Physiotherapy


DANA MITCHELL

Physiotherapist, BSc. Psyc. BSc. PT, IMS, Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor

Welcome Dana to the Balance Team! Dana graduated from the University of Alberta and has over 20 years of experience. She has completed her training in advanced manual therapy, functional dry needling (IMS), myofascial release, advanced STOTT Pilates, Total barre & Zenga and providing effective exercise prescriptions.  

Dana specializes in Pilates and core stability exercises. She has found many health and therapeutic benefits to Pilates and has incorporated it into her treatment plan for patients. Dana also encourages pilates for pregnant women to help stabilize muscles needed to give birth. Visit our Pilates page and Pregnancy page to learn more!

  • STOTT Pilates
  • Functional Dry Needling with Kinetacore

AARON WONG

Physiotherapist, B.M.R. PT., BSc. HNS., CAFCI.

Aaron was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he pursued his Bachelor in Nutritional Sciences. Furthering his passion for health care he went on to complete a Bachelors in Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. Aaron continuously strives to improve his skills through continuing education. His goal is to provide patients with the basic foundation and knowledge to recover from injury, pursue their passion and live a balanced lifestyle. Aarons’ passion for physiotherapy is reflected in his welcoming personality and providing a positive environment.

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) – Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute
  • Advanced Functional Dry Needling Level
  • K-Tape Certification
  • Level II  Orthopaedic Division
  • McKenzie Lumbar Spine
  • Anatomical Acupuncture with Acupuncture Canada Certification

Registered Massage Therapy


LAUREN HAGAN

Balance Physiotherapy & Massage Lauren Massage Therapist

Registered Massage Therapist

Lauren is a 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapist. Using her training and experience she specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish Relaxation and Myofascial Release.

As a figure competitor, Lauren has an interest in strength training, health and athletic disciplines. Studying the muscles and anatomy of the human body is a passion of hers.

In her spare time Lauren can be found in the gym or fostering and volunteering for many local animals rescues. Lauren’s mission is to provide her clients with the highest quality of health care and individualized treatments.

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Strength Training & Exercise Physiology

LAURIE LITCHFIELD

Registered Massage Therapist, RAPID

Laurie is a RMT, certified through M.H. Vicars School of Massage Therapy and an associate with Massage Therapists Association of Alberta and a RAPID Specialist.

She is passionate about bringing relief to those who suffer with the pains and discomforts caused by our modern world. Using a client-focused approach, she creates treatment plans catered to the client’s independent needs. Laurie has developed skills in many areas including, but not limited to, assessment, deep tissue, myofascial, joint mobilization, relaxation, basic manual lymphatic drainage, and more.

  • RAPID Specialist
  • Deep Tissue

SARAH READER

Registered Massage Therapist, B.PE., AFLCA

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education, majoring in Sport Performance, from the University of Alberta in 2008. She is a registered 2200 hour massage therapist specializing in orthopedic and sport massage therapy. For the past 11 years, Sarah has been a certified fitness instructor, which has led to her teach, design and supervise fitness and recreational programs.

Sarah enjoys bringing a holistic approach to her massage practice, incorporating her background in sports medicine and exercise therapy. Creating healthy communities is a passion of hers and enjoys inspiring others to become healthy and active.

In her spare time, you can find her spending time in the outdoors hiking and camping with her husband and two sons.

  • Myofascial Release
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Certified in Cupping Therapy

TERI-LYNN WINTER

Registered Massage Therapist

Teri-Lynn graduated from Makami College in 2022. She is a registered 3000 hour Massage Therapist. She is passionate about connecting with you and being an integral part of your health care journey.
Teri-Lynn continues to add to her education in order to better serve her patients. She is currently improving her skills by using Rapid relief therapy.

She enjoys spending quality time with her children and being in nature; hiking, biking or in the gym.

  • Deep Tissue
  • Relaxation
  • Myofacial Release

Administration

MEL CHOWANETZ

Clinic Manager

Mel was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and has worked as an office administrator for over 20 years. Her charismatic attitude comes from her experience on the job and her willingness to help provide the best service to patients.

Mel is excited to be part of the Balance team and is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Her goal is to make sure the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently so patients are satisfied when they leave. 


To learn more, please feel free to contact us (403) 917-1093 or by email admin@balanceokotoks.com


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