Sherwood Park Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 501 Bethel Dr, Suite 209
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 0N2
Canada (780) 652-1128
- Paid Parking (Not Validated)
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Tuesday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Wednesday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Thursday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Friday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Saturday : 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Hindi, Gujrati, Spanish
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Welcome to Sherwood Park Physiotherapy
Helping Sherwood Park residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Sherwood Park Physiotherapy you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
- Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
- No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day
We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.
When you choose Sherwood Park Physiotherapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Bethel Dr, Sherwood Park Physiotherapy recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options. Click on the “condition” tab above to learn more about therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Sherwood Park Physiotherapy can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Sherwood Park Physiotherapy full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Conditions We Treat
At Sherwood Park Physiotherapy, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Sherwood Park Physiotherapy provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
You’re In Good Hands At Sherwood Park Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Sherwood Park Physiotherapy uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Custom Bracing
- Neuro Rehab
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vestibular Rehab
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Sherwood Park Physiotherapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
- Personal Cheque
Important Coverage Information:
Alberta Health Services (AHS)
To determine if you qualify for AHS funded physical therapy you must have a valid Alberta Health Care card and undergo an assessment by a physical therapist. If your treatments are approved you may be subject to a waiting list due to funding regulations beyond our control.
Service Access: Edmonton
If you qualify for AHS funded physical therapy treatments you may be eligible to receive the following treatments within a year. The AHS year starts on April 1st and ends on March 31st. Within that time frame you could be qualified to receive:
- Regular clients: up to two treatments per year
- Low-income clients: up to six treatments per year
- Certain orthopaedic/surgical clients: up to six treatments per year
- Only physical therapy is covered by AHS
Service Access: Calgary Health Region
If you reside in the Calgary Health Region, have a valid Alberta Health Care card, and are approved for AHS funded physical therapy, you may be eligible for the following:
- Clients with a recent fracture, broken bone or surgery within the last 12 weeks: one assessment and up to six treatments
- Low-income clients: one assessment and up to 4 treatments
- Only physical therapy is covered by AHS
- Certain types of physiotherapy such as vestibular rehabilitation are not covered
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
You are entitled to accident benefits coverage if you have been injured in an automobile accident in Alberta. Benefits coverage is provided regardless of whether you are at fault for the accident or not. However, the benefits you receive depend on your injury type.
We are able to directly bill your insurer for sprains, strains or whiplash injury. Other injury types will require you to submit expenses to your extended health benefits plan first. If you do not have an extended health benefits plan, your coverage has been exhausted or it does not cover all expenses, you can submit expenses to your automobile insurer. For a detailed list of injury types and coverage please see What to do After an Auto Collision on the Government of Alberta’s website or contact our clinic directly.
Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)
We bill directly to WCB for you.
If you have suffered a work-related injury, Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta (WCB) will pay for your initial physiotherapy assessment as well as your first treatment. Chiropractic care is available by a case-by-case basis. Any further physiotherapy treatment is subject to your claim being accepted and approved. The length of your treatment varies depending on your injury. WCB may authorize physiotherapy treatment for up to six weeks.
We bill WCB directly for treatments provided, help you with all your paperwork, progress reports, treatment extensions and communicate with adjudicators, your workplace and other healthcare professionals involved in your treatment. Our team can help you navigate through any WCB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Sherwood Park Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Kassandra Stanton - Physiotherapist
Kassandra Stanton is a Physiotherapist intern from Athabasca, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and in 2017 completed her master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Kassandra recently moved to the Edmonton area from Camrose, AB, where she completed her undergraduate, as well as graduate studies.
Kassandra’s interests lie in pediatric physiotherapy, as well as neuromuscular rehabilitation in addition to musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Kassandra hopes to continue her education in physiotherapy by obtaining her acupuncture and dry needling certifications, as well as her orthopedic levels.
Kassandra believes in using a multimodal approach to physiotherapy in order to ensure patient and family centered care. She is passionate about providing clients with the appropriate education and tools to manage their conditions after therapy so they are able to pursue their hobbies and interests, or continue to work in their desired career.
In her spare time, Kassandra enjoys dancing with the Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, traveling, reading, and cooking. She enjoys all winter outdoor activities, and would love to see snow all year round.
Ashlin Chamberlain - Physiotherapist
Ashlin completed her Biology Degree from the Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta in 2010 (with distinction). She went on to complete her Masters in Science of Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012.
Post graduate courses have included K taping Pro, McKenzie Part A (Lumbar spine), Certificate of Vestibular Rehabiliation (Emory University), Medical Acupuncture, dry needling/cupping, Orthopedic Manual Therapy Level 3 Lower/ Upper Quadrants, Essentials of Custom Orthotic Therapy.
