Practitioner Team

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Dr. Suhani Shah, ND

Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.)

Dr. Suhani’s journey with natural medicine began at a young age of 12 when she used complementary medicine adjunctively with conventional medicine to help address and treat scoliosis.  Through her personal health journey, she developed a desire to work in healthcare and ended up completing her undergraduate studies in Applied Human Nutrition through the University of Guelph in Ontario.  Having developed a strong passion for nutrition and biomedical sciences but felt there should be more treatment options rather than just drugs and surgery, she discovered naturopathic medicine and found an instant connection with the field.

 

Having graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Dr. Suhani is a regulated and licensed naturopathic doctor with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

 

Dr. Suhani is eager to help moms, dads, children, and teens/adolescents in the areas of:

  • Digestive issues including diarrhea/constipation

  • Hormonal imbalances including stress management

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Low energy

  • Anxiety/depression/low mood

  • Fertility

  • Menstrual complaints

  • ADHD and other behavioural disorders

  • Pregnancy and post-partum care

  • Prolotherapy to help with joint and muscle pain (strengthens the cartilage, ligaments, connective tissue)

  • IV nutrient therapy for energy and immune support

  • B vitamin injections for energy

  • Hormonal, food sensitivity, and digestive testing

 

Dr. Melanie Mercer, TCMD, R.Ac 

Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor/Acupuncture

 

Melanie Mercer graduated from The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, B.C. in 2006 with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine degree.

 

Melanie is entirley inspired by the practice of Chinese Medicine. She practices herbal medicine, acupuncture, and employs other Chinese Medicince techniques such as moxibustion, cupping and diet therapy. She welcomes all clients in all conditions of health.

Melanie focuses her work on one of the fundamental concepts of Chinese Medicine, which is to restore the client's authentic state of harmony and encourage a return to optimal health. This harmony, for example, can assist couples with conception, alleviate problems with digestion, and allow diabetes to stablize.

 

Since 2006 Melanie has taken special interest in reproductive health. She has treated many complex cases concerning reproductive health and gained valuble experience with those engaged in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (IUI, IVF), as well as, with many who choose natural process.

 

Melanie is dedicated and passionate about continuing her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), to enhance her ability to assist her clients. She studied with TCM gynecology and fertility expert Jane Lyttleton, author of Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Destiny and The Clinical Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She most recently spent time with Dr. Cynthia Govaki founder of the Govaki Transverse Technique designed for the management of pain in chronic sports injuries.

 

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Renae Hunter, PT

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Renae is a physiotherapist with specialized training in pelvic health. Her passion lies in supporting pregnant people and their families from preconception, through pregnancy and all stages of postpartum. 

After Renae completed her Master of Physical Therapy in 2009, she worked as an orthopaedic physiotherapist for several years before discovering her passion for pelvic health following the birth of her first child in 2013. She has since completed specialized training in the field of pelvic health and continues to seek new learning opportunities in this area of practice.

 

She is certified in ROST Therapy for the treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. In addition, she has completed training in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and has completed her Level 2 certification in Manual Therapy through the Canadian

Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. 

 

As a pelvic health physiotherapist, Renae treats conditions including urinary/fecal incontinence, dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), dysmenorrhea (pain with menstruation), pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), constipation, sexual dysfunction and lumbopelvic pain. 

Outside of the clinic, Renae is a wife and busy mom to 3 wonderful daughters and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
 

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Meghan Tavares, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Meghan is a native Calgarian with a strong passion for helping others. She graduated from Mount Royal University in 2014 with her 2200 hours of massage therapy training. Meghan has spent the last 6 years as a massage therapist working with people of all ages and all walks of life.

 

Her specialization is in pre and post natal massage along with deep tissue, myofascial cupping and she also has a love for TMJ focused treatments. Meghan has a passion for working with kids of any age.