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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.

ACUPUNCTURE

Deeyana Baydala (she/her), R.AC., RMT

Deeyana is a Registered Acupuncturist passionate about assisting people on their health journey. Deeyana tailors each treatment specifically to the patient’s needs to optimize the quality of care. She has interest in the fields of gastrointestinal/digestive conditions, mental-emotional health, and pain conditions. Deeyana is furthering her Chinese Medicine education at Pacific Rim College in Victoria in the fall of 2021 to obtain her TCMD. She is happy to be a part of the movement of combining Western and Eastern medicines to provide the best and most effective treatment for patients and their corresponding conditions.

 

Nicole Broadhurst (she/her), R.AC., TCMD

Nicole is a Registered Acupuncturist and TCMD who graduated from the Doctor of Chinese Medicine program at ACATCM in Calgary, AB. She specializes in Fertility – both natural conception and assisted reproductive treatments (IVF/IUI), Sexual Health and Psychological Disorders. She enjoys working with individuals and couples wanting to grow their family, restore their sexual vitality and achieve a balanced mental state.

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 your most optimal form. 

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.”

Trish Hague (she/her), R.AC.

Trish Hague is a registered acupuncturist, Usui Reiki II practitioner, educator, and mother of two. Trish’s personal journey to maintain wellness for herself and her family, inspired her venture into the holistic health care field. With extensive professional experience working with children, youth, and adults, Trish supports families in achieving and/or maintaining wellness. Trish provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to regain the healthy flow of energy in their life.

Jeanine Mailloux (she/her), R.AC.

Jeanine is a family-focused Registered Acupuncturist with a contagious ‘Joie de Vivre’. She is happily married with two beautiful daughters and her goal is to spark the ‘joy of life’ in everyone she meets. Jeanine worked for many years in the medical field as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Inspired by her own journey, Jeanine was determined to integrate Western and Eastern treatment strategies to offer a more holistic healing approach. She furthered her studies by incorporating the science of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Jeanine truly believes these allied connections will lead to a more vibrant wellness for her patients.

Céline Sandberg (she/her), R.AC.

Céline is a Registered Acupuncturist whose goal is to empower people on their journey to better health. She specializes in reproductive medicine including, menstrual health, fertility, and perinatal care, as well as hormonal health. Céline appreciates that healing should be holistic as well as individualized, which is why each treatment is uniquely designed for each patient. She is an advocate for patients having options and choice in their own health care journey through the blending of traditional and modern medicines.”

ENERGETIC HEALING

Janel Prestage (she/her), Reiki Practitioner

Janel is a level 1&2 Reiki practitioner. She is passionate about bringing energy healing to anyone who is seeking to find balance, a sense of peace and calm, and an overall state of well-being mind, body, and spirit. You can count on her to be an intuitive listener, patient, and non-judgmental. She is someone who allows clients to feel and be exactly where they are. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her family, walking, being in nature, or on a hiking trip to the mountains. She is looking forward to being an additional support in your healing journey.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Rana Abdelkarim (they/them), RMT, Reiki Practitioner

Rana is a former Registered Nurse turned Registered Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. Having worked within both Western and Eastern medicine traditions, Rana believes patient care should be both holistic and fully customized to one’s needs. They can’t wait to show you how being in a better relationship with your body, mind, and spirit, is your most powerful tool for improved health and wellbeing.
Rana is passionate about mental health, digestive health and energy work. When they are not at the clinic, they can be found facilitating virtual Subconscious Imprinting sessions. Rana’s treatments include: therapeutic massage, myofascial cupping, biomagnetic cupping, abdominal cupping, facial cupping, hydrotherapy, joint mobilization, manual lymphatic drainage, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, intraoral massage, tuning forks, essential oils, crystal therapy, and Reiki.

