Shahin Pabani - Clinic Director, Physiotherapist BSc.Kn, DPT
Shahin Pabani is a Physiotherapist who has been working with our company since June 2012. Originally she worked at our first clinic in Creekside and now she is working at our Mahogany location. 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, clinical and program development, and would also like to promote physical activity with the youth and elderly. Not only has she been successful academically, but Shahin also played Collegiate Division 1 soccer for Stephen F. Austin for 4 years. In her spare time, Shahin enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, softball, tennis, and volunteering with various community initiatives.
Peter Tenove - Physiotherapist MSc.PT, BSc.Kin
Peter Tenove graduated from University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2012. He then worked as a kinesiologist for two years before pursuing a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Peter has worked two years in private practice. He enjoys getting to know his patients, and takes pride in helping them return to the activities they love to do. Away from the clinic, Peter enjoys to be active by participating in hockey, snowboarding, golf, ultimate frisbee, and wakeboarding. His involvement in a variety of sports underlies his emphasis on active therapy and exercises in treatment plans. Peter has completed Level 1 Orthopaedic Division's Manual Therapy and plans to continue his post graduate training including functional dry needling.
Joel Newman - Physiotherapist 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. 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, neurological rehab, and post-concussion syndrome. He has Ortho Level 1 certification and plans on continuing his education by pursuing the other orthopedic levels as well as functional dry needling courses. Outside of work, Joel likes to spend time in the outdoors and remain active by snowboarding, biking, running, hiking, and going to the gym.
Leah Peterson - Physiotherapist (Coverage) MScPT, BSc (Kinesiology)
Leah graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta after completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She enjoys working with all patient populations, including athletes, post-surgical, joint replacements, and chronic pain. Leah has a special interest in treating dancers due to her personal experience training and competing in multiple styles of dance. Leah has been a patient herself in physiotherapy, both pre and post-surgery, and she is excited to bring this unique perspective into her practice. She plans to complete further educational courses in dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation, and manual therapy levels. Outside of work, Leah enjoys participating in dance, spin, and barre classes as well as a variety of sports including volleyball and slow-pitch.
Dr. Marlee Laméris - Chiropractor B.Sc., DC
Dr. Marlee Lameris grew up in Red Deer and now practices in Calgary full time. 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 taken courses with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is currently working towards her certification with the ICPA. She is fully qualified and ready to start creating a comfortable environment for families wishing to experience chiropractic care. She is particularly excited to work 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, walking and traveling in her spare time.
Dr. Jonathan Okrainetz - Chiropractor, Contemporary Acupuncture Practitioner BSc.Kin, DC
Dr. Okrainetz grew up in Saskatoon, graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor in Kinesiology in 2012. He then relocated to Toronto where he successfully completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and received training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University before relocating to Calgary in 2016. Dr. Okrainetz uses an evidence based approach to diagnosing and treating various neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. As a diversified chiropractic practitioner he utilizes a combination of spinal and extremity manipulations, various soft tissue therapy techniques, electroacupuncture, and rehabilitative exercises to manage both acute and chronic injuries, helping his patients eliminate pain and become active participants in their health and well-being. A former national competitor in ice dance, Dr. Okrainetz has developed a passion working with figure skaters, gymnasts, and dancers, helping them perform at their best while avoiding common injuries associated with their sports. As a result of his work with skaters and dancers and personal injuries he sustained during his competitive career, Dr. Okrainetz has developed a special interest in the management of hip and lower body injuries. In his free time, Dr. Okrainetz remains actively involved with figure skating, working as a technical official for Skate Canada. When not in the clinic or at a rink, he enjoys getting outdoors to hike and loves to play any sport recreationally, to various degrees of success.
Jennifer Wile - Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Jennifer completed her Massage Therapy diploma in Ontario. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist since November 2010 and is currently registered with Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA). Jennifer enjoys working with clients undergoing rehabilitation, pregnant, and post partum mothers, and children. Jennifer uses a variety of techniques during her treatments, including Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Hydrotherapy, and Joint Mobilizations. Jennifer loves working with her clients to meet their health goals. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, camping, downhill skiing, and has recently taken up the sport of Archery.
Nicole Couvillon - Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Nicole is a licensed RMT with a passion for helping her clients achieve relief through therapies aimed at restoring mobility. Her orthopedic background offers the tools to assist in this goal along with allowing her to create maintenance strategies for her clients to follow. Her focused pressure and blend of relaxation and therapeutic styles allow the deeper tissues to be affected while increasing the body’s responsiveness to treatment. Nicole believes that creating space within the tissues aids in battling the compression our bodies undergo on a daily basis. Dynamic Cupping is among the treatments she offers to facilitate decompression.
Alexa Stevenson - Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Alexa has been an RMT since September 2017, and will be graduating with 3000 hours from Makami College in February 2018. Throughout her time in school she has learned many techniques such as Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Prenatal massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, and more. She also has knowledge in Therapeutic Exercise, Pathology, Anatomy and Physiology, Osteology and Myology, and Orthopedic Assessment. 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 has always had a passion for physical activity and it is a big part of her life. Growing up Alexa was a competitive gymnast for 8 years, she did diving, played soccer, and she ran track. In her spare time she enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family. Alexa is so excited to be a part of the Momentum Health team and to grow as a Massage Therapist!
Matthew Fordham - Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Matt is a kind and caring therapist that will make you feel comfortable and confident in your treatment right from the start. In 2006 Matt graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a degree in Kinesiology. That education and experience proves to be a valuable asset to his certification as a RMT. His greater understanding of anatomy, physiology and how the body works creates a unique treatment style. He is also trained in a wide variety of clinical techniques which he tailors specifically for each individual and their needs.
Taylor Grace Kinesiologist BSc.Kin
Taylor is graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Kinesiology, in November 2017. She is planning on pursuing a Master's of Physical Therapy in the future. She believes that physical activity and health are an integral part of a long and happy life, and strives to be a part of that process. Taylor grew up as a competitive swimmer, and also enjoys running, yoga, and travelling to new places.
Kristy Simpson - Office Manager
Kristy graduated with honours in 2008, receiving her Social Service Worker Diploma. She brings many years of customer service experience with her. Kristy is looking forward to building a rapport with the Momentum Health Mahogany patients, committed to making each visit a positive experience.
Kristen Brietzke - Office Administrator
Kristen graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship in Sport and Recreation. She has worked in the fitness industry and customer service for many years and just launched an App called Dot Confirmed. Kristen is excited to be a part of the Momentum Health Mahogany team!
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. In her spare time, Karla enjoys baking, walking, yoga, golf, camping and hiking with her family.