Ramanujam Balakrishnan, Physiotherapist and Co-Owner B.Sc PT, MSc(PsY), FDN
Medicine Hat, AB
Ram comes with over 10+ years of experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries and has developed additional interests towards treating sports and occupational injuries. He is highly committed to provide physical therapy service to clients with his vast experience working in private orthopaedic settings.
Ram gained skills his in functional dry needling helping restore muscle function, mobilization, and soft tissue release techniques. He provides tailored individual exercise prescriptions for return to functional activities to achieve successful rehabilitation.
His strong passion towards listening to client issues with a caring attitude, helps him devise appropriate treatment plans and rehabilitation for quick recovery.
Ram enjoys spending time with family, travel, dance and music.
Sierra Scholten, Massage Therapist
Medicine Hat, AB
In September 2019, Sierra started her massage therapy training at Southern Alberta Institute of Massage. We are excited to announce that she graduated with honors and is now a Registered Massage Therapist, meaning that her services are eligible under extended health benefits.
In 2014 she moved to Alberta from Nova Scotia to attend Olds College and graduated in 2016 with a diploma in Equine Science. She continued her education at HJW Equine Studies, completing her certification as an Equine Therapist. While working in the equine therapy industry for a few years, Sierra encountered many similarities between horse imbalances and their rider imbalances and wants to be able to help them both.
Sierra’s passion is helping her clients achieve their goals and takes great pride in continuing her education to provide the most relevant skills.
Kristyna Chant, Registered Massage Therapist
Kristyna graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Massage in December 2020 and received her 2200 HR Diploma in Massage Therapy. She also offers Therapeutic, Relaxation, Pregnancy, TMJ and Deep Tissue treatments with direct billing available.
Kristyna is eager to get her clients back to moving freely and feeling better than before. She is motivated to keep learning every day to help achieve this goal.
Colleen Davidson, Physiotherapist
Colleen Davidson has been a physiotherapist in the Brooks area since 1988. She has worked in Home Care, Active care at the hospital and long-term care and most recently owned and operated Integrated Physiotherapy Inc.
Colleen has completed postgraduate courses in orthopedics, acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitation and Integrated Systems Model.
While orthopedics is near and dear to Colleens heart, she also finds acupuncture very effective and successful for her clients.
Colleen lives in the Brooks area with her husband and enjoys her time with her two grandchildren. She loves her garden and most outdoor activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing and golfing.
Umang Trivedi, Physiotherapist
Umang Trivedi received his license as a Clinical Physiotherapist in 2010 from Srinivas College of Physiotherapy and Research center in India. He has also been certified by Humber College as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2014.
Umang has a special interest in orthopedic conditions such as spinal, shoulder, hip and knee pathologies and as well as conditions of chronic pain management. He thrives on freeing people from pain and discomfort in the shortest time frame possible. Umang is expertly placed to advise on returning to full fitness and preventing injury. Along with his musculoskeletal experience in the general population, he also has excellent therapeutic experience in geriatrics and pediatrics.
Umang’s current professional role includes:
- Joint mobilization
- Management of posture-related conditions
- Soft tissue/trigger point release
- High quality home exercises to supplement treatment
- Base level through to elite level sports/orthopedic rehabilitation
- Biomechanical assessment
Johanne Thibeault, Massage Therapist
For years, Johanne genuinly wanted to help family and friends to relax, ease muscular pain, and alleviate stress with massage. Little did she know then, that someday she would return to post-secondary studies to become a massage therapist! And that this would be the beginning of a truly fulfilling and most rewarding path...
Johanne began her education in massage therapy through Alberta Massage Training at the Lloydminster campus in September of 2012. Then in January of 2013, started her practicum at a local Spa in Cold Lake north, then consequently, three months later, became certified as a full body relaxation massage therapist, soon offering my services at a second location seeing clients up to seven days/week for a full year, while continuing with her studies and gradually incorporating the therapeutic element.
In June of 2014, she finally became a registered massage therapist. The funny thing is that prior to completing her two year diploma program, Johanne had never experienced a massage herself!
Johanne's creative approach has helped many return to a more balanced life, as per many testimonies...
As a dedicated practitioner, she offers the services of relaxation, therapeutic and pregnancy massages as well as other modalities such as professional cupping therapies, jade stones, and foot reflexology.
Massage Therapy diploma ~ 2200 hours Sept 2012 - July 2014
Alberta Massage Training, Lloydminster Alberta campus
~ Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, intra-oral massage, orthopedic assessment
RMTA - Remedial Massage Therapists Associstion - Alberta
~ registered as a full member since 2014
~ CPR and First Aid, Level C Certification (Current)
~ Jade Stone Therapy Certification - June 2015
~ Aroma Detox Massage Certification - August 2014
~ Reset for TMJ Certification - April 2014 (Rafferty energy system if easing the temporomandibular joint)
~ Professional Cupping Therapies Certification - April 2014
~ Onsen Therapy vol. 1 Certification - October 2013 (Treatment of pain: Structural assessment and correction of lower body)
~ Foot Reflexology certification - Aug 2013