Shauna - Physiotherapist / Owner
Shauna graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy. Shauna has worked in Canada and the USA in private practice sports and orthopedic clinics since she graduated.
To maximize Shauna’s treatment strategies, she has taken many post-graduate courses including:
- Manual Therapy
- McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
- Graston Technique
- Mulligan NAGS & SNAGS
- Treatment of Foot Disorders
- Certified SFMA
RoAnna - Physiotherapist / Owner
Originally from Barrhead, AB, RoAnna graduated from the University of Alberta in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Since graduating she has worked in private practice treating patients with a variety of soft tissue injuries. RoAnna has taken many post graduate courses including Gunn IMS, Part A Manual Therapy, and de Gasquet Breathing Method for core strength training, SFMA/FMS.
She has a special interest in treating chronic pain and spine injuries/dysfunction, and has developed and teaches the Restore Your Core program currently available at Lacombe Physiotherapy Clinic. Outside of work, RoAnna is a busy mom, and earned her WNBF Pro Card in bodybuilding in 2011. She also enjoys golfing, skiing and hiking/camping with her kids and husband Tim.
Laurin Wright - Physiotherapist
Originally from Red Deer, Laurin completed her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2013 at the University of Alberta. She also has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. She has completed certifications in manual therapy, Graston Technique, Complete Concussion Management, R2P Concussion Management and Functional Dry Needling. She has been working with the Lacombe Physiotherapy Concussion Team to provide local management of concussions and to increase education about concussions in our community. She plans to continue advanced studies in manual therapy and functional dry needling.
Karen Leung - Physiotherapist
Karen graduated from Dalhousie University in 1980 with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy and later completed an MSc degree in Physiotherapy with a focus on balance control in the elderly. In addition to research and university teaching, Karen’s clinical experience has focused on physiotherapy for seniors and those with neurological conditions. More recently, she has completed training in pelvic health and now offers physiotherapy for pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence and pelvic pain.
At Lacombe Physiotherapy Karen is delighted to work with women with pelvic health issues and older adults with balance concerns.
Karen also has a passion for global health and volunteers as rehabilitation coordinator with a local humanitarian agency. She regularly travels to Africa to facilitate quality physiotherapy services in rural regions of Kenya.
Karina Dennis - Physiotherapist
Karina completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in the fall of 2014. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. Karina has completed certifications for Concussion Management, Graston Technique, Functional Dry Needling and manual therapy. She is a member of the Lacombe Physiotherapy Concussion team whose goal is working toward community awareness for concussion identification and treatment. She plans to continue developing her skills and knowledge in order to best assist her clients’ recovery process.
Elizabeth Koleyak - Physiotherapist
A local girl, Elizabeth graduated from University of Alberta with her MScPT in 2015. In her previous life, she obtained a BFA and a BEd from University of Lethbridge; prior to taking physiotherapy she worked for 5 years as a high school teacher in Ponoka, Lacombe and Melbourne, Australia.
She also worked at the Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, and has recently completed a course in Complete Concussion Management.
Elizabeth has a special interest in fitness, sports injury and injury prevention, with a particular passion for running.
In her spare time, Elizabeth is on the board of directors for the Bill Neilson Trail Society, is an avid runner, skier and snowboarder.
Vonalee Gilroy - Registered Acupuncturist
Vonalee trained in Calgary at the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CCTCMA). She has been practicing 7 (almost 8) years, and treats everything from sports injuries to internal medicine, and women's health.
Nicole Armson- Registered Massage Therapist
Nicole is originally from Peace River Alberta. She graduated from The Alberta Institute of Massage in 2001. She has training in both remedial therapy as well as trigger point, sports massage and lymphatic drainage.
Nicole has certification in myofascial cupping. She also has special interest in treating TMJ dysfunction and working with sports injuries.
Ashlynn Ingram - Registered Acupuncturist
Ashlynn graduated from the acupuncture program through Grant MacEwan University in 2010. Originally from Lacombe, she has been in practice there since March.
Along the way, Ashlynn has completed many continuing education courses in the acupuncture field including Pregnancy Management, Fertility care, Auricular Therapy (acupuncture using the ear), and Pain Management particularly of the neck, shoulders, and lower back.
Ashlynn loves acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and enjoys educating patients on how acupuncture can use the bodies own natural healing abilities to heal itself.
Rochelle Stephens - Registered Massage Therapist
Rochelle is originally from Fort St John,BC.
She attended Notre Dame in Saskatchewan to pursue her hockey career, and then moved to Red Deer to become a Massage Therapist.
Graduating from The Alberta Institute of Massage in 1998, she has training in both remedial therapy as well as trigger point, sports massage, myofascial cupping,Thai Massage,Gua Sha, and Reflexology.