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South Edmonton

Call Us: 780-988-5803

Our 23rd Ave clinic was established in 1999, and offers a variety physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy and acupuncture services from some of the best physiotherapists, occupational therapists,  massage therapists, and acupuncturists in Edmonton. Let us help you on your journey. Come join 40,000 patients and counting since 1999.

Jeffrey Begg

PT, FCAMPT, Clinical Specialist (MSK) (Senior Physiotherapist)

In practice since 1997, Jeffrey is Edmonton’s first Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is a certified manipulative physiotherapist with an interest in traumatic as well as chronic spinal injuries, hip pain, dizziness/vertigo, arthritis care, and athletic injuries. Most often, Jeff is involved in thinking outside the box for tricky and complex cases that have failed to resolve with other therapies.

seal-jeff Designations: Clinical Specialist (MSK); Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (with distinction); Fellow, Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Dept. of Physical Therapy; Past President of Pain Society of Alberta; Injury Management Consultant, Alberta Auto Injury Program; Registered Member of Spinal Manipulation Roster. Authorized to order diagnostic imaging.

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Andrew Koppejan

PT, GunnIMS, Medical Acupuncture (Physiotherapist)

Andrew helps patients young and old regain pain-free movement and activity. He takes a systems-based approach to addressing painful movement conditions using a combination of techniques including manual therapy, movement pattern retraining and needling techniques such as GunnIMS and acupuncture. Andrew also incorporates mindfulness-based strategies to help those suffering from chronic conditions.

Designations: Master of Science in Physical Therapy, GunnIMS Certified, Certificate in Medical Acupuncture (Dr. Aung), Registered Member of the Dry Needling Roster.

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Lindsay Walker

PT, CGIMS (Senior Physiotherapist)

Lindsay completed her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 2004. In 2010, she received certification for intramuscular stimulation (GunnIMS). GunnIMS is a unique approach to diagnose and treat persistent pain, using a dry needling technique (without injecting a substance) focusing on injured muscles either near the spine, or more peripherally. This technique, along with an interest in other treatment options such as acupuncture, manual therapy, and exercise helps Lindsay treat patients with chronic and stubborn pain. 

Designations: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation, Completed Acupuncture Certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and is on the Acupuncture Needling Roster. Authorized to order diagnostic imaging.

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Jaime Werenka

PT (Physiotherapist)
Jaime provides rehabilitation for all forms of orthopedic conditions and works with patients of any age. Her interests extend to working with individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents, those with work injuries, post-surgical patients (joint replacements, shoulder, knee and ankle reconstructions and more) and working with older adults for fall prevention. She will work with you to individualize your treatment so that it is functional and relevant to your condition and goals.
Her treatments will focus on aiding your recovery with therapeutic exercise, hands-on therapy (joint mobilizations, stretching, deep tissue massage) and education. Modalities such as heat, ice, and therapeutic machines (ultrasound, TENS, etc.) may also be included for symptom management. 
Jaime is a graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program from the University of Alberta. In the future, she is interested in pursuing additional education in acupuncture and chronic pain management, and maybe one-day the burgeoning field of animal rehabilitation. 
Jaime is from rural northern Alberta and was an avid hockey, basketball, and volleyball player growing up. Apart from sports, her interests include yoga, travelling and hanging out with her friends, family and adorable dog.  Jaime also speaks basic Spanish.
Designations: Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Fellowship in MSK Physiotherapy
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Herbin Samarumaraj

PT (Physiotherapist)

Herbin has been working as a Physiotherapist for more than 14 years, treating a variety of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. He believes strongly in the importance of providing individualized care for all patients and developing a treatment plans according to each patient’s needs. He uses various therapeutic approaches to treat clients conditions including exercise, hands on treatment and acupuncture when appropriate. He enjoys working with sports injuries and he has a special interest in treating knee and low back conditions.

