Meet Our Fully Registered & Licensed Therapists
The therapists at Pleasantview Physiotherapy Clinic have a deep passion for helping and healing their patients. With over 100 years of combined experience, the physical therapists have treated a wide variety of injuries. The team is constantly trying to improve their skills through post-graduate education in new methods of treatment. Browse below to meet our team members and to find out more about them.
Since receiving her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2006 and becoming co-owner of Pleasantview Physiotherapy Clinic, Brianna has continued expanding her knowledge base by completing a variety of postgraduate-level courses. This training has included topics ranging from manual therapy and functional dry needling to acupuncture.
In 2007, Brianna completed comprehensive vestibular-rehabilitation training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. As such, she has a special interest in treating individuals with vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, and other complex issues involving inner ear disorders. She has experience working at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in the Vestibular Disorders Clinic.
She is also passionate about working with those who suffer with chronic headaches/migraines, spinal disorders, and athletic injuries. In addition to her coursework, she is an examiner with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators where she can play an active role in examining the competency of entry-level physiotherapists.
On A Personal Note
In her life outside the clinic, Brianna enjoys various outdoor activities: cross country skiing and backcountry hiking. She is a travel enthusiast with recent trips to Japan and Africa. Besides the outdoors and travel, Brianna also actively participates in serving both on a local and international level with her church.
Co-owner of Pleasantview Physiotherapy Clinic, Chris is a graduate from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Edmonton and began working in private practice. He continues on a lifelong path of learning and has completed a variety of postgraduate courses including Gunn IMS, acupuncture, functional dry needling, and TMJ management. He has also completed numerous mobilization and manipulation courses. His special interests lie in treating the elite and aging athlete, complex motor vehicle accident patients, chronic pain conditions, TMJ problems, and headaches.
Outside of work, Chris is a devoted husband and father of small two children. In his free time, he loves to golf, snowboard, and play basketball.
Margret (Maggie) Reichel
Maggie graduated from FEEVALE University in south Brazil with a degree in Physical Therapy in 2001. She has extensive experience in fitness training and active rehabilitation. She was a certified personal trainer for several years and has run core training programs as well as fitness classes in Edmonton and abroad.
Her professional interests are sports rehabilitation, women’s health, persistent pain, aquatic therapy, and pre and post-surgery rehabilitation. Maggie is passionate about helping people and encourages them to heal themselves with a whole body and mind approach. She believes that each person can heal through proper movement patterns and helps everyone find their best way to do so.
Incorporates New Techniques
She continues to expand her knowledge with post-graduate courses, including acupuncture through CAFCI, Biomedical dry needling, manual therapy (level 3) through the CPA, persistent/chronic pain, and women’s health (pre and postpartum, incontinence, pelvic pain).
Lives An Active Lifestyle
She loves traveling, biking, Yoga, Pilates, and being active outdoors with her husband and two girls.
Maggie is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.
Ellen graduated from University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1990. Since graduating, she has worked in both hospitals and private practice settings. Ellen has completed numerous courses including diagnostic imaging, dry needling, acupuncture, manual therapy, neuroproprioceptive taping, and exercise therapy. She is authorized by the College of Physical Therapist of Alberta to order diagnostic imaging, in the use of dry needles, and to perform spinal manipulation. She is currently employed at 2 jobs: one at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital working in conjunction with physiatrists at the peripheral nerve injury clinic, and with amputees and complex musculoskeletal services, and part-time at Pleasantview Physiotherapy treating orthopedic conditions.
Ellen is fluent in Cantonese. Her special interest lies in treating musculoskeletal injuries and movement disorders such as Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and tension neck and back syndrome. Ellen has been active in her profession as a Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Alberta and the examiner for the Physiotherapy National Exam Board.
Ellen is an avid traveler outside of work. She enjoys hiking, swimming, music, painting, and sharing the company of good friends.
Anne has been a physical therapist in private practice since graduating from the University of Alberta in 1997. She is invested in continuing education and over the years has done additional training in specialty areas like chronic pain, sports assessment and evaluating the jaw. In 2016 Anne completed a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science and published a paper on rotator cuff tears in the shoulder.
