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Dr. Sean Stordy

DC

Joined team: November 18, 2011

Location: Strathmore

Language: English

Service: Chiropractic

Modalities: Chiropractic, Pediatrics, Pre/Post Natal, Seniors, Activator, Laser, Custom Orthotics

Bio:
Dr. Sean Stordy graduated with honours from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in 2004. During his time at Palmer, he was an intern in the radiology and adjusting technique departments, where he was able to help and educate other students. In October 2003, he was selected to participate in a clinic abroad trip to Brazil, where he had the opportunity to help underserved communities receive chiropractic care they were otherwise unable to access. This experience provided a first-hand look at what chiropractic could do and what it meant for the lives of those in need.

Dr. Sean is trained in various techniques, including Activator, Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, and Toggle. In his spare time, Dr. Sean enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. Dr. Sean believes that a proactive approach to health is far better than a reactive and looks forward to being able to meet patients on their journey for health and help them reach their wellness goals.


Dr. Bikram Saini

DC

Joined team: January 27, 2020

Location: Strathmore, McKnight

Language: English/Punjabi

Services: Chiropractic

Modalities: Diversified, Activator, Thompson, Cox Flexion-Distraction, and various other rehab and soft tissue modalities. Myofascial Release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, Pre-habilitation, Rehabilitation (Pre/Post Surgical), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy.

Bio:
Dr. Bikram Saini was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology.

Following university, he spent a stint of time working as a strength coach for the SAIT Trojans and various other athletic groups across Calgary. His time with athletic groups provided another lens through which he observed human movement at higher levels of the sport. This point in his career inspired him to want to get more involved from a healthcare perspective to help optimize people’s health through movement.

He then moved to San Jose, California, to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic West to obtain his Doctor in Chiropractic. During his time in California, he became an active member of the prominent sports council, where he provided care for athletes, army veterans, students, and the general public at various events around the Bay Area.

Dr. Saini specializes in techniques such as Diversified, Activator, Thompson, Cox Flexion-Distraction, and various other rehab and soft tissue modalities. Dr. Saini’s passion is to provide patient-centered, goal-based care to allow his patients to achieve a greater state of health.


Dr. Mahdi Ghazanfari

ND

Joined team:  December 20, 2021

Location: Strathmore, Optimum Alberta Back & Neck Rehab

Language: English/Persian

Services: Naturopath

Modalities: Manages various medical conditions using naturopathic treatment modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, IV Therapy, Neuropathic Injections, Herbal medicine, and Homeopathy and has a particular interest in Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure and Cardio-vascular Disorders, Mood Disorders with Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Digestive Health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. 

Bio:
Dr. Mahdi Ghazanfari, ND is an international medical graduate and licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Alberta who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario. Also, he holds a Doctor of Medicine degree* with a medical residency in anesthesiology from Iran. He practiced conventional medicine for more than 18 years before becoming a Naturopathic Doctor.

Mahdi has a general naturopathic practice with a special interest in heart, hormones, and health and supports patients with chronic diseases. He utilizes naturopathic treatments such as Nutrition, IV therapy for Immune Boosting, Anti-aging and Weight loss formula, IM Vitamins Injections, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture and Cupping, Food Sensitivity Test, and Lifestyle counseling among others to support the treatment of a variety of conditions such as pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, gut issues, weight management, and others.

He is truly passionate about integrative natural treatments where his skills and experience allow him to combine Western and Eastern approaches to provide options to his patients.
 

*Disclaimer: Dr. Mahdi Ghazanfari, ND doesn’t practice conventional medicine in Canada.

 

 


Tiffany Mitchell

Registered Psychologist

Joined team: April 2, 2018

Location: High River, Strathmore

Language: English

Services: Psychology

Modalities: Anxiety disorders including panic, post-traumatic stress, trauma, and social anxiety.  Depression, including postpartum depression in mothers and fathers, is generalized, situational, and long-term. Children and adolescents dealing with trauma, anxiety, school bullying, depression, and anger management. Trained in psychotherapy for chronic pain and am trained in psychotherapeutic hypnosis.

