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Our Team

A Little Bit About Us

We work on self-esteem by providing a relaxing, supportive environment with knowledgeable, friendly staff who follow a “can-do” philosophy!

Linette Lahey

BScPT, Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME) Level 1

Co-Owner

Linette is a Physiotherapist and co-owner of Calgary Youth Physiotherapy Ltd. Her passion for physio is evident in her treatment philosophy and vision for the clinic. Her professional interests include sports injuries (high knowledge of gymnastics), posture, paediatric orthopaedic and neurodevelopmental conditions. Linette has trained in paediatric vestibular rehabilitation and has completed her Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME) level 1 training. Her combined experience and training make for a robust skill set, which she loves to share with CYP clients. When she’s not at the clinic, Linette is on the move – enjoying running, walking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Keltie Wattie

BScKin, MScPT, Certified in Medical Acupuncture, Dry Needling Practitioner

Co-Owner

Keltie is a Physiotherapist and co-owner of Calgary Youth Physiotherapy Ltd. Keltie holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, she has also completed training in medical acupuncture and dry needling, as well as paediatric vestibular rehabilitation. At the clinic Keltie enjoys assessing and treating children and adults with sports injuries, orthopaedic, neurological and developmental conditions. A long time Highland dancer herself – Keltie has special interest in dance related injuries. She continues to be involved in the Highland dance community as a teacher, and judge at dance competitions. Keltie, her husband and two kids love to keep physically active. You may find them skiing, running or anywhere near a beach enjoying water sports!

Amy Fernandes

BMR(PT), Certified in Medical Acupuncture, Dry Needling Practitioner

Social Media Lead

Amy joined the CYP team in early 2013. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Amy worked in a private setting in the area of orthopaedics and sports medicine. She also worked with preschool-aged children with neurological impairments and developmental delays in preschool and home settings. Amy has completed training in medical acupuncture/dry needling/manual therapy and spinal manipulation, toe walking and the paediatric vestibular system. Amy had always known she wanted to work with children and has had a great passion for it. As a former gymnast and gymnastics coach, she understands the demands sports and everyday life can have on the body and loves to help children and teens meet those demands with healthy bodies. When not in the clinic, Amy can be found spending time with her daughter Mara and can also be seen hiking, running, golfing or reading a good book.

Morgan McDonald

BScKin, MPHTY, Certified in Medical Acupuncture, Dry Needling Practitioner

Clinical Lead

On Maternity Leave

Morgan was born and raised in Calgary and grew up participating in many competitive sports such as badminton, soccer, running, volleyball and golf. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta and then her Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in Australia. Since graduating, Morgan has worked as a physiotherapist in private practice settings in the area of orthopaedics and sports medicine. She joined the CYP team in the summer of 2012. Morgan enjoys working with children and adults of all ages with a variety of orthopaedic and neurological conditions. She has also gone on to complete training in dry needling and medical acupuncture as well as obtaining her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Medical Certification. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children as well as running, golfing, skiing and keeping up her fitness. Morgan continues to strive to help patients of all ages reach their fitness and injury prevention objectives by looking at the whole body and taking a hands-on approach to her treatments. 

Megan Wilson

BSc, MPT, Dry Needling Practitioner

Team Values Lead

On Maternity Leave

Megan joined the CYP team in 2016. After graduating from the University of Sydney in Australia in 2013, Megan has worked in both an adult and paediatric private practice and acute hospital settings. Megan has gone on to complete her certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), her certification in dry needling, her Orthodiv level 1 training and completed her McKenzie Part A training. When she is not at work, she can be found in the mountains exploring, and planning her next travel adventure.

Leah Wetter

BScPT

Leah joined the team at CYP in 2015 and has worked as a paediatric physiotherapist for over ten years working with children with a variety of neurological, developmental and orthopaedic conditions. Along the way, she has taken a variety of professional courses in Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT), Vestibular Rehabilitation and Kinesiotaping in paediatrics. When she isn’t working, Leah is kept busy running after her four children Kai, Maya, Freya and Finn. Along with her husband Patrick, her family enjoys camping, hiking, yoga, cross-country skiing and travelling.

