Our Team

A Team Committed To Whole Health

Each member of the team at The Clinic YYC is highly skilled in their own areas of specialization. Our team works collaboratively to build a personalized and comprehensive wellness strategy for each client. Our team approach allows us to integrate several treatment modalities to relieve pain and restore optimal function so your well-being is fostered by the health of your body, mind, and spirit. Meet the passionate and knowledgeable team of The Clinic YYC.

Dr. Sheena Walli

Dr. Sheena Walli

Dr. Sheena Walli

Chiropractic Doctor, Acupuncture Provider (IMS provider and ART certified) & Clinic Director

Dr. Walli is a Clinic Director at The Clinic YYC. Her vision behind “The Clinic YYC” is to create an environment where people can “ACTIVATE THEIR OWN HEALTH”. Her goals are simple, to provide high-quality, evidence-based and patient-centered care. She wants to give her patients adequate resources to facilitate and achieve wellness so they can seize their potential. Dr. Walli’s academic journey began at the University of Calgary where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2006. After providing rehabilitation care and treatment to people with brain injuries, stroke and cognitive dysfunction for over a year, she decided to move to Toronto to further her education and passion for health and well-being. She successfully earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2011 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Dr. Walli has learned that the chiropractic health model not only aims at resolving patient’s current symptoms but also encourages healthy lifestyle choices with a long-term focus in mind. She believes in the importance of patient education and empowerment by working with each patient through the application of various manual treatment techniques.

Dr. Walli is not your typical Chiropractor. She has been trained in the latest soft tissue therapy techniques which are used to complement her approach to her hands-on manual therapy skills. Using a myriad of other treatment options such as exercise or rehabilitation, functional assessments, electro-modalities and nutritional advice, she further enhances the therapeutic effect. Overall providing a comprehensive approach to health care.

In her spare time, Dr. Walli works with a multitude of team sports including dance, soccer and volleyball. She also spends numerous hours volunteering her time within the Chiropractic community, serving as a proctor in the National Board exams.

Seldom do we realize our potential. Always “move the way you are meant to” - Dr. Sheena

Dr. Sadiq Rajan

Dr. Sadiq Rajan

Dr. Sadiq Rajan

Chiropractic Doctor & Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Sadiq Rajan is a Chiropractor at The Clinic YYC. After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2013, Dr. Rajan continued his education by obtaining a Doctorate of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2017. During his clinical internship in the GTA, Dr. Rajan gained experience in treating many different patients and conditions. Through this, he emphasized his treatment style not only on decreasing pain but also on improving daily function in order to increase his patient’s quality of life by sustaining a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Rajan primarily focuses on individuals who suffer from postural ailments due to prolonged sitting. His treatment consists of chiropractic care through the use of manual therapy, acupuncture using a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach, rehabilitation and corrective exercises, as well as healthy lifestyle choices through patient education.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Rajan has always had a keen interest in expanding his knowledge about the human body through functional anatomy and biomechanics. He is eager to stay up to date with the latest literature in evidence-based chiropractic care because he believes that in order for an individual to reach their true potential, they deserve the most recent and the best possible treatment.

Dr. Bria Kloppenborg

Dr. Bria Kloppenborg

Dr. Bria Kloppenborg

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Bria Kloppenborg is a graduate from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. Prior to completing her Doctor of Chiropractic, she attended the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Kinesiology. She is local to Calgary, having grown up west of the city in Cochrane, and is very excited to be back helping her community with their health and fitness goals. 

Dr. Bria’s passion for Chiropractic and conservative care stem from years of competitive athletics and the numerous musculoskeletal injuries sustained throughout. With an emphasis on education and empowerment, she aims to provide her patients with tools to optimize their own health to get them back doing what they love. 

During her academic career, she focused on exposing herself to numerous evidence-based treatment styles and techniques including Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, functional neurology, McKenzie Method, various soft tissue styles, and trigger point therapy. Therefore, her patients can expect a uniquely tailored treatment plan based off a thorough assessment in order to accurately diagnose. Whatever your health and performance goals may be, Dr. Bria looks forward to helping you work towards achieving them through a collaborative and evidence-based approach. 

