INNOVATIVE PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

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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.  

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SHARI MACDONALD 
- PHYSIOTHERAPIST 
PT, 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.)

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LORI FITZPATRICK 
- PHYSIOTHERAPIST 
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 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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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 Kinesiology 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.

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HEATHER CURILLA 
- PHYSIOTHERAPIST 
PT, BScMS

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.