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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

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

Nicole is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor specializing in fertility and reproductive medicine. Nicole graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and TCM in Calgary and has been helping individuals and couples grow their families since 2016. After receiving her own diagnosis of premature ovarian failure in 2018, she put her medicine to work and had her baby girl in October of 2021. Using different modalities such as acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, and spiritual healing, Nicole has witnessed miracles in her practice—treating people who had previously been told their chances of having a baby were very small, become parents. Treating infertility has been a true joy in her practice.
Please note: Nicole will be away on maternity leave in the fall of 2021 and returning spring/summer of 2022.

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. One of her greatest pleasures as an Acupuncturist, Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing ® Childbirth Educator,  Spinning Babies® practitioner is watching women become confident, capable and excited about their fertility journey and birth. Jeanine truly believes these allied connections will lead to more vibrant wellness for her patients.

Ben Wang (he/him), R.AC.

Ben is a Registered Acupuncturist who graduated from the MacEwan University. He grew up as a kid surrounded and in contact with lots of information about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and it raised his interest in learning TCM and, later on,  Acupuncture. Ben has treated and seen great results in patients, especially with different kinds of pain, mental health and internal regulation in his practice. He believes that Acupuncture is easily adapted for everyone because every patient needs a different point selection to treat their cases. Ben is very eager to continue developing his skills in treating and helping patients with diverse and complex needs.
Ben’s areas of interest include but are not limited to: pain management, mental health regulation, gastrointestinal health, general health maintenance, and internal balance.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Rana Abdelkarim (she/her), RMT, Reiki Practitioner

Rana is a trauma-informed healer who takes an intuitive approach to her treatments. Having trained in Reiki, Subconscious Imprinting Technique & Shamanic healing, she is fascinated by the interplay between our mental, emotional, and spiritual health and how these can manifest in the body as physical aches, pains and symptoms. She uses a blend of relaxation and therapeutic massage therapy techniques, as well as energy medicine tools, to cultivate treatments that allow her clients to explore and experience this interplay for themselves.
When she’s not in the clinic, you can find her out in nature, on walks with her dogs, reading, writing, or enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.

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.

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.

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.

Kurt Hannah (he/him), RMT

Kurt graduated from the advanced clinical massage therapy program at Makami College in Edmonton, Alberta. While completing his program, Kurt actively worked and volunteered in the community as a Massage Therapist. Kurt has a wide variety of training including deep tissue massage, trigger point release, working with people with cancer, and relaxation techniques. Kurt is passionate about learning additional techniques and has begun a masters instructor course to increase his foundation of educational theories.
Kurt is a result-driven therapist who personalizes treatments based on the needs of his clients. Kurt integrates deep tissue techniques, trigger point release, relaxation, myofascial release, prenatal, cupping, and facilitated stretching into his treatments.
He truly believes that regular massage therapy appointments can keep the body working at its optimal level and help to prevent injury. He believes that having improved mobility and movement after massage therapy can allow his clients to unleash their potential.
When Kurt is not treating, he enjoys time with family, sports, working out, being outdoors, and spending time with those he loves. Kurt looks forward to helping you achieve your goals and increase your quality of life.

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.

Heather Laplant (she/her), RMT

Heather is originally from Toronto where she studied massage therapy at Sutherland Chan (est. 1978). She has been a practicing massage therapist in Edmonton since 2015. Heather specializes in relaxation / Swedish massage, treatment massage, as well as myofascial cupping and lymphatic drainage. She also has a strong interest in treating tension headaches and migraines. Heather is a trained health care aide with long-term care and home care experience. She has experience providing massage to clients with more complicated health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, strokes, spinal cord injuries, cognitive disabilities and other mobility disabilities. Heather is comfortable navigating around most mobility devices and can provide wheelchair massage if needed.

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.

Erin Olde (she/her), RMT

Erin has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 10 years.  She specializes in Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage.  This type of treatment helps her clients repair and correct issues in the body long-term. Her practice is very unique to the profession and Alberta. Erin’s therapeutic approach is designed to help patients “heal” themselves with a treatment plan that is not always relaxation-based. She passionately advocates for the massage therapy profession by dedicating herself to instructing massage therapy students at institutions throughout Edmonton.
Certified in Infant and Pediatric Massage with a focus on massage therapy for children with special needs, Erin is committed to the communication of the benefits of touch, the importance of consent as well as how touch can help one self-regulate at a time of need or distress. Her kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate nature offers clients a safe place to turn during their healing journey.

