If you are a new patient, have a new injury, or haven’t seen a physiotherapist for this injury in the past 3 months, please choose Initial Appointment.

Every patient is required to have their own medical chart. Please create separate files for each family member. Children can not be on a parent’s chart.

Contact the office by phone at 250-423-3423 to book ICBC, WorkSafe BC, and WorkSafe Alberta appointments.

If you are booking with Jordan Vanderkelen or Laura Rankine please verify which location you are booking at, as they both work at both Fernie and Crowsnest Pass locations.

Crowsnest Pass Physiotherapy is not an Alberta Health Services contracted clinic and therefore does not receive any funding for patient coverage. You are expected to pay our fees in full unless other arrangements have been made with our office manager.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are your partner in evaluating and restoring strength, endurance, movement, and physical abilities affected by injury, disease, or disability. A physiotherapist works closely with your physician to help you manage and prevent many physical problems caused by sport, illness, disease, work, aging, and long periods of inactivity.


BC Registered Massage Therapy

Coverage through WorkSafe BC is available for 45-minute sessions with prior approval.
BC Registered Massage Therapists are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia as their governing body.

No direct billing is done on weekends. If you book with an RMT on the weekend you are required to pay in full and submit it to your insurance yourself.


Pedorthist & Orthotics

Canadian Certified Pedorthist – C. Ped (C) – are one of very few healthcare professionals who are trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics. They are experts in designing, fitting and modifying custom made orthotics and orthopaedic footwear.

With a background in musculoskeletal, Rachel has a particular interest in working with the senior population. Combining her physiotherapy skills with her doula training and experience, Rachel also has an interest in women’s health, pregnancy and postpartum care. Rachel’s post-graduate training in ergonomics has given her an opportunity to work with industry in the fields of occupational health and injury prevention. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys biking, and time with her family, she is also attempting her second triathlon. She also has a passion for reading, cooking, and getting involved in community projects.

With a background in musculoskeletal, Rachel has a particular interest in working with the senior... Read More

MPhty, BSc, GunnIMS, Cert. Sport Physio,

Jennifer graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies. She also completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Since then Jennifer has furthered her training becoming the first Canadian to obtain her Sport Physiotherapy Diploma through the International Olympic committee

Jennifer has worked in multidisciplinary private practice and with the Canadian Sport Institute. Jennifer was the team physiotherapist with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating team. She traveled as the team physiotherapist on the World Cup circuit and to the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Although Jennifer has a large background with sports she enjoys treating everybody. As a lover of the outdoors (especially the mountains!), Jenny knows the frustration that occurs when pain or an injury holds you back from your favourite activities. She knows how to help individuals rehabilitate after orthopaedic surgery- in particular knee surgery. She can perform movement assessments and provide corrective home based individual exercise programs. Jennifer is also a certified GLA:D provider, an exercise program for osteoarthritis and has successfully helped many individuals with osteoarthritis stay active with decreased pain. Her treatment approach incorporates therapeutic exercise, Pilates, manual therapy, acupuncture, Gunn IMS (dry needling), and myofascial release. She also teaches Pilates.

MPhty, BSc, GunnIMS, Cert. Sport Physio, Jennifer graduated from the University of Queensland wi... Read More

Lynn has over 20 years experience as a physiotherapist and has been a dedicated associate of the clinic since 2005. After graduating in 1994 from Queen’s University she expanded her experiences down the Bayou in Louisiana and New Orleans. She worked in a variety of healthcare settings including acute, short and long term care hospitals, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, home health, outpatient and private clinics. Finally settling down to start a family here in Fernie, Lynn has been focusing her work on orthopaedics, sports injuries, and Occupational Rehabilitation.

Lynn has over 20 years experience as a physiotherapist and has been a dedicated associate of the ... Read More

Stephanie has been a BC Registered Massage therapist since 2011. She has worked in a variety of settings, from 5 star spas to remote lodges to sports clinics. She has also spent two winters travelling as a massage therapist for the Canada Ski Cross Team where she worked at World Cup Events with Olympic athletes. Before becoming a massage therapist Stephanie completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Victoria. She also has an extensive background in first aid and has completed her 200hr yoga teacher training. Stephanie has experience treating a wide range of conditions from sports injuries to whiplash to headaches. She will cater each massage to the client’s needs using techniques such as myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and trigger point release. Outside of work Stephanie can be seen spending time in the outdoors with her family, teaching her two young girls the activities that she loves.

Stephanie has been a BC Registered Massage therapist since 2011. She has worked in a variety of ... Read More

Haley graduated from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa in 2019. Living an active life skiing, biking, climbing, and all that falls in between, Haley understands the role that massage, and proper education plays in your healing process. 

She is excited to help clients achieve a greater sense of well-being through hands-on therapy and education on how to take an active role in their own health and wellness journey. Haley uses a variety of massage techniques, depths of pressure, and open communication to adapt treatment to clients’ individual needs. She believes that massage is a beneficial modality in the maintenance of a healthy and functional life and enjoys being immersed in multidisciplinary clinics where a variety of therapists and practitioners can work together to optimize client care.

