Helping Hands

OUR

TEAM

PASSIONATE ABOUT SERVING OTHERS

Our multi-disciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, a Registered Psychologist, an Accessibility Consultant and Rehabilitative Assistants provide services to children, adults and elders throughout Northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island. We are proud to be a Northern British Columbia owned and operated company that strives to increase health outcomes in our region and hire within our local communities.

 
FOUNDERS
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JOCELYN CHANDLER

Co-Founder, Physiotherapy Services Manager & Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Jocelyn, I have lived and worked for 25 years primarily in northern isolated Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, BC, and the Yukon. I enjoy spending time with my daughters in nature kayaking, hiking, fishing, skiing, and playing or coaching girls hockey.

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CAITLYN DEBRUYNE

Co-Founder, Occupational Therapy Services Manager & Occupational Therapist

Hi, my name is Caitlyn and I have called Smithers, BC my home for over a decade. I am passionate about providing care that meets the unique needs of each community. When I'm not working you can find me skiing or hiking in the mountains with my family and enjoying the animals on our small hobby farm.

ACCESSIBILTY CONSULTANT
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CHRIS MILLER

Accessibility Consultant

Hi, my name is Chris, I spent the first half of my life in Smithers but now call Revelstoke home. I suffered a life changing stroke 7 years ago. I have learned that adaptation & a positive mindset must be used to overcome challenges & we must take time to be grateful for the
simplest things. I am a father to a 10-year-old daughter, and when I am not spending
time with her, I am regularly on an outdoor adventure.

 
 
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
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KENDRA NIMMO

Occupational Therapist

Hi, my name is Kendra and I provide services to all ages in the region.  When not working, you can find me gardening, cooking, skiing in the local mountains or biking on the trails with my dog.

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MARY GODIN

Occupational Therapist

Hi, my name is Mary and I look forward to continuing to work in beautiful rural communities supporting elders, children and their families. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, surfing, exploring the outdoors and teaching adaptive skiing.

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KATHRYN ALEXANDRE

Occupational Therapist

Hi! My name is Katie and I've called Smithers home for the past two years. I am passionate about supporting people to reach their goals to be able to do things that are important to them. Outside of work, you can find me adventuring in the great outdoors with my husband and dog.

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TARA YOUNG

Occupational Therapist

Hi, my name is Tara, I was born & raised in Kitimat. I am passionate & driven in my goal to help all overcome their barriers & work towards a greater quality of life. I love traveling & often on the road providing support to clients in need within Northwest BC. In my spare time I like to be outdoors hiking or near water.

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TITIA WOUDSTRA

Occupational Therapist

Hi, my name is Titia, I was born and raised in South Africa, where I also studied to be an occupational therapist. My husband I moved to Smithers 15 years ago, where we had our two beautiful children. Our family loves to camp, fish, hunt and hike in the mountains.

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EMMA BROWN

Occupational Therapist

Hello, my name is Emma and I have loved working as an Occupational Therapist in Smithers and on Vancouver Island with people of all ages. In my free time I like to eat good food, swim and walk in the woods with my dog and family.

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SILAN GREENING

Occupational Therapist

My name is Silan and I am so grateful to live and work in Northern BC. I am passionate about rural & remote health and aspire to provide compassionate & respectful care to families & communities. In my spare time, I enjoy sharing my love of cooking & spending time in the outdoors with my family.

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
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ROBYNNE LOBBAN

Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Robynne, I grew up in the Hazelton region & returned back home in 2016. My focus is orthopedics & pediatrics, I love getting to know my patients, guiding them on their healing journey. I love being a mom to twins, spending time with my husband, gardening, cooking & camping.

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JOSINA RHEBERGEN

Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Josina and I returned to my hometown of Smithers to practice. I love connecting with people in the communities around Northern BC and when I’m not working you can find me in my garden or in the mountains hiking, biking or skiing.

