Our Allied Health Team
The Allied Health team at Park Integrative Health cares deeply about ensuring that each client receives the best treatment they most need. Our practitioners work with each client, their medical doctors, and other PIH team members to ensure an integrative approach to each individuals journey to wellness.
THE ACUPUNCTURE TEAM
Ashley Chisholm (she/her), R.AC., D.TCM, Chinese Medicinal Herbalist
Ashley graduated from MacEwan University’s Acupuncture program in 2014. After graduation, she began working with clients who had a multitude of ailments; however, it was her experience treating gynecological issues that lead her back to school to study Chinese Herbal Medicine. Ashley has since graduated from the Doctor of Chinese Medicine program at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and is a Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist.
She has a special interest in the energetics of human emotions and how these interplay into disease, ailments, and suffering. She has worked with clients on a wide range of muscle-skeletal aches and pains, various diagnoses such as Colitis and MS, and is passionate about supporting clients through pregnancy and postpartum.
Ashley strives to use her skills in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to heal all levels of a client’s being; physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, allowing clients to operate at their most optimal form.
Please note: as Ashley prepares to take maternity leave from February 2023-January 2024, she will continue to accept Initial Herbal Consults but will not be taking on new Acupuncture clients.
Heather Gazley (she/her), R.AC.
Heather is the Lead Client Care Coordinator and the Director of Integrative Health at Park Integrative Health, and a Registered Acupuncturist. In a previous life she was an educator and holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. She says, “I believe that every individual has the capacity to be well – it is my role to support their journey as they move toward a state of remembered wellness.”
Jennifer Kowerchuk (she/her), R.AC., FABORM
Jennifer is a registered acupuncturist specializing in women’s health and fertility. She graduated from the Grant MacEwan Acupuncture program in 2018 and immediately gravitated towards women’s health issues, specifically in helping women throughout their IVF/IUI journey.
After 10 successful years as a massage therapist, Jennifer has an expert knowledge of musculoskeletal inner workings. She employs a wide variety of modalities to treat her patients, including cupping therapy, moxibustion, guasha, electro-acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
In the spring of 2023, Jennifer will be completing her certification with ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine).
Kristen Nicolson (she/her), R.AC.
Kristen is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA). She completed the three-year acupuncture program at MacEwan University after a career as a private investigator.
Kristen brings her joy of research and investigation to her acupuncture treatments to help find the best approach to treatment, and to assist her clients in discovering the root cause of their disease. She is passionate about Chinese medicine and its use in treating a wide variety of injuries and ailments. Her goal is to bring your body back into a state of balance so you can get back to doing all the things you love.
In her spare time, you can find Kristen playing or exploring the great outdoors with her son, and little dog Brodii, who some say looks a lot like Bob Ross!
Kat Potts (she/her), R.AC.
Kat is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Acupuncturists (CAA). She graduated at the top of her class from Reeves College in March of 2021.
Kat was previously a registered massage therapist so she has a deep understanding of the body and its functions. She also has a great knowledge of musculoskeletal system and an advanced understanding of orthopaedics. She has a love for learning and exploring all areas of medicine. Her modalities include needling/acupressure, fire cupping, moxibustion and GuaSha/scraping.
Kat struggled with her health for many years and with the help of both a medical team and an allied team her health has seen great improvement. She truly believes that an integrative health approach is best for healing mind, body, and soul.
She has a very special place in her heart for inclusivity and mental health. She uses her knowledge to help with stress, anxiety, depression and any other mental health issues that arise. With her background in massage she also enjoys the instant gratification of bringing a patient out of physical pain.
THE CHIROPRACTIC TEAM
Dr. Mary Ehret (she/her), D.C.
Dr. Ehret completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Kinesiology, from the University of Lethbridge in 2020. She then graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic in September of 2023 from the University of Western States in Portland, OR.
Dr. Ehret is trained in Diversified Chiropractic spinal manipulation, Drop Table technique, Activator Method technique and other techniques for soft tissue manipulation, such as effleurage and active release technique to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and pain. She has extensive knowledge of home care treatment and rehabilitation exercises to help keep the body moving better and feeling stronger.
Dr. Ehret uses an evidence-based approach to treat a variety of conditions from head to toe and welcomes any type of patient into her practice.
Please note: Dr. Ehret will officially be joining the PIH team in Spring 2024.
Dr. Marwinder Sahota (she/her), D.C.
Dr. Sahota completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and furthered her education at Life Chiropractic College West in California, graduating with honours.
Dr. Sahota is trained in Diversified Chiropractic spinal manipulation and other techniques, including myofascial release, instrument-assisted soft tissue release and chiropractic activator technique. Dr. Sahota aims to aid in patient recovery, pain management, and wellness care.
She focuses on an evidence-based approach to treat a wide array of patients and a variety of conditions.
THE MASSAGE THERAPY TEAM
Chase Dach (he/him), RMT, OMT
Chase is a registered massage therapist and a 5th-year student of osteopathy with further interest in sports and autonomic nervous system regulation
Chase first trained in essential oil anointing before receiving his diploma of massage therapy from MacEwan University in 2019. Fall of that year, he began his studies in osteopathy with EOM Canada.
He has further education in hospice care, supporting those at the end of life and their caregivers.
Tibetan Buddhism and shamanism are also foundational pillars of his practice and are integrated into his medical approach. For Chase, the most important work is being able to walk alongside, encourage, and empower people as they go through life. No one is alone in their pain, no one is alone in their fear, and Chase welcomes every type of client to his practice.
Joette Forcier (she/her), RMT
Understanding that each client’s health journey is unique, Joette is deeply committed to providing personalized care as a massage therapist. She believes in meeting each individual where they are, striving to empower them toward their health and wellness goals. Her extensive training has equipped her with specialized techniques such as myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage, remedial exercise, and trigger point release.
Driven by her commitment to excellence and continual learning, Joette seeks every opportunity to refine her skills and broaden her expertise. As she begins her promising career as an RMT at Park Integrative Health, she looks forward to not only serving her clients but also to the growth and insights that each day will bring.
Sadie Dawn Friesen (she/her), RMT
Sadie has always found the human body fascinating. She is intrigued by its intricacy and innate ability to heal. This curiosity and wonder are what lead her to her studies as a Registered Massage Therapist and yoga instructor. Sadie has completed 550 hours of Yoga Teacher Training at Empowered Yoga and 2200 hours of Massage Therapy at MacEwan University. She has gone on to specialize in Myofascial Release and CrainoSacral Therapy.
Through her studies and experience, Sadie has a thorough understanding of how stress, pain, and a variety of physical conditions affect the body and body systems and it is her goal to help clients optimize function.
Please note: Sadie is on maternity leave until April 2024.