Get to Know Our Team of Healthcare Practitioners in Chestermere

Dr. Ayesha Ebrahim, D.C., B.A., BSc., ART

Dr. Ayesha Ebrahim was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She has had the privilege of competing at a national level in field 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 females. 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 professional care they can trust.

Tracy Russell, RMT

Tracy Russell is a married mother of 3 boys. She took her massage therapy training in 1996 at the Foothills College of Massage Therapy. After graduating she opened her own business in Medicine Hat working side by side with Dr. Powers and Jans Chiropractic clinic. Working to ease the pain of people with low back injuries, headaches, TMJ, sports injuries, and a variety of other ailments.


She takes a special interest in pregnant clients and has an adjustment for her table which allows the client to lay face down without harming herself or the baby. She also took a cupping course in 2014 and is excited to offer this treatment at Vantage Integrative Health and Wellness.


Tracy is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) taking her training in 2011 in Costa Rica and Mexico.


She moved to Chestermere in February 2014 and now that her kids are all settled in their new school, she is happy to continue her career at Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness alongside Dr. Ayesha Ebrahim.

Marilyn Dixon, Administrative Staff

Marilyn was born and raised in Calgary, AB.  Most of her work experiences come from the insurance and energy sectors.

 

Marilyn loves spending time with her family and thier dog Piper.  She and her family enjoy camping, friendly competition whether it is axe throwing, white water rafting, paintball or bubble soccer.  As long as she is with her family- that is all that matters to her.

Dr. Edmund Chin, DTCM, R,Ac, DD

Dr. Edmund Chin, DTCM, R,Ac, DD is a licenced 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 licenced 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
  • Stress relief
  • Headaches and insomnia
  • Symptom relief in chronic disorders
  • Digestive issues
  • Female health
  • Infertility
  • Increasing quality of life
  • Maximizing every individual’s fullest potential: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually

Lorna Penner, RMT

Lorna graduated from Alberta College of Massage Therapy as a 2200 hour massage therapist in 2018. She utilizes a variety of techniques in her treatment including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and hot stone.

Lorna’s main goal is to ensure that clients leave feeling better than when they
arrived. People today lead very full, sometimes stressful lives, and Lorna wants people to know how important it is to take time to look after yourself. She feels that regular massages should be a part of a persons self care regime.

Lorna loves spending time with her family and friends. She spends her spare time in the summer camping and enjoying the outdoors. In the winter months she works alongside her husband helping with snow removal on commercial sites. She loves to read and crochets when relaxing.

Dr. Chelsea Nelson, D.C., BKin

Dr. Chelsea Nelson earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic, in December 2018, where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors, from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. 


Dr. Nelson is originally from Vancouver Island, but now calls Calgary home. Prior to her post-graduate studies, she completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, November 2012. She then had the opportunity to move to Australia for a year and a half, and then worked as a Kinesiologist at a physiotherapy clinic after her return to Calgary.

Dr. Nelson’s practice consists of using evidence-based approaches to provide the best care for her patients. She uses diversified chiropractic adjustments, activator and drop table, as well as soft tissue therapy and provides stretching and strengthening exercises to further aide in the recovery process. She is certified in Smart Tools, K-Tape, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and trained in Class IV laser and shockwave therapies.

Her ambition is to assist patients in achieving their optimal health goals by decreasing musculoskeletal dysfunctions and allowing them to focus on optimizing function in their daily lives. In her spare time, Dr. Nelson enjoys travelling, camping, cheering for the Calgary Flames and stand up paddle boarding.

Michelle Major, RMT

Michelle is a Registered Massage Therapist and attended the Alberta College of Massage Therapy in Calgary. In her practice, she focuses on therapeutic (deep tissue), rehabilitation, along with relaxation techniques as she believes the body heals faster when relaxed and rested. She is also certified in reflexology to bring an extra level of expertise to her sessions.

Michelle believes that we all play a role in bringing our bodies into a state of well-being. She will release the tension, knots, and muscle stress for her clients as well as educate them on how to maintain and prevent further injury through exercises and stretching.

Carla Barrett, Office Manager

Carla was born and raised in Manitoba and relocated to Calgary in 1997 to further advance her career. 


She has devoted the majority of her career to working in the Disability Services Sector where she worked as a direct service worker supporting adults with Developmental Disabilities and then moved into the management level with a continued focus on inclusion, advocacy and disability awareness within the community. 


In 2009 Carla shifted gears and accepted a role managing a local company which provides therapeutic services to children with varying degrees of needs. Reflective of her career choices, she strongly believes there is incredible value in being of service to others.


Carla promotes supporting a healthy work-life balance and as a mother of two young daughters she knows it is essential. Her children keep her busy and entertained each and every day, and she enjoys spending time them, her family and friends. She most enjoys travelling and camping with her family.


Carla is honored to be part of the professional team working at Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness.

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Chestermere

Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness

102-288 Kinniburgh Blvd

Chestermere, AB T1X 0V8

Hours

Mon9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thur

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Fri

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nolan Hill

Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness

#232-8 Nolan Hill Blvd NW

Calgary, AB T3R 0X2

Hours

Mon9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tues 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thur9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

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