Owner & Physiotherapist
Graduating from the University of Alberta in 1990, Steve completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Passionate about sports, Steve began his career working at the Sports Medicine Clinic located within the Repsol Centre, assisting athletes of all ages and levels return to the activities they loved. In 1998, Steve achieved the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Intermediate Manual and Manipulation Diploma. In 1999, he was awarded the Advanced Diploma with distinction. As a result, Steve became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. In 2000, recognized as a strong leader and communicator, Steve became the Clinic Director of Westside Sport Physiotherapy and later at Lifemark Physiotherapy – Springborough. In 2002, after over a decade of developing manual therapy skills, Steve became a certified IMS practitioner. Steve began working at Bragg Creek Physiotherapy in 2013 and in 2017, purchased the practice.
Steve has a special interest in lower extremity biomechanical dysfunction. With extensive experience treating a variety of competitive athletes, weekend warriors and anybody in between. More recently, Steve has become fascinated with neuroscience as it relates to persistent pain.
Steve enjoys trail running, cycling, and strength training but is also a foodie at heart. Planning, preparing and savouring a great meal with a glass of red wine is a favourite pastime!
Owner & Personal Trainer
Tish graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1990. She went on to obtain her CMA accounting designation and what followed was a 25+ year career in the oil and gas industry. She recently switched gears and in 2013 became certified as a Personal Trainer. She followed Steve out to Bragg Creek and has since become the office and gym manager.
Growing up in a sports loving family, social connection with each other and friends often involved getting together over a shared activity. Because of this, for Tish, working out has never been something she ‘had to do’ or as an ends to a means. Rather, she came to embrace moving as part of a healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyle. As she has gotten older, she has come to appreciate fitness as a way to maintain muscle mass, enhance cardiovascular health, challenge her balance and allow her to continue doing the activities she loves. Moreover, Tish is a strong advocate of activity and fitness for the many mental health benefits they provide: reduced depression and anxiety; decreased stress; increased self esteem and confidence; improved sleep quality and enhanced brain function to name a few. She looks forward to helping you embrace exercise because you want to, not because you have to, and to experience the many benefits that go along with it!
Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. Upon graduating, she specialized in orthopaedics and medical acupuncture.
Since 2001, she has achieved her Certificate of Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) certification and her Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (GIMS) accreditation through the University of British Columbia.
Her interest in orthopedics and sports medicine has led her to treat a variety of injuries related to neuro-muscular dysfunctions, motor vehicle accidents, and sports injuries. She has special interests in golf rehabilitation (certified with FitforeGolf), pre and post-natal care (Rost Therapy) and has extended her love of physiotherapy to our four-legged friends. She is also a Certified Canine Rehab Therapist (CCRT) and works part time at The Canine Fitness Centre in Calgary, AB. Jennifer enjoys living, working, and adventuring locally in beautiful Bragg Creek with her husband, two daughters, and their family pets.
Sarah graduated from the University of Victoria in 2001 with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was her love for rowing that initially brought her to this university and it was here she found her passion for anatomy. Sarah then proceeded to the University of Western Ontario where she completed her Master of Physical Therapy in 2004. After starting her physiotherapy practice in Ontario, the mountains were calling and Sarah headed back west to the Calgary/Cochrane area. After 10 years of working in orthopaedic private practice and completing many continuing education courses she returned to Western in 2014 to complete her Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Physical Therapy. Successful completion of this program awarded her the designation Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) and it was around this time (2013) that Sarah also certified in Gunn IMS needling (cGIMS). Since 2015 Sarah has been mentoring fellow physiotherapists and for 5 years was involved in teaching physiotherapists in the orthopaedic system.
Sarah enjoys treating a variety of clientele from the young to elderly. She loves to use education as well as her hands (manual therapy), exercise prescription and needling when indicated, to help her clients maximize their function. Sarah feels it is important to use her clinical reasoning skills to determine and treat the underlying cause of the problem. More recently her learning endeavours have been in the areas of concussion and vestibular rehabilitation.
Sarah enjoys skiing, mountain biking and travelling. She spends much of her time off in the mountains in a converted camper van with her husband and 2 dogs.
