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At Sundance Chiropractic & Wellness, we believe in prioritizing you first, and developing an individual, evidence-based plan around you. No marketing plans, no gimmicks, no contracts; just safe, gentle, effective care until you’re feeling better. With chiropractic care, therapeutic massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture all under one roof, our experienced team of practitioners will work together to treat a variety of conditions, not just back pain, 7 days a week. For your convenience, we can direct-bill all health insurance companies in Canada that have online billing, and we also direct-bill all motor vehicle accident (MVA) insurance companies, WCB, and Veterans Affairs.

our Team

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Dr. Bruce Symons

Chiropractor

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Dr. Bruce Symons was born in Hong Kong to Scottish and Chinese parents, and the entire family immigrated to Vancouver when he was 11 years old. He obtained his Bachelors in Zoology from the University of B.C. in 1985. He then relocated to Calgary in 1986, and completed the Biotechnology program at SAIT in 1987. With an interest in neurobiology research, he finished a Masters degree in Medical Science (specialization: Neuroscience) at the University of Calgary in 1992. During his time at the university, he developed a herniated disc in his low back and was told he would likely be paralyzed from the waist down. After intensive treatment with his family chiropractor for over a year, the disc symptoms resolved, and he was so impressed with chiropractic that he enrolled in the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 1997. He returned to Calgary to practice, and began a PhD at the Human Performance Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary in 2001, focusing on the biomechanics of neck manipulation and stroke. Dr. Symons is a legally-acknowledged expert in neck manipulation, and has published numerous scientific peer-reviewed articles internationally on neck manipulation and stroke. He is married and has one son. To view reviews on Dr. Symons, visit http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/3196645/Dr-Bruce-Symons-Calgary-AB.html

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Dr. Daniel Moore

Chiropractor

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Dr. Daniel Moore, BKin, DC graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Dr. Moore also received a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary. He has worked as a Kinesiologist at Lifemark Talisman Centre, developing and implementing rehabilitation programs for post injury and post surgical patients. Dr. Moore grew up in Calgary, participating in organized hockey, lacrosse, soccer and basketball as well as enjoying golf, snowboarding and mountain biking. Dr. Moore believes that many factors play a role in the health of his patients which is why a holistic approach using multiple forms of treatment is important. This led him to study Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University, which is highly effective in treating joint and muscular problems. As well, he utilizes manual Chiropractic adjustments, instrument assisted soft tissue treatment (such as Graston or Guasha), muscle and fascial release techniques and intramuscular stimulation (IMS). Most importantly, he maintains a keen interest in prescribing and promoting exercise and stretching for patient’s own active care.

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Ed Middleton, PT

Physical Therapist

Ed graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy with Distinction. For more than 23 years, he has dedicated himself to guiding and assisting his clients’ return to work, to sport, or any activity that physical injury was preventing them from enjoying. Ed’s focus is unwaveringly on the needs of his clients and his strength lies in his ability to listen to his clients, thus helping them set reachable goals. He has specialized training in treating concussion, a wide variety of acute injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and stubborn chronic conditions. He is also skilled in developing post-surgical rehabilitation programs, and running programs to prevent injury.

Treatments usually involve various manual therapy techniques, individualized exercise programs, and instruction in pain management techniques to help you get back to what you love to do, pain free and stronger than ever.

Ed maintains an active lifestyle with a passion for competitive dance, climbing, golf, soccer, running, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. His participation in these sports and many others gives him strong insight into the unique needs of each athlete. Over the years, Ed has coached soccer across all age and skill levels, and is currently the team physiotherapist to the Calgary Rams Rugby Club. He believes that maintaining a mobile body with good muscle balance is the key to a good quality of life.

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Jennifer Reid, RAc

Registered Acupuncturist

Jennifer Reid received her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, and graduated in 2008. Jennifer is passionate about helping people reach a higher balance in body, mind and spirit using methods such as cupping, earseeds, moxa, TDP and gua sha.

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Kimberly Smith

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Kimberly Smith, R.M.T., has been a practicing registered massage therapist since 1989. Her catalyst was a life altering car accident at the age of 21 which helped her find purpose in helping others heal. Her unique intuitive approach using both light and deep pressures assures clients’ relief, while assisting to uncover the core issues of their symptoms. Kimberly has experienced many of her clientele’s injuries as a former triathlete and runner, and uses that knowledge to adapt her treatments to induce a speedy recovery. Kimberly adds a blend of craniosacral, joint mobilization and Reiki insights to her healing applications to aid others with their own journey to balance mind, body and spirit. After running her own thriving massage therapy practice in Ontario, Kimberly recently returned home to Calgary after 17 years to continue her quest for balance and happiness.