Bio
Tiffany Mitchell is a graduate of the Master of Counselling program from Athabasca University and has worked with children and adults in a variety of roles over the last 6 years. Tiffany uses a variety of therapies and theories, including but not limited to; Psychodynamic therapy, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness-based strategies, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Tiffany focuses on understanding the circular effects of time and helping individuals use their experiences to adapt, change, and enhance their lives.

Some of the types of concerns Tiffany specializes in are:

  • Anxiety disorders including, panic, post-traumatic stress, trauma, social anxiety
  • Depression, including postpartum depression in mothers and fathers, generalized, situational, long-term
  • Child and adolescents dealing with trauma, anxiety, school bullying, depression, anger management
  • Trained in Psychotherapy for chronic pain and psychotherapeutic hypnosis.

Family dynamics, including, stress, disagreements, abuse, and life changes
Tiffany specializes in working with a variety of clients: children 8+ (8-12; 12-18; adults), and families.


Kodie Barks

Registered Psychologist

Name: Kodie Barks

Joined team: June 28, 2022

Location: Strathmore, Sunridge

Language: English

Services: Psychology

Modalities: Trauma Therapy, Pain Management

Bio:
I have been working in psychology for over 10 years, and helping people reach their full potential is my passion. I started my journey into psychology in Lethbridge, where I achieved my diploma and Bachelor's in Psychology. Following that, I enrolled at Yorkville University where I graduated with my Master’s in Counselling Psychology. I have experience working with individuals and couples of all ages and backgrounds, and strongly believe it is never too late to make a positive change in your life! Whatever your need, I am determined to help you reach your goals, and help you create a life where you thrive.  When I’m not in the office, you can typically find me enjoying the outdoors. I am an avid hiker, fisher, and camper, and never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure. I encourage self-care and exploring your passions, to grow and learn every chance you can.


Nate Vallinayagam

PT

Joined team: February 25, 2021

Location: High River, Bowness

Language: English/Hindi/Malayalam/Tamil/Telugu

Services: Physiotherapy

Modalities: Musculoskeletal conditions

Bio:
Nate completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2003 and obtained his Master of Physiotherapy degree in 2008 in India. During his 10+ years of experience, he had the privilege of treating patients of all ages and backgrounds in various multidisciplinary settings. Nate has experience working with a wide variety of Musculoskeletal and Neurological injuries.

His assessments focus on targeting the root cause of injury in order to rehabilitate and prevent future injuries. His major strength is detailed clinical assessment and diagnosing the condition, hands-on skills in joint mobilizations, and prescribing specific exercises based on impairment. When not at work, Nate can be found Fishing.


Dr. Don Montgomery

T.C.M.D.

Joined team: April 30, 2015

Location: Strathmore

Language: English

Services: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Modalities: Acupuncture

Bio:
Don Montgomery, TCMD, earned his Acupuncture Diploma along with a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta. The highlight of his studies was a 13-week internship at the Zhejiang University of TCM in Hangzhou, mainland China, where he developed an even greater appreciation for integrating TCM into mainstream medicine. TCM may be used to treat a myriad of complaints and works well with all other health care therapies.

Don became a Registered Acupuncturist with the province of Alberta in December of 2007. More recently, Don has incorporated a variety of other modalities that are complementary to his practice. Don’s mission is to help solve health issues in a “feel good” way, treating each person as a unique individual.


Jessica Chatwin

RMT

Joined team: September 5, 2018

Location: Strathmore

Language: English/German

Services: Massage Therapy

Modalities: Therapeutic and relaxation massage, Deep Tissue

Bio:
Jessica graduated from MaKami College with 3000 hours in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy and is continuing her education to improve upon her practice. She utilizes techniques from Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release (both manual and cupping). All greatly benefiting, soft tissue injuries caused by overuse, posture, stress, and more.

She’s fascinated with the body’s ability to heal, and she is eager to share that knowledge with her clients on how they can take charge of their health outside of treatments. Home care and consistency, she believes, are essential for helping you achieve optimum health.

Aside from massage, she spends most of her time with her family. Her husband and herself have 3 children that love to be busy outside the house, especially camping. She enjoys listening to music and spending time in the mountains.


