Eli Silva - Physiotherapist/Clinic Director PT, BScPT, CMT, Dry Needling
Eli is a Brazilian trained physio and has been practicing physio in Calgary for many years. Eli got his bachelor in physiotherapy from the Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública (Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health), Salvador, Brazil in 2005. He has taken Kinetacore Functional dry needling level 1 and is a certified manipulative therapist through Swodeam Institute. He is also trained in Global Postural Reeducation(GPR) in Brazil were he held a private practice before moving with his family to Canada.(GPR) is a specific physiotherapy approach based on the Mézières method and further developed by French physiotherapist Philippe E. Souchard. This French founded system focuses on correcting body mechanics and muscle imbalances via releasing and unwinding muscle chains in the body.
Eli is very enthusiastic about functional rehabilitation, educating his clients and walking with them as he empowers and enables them to get back to their health and enjoy life to their fullest. He has over 8 years of martial arts experience and currently trains in HapKiDo. He likes to play soccer and volleyball. In his spare time Eli loves to barbecue (Brazilian style) for his friends and family, and spend time with his lovely wife and 3 boys.
Wendy Coombs - Physiotherapist
Wendy Coombs is the current owner of Momentum Health and Evidence Sport and Spine, a growing group of inter-collaborative multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinics in Calgary. She is the past Learning Chair and President Elect for the Entrepreneurs Organization. She is on the boards of the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization. Previously she was an owner and CEO of Advantage Health. She has grown fourteen separate businesses from a single sole charge physiotherapy clinic into medical centers offering physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, Physiatry, sport and spinal medicine, psychology, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, kinesiology, personal training, and retail goods. She has developed stand-alone rehabilitation centers as well as clinics integrated into medical centers offering family medicine, dental, and optical services. She is a prior Dale Carnegie trainer. She enjoys educating and mentoring physiotherapy private business owners from across Canada as part of the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has been a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization since 2005. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She was a finalist for the RBC 2009 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award in the Trailblazer category.
Shaun Macauley - Physiotherapist PT, BMRPT, CAFCI, CGIMS
Shaun received his Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba. Shaun is fortunate to have worked across a broad range of rehabilitation spanning from providing injury prevention lectures to youth athletics, injury management for numerous sporting events, to the treatment of chronic back pain. Shaun passionately directs his time to improving patient care collaboration not only within the Momentum, Evidence and Innovative Models, but also across our public and private healthcare systems. Shaun also enjoys mentoring recently graduated Physiotherapists & Kinesiologists. Shaun has completed his designations in Spinal & Peripheral manipulation, Diagnostic Imaging, Acupuncture, and Intramuscular Stimulation including Gunn IMS.
Long Kim (Ken) Nguyen - Physiotherapist PT, BKin, MScPT, CSEP-CEP
After graduating from the University of Calgary in 2010 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Ken spent three years as a personal trainer at the UofC as well as performing fitness evaluations and pre-class physical training prep with the Calgary Police Service fitness unit. He went on to complete his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2016. Since starting his practice, Ken has completed Level 1 Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division, along with Level 1 Acupuncture and certified in Biomedical Dry Needling. He looks forward to obtaining his Certificate in Manipulative Therapy this fall. In his spare time, Ken enjoys cycling, weight-lifting and rock climbing.
Lindsey Walker - Physiotherapist PT, MSc.PT, B.HKin
Lindsey graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from Trinity Western University. Since starting her practice, she has completed Kinetacore Dry Needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Level 1 Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. Prior to her career in physiotherapy, Lindsey worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and continues to integrate her knowledge of exercise and movement retraining into her daily practice. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys Olympic Weightlifting, golfing, and spending time at the lake with family and friends.
Tzvetelina (Svety) Tchilinguirova - Physiotherapist PT, Msc PT, Bsc Kin
Tzvetelina (Svety) obtained her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, and prior to this a Kinesiology degree (BSc) from the University of Guelph. Svety has a keen interest in working with people who are motivated to reach their goals. Her approach to treatment centres around looking at clients from a whole person perspective rather than just treating the injured body part. Svety values educating her clients about their injuries with the goal of making them feel empowered to be an active and engaged participant in their rehabilitation journey. Along the way, Svety has taken numerous certification/courses in dry needling and manual therapy. And she has gained clinical interest in treating shoulder, running, and tendinopathy injuries. Outside of work Svety enjoys trail running, rock climbing and hiking.
Jessie Dalton - Physiotherapist PT, CAT(C), ATC, MScPT, BAHSc(AT), BScK
Jessie grew up in London, Ontario and recently returned from Scotland, UK after completing her MSc in Physiotherapy. Jessie has been a Certified Athletic Therapist since 2013 and has Bachelors degrees in Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology. Previous to completing her Physiotherapy degree she worked as the Head Athletic Therapist for the Acadia University Football program and was a part-time faculty member in their School of Kinesiology and also worked at the University of Guelph as the Assistant Athletic Therapist with the Football program.
