Josh Kennedy


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his values make you one of the most valuable things he cares for


  • Physiotherapist Intern
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Alberta – 2020
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta – 2023
  • Class IV Therapeutic Laser Certification – 2023


Josh grew up in Edmonton where he cultivated his love for learning and for staying active in whatever way possible. In fall and winter Josh played hockey and volleyball, and during the spring and summer played soccer and did every water sport you can name behind a boat. Josh’s first introduction to physiotherapy was when he was treated for numerous injuries while he was playing competitive school and club volleyball in junior high. Josh knew from early highschool on that he wanted to work in healthcare, and originally was on the path towards applying for medical school. Through his experience in sport, participation in research about sport injuries, and his time in his kinesiology degree, Josh was slowly but surely pulled away from medicine and into physiotherapy. Josh’s acceptance into physio school shortly after graduating from his kinesiology degree sealed the deal and he has never looked back. Josh loves people and if you’re around him long enough you’ll probably hear the term “adding value” come out of his mouth. Josh’s combination of love for people, his passion for continual learning, and his love for activity helps his clients get back to doing what they love, and most importantly getting reminded of how awesome they are.

  • Favorite books – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Excellent Sheep, Made to Stick, Atomic Habits
  • Favorite Music – Anything except for rap
  • Movies he loves – If it is directed by Christopher Nolan or has a Hans Zimmer soundtrack, count him in. Interstellar, Inception, Gladiator, etc.
  • Favorite sports/activities –  Volleyball, soccer, hockey, weight training, running, slalom water skiing, wake surfing, downhill skiing
  • Physio nickname – Joshy Boy (as per the label on his charting binder)
  • What his physio assistants say about him – “You and Matt are my favourite for getting reports done on time!”
  • Clinical Pet Peeve – Never being able to find a rolling stool when he needs one
  • Something you may not know about him – a former (and technically still current) male model – we’re talking Derek Zoolander type stuff – hopefully he can turn left
  • Superhuman Talent– Finding a way to fix something himself because he’s too cheap to call the experts. Usually this ends up working out, but takes an entire Saturday. Without YouTube, he would be useless!


Josh received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2020. Just 3 short months later, Josh started his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and graduated in the class of 2023 in November of 2022. During his studies Josh was awarded two summer funding grants in sports injury research, specifically with youth knee injuries. Josh’s contributions led to numerous journal publications and presentations by his research team that were presented all over the world, including Geneva, Switzerland at the World Physiotherapy Congress. Josh loves continually learning and will never have a shortage of questions to deepen his understanding on a topic. He plans on pursuing numerous certifications to broaden his skillset and provide the best care possible. Josh’s background in exercise science, sports injury research, and his love for people gives him an edge in the physical rehabilitation world.

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  • Fracture & Surgery Recovery

    Patients are often surprised to find out that following the immobilization period after a surgery or broken bone that their body part is nowhere near “normal.” For several reasons removing the cast, sling or stitches is not an instant fix, there are many steps in between that need to be followed to ensure an optimal and complete recovery.

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  • Radial Shockwave

    At Leading Edge Physiotherapy we offer the Swiss DolorClast® Master, a state-of-the-art technology that delivers a pneumatically generated high pressure sound wave that travels through the skin and into inflamed tissues and bone. This treatment shows significant results for chronic conditions and our 8 years of experience with it is included.

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  • Graston Technique

    Graston Technique is a soft tissue mobilization technique utilizing specially designed tools to assist athletes and individuals with their injuries. Just as a crumpled paper doesn’t appear smooth as a normal one does, neither does muscle after injury. This technique ensures that the paper, oops, muscle, regains its normal appearance and function after an acute or chronic injury.

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  • Traction / Spinal Decompression

    We utilize the latest advanced equipment in every aspect of the care we provide. In providing spinal traction we utilize the Chatanooga Triton dts Spinal Decompression System. Spinal Decompression Therapy involves a specially designed table attached to an advanced computer module. The distractive (traction) forces performed by the table and unit create decompression (unloading) of the spine improving blood flow and delivering focused treatment to the neck or lower back.

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  • Exercise Therapy

    At Leading Edge Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists have extensive training in medically indicated exercise. In fact, many of our therapists have Bachelor Degrees in Kinesiology (the science of human movement) prior to receiving their Masters training in physical therapy. Exercise has been medically proven to benefit in a multitude of areas and we know that in conjunction with our experience, skills and technology, it can keep you from coming back with the same problem. (This is a good thing.)

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  • Sports Physiotherapy

    Our professional staff have been active and involved with a broad spectrum of sports over their lives. We have staff that are passionate about golf, hockey, soccer, football, snowboarding, dancing, yoga, water skiing, tennis, squash, hiking, running, rugby, wakeboarding and many other sports. We have the skills and techniques to give you an edge on your recovery and together with the understanding of your sport, we can tailor them specifically to you.

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  • Zero Gravity Treadmill

    Stress fractures, torn ligaments, torn muscles, lower extremity surgeries, tendinosis and many more conditions will keep a person from weight-bearing without pain. These conditions prevent walking, running and sometimes even standing. Our Alter-G Zero Gravity Treadmill looks and acts like a bounce castle for the lower body. The Alter-G uses “unweighting technology” that can make you feel up to 80 percent lighter. This in turn allows for an accelerated recovery in a protected environment and with less downtime.

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