• Our Team

Albert Chan

Clinic Director/Owner, Physiotherapy Consultant

Albert Chan is the Clinic Director and Owner of Elevation Physiotherapy. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996. He has a strong interest in the management of complex and difficult-to-treat orthopedic conditions. Albert has had years of experience treating patients undergoing medical procedures like Cortisone injections, Lidocaine Myofascial Injections, Botox, Prolotherapy, Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and autologous blood injections. He has fostered collaborative relationships with Physiatrists, Sport Medicine Physicians, General Family Practitioners and Emergency Physicians.

Albert is also a runner and is passionate about the treatment and prevention of running injuries. When he is not working, you will likely see him training to improve his race times in both running and cross country skiing.

As well, Albert has been successfully treating dizziness, balance disorders and vestibular problems since 2009.

Albert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) since 2002 having completed his Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. He completed his Gunn IMS training in 2007. In addition to clinical practise, Albert is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Western Ontario Master of Clinical Sciences program. He also provides clinical instruction to physiotherapists undergoing further certification in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Program.

Karen Chan

Owner, Physiotherapy Consultant

Karen graduated from the University of Alberta in 2000 with Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and from the University of Calgary in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Since graduating Karen has worked in private physiotherapy clinics in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Calgary. Karen has experience treating chronic spinal pain, sports injuries, and injuries from motor vehicle accidents. She also has expertise in managing patients during and after interventional procedures.

Karen is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) having completed her Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 2008. She completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2006. Karen has taken many other post-graduate courses and most recently has taken courses for vestibular rehabilitation and treatment of running injuries. She enjoys educating and encouraging people through the process of rehabilitation.

Karen grew up playing many sports competitively including tennis at the national level and now continues to enjoy many activities recreationally including tennis, hockey, skiing, and cycling. She also loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and two boys.

Kristen Harris

PT, MScPT, BA Dance, IMS

Kristen graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. She utilizes Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy and IMS to manage her patients and she has a special interest in concussion rehabilitation.

Kristen is passionate about providing patients with high quality care and developing meaningful therapeutic relationships. She believes in the
importance of thorough assessments and treatments, as well as extensive education. She ensures patients have individualized treatment plans to match their unique goals and empowers them to use self-management strategies.

Kristen has a unique background in dance and yoga. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of Calgary and her Yoga Teacher Certification from Moksana Yoga Centre. She has a special interest in treating dancers and is able to identify and address problems with dance technique that can cause or contribute to injuries. She also recognizes the health benefits of yoga and enjoys
integrating it into her physiotherapy practice.

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys travelling, cooking, learning Spanish, Latin dancing, and practising yoga.

Mary Bazzarelli


Mary graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994. She has a strong interest in treating patients with complex orthopedic conditions. Mary is one of the few clinicians in the Edmonton Area who has achieved certification level in McKenzie Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). This method empowers the patient to understand their pain and perform exercises to self-treat. She also has achieved her level 2 certification in Functional Dry Needling which is an excellent adjunct to McKenzie therapy. She has worked closely with those who specialize in regenerative medicine such as Platelet Rich Plasma and Prolotherapy. She prides herself in doing what is best for patient health which can often mean collaborating or co-treating with other health professionals or referring to a specialist when needed.

Mary has found a new love for road biking and cross-country skiing as well as Friday night curling. Mary grew up doing gymnastics, swimming, skiing and soccer. She is proud to be able to play soccer with her daughters on a women’s team. Mary has 4 children and 2 grandchildren (she is a very YOUNG Nanna!).

Ty Henry

Registered Massage Therapist

Ty Henry graduated from MacEwan University Massage Therapy Program at the top of his class. He is proud member, in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA). He left the corporate world of risk management after 13 years to pursue a career in healthcare after experiencing a debilitating injury. Ty found massage therapy to be essential in his restoration and the recovery process. He has since made massage therapy his passion and platform to help facilitate health and well-being in others.

From years of playing and coaching high-level basketball, Ty brings a team-oriented mindset to work towards the goal of the client. Ty now brings his skills, life experience and inquisitive nature to individually treat and educate clients to suit their lifestyles and abilities. Along with Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and methods promoting relaxation, Ty is specifically interested in and focused on Myofascial Release (MFR) and Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and is certified in RAPID NeuroFascial Reset Therapy. These treatment methods are of a gentle, yet effective rehabilitative nature when addressing pain, soft tissue imbalances and, ultimately, function.

Ty has a strong interest in the management of complex, difficult-to-treat musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions, with a specialization in hip and shoulder dysfunction.

Currently, Ty is completing his Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) certification hours in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club.  Additionally, Ty enjoys reading the latest research on neuroscience and sports psychology. He has contributed to his field in a research role as the author of a clinical case study involving persistent pain due to thoracic outlet syndrome.

In his spare time, Ty enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son.

Lorel Hammerstad

Registered Massage Therapist

Lorel graduated from MH Vicars’ 2200-hour Remedial Massage Therapy program in June 2019. As an age group triathlete and marathon runner since 2009, she experienced the benefits of massage therapy firsthand. Through athletics and an 18-year history working at an ergonomics consulting firm, she developed a strong understanding of human anatomy, common overuse and workplace injuries and general stress reduction techniques. This eventually ignited her passion for Massage Therapy and a desire to help clients achieve their optimum health and wellness goals. She currently enjoys practicing therapeutic massage for both pro-active and reactive benefits for her clients. She also strongly believes in client education for self care strategies, utilizing the input of other health care professionals, to enhance the overall treatment plan.

In her spare time, Lorel appreciates nature and staying fit through hiking, trail running, multisport and yoga. She also has an avid interest in reading, continued education and research for special interest as well as expanding her knowledge and skill set as an RMT.

Lorel is a member of the Natural Health Practitioner’s Association and the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association.

Maureen Renaud

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Maureen recently relocated to Edmonton from Ottawa with her husband and their rabbit, James. Having worked for 10 years as a clerk in an outpatient clinic, she was excited for the opportunity to join the team at Elevation Physiotherapy. When not at work, she enjoys knitting, reading, and exploring the city on her bike in the summer.

Sarah Both

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Sarah is currently a Kinesiology student. She has a wealth of experience in the medical and allied health setting as a receptionist. In her spare time, she loves to run, hit the gym, or head to the mountains to snowboard.

Jessica Vo

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Jessica recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and is currently completing her Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Her passion for sports injuries and rehabilitation are the main reasons why she decided to join the Elevation Physiotherapy team. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, binging the latest Netflix shows, and spending time with her kitten, Milo.

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