Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage and more in Mahogany, SE, Calgary, AB
Shahin Pabani, Clinic Director, Physiotherapist PT, BSc.Kn, DPT
Shahin Pabani is a Physiotherapist who has been working with our company since June 2012. She graduated from Pacific University in Oregon, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Shahin has specific interest in orthopedics, working with children, and a multidisciplinary approach to care. Not only has she been successful academically, but Shahin also played Collegiate Division 1 soccer for Stephen F. Austin for 4 years. She has certifications in Functional Dry Needling (IMS- Level 1 and 2), orthopedic manual therapy (spinal and extremities), Acupuncture (Level 1), and GLA:D certifications for hip & knee Osteoarthritis and chronic back pain programs. In her spare time, Shahin enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, softball, tennis, and volunteering with various community initiatives.
Joel Newman, Physiotherapist PT, MSc.PT, BSc.Kin
Joel graduated from the University of Alberta’s Physical Therapy program after completing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He minored in Anthropology (the study of primates) and knows way too much about monkeys. Joel has experience in a variety of different areas of practice, some of which include: elite and recreational sport injuries, motor vehicle accidents, chronic injuries, facial rehab, and post-concussion syndrome. As an avid learner, he plans on continuing his education by pursuing the highest orthopedic levels. These would be in addition to courses he has completed in facial rehab, GLA:D certifications for hip & knee Osteoarthritis, and Level 1 and 2 functional dry needling certifications. Outside of work, Joel likes to spend time outdoors, especially when he can bring his German Shepard named Havoc. He likes to remain active by snowboarding, paddle boarding, biking, running, camping, hiking, and weight lifting.
Andrée-Anne Béchard-Côté, Physiotherapist BSc.Kin, M.HSc.PT
Andrée-Anne grew up in Sudbury, ON where she competed in gymnastics through elementary and high school. Her involvement in this sport sparked her interest in the human body and how it recovers from injuries. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Laurentian University (Sudbury, ON) before pursuing a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa. Andrée-Anne is excited to be a part of the Momentum Health team. In her spare time, Andrée-Anne enjoys hiking, rock climbing and camping. One of the reasons she moved to Calgary was to get closer to the Rocky Mountains and the outdoor activities they entail.
Keri-Ann Cowan, Physiotherapist MPT, BSc Kin
Keri-Ann graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. In true Calgarian fashion, she moved back to pursue her passion in treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries through a more tailored approach of therapeutic exercises, patient education, and manual therapy. Following an extensive swimming career, Keri-Ann has worked with many sports teams as a trainer as well as a Kinesiologist at Momentum Health prior to pursuing a career in Physiotherapy. Keri-Ann thrives on moving the body in a multitude of ways and educating her clients on how to achieve their health, sport, and lifestyle goals. You will find Keri-Ann spending her weekends outdoors and eating a variety of snacks.
Dr. Marlee Laméris, Chiropractor DC, BSc, CACCP
Dr. Marlee Lameris grew up in Red Deer and currently lives in SE Calgary with her husband and daughter. She went to the University of Alberta where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction. She then completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where she graduated Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours. In addition to her training in Diversified technique, Graston and MRT at CMCC, Dr. Lameris has taken additional courses in Activator and Thompson technique. She has also completed her certification in pediatric chiropractic with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified in Webster Technique.
Dr. Lameris creates a comfortable environment for families wishing to experience chiropractic care. She is particularly passionate about working with prenatal and pediatric patients looking for a wellness approach to health. Dr. Lameris thrives for excellence by fostering a welcoming atmosphere that allows the patient to be an active member of his or her own health. By focusing on the chiropractic adjustment, muscle techniques and patient education, Dr. Lameris is dedicated to helping people get better, feel better and live better.
Dr. Lameris has been playing soccer since she was five years old and still enjoys playing on a recreational team. She has been lucky enough in her past to volunteer as a soccer coach for youth soccer and as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. She also enjoys reading, spending time with her family and going for walks with her black lab, Aero.
