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OWNER, FOUNDATION HEALTH CENTRE
WOW PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PHYSIOTHERAPIST, KELLY WICKS PHYSIOTHERAPY P.C.
Kelly Wicks has been practicing physiotherapy in Fredericton for the past 12 years. Kelly began her post-secondary education in her home town of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Memorial University. From there, she moved to Fredericton and completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. Her love of human anatomy and human movement led her to pursue a career in the field of Physiotherapy. As a result, Kelly attended Dalhousie University in Halifax from 2001-2004, completing a degree in Physiotherapy, following which she moved back to Fredericton to begin her professional career.
In 2015 Kelly played an integral role in assembling a team of highly skilled and like-minded clinicians for the new Foundation Health Centre in Fredericton.
Over the years, Kelly has participated in a number of post graduate courses and specialty training that have given Kelly diversity in her approach to physiotherapy assessment and treatment. Although her main treatment area is orthopedics, she also holds special designations as a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator and a Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluator, giving her the ability to determine an individual’s current level of physical function and or cognitive function as it relates to their ability to perform specific job tasks. As a result, Kelly excels at working with injured workers of New Brunswick and contributing to their rehabilitation.
Kelly’s work experience has provided her with the opportunity to work with people of varying ages and populations. Kelly has done extensive work with veterans and she finds it very rewarding to participate in their rehabilitation process. She has worked hard to assemble a team of health professionals who work together to provide a well-rounded multidisciplinary approach in the health and wellness of our community Veterans.
Kelly Wicks Physiotherapy PC. is located at Foundation Health Centre PC. Her practice provides physiotherapy service, including aquatic therapy, for individuals suffering from acute and chronic injuries and conditions, Work Conditioning Programs for injured workers and Working on Wellness Programs designed specifically for Veterans.
If you would like to know more about the services Kelly Wicks Physiotherapy PC. provides or to book an appointment with Kelly, stop by 125 Hanwell Road in Fredericton, or call 206-6866 today!
PHYSIOTHERAPIST, OLI SURGENOR PHYSIOTHERAPY P.C.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Oli graduated from the school of physiotherapy at University of Brighton (UK) in 2002 and gained several years of experience working as a physiotherapist in the English National Health Service, treating a wide range of conditions and ages. As he became more experienced and also did further post graduate studies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy he took on a specialized role of treating complex spinal conditions (such as chronic low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and pre and post surgical patients) working with a spine surgeon and his team. Concurrently Oli was also working part time in a sports rehab clinic treating many sporting injuries from rugby, football (or soccer!) cricket, runners, field hockey and golf.
Oli moved to Canada and Fredericton in 2009 with his wife and now has 2 beautiful children, and outside of work tries to spend as much time as he can enjoying them as they grow. He is also a keen cyclist and jogger, and loves rugby (though mostly from his sofa these days).
Since arriving in Fredericton in 2009, Oli has practiced exclusively within the private rehabilitation sector. Oli is highly skilled and experienced in manual therapy techniques and specializes in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders such as back pain, neck pain, and sciatica. Oli treats many muscle, joint & nerve problems and is experienced in treating sports injuries working with varying levels of athletes who somehow cause a wide variety of injuries to themselves. These injuries include, but are not exclusive to, hip, knee, ankle and shoulder injuries. Oli is also certified in acupuncture/dry needling.
Oli enjoys continuing his education and endeavours to practice evidence based rehab techniques with his clients to achieve optimal results, enjoys a challenge and the satisfaction of clients achieving their goals. He also enjoys the satisfaction of great coffee and good wine!
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I am a physiotherapist with a special interest in treating concussions, chronic pain, and runners. I believe in an active treatment approach, which focuses on progressive exercises to reduce pain, improve movement, and help you return to meaningful activities.
My educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. I am certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute of Canada and have completed additional education on concussion management, chronic pain, and running injuries.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST, ALISON BOWIE PHYSIO & YOGA THERAPY
Alison graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2012. She spent her first year as a Physiotherapist in Alberta, working in a rural hospital. It was during this time that she became well rounded in her acute care skills as she worked on a surgical and medical unit while covering ICU and home care. This hospital setting allowed Alison to work with clients requiring a wide range of services, including post-operative therapy as well as cardio-pulmonary and neurological rehabilitation.