Ashlin enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions. She has a special interest in vestibular/neurological rehabilitation. Past experiences include post-motor vehicle collision, workplace injury rehabilitation, sports injuries, and older adults.
This farm girls enjoys anything that keeps her outdoors- horseback riding, camping, hiking with her husband and dog. She also enjoys keeping up recreational fitness (running/ weight lifting) and spending time with family.
Dr. Kostadinos Kakarelis - Chiropractor
Dr. Kosta Kakarelis graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. Following his undergraduate degree he continued his academic career at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he achieved his degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in 2014. He has continued his education since his graduation from chiropractic college and has obtained certifications in Active Release Technique, Acupuncture, Activator Methods and Custom Orthotic prescription.
When he’s not in the clinic Dr. Kosta can be found exploring festivals around the city, traveling and reading.
Dr. Kosta has maintained his practice in Toronto and moved to Edmonton in the summer of 2017 to continue his journey of healing and health promotion
Donna Stefanyk - Massage Therapist
Donna is a Registered Massage Therapist, from MacEwan University and is a Member in Good Standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta. Donna is also a Nurse (Graduated Valedictorian) with extensive experience as a Surgical Assistant in the Operating Room. Donna has a keen interest in the human body and practices with the intention of rehabilitating and maintaining bodies for those who are motivated to enjoy life. Donna is trained in: T.E.N.S, and specializes in Therapeutic Massage. Outside of work, she enjoys all aspects of life: backpacked around the world, scuba dived, climbed the highest peaks, safaried, skydived, rode a motorcycle, white water rafted, lived and studied for a month in an Ashram in India, and offer Humanitarian Support in Haiti; however, she also believes and enjoys the the simple pleasures in life. “You need your body in good shape in order to show-up in ways that matter, to you, to your friends and family, and the to the little ones in your life” DS
Marianne Custodio-Fox - Physiotherapist
Marianne was born and raised in Victoria, BC where she completed Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology (2005) and Kinesiology (2007), both at the University of Victoria. From there she went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta (2010).
Since then, Marianne has also completed courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, myofascial release, and her Certificate of Medical Acupuncture. Marianne has a special interest in treating pelvic floor conditions and has completed courses in treating urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic weakness, and in techniques such as the Hypopressive method, Pfilates, and K-taping. Marianne treats conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, coccydynia, pelvic floor weakness, pelvic organ prolapse, and pre and post-partum issues.
When she’s not in clinic Marianne can be found at the dog park or out checking out Edmonton’s food and festival scene with her family.
Kimberly Crann - Massage Therapy Student
Kimberly is originally from Badger, Newfoundland. She is a student at Makami College in Edmonton, Alberta and will reach her 2200 hours in November, 2017. Her passion lies in helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. She specializes in deep tissue and relaxation massage.
Kimberly plans to continue her Education in the health/wellness field by obtaining her certifications in acupuncture and needling.
In her spare time Kimberly can be found hiking, reading, or in the kitchen making soaps and natural body products.
Dr. Lacina Barsalou - Chiropractor
Dr. Lacina Barsalou graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology and in 2013 she graduated with honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
In addition to being a diversified chiropractic practitioner, Dr. Lacina is a certified clinical acupuncture and dry needling practitioner. She is also certified to perform full body Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Activator Methods and Kinesio-Taping. Dr. Lacina likes to focus on integrating myofascial work, adjusting and rehabilitative exercise into her treatment plans to help her patients achieve their goals
and improve their quality of life.
She enjoys seeing all types of patients from infancy to 99 years old, including athletes, weekend warriors and expectant mamas. Along with treating back and neck pain, Dr.Lacina has a particular interest in treating hip pain, TMJ problems and headaches. She also believes strongly in educating her patients so that they can be empowered to make positive choices for their
In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing with her puppy Tupper, going running and swimming, doing yoga, and reading.
Lauren MacKinnon - Physiotherapist
Lauren MacKinnon is a physiotherapist from Hardisty, AB. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In 2016, she received her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She has been working in Sherwood Park, AB since December 2015.
Lauren focuses on musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions with a treatment approach that includes patient education, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise. She has obtained her acupuncture certification through Acupuncture Canada. She is continuing to work on her manual therapy levels through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
She believes in patient individuality and encourages each patient to take an active role in participating in his or her own rehabilitation process.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys playing hockey and tennis, practicing yoga, and eating sushi
Colleen Dickie - Massage Therapist
Colleen is originally from Upper Stewiacke, NS. She is a graduate from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and received her diploma in June 2014. While attending the college she actively participated in a Neurology Clinic, as well as an Out-Reach Clinic for Enhanced Facilitated Care. In the Fall of 2014, Colleen began her studies in Osteopathic Manual Practice in a part-time, five year program at the CEO Osteopathic Studies College.
