and everything in between!
Leah is an amateur athlete all-rounder and enjoys playing beach volleyball, indoor volleyball, and soccer. When she’s not chasing balls, you can find her at the barn with her horse, or running the river trails with her dog! She has also been enjoying the growing craft brewery scene in the province.
Leah attained a Bachelor of Science in 2015 from Grant MacEwan. She then completed a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the U of A in 2017, where she pursued additional coursework in both chronic pain and sports medicine. Following graduation, Leah has expanded her practice to include pelvic floor treatment, dry needling, and vestibular rehabilitation.
Leah is authorized to use needles in practice and perform internal pelvic exams.
Leah is your stereotypical small-town jock, having dabbled in just about every sport under the sun (or at least the ones available to rural Alberta kids in the 90s!). She has competed in soccer, track & field, volleyball, and basketball. Leah is also a bona-fide horse girl, and continues to do dressage and jumping with her horse, Pax. Leah attempts to maintain her athleticism with lifting weights, running, and recreational beach volleyball and soccer.
Leah works full time at REP's Summerside location.
Filip is committed to helping others pursue an active, healthy, and independent lifestyle. He uses an evidence-based approach, which integrates education, exercise, and hands-on techniques such as manual therapy and dry needling.
He will ensure you have a strong understanding of your condition and provide you with a treatment plan that outlines the essential steps to meeting your goals. He recognizes that physios cannot treat every condition on their own and actively collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure optimal care. If he isn’t able to help you, he’ll do his best to find someone who can.
Filip treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, work-related injuries, as well as injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation and shoulder, knee, ankle, and tendon injuries.
He believes in sharing his knowledge and experiences with his peers to help promote mutual development and improve the physiotherapy profession. Over the past few years, he has been involved with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta as both a Teaching Assistant and Clinical Instructor.
During his spare time, Filip enjoys running in the river valley, hiking, playing soccer, and spending time with his better half. He also loves trying different coffee beans in his ongoing quest to make the “perfect” shot of espresso.
Filip graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2009. After spending 7 years working in corporate finance, he made the big decision to change careers and pursue his passion for physiotherapy. He subsequently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 2019.
Since becoming a physiotherapist, Filip has completed continuing education courses in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, intramuscular stimulation (“IMS”)/dry needling, and the treatment and prevention of running injuries. He is currently in the process of completing the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Fil's areas of expertise & interest also include:
- Vestibular/concussion rehabilitation
- Shoulder, knee, ankle, tendon, and running injuries
- Neck and back pain
Filip is certified to perform intramuscular stimulation (“IMS”)/dry needling and spinal manipulations.
Filip grew up as an avid soccer player and continues to play recreational soccer. Some of his other favourite activities include running, hiking, skiing, tennis, and spikeball.
Filip works full time at our Summerside location.
Nicole believes in taking an individualized approach to treatment because there isn’t one treatment plan that fits everyone.
Nicole enjoys getting to know her clients well in order to tailor a treatment plan that is unique to them. She wants you to understand what is going on in the body and empower you to achieve your goals. She utilizes skills and knowledge in education, manual therapy, functional dry needling and therapeutic exercise that fits into your lifestyle and the activities you enjoy.
Outside of the clinic, Nicole enjoys running and strength training, gardening, spending time in the river valley with her puppy, Millie, and learning to ski in the winter.
Nicole completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2014 at the University of Alberta. She then went on to complete the Masters of Science in Physiotherapy program at the University of Alberta in 2017. She has done post graduate courses in functional dry needling, pelvic health, and orthopedic manual therapy. She hopes to continue furthering her knowledge and skills in manual therapy, dry needling, and running injuries.
Nicole is authorized to use dry needles in practice. Nicole is authorized to perform internal pelvic exams.
Nicole grew up playing hockey and dancing. She now enjoys golfing, running, strength training, and gardening. She just started learning how to downhill ski, so tips are welcome.
Nicole works at our Westbrook location. She is accepting new clients for evening appointments for pelvic health.
Judy’s goal is to help you understand and best manage your injury/condition so
that you can feel better, stronger, and more confident in returning to your goals.
Judy has been a physical therapist for 30+ years and still gets super excited about
the opportunity to work with patients to solve problems and improve function. Her
background includes working with patients/athletes of all types, most specifically
individuals with shoulder and upper extremity pathologies. She spent the past 16
years as a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of
Alberta where she had the great privilege of teaching many of Edmonton’s current
Judy’s philosophy of care has three dominant themes: 1) patient-
centered management, 2) patient education and empowerment, and 3) movement is
medicine. Her hope is that through an individualized, active exercise program, you
will feel confident in what you are doing and why and be able to turn weaknesses
into strengths to not just feel better but to prevent further injury and improve overall
health and wellness. She is thrilled to be joining the amazing team at REP Physio!
