Our Team

Our team of experienced therapists has over 140 years of combined treatment experience to ensure you are in capable hands.

 

Note: We would like to welcome Jenny Lam to our physical therapy team.  She will be working full time evenings which will help to alleviate our wait times for appointments.

 

Physical Therapists

The experienced team at The Grange Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic uses the most current and up-to-date methods for treating our patients. Among the issues our staff are most experienced in treating are neck and back pain; sports and accident-related injuries; and hand injuries.

Janice Bealer, MScPT

Janice has been a physical therapist serving the west end of Edmonton since 2006.  She graduated from the University of Alberta in the first Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy program.  She has a keen interest in acupuncture and dry needling and is also certified in spinal manipulation.  Although petite, don’t underestimate her strength!  Janice regularly goes to the gym, runs, and has partaken in a wide range of activities such as ball hockey, soccer, karate, and volleyball.

Dana Galenzoski, MScPT

Dana graduated from the University of Alberta in 2017 with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy.  She has experience working with many populations in the health and fitness setting, such as a junior football team, managing a fitness facility, and working with children with physical and mental disabilities.  Dana grew up playing competitive volleyball and likes to stay active by playing recreational sports, doing hot yoga and boxing, and by getting outside.  Her love for physical activity, background in kinesiology and sport, and the desire to help people guided her towards a career in physical therapy.  Dana uses an approach that allows patients to be involved and understand every step of assessment and treatment.  She likes to apply a combination of hands on manual stretching, soft tissue work and joint mobilizations, trigger point needling, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Gail Hamilton, DPT

Gail graduated from the University of Alberta in 1973 and became certified as a hand therapist with the American Society of Hand Therapists in 1991.  Having owned and operated Laurier Physical Therapy for 25 years, she continues to have a very specific interest in hand and upper extremity therapy.

Jenny Lam, MScPT

Jenny's journey to becoming a physical therapist took a unique path.  Having worked in a different medical profession for a number of years, she was seeking a change.  Being active all her life and fascinated by the human body, she returned for a kinesiology after-degree.  During that time, she discovered her passion for rehabilitation medicine through her work with oncology patients and decided to pursue physical therapy.  As a University of Alberta graduate, Jenny's treatment approach is educating and empowering patients to be actively involved in their recovery.  Outside of work, Jenny is always giving back to the community.  She is also involved in some type of physical activity or sport at all times.  With her love for beach volleyball, you will find her on the sand court on most summer nights!

Venkat Pothula, MPT (Ortho)

Venkat graduated with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2002 from India and continued with his studies receiving his Masters of Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics in 2006.  He was an assistant professor teaching physiotherapy students for five years before he came to Canada and began working in private practice.  Venkat's skills are wide set - he is certified in Gunn IMS, concussion management, treating TMJ disorder, vestibular rehabilitation, K-taping, and peripheral and spinal manipulations.

Sudharshan Sundararajan, MPT (Ortho)

Sudharshan has an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy and a Master’s in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  He started his career in Canada in 2001, working with a variety of clients in a rural hospital, eventually shifting to private practice in 2007.  Sudharshan is on the spinal manipulations roster and has also incorporated acupuncture and dry needling into his practice since 2004.

 

Registered Massage Therapists

Michelle Aasen, RMT

Michelle has been a registered massage therapist since 2003, graduating from Grant MacEwan's Massage Therapy program.  She has an extensive fitness background, and has worked as a personal trainer and taught group fitness classes such as pilates, zumba, and yoga.

Jolie Chan, RMT

Jolie graduated from the massage therapy program at MacEwan University in 2018.  She is trained in Swedish massage, prenatal massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release techniques, and more.  She believes that general physical and mental wellness, and a healthy spirit are the keys to balance in the body and in life.  Massage can be vital to help achieve this and Jolie develops individual treatment plans to aid in pain relief, soreness, and relaxation.  Jolie also believes in work-life balance; “working hard and playing hard”.  Outside of work she loves to go hiking, beach-combing, camping, exploring new restaurants, creating her own recipes, traveling, and shopping therapy.

Cynthia Ganga, RMT

Cynthia graduated from the Edmonton College of Swedish Relaxation Massage with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage Therapy in 2000.  She has worked in private practice dealing with MVA clients, palliative care cancer and HIV clients, as well as medical legal advocacy work with DV survivors at the Le Marchand Wellness Centre.  Cynthia has traveled to Thailand, Slovenia, Quebec, Paris, and London working in spa settings as a massage therapist and has worked in 3 chiropractic offices in her travels.  She completed her 2200 hour massage diploma at the Northern Institute for Massage Therapy in 2018.  She has practiced yoga for 23 years and has studied meditation under a 98 year old Master Teacher for the past 15 years.  She started her Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture at Reeves College in September 2020 and will be licensed to practice in 2022.

Brittany Peacock, RMT

Brittany has always been one to reach out to others to help. She grew up learning to massage family and friends and once she started a family of her own, she decided to learn the science behind massage therapy. In 2015 Brittany graduated from Grant MacEwan’s massage therapy program. Since then she has been assessing and treating a variety of soft tissue conditions such as chronic headaches, tendonitis, TMJ disorder, trigger point and myofascial pain, acute/chronic injuries, as well as muscular nerve impingements. Brittany has continued her education in myofascial cupping and has become certified as a kinetic massage therapist, incorporating movement into her techniques.  She is committed to furthering her abilities as a massage therapist so she can continue to help others.

 

Physical Therapy Assistants & The Administrative Team

Charlene Dancel

PT Assistant

Riannon Bethune

Clinic Administrator

Gabriela Sebastian

Administrative Assistant

 

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