Jhankar, PT Intern

Jhankar’s journey as a dedicated physiotherapist commenced in Delhi, India, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2015. Her unwavering commitment to helping others motivated her to gain valuable experience practicing in India before embarking on an exciting venture to Canada. While in Toronto and Calgary, she found great fulfillment working as a Recreational Therapist for over 4 years, notably assisting seniors with dementia in enhancing their quality of life. Nevertheless, her true passion for Physiotherapy eventually beckoned her back.

Jhankar is deeply intrigued by the interconnectedness of the human body, influencing her treatment philosophy, which places strong emphasis on addressing the underlying cause of the condition. Her approach incorporates hands-on therapy, customized exercise prescriptions and tailored treatment plans, all delivered with a client-centered focus.

Committed to continuous improvement, Jhankar actively pursues lifelong learning, staying updated on the latest research and embracing innovative strategies and techniques to better serve her clients.

Outside of her professional life, she finds solace in nature, often exploring lakes, and parks throughout the year. Jhankar also enjoys recreational activities like painting, Table Tennis and strategic board games, which provide a mental workout. Additionally, she treasures quality time spent with her husband, further embodying her commitment to well-rounded living and holistic wellness.

Beke Ekpe, PT Intern

Beke is a compassionate internationally trained  physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Ghana in 2012, and has since been practicing until 2022 when he had moved to Alberta, Canada. The almost 10 years of  experience started with  pediatric rehabilitation where he provided ultimate care to children with disabilities before moving to assist post
operative orthopedic and Musculoskeletal clients to improve upon their functional independence.

He is currently an interim Physiotherapist licensed in Alberta, Canada.

Beke is of the view that everyone is entitled to a quality of life, and thus needs to improve upon it whenever life affects it one way or the other, and his calling is to assist people in getting this improvement through evidence base strategies like education, hands on techniques and individualized exercise therapy, keeping in mind the goal of his clients.

Beke himself likes enjoying life so when he is not attending to his clients, he loves spending his time with family and friends, travelling to enjoy nature or keeping fit with his favorite being aerobic dances.

Kendall Holdaway, PT

Kendall grew up in Cochrane, Alberta and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science and Major in Kinesiology in 2017. Following this degree, she worked for 3 years as a Professional Kinesiologist, expanding her exercise repertoire, and building connections within the rehabilitation community. She then decided to pursue her Master of Science in Physical Therapy through the University of Alberta.

From a young age, Kendall was passionate about living an active and healthy lifestyle and established a love for competitive sports. She dedicated 15 years to competitive figure skating before quitting to pursue her educational endeavours. Through her commitment to competitive sports, she had many firsthand experiences working with multidisciplinary treatment teams including physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, psychologists, and dietitians. This ignited her passion for injury prevention and taught her the importance of proper rehabilitation. Through Kendall’s own rehabilitation journey, she has learned the value of personalized treatment, and approaches her practice with a client-centered focus. Kendall believes that proper education, hands-on therapy, and personally tailored exercises help to bridge the gap between an injury and recovery. She aims to empower her patients to create resilience to future injuries.

In her spare time you will find Kendall skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, and backpacking, camping, or spending quality time at a lake with her husband and dog in the summer.

Aaron Prosser, PT

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.

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.

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.

Josie Astley, PT (Currently On Leave)

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.

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.

Hazel Drakes, PT Intern

Hazel grew up in the beautiful island of Barbados. She has 20+ years of experience as a physiotherapist having graduated from University of the West Indies in Jamaica and later with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (special interest in older adults) in the USA.

Hazel grew up dancing and playing many sports. It was a knee injury while dancing that lead her to pursue a career in physiotherapy.

She also has a background in various group exercise certifications and personal training (presently adding Pilates). For her, movement is vital to any strong rehab and wellness program and must be carefully incorporated to empower her patients to be their best.

Elspeth Hughton, PT Intern (Currently On Leave)

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.

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.