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  • Natalie Barraclough PT

    Registered Physical Therapist

    GunnIMS certified, Manual Therapist, Women's Health

  • Natalie graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Physical Therapy in 2004.  Since then she has worked in private practice and has experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions from neck pain to foot pain and everything in between!  More recently she has added women’s health to her skill set and treats urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and post-partum symptoms.

    Natalie has completed numerous post-graduate courses including Manual Therapy, Spinal Manipulation (Swodeam Institute), Acupuncture, Mobilization of the Nervous System, and Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Therapy.  

    She received her certification in GunnIMS at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine and is dedicated to helping people struggling with pain return to active living.  

    Outside of work, Natalie is passionate about her family & friends, physical fitness and lifelong learning.

  • Krystal Mangan PT

    Registered Physical Therapist

    Medical Acupuncture, Women's Health

  • Krystal Mangan graduated as a Physical Therapist from the University of Alberta with distinction in 2004.  She has practiced in Edmonton since then and has experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal, women's health and complex persistent pain conditions.  

    As a physical therapist, Krystal has a special interest in women's health.  She has experience treating conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, as well as pregnancy and postpartum symptoms.  Krystal believes strongly in the mind-body connection and that each individual is unique and has their own story to tell.  She believes that education is at the core of empowering people to follow their own path and is passionate about helping people remain active through all stages of life.  

    Krystal is committed to continuing education and spends many of her weekends learning from experts on persistent pain, pelvic health and women's health.  Krystal has completed a variety of post-graduate courses to help integrate her knowledge and give her a number of tools including Acupuncture, Manual Therapy, Integrated Systems Model Series, Kinesiotaping, and numerous Women's Health courses.  When not working, Krystal enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors and travelling.

  • Shauna Falls RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Deep Tissue Massage

  • Shauna Falls has been practicing massage therapy for 12 years. She graduated from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy program at Grant McEwan in 2007, and she is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta.

    Shauna specializes in Deep Tissue treatments, Trigger Point therapy, Fascial techniques, Muscle Energy techniques, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, as well as Lymphatic Drainage techniques.  A combination of these techniques are beneficial in the treatment of muscle stiffness, back pain, headaches and in decreasing overall stress levels.  Shauna also performs relaxation massage and pregnancy massage.  She is passionate about massage therapy and working with her clients to improve their wellbeing.

    When she is not working, Shauna enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys gardening, going for walks and hiking in the mountains, as well as many other outdoor activities.  She is also currently attending the University of Alberta, working on a degree in Nutrition and Food Science and Human Ecology.  

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  • Matt Kiesman RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

  • Matt has over 18 years of experience as a registered therapeutic massage therapist.  He graduated from Grant MacEwan College in 2002 with a 2200 hour diploma in Massage Therapy.  He completed his competency examinations is registered with the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta.  Matt specializes in deep tissue therapeutic massage treatments, helping patients find relief from a variety of issues including sports injuries, repetitive strain, neck pain, back pain and chronic pain such as headaches and other soft tissue injuries. 

    When he is not at work, Matt is an active husband and father of 3 kids who loves spending time outside camping, biking, hiking, and running.  He also enjoys competing in triathlons and has completed a variety of distances from olympic distance to Ironman Canada.

  • Jen Kiesman PT

    Registered Physical Therapist

    Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner

    With 18 years of experience, Jen Kiesman enjoys providing her patients with a custom tailored treatment approach that draws from a variety of treatment approaches and incorporates the advanced technique known as GunnIMS.

    Jen graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Physical Therapy (with distinction) in 2002.  Since graduating, she has worked in private practice treating a variety of injuries ranging from acute sprains and strains to chronic pain conditions.  Jen has completed numerous post-graduate courses to advance her skill set including: Medical Acupuncture, Gunn IMS, manual therapy, New Trends in the Prevention and Treatment of Running Injuries, Rost Therapy, Fascial Movement Taping (RockTape) and Explain Pain.

    When she is not at work, Jen is an active wife and mom of 3, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.  She is passionate about learning, running, travel and her family.

You’ve likely heard the Government of Alberta’s exciting announcement that physiotherapists can resume treating in-person as of May 4th! While this is welcome news, there are a number of things to consider in returning to in-person care, as the threat of Covid-19 remains. Please click here to learn more about the steps we are taking as we reopen.


If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out by phone or email: 780-433-5346 | info@thrivetherapyclinic.com