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.
Dr. James Skrenkowich BAET, DC, MS
Dr. James Skrenkowich is a board certified Chiropractor who graduated from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He also completed his Masters of Sports Science while attending school and gained valuable experience volunteering his time to many different sports teams in the area.
Prior to his time in Portland, Dr. Skrenkowich attended Camosun College where he completed his Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy. While completing this program, he was required to complete a 500 hour practicum with the Jr. B Victoria Cougars hockey team. While completing this practicum, he gained advanced knowledge in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Dr. Skrenkowich is excited to offer his services to the Medicine Hat community, which includes techniques such as Chiropractic Manipulation, Concussion Management, Functional Range Release Technique (FR), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, RockTape, and other types of prevention methods such as sports taping.
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.
Nicole received her 2200 Massage Therapy diploma at the Southern Alberta Institute of Massage in Lethbridge in 2009. She chose massage therapy as her profession because she loves working one on one with each client and finds it very rewarding.
Nicole has a kind hearted nature and specializes in Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Cupping, FST Stretch Therapy, Rain Drop, and Kinesiotaping. She loves learning new techniques and is taking continued education classes whenever she can. When she is not in the office you will find her renovating houses with her husband, running their 3 toddlers to activities or travelling. Nicole loves to stay busy!
DeaElle is no stranger to Medicine Hat. She grew up on the family farm near Richmound, SK, not far from the city.
DeaElle received her three-year Diploma through the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in March of 2019. There, she received the most comprehensive and well-rounded 3-year diploma program available in Alberta.
Before embarking on the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she worked for several years with top cutting horse trainers in both Alberta and the Untied States. Through her work with horses and through her own personal experience she discovered a desire to improve the quality of life for both people and horses. TCM offered the path to this goal. The knowledge instilled through the teachings of TCM has given her that skill and ability to do just that.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of ailments such as addictions, auto-immune disorders, headaches including migraines, insomnia and infertility to name a few. She hopes to continue working and specializing in digestive disorders and mental health, known as the gut-brain connection.
When she is not in the office she can be found helping out where help is needed on the grain farm. She also spends quality time in the gym and is working towards becoming a competitive power lifter.