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 and road biking.
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 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.
Rhonda graduated from MaKami College in Edmonton 2012. She has worked in a variety of settings, and specializes in therapeutic massage combining myofascial, trigger point, orthopedic, and bits of NMT to make the massage a unique experience. Many clients have expressed how 'loose' and great they feel afterwards.
She is committed to the idea that massage should be a regular part of maintaining health and lifestyle. She believes in the body's ability to heal itself and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body.
In her spare time you can find her watching movies and TV shows, reading, doing puzzles, on computer searching web or playing games, or hanging out with family and friends. She would love to go travelling again (if ever has mula) to see parts of the world, and also to get more tattoos.
Dr. Nadim Daya was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Daya completed his undergraduate degree majoring in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, and continued to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Science as well as his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Throughout his time in school, Dr. Daya has enjoyed playing a variety of sports including ice hockey, ball hockey, soccer, and football. He has competed at an international level in the World Ball Hockey Championships in 2013 & 2015. During his free time, Dr. Daya enjoys going to the gym, playing sports, and interacting with family and friends.
Dr. Nadim Daya is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors. Dr. Daya is an evidence-based practitioner who adheres to strict codes of conduct, professionalism, and ethics in his practice. Dr. Daya administers various practices such as gentle spinal manipulation, activator technique, instrument assisted soft tissue technique, shockwave therapy, Thompson Drop, Trigger Point Therapy, kinesiotape, rehabilitative and functional exercises, physical therapy, and laser therapy. Dr. Daya incorporates the latest research in the field along with previous experience to give each patient a chance to meet and achieve their health and wellness goals.
Upon completion of the 2200hr program and the provincial testing, I took my certifications and I left Ontario and moved west to experience something different. I expanded my personal growth again leading me to Banff and the luxurious world of the Willow Stream Spa life at Banff Springs Hotel.
I was fortunate to spend over 2 years learning to perfect the pure relaxation therapies as well as therapeutic aspects afforded by their extensive menu and became a very well rounded therapist able to do soft tissue rehab as well as some of their famous signature treatments this world class spa is known for.
My experiences in the foothills led me into a life dealing with athletes from all walks of life from retired skiers to Olympic team members, many of whom I personally and privately worked with until after the Vancouver Olympics.
While in the foothills, I became particularly focused and dealt with, the often overlooked or unknown aspects of recoverability at altitude and thus was able to fine tune my treatment forms in treating various members of the men’s and women’s cross country ski teams. Canmore and Banff also host many athletes from different sports such as triathletes who compete in the Metrex venues.
The intensive research I delved into as well as the results oriented methods of treating in this special field, led me to be a therapist of a totally different ilk than what one normally encounters in a clinic, specifically that of a soft tissue rehab and recovery therapist.
I take great pride in my journey of 17 years (so far) and look forward to many more as I travel down this road.
My specialties include but aren’t limited to:
Jodie was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She spent most of her professional career working as the Regional Director for a private medical clinic. Through her work she developed a strong passion for personal and professional development and went on to receive her certification as a professional life coach.
Over the years Jodie has also pursued some her personal interests through various projects, including co-founding Calgary Dog Life magazine and also completing her 200-hour Yoga Teacher training. Having dealt with physical pain and injuries over the years, Jodie strongly believes in the positive impact of taking care of your body and mind.
In her spare time Jodie spends as much time as she can outdoors with her dog, Chai. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and yoga.
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):
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.
This traditional treatment technique improves circulation, digestion, relaxation, energy and reduces stress.
Adjustments can help with sports injuries, back and neck pain, muscle fatigue, headaches and much more.
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