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 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.
Kyra van Veen graduated from MacEwan University in the Registered Massage Therapy Program in 2017 and is proudly a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta.
Special techniques in which Kyra is trained are Therapeutic Massage, Orthopedic Assessment, Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release, Frictions, Neuromuscular techniques, Joint Mobilizations, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretching and relaxation massage.
Kyra grew up dancing for 18 years in Edmonton and as such she has an acute awareness of how an individual’s muscles can become sore and tight, not only in dance but in any sport. Through her own injuries, massage helped her recover and showed her the importance of massage therapy. She believes anyone and everyone can benefit from massage therapy!
In her free time, Kyra enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, yoga and experiencing new things; she is incredibly excited to join the Thrive Therapy team!
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.
Matt has over 14 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.
With over 17 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.