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Elizabeth Josar

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Elizabeth Josar, RMT, is thrilled to assist people who come into her treatment room wanting to be pain-free, and to get back to their normal or even improved performance. Graduating from her 2200 hour training in remedial massage therapy in 2011 at M.H. Vicars school of Remedial Massage Therapy only made her want to know more. Since then, she continues to show great passion in learning new techniques and modalities to better help her clients gain the results they want. Being a born and raised Calgarian, Elizabeth knows first hand how often people can get lost in their lives, always rush and get stuck in the high-stress buzz of the city. She believes that the key to maintaining good health is staying active, taking the time to unwind and enjoying all the little things in life. Holding true to that, she has a love for hiking and practices yoga regularly.

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Corey Dingman

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Corey Dingman, RMT, has spent most of his life in a very physically demanding career, which has given him great insight to the everyday demands our bodies endure. He has always had an active lifestyle of his own and has passed this onto his children, allowing him to see and recover from specific injuries. Knowing the specific strengthening and training that is required for athletes and hobbyist alike is why Corey has chosen this very specific course in order to continue helping his clients, friends and family.

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Kristin Barwich

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Kristin Barwich, RMT graduated from Mount Royal University’s 2200-hour massage therapy program in 2014 and is now registered with the RMTA. Her interest in health and wellness began during her 14 years of dance training as a classical ballet dancer. She studied behavioral sciences at Ambrose University before realizing a passion for healing and embarking on a career as a massage therapist. She has also had the opportunity to travel, including spending four months in Thailand volunteering at a children’s home. Kristin’s other interests include yoga, fitness and outdoor activities such as wakeboarding and hiking. Kristin specializes in deep tissue and therapeutic massage.

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Melissa Symons

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Melissa Symons, R.M.T. was born in Calgary. After herniating a low back disc at age 24 from working in a physical job, Melissa became fascinated by human biology and physiology while struggling with her own healing process. She decided to follow her heart, and graduated from Alberta Massage Training at St. Mary’s University. Registered with the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta (MTAA), Melissa has been working at Sundance Wellness since 2010. Her strengths are helping chronic postural issues with deep tissue massage and myofacial/scar tissue release. She is also a fully-trained shockwave technician, exclusively performing shockwave therapy at our clinic. Melissa is a part-time artist, and is married to Dr.Bruce Symons; she has a step-son and three furry children.

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Kumi Sato

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Kumi Sato was born in Japan and has always been interested in the medical field. For several years, she worked introducing medical products to doctors and nurses that had patients with cancer, bedsores and burn wounds in Japan. After discovering how natural medicine and aromatherapy were great cures for many disorders, she became interested in aromatherapy and massage therapy and became a registered massage therapist before relocating to Canada with her husband. They have a son.

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Minako McInall, R.M.T

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Minako  practiced as a massage therapist for more than 5 years in her home country of Japan before moving to Canada. She further upgraded her education and completed the 2200 hour Diploma Program at MH Vicars school, becoming a member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA). Her passion is her work, and she helps her clients reach their goals using a variety of techniques such as Shiatsu, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Changeanual lymph drainage, joint play and stretching.

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Jennifer Mason

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

An intuitive and gifted practitioner,  Jennifer Mason was drawn to a career in healing when she recognized and embraced her potential to choreograph wellness through restorative touch. Operating from a tranquil comfort zone, she creates a soothing, safe space for all those with whom she interacts. Always learning, growing, and engaging in integrative approaches, she envisions her future will include neurokinetic and craniosacral therapies.

Jennifer and her husband have four sons. She identifies with the physical and emotional challenges of parental roles, and delights in creating a recuperative and uplifting space for clients.

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Michelle Schoblocher

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Michelle studied at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Calgary, receiving her 2200-hour certificate in 2011. Her focus is therapeutic massage with a combination of deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point and myofascial release techniques, while adapting to each individuals specific needs.  Michelle’s strengths are therapeutic, relaxation, pre and post natal massage, sports therapy as well as long term relief from headaches, muscle tension and repetitive strain injuries.
Outside of the clinic, Michelle spends her time with her husband Joel, son Jack and her black lab Sadie around their Okotoks home or enjoying outdoor activities like camping and hiking.

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Gloria Depper

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Gloria is a Registered Massage Therapist, and graduated from the 3000 hour program in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy from Makami College in Calgary, Alberta. She is well trained in therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, myofascial cupping massage, and hot stone massage.

She has a great awareness and respect for the human body. She fuses clinically based deep tissue and myofascial techniques to both calm and relax. With the addition of stretching movements and kneading techniques she is able to provide a restorative therapeutic treatment that aids in the body’s natural healing process to reconnect the person as a whole. She enjoys and loves her job as a Registered Massage Therapist.