Kristy Wu, Physiotherapist, BSc

September 2, 2020

Kristy completed her undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Prince Edward Island where she competed as a varsity field hockey player. She then returned home to Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. Since graduating, Kristy has obtained her Level 1 Manual Therapy, Level 1 Functional Dry Needling, and Lower Level Mulligan Certification.

In addition to her regular physiotherapy training, Kristy has completed her pelvic health training through Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1-3. She has also completed training in Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain, & The Pelvic Floor. Kristy is certified to treat a range of conditions including pelvic pain, incontinence, and pelvic dysfunction during prenatal and postpartum period.

Kristy uses a results centred approach with the goal of getting patients better as quickly and fully as possible. Like all appointments at Encompass Sports Therapy, treatments are performed one on one, so patients get the most possible out of their sessions. Her main goal is to help her patients return to doing what they love!

In her spare time, Kristy keeps active with running, yoga, biking, golfing and hiking.

Stephanie Thumlert Physiotherapist, BKin

August 28, 2016

Stephanie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, followed by her Masters of Physical Therapy. She is full body acupuncture (dry needling/IMS) certified, and a Shift Concussion Management Provider. Stephanie is a lifelong athlete with a passion for helping people, making physiotherapy a perfect fit for her lifestyle.

Prior to finishing University, Stephanie played CIS volleyball with the U of S Huskies. Stephanie’s interests include general orthopedics, sporting injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, concussion management, and injury prevention strategies, with a focus on returning people to an active, pain-free lifestyle. She enjoys the creative aspect of restoring movement and normal body function to people on an individual basis.  As a dynamic, outgoing person, Stephanie can often be found skiing, running, rock climbing, ice climbing, or biking.

Gaurangi Dhumal, Physiotherapist, BPT

February 8, 2018

Gaurangi earned her Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, in 2012. With a dream to explore more in the international physiotherapy field, Gaurangi traveled to Canada from India in 2012. She arrived unfamiliar with the Canadian healthcare system and Canadian culture, so she took a Physiotherapist Assistant diploma program (PTA) at Conestoga College prior to completing the Canadian licensing exam.

Gaurangi was awarded her Canadian Registered Physiotherapist License (PT) in August 2016 and worked at a highly regarded multidisciplinary sports therapy clinic in Ontario before moving to Calgary. She places a high priority on continuing education and to that end, she is in the process of completing a Level 3 Manual Therapy course for orthopaedics and planning to do an intermediate exam. She is a certified dry needling/ IMS provider and has finished Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture 1, Clinical Applications in Anatomical Acupuncture 2, and R2P Concussion Management courses.

She is passionate about treating a variety of orthopaedic, sports-related injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation conditions. Her goal is to provide a tailored approach to individual patients by educating and incorporating their goals, expectations & abilities to help them achieve a pain-free and healthy lifestyle.

Gaurangi loves spending time in the mountains. She is an avid hiker and loves backpacking and camping. She also enjoys cooking, yoga, biking, and walking & training her dog.

Renee Toxopeus Physiotherapist, BSc

April 8, 2021

Originally from Vancouver, BC, Renee moved to Alberta to complete her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Since graduating Renee has completed additional course work including Level 1 Functional Dry Needling, Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture 1, and Level 2 Manual Therapy through the Orthopedic Division. Renee has also developed a special interest in Vestibular Therapy, which includes the assessment and treatment for dizziness and balance related disorders.

Renee welcomes patients of all ages and conditions, and is a strong believer in individualizing her treatment plans to help her patients attain their goals.

Outside the clinic Renee loves to keep active. Whether she is out for a run, playing volleyball, hiking, or lifting weights, she always finds ways to keep moving.

Mary Mitton Physiotherapist, BSc

April 6, 2017

While growing up in Canmore, Mary enjoyed a number of activities, including volleyball, basketball, highland dance, and nordic and alpine skiing. She moved to Edmonton to pursue her education, and graduated from the University of Alberta with her Bachelors of Science with Specialization in Psychology, followed by her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She has also completed courses and been certified in medical acupuncture (dry needling/IMS).

Mary is a firm believer that physiotherapy is centered around enabling people to return to their favourite activities post surgery or injury, and is especially interested in acute injury management. She believes in providing individualized, patient-centered care to all of her patients.

When she isn’t at Encompass Sports Therapy,  she can be found running or skiing, and is working on achieving her new PB for a half marathon.