Physiotherapists

Joey Kristoffersen

Joey has been a staple at Northern Hills Sport Physiotherapy since he received his Master's in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta in January 2008. His unique perspective of diagnostic troubleshooting has made him a valuable resource for team members and clients alike.

Joey reluctantly continues to work as needed but without a doubt would rather make a living playing his guitar in front of sold out stadiums with his band Don Coyote and filling free time with his biking and travelling passions.

We have seen Joey develop as a PT, a father, an avid outdoor enthusiast and a performer over the last decade and are very proud to have him onboard!

Having the consistency ot Joe on staff keeps his happy clientel referring his expertise and the machine rolling along. 

He has currently added IMS / Dry Needling ot his treatment repitrior.  

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Magda Schlegel

I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2010 and from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. Since graduation from Physiotherapy I have continued to take courses to further my skills in manual therapy, orthopaedics, dry needling, pelvic health, pregnancy-related pelvic gridle pain, and diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA).  

I treat a wide variety of orthopaedic and pelvic health conditions. Pelvic health conditions that can be assessed and managed by a pelvic health physiotherapist include: stress or urgency incontinence, prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, or any other pelvic pain condition. I also have a special interest in working with peri and postnatal women and have taken additional training in better treating and managing these women at this unique time in their lives.

I like to take a whole-person approach to treatment, looking at all bio, psycho and social factors that play into our pain experience. I believe that taking the time to hear a person's whole story and looking at them as a whole person, and then tailoring a treatment program that is specific to them will ultimately lead to the best outcomes.

I truly believe that exercise is medicine! My goal when working with clients is to provide them with the tools, through education and exercise, that will allow them to best self-manage their pain and/or injury and help them to reach their goals, whatever they may be.

My love for movement, and the human body with all its complexities, comes from my background as a dancer and dance teacher here in Calgary, and I have a special interest in working with dancers.

Currently, I enjoy staying active doing home based HIIT, yoga, hiking and biking with my family, and downhill skiing.

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Hannah Williams

Hannah graduated with honours from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in 2013 then completed a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in 2015. She has completed additional post-graduate training including advanced vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management, functional dry needling, and myofascial release techniques. 

Hannah combines techniques such as IMS and myofascial release with her expertise in anatomy and functional exercise to provide active rehabilitation programs to meet her patient’s unique goals. In addition to treating orthopaedic injuries from life and sport, Hannah has a special interest in concussion management. Hannah provides guidance and treatment programs to reduce symptom burden and optimize safe return to work, school, and sport following concussion.

Dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium, and balance difficulties can be extremely challenging to daily life. These symptoms are frequently related to conditions such as BPPV, vestibular neuritis/labyrinthitis, and vestibular hypofunction. Vestibular rehabilitation involves individualized exercises and specific techniques to resolve and improve the symptoms related to these conditions. Hannah uses her expertise in vestibular rehab to develop an individualized plan to help patients struggling with these challenges return to their usual activities.

When not working, Hannah uses every opportunity to get outside. She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, running, and backcountry camping. 

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Tiny Jacob

Tiny Jacob is passionate about the wonderful healing methods of rehabilitation medicine, started his career as a Physiotherapist in India. He worked as a chief physiotherapist for more than a decade in a super specialty hospital in India, before moving to Canada. In Canada he was introduced to Canadian health care system as a Physiotherapy assistant while he was preparing for his license exam. Tiny worked as a Physiotherapist in B C health and later moved back to Calgary to join as a Physiotherapist in the Clinical settings. He is experienced in treating musculo-skeletal and neurological conditions and strongly advocates evidence based practice.

Apart from work, Tiny enjoys exploring nature, fishing, biking and spending time with his lovely family. He is also keen in learning languages and Church history.

Tiny strongly believes in the magnificent words “Listen to your body, cure lies within you”.

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Abby Fasina

Abby is fun loving, has positive perception of life, always believing for the best in life. She enjoys watching movies and taking walk at her down times.

Her approach to patient management is patient oriented and she believes in spending quality time with her patient to improve their function and quality of life. She is proficient with needling and loves to put patients at ease when managing their conditions, providing adequate patient education.

Abby has 12 years of working experience in hospital where she was privileged to manage and treat wide range of orthopaedic, surgical and neurological conditions. She relocated to Canada in August 2016 in pursuit of a better life for her family. She has over 3 years Canadian working experience with Private patients, WCB and MVA patients.

