Kenda Butterfield

Physiotherapist, Owner

Kenda graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Alberta. Prior to her Masters, she completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 2009 as well as a Diploma in Adapted Physical Education through Red Deer College in 2007.

Kenda was born and raised in Rimbey, Alberta where she was involved in various school sports through her elementary and junior high years including soccer, basketball, swimming, and baseball. In high school she developed a love for rodeo and was a member of the Alberta High School Rodeo Association and later the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Barrel racing and horses are a passion she has not given up and she continues to compete in various barrel racing and rodeo events across Western Canada.

Kenda opened Vantage Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd. in 2015 with the goal of providing the Town of Ponoka and surrounding area with an option for a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation clinic. She has experience treating a broad range of clients and her passion for physiotherapy has lead to a lifelong commitment to ongoing education and client centered care.

Physiotherapy Credentials
  • Level 1, Level 2 (Upper and Lower), Level 3 (Upper) components of the Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy Program offered through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Graston Technique Certified (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) – Level 1 and 2 
  • Kinesio Taping Certification (Fascial Movement Taping) 
  • Functional Dry Needling – Level 1 and 2 Certified through Kinetacore 
  • Mulligan Manual Therapy Concept – Upper Quadrant Certification 
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute – Shoulder Certification 
  • Integrated Systems Model – Full course completion through Diane Lee 
  • Additional training in Balance/Dizziness through Bernard Tonks

Kelsey Moreau

Physiotherapist

Kelsey graduated in 2010 from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology also from the University of Alberta. Since graduating Kelsey has completed a variety of post – graduate courses.

Credentials
  • Level 3 of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy offered through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Functional Dry Needling Level 1 and 2 Certified through Kinetacore
  • Mulligan Manual Therapy- Upper Quadrant Certification
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Education institute- Shoulder and Ankle Certification
  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment Part A and B
  • Kinesiotaping Certification
  • Graston Technique Certified Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization – Level 1

More recently, Kelsey has completed her Levels 1-3 in pelvic health through Pelvic Health Solutions and is now offering physical therapy for pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence and pelvic pain. She is especially passionate about helping postpartum clients return to exercise and wellness. When she is not chasing after her two little girls, Kelsey enjoys camping, hiking, skiing and being outdoors

Ashley Nawrot

Massage Therapist

Ashley graduated from Alberta College of Massage Therapy with her Massage Therapy Diploma in June 2020, after a career change from construction sales. Previously, she attended RDC for Visual Arts, and completed her Bachelor's of Industrial Design at Emily Carr University in 2011. Ashley was born and raised in Rimbey, Alberta. She enjoyed gymnastics, softball, basketball and volleyball through her school years. She enjoys painting, reading history books, cooking and traveling. Travel is Ashley's passion, beginning with family trips and a summer work exchange to Quebec to work with kids. She has traveled Canada coast to coast, Costa Rica, and Europe several times, savoring the history and culture of every place she explores. Ashley is looking forward to expanding her massage education with specialized courses in TMJ, craniosacral and prenatal massage.

 

 

Urvish Patel

Physiotherapist Intern

Urvish graduated in 2011 from Gujarat University, India with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT). After completion, he decided to pursue physical education in Canada and completed Fitness and Health promotion course in 2013  from Humber college, Toronto. He worked as Community disability services practitioner in Whitecourt, Alberta for several years. Beside special interest in manual therapy and sports injuries, He likes to play Cricket. He was athletic player in his elementary school and high school. In leisure time, he would like to cook different recipes, listen music and/or watch movies.

