Our Team

Our team represents a well balanced, full body approach to physiotherapy. Any one of our therapists can offer you an exemplary service and help you move through a wide variety of injuries, from head to toe.

 

Allow our team of professionals to help you on your road to recovery, because “moving freely shouldn’t hurt” 

Fiona Styles-Tripp

(BScPT, Level 2 Sport Therapy Certification, Level 3 Manual Therapy Upper and Lower Quadrant)

Fiona graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto, and has completed Level 3 of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy offered through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Fiona has also completed a MVA course centered around assessing and treating MVA injuries. 

 

With over two decades of experience in manual therapy and sports injuries, Fiona has been several sports teams physical therapist, including the Fort McMurray Junior A Hockey team, the Nor’Westers Men’s Rugby Club, and the Riverbenders Classic Women’s Soccer team.

 

Fiona is a founding member of SURGE (Shoulder and Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton). As research coordinator and physical therapist consultant, she works with a group of 7 fellowship trained upper extremity surgeons together with several other physical therapists, and an epidemiologist in the area of shoulder research. SURGE has published several articles in prominent journals.

In July 2018 and 2020, Fiona was named by ThreeBestRated as one of the Top 3 Physical Therapists in Edmonton after consideration of multiple factors such as patient satisfaction and reviews, trust, and general excellence. Among a large pool of rehabilitation professionals, Fiona stands out as one of the finest!

fiona@freedomphysicaltherapy.ca

Prajakta Lonkar

(BPT, PgDipPhty, Biomechanical Dry Needling)

Praj is a registered Physiotherapist with the college of Physiotherapy Alberta. She completed her Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Tilak Maharashtra in India in 2011. Her keen interest in sports and manual therapy led her to New Zealand, where she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy endorsed in Sports Therapy in 2014. She has since completed her certification in Biomechanical Dry Needling!

Praj has over seven years of experience treating Orthopaedic, musculoskeletal conditions, sports related injuries, overuse injuries, MVAs, and work related injuries. 

She believes in educating all her patients on their conditions when she treats them, in order for them to have active participation in their treatment plan and recover faster. 

In her spare time, Praj loves to dance and is trained and certified in "Bharatnatyam", which is an Indian classical dance form! She also enjoys to listen to music, craft, and travel!

Bryce Van Camp

(MScPT, Level 3 Manual Therapy Upper & Lower Quadrant, Level 1 Functional Dry Needling)

 

Bryce graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters in Physical Therapy. He has also taken courses in McKenzie A, Acupuncture Kineticore dry needling, Manual Therapy Level 1, Upper and Lower Quadrant Level 2, and Upper Quadrant Level 3.

 

Bryce has gained experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, sports, overuse conditions, and workplace accidents. He commonly works with patients who've sustained shoulder and knee injuries, as well as patients suffering from neck and back pain, both acute and chronic.

 

He creates a personalized approach for each patient's injury, using a mix of manual therapy (including joint mobilization and soft tissue massage), exercise (with an emphasis on strengthening or endurance), and adjunct therapies (including heat, TENS, and acupuncture).

 

Bryce is an avid soccer player and enjoys most competitive sports. In the summer he spends his time hiking in the mountains or biking! 

Amanda Kerr

(MScPT, BCR, RHT)

Amanda recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Amanda completed a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the UofC, as well as Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant from SAIT. 

Amanda is passionate in educating and assisting people in improving their physical function and ability. She is an avid learner and likes that this profession will continually challenge her knowledge and understanding of the body. 

In her spare time, Amanda likes to be active by playing sports and enjoys hanging out with her two bearded dragons!

Jackson Chu

(BKin, RMT)

After graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Kinesiology, Jackson further education, graduating from MacEwan's 2200 hour Massage Therapy Program in 2019. He has several years of experience as a varsity trainer working with athletes from both the University of Alberta Bears & Pandas athletics, as well as the MacEwan Griffins. Jackson utilizes a variety of tools to create a personalized treatment approach with the focus of helping patients reach their personal activity and performance goals.

Jackson uses various techniques such as active release, RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, dynamic cupping, hot stones, and hot towels to give patients the best treatment experience! 

 

Jackson values continuing education, and enjoys remaining up-to-date with new research and methodology. In his free time, Jackson loves spending time in the river valley, local botanic gardens, or being physically active outdoors! 

