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Our Team | South End Spine and Sports Physiotherapy

Robert Powls, Physiotherapist

Bob is a co-founder of Spine and Sports. Since graduating from the University of Manitoba School of Physiotherapy and obtaining his Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and Advanced Diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy he has been extensively involved in the sports realm. He has been a member of two Canadian Summer Olympic teams (2004 and 2012) and has been involved with numerous National and professional teams, most recently as Head Therapist for Athletics Canada. He taught in the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for seven years and continues to teach Manual Therapy courses for Physios.


Lisa Crockett, Physiotherapist

Lisa attended elementary and high school in Vernon before completing a Bsc at UBC and then her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Alberta. She has been with Spine and Sports since 1997 and has continued to advance her skills by completing her Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy as well as being certified in acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Lisa's main clinical interest lies  in "hands on" manual therapy treatment and she has continued to take courses in this field to broaden her approach to treatment. She has recently completed courses in Active Release Therapy (ART), functional dry needling (FDN), treatment of TMJ disorders and the Thoracic Ring Approach.


Nathan Bruneau, Physiotherapist

Nathan completed his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and is certified in acupuncture with the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation. Nathan has a strong interest in manual therapy and has completed post-graduate courses in manual therapy and orthopedics through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Nathan has also been educated in the Thoracic Ring Approach, part of the Connect Therapy series. This specialized training allows Nathan to connect your area of pain with a problem, or problems, in other areas of the body. With assessment and treatment on the entire body, Nathan will not only treat the painful area in your body but also remove the joint and mobility issues that are associated with the pain.