Designations: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Masters of Physiotherapy

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Jessica Shannon

PT (Physiotherapist)

Jessica has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. She has a special interest in orthopaedics, low back pain, vestibular and neurological rehabilitation. With her background as a varsity track & field athlete, she has a special interest in treating patients with sports injuries.

Jessica’s treatment plans utilize an active approach to rehabilitation with the primary focus on therapeutic exercise and education. She incorporates manual/hands-on therapy (deep tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilization), and therapeutic modalities (i.e. TENS, ultrasound and interferential current therapy) for pain reduction. Health promotion and prehabilitation (to prevent injury) are vital to her approach.

Jessica enjoys working with people of all ages and varying backgrounds which is evident in her volunteer work where she has coached young athletes, Special Olympic athletes and worked with individuals with complex neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, and spinal cord injury. Her background gives her a holistic approach to patient care.

When she is not helping others achieve their functional goals, Jessica is out, putting her body to the test hiking, biking, sprinting and lifting weights. She believes the ability to move is an amazing gift we should not take for granted! Additionally, she loves finding adventure anywhere she goes and spending time with friends and her large family including her seven nieces.

Designations: Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

Darren Sheloff

OT, ART(certified) (Occupational Therapist)

Darren has an interest in hand therapy, including surgical and cumulative trauma conditions.  He provides a wide variety of custom splinting and foot orthotic services.  Darren also provides certified Active Release Technique for musculoskeletal conditions and nerve entrapment syndromes.

Designations: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, certified ART  provider (Active Release Techniques-whole body).

Nicole Petryliak

RMT (Massage Therapist)

A graduate of Grant MacEwan’s esteemed Massage Therapy program, Nicole is trained and passionate about catalyzing the treatment of pain through massage therapy. She welcomes all ages and physical challenges and fills her treatments with a unique focus that both relaxes and caters to the therapeutic needs of each patient. Nicole’s top interests are athletic, pre and post natal, and chronic pain; though she offers treatment options for all conditions including: Myofascial, Lymphatic Drainage, Parent Guidance/Infant Massage, Joint Mobilization and Pain, and Digestion – while specializing in Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. Nicole is a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.

Designations: Therapeutic Massage, Thai Massage 
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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, Ceritified in Fascial Stretch Therapy, Certified in Rapid Neurofascial Reset

Becky Watt

RMT (Massage Therapist)
  • Grant MacEwan graduate
  • 20 years of massage therapy experience in all disciplines
  • A firm believer in teamwork makes the dream work. If I feel input from another medical professional would be an asset to your treatment, I am not afraid to work together to give you the best.

Alexandra Stam

B.A., Dip. Acup., R.Ac (Acupuncturist)

Alexandra is a Registered Acupuncturist working with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat patients of any age or background. TCM is a highly individualized treatment system based on you and your body. By looking at the patterns of what is happening in your body, she can address what other systems may be influencing your body’s ability to heal, move and function. She has treated a wide variety of conditions including autoimmune, respiratory, endocrine, mental health and muscle-skeletal conditions. Her special interests include sports injuries, chronic conditions and mental health conditions.

She uses acupuncture, motor-point needling (for muscle stimulation and relaxation), cupping, tuina (traditional chinese medicine therapeutic massage), guasha (a technique for increasing circulation), electroacupuncture and moxibustion help you feel, heal and move better. Helping you understand your body and its patterns is also a very important part of her practice. She is here to help you understand, heal and move your body so you can do what you love to do!

She has spent time at a Buddist monastery in France to learn meditation and an Icelandic Rehabilitation Clinic to learn about the Nordic approach to health and wellness. She loves exploring the outdoors by skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, and trail running. Right now she can’t get enough of practicing yoga, climbing, and studying anatomy. She also speaks conversational Dutch.

Designations: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, Diploma of Acupuncture, Registered Acupuncturist.

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South Edmonton

10947 – 23 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
T6J 7B9

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


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