Our Team

Albert Chan

Clinic Director/Owner, Physiotherapy Consultant


Albert Chan is the Clinic Director and Owner of Elevation Physiotherapy. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996. He has a strong interest in the management of complex and difficult-to-treat orthopedic conditions. Albert has had years of experience treating patients undergoing medical procedures like Cortisone injections, Lidocaine Myofascial Injections, Botox, Prolotherapy, Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and autologous blood injections. He has fostered collaborative relationships with Physiatrists, Sport Medicine Physicians, General Family Practitioners and Emergency Physicians.

Albert is also a runner and is passionate about the treatment and prevention of running injuries. When he is not working, you will likely see him training to improve his race times in both running and cross country skiing.

As well, Albert has been successfully treating dizziness, balance disorders and vestibular problems since 2009.

Albert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) since 2002 having completed his Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. He completed his Gunn IMS training in 2007. In addition to clinical practise, Albert is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Western Ontario Master of Clinical Sciences program. He also provides clinical instruction to physiotherapists undergoing further certification in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Program and to medical residents in the University of Alberta Medical Residency Program.

Karen Chan

Owner, Physiotherapy Consultant


Karen graduated from the University of Alberta in 2000 with Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and from the University of Calgary in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Since graduating Karen has worked in private physiotherapy clinics in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Calgary. Karen has experience treating chronic spinal pain, sports injuries, and injuries from motor vehicle accidents. She also has expertise in managing patients during and after interventional procedures.

Karen is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) having completed her Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 2008. She completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2006.

Karen has taken many other post-graduate courses and most recently has taken courses for vestibular rehabilitation and treatment of running injuries. She enjoys educating and encouraging people through the process of rehabilitation.

Karen grew up playing many sports competitively including tennis at the national level and now continues to enjoy many activities recreationally including tennis, hockey, skiing, and cycling. She also loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and two boys.

Katelyn Rennie



Katelyn’s active upbringing inspired her to complete her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy, both at the University of Alberta.

Katelyn has a strong interest in treating chronic overuse injuries and injuries following motor vehicle accidents, as she knows firsthand the difference that physiotherapy can make. She approaches the treatment and management of all conditions with a keen sense of enthusiasm and a desire for open communication.

She enjoys doing all things outdoors and is passionate about the management of sports injuries. Katelyn is an avid runner and cyclist, as well as a frequent visitor to the Rocky Mountains. You can find her trail running and backpacking in the summer and either ice climbing or hitting the slopes in the winter. She hopes to complete a triathlon within the next year, and to adopt a rescue puppy.

Georgi Trifonov



Georgi grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, and moved to Edmonton, AB at the age of 16. Here he attended University of Alberta and obtained a BSc degree in Immunology and Infection in 2014, followed by a MSc degree in Physical Therapy in 2017. Since then, Georgi has earned his Functional Dry Needling Certification and has pursued further education in TMJ rehabilitation and Mulligan Concept Mobilization with Movement. He has also completed courses in Orthopedic Division’s Manual Therapy curriculum.

Georgi’s treatment approach revolves around effective patient-therapist collaboration. He is dedicated to providing patients with the appropriate tools, education, and care to actively manage their conditions, and to successfully achieve their goals. He believes in an active approach to build strength and resiliency and is looking forward to helping his patients reach their full potential.

Outside of his career as a physiotherapist, Georgi loves spending his time playing soccer, biking, hiking, anything to do with being outdoors. Georgi is fluent in Bulgarian, and proficient in Russian language.

Danielle Bles



Danielle completed a Bachelor of Physical Education degree in 2008 and her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2011. Since then she has continued further training in the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, is certified in functional dry needling, and is certified to order diagnostic imaging.

Danielle has experience treating a variety of sports injuries with a keen interest in complex shoulder injuries. She worked alongside orthopedic surgeons and sport medicine physicians in establishing the Shoulder Triage Team at the Edmonton Bone and Joint Clinic.

