The Creekside Team

Physiotherapy

Kari Loftsgard

Kari is a University of Saskatchewan graduate, receiving her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy

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Kari Loftsgard
Kari Loftsgard

Kari Loftsgard

Kari is a University of Saskatchewan graduate, receiving her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy (2004) following a Bachelors of Science in Physiology (2001). She has supplemented her university education with a Certificate in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 2006 and numerous post-graduate orthopaedic courses including: Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, Muscle Energy (MET) of the thoracic spine and rib cage, and became a certified Gunn IMS practitioner in 2012. 

Kari’s physiotherapy experience encompasses a great deal of variety in both public and private settings. She maintains an active mountain lifestyle with her husband Carson, a teacher at Selkirk Secondary School, and their 2 boys, Ben and Eddie. Kari enjoys running, golfing, skiing, and family hikes in and around the beautiful peaks and valleys of the East Kootenays.

(250) 427-2202

kari@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Ryan Sleik

Ryan graduated from McMaster University in 2003 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy

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Ryan Sleik
Ryan Sleik

Ryan Sleik

Ryan graduated from McMaster University in 2003 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy and in 2001 from the University of Lethbridge with a Masters of Science in Kinesiology.  He worked for 2 years in Guelph Ontario with the Arbour Health Group and then moved back home to his roots in the East Kootenay's to work in Kimberley.

Ryan's thesis was on the relationship between attention and anxiety and their effects on motor control and balance.  His interest in balance led him to start treating vestibular disorders and balance issues early in his career as a physiotherapist.  He also has an interest in working with chronic pain management and is a member of the Chronic Pain Masterclass through the Canadian Institute of Chronic Pain and Disability.

Ryan's most recent passion has been treating Post Concussive Disorders. He joined the Shift Concussion Management Group in 2015 and has integrated concussion management into his practice.  His background in vestibular rehabilitation and pain management has been an asset in working with post-concussive disorders.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Joanna, daughter Ruby and dog Buddy.

(250) 427-2202

ryan@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Joanna Sleik

Joanna graduated from McMaster University in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy

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Joanna Sleik
Joanna Sleik

Joanna Sleik

Joanna graduated from McMaster University in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy and in 2002 from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience.  Joanna completed a Certificate in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2006.  She also has specialized training in Running Analysis and has taken courses in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute and in Visceral Manipulation through the Barral institute. She completed her Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Training through the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in April 2012 and operates K9 Rehab; providing rehabilitation to four-legged clients throughout the East Kootenays.

Joanna maintains an active lifestyle by chasing after her daughter Ruby and GoldenDoodle Buddy.  She enjoys cross-country skiing, golfing and hiking.  She is also an avid runner and completed Ironman Canada in 2009 with her husband Ryan. 


(250) 427-2202

joanna@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Andrew Burkholder

Andrew has recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Physical Therapy (2015), following a Bachelors in Human Kinetics (2011).

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Andrew Burkholder
Andrew Burkholder

Andrew Burkholder

Andrew has recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Physical Therapy (2015), following a Bachelors in Human Kinetics (2011). Since graduation, he has completed his Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (Level 1) Certification. He has experience working in critical care, neurological rehab and orthopaedics. Andrew has a particular passion for integrating the latest research and evidence in order to get people moving and feeling their best.

When Andrew is not working you are likely to see him skiing, golfing, hiking, canoeing or playing soccer.

(250) 427-2202

andrew@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Sports Medicine

Yvonne Keyzer

Dr. Yvonne Keyzer, MD, FCFP, Dip Sports Med (IOC)

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Yvonne Keyzer
Yvonne Keyzer

Yvonne Keyzer

Dr. Yvonne Keyzer, MD, FCFP, Dip Sports Med (IOC)

Yvonne has been a family physician in Kimberley for the past 17 years, and has recently completed a diploma in Sports Medicine through the International Olympic Committee.  She can be seen around town running, cycling, hiking, and cross country skiing – often trying hard to keep up with the rest of her family as they train with the Kimberley Nordic Racers. She is looking forward to pursuing her longstanding interest in the field of sports medicine and hopes to be able to help people engage in a healthy Kootenay lifestyle.

(250) 427-2202

yvonne@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Registered Massage Therapy

Karen Janicek

Karen has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia since 2009, and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC.

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Karen Janicek
Karen Janicek

Karen Janicek

Karen has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia since 2009, and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC.  She went to Massage school in Victoria, BC.  Karen had her own Massage Therapy practice in Golden, BC for six years before making the move to Kimberley in the summer of 2015.  She is enjoying life in Kimberley with her young family.

Karen has focused her continuing education on myofascial release work, and is comfortable with a wide range of massage techniques.  She uses a blend of various techniques to help assess and treat patients.  Her experience ranges from pre and post pregnancy, post-surgical clients, and athletes to geriatric populations.

