Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals who can diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. Whether you have an acute injury or something that just doesn’t feel right, our physios are here to help you be your best self and reach your goals. We believe that it is crucial to find the true source of your injury and to treat it, but also to provide you with educati... Read More

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals who can diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. Whether you have an acute injury or something that just doesn’t feel right, our physios are here to help you be your best self and reach your goals.
We believe that it is crucial to find the true source of your injury and to treat it, but also to provide you with education and the necessary tools to prevent the injury from coming back. Your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough examination to understand your injury and develop an individualized treatment plan aimed at getting you back to what matters.
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment are covered by most extended health benefit plan. We do offer direct billing with multiple providers. Contact us or your provider to determine your eligibility.


Physiotherapy - Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is a specialty area of physiotherapy focusing on the assessment and treatment of wrist and hand injuries, whether acute, chronic or post-surgical. Physiotherapy assessment and treatment are covered by most extended health benefit plan. We do offer direct billing with multiple providers. Contact us or your provider to determine your eligibility.


Physiotherapy - Concussion

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull. For example, this can happen after a blow to the head, from coming to a rapid stop (like in a car accident), or going through a rapid jarring movement of the head or neck (like after a fall). Concussions can result in a variety of prolonged symptoms including but no... Read More

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull. For example, this can happen after a blow to the head, from coming to a rapid stop (like in a car accident), or going through a rapid jarring movement of the head or neck (like after a fall). Concussions can result in a variety of prolonged symptoms including but not limited to: headaches, dizziness, nausea, visual issues, emotional changes, brain fogginess, and sleep disturbance. Most concussions will resolve within the first 7-10 days after injury, however symptoms may last longer than this period. Concussion rehabilitation focuses on the assessment and management of the patient’s unique symptoms with the goal of safely and gradually returning to previous levels of day-to-day function.


Physiotherapy - Vestibular

Vestibular rehabilitation (or dizziness rehabilitation) refers to the diagnosis and treatment of concerns related to dizziness, vertigo and balance. Vertigo and dizziness are often due to a dysfunction of the vestibular system, found in the inner ear, that sends signals to the brain in regards to your position in space. Our therapists have received advanced training and use specialized equipmen... Read More

Vestibular rehabilitation (or dizziness rehabilitation) refers to the diagnosis and treatment of concerns related to dizziness, vertigo and balance. Vertigo and dizziness are often due to a dysfunction of the vestibular system, found in the inner ear, that sends signals to the brain in regards to your position in space. Our therapists have received advanced training and use specialized equipment to complete a comprehensive assessment to determine the cause of these symptoms. Depending on the cause, your physiotherapist may work with a variety of specialized exercises (balance, visual, cervical), repositioning maneuvers, and other management strategies. For a vestibular assessment, please plan on being here for around 90 minutes. Lengths of follow up will be based on your needs and determined by your therapist.


Physiotherapy - Workers Compensation Board (WCB)

Book your initial assessment with our physiotherapist if you sustained an injury at work. Worker's Compensation Board's (WCB) insurance provides those injured on the job medical coverage to ensure they get access to the treatment they require to return to work in a safe manner.


Physiotherapy - Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)

Book an appointment with our physiotherapist if you sustained an injury in a motor vehicle accident. Your visit will be covered by your auto insurance company.


Physiotherapy - Pediatric

Pediatric physiotherapy is a specialized area in assessing and treating children 12 and under. Our physiotherapist is experienced in the assessment and treatment of torticollis, positioning, toe walking, pediatric chronic pain and pediatric orthopedic injuries including fractures, sprains, and sports injuries. Your physiotherapist will conduct a comprehensive history and examination to give... Read More

Pediatric physiotherapy is a specialized area in assessing and treating children 12 and under. Our physiotherapist is experienced in the assessment and treatment of torticollis, positioning, toe walking, pediatric chronic pain and pediatric orthopedic injuries including fractures, sprains, and sports injuries.

Your physiotherapist will conduct a comprehensive history and examination to give you a diagnosis and a treatment plan to get your child back to having fun and playing their favorite sport.


Occupational Therapy / Certified Hand Therapy

Certified Hand Therapy is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the upper extremity. Our Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) have completed advanced education in the treatment of all types of elbow, wrist and hand injuries and are certified with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. CHTs can assess and treat acute and chr... Read More

Certified Hand Therapy is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the upper extremity. Our Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) have completed advanced education in the treatment of all types of elbow, wrist and hand injuries and are certified with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.
CHTs can assess and treat acute and chronic injuries with a conservative approach as well as treat various post-surgical conditions. CHTs offer customized orthoses (splints) fabrication and use a variety of treatment techniques to relieve your symptoms and help you return to optimal function.
Certified Hand Therapy and Occupational Therapy services often require a doctor's prescription to be covered by extended health benefit plan. We encourage you to contact your plan provider to verify your eligibility.


Occupational Therapy / Certified Hand Therapy - Workers Compensation Board (WCB)

Book your initial assessment with our certified hand therapist if you sustained a wrist or hand injury at work. Worker's Compensation Board's (WCB) insurance provides those injured on the job medical coverage to ensure they get access to the treatment they require to return to work in a safe manner.


Occupational Therapy / Certified Hand Therapy - Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)

To book an appointment with one of our certified hand therapists regarding an injury to your elbow, wrist or hand you sustained in a motor vehicle accident you will require a AB-2 form to be completed by a physician or our physical therapist. Please contact the clinic to book an appointment if the referral has been made.

Cody completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2022. Previously, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2018. Cody is a member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) with a Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification. While pursuing his studies, Cody worked in a hospital setting gaining experience with various clinical populations as well as in the community as a personal trainer.

