Dr. Rajiv Laroiya
Dr. Laroiya has extensive postgraduate training in nutrition, pediatrics and numerous chiropractic techniques, including full body certification in Active Release Techniques®. The treatment modality Active Release Techniques® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Dr. Laroiya has received his post-graduate certification in chiropractic pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He is also Advanced Proficiency Rated in Activator Methods® chiropractic technique. In using the activator methods technique involves a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint. It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation. There are two theoretical advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment. The first is based on the speed of the device. The instrument is so quick that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment effectiveness. The second is that the applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint. Dr. Laroiya is the former Vice President of the Calgary Chiropractic Society and co-chair of their charity golf tournament for spinal research. He is also a former examiner for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.
Dr. Robin Vinge
Dr. Vinge’s experience is extensive, and includes specialization in conditions such as autoimmune diseases and women’s health issues. She utilizes a variety of techniques that include botanical medicine, classical homeopathy, nutritional counselling, therapeutic touch and Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping). Dr. Vinge also lectures on naturopathic medicine for oil and gas companies as an independent consultant and teaches workshops at the MS Society on how to live in balance with it.
Dr. Christopher Munstermann
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine has been a part of Christopher’s life from a young age. In the search for answers to the health concerns he was experiencing, Chinese Medicine provided an avenue for understanding that profoundly resonated with Christopher and has since graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005 with Diplomas in Acupuncture and in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Throughout his career, Christopher has worked with Olympians from Canada, the United States and Italy, NHL players and athletes from all walks of life. Christopher also has a personal interest in learning difficulties and digestive issues, and in the psychology of health.
Christopher is an avid proponent of living a healthy lifestyle, enjoying yoga, hiking, camping, photography and cooking. He is also a long-time volunteer with the Calgary Stampede Caravan Committee. He is currently launching his new online personal mastery program The 3 Keys, and is co-coaching an 11 week intensive Living On Purpose mastermind program.
Registered Massage Therapist
Sara obtained her massage therapy diploma in March of 2007 from Foothills College of Massage Therapy. A love of helping people and a passion for alternative health care have been her motivating forces from a young age. This passion aided her when choosing her career path. Her goal is to improve a person’s overall quality of life.
Registered Massage Therapist
Stephanie has a heart-to-hands approach and is always striving to provide the best treatment possible. She wants to ensure that goals are defined and treatment plans are created. She has a therapeutic approach combining relaxation and clinical techniques to effectively and comfortably treat chronic pain patterns stored within the body and restrictions within joints. With an interest in postural distortion and injury rehab, she uses various treatment modalities including myofascial cupping, trigger point release, deep tissue, and cross fiber frictions. Stephanie is passionate about education and is consistently learning about different approaches that can be most beneficial. Stephanie has an extensive educational background, she studied Medical Health and Science and then went on to study Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with high standings. During her free time, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors, or pursuing any number of creative interests.
Registered Massage Therapist
Henri Ross obtained his diploma in massage therapy from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy after completing a B.A. in history at the U of C and an emergency medical responder diploma from SAIT. He is currently working on finishing a personal trainer diploma.
Carol, who has been with us since 2001, clearly shows her passion for people, life and laughter. Her compassion and empathy for people has been embraced in the health care field for over 28 years. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, she has held various administrative positions in hospital emergency and admission wards, as well as in medical and cardiac offices. Since moving to Calgary, she has found herself fully engaged in the holistic world and has worked at many wellness clinics.
In her off time, she enjoys movies, reading, music, dancing, golfing and her love of roller coasters is infinite (which therefore future chiropractic care is inevitable).
Chiropractic Office Assistant
Justine is a born and raised Calgarian and has spent most of her life surrounded by healthcare. Her grandmother, mother and step mother were all nurses. Justine has a keen interest in naturally focused health practices and has a desire to see all patients achieve their goals and optimal health. She has spent a few years in health care both in the public and private holistic setting. Her years prior to Parallel Wellness were spent working at a local naturopathic clinic where she expanded her knowledge about herbal remedies, homeopathy, and energetic healing. With an educational background in journalism and communications, Justine is always open for lively conversation and wants to hear everyone’s story! She is an avid foodie, plant and animal lover.