Outside of the clinic, you can find Dr. Bria enjoying the outdoors either hiking, skiing, or walking with her golden retriever Birch.

Emily Czechowskyj

Emily Czechowskyj

Emily Czechowskyj

Registered Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Queen’s University with a Master's in Physical Therapy. Since then, Emily has continued to pursue further training in orthopedic manual therapy, myofascial release, acupuncture, taping and pelvic floor courses. She has also participated in a sports therapy placement in Brisbane, Australia to further study sports-related manual therapy techniques. Her experience with a diverse clientele, including athletes, weekend warriors, and overuse injuries has helped her develop an approach to be pain-free and functional as soon as possible. Emily’s treatment style is hands-on, one on one with no assistants, using manual skills to release the muscles, mobilize the joints and then giving appropriate exercises to stabilize. 

Emily continues to expand her knowledge in both woman’s health and pelvic floor and through both internal and external techniques she treats a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as incontinence, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, prolapse, diastasis recti, pre and post-natal care.

Brooklyn Stretch

Brooklyn Stretch

Brooklyn Stretch

Registered Physiotherapist

Brooklyn graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2018 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the same university. Brooklyn is currently working towards completing the manual therapy levels through the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is certified in Functional Dry Needling (IMS).

Brooklyn loves working with people to help them achieve their goals and prevent future injury. She uses a combination of education, exercise prescription, and manual therapy in her treatments. She is passionate about giving her patients the tools they need and making treatment enjoyable!

Brooklyn grew up on an acreage south of Leduc, Alberta and has happily called Calgary home since 2019. Previously she was a competitive jazz and ballet dancer, and currently enjoys staying active through hiking, skiing, biking and running.

Ashley Herrington

Ashley Herrington

Ashley Herrington

Registered Massage Therapist

Ashley graduated from Mount Royal University in 2015, earning her Massage Therapy Diploma after 2200 hours of practicum and classroom study. While studying, she was trained in Swedish and therapeutic massage, trigger point release therapy and therapeutic exercise. As well as the basics of myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage.

Since joining The Clinic YYC team in September of 2015, Ashley has continued to expand her skills by studying and earning her certification in Cupping Therapy. In the future she intends to further her studies in myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage, pursuing certifications in advanced techniques. As well as studying new modalities such as hot stone therapy and orthopedic massage, among others.

As the main focus at The Clinic YYC is to provide quality care and effective treatment for all patients, Ashley is dedicated to ensuring that no patient feels unsatisfied. Working with each and every patient, she will assist in setting up a proper therapy schedule, no matter if it is for relaxation/stress release, injury rehabilitation, or therapeutic massage. As well, Ashley is happy to answer any and all questions before, during, or after treatment regarding what procedures best suit each individual situation, to ensure your 100% confidence in The Clinic YYC as your wellness provider.

Terrell Stuart

Terrell Stuart

Terrell Stuart

Registered Massage Therapist

Terrell received her 2200 RMT License from Makami College Inc while attending their Advanced 3000 hour Massage Therapy program in Calgary from 2021. Terrell specializes in Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Trigger Point Release, Cupping, Lymphatic Drianage and Hot Stone Massages with knowledge in Orthopedic Assessments, Therapeutic Exercise, Myofascial and Active Release Therapy.  

Recently joining The Clinic YYC team in 2023 Terrell is determined to work with her clients on a continual basis by creating treatment plans that fit each individual client needs, as she believes that every client is different and should be treated as such. 

It is important to Terrell that her clients understand what is being treated and why their body may be experiencing certain limitations, pain or excess in range of motion. 

Terrell is constantly studying new ways to treat client conditions whether it be taking up additional courses online, in person or working along with others in her field. She is keen on staying up-to-date with and providing the best in quality treatment care to her clients.
 