Haley graduated from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa in 2019. Living an active lif... Read More

Laurel is a physiotherapist who graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1991. For the past 16 years she has worked in the area of private practice with a special focus on paediatrics. For 14 years, Laurel was a co-owner of Calgary Youth Physiotherapy, a community based clinic that focuses in addressing the physiotherapy needs of children and adolescents, but also met the rehabilitation needs, for patients of all ages. Laurel is dedicated to the profession of physiotherapy and has been awarded the National Clinical Award of Excellence by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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Credentials: BSc Kinesiology, Master of Physical Therapy, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists, Certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries, Active Release Techniques (ART), Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation, Owner

A bit about Bob! With his background as a professional hockey player, and over ten years of clinical practice in both Canada and Australia, Bob brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into the profession of Physiotherapy. He graduated with a Bachelors of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 2005 and a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia in 2007.

Bob is owner of Fernie Physiotherapy and takes pride in the ongoing development of his clinical skill set for the benefit of his patients. Of note, in 2014 Bob became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT), thus giving him the highest recognized level of manual therapy training in Canada. He has also trained in custom orthotics production and most recently in 2016 become a Gunn IMS Certified practitioner.

His treatment style focuses on correcting biomechanical faults through manual therapy, dry needling (Gunn IMS) and soft tissue techniques in order to address the cause of the injury. He believes strongly in empowering his patients through education and exercise. In addition to his clinical practice, Bob is a mentor for UBC Physiotherapy students. When not at work, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and climbing in the mountains around Fernie with his family.

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Credentials: MPhtySt, BScKin, Certified in Western Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries

Sneak peak on Stephanie: Originally from Edmonton, Stephanie graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2009. She then went on to complete her Master in Physiotherapy Studies in 2011 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

Since completing her physiotherapy studies she has worked in various private practices, which has lead to developing a special interest in treating low back and pelvic conditions, along with treating headaches and migraines. She has completed post-graduate courses in Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Watson Headache Technique, Chronic Pain Management, and Clinical Pilates. Stephanie is big fan of combining patient education, with exercise, manual therapy and needling to help her patients return back to their happy active selves.

In 2014 she expanded her practice into Women’s Health, completing her training in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. As a Women’s Health therapist she can treat symptoms of incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, sexual pain and anorectal disorders, but she has a particular passion for prenatal and postpartum care. She feels that as a Women’s Health therapist you need to be holistic in your practice, and this is what drives her to continue to expand her knowledge.

In her spare time you’ll find Stephanie keeping a keen eye on the weather report waiting for the next snow storm, but in the off season she will be happy to hear your recommendations on hikes in the area.

Credentials: MPhtySt, BScKin, Certified in Western Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Pelvic Health ... Read More

Madi graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2016. She recently moved from Vernon, BC. In her free time Madi loves to ski, mountain-sled, and mountain-bike. As someone who loves the outdoors, Madi understands the wear and tear can do to your body as well as the stresses of everyday life. Her goal is to facilitate pain free healing and optimize function in the body. The main areas of focus that are addressed during treatment are biomechanical dysfunction, injury rehabilitation, and headaches. Madi uses neuromuscular therapy, fascial release, muscle energy technique, and joint mobilizations during treatment in conjunction with therapeutic exercise to treat a variety of conditions. She values the importance of each patient’s health journey.

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Credentials: BHK, MScPT, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Graduate (CMAG), Orthopaedics, Sport Injuries

Laura graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics. She then went on to pursue her physiotherapy career at the University of Toronto where she obtained her Master of Science in Physical Therapy Degree. Laura has extensive knowledge in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries and diseases and believes strongly in collaborating with her clients to ensure they reach their therapeutic goals. She takes a multimodal approach to her practice, utilizing a variety of different treatment techniques, including: manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise prescription, electrophysical modalities and pain management.

Laura likes staying active by staying outdoors. As an avid mountain biker, runner, snowboarder, and hiker she understands the toll an injury can take on one’s well being. Therefore, Laura enjoys working with her clients to help them return to whatever it is they love doing as quickly and safely as possible.

Credentials: BHK, MScPT, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Graduate (CMAG), Orthopaedics, Sport In... Read More

Jordan graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport & Exercise Science. Following this, he completed his Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland in 2012. He has worked extensively in private practice and sports physiotherapy over the past 9 years in both Australia and Canada.

He has undertaken postgraduate training in dry needling (IMS) / western acupuncture and further training in management of knee & shoulder conditions, as well as headache and migraine. He has worked extensively with athletes who have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery and has developed significant experience with this patient group. Jordan has also completed further training on physiotherapy management for vertigo & dizziness conditions. Jordan likes to combine patient education with exercise prescription, manual therapy and needling to help his patients get back to doing what they love.

Jordan graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, with a Bache... Read More

Deanna graduated with a bachelor of Kinesiology degree from The University of Western Ontario in 2003 as an Academic All-Canadian in varsity track and rowing. Deanna has over 13 years experience in a spectrum of Kinesiology facets; from a physical therapy assistant working with the elderly and a sports performance training center NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist back in her hometown of London On, to 5 years as the senior Kinesiologist at the Kamloops Physiotherapy clinic, Deanna is passionate about helping people recover from injury and perform at their best.

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