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TAMARA BANDET

Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Tamara and I am  excited to be working in Northern British Columbia. When I’m not doing physio-related things, I enjoy spending time with friends and exploring the great outdoors.

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JACQUELINE YELDON

Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Jacqueline and I am new to Northwest BC. I enjoy treating and working with people of all ages and stages. My goal is to empower my patients and help them return to the activities that matter to them. I look forward to exploring my new backyard in my spare time.

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KATIE HART

Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Katie and I am passionate about assisting people to alleviate pain and restore function through exercise, education and manual therapy. When not working, I enjoy gardening, hiking, biking and playing with my two young children.

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KALEY STRACHAN

Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Kaley and I enjoy working in various communities in Northern BC. I enjoy hiking, gardening, camping, running and fishing with my family during my spare time.

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CAITLIN DUBIEL

Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Caitlin, and I moved to northwest BC 5 years ago. I enjoy a quiet lifestyle, being surrounded by the beautiful outdoors. Meeting so many wonderful people is what makes physiotherapy in rural remote communities a special focus for me.

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JACLYN HOFFMAN

Physiotherapist

Hi my name is Jaclyn. I enjoying working with all people of all ages, helping them to do the things they love. When I am not working, you will find me with my family outside; gardening, hiking, biking and skiing.

 
SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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ELENE DOLAN

Speech & Language Pathologist

Hi, my name is Elene. I grew up in Fort Nelson, BC, and now live on Vancouver Island. I am passionate about providing education and personalized intervention to support improved communication and healthy airway and facial development. When not working or travelling, I enjoy gardening, hiking, and yoga.

 
 
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGISTS
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ANNE PYBUS

Registered Psychologist

Hi my name is Anne, I have largely worked and lived in the Yukon. The North is truly my "heart home".  I enjoy reading, solitude, outdoor pursuits, and making art by the Salish Sea.

 
REHABILITATIVE ASSISTANTS
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AUDREY SAMPARE

Rehabilitative Assistant

Hi, my name is Audrey & I am a rehabilitation assistant. I was born in Prince Rupert & have lived in the Hazelton region since I was a teenager, making me a true Northern BC'er! When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my family & traveling to see other family members.

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ASHLEE REITMEIER

Rehabilitative Assistant

Hi, my name is Ashlee. I have worked with children as an education assistant and physiotherapist assistant for the past 18 years. My favourite activity to perform with children is swimming and hula dancing.

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STEPHANIE CARLE

Rehabilitative Assistant

Hi, my name is Stephanie, I work with children in elementary schools, delivering their physiotherapy & occupational therapy intervention plans to help develop gross motor & fine motor skills. I enjoy spending time gardening, woodworking, reading, cooking & spending time with my husband & dogs.

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SONIA PAUL

Rehabilitative Assistant

Hi my name is Sonia, I have been providing service to meet the physical needs of our local First Nations children/individuals that need the support in their communities. I enjoy teaching and supporting individuals.

 
ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
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RUTH CARLE

Accounting

Hi, my name is Ruth and I complete all the bookkeeping and accounting for Northern Therapy Services. I was born and raised in the Hazeltons and when I am not working I like to enjoy hiking, bird watching, biking, traveling, reading and gardening.

 

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TRACY SCOTT

Administrative

Hi, my name is Tracy and I have lived in Smithers for 28 years, and now giving the West Coast a try. My happy places include beach combing, swimming, x country skiing, reading, gardening, biking and gathering friends together for food and laughter. I also enjoy hiking and having adventures with my partner, my two grown children and their partners.

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TERRI DAWSON

Electronic Billing

Hi, my name is Terri and I provide electronic billing to MSP for practioners who’s client’s receive supplemental benefits. I spend my off time adventuring with my husband within our vast country, whether in our restored & upgrade 1978 Toyota Landcruiser or our dual-sport motorcycles. We have two grown children & two amazing grandsons – all who share our love of adventure.