Meet Our Team

and choose the right therapist for you…

Sid Aurka | Brittney Achtymichuk | Becky Colwell | James Squire | Shauna Kufeldt

Our Team: James Squire Sherwood Park Physiotherapist

James Squire, Physiotherapist

About James
Growing up, James developed a love of sports and health science while playing football, rugby, and hockey. This passion motivated him to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta, which he received in 2005.

Now, with nearly two decades of clinical experience, James centres his treatment in contemporary, science-based manual therapy, functional dry-needling, and exercise prescription. He believes in educating patients about their injuries and empowering them to make informed treatment decisions. James is committed to working hands-on with everyone he sees and providing treatment in a one-on-one, patient-focused environment.

Special Interest
Soon after graduating, James realized that he wanted to expand his depth of knowledge and skill as a therapist. So, in 2008, he moved to Perth, Australia to study, ultimately earning a post-graduate master’s degree in Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University. You can find him listed as a Rostered Manipulative Therapist with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, allowing him to perform spinal manipulations.

Throughout his career, James has also worked closely with surgeons and sports medicine doctors specializing in shoulder rehabilitation. This experience has led to the Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre adding Acceleration Physiotherapy to its list of Affiliated Physiotherapy Providers (as one of only two clinics in Sherwood Park).

Driving Force
James enjoys treating a diverse population of clients – supporting people of all ages and abilities. Whether your hope is to eliminate pain, recover from injury, or achieve peak athletic performance, he’s here to collaborate with you on your personalized treatment plan.

Fun Facts
In addition to his clinical work, James also worked for a semi-professional Australian Rules Football club as the head physiotherapist and as a clinical instructor, teaching in the Curtin University Master’s Program.

And when he’s not at the clinic, James spends his time being active outside with his family, watching sports, and listening to records.

Brittney Achtymichuk Sherwood Park Physio

Brittney Achtymichuk, Physiotherapist

Attn: Brittney will be on maternity leave from Oct 2023 – Sep 2024

About Brittney
Growing up as a competitive swimmer, Brittney developed a strong interest in body mechanics and rehabilitation medicine. Her passion for sports led her to pursue a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta.

During her studies, Brittney had the privilege of performing fitness testing for the Edmonton Oilers as well as supporting both the Edmonton Ski Club and U of A varsity swim teams as a strength and conditioning coach.

Special Interests
Through the direct mentorship of an award-winning physiotherapist, Deborah Taggart, Brittney enjoyed expanding her skillset to include hand therapy, which focuses on treating the complexities of the hand and upper extremities.

Brittney is also certified to use acupuncture needling as part of her treatment and she’s trained in the Graston technique.

Driving Force
In her practice, Brittney is devoted to helping patients achieve their goals through one-on-one care. Whether through exercise prescription, manual therapy, or education, she uses evidence-based practice and individualized treatment plans to deliver optimal quality of care. As a former competitive athlete, CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer, and coach for various sports teams, Brittney also applies exercise knowledge in her practice. She’s committed to promoting health and well-being to people of all ages and abilities!

She’s dedicated to ensuring patients feel guided, informed, and confident while on their path to recovery and she looks forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Sid Aurka Sherwood Park Physiotherapist

Sid Aurka, Physiotherapist

About Sid
Sid’s always been involved with sports and now relishes the opportunity to treat sport-related injuries. During his academic career, Sid competed as a varsity-level athlete in wrestling and for the Canadian national cricket team.

He’s since worked as a physio with the Pandas Hockey club in Edmonton and now supports the Team Canada Sitting Volleyball team. His enthusiasm for working with elite sports drove him to earn the Sports Physiotherapist Certification.

Special Interests
Sid enjoys working with knees – specifically ACL injuries. He has training and experience collaborating with orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians as they diagnose and treat ACL injuries at all stages of rehabilitation. He helped run the Acute Knee Injury Clinic and the Functional Agility and Strength Training class for athletes with ACL injuries at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic.

Beyond the knee, Sid has taken specialized training in vestibular rehab and acute concussion treatment for athletes. Plus, he’s certified in functional dry needling and uses this in support of his active treatment approach.

Driving Force
Sid is passionate about providing patient-centered, evidence-based care and helping his patients build self-efficacy. Getting patients back to meaningful activities and performing to their fullest capabilities is what motivates him as a therapist.

Fun Facts
Outside the clinic, Sid enjoys playing recreational sports, training for marathon running, and lifting at the gym. He also picked up skiing recently and is excited to improve his skills on the slopes.

Brit Chase Acceleration Physiotherapy physiotherapist

Brit Chase, Physiotherapist

About Brit

Whether it be as an athlete, spectator, or coach, Brit has been involved in sports her entire life. Her passion for self-care through movement has driven her to obtain many certifications including yoga instructor (Modo, Yin, Flow), swimming instructor, and mat Pilates instructor. She completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2019, where she also realized her love for strength training and bodybuilding.

Brit believes that proper education, flexible goal setting, and patient-therapist collaboration are the keys to getting people back to the activities they love doing.

Special Interests

Brit loves working with shoulders, hips, and knees. Her primary focus is giving patients back their autonomy.

She uses manual therapy to support her more active approach to therapy. She loves to create custom treatment plans using her knowledge of strength training, yoga, and Pilates.

Driving Force

Brit believes that a successful therapeutic outcome is based on creating positive relationships with her patients. She loves to take the time to get to know who she’s treating and integrates the entire person and their individual goals and lifestyles into her treatments.

Brit combines the latest evidence-based practices and her passion for easing people’s fear of movement to dispel the false narratives that commonly come with injuries.

Fun Facts

When Brit is not at the clinic or teaching at Modo Yoga, you can find her chasing around her two little girls. She also loves reading, playing basketball, lifting weights, and trying new local restaurants and cafes.

Shauna Kufeldt Sherwood Park Massage Therapist

Shauna Kufeldt, Massage Therapist

About Shauna
Shauna’s been offering massage therapy treatment since graduating from MacEwan in 1998 – and her experience is evident!

Within moments of meeting Shauna, you’ll feel her warmth and generosity. Her personality, skill, and intuition result in an experience that is both therapeutic and relaxing.

Special Interests
Over the years, Shauna has worked extensively with a diverse clientele, including people who are rehabilitating after a car accident, amateur and elite athletes, seniors, patients with long-term disabilities – and everyone in between!

Having practiced exclusively in medical settings, Shauna enjoys working in collaboration with other health professionals, including physiotherapists, doctors, and chiropractors.

Fun Facts
When Shauna isn’t working, she’s creating. She sews custom designs for both humans and their four-legged friends.

What’s Next?

If you’ve got a specific question for any of our physio or massage therapists, please feel free to reach out and ask! You can send an email from our CONTACT US page anytime or give us a text/call during the clinic’s operating hours.

Sid Aurka | Brittney Achtymichuk | Becky Colwell | James Squire | Shauna Kufeldt | Brit Chase