John Nykiforuk

RMT

Joined team: April 8, 2014

Location: Strathmore

Language English

Services: Massage Therapy

Modalities: A.R.T (upper body only), Craniosacral, Myofascial Release, Sports and Performance, Neuromuscular, Myofascial release, Cupping, Hot Stones, Acupressure, Passive Bodywork, Whole-Body Muscular, Injury-Related Tension, Structural Integration

Bio:
John is a graduate of Massage Therapy from Lethbridge College, Lethbridge, AB. He is an active member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association. He holds a certification in hot stone massage and traditional Thai massage, as well as a certification in ortho-bionomy.

John has had experience as a massage therapist in a public clinic, at health and wellness fundraisers, and at various resorts and spas. By taking the time to listen with ears, eyes, and hands, John creates custom treatments for his clients. He uses both his client’s goals and an intuitive approach to implement safe and effective treatments.


Mykola (Nick) Stankov

RMT

Joined team: May 21, 2021

Location: Strathmore

Language: English/Ukrainian/Russian

Services: Massage Therapy

Modalities: Swedish, Trigger points, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, PNF stretching

Bio:
Nick is a Registered Massage Therapist with 2200 hours of Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy (Calgary, AB). He is an active member of the Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA).

Before arriving to Canada from Ukraine in 2011, Nick worked as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with post-operative orthopedic patients for 12 years after obtaining an MD diploma in 1994 and completing a residency in Rehabilitation in 1999.

He is more focused on the therapeutic approach to massage utilizing techniques such as Swedish, trigger points, myofascial release, deep tissue, and PNF stretching. Nick believes in collaboration between therapist and patient to achieve better and faster recovery and recommends stretching/strengthening exercises specific to your condition for home care.


Priscilla Ksenic

RMT

Joined Team: March 18, 2022

Location: Strathmore

Language: English

Services: Massage Therapy

Modalities: Cupping, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Pre-natal, Post-natal, and Pediatric Massage.

Bio:
Priscilla (Paris) Ksenic graduated from Mount Royal University in 2021 with a 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma. She is in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association and is currently enrolled at Thompson Rivers University for a Bachelor of Health Science. 

Paris has worked with different populations, many including a wide range of conditions, athletic/sedentary levels, ages, and rehabilitation stages. Paris is eager to always continue her education and give the best possible care to her patients. She believes that personalized home care programs are a patient (and massage therapists) best friend and go hand-in-hand with overall patient well-being. 

Paris plans to take continuing education courses to learn and/or further expand her knowledge on different techniques in the near future like Cupping, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Pre-natal and Post-natal, and Pediatric Massage.


Ryan MacFarlane

RMT

Name: Ryan MacFarlane

Joined team: September 19, 2022

Location: Strathmore

Language: English

Services: Registered Massage Therapist

Modalities: Swedish relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial release via cupping and manual techniques, trigger points, GTO (Golgi tendon organ) technique, Cyriax frictions (aka cross fiber friction), acupressure, orthopedic assessment, PNF and static stretch, therapeutic exercise. 

Bio:
Ryan maintained a 4.0 GPA in the Advanced 3000 hr Registered Massage Therapist course at Makami College. He attended CITCM (Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine) with a firm grasp of eastern/western modalities also maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Ryan is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the CRMTA (Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association) which requires him to continually upgrade his education, training, and up-to-date in first aid.

It is Ryan’s passion to help his clients not only discover the source of their pain and limitations in their range of motion but to come up with a plan to correct the issues and provide improvements. Ryan is in constant pursuit of knowledge and you’re likely to find him watching documentaries or reading/researching a broad range of topics.


Stanley Zuidwyk

Certified Pedorthist

Joined team: June 2021

Location: All Locations

Language: English

Services: Certified Pedorthist

Modalities: Foot and Lower Limb

Bio
Stanley has been treating patients in the medical profession for 32 years and started in the custom foot orthotic field 22 years ago. His passion for pedorthics drives his ability to find helpful solutions and share educational information with his patients. He strives to provide the best possible experience in foot care. His patients regularly comment on his thoroughness and attention to detail in his assessments which include an analysis of posture, biomechanical gait movement patterns, and lower extremity musculoskeletal function. Video gait analysis provides the ability to visually show the patient exactly when and where their imbalances occur. He encourages his patients to participate in their own recovery by taking the time to educate them about their medical condition, footwear selection, orthotics, and home rehabilitation programs.


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