Dr. Brad Fujimoto - Chiropractor, Clinic Director
Dr. Brad Fujimoto grew up in the quaint town of Fernie British Columbia. After high school he then pursued further education at the University of Lethbridge where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Brad then ventured to Toronto where he studied at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005. After graduating, Dr. Brad came to Calgary and practiced with Advantage Health and Symon's Valley Chiropractic for several years before joining the Momentum Health team. Dr. Brad is passionate about the health and wellbeing of his patients and takes the time to educate them of their ailments. He has many tools that he encompasses in his practice such as medical acupuncture, nutritional counselling, soft tissue therapy and many other modalities that will bring his patients back to optimal health. Dr. Brad is a registered member of the Alberta College of Chiropractors and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Dr. Brad welcomes new patients and former patients alike and is looking forward to helping his patients feel their best.
Kirstyn Cahoon Richards, MSc.PT, BKin - Physiotherapist (Pelvic Health, Pediatrics & Orthopaedics)
Kirstyn moved to Calgary in 2008 to pursue an education in Kinesiology and Physiotherapy. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors in Kinesiology in 2012 and from the University of Alberta in 2014 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. For the last six years, Kirstyn has worked in the rehabilitation field and is interested in treating all ages and forms of injury. After her Masters, she became specialized in treating pelvic health disorders and pediatric patients. Her experience includes working with children in a hospital and school setting, treating all ages of orthopedic and neurological patients as well as treating pelvic health patients.
Dan Matchullis - Physiotherapist
Dan graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Physical Therapy degree after completing his undergrad in Biochemistry at the University of Winnipeg. He got involved in physiotherapy originally by volunteering for an acquired brain injury rehabilitation unit in Winnipeg, and has been interested in helping patients reach their full potential ever since. His current professional interests include orthopedics, sports medicine and research opportunities. Dan has always been interested in continuing education and is working through his manual therapy levels with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopedic Division. In his spare time, Dan takes to the outdoors to camp, canoe, backpack and downhill ski.
Alexa Starratt - Physiotherapist
Alexa studied Human Kinetics at St.Francis Xavier University, NS, and later graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014, with her Masters in Physiotherapy. Prior to qualifying as a Physiotherapist, Alexa has previous experience working as a Kinesiologist within private practice, working as an Athletic Therapist for varsity teams during her undergrad degree and for a variety of teams within the community in Halifax. Alexa has special interests in general orthopedics, postural conditions and athletes. She is keen to continue improving her practice and continuing education. Alexa is certified in Kinesiotaping, ergonomic assessments and orthotic fittings. She is currently enrolled with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and is planning to work through her manual therapy levels with the Canadian Association's Orthopedic Division. In her spare time, Alexa enjoys yoga, hiking, exercising, snowshoeing, skiing and making the most of the nearby mountains.
Kimberley Brydges - Physiotherapist
Kimberley graduated from the University of Alberta in 2012 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology, and in 2014 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has since had experience working abroad as a Physiotherapist in Australia. Kimberley has been working in the rehabilitation field for the past 5 years, and has a special interest in treating general orthopedic and sport-related injuries. To further her knowledge and skills as a physiotherapist, Kimberley has also completed further training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, and is certified in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Outside of academics, Kimberley competed in the FIS circuit for alpine skiing, where she eventually went on to coach. While coaching, she had the opportunity to work with young athletes to develop appropriate pre-season training plans to ensure optimum return to sport from the off-season, and prevent any injuries that may stem from musculoskeletal imbalances. In her spare time, she still enjoys downhill skiing, as well as cross country skiing, hiking, biking, running, and pretty much anything outdoors!
Brett Henderson - Physiotherapist
Brett began his post-secondary education at the University of Calgary where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology. After graduating Brett went on to complete his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Throughout his education Brett worked as a group fitness instructor for participants of all ages and fitness levels. He has always had a strong passion for active living, physical fitness and health promotion. Brett is very driven to improve his skill set and has pursued further education with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopedic Division and Acupuncture Canada. In his spare time, Brett enjoys playing an assortment of sports, outdoor activities and will never turn down the option to try something new.
Alison Taylor - Coverage Physiotherapist
Alison is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Dalhousie university and followed that up with her Master’s of science in physiotherapy also at Dalhousie university. Alison has completed many post graduate courses including specialized running injury courses, shoulder courses, and manual therapy courses. Alison has also completed her Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling - Level 1 to help relieve pain and restore function. Alison has a passion for working with endurance athletes of any kind whether it be runners, swimmers, cyclists etc. Soft tissue injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and sports therapy are some of her specialties. Outside of work Alison is an avid runner herself and has completed 8 half marathons to date, most recently the Calgary half marathon in May! In the community She runs a youth running club at the local YMCA, has volunteered with the Alberta ballet, and volunteers at any sporting event possible.
