Our Team

Our clinic boasts a team of professionals that are passionate about getting you back to doing what you love to do. We are not only experienced practitioners in our fields, but each of us maintain active lifestyles and therefore understand the importance of not being held back by your body. We take pride in providing a relaxed atmosphere and ensuring that our patients are comfortable, informed and confident throughout the entire process.

Front Office

S1-chiropractor-calgaryJulie

One of the cheerful voices answering our phones and greeting patients belongs to Julie. Julie’s personal experience and belief in chiropractic care makes her a wonderful advocate for our services. She is more than happy to answer any questions about the treatments available at our clinic. Julie’s outgoing personality and enthusiasm makes people feel welcome, and she thoroughly enjoys the interaction with each patient.

Outside of the office, Julie has a passion for photography and spending time outdoors camping, cycling, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

 



Kerry

Another long-standing member of our reception staff team is Kerry. Her calm and cheerful demeanor puts patients at ease, while her organizational skills keep her busy with plenty of behind-the-scenes administrative work. Kerry enjoys being part of the close-knit team at Oakridge Chiropractic, and looks forward to the variety of people that she interacts with each day.

When Kerry is not assisting patients at our clinic, you can find her working out, or watching CFL, NFL, NHL, EPL… and if there are no sports on TV, she loves to read!

 


Skye

Skye is an enthusiastic advocate of chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy, having benefited from treatments for many years. Having previously worked at the front desk of several chiropractic centres, Skye is a natural fit with our team.

When not promoting the benefits of chiropractic care, Skye enjoys a healthy lifestyle hiking, camping, gardening, cooking (makes phenomenal salsa!), singing and hobby beekeeping with her husband. Skye loves to spend time with her family, and helps out administratively with her husband Mike’s roofing business.

 

LoracropLora

Lora is the newest member of the front desk team. She is the part-time, fill-in, short notice, dependable, call to come in pretty much anytime girl.

After working full-time for over 20 years in the Credit/Debit card service industry and with her three children now grown up and more independent, it was time to slow down and enjoy life at a more casual pace. When Lora is not in the office she enjoys her time re-creating recipes, shopping, camping, travelling and spending time with her husband and children.

Practitioners

 

Colin_250pxDr. Collin Watson, D.C., Certified ART Provider

Chiropractic , Active Release Technique® (ART), Graston® Technique

Dr. Watson has been practicing chiropractic since 1997, and takes great pride in helping his patients live more fulfilling lives. He received his chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose , California . Dr. Watson is full body certified in Active Release Technique and is also Graston certified. He is a is a strong proponent of the benefits of combining chiropractic and the soft tissue benefits of ART/Graston into an integrated treatment. He has been the on-site chiropractor for various local triathlons and duathlons during his career.

Born and raised in southwest Calgary, Dr. Watson’s active lifestyle includes hockey, hiking, running and skiing. He has completed multiple Olympic distance triathlons, numerous 10km races and a half marathon. Dr. Watson is married and has three young children.

Ron_250pxDr. Ron Barlot, D.C., Certified ART Provider

Chiropractic , Active Release Technique® (ART)

Dr. Barlot has been practicing chiropractic since 2001 and has successfully treated a broad range of disorders commonly seen by medical doctors and other specialists in family practice. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, and a Doctor/instructor of anatomy and biomechanics, he has both in-depth knowledge of the human body and an ability to achieve results for his patients. With this range of experience, Dr. Barlot practices a specialized therapy that includes adjustments, postural retraining, soft-tissue care and exercise.

Dr. Barlot pursues an active lifestyle where he has personally experienced the value of the care that he delivers. After achieving a high national ranking in tennis, he helped coach future national hopefuls. He continues to practice what he preaches through daily exercise, recreational sports and healthy nutrition.

Dan_SqDr. Dan Welbourn, D.C., Certified ART Provider 

Chiropractic , Active Release Technique® (ART)

Dr. Welbourn has been practicing chiropractic since 2007, and has experience treating a wide range of patients from newborn babies to seniors. He treats many conditions, including car accident/work/sports injuries, as well as wellness care, maintenance and corrective care. Dr. Welbourn received his chiropractic education from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is certified in Active Release Techniques and Kinesiotaping, and has experience using Graston Techniques and IASTM. Dr. Welbourn believes in using a variety of techniques in order to provide the most complete and personalized treatment for every patient he sees.

Dr. Welbourn is a strong proponent of weight-bearing exercise, and during his personal time you will usually find him in the weight room. Outside of work, he volunteers with the local Oakridge scout troop and cub pack as section scouter. He has also worked and volunteered with Babe Ruth Calgary Baseball, the Alberta Ballet, and the High River Flyers Junior B hockey club.


