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 favorite thing to do is explore the outdoors with his wife and three 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, Weston and Ellie for hikes and walks. Krista recently moved to Grande Prairie and is working on getting settled into the community.
Krista takes a special interest in chronic back pain, total knee or hip replacements as well as general injury or pain.
Patient Care Coordinators
Lindsey was born and raised in the Grande Prairie area. She enjoyed several sports while growing up including fastball, volleyball and badminton. After graduating from Sexsmith Secondary High School, she moved to Lethbridge to attend the Lethbridge Community College were she successfully graduated with a diploma as a Registered Massage Therapist. After graduation she focused on sports massage working with college teams and at different sporting events. In 2001 she moved back to Grande Prairie and worked in a local clinic specializing in therapeutic, pregnancy massage and lymph drainage.
Lindsey and her family spend their time camping, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Her boys, Jett and Max, love skiing and playing hockey which keeps Lindsey and her husband busy during the winter.
In Lindsey's limited spare time she loves to golf, run the trails, and play baseball. She is passionate about her community and volunteers in local events such as The Young at Art foundation.
Lindsey is excited to be a part of the team at Adventure Physiotherapy and looks forward to helping you live a fit and healthier lifestyle.
Rebecca was born in Valleyview and grew up all over Alberta. After completing high school south of Edmonton, Rebecca attended the Mayfair Business College here in Grande Prairie and subsequently enjoyed working in many administrative roles throughout the years.
Rebecca and her husband Jeff currently keep busy with their 2 boys watching them play hockey and basketball and enjoying their lake lot in the summer. Rebecca enjoys camping, fishing and boating in the summer and in the winter following her kids around to the many hockey rinks in the Peace region and all over Alberta. She also enjoys skiing and taking warm Caribbean vacations when winter gets old.
Colleen was born in Ontario and lived in Newfoundland briefly before her family settled here in Grande Prairie almost 15 years ago. After graduating high school in 2014, Colleen attended GPRC to obtain her diploma in Personal Training. She decided to continue with her education and is currently in her first year of the Bachelor of Kinesiology program and hopes to major in Adapted Physical Activity when she transfers to the University of Alberta.
When she is not studying or working, Colleen can be found at the gym or walking or exploring outdoors with her rescue dog Bentley. She hopes to one day work in a rehabilitation centre, motivating and encouraging people after accidents or surgery.
Amanda grew up in the Peace Country and went to Grande Prairie Regional College for two years before completing her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta in 2003. Upon graduation she returned to Grande Prairie where she performed a variety of roles in the health and wellness industry including personal training, rehabilitation, disability management and recreation programming.
Amanda and her husband spend much of their time chasing their two sons around the region playing hockey in the winter and spending family time outdoors in the summer. In her spare time, Amanda likes to volunteer in the community and stays active by swimming, biking and running and enjoys competing in triathlon races.
Amanda is looking forward to continuing to pursue her passion for health and wellness and plans to further her training and education to better serve the community.
We are always looking for new physiotherapists who share our vision of adventure, quality and evidence based care. Please click on the following link to apply.