Kelly Barrie

Avenue Physio


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Kelly Barrie

Registered Physiotherapist, IMS Certified, Manual / Manipulative Therapist

Patient treating hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

BSc Physiotherapy (McMaster)
BPE (U of A)

Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy - Kelly Barry


  • Fellow of Canadian Manual and Manipulative Therapists – 2003 (FCAMPT)
  • Certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • CAFCI -Certification in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada – 1998 (CAFCI)
  • Certification in Selective Movement Assessment and Functional Movement Systems – 2013 (SFMA)
  • Authorization to order MRI, X-ray and Diagnostic
  • US – Post-graduate training U of A School of Rehabilitation Medicine (2014)
  • Certified in First Aid

Kelly has experience working with a range of orthopedic patients including chronic pain, motor vehicle collisions and sports injuries (from weekend warrior to high level). Kelly has always been passionate about movement and promoting healthy lifestyles. First, as a Certified Personal Trainer, and for the last 25 years as a physiotherapist. Kelly has completed the highest level of Certification in Manual and Manipulative Therapy that is internationally recognized (FCAMPT). Advanced knowledge of strengthening programs, manual therapy skills and critical thinking optimize her treatment plans for her patients so they can reach their movement goals. Kelly is the owner of Avenue Physio and proud to be part of a supportive and personable team that are dedicated to providing a high quality of treatment and experience to patients.

Why did you become a Physiotherapist?
I tore my ACL when I was 18 years old and experienced first-hand the frustrations and limitations of a life-changing injury. Physiotherapy changed my life not only by getting me back to the volleyball court and the sports that I loved but also offered the support I needed to have confidence in my knee and the belief in myself. I feel honored and lucky to be able to support and educate patients through physical and psychosocial challenges to help them reach their movement goals.

Do you have an area of special interest?
I have a passion for treating acute and chronic spinal pain, shoulder and hip injuries. As an avid learner, I have taken and continue to take courses and attend conferences to learn the most up-to-date research to best help my patients. I have consulted on multidisciplinary teams with Physicians and Interventional Radiologists focusing on complex spinal conditions to provide guidance, therapy and support to each patient.

How does movement impact your life?
When not working I enjoy spending time outdoors skiing, mountain biking and hiking with my husband, 2 boys and dog, Piper. In keeping active, I manage old injuries with strengthening, stretching and physiotherapy treatment to support and continue a life full of adventure and movement.

What does a great Physiotherapy experience look like to you?
Clear communication, support and dedication in a comfortable and memorable environment. A physiotherapy session needs to include time for the patient to communicate their story, history, worries and beliefs. A clear diagnosis and prognosis communicated to the patient by the therapist explaining findings and a clear treatment plan are essential. A dedicated and empathetic therapist who uses evidence-based treatment will get to your goals sooner. Lastly a supportive and friendly environment with a bit of humor.