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Oct'17

Kjersti Malinsky

Kjersti Malinski is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Physical Therapy program. Kjersti is a lifelong fitness enthusiast who enjoys training for marathons, swimming, road biking and hiking. She strives to help others find their passion for physical activity by volunteering as a pace group leader for half marathon training clinics. Kjersti’s ultimate goal is to help others get involved and stay involved in physical activity. Kjersti’s treatment philosophy is to maintain a balance of fun, variety and patient-focused goals in rehabilitation. She has completed STOTT and Balanced Body Pilates courses as well as advanced training in the Orthopedics, manual therapy and women’s health. In 2014 she became certified to practice dry needling, and completed the ISM Series in 2016. Kjersti loves working with women of all ages in the dynamic and challanging feild of women’s health and considers it a privelege to serve this population. Kjersti is …

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Oct'17

Calvin Wong

Calvin graduated with his Bachelors of Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2008. During his time at McMaster, Calvin worked with various varsity teams including tennis, squash, badminton and volleyball providing field-side coverage for practices, games and tournaments. He went on to pursue his physical therapy degree, and in 2010 Calvin graduated with his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. Since graduating, Calvin decided to cultivate his skills in orthopedic practice and has pursued post-graduate training with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, Gunn IMS, and the Upledger Institute for CranioSacral techniques. Calvin is also currently completing his Graduate Certificate in Manual Therapy at the University of British Columbia. In 2013, Calvin took the Discover Physio Series with Diane Lee and LJ Lee and was introduced to the Integrated Systems Model (ISM). Since 2013, Calvin has had the privilege of learning with his peers and mentors at …

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27

Apr'15

Dustin Palsson

Starting her journey at the University of Winnipeg, Dustin completed a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, and then moved to Ottawa to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. During her last year, she participated in an internship at NeuroGym Rehabilitation which ignited her passion for helping others achieve their best potential in ways not traditionally thought possible. Dustin completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University, and then returned to Ottawa to work in orthopaedic private practice. Dustin believes strongly in patient centered care and listening attentively to patients concerns. She works together with patients towards achieving their goals with a multi-faceted approach to get to the root of the problem.  Dustin strives to ensure that her patients understand the nature of their injuries inside and out so that they may be actively engaged in their rehabilitation and prevent …

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17

Feb'15

Lynne Brochu

Lynne Brochu graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (with distinction) in May of 2006. Lynne Brochu has been working within the friendly city of Moose Jaw her entire career. Lynne’s struggle with her own personal injuries, along with her never-ending drive to constantly seek continual professional growth, the most innovative, advanced techniques, and an evidence-based, authentic belief system to practice from, has led Lynne down a life-changing journey which has brought her to where she is today. Lynne Brochu owns and operates Within: Self Mastery Through and Beyond Physical Therapy Inc. and practices with the Integrated Systems Model or ISM (Diane Lee, LJ Lee) as well as other paradigms. Lynne participated in ISM training, learning directly from the ISM’s inventors on a one-on-one basis, from October of 2011 through to September of 2012 with the bulk of training having occurred in Vancouver, …

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17

Feb'15

Andrea Plitz

Originally from Ottawa, Andrea Plitz completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at Queen’s University, and went on to McGill University to complete her Masters of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy. Since then she has worked in both public and private clinical settings. Working at The Ottawa Hospital for almost 2 years provided her with excellent experience in understanding and working to rehabilitate moreacutely-ill patient populations including orthopedics, medicine, general- andneuro-surgery, vascular and amputees, among others. It has given her a unique perspective on how our current health system operates and how to best meet the needs of patients during and after an acute medical incident. Wanting to work more closely with her patients, Andrea moved from the hospital to private practice. Here she enjoys the opportunity toget to know her patients, work with them throughout their rehabilitation and help them return to optimal function and activity. Her treatment focuses on …

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Feb'15

Jason Kresic

Jason is new to the Motion Matters Team, arriving in March 2009. After graduating from the University of Ottawa with his baccalaureate in physiotherapy, he started his professional career split between an inpatient medical setting at the Ottawa Hospital and the outpatient sports medicine setting at a private orthopedic clinic in Orleans. These founding experiences provided him with a unique opportunity to work with a diverse clientele as well as, gain wide-based clinical knowledge and develop a multifaceted set of treatment skills. In order to provide the best possible standard of care, Jason believes in the client-centered approach to physiotherapy. This is supported by his strong interest in staying current on the latest medical research and taking post-graduate physiotherapy courses. Jason passion for professional development has driven him to accept a position as an executive member of the National Capital Unit (NCU) of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy …

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