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Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat the root cause of your injury.  They perform a variety of manual therapy techniques, intramuscular dry needling and therapeutic exercise.

Vivian Overton Physiotherapist Photo

Vivian Overton

Physiotherapist

Vivian graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2010. She moved to Calgary and has worked in private practice in Calgary since January of 2011 (Maximum Potential Physiotherapy since 2013 and Country Hills Physiotherapy since 2016). Vivian has a large focus on assessing and treating the body as a whole. She has advanced training in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), myofasical techniques, therapeutic taping, fire-glass cupping, and manual therapy. Vivian enjoys and has experience working with people with a variety of injuries and ages, but particularly enjoys treating hip pain and shoulder pain. She aims to find the root cause of the problem and addresses the issues in a patient-centered and evidence-based manner. As the Clinic Director, Vivian ensures that all clients are receiving the best care possible with the best outcomes achievable and we are always striving to do better. Outside of work, Vivian enjoys playing with her toddler, running, hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, pilates, fishing, and walking her dog.

Joanna Smith PT Country Hills Physio Calgary NW

Joanna Smith

Physiotherapist

Joanna graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this she pursued a Kinesiology degree at the University of Calgary. A lifelong learner, continuing education courses have fuelled Joanna’s passion for her profession. She has completed post-graduate courses in manual therapy, Anatomical Acupuncture, GunnIMS, pain science, the McKenzie Method, myofascial release, visceral mobilization, shoulder rehabilitation, running analysis, clinical Pilates and pelvic health.

Joanna grew up in Canmore and you will find her hiking, biking and skiing in the mountains with her family in her spare time. She loves the hot yoga studio and likes to incorporate hot yoga postures into her client’s home programs. Her husband a basketball athlete, her son a competitive swimmer and her daughter a competitive gymnast have all given her first hand experience treating traumatic and repetitive strain sports injuries, as well as growing athletes. Her treatment plans are very exercise-based, as she believes movement is the best medicine.

A functional medicine enthusiast, Joanna believes in a whole body approach in determining the root cause of an injury, including the promotion of physical activity, proper nutrition, sleep hygiene and stress management. This centralized outlook on assessment and treatment has given her extensive experience in managing conditions that are often referred from the neck and the back.

Following a difficult birth of her first child Joanna was driven to take on a women’s health specialty. She sought out post graduate education in pelvic pain, painful intercourse, dysfunctional voiding, bowel and bladder incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, hypopressives, perinatal and post partum care, labour preparation and Diastasis Recti. Joanna is most rewarded by empowering women through education and exercise to achieve their goals of becoming more physically active.

Joanna developed a special interest in Infant Head Shape following a practicum at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and after her own son developed a flat spot at the back of his head. Since then she has brought this niche of Physiotherapy into her own practice and coached many families how to incorporate treatment for Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly and Torticollis into their daily activities.

Follow Joanna on Instagram @jo.the.physio for sneak peaks of her mountain adventures, mom life and all the things she likes to physio!

Alex Durbeniuk

Alex Durbeniuk

Physiotherapist

Alex is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University
of Alberta. Prior to starting the U of A physical therapy program, Alex completed a Bachelor of
Science in Kinesiology at the University of Central Oklahoma. During his undergraduate
program, Alex played four years of collegiate hockey and captained the team in his final two
years. While completing the MScPT program, Alex completed courses in complex pain and
athletic rehabilitation.

Alex was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout his youth, Alex participated in a
variety of sports such as hockey, baseball, soccer and golf. Outside of work, Alex loves to spend
time outdoors golfing, backpacking in the mountains and coaching minor hockey. Alex’s
treatment approach focuses on combining education, hands-on manual therapy, and targeted
exercise prescription. In doing so, Alex hopes to empower his clients and give them the tools
they require in order to get back to what they love to do.

Sarah Graham Physiotherapist

Sarah Graham

Physiotherapist

Sarah was born in Alma, Quebec but grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Winnipeg. She moved to Calgary in 2021 where she completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the Satellite Campus of the University of Alberta and quickly fell in love the the city, chinooks, and mountains. Sarah has a vested interest in exploring scientific evidence about concussions, TMJ dysfunction, pelvic health, vestibular disorders, and treating all levels of the spine to continue to improve her practice and provide high-quality personalized patient care. Sarah also takes inclusivity and trauma-informed care very seriously and aims to create a welcoming space for people of all ages, genders, sexualities, races, and cultural backgrounds. When coming to see Sarah, you can expect to work as a body detective team, get treatment for symptom relief, and always go home with a plan and a few key exercises.

Sarah has always had a passion for dance having trained in hip-hop and jazz as a teen and later explored social dances such as swing and blues as well as latin dances like salsa, bachata, and meringue. Later, she discovered a new obsession in acrobatics and trained for 6 years in pole fitness, a sister sport to gymnastics, silks, hoop/lyra, and even taught beginner pole levels. While studying physiotherapy, she also discovered the joys of bouldering and hopes to continue to train in bouldering and climbing to one day test her skills out in the beautiful great outdoors of Alberta.

Amanda Physiotherapist

Amanda Floreani

Physiotherapist

Amanda achieved her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences at University of Calgary and her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. She was born and raised in Calgary, but is now returning to us after spending the last 6 years in Toronto where she had many opportunities to work and learn in mentorship rich environments.

Amanda has always had an interest in neurology and the brain’s ability to adapt after injury which led to her becoming a trained vestibular therapist. She has years of experience helping people with vestibular conditions as well as helping people return to activity post-concussion. Amanda has also taken courses in IMS Dry Needling, manual therapy and Functional Movement Assessment and enjoys using these techniques to help her patients recover from their injuries.

