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 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 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.

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.


* Not currently taking new patients. 




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

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 3 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.

Lauren Smith - B.Sc K, M.ScPT,  Pelvic Health, IMS Dry Needling

Lauren Smith - B.Sc K, M.ScPT, Pelvic Health, IMS Dry Needling

Physiotherapist / Pelvic Health Physio

Lauren Smith graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours in 2017, and subsequently graduated with her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She holds certificates in IMS/dry needling and Mulligan’s MWM. Lauren also holds 3 levels of Pelvic Physiotherapy training along with certifications in Pelvic Girdle Pain and Cesarean Birth and Rehabilitation. This includes the treatment of incontinence, prolapses, pelvic pain, bladder pain, persistent low back pain referring to the pelvic floor, safe exercise during pregnancy, post c-section rehab, and returning to exercise postpartum.


Lauren enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities, from pediatrics to older adults. She has experience working with acute and chronic athletic injuries with patients from elite athletes to weekend warriors. She has a special interest in chronic pain, pediatrics, and women’s health.

Geoff Koenig - M.ScPT

Geoff Koenig - M.ScPT

Physiotherapist

Geoff graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. He has completed his functional dry needling (IMS) certification, TMJ certification, and various post-graduate seminars on manual therapy. He has taken a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation, and he is experienced in working with both acute and chronic injuries.

Geoff strongly believes in a hands-on approach, personalized therapeutic exercise, and client education during sessions to help clients move and feel better. In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding, woodworking, and playing with his dachshunds Winnie and Nala.

Rebecca Brady

Rebecca Brady

B.Sc K, M.ScPT

Rebecca graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2018, and worked as a Kinesiologist in private practice for over a year. Rebecca also obtained her CSEP-CPT personal training certificate during her time between degrees. Rebecca went on to continue her education at the University of Alberta and graduated with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in December 2021. 


Rebecca has obtained her Canadian Orthopedic Division Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal level 1 manual therapy certification, Shift Level 1 "Best Practices in Concussion Management", and Evidence in Motion Functional Dry Needling Level 1 certifications. Rebecca emphasizes an individualized approach to rehabilitation that combines education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription that targets each patient's individualized goals. She is passionate about exercise and health and enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and hiking, as well as attending hot yoga and barre classes. Rebecca enjoys working with a wide range of populations, with a special interest in working with outdoor athletes.


Rebecca is excited to work with the team at Airdrie Physiotherapy & Massage to ensure patients meet their rehabilitation goals.

Sierra Kerr - On Mat Leave

Sierra Kerr - On Mat Leave

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 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.

Sheryl McFadzean

Sheryl McFadzean

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

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!

Jessica (Craig) Laughlin

Jessica (Craig) Laughlin

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr - On Maternity Leave

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.  She is also certified in dynamic cupping.


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.

Egle Buiskyte

Egle Buiskyte

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

Egle is a 2200hr registered massage therapist.  Egle graduated from Mount Royal University, as a RMT, in 2017.   Her massage treatment methods include deeper tissue massage together with relaxation, depending on client’s goals.  


 Egle has a big passion for health industry and strives to continue to learn new skills to reach the best results.  She has completes courses in myofascial cupping, lymphatic drainage, TMJ, gua sha, K-Taping and acupressure.


Egle loves nature (mountains, beaches, animals…), activities (hiking, running, cycling, dance…), enjoys to explore Canada and other countries, meeting new people with their stories and beautiful life experience.

Cindy Bohlender

Cindy Bohlender

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

Cindy studied Massage Therapy at Mount Royal University and belongs to The Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapist Association (CMMOTA).


Cindy believes in a holistic approach to massage and focuses on the overall therapeutic goals of the client, assesses physical restrictions or issues, discusses treatment based on clients immediate and long term needs and performs an individualized treatment plan.   Cindy cares very deeply about her client’s health and wellbeing and ensures their comfort and security in all aspects of the massage.


Cindy offers Therapeutic, Sports, and Relaxation Massage and provides stretching and strengthening exercises to further support the individual in a homecare plan.

In her spare time Cindy has a passion for fitness which includes Extreme Bootcamp workouts, weight training and being outdoors hiking, biking, and taking long walks with her dog Briggs.

Oksana Waldner

Oksana Waldner

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

Having been a massage therapist since 2008, Oksana has extensive experience in the field. She graduated from the Kyiv Medical University of the Ukrainian Association of Folk Medicine with honors in 2008.


Throughout her career as a massage therapist, she has been fascinated by the body and traditional healing practices. As she worked in a rehabilitation center for a few years, she discovered she liked helping people feel better and relax. She believes massage therapy is a great way to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and ease pain. The goal of her career is to help people become the healthiest and most vibrant versions of themselves.