(250) 427-2202

karen@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Robyn Lancaster

Robyn is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of BC

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Robyn Lancaster
Robyn Lancaster

Robyn Lancaster

Robyn is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia. She is also a trained DONA Doula. Robyn is originally from Calgary but was drawn to the beautiful mountains of Kimberley and stayed for the love of the people and the lifestyle. She became interested in Massage Therapy because of the prospect of helping people reconnect with their physical selves and the chance of reducing pain in their everyday lives.

She is often amazed at the different ways that muscular tension effects our physical being and is eager to try to help discover if there is a way that massage can help your condition. She believes in both traditional and alternative medicines and that both are powerful and have their place --- finding the balance is the key to optimum health.

(250) 427-2202

wildwindrmt@hotmail.com

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Kinesiology

Hali Duncan

Hali is a Registered Kinesiologist in the province of BC and Certified Personal trainer through CSEP

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Hali Duncan
Hali Duncan

Hali Duncan

Hali is a Registered Kinesiologist in the province of BC and Certified Personal trainer through CSEP. She has worked in various programs like the Occupational Rehabilitation program (OR-1) and Return to Work Support Services (RTWSS) through WorkSafeBC, hydrotherapy program, Joint Replacement Program, Osteoarthritis Program, and with ICBC. In her spare time you can find her teaching Highland dancing, running, and pursuing a Masters in Counselling.

(250) 427-2202

hali@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Shenoa Runge

Shenoa is a Registered Kinesiologist with a degree in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary

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Shenoa Runge
Shenoa Runge

Shenoa Runge

Shenoa is a Registered Kinesiologist with a degree in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and a Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM). Shenoa is a coordinator for the Moving into Wellness Programs in Cranbrook and Kimberley helping people getting their fitness back after life changing events like stroke and heart attack. She has in interest in posture assessment and spine health and is a contractor through Creekside Physiotherapy and Tanglefoot Training Centre.

(250) 427-2202

shenoa@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Yoga Therapy

Kirsten Guest

Kirsten Guest has been immersed in the study of yoga and meditation since 1994

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Kirsten Guest
Kirsten Guest

Kirsten Guest

Kirsten Guest has been immersed in the study of yoga and meditation since 1994. A keen interest in movement and the body brought her to become a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour teacher. She has studied extensively with Richard C. Miller, and is now an instructor and mentor for the teacher training program for the meditative yoga nidra practice of Integrative Restoration (www.irest.us). Her yoga classes focus on developing awareness and sensitivity in meeting the body deeply and exploring the balance of strength and release, playfulness and focus. She also works with clients individually giving instruction in meditation and sharing tools to deal with trauma, anxiety and chronic pain.

(250) 427-2202

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Ross Guest

I am a husband, father, grandfather, retired lawyer now working as a yoga and meditation teacher in Kimberley BC

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Ross Guest
Ross Guest

Ross Guest

I am a husband, father, grandfather, retired lawyer now working as a yoga and meditation teacher in Kimberley BC. My interest is the day-to-day, practical applications of the iRest meditation protocol to help reduce or relieve sleeplessness, stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. I also enjoy watching new yoga students slowly improve their lives through a regular yoga practice.

I am a certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher and a Level V Supervisor for IRI. I teach IRI students to utilize the iRest protocol through the certification process. I have studied with Dr. Richard Miller for over 17 years, attended at least 20 retreats with Dr. Miller and I am a Director and Financial consultant to the Integrative Restoration Institute.

My field of experience in offering iRest Yoga Nidra lies primarily in multi-session trainings, one-on-one personal practice sessions, introductory weekends and retreats. I teach a Men’s Yoga class at Creekside Physiotherapy and a variety of classes at the Tanglefoot Training Centre www.tanglefoot.ca.

Please see www.irest.us for more information.

(250) 427-2202

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Administration

Carol Kalmring

Office Assistant

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Carol Kalmring
Carol Kalmring

Carol Kalmring

Carol joins us after a history working in the field of medical reception.  She is a local to Kimberley and might be a familiar face to many.  We are pleased to have Carol as a essential member of our team.

(250) 427-2202

info@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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Sabrina Park

Sabrina Park became a part of the Creekside team in October 2012

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Sabrina Park
Sabrina Park

Sabrina Park

A familiar face in the customer service industry in Kimberley, Sabrina Park became a part of the Creekside team in October 2012. Working Bootleg Gap Golf, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley Golf Course, Kootenay Therapy Centre and now Creekside has made her an experienced and versatile member of our team.

Moving from Calgary in 2007, Sabrina started a fresh life in Kimberley. An avid Golfer, Snowboarder, Hiker and Diver, she knew that Kimberley was a good place to be.

(250) 427-2202

sabrina@creeksidephysiotherapy.ca

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