Get to Know Our Dedicated Physical Therapists
Kristen obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2004. Following a short break, Kristen pursued her Master of Physical Therapy and completed it in 2010. She graduated with Great Distinction and was honoured with the prestigious Canadian Physical Therapy Award for Clinical Excellence.
Throughout her career, Kristen has gained extensive experience working in the Saskatchewan Health Authority. She has been an integral part of the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program for the past ten years. She focuses on treating conditions that impact children's gross motor skill development.
Kristen has successfully helped patients with various conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, plagiocephaly and torticollis, brachial plexus injury, various muscle diseases, and many other genetic and metabolic conditions.
Kristen Quigley, CD, BScKin, MPT
Kristen's dedication to her profession is evident in her pursuit of additional training and specialization. She has completed Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy (Level 1) training and specialized courses in Early Postural Acquisition, Pediatric Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention, strength training in rehab, infant massage and body work, and Functional Electrical Stimulation with a particular focus on Cerebral Palsy. Furthermore, she has expanded her knowledge through courses on sensory and motor processing for postural control.
Kristen resides in Saskatoon with her husband, three boys, and their beloved greyhound, Stan.
Heather McKnight, BSc.Kin, MPT
Heather's interest lies in assisting individuals with neurological injuries and working with pediatric cases. She volunteered for two organizations throughout her undergraduate degree: the Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured and the Child Physical Activity for Active Living (PAAL) program.
In 2017, Heather took on a one-year temporary pediatric position, allowing her to expand her expertise in this field. In 2019, she returned to the same pediatric position for another temporary term, which eventually evolved into a permanent position. This continuity in her role further enriched her experience and knowledge in pediatrics.
During her five years working with pediatric clients, Heather's knowledge of pediatrics has grown substantially. Heather has worked with individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, plagiocephaly and torticollis, muscle diseases, and various genetic and metabolic conditions. Heather has continued to expand her knowledge through educational courses and participated in a Pediatric Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention course. Heather has numerous pediatric courses that she plans to complete in the near future.
Heather lives in Saskatoon with her husband and a small dog, Zoe.
Heather earned her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Distinction in 2007 and worked as an exercise therapist for two years before returning to obtain her Master's in Physical Therapy in 2012.
Since graduating, Heather has worked in a variety of clinic settings. Heather worked for the public sector in Melfort, Saskatchewan, for three years. During that time, she worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. While in Melfort, Heather focused on her orthopedic skills and received diplomas in Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy - Level I, Level II Upper Quadrant, and Level II Lower Quadrant.
Heather relocated to Saskatoon in 2015, working in the public sector with tertiary-level SGI clientele in a multidisciplinary setting. During that time, Heather developed knowledge of chronic pain and completed a course on Mobilization of the Nervous System.