Team members of Joint Effort Physiotherapy
Matt Scott, Physiotherapist
Matt has an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from University of Calgary and completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at University of Alberta. Matt has completed advanced coursework in orthopaedic physiotherapy; dry needling, functional movement screening, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation. Matt works collaboratively with people of all ages and abilities to achieve their physiotherapy goals. Matt uses a combination of exercise-based care, education, and minimal use of passive treatments to assist you in achieving complete recovery based on your specific needs/goals.
Shreya Patel, Physiotherapist
Shreya grew up in India and earned her Physiotherapy degree in 2016 from Gujarat University. She moved to Kamloops in 2017 and got her interim license to practice physiotherapy in 2018 and her full license in 2019. Additionally, in November 2020 she obtained advanced education and skills in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion management.
Prior to moving to Canada, she worked for a multi-specialty hospital focusing on post surgical patients and trauma patients. Shreya has focused her practice in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including ligament injuries,arthritis,nerve issues, pelvic floor pain, and post concussion rehab. She welcomes a wide variety of patients of all ages.
Shreya believes in an active approach to rehabilitation, and prescribes home exercise to help patients restore function and alleviate pain.
Patrick Waters, Exercise Physiologist.
Patrick knows the rehabilitation process personally and professionally. Because of this, his clients can expect a non-cookie cutter approach, with goals and a program specifically designed to keep you engaged, challenged and supported.
Jennifer Norman, RMT - Registered Massage Therapist
I am very excited to be joining Joint Effort Physiotherapy as the resident Registered Massage Therapist (RMT.)
After graduating from McMaster University with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (BSc Kin) and completing my professional designation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS,) I decided to attend Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy to further enhance my understanding of the human body and its capabilities.
Originally, the goal of becoming an RMT was to improve my own skills as a strength and conditioning coach, when in fact, my experience as a coach and working with various populations helped me become a more effective RMT. I fell in love with the field of rehabilitation and have been able to combine it seamlessly with my passion of strength and conditioning.
After a few years working at Therapy Lounge, a Toronto based massage therapy clinic, I was able to develop a uniquely effective style of treating that targets the source of injury/ pain while also calming your nervous system and creating a relaxing experience.
When you come for a treatment, expect a combination of clinical rehabilitation and holistic wellness. Upon arrival, each patient receives a thorough physical assessment and tailored treatment plan while also appreciating the whole person.
Our mental health and nervous system play a massive role in our ability to recover, so I combine the goal-oriented style of sports rehabilitation with a serene environment for you to begin your healing process.
But it doesn’t end on the table, after your treatment, you will receive custom self-care stretches and exercises to integrate into your life and get you back to pain free movement.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with other health professionals at Joint Effort Physiotherapy and look forward to seeing you on my table.
Kyle Heppner, Physiotherapist
BScPT, MHM, Cert Manipulative Therapy, Cert Integrative Dry Needling
Kyle’s unique physiotherapy journey started after graduating from the International Academy of
Physiotherapy in Holland in 2005. Since that time, he has gained certifications in manual and
manipulative therapy (‘popping’ joints), trigger point dry needling (deep muscle release), acupuncture
(Eastern style), and many other specific forms of therapy, as well as a Masters degree in Health
Management. He has brought his extensive experience in both the private and public healthcare world
together to create an effective and modern approach to physical therapy (no buzzy machines here).
With a combination of hands-on therapy and the right exercises, the treatment process is goal oriented
and focuses on fixing the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. And you can expect to learn
something along the way as education is a big part of the recovery process. Kyle believes that good
physiotherapy truly is a ‘Joint Effort’ between the client and the therapist and motivates clients to take
an active role in their recovery.
Carly Davenport - Athletic Therapist,
B.AET., CAT(C), CSCS
Carly has a Bachelor of Athletic & Exercise Therapy from Camosun College. She is a board certified Athletic Therapist through the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Carly has completed the following coursework & mentorships to develop her practice; Pre & Post natal exercise specialization, manual therapy technique courses, and biopsychosocial pain model courses and mentorship. She is continuously learning through her own research and work with her colleagues.
Carly provides a hands off treatment experience which focuses on movement, education, breaking barriers, and developing the clients’ confidence in their abilities. She believes clients should be in control of their recovery and involved in every step of the process with implementing their own goals, making it a collaborative and effective approach.
When Carly is not in the clinic she can be found supporting the varsity teams on the bench at Thompson Rivers University, various teams in the community, and working as an assistant coach with online clients. In her spare time she enjoys staying active through a number of recreational sports.