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Physiotherapy

Miles Morgan
MScPT

Miles Morgan is the owner of Resolve Physio and Wellness. His treatment philosophy is simple: Whatever your physio/fitness/wellness/health/rehab goal is, he will do whatever he can to help you achieve it. If he can’t help you, he’ll do whatever he can to find someone who can. A three-time Ironman Canada Finisher, Miles is passionate about health, wellness, movement excellence, and sports performance. When it comes to rehab, Miles prides himself on keeping his clients as active as possible as they recover from injury. You won’t find him using the words “don’t” or “stop” very often when it comes to his rehab plans. He also understands that injury can impact all facets of your life, and he hopes to help all his clients avoid the injury “baditude”.

Miles graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. He also completed a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in 2006. Miles has taken continuing education that has focused on orthopedics, acupuncture (CAFCI), intramuscular dry needling (Kinetacore and Gunn IMS), running analysis, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Systems (FMS), and TMJ related disorders among many others.

Miles is authorized to perform spinal manipulation, refer for diagnostic imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and MRI), use dry needles in practice. He is a certified personal trainer. He also has experience working with oncology patients through the Cross Cancer Institute. On his days off, Miles can be found hanging out with his amazing wife and two kids in Edmonton’s River Valley.

Miles is available Monday, Wednesday Friday a.m., and Tuesday Thursday evenings.

miles@resolvephysio.ca

Alanna Scammell
MScPT

Alanna Scammell graduated from the University of Alberta in December 2016 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this degree, she attended the University of Manitoba where she completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Athletic Therapy and licensed as a certified athletic therapist CAT(C).

Alanna refined her assessment and treatment skills through her involvement in various sports throughout her academic career. She worked for the University of Manitoba Track and Field/Cross Country team for three years, which involved traveling with the team to events throughout the country. She worked locally with the Fort Saskatchewan AAA Hockey programs and Senior Women’s/Men’s Rugby teams providing both onsite care and rehabilitation programming. She was also previously involved in providing therapy coverage for football, basketball, and wrestling to further her ability to relate to athletes from all backgrounds.

At a more personal level, Alanna has been actively involved in rugby for 10 years and played for the University of Alberta Pandas Rugby team. Most recently, she started competing in Olympic Weightlifting and qualified for provincials. Her goal is to contend at the national level in the near future. Growing up, she was involved in many other sports such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer and coached both rugby and basketball at the varsity level.

Alanna believes in the benefits of physical health and fitness for people of all ages. Her treatment outlook is to enable people to be active at any level to assist in mitigating the risks of chronic diseases in the future.

Alanna is available MondayWednesdayFriday p.m., and Tuesday Thursday mornings.

alanna@resolvephysio.ca

 

Carolyn Leibel
MScPT

Carolyn graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours in 2005. Carolyn was trained at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women as a women’s health therapist in 2010. She has also taken continuing education in Advanced Orthopedics, Spinal Manipulations, Acupuncture (CAFCI), and Functional Dry Needling; this training has allowed her to become certified to perform spinal manipulations and use dry needles in practice. Carolyn is also authorized to refer clients for diagnostic imaging (X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI).

Carolyn takes a holistic approach to her orthopedic treatment; learning a patient’s goals is imperative to coming up with a treatment plan, and listening to a patient helps determine treatment on a case by case, and day to day basis. She will work with you via manual and manipulative therapy, as well as needling techniques to get you moving again, then will follow up with stretches and exercises appropriate to your goals For women’s health, she believes the pelvis is an area where many women have problems, but are scared to talk about it. Whether you pee a little when you sneeze, pee 30 times a day, or have pelvic pain related to a birth, she will work with you to help you. Carolyn uses a variety of treatment techniques to help solve your pelvic issues, including biofeedback, acupuncture or dry needling, bladder retraining, or manual therapy.

During her time off, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband. While in Edmonton, they enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. Carolyn and her family also enjoy traveling the world as often as they can.

Carolyn is available Tuesday and Thursday mornings for orthopedic physio plus Monday and Wednesday afternoons for women’s pelvic health.

carolyn@resolvephysio.ca

Brooke Hanson
MScPT

Brooke Hanson completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Physiology, with distinction, and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She is currently finishing a Post-Graduate Online Certificate in Sexual Health from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Brooke has been practicing in women’s health since finishing her degree in physiotherapy in 2016. She received training from the Urogynecology Clinic at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women where she remains a practitioner. She has also taken advanced training in pelvic health and orthopedics.

Brooke provides treatment to women in the area of women’s health, primarily focusing on the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor whether it is before baby, 6 weeks after baby, or 40+ years after baby. She has experience treating women for urinary/fecal incontinence, urinary retention, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain with patients all the way up to age 92! Her approach to treatment includes patient education, bladder retraining, biofeedback, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy.

Beyond being a physiotherapist, Brooke enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family. She loves to bake and play basketball, and is currently learning German and planning her wedding!

Brooke is available Thursday evenings and every other Saturday morning for women’s pelvic health.

brooke@resolvephysio.ca

Kristine Fairbanks
MScPT

Kristine graduated in 2010 with her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She has completed postgraduate training in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is certified in Acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling. She has completed courses in Pilates, spinal and peripheral manipulation, mobilization of muscle, power lifting and resistance training, KinesioTaping and children’s yoga.

