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Dr. Drew Oliphant

Chiropractor in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: April 1, 2021

Location: Macleod Trail

Language: English

Services: Chiropractic

Modalities: Specialist in orthopedics, joint injury management-chronic back pain, sciatic, chronic neck pain, MVA, rotator cuff injuries, plater fasciitis, specific soft tissue injury rehab, disc degeneration, disc bulge, disc protrusion, whiplash, headaches, DRX back/neck spinal decompression, MEDX back rehab, MCU neck rehab, Primus Sports Rehab, Laser, Shockwave, Foot Scanning, Gait Analysis, and A.R.T.

Bio:
Dr. Drew Oliphant is the Clinic Director of Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic. Dr. Oliphant graduated from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1987, after undergraduate studies at Selkirk College, University of Victoria, and University Of British Columbia. In 1997, he became a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Orthopedics (Canada) (FCCO(C)), a designation awarded to specialists in Orthopedics.

Dr. Oliphant has been a practicing chiropractor in Calgary for over 27 years. He is an authorized WCB provider and has testified as an expert witness at the Court of Queen’s Bench in personal injury cases. Dr. Oliphant himself suffered chronic low back pain and sciatica for many years following a motor vehicle accident in which he herniated his L5 disc, eventually necessitating 1 ½ year off work. He finally got long-term relief of his low back pain and sciatica with the DRX 9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Machine and brought the DRX 9000 and DRX 9000C to Calgary, being the first clinic in Western Canada to provide this treatment. Since then, his clinic, Alberta Back and Neck Rehab and Sports Injuries Clinic, has performed over 20,000 decompression treatments.


Dr. Ron Toma

Chiropractor in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: April 13, 2011

Location: Macleod Trail

Languages: English

Services: Chiropractic

Modalities: Chiropractic (Gonstead technique) instrument adjustor (activator and arthrostim), drop table adjustor, MVA, WCB, and rehabilitation provider (Utilizing DRX 9000, non-surgical decompression, MEDX- lower back rehabilitation, MCU-neck rehabilitation primus extremity rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation), Myofascial released, shockwave, cold laser, proficient in both acute and chronic muscular-skeletal injuries, disk injuries, tendonitis, headaches, back pain rehabilitation.

Bio:
Dr. Ron Toma DC graduated from Palmer chiropractic college west in San Jose. This school had a high emphasis on sports injuries and rehabilitation. Dr. Toma has been in practice for over 20 years, and over these years he has developed a special interest in treating chronic pain patients, and motor vehicle patients. Through this time he has learned how to successfully treat spinal disc pathologies such as disc bulges, disc protrusions, and disc herniations. In his office, the main focus is the rehabilitation of extremities, muscular-skeletal injuries, and sports injuries. He works well with his multidisciplinary team to help give patients the best care possible.


Dr. Eileena Zhong

TCMD, Acupuncturist in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: June 16, 2023

Location: Macleod Trail

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Services: Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Modalities: Acupuncture, Tui Na (TCM massage), TCM Cupping, Gua Sha  

Bio:
Dr. Eileena graduated from Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She is a registered Acupuncturist of Alberta and a registered member of the Alberta Association of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medical Doctors. Additionally, she has a background in Western Medicine and graduated from Guilin Medical College in China. 

With her extensive clinical background, she has treated a range of conditions, such as elbow pain, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, jaw pain, constipation, anxiety, and insomnia, and provided prenatal acupuncture services, including pre-birth and induce labor acupuncture. One of her specialties is cosmetic acupuncture, which is an effective anti-aging treatment.

Dr. Eileena demonstrates her respect for her patients by attentively listening to their requirements, accepting them as unique individuals, and valuing their viewpoints.


