Sara Lawson – Physiotherapist
Sara received Bachelor of Science (Biology) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degrees, and then a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. Sara has worked in sports, orthopedic, surgical, and vocational rehabilitation areas and has completed post-graduate courses in performing arts physiotherapy, McKenzie lumbar spine mobilization, chronic pain, pelvic floor rehabilitation, sport first responder training, K-taping, sports therapeutic taping, functional capacity evaluations, Graston Technique, the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI), and Level 3 Upper & Lower courses through the Orthopedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Sara’s dance background includes certificates in Advanced Tap and Jazz Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (CDTA), Advanced Tap and Jazz Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT), Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Grade 8 Award, and RAD Advanced 2. Sara then when on to complete the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) program through the RAD to receive registered teaching status, and is also designated as an Associate of the RAD and assigned the designation of a tutor for the CBTS RAD program. She is a member of the CDTA Saskatchewan Branch-Stage Division and Associate Member-Ballet and Modern Divisions. She is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor through Namaskar Yoga. Sara has taught for over 18 years in multiple dance genres and continues to freelance across Canada. Sara is honoured to be working with the Alberta Ballet Company and School of Alberta Ballet this dance season.
Leah Duke – Physiotherapist
Leah Duke has been a licensed physiotherapist since 2008. She graduated with her Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta, prior to that, she had completed her Kinesiology degree through the University of Calgary. Growing up in Calgary, Leah was a student at the Alberta Ballet School of Dance in the professional division. This experience has led to her interest of treating dancers, taking her back to the School of Albert Ballet on the Alberta Ballet Medical Team with Momentum Health. Leah also continues to treat an active general population at the Glencoe Club. She is in the process of completing her Gunn IMS certification. Her other qualifications include manual therapy level 3 lower, and Medical Acupuncture Certification through Dr. Aung. When Leah’s not working, she has 2 school aged kids that keep her very busy.
Jennifer Teasdale – Chiropractor
Dr. Jennifer Teasdale is a family and sports chiropractor in Calgary, AB. She received her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and chiropractic doctorate from the University of Western States. Dr. Jenn is also a registered yoga instructor, spin instructor and barre instructor. Dr. Jenn has spent the past decade helping athletes recover from injuries and achieve athletic goals. She uses an evidence-based, biopsychosocial approach to each athlete and injury. Her philosophy is deeply rooted in good biomechanics and fundamentals. Dr. Jenn’s rehabilitation approach is based on fun, natural, foundational movements. If a rehab exercise doesn’t translate to how we move in real life or sport, it isn’t worth doing.
Dr. Jennifer Teasdale has special training in active release techniques, graston techniques, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization, lower extremity analysis and treatment, postural/perceptual and stability training, shoulder analysis, chronic pain, as well as, certifications from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the Webster technique and pediatric populations. She also has specialized pediatric training in developmental milestones and early intervention.
As a runner, spinner, yogi and chiropractor, she knows how important movement and sports are to her patients. She will do everything she can to keep you moving forward toward your goals. When not in the clinic, Dr. Jenn loves spending time with her family, and can typically be found dancing and cooking in the kitchen with her little man and big man or running and practicing yoga.
Dr. Stephanie Yaremko – Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Stephanie Yaremko is a naturopathic doctor and family wellness expert. Her travel and work in many countries give her diverse and extensive experience. As the primary care naturopathic physician with Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua, she worked with pediatrics, infectious disease, acute illnesses and chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and arthritis. She also led the DIOSA program, a women's health program aimed at empowering and educating women about their health, and increasing cervical cancer screening. Dr. Yaremko has contributed to the life experiences of young children and families in Canada, Nicaragua, the Middle East and Asia. She recognizes the influence that culture and society have on personal health.
Dr. Yaremko is passionate about dance. She performs with a semi-professional dance ensemble and is the naturopathic doctor to the Alberta Ballet. She recognizes that health is not merely an absence of disease, but rather a dynamic process involving mind, body, spirit and community. She works to educate her patients and the public about the tremendous power they have for their health and lives. She firmly believes that a person's lifestyle is the greatest modifiable effector of health. She cherishes the connections made with people while attending their health journeys and looks forward to creating more. Dr. Yaremko is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Chancellor's Club scholar from the University of Calgary. She is currently the Registrar and Vice-President of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.