Alison will always strive to get the best results with her patients and is fully committed to returning her patients to a pain free and happy state!
Dr. Scott Nicol - Chiropractor
Dr. Scott Nicol was raised in Kelowna, BC and moved to Calgary after high school to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. During that time, Scott had the privilege of competing as a varsity Track and Field middle distance runner where he won numerous CIS medals, set a school record and was the team captain for his final three years. Dr. Nicol then moved to Portland, OR where he graduated from the University of Western States with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well as his Masters of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. Dr. Nicol uses an evidence-based, diversified approach to care that includes a number of different techniques to aid his patients. Along with manual therapy, he uses Graston, Activator methods, numerous modalities and is full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART®). Dr. Nicol has a keen interest in working with all individuals struggling with pain or dysfunction and is eager to provide long-lasting relief, helping all his patients reach optimal health.
Carla Hampshire - Registered Massage Therapist
Carla Hampshire has been a registered massage therapist and reflexologist since 2002. She is a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association (NHPCA) and is recognized as a 2200 hour practitioner, a qualification generally required by insurance providers. She offers therapeutic, relaxation, prenatal and sports massage. She helps relieve a variety of conditions such as: sciatica, whiplash, chronic muscle tension, and TMJ dysfunction. Carla enjoys working with clients of all ages. She is also a certified personal trainer, holistic nutritionist and a professional bodybuilder. She is married, has 6 children and 4 grandchildren. Carla is the author of Healthy Body for Life - A Guide for Women Over Forty which is available on Amazon and right here at the clinic.
Sarah Bowland - Registered Massage Therapist
After finishing her bachelor degree in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Sarah Bowland decided to return to school for massage therapy at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy. During her training, Sarah learned many different techniques such as Swedish massage, myo-fascial release, relaxation massage and pre-natal massage. Sarah has completed two levels of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and has plans to go further into exploring this exciting modality. She has done workshops in Rain Drop therapy as well. She loves cold weather, crocheting and dogs.
Christina Ergang - Registered Massage Therapist
Christina Ergang is from Calgary Alberta. She has been working as a massage therapist for ten years and continues to love her profession. Christina graduated from Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2004 after completing a 2200 hour advanced massage therapy course. Christina is a member in good standing with the Natural Health practitioners of Canada Association and has been since 2003. She specializes in therapeutic and relaxation massage and incorporates cranial sacral, myofascial, shiatsu, and reflexology techniques into her treatments which she has learned from different work shops. Christina is certified in contemporary cupping, advanced cupping, and cupping for sinus problems through the International cupping therapy association. In her spare time, she enjoys bike riding and martial arts.
Jocelyn Walker - Registered Massage Therapist
Jocelyn graduated from Mount Royal University June of 2014 with her 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma. Jocelyn has always taken an interest in the health and wellness industry. She enjoys meeting new people, hiking, biking, reading, travel, learning new things and spending time with family.
Sarah Bischke - Registered Massage Therapist
Sarah Bischke has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2002. Originally from BC, she moved out to Calgary to work as a Physiotherapy Assistant and went on to complete the 2200 hour Massage Therapy program at Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2002. Sarah is a member in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada(NHPC). She specializes in a variety of massage therapy styles and techniques including therapeutic, relaxation, pre & post natal, myofascial release and sports massage. Sarah has worked with the team at Momentum Health for many years and values the multidisciplinary approach they offer. She enjoys yoga, running, strength training and hiking & camping with her husband and two young children.
Lori Roy - Registered Massage Therapist
Lori Roy is a registered Massage Therapist who was born and raised in New Brunswick. Lori graduated from a 2200 hour massage therapy course and is a member in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA). Lori has over 10 years experience in treating all ranges of clients with a focus in deep tissue. She is competent in all Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release and specializes in Trigger point therapy and treating everyday aches and pains, from headaches to overall muscular tension and stress. Lori is also certified in Level 1 and Level 2 advanced cupping.
Outside of work, Lori enjoys spending time outdoors, walking, biking, gardening and traveling.
Jenna Greenough - Registered Massage Therapist
Jenna attended St. Francis Xavier University, where she obtained a degree in Kinesiology. Following that, she attended The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She moved to Calgary to further pursue her career as a Massage Therapist. She is a member in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors, spending time with friends and family, reading and traveling.
Jenna Aiuto, Kinesiologist
Jenna graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, while working as a Physiotherapy Assistant throughout her education. She then moved to Glasgow, Scotland where she completed her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2016. Jenna's participation in competitive soccer throughout her life led her to develop a strong passion for healthy living, active rehabilitation and a career in Physiotherapy. Jenna looks forward to pursuing a specialty in Women's Health, while taking additional courses in acupuncture, dry needling and Orthopedic Manual Therapy to gain further skills as a Physiotherapist. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys travelling, hiking, playing badminton and soccer, and looks forward to improving her skills in her new found passion of skiing!
