Dr. Julian Mendes
Joined team: April 2019
Location: Bow Bottom
Modalities: Chiropractic, Scoliosis, and Shockwave therapy
Dr. Mendes has been a licensed chiropractor for over 20 years, obtaining his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1998. His passion for helping people turned into a particular focus in the clinical management of scoliosis. His keen interest in the challenges of scoliosis management led him to obtain various accreditations in:
- Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Level 2, 2017, Denver, CO, Romano, and A. Negrini
- World Masters Scoliosis Course, 2017, Italy, The Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment), ISICO team.
- Schroth Method™, 2016, Boston, MA (Schroth Best Practices), Dr. Hans Weiss
- ScoliBrace™ Scoliosis Brace Provider, 2015, Calgary, AB (Custom TLSO Scoliosis and Kyphosis braces), Dr. Jeb McAviney
- SpineCor™ Scoliosis Brace Provider, 2010, Montreal, QC, Dr. Colliard and Dr. Marcotte
- SpineCor™ Scoliosis Exercise Program, 2012, Las Vegas, Ana Delcampo
- Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) Conferences, 2016, 2019
- Pettibon Spinal Rehabilitation, 2000, Seattle, WA (Spine and Scoliosis Rehabilitation), Dr. Burl Pettibon
Dr. Mendes and his wife Kelly have 3 beautiful and very active daughters that all enjoy their family time together.
Dr. Stephen Summey
Joined team: March 4, 2019
Location: Bow Bottom, 17th Ave
Modalities: Sigma Instrument, Shockwave Therapy
Dr. Stephen Summey, a highly qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, is now part of the healthcare team at Optimum Wellness Centres. Dr. Stephen also resides in the Bowness community in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
He owned and operated several chiropractic wellness centres in Colorado. Dr. Stephen is board-certified in chiropractic orthopedics and sports medicine. A board-certified chiropractic orthopedist is a chiropractic doctor who has completed extensive postdoctoral education in non-surgical orthopedics and passed rigorous specialty board examinations leading to diplomate status as a chiropractic orthopedist.
Less than 2% of chiropractic physicians attain this status. To become board certified, the chiropractic orthopedic specialist is required to demonstrate advanced proficiency in the evaluation and non-operative management of a broad range of injuries, conditions, and disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system on the spine and extremities.
He is a published author in the state, national, and international publications, he co-authored a nutrition book which won international awards and is a professional speaker on the international speakers’ bureau. A founding board member of the first multidisciplinary rehab center in Colorado.
Dr. Stephen was also on the founding board of The Colorado Society for Wellness & Prevention. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Sports Council awarded Dr. Summey the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the ACA Sports Council, its members, and the sports community.
The Colorado Chiropractic Association also awarded Dr. Summey “Sportsperson of the Year.” Dr. Summey lectured on the Doctors’ speaker’s Bureau throughout North America to chiropractors and medical practitioners in continuing medical education courses.
He was selected as one of “North America’s Top Chiropractors,” a rare and prestigious award. Dr. Steve is now devoting his time, energy, and skills to delivering chiropractic health services using scientific breakthroughs in non-surgical pain relief.
Dr. Summey uses the Sigma Instrument, which is the most advanced spinal analysis and treating instrument today as well as shockwave therapy. This non-surgical device creates remarkable conditions for soft tissue healing.
He believes everyone deserves the opportunity to be pain-free and to enjoy Optimum Health & Wellness.
Lisa Bara Storey
Name: Lisa Bara Storey
Joined team: September 2022
Location: Bow Bottom
Services: Registered Acupuncturist
Modalities: Acupuncture (TCM), Cupping, Electro-Acupuncture, Dry-Needling
Lisa Bara Storey is an experienced, Registered Acupuncturist who has been helping patients improve their physical and emotional health for over a decade. She has successfully treated hundreds of patients with a variety of conditions including (but not limited to) back and other muscle and joint pain, headaches/migraines, sinus issues, allergies, stress and anxiety, digestive issues, women’s health/gynecology, fertility, and fatigue.
Lisa is passionate about connecting with people, hearing their stories, and understanding their health concerns as it pertains to all areas of their lives. She believes that no symptom exists in isolation and fell in love with Traditional Chinese Medicine because it of its ability to make connections between a person’s physical and mental health. Lisa’s warm and non-judgmental approach helps her patients feel at ease throughout their treatments. She views her patients as partners and collaborators in developing a treatment plan that will work best to meet their individual needs.
Lisa has been practicing Acupuncture in Calgary, AB since 2010. Since then she has received Advanced Training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Dry-Needling, Myofascial Cupping, Electro-Acupuncture, Fertility, Obstetrics, and Menopause. She has also worked as an Instructor at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine offering lectures in Counseling, Ethics, Diversity, and Addictions. Prior to becoming an Acupuncturist, Lisa worked with youth and families impacted by mental health and addictions for nearly 20 years.
Lisa grew up in Calgary, AB, and continues to call this beautiful city home. In her free time, she enjoys being outside as much as possible and spending time with her family. Her favorite activities include golf, biking, snowshoeing, and yoga.
Name: Lilet Yonson
Joined team: September 14, 2022
Location: Bow Bottom
Services: Registered Massage Therapist
Modalities: Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Technique, Hot Stone Massage, Cupping, and Prenatal Massage.
Lilet is a 3000-hour Registered Massage Therapist and an active member of CRMTA with experience in deep tissue massage, Swedish, trigger point technique, hot stone, and cupping. She is also a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist.
Lilet’s goal for every patient is to achieve their health and wellness goals. Lilet will create a comforting therapeutic treatment plan that is unique and customized for a healing experience.
Joined team: June 2021
Location: All Locations
Services: Certified Pedorthist
Modalities: Foot and Lower Limb
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.