Ian Lo, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Lo received his medical degree and Orthopaedic surgical residency from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
After completing his surgical residency, Dr. Lo spent two years as a clinician-scientist of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research studying soft tissue healing at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
Dr. Lo then began his sub-specialization in the treatment of shoulder conditions studying under Dr. Stephen Burkhart (University of Texas, San Antonio, TX) and Dr. Evan Flatow (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY).
Since returning to Canada, Dr. Lo has dedicated his practice solely to the treatment of shoulder conditions and has helped improve the quality of life of thousands of patients across Canada. He currently practices in both Alberta and British Columbia. He is the Chief of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Lo specializes in the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder conditions and has pioneered several arthroscopic shoulder procedures. He holds multiple patents for innovative products designed to improve shoulder surgery.
Dr. Lo lectures nationally and internationally and has presented and published hundreds of papers. He has served on the committees of several distinguished organizations, including the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA).
Dr. Lo has twice been awarded the ASES Neer Award, the organization’s highest distinction for shoulder research. He is the recipient of the AANA Stephen Burkhart Award, COA Founder’s Medal, and Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Legacy award, all for shoulder research.
He co-authored “A Cowboy’s Guide To Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy,” which was recognized for its ingenuity by the British Medical Association and is now considered a classic text.
Dr. Lo continues to serve as a Shoulder Consultant to the National Hockey League Players’ Association and is the Chairman of the Rocky Mountain International Shoulder Symposium. He was recently recognized as one of the Top 20 shoulder surgeons in North America (the only Canadian Surgeon named) by Orthopaedics This Week.
When he is not working, Dr. Lo spends his free time with his wife and four children. He enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and fitness training.
Justin LeBlanc, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Biography coming soon!
Rachel Schachar, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Dr. Schachar received her medical degree from the University of Calgary in 2008 and completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Calgary in 2014. She completed fellowships in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction at the University of Toronto in 2015, and with the Banff Sports Medicine Group in 2016. Before attending medical school, Dr. Schachar received a Bachelor of Science in exercise and health physiology and a Master of Science in skeletal muscle biomechanics.
Dr. Schachar has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. She is actively involved in undergraduate medical education at the University of Calgary as an instructor in the musculoskeletal undergraduate curriculum and as a mentor in the medical student mentorship program.
Dr. Schachar was a national level synchronized swimmer and represented Canada in several competitions. In 2005, she won gold medals at the World Masters Games in both the team and duet events. After finishing her career in the pool, she went on to coach the sport for ten years.
She has two young boys who keep her busy! When she is not working, Dr. Schachar can be found on the ski slopes chasing powder most winter weekends, or mountain biking and paddleboarding during the summer.
David Sheps, MD, MSc, MBA, FRCSC
Dr. Sheps received his medical degree at the University of Manitoba in 1997 and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Saskatchewan in 2002.
Following his residency, he pursued subspecialty training in shoulder, elbow, and wrist surgery. He completed a shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Alberta in 2003 and an elbow and wrist surgery fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2006.
Concurrent with his fellowship in elbow and wrist surgery, Dr. Sheps fulfilled the requirements of a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary.
In 2011, Dr. Sheps attended the Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he completed a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration. He is presently undertaking a Master of Science in Medical Leadership at Birkbeck, University of London, in the United Kingdom.
In addition to his present clinical work, Dr. Sheps is involved in musculoskeletal care transformation in Alberta with Access Orthopaedics in Calgary and at the Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre. In his work with the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network and the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute, Dr. Sheps is leading the transition to ‘single point of entry’ for musculoskeletal care in Alberta.
Dr. Sheps is a founding member of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton (SURGE) and plays a key role in upper extremity research at the University of Alberta. He is the past secretary for the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES) and is leading the development of national shoulder rehabilitation protocols in collaboration with CSES. He is also guiding the development of patient information materials for shoulder disorders in collaboration with the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation (COF).
Dr. Sheps is a partner in Gateway Health Solutions, formed to develop innovative ways of delivering musculoskeletal care. Gateway Health Solutions is the parent company of Access Orthopaedics. He is also a partner in Gateway Medical Opinion, whose aim is to provide high quality independent medical opinions to the legal and insurance community.
Philippe Magown, MDCM, PhD, FRCSC, CIME
Dr. Magown obtained his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal and completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Dalhousie in Halifax. He received his fellowship and specialty certificate from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2015. He concomitantly obtained a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Dalhousie University for his work on stem cell-derived motoneuron reinnervation and muscular optogenetic.
Dr. Magown also holds a Clinician Investigator certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He pursued two additional years of subspecialty fellowship training in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery at the University of Calgary and the Oregon Health and Science University. He subspecialized in surgical treatments of movement disorders, facial pain, and chronic pain during those years.
Dr. Magown has been in independent practice since 2017. He holds an appointment as an attending neurosurgeon in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the Health Sciences Centre. He joined Access Orthopedics in 2020, where he provides care in adult spinal disorders and chronic pain. His interest is in neuromodulation, especially for the treatment of chronic pain.
