BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT
Laurie Edge-Hughes obtained her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 1993 and has since focused her postgraduate training on orthopedics, osteopathy, acupuncture and animal physiotherapy. She holds a Master in Animal Studies degree from the University of Queensland in Australia and is certified in both acupuncture and canine rehabilitation.
Laurie is a passionate advocate for all things ‘physiotherapy’. She has owned a number of businesses over the last 20+ years, and is delighted to have the chance to manage & grow Two Hands Physiotherapy to address the physiotherapy needs of dog owners.
When not working, Laurie is usually working. (Not a typo… it’s real!)
Sue Van Evra
BSc, MSc, BHScPT, Dipl. Canine Rehab
Sue obtained her Physiotherapy Degree from McMaster University in 1993 (after completing both honours (1989) and Master’s (1991) degrees in Physiology from the University of Western Ontario).
Sue has nearly a ¼ of a century of experience working with orthopaedic injuries. She is passionate about learning and problem solving. Therefore, throughout her career she has taken many continuing education courses to advance her assessment and treatment skills in manual therapy, sports, and neurodynamic and vestibular rehabilitation. Sue recognizes the importance of educating her patients as well, so that they understand their injury, the stages of healing, what to expect in terms of recovery and prognosis, and how to best avoid future injuries. She is delighted to bring her extensive skills & expertise to Two Hands Physiotherapy.
Sue is also passionate about exercise. A former Ironman competitor, she believes that an active lifestyle is important, and finds it very rewarding helping a wide variety of patients return to their activities following an injury – whether it is getting back to gardening, or being able to continue to train for the Olympics.
When Sue is not working, she can be found training her new Golden Retriever puppy – ‘Jane’, or running, road biking, swimming, or skate skiing with her fiancé Steve.
Margaret graduated from the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon in 1970 and has worked continuously in the field of physiotherapy in both hospital and private settings in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Margaret’s primary interest resides in the area of orthopedics and craniomandibular dysfunction, which has led her to attend numerous post graduate courses and intensive training (over 3500 hours to date) in orthopedics ,TMJ dysfunction, manual therapy, and craniosacral therapy in the last 25 years. Margaret has been in private practice in the field of human physiotherapy in Alberta since 1981, both as clinic owner as well as a consultant physiotherapist.
Margaret’s personal interest in dog agility has led her to take various courses offered by the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in canine rehabilitation, as well as completing her Certification in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in the USA in 2007. Margaret has been an associate of The Canine Fitness Centre Ltd. since October 2004 and is now excited to be able to combine her human physiotherapy practice at Two Hands Physiotherapy and her canine rehab services in the same geographical location. She looks forward to seeing many of her long time clients in this new setting.
Jennifer completed her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. Shortly after graduation, she completed her post -graduate certification in medical acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Jen’s experience in human physiotherapy has been largely focused to orthopedics, and she has practiced in various private clinics in Calgary, AB. She has also furthered her studies and specialized in sports medicine, and she has achieved her Certificate of Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She currently works in private practice at Bragg Creek Physiotherapy, treating a variety of issues related to neuro-musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, motor vehicle accidents, postural stabilization, exercise prescription, as well as post surgical and sports related injures.
Jen enjoys cross country skiing, running, and hiking with year round! She and her hubby are also kept busy having fun with their two adorable daughters and senior dog Miller. This leaves her just limited appointment availablility at Two Hands Physiotherapy, but she's been happy to see the odd dog owner as it fits into her busy schedule!