Bhanupriya Pathak

BScPT

Bhanupriya has worked as a physiotherapist since she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in India in 2008. Priya has worked in paediatric and adult physiotherapy, but paediatrics is her passion. Along the way, she has taken a variety of professional courses including Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT) and Sensory Integration Therapy (SI). Priya moved to Canada in 2015 and started working as a Physical Therapist at CYP in 2018. She strongly believes in teamwork and encourages children to reach their maximum potential. Priya enjoys cooking and hiking with her family.

Tracy Banister

MScPT, Dry Needling Practitioner

Community Engagement Lead

Tracy joined the CYP team in 2016. Since graduating from the University of Alberta, Tracy has worked in adult private practice, on the Neuro team at the Foothills hospital, and at the CYP clinic. Tracy has also completed training in medical acupuncture and dry needling. Tracy has always been passionate about working with the paediatric population, spending eight years teaching children dance and now continues to work with children at the CYP clinic. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys snowboarding, dance, golf, summertime on Mara Lake, and spending time with her family! Tracy believes that physical activity is the key to health and enjoys helping patients of all ages reach their physical goals.

Alysia McKillop

BSc, MScPT
Alysia joined the CYP team in 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Mount Royal University and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. After graduating she has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including an inpatient unit at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, with the Calgary Board of Education, and casually at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Alysia also has a passion for teaching and learning, working as a teacher with PT Exam Prep – supporting students as they prepare for their national physiotherapy licensing exams. 
 
When Alysia isn’t working she enjoys hanging out with her dog Pippa, crafting, or dreaming of her next travel adventure.

Shelby Taylor

BScKin, MScPT, Dry Needling Practitioner

Shelby graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Exercise Science with High Distinction from Indiana University. Shelby has worked in private practice and casually at the Alberta Children’s Hospital but has always known her passion is working in paediatrics. Shelby has completed her certification for level 1 orthopedics and function dry needling through Kineticore. She is a former member of the Canadian Women’s National Water Polo team. Shelby played water polo on the varsity team during her time at Indiana University and is proud to be a 6-time Canadian National Champion. Shelby is also an avid traveler who has been to 32 countries. In her spare time Shelby can most often be found at the pool or planning her next traveling adventure.

Shannon Forsyth

BHK, MScPT, Dry Needling Practitioner

On Maternity Leave

Shannon completed a Master of Science in physiotherapy at the University of Alberta in 2014. She previously graduated from Trinity Western University in 2009 with a bachelor of science in Human Kinetics where she also played university volleyball. 

Shannon completed a certificate in athletic therapy as well as her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist training (CSCS) before she did her Master’s. She has worked with professional basketball and rugby teams, university level soccer, basketball, and volleyball teams, as well as high school hockey teams. 

Shannon is also trained in functional dry-needling and is working on her orthopaedic manual therapy levels with the orthopaedic division. 

Since graduating, Shannon has worked as a physiotherapist in private practise settings in the area of orthopaedics and sports medicine. She has also worked in schools and the community helping children build confidence in their gross motor skills and ensuring accessibility in and around schools. Shannon enjoys working with children and adults of all ages with a variety of orthopaedic and neurological conditions.

When she is not working, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Her favourite activities include road biking, back-country skiing, golf, and tennis. 

 
 

Holly Maher

BKin, MScPT

Holly originally comes to us from Ontario, but after coming out west for a snowboard trip the mountains stole her heart and she never left! Holly completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Brock University and her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Holly has experience working with children in orthopaedic private practice and with the Neurological Child Development Team in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Holly has an extensive dance background competing for Team Canada in Poland on the world stage, dancing for Brock University, as well as holding ADAPT and Acrobatique certifications. Her dance background has led to a special interest in treating dance related injuries.

