Meet Andrea

Photo:L Andrea Gris, MPT, BSc(Kin)

Andrea Gris, MPT, BSc(Kin)

Andrea completed her Physical Therapy training in 2014, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge in 2012.

A local Fernie girl, she has worked primarily in orthopaedics in Fernie BC, Kamloops BC, and Sparwood BC. Her focus is in orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports injuries, as well as athletic performance for all ages. She is also passionate about preventative health and believes in being proactive about injury prevention through the use of active and manual therapy.

Andrea has taken post graduate courses including Mulligan’s Mobilization with Movement, K-Taping, has her certification in Anatomical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFCI), has completed her Level 1 Dry Needling with Dry Needling Canada, her Level 1 NeuroKinetic Therapy, and most recently Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete Essential Foundations through the Institute of Clinical Excellence (ICE).

Outside of the clinic you can find Andrea attending CrossFit, playing/coaching basketball, and exploring the outdoors by camping, horseback riding, and hiking the trails with her husband, two sons, and dog.

Meet Shauna

Shauna Van Wijk, MPT, BSc(Kin)

Shauna graduated from the Master’s in Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta in 2017, shortly after completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology there. Outside of academics she volunteered with the U of A’s Panda rugby team learning both athletic injury management and strength and conditioning skills.

After having the privilege of returning to her home town of Fernie, Shauna worked in Sparwood BC practicing orthopaedics in a multidisciplinary setting. Being a lover of sport and outdoor adventure she is passionate about sports injury management, including concussion treatment and return-to-play planning.

Shauna has pursued post graduated training and education including Post Concussion Syndrome Management (R2P), Mulligan’s Mobilization with Movement, and Cesarean Birth Rehab (Pelvic Health Solutions).

With her free time you can find Shauna at home in Jaffray enjoying her hobby farm with her husband and son, and outside adventuring the outdoors on horseback.