Using a combination of assessment and treatment, Oksana restores function and alleviates pain and discomfort in the musculature, fascia, nerves, joints, and bones. Her therapeutic massage techniques and manual therapy include, but are not limited to, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, manual lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, joint mobilization, trigger point release, cross fiber friction technique to break up tissue adhesions and decrease scar tissue's negative effects on the body, and general relaxation massage. To further support the individual in homecare planning, she also provides stretching and strengthening exercises. Oksana has undergone specialized prenatal training and has a great deal of experience working with women for pre & postnatal massage. She utilizes a specialized pregnancy pillow which allows women to safely and comfortably lay down at all stages of pregnancy.


In her spare time, Oksana enjoys traveling and hiking outside with her family. Her other interests include gardening, baking, hiking, biking, and taking long walks with her dog Ronic.  She is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Elisabeth Temple

Elisabeth Temple

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

Elisabeth graduated from MH Vicars 2200- hour massage therapy program in Calgary of 2018. She pursued a career in massage after seeing first hand how much it can help with recovery after suffering a injury, having surgery, and with easing pain and discomfort from everyday life.


Elisabeth believes in working with her clients to achieve their short and longterm goals, by listening to their concerns, assessing their condition and providing an individualized treatment plan.


Elisabeth is trained in a variety of techniques which she likes to incorporate throughout her treatments, and likes to take a therapeutic approach.


Outside of work Elisabeth enjoys spending time at the barn, exploring the outdoors with her family, learning new things and

seeing new places. 


Massage treatments:

Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep tissue, Trigger point release, Myofascial release, Manual lymphatic drainage, Pre-natal, Post-natal, Cupping therapy, Infant / youth massage, Joint mobilization

Kristen Cole

Kristen Cole

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

Kristen is a graduate of Alberta College of Massage Therapy, where she earned her 2200 hour Massage Therapy diploma and was awarded honours with distinction. 


After spending nearly 15 years helping people as a 911 operator, Kristen was inspired to become a massage therapist partly due to her experience as a client! As a former sufferer of chronic tension headaches, Kristen knows first hand the importance of identifying and treating the cause of pain, not just the symptoms, and is passionate about working with clients to achieve lasting results and improve their quality of life. 


When she is not busy with her new career (still helping people, just in a much different way) Kristen enjoys chasing after her kids, hanging around with her dogs in the sunshine, and attempting to achieve balance by practicing yoga. 


Kristen is full of knowledge and enthusiasm, and is  excited to be a member of the team of professionals at Airdrie Physiotherapy and Massage, to help you feel better!

Andrea Eschak

Andrea Eschak

Registered Massage Therapist 3000hr

Andrea was born in Edmonton and moved quite a bit before settling in Airdrie.  She received her 3000 hour diploma at Makami College.  Her active lifestyle and personal training background led her to massage as she understands it’s importance in helping to keep the body working at peak levels.  Being an avid runner/trail runner hiker she understand the mechanics of these actives and the stressors that can occur during the training and day of activity.


Andrea enjoys incorporating multiple massage techniques into her routine with myo-fascia release, trigger point, deep tissue all catered to what the client needs.


In her spare time,  Andrea likes to run, weight lift, hiking & trail running adventures, spending time with her dog and game nights with her family.

Corbi Saretsky

Corbi Saretsky

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

Corbi graduated from The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has always had a passion for helping people and making people feel better, and found a way to do so by pursuing massage therapy. The mental and physical aspects of being in pain is what she aims to treat.  She's trained in joint mobilizations, Swedish, relaxation, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage, as well as cupping therapy.

Corbi grew up in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on an acreage, and recently moved to Alberta.  She likes to spend her spare time working out, doing yoga, and walking her dog Ginny.

Corbi looks forward to seeing you, and helping you get to feeling your best!

Jessica Nolan

Jessica Nolan

Registered Massage Therapist 2200Hr

Jessica Nolan, RMT is a graduate of MH Vicars in 2018. Throughout her years of practice, she has had the honour of helping different bodies recover, relax and renew their mobility and mind. Jessica has worked with a variety of individuals and helped them achieve their personal massage goals. Treatment planning, and home care are a part of her style as a massage therapist. She has seen long term effects blossom during and after sessions. Every body is different and unique, and can tailor each massage, listening to the needs of the individual that comes in to see her. Massage is not a one size fits all in her professional career, and every body has had different experiences in their life that may affect their mobility, and mind.

She works with her own mindfulness practice in my home life.  She promotes stretching/strengthening sessions afterwards and of course, a lot of water.

Jessica looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion in working with patients and encourage them to be the best they can be.

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.



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