Advanced Physiotherapy in Mahogany, Calgary, AB
Sunny Chhokar, Clinic Director, Physiotherapist PT, MPhty (Musculo), MPT, BSc Kin, IMS Certified
Sunny graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2008, followed by a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2010. Following 3 years of private practice experience, Sunny moved to Brisbane, Australia to complete his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2014. He has completed additional training in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and Dry-needling. Equally, he has completed further courses in the management of concussion, spinal, knee, hip and ankle conditions to help Albertans even further.
Sunny is very passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and enjoys the challenge of treating a wide range of conditions, especially complex presentations that have failed to respond to various treatments. He finds it exciting to delve into the advanced analysis required to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, providing consultation for prolotherapy treatment and interventional radiology procedures for patients with acute or chronic conditions. Sunny is eager to continue to grow his postgraduate education, while working with the great team at Evidence Sport and Spine and Momentum Health.
Tanielle Garcia, Physiotherapist PT, MPT, BKin Hons
Tanielle Garcia graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2010 from the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her undergraduate Honours degree in Kinesiology in 2008 from the University of Regina while playing on the varsity women’s hockey team. She moved to Calgary in 2010, and after a couple years in practice Tanielle travelled to Botswana, Africa as a volunteer therapist working with a non-profit organization providing care and education to those in remote and underserved regions. She returned to Botswana in 2013 and 2014 where she implemented a community fall prevention program, as well as a posture “Straighten Up” program for students.
Tanielle has continued to work in multidisciplinary settings. Over the years she has gained a special interest in concussion and vestibular rehab and completed a certification program in Vestibular Rehabilitation (Emory University) in 2016. She has completed numerous concussion courses, and is involved with ongoing sport related concussion research at the University of Calgary as a research clinician with the fortunate opportunity to work with and be mentored by leading concussion researchers and specialists. Although sports related concussions makes up a large part of her practice, she also sees a lot of non- sport concussions related to falls, MVA’s and other injuries and continues to have a passion for treating musculoskeletal injuries.
Renae Hunter, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist PT, BSc (KIN), MPT, Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist
Renae graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2007 followed by a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. Renae is a certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist treating a variety of pelvic health disorders including prolapse, dyspareunia, urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic pain. She is also certified in ROST Therapy for the treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. In addition, she has completed training in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and has completed her Level 2 certification in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. She has a passion for patient-centred care and works hard to help patients achieve their maximum potential and overall well-being. Renae grew up as a competitive soccer player competing as a Dino for the University of Calgary for 4 years and continues to enjoy living an active lifestyle. Outside of the clinic, Renae is a busy mom of 3 and enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors.
Ashley Duguid, Physiotherapist PT, BKin, MScPT
Ashley graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2009 followed by a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2011. Ashley has since certified as a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and treats a variety of pelvic health disorders including pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and dyspareunia. She has training in pre and post natal exercise prescription and pelvic pain management. Ashley also has a passion for orthopedic physiotherapy, treating a wide variety of muscloskeletal conditions including post motor vehicle accident, post surgical and sport related injuries.She is certified in functional dry needling, completing levels I and II with KinetaCore Dry Needling. Ashley has completed her Level 2 certification in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. Ashley is excited to be part of such a great interdisciplinary team at Evidence Sport and Spine. She looks forward to treating as both a pelvic floor and musculoskelatal physiotherapist.
Loring Derry, Physiotherapist PT, BA (Hons), MScPT
Loring completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2014, following her BA (Honours) at the University of Victoria in 2010. She has achieved her Level III certification in manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopedic Division. She is also certified in functional dry needling.
Loring is a former National-level Rhythmic Gymnast and is proud to have competed at the Canada Games and at events in Bulgaria and the USA. Her experience as a former athlete has fueled her passion for helping others improve their health through movement. Loring is passionate about treating chronic and complex spinal conditions. She is especially interested in treating chronic injuries related to dance and the performing arts. Loring is excited to work amongst the team of experienced practitioners at Evidence.
Karen Oura, Physiotherapist PT, BSc.PT
Karen graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She has over 16 years of experience working in private practice in the Calgary area. Karen has post graduate certifications in acupuncture/IMS/Dry-needling, spinal manipulation, Manual Therapy level 3, vestibular physiotherapy, treatment of the TMJ, and ordering diagnostic imaging.
