TAMARA GOGOL, PT
Tamara graduated from the University of Alberta in 1999 with her B.Sc, in Physiotherapy (with distinction). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 personalised 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.
"Tamara and the team at Strive are friendly, professional and incredibly knowledgeable."
David, without your magic hands I would have never had a chance to dance Tango last night, 2 days ago I couldn't move and at the show last night I was able to perform and dance with NO pain
“Back to my workout regimen quickly”
I have used both physiotherapy and massage services at Strive. Tamara is knowledgeable and very personable. She got me back to my workout regimen quickly. Amanda is the best massage therapist I have been to. She is amazingly strong and I always leave feeling refreshed.
“They go the extra mile”
I can't say enough good things about Strive! The physio therapists are very knowledgeable and caring. They go the extra mile for you. I will always go there for my physio needs. Great job ladies!
Really convenient location and great friendly staff. The therapists have a TON of experience and that's important when you want to get back on your feet quickly!