At Airdrie Physiotherapy & Massage, we pride ourselves on having the best team to support the common goal of getting you back to peak performance.

Our Team

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Jennifer Cichon  -  B.Sc K, M.ScPT, CAFCI

Jennifer Cichon - B.Sc K, M.ScPT, CAFCI

Owner / Physiotherapist

Jen is a physiotherapist and the proud owner of Airdrie Physiotherapy & Massage. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and went on to complete her Masters in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston. She has been a practicing physiotherapist since 2006 and was the clinic director for a large company in Calgary. She is passionate about helping people get better and improve their quality of life. She believes in personalized, hands-on treatment and education as opposed to only machine based treatment.


Jen cares about her patients. This is reflected in each treatment and experience with her. She has completed Level 3 in Manual Therapy and is certified in acupuncture and hip rehabilitation. Jen has completed the Diagnostic Imaging course through the University of Alberta and has completed post graduate courses for the foot and hips as well as myofascial release.

She enjoys skiing, hiking and is an avid runner having completed many half marathons over the years. She is a proud mother and loves spending time with her husband and children when she’s not helping people get better.

Eyal Okin  -  B.PT, CMS, Dry Needling

Eyal Okin - B.PT, CMS, Dry Needling

Physiotherapist

Eyal is a University of Haifa graduate and holds a degree in Physiotherapy (2006). He is certified in spinal and peripheral manipulations, and has the dry needling certification for treating chronic myofascial and neuropathic pain in the spine and extremities.  He brings experience working as a physical therapist with a variety of athletes, including those playing elite level soccer, swimming and CrossFit. 


Eyal has a special interest in vestibular therapy and concussion, and received a certificate of competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation.  He also has extensive knowledge regarding TMJ (The temporomandibular joint ) and works with many dentists and oral surgeons.  


He believes in integrating manual therapy, dry needling, myofascial release, taping and exercise prescription in a multi-modal approach to treatment for success in healing and recovery.


Eyal is fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew.

Brittany Crowe  -  B.Sc Kin, M.ScPT, Dry Needling

Brittany Crowe - B.Sc Kin, M.ScPT, Dry Needling

Physiotherapist - On Maternity Leave

Brittany graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and continued her education at the University of Alberta where she completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Brittany is certified in Level 2 Manual Therapy, Functional Dry Needling, Anatomical Acupuncture, and TMJ/TMD Management.


Brittany brings her enthusiasm for learning to the team and a passion for helping people recover and stay active. She believes in an educational approach to recovery in conjunction with manual therapy to help her patients avoid future problems. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, camping and baking.


Brittany is excited to be part of the team at Airdrie Physiotherapy & Massage where patients come first!

Ken Luu  -  MScPT, CAFCI

Ken Luu - MScPT, CAFCI

Physiotherapist

Ken graduated from the University of Alberta in 2006 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. He has also obtained his Certificate of Anatomical Acupuncture (CAFCI) from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and his Level 2 Certificate for Functional Dry Needling (IMS) from Kineticore. Ken is also a Kinesio Taping provider after completing the KT1 and KT2 courses with Kinesio Taping Canada, and has completed Level 3 of the Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Courses
 
A lifelong student of martial arts, Ken has incorporated the self improvement philosophies of the various styles he has trained in into his treatment approach. This includes a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, IMS/dry needling, and most importantly an individualized exercise program for each client to improve their specific condition.
 
Ken currently enjoys training in Muay Thai in his spare time. He has also previously trained in Tai Chi, San Shou, holds a 2nd degree black belt in Chito Ryu Karate, and a 1st degree black belt in Ko Bu Jutsu.

Marhanda Keeping - B.Sc K, M.ScPT, Dry Needling

Marhanda Keeping - B.Sc K, M.ScPT, Dry Needling

Physiotherapist / Pelvic Health Physio

Marhanda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. Marhanda has completed 3 levels of pelvic floor physiotherapy training. This includes treatment of: incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, bladder pain, and persistent low back pain referring to the pelvic floor. She has further been educated on persistent pain and nervous system hypersensitivity for those who have struggled with long-term pain in any area of the body. Marhanda is also trained in intramuscular stimulation (dry needling). She uses what she has learned to compliment her core treatment approach of: exercise, education, and empowering her clients.


On her time off, Marhanda tries to stay active with hiking, biking and tennis. She also loved to spend time with her cat, friends, and family.

Sukhdeep Kaur -  M.Sc.PT, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Sukhdeep Kaur - M.Sc.PT, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist / Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Sukhdeep graduated with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy in 2013 and also holds a Masters Degree in Sports Physio.  Over the past 11 years she has acquired a broad range of experience in manual therapy, mobilizations, core stability, muscle energy techniques, neurodynamics, injuries of the shoulder and kinanthropometery.