Just as all east coasters do, Alison moved back home and began her career in private health care where she has found her niche. Alison is interested in treating clients holistically as she views the body as being made up of many systems that are interconnected, functioning dependently of each other. It is for this reason that she enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary setting where clients are treated as a whole.
Alison is also known for her passion towards persistent pain, mindfulness and yoga. While in graduate school she studied the effects of mindfulness on chronic pain. Her yoga certifications include 200hrs in Hatha, prenatal yoga, yoga for trauma, and most recently, restorative yoga. Alison enjoys introducing mindfulness and yoga to those who are curious about the healing effects of this practice. Aside from these areas of interest, Alison is also trained in Acupuncture and Dry needling for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorder.
As the owner of ‘Alison Bowie Physio & Yoga Therapy,’ Alison looks forward to continuing her work alongside the team at Foundation Health Centre P.C. where she will assist you in reducing your pain, restoring your movement and returning you back to YOUR life in full function! In the meantime, keep an eye out for her unique yoga programs, especially designed for beginners, those with injuries or simply someone looking for more balance in their life.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST, JAMES CAMERON PHYSIOTHERAPY PC
Jamie graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2012. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Brunswick. He has taken several post-graduate courses in chronic pain management and exercise-based therapy, as well as courses in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute of Canada.
Jamie started his career working in a multidisciplinary rehab center for injured workers and is a Physiotherapist provider for the Back-Management Program for WorkSafe New Brunswick. For the last 5 years he has been working in Fredericton in a private rehab clinic. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and tailors each client’s exercise program to their individual needs.
Outside of the clinic he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, their dog, and their chickens.
KINESIOLOGIST & WORKING ON WELLNESS PROGRAM MANAGER
Kailey Keane loves all things exercise. She is a kinesiologist by trade, graduating from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2014. Since graduation, she’s settled back to her hometown of Fredericton and has been working as a kinesiologist ever since. As exercise has made such a positive impact on her life, both physically and mentally, Kailey is passionate about helping people find a form of physical activity that they can enjoy, as she believes there’s something out there for everyone. Along with being a kinesiologist, Kailey is also the Program Coordinator for the Working on Wellness Program at Foundation Health Centre.
In 2016, Kailey completed her yoga teacher training and regularly teaches at Breathing Space Yoga Studio. She teaches mindful movement as part of the Working on Wellness Program 4 Week Mindfulness Program. Kailey also incorporates yoga in her treatment sessions with clients.
Outside of work, Kailey enjoys going to the gym, hiking, camping and curling up with a good book.
Danielle joined the Foundation Health Centre team in November 2016. Born and raised in Fredericton, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick. While in university, Danielle worked as a physiotherapy assistant and part time Kin for 2 years. She has also gained experience through volunteering at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation and in the physiotherapy department at Saint Thomas University for athletes. She first realized she wanted to work in health care while she was going through rehab from a sports injury in middle school. It wasn’t until her degree that she realized all the benefits kinesiology can offer and wanted to educate others on the importance of physical activity and exercise.
Since working at Foundation Health Centre, Danielle has worked with private clients, veterans and worksafe clients. She has experience doing functional scans, work conditioning programs, rehabilitation programs and exercise therapy. She is interested in helping people reach their goals, improve their function, improve their quality of life and enjoy physical activity.
Outside of work Danielle enjoys hot yoga, skiing, and walking her dog. She looks forward to helping others in the Fredericton community to get moving while also enjoying it.
KINESIOLOGIST / REGISTERED DIETITIAN (C)
Raised in Durham Bridge, NB, Ryan is a dietitian who started work with Foundation Health Centre in 2020. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Sciences from the University of New Brunswick, he moved to Halifax, where in 2019, he obtained his degree in Applied Human Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Ryan is a lover of food from seed to fork. While studying nutrition, he ran the MSVU community garden for two and a half years, growing organic fruit and vegetables for the students and staff while teaching them how to do so for themselves. In this position at the garden, Ryan was able to teach people of all ages about nutrition and food by bringing them to the root of where it is produced.
