Our Team

A hard-working crew that is here to help your child in every manner possible. 
Jo-Anne Weltman

Jo-Anne was one of the first three physiotherapists in the World to be accepted to complete the Level III course in Cuevas MEDEK therapy, a very specialized technique in Physiotherapy for children. She has since also founded her own therapy modality inspired by CME, called Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI). Jo-Anne’s objective has always been to […]

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Brian Banderk & Julie Rubin

Brian and Julie's world was turned upside down when in February of 2019, at 3 months old, their baby boy, Kaleb, received an unexpected and frightening diagnosis of Lissencephaly. This diagnosis meant that he was born with a very serious brain malformation, which ultimately was leading to him having severe cognitive and physical delays. Since […]

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Sarah Wiebe

Sarah supports families through the journey of maximizing access to services and funding to the needs of their unique child (including FSCD), to assisting with booking and planning of intensive visits, to helping SMILE celebrate its brave warriors through IG and other media, to assisting with emotional regulation and distraction during therapy sessions. Not only […]

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Emma Bolt

Emma, born and raised in Calgary, graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. During her schooling, Emma discovered a passion for working with paediatric populations through multiple experiences at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Shortly after graduation she began working with paediatric special-needs children, and families, in a school […]

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Taylor Yuzdepski

Taylor was raised in Calgary, AB from a young age and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2015. Later moving to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queens University, completing her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2017. Over the years, Taylor developed a strong desire to work […]

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Dipika Shah

Dipika has a Master’s degree in Neuro-Pediatrics, completed her PhD in Pediatric Physiotherapy in 2018, and was Assistant Professor and in charge of the Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy in Charusat University in India. Over the years, she has taken part in numerous speaking engagements and has presented her research on a global level. She has worked […]

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Trevor Anderson

Trevor graduated with his Masters in Physiotherapy in 2013 from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to that, he completed his Bachelor in Physical Education from the University of Alberta. Trevor spent the first 5 years of his physiotherapy career honing his manual handling and hands-on skills in the musculoskeletal side of the […]

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Camilla Weyland

Camilla graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience working with preschool kids with speech & language delays, adults with neurological conditions, and children with feeding & swallowing disorders. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities […]

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Alex Hayvren

Alex grew up just outside of Calgary in the hamlet of Bragg Creek. Alex graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in and holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree from Mount Royal University. Prior to moving to Kingston, Alex spent time working and volunteering with programs and individuals […]

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Alyssa Coulas

I'm originally from Ontario but call Calgary home now. Over the years, I've worked with organizations such as Best Buddies and Special Olympics and I've enjoyed every minute of working with people with special needs. I have a background in personal training, where I trained some of my Special Olympics Powerlifters outside of the season. […]

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Chelsea White

Chelsea was born and raised in Calgary, AB. She graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor's of Health and Physical Education with a major in Physical Literacy and a minor in Psychology. Chelsea started as a practicum student and later hired as a therapy assistant. She started her journey by working in clinical and […]

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Kaitlyn Shrum

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Calgary, AB. She’s currently enrolled at Mount Royal Universitycompleting a degree in Physical Literacy and a minor in Business. Physical Literacy is similar toKinesiology, but it also incorporates elements of physical activity, and mental and social well-being while fostering the motivation, and confidence to lead a healthy and active […]

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Claire Rockliff

Claire graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Biomechanics and will be pursuing a Master of Occupational Therapy in fall 2023! In fall 2022 she completed a practicum with us through the Faculty of Kinesiology, and since then has joined our team as a part-time Therapy Assistant. The multi-disciplinary, dynamic, […]

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Dianne Harrison

Dianne was born and raised here in Calgary, AB. She’s currently an Occupational Therapy student at the University of Alberta and received her undergraduate degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary. Over the past 7 years, she has worked in a variety of settings supporting individuals with disabilities. The majority […]

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