In addition to treating all traditional physiotherapy problems like sprains/strains, car accidents, post-surgery or post-fracture problems, Anne has several areas of interest in her practice.
Exercise and Self Management
Function and performance are big priorities for Anne, and exercise is part of everyone's treatment. As an avid road and trail runner (and recovering CrossFitter!) she knows the importance of self maintenance. Learning how to help people take care of their own body and develop an exercise habit is her goal. She also offers Healthy Athlete assessments to look at specific movement and strength related to a person's sport or activity to offer guidance and treatment before an injury happens.
Anne has had a lot of success treating chronic pain in areas like the neck, shoulder, back and hip, often using Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). She has been a certified Gunn IMS practitioner since 2003 and has training in Active Release Techniques and other hands-on treatment methods.
TMD and Headaches
Another area of specialty for her is treating orofacial pain. This includes headaches, face pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. She can also work with your dentist to help sort out these issues.
Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
Peri completed her Physical Therapy degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical and Health Sciences, India. She holds a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from Guru Nanak Dev University, India. She is currently working towards her license to practice physiotherapy in Canada.
Peri has 3+ years of experience working as a Physiotherapy assistant in Canada and has worked at Pleasantview Physiotherapy from July 2016.
Peri is hardworking, ready to take up any challenge of life abreast with the latest trends and is a team player with excellent communication skills. Peri is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Jo-Anne did her Physiotherapy schooling in Ontario, where she was born into a family of Dutch immigrants. She began with a diploma from Mohawk College and McMaster University, later earning her BHScPT from McMaster. She has worked in hospitals, home care and private practice. Private Practice has been her home now for almost 30 years. Jo-Anne has been married for 35 years to her husband Richard and together they have 3 awesome adult children. When she is not at work at Pleasantview Physio you can find her working for her husband's Engineering company. Jo-Anne loves to cook and bake for her family and friends, read fiction and cookbooks, and tries to exercise regularly. Jo-Anne is very involved in her community church as well. She loves to travel whenever possible. Jo-Anne still enjoys her work after all these years and looks forward to meeting and working with every new client.
Will completed his Master's of Physical Therapy degree in 2018 from the University of Alberta. Having also graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta in 2015, he has a strong background regarding human biomechanics and the importance of physical activity. With this experience, he understands that certain movements in life, work, or sport can cause injury. Furthermore, he can analyze why certain movements cause pain, and can provide strategies to reduce potential injury risk and rehabilitate a mechanical induced problem.
He has completed his functional dry needling and spinal manipulation training and integrates these treatment methods in his practice. He looks forward to expanding his physiotherapy education by completing post-graduate level courses, including acupuncture, and the Orthopedic Division Levels. Will preaches an active treatment approach to all patients. His focus is on improving pain symptoms with manual therapy, needling, etc. and creating a consistent physical activity routine to maintain progressions long term.
All Sports, All The Time
Outside of the clinic, Will enjoys everything sports-related. He continues to play hockey, soccer, basketball and is an avid gym go-er. He also has an interest in learning new things, such as new exercises to perform, unique culture or food, or new sports. Don't be afraid to share your uniqueness with him!
Registered Massage Therapist
Jocelyn graduated with Honours from the 2200-hour MH Vicars Remedial Massage Therapy program in 2019. She is a member in good standing with MTAA. Shortly after graduating, Jocelyn received her certification in Dynamic Cupping and Kinetic Massage of the shoulder. She specializes in the treatment of repetitive strain injuries, TMJD and chronic pain. After completing 14-week case reports on both repetitive strain and the effects of massage on anxiety during her training, she wholeheartedly believes in the benefits of a conservative mind-body approach to overuse, daily wear and tear and long-term symptoms of pain in the body.
