Banff Sport Medicine Physiotherapy

Meet the Team

Physiotherapists

Jacob Carter, Lead

Jacob Carter, Lead

MScPT, BKin, CSCS, IMS, Cert. Manual Therapist

Jacob treats a wide cross section of clients from children to seniors and professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts. He is passionate about helping his clients not only recover from their injuries, but to make strong progression in their sport and activity performance. He does this by blending manual therapy, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), and strength and conditioning strategies.

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Jacob’s clients inspire him to provide the most comprehensive, individualized and effective treatment. With six years of university education, nine years of private practice experience and over 25 post-graduate courses completed to date, he utilizes the latest scientific evidence to diagnose musculoskeletal dysfunctions, and deliver cutting-edge treatment. Some Jacob’s advanced areas of training include rehabilitation of tendon pain, foot and ankle pain, as well as concussions.

Jacob enjoys spending time with his family and playing in the mountains. His favorite activities include rock/ice/alpine climbing, mountain/gravel/road biking, trail running, backcountry skiing and weightlifting. His knowledge of mountain sports allows him to understand how his clients’ injuries relate to their sport, and how to design rehabilitation programs.

Ben Lindemulder

Ben Lindemulder

MScPT, BSc, IMS

Ben is grateful for the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients in the bow valley. He enjoys helping all levels of athletes rehabilitate from their injuries and perform at their maximum potential. Ben will help to determine the cause of your problem and relieve your pain, whether it is an injury you’ve been suffering with for years or a new annoyance.

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Ben graduated from the U of A with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2014. Following graduation, Ben has taken multiple manual therapy courses, enabling him to utilize spinal manipulations in his practice. He then continued his learning by taking introductory and advanced intramuscular stimulation courses. One of the most influential courses for Ben’s practice was an integrated course designed to piece together manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise to create lasting results. Ben also has post graduate training in post-concussion management.

During his university education, Ben played NCAA division 1 hockey in Northern Michigan and was a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team. His playing highlights include winning a university national championship and playing in the Edmonton Oilers system for the Bakersfield Condors. He also competed in Red Bull Crashed Ice in Quebec City. After his competitive hockey career was over, he pivoted his focus to the mountains. Ben’s current interests include ski touring, cross country skiing, running, hiking, mountain biking, and weight training.

Aly Walford

Aly Walford

MScPT, BScRehabSc, IMS

A strong believer in teamwork and an active approach, Aly is excited to work with you to help you navigate through your injury, recovery, and return to activity/performance. She recognizes how injury can affect your identity when you are not able to participate in your usual hobbies or activities. She enjoys educating herself and others to minimize the risk of injury/re-injury with prevention strategies.

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Aly completed her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Physical Therapy at McGill University. Since graduating, she has taken courses in manual therapy, biomedical dry needling (IMS), pelvic health (Treating & Training the Female Athlete), and ACL rehab to name a few. Aly is a certified Pelvic Health specialist and treats women 18yrs+ with a number of complaints, such as incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, diastasis, and return to sport post partum.

A passionate runner and member of the Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team, you can often find Aly out playing or training in the mountains year round.

Duncan Aspinall

Duncan Aspinall

BSc. (hons.), MSc., PGDip

Duncan has extensive experience supporting individuals of all ages and backgrounds through the rehabilitation process. He is dedicated to applying best practices from the current research with a focus on guided resistance exercise and physical conditioning. His treatment sessions include detailed education to maximize independence and successful long-term outcomes.

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Duncan received his physiotherapy training at Northumbria University in the UK, graduating with First Class honours in 2008. In addition, Duncan holds a post-graduate diploma in Exercise Sciences and Nutrition.  He has extensive clinical experience in all areas of Physiotherapy, specifically post-operative/post fracture rehabilitation and has worked in a diverse number of roles, including positions in critical care (ICU), inpatient surgery, and as a community outpatient physiotherapist in public and private clinics on Vancouver Island, Prince Albert, SK and Vernon, BC.  He has also worked in several multi-disciplinary medical teams, gaining valuable clinical experience assisting individuals with persistent pain and complex musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.  Duncan has a special interest in upper limb rehabilitation and in the Fall of 2022 will begin pursuing further education through a Master of Science with Western University.

Away from work, Duncan loves being outdoors; he is a keen cyclist (on and off-road), enjoys hiking in the high mountains and is looking to develop as a skier so he can join his wife in exploring the winter backcountry of the Rockies. To enhance conditioning for these activities, he regularly enjoys both bodyweight and resistance-based exercise.