Kerri-Ann Swartz has worked in orthopaedic rehabilitation for over 15 years. First, as a Registered Kinesiologist with a focus on WCB and ICBC injuries as well as pediatric therapy and sport specific training. In 2009, Kerri graduated with her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from UBC and worked in Abbotsford for a few years, then moved her practice to Chilliwack at Fraser Valley Physiotherapy/CBI Chilliwack until her maternity leave in June 2017.
Kerri has completed her orthopaedic fellowship in manipulation and manual therapy (FCAMPT), as well as Gunn IMS certification. She is a member of the CPA orthopaedic division as a teacher/ mentor to physiotherapists who are completing their orthopaedic fellowships. She has worked with a wide variety of conditions ranging from post-operative, stroke survivors, neurological populations to weekend warriors, crossfitters/olympic lifters, and high level athletes.
She has a special interest in treating pre and post-natal populations and is certified in pelvic floor therapy/rehabilitation and return to sport, an area close to heart after having issues herself in return to sport since the arrival of her son.
Low back pain is a large focus of her practice with McGill Method training (Dr. Stuart McGill) and plans to become a McGill Provider which is a focus on aiding low back pain when all else has failed. She is also a Crossfit Level 1 coach, Movement and Mobility Specialist and has training in Fascial Cupping (Myofasical Decompression).
She combines her love of functional movement with rehabilitative exercises that are practical and specific to one’s goals. Finding the issue, restoring function and relieving pain is her priority.
In her spare time, you can find Kerri training out of her garage or Crossfit Chilliwack, chasing after her son and lab pup, and seeking new adventures in the mountains, be it camping, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, trail running or mountain biking.
Rebecca Des Roches
Rebecca has been working as an orthopedic physiotherapist for 12 years. She graduated with her Master’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 2006, after having completed a degree in Kinesiology from Acadia University. She worked in private practice in Edmonton for 7 years before making the move to Chilliwack, where she had worked at Fraser Valley/CBI Chilliwack before joining Chilliwack Sports Medicine Clinic.
Rebecca has extensive training in needling, having done her level one acupuncture certification as well as IMS/dry needling. She has also done post graduate courses in joint mobilization/manipulation, myofascial decompression (cupping), McGill low back certification and advanced clinical reasoning. She also has a special interest in treating running injuries as well as all types of orthopedic conditions.
When she is not working, Rebecca is often travelling to various NFL games and other sporting events. She loves being outside, especially anything involving being close to the ocean!
Brittany completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Queens University in 2012 following her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2010.
She jumped right into private practice in the Fraser Valley following graduation and has added extra education in IMS/dry needling, concussion rehabilitation, and manual therapy to allow her to help clients in their unique recoveries. Her treatments include hands on therapy, needling techniques, education on your injury, and exercise prescription to encourage long lasting relief and self-management.
Brittany is passionate about helping clients with their personal goals following an injury, be it getting back to a specific sport, hobby, or as importantly, the duties of normal everyday life. She loves getting to know her clients specific needs and developing a plan alongside them.
Specific course work has included Kinetacore Level 1 and 2 of Functional Dry Needling (IMS), Level 3 Manual Therapy in the Orthopaedic Division of Physiotherapy, Upledger’s Craniosacral Therapy Level 1, RTP Concussion Management, Mulligan Concept Upper Quadrant, and Soft Tissue Release.
Outside of her time at the clinic, Brittany enjoys getting outside to hike and adventure in our beautiful British Columbia with her husband and young daughter.
Christelle obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance from the University of Calgary in 2010 and went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2012. She is excited to be able to integrate her knowledge and experiences as an athlete into her treatment style as a physiotherapist. After a gentle, detailed assessment, her physiotherapy programs are tailored to meet the individual goals of each patient. They will include forms of myofascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic stretching, dry needling/IMS, modalities and education, as well as exercise-based therapy and rehabilitation. Achieving pain-free range of motion and mobility allows patients to gain the ability to restrengthen their bodies in order to prevent future injuries and is essential in returning to normal day-to-day function. Outside of her life as a physiotherapist, Christelle enjoys sharing her passion for dance with children and teens of all ages as a contemporary, ballet and jazz dance teacher. She has begun to develop her skills as a choreographer as well. Christelle also has a love of long distance running and has participated in numerous marathons and trail races over recent years. When not running, she is an avid mountain scrambler either solo or with friends and enjoys exploring the outdoors.
