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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.


Brianna Bruce


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 to IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation.)

Vestibular Rehabilitation
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 has continued furthering her knowledge in this ever-evolving field of practice, to ensure she stays relevant in new practices/techniques.

Chronic Injuries
She is also passionate about working with those who suffer with chronic headaches/migraines, spinal disorders, and athletic injuries, especially with ages 40 and older (the aging athlete!)

On A Personal Note
In her life outside the clinic, Brianna enjoys various outdoor activities: skiing, back country hiking/camping and dog walking. She is a local and international travel enthusiast, with her most recent travels to Africa. She enjoys visiting artisan coffee shops with family/friends. Besides the outdoors and travel, Brianna also actively involved in her church community.


Christopher Hines


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.


Ellen Lee


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 Edwards


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.

Ongoing Pain
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.

Jo-Anne Ogle

Jo-Anne Ogle


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.

Rakesh Jasani


Rakesh is a committed, caring, and friendly physiotherapist with a great passion for helping people of all ages. He has 2 years of experience in supporting a variety of patients who are recovering from injuries and movement disorders. He is passionate about treating knee and shoulder injuries.

He has always been passionate about learning new things and the human body which led him to his bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in 2012. From his experience, he strongly believes in creating individualized treatment and exercise programs.

Rakesh has a certificate to use Biomedical Dry Needling.

Outside of work Rakesh likes to play cricket and likes spending good quality time with family.


Jessica Shannon


Jessica has a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. She is proficient in treating a variety of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal (muscles and bones) system, including but not limited to low back and hip pain, TMJ dysfunction, post-surgical and osteoarthritis. She has a particular interest in working with individuals who have neurological conditions with dizziness and balance disruptions to improve falls prevention. With her background as a competitive varsity track & field athlete, she enjoys treating clients with sports injuries including running, jumping and throwing injuries. Additionally, she enjoys working with people who are battling injuries related to the lower body including knee, ankle and foot.

Jessica is certified in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor conditions. As a pelvic health physiotherapist, Jessica works with women of all ages who have prolapse, pelvic pain (including pain with intercourse) and bladder/bowel conditions including leakage/incontinence, urgency, and frequency. Jessica has a passion for working with mothers and families during the perinatal period of life. She has additional training in physiotherapy throughout pregnancy, delivery and beyond including c-section rehabilitation and care. Jessica has a penchant for helping mothers feel supported throughout their gestational journeys. She can assist you with positioning, core performance, birth prep, pelvic girdle pain, perineal stretching and much more to help you feel confident during pregnancy and after birth.

Jessica’s treatment plans utilize an active approach to rehabilitation with the primary focus on movement, education, and strategies to support your nervous system throughout injury. A large part of her treatments are geared towards helping her clients understand, reconnect, and reclaim their bodies, empowering them to self-manage their conditions. Health promotion and prehabilitation (to prevent injury) are vital to her clinical philosophy. When appropriate, she also incorporates manual/hands-on therapy: deep tissue massage, stretching, and joint mobilization.

When Jessica is not helping others achieve their functional goals, she is out putting

her brain and body to the test running and biking Edmonton’s river valley, hiking in the Rockies, weight-lifting, sprinting, and performing the three-legged dog in her self-led yoga practice. She is always looking for the next adventure and finding new ways to move. She is an avid traveler, having been to 21 countries (so far!), and enjoys a cozy coffee shop with a good book (usually a physio-related one that helps her further broaden her knowledge and skills!). Most importantly, she loves spending time with friends and family, especially her seven nieces.

Emily Clark


Hi! My name is Emily. I am originally from Victoria, BC where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. I then moved to Edmonton to complete my Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Being a competitive triathlete in the past along with the knowledge learned from my degree in Kinesiology fueled my deep interest in becoming a physiotherapist. During my first few years of kinesiology, I became fascinated with the study of human movement. My passion for helping others move better paired with my joy in getting to know people from all walks of life has directed me to this very rewarding profession.

My treatment philosophy is founded on providing optimal and quality patient care. I strive to create a positive and uplifting atmosphere to support my patients through their individual and unique journeys. Knowledge is power and I am a firm believer in active and purposeful treatment through education, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy. Additionally, I have taken up a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation as well as assessment and treatment of running injuries. I have a deep desire to get to the root of why my patients come to see me and am determined to help meet my patients needs that will ultimately lead to the independent management of their individual experience. I am excited to work with anyone who walks through the doors of Pleasantview Physiotherapy and am ready and determined to help you achieve your goals.

Outside the clinic I enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains, running, mountain biking, road cycling, and swimming in lakes. In the winter I love to downhill ski and since moving to Edmonton I have picked up cross country skiing and bouldering. On a more musical note, I occasionally like to sing and play guitar at open mics in Edmonton!

Trish Macklin

Registered Massage Therapist

Trish graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in June 2018.

As a Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) mobility practitioner and, a RAPID Neurofascial Reset practitioner, Trish helps everyone from office workers to athletes to increase and optimize range of motion; reduce everyday aches and pains, and minimize the risk of injury.

As a lifter and paddler, Trish understands the muscle tension and injuries that can accompany an active lifestyle.  She enjoys working with people of all ages and stages of life, to achieve their individual movement and pain reduction goals.  

For best results, prepare to be actively involved in each treatment session and be in ongoing communication with your therapist.

Courtney Baker

Registered Massage Therapist

Courtney is a 2019 graduate from Sutherland Chan School of Massage in Toronto, Ontario and is registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.

She strives to deliver the best care to her patients through providing education to her patients, creating strong and effective therapeutic relationships, and creating achievable treatment plans. She offers a variety of therapeutic massage treatments General Swedish massage including a mix of deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, and joint mobilization.

Courtney was living in Guelph, Ontario for the last few years where she started her massage therapy practice, however, moved back to Edmonton August 2023 where she was born and raised. She is excited to continue to re-immerse herself in the Edmonton community!
During her spare time Courtney enjoys hiking, cafe hopping, indoor bouldering and time spent with her friends, family and pup.

Perivinkel Kaur

Perivinkel Kaur

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.


Basil Kolodij

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Samantha Fu

Patient Care Coordinator

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.

Caitlin Stevens

Caitlin Stevens

Patient Care Coordinator

Sierra Madu

Patient Care Coordinator

Dawn Anderson

Clinical Director

As Clinical Director, Dawn is usually tucked away behind the scenes ensuring the clinic runs smoothly. However, from time to time you will find her working the front desk assisting patients or answering the phones. Always passionate about helping others, Dawn graduated from Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Care, in 2012. Dawn moved to Canada from Ireland in 2015 and spent some time in hospitality management before joining the Pleasantview team. She believes in you should never stop learning and is currently completing her certificate in Human Resource Management by night through the University of Alberta. When she’s not at the clinic you can find Dawn enjoying Edmonton’s food scene, traveling, weightlifting, or enjoying the outdoors with her partner and their dog Murphy.

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