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the full circle team brings

EXPERIENCE + SKILLS

to keep your health on track.

Meet the Team

Our interdisciplinary team works collaboratively with patients and families

to promote whole health.

We offer team consultations to ensure that your care is coordinated.

Our care includes wellness promotion, injury prevention, & rehabilitation.

We integrate a whole person approach to physical, emotional, mental

and spiritual well-being.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2010

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2010

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Dr. Bradley Kennedy, DC

Life Chiropractic College West, USA, 2002

Bradley has training in NUCCA, Applied Kinesiology, lomilomi (Kumu Francine Dudoit) and massage therapy (Mount Royal University, 1993). 

 

He believes in promoting health for all ages and abilities. Bradley has years of experience in triathlon, including 3 Ironman competitions. He stays healthy by cooking, running, cycling, and spending time in the mountains with his family.

Dr. Ken Abreu, DC

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2010

Ken specializes in NUCCA technique with additional expertise with a kinesiology degree and radiology technology experience.

 

Ken leads an active life with his young family. He stays healthy hiking, golfing, snowboarding, and playing hockey.

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Joyce Clark, PT, BsCPT, MCPA, CCTT

University of Alberta, 1983

Joyce has training in biomechanics, gait analysis, cranial-sacral therapy, pain management, visceral manipulation, TMJ, and meditation & breathing techniques.

 

She has international experience teaching biomechanics, burn, wound and amputee care with physiotherapy students in Bhutan. Joyce stays healthy by hiking, traveling, skiing, and meditating with her family.

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Ursula Paikos, PT, BScPT

Curtin University, Perth Australia

Ursula is a compassionate physiotherapist with a hands-on approach to treatment and rehabilitation.  As an active person, she understands the impact that immobility and injury can have on a person’s physical and emotional well-being. 

 

She finds great satisfaction in helping clients achieve their personal goals and improve their quality of life. Ursula uses manual mobilization and soft tissue techniques including Graston technique, Dry Needling, and the Neurac Redcord suspension system.

Carolyn Lindsay, PT, BScPT

McMaster University

Carolyn has more than 20 years experience and skills as a physiotherapist. She combines manual therapy with other therapeutic modalities including dry needling (IMS), acupuncture and individual exercises to reduce pain, restore physical function and improve quality of life.

Although Carolyn has treated people with a wide range of injuries and problems, she has a special interest in treating people with TMJ (temporomandibular) disorder, head/neck aches and people with more complex problems.

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Malyne Sean, Interim PT, MScPT

HELB, Brussels, Belgium, 2009

Malyne is a physiotherapist graduate from Belgium. She successfully transferred her physiotherapy degree to Canada and is in the process of becoming fully registered in Calgary.

 

Malyne’s clinical interests are in manual therapy, sport injuries, neurological rehabilitation and geriatrics. She is planning to get her IMS certification this upcoming year.

 

Malyne is fluent in both English and French. 

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Angie Hillm RMT

Foothills College of Massage Therapy, 2004

Angie has massage training in prenatal, cranial-sacral, hot stone, and raindrop therapy; she integrates training in visceral manipulation, TMJ, reflexology, myofascial release, and lomilomi (Kumu Francine Dudoit). 

 

Angie has become certified as a Bowen Therapist and continues to learn more about this therapy. Angie keeps healthy by painting, camping, and hiking with her family.

Karen Barker, RMT

Northern Institute of Massage, 1990

Karen, a remedial massage therapist, has done post graduate work since 1991 with renowned French osteopath, Dr. Jean Pierre Barral.  She is now a teaching assistant for the Barral Institute.  Her knowledge of cranial-sacral, neural, vascular and visceral systems enhances physical and mental equilibrium. What makes her heart sing is cooking, the sunshine, Qi Gong, finding beauty in adversity and strength in quietness.

 

We invite you to visit www.karenbarker.ca and experience her guided meditation series; “The Healing Within”, health blog; “Inspiring Health in the Human Spirit” and other projects.

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Geoffrey Jemmott, RMT

Mount Royal University, 1996

Geoffrey has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 25 years and incorporates a wide range of skills to his practice. Along with deep tissue, relaxation and Thai massage, he also blends his studies of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, CranioSacral Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching and Soft Tissue Release into his sessions. He also has a table specifically designed to meet the needs of pregnant women.

