The Care Centre connects patients with our GLA:D programs and coordinates our Occupational Health activities in Banff, Lake Louise, Waterton and Calgary.
Wendy Coombs, CEO, Physiotherapist BScPT, BScPsych
Wendy Coombs is the current owner of Momentum Health and Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy, our growing group of inter-collaborative multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinics in Calgary Alberta, Canada. She is a recent Learning Chair and President Elect for the Entrepreneurs Organization. She is on the boards of the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization. Previously she was an owner and CEO of Advantage Health. She has grown fourteen separate businesses from a single sole charge physiotherapy clinic into medical centers offering physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, Physiatry, sport and spinal medicine, psychology, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, kinesiology, personal training, and retail goods. She has developed stand-alone rehabilitation centres as well as clinics integrated into medical centres offering family medicine, dental, and optical services. She is a prior Dale Carnegie trainer. She enjoys educating and mentoring physiotherapy private business owners from across Canada as part of the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has been a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization since 2005. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She was a finalist for the RBC 2009 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award in the Trailblazer category.
Shaun Macauley, COO, Physiotherapist PT, BMRPT, CAFCI, CGIMS
Shaun received his Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba. Shaun is fortunate to have worked across a broad range of rehabilitation spanning from providing injury prevention lectures to youth athletics, injury management for numerous sporting events, to the treatment of chronic back pain. Shaun passionately directs his time to improving patient care collaboration not only within the Momentum Evidence Models, but also across our public and private healthcare systems. Shaun also enjoys mentoring recently graduated Physiotherapists & Kinesiologists. Shaun has completed his designations in Spinal & Peripheral manipulation, Diagnostic Imaging, Acupuncture, and Intramuscular Stimulation including Gunn IMS. Shaun maintains a clinical caseload welcoming patients at various Momentum Health locations.
Dan Matchullis, Director of Operations PT, MPT, BSc
Dan is the Director of Operations for Momentum Health and Evidence Sport and Spine. He is passionate about working hard to foster collaboration within multi-disciplinary clinic settings and creating new healthcare models. He brings his management expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the team, continually seeking innovative ways to expand services offered to best suit the needs of Albertans. He was inspired to join the profession originally by volunteering at an acquired brain injury rehabilitation unit in Winnipeg, which continues to drive his passion for helping patients have impactful rehabilitation experiences today. He strongly believes in the Adam Grant quote “The most meaningful way to succeed is to help others succeed”. Moving to the Calgary area after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Physical Therapy, he has enjoyed most of his spare time in the mountains. Dan is an avid skier, backpacker, and camping enthusiast and is always ready for a new adventure.
Heidi Veldman, Nurse Practitioner BN, MN, MSN NP
Heidi Veldman has been a Registered Nurse for 38 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 6 years. She has worked as a NP for Blood Tribe and continues to work part-time in the Lethbridge Regional hospital's ICU, as a RN.
Heidi received her RN from Lethbridge College, and her BN from the University of Lethbridge. She went on to do her Masters while Instructing nursing students for the University of Lethbridge. She completed her NP through Athabasca University and followed that education with an IIWCC certificate for wound care.
Heidi is blessed with her husband of 35 years, 5 children, 4 in-law children and 15 grandkids; who are all the joy of her life.
Heidi's hobbies are skiing and spending time with her family and her grandkids, working on her yard and travelling.
Hyo-jung Jwa, Registered Nurse BN, MA
Hyo-jung graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2007. Prior to becoming a nurse, Hyo-jung had worked as a geriatric mental health case manager in Seattle, Washington after her Masters of Arts in Gerontology. Hyo-jung has worked in a variety of settings including intensive care unit, post anesthetic care unit, emergency departments, and rural health.
Hyo-jung has most recently worked in the Post Covid Recovery Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, where she helped clients struggling with PASC (Post Acute Sequelae of SARS-Cov-2). Hyo-jung recently returned to Alberta and now works with First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, traveling to remote communities within Alberta. Hyo-jung is excited to join Momentum Health as a member of the interdisciplinary team that will be working with our traveling team performing employment medical exams.
