Get to Know Our Team of Healthcare Practitioners in Chestermere
Dr. Ayesha Ebrahim, D.C., B.A., BSc.
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Dr. Ayesha Ebrahim was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She has had the privilege of competing at a national level in the fields of hockey, competitive ringette, ice and ball hockey as well as soccer. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge. Following her undergraduate degree, Dr. Ebrahim attended the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In her free time, Dr. Ebrahim enjoys running, playing ice hockey, ball hockey, powerlifting, practicing yoga, road biking and playing with her pup Nala.
Dr. Ebrahim is an evidence-based practitioner who employs a non-pharmacological practice to health care. She incorporates gentle spinal manipulation, Active Release Technique® (ART), Graston® Technique, kinesio tape, shockwave therapy, rehabilitative and functional exercises as well as sports therapy in her practice. Dr. Ebrahim is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and incorporates treatments for young children aged 0 and up, as well as practices Webster Technique for pregnant women. Dr. Ebrahim has also completed a 300-hour training course for Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University and is proficient in the safe needle technique which is mandatory for safe practice.
Dr. Ebrahim stresses the crucial nature of properly functioning musculoskeletal, immune, and nervous systems to achieve optimal patient health and performance. Her goal is to provide patient education and ultimately give her patients the knowledge, confidence, and tools necessary to take an active role in their recovery to optimum health, future injury prevention, and to enhance athletic performance. Dr. Ebrahim’s goal is for her patients to live healthier and balanced lives, with the professional care they can trust.
Dr. Edmund Chin, DTCM, R, Ac, DD
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Dr. Edmund Chin, DTCM, R, Ac, DD is a licensed acupuncturist, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, and is certified in contemporary cupping methods. In addition to his amazing DTCM degree, Dr. Chin has over 10 years of experience in the field of medical and dental wellness from a registered denturist. He also completed the licensed practical nursing program in 2005. Dr. Chin created a new measuring system of accurately locating specific acupuncture points to give you the best care possible.
Outside of his educational resume, Dr. Chin enjoys learning, teaching and educating. He continues to work as an assistant professor teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine whenever possible. Seven years ago, Edmund turned down a job offer to be a full-time instructor for denturists and instead pursued his passion training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Edmund frequently runs presentations, workshops and seminars for students, instructors, professionals and the general public.
Dr. Chin’s main focuses in practice are (to name a few):
Relieving physical and emotional pain
Headaches and insomnia
Symptom relief in chronic disorders
Increasing quality of life
Maximizing every individual’s fullest potential: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually
Dr. Brendan Androsoff, D.C., BSc.
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Dr. Androsoff is a local Calgarian and an active member of the athletic community. He completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Prior to moving back to Calgary, he worked with the clinic that treats the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer and Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League, focusing on sports injuries. He holds several certifications in advanced soft tissue techniques (ART, FR), weightlifting (DNS), functional movement (FMS), and running recovery. Dr. Androsoff is passionate about helping his patients get back to moving well in their daily lives. He has lectured about soft tissue injuries, treatment, and recovery during his time in Portland and is excited to bring his expertise and knowledge back home! He enjoys being able to help everyone get back to doing what they're passionate about, from professional athletes to armchair athletes. Dr. Androsoff takes a holistic approach to treat each patient, as each component of health is integral.
Grace Lee, RMT
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Grace graduated from a 2200-hour massage therapy diploma program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and is a registered massage therapist with the Remedial Massage Therapy Association. She provides therapeutic massage related to sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, postural issues, pre/post-natal and overused soft-tissue injuries.
Along with the therapeutic massage, Grace is also interested in stress management based on relaxation massage. She is passionate about supporting individuals with an integrated approach to relieve both physical and emotional stress.
She utilizes a wide range of techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, and joint mobilization to better suit and care for each individual client’s needs.
In her spare time, she is usually in the gym or out in nature walking with her cat, hiking, and snowboarding.
Laura Milne, RMT, ART
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Laura graduated in 2009 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy as a Member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
Laura is a dedicated therapist. She is driven by a therapeutic healing approach and the importance of preventative health care. Her practice is built on striving to give her patients the best care possible, helping them to live healthy, mobile, pain-free lives. Laura's approach puts a lot of focus on movement, which has led her to certify in Active Release Techniques (ART), while also employing myofascial release and rehabilitative movement techniques into massage specifically geared to the individual’s needs.
Tracy Russell, RMT
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Tracy graduated in 1996 from Foothills College of Massage and hydrotherapy. She ran her own centre in Medicine Hat. After moving to Chestermere in 2014, she started with Vantage Integrative Health and Wellness on opening day in October 2015.
After an injury in 2019 that kept her at home to heal, she is now ready and excited to start back with Dr. Ayesha and the Vantage team.
She provides a variety of treatments, including relaxation, therapeutic, motor vehicle accident recovery and a special interest in pre and postnatal. She also incorporates myofascial cupping into most sessions.
When not spending time with her family (husband and 3 kids) and friends, she enjoys yoga and wrangling her 2 sweet dogs.
Anthony Vautour, BScPT, RPT
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Anthony graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1996; thus, he has over 25 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. He has had the opportunity of working in the USA, Australia and Canada and has a wide range of experience in Acute Care, General Hospital, Long Term Care, Home Care, and Outpatient/Private Clinics. Anthony follows an eclectic approach in which he endeavours to be sensitive to the needs of each client, as each client responds uniquely to treatment. Outside of work, Anthony enjoys spending time with his Family and Faith community and enjoying the outdoors.
Emma Dazon, Chiropractic Assistant/Administration
Emma has completed her first year of psychology at Mount Royal University. She took a break and obtained her office administrative diploma while trying to figure out her future. Emma is a people person full of positive energy and likes to interact with individuals. With years of customer service experience and administrative work, she stresses the importance of making sure that every person’s experience with Vantage Integrative Health is nothing but warm and uplifting.
In her free time, Emma enjoys working out, going to all-you-can-eat sushi buffets, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family.