INNOVATIVE PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

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SHARI MACDONALD 
- PHYSIOTHERAPIST 
BSCPT, MSc, (Gunn) IMS

Shari is a Registered Physical Therapist with over 23 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 with a focus on running injuries. 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.)

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LORI FITZPATRICK 
- PHYSIOTHERAPIST 
BPE, BHScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

With over 24 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 postgraduate 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.

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Keith Wilson 
- PHYSIOTHERAPIST 
BSc kin, Msc PT

Keith is a passionate movement specialist focused on helping his clients achieve long-term success with their rehabilitation and has extensive experience treating sports-related injuries.  He believes in assessing the way his clients move to address the root cause of the problem, ultimately helping his clients prevent re-injury instead of treating surface-level symptoms. Keith's clients will usually leave his treatments having learned to walk, run, bend, squat, sit and move in different ways then they are used to. 

 

Keith hails from Nova Scotia where his interest in the human body and athletics began. He was introduced to the physiotherapy profession after suffering numerous sports injuries while playing competitive hockey, soccer and rugby. His passion still lies in sport as he is the physiotherapist for our Canadian national snowboard halfpipe team and he also volunteers his time for on-ice therapist coverage for the local Calgary Buffaloes hockey association. 

 

Whenever he has the chance, he still straps on the blades to play in local gentlemen's hockey leagues. He also enjoys snowboarding, skiing, cross country skiing, cycling, mountain biking, running, hiking, golfing, camping and playing squash.

 

Keith is a level 2 shift concussion provider, he is also certified in functional dry needling, spinal and peripheral joint manipulation, medical acupuncture, and is able to order diagnostic imaging. He also attends advanced courses annually on movement impairments and rehabilitation to help you move better.

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SudEEPTA Aurka *CURRENTLY ON LEAVE*
- Physiotherapist
BSC KIN, MSc PT


Sid graduated from the University of Alberta MScPT program in 2017. Prior to this Sid completed his BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, where he was varsity athlete in wrestling and also competed internationally for the Canadian national cricket team.   Sid has always been involved with sports and relishes opportunities to treat sport related injuries. He has experience working with Pandas Hockey in Edmonton for 3 years. He now works with Team Canada Sitting Volleyball team. Sid is highly interested in working with elite level sports and has completed his Sports Physiotherapist Certification. Sid has special interest working with knee injuries, specifically ACL injuries. He has extensive training and experience working with orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians in diagnosing and treating ACL injuries at all stages of rehabilitation. Sid also has specialized training in vestibular rehab and working with acute concussions in athletes. Furthermore, Sid is certified in functional dry needling and can use this in adjunct to his active treatment approach.   Sid is passionate about providing patient-centered, evidence-based care and help build self-efficacy. Helping patients be able to get back to meaningful activities and perform to their fullest capabilities is what drives Sid as a physiotherapist  

Outside of the clinic, Sid likes to stay active playing recreational sports, training for marathon running, and lifting at the gym. He has also picked up skiing recently and is excited to be back in Calgary and be closer to the mountains to improve his skills on the slopes.

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Danielle Mitchell

 - Physiotherapist

BHK, MSc PT

Danielle is passionate about helping others achieve their goals to obtain optimal health and performance outcomes through movement. She currently holds a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. Throughout her education, Danielle gained experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, including professional athletes, infants and the elderly. She works to strengthen imbalances in muscle movement using multiple methods including exercise prescription and manual therapy to prevent reinjury. Danielle spent most of her adolescence in Kelowna BC during which time she fostered a love for athletics and for the outdoors. She was a runner on the University of British Columbia (Okanagan)’s varsity team and competed in sprints with the Okanagan Athletics Club (OAC). During this time, she coached for OAC’s Junior Development program and completed the National Coach Certification Program. She also has experience working within the sports of triathlon and swimming as she managed the University’s swim club and worked as a lifeguard for many years. Danielle draws on her experience to promote optimal recovery in all aspects of sport and daily living. Outside of work, Danielle likes to remain active, and likes to spend her weekends in the mountains biking, running, hiking, skiing and rock climbing. She is very excited for the recent move to Calgary and to explore the city and surrounding area.