Jason Douglas - Physiotherapist, Clinic Director PT, MSc.PT, IMS Certified
Jason graduated with his Bachelors of Physical Education in 2008 and his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2011, from the University of Alberta. He worked for the Canadian Back Institute for one year, working with patients rehabilitating from spinal injuries, chronic pain and musculoskeletal sprains/strains. Jason opened Momentum Health West Springs and has worked as clinical lead and managing Clinic Director there since 2014. As well, Jason works as a Lead Instructor for Evidence in Motion – teaching other physical therapists, chiropractors and Medical Doctors how to perform Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) – a speciality dry needling technique. Jason focuses in the treatment of sporting injuries, rotator cuff rehabilitation, whiplash, post-surgical rehab, as well as tension headaches and lower back dysfunction. Jason is also involved with high level athletics, working as the physical therapist for the Canadian National Professional Boxing welterweight champion (Steve Claggett) UFC Featherweight (Hakeem Dawodu), many of the Calgary Gymnastic Clubs Provincial and National level gymnasts, as well as mixed martial artists competitors and coaches from local gyms in Calgary. When not helping patients to rehabilitate from their injuries, Jason enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and boxing
Amy Stober - Physiotherapist PT, MScPT, BSc.
Amy recieved a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Strength and Conditioning from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. While attending Lindenwood, Amy was able to pursue her life long passion of hockey and played with the Lindenwood Lions in the NCAA Divsion 1. Amy then moved on to receive her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Since graduating, Amy has recieved certification in Functional Dry Needling and completed level 2 certification of the CPA Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, with plans of pursuing her level 3 certifications. Amy has also completed the Advanced Physical Therapy Cervico-thoraicic Certification Program from APTEI. Growing up in the small town of Hays, Alberta Amy spent much of her time playing any and all sports available. From this and her experience as a collegiate athlete, Amy has developed a passion and understanding of the importance of exercise and an active rehabilitation program. Exercise coupled with strong manual therapy and patient education is the philosophy in which she approaches all injuries with. In her free time, Amy enjoys playing hockey, skiing, hiking, ball, and spending time with family and friends.
Kaylie Wilson - Physiotherapist MPT, BSc.Kin
Kaylie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2011 and her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2013 from the University of Saskatchewan. Since graduating, Kaylie has gone on to pursue many post-graduate courses including her Level I and II dry needling from Kineticore, Levels I – III certifications from the CPA Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy courses, Mastering the Shoulder Levels I and II, and has become a Level 2 provider for concussion management through Shift Concussions. Kaylie is also currently working towards becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Kaylie enjoys rehabilitating all types of injuries, but has taken a special interest in concussion management and cervicogenic headaches. In her spare time, Kaylie enjoys going for long runs with her very active dog, heading to the mountains whenever she can, and adventure traveling with her husband.
Lee (Sawka) Macauley - Physiotherapist, Clinic Director at Calgary Police Service PT, BMR-PT, CAFCI, Certified GunnIMS Practitioner
Lee graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006. Lee previously worked as a physiotherapist with the Canadian Back Institute for five years before she worked in Montreal at International Headquarters with Cirque Du Soleil. Lee was a Research Clinician at the University of Calgary and has contributed to studies for Concussion Management in Hockey Players, Knee Osteoarthritis Prevention and Injury Prevention in Soccer Players.
It has always been important for Lee to remain educated in the latest information and techniques related to providing superior therapy. She is certified in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation). She is also certified in spinal and peripheral manipulation and completed her orthopaedic level 2 upper and lower quadrant training in manual therapy. She is continuing to expand her professional knowledge, with her primary focus on Pelvic Health. She has specific training and experience in Women’s Health for diastasis recovery and improving pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy. Lee has completed additional specialty training in incontinence, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Lee is passionate about health promotion and the preventive measures people can take to maintain and improve their overall health and well-being.
Outside of the clinic, Lee is a busy mom of 2 and she enjoys spending time being active downhill and cross country mountain biking, golfing, snowboarding and hiking. She also enjoys photography and reading.
Tammy Kwan - Physiotherapist (Coverage) PT
Tammy Kwan is a physiotherapist at Momentum Health. Tammy recently sold her activewear business and has returned to her physiotherapy profession as an intern after several years of raising her family and running her business. Tammy graduated from the University of Alberta and has 15 years of previous clinical orthopaedic experience. Her focus has been on manual therapy and needling to assist clients return back to their daily activities and enjoying their sports. She believes that treatment should consist of a combination of manual therapy to help clients reduce their pain and patient exercise, stretching and education.
She attained certifications for manipulations (Part B Manual Therapist), IMS (Dry Needling) and Acupuncture before her "break" from physiotherapy. She is working towards reinstating those restricted activities with the support of the great team at Momentum Health over the next year. Her strengths include helping patients progress and decrease their pain and improve body mechanics. When patients invest their time and energy with Tammy to get themselves better, she sees it as a privilege and that makes her happy.
Tammy is a Calgarian raising her four kids. She enjoys playing squash, badminton, golf and the piano. She would love to get any tips on her game (all of them) and how to deal with four teenagers. Tammy looks forward to meeting all of you.
