The West Springs Calgary Chiropractic Team
Barb Annesley, RMT
Barb has been working in massage therapy for over 15 years. A graduate of the Mount Royal Program in 1999, she has since completed courses in neuromuscular massage, myofascial release, sports massage, pre- and post-natal massage, and LaStone® Therapy. Through her career she has worked with many different types of client concerns, from headaches and back pain to IRONMAN® training and pre- and post-surgical treatments.
Outside of the clinic, she likes to spend time weightlifting and doing cardio training, yoga and going downhill skiing. Barb loves to learn and also spends time reading and listening to podcasts and audio books on various subjects.
Barb likes to work WITH clients who are looking to achieve their best performance in life, whether it’s sports, recreational activities, daily routines or a combination thereof.
Massage is a terrific support to a client’s physical and emotional well-being, and she is looking forward to becoming part of your wellness team!
Kate Yuen, RMT
Kate is a registered massage therapist at the Center For Healthy Living. Her massage services include Deep tissue massage, sports massage and reflexology. Kate’s technique is very thorough and provides a stronger therapeutic massage for those clients who prefer a firmer hand. For those clients that carry group benefits, Kate is fully covered by all insurance companies except Alberta Blue Cross and Equitable life at this time.
Lorrae Galloway, RMT
Lorrae graduated in 2005 from Foothills College as a Registered Massage Therapist. Lorrae enjoys working with all types of clients and specializes in both Swedish and myofascial massage. Myofascial massage is a deep, friction-based treatment that simultaneously releases tight soft tissues while relaxing their fascial covering. It is especially effective on chronic complaints and muscular tension due to stress.
Hatsune Dale, RMT
Hatsune Dale graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB with over 2200 hours of training. She is also a certified member of the RMTA. She is dedicated to treating all types injuries stemming from the workplace, motor vehicle accident rehabilitation, sports therapy and relaxation.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the mountain trails with her backpack and camera. Hatsune is currently working part-time hours at the clinic.
Laureen Colarch, RMT
Laureen graduated from the 2200 hour massage therapy program from Foothills College of Massage Therapy and has been working as a registered massage therapist since 2001. Since that time, she has continued to build on her massage training with continuing education courses in pregnancy massage, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial release and others. She completed a myofascial cupping workshop in April 2014 and incorporates cupping techniques into her massage therapy treatments. Laureen has extensive experience in therapeutic/deep tissue massage, pregnancy and relaxation massage.
Lee Ren, RMT
Lee is an experienced and effective Registered Massage Therapist with years of work and research background in medical and biomedical sciences. Equipped with extensive training and knowledge in human body and massage techniques, Lee is alert to the importance of treating the human body as a whole. He applies a balanced and holistic approach that goes beyond addressing localized pain and discomfort. With strong healing hands, Lee’s massage therapy not only aims to release trigger points or tight bands but also to promote his client’s overall long-term health and wellness. He is mindful and responsive to the unique conditions and needs of each client. No matter what your goal is — relaxation, therapeutic, sports, deep tissue, or pregnancy massage — you can be confident in Lee’s sound skills and individualized approach to providing exceptional care. His massage therapy services are fully covered by all insurance companies.
Rob Sunderland, Pedorthics
Rob has been working in Calgary as a pedorthist for over 20 years, and studied pedorthics at Temple University. He works with various health professionals including family physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. As a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, Rob is trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics. Pedorthists have specialized education and training in the design, manufacture, fit, and modification of foot orthotics and footwear.
Rob can assist in alleviating pain, abnormalities, and debilitating conditions of lower limbs and feet which, if left untreated, could result in limited mobility. Certified Canadian Pedorthists must undergo a rigorous training process. Candidates must first have a university degree that includes courses in the area of anatomy, medical conditions and disease, physical assessments and ethics. Post-degree pedorthics certification requirements include 4000 hours or 3 years of clinical, technical training in the areas of assessment, orthotic fabrication, shoe fitting and shoe modification.
For more on Rob, visit http://www.proffootorthotics.com/.
To learn more about orthotics, watch videos here.
Erika Schultz – BKin, C.Ped (C)
Erika is originally from Banff, Alberta, and moved to Calgary in 2014. She obtained her Kinesiology degree with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University, during which time she volunteered at a Pedorthic clinic and immediately was drawn to the profession. Erika continued on to complete the Pedorthics program at Western University, graduating with distinction.
Erika quickly became certified after the completion of her diploma and is a proud member in good standing of both the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada.
Erika has a broad passion for sports and their injuries however also shares Rob’s strong belief in preventative health management.
Mehwa Kim, Physiotherapist
Mehwa has been a physiotherapist for 18 years. Graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy in 1996, she went on to practise at various hospitals, private practise and sports settings in Toronto, Edmonton, the UK, and Australia before settling in Calgary.
In 2002, Mehwa completed her Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Australia. She went on to do research in neck dysfunction before returning to Calgary in 2005. Her current focus is education and specific muscle retraining in the acute and chronically injured patient ranging from the desk jockey to the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. She works with various clients in the clinic, at the gym and with teams on the sporting fields.
Mehwa is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists She is a certified Gunn IMS practitioner and focuses on rehabilitative training as well as using acupuncture in her practise to rehabilitate her clients. She encompasses a mind, body, spirit approach to her therapy and believes all systems are interconnected.
Outside of the clinic, Mehwa loves to play sports, workout, practise yoga and meditation, spend time in the mountains, read, travel, challenge herself and others and strive to be better.
Patrice Guay, Physiotherapist
Patrice has over 10 years of postsecondary education. It has always been a dream of his to combine his passion for helping people, physical activities, and business management; recently, he achieved it by graduating from the University of Alberta with a Master’s in Physical Therapy.
Over the past several years, Patrice has worked with numerous sport teams and associations such hockey, lacrosse, rugby, football, ballet and more. He has also been working to help people maximize their physical abilities. His clients have included a seniors’ community, a child with cerebral palsy, personal training clients and more.
Patrice’s interests in his practice include sports and overuse training injuries, concussion and injury prevention. He believes that each injury and condition is unique and requires a holistic approach with joint collaboration between himself and his patients in a one-on-one setting. His focus is to help you maximize your potential and reduce your risks of future injuries, whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply want to keep up with your grandchildren.
In his free time, Patrice loves spending time with his family, playing hockey, jogging, working out, hiking and downhill skiing. Recently, he has taken a special interest in marathons, triathlons and has returned to practicing martial arts.
Dr. Allison Galan is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
In her practice, Allison focuses on empowering her patients to be their own catalyst for change. She creates a unique environment and space for her patients in order for then to feel safe and comfortable expressing all aspects of health, including the physical and mental realms. This can involve exploring all parts of their life and their relationship with themselves and others. She believes that health is a journey and is passionate about being a teacher, support, and guide for her patients in order to assist them with a holistic health approach. She believes that overall health involves exploring mental, emotional, spiritual and emotional components. Read More>>>