Danielle played hockey as a goaltender for the University of Alberta Pandas during her degree and grew up playing competitive fastball. She now enjoys playing hockey, volleyball, and modified slo-pitch. She also enjoys hiking, cycling and yoga.

Nick MacLeod


MscPT, BSc

Nick graduated from the University of Alberta Physiotherapy Masters Program in 2015. It was his upbringing in sports and his many trips to his own physiotherapist that nudged him into the profession.

After graduation, Nick was the fortunate recipient of the Glen Sather Sport Medicine Clinic Physiotherapy Fellowship program. He worked within interdisciplinary teams consisting of orthopedic surgeons, sport medicine physicians and physiotherapists. He appreciates and upholds the incredible potential of working with an interdisciplinary team of skilled healthcare providers.

Nick’s treatment philosophy is based on patient education and empowerment. He wants to teach you how you can make yourself better, stronger and healthier! He mixes education, exercise therapy, manual therapy and dry needling in his treatment approach. Nick has a keen interest in treating lower body injuries, from acute to chronic conditions. He has a special interest in knee injuries.

When not working Nick is out riding the trails in the river valley, skiing the mountains in the winter or refinishing furniture in his basement workshop.

Ty Henry

Registered Massage Therapist


Ty Henry graduated from MacEwan University in 2018. He is a proud member in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA). Since then, he has continued to further his training with certifications in cupping therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset Therapy. Ty is a member of the Board of Directors for the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA), and on the Working Group for the Transitional College for Massage Therapist of Alberta.

He has experience treating a variety of complex, difficult-to-treat musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions, as well as human performance sports massage. He has a keen interest in back, hip, and shoulder injuries. Ty has experience treating patients in a collaborative and multidisciplinary setting, having worked alongside physiotherapists, athletic therapists, chiropractors, kinesiologists, acupuncturists, family physicians, sports medicine physicians, and orthopedic physicians. Furthermore, Ty has experience treating professional athletes, having worked in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with The Edmonton Elks. He specializes in athlete-focused preparation from pre-event, post-event and in-season training and off-season recovery treatments.

Ty brings a team-oriented mindset to work towards the goal of the patient. Each interaction is approached with a focused intention to individually treat and educate patients to suit their lifestyles and abilities. Along with Swedish, Therapeutic, and Sports Massage methods promoting relaxation, Ty is specifically interested in and focused on Myofascial Release (MFR) and Muscle Energy Technique (MET). These treatment methods are of a gentle, yet effective rehabilitative nature when addressing pain, soft tissue imbalances and, ultimately, function.

Outside of work, Ty enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, cooking, golfing, and basketball.

Stephanie Eldridge

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Stephanie grew up in Bury, England and immigrated to Canada at the age of 13. Graduating from Lethbridge College, she excelled in the Administrative Office Professional program and the additional course of Medical Office Procedures. Stephanie has over a decade of experience working in customer service and administration within the healthcare system. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her spouse and three children.

Maureen Renaud

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Maureen relocated from Ottawa a few years ago and has happily settled into life in Edmonton with her husband and their cat, Ori. Maureen can often be found on the city bike paths and regularly walks or rides her bike to work. When not at work, she enjoys knitting, reading, and exploring the city for new coffee shops.

Jackie Turner

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Jackie was born and raised in Edmonton. Jackie has over two decades of experience in the medical administration field while working in various medical settings. Outside of work, Jackie enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her new puppy, Juniper.

Yvonne Basilio

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

If you have been to the Clinic in the afternoon, you have undoubtedly been served by Yvonne who consistently brings cheer and compassion to reception work. In addition to her strong people skills, Yvonne has a Business Administration Accounting Diploma and is fantastic with numbers! Outside of work, Yvonne is an active choir member at her church. During wintertime, you may find her on the hills practicing one of her favourite sports – snowboarding!

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