She has experience working with a variety of clientele including but not limited to professional, university and recreational athletes along with those looking to get back to activities of daily life. Her treatment approach aims to allow you to be as active as possible throughout your recovery while integrating the use of manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription and when required, athletic or kinesio-taping. She also spends spare time working with sports teams and at events in the community providing Athletic Therapy coverage. Outside of work Jessie is passionate about travelling and staying active with weightlifting and participating in recreational sports including football, skiing, baseball and volleyball.
Loring Derry - Physiotherapist PT, BA (Hons), MScPT
(currently on maternity leave)
Loring completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2014, following her BA (Honours) at the University of Victoria in 2010. She has achieved her Level III certification in manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopedic Division. She is also certified in functional dry needling.
Loring is a former National-level Rhythmic Gymnast and is proud to have competed at the Canada Games and at events in Bulgaria and the USA. Her experience as a former athlete has fueled her passion for helping others improve their health through movement. Loring is passionate about treating chronic and complex spinal conditions. She is especially interested in treating chronic injuries related to dance and the performing arts. Loring is excited to work amongst the team of practitioners at Innovative Sport Medicine Seton.
Shari Macdonald - Physiotherapist MSc, BScPT, (Gunn) IMS
Shari is a Registered Physical Therapist with 20 years of clinical experience. She has completed post-graduate certifications in sport, acupuncture, IMS and manual therapy. In 2013, she completed a MSc in Biomechanics. Shari enjoys educating people about injury prevention. Her clinical practice focuses on addressing poor biomechanical movement patterns, imbalances in strength and flexibility and improving core stability to keep an active population doing what they love. Shari is currently a board member of Run Calgary (Calgary Marathon Society.)
Lori Fitzpatrick - Physiotherapist, Gunn IMS Practitioner BPE, BHScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS
With over 23 years of clinical experience, Lori provides evidence based and innovative physiotherapy services. She has worked with people of all ages with various musculoskeletal / orthopaedic injuries.
Lori graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) degree from the University of Calgary in 1991. She was also a member of the varsity women’s soccer team and received the Gauntlet Sports Extra Effort Award and was named one of the Top Ten Academic Athletes at that time. She obtained her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Physiotherapy (BHScPT) from McMaster University in 1996. Upon completion of her degree, she went on to take numerous post graduate courses. In 2000, she completed her Intermediate Manual Therapy exam (Part A) and obtained her Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) certification. She had the pleasure of taking the course by the founder himself, Dr. Chan Gunn. She achieved the highest level of Manual Therapy certification, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 2002. In 2016, Lori completed the Diagnostic Imaging course for physiotherapists from the University of Alberta.
Lori uses a combination of manual therapy, IMS, exercise prescription and education to help her clients achieve their goals and to live their best life possible. She enjoys the challenge that each new case presents and offers specialized physiotherapy solutions to meet her clients' individual and unique needs. In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her family, participating as a coach in their athletic pursuits and has been known to call the off leash park her happy place.
Heather Curilla - Physiotherapist BSc.PT
Heather is a physiotherapist with a diverse practice and interests in several areas. Heather has many years of experience as a physiotherapist in Calgary. She has taken numerous post- graduate courses and continues to develop her practice to offer new and innovative treatments to clients. Heather is a certified Gunn IMS practitioner, and resident of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Currently, Heather has expanded her repertoire of rehabilitation and exercise prescription by working with the Redcord suspension system. This Norwegian founded system is effective for treating injuries by activating core muscles, correcting muscle imbalances and offering progressive strengthening through the use of the systems bungees and ropes. Heather firmly believes that once pain or injury is under control, that one has to integrate new movements and strategies to keep up with the rest of their body. After all, life goes on. In her spare time, Heather is an avid and addicted golfer, and enjoys jogging, and making glass beads and jewelry.
Talia Campbell - Physiotherapist PT, BKin, MSc., MSc.PT
Talia graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2016. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Kinesology as well as a Masters of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary where she specialized in the clinical gait analysis of injured runners. Since starting her practice, she has completed Level 1 Kinetacore Dry Needling and Level 1 Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. In her spare time Talia enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Taylor Jones - Physiotherapist PT, MScPT
Taylor is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta, and is passionate about working with patients from all walks of life to help them reach their full potential. Stemming from experience in many different practice settings with varied patient populations, including varsity, professional, and recreational athletes, injured workers, and burn survivors, Taylor uses a varied and individualized approach to treating patients and helping them reach their goals. Prior to pursuing a Masters degree in physiotherapy, Taylor was educated in Jazz studies at Vancouver Island University and in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He has since completed specialized continuing education courses through divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, including Orthopedic Division Level 1 Manual Therapy. Taylor is also involved in sleep research with collaborators at the University of Alberta and the University of Southern Denmark.
In his free time, Taylor enjoys staying active with weight lifting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and gymnastics training. He is also an A-licence holder with the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association, and enjoys spending time diving in the vast Alberta skies honing his canopy piloting skills.