Our Team
Our Team

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Kella Glen, PT

Kella has over 24 years experience in the private practice area of physiotherapy. Her experience has taught her that the main goal of her job - through thorough education of a condition and giving clients all the tools she knows to not only manage that condition but to keep it from reoccurring - is to do herself out of a job. She likes to say, “You see me once or twice a week. You see you every day. You're the one who can make the most difference to your condition.”



Kella has a special interest in knees, core stability training for chronic low back pain clients, and functional strengthening programs. She works hard to see the big picture of an injury or dysfunction and enjoys the longer booking times at Strive to be able to comprehensively address conditions. She has strong soft tissue skills and utilizes techniques in addition to manual treatment such as acupuncture and cupping. She also makes good use of kinesiology or “K” tape to facilitate continued activity. Through all the above mentioned skills and philosophies, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at Strive, and with a strong dose of humour, Kella will make your rehabilitation experience as enlightening, successful, and enjoyable as possible.

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Tracy Trieu, PT

Tracy was born and raised in our very own Cowtown. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (with distinction) and then moved to Edmonton to complete her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. As a dedicated Calgary Flames fan, she decided it was best to move back to her hometown to pursue her career.



Tracy is experienced in treating various musculoskeletal conditions, with a keen interest in the shoulder and hands. She provides one-on-one physiotherapy sessions tailored to patient’s goals. Her approach includes a biomechanical and functional assessment to develop a comprehensive exercise program and treatment plan. Tracy has training in Mulligan techniques and is experienced in various hands-on manual therapy techniques to help facilitate healing. Tracy has a passion for empowering people with education about their injury and providing strategies to help patients manage and prevent recurrent injuries.

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Ally Christie, PT

Ally graduated from University of Western Ontario with her Master's in Physical Therapy in 2005.She has practiced in several acute care settings focused on joint arthroplasties, orthopedic repairs, and fractures. Ally is trained in Manual Therapy and Selective Functional Movement Assessment that assists with maintaining joint mobility during rehabiliation of injuries. Ally is also certified with Acupuncture Level 2 from Acupuncture Canada Certification, and Functional Dry Needling Level 2 from Kinetacore which facilitates quicker recovery and pain control.

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Brenda McGahey, PT

Brenda combines her passion for physiotherapy with over 23 years of experience and advanced education to help her clients get results. Always focused on getting to the root of the problem, Brenda has advanced training in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (Part B therapist), Gunn IMS/dry needling, Functional Dry Needling, Exercise Prescription, Women’s Pelvic Health and Sports Injuries. She has experience working with a variety of clientele including MVA, WCB, Sports Injuries, and Women’s Health. While raising active kids and maintaining an active lifestyle herself, the number one goal is to be able to help clients achieve their highest level of function and activity so they can be their best self. Trust Brenda to steer you in the right direction for all of your rehab goals.
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Annabelle Bissonnette, PT

Annabelle’s passion for the field of physiotherapy grew while working as a Physical Therapy Assistant in home care. Captivated by the influence physiotherapy services can have on someone’s life, this led her to earn her bachelor’s degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary. Annabelle then completed her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta. Originally from a small French town east of Ottawa, she moved to Calgary 10 years ago and continues to be drawn by the proximity of the Rocky mountains.

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Amanda Fandrick, RMT

Amanda is a 2,200 hour graduate from CCMH Foothills College of Massage Therapy and a member of good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA).

Experienced with MVA treatments, musculoskeletal conditions/imbalances, chronic pain and sports related injuries, Amanda is a firm believer in postural rehabilitation; training patients to be aware and correct imbalances to decrease risk of muscular discomfort or injury. Amanda enjoys working with women in each stage of pregnancy. Amanda strives to return patients to proper function, using techniques such as joint mobilization, fascial technique, passive muscle work, hydrotherapy, stretching and glass cupping therapy.
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Jo , RMT

Johanne graduated the 2200 hour program from Foothills College of Massage Therapy and has been massaging since 2005. 2 years of training consisted of intense study in anatomy, physiology, ergonomics, bio-mechanics, orthopaedic assessment, clinical studies, therapeutic exercises and hydrotherapy. She offers a variety of massage therapy techniques such as Swedish massage, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, visceral manipulation , manual lymph drainage, advanced sports massage, advanced deep tissue hot/cold stone therapy, Oncology Massage, teaches infant massage and has a history of Active Release Technique®.

 

She is committed to her clients and enjoys working with them to provide relief for a broad range of injuries or ailments including TMJD, cancer, motor vehicle accidents, breast concerns, paralysis, headaches, pre /post natal massage and degenerative disk disease, to name a few.

 

Johanne loves working with athletes, children, people suffering from injuries and repetitive strains. She is currently studying on becoming a Certified Sports Massage therapist.

 

As a RMT Johanne takes the time to learn what her clients goals are and will tailor her treatments to their needs to obtain the desired therapeutic results. When she isn’t relaxing at work or hiking in the mountains, she is in the gym working toward her next fitness competition.

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David Volpi, PT

David is an orthopaedic physiotherapist with over 17 years of experience in assessing and treating orthopaedic injuries of all types. He strives to help people achieve their potential through physical therapy.

David is certified in manual and spinal manipulation therapy, acupuncture and dry needling. David is also well versed in strengthening and stretching, biomechanical evaluation and exercise physiology, David is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in helping patients with injury from motor vehicle accidents, helping patients prepare for sports and other strenuous activities, and helping relieve pain and soreness from other conditions.
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Krzysztof Nowak RMT

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Phil Gillies, PT

Phil brings over 10 years of international physiotherapy experience to Strive Physiotherapy. He has practiced in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Canada; treating clients from elite-level Olympic athletes to weekend warriors.


Phil has a background playing and working in elite-level rugby and believes that every patient, no matter their background, deserves top-class personalized injury assessment, treatment and management. He is regularly updating and adding to his clinical skills: he is licensed to perform spinal manipulation and IMS/Dry Needling, and authorized to order diagnostic imaging.

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Giuseppe Izzo, PT Intern

Giuseppe has completed his post-secondary education entirely in Italy, first at the University of Cassino where he obtained his B.Sc. in Physical and Sport Activities, then at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he achieved his B.Sc. in Physiotherapy. Giuseppe also holds other advanced therapy certifications in PNF Stretching Techniques, Basic Swedish Massage Techniques and Professional Sport Kinesio-Taping Application.”



During his years of practice, he believes that the real key to success in physiotherapy is a solid and trustful relationship between the therapist and their patients. His rehabilitative approach is based on the idea that full recovery can only be achieved when the patient is aware of their condition and becomes an active participant in the process.

Giuseppe has worked in different rehabilitation settings throughout his career, ranging from semi-professional soccer teams to the Stroke Unit of a specialized neurological hospital and home care physiotherapy. This allowed him to see a wide variety of patients and conditions: postural, traumatic, developmental, vestibular and neurological.

When he is not at the clinic, he loves spending time with his family and friends, often cooking Italian dishes for them. As well, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, cycling and hiking in the Rockies.

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Tamara Gogol, PT

Tamara graduated from the University of Alberta in 1999 with her B.Sc, in Physiotherapy. She has advanced training in manual therapy, exercise prescription and spinal stabilization techniques. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.



Tamara has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings over the past 15 years and has worked extensively with injuries related to WCB, motor vehicle accidents and sports related injuries. She enjoys working with a variety of clientele. Tamara’s strength is her ability to listen to her clients and provide the education they need to reach successful outcomes. Her treatments usually involve manual therapy, pain relieving modalities and a comprehensive home program focused on pain management and return to function/activity.

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