Registered Massage Therapist
Born and raised in Chilliwack as an avid outdoors enthusiast, Shantelle completed her certification at the renowned West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster. During her studies, she provided massage therapy at a series of marathons including the BMO Vancouver Marathon, and Seattle’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. Following graduation, Shantelle started her practice at the Langley Sports Medicine Clinic, a busy multi-disciplined clinic that treats a variety of clientele, including the Langley Rivermen, Langley Rams, members of the BC Lions Football Club, Trinity Western University, and the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. Shantelle has a special interest in not only treating sports related injuries but also providing pre/post natal, work related injury, and geriatric massage therapy.
Registered Massage Therapist
Shelby has left the building! As of January, 2021, Shelby has stepped away from in-clinic treatment at our offices (Langley & Chilliwack) – we wish her all the best in her future endeavours!
Registered Massage Therapist
Jessica is a graduate of the 3000-hour competency-based Mastery level RMT program from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Her athletic and yoga background were the stepping stones to the passion-driven towards Massage Therapy and being a healthcare practitioner.
Her experience ranges from working with UBC athletes, soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, motor vehicle accidents and neurological conditions such as MS & Parkinson’s.
Jessica believes that personal health and wellness is an integral part of maintaining and achieving a balance in all aspects of a person’s life. it is this that drives her passion as an RMT to be treating both the body and mind with a wide variety of techniques tailored to individual needs.
Registered Massage Therapist
Kelly moved to Chilliwack from Guelph Ontario where she studied Health Sciences, Registered Massage Therapy and Osteopathy. For the past fifteen years Kelly worked for the Health and Performance Centre at the University of Guelph. Here she ran both the Massage and Osteopathy departments.
Kelly’s current plan is to continue working as a Registered Massage Therapist with RMTBC while studying at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Vancouver – It is Kelly’s goal to move her Osteopathy license from Ontario to BC.
With Kelly’s extensive skills and experiences, she is looking forward to working with cases that have had little or no luck resolving. As well as new injuries. Her background has been with elite athletes, but she is interested in all the weekend warriors and interesting cases too.
When Kelly isn’t working she loves to spend time with her family, mountain biking, snowboarding and enjoying the mountain life to its fullest.
Katy immigrated to Canada from Germany with her parents, and two sisters in 2000 where her passion for outdoors, animals and exercise grew exponentially. You could find Katy figure skating, or in a dance studio where she competitively danced for 10 years. It was in 2013 where Katy took her training from the studio, to the weight room, and into firefighting where she was a member and a first responder for four and a half years.
Katy graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2018 with a bachelors in Kinesiology. At the University of the Fraser Valley she was under the supervision of UFV’s head Athletic Therapist, Tyne Campbell. Katy spent two years in the campus clinic, working along side Tyne, and the Women’s Volleyball team as their student trainer. It was during this time that Katy’s passion for athletic therapy, sport specific rehab, and industrial return to work rehabilitation grew.
In 2016, Katy worked with the Chilliwack Valley Huskers junior football team prescribing sport specific exercise to athletes and learned acute and chronic injury care under the sport medicine care model.
During her time at Chilliwack Valley Huskers she formerly was working at CBI in Chilliwack apart of the Occupational Rehabilitation program where she primarly worked with ICBC and WorkSafe clients.
It was in 2018 where Katy enrolled into the Advanced Athletic Therapy certificate at Mount Royal University in Calgary where she continued her first responder training, and became experienced in emergency spinal care, on-ice and field emergency care. At Mount Royal University she had the opportunity to work with the SAIT Women’s soccer team, and the Men’s volleyball team as the student therapist where the team took her to nationals. In 2019, she was contracted with the University of Calgary, nationally ranked Men’s Basketball team and traveled across Canada. Other various opportunities that Katy was fortunate to work at was the Haley Wickenheiser Hockey Festival.
Other skills Katy learned in Calgary was prophylactic taping, and became certified in Graston Technique also known as instrumented assisted soft tissue muscle release. Through intense training and practical experience, her passion for exercise, and her holistic view on health and supplements became the focus of her life. Her quest to help people return back to work, to sport or simply daily activity is what drives her dedication and commitment to her clients.