As a physiotherapist, Kristine takes a hands on approach to treatment. Using manual therapy and needling to get you moving, then exercise and strengthening to make you strong and stable, her goal is to get you back to your activity/sport/life.

When she’s not working Kristine spends as much of her time as possible outdoors with her 2 young children and husband. You’ll find them on the ski or toboggan hill, or at the park or summerside beach. Kristine loves to be active and enjoys playing basketball, CrossFit, lifting, running, and Yoga.

Kristine is available Tuesday Thursday evenings and every other Saturday morning.

kristine@resolvephysio.ca

Massage Therapy

Robert Brown
RMT

Grateful, open-minded entrepreneur, always thankful for the opportunities life presents, Holistic Nutrition enthusiast, health, fitness and wellness oriented. Currently a practicing Registered Massage Therapist, with an interest in Holistic Nutrition.

Robert Brown is a graduate of MaKami College, in the 3000 hour Advanced Course in Clinical Massage Therapy, competent in Deep Tissue, Swedish Relaxation, Myofascial techniques, PNF stretches and NMT. Upon graduation, Robert successfully completed Advanced Orthopedic Massage Training, with The Center for Pain Management and Orthopedic Massage Seminar in Complicated Pain Management.

He believes that health and wellness, in the realm of physical, spiritual and mental are the best investments you can make for the future YOU.

Bev McLachlin
RMT

From an early age Bev has had an interest in holistic wellness.  As a child she would love foraging for plants or growing herbs from seeds and creating teas or spices.  She also had an interest in sewing, which she pursued as a career and became involved in research and development for military and police tactical gear.  This led to an interest in body mechanics during the Gulf war years as she was exposed to the loads and demands placed on military and service personnel.

Bev’s   interest in anatomy and human movement, combined with her strong passion for helping others, led her to graduate from MH Vicars School of Massage in 2013.

Bev’s expansive skill set includes deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, sports massage, cupping, as well as maternity and relaxation massage.

Bev is also a certified Stamina(R) massage therapist.  This technique focuses on aligning muscles in order to maximize mobility and function.

In her spare time, she enjoys the sun as much as possible in Alberta by going cycling (nothing crazy), and kayaking (sometimes really crazy).

Acupuncture

Elmira Olson
Registered Acupuncturist

Elmira Olson completed the three-year Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University in 2006. As part of this program she participated in an optional one month internship in China where she received first-hand training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has integrated additional training in prenatal acupuncture, motor point therapy for muscle and joint pain, and cosmetic acupuncture into her practice. Prior to completing her acupuncture diploma, Elmira obtained an Honours degree in Biology at the University of Saskatchewan.

Elmira’s goal is to provide a calm and compassionate environment in which you can achieve better health and well-being. She believes acupuncture is an excellent tool to treat issues that concern you now, as well as being a preventative treatment to improve your health in the future.

When Elmira is not at work, she is enjoying life with her husband and daughter.

Dietitian

Sabina Valentine
RD

Sabina Valentine is a Registered Dietitian. She specializes in weight management, eating for exercise and athletic performance, and corporate wellness.

Sabina has worked as a Registered Dietitian since 2002 (consulting and working as a Clinical Dietitian), and has taught Nutrition at the University of Alberta since 2000.

Sabina studied Dietetics at the University of Alberta after completing two Master’s Degrees in Nutrition at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta.

Sabina has also been very involved in athletics where she has competed with the National Triathlon Team a number of times.

In her spare time, Sabina enjoys being active, spending time with family, and travelling.

Personal Training/Kinesiology

Angela Defrancesco
HBK, B.Ed.

Angela is a hard working and motivated individual who is dedicated to health and fitness promotion. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, a Bachelor of Education Degree, and a multitude of fitness certifications and qualifications. She has taken additional training in sports medicine, nutrition, sport specific training, disability in sport, psychology of sport and exercise, and youth strength training among others. She has over ten years experience in fitness, personal and team training, nutrition, and working with and teaching diverse populations. She has previously competed as a national figure competitor and is an XP Labs sponsored athlete.

Angela is from Ontario originally where she was a certified teacher, college professor and personal trainer. She has extensive skill in research, design and delivery of healthy living related activities and programs. Angela has enjoyed working with various community organizations and individuals with a goal to improving health and quality of life for individuals, couples and families.

Angela not only teaches, but also is a national level athlete who practices what she preaches. Fitness and health have always been her greatest passions and being able to promote a healthy lifestyle and help inspire people to accomplish their goals has been a dream of hers!

Alex Broderick
B. Kin

Alex graduated from the University of Alberta in November 2017 from the Bachelor of Kinesiology program. She is an avid sports lover who was a competitive gymnast and volleyball player growing up. She has just completed her Bachelor’s degree and is loving being able to finally work in the field that has always interested her! She is also a gymnastics coach part-time and loves to be upside down having fun!

She has previously worked as a Student Athletic Therapist for the MacEwan Griffin’s men’s volleyball team, and is in the process of obtaining her Personal Training certification! Alex loves working with both children and adults to share her love of fitness and exercise!

In her free time, Alex loves to exercise, hang out with friends and family, and go camping in the summertime!

780-395-9170
info@resolvephysio.ca

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