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the full circle team brings

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

to keep your health on track

Meet the Team

Welcome to Full Circle in SW Calgary, where our interdisciplinary team works collaboratively with patients and families to promote whole health. We have a team of skilled chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, and more, all dedicated to your wellness.

​Through team consultations, we ensure your care is seamlessly coordinated. From wellness promotion to injury prevention and rehabilitation, we offer services with a holistic approach encompassing your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

Get to know the friendly faces behind your care, each committed to guiding you on the path to long-term health.

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Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2010

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Dr. Bradley Kennedy, DC

Life Chiropractic College West, 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.

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Dr. Ken Abreu, DC

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2010

Ken has training in NUCCA,  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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Dr. Amanda Choong, DC

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2012

Amanda has training in NUCCA and full spine adjusting.  Dr. Choong participated in the Palmer Clinic Abroad program, where she traveled to India with other students to provide chiropractic care.

Amanda is looking forward to hiking in the mountains with her family and dog. 

 

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Joyce Clark, PT,BsCPT,MCPA,CCTT

Univeristy of Alberta, 1983

Joyce has training in biomechanics, gait analysis, cranial-sacral therapy, pain management, visceral manipulation, TMJD, 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.

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Lynn Lederhos, Pt, BScPT

Washington University, USA,
1988

I believe becoming an expert in physiotherapy requires more than becoming an expert in function and mobility. It also requires expertise in communication, collaboration, management, advocating, ongoing learning, and professionalism. Each client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to their care.

Lynn's physiotherapy practice utilizes manual therapy, exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairment, and other modalities.

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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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Angie Hill, 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, TMJD, 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.

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Cindy Gosselin, RMT

Makami College, 2017

Cindy Gosselin is a Registered Massage Therapist with six years experience, she is a holistic therapist with a deep understanding of body mechanics. Cindy’s interest in health and wellness began due to a personal health journey during which she accumulated an abundance of knowledge and experiences with a variety of alternative healing modalities.

Life is too short to not feel good in your body!! ~ Cindy Gosselin 

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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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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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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. 

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Sharan Gautam, PT, MScPT

Univeristy of Alberta, 2023
 

Sharan is a recent physiotherapy graduate from the University of Alberta.

After graduating, Sharan worked with national athletes in Nepal for four months, focusing on rehab and strength and conditioning. Sharan has an interest in managing sports injuries with functional exercises and incorporating rehab into a person’s daily life.

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Angella (Ang)

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. 

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Rebecca

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. 

Integrative Health Services
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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. 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.

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Dr. Amanda Choong, DC

Dr. Amanda Choong obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor. She furthered her education by attending the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic and in 2012 graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Choong participated in the Palmer Clinic Abroad program during her time at Palmer, where she traveled to India with other students in order to provide chiropractic care for a diverse population. 

  

Dr. Choong started her Chiropractic career in Ontario, then ran her own Chiropractic practice in Brandon Manitoba for 8 years before moving to Washington state.  She is now very happy to settling in Calgary.

As an active person in sports Dr. Choong saw the positive effects chiropractic had on injured individuals, such as quicker healing times and an improved quality of life. Knowing this she wanted to be able to help people in the same way and assist them in living healthy, happy lives.

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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.

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, TMJD, 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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Lynn Lederhos, PT, BScPT

Lynn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri USA in 1988. She began practicing physiotherapy in Alberta in 2013. Lynn has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 2013.

 

Lynn's physiotherapy practice utilizes manual therapy, exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairment, and other modalities. Her goal with each patient is to educate them on their condition and causative factors in order to empower them to take an active role in their rehabilitation process. She firmly believes that an active treatment plan is the key to a successful recovery.

 

To improve the quality of her care, Lynn has pursued a wide range of continuing education courses to advance her knowledge and clinical skills in orthopaedics, manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise prescription, postural correction and realignment, the treatment of various musculoskeletal impairments, therapeutic yoga, and persistent pain care.

“Pain self-management should not be the last treatment resort for people in pain. Pain is one of the most common reasons physiotherapists see individuals in the clinic. By truly listening to these individuals, we can learn much about the lived experience of pain. With effective communication, education and a collaborative approach, we can empower them in their recovery from acute and persistent pain conditions.”

 

To maintain her own mind and body wellness, Lynn currently practices and teaches yoga. She is no stranger to competitive sports. She has trained and competed in fitness and long-distance running events, including 2 marathons between 1990-1995. She has been actively practicing various styles of yoga since 1996. She is a wife and mother of 2 children and enjoys participating in outdoor recreation, such as skiing, hiking, golfing, and mountain biking, with her family.

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Sharan Gautam, PT, MScPT

Sharan is a recent physiotherapy graduate from the University of Alberta.

After graduating, Sharan worked with national athletes in Nepal for four months, focusing on rehab and strength and conditioning.

Sharan has an interest in managing sports injuries with functional exercises and incorporating rehab into a person’s daily life. Playing high-level soccer, Sharan himself has gone through an ACL injury and reconstruction, so he understands the balance between activity and rehab, and knows the effect immobilization has on a person’s mental and social wellbeing. Sharan hopes to work with patients to foster a genuine connection to not only tackle a person’s physical symptoms but also to work with them to increase their confidence in their own movement and return them to daily life and the activities they love, pain-free.

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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.

BOOKS

“Universal Stretches”, “Spiritual Stretches”,

“The Joy of Being”

Now available as eBooks for your iPad, or Kindle. www.bbotw.com or www.amazon.ca

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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. 

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Cindy Gosselin, RMT

Cindy Gosselin is a Registered Massage Therapist with six years experience, she is a holistic therapist with a deep understanding of body mechanics. Cindy’s interest in health and wellness began due to a personal health journey during which she accumulated an abundance of knowledge and experiences with a variety of alternative healing modalities.  

She is a results driven therapist that uses deep tissue and myofascial cupping techniques to release muscle tension. She recognizes common muscle imbalances caused by improperly healed injuries, habitual postures, sedentary lifestyles, and repetitive motions that contribute to clients aches and pains. 

Cindy encourages body awareness; a daily range of movement routine intended to reduce physical discomfort and counteract range of motion restrictions. She strives to support individuals to increase range of motion, feel better in their body and to achieve optimal mobility as quickly as possible.  

She was nominated and served as the Vice President for one year in her BNI Chapter in 2019 and was nominated for Business from the Heart’s Up and Comer award in 2021 & 2022 as well as People’s Choice Award – Canada in 2022. She also had a story from her healing journey published in a compilation series called “Heal – Volume 4” published in 2022. 

Favourite saying – Knowing is half the battle – GI Joe 

Cindy is always learning about all thing’s wellness, nutrition, spiritual and personal development. Her downtime activities include traveling, enjoying a variety of music, spending time with friends/family and Ginger the cat, cooking and sometimes baking. 

Website: www.choosewellnessyyc.com

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