Dr. Paul Attalla B.PE. D.C.


Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Attalla headed west to Vancouver to the University of British Columbia where in 1995 he graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education with a specialty in Exercise Science.  Completing his Doctor of Chiropractic Studies from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in 1999, he spent a year in Squamish before moving to Fernie in 2001, where he opened his successful chiropractic practice, Fernie Chiropractic Inc. Constantly expanding his education is a passion of Dr. Attalla’s  and in 2010 he completed extensive training in the Graston technique, becoming a certified practitioner. In 2015 Dr. Attalla  completed his first two days in Kinesio taping, completing additional training in 2018. 2017 brought Dr. Attalla to New York, where he became a certified instructor in Foundation Training.

Health and fitness is at  the core of Dr. Attalla’s practice. An accomplished high endurance athlete, Dr. Attalla can provide a unique understanding when treating the residents of the Elk Valley, where a diverse variety of recreational activities are available at our doorstep. Dr. Attalla leads a very active lifestyle and in his free time you can find him mountain biking, skiing or volunteering his time by helping to expand Fernie’s extensive trail system. Dr. Attalla is a co-founder the the Fernie Ghostrider Adventure Camp, a week long outdoor camp for kids.



Meet our Friends at Fernie Athletic Therapy



Sport Injury Rehabilitation - Custom Foot Orthotics - Athletic Therapy

Kayla Boger BSc (Kin), BAHSc, CAT(C)

Growing up in Leduc, Alberta, Kayla always had a passion for sports. She ran competitively with the Leduc Track Club for 12 years and played high school volleyball and basketball. She attended the University of Alberta and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. It was during these 4 years where Kayla discovered a passion for working with athletes and teams and became interested in sport injuries and rehabilitation. She went on to pursue her  Athletic Therapy degree at Sheridan College and graduated in 2009 and successfully completed her certification in July 2009, becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C))


Kayla joined Fernie Athletic Therapy and the Fernie Ghostriders team in October of 2009  and has never looked back.


Kayla has advanced her education .

Highlights of Kayla's career thus far include traveling to Nova Scotia with Team BC high school football in 2011, Jasper 7's Rugby tournament and of course working with the Ghostriders.


Outside of  of Fernie Athletic Therapy Kayla enjoys everything this beautiful valley has to offer, in particular trail running, crossfit, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, camping,hiking, biking and most recently fishing.






Heather Lewis BPE, CAT(C)


While still in high school, Heather took a Athletic First Aid and Taping and Strapping course through the Sport Medicine Council of Alberta and used her new skills to help her high school women's rugby team. She was hooked.


Heather has been a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)) since 2002 after completing a combined Bachelor of Physical Education/Advanced  Certificate in Athletic Therapy Degree program offered through the University of Alberta and Mount Royal College.


It was a dream come true to open Fernie's first Athletic Therapy Clinic in the fall of 2006. Prior to moving to Fernie in 2005, Heather worked in Edmonton, AB as the Medical Coordinator for the 2005 World Masters Games and a clinical Athletic Therapist at MorMed Therapies in Sherwood Park, AB. Winter 2005 she worked in Fernie as a dispatcher at Fernie Alpine Resort and used her Advanced First Aid Skills and Athletic Therapy knowledge to asses the carnage that rolled into the First Aid room.


Heather has spent many years "working on the sidelines/on the bench" and consulting for numerous teams, clubs and events. Examples include hockey, football, lacrosse, gymnastics, skiing and snowboarding, track and field and Rugby. Fernie Athletic Therapy has been the "Official Clinic of the Fernie Ghostriders" since 2007. More recently, Heather enjoys keeping the Elk Valley's local athletes injury  free as they train for their races, events and games such as Bloomsday, Wasa Triathlon, Elkford Triathlon, TR3 and the Elk Valley Bulls Rugby Football Club.


In her spare time Heather likes to hike, mountain bike, snowboard and play women's hockey.  She and her husband adore their two daughters Penny and Rachel and experiencing the outdoors with them!