Cuihong Yao

(R. Ac)

Cuihong graduated with distinction from the three-year acupuncture program and obtained her certificate in Traditional Chinese Herbology from Grant MacEwan University.​ Cuihong's list of accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and a Master's degree in Cardiovascular Disease from Tianjin Medical University in China, where she worked as a physician of internal medicine at the TIanjin Medical University General Hospital for eight years, specializing in cardiology. In addition to her duties as a physician, Cuihong was responsible for the instruction and treatment of the undergraduate course in cardiology, while also being involved in scientific research. ​In 1994, Cuihong moved on as an ultrasonic specialist, introducing ultrasound products and instructing hundreds of doctors in their use and interpretation. 

 

​Cuihong's rigorous training in both Western and Chinese medicine allows her to treat her patients from both Western and Chinese medical perspectives to achieve optimal benefits.​Cuihong's modalities include acupuncture (needle insertion), electro-acupuncture, acupressure, ear seeds, cupping, gua-sha, and various herbal medicine treatments.​

(Physiotherapy Assistant)

Jashan

Jashan is a graduate from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at NorQuest College. We were lucky enough to have her complete a practicum with us while she was a student, and now she has joined the team full time!

Jashan's favorite part about working at Freedom is seeing the smile on patient's faces as they rehabilitate and get back to living life pain free! 

Sara Wilson

(MPT, Level 3 Manual Therapy Lower Quadrant, Level 1 Functional Dry Needling, K-taping Pro Certification)

Sara graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Physical Therapy. After graduating, she worked in the Vancouver public healthcare system, with experience treating patients recovering from various kinds of brain injuries. 

 

​Sara enjoys getting to know her patients and working together to create a home exercise program to give them the power to control their body and movement. She uses manual therapy (including joint mobilization and soft tissue massage), exercise, taping techniques, and other therapies (including heat, ultrasound, TENS, myofascial cupping) to create a custom treatment program for each patient. In the coming years she plans to add to her treatment approach by taking higher level courses to learn new techniques.​

 

In her free time, Sara enjoys going for long runs, playing soccer and team handball, and going for hikes and outdoor adventures with her family.

Kristie Harrison

(RMT)

Kristie has been a RMT for 9 years and has experience treating a wide range of conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, knee and hip injuries, and whiplash. Children as young as six years old are welcome to be treated by Kristie, along with anyone else in need of help with their healing. 

 

Kristie performs dynamic cupping, deep tissue massage, deep pressure massage, kinetic techniques, stretches, and relaxation massages. Outside of massaging, Kristie loves spending time with her daughter! Kristie enjoys playing video games, singing karaoke, swimming, and going for walks. She also likes to keep up with the latest horror movies on Netflix!

Lorna

(Office Manager)

Lorna has 40 years of experience in administration, with an emphasis on face-to-face and telephone public contact. After working in several varied industries, she learned the ins and outs of the physical therapy administration world and has been a part of the Freedom Physical Therapy team as the office manager since the clinic opened in March 2014. We do not know where we would be without her expertise! 

Lorna has lots of interests and fills her spare time baking, cooking, quilting, reading, or hanging out with her pets

Ethan

(Physiotherapy Aide/ Personal Trainer)

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Macewan University, Ethan pursued his Certified Personal Training certification. Ethan is passionate about getting the general population back to a functional and active level. His main skills include strength and conditioning, with an emphasis on injury reduction and rehabilitation. 

When Ethan's not in the gym, he enjoys to read and draw! 

In Memory of Jamie

Former RMT

"Life is a journey, I'm starting on the next leg..."

 

Jamie joined our Freedom Physical Therapy team in April 2018. As our massage therapist, she was loved by our staff and all her patients. Jamie had many different skills that she used to greatly improve the lives of all she touched. She had a huge heart, gentle yet strong hands, was full of kindness, and had an eagerness to learn and share her newfound knowledge. 

   

Jamie was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in late June and was given a few months to live. She had courage and was brave, spending time with her family, reassuring her friends, and preparing us all for her time of transition. 

   

Cancer is never easy, and is rarely kind, but it can't erode faith, it can't diminish friendship, it can't erase memories, it can't destroy love or steal the soul and it can't crush the spirit; for Jamie lives on in all of us.

   

It's always hard to say "good-bye" so instead we say "bon voyage"

-Fiona Styles-Tripp and the Freedom Physical Therapy Family

Thank-you for choosing us to help get you back moving freely!