Nicole Fox

Chiropractor

Dr. Nicole Fox has been a chiropractor in Central Alberta since graduating from Palmer West Chiropractic College in December 2004. Her passion for treating patients with a wholistic, head to toe approach has brought many successes through out her career. A member of the Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team since 2005, Dr. Nicole’s experiences treating at rodeos has given her unique and challenging cases. Having been a massage therapist prior to going to chiropractic college, Dr. Nicole utilizes many soft tissue therapies including A.R.T. ®, Graston Technique®, myofascial cupping, Rockblade, Rock taping (kinesiology taping) and Erchonia cold laser therapy. Additional continuing education training over the past 13 years had included extremity adjusting, visceral manipulation, Cranial Adjusting Turner Style and chiropractic neurology (concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury treatments). Nutritional advice and postural awareness round out the wholistic approach.

Dr. Nicole Fox was born and raised in Delburne, AB. She attended Red Deer College and University of Calgary for her undergraduate studies. After returning from chiropractic college she practiced in Red Deer and in 2018 she decided to follow her passion of providing quality cutting edge care to rural communities and she joined Vantage Physiotherapy and Healing Hands, Lacombe. Outside of clinic care and going to rodeos she is a busy ranch wife and has 3 beautiful red headed children. Living south of Rimbey raising beef cattle, sheep, pigs and 2 ponies, Dr. Nicole also enjoys scrapbooking, gardening and entertaining family and friends.

Education:
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic - Palmer College of Chiropractic West
  • Spine, Upper & Lower Extremity, Nerve Entrapment and Masters certifications in A.R.T. (Active Release Technique)
  • Graston Technique Module I certification
  • Erchonia Laser certification - Advanced Protocols
  • Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S) Level 1 & 2
  • Chiropractic Neurology

Denise Clark

Massage Therapist

Denise graduated with a Certificate of Massage Therapy from the Alberta Institute of Massage in 2001. She upgraded her education to a Massage Therapy Diploma in 2007. Denise started her education in anatomy and physiology in 1998 at the Bel Rea Institute of Animal Health Technology.

Denise grew up in Airdrie, Alberta. As a child she was involved in swimming and later became interested in band and art. During high school Denise had the opportunity to travel to many places including a 10 month student exchange to Australia. Denise is now married and has 2 sons. Denise still often dabbles in art and has many dreams of traveling with her family.

Denise has 18 years of experience in massage therapy in many different and unique settings. She has worked in multi-disciplinary clinic settings as well as a sports setting with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team. Denise also volunteers her time on the board of directors for the MTAA. With Denise’s passion for anatomy and physiology she has set goals for life-long learning to help her clients in an informed manner.

Massage Therapy Credentials:
  • Graston Technique Certified (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) Certified – Level 1
  • Sports Massage Therapist Advanced level 2
  • Arthrokinetic Therapy: Cervical and Upper Thoracic Balancing
  • Arthrokinetic Therapy: Joint and Nerve Mobilizations
 

Victoria Rose

Massage Therapist

Victoria completed her post graduate program in Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Allied Studies in 2014 from the Alberta Institute of Massage with her 2200 hour certification.

Victoria was born and raised on a small farm outside of Ponoka where she continues to live and carry on her love for animals. Throughout school she was involved in multiple sports. Carrying on her passion for volleyball she headed to Old’s College on a scholarship to play for the Bronco’s while studying Office Administration.

RMT Certifications
  • Certified Reflexologist in Foot Reflexology
  • Therapeutic Taping Pro
  • Sports Massage, Level 1
  • Sports Massage- Advanced, Level 2
  • Prenatal
  • Hot Stone
  • Advanced Trigger Point
  • Dynamic Cupping and Massage

Dr. Amanda Klimec

Chiropractor

I am Dr Amanda Klimec. I am really excited to begin practicing in the town where I grew up! I attended chiropractic school in Portland Oregon and completed my Masters in Sports Medicine at the same time. I then moved back to the Central Alberta area to begin practicing. 

I believe in movement focused chiropractic care and want to work with you to achieve your goals! While completing chiropractic school I found interest in treating pre/post natal, pediatrics, and sports injuries, however I am a chiropractor for all ages. When I’m not in clinic I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling and finding great local coffee- recommendations are always welcome!