Certified Athletic Therapist
Susie has been active from a young age; and learned first-hand how injuries can affect all aspects of your life. A sports medicine class in high school started her on the path towards Athletic Therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at the University of Calgary in conjunction with an advanced certificate in Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal College. She achieved the title of Certified Athletic Therapist in 2003.
Since becoming certified, Susie has worked for many teams; as well as with athletes ranging from youth to masters, and from high-performance athletes to weekend warriors to people who have never considered themselves active; in private clinics, gym settings and at universities. She worked with post-secondary athletes at Mount Royal University previously (2007-2011), and now at Ambrose University (2017-present). She is a Practicum Agency Clinical Educator for the athletic therapy program at MRU. Helping students learn how to care for others is something that she deeply values.
Susie believes that athletic therapy is for every body. She helps people of all ages and abilities learn how to move more freely and effectively and get back to doing what they love! Susie is a life-long learner and likes to gather information from current research, continuing education courses, colleagues, and her own experience. Therefore, she draws from a broad range of skills and techniques in her assessments and treatments. A session with her may include exercise instruction and prescription, manual therapy such as cupping or myofascial release, postural and breath training; kinetic-chain evaluation and more. She has a special interest in concussions, pre- and post-natal health, and finding the root cause of pain to address it properly.
Susie and her husband moved to Bragg Creek in 2015 to be closer to the trails for biking, skiing, and hiking. They have come to love it even more for the community, and the space for their three kids to explore and grow.
2,200 Hr. Massage Therapist
Lisa-Catherine Chapman is an award winning Registered Sport Massage Therapist. Well known in her field for her intuitive and nurturing massage style, Lisa-Catherine offers 15 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. Patients are offered relaxation massage which includes stretching and releasing the muscles for complete decompression and relaxation, or deep tissue and myofascial release therapies. She is also certified in Reflexology.
Dancing for the National Ballet of Canada has given Lisa-Catherine a unique and comprehensive understanding of how to effectively recover from conditions such as persistent low back pain, neck issues, muscle injury, limited range of motion, and stress related tension (eg. headaches, weakness, fatigue).
Wondering what you can expect when you are on Lisa-Catherine’s table? She is tuned in and listens to your body’s responses at every moment so that she can deliver a massage experience individual to your needs. Patients often comment on how quickly their exact points of tension are discovered and released. Even during the deepest sports massage, clients feel soothed and relaxed.
Patrick Bergevin, outdoor enthusiast and proud father of three. What fuels his passion for pedorthics is his patients’ reaction to the information he shares, and his strong drive to find solutions. He strives to offer the best experience in foot orthotics.
Finding a career path from a summer position in pedorthics, he headed west in 2000, joined Orthotics In Motion in 2002, and acquired the company in 2004. Skiing and snowboarding have been lifelong passions, and he found that pedorthics allowed him to blend boot-fitting knowledge into value added services. Cycling, mountain biking, hiking, running and golf are also activities he has drawn upon to enhance his pedorthic knowledge, though he enjoys seeing patients from all walks of life.
Jennifer has been a part of the Bragg Creek Physiotherapy team since 2014. She moved her family from Airdrie so that they could enjoy acreage living and she could realize her dream of owning a hobby farm. She has extensive customer service experience and also is an active member of the community including her work for the Chamber of Commerce. She is the brains behind many of Bragg Creek’s events like a Taste of Bragg. Jen also has the distinction of owning Hendrix, Bragg’s most famous goat!
Morgan is a student at the University of Calgary, working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. Having hands-on experience working with children with disabilities in a specialized school environment, Morgan enjoys being involved in the lives of diversely abled individuals and has gained newfound understanding for the complex social struggles that affect those with disabilities. Graduating high school in 2017, with an interest in the field of healthcare and holistic wellbeing, Morgan’s career goals include getting her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy.
Having lived so close to Bragg Creek and Kananaskis Country, nature has always been central in Morgan’s upbringing. Her hobbies include warm-weather hiking, yoga, skating, painting and reading. She is always looking for new recommendations on hikes, books and outdoor activities, so don’t hesitate to tell her about your favourites!