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Dr. Salem Fares

Chiropractor in NE (Calgary)

Joined team: July 18, 2011

Location: Trans Canada

Language: English/Arabic

Services: Chiropractic

Modalities: K-taping

Dr. Salem Fares was born and raised in Calgary, AB. At a young age, Dr. Fares knew that he wanted to help people through the healthcare profession.

After completing his undergraduate studies in human anatomy and physiology, Dr. Fares traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, where he completed his chiropractic degree.

Dr. Fares diagnoses and treats the body’s underlying conditions by creating a personalized treatment plan according to his patient's individual needs. Following the initial phase of care, Dr. Fares educates his patients on the importance of preventative and wellness care. Dr. Fares uses a variety of techniques from traditional manual techniques to low force instrument adjustments.

Dr. Maahrukh Imran

Chiropractor in NE (Calgary)

Joined team: July 24, 2023

Location: Trans Canada

Language: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi

Services: Chiropractic

Modalities: Diversified Adjusting Technique, Mobilizations, Arthrostim, Activator, Soft Tissue Manipulation, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), K Tape, Rehabilitative Exercise

Dr. Imran was raised in Calgary, Alberta, and developed a keen interest in health care at a young age while volunteering as a sports trainer for junior and senior high school athletes, and as a patient experience volunteer with Alberta Health Services. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary, Dr. Imran moved to the United States and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Honors from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.

Although English is her first language, Dr. Imran has gained full fluency in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is passionate about educating the diverse community in her hometown of Calgary about the benefits of conservative care in an effort to enhance whole-person health.

Dr. Imran is keen on addressing the underlying cause of patient symptoms and believes in carrying a wide array of techniques to offer patients the most out of their chiropractic treatments and promote return to a pain-free state.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Imran can be found in the kitchen cooking various cuisines, skimming through fashion blogs, and spending time with her husband and their Rottweiler-Pitbull puppy in the Rocky Mountains.

Merlin Philip

Physiotherapist in NE (Calgary)

Joined team: October 5, 2016

Location: Trans Canada

Languages: English/Hindi/Tamil/Malayalam

Services: Physiotherapy

Modalities: Musculoskeletal, Shoulders, Elbows, Back-MVA and WCB, K-taping

Merlin Susan Philip is originally from Kerala, the southernmost state of India, and came to Canada in 2007 after graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from K. G. College of Physiotherapy, India.

She is currently a Registered Physiotherapist with Physiotherapy Alberta – College + Association since 2015.

Merlin has vast experience, including working as the PT in Charge at a hospital rehabilitation department for nearly 2 years in India. She treated a variety of cases referred to her. Once coming over to Canada, she worked initially as a therapy aide and later as a PT intern at an old age home caring for senior patients until fully licensed.

Since being licensed in 2015, she has worked in a couple of clinical settings providing care for clients, which she continues to do so, especially in Optimum Wellness Centre (Trans Canada).

Merlin keeps upgrading with various advanced techniques in Physiotherapy and is currently certified with Physiotherapy Alberta for administering Dry Needling and is a Certified Manual Therapist. She has also taken courses as well got certified in Peripheral Manipulative Therapy, Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation, Graston Technique M1 Training, and Running Injuries of The Foot. Currently, she is taking various parts in McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and plans to get certified in 2021-2022.

Dinika Mascarenhas

Physiotherapist in NE (Calgary)

Joined team: November 1, 2013

Location: Trans Canada

Language: English, Hindi, Konkani

Services: Physiotherapy

Modalities: Pelvic Floor Training (Prenatal, Postnatal), Pelvic Girdle Pain during Pregnancy, Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health, Labour and Delivery, Infant Feeding, Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehabilitation, TMJ, Concussion Management, Kinesiotaping

Dinika obtained her Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from KLE University of Physiotherapy in 2013. She has worked with Optimum Wellness Centres in their head office while waiting for her credentials approval. She is now working as a Physiotherapist, educating and empowering patients to recover and improve their quality of life. 