When she’s not working Judy loves spending time with her family and friends,
engaging in arts and culture in Edmonton, preferably with good food and wine!
Judy graduated from the University of Alberta in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in
Physical Therapy. She went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physical
Therapy in 1997 and her PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine in 2011. She also has a
Diploma in Sports Physical Therapy (1994). She is a founding member of the
Shoulder and Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton (SURGE); a
multidisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of clinical research and
management of patients with upper extremity pathologies and continues to be
active in shoulder research.
Judy can’t remember what she did when she was young, but she enjoys exercising
and being active in any way she can! Downhill and cross-country skiing, biking,
walking in the river valley and pretending to golf are her latest ventures.
Judy is seeing clients with shoulder injuries and/or shoulder dysfunction at REP Physio’s Westbrook location on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Robyn believes everyone should look forward to physiotherapy because she wants you to leave each physiotherapy session feeling some level of symptomatic relief as well as a better understanding of what is causing your symptoms and how to manage them on your own.
Robyn loves working with patients of all ages and activity levels. She believes that each person has a unique story and aims to tailor each treatment plan to best suit the individual’s specific goals. Her treatment style focuses primarily on education and therapeutic exercise, but she does employ supplemental hands-on techniques such as soft tissue release, mobilization of joints, and functional dry needling as needed.
Outside of work, Robyn tries to stay active through sports. To unwind, she enjoys playing and listening to music, reading, and board games with friends and family. She also likes to take part in the number of awesome ways this city brings its people together – whether it be exploring the river valley or cheering on the Oilers.
Whether you are looking to return to a sport at any level, be able to walk your dog without pain, reduce your number of trips to the bathroom, improve quality of sleep, or even comfortably grab a coffee cup out of the cupboard, Robyn is motivated to help you reach your goals and allow you to live your life the way you would like to!
Robyn completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta in 2014. During her final year, she spent time completing a research project involving identification of molecular changes in Leukemia/Hodgkin’s lymphoma cells. Despite enjoying her research, Robyn knew that she wanted to be working directly with people, which led her to physiotherapy. She completed her Master’s in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta in 2017.
Robyn has completed postgraduate courses in the Orthopaedic Division, Functional Dry Needling, and Pelvic Health.
Robyn is a big sports guy. Growing up, she played soccer, volleyball, and loved to dance. In university, she enjoyed the social aspect of a number of recreational sports including ultimate frisbee, inner tube water polo, dodgeball, and slo pitch. These days, while continuing to maintain her team sports, Robyn can be found biking, running, swimming, cross-country and downhill skiing, practicing yoga, playing racket sports, and golfing, to name just a few!
Robyn is seeing clients at REP Physio’s Summerside location. email@example.com
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 Friday at our Summerside clinic.
Brie has a real passion for massage therapy, health, and wellness, with many years of experience in her field.
Her clients will tell you that she has an especially caring and professional presence, and will customize each treatment to their specific needs at every visit. Brie says she loves what she does because of the ability to help people in a one on one environment, and loves helping her clients achieve their wellness goals while empowering them to take control of their health.
Brie graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BSc. in Kinesiology. She is an Advanced Registered Massage Therapist with the Natural Health Practitioners of Alberta after graduating with honours from the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (2200 hours). Her skill-set includes myofascial release, myofascial cupping, deep tissue massage, relaxation, joint mobilization, Rost Therapy for pelvic girdle pain, prenatal massage, PNF stretching, kinesio-taping with Rock Tape and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization).
Outside of work she loves playing indoor and beach volleyball, doing Crossfit workouts, running, golfing, skiing, and skating. She loves hanging out with her husband and two young children and their new puppy Walter.
Brie works at our Westbrook location Monday-Friday. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily 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. Emily can be reached at email@example.com
Alyssa is a kind hearted and passionate massage therapist. That loves working in massage therapy, helping her clients obtain their goals.
Alyssa received her Diploma in Advanced massage therapy in 2018 at CDI College. She works in Relaxation, Deep tissue, Therapeutic, Preventative, Prenatal and sports massage. She treats all types of injuries like whiplash, muscle imbalance, sprains/strains and many more. She is passionate about helping to educate her clients about their injuries. To help them maintain or improve their physical health by decreasing pain and rehabilitating chronic conditions causing pain.
