Clinic Director/Owner, Physiotherapy Consultant
PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS
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.
Owner, Physiotherapy Consultant
PT, BScPT, BScKin, FCAMPT, CGIMS
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.
PT, BScPT, MDT, FDN
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!).
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.
RD, BSc, Dip. Sports Nutrition IOC
Lisa graduated from the University of Alberta with a major in nutrition and minor in physical activity. Since that time, Lisa has worked in a variety of settings where she helped patients in the hospital and community. She has experience working in weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes, heart health, gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and disordered eating. Her passion is to work with people to meet their health and performance goals in a realistic and sustainable way so that they can lead a happy and healthy life.
Lisa is also a graduate of the International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition and has taken several additional courses in sports nutrition and eating disorders.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending her time outdoors, running, travelling and cooking!
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 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.
Tanya has been a stay at home mom for the last 5 years. She really enjoys spending time with her two kids but is beyond excited for the opportunity to begin work as a receptionist with the Elevation Physiotherapy team. In her spare time, you can find Tanya cheering at her son’s soccer games, in the stands of her daughter’s cheerleading competitions and watching Netflix with her husband in the evenings!