Dr. Nicole Turner

Chiropractor

Dr. Nicole graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in February 2021. Before becoming a chiropractor, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for eight years, specializing in pediatric trauma, and worked in rural hospitals. This gives Dr. Nicole strong experience when working with youth, and growing up on a mixed farm near Cochrane, AB., adds to her understanding of rural healthcare needs and access.

Along with growing up on the farm, Dr. Nicole also spent much of her time around rodeo, both as a rodeo athlete, and having many friends and family in the rodeo community. This offers Dr. Nicole a unique perspective when working with those involved in rodeo, because she too has a passion for the sport and the community.

Dr. Nicole continues to be active in sports and her community. She loves playing ringette, spending time hunting and fishing, golfing and playing softball. She is also a college rugby athlete, and loves learning new sports.

Education 
  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Lethbridge College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Animal Chiropractic 
  • Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S) level 1 
  • Webster trained 
  • Activator

Shannon Witvoet

Massage Therapist

Shannon graduated from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy with her 2200hr in February of 2020, after a career change from Environmental Services. She currently offers therapeutic massage with modalities which include cupping, Graston Technique® and foot reflexology.

Shannon was born and raised in Ponoka, Alberta and is excited to be working itn he community where she grew up. She lives here with her husband and son. In her spart time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, watching her son play soccer and taking her dogs for walks.

Ashley Scoville

Kinesiologist

Ashley started with Vantage in the fall of 2020 as a kinesiology student, while she completed her in-person practicum placement. She then graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Health and Fitness from the University of Alberta in 2021. Prior to her Bachelor, she completed a Diploma in Health and Health Promotions through Red Deer College in 2018.

Ashley grew up in Coronation, Alberta on her family’s ranch, where she learnt how to ride horses, work cattle with her family and help take care of her younger siblings. Throughout primary school she was involved in multiple sports including soccer, fastball, volleyball, badminton and track. Once high school came around she knew exactly what she wanted to study in post secondary due to the amount of injuries she obtained during sporting events.

Ashley has experience working with sporting teams, individual training, and in clinic treatment along side of our physiotherapists and chiropractors. Ashley also works outside of clinic as a U15 female team medic and trainer, and is certified for workplace ergonomic assessments.

In the future she would like to resume her schooling to obtain a Masters in Physical Therapy and continue her passion for helping individuals and teams on their rehabilitation journeys.

 

Credentials

  • 2018-2020: AFLCA - Certified Personal Trainer in Group Fitness
  • 2018 - Current: CSEP - Certified Personal Trainer
  • 2018: Health and Health Promotions Diploma from RDC
  • 2021: Bachelor in Kinesiology from University of Alberta
  • 2016-Current: Certified in SFA/CPT
  • 2021-Current: Respect in Sport Certification
  • 2021-Current: Advanced K-Taping Certification
  • 2021-Current: Workplace Ergonomics Certification

 

 

Tia Bogath

Tia was born and raised on an acreage just outside of Ponoka. Tia fell in love with fitness and massage therapy at the same time in her life and believes her hours spent training at the gym have helped deeply in her career as a Massage Therapist. After graduation with honours and distinction, Tia focused her energy in creating compassionate and holistic approach to massage therapy treatments that blends her therapeutic knowledge with the natural health power of the the human body.

When Tia isn't looking after clients she is the busy mom of two kids. She also loves spending time with her family; camping, quadding and exploring the outdoors.

Chelsea Berreth

Office Manager

Chelsea joined Vantage Physiotherapy shortly before it opened in 2015. She holds the position of office manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the office and front end staff. She has an accounting background but is also cross-trained as a physiotherapy aide allowing her to contribute to all operations within the clinic. She truly enjoys interacting with everyone who comes in and prides herself on remembering faces and names.

When Chelsea isn’t at the office she enjoys camping and riding her ATV with her husband and two sons. She can also be found reading books and gardening when time allows.