Leo Chau - Physiotherapist (Coverage) BSc., MScPT
Leo attained a Master degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology with an ergonomics specialization from the University of Waterloo. With a unique combination of strong backgrounds in anatomy, biomechanics, ergonomics, and sports, he is an expert at helping you achieve maximum physical potential. Leo believes in simplicity and efficiency to achieve the best outcomes, using an evidence-based approach with minimal use of special equipment. His core belief is that everyone is capable of improving and maintaining their well-being when empowered with the right knowledge. Click to Request a booking!
Sean Sloan - Physiotherapist (Coverage) BSc., BScPT, CmedAcc, GTT practitioner
Sean attained his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 and over his 20 years of clinical practice has worked in a variety of settings. His experiences as a physio have included working for the Canadian military, working in multidisciplinary chronic pain clinics, sports and orthopedic settings as well as supporting multiple collegiate and junior sports teams. He previously owned his own practice in Northwestern Ontario which included contracted home care work, pediatric school support programing, neurodevelopmental pediatric work and an orthopedic caseload. In 2017 he returned to Alberta to be closer to family and the ski hills. Areas of clinical interest include assisting patients with complex and chronic musculoskeletal conditions managed through manual therapy, dry needling, patient education and progressive exercise as well as providing pediatric care for Developmental Coordination Disorder. He has a strong passion for teaching and is an active Physio student preceptor and mentor to newer therapists.
Dr. Caterina Lerede - Chiropractor BSc, DC
Dr. Caterina Lerede was born and raised in Calgary. She obtained her degree in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary in 1997 and went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic (Cum Laude) at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2002. Dr. Lerede enjoys treating a variety of patients and utilizes Diversified chiropractic technique, myofascial release/soft tissue therapies, home exercise prescription, and working with patients to develop healthy lifestyle habits to help them achieve and maintain their health goals. Dr. Lerede is a registered member of the Alberta College of Chiropractors and Canadian Chiropractic Association and a volunteer examiner with the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board. She enjoys yoga, cycling, hiking and travelling with her family.
Bradford Recsky - Chiropractor DC
Dr. Bradford Recsky was born and raised in Calgary, where he spent his childhood snowboarding and mountain biking with his family. After completing his high school education, he moved to Lethbridge to complete a double major in Sociology and Psychology. Following his undergraduate education, he practiced as a professional bike fitter. During his time as a fitter, he learned how to assess the biomechanics of an individual and adjust the fit of the bicycle for optimal performance and decreased pain. In 2016 he moved to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), where he graduated in June of 2020. During his time at CMCC, he received a meticulous education in evidence-based medicine and diversified chiropractic adjustment techniques. During his last year at CMCC he spent six months treating at the Rexdale Community Health Centre alongside doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists.
Dr. Recsky believes in a patient-centered approach to chiropractic care that begins with gaining mobility, maintaining momentum, and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Recsky uses an evidence-based approach that utilizes diversified chiropractic adjustments, active rehabilitation, passive modalities, and soft tissue therapy including massage, myofascial release therapy, and instrument assisted soft tissue therapy. Dr. Recsky is a member of the Alberta College of Chiropractors and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Dr. Recsky is accepting new patients - Book online now!
Marjo de Wit-Presti - Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Marjo grew up in Southwestern Ontario and graduated from The D'Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy in London Ontario in 2002. Throughout her Massage Therapy career she has worked closely with other Health Care professionals such as Physiotherapists and Chiropractors. Passionate about helping her patients achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being, she is always upgrading and adding to her massage skill set. She has provided Massage Therapy at National events such as the Canada Games, Tim Horton's Brier and for various sports teams. Marjo is a member of the MTAA and the CMTO and is looking forward to helping new patients achieve their optimal health. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, dog and hiking in the mountains. Book Online Now!
Maher Kebbeh - Registered Massage Therapist RMT
Maher moved to Calgary 12 years ago from Ottawa after falling in love with the Rockies. He completed studies in massage therapy at Mount Royal University in 2018, and is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta. Maher uses a variety of techniques during his treatments including myofascial release, Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue, cupping, PNF, and joint mobilizations. He loves working with his clients towards reaching their health goals and values the multidisciplinary and collaborative model at Momentum. Maher enjoys working with young or old, from the highly active to the weekend warriors. He has worked for 3 years with youth on the Autism spectrum. Growing up, Maher ran track and played basketball. In his spare time he enjoys staying active, especially in the Rocky Mountains - hiking, camping, snowboarding and BC road trips. Book Online Now!
Jennifer Kelemen - Kinesiologist BSc. Exer Science
Jennifer was born and raised in Calgary. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2014 with her Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Exercise Science. Jennifer loves traveling around the world with friends and family. She also likes hiking, soccer, hockey and football as well as going on road trips. After taking time off for knee surgery in October, she joined Momentum Health in mid-February of 2015.
Nicole Smith - Kinesiologist BKin.