She has experience in sports physiotherapy working as an on-field sports physiotherapist at National sports tournaments .

In clinical practice, her treatment philosophy includes the use of manual therapy and various hands-on techniques to correct biomechanics followed by strengthening to maintain it . 

Sukhdeep has completed courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Pelvic Health physiotherapy Level 3, Functional Dry Needling, TMJ Physiotherapy, Neurofascial Reset and Concussion Therapy .

 

Apart from work, Sukhdeep loves to read about new research in the field of health and physiotherapy.  She enjoys running, going to the gym and spending time with her family.

Sierra Kerr

Sierra Kerr

Physiotherapist

Sierra Graduated from Ambrose University in Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Then she went on to the University of Alberta to complete her Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Sierra has interest in dry needling, kinesiotape, manual therapy and in expanding her knowledge on treatment options for migraines. Sierra’s treatment style consists of education, hands-on therapy, and exercises to promote recovery and prevent future injuries. Sierra believes in being a lifelong learner and is always looking for opportunities to expand her knowledge.


Sierra loves spending time with friends and family in her spare time. She also likes to stay active by playing volleyball, going hiking, biking and wake surfing in the summertime.

Kristen Olijnyk

Kristen Olijnyk

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - Independent Contractor

Kristen was born and raised in Belle River Ontario. There she completed the 2200-hour Massage

Therapy Diploma at the Canadian College of Health Sciences & Technology in 2008. Kristen then took the next steps to becoming a fully certified RMT, and a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Kristen then decided to make the move to Calgary in 2009, to start a new chapter in her life. Once she arrived in Calgary, Kristen was quick to become a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta (MTAA), and started working in sports clinics as well a Collaborative Medical Clinic, before joining our Physiotherapy Clinic in 2014. With Kristen’s varied background in different working environments she is well rounded in relaxation and deep tissue, as well as specializes in Pregnancy and advanced hands and feet work.


Kristen is always striving to increase her knowledge base and give her clients the best service possible.   Kristen volunteers at running marathons and works with charity groups. In 2011, Kristen joined the Canadian Cancer Society and worked with them to create the “Charity Chair Massage” event to raise money and awareness for their organization.


Kristen is a very high energy person, and likes to stay healthy by working out, attending spin class and doing trick training with her dog Silver. She loves the water, and gets as humanly close as possible to large bodies of water whenever possible. When she gets the chance, she also enjoys going boating and fishing.

Sheryl McFadzean

Sheryl McFadzean

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - Independent Contractor

Sheryl has been a massage therapist since 2001. She graduated from the Lethbridge College in 2001 with honors and on December 2013 she wrote and passed her 2200hr Competency Equivalency Exam (CEE) at Mount Royal University. 

      Sheryl is trained in a wide variety of techniques such as Trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, myo-fascial cupping, and basic Lymphatic drainage. In 2003 she worked at the University of Lethbridge Health and Wellness centre  performing massage therapy to students and faculty members, and in conjunction with medical doctors and onsite chiropractors and physiotherapists. 
      
In 2016 Sheryl traveled to the Mayan Riviera on a massage conference to learn Integrated Ear, Hand, and Foot reflexology for injury and pain. She loves to continuously learn new techniques to better aide her clients needs.

 When she is not not working, Sheryl loves to travel and be outdoors. She is happiest camping outside or hiking. In 2013 she attempted the West Coast Trail. You will have to ask her about all the stories with that adventure!

Lisa Turner

Lisa Turner

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - Independent Contractor

Lisa is a graduate of MH Vicars School of Massage, earning a 2200 hour Remedial Massage Therapist degree. Offering therapeutic and relaxation massage based on appropriate assessment and treatment planning using a variety of techniques including deep tissue, myofascial release,  trigger point release, active inhibition, hydrotherapy. 

 

Originally from the Northwest Territories, Lisa moved to Airdrie in 2017 to pursue a career in Massage Therapy, further building on her passion for teaching fitness classes, nutrition coaching and leading life change programs. 

 

With a background in health and wellness and training the body to grow and change, massage therapy is a nice balance in training the body to slow down and recover, both physically and mentally. 

 

Each assessment and treatment will be customized to meet your specific concerns from relaxation to therapeutic deep tissue. 

Selena Porter

Selena Porter

Registered Massage Therapist 3000Hr - Independent Contractor

Selena is a graduate of MaKami College’s 3,000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program. With a passion for Healing and Rehabilitation, Selena excels at Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. 

She incorporates a variety of different techniques to personalize each clients treatment plan, including but not limited to: Orthopedic Assessment, Myofascial release, hydrotherapy, joint mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, and Stretching techniques.

Selena is always looking to expand her repertoire of knowledge so that she can better assist her clients through their therapy. She brings to the team a big empathetic heart, a smile and a great sense of humour.