Tim Tattersall, Kinesiologist
Tim graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Kinesiology. Tim is currently working towards obtaining experience for his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy by learning new manual therapies and modalities that pertain to the holistic healing of individuals. During his undergraduate degree, Tim worked with the Men’s Hockey team as a student trainer, which has lead to wanting to specialize in Sports Physiotherapy. Tim enjoys playing any sport, especially soccer, going to the gym, and taking any opportunity to travel the world and experience new places.
Amy pursued her post-secondary education at the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a concentration in Physical Activity and Health. After graduating in 2015, Amy worked within private practice to gain both hands on experience and knowledge in the kinesiology field. Amy believes in a holistic approach to rehabilitation with a strong emphasis on exercise. Amy looks forward to advancing her knowledge in manual therapies, modalities, and exercise techniques. Amy grew up playing both indoor and beach volleyball and continues to enjoy an active lifestyle by spending time outdoors and going to the gym.
Dr. Katie Coombs, ND - Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Katie believes that naturopathic medicine brings together the worlds of conventional medicine and the power of nature. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, her passion eventually led her to Vancouver to study Naturopathic Medicine; a medicine that blends evidence-based science with natural forms of medicine to deliver health care. Dr. Katie then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, BC.Dr. Katie is licensed through College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and College of Naturopathic Physicians in British Columbia (CNPBC) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Katie is trained in diagnostic testing, physical exams, botanical medicine, pharmacology, homeopathy, nutrition and orthomolecular medicine, spinal manipulations and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also board certified in heavy metal chelation, advanced IV therapies, acupuncture, minor surgery, and also practices craniosacral therapy. She is interested in general family medicine, focusing on hormonal health, digestive disorders, food allergies, depression, anxiety, stress management, insomnia, and autoimmune conditions. When not working with patients, you will find Dr. Katie mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, or traveling around the world with her husband. A love of nature is a part of all aspects of her life both in and out of the clinic setting.For more information please visit: www.calgarynaturopathicdoctor.org
Dr. Jessica Fujimoto, ND - Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Jessica completed a four-year undergraduate program in Anatomy and Cell biology from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003, and studying the human body in great depth furthered her desire to pursue a career in healthcare. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto in 2007 and moved to Calgary where she started working in multi-disciplinary clinics. She has been a member of the AANP (Alberta Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) now known as the CNDA (College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta) and the CAND (Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors) since December 2007. She has completed additional post-graduate training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and will be completing her Prolotherapy training in the fall of 2014.Dr. Jessica has a special interest in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, using acupuncture and Chinese herbs, but also utilizes her training in botanical medicine, orthomolecular medicine and nutrition to help reach health goals.Her general practice focuses on ailments such as sleep disturbances, digestive concerns, food allergies/sensitivities, seasonal allergies, depression, anxiety, weight management and stress.
Peggy Tham - Office Manager
Peggy Tham grew up in Sudbury, Ontario. After finishing school in Ontario and graduating from the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program, she moved to Banff to work at the Banff Springs Hotel and then later moving to Calgary. With many years of experience in customer service and administration, Peggy joined the Creekside team in 2010 and is the Office Manager for our Creekside Clinic.
Obi Mezue - Office Administrator
Obi came to Momentum Health Creekside in July 2014 having changed professional paths after moving from Nigeria to Calgary in 2009. She has worked in a variety of fields, which had given her the experience to serve others with compassion and understanding. Obi enjoys taking long walks and reading.
Christine Jennings - Office Administrator
Christine moved to Calgary in January 2015 from Hamilton, Ontario. In 2009 she graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with Honours. In the summer of 2008 she travelled with a team to Japan as an intern with Global Youth Network to focus on human trafficking and did a photo exposition, as well as lectured at the Guelph University on the topic. Recently, she has changed focus and will be returning to school in the health care field. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, yoga and drawing/painting. Having many years of customer service in various fields, she joined Momentum Health Creekside in mid-February of 2015.
Brittany Thanasack - Office Administrator
Brittany was born and raised in Calgary. She graduated from Bow Valley College with a Medical Office Assistant Certificate. Brittany enjoys working in the medical field and providing optimal care and customer service. She has a passion for fitness and training. When she is not at the gym, Brittany enjoys playing basketball and going on hikes.
Tijana Ljuboja- Office Administrator
Tijana moved to Canada from Belgrade, Serbia in 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in economics from the University of Belgrade. While in Europe she worked as an accountant in Serbia and had training in Germany. Tijana came to Canada looking for new opportunities to add to her extensive background and is excited to become part of the Momentum Health Team.