Dr. Trevor Hoffman

Naturopath in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: September 18, 2023

Location: Macleod Trail

Language: English

Services: Naturopath

Modalities: Regenerative Medicine (Both Orthopedic and cosmetic Applications), Myofascial Trigger Point Injection, Prolotherapy, Mesotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy, and Prolozone

Bio:
Dr. Trevor Hoffman's interest in Regenerative Medicine began in 1995 while attending the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hoffman had suffered from a sports injury 9 years prior and had tried multiple therapies without improvement. He volunteered during a demonstration of the technique of Neural Therapy and was so impressed by the results he made Regenerative Medicine the focus of his practice. His interest in Regenerative Medicine includes both orthopedic applications (sports injuries, degenerative changes, and pain management) and cosmetic applications.  Dr. Trevor has completed advanced training in Myofascial Trigger Point Injection, Prolotherapy, Mesotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy, and Prolozone. For many years Dr. Trevor has been sought out by his colleagues for mentorship in Regenerative Medicine. For the last 7 years, Dr. Trevor has been lecturing at professional conferences and teaching medical practitioners internationally the various techniques of Regenerative Medicine.


Junghyun (Eddy) Yang

Physiotherapist in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: September 28, 2023

Location: Macleod Trail

Language: English

Services: Physiotherapy 

Modalities: Sports-related Injuries, Manual Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Electrotherapy, and Therapeutic Exercises

Bio:
Junghyun (Eddy) Yang graduated from Eulji University in Korea with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. He has gained valuable experience as a Licensed Physiotherapist, providing his expertise in both hospital and private clinic settings in Korea for a period of 5 years. In addition to his professional work, he also served in the military as a Sergeant in Korea from July 2011 to April 2013. 

Eddy has extensive experience in addressing various types of injuries and conditions, including motor vehicle accidents, sports-related injuries, work-related injuries, and chronic pain management. He utilizes a combination of manual therapy, shockwave therapy, electrotherapy, patient education, and personalized therapeutic exercise programs to assist his patients.

In his leisure time, he finds pleasure in activities such as culinary pursuits, exercising at the gym, engaging in basketball, and strumming the guitar. Additionally, he holds great affection for his furry companion, KKambong.

 

Qualifications:
Graduated from Eulji University in Korea, Major in Physiotherapy
Licensed Physiotherapist in Korea
Certified International Rehabilitation Pilates Instructor
Certified Leisure Sports Instructor (Level 2 – Basketball)
Certification: Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) – LBB1, Active Assist Movement Therapy (AAMT)
International Rehabilitation Pilates Instructor 
Lifelong Sports Instructor (Level 2 – Basketball)
Computer Specialist in Spreadsheet & Database Level 1


Sunaina (Sue) Menghwani

Physiotherapist in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: October 12, 2021

Location: Macleod Trail

Language: English/Hindi/Punjabi/French

Services: Physiotherapy

Modalities: All kinds of Neuro, Cardio, Ortho Rehabilitation, Acute cases, Women’s Health-related Problems, Dry Needling, Concussion

Bio:
Sunaina Menghwani is an Experienced, Passionate, Thoughtful, and Motivating Physiotherapist, who is Your Perfect Pal when you need a little boost to get going. Sunaina has impressive credentials in Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, and Sports conditions. She has served all age populations from young athletes to care of the elderly. Sunaina promotes a Positive Mindset and a holistic health approach to Wellness.

Originally from India, Sunaina has honed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy along with a Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopedics) in India. She is in Good Standing with the College of Physiotherapy, Alberta. She thrives on breaking through the barriers that are holding people back from achieving their goals and watching them succeed. Central to her approach is integrity. She feels strongly that this should be the foundation of any healthcare provider’s practice. As an experienced therapist, she focuses on Communication and has learned that people take information differently, ensuring she can adapt. Her passion is infectious, motivating her patients to work hard to get the best results possible.

Sunaina’s favourite part of being a physiotherapist is watching patients who are reluctant or skeptical get great results after she helps them commit to a well-made plan.


