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51st Ave

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Our 51st Ave clinic offers a variety of physiotherapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture from some of the best physiotherapists, and massage therapists in Edmonton. Let us help you on your journey. Come join 40,000 patients and counting since 1999.


Cory Choma

PT, CGIMS, Clinical Specialist (Pain) (Senior Physiotherapist)

Cory has been in clinical practice since 1996 and is a founding member of CSA. He is one of only 4 Clinical Specialists in Pain Science in Canada and one of a handful of people awarded an ISTOP (Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain) Honorary Fellowship. Cory has been teaching GunnIMS domestically and internationally since 2003 and is a senior instructor for the Continuing Professional Development branch of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. GunnIMS is appropriate for stubborn, recurrent or longstanding pain that appears to be resistant to treatment and has a significant peripheral neuropathic component. Cory and Dr. S. Goodman are contributing authors in the text ‘Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidenced and Clinical-Based Approach’ where they present a chapter on GunnIMS. In addition to his chronic pain management practice, Cory has great experience helping injured athletes return to sport.

Designations: Clinical Specialist (Pain Science); Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy; Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Instructor); Honorary Fellow of the Institute for the Study & Treatment of Pain; Injury Management Consultant, Alberta Auto Injury Program; Registered member of Alberta’s dry needling roster.

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Marissa Stepnisky

PT, CAFCI (Physiotherapist)

Currently on maternity leave

Marissa is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping people work, play and move to their maximum ability. Marissa completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2014. She is CAFCI certified in acupuncture and is trained in Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT), a method of dry needling acupuncture used to treat soft tissue restriction and myofascial pain. She is also trained in the treatment of dizziness/vertigo.

Marissa has experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels. She uses a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic modalities and client education with a strong focus on individualized exercise plans to help her patients reach their personal goals. She has a strong belief in a holistic approach to treatment, with a focus on both the mind and body.

She was a competitive gymnast in her youth and continues to be involved in the sport. With this love of sport, she has a special interest in looking at movement patterns and imbalances in the body that can affect an athlete’s performance.

I am also trained in vestibular rehabilitation and by using infrared goggle technology, I can help with many causes of dizziness/vertigo. This technology allows certain eye movements to be detected, which provide information about a number of conditions that helps me determine the underlying problem.

Outside of clinic life, Marissa can be found spending time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys practicing yoga, going hiking, rock climbing or anything else that lets her enjoy the outdoors.

Designations: Master of Science in Physical Therapy, CAFCI (Certificate of Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute), Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure Studies (With Distinction, Deans list), Bachelor of Commerce

Lynne Dey

PT (Physiotherapist)

Lynne treats injuries ranging from sprains/ strains to fractures/ dislocations to chronic conditions. She has extensive experience in post-surgical and post-trauma rehabilitation. Additionally, she has knowledge in the area of hand and wrist injuries. Lynne provides treatment that may include manual therapy (hands on treatment), education on managing your injury, exercise prescription and therapeutic modalities. Lynne has a lengthy background in figure skating and has a unique understanding of the injured athlete.

Outside of the world of physiotherapy Lynne is involved in figure skating as a judge – from the grassroots local level to the international elite level.

Designations: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Michelle Bibeau

PT (Physiotherapist)

Michelle is a graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program from the University of Alberta. Prior to studying in Edmonton, she attended the University of Windsor completing a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, majoring in Movement Science and graduating with Honours with Distinction. 

 
Michelle provides treatment for a variety of orthopaedic conditions to patients of all ages. She enjoys treating patients with work and sport injuries, dizziness/vertigo, as well as those injured in motor vehicle accidents. She takes particular interest in working with dancers, as she has many years of dance training and experience.
 

Her treatments will include therapeutic exercise, modalities (i.e. heat, IFC), manual therapy, dry needling and home exercise programs. She strives to provide her patients with a specialized program targeting their specific condition and goals.

 
Designations: Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Major in Movement Science, Honours with Distinction), On Point Dry Needling Certification (Upper and Lower Quadrant)
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Tanya Lastovka

PT, CGIMS (Physiotherapist)

Tanya graduated from University of Alberta in 2001 with a BSc in physiotherapy. She began her career in Canmore, Ab where she worked with national level cross country and downhill skiers. When she moved to Edmonton, she switched gears and worked with chronic pain and general orthopedic clients. Because of this, she is comfortable treating a wide range of clients and feels that communication and education is the key to a successful therapist/client relationship.

