Physiotherapy in Southgate

Southgate

Meet Our Team

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Jeffrey Begg

PT, BScPT, FCAMPT

Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist

Jeff is a University of Alberta graduate with over 25 years of experience as a clinician, physiotherapy instructor, and nationally certified Clinical Specialist. Although he treats all types of orthopedic injuries, concussions and dizzy conditions, Jeff has a deep interest in neck and back pain and hip joint issues. He typically assists in cases that have not yet been properly diagnosed or are proving tricky and not responding to standard care.

Jeff is highly adept at getting to the bottom of things. Getting the diagnosis right is the first step, which requires a thorough interview and examination. When an x-ray, ultrasound or MRI is appropriate, Jeff is authorized to order these directly, saving you time and inconvenience. Once the diagnosis is clear, he can explain the most effective and efficient treatment plan, either under his care or by referring you to the medical specialist you need. When Jeff is not in the clinic, he teaches physiotherapy courses, is a husband and father of 3, or is happily lost in the forest mountain biking or trout fishing.

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Jey Radhakrishnan

Ph.D., MPT, BPT

Physical Therapist

Jey received his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 1998 from TN Dr. MGR Medical University, India and completed his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at Jamia Hamdard University, India, in 2004. He taught at various universities and worked with patients in India for a few years before moving to the UK, where he thrived on completing his Ph.D. at Brunel University in the UK in 2013. He continued his clinical practice during and after his Ph.D. at the major National Health Care and private hospitals in the UK.

He recently completed his postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Alberta and continues instructing physiotherapy students. He has vast experience treating patients with neurological, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary conditions. He applies evidence-based practice in all patient care areas and has a solid research background. Jey specializes in exercise training and systematic conditioning for chronic diseases.

Jey has published his academic works in several scientific journals. Pursuing continued professional development, he has completed various clinical practice courses in the UK, such as Fitness for Work, Gait Analysis, Acupuncture, and Manual Therapy. He is currently working on updating them with advanced classes in Canada. Jey is also fluent in Tamil and Hindi for patients who feel more comfortable speaking those languages.

Jey enjoys playing badminton and swimming in his leisure time.

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Sharon Sharma

MPT (Neuro), BPT, IMS & Dry Needling

Physical Therapist, Women’s Health, Concussion and Vestibular Management & TMJ Dysfunction

Sharon graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Baba Farid University and then continued her education with a Master’s in Neurology at CCS University. She has over 15 years of experience treating orthopedic and sports injuries and neuro-musculoskeletal and pediatric conditions. Sharon has been practicing as a certified Manual Mulligan Therapist since 2005. She plans on improving her manual therapy skills by pursuing a Diploma in Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy offered by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Since graduating, she has completed her Fellowship of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation with Indian SCI Rehab Center DELHI. She continued expanding her knowledge base by completing a certification in Neurodynamic and Neurodevelopment Techniques (NDT) with pediatric and neurologic patients.

Sharon completed a specialized certification in Concussion/Vestibular Rehabilitation and TMJ dysfunction in Canada. Also, to add mechanical advantage to treating soft tissue and fascial restrictions, she is certified in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). As a GLA:D certified Therapist in Canada, she enjoys working with the Hip/Knee and Back osteoarthritic population. Sharon has completed her certification in Functional Dry Needling/IMS and plans on becoming CAFCI (Acupuncture) accredited. 

Through U of A’s Continuing Education Program, she completed her advanced certification in Pelvic Floor internal and external examination and treatment techniques. Sharon strongly believes in the clinic’s philosophy of empowering clients through patient-centred care, education, and client-centred exercise programs to help them gain enough skills to continue their rehabilitation journey independently. 

Clinically, Sharon is passionate about working with patients of all ages and backgrounds who suffer from pelvic dysfunction, TMJ dysfunction, chronic pain, spinal disorders, athletic injuries, pre- and post-surgery rehab, motor vehicle injuries and work-related injuries. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi. Sharon is a valued and integral member of Innovation Physical Therapy.

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Tennessa Wild

MScPT, BSc MJ

Physical Therapist

Tennessa holds a Master’s in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta, where she honed her skills and knowledge in the latest therapeutic techniques. Her academic journey has equipped her with a solid foundation in anatomy, biomechanics, and evidence-based practice. Tennessa’s approach to physiotherapy is rooted in a holistic perspective, focusing not only on treating symptoms but also on addressing the underlying causes to promote long-term health. She believes in personalized care, tailoring treatment plans to suit each individual’s needs and goals.

