Dr. Ashlyn Demmers grew up in Calgary, Alberta and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science at the University of Calgary. She then continued on to earn her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Her love of chiropractic began at a young age, when she was seeking preventative and rehabilitation care for several injuries from her competitive dance career. Throughout her education, Dr. Demmers gained a passion for functional health care that not only treats dysfunction and injuries of the body, but also maintains improved biomechanics through functional fitness to prevent further injury.
Dr. Demmers is an evidence-based practitioner who utilizes diversified technique, cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and muscle activation techniques to create well rounded care plans for all injuries and dysfunctions.
Outside of the office, Dr. Demmers enjoys dancing, world travel, and exploring new hiking trails with her puppy!
Dr. Ashlyn Demmers grew up in Calgary, Alberta and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sc...
Ken has been a registered physiotherapist in Calgary for the past 10+ years. He completed his undergrad degree at the University of Lethbridge and Kansas University. For his physiotherapy degree, he went to the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy.
He has gone on to complete post-secondary training, including Graston and Functional Dry Needling (IMS). He has also completed his competency in Spinal Manipulative Therapy.
His activities and interests revolve around sports and activity. Prior to finishing post- secondary, he played Div I college baseball and subsequently was drafted by the Seattle Mariners of the MLB. He quit school for about 4 years to ‘chase the dream’, but when he didn’t make it, he made the hard decision to focus on education and pursue a career in physiotherapy. He is happy he made that decision as physiotherapy has been an extremely rewarding career. He still plays baseball in a league here in Calgary (FMBA) and will continue to do so until his arm falls off. He also plays golf as much as he can and plans to join the PGA tour in 2053.
He has treated children as young as 4 and adults as old as 93! He particularly enjoys interacting with patients and helping them achieve their goals. “There is no greater feeling in this profession than connecting with a patient and watching them achieve a complete transformation from dysfunction to optimal health.”
Ken has been a registered physiotherapist in Calgary for the past 10+ years. He completed his und...
Dr. Kangarloo was born and raised in Calgary and attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She later received her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation she received her certification to perform Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Dr. Kangarloo has been practicing in Calgary since 2012 and also currently works at the University of Calgary Wellness Centre.
As a fellow outdoor enthusiast, you can find her cycling on the many city pathways, hiking or cross country skiing in the Rocky Mountains or in the pool swimming with her synchronized swimming team.
Dr. Kangarloo was born and raised in Calgary and attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton w...
Originally from Vancouver BC, Dr. Alim Kara received his Bachelors of Science degree (with distinction) in Biology from the University of Victoria and then received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) with both cum laude and clinical honors. He also received a certification to perform Biomedical Acupuncture with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) foundation from CMCC. Dr. Kara has been an established chiropractor in NW Calgary since 2010, currently providing care at the University of Calgary Wellness Centre as well as his private practice. Having already published two awarded research articles on inter-professional collaboration in healthcare as well as volunteering on the Canadian Chiropractic Examination Board (CCEB), Dr. Kara has a keen interest in evolving and contributing to the chiropractic profession at large. In his spare time, Dr. Kara enjoys hiking with his wife and dog, playing flag football and outdoor soccer and spending time exploring Calgary’s amazing outdoors and restaurant scene.
Originally from Vancouver BC, Dr. Alim Kara received his Bachelors of Science degree (with distin...
Rihana Middleton is a born-and-raised Calgarian and a graduate of Mount Royal University’s 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma program. After a 10-year career in telecommunications, Rihana decided to make the switch to healthcare and found manual therapy to be a natural fit. Rihana is focused on continually learning new techniques to reduce pain and increase range of motion in her treatments. She has experience in working with sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents and repetitive strains. Using a combination of general Swedish and deep tissue techniques, Rihana is always looking for fascial restrictions or trigger points to work on.
Rihana is certified in dynamic cupping and has taken additional courses to help relieve headaches and jaw pain associated with TMJD. Recently Rihana completed a 21-hour pre/post-natal massage certification course to enhance her techniques for pregnant clients. Using analytical skills from her telecommunications background, Rihana performs thorough interviews and assessments with each client to understand their current concerns and goals for treatment. Whether you are looking for relaxation or therapeutic massage, Rihana is dedicated to working collaboratively to build tailored treatment and home-care plans that will help you achieve your goals.
