About us

Valhalla Physiotherapy originated in the early 90’s in Castlegar.  Purchased by Kirby Epp in 2003, Valhalla Physiotherapy has expanded to more than double the space and triple the qualified professionals!

In 2006 Valhalla opened a second clinic in Fruitvale, B.C. and in 2008 we moved our Castlegar clinic into its present location in Castleaird Plaza.

Valhalla Physiotherapy currently has 1 qualified Physiotherapist, Kirby Epp, who works in both the Fruitvale and Castlegar locations.  In addition we employ 3 reception/support staff members.

Our overall philosophy at Valhalla Physiotherapy is to promote rehabilitation using exercise as a basis.  Our mandate is to not only help our patients to return to pre-injury status, but to better equip our patients to physically handle whatever they desire.


Kirby Epp BscPT, CAFCI

Kirby Epp hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (Go Huskies!) School of Physical Therapy in 1994.

Kirby worked in Prince Albert, SK and Calgary, AB until 2003 when he moved to the West Kootenay.

Kirby has worked in various aspects of orthopedics and has taken post-graduate training in:  McKenzie treatment of the lumbar spine, muscle rebooting, advanced treatment of whiplash, Level 3 manual therapy, FitForeGolf®, myofascial release, and treatment of adverse neural tension, just to name a few.

Kirby is certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and uses a variety of needle techniques as part of his practice.

First and foremost, Kirby considers himself a Sport Therapist and has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of the injured athlete. He has worked with athletes in a wide variety of sports but has a special passion for hockey, and has worked with hockey players from novice to professional including members of Canada’s Olympic teams and several NHL players.

In addition to Physical Therapy, Kirby is qualified in the prescription, measurement, and dispensing of custom orthotics and braces.

Kirby purchased Valhalla Physiotherapy in 2003 when he moved to the West Kootenay with his wife Michelle and their three children, Colton, Joshua, and Abby.  The Epps live in Fruitvale where they love to be involved in the community and enjoy their small hobby farm.

Kirby looks forward to keeping the people of the West Kootenay moving.