After graduating, Ryan began to work as a Registered Dietitian and Kinesiologist at The Canada Games Centre in Halifax. During his time there, Ryan provided client centred nutrition counselling to users of the centre in order to help them make healthy behaviour changes with regard to nutrition and physical activity. In this position, Ryan was also able to develop and teach classes on various nutrition topics to different groups in the community, from children, to youth sports teams, or adults. He continues to grow his practice and currently has the intent of adding a certificate in diabetes education to his toolbox.
Ryan is very happy to be practicing in his home province and looks forward to helping you better understand any nutrition related issues you might have.
Marc graduated from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in 2018, and is a registered member of the College of Massage Therapist of New Brunswick. He has also completed his Bachelor of Arts at Saint Thomas University.
Marc’s passion lies in working with his clients to develop treatment plans and goals that reflect their needs. His goal is to equip clients with the body awareness necessary to understand their discomfort and its source, while simultaneously supporting the client to get to and stay at their best.
Marc is trained in a number of modalities including: applied sports myofascial therapy, TMJ massage, deep tissue massage, soft tissue release, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, pnf stretching techniques, canine massage and auricular acupuncture.
Hali Lewis’ passion is to help individuals reach balance in mind, body and spirit. In 2013, she received her diploma at Eastern College Fredericton in Child and Youth Care specializing as an Addictions Support Worker. She spent time working and volunteering with Non-Profit organizations and has taken many workshops on trauma and mental health awareness. As a result of her work in that area, she believes that to live a healthy life, people require balance in mind, body and spirit.
Hali’s goal is to help individuals combat pain, stress and injury and be a positive mentor and influence on society. Hali has completed post education courses in Essential oils, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists”, Ayurveda, yoga. Hali offers a variety of therapy techniques including Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Fascial Techniques, Hydrotherapy, and Use of Essential oils in her practice.
Becca graduated from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in 2018, primarily focusing on sports and deep tissue treatments. She completed over 100 hours working with athletes from two local universities: University of New Brunswick’s hockey team as well as St. Thomas Universities athletic department. She has also completed and is certified in cupping therapy.
Becca also has experience working with clients of many different varieties, ranging from Veterans, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, mental health issues and more. Her main goal is to provide comfortable but effective treatments in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Emma was born and raised in Summerside, PEI. She left the island to complete her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in 2014. During her third year at St. FX, she studied in Edinburgh, Scotland for a semester and caught the travel bug. The semester in Scotland inspired Emma to move to Glasgow, Scotland to complete her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2018. Since returning from Scotland, Emma has successfully completed the SEAS process to be able to practice in Canada.
During her master’s, Emma had the opportunity to complete a fieldwork placement at Foundation Health Centre PC which sparked her interest in working as a part of the Working on Wellness program. Emma has also gained experience working at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in various roles and is currently working part time as an occupational therapist on the Assistive Technology team there.
Emma joins Foundation Health Centre PC to provide ADL reactivation interventions for clients of varying chronic and mental illnesses with both physical and psychosocial barriers to daily life. Emma also provides ergonomic assessments and has an interest in assistive technologies. Emma believes that individuals should live with a healthy balance of productivity, leisure and self-care occupations and she aims to help facilitate the balance between these areas for her clients.
When she is not working, Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing basketball, baking, travelling and being near the water (it's the Islander in her).
Sarah Wright graduated from McGill University in 2016 with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Following graduation, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including pediatric and neurological rehabilitation, mental health and acute and community care. In addition to her training as an occupational therapist, Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick, a teaching certification in restorative yoga and is trained and calibrated to complete the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Sarah’s professional practice centers on promoting healthy coping strategies by enabling clients to gain control of their lives and become active participants in the maintenance of their health.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She has travelled Canada and the world and has found that her hometown of Fredericton, N.B. is the perfect place to be.
Sarah is registered with the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists and is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER
Kathleen is an RSW with the province of NB. She holds Bachelor Degrees in Arts (Psychology) and Social Work, as well as a Masters degree in Social Work. Kathleen began her career at the Department of Social Development, after which she worked for ten years as a counsellor and group facilitator at a non-profit counselling agency. She has been with Foundation Health since October of 2017 and is currently the sole proprietor of a private counselling practice.
As a member of the Working on Wellness team, Kathleen works with clients “where they are at” to help them manage issues related to trauma, anxiety, low mood, and relationships.