Our Team

Evidence South

Advanced Physiotherapy in Mahogany, Calgary, AB

Address: 7 Mahogany Plaza SE #110

Calgary, AB, T3M 2P8

Telephone: 403-454-8464

Fax: 403.454.8445

Email: mahogany@evidencesportandspinal.com

Our Team

Sunny Chhokar

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.

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Tanielle Garcia

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.

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Ashley Duguid

Ashley Duguid,
Pelvic Health 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. 

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Loring Derry

Loring Derry,
Physiotherapist
PT, BA (Hons), MScPT

(currently on maternity leave)

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

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.

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Jenna Armstrong

Jenna Armstrong,
Physiotherapist
MScPT, BKin, FCAMPT, cGIMS, Gunn IMS Practitioner

Jenna obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Distinction from the University of Calgary in 2010 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012. She has achieved the highest designation in Manual Therapy with successful completion of her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). Jenna has completed her Integrative Dry Needling certification as well as the Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) certification at the University of British Columbia.

Jenna is an avid learner and continually pursues training to advance her practice. She strives to incorporate information from the courses she has taken and the latest research into her treatment and uses a wide variety of treatment techniques. This includes education, dry needling, joint mobilization and manipulations, neural tissue mobilization, soft tissue techniques and exercise prescription. She enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions both acute and chronic but has a special interest in complex spinal conditions.

Outside of work, Jenna enjoys spending time outside with her young family. This includes hiking, gardening, playing at the park with her young daughter or going for long walks with their dog.

Dr. Jonathan Chow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

About Us

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:

  1. Comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning;
  2. Multidisciplinary assessments for the management of complex musculoskeletal pain from a team of pain physicians, physiotherapists, and psychologists;
  3. 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);
  4. Patient and health care professional education via in-services, seminars and translation of our leading clinical research.

Our Values

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!

Services Offered 

Direct Billing Available With:

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.

Testimonials

Meaghan C
Meaghan C
1 year ago
This was my first time attending physio due to a work related injury and Amy and Rebecca made it such a positive experience. It was very quick to get the process started and everyone was so welcoming...
This was my first time attending physio due to a work related injury and Amy and Rebecca made it such a positive experience. It was very quick to get the process started and everyone was so welcoming and personable. They addressed any concerns in a professional and caring manner. Amy was very knowledgeable and accommodating with my limitations and always tailored her care to what I needed each week. Thanks to Amy and Rebecca, I am able to confidently return to work quicker than I anticipated! I would recommend this location to anyone!
Lisa G
Lisa G
1 year ago
Whether it's for urgent care or ongoing chiropractic maintenance, Dr. Damen always attends to my needs professionally and efficiently. Recently, I brought my daughter in with a shoulder injury and he...
Whether it's for urgent care or ongoing chiropractic maintenance, Dr. Damen always attends to my needs professionally and efficiently. Recently, I brought my daughter in with a shoulder injury and he was able to treat her while making her laugh and feel right at home. In fact, she often asks to go see Dr. Damen! Highly recommended!

Partnerships

Please note that CSSC discounts cannot be used at Evidence Sport and Spine

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