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.
Meet the Momentum Health MahoganyTeam
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 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 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 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. She is also certified in Functional Dry Needling as well as has been trained in Custom Knee Brace fitting. You will find Keri-Ann spending her weekends outdoors and eating a variety of snacks.
Jillian is a born and raised Calgarian who completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with honours and a minor in dance at the University of Calgary in 2020. She then completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Jillian has been an avid dancer from a young age, which sparked her passion for injury prevention and the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. In addition to private practice, Jillian has experience practicing in critical care, in-patient hospital, tertiary rehabilitation, and outpatient neuro rehabilitation settings. Utilizing evidence-informed individualized therapeutic exercise programs, client education, and manual therapy, Jillian is dedicated to helping her client’s move better and feel better. In her spare time, Jillian enjoys a variety of artistic pursuits (including drawing and playing the flute), as well as reading, hiking, bike riding, and watching Netflix with her cat, Jet.
Dr. Marlee Laméris,
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. 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. 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 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!
Registered Massage Therapist
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 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 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 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 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.
Lauren graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In her final year she gained valuable experience as a student athletic trainer with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorn’s Athletic Therapist for the Women’s Basketball Team. In this role she would assess various injuries, provide first aid to the athletes and assist in the supervision of rehab exercises when necessary. Lauren’s interest in Kinesiology started when she was receiving physiotherapy for her own MCL injury in Tae Kwon Do. She learned how treatment as well as prevention play integral parts in maintenance of health and well-being. She empathizes with the challenges of recovery and aims to provide a supportive progressive environment when working with her clients on their treatment journeys. During her down time, Lauren loves to draw and paint. She also enjoys spending time camping with her family.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Ashley started her career in the medical field as a Massage Therapist, working in clinics and teaching at CDI College. Like many Massage Therapists the physical strain of the job caught up with Ashley and pushed her to pursue work in other medical fields, including; Optical Assistant, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Veterinary Assistant. Ashley has a driving passion for the medical field and continues to excel in all medical related endeavors, most recently obtaining Honors in her Veterinary Assistant program at Robertson College. Ashley looks forward to seeing you and working with Momentum Health and Evidence Sport and Spine’s team to meet and exceed your healthcare needs. In Ashley’s Spare time she enjoys spend time with her fiancée Mark and their dog Sven (PS She’s a big fan of Disney’s Frozen).
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.
1 year ago
What a relief!! I had my first intake appointment with Dr. Allison and my neck felt relieved of weeks long pain. We are working on my lower back stiffness from months of pickleball pounding and I have... ”
What a relief!! I had my first intake appointment with Dr. Allison and my neck felt relieved of weeks long pain. We are working on my lower back stiffness from months of pickleball pounding and I have renewed confidence that I'll be feeling great soon. ”
1 year ago
The entire momentum team helped put me back together again - literally!! Post op and post mva! My experience from booking to healing has been absolutely phenomenal - I accessed massage, chiro and... ”
The entire momentum team helped put me back together again - literally!! Post op and post mva! My experience from booking to healing has been absolutely phenomenal - I accessed massage, chiro and physio and each time was met by a professional who was both knowledgeable and personable - great experience and highly recommend them! Thank you guys! ”
1 year ago
I have to say that Peter has been amazing through my journey of a newer program called GLAD. It is basically a way to regain strength, mobility and freedom from some pain associated with arthritis in... ”
I have to say that Peter has been amazing through my journey of a newer program called GLAD. It is basically a way to regain strength, mobility and freedom from some pain associated with arthritis in the knees and or hips. He has a wonderful way of encouraging you, his patients is amazing, fantastic knowledge and even when the group of us stumped him he always came back the next session with an answer, he always managed to keep us smiling and made the struggle from pain a little bit more fun... ask to see his socks...lol love the socks. He gave us tips and suggestions for continuing on ,leaving us with an incredible amount of tools for continued success... all we have to do is do it. I just want to say that my experience with the wonderful staff at Momentum Health has been a pleasure, Thank you so much Peter and Thank you everyone else for all the smiles and encouragement, it was all appreciated. One more quick note... Thank you to the Ladies of my group you helped make it fun toooooo. ”
Join us Friday May 26th for a donate-what-you-can prenatal presentation presented by Ashley Duguid, PT and Marlee Lameris. You will learn what tips and tricks for preventing and treating pelvic girdle pain (SPD and SIJ pain); little-known pushing techniques; as well as post-natal care tips.