Tanya’s ultimate goal in treatment is to correct underlying problems that could cause the reoccurrences. Her treatments may include IMS, postural correction and strengthening, hands-on therapy, modalities and exercise.

When she is not at work Tanya can be found on the pool deck, with her kids who are competitive swimmers or walking her dog.

Designations: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation.

Sakshi Gupta PT

PT (Physiotherapist)

Sakshi hails from India and graduated with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy degree in 2010. She has practiced as a physiotherapist in various parts of Alberta and has gained a vast experience in working with people of all age groups and with wide variety of areas like general orthopaedics, sports rehabilitation for young athletes, work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, geriatrics, women’s health and acute care at a hospital based setting.

Sakshi has 5 years of clinical experience and during the course of her practice, she has attained certifications in biomedical dry needling, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, Kinesio-taping, level 1 pelvic health course for treating urinary incontinence in women and finally GLAD program which focuses on hip and knee Osteoarthritis management. These variety of treatments and techniques form the basis of her therapeutic protocols also involving education for prevention & self management, electrical modalities, manual therapy and customised exercise prescription.

Sakshi is a strong advocate for active rehabilitation and collaborative practice and looks forward to working with you towards meeting your goals.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and watching movies with family.

Carey Leal-Janvier

RMT (Massage Therapist)
A graduate of MaKami College 3000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program with honours. Carey is trained in Orthopedic massage and specializes in customizing a treatment plan to help identify the root cause of your condition. With a knowledge of therapeutic massage, Carey will use a variety of techniques to treat chronic conditions or to maintain the muscle balance to create a healthier body. Carey will provide the best results for clients by using some following techniques: Myofascial Release, Orthopedic Massage, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Cyriax Cross Fibre Friction, PNF Stretching, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Rapid Neurofascial Reset.

FST or Fascial Stretch Therapy is a pain-free treatment that improves the mobility of your nerves as well as the flexibility of your muscles and fascia. In 1-3 sessions, you will feel changes in pain, stress, sleep, appearance, mobility and even weight.

Rapid Neurofascial Reset is a hands-on release of restriction in affected tissue, joint capsule and nerve entrapments which cause neurological changes in our systems and our perception of pain. Treatment affects both the central and autonomic nervous system to reduce tissue tone, increase intercellular tissue fluids which will melt adhesions and tissue tension.

Carey has worked with athlete’s for 20 years as a figure skating coach and uses her background of personal training to identify imbalances in the body.
 
Designations: Member of Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association, Certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy, Certified in Rapid Neurofascial Reset

Krysta Forrest

Personal Trainer

Krysta’s personalized approach focuses on flexibility, strength and cardiovascular health — functional fitness that enables clients to enjoy their lives to the fullest.

She is a CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) certified personal trainer and holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta. She has been a personal trainer for over a decade. During that time Krysta has developed a specialization in working with older adults to prepare for joint replacements, prevent and recover from injury and rediscover the joy of a body in motion.

Krysta was a competitive rugby player, weightlifter and has run several triathlons. Her current passion is kettle bell training.

Her philosophy? Fitness is enjoyable, it can even be fun, and that working your body in a safe way on a regular basis contributes to a healthier and happier life.

Emily Behnke

Treatment Coordinator - On Maternity Leave

Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and became a Certified Massage Therapist in her home state of California. With several years of combined hospitality and hands-on therapy experience, joining the team at CSA Physiotherapy was a natural fit when she immigrated to Canada. Emily has since become the administrative “quarterback” for the clinic. In addition to leading the front desk, her primary focus is the coordination of MVA and WCB claims; serving as a liaison between patients, therapists, case managers, and adjusters. Are you confused or stressed about the claims process? Do you need help scheduling appointments to keep pace with your therapist’s recommended treatment plan? Emily is the person to help.

In her free time, Emily enjoys traveling, hiking, backcountry adventures, golfing, and spending time with her husband and puppy.

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Maralee

Office Administrator


Contact Us

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South Edmonton

10947 – 23 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
T6J 7B9

Tel: 780-988-5803
Fax: 780-988-5804

Email: CSASouth@lifemark.ca

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Grandin Plaza

#508, 1 Tache Street
St. Albert, AB
T8N 1B4

Tel: 780-458-0255
Fax: 780-460-9796

Email: CSAGrandin@lifemark.ca

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51st Avenue

10393-51 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T6H 0K4

Tel: 780-989-9789
Fax: 780-989-9788

Email: CSA51Avenue@lifemark.ca

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