Keshia Bridges (she/her), RMT

Keshia graduated from her Massage Therapy program in 2013.  She has extensive experience working with clients that suffer from chronic pain, Motor Vehicle accidents, the elderly, and pregnancy related issues. Her specialties include: Therapeutic/deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, myofascial release/cupping, injury treatment, and trigger point therapy. Keshia understands that to meet each client’s needs treatment needs to be tailored to them and their concerns. Self-care is an important part of your health and she looks forward to helping you attain your wellness goals.

Sam Frizzell (she/her), RMT

Sam has been a Registered Massage Therapist since April 2018. She is dedicated to her work and takes a detailed approach to ensure each client receives a well-rounded and personalized treatment. Sam focuses on the rehabilitation, maintenance, relaxation, and education of her clients, thus ensuring they can find relief in the clinic, as well as at home. Her specialties include Meditation Massage, Kinetic and Therapeutic Massage, Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Myofascial Cupping. Sam’s bright and cheery demeanour always uplifts clients and staff at Park Integrative Health.

Tyla Hotte (she/her), RMT, Reiki Practitioner

Tyla is a Registered Massage Therapist and a passionate advocate of a healthy lifestyle. As a strong believer in natural methods to cure ailments, Tyla strives to continually educate herself in a myriad of different holistic practices and treats every client with an approach tailored to each individual’s needs. She specializes in Swedish/Relaxation, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Dynamic Myofascial Cupping, and Hot Stone, with techniques ranging from Trigger Point Therapy, ROM to Joint Play. She is focused on helping her clients work with natural elements in their lives to achieve greater balance and a state of wellness within the mind and body.

Lydia Juchli (she/her), RMT

Lydia is a Registered Massage Therapist and Dean’s medal recipient from MacEwan University’s Massage Therapy Program. She is dedicated to providing her clients with bespoke treatments using a range of techniques including Swedish massage, myofascial work, hydrotherapy, trigger point work, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques, manual lymphatic drainage, sports massage, and craniosacral therapy. She tailors each treatment to meet the client’s needs. Her previous experience as a professional ballet dancer compliments her training as it brings a deep understanding of the body’s movement and function and how to maintain and restore it. Outside of work, you can find Lydia enjoying time outdoors in the river valley or exploring local markets and coffee shops. Lydia’s goal is to work with clients to restore function, alleviate pain, and relieve stress.

Jeremy Luoma (he/they), RMT

Graduating from the Alberta Institute of Massage 2200 hour Registered Massage Therapist program, Jeremy has a very dedicated approach to massage therapy. Using his specialization in relaxation and deep tissue massage, clinical techniques like PNF stretching, PLS stretching, compressions, Swedish techniques, trigger point therapy, sports massage and more, Jeremy strives to ensure whatever pains or aches patients feel getting onto the table are located, worked and alleviated to the best of his abilities. Whether you’re looking for a way to rest your tired muscles and joints, or relax and recenter yourself, Jeremy is excited to work with you and achieve your goals.

MENTAL HEALTH

Shawna Benoit (she/her), Registered Psychologist

Shawna Benoit is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Shawna has 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the area of psychological health and wellness. Her passion is working with children and their families to better understand strengths and challenges that play into the search for wellness. Shawna supports individuals, children and families in the areas of anxiety, depression, adjustment, loss/change, social skills, emotional development, regulation, behaviour and parenting. She has extensive knowledge of social-emotional and behavioural intervention, training in play therapy and a love for skills training programs for parents and their children. Shawna’s clinical training is primarily based in cognitive behavioural therapy, however, she draws from a number of approaches including Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Trauma-Informed Practice. Shawna also specializes in psychoeducational assessment of children with learning challenges, intellectual delays, emotional difficulties, behavioural difficulties and developmental delays.

Ally Oladele (she/her), Registered Psychologist

Ally is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, is a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, and has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology through Athabasca University. Ally works from a collaborative approach, drawing on person-centered, existential, and Gestalt therapies while implementing strategies from other therapies to support clients in meeting their goals. She enjoys working with all ages and sorts of clients; however, she is particularly focused on addressing issues with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and life transitions. Ally focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients while creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. Ally truly believes in the potential that each person has to overcome adversity, to heal, and to see change.

