About Us


Shauna Ahlquist - Physiotherapist / Owner

Shauna graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy. Shauna has worked in Canada and the USA in private practice sports and orthopedic clinics since she graduated.

To maximize Shauna’s treatment strategies, she has taken many post-graduate courses including:

  • Manual Therapy
  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagonsis and Treatment
  • Graston Technique
  • Mulligan NAGS & SNAGS
  • Treatment of Foot Disorders
  • Certified SFMA
  • Vestibular


RoAnna McLenahan- Physiotherapist / Owner

Originally from Barrhead, AB, RoAnna graduated from the University of Alberta in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Since graduating she has worked in private practice treating patients with a variety of soft tissue injuries.  RoAnna has taken many post graduate courses including Gunn IMS, Part A Manual Therapy, and de Gasquet Breathing Method for core strength training, SFMA/FMS.

She has a special interest in treating chronic pain and spine injuries/dysfunction, and has developed and teaches the Restore Your Core program currently available at Lacombe Physiotherapy Clinic.  Outside of work, RoAnna  is a busy mom, and earned her WNBF Pro Card in bodybuilding in 2011.  She also enjoys golfing, skiing and hiking/camping with her kids and husband Tim.


Karina Dennis - Physiotherapist

Karina completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in the fall of 2014.  Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Distinction from the University of Alberta.  Karina has completed courses and certifications for concussion management and prevention, Graston Technique, Functional Dry Needling, McKenzie Part A and is working towards completing her last level 3 manual therapy course.  In April of 2019, she completed her Vestibular Rehabilitation training through Duke University and the APTA in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Blackfalds Physiotherapy Concussion team, whose goal is working toward community awareness for concussion identification and treatment. She plans to continue developing her skills and knowledge in order to best assist her clients’ recovery process.


 Laurin Wright- Physiotherapist

Originally from Red Deer, Laurin completed her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2013 at the University of Alberta.  She also has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. She has completed certifications in manual therapy, Graston Technique, Complete Concussion Management, R2P Concussion Management and Functional Dry Needling.  She has been working with the Blackfalds Physiotherapy Concussion Team to provide local management of concussions and to increase education about concussions in our community.  She plans to continue advanced studies in concussion and manual therapy.