Dr. Colin Johnston, Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider BSc.Kin, DC, FR®
Dr. Johnston grew up in Calgary, graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He then relocated to Toronto where he successfully completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and received training in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture through Canadian Memorial Canadian Chiropractic College before returning to Calgary in 2016.
Dr. Johnston uses an evidence based approach of diagnosing and treating various neuro-musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. Dr. Johnston is a diversified chiropractic practitioner who utilizes a combination of spinal and extremity manipulations, various soft tissue therapy techniques, Acupuncture, and rehabilitative exercises to manage both acute and chronic injuries.
A former international competitor in competitive lifeguarding, Dr. Johnston developed a passion for rehab and health and wellness. As a result of his work with swimmers and personal injuries, Dr. Johnston has developed a special interest in the management of shoulder and upper body injuries.
In his free time, Dr. Johnston enjoys getting out on the weekends to do back country hiking and camping with his dog, Toller. Several large adventures, such as hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, Berg Lake and this coming year, the West Coast Trail has lead him to do education talks on hiking and injury prevention with MEC, CORE, The Ramblers and the Calgary Alpine Club.
Dr. Allison Gross, Chiropractor DC, BSc.
Dr. Gross graduated at the University of Alberta in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, with Distinction. She then went on to attain her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1997. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Clinical Honours and was awarded the Walter Sturdy Memorial Scholarship for highest academic standing.
Dr. Gross has been practicing in Calgary for over 20 years. She opened her private practice in 1997 in southwest Calgary, and joined the Optimal Therapies team in 2003. She worked at both practices until August of 2006 when she moved her practice to
Optimal Therapies at Mount Royal College. She then joined the Momentum Health team in the spring of 2019. She thoroughly enjoys the multidisciplinary environment at Momentum Health and the options for care it provides for her patients. Dr. Gross focuses her practice on providing patients with the tools to help themselves toward an active, healthy lifestyle. Dr. Gross enjoys seeing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, and particularly enjoys treating patients through pregnancies and those suffering from headaches. She lives in SE Calgary with her husband and two daughters.
Alexa Stevenson, Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Alexa has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2017. Throughout her 3,000 hour program, she learned many techniques such as Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Prenatal massage, Myofascial Release, and more. One of her favorite techniques to use is myofascial cupping. Her goal as an RMT is to connect with, educate, and utilize her skills to the best of her ability to meet her clients' needs. She loves working with all ages, including children, to get you back to feeling great! She has always had a passion for physical activity and it is a big part of her life. When she is not at our clinic, Alexa is coaching group fitness classes as she is also a certified personal trainer. She loves both aspects of her education and thrives on getting people back to doing what they love, pain-free. Alexa loves being part of the Momentum Health Mahogany team!
Kimberley Arsenault, Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Kimberley is a Massage Therapist with a passion for helping others. Before becoming an RMT she was a Yoga Teacher in Calgary from 2013 to 2020. Her drive to help others led her to become an RMT, and she graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in 2019. She is a compassionate and mindful therapist whose intention is to educate her clients. She wants them to leave feeling empowered to take an active role in their journey to better health and wellbeing. She is trained in a variety of techniques including relaxation, therapeutic, prenatal, and dynamic cupping. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, running, hiking, camping, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Lelia York, Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Lelia is a Massage Therapist with a passion for helping clients achieve their recovery goals and improve their musculoskeletal health. A lifelong Albertan, Lelia has a bachelor’s degree in Child Studies, a certificate in Addiction Studies, and has been trained as a Postpartum Doula. Following her passion for helping others and incorporating her interest in human anatomy and physiology, she graduated with 2200 hours at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. Learning from her own personal experience in overcoming daily health issues, Lelia incorporates a variety of Therapeutic and Swedish massage techniques to ensure clients get the maximum benefits from their massage. As a Massage Therapist, she takes the time to listen to her client’s goals and creates individualized treatment plans to support them on their journey. She believes that health is a team sport and is excited to be part of Momentum Health’s multidisciplinary team.