Rechell Singh (she/her), Registered Provisional Psychologist

Rechell is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists and the Psychologists Association of Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Psychology from MacewanUniversity and achieved her Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle.
Rechell aims to foster security and safety with her clients by adopting a client-centred approach. She works to build a relationship with each client that focuses on compassion, empathy, and warmth. Rechell believes that each individual is unique with their own story to tell and doesn’t adopt a “one size fits all” approach. She aims to work alongside clients in a collaborative manner and provides support that allows them to grow and heal.
Rechell’s specialties include supporting clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, stress, life transitions, interpersonal relationship conflict, family dynamics, parenting issues, and grief and loss. She incorporates a variety of therapeutic techniques in her practice such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), play therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, attachment-based interventions and solution-focused therapy.

Michele Theoret (she/her), M.C., Registered Provisional Psychologist

In her work as a therapist, Michele helps clients shift from just surviving to thriving. Her focus is on creating safe trauma-informed spaces; meeting clients where they are at in life; and inspiring a compassionate curiosity about who we are, how we might have arrived here, and what else might be possible. Michele supports individuals age 14+ and couples struggling with issues related to stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parenting, relationships, mood disorders, and chronic illness/pain.
Michele utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including mindfulness, yoga, somatic stress relief, compassion-focused therapy, EMDR therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Gottman couples therapy, and narrative techniques in order to support individuals in being more connected, current, and creative in their relationship with themselves and the world.
Inspired by healing, movement, yoga, mindfulness, and psychology, Michele encourages a compassionate curiosity about who we are and what else might be possible. Her offerings shift the narrative from self-improvement and ‘should’ towards self-care and self-compassion; Wholeness over perfection transforming the way you show up in your body and life.
Currently, Michele is planning to be Registered Fall of 2021.

NUTRITION COUNSELLING

Laura Harris (she/her), RD

As a Registered Dietitian, Laura translates scientific research into practical recommendations and strategies with a client-centered approach. She is dedicated to her clients and passionate in supporting them to reach their nutrition goals. Laura takes a non-diet approach to nutrition counselling. Instead, she focuses on healing and/or preserving the relationship with food, honouring hunger and respecting fullness. She recognizes that there is more to health than the number on the scale and encourages clients to be kind to themselves and respect their bodies.

Ardelle Viau (she/her), CHNC

Ardelle’s approach is highly individualized and rooted in intuitive eating, mindfulness, self-compassion, and the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES).
As an intuitive eating coach and Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, she will help you cultivate a healthy relationship with both food and your body without trying to control your weight. She focuses on all aspects of health–including food, movement, stress management, coping skills, sleep habits, and more.
She will help you learn how, what, and when to eat based on your body’s own internal cues of hunger, satisfaction, and fullness, rather than external cues like diets, food rules, or meal plans. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, she will explore your food beliefs, behaviours, and internal self-talk while delving deep into what food means to you. She’ll help you raise awareness of the emotions behind your food choices, challenge negative thought patterns, and start to create more positive patterns and behaviours.
She offers a compassionate, non-judgemental, body-positive, and weight-inclusive coaching environment, to help turn your food obsession into food freedom.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Shamala Manilall (she/her), R.O.T. 

Shamala is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists. She also has memberships with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and helping them develop the skills they need to play, learn, and contribute to society.  Intervention and skill development is provided across developmental domains, for example, Sensory Processing, Executive Function, Social Participation, motor coordination, managing anxiety and depression, Handwriting skills, Self and Emotional Regulation and Self-Care. Shamala also provides formal assessment reports to support various diagnoses such as Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more.  She believes in the uniqueness of each individual and that through a holistic and supportive approach we can all participate with satisfaction in our life roles.