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Dr. Daniel Welbourn

DC

Joined team: September 16, 2008

Location: High River

Language: English/French

Services: Chiropractic

Modalities: A.R.T., Graston Therapy/IASTM, Functional foam rolling, Kinesio taping, Photo biomodulation/Cold laser

Bio:
Dr. Dan Welbourn graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario, in 2007. He also received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Lethbridge in 2002. Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Welbourn returned here after completing his chiropractic education to be close to family.

Dr. Welbourn’s clinical interests include preventative and maintenance care for families as well as sports injuries. Having been an elite athlete during his youth and early adulthood, as well as a lifelong chiropractic patient, Dr. Welbourn recognizes the vital role regular chiropractic care plays in maintaining health and well-being and preventing injuries in all walks of life.

Dr. Welbourn has finally settled back in Calgary and volunteers five days a week as a team manager for Babe Ruth Calgary baseball and as a treating chiropractor for the Alberta Ballet. During his spare time, you will probably find him in the weight room or on a baseball field.


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.


Hunk Joon (Daniel)

R.Ac

Name: Hunk Joon (Daniel)

Joined team: September 27, 2022

Location: High River

Language: English

Services: Registered Acupuncturist 

Modalities: SAAM Acupuncture, ZU WU LIU ZHU Acupuncture, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Bio:
Hunk Joon (Daniel) graduated from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He started his practice in Yue Yang hospital in Shanghai. He is a Registered Acupuncturist and a member of the CAA. After gaining a strong working knowledge and experience of Western and Chinese medicine, Daniel put an edge on his focus and developed a deep practical knowledge of TCM.

Daniel mainly uses SAAM Acupuncture and ZU WU LIU ZHU Acupuncture technique for stress and insomnia. 

For musculoskeletal and neurological disorders like arthritis, neck shoulder, back pain, sports injuries, and more, he is doing contemporary medical acupuncture techniques which help make balance in muscles and neurofunction.


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.


Carolina Brown

RMT

Joined team: 

Location: High River

Language: English

Services: Massage therapy

Modalities: 

Bio:
Carolina Brown is an energized Registered Massage Therapist, who graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary. She is passionate about helping others, friendly, and enthusiastic. She is happily married, and a proud mom of a two-year-old girl (Bianca) and ten years old dog (Lola). In addition, she has three nephews and one niece, who live in Cochrane and adores so much. Outside her work life, she loves spending time with family and friends. Her favorite recreation activities during the Summer are hiking, camping, and golfing, and in the Winter, she enjoys skating, skiing, and snowshoeing.


Gwynneth Moore

RMT

Joined team: August 17, 2021

Location: High River

Language: English

Services: Massage Therapy

Modalities: Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage

Bio:
Gwynneth started her career working as a Spa Massage Practitioner and registered Reflexology Therapist for over 10 years. She returned to school in 2019 and graduated from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy 2200-hour program with honours. She is currently registered as an RMT and Reflexology Therapist with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.

Her focus is on Attachment Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial, Swedish Relaxation, and Deep Tissue Release. While working with deep tissue, Gwynneth believes in applying pressure slowly, thus minimizing discomfort and allowing the body to relax completely. Treatment can range from specific work on chronic areas and injuries to full-body muscle, tension, and stress reduction. 

Gwynneth believes that massage therapy, combined with exercise and nutrition are integral aspects of optimal health and a balance between mind and body. She adapts massage treatment to the individual, helping to create this balance for her clients.


Chris Anderson

RMT

Name: Chris Anderson

Joined team: September 19, 2022

Location: High River

Language: English

Services: Registered Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep Tissue Massage, Chronic Pain Conditions, and Nerve Impingement

Bio:
Chris is a bright beacon of energy. Having attended MH Vicars school of massage therapy for a degree and being a current proud member of the MTAA (Massage Therapy Association of Alberta), he is dedicated and resourceful in assuring the highest level of care for his patients, in ensuring they achieve the results they are looking for. He is adept at releasing troubled areas and stimulating deep tissue and has experience with chronic pain conditions and nerve impingement. Chris is eager and excited to join the Optimum wellness team, looking forward to serving in the best capacity possible


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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