Dinika is experienced in musculoskeletal, neuro, pediatrics, women’s health, pelvic health, antenatal, postnatal, dry needling, TMJ, and vestibular rehabilitation. She provides individualized treatment programs involving education, manual therapy, modalities, and therapeutic exercise program. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family, and nature and enjoys traveling.

Anil Chacko George

Physiotherapist in NE (Calgary)

Joined team:

Location: Trans Canada

Language: English/Hindi/Punjabi

Services: Physiotherapy - TMJ/TMD Certified

Modalities: Various Orth conditions, MSK injuries, sprains, strains, MVA, WCB, Fractures, Joint Replacement, Spinal Injuries, Myofascial Pain, Jaw Clicking, Pain when Chewing, Limited Mouth Opening, Jaw Joint Noises, Vertigo/Dizziness, Neck & Shoulder Pain

After completing a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from India, Anil has been practicing in Calgary as a physiotherapist since 2014. He has a total of 15 years of physiotherapy experience in various settings in India, Bahrain, and Calgary. He began his career in a private orthopedic hospital. Here he worked in trauma, joint replacement, and rheumatology units. He has extensive experience in rehabilitating all kinds of fractures, joint replacement, and all spinal conditions.

He also has experience dealing with various orthopedic conditions, and MSK injuries like sprain/strain, MVA, and workplace injuries. He uses joint mobilization and soft tissue mobilization combined with modalities, customized exercise programs, and patient education to help improve recovery. In his spare time, Anil loves to read, travel, and spend time with his family.

Tammy Nguyen

Massage Therapist in NE (Calgary)

Joined team: October 25, 2022

Location: Trans Canada

Language: English, Vietnamese 

Services: Registered Massage Therapist 

Modalities: Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Rapid NFR Upper-Lower, Reflexology, Assisted 

Tammy is a 2200-hour Registered Massage Therapist and an active member of CMMOTA. She recently added Upper/Lower Rapid Neuro Fascial Reset to her list of modalities and has been using this skill to help clients with pain relief. She believes living a balanced lifestyle is the key to maintaining a healthy and productive life and incorporates this into her day-to-day routine.

Elmarie Joyce Canoy

Massage Therapist in NE (Calgary)

Joined team: January 30, 2023

Location: Trans Canada

Language: English, Filipino

Services: Massage Therapy

Modalities: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish, Hydrotherapy, Joint mobilization, Therapeutic, and Relaxation Massage.

Joyce has a thriving interest to help people to reach their health and wellness goals through her work as a Massage Therapist. She is a 2200-hour & 360 hours practicum Registered Massage Therapist at East West College-Calgary and is in good standing with the Certified Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA).

Joyce believes in a holistic and client-focused approach that draws on all of her current modalities including therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, manual lymphatic drainage massage, Swedish massage, hydrotherapy, trigger point massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization massage, and relaxation massage. She is always learning and researching new and emerging modalities and their possible benefits for her patients. 

In her free time, Joyce loves to bond with her husband and kids, watching family-oriented movies and enjoying her favorite foods. 

Stanley Zuidwyk

Certified Pedorthist in (Calgary)

Joined team: June 2021

Location: All Locations

Language: English

Services: Certified Pedorthist

Modalities: Foot and Lower Limb

Stanley has been treating patients in the medical profession for 32 years and started in the custom foot orthotic field 22 years ago. His passion for pedorthics drives his ability to find helpful solutions and share educational information with his patients. He strives to provide the best possible experience in foot care. His patients regularly comment on his thoroughness and attention to detail in his assessments which include an analysis of posture, biomechanical gait movement patterns, and lower extremity musculoskeletal function. Video gait analysis provides the ability to visually show the patient exactly when and where their imbalances occur. He encourages his patients to participate in their own recovery by taking the time to educate them about their medical condition, footwear selection, orthotics, and home rehabilitation programs.

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