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Dr. Andrea Clarke
Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.)
Dr. Andrea Clarke is a naturopathic doctor who graduated from CCNM in Toronto after completing a BSc in biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. With her love and appreciation for nature along with her environmental philosophy, being a Naturopathic Doctor complemented her desire to live a natural, healthy and more connected lifestyle. She has completed extra training in botanical medicine, breastfeeding, as well as being a professional birth doula.
Dr. Andrea has a passion for treating the mother, baby and dad, and her family practice focuses on fertility, pregnancy, women’s health and pediatric care. She has had great success using gentle therapies that nurture, nourish, and promote health.
Dr. Andrea’s treatment approach involves using acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine theory to treat imbalances and promote health and wellness. She uses homeopathy, herbs along with diet and nutritional therapy to aid individuals in feeling more connected to their mind, body, and current state of well being.
Classical Homeopath, BMus, DCH, CCH
Linda Miller is a homeopath known for her pediatric specialty, working in the Calgary area since 2007. Alongside her full-time practice, she has lectured to hundreds of parents, medical students, and professionals on the safe use of remedies at home or in adjunct to other therapies.
A practitioner in the student-run medical clinic at Calgary’s Drop-In Centre in 2012, Ms. Miller has seen the potential of homeopathic treatment for the homeless, and continues to offer treatment at a low cost in the Student Clinic at the Western College of Homeopathic Medicine. A dynamic speaker, she has been seen and heard on local television and radio giving her views on alternative medicine.
As a founder of the Western College of Homeopathic Medicine, she directs a four year programme whose mandate is to raise the standard of homeopathic education in Canada. Linda Miller is certified with the Council for Homeopathic Certification, a member of the North American Society of Homeopaths, and the Canadian Society of Homeopaths. Her summary of researchof a new remedy, Niobium, was published in the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Homeopath.
A homeopath product formulator, she has been involved in the creation of Health Canada approved Mozi-Q and Mederi line of products.
A classically trained singer, and a mother of two grown daughters, Linda enlivens her work with rich experiance in the arts, natural birth, parenting, and healthy lifestyle choices.
MScPT, BScKin, Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
A true optimist, Carla believes all experiences have greater purpose. After delivering her first baby Carla personally experienced the impact that pelvic floor dysfunction can have on ones well-being. This guided her professional practice towards helping others maintain, improve and “restore their floor”
Carla completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University and went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto.
After graduation Calgary became home to where Carla developed a diverse practice in orthopaedics and continued post graduate course work including her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.
Now directing her clinical focus in Pelvic Health, Carla has completed her training through the course offerings of the Canadian teaching company Pelvic Health Solutions. Her most recent course work includes study in the area of Functional Nutrition allowing for an informed and holistic approach to her practice.
Dr. Melanie Mercer
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.
Anxiety, Pregnancy Loss Coach & Mindfulness Teacher
Aditi Loveridge is a Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher specializing in supporting mothers in their journeys after pregnancy or infant loss. Her work includes supporting mothers who have recently experienced loss, are trying to conceive after loss of any kind (pregnancy/infant loss, failed IVF, missed adoption), pregnant again after loss and those still struggling after the birth of their baby.
Drawing on her former Social Work education, her coaching and mindfulness training, Aditi created many tools for mothers who have experienced loss to reconnect with trust so that they can step beyond anxiety and fear.
Aditi also uses a mindfulness based practice to support mothers outside the loss community who struggle with anxiety.
Aditi is dedicated to helping mothers release the shame around pregnancy loss. She is also dedicated to helping mothers connect with their present moment experiences so that they can engage wholeheartedly in their lives. Motherhood isn’t an easy journey, but it is not one we need to walk alone.
Aditi enjoys building community, yoga, reading, bike rides and spending time with her husband and daughter.
B.Sc, PKin, CPT, Professional Kinesiologist and CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer
Kim helps to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and every-day life, fitness & athletic performance, for women throughout motherhood – pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
Her passion for working with moms is fuelled by her personal experience of living with chronic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction (pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence) due to injuries, pregnancies and sub-optimal postpartum recoveries.
Utilizing her extensive knowledge, education and 15 years’ experience of working with moms, she will help you return to the activities that you love to do, or to the things you need to do (‘momming’ or working). Your therapeutic &/or fitness program will be tailored to you and will include any combination of Muscle Activation Techniques, Hypopressives – Low Pressure Fitness, Piston Breathing, K-Taping Therapy, Corrective exercise, and Strength & Conditioning.
Anita Kelder, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Anita is nurturing by nature and passionate about helping others feel their best. She is accredited as a 2200-hour registered massage therapist-2005 and graduated yoga teacher training in 2004-Prana Yoga School, Vancouver. As a birth doula Anita has been guiding & supporting families since 2013 training with Dona International and Gail Tully-registered midwife. Anita’s treatments stem from Craniosacral and Myofascial release blended with traditional massage and Spinning Babies techniques.
Anita specializes in: Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Myofascial Cupping, Pre and Post Natal massage, Labour prep & Accupressure for induction, Birth Doula Services, Reflexology, Ceasarean scar tissue release, Mom & Baby Restorative Yoga, Cellulite & Detox Massage and Hot Stone Massage.
Chelsea Salt, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Chelsea offers a variety of services to help our practice members reach and maintain their health goals including deep tissue and Swedish relaxation therapy. In addition, she also provides hot stone massage, which can relieve chronic pain , reduce stress and promote deep relaxation, she also performs cupping and lymphatic drainage. The intent is to release tension, increase circulation and stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. These services are commonly used to treat pain, restriction and boost the immune system.
Chelsea also offers Pediatric and Prenatal massage. Prenatal massage can offer tranquil relaxation and reduce stress. You may also find relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs. Prenatal massage can increase blood and lymph circulation, which can help to reduce swelling.
Pediatric massage can boost brain function, improve the immune system, provide a sensory and motor stimulation, aids in a better quality of sleep, promotes body awareness, and relieves gas, colic, indigestion .
Ashley Brown, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Since Graduating in 2006 from Eastern College in St. Johns, NL, Ashley decided to bring her skills and experience to the West Coast! She is Registered with the RMTA and is accepted by all insurance companies.
Ashley has a passion for pre and post natal massage. She especially thrives when she is helping new mothers and fathers meet their health and wellness needs. Along with pre and post natal massage , sports/deep tissue, therapeutic and relaxation massage have been an integral part of her practice.
Her positive, caring nature will ensure you receive the best possible care every time. Together you can create the most effective, healing treatment plan for you.