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Dr. Daniel Welbourn

Chiropractor in SW (High River)

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.


Tiffany Mitchell

Psychologist in SW (High River)

Joined team: April 2, 2018

Location: High River

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.


Sarah Sharpe

Psychologist in SW (High River)

Joined team: October 18, 2023

Location: High River

Language: English

Services: Psychology

Modalities: CBT, ABA, Play-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Family-Centred Therapy. 

Bio:
With more than 15 years of experience as a Registered Psychologist, I have dedicated my career to assisting individuals, and their families and caregivers, in comprehending their diagnosis and navigating life with it. My expertise extends to various areas, including ADHD, developmental disorders, pain management, trauma, and everyday life challenges. I cater to clients of all ages, from 18 months to 73 years old, and offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches, such as trauma-based therapies, play-based therapy, CBT, Brief Solution-Focused therapy, client-centred, family-centred therapy, and ABA. I am passionate about helping individuals across all age groups. During my free time, I enjoy participating in obstacle course races, engaging in physical activities, and spending quality time with my spouse and two young children.


Nate Vallinayagam

Physiotherapist in SW (High River)

Joined team: February 25, 2021

Location: High River

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 diagnosis of the condition, hands-on skills in joint mobilizations, and prescribing specific exercises based on impairment. When not at work, Nate can be found Fishing.


Vj Morgia

Physiotherapist in SW (High River)

Joined team: February 12, 2024

Location: High River

Language: English

Services: Physiotherapy

Modalities: Musculoskeletal Conditions, Acute & Chronic Pain Conditions, Sports Injuries, Work-related Injuries 

Bio:
Vj has worked extensively in managing acute and chronic pain stemming from sports and work-related injuries. He embraces the concept of evidence-based treatment and is a firm believer that educating each patient about the nature of pain is very important in order to make a genuine connection to patients which will foster an environment of healing, take ownership, independence, and confidence in their recovery. 

He has helped a wide and diverse range of people return to full function after an injury or episode of pain, and understands the importance of good honest robust rehab for all.

He strongly believes in a practical and pragmatic approach and is a huge proponent of optimizing movement to help attain relief and get clients back to being able to do what they love and fulfill performance goals using strength training and manual therapy techniques. 

Fascinated by the beauty of nature, he spends most of his time doing adventures together with his family. 


Chris Anderson

Massage Therapist in SW (High River)

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


Tessie F. Soriano

Student Massage Therapist in SW (High River)

Joined team: July 19, 2023

Location: High River

Language: English/Tagalog

Services: Student Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Hydrotherapy

Bio:
Tessie exemplifies the attributes of dedication and enthusiasm, positioning her as an outstanding individual. She is currently enrolled in the second year of the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy (ACMT) program at Makami College in Calgary. Through her relentless drive, she is actively working towards becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, with a target completion date of October this year.

Despite being a student, Tessie's dedication to her field is apparent. She actively participates in the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA) and has begun providing massage therapy services to individuals in need. She demonstrates proficiency in her skills and possesses an exceptional talent for identifying the underlying source of physical discomfort. In addition to focusing on specific muscles, she adopts a holistic approach that encompasses the overall health and wellness of the body.

With her high level of expertise and unwavering commitment, she strives to make a meaningful impact in the realm of massage therapy, ensuring that individuals receive the attention and relief they rightfully deserve. Tessie is thrilled to become a part of the esteemed Optimum Wellness Team and is enthusiastic about discovering how she can contribute to the field of wellness. She is prepared to offer her skills and capabilities to serve others to the best of her ability.


Stanley Zuidwyk

Certified Pedorthist in (Calgary)

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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