Outside of work, Dr. Magown enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and skiing with his wife.
Daniela Porter, MD, FRCPC (PM&R)
Dr. Daniela Porter completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario in 2004. She completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 2008 and Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) in 2015 at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. She served as a chief resident in her senior year and completed additional training with a Specialization in Sport and Exercise Medicine through the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic at Western University.
Dr. Porter is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Porter’s clinical practice focuses on musculoskeletal medicine, sports injuries, arthritis care, interventional injection treatments, and concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. She is a member of the Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Cumming School of Medicine and enjoys teaching the next generation of doctors to be compassionate, empathetic, and skilled clinicians. Her practice goal is to support her patients in achieving their best functional ability, whether that’s running ultramarathons, playing wheelchair basketball, or keeping up with their grandkids on the playground.
Aaron Hartley, MD, CCFP
Biography coming soon!
Colleen Kuntze, PT, MScPT, BKin
Colleen graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary.
Pulled by a great interest in post-graduate education, Colleen has completed training in manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. She has also attended several courses on shoulder assessment and rehabilitation. Her qualifications include traditional dry needling and ordering of diagnostic imaging.
Colleen is deeply involved in physiotherapy research. Her contributions have been presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.
She was involved with the Banff Sports Medicine group on a research initiative on functional outcomes following knee ligament reconstruction. She has also worked as a physiotherapist for the Worker’s Compensation Board of Alberta Shoulder Surgical Review and Integrated Shoulder Rehabilitation programs.
As the co-lead of the Alberta Health Services Bone and Joint Strategic Clinical Networks’ provincial initiative, Colleen helps develop clinical care pathways for assessment and management of shoulder disorders. She wholeheartedly believes in the importance of a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Colleen is building universal shoulder post-operative protocols for the Calgary area by utilizing her robust experience working alongside orthopaedic shoulder surgeons.
An active individual, Colleen recognizes the importance of getting her clients moving and returning to their activities. As a result, her physiotherapy practice focuses on manual therapy and functional exercise to address non-optimal biomechanics.
Colleen grew up in Invermere, BC, where she built a love for the outdoors from a very young age. She spends most weekends in the mountains spending time with her family and friends going hiking, skiing, and biking.
Book your one-on-one individualized physiotherapy session with Colleen today!
Kayla Eagle, PT, MScPT, BKin
Kayla graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 2013, following a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary.
A registered physiotherapist, Kayla has extensive experience in private practice, working with a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions.
Kayla has a strong interest in additional post-graduate education, which has included certification in acupuncture, biomedical dry needling, Active Release Technique, advanced manual therapy courses through the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and ordering of diagnostic imaging.
Her rehabilitation approach includes analyzing movement patterns and postures, creating progressive functional exercises, and using manual therapy techniques to address altered mechanics and restore optimal mobility and function.
Kayla has a particular interest in climbing related injuries and injury prevention, including teaching youth education workshops on preventing injury in youth competition climbers. She has a keen interest in non-operative shoulder management and continues developing her skill set in this area alongside the Access Orthopaedics team.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family or at the local climbing gym. She enjoys many outdoor activities, including running, bouldering, snowboarding, golf, and wakeboarding.
Book your one-on-one individualized physiotherapy session with Kayla today!
Laura Hartley, PT, MScPT, BScKin
Biography to follow soon.
Corrie has worked in the healthcare system for 23 years. Her experience spans family medicine, sports medicine, and specialty clinics focused on hypertension, endocrinology, and diabetes.
Corrie was born in Calgary and attended Mount Royal University. She spent time living in Ontario and Northern Alberta before returning to Calgary.
Since 2019, Corrie has played a significant role in Access Orthopaedics, helping patients receive optimal care in a team-orientated setting.
In her spare time, Corrie enjoys being outdoors, gardening, and spending time with her family camping, golfing, hiking, and paddleboarding.
Deanne has worked in the medical field for the last 17 years. She was a massage therapist for 12 years before shifting into a medical assistant position.
Deanne enjoys spending her time with her two young children and husband. She loves to hike, play volleyball, and go on bike rides with her family.
Karen started her journey with Access Orthopaedics in 2019. Bringing over five years of customer service experience in the health field to our team.
An advocate of healthy living, Karen is committed to helping people affected by musculoskeletal injuries and conditions improve their quality of life.
There’s a good chance Karen will be your initial point of contact as she’s often on the phone, scheduling patients and contacting clinics. If you need assistance – she’s just one call or email away!
Ridhi has been in medical field for over 7 years. She has a Doctor of Medicine degree and is working on her Medical Licensing Exams. Prior to getting her medical degree, she had a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from Calgary. She works as a Surgical Office Assistant and Research Assistant for Dr. LeBlanc at Access Orthopaedics.
Fiona is excited to be working at Access Orthopaedics for the summer. She has a keen interest in the medical and science fields and is currently working towards a Bachelors in Health Science at Queens University.
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