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Our Clinicians

AlbertaPT Partners are groups which support a vision improved health care delivery through innovation in the province of Alberta. The clinicians in these groups are like-minded in their commitment to quality evidenced-based practice. They include physiotherapists, spine physicians, surgeons, orthotists, chiropractors, massage therapists, psychologists. 

Brian Yu
Registered Physiotherapist

Brian Yu is a physiotherapist practicing in Calgary, Alberta with expertise in Whiplash-Associated Disorders. His areas of clinical practice include early conservative intervention, advanced physical therapy, and medical screening.

Brian Yu completed his undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 1996, followed by a Master of Rehabilitation Science and post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has 6 years of experience in Governance working in various roles at the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. Professionally, he is a founding partner and former clinical instructor with ptHealth. He has consulted with a number of physician groups which include Imagine Health and Caleo Health.

Brian Yu interests include health care innovation and medical collaboration. He is part of the Caleo Health Technology and Research Team. Brian currently practices at Ranchlands Physiotherapy and Lynnwood Physiotherapy.

Christine Salter
Registered Physiotherapist

Christine Salter is an experienced Physiotherapist who has been working in private practice in the Calgary area for 20 years. She graduated from the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Saskatchewan in 1992. Since then she has received advanced training in the area of manual therapy and uses a hands on approach in treatment. She has developed a special interest in treating neck and back pain whether caused by a traumatic event such as a car accident or chronic pain from arthritis or poor posture. She uses her assessment and her knowledge of the body to detect muscle imbalances which may have arisen due to old injuries, compensatory patterns and muscle overuse. Treatment is directed at teaching her patients better body awareness, improving posture and strengthening key muscles of the core. Christine is also trained in Medical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She uses acupuncture to support the immune system and enhance the recovery process. Certain acupuncture points can be used effectively to increase blood flow to injured tissues and provide a more natural approach to relieving pain and muscle tension. Christine currently practices at Ranchlands Physiotherapy.

Heather Cody
Registered Physiotherapist

Heather graduated from the University of Alberta with her Masters in Physical Therapy and previously, her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Since graduating she has worked in 2 private practice clinics, as well as part time at the Foothills Medical Centre. She recently completed her first Acupuncture course and is able to apply traditional Chinese Medicine points to provide therapeutic benefit for many musculoskeletal conditions.

During her education, she completed a variety of placements, including working with stroke survivors in the Traumatic Brain Injury Centre, mobilizing patients post pulmonary thoracic surgery and rehabilitation programs for seniors in a long term care facility. She also completed two private practice placements working with WCB clients, MVA accident injuries, as well as sport injuries.  Heather currently practices at Interactive Health Physiotherapy in Crowfoot.

Paula Bouchard
Registered Physiotherapist

An avid Flames fan and experienced physiotherapist of nearly 15 years. Paula is a graduate from the University of Alberta and she also holds a degree in Kinesiology. She enjoys treating all types of injuries including motor vehicle accident and work related injury, but especially sport injury. She is trained in Acupuncture and is able to apply traditional Chinese Medicine points to provide therapeutic benefit for many musculoskeletal conditions. Other highly specialized skills include spinal manipulation and ultrasound for mastitis.  Paula currently practices at Interactive Health Physiotherapy in Crowfoot.

Nicole Carvalho-Lee
Registered Physiotherapist

Nicole Carvalho-Lee is a registered physiotherapist with Physiotherapy Alberta, College and Association. Her areas of clinical expertise include research, practice innovation, exercise, and manual therapy.

Nicole Carvalho-Lee completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary. She later completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University. She has worked at Market Mall Physiotherapy as a Senior Physiotherapist and Foothills Physiotherapy as Clinic Director.

Nicole Carvalho-Lee works with AlbertaPT and her main area of practice is clinical research and program development. She is currently unavailable for direct patient care in clinical practice.

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