Cody takes a multimodal approach to treatment with an emphasis on patient education, active rehabilitation, and manual therapy. Cody seeks to provide evidence-based care while meeting client preferences. Cody focuses on providing his clients with tools so they can self manage and improve their overall resiliency. Cody has a passion for strength and conditioning and enjoys applying these principles in the climbing population. He aspires to obtain his Certified Hand Therapist designation.

When Cody is not in the clinic, he spends way too much time in the climbing gym or out running in the mountains.

Cody completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2022. Prev... Read More

Nicole grew up in Edmonton where she attended the University of Alberta. Nicole’s interest in anatomy and physiology led her to obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2006. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in health care, Nicole continued her studies and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2008. After graduating, Nicole immediately began working in the Outpatient Surgery Department at the University of Alberta Hospital specializing in hand therapy. Nicole spent 13 years at the University of Alberta Hospital working as a hand therapist prior to opening Reach with Steven and Audree. Nicole is currently certified with the Alberta College of Occupational therapists and is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists as well as of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists. Nicole obtained her Certified Hand Therapist designation in 2021.

Nicole’s approach to treatment is one of collaboration, from the initial assessment to the time of discharge. Nicole believes that if her clients have a clear understanding of their diagnosis and treatment plan, it will set them up for success. Nicole focuses on providing her clients with specific tools which include orthoses fabrication, manual therapy, and exercise programs to achieve goals meaningful to them. Nicole continues to seek out the latest evidence-based research to ensure her clients are being provided the most current information.

When Nicole is not in the clinic, she spends her time working out, running, biking, walking her dogs and enjoying several summer weekends camping with her family.

Nicole grew up in Edmonton where she attended the University of Alberta. Nicole’s interest in ana... Read More

After graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, Steven started working for the public health sector and private practice both in Australia and in Canada. Steven has extensive knowledge and experience in treating sporting injuries and strives to provide his clients with relief from upper and lower limb injuries, headaches, as well as neck and back injuries. While living in Cairns, Australia, Steven had the privilege of working with some of the professional basketball players from the Cairns Taipans (National Basketball League), as well as working as the lead physiotherapist for the Australian National Inline Hockey team.

In 2010, Steven completed his Certificate of Manual Therapy (COMT) from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Steven has also taken courses specializing in manual therapy, neck and back pain, neuro dynamics, shoulder rehabilitation, medical acupuncture (TCM) and dry needling. Steven is currently certified with the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association. Steven has worked at the University of Alberta hospital as the Professional Practice Lead for physiotherapy as well as in clinical roles in hand therapy, orthopedics and pediatrics. Steven completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Western Australia in 2021.

In his free time, Steven enjoys being an early riser, going to the gym, gardening, camping, and skiing. Most importantly, Steven enjoys going for a bike ride or to the park with his two young daughters and coaching their soccer and hockey teams.

After graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Curtin University of Te... Read More

Nathan completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2019. Previously, he completed a Bachelors of Science with a Psychology Major in 2016. Since his completion of the physiotherapy program, Nathan has enjoyed working with a variety of patient populations in his local community, including athletes, post-operative patients, chronic pain patients and vestibular patients.

Nathan was drawn into the profession of Physical Therapy after suffering from a number of sports injuries in his youth. Physical Therapy helped him achieve full recovery, allowing him to get back to the activities he loves, and has kept him passionate about helping others do the same.

Nathan’s treatment approach focuses intently on patient education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and patient empowerment to help individuals get back to the things they love doing most in their lives. His goal is to give you the tools you need to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Nathan is fully certified and has received post graduate training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion Rehabilitation and Chronic Pain Management.

In his free time, Nathan likes to stay active at the gym with an emphasis on strength training and enjoys picking up casual soccer and hockey games with friends. He can often be found walking trails in the river valley with his dog Baxter.

Nathan completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2019. Previously... Read More

Gabrielle completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2020. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Honors with Specialization in Kinesiology in 2018 from the University of Western Ontario.

After graduating from her Masters, Gabrielle worked in a private sport medicine and physiotherapy clinic in Calgary. Since moving to Edmonton in 2021, she has worked in a variety of settings including community clinic, in-patient hospital, and virtual rehab.

Gabrielle gained an appreciation for the field of Hand Therapy while on a clinical rotation in physiotherapy school. Her preferred treatment method involves a mix of hands-on manual therapies and exercise therapy in order to optimize physical function. She is certified in dry needling which she uses in adjunct to other treatment methods. She enjoys providing patient education to help her patients understand their condition and path to recovery.

In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys cooking, learning how to make latte art, and staying active.

Gabrielle completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 202... Read More

Audree is originally from Montreal where she graduated in 2011 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Montreal. Early on during her postgraduate studies, Audree knew that hand therapy was the branch of occupational therapy that was meant for her. Audree spent over 6 years as a part of the University of Alberta Hospital Outpatient Surgery Department working with hand therapy patients before creating Reach with Steven and Nicole. Audree is currently certified with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists and the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (USA) and is a member of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Audree obtained her Certified Hand Therapist designation in 2020.

You will often hear Audree describe hand therapy as the perfect mix between healthcare and arts and crafts. Despite not being a very crafty person outside of work, Audree uses her knowledge of the biomechanics of the hand and upper extremity to create inventive orthoses to meet her clients’ needs. Audree strives to help her clients regain maximal function by listening and understanding who they are and what matters to them.

Audree believes that attitude is a strong factor in determining the outcome of any situation, especially following an injury. Audree is a very positive person who will do everything she can to bring joy, positivity and smiles to her clients throughout their often difficult journey.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Audree running with her dog Piper, enjoying a glass of wine or hopping on a flight to a far away country.

Audree is originally from Montreal where she graduated in 2011 with a Master of Science in Occupa... Read More

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