Health Care Professionals
Tori Smith (Physiotherapist/Owner)
Tori graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Australia in early 2010 with a Graduate Entry Masters in Physiotherapy. After exploring as much of Australia as she could, Tori returned to live in the Beaverlodge area and work in Grande Prairie. She returned to Australia to complete her Clinical Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy once again from Curtin University while her husband supported her pursuits from home.
Tori and her husband are often out enjoying the outdoors and local wildlife and with their dog Dug. Tori loves to be busy at work and stays active after work sharing her love of Pilates with others. She always strives to be better at her pursuits and displays this with a multitude of postgraduate courses which enhance her physiotherapy practice.
Tori has special interest in treating complex pain conditions, pelvic health, dancers and anyone who wants to move better and feel better. She also has a passion for advocating the use of physiotherapy services to the public who might not know there is help for them.
Brian Sherk (physiotherapist/owner)
Brian graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. After graduation Brian and his wife moved to Grande Prairie and he has been serving the people of the Peace Country ever since. Brian continues to pursue his love for knowledge by taking many postgraduate courses that help him to assist people to achieve better health.
Brian continues to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and believes that this is the single most important thing anyone can do to live a more vibrant and adventurous life. Brian's favourite thing to do is explore the outdoors with his wife and four children.
Brian has special interests in sport, emergency service, and pelvic health populations.
Krista Beson (physiotherapist)
Krista graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. After graduation Krista returned to St. John’s Newfoundland to begin working in-hospital as an orthopedic physiotherapist focusing on the total joint assessment program (TJAC). After 2 years, Krista started her career in private practice to focus on general conditions, sports injuries, motor vehicle collisions and work place accidents. Krista continues pursuit of knowledge by continuing her education with post graduate courses to provide the best possible care of her patients.
Krista loves to be active by playing volleyball in her free time and taking her dogs Ellie for hikes and walks. Krista moved to Grande Prairie one year ago and is working on exploring all the amazing communities that surround us.
Krista takes a special interest in chronic back pain, total knee or hip replacements as well as general injury or pain.
Laura graduated from Dalhousie University in 2009 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. She came to Grande Prairie the following year and has gained a wide variety of experiences since then, working in the hospital, school settings, private practice, as well as the Persistent Pain Program; where she is still practicing. She has also enjoyed volunteering at the Alberta Summer Games, Arctic Winter Games, and Western Canada Summer Games.
Laura continues to further her education by taking post-graduate courses to provide her with a wider range of skills and knowledge to better help her clients. She has special interests in persistent pain conditions, pelvic health, athletic injuries, and temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction.
Patient Care Coordinators
Rachelle Pedneault (Office Manager)
Rachelle has been a Grande Prairie resident for the past 20 years and currently lives with her significant other and their two children. Outside the clinic her passions for craftiness are evident with crocheting being her favourite pastime. Time with her family is Rachelle’s highest priority and they are most likely to be seen enjoying time outdoors.
Rachelle’s favourite sport is Volleyball which helps her find balance between her responsibilities at home and within the clinic. She is a valued member of the Adventure Physiotherapy team and is looking forward to help you navigate through the rehabilitative process.
Jessica was born in Ontario but moved to Grande Prairie 15 years ago. Away from the clinic Jessica is currently working towards her Bachelor of elementary education. In her downtime she enjoys crocheting, reading, and volunteering with Autcraft; a special Minecraft server dedicated to children with autism and their families.
Jessica is an important, hard working member of the Adventure Physiotherapy team as she strives to make your experience as painless as possible.
We are always looking for new physiotherapists who share our vision of adventure and quality evidence based care. Please click on the following link to apply.