Tammy Kwan, Physiotherapist PT
Tammy Kwan is a physiotherapist at Momentum Health. Tammy recently sold her activewear business and has returned to her physiotherapy profession as an intern after several years of raising her family and running her business. Tammy graduated from the University of Alberta and has 15 years of previous clinical orthopaedic experience. Her focus has been on manual therapy and needling to assist clients return back to their daily activities and enjoying their sports. She believes that treatment should consist of a combination of manual therapy to help clients reduce their pain and patient exercise, stretching and education.
She attained certifications for manipulations (Part B Manual Therapist), IMS (Dry Needling) and Acupuncture before her "break" from physiotherapy. She is working towards reinstating those restricted activities with the support of the great team at Momentum Health over the next year. Her strengths include helping patients progress and decrease their pain and improve body mechanics. When patients invest their time and energy with Tammy to get themselves better, she sees it as a privilege and that makes her happy.
Tammy is a Calgarian raising her four kids. She enjoys playing squash, badminton, golf and the piano. She would love to get any tips on her game (all of them) and how to deal with four teenagers. Tammy looks forward to meeting all of you.
Leo Chau, Physiotherapist BSc., MScPT
Leo attained a Master degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology with an ergonomics specialization from the University of Waterloo. With a unique combination of strong backgrounds in anatomy, biomechanics, ergonomics, and sports, he is an expert at helping you achieve maximum physical potential. Leo believes in simplicity and efficiency to achieve the best outcomes, using an evidence-based approach with minimal use of special equipment. His core belief is that everyone is capable of improving and maintaining their well-being when empowered with the right knowledge.
Sean Sloan, Physiotherapist BSc., BScPT, CmedAcc, GTT practitioner
Sean attained his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 and over his 20 years of clinical practice has worked in a variety of settings. His experiences as a physio have included working for the Canadian military, working in multidisciplinary chronic pain clinics, sports and orthopedic settings as well as supporting multiple collegiate and junior sports teams. He previously owned his own practice in Northwestern Ontario which included contracted home care work, pediatric school support programing, neurodevelopmental pediatric work and an orthopedic caseload. In 2017 he returned to Alberta to be closer to family and the ski hills. Areas of clinical interest include assisting patients with complex and chronic musculoskeletal conditions managed through manual therapy, dry needling, patient education and progressive exercise as well as providing pediatric care for Developmental Coordination Disorder. He has a strong passion for teaching and is an active Physio student preceptor and mentor to newer therapists.
Russ Gothard, Physiotherapist BSc (Hon.) Psych, MScPT
Russ was born in the UK before moving to the Calgary area as a kid. He spent way too many years in university, completing undergrad degrees focused on zoology, computer science, and psychology before finding his calling as a physio, graduating from the University of Alberta with his Master's in Physical Therapy. Since then he has continued his education with post-grad courses in vestibular physiotherapy, spinal manipulation, advanced dry needling, the GLA:D hip/knee osteoarthritis program, TMJ dysfunction, modern manual therapy, neurokinetic therapy, FMS, and more.
Russ takes a global approach to movement, taking the whole body into account to determine the source of pain and dysfunction. He uses manual therapy and modalities such as dry needling to improve pain and function in the short-term, and tailored exercises to make long-term changes.
On the weekends you can often find him climbing, camping, or paddling when it's warm, or playing guitar and watching bad movies with his cats Spike and Dru when it's cold.
Jillian Ball, Physiotherapist MScPT, BKin (Hons)
Jillian is a born and raised Calgarian who completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with honours and a minor in dance at the University of Calgary in 2020. She then completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Jillian has been an avid dancer from a young age, which sparked her passion for injury prevention and the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. In addition to private practice, Jillian has experience practicing in critical care, in-patient hospital, tertiary rehabilitation, and outpatient neuro rehabilitation settings. Utilizing evidence-informed individualized therapeutic exercise programs, client education, and manual therapy, Jillian is dedicated to helping her client’s move better and feel better. In her spare time, Jillian enjoys a variety of artistic pursuits (including drawing and playing the flute), as well as reading, hiking, bike riding, and watching Netflix with her cat, Jet.