Sonja de Milliano - Physiotherapist
Sonja de Milliano has completed a Bachelor of Science with distinction, specializing in Immunology and Infection and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta.
Sonja’s aim is to support you on your journey to recovery and better function by giving you the knowledge and ability to manage your own health. She is passionate about studying the human body to get to the root of the problem, so that you are able to get back to doing the things you love. She uses a gentle approach to treatment, combining therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and education.
Aside from being passionate about her work as a physiotherapist, Sonja is also passionate about pursuing an active lifestyle with her husband and dog. She is an avid long distance runner, and downhill skier.
Jarret Milton - Massage Therapist
Jarret Milton is a registered massage therapist from Edmonton, Alberta. He graduates from Makami College in December of 2017, and will then become a full 3000 hour therapist.
Jarret’s interests lie in myofascial techniques, as well as Cyriax frictions accompanied by his deep and relaxing pressure. He hopes to continue his education in massage therapy by obtaining his Graston technique certification. He also looks forward to expanding his knowledge of massage therapy further.
Jarret believes in using a therapeutic approach to massage in order to ensure a safe and effective treatment for each client. He is passionate about each client, keeping their individual needs and concerns in mind so they can leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
In his spare time, Jarret enjoys playing video games, reading, cooking, and binge watching every superhero series on Netflix. He enjoys skiing and snowboarding and cannot wait for winter to arrive.
Shazmin Dhanji - Patient Coordinator
Fluent in both English and Gujrati, Shazmin is your first point of contact at the clinic. She is caring and compassionate and will always greet you with a warm smile.
Christopher Hills - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Chris graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with his BSc in Kinesiology. He has been involved in sport since childhood and has a background working with high level athletes (such as the U of A Pandas and Bears). Chris enjoys working with a wide range conditions but has developed a keen interest working with athletes and neurological rehab. Chris likes to stay busy in his off time with his love of snowboarding, working out, traveling and food.
Nicole Lightfoot - Patient Coordinator
Nicole Lightfoot is a Patient Coordinator from Sherwood Park, Alberta. She graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 1991 with a Certified Managerial Accounting Diploma; her Office Administrative Diploma in 1992 and her Business Management Diploma with primary focus in Human Resources in 2000.
She believes in exceptional customer service and making sure each and every patient is treated with respect, care and dignity.
In her spare time Nicole enjoys swimming; reading; taking Zumba and trying new and exciting exercise classes to better her health and family.
Manishabahen Patel - Physiotherapist
Manisha completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012 from C.U.Shah Physiotherapy College, India. She completed her Canadian accreditation in 2016. During her time as a student and work she has had opportunities in various areas and has treated patients with neurological, orthopedic and cardiorespiratory related conditions. Manisha has a special interest in treating sports and orthopedic related injuries.
Manisha is a firm believer that physiotherapy is a partnership between therapist and patient.Her treatment style includes a combination of exercise, manual therapy, and home program to reduce pain, improve mobility and maintain function. She will be furthering her education this fall by taking her Medical Acupuncture certification.
During her spare time she enjoys cooking, shopping, listening to music and visiting new places. She also enjoys playing cricket, badminton and table tennis.
Aidan Gray - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Aidan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2016. Aidan grew up in Evansburg, Alberta and has been living, going to school and is now working in Edmonton since 2011. Aidan has been with the team since May of 2016, initially as a practicum student and now as a full-time certified Kinesiologist.
Aidan is a lifelong learner who hopes to further his education in areas such as Exercise Physiology, Human Biomechanics, and Prosthetics.
In his spare time, Aidan enjoys staying active through recreational sports such as basketball, volleyball and slo-pitch, fitness Training, and playing with his puppy, Ophie. He also enjoys copious amounts of video gaming and is an avid movie goer who is a self proclaimed critic relying solely on Rotten Tomato scores
Angel Pena - Massage Therapist
Angel is a Registered Massage Therapist and has been practicing for over 3 years. He specializes in deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, lymphatic massage, capsular work, and therapeutic. Being originally from Venezuela, South America Angel is fluent in Spanish as well. He is very easy going, easy to talk to, and enjoys helping others. During his spare time he enjoys, camping, spending time with family, reading comic books, and has been training in martial arts for 6 years.