Annika Bshouty

Annika Bshouty

Annika Bshouty

Registered Massage Therapist

Annika graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy with 2200 hours in 2015. She moved from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Calgary in 2019. Her career experience has led her to both a clinical setting, as well as a spa setting. She intends on furthering her studies by taking cupping and pre/post sports massage.

With a passion for fitness and health, and a huge desire to help people feel their best, Annika was led to Massage Therapy as a career. Annika takes time to listen to the client and communicate to create a plan of what is best for them. Whether it is chronic pain, tension headaches, previous injuries or overall stress, Annika will adapt her treatment to what is best for the individual.

In her spare time, Annika loves to be out exploring the mountains. Hiking in the summer, and skiing in the winter. She also loves to cook & bake.

Kassie Peltonen

Kassie Peltonen

Kassie Peltonen

Counsellor

Kassie graduated from Yorkville University in 2022, earning her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. During the course of her studies, she developed a love and passion for people. She has taken special interest in learning about the connection between environment, body and mind. She strongly believes in the concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques. 

With over 4 years working in mental health, Kassie has developed amazing skills and knowledge  with the ability to work with diverse populations. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, substance abuse, grief or trauma than Kassie is the right fit for you. She has an analytic mind and a compassionate nature, eager to find workable solutions to a wide variety of presenting problems. 

Kassie was born in Ontario but has lived in Calgary for most of her life. When not at work you can find her cozied up with her two dachshunds, a cup of coffee and a good book. She loves the outdoors and spends most of the warmer months out golfing or fishing. 

 

Dr. Nadia Romero Hagel

Dr. Nadia Romero Hagel

Dr. Nadia Romero – Hagel

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Nadia Romero - Hagel is a Naturopathic Doctor at The Clinic YYC. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and has lived in Canada for the majority of her life. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge. She then pursued her medical training at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She can help with alternative therapies such as IV Nutrient therapy, Vitamin injections, Acupuncture and Prolotherapy.

Her primary areas of focus are pain management, anti-aging, women's health and digestive health.

Elizabeth Ives

Elizabeth Ives

Elizabeth Ives

Registered Acupuncturist

After earning a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge in 2009, and several years of settling for jobs she never fully felt satisfied in, she had a now or never moment, where in 2016 she decided to leave her job and pursue her passion for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In 2019 she graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the top of her class, and successfully passed the PAN Canadian board exam.

While attending college, she completed 700 required clinical hours. She has had proven success in diagnosing and treating a wide range of illnesses including physical pain, mental illness, and even cancer symptoms and diabetes. Using a variety of traditional Chinese medical modalities, such as needling techniques, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and herbal formulas, she was able to create effective treatment plans for her patients, while building genuine relationships with each of them.

She is a qualified and passionate Acupuncturist who is committed to the highest standards of performance and ethics. She hopes to be a part of your journey to health and wellness.

Darla Jarrett

Darla Jarrett

Darla Jarrett

Registered Acupuncturist

Darla graduated from the three year Acupuncture program at the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta.  She is a registered and active member in good standing at the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta.  She is trained in Acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha and Tuina.

Darla’s passion for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine stems from a lifelong journey of Health and Wellness experience.  She graduated from Mount Royal College/University in 2000 with her Personal Fitness Trainer Certification working as a Personal Trainer, group fitness instructor, and business owner in this field for 20 years.  During that time she also attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition becoming a Certified Holistic Nutritionist in 2009.  Through her own personal struggles and physical ailments she found the powerful healing abilities of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She instantly loved how this Eastern alternative medicine could not only treat her injuries, but how it could treat day to day health issues such as headaches, common colds, asthma, TMJ, insomnia and digestive disturbances.

She believes in taking care of our bodies everyday from what we eat, caring for and understanding the importance of our mental health, setting personal boundaries and the importance of physical movement.  She is an advocate of health maintenance and disease prevention, getting to the root of our health issues is key, not just treating the symptoms.  Darla has a strong dedication to helping her patients achieve physical and mental well being.  Common treatments include but are not limited to: stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, headaches, women’s health, disease prevention and musculoskeletal problems.