Abiola (Abby) Fasina graduated from University of Ibadan Nigeria in 2000 with honors, she obtained her  Master’s Degrees in 2004 from the same university.

Abby started working at National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi Lagos in 2004 as a physiotherapist and progressed to the position of Chief Physiotherapist by 2016 when she retired from the hospital. She distinguished herself from her peers by receiving an award of physiotherapist of the year in 2015 at National Orthopedic Hospital, a hospital reputed to be the largest Orthopaedic Hospital in West Africa.

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Karen Chan

Karen is an experienced and compassionate clinician. She has always treasured the unique role of physiotherapists in making a difference in the quality of life in patients. Karen believes in working with her patients as a team; taking an individualized and holistic approach; using evidence-based practice; and empowering patients in their road of rehabilitation

Karen graduated in 2000 with Bachelor of Physiotherapy in King’s College London, University of London in England. Later in 2008, she completed her Master of Physiotherapy in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She also furthered her education in areas including manual therapy, exercise therapy and clinical pilates.

Before relocating to Calgary, Karen worked in both public and private services for more than 18 years in Hong Kong, offering her comprehensive expertise in treating a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, pre- and post-natal women’s health, geriatrics and pediatrics. Throughout her years of practice, she developed a special interest in chronic spinal pain. With manual therapy, exercise therapy, ergonomics and education, she is confident that physiotherapy does bring a huge impact!

Outside of work, Karen loves exploring the wonderful nature, going hiking and biking with her family. Being a pianist and a trombonist, making music is another way Karen enjoys life.

Apart from English, Karen is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Temi Sokunbi

I enjoy working with a diverse clientele of all ages and believe in the body's ability to heal through movment.  I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and later obtained a Masters' Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy practice (2012) from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.  

I am a firm believer in lifelong learning with post-graduation courses in McKenzie Part A, B and C.  I have over 15 years experience (from Nigeria, United Kingdom and Canada) with an emphasis on musculoskeletal, neurological, women's health and geriatric practice.  I have a keen interest in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy due to the prevalence of chronic pain in the society and the supporting evidence for addressing other factors that may be contributing to the clients pain experience.  I place a high value on the therapeutic relationship with my clients and my treatment approach is a mix of hands-on, exercise prescription and client education to name a few.  

I love spending my free time reading books on various subjects from the history of civilizatin to mindfulness and the power of positive thinking. 

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Graham Matheos

I am the founder and owner of Northern Hills Sport Physiotherapy. I was initially interested in Physiotherapy, like a lot of other PT's after being treated for several injuries as a younger adult. The profession enticed me with the work environment. I found PT clinics to be a laid back environment to work in and an environment where the therapists were faced with a variety of challenging issues to deal with thus continuing to keep them on their toes and not allowing them to get bored with working on the same thing over and over. 23 years into my career I have found that I really enjoy my job, the social interaction and being able to help individuals has been an added bonus.

I was trained in my home town of Saskatoon at the U of S, yes I bleed green (Go Riders!!!) and furthered my skills with manual courses including being a Manipulative Therapist. I am a certified acupuncture and Intra muscular Stimulation (IMS) Practitioner which has been a huge asset to my practice. I emphasize client input to their rehab and educate them on anatomy, injury pathology, home programs, ergonomics with regards to not only work but home and recreational activities. I find that the more involved a client is with their own rehab, the better they do in achieving and maintaining optimal health. In the end it all adds up to being able to do what you love and being pain free doing it, thus allowing you to enjoy it as much as possible.

I think this is my goal. I love work but I love to play even more. Mostly that is being able to play hockey, hike, surf, wakeboard, snowboard, mountain, motor and road bike and horseplay at a level that my kids are pushing me to. As they get older I find that my years of being able to beat them at everything is limited and I plan on giving them a run for their money for years to come. As a result, my own rehab and maintenance is important and I practice what I preach for the most part and so far so good. So bring it on Joey, Ellie, and Sammy!

Owning a clinic has been a great challenge for me in the past 20 years. Business has been something that I have learned on the go and I have found that the saying, 'you are only as good as your weakest link' holds true. I know that Northern Hills Sport Physiotherapy has been a great place for patients, and workers alike due to my success in staffing. I pride myself in this aspect and put a lot of emphasis on who I hire to ensure a great work environment and a great place for people to receive treatment. I hire high level therapists, with personalities that fit our professional, relaxed and productive atmosphere. This has resulted in a culture that people like to work in and where clients get results!

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