When she is not at work, she loves to spend time with her two dogs, doing photography, and working on her various painting and wire weaving jewelry projects.
 

Jessica Craig

Jessica Craig

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - Independent Contractor

Jessica graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in the spring of 2016 with her 2200hr Massage Therapy diploma. Her focus is to create a specific treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. With a background in both a sports therapy clinic as well as a chiropractic office, she can provide a variety of massage services, including but not limited to: deep tissue, therapeutic, relaxation, lymphatic drainage and pregnancy massage. 


Aside from the relief you will feel from the massage itself, Jessica strongly believes in self-care. She will provide you with strengthening and stretching exercises to do on your own as well. 


Jessica was born and raised on a farm North West of Airdrie, so when she is not working, she enjoys riding horses and working on the farm with her family.

Bobby-Jo Harris

Bobby-Jo Harris

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - Independent Contractor

Bobby-Jo is a graduate of the Alberta College of Massage Therapy 2200 hour  Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program. With a passion for Rehabilitation and healing Bobby-Jo excels at Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, and Muscle Energy Technique.

She incorporates a variety of different techniques to personalize each clients treatment plan, including but not limited to: Orthopedic Assessment, Myofascial release, hydrotherapy, joint mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, and Stretching techniques.

Bobby,Jo is always looking to expand her repertoire of knowledge so that she can better assist her clients through their therapy. She brings to the team a big heart, an empathic ear and a positive attitude to help her client achieve their best quality of life.

When she is not at work, she loves to spending time with her Partner, dog and their family. She also enjoys a variety of sports and physical activity.

Olya Shibeko

Olya Shibeko

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - Independent Contractor

Olya is a 2200hr RMT graduate from Mount Royal University. She has been practicing massage for over 7 years and loves what she does. Since her early years giving massages to family, she was told she has a great talent and could sense where the person was in pain. She comes from a line of massage therapists as her mother has been a massage therapist for over 30 years; so Olya decided to follow in her footsteps. She enjoys helping people get better and finds great pleasure with seeing her work help many heal from severe injuries. Olya loves being active and has competed in many bodybuilding shows, which helped her understand the importance of manual therapy and how much more she was able to achieve with regular massages and physiotherapy. She truly believes the work we do is something to be proud of and is very excited to be a member of the team here at Airdrie physiotherapy and Massage.

Charlene Misura

Charlene Misura

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - Independent Contractor

After completing the foot reflexology program in Victoria with the Canadian Reflexology School in 2011, Charlene was eager to be a part of the healing process for her clients and decided to pursue massage therapy.  Charlene graduated from MH Vicars in Calgary from the 2200 Hour program in 2019.  She has successfully completed the OSCE and MCQ government exams in Newfoundland.

Along with relexology, Charlene enjoys therapeutic massage, myofascial release, trigger point release and lymphatic drainage.  She looks forward to continued education and adding more modalities to ensure clients receive the best care.

In her free time, she enjoys being outside, meditating, and being with family and friends making memories.

Erika Schijns  BKin, C. Ped (C)

Erika Schijns BKin, C. Ped (C)

Pedorthist

Erika received her Kinesiology degree with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Erika continued on to complete the Pedorthics program at Western University, graduating with distinction. She first gained interest in Pedorthics while volunteering at a Pedorthic clinic in Waterloo.

 

She experienced the wide range of ailments orthotics can help, and appreciated the large number of people who are affected. Soon after graduating from Western, she became certified and is a proud member in good standing of both the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada. Being active herself, Erika has a broad passion for sports and associated injuries however also have a strong belief in preventative health management.

 

Outside of work, you can find Erika in the mountains hiking, skating or snowboarding.

 

Shayla Oldfield

Shayla Oldfield

Office Manager

Shayla was born and raised in Calgary. She is a graduate from the School of Business at SAIT. She loves helping people and learning new skills. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching hockey and being creative

Jenessa Shergold-Wiebe

Jenessa Shergold-Wiebe

Office Administrator

Jenessa has over 13 years’ experience with medical office administration. Likely one of the first faces you will see when entering our office, she looks forward to ensuring your experience with us is positive and any questions you have are answered. 

Shelly Hart

Shelly Hart

Receptionist

Shelly grew up in Toronto but has been in Alberta for over 20 years.  She has been in customer service for 20 years and enjoys helping people.

 

When not at work her time is spent, cooking, knitting, reading, watching MMA, walking her dog and spending time with her family and grandson.

Allison Jensen

Allison Jensen

Receptionist

Allison graduated with her MOA and Unit Clerk certificates from Bow Valley. She was born and raised in Calgary but has enjoyed living and becoming a part of the Airdrie community for the last three years. She really enjoys to help people and learn new things. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and taking her kids on adventures.