In her spare time you will find her outside enjoying nature mountain biking, trail running, skiing, hiking and gardening.  She loves to spend time with friends and family and her best furry friend  “Rica”.
 

Jacqueline Atkinson

Jacqueline Atkinson

Jacqueline Atkinson

Manual Osteopathic Therapist (MOT)

Jackie is a Manual Osteopathic Therapist who specializes in Craniosacral Therapy (CS), Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Remodelling and Osteoarticular corrections - all of which are Osteopathic modalities effective in identifying and treating a wide variety of pain and dysfunction in the body.

Before discovering Manual Osteopathy and graduating from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada in 2019, Jackie completed her Kinesiology Health and Human Performance Diploma at COTR. Her deep fascination towards optimum and whole body wellness has allowed her to explore the world of Yoga through becoming a 500hr Hatha Yoga Teacher, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

As a former World Cup Freestyle Skier, Jackie has a treatment approach that focuses on assessing the whole picture biomechanically, understanding the complex interrelationship between structure and function. She recognizes the body's ability to heal itself and is passionate about helping individuals optimize their health and improve their quality of life. 

When she's not in the clinic, you can find Jackie in the mountains skiing, rock climbing or hiking.

Paige Thomsen

Paige Thomsen

Paige Thomsen

Registered Dietitian

Paige started her career as a Registered Dietitian in 2018 after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and dietetic internship through the University of Alberta. She has worked in a variety of care settings with an extensive focus in First Nation communities, including chronic disease management and community health programming. Recognizing how each client’s identity and experiences impact their health behaviours, Paige is strongly committed to decreasing the stigmatization of marginalized identities across the nutrition field in the pursuit of health equity.

Paige compassionately supports those seeking to balance their busy lifestyles with their health. This includes incorporating a comprehensive approach to her counselling including mindful eating, intuitive eating, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and interactive meal support. She will help you build long-term skills to aid in your health goals and relationship with food. She believes that living at peace with food and our bodies is when we can truly be our most authentic selves.

Outside of work, Paige is very active. She completed her first half marathon in 2021 and enjoys hiking, hockey, baseball, and climbing. To relax, she’s recently started portrait drawing of friends, family, and celebrities. Above all else, you will recognize she has a deep passion for new food and sandwiches.

Fayaz Somji

Fayaz Somji

Fayaz Somji

Clinic Manager

Fayaz is a Clinic Manager and Dr. Sheena’s husband and business partner at The Clinic YYC. Fayaz is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. He ensures the office runs smoothly! Fayaz completed a Health Services Administration Diploma from Dalhousie University in April 2006, a Bachelor of Business Operations from DeVry Institute of Technology in June 2006, followed by a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in March 2008. Fayaz has also completed many leadership training and teaching courses in the past.

Fayaz comes with a wealth of work experience in various Administrative, Management and Instructor positions. During his 10 years of work experience at DeVry, he has learned how to provide stellar service, how to care for customers and how to dazzle customer relationships. Fayaz has also learned how to lead and be patient during various times.

When Fayaz is not in the clinic, he can be found on the soccer field, or hiking up a mountain. His common passion for health, well-being and performance makes him an asset to the wellness team. Fayaz believes it is important to be active and live a healthy lifestyle. Being active is also being pain-free and moving.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get you treated and moving!

Lori Pilling

Lori Pilling

Lori Pilling

Consultant

Lori comes to The Clinic YYC with a varied background in legal, business development and clinic management. Living in Calgary now for almost 20 years, she still calls Edmonton "home". Lori is passionate about customers and clients and wants to make sure everyone that becomes a patient at The Clinic YYC feels like part of the family.

She has two teenage boys that keep their family busy! You can find Lori volunteering endlessly (she has a hard time saying no!), playing hockey or watching her boys play hockey, spending time outdoors camping, snowboarding, enjoying our pathways with her dog or hiding from the chaos with a good book. If there is a warm sunny day, the river in Calgary is a good place to look for her.

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