Karen is very excited to work with the team at Evidence South. She has a keen interest in spinal conditions and the TMJ. Outside of work, Karen enjoys adventures with her husband and two young children, as well as being a competitive synchronized figure skater. Her skating has lead to opportunities to work as a physiotherapist at National and International figure skating competitions.
Dr. Jonathan Chow, Musculoskeletal Physician BSc, DC, MD, CCFP
Dr Chow originally did his training as a chiropractor and had a sports therapy practice in Calgary. He branched into medicine and retrained completing his medical school at the University of Alberta and residency at the University of Calgary. His current clinical practice consists of musculoskeletal injuries and back pain. He uses a variety of treatments including ultrasound guided regenerative medicine, and trigger point injections. He spends his time between both Evidence Sport and Spine North and South locations. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, mountain sports, and martial arts.
Shalyn Huehn, Office Manager
(currently on mat leave)
Shalyn graduated from Bow Valley College with a Medical Office Assistant Certificate in 2013 and since, has been involved in many clinic aspects. Shalyn also has a background in Animal Health as she has a passion for animals.
Shalyn can empathize with Motor Vehicle Accident patients, as she is a survivor of one herself, in 2011. Since then, she has been a supporter for Stars Air Ambulance and has attended multiple fundraising events. She was in the 2012 calendar campaign, 2013 commercial campaign and also the 2015 Stars documentary; The Golden Hour. She looks forward to bringing her knowledge and her fun personality to the team and is enthusiastic about ensuring each patient receives the most optimal care.
Karla Selmer, Office Administrator
In February 2018, Karla graduated from Bow Valley College with a Medical Office Assistant Certificate. Prior to attending Bow Valley College, she spent just over 12 years working as an Educational Assistant in the Foothills School Division. Karla is passionate about helping others and believes in building positive, meaningful relationships. These values that she holds dear are what led her to a new career in healthcare. Karla is looking forward to being able to assist patients on their health care journey and is very excited to join the team at Momentum Health & Evidence Sport and Spine. In her spare time, Karla enjoys baking, walking, yoga, golf, camping and hiking with her family.
Chantel Bourne, Office Administrator
Chantel was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Shortly after becoming a certified Medical office assistant she decided to complete her Health Unit Coordinator certificate. Chantel is excited to be covering a locum position at the Mahogany location! When Chantel is not working, she enjoys camping, spending time with her family, and heading out to the mountains.
Tricia Johanson, Office Administrator
Bio coming soon!
Sandy Oviatt, Office Administrator (Casual)
Born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Sandy knew from a young age her passion was in caring for and helping others. That passion led her to pursue a Bachelor in Nursing degree from the University of Calgary, and an exceptional 12-year nursing career. A move in 2007 to Ottawa with her family shifted her career into the world of aviation. Her experience in customer service, human resources, recruitment and facilities allowed her to aptly be called the “go to person”. Her mantra is CARE (creating a remarkable experience) and she lives and breathes this in every aspect of her life. When not at work, you can find her hiking the various neighborhoods of Calgary with her family or out on the golf course. She is excited to bring her caring attitude to the patients and staff at Momentum Health & Evidence Sport and Spine.
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.
Evidence Sport and Spine is a multidisciplinary clinic providing expertise and effective management of musculoskeletal pain.
Our clinical staff consists of highly trained physiotherapists, pain physicians, and medical specialists passionate about providing the highest standard in evidence-based care.
Book with us to get:
- Comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning;
- Multidisciplinary assessments for the management of complex musculoskeletal pain from a team of pain physicians, physiotherapists, and psychologists;
- Triage for prolotherapy/platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, tailored physiotherapy, trigger point injections, and fluoroscopic-guided interventional pain procedures (facet joint injections, nerve blocks, etc);
- Patient and health care professional education via in-services, seminars and translation of our leading clinical research.
Evidence-informed - We use evidence to drive management of your care
Independence - We empower others
Compassion - We give all that we have
Communication - The right communication at the right time
Fun! We have fun, and so will you!
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We can also bill Manulife, Ironworkers' Health & Welfare (FAS), the Interim Federal Health Plan for refugees (IFHP) and your Vehicle Insurance for motor vehicle collision claims (MVA).
While those listed above are the main insurers that allow direct billing, other insurance companies may also allow direct billing. Please contact your insurer if you have questions about your coverage.
Please note that CSSC discounts cannot be used at Evidence Sport and Spine
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