Dr. Rajiv Laroiya
Chiropractor

As the entry requirements of the chiropractic college are highly demanding, Dr. Laroiya spent a minimum of three years engaged in study (or course equivalent) at the University of Calgary. Following his time at university, he enrolled in a four-year course load at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (equivalent to five years at most universities). Here, he studied relevant sciences, diagnostics, treatment modalities and completed an internship program.

Dr. Laroiya has extensive postgraduate training in nutrition, pediatrics and numerous chiropractic techniques, including full body certification in Active Release Techniques®. 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. 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. Laroiya is also Graston Technique Certified, an innovative, patented form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that promotes healing.

Dr. Robin Vinge
Naturopathic Doctor

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.

To learn more about Dr. Vinge and her principles, feel free to visit the Dr. Robin Vinge website and her blog.

Dr. Laureen Macintosh
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Laureen Macintosh is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a registered acupuncturist. Laureen began her healing career in 2003 as a Registered Massage Therapist, with 2,200 hours of training. She supplemented her massage education with specialized courses in reflexology (both Western and Thai styles), shiatsu and cupping therapy. Those courses led to a desire to further her healing abilities so she pursued training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Laureen completed her training at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine here in Calgary. Traditional Chinese Medicine draws upon skills in acupuncture, cupping and gua sha, as well as Eastern nutrition and herbal medicine. Laureen’s practice focuses on stress, chronic pain and general wellness. She also draws on her background in kinesiology and massage therapy to give her a unique approach to muscle and joint injuries.

For more information, visit Dr. Laureen Macintosh’s website.

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’s spiritual journey began in 2007, and over the last nine years has taken him to Kaua’i, Arkansas, Arizona and Bali working with crystals, the Ascended Masters, Archangels, the Star Seeds, the Sacred Rays and more.

Christopher is an avid proponent of living a healthy lifestyle, enjoying yoga, hiking, camping, photography and cooking. A long-time volunteer with the Calgary Stampede Caravan Committee, Christopher helps put on free Stampede Breakfasts across Calgary during Stampede. 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.

Sara Herringer
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.

Henri Ross
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.

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Carol Bergamin
Office Manager

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).

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Justine Kalivoda
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.