Improving Your Quality Of Life
Jocelyn is genuinely passionate about giving her patients a space they can feel at home in. Wellness obsessed, she is committed to educating herself and her patients to further their journey towards their best health. She offers both relaxation and therapeutic massage and loves to incorporate stretching, strengthening and joint mobilization to create a dynamic and effective treatment for each individual patient. After each treatment, Jocelyn provides every patient with a personalized home care and treatment plan according to that day’s treatment or their long term goals, to ensure the benefits of massage are carried on long after they leave the treatment room! Her background in competitive dance combined with a deep-rooted drive to foster both physical and mental well-being, Jocelyn hopes your mind will feel just as good as your body by the time you leave her table.
Incorporates Massage Modalities
As she moves further into her massage career, Jocelyn hopes to also specialize in Oncology massage, post-surgery recovery and IASTM. She enjoys incorporating multiple modalities into her treatments when appropriate, including cupping, gua sha and kinetic massage. Her number one goal is to inspire lifelong wellness, and she can’t wait to meet you and get started!
As Pleasantview Physiotherapy's Clinical Director, Jillian does more than wrangle with numbers. With more than 15 years of overseeing operations experience, she's obsessed with innovating new ways of enhancing efficiencies and increasing KPI's.
In her role, she develops and executes management strategies to cultivate a happy business culture, streamline operations, reduce costs, and ensure maximum utilization. Jillian is mostly tucked away, working behind the scenes. Still, she isn't afraid to represent our all hands on deck philosophy. She can be found anywhere in the clinic, working at the front desk, folding laundry, cleaning beds, or assisting patients.
No matter which hat she's wearing, her goal is simple -- to drive measurable results and create a positive patient experience where you feel welcomed and valued.
Outside of the clinic, she is a wife and mother to three boys. She is passionate about life long learning and continues to engage in university-level education with plans to pursue a CPA designation.
Registered Massage Therapist
Ashley has been a registered massage therapist since 2007. She completed her training at M.H. Vicars and continues to explore the amazing benefits of healing through massage therapy. When the muscles of the body are moving at their best, posture is improved, sports performance is enhanced, and overall sleep quality and well-being increase. The main goal of Ashley's treatments is to provide you with the type of massage that you want, which gets you feeling pain-free, your optimum self. She can use various therapeutic techniques to release tight muscles resulting from injury or motor vehicle accidents and can do deep tissue, to your level of comfort, to work problematic muscles. Recently, Ashley became certified in dynamic cupping therapy - a technique that uses silicone suction cups to lift soft tissue to promote circulation and decrease muscular tension.
Ashley is a mom of 3 young boys. Since having children, she began specializing in everything prenatal. As a registered yoga teacher, Ashley teaches prenatal yoga and Mom&Baby yoga classes. She provides prenatal and postnatal massage therapy. Moms-to-be are still able to continue having massages, lying face down with the accommodating bolster system to have their lower back pain and tightness treated. Prenatal massage also helps with decreasing swelling and joint pain.
Ashley started with Pleasantview Physio in July 2019. She is excited to be a member of such a positive and passionate team. She is available Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings.
Patient Care Coordinator
Tirah is a Patient Care Coordinator at Pleasantview Physiotherapy, just one of the voices behind the phone when you’re calling into the clinic.
She has worked in customer service for over 10 years, which comes with a high standard to make sure each patient leaves feeling as though they were treated with optimal care. In her spare time, Tirah enjoys photography, gardening, and spending time with her husband, son & two dogs!
Samantha is our weekend admin. She is a rare sighting in the clinic during the weekdays but you can find her smiling face at the front desk on weekends.
Guided by a desire to help others who are struggling, Samantha graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in psychology from the University of Alberta in 2017. Over the years, this developed into a particular interest on the impact of brain injuries and illness towards mental health and daily functioning. When it comes to health, she believes it is important to consider all aspects of life, including mental, physical, and social.
During her free time, Samantha likes to surround herself with stories from books, movies, and TV series. She gives equal love to all genres, and upon occasion will make her own attempts at writing some fiction. Good food and great conversation are two things Samantha finds difficult to resist.