Physiotherapy Clinic in Riverbend
Meet Our Team
Amy is a dedicated and technically skilled business professional with a versatile accounting, and office skill set developed through experience with full-cycle payroll and bookkeeping, account reconciliations, and office management.
She is a leader in our industry with 15+ years in office and accounting management, financial administration, and bookkeeping. In addition, Amy brings a wealth of experience from the healthcare, cattle, and oil and gas industries. She is pleased to bring her leadership and expertise to Innovation Physical Therapy.
In her spare time, Amy is passionate about her work with animal rescue.
Braden graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology.
Braden has been part of the Innovation Physical Therapy team in different capacities since 2015 and is excited to be returning as a physical therapist. He is interested in working with various populations to progress toward their treatment goals. In addition, Braden is eager to expand his practice in manual therapy, dry needling, and concussion rehab.
Outside of work, Braden is a sports enthusiast and enjoys watching and playing various sports, including hockey, volleyball, and golf.
Manual Physical Therapist
Darren graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Before completing his Physical Therapy Degree, he acquired a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. Darren has completed the Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy diploma offered through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He has also completed the Jim Meadows Spinal Manipulation course.
Darren has competed in volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee at the provincial and national levels. He also participates in many outdoor activities such as skiing, kiteboarding and water-skiing. In addition, Darren is interested in treating spinal, shoulder and knee injuries by combining manual therapy with functional exercises to help patients return to their activities of daily living. Darren has been with Innovation Physical Therapy’s South Edmonton Physical Therapy Clinic since January 2007 and is a valued team member.
Erica graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Before completing her degree in Physical Therapy, she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria (close to her hometown of Sooke, BC). Erica has advanced her manual therapy skills through the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy, completing the level 2 component and is certified as a spinal manipulative therapist.
Erica is certified in Biomedical Dry Needling and has completed Level I and II acupuncture training through Acupuncture Canada. Erica has an extensive sports background, including athletic training for the University of Victoria men’s ice hockey team (BCIHL). She also actively participates in a variety of sports and activities, including ice hockey, slow pitch, and yoga. Erica enjoys working with various patients from pediatric to senior populations at South Edmonton’s physiotherapy clinic.
Florence graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Physiology. Since graduating from physical therapy, she has pursued various post-graduate courses to enhance her practice. She has completed the Certificate Program in Medical Acupuncture (University of Alberta) and the Level 3 components of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy (Canadian Physiotherapy Association).
Florence has also completed courses in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (The Robin McKenzie Institute Canada), upper quadrant procedures in the Mulligan Concept, and the Sahrmann program of Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes (Canadian Physiotherapy Association).
Florence has practiced in different clinical settings (work conditioning centre and interdisciplinary team). Her areas of particular interest are acupuncture and chronic pain. In addition, Florence is a valued member of Innovation Physical Therapy’s South Edmonton physiotherapy clinic.
Kendra graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction. She has continued with numerous post-graduate training certifications, including medical acupuncture, dry needling techniques, spinal and peripheral manipulations, and advanced clinical reasoning. She has also advanced her manual therapy skills through courses in the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy and has completed the Level 3 components.
Clinically, Kendra has developed a particular interest in using acupuncture and dry needling to treat acute and chronic spinal (neck and back) disorders. She is a certified specialist in the rehabilitation temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and craniovertebral dysfunction. She also enjoys treating athletic injuries and has an extensive softball, volleyball, and yoga background.
Manual Physical Therapist
Kristin graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree and a Bachelor of Science degree. She has completed the Level 3, and Intermediate Diploma components of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy offered through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Kristin has completed her certification in Dry Needling and has also trained in the Mulligan treatment technique for the upper body. As a result of her commitment to developing our future physical therapists, she has also been appointed as an Affiliated Clinical Educator by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.
For 20 years, Kristin studied jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and hip hop dance, competing and performing in North America and Europe. She has also instructed and choreographed dance for eight years. Kristin has a special interest in rehabilitating dancers, gymnasts, and figure skaters. She is also an instructor in injury management and general stretching techniques with the Running Room.
Amitoj graduated with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab, India. He then practiced as a PT for a few years before going on to complete a Masters in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Saint Leo University, Gainesville, FL, USA. During this time, he was also involved in research on the rehabilitation of stroke patients, and published his results in peer-reviewed journals.
Amitoj started working as a Physical Therapist in Canada in 2019, with a primary focus on patients presenting with musculoskeletal disorders. He believes in returning the patients to pre-injury levels as soon as possible, and employs various hands-on approaches, exercises and electrotherapeutic modalities to achieve this goal.
When not working, he enjoys hiking, travelling and spending time with family.
Manual Physical Therapist, Dry Needling
Shahnaz graduated from Manipal University, a prestigious university in India, after having a BSc in General Sciences. Shahnaz has been practicing ever since, continuously updating his skills and knowledge with professional development in the field including, but not limited to, kinesiotaping, spinal manipulation and dry needling certifications. Shanaz has also completed his Doctorate in Physiotherapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine, Florida, USA in 2019.
Shahnaz has practiced his skills in different parts of the world and in varied cultural settings in countries like Nepal, India, the Middle East, Bahamas and finally moved to Canada last year. Shahnaz has a special interest in treating various shoulder and spinal dysfunctions. Shahnaz believes in the mantra of a detailed assessment followed by educating the patient on the presenting condition and a treatment plan. In a treatment session, Shahnaz incorporates electrotherapeutic modalities with manual therapy and a tailored exercise program to achieve the best possible outcome.
Shahnaz is an avid sportsman with a keen interest in cricket and has played in all the countries he has worked as a physical therapist. He has represented at university levels, and has already started playing cricket in the Edmonton League!