MEET THE TEAM
BPE, MPhty, Dry Needling
Brian graduated from the Master of Physiotherapy Studies program with Distinction at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to completing his Masters degree, Brian attended the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelors degree in Physical Education in the Sports Performance stream. Brian enjoys treating a variety of injuries from occupational/recreational to elite level sport.
He has worked as an on ice trainer for the PAC Saints and St. Albert Raiders Hockey clubs, as well as working as a Physical Therapist in a national and international role with Handball Alberta and Handball Canada. He enjoys participating/coaching in volleyball, basketball, triathlon, hockey, golf and team handball where he has competed at a national and international level. Brian utilizes manual therapy/manipulation, IMS (dry needling) and strength and conditioning exercise to work with clients to reach their functional goals.
Brian is also trained in the assessment and treatment of men's pelvic floor dysfunction (incontinence) and is Matheson certified to complete Functional Capacity Evaluations.
MPT, BSc.Kin, FDN, COMT
In 2009 Lindsay graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and in 2013 she completed a Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia.
After practicing in Vancouver for 5 years she moved to Invermere in 2018 and operated her own clinic before merging and joining the awesome team at Copper City Physical Therapy.
Lindsay has taken advanced training in dry needling, and manual and manipulative therapy. She also has special training in chronic pain, osteoarthritis and pelvic health. Her special interests are injuries of the arm, hands and lower back, as well as assessment and treatment of pelvic floor function. However, she treats all ranges of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and impairments. Her approach is simple: manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and functional limitations, and individualized exercise programs for long lasting pain relief and self-management.
Outside of work, Lindsay can be found biking, hiking, paddleboarding and cross country skiing. This valley has a lot of amazing adventures to offer and Lindsay looks forward to helping you enjoy them all year round.
MSc.PT, BSc.(Hons) Physiol.Sports Sci.
Jane graduated with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University and holds a BSc Honors in Physiology and Sports Science from the University of Glasgow. The latter included the study of elite performance and physiological adaptations to exercise, focusing on the cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal systems. In 2012, Jane moved from rural Scotland to Cochrane AB, drawn by her love of the mountains. Having experienced the Albertan ranch life, Jane is now calling British
Jane’s goal is to provide her patients with the knowledge and tools that will enable them
to manage their injuries and realize their health goals. Post graduation Jane has
completed her training in: Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling (IMS), Kinesiotaping,
Myofascial Release, and Injury Prevention in Runners. Her work in a private practice
setting has provided her with a broad range of experience, including working directly
with Banff Sports Medicine orthopaedic surgeons at a weekly knee clinic. This involved
postoperative testing, assisting safe return to sport and care following knee surgery.
Jane also was part of a team of Physiotherapists assisting in the triage of shoulder
patients, to help improve access to non-surgical and surgical care. Jane has been
fortunate to have been involved in extensive specialized hand mentorship and she aims
to further her special interest in the rehabilitation of the upper extremity; from shoulder
Growing up on a farm in the South West of Scotland, Jane was competitive in
equestrian sports. More recently she is enjoying the opportunity to pursue her keen
interest in skiing and mountain biking.
B Sci (Exercise Science)
Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Nutrition Coach (PN1)
Postpartum Corrective Exercise specialist (CES)
Australian mum of 3- movement obsessed- wine lover
Shelley has been in the fitness industry for 20 years, and after (very!) recently moving to Invermere from Canmore, she is so excited to bring her extensive experience, empathy and passion for strength training to the Columbia valley.
“I’ve coached a vast range of humans, from Olympic and Canadian National Nordic Ski and Biathletes, to youth development hockey, football and swim athletes; to seniors, acute injury and chronic pain clients, kids, weekend warriors and weight loss clients…… What I have found though, in recent years, is pure joy after working with females; helping my kindred sisters feel strong, empowered, and better understanding their amazing bodies and unique hormonal profiles is truly my jam!
“I also deeply believe that elite strength coaching should not be limited to elite athletes!! The application of current exercise and sport science practices, blended with an art of listening, play, and personality, forms the foundations for successful, individualized programming within my training environments.
“I can’t wait to meet you Invermere. Let our journey to strength and wellness begin!”
Certified Pedorthist (Canada)
HBa Kin, C.Ped (C)
Lindsay graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. After a stint as a ski patroller at Panorama Mountain Resort, Lindsay returned to school in 2018 to attend the Diploma in Pedorthics program at Western University, and became a Canadian Certified Pedorthist in 2019. After completing her certification, Lindsay practiced part-time in Fernie, BC before joining the team at Copper City Physio.
Lindsay is an expert in biomechanics and healthy movement. Her training in pedorthics has given her a special expertise in gait analysis, conservative treatment of lower limb injuries, footwear fitting and modifications, as well as the design and fabrication of custom foot orthoses. Foot pain can be debilitating, but Lindsay is passionate about keeping her clients active and healthy with the right footwear, rehabilitation, and custom orthotics when necessary.
Outside of clinical work, Lindsay is a professional triathlete focussed on off-road triathlon and mountain bike racing. She is a PMBIA Level 1 mountain bike coach, triathlon coach, and adaptive ski instructor. Lindsay loves spending time in the mountains, and when she is not working you can usually find her running or biking on the local trails.
Registered Massage Therapist
Derek is a 2019 graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, and a 2021 Kinesiology graduate from the university of the Fraser Valley. As a massage therapist, Derek likes to focus on trigger point release, active myofascial release, and movement rehabilitation. With a background in kinesiology and personal training he utilizes movement and strength rehabilitation as an essential component of his massage therapy treatments. He has enjoyed an active lifestyle as a mountain biker, hockey player and powerlifter. As a result, he has had to rehabilitate many of his own injuries over the years and is able to relate to those struggling with similar issues.
Derek is excited and willing to work with injuries of any nature. However, his greatest interest is with lower back pain patients. Having personal experience with back pain, he has focused on research and continuing education for patients with back and spinal pain.
Registered Nurse, BScN
Kat does the behind the scenes office work at Copper City Physical Therapy. She also works clinically part time as a Registered Nurse