Kari Loftsgard


About me


I am currently the Co-Owner and practicing Physiotherapist at Creekside Physio in Kimberley, BC. In addition to a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004, I  completed a BSc in Physiology in 2001.  I am a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Other designations include: Certificate in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) in 2012, Certificate in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 2006 and numerous post-graduate orthopaedic courses including: Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia; Level 2 Orthopedics, and Muscle Energy (MET) of the thoracic spine and rib cage; Level 1 FMS, Progressive Goal Attainment Planning (PGAP), and education with Pain BC for persistent pain management.

I maintain an active mountain lifestyle with my husband Carson and my two boys, Ben and Eddie. I enjoy golfing, skiing, running and family hikes in and around the beautiful peaks and valleys of the East Kootenays. 

Member type
Practising A
CPA Number
Virtual Care / Telehealth
BScPT, University of Saskatchewan
Additional qualifications
Acupuncture and/or Dry Needling*
Certificate Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (Australia)
Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation practitioner (CGIMS)
Certified hand therapist
Functional Movement Screen level 1 (FMS 1)Orthapedics level 1Bachelor of Kinesiology FMSK- taping Orthopaedic Level 1 Certificate Soft Tissue Release
Orthopaedic Level 2
Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
Special areas of practice
Chronic pain
Hand therapy
IMS (intramuscular stimulation)
Joint replacement rehabilitation
Manual therapy
Orthopaedics (muscles/joints)
Seniors' health (gerontology)
Sports therapy