Physiotherapists

Jacynthe Brodeur

Kevin Worobey

Tom Wong

Catherine Vipond

Massage Therapists

Jacky Vigh

Athena Markusson

Alyssa Mossey

Julie Leavens

Administration

Larissa Fedora

Jessica Pastorek

Terri Broadbridge

Ann Morrow

Physiotherapists

Jacynthe Brodeur, Physiotherapist, BSc.P.T., FCAMT, CAFCI, GunnIMS

Jacynthe Brodeur

Physiotherapist, BSc.P.T., FCAMT, CAFCI, GunnIMS

Jacynthe graduated in 2002 from Laval university with a bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Her training at a post-graduate level include the highest certification in manual therapy, the Fellowship of Canadian Academy of Manual therapy (FCAMT), traditional acupuncture, Intramuscular stimulation, core stability, custom foot orthotics, diagnostic imaging, taping and functional and sport exercise training.

Jacynthe’s philosophy of treatment is that every injury happens for a reason, she searches for the underlying cause to achieve optimal healing and prevent re-injury. She then uses a variety of treatment techniques and exercises to regain maximum function and healing. She believes in hands-on treatment and uses mobilizations, manipulations, dry needling and soft tissue techniques to help achieving the patient’s goals.

She is an outdoor enthusiast, rock climber, mountain biker and backcountry skier, passions that she shares with her life partner Vince Osborne. She also loves spending time with her two young kids, Zach and Zoé.

Kevin Worobey, BSc. (Zoology), BSc.P.T, CAFCI

Kevin Worobey

BSc. (Zoology), BSc.P.T, CAFCI

Kevin's years of expertise and specialization while practicing in the field of physical therapy include: manual therapy, traditional acupuncture, sports therapy, exercise prescription, and custom foot orthotic prescription. After graduating with Distinction with a BSc in Zoology ( U of Calgary) and a BScPT( U of Alberta), he has been very successful treating clients for fourteen years, including seven in his home town of Banff, at Banff Physiotherapy. Kevin's passion and determination to optimize functional recovery also extends to the elderly population while completing home-care visits with Alberta Health Services.

In his free time, Kevin is extremely busy volunteering at swim meets, timing at ski competitions, enjoying piano recitals, and moving gymnastics equipment for his two children, Nikolas (age 12) and Kiana (age 9). His lovely wife, Shari, teaches at Banff Community High School and they both enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and camping.

Tom Wong, Physiotherapist, B.Kin, M.Phty, CAFCI

Tom Wong

Physiotherapist, B.Kin, M.Phty, CAFCI

Tom completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in 2009, he also holds a Bachelors of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. Tom has a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries.

As a graduate from Australia he has a strong manual therapy background taking a more hands-on approach to patient’s treatments. In continuing to advance his manual therapy skills, Tom completed the Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy program at Curtin University in Perth, Australia and will be pursing the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy specializing in Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University. Tom also obtained his Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture from the AFCI in 2012.

Having served with the Canadian Forces and the Australian Defense Force he understands the demands of a “high performance athlete” and aims to empower patients to take control of their treatment by providing self management strategies and achievable goals. As an avid rock climber Tom has suffered many climbing related injuries and also has a special interest in those injuries from the shoulder, to the elbow, and the fingers.

During his off time you will find Tom in the mountains telemark skiing, mountain biking, at the local crags climbing, in the backcountry high up in the alpine, or traveling around the world.

Catherine, Physiotherapist

Catherine Vipond

Catherine completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta and has additional post graduate courses in dry needling, manual therapy and concussion management. Originally from Ontario, Catherine moved west after completing her Bachelor of Science specializing in Life Sciences from Queen’s University to pursue her athletic dreams. She competed as a professional cyclist and represented Canada as a member of the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team at several World Championships. Injury cut her cycling career short, but time spent in physiotherapy allowed her to fall in love with the profession. She has a strong interest in musculoskeletal injuries, injury prevention and concussion management. Since moving to the valley in 2011 as a cyclist, Catherine has expanded her activities and can often be found in the mountains on foot, skis or two wheels with her husband Matt.

Massage Therapists

Alyssa Mossye, Massage Therapist, RMT

Alyssa Mossey

Massage Therapist, RMT

Alyssa has been living in and exploring Banff since 2009. Her love of the mountains inspired her to move out here from Ontario and she hasn’t looked back since. Her appreciation for the body and sport sent her back to school in 2015 to obtain her 2200 hour RMT diploma. Alyssa is passionate about helping her clients achieve their recovery and wellness goals. She likes to incorporate many different techniques into her massages, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, mobilization, sports massage and relaxation therapy. She also offers cupping and likes to incorporate it into her massages to benefit her clients. She loves to learn about new therapies and new ways to treat her clients. As an active rock climber, mountain biker and skier, her love for outdoor sports transfers into helping her clients excel in their pursuits.

Athena Markusson, Massage Therapist, RMT

Athena Markusson

Massage Therapist, RMT

Athena obtained a two year, 2,200 hour, diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy, in Saskatoon. Her certificates, experience, and special interests include: therapeutic massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, manual lymph drainage, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, joint play, intermediate shiatsu, cupping, range of motion dysfunction, postural dysfunction, headaches, muscle tension and pain management. Treatment plans are made and home care exercises are given as part of the session. Her depth of touch and massage is always dependent upon client care and pain tolerance. Her goal is to give her clients the very best care possible so that they may obtain their life, sports and wellness goals. Athena is a professional scuba diver and avid traveller. She has hiked many mountains, volcanos and deserts, and dived deep into many seas and oceans. Her other interest include free diving, paddle boarding, yoga, meditation and music. She has lived in Banff since 1990 having left a couple years at a time for various business ventures and education.

Jacky Vigh, Massage Therapist, RMT

Jacky Vigh

Massage Therapist, RMT

After graduating with honours from the Massage Therapy program at Everest College in Hamilton, Ontario, Jacky left the province in search of a snowboarding adventure in the Canadian Rockies; an adventure which has lasted half of a decade and has no end in sight. Her belief that the best kind of life is one filled with active play in the great outdoors has caused her to settle here in Banff, where she can fulfill her passion for biking, snowboarding, and touring the backcountry. In order to maintain the mountain lifestyle and maximize performance, physical body maintenance is key. Jacky is dedicated to helping the members of Banff mountain community restore and maintain full-body balance in order to thrive in their physical endeavours. To reach this goal, she uses a therapeutic approach, combining myofascial release, deep tissue and trigger point release.

Julie Leavens

Massage Therapist, RMT

Julie combines fifteen years practical experience as a registered massage therapist and over three decades in the health/wellness industry as a fitness club owner, instructor and trainer, to help clients feel, move and function better. Advanced certifications in corrective exercise design and degree in human movement (BSc Kin U of Waterloo), enable her to address muscular imbalances causing pain and dysfunction and then deliver targeted, results-oriented and “just what you need” therapeutic and relaxing treatments. Her massage modalities include Trigger Point Therapy; Myofascial Techniques (Including Cupping); Kinetic, Pre-Natal, Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Orthopedic Massage; Manual Lymphatic Drainage; Muscle Activation and Active Release Techniques; Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 (completion March 2019).

An avid outdoor enthusiast and longtime Banff resident, Julie can be found exploring mountain trails with her 4 legged friends (horses and dogs) and her 2 legged partner Tim!