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

Libby

Physiotherapist

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Darwin Paulraj

Physiotherapist

Darwin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from MGR Medical University in 2009. Since graduating he has completed Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Level 1 and Level 2 Upper Quadrant from the University of Saskatchewan and Scott Gallant’s Biomedical Dry Needling Level 1 and Level 2. He has experience in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Neurological, Neuro-paediatrics, and Kinesiology.

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

Jeanine Roeland

Massage Therapist

Jeanine began her education for Massage Therapy at Mount Royal University in 2012. After earning her certificate she took some time to travel and tried a few different things before ultimately coming back to massage and earning her diploma with honours at the Alberta Institute of Massage in Red Deer. Since graduating in the summer of 2018 she has completed her Dynamic Cupping course and has plans to expand her knowledge through continuing education.

Jeanine grew up on a dairy farm outside of Ponoka, moving away to the big city made her appreciate small town living and being part of a tight knit community. As Jeanines passion for physical health grows, she is excited to work with her clients, share her knowledge and help them improve their own quality of life through massage and movement.

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

Michelle

Massage Therapist
Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Michelle has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2004.  Graduating with honours from MH Vicars School of Massage’s two-year, 2200 hrs course in Therapeutic Massage. Over the last 17 years Michelle has continued her education in the field of health and wellness. Michelle owned and ran a Wellness & Yoga studio in Leduc from 2005 until 2012 at which time she decided to move to Ponoka to raise her family. Michelle is married with 3 young children which has influenced her desire to learn ways to help children through Craniosacral therapy, massage, as a doula and through family Nutrition. Michelle has a passion to help others create the Best Version of themselves through body work, exercise, and Nutrition; creating overall health. 

In 2014 Michelle decided to continue her education in Holistic Nutrition. She completed her certification as a Nutrition Consultant in 2016 through Bauman College. Due to her family history, having a mother conquer cancer 3 times and wanting to raise her children healthy she wanted to have the best knowledge possible to help her family and others with Nutrition. She uses whole food nutrition to help people feel their best and achieve their goals.

 Credentials:

  • 2004 - 2200 hr certification in Therapeutic Massage
  • Certification in Foot Reflexology
  • Maternity Reflexology
  • Hot & Cold Stone Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy level 1 & 2
  • SomatoEmotional Release through Upledger Institute level 1 & 2
  • Paediatric CranioSacral therapy
  • Reiki level 1 & 2
  • Chi Nei Tsang (unwinding the belly) level 1 & 2
  • Deep Tissue Massage through Gary Schweitzer
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Maternity Massage certificate
  • Dynamic Cupping

Robin McKay

Registered Nurse - Jin Shin Jyutsu

Robin combines her unique set of skills from a 35 year career as an RN with Jin Shin Jyutsu® to help others achieve harmony and balance within themselves, their groups, and even with their animals and pets. As an RN, she successfully worked in bedside nursing, management, education and group facilitation. During that time, she noticed a missing piece of healing and feels she has found that within Jin Shin Jyutsu.

For the past 11 years she has followed her passion in working with individual clients to restore their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual balance through hands-on energy work as well as teaching them self-help methods. She also practices hands on work with animals and teaches their owners to do the same.

Originally from the USA, Robin has lived and worked in Canada since 1989. She lives in Red Deer with her husband Roger and their dog Foxy. She spends most of her free time golfing and working with rescue animals.

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.

Kristin Malterer

Physiotherapist Aide

Kristin grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to Red Deer after graduating high school. She graduated from Red Deer College in 2006 from Office Administration and moved to Ponoka with her husband and two boys in 2013. Kristin has been with the Vantage team since May 2018.

She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, at the lake, walking her dog and being a hockey Mom. In 2017 she completed her Level 1 Crossfit Certificate and spends most of her extra time training and coaching at Crossfit