PAMELA KLOMBIES, BSc PT
With Direct Access in Alberta, you do not need to wait for a doctor’s referral before seeing a physiotherapist.
Pamela graduated from the University of Saskatchewan: School of Physical Therapy in 1995. She came to Calgary with her young family in 1997 and has enjoyed working for various sports medicine clinics in the city and Airdrie until opening her very own centralized office at the Calgary WOW Centre.
At the age of 16, Pamela observed a tv commercial with a woman teaching a young man who was learning how to walk again in the parallel bars. She knew without a doubt that she wanted to be a physiotherapist when she grew up. Over the course of her schooling and career she has experienced many pitfalls that hindered the realization of her vision and, as we all have all come to realize, that life has its “light teachers” and its “dark teachers“. At 35 she was paralyzed in both legs from a ruptured disc and her surgeon was not able to predict a positive outcome. She persevered with the tireless help of her close family and her awesome rehabilitation team, and she feels her struggles made her stronger and more resilient and hopefully, a better therapist.
Taking a break from work to care for her children, as well as living in a number of different countries, provided Sonja with a wonderful opportunity to study deeper into the nature of healing. Among other things, she studied Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) in London at “the first, the largest, and the most established” College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy. She was so impressed at the holistic way that CST could assist in so many conditions, that this is now the sole focus for her practice.
Noticing how the ‘story of trauma’ can be physically held in the body causing levels of imbalance, has taken Sonja to also explore the field of Somatic Experiencing developed by Peter Levine. She is currently mid-way through a 3 year practitioner course.
A big part of Sonja’s style of treatment is in the acknowledgment of the body’s innate wisdom in how to move towards wholeness and balance. The aim of her treatments is to reduce pain and restriction of movement; while moving towards fuller embodiment, accessing more energy, and being more at ease.
Outside of work, Sonja enjoys many sports, and finds her current favorite activity, hiking in the hills with her personal fitness instructor; her beautiful dog “Luna”!