Geoffrey enjoys designing programs which are tailored to the needs of his clients and emphasizes wellness based care. His goal is to assist others, to use his skills to relieve pain and stress and to help people help themselves. 

 

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Heide

Front Desk

Heide has enjoyed being the front desk lead for over 6 years, bringing her personality and skills to us from her management positions held in retail and volunteer positions.

Heide loves being a grandma to four grandchildren and mom to her adult kids. She partakes in every opportunity to join them in play, leisure and learning, indoors and out. 

Heide loves to paint, create, craft, and enjoys being with her two dogs whether it's in the house, backyard or out for a walk.

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Front Desk

Amber is a caring and passionate member of our team. She has many years of experience making her extremely knowledgeable. 

Amber is a loving Aunt and is an animal lover to all types of pets and creatures. Currently, she has two cats and a ball python in her care. 

Amber is an experienced sewer and, for enjoyment, has created some beautiful quilts and other projects.

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Virginia

Front Desk

Our front desk team has years of experience in various innovative workplaces and health care settings. They bring their combined creativity, compassion and organizational skills in their role to care for our patients and families. 

Amber

 

Dr. Bradley Kennedy, DC

Background

I just wish I had known then what I know now. I experienced a decade of unnecessary chronic pain, from an injury that happened slowly over time, doing my favorite activity: competitive swimming.

I started swimming seriously when I was 11 years old. Throughout my teens, I competed all over North America. However, swimming also left me with a severe shoulder injury. As a determined teen, I kept swimming, went to physiotherapy daily, had conventional chiropractic treatment, and routine cortisone injections. All these interventions were directed at treating my symptoms, but no one was able to correct my underlying problem. By age 18, my pain and physical limitations were so severe that I had to stop competing.

This ultimately guided my first career as a Registered Massage Therapist. I worked in a NUCCA chiropractic clinic, and one of the doctors offered to assess my chronic shoulder injury. At first, I was skeptical, but when he explained the mechanics of this technique, it made perfect sense. I had regular NUCCA adjustments, and within 6 weeks, I was pain free. Moreover, I was so inspired and convinced from this personal experience, that I decided to pursue NUCCA chiropractic as my career.

Education

I became a Registered Massage Therapist in 1993, pursued undergraduate studies in natural science, and then graduated in 2002 from Life Chiropractic College West in California. I chose this school because I was impressed with the knowledgeable chiropractors teaching the program, and the emphasis on applying my learning to clinical care.

 

I am trained in the NUCCA adjusting procedures, and have post-graduate training in Applied Kinesiology.  I am honoured to be haumana (student) of my Kumu (teacher) Lomilomi, Elder Francine Dudoit Tagupa, Director Traditional Hawaiian Healing, Waikiki Health Center. Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice integrating spiritual health, bodywork and energy flow. Lomilomi is practiced with the spirit of aloha (love) and care of life force (mana) to restore balance (pono).

Fitness

Some activities that help me stay healthy include yoga, swimming, road biking and getting out on the motorcycle on a sunny day. I am able to maintain my fitness with regular NUCCA care, physiotherapy and massage. Now that I can swim again, I have completed several triathlons, including 3 Ironman and many half ironman races. My wife Andrea and I like to hike, kayak and snowshoe together. She is a nursing professor at Mount Royal University. We have 2 grown children, one in Calgary and the other up in the Yukon. We have a very goofy and energetic Weimaraner who never lets us be bored.

Integrative Health Services
Meditation

Joyce Clark

As a physiotherapist, Joyce recognizes the benefits of integrating meditation to create and sustain an overall healthy way of being. She integrates meditation to her everyday life at home with family, and has enjoyed attending many meditation retreats with her husband and 3 sons. For more than 20 years, Joyce has regularly completed international training in various meditation techniques, including mindfulness.

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Dr. Ken Abreu, DC

Dr. Ken Abreu practices the NUCCA technique and combines treatment with the Palmer Package system of full spine chiropractic including extremity adjusting, along with unique hybrid of soft tissue muscle release.

The body is created to function at 100% capacity all the time.

 

Through the chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Abreu corrects for the restoration of proper body function, easing health issues that may have arisen through misalignment in the spine.