Rihana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. Outside of work and school, Rihana likes to explore the city on foot or with her bike, typically stopping to eat at any opportunity she gets.
Rihana Middleton is a born-and-raised Calgarian and a graduate of Mount Royal University’s 2200-h...
Bridget Pyke completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology with Honours at the University of Calgary. She then went on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Western Ontario. Bridget has diverse clinical experience and has practiced physiotherapy in pediatric settings, backstage at the Alberta Ballet, and at an outpatient clinic in Perth, Australia.
Bridget has completed courses in chronic pain, dance injury, manual therapy, biomedical dry needling and sport physiotherapy. Bridget has started working towards her diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She also has a strong interest in running injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance, which stems from her experience as a varsity cross-country and track and field athlete.
Bridget takes a one-on-one approach to patient care. She believes that spending time with patients is critical in order to make an accurate diagnosis and provides patients with an understanding of their condition. Bridget creates individualized treatment plans that are specific to each patient and his or her goals, at any stage of injury and physical function.
Bridget is a strong believer that knowledge is power. Her educational articles have been published in magazines such as IMPACT and Canadian Running.
Bridget Pyke completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology with Honours at th...
Born and raised in Airdrie Alberta, Brontë Rozak is a Registered massage therapist, and graduate from Mount Royal University in the 2200hr Diploma program. She provides a deep tissue and relaxation massages using various techniques and approaches, such as trigger point release, myofascial release, cupping and more.
Brontë’s goal is to help speed up the recovery from her patients’ injuries by providing the highest level of massage and therapeutic rehabilitation and lifestyle advice to suit her patients’ best! Also, she aims to improve the quality of life for her patients so they can live healthy and optimal lives without any pain or restrictions. Providing stretching and strengthening techniques to help achieve these goals is what helps Brontë provide her patients with the best care.
Brontë loves to stay active by spending time outdoors running, hiking and biking. She also enjoys participating in spin and pump classes.
Born and raised in Airdrie Alberta, Brontë Rozak is a Registered massage therapist, and graduate ...
Dr. Vetter has returned from maternity leave and will be expanding hours in the next couple months
Dr. Shaina Vetter was born and raised in Alberta and attended the University of Calgary where she received her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. She later received
her Masters of Science in Sports Medicine as well as her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree with summa cum laude from the University of Western States in Portland,
Oregon. During her final year, she received her Functional Integrated Acupuncture Certification from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Vetter is excited to build her practice here in Calgary and bring her extensive sport knowledge to the patients of CCST. Growing up, she was a competitive gymnast for 12 years and went on to coach the sport for another decade. Before attending school at UWS, she competed at three world cheerleading championships
as well as two local fitness competitions. These experiences have lead to her passion in Chiropractic with helping patients achieve their optimal movement and performance. Dr. Vetter utilizes manual adjusting, active release technique, functional acupuncture, rehab and strength exercises as well as many soft tissue techniques to give her patients the best possible care.
Dr. Vetter is always doing some sort of exercise, whether cycling in a spin studio, taking a local barre class or strength training in the gym. In her free time, Dr. Vetter outdoor adventures with her husband and bernese mountain dog as well as reading a good book.
Dr. Vetter has returned from maternity leave and will be expanding hours in the next couple month...
From a small town in Saskatchewan, Mavis Wahl-LeBlanc moved to Calgary to attend the University of Calgary (U of C) and received her degree in Biology and Sociology. Following her undergraduate degree, Mavis enrolled in Mount Royal University and graduated with honours in both the Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy programs.
Mavis started working with junior hockey as a trainer, and expanded into working with high performance athletes over the years. She has worked with Canada’s National Team’s throughout her career which includes 4 Olympic Games, a Paralympics and multiple World Cups and Championships. The main sports she has worked with include the National Women’s Hockey team, Swim Canada, Para Nordic, Para Cycling, Luge Canada and former team Lead with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team.
Mavis is one of a few Certified Sport Massage Therapist in Canada, and is a full member in good standing and former Executive Committee member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA).
In addition to working at CCST, Mavis continues to practice at the U of C Student Union Wellness Centre as the Lead RMT and the Canadian Sport Institute.
With extra skills including Cranio-Sacral, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Russian Massage. Mavis takes the full body approach to caring and treating each patient.
From a small town in Saskatchewan, Mavis Wahl-LeBlanc moved to Calgary to attend the University o...