Nicole grew up in North Vancouver and gained a passion for sports and fitness at a very young age. This led her to the University of Alberta, where she graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She joined the Momentum Health team in 2019 as a kinesiologist where she enjoys treating a wide range of injuries. Nicole has a good understanding on the importance of exercise and active rehabilitation from her experience as an athlete playing sports as well as her education and clinical experience. She has gained a special interest in ongoing injury prevention and concussion management. In her free time, Nicole loves to travel, ski/snowboard, golf, hike, and anything else that will get her outdoors.
Rebecca Brady - Kinesiologist (Coverage) BKin, CSEP-CPT
Rebecca graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2018, and previously worked at Momentum Health as a Kinesiologist before returning to school in 2019. Rebecca also obtained her CSEP-CPT personal training certificate during her time between degrees. Currently, Rebecca is working on her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and will complete her studies in December 2021. She is passionate about exercise and health and enjoys mountain biking, running, snowboarding, and hiking whenever she can. Rebecca is excited to continue working with the Momentum Health team to ensure patients meet their rehabilitation goals, and to obtain more experience in the field while studying to become a physical therapist.
Dr. Kait Chang - Naturopathic Doctor HBSc, ND
Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Toronto in psychology and nutritional sciences. Her interest in both subjects led her to study natural medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her clinical focus and research is in menopausal support and post-menopause care using acupuncture, mindfulness practice, nutritional supplementation, nutritional infusion, and herbal medicine. She adheres to a back-to-nature, holistic approach, considering a person’s biological, psychological, and social aspects of health. When working on challenging cases, she employs necessary lab tests to diagnose and treat. From professional and personal experience, Dr. Chang had found self-care to be the #1 treatment for modern day ailments and for that reason, a big part of her work involves educating and motivating patients to adapt an active lifestyle and positive mindset that is conducive to good health well into their 80s and 90s.
Outside of clinic, Dr. Chang is studying to become a certified menopause practitioner recognized by the North American Menopause Society. She is also an active member of online menopause communities where she hosts live seminars sharing the latest research. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, jogging, and snowboarding.
For more information about Dr. Chang, see www.calgarymenopause.com
Carmela White - Registered Psychologist Ph.D., R. Psych
Dr. Carmela White completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Her research interests have primarily included the use and effectiveness of positive psychology and well-being interventions and examining weight management strategies. Clinically, in addition to having experience working with mental health concerns and stressors (i.e., adjustment, anxiety, depression, trauma, mood fluctuations), she also has experience working with individuals with health concerns (i.e., injury, chronic pain, weight management) and the accompanying stressors (i.e., adjustment, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, social isolation, low confidence and self-esteem, poor sleep, and challenges with implementing behavioural changes). Dr. White utilizes a biopsychosocial model of assessment and treatment, which emphasizes learning about and conceptualizing several individual and social factors that contribute to one’s distress and well-being as part of treatment planning.
She helps individuals identify their strengths to facilitate healing and meet their goals. Further, being trained as a scientist-clinical practitioner, she relies on evidence-based and best-practice strategies supported by scientific research while incorporating an eclectic and flexible approach to meet clients’ individual needs. Her therapeutic approach involves creating an ongoing safe, warm, and empathic space for clients to feel heard and respected, and importantly, to be part of their own treatment plans. She works collaboratively with clients to develop and modify treatment goals and direction to not only decrease distress, but also to foster and increase resilience, healthy coping, well-being, and overall quality of life.
She truly believes all individuals want to live a life of well-being and meaning and strive for continuous growth and achievement. Unfortunately, life can throw both expected and unexpected curve balls that can throw us off our track of wellness, and ultimately, away from what we most value in life. Whether you are experiencing mental and/or physical health struggles and wishing for greater understanding, coping, and growth, together, you can work to refocus on what matters to you individually and move and attune yourself back into balance and a sense of peace and wellness.
Outside of work, she enjoys being in nature, engaging in physical activity and exercise, watching movies, and hanging out with her dog – Astro.
Kristen Skoye - Office Manager
Kristen grew up in the small town of Black Diamond before moving to Calgary in 2016. Graduating from Bow Valley College with a Medical Office Assistant certificate in 2017, she joined the Momentum Health team in October of that year. She is very excited to expand her career with our team, while striving to make every experience exceptional for each client. In her spare time, she enjoys watching hockey, being with friends and family, and venturing back home or into the mountains to escape the busy city.
Kyra Pocsai - Office Administrator
Kyra was born in Fort McMurray, Alberta and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with distinction. She was a competitive swimmer for many years and was also a swim instructor for 5 years. Kyra spent 6 months in Australia during her undergraduate degree as a part of a study abroad program. She continues to pursue her passion for travel, and has travelled to many parts of the world including Egypt, China, Brazil, and Peru where she climbed Machu Pichu. Kyra has a passion for working with people to help them improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Navjot Kaur - Office Administrator
Navjot was born and brought up in India. After completing her studies, she moved to Canada to start a new journey in her life. Once in Canada, she completed training as a Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk. She is a very creative person and enjoys baking, painting, making art and traveling with her family. Navjot loves learning new languages and so far is fluent in five languages. Navjot never gives up and is always trying to learn and experience new things in life.
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