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After a low back injury, Ken found it difficult to bend forward. For a 20 year old athlete, it isn’t normal to struggle with simply putting on socks.

Dr. Abreu’s experience of three years dealing with a back injury brought him to a point of feeling trapped in his own body.

 

His ability to move and take care of himself had been compromised and he knew he had to find some sort of solution.

In asking this question, his career and life path was changed. Chiropractic was and still is his answer.

www.chiropracticcalgary.ca

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Joyce Clark, PT, BScPT, 

Joyce is a physiotherapist with additional training in joint mobilization, biomechanics, gait analysis, cranial-sacral therapy, pain management, visceral manipulation, TMJ, fascial release, trigger point therapy, and meditation and breathing techniques. She is a member of the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta.

A life altering four months in Bhutan gave Joyce international experience in her physiotherapy career through teaching students biomechanics, burn, wound, anatomy, and amputee care.

A wealth of knowledge, Joyce has taken many courses on the human body and its multitudes of diversities. These courses include a one and a half year long course in pain management at the University of Alberta as well as regular international training in various meditation techniques. 

Throughout the year, Joyce holds seminars and meetings to share her knowledge on these topics.

The Physiotherapist’s Goal…

To teach patients how to stay well, avoid future injury and achieve the best quality of life they can

 

www.joyceclarkphysiotherapy.com

 
 
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Ursula Paikos, PT, BScPT

Ursula is a compassionate physiotherapist with a hands-on approach to treatment and rehabilitation. 

 

As an active person, she understands the impact that immobility and injury can have on a person’s physical and emotional well-being.  She finds great satisfaction in helping clients achieve their personal goals and improve their quality of life.

Ursula earned her Bachelor of Science at St. Francis Xavier University before attending Curtin University in Perth, Australia.  She has been practicing physiotherapy for over 19 years and has extensive experience treating patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Ursula uses manual mobilization and soft tissue techniques including Graston technique as well as Dry Needling to restore functional movement patterns.

In 2014, Ursula incorporated the Neurac Redcord suspension system into her practice. Redcord has been a valuable assessment and rehabilitation tool for Ursula—as a Neurac practitioner, she can evaluate patients thoroughly and isolate areas of weakness that are key to treatment and prevention of injury.

Outside of life as a physiotherapist, Ursula is the busy mom of three very active children.  She enjoys golfing, skiing, tennis, yoga, fitness, and walks with her energetic white lab.

 
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Carolyn Lindsay, PT, BScPT

Carolyn has more than 20 years experience and skills as a physiotherapist.  She combines manual therapy with other therapeutic modalities including dry needling (IMS), acupuncture and individual exercises to reduce pain, restore physical function and improve quality of life.

 

Although Carolyn has treated people with a wide range of injuries and problems, she has a special interest in treating people with TMJ (temporomandibular) disorder, head/neck aches and people with more complex problems.

Carolyn educates and empowers her clients with the knowledge and skills needed to be an active participant in their own recovery and to prevent re-injury.

She has degrees in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.

 
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Malyne Sean, PT, MScPT

Malyne is a physiotherapist graduate from Belgium. After her master’s in physiotherapy, she worked as a self-employed physiotherapist in institutions such as hospitals, private clinics, and private/home care, and has worked on patients of all ages.

 

She has also had the opportunity to travel and practice physiotherapy in multiple countries including Belgium, France, and French Guyana. She successfully transferred her physiotherapy degree to Canada and is in the process of becoming fully registered in Calgary.

 

Malyne chose to become a physiotherapist because she is passionate about biomechanics and the function of the human body. She is determined to build the right treatment for each and every patient.

Malyne’s clinical interests are in manual therapy, sport injuries, neurological rehabilitation and geriatrics.

She is planning on getting her IMS certification this upcoming year. Her qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles 2007.

  • Master’s of Physiotherapy, Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles,2009.

  • Certification in manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the dorsal-lumbosacral spine. S.E.R.K Belgium,2013.

  • Certification in geriatric, intergenerational project. Homes Sweet Mômes ASBL Belgium, 2014

Aside from work, Malyne enjoys doing Crossfit, hikes and walking with her 110lbs great dane, and spending time with her family and friends.