Sandra_250pxDr. Sandra Sourang, Reg. Acu., TCMD

Acupuncturist

Dr. Sandra Sourang’s interest in alternative medicine and naturopathy led her to the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture(CCTCMA) where she graduated as a registered acupuncturist. In addition to her practice, she teaches acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medical gynaecology, Tuina massage, Traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis, ENT(eyes/ears, nose and tongue) and paediatrics at the CCTCMA.

Dr. Sourang was also an intern at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital as an acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor where she worked in the departments of: Acupuncture, Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Gynaecology. Sandra takes an interest in combining both Western and alternative methods of healing. She has recently returned from an educational seminar in China and now offers treatments for Uterine Fibroids, Breast Calcifications and Weight Loss.

Dr. Sourang is well travelled and multi-lingual, having been born in Laos, and then moving to Thailand, France and finally Canada. When not busy working or teaching, she participates in badminton, Tai Chi and yoga, as well as spending family time with her son and daughter. Time spent enjoying her mother’s storytelling is also an important part of family life for Dr. Sourang. We suggest you visit Dr. Sandra’s acutherapy website to learn more about her services and acupuncture in calgary.


Lucy_250pxLucy El Hares, RMT

Massage Therapy

Lucy and her family have personally benefited from massage therapy, and she has therefore dedicated herself to helping others experience the same benefits. Lucy is certified in Swedish Relaxation Massage, European Seated Medical Massage, Management of Chronic Sciatica and Whiplash, Myofascial Release (Shoulder & Lumbar), Reflexology, along with Spa Therapy, LaStone Therapy and Hot Stone Massage.

When she’s not at the clinic, Lucy teaches Hydrotherapy and supervises Massage Therapy students’ practicums at the Calgary College of Holistic Health and Clinics. She recently received an award of excellence in recognition of her outstanding dedication and commitment to teaching.

Sonja_250pxSanja Joly, RMT

Massage Therapy

Sanja began her massage practice in Vancouver in 1998. Life has taken her to Toronto and now Calgary and has helped to shape her into a more rounded therapist. You can expect a deep therapeutic treatment with a compliment of Myofascial work, Craniosacral and Visceral Manipulation when on her table. She has made a commitment to always bringing new techniques and thoughts to the treatment as she has been known to be a bit of a workshop junkie.When not in practice life is all about tiaras, cupcakes and dress-up with her two little girls. The family enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time together.
 

Alicia_250pxAlicia Patience, RMT

Massage Therapy

Originally from Toronto, Alicia graduated in 2005 from Sutherland-Chan’s 2200-hour program. She moved to Calgary in 2006 and has worked in a variety of settings, including clinics, gyms and spas.

Alicia is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta. She offers a variety of massage treatments, including Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage, Nerve Mobilization, TMJ, Orthopaedic Massage, Prenatal and Breast Massage.

Outside the office, Alicia loves spending time with her family and playing poker with her friends. In addition, her love of music frequently has her singing, going to concerts, and playing piano.

Rackel_250pxRackel Scarcello, RMT

Massage Therapy

Rackel graduated from West Coast College in Vancouver, BC in 1995. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC, Massage Therapy Association of B.C., and Massage Therapy Association of Alberta. She has been working as a registered massage therapist in B.C. since 1996 and moved to Calgary in 2008. Her treatment approaches include therapeutic exercises, posture awareness and ergonomic assessment. Rackel is certified in LaStone® Therapy, Swedish, Sports, Prenatal, myofascial, and positional release.

When not at work Rackel and her husband are busy with their three boys. She enjoys going to the gym, bike riding, Pilates and home renovations.

Cheryl_250pxCheryl Harsch, RMT

Massage Therapy

After approximately 17 years in office administration, Cheryl decided to take a leap and leave the corporate environment in 2012 to go back to school to follow her heart in health and wellness. With the support and encouragement from her family and friends, Cheryl successfully completed the 2200 hrs. Massage Therapy diploma program from Mount Royal University; and received an award for her academic excellence.

When Cheryl was introduced to the fitness industry in high school, the gym became a place where she felt natural, comfortable and confident. In 2007, she competed in her first figure competition with the Alberta Body Building Association (ABBA); and won First Place in her category. This was by far one of Cheryl’s most positive and memorable experiences, which only amplified her desire to want to learn more about the physiology and anatomy of the human body.

In June 2014, Cheryl added another accomplishment that she is very proud of, becoming a Registered Massage Therapist and member of the Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA). Cheryl is excited to be part of our team, working with our clients to continue to enhance her knowledge, skills and experience.