Rundle Physiotherapy

Profiles

Athletic Therapy

Megan Hansen

Megan was born and raised on Vancouver Island, BC. She graduated from Camosun College in June 2016 with the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy degree. She then successfully completed the National Certification Exam through the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association in July 2016.

While at Camosun, Megan worked with various types of clients at a placement which included high level athletes to those with Parkinson's Disease and in Stroke recovery. She has been working with high level athletes and teams since 2013. She has multiple years of experience working with Lacrosse, Rugby, Football, Basketball, Aussie Rules Football and Ice Hockey.

Megan has continuing educational courses in 5 Step Concussion Fascial Management Protocol and Soft Tissue Release, and is a Certified First Responder through the Canadian Red Cross.

Megan is currently in her first year as the Athletic Therapist with the Canmore Eagles Jr A Hockey team. While working with the team she is in charge of the team's strength and conditioning, injury prevention, immediate injury response, and injury rehabilitation throughout the season.

Physiotherapists

Danielle Kaine

Danielle Kaine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 2003. Since that time she has been working as a physiotherapist in Canmore. She began Rundle Physiotherapy in 2015. The clinic was designed to offer one on one patient focused treatments, enabling therapists to spend more time with their patients.

Danielle is certified in acupuncture, Gunn IMS and has received her advanced diploma of manual and manipulative therapy making her a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Most recently she has become a graduate of the ConnectTherapy program offered by Linda Joy Lee. She has also taken a variety of other post graduate courses including Ktaping, Fit for Golf, Mobilization of the Nervous System and New Advances in Hip Rehabilitation. Danielle has treated a wide variety of patients through her career, from the pediatric to geriatric and the weekend warrior to the Olympic athlete. Her treatment philosophy focuses on educating the patient and discovering the causative factors to treat and prevent future injury.

On a personal note, Danielle is a mother of two and enjoys a multitude of activities, including, but not limited to: mountain biking, road biking, running, hiking, canoeing, camping, snowboarding, downhill skiing, cross country skiing and yoga.

Ryan Wilkinson

Ryan graduated with his M.Sc. in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2007. Since this time, he has been actively working with clients here in the Bow Valley. His focus is in musculoskeletal injuries related to sports injuries, work related injuries and motor vehicle injuries. Additionally, Ryan has a strong interest in treatment of injuries using GunnIMS and Acupuncture. Ryan continues to actively expand his knowledge and skills and has completed courses in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation, taping, SICI certified Bike Fitting and Orthotics.

As a physiotherapist, Ryan has worked with a range of clients including the Canadian Mountain Bike Team, National and Olympic skiers and biathletes through to recreational athletes. Additionally, Ryan has a great love of athletic pursuits including a background in competitive Nordic skiing and cross country running. Currently, Ryan is an avid mountain biker, cross country skier, and backcountry skier. All of this translates into a desire to see his clients return to the activities that are important to them and to continue to achieve their activity and athletic goals.

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.

Susan Massitti

Susan Massitti is happiest helping others and is passionate to empower people to be aware of and to connect to their body, to prevent injuries, to heal and to move optimally. She provides a wealth of knowledge, innovative and integrative solutions and strategies to stimulate the body’s innate wisdom to heal.

Our role as physiotherapists is ultimately to work in collaboration with you (and other professionals) to restore your physical wellness. Injuries and pain can challenge our physical and emotional capacities. This is as true for a soccer player experiencing a knee injury, as for a parent who is dealing with chronic neck or back pain. Susan’s expertise has helped many, including Olympic and recreational athletes, musicians, parents and professionals restore their health.

Susan is a skilled clinician and educator. She instructs at the Advanced Coaching Diploma at the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary and at UBC Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation post graduate training. Susan was privileged to learn acupuncture from the gifted Dr Aung, which she integrates into her treatments. Susan is a “student of movement,” and shares her expertise as a Classical Pilates teacher, her participation in numerous activities and sports (Susan competed in the 1988 Nagano Winter Olympics in long track speed skating), and all that she has learned from coaches and students.

Her credentials include:

  • Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • UBC Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation
  • Sport Physiotherapy Diploma
  • Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Classical Pilates Instructor

Susan has been honored to work at a multitude of international sporting events, including three Summer Olympics, two Winter Olympics (including the first ever 2012 Youth Winter Olympics) as well as numerous World Championships and Cups. Susan competed in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics in long track speed skating.