Laura was born and raised on a farm in rural northern Saskatchewan. Laura graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Laura is continuing her post-graduate education as she is currently working through her Level 2 Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She is also currently working toward her certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Laura is trained in Peripheral Joint Manipulation, has completed a soft tissue mobilization course through Charles Kelly and has completed her Part A McKenzie certification through the Robin Mackenzie Institute of Canada.
As a therapist, Laura believes in a personalized and hands-on approach to therapy. Laura’s emphasis on education, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and proper technique helps clients reach full recovery through increased body awareness and knowledge of their injury. She believes that each client is unique therefore rehabilitation programs are designed to fit the individual's lifestyle and personal goals. Laura enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and is passionate about assisting people in reaching their maximum potential in sports, work or play.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Laura was involved with the Edmonton Wildcat’s Football club where she was a trainer. Laura played competitive hockey growing up and traveled to the Czech Republic to compete internationally.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, cycling, quading, snowmobiling, fishing and camping.
Alison Hastings graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1996. She has almost 20 years of experience working in orthopedic private practice in central Alberta. She has completed her Part A examination/Certificate of Intermediate Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Other post graduate courses include: Certificate of Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Mackenzie Part A Lumbar Spine, Concussion Course, Running Injuries, Shoulder Girdle Rehabilitation and Stability, Rehabilitation of the Hand, and Soft Tissue Mobilization.
She has a very hands-on approach to her treatment. Her focus on manual therapy, education and therapeutic exercise help resolve her patient’s pain and achieve their goals. She enjoys treating patients with a variety of conditions and makes a treatment plan unique to each patient to help them achieve their full potential.
Outside of work, Alison is very active and enjoys many sports including: running, biking, golfing, skiing and hockey. She has completed the Boston marathon and has run in the Woody’s half marathon in Red Deer for the past 15 years. In the past she has played fastball at the national level and now coaches.
The complexity of the human body has always interested Travis and is what led to his career in physiotherapy. He obtained his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta after earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Travis is pursuing post-graduate education in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy and is trained in Vestibular Rehabilitaion, Peripheral Joint Manipulation and Trigger Point Dry Needling. He has also completed training in running assessment and injury prevention and is passionate about helping athletes remain injury free in their sport.
Travis treats a variety of conditions including acute and chronic orthopedic injuries and has an interest in helping people with dizziness/vertigo. His approach to treatment includes hands-on manual therapy, exercise prescription and education to maximize his client’s rehabilitation. He ensures that he considers his client’s lifestyle, needs and goals when creating a treatment plan. Travis enjoys the opportunity to be involved in people’s lives and assist them in healing and returning to full function.
Travis grew up farming in a small southern Alberta town where he played competitive hockey and football. He values staying active and healthy and competes in half-ironman and Olympic distance triathlons. He is an avid runner and snowboarder, loves any outdoor activity and recently hiked the West Coast Trail. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake.
Jen graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree. Afterwards, she attended the University of Alberta and graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She has continued her education by completing several post-graduate courses including: Acupuncture, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, and Peripheral Manipulation.
She enjoys treating a variety of conditions from head-to-toe! She particularly enjoys treating chronic headaches and low back/hip pain. She believes in a patient-centered and hands-on approach to therapy to help resolve her patient’s symptoms. Jen also believes that education and exercise are key components to a treatment plan.
Jen grew up in a small town in southern Ontario where she played competitive volleyball and baseball. She continues to stay active by playing sports, working out, skiing, and hiking. She also enjoys running and is planning on running her first half marathon next summer!