Chiropractic

Dr. Evan Schwindt | DC, MSc + Sport Science

Owner & Chiropractor

Evan's Chiropractic journey began before he graduated from University of Western States in Portland, Oregon in 2015, rooted in his passion to help amateur athletes. After being heavily involved in basketball growing up in Drayton Valley up to the collegiate level in Edmonton, Evan noticed the many shortcomings in our athletes’ accessibility to proper therapy and training; for this reason MYo Lab was born. 


Working together with a variety of Manual Therapists, as well as skilled Personal Trainers and Strength & Conditioning Coaches, MYo Lab is committed to providing the most comprehensive care in the Calgary area, NOT just for athletes, but to all populations without discrimination. 


Evan may be emailed directly at evan@myolab.ca


Specialties:

  • Concussions
  • Chronic Lower-Back/ Hip Pain
  • Acupuncture
  • Basketball Athletes

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Dr. Terrance Hartley | DC, BSc

Chiropractor

Dr. Hartley is a Chiropractor in Calgary, raised in Brooks, AB where he participated in many different sporting and athletic events within the community. He then moved to Calgary, AB where he attended the University of Calgary to study Kinesiology. During his time, he was a member of the University of Calgary Dino’s football program in 2010-2011, which was unfortunately cut short due to injury. 


He then moved to Portland, OR to attend the University of Western States obtaining his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. During school, he learned various techniques including active cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy and functional rehabilitation. Throughout his entire experience he was able to directly work with a variety of populations, ranging from casual weekend warriors all the way to Olympic and professional athletes. 


Dr. Hartley uses the best evidence in his treatment plans and implements active rehabilitation to prevent painful recurrences while optimizing performance.


Terrance may be emailed directly at terrance@myolab.ca


Specialties:

  • Concussions 
  • Whiplash/Neck Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Injuries
  • Football Athletes

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Dr. Adam Postmus | DC, BSc

Chiropractor

Dr. Adam Postmus was born in Fruitvale, British Columbia and moved to Abbotsford at age 20. He attended University of the Fraser Valley, where he studied kinesiology and human kinetics.  He went on to study at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA, and completed his chiropractic training and internships.


Throughout his studies, he has been involved in health and athletics at the recreational, performance and rehabilitation levels, establishing a strong foundation for community involvement.  He also travelled to Europe and participated in the World Games 2017 as part of the Chiropractic staff. 


In practice, Dr. Adam specializes in lower body injuries and running/walking biomechanics . He integrates a combination of chiropractic care, movement and functional assessment, injury rehabilitation and patient education in order to facilitate his patients returning to optimal function as quickly and effectively as possible.


Dr. Adam uses cutting edge sports medicine approaches including Active release technique (ART), FAKTR IASTM Therapy, Dynamic taping, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Fascial Manipulation, Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS), and specific functional rehabilitative exercises to help injured athletes.


Adam may be emailed directly at adam@myolab.ca 


Specialties: 

  • GAIT Analysis
  • Acute Knee/Ankle Injuries
  • Pre + Post Surgical Knee/Ankle Injuries
  • Hockey Athletes

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Massage Therapy

Rachelle Gulka | RMT, BSc

Massage Therapist

Rachelle Gulka, born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, has always had aspirations to work in the athletic field; being a high level athlete herself focusing on softball. She attended the University of Saskatchewan for 4 years, while studying towards her degree in sport sciences. While at the U of S she was a member of the Student Trainer program and worked with the Huskie Wrestling team for 2 years. Working on the sidelines with the athletes and the Physiotherapists she gained a lot of insight into the different modalities used for rehabilitation.


After obtaining her bachelor of science in kinesiology, Rachelle pursued her massage career, attending the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Saskatoon. During this time she became a member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association and certified in advanced sport massage. 


Rachelle’s focus as a massage therapist is to help people reach their fitness/athletic goals by keeping their mind and body in balance. She thrives on challenging herself with new strategies and techniques to help better the individual. 


Rachelle may be emailed directly at rachelle@myolab.ca


Specialties: 

  • Deep-Tissue
  • Whiplash/Neck Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Injuries
  • Softball/Baseball Athletes

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Nicole Burt | RMT

Massage Therapist

Nicole hails from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Participating in a multitude of sports, she took particular interest and excelled in figure skating. After having success in both personal and team-inclined skating, her training brought her to Burlington, Ontario, where she skated with Canada's top synchronized skating team, Nexxice. 