Joyal Joy Vadakkumchery

Physiotherapist in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: January 2, 2024

Location: MacLeod Trail

Language: English, Malayalam, Hindi

Services: Physiotherapy

Modalities: Manual Therapy Techniques, Exercises, and Electrotherapy (Shockwave, Class 4 Laser and Spinal Decompression)

Bio:
Joyal is an Alberta fully Registered Physical Therapist committed to helping patients with orthopedic disorders and injuries. He is a focused professional with proven manual therapy skills and track records to assess various musculoskeletal injuries, develop and implement treatment plans, and evaluate outcomes. His vast working experience in both orthopedic physiotherapy clinics and hospitals helps the patient to get a quick recovery with proven treatment techniques. 

He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 from Fr. Muller Medical College, India and later specialized for 2 years in orthopedic physiotherapy at Manipal super specialty hospital Bangalore. In 2016 he was honoured with a Master of Physiotherapy degree in orthopaedics from Manipal University, India and his research was published in an international medical Journal.  (Joyal VJ, et al. Influence of Hip Muscle Motor Control Training on Pain and Function Post Total Hip Replacement. Ann Med Health Sci Res. 2017; 7: 96-100). 

He worked in different parts of Alberta as a Physiotherapist, which helped him to sharpen his physiotherapy skills under the guidance of many experienced and renowned physical therapists. 


Alisha Shivji

Psychologist in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: May 12, 2017

Location: Macleod Trail

Language: English/Kutchi/Hindi

Services: Psychology

Modalities: Training in Clinical Trauma Therapy, Pain Management, Anxiety, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Depression, Career Changes, and other related mental health concerns.

Bio
Born and raised in Alberta, Alisha Shivji holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and works as a Registered Psychologist in Calgary. Amid her professional journey, she has volunteered as a victim support worker with the Calgary Police Service and has provided counseling services to clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. Understanding that no 2 people are the same, Alisha is inspired to provide a client-centered approach to therapy tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs.

Mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused techniques are some of the more common strategies that she uses to help individuals achieve a sense of growth and improve their quality of life. She also possesses training in clinical trauma therapy, pain management, and CBT-I.

 


Shea Karczewski

Massage Therapist in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: August 23, 2018

Location: Macleod Trail

Languages: English

Services: Registered Massage Therapist

Modalities: Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage, Myofascial Release, Post Injury Rehabilitation and Long-Term Chronic Pain Conditions, Deep Tissue

Bio:
Shea Karczewski is a new graduate from the Mount Royal 2200-hour Massage Therapy program. She is an enthusiastic practitioner who loves working with her clients to restore their well-being. Shea uses a mixed method of therapeutic massage and home-based stretching programs to assist her clients in restoring range of motion and tissue mobility in post-injury rehabilitation or long-term chronic pain conditions. She also utilizes techniques such as deep tissue work, relaxation, and myofascial release in her massage treatments. She believes stretching and strengthening exercises at home can be vital in restoring postural dysfunctions caused by muscle imbalance, which can be very common with general pain conditions.

In her spare time, she likes to write short stories. Shea also enjoys activities such as painting, drawing, and using watercolors.


Christel Whitworth

Massage Therapist in SW (Calgary)

Joined team: February 1, 2024

Location: Macleod Trail

Language: English

Services: Registered Massage Therapist 

Modalities: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Pre/Post Natal, Cupping 

Bio:
Christel is a registered massage therapist with the CRMTA (Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association). She completed the 3000-hour Advanced  Clinical Massage Diploma Program at MaKami College, graduating at the top of her class. Always having had a passion for preventative and injury-related healthcare, Christel studied sports medicine throughout high school as well.

Christel is trained in a wide variety of massage techniques; having a special interest in deep tissue, myofascial release (manual and cupping),  orthopedic assessment and injury management. Always wanting to customize each client’s massage to best fit their body and comfort level,  Christel enjoys taking a variety of continuing education courses to bring new tools into her practice. When out of the office you can find Christel enjoying time with her husband and son, playing board games and planning their next trip. 


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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