A few years into her career, Amanda chose to further pursue her interests in neurology and started working at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Centre in Toronto. She is an NDT Certified therapist with a breadth of experience working with patients across the age spectrum with a variety of neurological disorders as well as individuals post traumatic brain injury and stroke. Now that she is back in Calgary, she continues to use this skillset at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Regardless of age, ability and injury Amanda feels strongly about placing the patient at the center of their care and facilitating each individual’s return to the meaningful parts of their life. For Amanda, some of these meaningful parts include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, travel and spending time with her cat Mickey.

Massage

Our Registered Massage Therapists are very experienced treating both acute and chronic pain.  Whether you just injured yourself or are looking for regular maintenance, they can help you out!

Nishia Richard RMT Country Hills Physio Calgary NW

Nishia Richard

Registered Massage Therapist

Nishia enjoys working with people and helping people lead a life of wellness and health, so Nishia always knew she wanted to be in health care. Nishia graduated from CDI college in 2007 as a massage therapist and since then has loved her career and always aspires to learn different techniques to help people get well and stay well. She she recently graduated with a hollistic nutrition diploma through CSNN and looks forward to combining the massage and nutrition for a more rounded practice. She specializes in pre-natal massage, sports therapy, and deep tissue massage.

Tish Wallis RMT Country Hills Physio NW Calgary

Tish Wallis

Registered Massage Therapist

For over 18 years, Tish Wallis, RMT, has helped clients reach their health and wellness goals. Graduating from Mount Royal University in 2002 as a massage therapist, Tish has specialized in therapeutic deep tissue, swedish relaxation, pre and post natal massage, relief from chronic backache and stress management. She is able to meet you where you
are on your journey and adjust her style and techniques to fit your needs.

Michelle RMT Country Hills Physio

Michelle Van Dyk

Registered Massage Therapist

MICHELLE VAN DYK – Graduated with honours from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Calgary, AB. As a former competitive dancer, she is all too familiar with injuries and how effective massage therapy can be in the recovery process.  After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, with a concentration in choreography and performance, she found her interest in body mechanics, anatomy and how we function and move.

Michelle is skilled in a variety of techniques including dynamic cupping, therapeutic, deep tissue, trigger point release, joint mobilization, myofascial stretching and relaxation massage bringing passion and expertise to every treatment. Her goal is to identify underlying patterns such as muscle imbalances or postural and movement dysfunctions that lead to pain-tension cycles to create an individualized treatment plan to address her clients’ concerns. She likes to educate her clients in customized self-care, empowering them to be active participants in their healing process and continued recovery. Influenced by her years of training and passion for exercise, she believes that movement is often the right medicine for combating aches and pains.

Follow Michelle on Instagram @mich.rmt for all things massage, and glimpses into her fitness journey; where you can find her on her yoga mat or in the mountains hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, camping and spending time with her partner and dog.

Michelle’s pic for website and Jane:

Sohee An RMT Country Hills Physio Calgary NW

Sohee An

Registered Massage Therapist

Sohee graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy with a 2200hrs advanced massage therapy diploma and is also a member in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC).  She started her career as a physiotherapist in South Korea back in 2012 and moved to Canada, where she changed her career and became a registered massage therapist, specializing in deep tissue, myofascial release, and active release techniques.  Sohee believes that every client is unique and that means every treatment should be unique as well. Depending on the client’s condition, she will customize the treatment to focus on their issues, providing a better understanding for the client as to what their condition means, reducing their pain and preventing any secondary risks from their current condition.

Jennifer Kim

Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer is a graduate of Makami College 3000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program and a member in good standing of the CRMTA.

She practices Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, hot stone, and cupping modalities.

As a massage therapist Jennifer is dedicated to helping her clients decrease pain and increase mobility. She wants to enhance people’s health and help to improve their wellness by providing excellent massage and care.

Jennifer is deeply passionate about fitness and well-being. She enjoys playing tennis as well as taking Zumba and yoga classes. This allows her to better serve her clients and provide a higher quality of service.

loki rmt

Loki

Registered Massage Therapist

I have completed 3000 hours of credentials from Makami College and I’m an active member of CRMTA. I did my bachelor’s degree in pharmacy back home in India and worked for a couple of years in pharmacy in Canada and I moved to Calgary in 2014. After realizing my interest in the holistic approach to treatment, I switched my career to Massage Therapy. I specialize in Deep tissue, Swedish Relaxation, Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Cupping, Hot Stone Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, and pre-and post-natal Massage. I tailor my skills according to the client’s needs to help relieve their discomfort. My way of treatment is a combination of all therapeutic techniques and deep tissue style of massage. When not working I enjoy spending time with my Family, Photographing Nature’s beauty, and hiking.

Support Personnel

Our clinic would not run if it wasn't for our support personnel.  We are so grateful to have such an amazing team at our front desk!

Kelly Secreto Support Personnel

Kelly Secreto

Support Personnel

Kelly works as our Clinic Coordinator at Country Hills Physio and she has been with our clinic since 2017. Kelly’s strong customer service background and caring nature enables her to connect with each patient ensuring they receive a positive experience at our clinic. Kelly has been happily married for 17 years and has 3 children. She enjoys camping, gardening and any time spent outdoors with her family.

Stephanie Huck

Stephanie Huck

Support Personnel

Stephanie is our newest addition to the Country Hills Physio clinic as a patient coordinator. She
received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Neuroscience in 2021. She is now actively
working towards obtaining a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. She joined the clinic to get
experience with rehabilitation medicine and has always strived to help create a positive and
enthusiastic environment for individuals undergoing certain challenges in life. She loves spending
quality time with her friends and family, enjoys baking and creating new treats to enjoy, and tends to
spend most of her time cuddled up with a good book

info@countryhillsphysio.ca

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Clinic Hours:

Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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