In 2013, she moved back to her home province to pursue massage therapy. She successfully completed her 2200-hour program in 2017, while also maintaining a busy work schedule with competitive figure skating coaching and choreography. Her years of dedication to sport and training is what initiated her interest in massage therapy as a career. Nicole believes that to be a top athlete, a regimen of consistent care to keep the body and mind in good physical form can only lead to optimal results. 


Nicole's initial experience as a Registered Massage Therapist involved mostly deep tissue massage, injury rehab, and motor vehicle accidents. Her clientele consisted primarily young athletes whom have undergone rigorous training programs, given her interest and experience in this field. More recently, Nicole has broadened her horizons to offer longer treatments with more focus on relaxation techniques, which is beneficial to a wider range of clients of all backgrounds. 


While therapeutic massage is still something she practices regularly, she has found that offering relaxation massage to her clients to be an asset to her skillset and hopes to continue to learn and utilize more techniques in the future!


Nicole may be emailed directly at nicole@myolab.ca


Specialties: 

  • 90-Minute Relaxation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Skating Athletes

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Physiotherapy

Melissa Chea | MPT, BSc

Physiotherapist

Melissa Chea was born and raised in Calgary, AB. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree at the University of Calgary in 2015, then went on to obtain her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Western University in London, ON in 2017. Her passion for physical rehabilitation began when she was introduced to the world of fitness during her undergraduate studies. Upon volunteering with the University of Calgary's Rehabilitation and Fitness Program and working with individuals with physical disabilities, Melissa had the opportunity to see first-hand the positive impact of physical rehabilitation. From there, she decided to pursue physical therapy as her way to help improve the quality of life of others.


In practice, Melissa emphasizes providing client-centered care. She believes in working with her clients to understand and achieve their individual goals while utilizing an evidence-informed approach to therapy to attain the best results.


Melissa may be emailed directly at melissa@myolab.ca


Specialties:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Pre + Post Natal Care
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Rock Climbing Athletes

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Personal Training

Kassidy Forsen | BSc Athletic Training, ATC

Personal Trainer

Having played NCAA Division II lacrosse in the United States, Kassidy has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a team environment which she brings with her to MYo Lab. During her time in the United States, she worked with variety of athletes ranging from high school football teams to NCAA teams including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball, which included multiple national championship athletes. While in the United States, Kassidy suffered a low back injury and through her own recovery process gained a deep understanding for athletes, their mindsets and injury frustration levels. Now she strives to help others recover from injuries as well as prevent them. 


After earning her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Kassidy moved to Germany where she had the opportunity to work with national and international level track athletes. She coached and treated athletes throughout their season as well as helped prepare them for numerous National and International Championships. The athletes Kassidy worked with ranged in age from 14 to 55 years old . This experience included working as an athletic trainer at the German National Championships (2015, 2016, 2017) and training camps in Portugal (2017, 2018). 


Kassidy specializes in helping athletes improve their functional strength and overall performance through safe and responsible training methods. She has vast experience in functional training, agility and speed, and is constantly learning new strategies to help her clients improve. Kassidy strives to help others feel confident, motivated, stronger, healthy and unstoppable. She has a true passion for inspiring people to reach their potential and personal goals, whatever they may be. With a passion for helping people, Kassidy can’t wait to work with people within the Calgary-area.


Contact Kassidy directly at:

kassidy@myolab.ca


Specialties: 

  • Team-Training
  • Low-Back Rehab
  • Upper + Lower Body Rehab
  • Lacrosse Athletes


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Lian Meligrito | NASM-CPT

Personal Trainer

Lian Melegrito graduated with latin honors (Cum Laude) in 2014 from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science. Since then she has been doing stength and conditioning, personal training , and group exercise training. She started dancing competitively in 2006 and during her college years moved to elite cheerleading where she eventually became part of the Philippine National Team for cheerleading. 


In 2016 she got her personal training certification from the National academy for sports and medicine (NASM). Other certifications include les mills group training, kinesio taping, trx suspension training, trigger point, and kettlebell training. 


She has been the lead of Nike training club back in Manila since it started back in 2015 and has been an ambassador for the brand since. This firecracker trainer believes that one should always find joy in training, because when you enjoy what you do, everything just falls into place. Hence, her energetic yet authoritative coaching style. Lian believes that fitness is for all, and as Bill Bowernan creator of Nike once said, “If you have a body, you’re an Athlete”. 


Specialties:

  • Class Training
  • HIIT Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Gymnastics/Dance/Performing Arts Athletes


Your one-stop shop for therapy and training in Calgary! Please contact MYo Lab Sports Therapy + Personal Training in Calgary to book your appointment!

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