Physiotherapists are highly trained health professionals who provide treatment for people suffering from physical problems arising from injury, disease, illness and aging. Their aim is to improve a person's quality of life by using a variety of treatments to alleviate pain and restore function or, in the case of permanent injury or disease, to lessen the effects of any dysfunction.
Anna has 10 years of experience as a physiotherapist and over 20 years of experience in orthopedic injury rehabilitation. She holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor in Kinesiology, a Master of Science in Physiology, a Master of Science in Physiotherapy, and a two year diploma in remedial massage therapy. She played on the varsity basketball teams for The University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.
Anna was a sole proprietor as a massage therapist for 10 years before completing her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University Of Alberta. Upon completion of her education Anna worked as a physiotherapist for 4 years at the University of Calgary. Here she gained experience working with Olympic level athletes, sport medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons and was able to participate in research studies.
During her career as a physiotherapist, Anna has continued her education and carries the following accredited certificates:
Anatomical Acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Orthopedics (Canadian Physiotherapy Association Levels I-III courses) and specific courses for the shoulder, cervical and lumbar spine and hip, Spinal Manipulation Jim Meadows, Running Analysis, Bike fitting, Vestibular physiotherapy, Concussion Management and Woman’s Health.
In addition to expanding her skills as a therapist, Anna has begun to educate herself in business management as a new entrepreneur. A natural leader, she is excited to own and operate a clinic, a goal she set for herself at the start of her career.
Robyn graduated from The University of British Columbia in 2009 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology followed by a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. She seized the opportunity to return to her hometown of Nelson to begin her career. Robyn has spent the past 8 years taking her experiences as a high level athlete and combining them with her knowledge as a physiotherapist to provide her clientele with the most effective assessments and treatments.
Aside from working in private practice, Robyn was the physiotherapist for the Nelson Leafs hockey team for two seasons and spent two years working in pediatric physiotherapy for School District #8. Robyn is an energetic, motivated individual and is a well sought after physiotherapist in the community.
In addition to her physiotherapy degree, she holds the following accredited certificates:
Anatomical Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling, Orthopedics (Canadian Physiotherapy Association Levels I-III courses and specific courses for the shoulder, cervical and lumbar spine and hip), Kinesio-taping and athletic taping, Vestibular physiotherapy, and Headache specific massage with myofascial release.
Joe earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia in 2011 after completing a Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics. He has completed post-graduate certifications in anatomical acupuncture (CAFCI), orthopaedic manual therapy, and chronic pain management. Joe recently became a certified Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation) practitioner through the UBC Faculty of Medicine's Sports Medicine Division (CGIMS). He also provides custom knee bracing services.
Joe’s treatment approach utilizes postural and movement re-training, dry needling, manual therapy, and pain science education to help patients achieve their unique therapy goals. When he's not in the clinic, Joe can usually be found spending time with his wife and son enjoying everything the beautiful surroundings of Nelson have to offer.
Lori Anne graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2011 after completing her Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences at Queen’s University.
Lori Anne has a special interest in knee injuries and a focus on sports rehabilitation of skiing, mountain biking, running and dance injuries. She has completed additional training in Manual Therapy, Anatomical Acupuncture, Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation), Vestibular Rehabilitation (Balance and Dizziness), and Running Injury Prevention.
She uses a movement based treatment model that includes individualized exercises, massage and mobilizations with needling, taping, or electrical stimulation as needed. Lori Anne measures for Ossur custom knee braces.
Lori Anne is a member of the Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team. When not competing she keeps moving with downhill skiing, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, trail running, and classical ballet.
Susan graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1992. She has continued studies in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, muscle imbalance/dysfunction/stability, sports injury rehabilitation and whiplash associated disorders. Special interests include Functional Foot Assessment and Custom Orthotic therapy. She has been practicing Orthopaedic Accupuncture since 2003 and Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation) since 2011.
Susan is a member of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons ( dragon boat team ) and enjoys gardening, reading and photogaphy in her spare time.