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.
Michelle has over 15 years working in the field of Physiotherapy. Her experience with her own injuries has taught her the value of engaging with her clients as a partner in their rehab.
She started out as a sports and orthopedics PT in 1991, working with athletes from the CFL, NHL, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, symphony musicians, conductors and the physicians that took care of them. She switched gears to work in adult neuro rehab (her clients had experienced strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions). Later she collaborated with other practitioners to create and teach a back care program that became mandatory education for all of Calgary’s hospital staff.
Michelle’s interest in music, especially voice performance, has led her to pursue education in the areas of posture and breathing as they pertain to maximizing performance, minimizing anxiety and fatigue especially in high pressure situations.
She recently became a certified Neurofunctional Acupuncture Practitioner after intensive study with Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga (a Sports Medicine physician) at McMaster University.
A competitive figure skater and lifeguard in her youth, adult Ultimate player and avid skier, now Michelle stays active with running, swimming, yoga and kayaking. Above all, she loves being able to ride her bike to work in Bragg Creek!
2,200 Hr. Massage Therapist
Lisa Chapman is an award winning Registered Sport Massage Therapist. Well known in her field for her intuitive and nurturing massage style, Lisa 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. Lisa is also certified in Reflexology.
Dancing for the National Ballet of Canada has given Lisa 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’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.
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!