Elspeth Hughton, PT Intern

Elspeth grew up in High River, Alberta and graduated from the University in Calgary with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2015. She then combined her interest in travel and her pursuit of Physiotherapy, moving to Scotland to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. During her program she had the opportunity to experience clinical placements across Scotland including Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee, and Inverness. She also chose to travel to Nepal to complete her visiting rotation at the Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy Nepal, working with children with Cerebral Palsy.

After graduating from her Physiotherapy Program, Elspeth worked in the National Health Services Scotland as a Rotational Physiotherapist. She has experience working in multiple settings including community, outpatients, and in acute care.

Elspeth also has had a passion for Irish Dancing from a young age. She danced competitively at a national and international level, and since returning to Calgary from Scotland has expanded this passion to teaching dance to children and youth.

Elspeth provides individualized care that helps every person achieve their unique goals, whether it be competitive sport, returning to work, or participating in recreational activities.

Aaron Prosser, PT Intern

Aaron grew up on both ends of the Prairies, having been born in Calgary, spending his youth in Winnipeg, before returning to Calgary in his teens. Aaron completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Calgary, and recently completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy with the University of Alberta. 

Throughout his university years, Aaron has been actively involved in swimming and aquatic leadership, working as a head lifeguard and swimming instructor at a local pool.  He has taught swimming skills to clients of all ages and abilities, with a particular interest in teaching adults, teen lifesaving, and children with disabilities. Aaron looks forward to using his experience teaching and motivating to help his patients to take an active role in their recovery. 

Outside of work, you’re likely to find Aaron being active anywhere near the water – whether swimming laps at the pool, or wakeboarding and wakesurfing the lakes of Northwestern Ontario. He also has been involved with Scouting since he was a youth, and now volunteers weekly as a Scouter with a local Cub Scout Pack.

Josie Astley, PT

Josie completed her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Prior to this, Josie completed a bachelor’s degree of Exercise Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Through her years of education, travel, and sport, Josie has gained an exciting perspective on how to help others live a healthy and active life. As a Personal Trainer, Josie has the experience to guide clients through all stages of recovery, while working towards life long healthy living. Her experiences as a collegiate and professional soccer player have provided her with the importance of physiotherapy in athletics and the benefits of individualizing rehabilitative programs. Her experience working within the renowned Scripps Medical Centre in San Diego has allowed Josie to gain integrative tools and a holistic understanding of how to best support patients in their rehabilitation journey.

Josie has since then continued to add knowledge and education to her practice. Josie is a certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist who specializes in incontinence and is passionate about helping others gain the support and knowledge they require to regain their pelvic health. Josie has also obtained her certification in IMS/ dry needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Mulligans Manual Therapy.

In her spare time, Josie enjoys cooking for her family, competing in Crossfit, and traveling to new countries.

Anna Kemp, PT

Anna grew up on Vancouver Island where she completed her BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. During this time Anna spent time with the Castaway Wanderers Rugby club and four seasons with the Vancouver Island Raiders football club as an athletic trainer. She went on to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland before moving to Calgary in 2013. Since starting her career as a Physiotherapist, Anna has gained experience working both in private practice and pediatrics.

Prior to starting with PhysioWorks, Anna worked at CBI Health where she split her time between WCB return to work programming, private practice, and long-term disability. She was heavily involved with their chronic pain program, where she gained a greater appreciation for the complexity of pain disorders and the importance of holistic care. Anna has participated in additional training for complex pain management, functional movement screening, running gait analysis, and concussion assessment. She has completed AA1: Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture and is currently working on her certification through AFCI.

Anna is currently employed with Pacekids Programs within their Early Childhood Services (ECS) program delivering care to preschool and kindergarten aged children with special needs. Anna has a passion for working with children and is excited to further help families by offering private pediatric services in the community. Anna has had additional education in adaptive physical activity and toe walking and is able to offer both acute and developmental pediatric physiotherapy.

In her free time Anna likes to stay active and enjoys running and going to the gym. When the weather is nice she loves to spend time hiking, camping, and on Vancouver Island with friends and family.

Jackie Reynolds, PT

Jackie graduated from U of A with a BScPT and has a wide variety of clinical experiences starting in Alberta before moving to Saskatchewan, onto Ontario and finally back to Alberta again to settle in Calgary.

She has completed numerous manual therapy courses ranging from the assessment and treatment of joint dysfunction, to myofascial tightness and mobilization of the nervous system. She is certified with the AFCI for acupuncture and certified in Biomedical Dry Needling for the treatment of trigger points. She has also attended various courses related to adaptive and core strengthening as well as active strategies to help with persistent pain.

Jackie feels that treatment is a team effort with the physio providing the hands-on work and relevant information so that the patient can actively enhance their recovery.

She enjoys traveling with her husband, and practicing yoga.

Jo-Ann Scott-Noye, PT

Owner and operator of PhysioWorks, Jo-Ann is super excited to bring a level of excellence in Physiotherapy care to Airdrie.

Jo-Ann graduated from Dalhousie University in 1994 with a B.Sc. in Physiotherapy after completing her B.Sc in Psychology in 1990. After working in Canada for 5 years, Jo-Ann accepted a 7 month contract in Kuwait; 9 years later she returned to Canada and made Calgary her home. While overseas, she commenced her M.Sc. in Rehabilitation sciences from McMaster University; completing it in 2012.

In addition to her varied clinical experiences over the years, Jo-Ann has completed extensive training in manual therapy, muscle movement imbalances, mobilization of the nervous system, treatment of chronic pain and the assessment and treatment of occupational injuries. She is certified in Graston techniques as well as certified in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. As a caring and devoted professional, Jo-Ann provides you with an individualized treatment program aimed at addressing your specific needs.

Jo-Ann has also completed training in Canine Physio. She previously worked at the Canine Fitness Centre in Calgary. While she has taken a leave from this position in order to focus on PhysioWorks, she holds the centre, the people and all the pups near and dear to her heart.

In her spare time Jo-Ann and her husband enjoy spending time in the mountains camping, travelling and heading to the beach in PEI in the summer. Jo-Ann is also actively involved with the ALS Society of Alberta, being a committee member for the Betty’s Run for ALS. She also enjoys running, working out, yoga and working in her yard/garden. She is working on training Clinic Dog Ca$h.

Bhanupriya “Priya” Pathak, PT Intern

Priya has enjoyed working in pediatric and adult physiotherapy since her graduation from India in 2008. Along the way, she has taken a variety of professional courses including Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT) and Sensory Integration Therapy (SI). Priya strongly believes in team work and encouraging each of her client to reach their maximum potential. Outside work Priya enjoys hiking the Rockies and cooking for her family.