Monika Sohal, Kinesiologist BKin
Monika graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2019. She has been affiliated with Momentum Health since 2017 in volunteer and full time roles. She now does Kinesiologist coverage across our clinics in Calgary. She is currently completing her Master in Kinesiology in the Clinical Kinesiology stream at UBC to enhance her knoweldge about the field and to better serve her patients. Monika is passionate about preventative exercise and enjoys working with populations of all ages and backgrounds. When not at work, Monika enjoys spending time in nature, playing with her puppy Milo and going to the gym.
Harman Sidhu, Kinesiologist BKin
Harman Sidhu is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University in Australia. He is currently in line to get accredited in Canada and continue practicing as a physiotherapist. He completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2019. His interest lies in musculoskeltal physiotherapy. Harman spends his free time playing with his Rottweiler Bane and enjoying the outdoors.
Kora Michael, Kinesiologist BHPE
Kora recently graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University, Scotland and is currently awaiting to get accredited in Canada to start her career as a Physiotherapist. She completed a Bachelor of Physical Literacy at Mount Royal University in 2018 and previously worked with Momentum Health as a kinesiologist before moving to Scotland. Kora spends most of her off days in the mountains whether it be skiing in the backcountry, hiking, rock climbing, camping, wildlife photography, and skijoring/bikejoring with her dogs Meeka and Tak Tak.
Wendy Flechas, Office Administrator
After graduating from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc in Psychology, Wendy focused on work and obtaining a career that puts people first.When Wendy is not focused on personal development, she enjoys spending time with family and friends outside in the mountains.
Carlie Ross, Office Administrator
Carlie was born and raised in Calgary. She has always had a passion for health and wellness and her goal is to one day go to the chiropractic college. As part of making this goal a reality, Carlie went to Mount Royal University and graduated in April of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education, with a major in Physical Literacy. While studying at MRU, Carlie brought her delight in the sport of rock climbing to Taking Strides, an adaptive physical literacy program where volunteers encourage kids with disabilities to try activities they wouldn't normally try. Carlie is thrilled to be able to learn from her Momentum Health colleagues every day.
Teryn Coley, Office Administrator
Teryn was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where she completed her degree from the University of Alberta in 2021, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts while majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology. She also completed a Certificate in International Learning through her study abroad experience in Italy. Growing up, Teryn was a competitive figure skater, fastball player, and Ukrainian dancer, and these experiences as an elite athlete led her to pursue an education in Kinesiology, before finding her true passion in political science and communications. She is still extremely passionate about health and wellness and working in chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics has given her the perfect opportunity to blend all of her skills and interests together into one, very rewarding job! In her free time, you can find her enjoying the outdoors by running, hiking, and skiing, or planning her next travel adventure!
Tara Russell, Office Administrator
Tara was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta and later moved to Calgary to pursue her culinary career after graduating with a culinary diploma. After many years she switched careers and started her journey into the healthcare field. She then graduated with a Medical Office Assistant certificate, and is currently pursuing her LPN education. In the winter, Tara enjoys staying out of the cold and beading and sewing different kinds of native regalia and jewellery. In the summer, you can find her in the mountains and hiking the Alberta trails.
Joel Hailemariam, Office Administrator
Joel was born and raised in Toronto and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Joel is an avid reader of crime fiction and philosophy novels, and when he isn't doing that you can usually find him at the gym staying active, playing basketball, or with loved ones. Joel is looking to further continue his education in the medical field in the future.
Kellie Newell, Office Administrator
Kellie loves to meet new people and do her best to make their day just a bit better! She strives to always have a warm and energizing attitude, both while at work and at home. She graduated in 2020 and has been gaining experience in a variety of workplaces, through this she has found that her passion lies where she is helping people. Kellie has severe nerve damage to her shoulder from a birth injury and has plenty of personal experience in the medical world. This has made her especially compassionate to the struggles that others are facing themselves. Outside of work Kellie loves art in many different mediums, most recently she is practicing drawing digitally!
Emily Hintz, Office Administrator
Emily grew up in Calgary Alberta. She is currently a student pursuing a diploma in Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant at SAIT. Emily grew up playing a variety of sports but fell in love with the game of soccer. Her love of sports has enhanced her passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
When not at the clinic, you can find Emily hiking with her dog Zoey, trying a new fitness class or enjoying time with friends and family.