Azmeena Lila, Registered Nurse RN
Azmeena Lila has been a Registered Nurse for the past 9 years. She has spent most of her nursing career working in the Cardiac Sciences unit at Foothills Medical Center and continues to do so.
Azmeena started her nursing career at the University of Manitoba and completed the RN program on the Dean’s List right here at the University of Calgary. She is a proud member of the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
When Azmeena is not at work you can find her spending quality time with her family at the local parks or travelling.
Shannon McCarthy, Registered Nurse RN
Shannon was born in Calgary and raised in the Columbia Valley spending most of her time outdoors hiking, snowboarding and playing hockey. Shannon graduated from the University of Calgary and has been a Registered Nurse for 7 years at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. She recently moved back to Invermere with her partner and son and is now working at the Invermere District Hospital as an acute care/ER nurse. Shannon is excited to bring her experience to the Momentum Health Team.
Andrea Philips, Care Manager
Andrea was born and raised in Calgary. She worked with Momentum Health previously from 2011 until 2013. The positive and developmental environment of Momentum Health brought her back to the team in 2016. Her experience brings excellent customer service, dedication and creating a transformational experience. She has years of customer service experience and a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Prior to returning to Momentum Health & Evidence Sport and Spine, Andrea was working as Visual Manger for Ralph Lauren. Andrea is excited to bring her creativity and enthusiasm to the Momentum Health team.
Alisha Mohamed-Kassam, Physiotherapist, Clinic Director PT, MScPT, CAFCI
Alisha graduated with her Masters in Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012. She also completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta. Alisha is also certified to practice biomedical dry needling and acupuncture. Some of Alisha's future career endeavors include becoming certified for spinal and peripheral manipulations. Before beginning her physical therapy training, Alisha worked as an Exercise Therapist, as well as a trainer and coach for multiple men's, women's, and youth ball hockey teams. Along with ball hockey, Alisha has played competitive soccer, volleyball, and basketball. She also enjoys snowboarding, skating, hiking, running, and travelling. Click to Book Online!
Dr. Allykhan Lila, Clinic Director, Chiropractor DC
Dr. Lila completed his high school education in Calgary, AB and then he moved to Winnipeg, MB where he spent time studying in the field of Microbiology. To further his education he went to Toronto, ON to complete his chiropractic training at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He graduated with clinical honors and was on the Dean’s List for academic excellence.
Dr. Lila uses an evidence-based, diversified approach to care that includes manual therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, instrument assisted manipulation, myofascial release therapy, and numerous other modalities to help his patients achieve optimal function and health.
Dr. Lila has a special interest in working with all individuals struggling with complex conditions, pain, and dysfunction. Dr. Lila is also passionate about providing ergonomic coaching for office workers and individuals working in the labor field and trades.
Dr. Lila is a member of the College of Chiropractors of Alberta, Chiropractic Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Dr. Lila welcomes new patients and former patients and is looking forward to being a part of your personal health care team.
In Dr. Lila’s free time, he enjoys spending time with family and is a cricket enthusiast.
Lee (Sawka) Macauley, Physiotherapist PT, BMR-PT, CAFCI, Certified GunnIMS Practitioner
Lee graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006. Lee previously worked as a physiotherapist with the Canadian Back Institute for five years before she worked in Montreal at International Headquarters with Cirque Du Soleil. Lee was a Research Clinician at the University of Calgary and has contributed to studies for Concussion Management in Hockey Players, Knee Osteoarthritis Prevention and Injury Prevention in Soccer Players.
It has always been important for Lee to remain educated in the latest information and techniques related to providing superior therapy. She is certified in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation). She is also certified in spinal and peripheral manipulation and completed her orthopaedic level 2 upper and lower quadrant training in manual therapy. She is continuing to expand her professional knowledge, with her primary focus on Pelvic Health. She has specific training and experience in Women’s Health for diastasis recovery and improving pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy. Lee has completed additional specialty training in incontinence, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Lee is passionate about health promotion and the preventive measures people can take to maintain and improve their overall health and well-being.
Outside of the clinic, Lee is a busy mom of 2 and she enjoys spending time being active downhill and cross country mountain biking, golfing, snowboarding and hiking. She also enjoys photography and reading.