Dr. Ryan D. Comeau BSC, DC, ACC
Dr. Ryan Comeau is a board certified Chiropractor as well as an acupuncture provider that has an interest in movement rehabilitation and sports performance. Dr. Comeau graduated with honors and distinction from Southern California University of Health Sciences and has acquired new techniques and certifications including acupuncture, Graston, Active Release technique.
Prior to his chiropractic education, Dr. Comeau was awarded a division 1 NCAA hockey scholarship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and finished his bachelor of science degree in biological sciences (psychology minor) at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Comeau is also an international speaker, a best selling author, and the CEO and Co-Founder of Kinetisense, a 3D motion capture technology that is being used by a variety of practitioners from multiple disciplines that has been applied in the fields of Parkinson research, Geriatric risk of fall, concussion management, and sports performance. Kinetisense has its international headquarters in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Dr. Comeau, his wife Eryn and two daughters (Celine and Layla) are very proud to call Medicine Hat their home.
Tarryn Rusteberg Fascial Manipulation Certification Level I and II
Tarryn moved to Medicine Hat from South Africa in June 2016. She obtained her Physiotherapy qualification from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2006, and ran her own physiotherapy practice for 7 years before coming to Canada.
A few years into her practice, she couldn’t help but feel that something was ‘missing’ during treatments. She felt the conventional approach, taught at University, to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction was not producing optimum results.This prompted her to search more ‘laterally’ and began to realize the significance of the neglected but highly complex fascial system.
While a variety of methods of treatment of painful and dysfunctional fascial structures have been studied and proposed, there are relatively few approaches that offer accurate identification as to which tissues and structures may be involved. The method developed by Italian Physiotherapist Luigi Stecco and his 2 Physician children, Carla and Antonio Stecco, has become a passion for Tarryn. It has eliminated the ‘something missing’ component.
Tarryn obtained her certificate of participation in Fascial Manipulation (FM) Level I in 2014 and Level II in 2015. She aims to complete Level III this coming year, and ultimately become a Certified Fascial Manipulation Specialist (CFMS)
Tarryn will be utilizing her skills obtained in the Stecco Method FM Level I and II at the Kinetic Centre, while she embarks on the process of obtaining the Canadian equivalent of her Physiotherapy qualification.
In addition to fascial manipulation, Tarryn also holds a special interest in running technique assessment and correction.
Tarryn is active individual who loves the outdoors. She enjoys trail running, mountain biking and crossfit/functional fitness.
She is embracing the new Canadian winters’ and has added skiing to her list of enjoyable outdoor activities. She is excited to try cross-country skiing.
Always keen for a bit of an adventure, Tarryn is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in March this year.
Chelsea Purves CSEP
Chelsea Purves, a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer and an Exercise Science Diploma graduate is pleased to take on the roll of Exercise Coordinator at the Kinetic Centre. Years of working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor has allowed her to gain the experience needed to help patients at the Kinetic Centre learn to move effectively and without pain.
When she is not working, you can find Chelsea teaching cycling, boot camp and aqua fit classes, practicing yoga, spending time with friends and family, and of course walking her dog, Stevie.
Chelsea is confident that her passion for functional fitness and movement rehabilitation will allow her to help as many patients as possible learn to understand how to move effectively both in daily activities and during athletic performance.
Breanna Cook, RMT
Breanna Cook graduated with honours as a member of Phi Theta Kappa (GPA above 3.5) from the Medicine Hat College Massage Therapy program in June of 2016, completing 2200 hours of theory and practicum. Throughout her practicum she participated in many community volunteer events, including the Rattler Run and the Barrie Shave Memorial Classic tennis tournament, and has continued to volunteer with the Medicine Hat Tennis Club since completing her diploma. Breanna is passionate about therapeutic massage and her goal is to help people achieve and maintain a pain-free lifestyle. Breanna specializes in various techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, MET stretching and TMJ treatments utilizing intraoral massage. Breanna is also certified in the SASTM technique, which is a therapy form that uses tools in order to remove scar tissue and restrictive adhesions from the soft tissue.
Originally from Fox Creek, AB, Breanna has called Medicine Hat home for the past 4 years and loves the small city life. In her spare time she loves spending time with friends, travelling and her newest hobby is learning how to swing dance!
Becky Brezovsky, RMT
Becky Brezovski has been calling Medicine Hat home for 5 years. Her career started in 2003, graduated from the Lethbridge College Massage Therapy program; and has been massaging for 15 years. Becky specializes in therapeutic massage; locating the source of the problem, and fixing it using a combo of massage, CST, MELT, yoga and stretching as remedial exercises makes her treatment style unique. She also specializes in Craniosacral Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching, and is one of a handful of MELT Method Hand & Foot Instructors in Canada.
For 20 years, she has practiced yoga. A senior level yoga instructor since 2011, (taught over 1000 hours of classes); specializing in Therapeutic, Cancer Yoga and Kids Yoga programming.
Some of her career highlights include working with professional triathletes from Australia and Canada 2005, travelling with several Calgary marathon clubs 2003-2006, Was invited into the University of Calgary Yoga Thrive 2009 Yoga Teacher program for research, which included running physician in services for the Lethbridge Cancer Clinic, Associate Medical Clinic team, teaching and submitting research to be included in study. The same year, she was also a Keynote Speaker at Lethbridge's CIBC Cancer Run Survivor Luncheon.
Becky was one of the first to introduce yoga programming to rural areas in southern Alberts and introduced yoga into several schools in the Horizon School Division.
Since living in Medicine Hat she has taught for Goodlife Fitness and YMCA but hadn't found a great fit and now teaches privately. Cancer Yoga / Fitness programming for Medicine Hat is extremely important to her and will be continuing to build on her prior attempts to launch it into 2018.
When Becky isn't in the office, she's a super mom. A ringette mom, coach and dance mom; an over scheduled week is the norm. Any chance she gets for down time she's still active with her family. Running, skating, skiing, hiking, golfing, or getting on a plane to travel with her husband (who works abroad & home every other month). Spending quality time with him and making memories with their girls is top priority.
Kristen Banks, RMT
Kristen Banks moved to Medicine Hat from Flin Flon, MB at the ripe old age of 19, ready to tackle the world. Kristen grew up playing a variety of sports including hockey and baseball, and as with most athletes suffered various sports related injuries finally leading to a partially separated shoulder and a referral for A.R.T. After seeing the benefits and relief soft tissue therapy can offer she enrolled in the massage therapy program at Medicine Hat College and discovered a love of anatomy and how the body moves, especially during sports. She graduated with a 2200 hour Diploma in Massage Therapy in 2004.
When not at work Kristen enjoys downhill skiing, being outside with her family, and mountain biking. Both her and her husband are Certified PMBIA Level I Mountain Bike Instructors in the local club, the 670 Collective.
Kristen specializes in deep tissue myofascial release, therapeutic hot and cold stone therapy, is an Infant Massage Instructor, Active Isolated Stretching therapist, and a Certified Bowen Practitioner.