Our Team

Alberta Ballet

Andrea Ginter

Andrea Ginter
- Physiotherapist
PT, BScKin, MScPT

Andrea has worked in private practice in the areas of orthopaedics, sports medicine and paediatrics since 2016. She is certified to perform functional dry needling, has completed training in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management, and is progressing through the levels of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.  She provides treatment with a focus on manual therapy, corrective exercise and injury prevention. Andrea has also trained in karate and swimming, and completed her Grade 6 in the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus. Andrea performed as a dancer with Calaway Park for six years.  Her volunteer contributions include assisting with a dance program for children with Cerebral Palsy, and mentorship of physiotherapy students.  She holds a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta.

Katja Ruohio

Katja Ruohio
- Registered Massage Therapist
RMT

Katja graduated from the massage program at Mount Royal University in June 2009. She does various types of massage including Deep Tissue, Therapeutic/Sports Massage, Myofascial Cupping, TMJ, Prenatal, and some relaxation. She tends to specialize more in Deep Tissue, Therapeutic/Sports Massage, and Myofascial Cupping. She looks forward to extending her knowledge about massage and finding new ways in which she is able to help others. She is quite passionate about helping others and this is what drew her to being a massage therapist. She also loves being able to help teach people about their bodies. Click to Request a booking!

Dr. Philip Nelson

Dr. Philip Nelson
- Chiropractor
DC

Dr. Phil Nelson grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree, where he was also the varsity basketball trainer. Furthering his education, Dr. Nelson graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto before chasing the mountains and arriving in Calgary. On his days off, Dr. Nelson can be found doing a multitude of activities including hiking and skiing. He is an active member of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, a patroller with the Canadian Ski Patrol and is the official Chiropractor of the Alberta Ballet. Dr. Nelson has always been passionate about health and he is a firm believer that “pre-habilitation”, proper biomechanics, and education will lead to a happier, healthier life.

Karen Vito

Karen Vito
- Registered Massage Therapist
RMT

Karen's passion for dance and her recovery from a dance-related injury led her to become a Massage Therapist, graduating from MaKami College as a 3,000 hour Registered Massage Therapist. She saw the amazing benefits of regular massage for maintenance, injury prevention and recovery. Karen is certified in relaxation, therapeutic, sport massage, TMJ massage and hot stone massage, to name a few. In addition to completing her RMT designation, Karen has also completed her Fascial Movement Taping Certification.

Karen also dances and performs in contemporary, modern and ballet productions. With her experience in dance, knowledge in massage therapy and personal training, she hopes to help clients with their sport related injuries.

Karen also attended the University of Calgary and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Language Studies.

Dr. Stephanie Yaremko

Dr. Stephanie Yaremko
- Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Stephanie Yaremko is a naturopathic doctor and family wellness expert. Her travel and work in many countries give her diverse and extensive experience. As the primary care naturopathic physician with Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua, she worked with pediatrics, infectious disease, acute illnesses and chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and arthritis. She also led the DIOSA program, a women's health program aimed at empowering and educating women about their health, and increasing cervical cancer screening. Dr. Yaremko has contributed to the life experiences of young children and families in Canada, Nicaragua, the Middle East and Asia. She recognizes the influence that culture and society have on personal health.

Dr. Yaremko is passionate about dance. She performs with a semi-professional dance ensemble and is the naturopathic doctor to the Alberta Ballet. She recognizes that health is not merely an absence of disease, but rather a dynamic process involving mind, body, spirit and community. She works to educate her patients and the public about the tremendous power they have for their health and lives. She firmly believes that a person's lifestyle is the greatest modifiable effector of health. She cherishes the connections made with people while attending their health journeys and looks forward to creating more. Dr. Yaremko is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Chancellor's Club scholar from the University of Calgary. She is currently the Registrar and Vice-President of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.