Brittney Smith (she/her), RMT, MOT

Brittney graduated from CDI College in November of 2019 with 2450 hours of Massage Therapy training. She always wanted to be a healer and chose Massage Therapy as her career because she wanted to help individuals like herself overcome the obstacles of their chronic pain and rejuvenate their bodies so they can continue to do the things they love without pain holding them back.
Brittney is a treatment-based therapist who enjoys customizing her treatment plans to meet the needs of each of her individual clients—don’t let that discourage you from booking in with her for a Relaxation treatment too! She is well versed in many different massage styles. In February of 2020, she decided to further her education and pursued Manual Osteopathic Therapy (MOT) training. She successfully completed her program in March of 2021 and looks forward to offering this very soon, when she is ready to split her time between both fields. Brittney also offers clients Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatments.
When she is not in the clinic, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and two cats. She enjoys being out in nature, particularly in the mountains, either camping, hiking, or exploring mountain towns.

Jamie Twohearts (he/him), RMT

Jamie graduated from Makami College as a part of their 3000-hour massage therapist program. With a prior 15-year career in construction, Jamie understands the need to care for a working body. He has vast experience with a wide range of clients and professional athletes, which has given him the drive to help improve client body mechanics. Jamie specializes in hot stone therapy, sports massage, deep tissue, PNF stretching, cupping, as well as pre/postnatal treatments. Jamie works closely with all his clients and encourages client participation in treatment plans.

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.

Jennifer Benson (she/her), M.A., Registered Provisional Psychologist

Jen obtained her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta. She creates a safe space where her clients can cultivate self-awareness, develop insights, explore different ways of navigating life challenges, and learn new coping strategies to make positive change.
Jen genuinely cares about her clients, is non-judgemental, relatable, and empathetic. Her counselling style is collaborative, engaging, and feedback orientated. Jen practices from a strength-based, trauma-informed, client-centred approach and utilizes various techniques that best suit her clients’ needs. She has experience working with a wide range of concerns, including trauma, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Jen also provides EMDR therapy, an evidence-based treatment, that is found to be effective for processing trauma and other presenting concerns. Please note: Jen works with clients who are 18+.

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.

Amy Wolgemuth (she/her), Registered Provisional Psychologist

Amy is a Registered Provisional 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 from Yorkville University. Amy’s counselling approach is client-centred, attachment-based, and trauma-informed. In her work with clients of all ages she draws on strategies from numerous therapeutic approaches to help her clients reach their goals, find meaning and purpose in their circumstances, connect to their inner strength and wisdom, and achieve overall wellness.
Amy works with adults, couples, and children ages 4 and up. Amy has experience working with addictions, ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress management, communication and conflict resolution, emotional regulation, grief and loss, health and medical issues, life transitions (including divorce and separation), OCD, parenting, personal development and growth, PTSD and trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem and self-compassion. Amy believes in the strength of a strong therapeutic relationship and brings empathy, authenticity, positivity, and a non-judgmental acceptance to her relationship with clients.

NUTRITION COUNSELLING

Nancy Bisson (she/her) CHNC, B.Pharm

Nancy is a pharmacist certified in Holistic Nutrition.  She graduated, as a pharmacist in 2006 from Laval University in Quebec City.  In 2019, she obtained her Diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (CHNC).  Nancy truly believes that medications can treat diseases and save lives, but that it is through personalized lifestyle interventions and by addressing the root cause of health issues that we can achieve lifelong wellness.
Having experienced thyroid and hormone imbalance herself, Nancy is passionate about thyroid and hormone health.  She has also worked with clients who have a wide range of conditions, including digestive issues, food sensitivities and allergies, low energy levels, stress, and immune system strengthening. Nancy will help you achieve your health goals through personalized dietary, supplementation and lifestyle recommendations. A lifelong learner, she is currently working on becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Laura Harris, RD

Laura graduated from the University of Alberta Nutrition and Food Science Program and completed the Integrative Dietetic Internship in 2016. She has worked alongside allied health teams in primary care, including Park Integrative Health since 2018. As a Registered Dietitian, Laura translates scientific research into practical, client-centred recommendations. She aims to provide clarity on misconceptions around nutrition and simplify eating for her clients.
Laura takes a non-diet, intuitive eating approach to nutrition counselling. She focuses on healing or preserving the relationship with food, honouring hunger and respecting fullness. She recognizes there is more to health than the number on the scale and encourages clients to be kind to themselves and respect their bodies. Laura is dedicated to her clients and passionate about supporting them with their nutrition and integrative health goals.

Ardelle Viau (she/her), Intuitive Eating Coach, 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.