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 has completed the Canadian Orthopedic Level II upper and lower quadrant training in manual therapy, as well as Level I Acupuncture and is certified in Functional Dry Needling for intramuscular stimulation (IMS).Currently, Jason specializes in the treatment of sporting injuries, rotator cuff rehabilitation, whiplash, post-surgical rehab, as well as tension headaches. Jason is also involved with high level athletics, working as the physical therapist for the Canadian National Professional Boxing welterweight champion (Steve Claggett), 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 at our West Springs clinic, Jason enjoys snowboarding, squash, 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.
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 pursued a post-secondary education in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She had the opportunity throughout her degree to work in a private practice setting to gain more hands on experience and knowledge in the kinesiology field. She looks forward to gaining more practical experience and knowledge about manual therapy, modalities, and exercise techniques. In her free time, Nicole loves to travel and enjoys playing field hockey, golfing, snowboarding, and anything else that will get her outdoors.
Rachel Hawkins - Kinesiologist BA Human Kinetics
Rachel recently graduated with First Class Honours in Human Kinetics from St Francis Xavier University in April of 2019. During her time in Nova Scotia, she played on the X-Women’s Varsity Soccer Team, designed and implemented exercise and nutrition programs for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, and volunteered in a physiotherapy clinic. After some post-university travelling, Rachel is excited to be back in her hometown joining the Momentum Health team. She is looking forward to gaining more hands-on experience while applying her skills in the field of Kinesiology. In her spare time, you can find Rachel coaching soccer, playing a variety of sports and hiking.
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.
Dr. Allykhan Lila - Chiropractor DC
Dr. Lila was born in Dar-Es-Saalam, Tanzania and moved to Calgary at a young age where he spent most of his life. After completing his high school education, he moved to Winnipeg, MB where he spent time studying in the field of Microbiology. To further his education he went to Toronto, ON to complete his chiropractic training at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He graduated with clinical honors and was on the Dean’s List for academic excellence. Dr. Lila uses an evidence-based, diversified approach to care that includes manual therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, instrument assisted manipulation, myofascial release therapy, and numerous other modalities to help his patients achieve optimal function and health. Dr. Lila has a special interest in working with all individuals struggling with complex conditions, pain, and dysfunction. Dr. Lila is passionate about the overall health and wellbeing of his patients. Not only does he treat his patients with the best care possible, but he also educates them on their ailments and how to take preventative measures. Dr. Lila is a member of the Alberta College of Chiropractors and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Dr. Lila welcomes new patients and former patients and is looking forward to being a part of your personal health care team.
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
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. Click to Request a booking!
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. Click to Request a booking!
Mallory Bowman - Office Manager
Mallory grew up in Toronto before moving to Calgary in 2008. She graduated from Bow Valley College with a Medical Office Assistant certificate and joined the Momentum Health team in August 2017. Having worked in customer service for many years, Mallory understands the importance of providing a positive experience for each and every client. Outside of work Mallory enjoys spending her time in nature, doing yoga and running.
Kristen Skoye - Office Administrator
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.
Cara Ward - Office Administrator
Cara is a born and raised Calgarian who joined the Momentum Health team in November 2019. She comes from a rehabilitation background as an employment counsellor, and she is excited about working with an energetic team that assists clients through natural health care and allowing them to return to their lives pain free. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and her husband, whether at home or going on adventures out in the mountains.
Megan Schulte - Office Administrator
Megan is a born and raised Calgarian. She graduated from Bow Valley College and has a background working in both medical and legal fields. Her passions are soccer (both playing and coaching), hiking, travel and spending time with her two cats Milly and Larry.