About Us


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
  • Vestibular


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 Blackfalds 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 concussion and manual therapy. 


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 with Distinction from the University of Alberta.  Karina has completed courses and certifications for concussion management and prevention, Graston Technique, Functional Dry Needling, McKenzie Part A and is working towards completing her last level 3 manual therapy course.  In April of 2019, she completed her Vestibular Rehabilitation training through Duke University and the APTA in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Blackfalds 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.

 


Mesha Hauck - Physiotherapist

Mesha is originally from Wainwright, AB. She completed her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta (Augustana Campus) in 2018. Prior to that Mesha completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Activity also at the U of A, Augustana Campus. Additionally, she has completed her Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level 1 diploma.​ Mesha can also offer Dry Needling, as part of her Physiotherapy Treatments.

 
 


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 at Grant MacEwan University in 2010. A local gal, she has been working in Lacombe, treating issues such as muscle tension and pain, digestive disturbance, headaches, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and works to support women’s health.

Ashlynn enjoys educating patients about acupuncture and how the body is capable of using its own natural abilities to heal itself. She has completed many continuing education courses including, Pregnancy Care and Pain Management, particularly of the neck, shoulders, and the lower back.

 

 
 


Regina Bossart -Physiotherapist

Regina is originally from Ponoka, AB.  She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Alberta in 2018. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Alberta, and her Adapted Physical Activity diploma from Red Deer College. 

Regina has a keen interest in manual therapy and sport injuries, and plans on further pursuing these. 

In her spare time, Regina coaches soccer, and enjoys hiking, biking, and skiing. 


Jessica Bosse - Physiotherapist

Jessica is originally from Camrose, AB. She completed her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta (Augustana Campus) in 2018. Prior to that Jessica completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and received her degree, while at the U of A (Edmonton Campus). Additionally, she will be completing her Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy diploma, in February 2019.

Jessica has a special interest in manual therapy, active rehab, sports related injuries and plans on further pursuing these areas.

Aneta McManes -Physiotherapist

Originally from Saskatchewan, Aneta competed her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2009 at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to that, she did a Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of Calgary. She has also completed certifications in Manual Therapy, Dry Needling and Peripheral Manipulation. She plans to continue advanced studies in manual therapy and has an interest in postpartum rehab. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying time outdoors with her two young children, husband and dog.