Optimal Health for Islanders Through Physiotherapy

All physiotherapists registered to practise in Prince Edward Island are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competency examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in this province.

Board Members

Lisa Pike
Executive Director
Lisa Pike

Executive Director

Lisa Pike has been the CEO of the Atlantic Physiotherapy Association ( PEI, NB and NL) for 14 years and is the second longest serving CPA Branch executive in Canada. Based in NL, Lisa is a Memorial University Graduate with studies in Political Science, History, Criminology, Public Administration, Business Studies and Leadership. Lisa has over 20 years experience as an executive director in the non profit and association world and extensive experience leading volunteer boards across the country. In her spare time Lisa is an avid hiker and runner, travelling to find the next adventure.

Paige Rankin
Board Member
Paige Rankin

Board Member

Paige Rankin Martin was raised in Rocky Point, PEI. Her enthusiasm for sport led her to the University of New Brunswick where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She also earned a Bachelor of Education from UNB and spent two years teaching in both Prince Edward Island and northern Saskatchewan. In 2013 she began working for the Saskatoon Health Region as an exercise therapist with postoperative cardiac patients. It was this occupation that brought her back East to Dalhousie University to obtain a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. Paige joined the PEIPA shortly after moving back to the Island as a way to contribute to her profession. She is currently serving as Communications Co-Chair for the Board and works in Cornwall at Keep Moving Physiotherapy.

Sheila MacMurdo
Branch President
Sheila MacMurdo

Branch President

Sheila originally hails from British Columbia and has lived in PEI since 2007. She completed her BSc at UPEI, went to Dalhousie for her Physiotherapy degree, and now lives in Wilmot Valley with her husband and two daughters. Sheila works at Prince County Hospital in Acute Care and is currently manning the role of President of the Prince Edward Island Physiotherapy Association. She is very excited to work with this amazing Board and hopes to bring some real benefits to the membership. When not working or sending countless emails to the poor board, Sheila can be found gardening (aka feeding the mosquitoes), running trails, mountain biking, or camping with her family.

Harrison McIver
Board Member
Harrison McIver

Board Member

Harrison McIver grew up in Kinkora, PEI and graduated with a BSc. from UPEI in 2013 where he played varsity hockey for the Panthers. Following that, he completed his Physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie University, graduating in 2016. Harrison now resides in West Royalty with his wife and toddler son, enjoys playing hockey and doing CrossFit. Harrison works with Reactive Health of the UPEI campus and brings a perspective from the Private Practice Sector. Harrison is currently serving as Communications Co-chair and Education Co-chair with the PEIPA.

Jenna Jo McDonald
Board Member
Jenna Jo McDonald

Board Member

Jenna Jo McDonald is a native to Kelly’s Cross, PEI and attended UPEI where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree, while playing varsity soccer for five years. She served as a trainer for UPEI Women’s basketball team, worked as a lifeguard and aqua fitness instructor, and went on to complete her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie in 2018. Jenna Jo currently works at Charlottetown Physiotherapy and Beach Grove Home while serving as the Treasurer of the PEI Physiotherapy Association.

Amy Irving
Board Member
Amy Irving

Board Member

Amy Irving grew up in beautiful O’Leary, PEI. She completed her BSc Kin at the University of New Brunswick and then went on to graduate from Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy in 2009. Amy is a physiotherapist at and clinic owner of You Move Physio in Alberton, PEI. Working in a rural area provides her with a benefit of treating a wide range of conditions and she believes that building a positive relationship with your client is the most important aspect of a treatment plan. Amy is currently serving as Education Co-Chair for the PEIPA. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and yoga.

Lara Kispal
Board Member
Lara Kispal

Board Member

Lara Kispal is the Public Practice Representative and Chair of the Awards Committee for the PEIPA Board. She is originally from Toronto, Ontario where she graduated from the University of Toronto in 2017 with her physiotherapy degree. She recently moved to PEI in 2019 to continue with her career. She currently works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where she was on the Orthopedics floor however recently changed roles and is now the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Coordinator. This is Lara’s second year on the Board and she is very excited to continue with the great work they have been doing so far! Lara is very dedicated and passionate about the profession and, being from Ontario, brings a different perspective to the Board. In her spare time she enjoy spending time with family, spending time outside, going for hikes, and of course, a good Netflix binge!

Emily Townshend
Board Member
Emily Townshend

Board Member

Emily Townshend, who comes to us from Souris, PEI, completed her Kinesiology degree at UPEI and then graduated from the Dalhousie Physiotherapy program in 2018. Emily works at the Community Hospital in O’Leary and has a strong interest in working with the geriatric population. This is Emily’s first year on the Board and she is currently serving as Secretary for the PEIPA. She is looking forward to taking it all in and learning as much as possible! On the weekends Emily can usually be found with family or friends – ideally playing lawn games!

Shelley Mokler-Clark
Board Member
Shelley Mokler-Clark

Board Member

Shelley Mokler-Clark attended the University of PEI for her BSc. in Biology in 1992 and then went on to Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation for her BScPT in 1996. Shelley is a well seasoned, bilingual (French and English) physiotherapist with 24 years of orthopedic and neuro therapy under her belt, having specialized in vestibular therapy and head injury rehab over the last 13 years. Shelley is currently serving as the Private Practice Representative for the PEIPA and works at Charlottetown Physiotherapy. Shelley is the mother of 4 teenage plus daughters and wife to her engineer husband of 22 years. She understands the importance of nurturing and listening and knows that coping with lifestyle stressors is what makes us stronger people.

Mission Statement

The PEI Physiotherapy Association is committed to optimizing the health and mobility of Islanders by promoting physiotherapy across the health care continuum. Our association aims to achieve excellence in practice by providing leadership and direction through professional development and access to evidence informed resources.