Alyssa has also continued post-graduate education, completing her Cupping Therapy course and will continue to add modalities annually to be able to give the best possible treatments to her clients.
In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, soccer and family time. She works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at the Westbrook location and Saturday mornings at the Summerside location.
Melanie is a very compassionate and skilled therapist who graduated the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy Program at WCCMT Victoria, BC.
During her studies on Vancouver Island she worked with prenatal, Parkinsons, and MS clients as well as at the Central Nervous System Recovery Centre. Massage has always been a strong passion for Melanie. She loves using her knowledge and well developed skills to help restore and maintain a healthy balanced life with all of her client’s individual needs. She offers Swedish Massage, Deep tissue massage, Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT1), injury recovery. Melanie’s future plans include further studies involving NKT and Muscle Energy Techniques.
In her spare time she enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, motorbikes, and FAMILY TIME!
Melanie works out of the 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. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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 our Summerside location 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.
Natasha graduated from NAIT's Personal Fitness Trainer Program in 2019. She is certified with CSEP and has a special interest in post-rehab strength training, working with those in chronic pain, and golf-specific fitness.
She also is certified with FMS, TPI, and PPSC to better help you navigate your movement and pain. She has experience working with all ages and a variety of fitness levels. When she is not training, she enjoys all things outdoors- hiking and paddling being her favorite activities. She is looking forward to meeting you and helping you gain strength- whether it's to summit a mountain, crush your golf game, or simply to thrive in day to day life!
Natasha works at REP's Westbrook location. She can be reached at email@example.com
Jess believes that there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to nutrition. With all of the overwhelming nutrition information out there it can be confusing as to what is truly right for you.
Jess is a Registered Dietitian who empowers her clients to make their best choices to fuel their bodies. Jess graduated from the University of Alberta in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with the completion of the Dietetic Internship. She is currently continuing her education to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.
Jess loves working with a large variety of nutrition concerns. She has 4 years of experience in outpatient counseling where she takes an individualized approach to help you balance and reach your nutrition goals. Jess can support clients struggling with women’s health issues, their relationship with food, and chronic disease management.
With her background as a varsity volleyball athlete Jess enjoys working with athletes and finding ways to properly fuel their training. When not in the office Jess can be found planning her next outdoor adventure biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, or golfing.
Jess works Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons out of our Westbrook location. She is also taking clients virtually. Jess can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many extended health care plans cover dietitians. Our dietitian fee rate is as follows:
75 Minute Assessment: $135. Follow-up Appointments: 30 min/$95, 45 min/$110
Custom Foot Orthotics
C. Ped (C)
As a Canadian Certified Pedorthist or C. Ped (C), Aaron has a keen interest in how custom foot orthotics can be a beneficial tool in aiding your recovery.
Upon graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Aaron completed his post-graduate diploma in pedorthics through Western University in 2020. As a pedorthist, our speciality is in the design and manufacture of custom-made foot orthotics. Our goal is aimed at improving your mobility and decreasing foot related pain. All devices are hand made by Aaron here in Edmonton, ensuring quality control and speedy adjustments if required.
Aaron aims to offer practical solutions whether it be footwear recommendations, over the counter devices, or custom foot orthotics. In his spare time, he likes to be outdoors walking or biking the river valley, or cooking new and exciting dishes.
Available for appointments at both Summerside and Westbrook locations.
Dr. Vivek Sharma
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
I have been working with individuals with mental health issues since 2010. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and I was an assistant professor for the University of Manitoba in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine. I have been licensed since 2017.
I have training in the cognitive & psychological assessment and treatment of adolescents (12+), adults, and seniors (65+). My dissertation was a meta-analysis of the published research on psychological and pharmacological treatments for PTSD. I am licensed by the College of Alberta Psychologists (#4881) and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Dr. Sharma works out of REP's Westbrook location on Monday afternoons. Dr. Sharma can be reached at email@example.com
Areas of Interest
- Trauma therapy for accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, using Prolonged Exposure and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Concussion management
- Treatment of depression
- Treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
- Mindfulness-based therapies (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
- Acute and chronic pain management
- Psychological/cognitive assessment
We will likely work well together if:
- You have a clear sense of what you want to accomplish in therapy and are open to multiple paths to getting there
- You are interested in treatment approaches and strategies that have been demonstrated to work for the specific problem you face
- You are open to exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are creating the life that you experience
- You are willing to provide feedback on how therapy is going so adjustments can be made if necessary