Jessica Arsenault, Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Jessica Arsenault is from Calgary, Alberta. She is a member in good standing with the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) since 2020 after graduating from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy with a diploma that included 2200-hours training. She specializes in therapeutic and relaxation massage by incorporating ischemic compression, kinetic massage (SFH certified), and myofascial release techniques into her treatments. As her passion continues, Jessica looks to obtain certifications in reflexology, Active Release Therapy, and certified myofascial release techniques. Jessica recognizes the benefits that massage therapy can have in everyday life, or after an injury. Her goal is to “provide pain management and a sense of well-being through ethical massage techniques with purposeful connection”. Jessica enjoys yoga and traveling to different countries to experience new cultures.
Ryan Washington, Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Ryan is an active member in good standing with the Certified Registered Massage Therapy Association. He completed the 3000hr advanced clinical massage therapy certification and won the award for outstanding clinic performance. He is a member of the Makami College graduating class of June 2020. He maintains a wide-ranging skillset including deep tissue, therapeutic, cupping, sports, relaxation & beyond. His goal as a therapist is to customize treatment for each individual's needs & increase their quality of life.
In his free time, Ryan loves to spend time with family outdoors, especially with his partner Chantal & 20 month old son Noah.
Nikola Zivanovic, Kinesiologist BSc Kin
Nikola graduated from the University of Calgary in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He has experience working through exercise programs with patients who suffer from neuromuscular disorders and is an active volunteer at the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI), where he helps his patients regain motor functioning and return to the activities that they know and love. His interest in Kinesiology stems from years of involvement in a variety of sports and dealing with multiple injuries. Understanding that recovering from injury can often be frustrating and difficult, Nikola looks forward to developing a relationship with his patients and helping them recover and achieve their goals.
In his spare time, Nikola enjoys playing basketball and soccer and adventuring out to the Rocky Mountains with his friends and family.
Makaila Esquivel, Kinesiologist BA
Makaila completed her Bachelor of Arts in Multi-disciplinary Studies with minors in Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Calgary in 2021. Her volunteering experiences include working in various healthcare units at the Alberta Children's Hospital and as a chiropractic and physiotherapist assistant. Such experiences solidified her passion and dedication in helping others. The desire to enter a profession committed to helping patients began at a young age, leading to her current position in the field of Kinesiology.
Makaila looks forward to combining her knowledge and background to provide patients with exceptional and positive treatments and experiences so she may accomplish the goals of her patients to ensuring them a healthy, active, and content lifestyle.
During her downtime, Makaila enjoys quality time with friends and family, snowboarding, travelling, and maintaining a well rounded active life style.
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.
Chantel Bourne, Office Manager
Chantel was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. In 2019 Chantel had completed her program and became a certified Medical Office Assistant, and Health Unit Coordinator. After nearly 3 years with Momentum Health, Chantel had the opportunity to cover the locum Office Manager position! Chantel enjoys being in a career where she is able to help patients with their road to recovery! When Chantel is not working, she enjoys camping, spending time with her family, and heading out to the mountains.
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.
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!
Scarlet Girardin, Office Administrator
In 2019 Scarlet graduated from Bow Valley College as a Health Care Aide. For 2 years after graduating she gained hands-on experience with acute clients on an ALC unit and expanded her knowledge in the medical field. Scarlet is happy to meet new people and loves to help people become their best selves!
Outside of work, Scarlet has a dog, a cat, and fish that she loves to spend time with and spoil, whom she affectionately calls her ‘fur-babies’.
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.
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.
When you choose Momentum Health, you get experienced practitioners who use the latest evidence to bring you the right hands-on care for your needs. You have access to physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, kinesiologists and more who collaborate together to ensure your optimal care.
If you are ready to overcome your pain, we are ready to help.
We emphasize an individualized approach and treat all injuries, including workplace injuries, sports injuries, and motor vehicle injuries. As part of our individualized approach, we will discuss the length of treatment and propose a plan uniquely created to help you meet your goals - from the very first visit. At Momentum Health, we see you as soon as possible. The sooner you see us, the easier your recovery.
Simplicity - We make it easy
Independence - We empower others
Compassion - We give all that we have
Communication - Right communication at the right time
Fun! We have fun, and so will you!
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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.
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