Steve has been the full time chiropractor at Richmond Chiropractic and Wellness for almost two decades. His educational journey began at the University of Alberta, and included thousands of hours of study in Los Angeles, Sri Lanka, and finally Toronto, where he graduated with clinical honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Further training in Active Release Techniques (ART), Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique(AMCT), nutrition, pediatrics, and rehabilitation continue on a yearly basis and are key components to his patient focussed care.
Through years of hockey, volleyball, running, mountain biking, Steve has personally benefited from a team approach to overcoming injury and has found it to be the quickest and most effective way to return to optimum health and performance. Empowering patients with key exercise and diet recommendations plays a critical role in his care.
Beyond patient care, Steve has a long ongoing relationship with the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, and now more recently with Inn From The Cold. His volunteer time also extends to youth athletics, where he has been active in coaching soccer, hockey, and most recently community basketball.
Kim came to discover her calling to the healing arts through her caring and artistic nature along with a background in Western sciences and athletics. She graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley on a volleyball scholarship with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Kinesiology. The holistic philosophy of health care embedded in the ancient roots of Traditional Chinese Medicine resonated with Kim for the next step on her educational and career path.
The combination of a DTCM and Kinesiology degree with an history in competitive athletics has given Kim a solid knowledge base in human movement and sports recovery medicine. Being certified in orthopaedic acupuncture and completing an internship in China has added to her repertoire of tools and experience to further help her patients stay active, happy, and healthy. In understanding that the body systems function together as a whole, Kim has dedicated her professional life to sharing her skills and knowledge to treat each patient with individualized and complete care.
In her free time, Kim is an avid artist, enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, practicing yoga, exploring the world, and loving all things furry and friendly!
Jacqueline Smith graduated from Foothills College of Massage Therapy’s 2200 hour program in 2005 and has since been a member of good standing of NHPC. She worked full time in the industry for 14 years before having her daughter, and is now excited and ready to make the leap back into the chiropractic clinic setting.
Jacqueline tailors her massage based on the individual client’s needs. She is an expert in finding the balance between therapeutic, deep tissue and relaxation methods. Trigger points and myofascial release are neuromuscular techniques that she regularly uses. She believes the body works as a whole, when one area is compromised, the whole unit is compromised. With this wholistic approach, she works to find the true source of the problem.
Over the years Jacqueline has successfully treated both acute and chronic conditions. Her goal is not only to relieve symptoms, but also bring the body back to its optimal condition. Jacqueline truly believes that over time, a successful treatment plan should result in her clients only requiring regular maintenance massages.
When Jacqueline is not chasing her toddler around she loves to hike, snow shoe, and spend as much time as she can outside and in the mountains. Reading and listening to music with a cup of tea is her favorite way to unwind the day.
"My love of the human body and anatomy, paired with years of developing hands-on skills, and my own personal challenges and experiences have lead to an insatiable desire to continuously learn and understand the function and care of our bodies. The role that mental and emotional wellness plays within the mind-body connection fascinates me. I wish to cultivate my abilities to support those on their own journey toward better health and enjoyment of both mental and physical being."
Natalie has been an active massage therapist in Calgary for the past decade. Accredited with 2200 hours of training in Alberta, Natalie specializes in treatment and management of a variety of physical injuries, both acute and chronic, and conditions such as joint and connective tissue disorders, including TMJ dysfunction and headache. Her 'relaxapeutic' style also allows her to focus on addressing stress reduction and relaxation from a therapeutic scope. She practices with a compassionate intention to help clients recover from injury and dis-ease, maintain muscle tone and good health, and achieve balance between physical manifestations of stress and tension with emotional awareness and well-being. Client direction and feedback is encouraged to customize and maximize benefits of your treatment.
When not enjoying her work or being on the yoga mat, you can find Natalie 'forest bathing' in the mountains with friends, paddling down an Alberta river with her husband or cycle touring happily alone on quiet roads.
Dorothy England studied linguistics in college, and now she is nurturing a growing interest in holistic health and healthy living more generally. Yoga is a particular passion—especially hot yoga. Dorothy is an avid gardener, and she likes to make the most of our short growing season by gardening and otherwise spending time outdoors whenever possible. In addition to cooking and reading, Dorothy enjoys sharing time with family and friends.
Sue brings extensive business experience to our team, as she has excelled in a wide variety of leadership, management and administrative roles in her 20+ years as a small business owner. More recently, she has dedicated herself to a career in health and wellness, involving herself in the support and counselling for general wellness and nutrition before joining our team. Sue's enthusiasm for chiropractic and other forms of alternative health care is easily recognized in her positive outlook and strong desire to help others rediscover wellness.