Tennessa also holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Regina. This unique experience has given Tennessa the investigative skills and curiosity she carries into her practice. A clear diagnosis is critical to developing a successful treatment plan.

Her hands-on experience has allowed her to work with diverse patient populations, from orthopedic to neurological conditions, refining her skills and adapting to various healthcare settings. Tennessa is also a certified personal trainer who has been servicing fitness industry clients for over 15 years.

Empathy and communication are at the core of Tennessa’s practice. She strives to create a supportive and collaborative environment where patients feel heard and actively participate in their healing journey. Together, they’ll work towards restoring function, reducing pain, and enhancing overall well-being.

Committed to staying at the forefront of physiotherapy, Tennessa is dedicated to ongoing professional development. She avidly pursues new knowledge, attends workshops, and engages in continuous learning to bring the latest evidence-based practices to her patients. She is currently working towards her pilates instructor certification.

Beyond the clinic, Tennessa is passionate about charity work and volunteering. You can see her attending local community walk/run events. She’s grown up devoted to track sports and has covered many kilometres running, including two half marathons.

Tennessa believes in the power of connection. Feel free to reach out with any inquiries or book an appointment with her today.

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Anthony Yong

BScPT, FCAMT, BPE, Dry Needling

Manual Physical Therapist

Anthony graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta. Since graduating, he has completed the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is registered as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He has also completed the Spinal Manipulation and Advanced Spinal Manipulation Certifications through Swodeam Institute. As an adjunct to manual therapy techniques and treatments, Anthony is certified in Biomedical Dry Needling and Advanced Biomedical Dry Needling techniques.

His involvement with athletics includes Physical Therapist for the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Club of the NLL, Medical Advisory Board member with World Health, instructor of injury management and general stretching classes at the Running Room, Physical Therapist of Saint Albert/Spruce Grove Saints Junior A Hockey Club, Assistant Therapist for the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club, Physical Therapist for the 2001 IAAF World Track and Field Championships, and U of A Varsity Athletics to list a few.

Clinically, Anthony has a special interest in rehabilitating spinal (neck and back) injuries and helping to prepare future Physical Therapists as a Clinical Placement Instructor for Physical therapy students from the University of Alberta. Anthony combines manual therapy and active exercise programs to assist his patients’ optimal recovery. He also speaks Cantonese for those who may require a Cantonese-speaking Physical Therapist.

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Alex Lam

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Alex is a skilled and passionate massage therapist with expertise in various modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage and myofascial cupping. Alex is dedicated to promoting holistic healing and providing personalized care. Through their intuitive approach and ongoing education, Alex creates a nurturing environment where clients can experience the transformative benefits of massage. With a genuine passion for their craft, Alex aims to help clients achieve optimal well-being, leaving them feeling renewed and revitalized.

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Ricardo Ramos

RMT (3000 Hours)

Registered Massage Therapist

Ricardo prides himself on working with his clients to provide a safe and welcoming workplace where the client’s well-being is always a priority. Ricardo is committed to the amazing benefits of Massage Therapy as a form of preventive medicine and holistic therapy. As a Massage Therapist and a former nurse, his understanding of fulfilling the role of a Healthcare Professional is not limited to the physical aspects of the body but also extends to the mental health of each individual.

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Saadiya Ali

MC, BPA, BA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Saadiya graduated from Athabasca University in 2020 with a Master of Counselling degree specializing in Counselling Psychology. She is an accredited Registered Provisional Psychologist. She focuses on the therapeutic working alliance in therapy and utilizes evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Saadiya collaborates with clients and focuses on creating a nonjudgmental space, so her clients feel safe, understood, and empowered to reach their goals. She is multilingual, so sessions can be in English, Punjabi, Urdu, or Hindi upon client request.

In this life journey, we experience many positive and adverse events. As humans, we are equipped with unique strengths and resources that shape our resiliency when it comes to healing, changing, growing, and adapting. We may experience problems because of a disruption (internal or external) to our daily functioning, impacting how we feel, think, or behave. This can result in feeling a loss of control and autonomy over our lives. A central tenant to Saadiya’s approach in counselling is empowerment, where she supports her clients in empowering themselves and regaining independence and control over their lives. She specializes in working with Post-Injury, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Chronic Pain, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma related to Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Saadiya enjoys travelling and spending quality time with her friends and family in her free time.