 
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Angie Hill, RMT

Angie has massage training in therapeutic & relaxation, prenatal, cranial-sacral, hot stone, lymphatic drainage, and raindrop therapy.

 

Angie received her certification in Bowen Therapy and continues to learn more about this wonderful healing therapy. Her therapy integrates visceral manipulation, TMJ, reflexology, and myofascial release.

 

Angie has completed a 2200 hour training equivalent – all insurance companies will cover her treatments.  Angie is honoured to be haumana (student) of Kumu (teacher) Lomilomi, Elder Francine Dudoit Tagupa, Director Traditional Hawaiian Healing, Waikiki Health Center. Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice integrating spiritual health, bodywork and energy flow.

Angie is a gentle, intuitive soul with a love for helping people to heal and feel their very best. She is constantly adding tools to her therapy toolbox, developing and expanding her massage therapy skills and knowledge for her patients.

 

Her calming energy is a wonderful addition to her massage treatments.

 

Also an avid painter, Angie’s beautiful artwork graces the walls of Full Circle.

For more information about Angie, please visit: www.angiehillart.com / www.angiehillmassage.com

 
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Karen Barker, RMT

My Life’s Passion and recurring theme is one of “Transformation”. I love to help transform adversity, be it physical, emotional or mental into an opportunity of freedom, joy and beauty. I will guide you to inspire health in your human spirit. Empower truth so you can live in integrity aligned with Divine Self. It is my daily practice to follow what makes my Heart Sing! Join me… Believe in the Magic and Live Your Brilliance!

My personal experience of chronic pain in varying degrees throughout my lifetime has brought me to the work I do today. Born with necrotic femoral arteries my hip joint was compromised in its development which caused severe osteoarthritis at the young age of 14. It took perseverance and strength of will to find a surgeon who would operate on a 36 year old woman. By this age, I was crippled.

In 1996, I was gifted with two hip replacements. Pain free for the first time in my lifetime I was facing a new learning curve.  I had to teach myself how to walk properly and retrain my mind to accept this new reality. In 2013, with 9 complicated hip surgeries behind me I felt that this chapter of my life is completed.

Professional History

In 1990, Graduate in Advanced Remedial Massage Therapy from the Northern Institute of Massage.

 

In 1991, I integrated the work of Dr. John Upledger’s, Craniosacral therapy.  I was inspired by the work and research of Dr. Jean Pierre Barral of the Barral Institute, who initiated and created the Visceral Manipulation. These two men are explorers in the osteopathic world. I invite you to read about these manual therapies in the articles: What is Visceral Manipulation? What is CranialSacral therapy? Under Integrated Therapies.

 

From 1995-98 I studied Chinese Traditional Medicine with Dr. Yu Jing Qiu, from Beijing.

I completed Level two Qi Gong with Dr. Stephen Aung.  I hosted a Chi Gong practice group in Canmore from 2000-2011.

 

I have discovered that the breath and its physical dynamic within the body serves a profound purpose not only for our need of oxygen but from an internal perspective regarding all internal functions, the movement of fluids. I encourage breathing techniques with my clients so that they are empowered to focus on their healing journey with this simple tool which yields profound results.

 
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Geoffrey Jemmott, RMT

Geoffrey has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 25 years and incorporates a wide range of skills to his practice. Along with deep tissue, relaxation and Thai massage, he also blends his studies of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, CranioSacral Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching and Soft Tissue Release into his sessions.

 

He also has a table specifically designed to meet the needs of pregnant women.

Geoffrey enjoys designing programs which are tailored to the needs of his clients and emphasizes wellness based care. His goal is to assist others, to use his skills to relieve pain and stress and to help people help themselves. 

Traditional Thai Massage

Also known as Nuad bo-Rarn in Thailand, Thai massage is a combination of a stretching and energy line massage with acupressure. Some people call it “lazy man’s yoga.”

There are various styles of Thai massage, but the style that I practice is the Northern style. It is a slower rhythmic pace with lots of stretching. Each Thai massage treatment is based on the client’s sensitivity and flexibility. Thai massage is traditionally practiced on a mat on the floor with the client comfortably clothed.

 

Thai massage is a treatment for anyone who wants to be completely relaxed, stretched and energized. The stretching, palming and thumb pressing characteristic of Thai massage leaves clients feeling amazing for a long time afterward.