When Holly isn’t working she can be found exploring the mountains with her puppy Sadie. 

Ben Stout

BScKin, MScPT

Ben graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Ben found his passion for working with kids during his time volunteering as a ski instructor with Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing, UofA sport camps and as a kinesiologist at a private pediatric clinic. Since graduating he has worked in private practice, in schools developing children’s gross motor skills, and joined the CYP team in 2021. Ben enjoys getting people back to the activities that they love, as well as helping them reach their physical goals. Away from work Ben can be found backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or playing a variety of sports with friends.

Catriona Davies

BSc (Hons)PT

Catriona joins CYP with extensive orthopaedic experience and a keen interest in developing her paediatric skill set. Prior to the start of Catriona’s physiotherapy career her elective clinical placements took her to Armistead Child Development Centre, Dundee, Scotland. Fueled by this early learning opportunity and by her passion for early childhood development her interest is now particularly focused on working with newborns, infants and toddlers, encompassing all conditions.

Catriona attained her Physiotherapy degree from her home Country, Scotland, at Robert Gordon University (2006). She has an extensive background in dance having trained at Dance School of Scotland, Glasgow and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (RWB), from where she graduated in 2000. The adaptability of the body and the power of refining technique to optimize ‘biomechanics’, allowing exquisite, effortless movement to be achieved and leading to “freedom of expression” and thus true “art” to unfold has never ceased to amaze her.

On immigrating to Canada Catriona’s interest in dance and sport physiotherapy led her to work at the U of C Sport Medicine Centre as well as consulting for the Alberta Ballet School and Alberta Ballet Company. Over the last decade, she has focused on dance injury prevention/technique enhancement along with pre-point assessments and rehabilitation.

Catriona is interested in the physical, social and emotional development] of children (including her own!) and she and her family enjoy many of the outdoor activities for which this western province is famed.

 

Naomi Brown

BKin, MScOT

Naomi joined the CYP team in 2021 and could not be more excited to be bringing occupational therapy to the team! She obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and then a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Since graduating she has worked primarily in a mental health setting focusing on independence with activities of daily living, and management of other physical conditions. Her favourite part of occupational therapy is the ability to approach clients with a holistic lens and she is looking forward to applying this to her passion for working with children. Naomi strives to empower patients of all ages to set and reach their own goals and hopes for everyone to have some fun along the way. When not in the clinic, Naomi likes to spend her time going for walks with friends, spending time with family, reading, and searching out the next best place to get ice cream!

Debi Tetz

Office Administrator

Calgary Youth Physiotherapy welcomed Debi to the team in November 2015 as the north clinic Office Administrator. After a career in advertising, Debi was looking for a change and CYP was the perfect fit.

Now that her two boys are all grown up, Debi and her husband are empty nesters who enjoy spending time with friends. Debi volunteers for several charities and cheers on her beloved Blue Jays, Flames and Stampeders at every opportunity.

Milk chocolate and some good reality TV are Debi’s guilty pleasures. No need to ask Debi if she takes cream in her coffee… she’s never taken a sip!

Jane Mummery

Office Manager

Jane is our office manager and full time front desk staff member at our South Location. She is friendly, organized and always happy to help our visitors and patients.

Ingrid Wilm

Office Administrator

Let’s answer the question before you have to ask… Ingrid is a cool 6’2. A tall physique that has propelled her through the pool since the age of seven. That’s when she began swimming competitively. Ingrid attended the University of British Columbia. When she’s not at work or in the water, you can find her in the mountains hiking with her dogs!

Astrid Wilm

Office Administrator

If you’re at the south clinic and hear singing from behind the desk, that’s Astrid! Astrid has been working in customer service roles for over 10 years and relishes the challenges and opportunities that come her way. As someone who needed physiotherapy growing up, she enjoys being a part of a team that makes such a big impact in people’s lives. When Astrid’s not at work, she can usually be found watching movie marathons or hanging out with her puppy, family, and friends.

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