Kayla Clarke (Nguyen) is a physiotherapist who is extremely passionate about what she does. Although you will be just one-on-one with her, you can expect an energetic and vibrant environment.
Growing up on the east coast of Canada playing everything from competitive hockey, to soccer, to softball – she is no stranger to a wide variety in sports (and sport injuries!). On top of that, she completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, followed up by completing her MSc. PT in Glasgow, Scotland, before moving back home to Canada. Present day, Kayla LOVES to travel (I’ve been fortunate enough to cross 23 countries and counting), spending a lot of time hiking, camping, or snowboarding in the Canadian rockies, trying to crush some workouts at, drinking coffee and enjoying some delicious local beer (maybe even bringing along her husband and her dog!)
Lewis Anderson is a physiotherapist who fell in love with movement, health and fitness at a young age. Through his experience with gymnastics, a bachelor degree of science in kinesiology and a masters degree in physiotherapy, he knows first hand how an injury/pain/dysfunction can interfere with life. Given the opportunity, he would love to get to know you as a person and help with whatever brought you through the door.
When away from the clinic, you may find Lewis falling gracefully while snowboarding, losing repeatedly at spikeball, rock climbing routes that are too difficult and lifting a weight or two in the gym. Recently, he has started to put a few miles under his trail running shoes and likes to hike up things with a lot of incline. Don’t be shy, say hi if you see him in the clinic and don’t hesitate to ask him a question.
Lisa obtained her Physiotherapy degree through the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2009. She has worked in multiple settings throughout her career. Her most recent work experience and passion lies within the field of pelvic health and persistent pain. Recently, she has extended her passion towards treating pregnant woman and preparing them for birth from a musculoskeletal standpoint.
Lisa is a registered Pilates Instructor and she enjoys using this unique skill in rehabilitation specifically in the postpartum period. She also treats male clients with pelvic health concerns. Her physiotherapy values include building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, empowering her clients and establishing self-efficacy. Lisa’s approach is holistic, goal orientated, with a focus on finding new creative ways to increase function and helping clients gain back control. Lisa is a big advocate for health and wellness and in her downtown enjoys working out, staying healthy and spending time with her cats.
Erica Vargo is certified pelvic health physiotherapist that is passionate about learning and delivering the best practices in women’s health. She enjoys getting to know her patient’s individual needs and developing a treatment plan that is tailored to each person.
She has completed advanced training in all areas of pelvic health including pain, incontinence, prolapse, urgency, muscle imbalances and the peripartum woman. She integrates her love of novel movement, manual therapy and pain science into her treatments, looking at the whole person, not just the anatomy. Erica completed her Bachelor of Science with honours before completing her Master of Science in physical therapy, both at the University of Saskatchewan.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan – she loves all types of physical activity (fun fact – she is also a certified yoga teacher), travelling, cooking all kinds of fun food, and being a mom to her two awesome young boys!
At Rise Physio & Performance we believe in one-on-one treatments focusing on YOU. We offer longer assessment and treatment times to ensure that you get the care that you deserve.
Our goal is to help you live your best life. Your healthy / injury (no matter the level of severity) is always the priority, and getting you moving pain free and optimally is the goal. You will always receive high quality, evidence based treatment with YOUR goal at the forefront of our mind. We have a strong belief that movement and exercise has a huge role to play in your rehab plan.
And how do we do this? Our treatment is based on:
→ 1-on-1 Assessments & Treatments. We do not jump between clients or use an aide. You will have our undivided attention
→ Longer Treatment Times. We believe in spending quality time with our clients. Treatment times will be 45 minutes, allowing us to spend adequate time with you going through your rehab exercises, and also spending time doing both hands-on and dry needling treatments.
→ Finding out where the ROOT of the pain/problem area came from. We don’t want you to come back with the same recurring nagging injury, which is why we spend time and effort figuring out how you may have got that injury in the first place
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