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Ashleigh Whiffen, MScPT

Owner Accel Physical Therapy


I graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. in 2010 as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Human Resource Management Diploma from St. Mary's University in Nova Scotia, 2004. I grew up in St. John's NFLD, lived in Halifax for 12 years and have been calling beautiful Fort McMurray home since 2011.

I served for 8 years in the Canadian Forces as both a Non-Commissioned member as well as a Commissioned Officer prior to deciding to undertake a new career as a Physical Therapist. I started my career at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre as an In-Patient Physical Therapist and then progressed to the Out-Patient department. I also worked Part-Time as a Private Practice Therapist before deciding to undertake the challenge of becoming a full-time Private Practice Practitioner. I fell in love with the business of Private Practice and started working part time on my diploma in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physical Therapy Association. I built a strong caseload and great rapport with the Fort McMurray community and decided to take the plunge and open Accel Physical Therapy and Massage with my business partner, Angie Martin. We have built a great team at Accel and are proud of our accomplishments. I continuously look forward to the many challenges that lay ahead. I am highly qualified in peripheral joint manipulations and currently on the Alberta roster for spinal manipulations. I have been employing Functional Dry Needling with stimulation combined with manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to achieve therapeutic goals.

I am friendly, out-going and motivated to get you back to you. I treat all the following populations: Athletic, post-surgical, geriatric, WCB, neurological, motor vehicle, and cardio-respiratory. If you’re serious about actually getting results and you want to have fun while achieving your goals, book with my team today.

I am the proud father of four boys, two in Nova Scotia and two here in Fort McMurray. When not taking life so seriously in my career, I enjoy spending time with family, working around the house with projects, playing guitar around the fire and shooting at the gun range.


Treatments offered by Ashleigh:

  • Functional Dry Needling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Athletic Taping
  • Kinesio Taping