Meet our Team

At Mountain Chiropractic and Partners in Health we have an exceptional team including chiropractors, massage therapists and a physiotherapist. We can't wait to welcome you through our doors. Learn more about each of us below. See you soon!

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Chiropractor

Dr. Richard Gehrke

This particular year, as I look to celebrate and give thanks for the opportunity of providing 50 years of chiropractic service, 49 of those years in Rocky Mountain House, I am equally grateful for the new office that's the culmination of 25 years of dreaming with my chiro partner Tanis and my matrimonial sidekick Jan.

 

Our vision has always focused on offering a more inclusive health care team and it's personally rewarding to know that we've "upped our potential" in offering physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic under one roof. Equally gratifying that two of my granddaughters, Payton (my son Tyson's daughter, our resident student massage therapist) and Teneal (Tanis's daughter & a current chiropractic student) are part of the process as well.

 

Our doors are always open to new patients and of course we are most appreciative of our regular patients for their support and being a part of this most recent office transformation. Do drop in and say hi, take a look at our new digs & if the need arises, let us be a part of optimizing your true health potential.

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Chiropractor

Dr. Tanis J. Gehrke

"Dr. Tanis, my partner/ daughter is no longer with us. We lost her to cancer July 26th of this past summer. Her image remains on our website to recognize her contribution to our new health care facility. The dreams & actualization that we shared together with her mom to create Mountain Health and the wonderful professional folks who have joined us will be further augmented when her daughter, our grand-daughter Teneal completes her chiropractic education and joins us in the fall of 2023." 

- Dr. Richard Gehrke

It was grade 6 when I decided I liked my father's office so much I was going to do whatever it was he did in there. Driving off to college I sure hoped my gut feeling was right. I graduated from Palmer West Chiropractic College in Sunnyvale , California in 1991.

Every working day in our office I  deeply value the relationship and opportunity to share musculoskeletal healthcare, lifestyle and wellness with our patients. I’ve loved ,”igniting the spark“ for our youth to find the journey of physical literacy. I’ve received and learned so much more than the time I’ve ever given during these sessions and camps.

 

We live in an outstanding community with the resources and support to create anything within our dreams. Family is my balance. I share so much gratitude and love in their understanding and emotional support to do all I am able to.

I warmly welcome you through our front doors to let our health team care for you!

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Physiotherapist

Amy Lewsaw

Amy has completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2001 and also completed her acupuncture certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2003. Over the past 19 years of practice she has also completed numerous orthopedic courses as well as vestibular rehabilitation training, and enjoys treating and educating patients with a variety of diagnoses.

 

She looks forward to continuing to provide physiotherapy services to our wonderful community and being part of a team approach to help clients reach their health and wellness goals. Being able to have a positive impact on a persons overall health, happiness and ability to live their life to the fullest is one of her main goals as a physiotherapist.
 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, running and cheering on her children in their various activities.

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Massage Therapist

Jessy McCrindle

Jessy is a Registered Massage Therapist. She graduated with Directors Honors from Alberta Institute of Massage in 2021. She feels strongly in treating her patients, both mind and body. The mind and body are not separate, what affects one, affects the other.

 

Jessy loves weightlifting, hiking, reading, cooking, sports, and spending time with her family. Jessy is knowledgeable in the benefits of alternative medicine, exercise, and nutrition, which has been gained through her own battle with chronic disease. She believes that taking time for self-care and reflection is essential to one’s vitality.

 

Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.
 

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Massage Therapist

Brandy Novotney

Brandy is a Registered Massage Therapist and a recent graduate from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Edmonton. She finished at the top of her class and is very excited to be a part of a multidisciplinary clinic. Her passion is therapeutic massage and restoring functional balance back into the body through massage.

 

Brandy will be adding new modalities this year, such as athletic therapy and cupping. Brandy loves dancing, yoga, running, cycling, hiking, paddleboarding, golfing and weightlifting. As such, she believes in being active through recovery from injury to return to normal daily activity!

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Massage Therapist

Brittany Moffatt

Brittany is a personal trainer from Ontario who’s goal has been to guide those around her to creating a healthy lifestyle in every area of their life!

 

A life-style of wellness creates a positive attitude toward self, others, and society in general.

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Massage Therapist

Quincy

Quincy has been practicing massage therapy for 11 years. She moved to Alberta from Ontario in 2017 for her love of the mountains.

 

She works Saturdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Mondays 1:30 p.m. - 630 p.m.

 

Holistic health is one of Quincy’s greatest passions and strongly believes in lifestyle wellness. Her favourite quote is “our greatest wealth is our health” by Virgil and her patchwork of qualifications endorse this life theme. Quincy is a qualified trauma informed therapist and offers therapeutic, deep tissue, and sport massage. She is also qualified in cupping and the graston application. Recently, Quincy and her family moved to Nordegg and are living “the dream” in the mountains! Quincy continues to be inspired working in massage therapy and is grateful for the infinite learning and the opportunity to assist people with their health. She is humbled by the human body, all of its structure and function and not a day goes by where she doesn’t learn more about it.

 

She is thrilled to working with Mountain Chiropractic and is looking forward to assisting the community with their health care needs.

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Massage Therapist

Calista Tether

Calista Tether is a registered massage therapist, newly moved to the Rocky area and a graduate of the MH Vicars 2200hr massage program. Her passions are horses, backcountry adventures and helping people improve their quality of life through massage. She is excited to get to know the town and be part of a multidisciplinary team here in Rocky.

 

Using a variety of Swedish, non Swedish and myofascial techniques, Calista will also be adding cupping and RAPID NFR later this year.

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Reception

Shauna Hogberg

Shauna is a receptionist here at Mountain Chiropractic & Partners in Health and has been for the past 7 years. She was born in Calgary, but grew up in Rocky. Shauna has been married to the same wonderful man for 32 years and together have raised 2 awesome boys.

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Reception

Noella Christiansen

 Noella has enjoyed working at the clinic since 2013. Considering life as a gift it amazes her how, by design our body wants to heal and how the clinic team facilitates the healing process. Her passions are our breathtaking creation especially an infinite star lit sky as well as my Lord Saviour and his faithful love.

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Reception

Sheri-Lynn Black

Sheri-Lynn is a receptionist and has worked at Mountain Chiropractic & Partners in Health for about 1 ½ years. Sheri-Lynn and her husband and operate an agricultural business and also have a small farm. They have 2 children and 2 grandsons. In her spare time she likes to ride her motorcycle and spend time with her family.

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Office Manager

Jody Decoteau

Bio coming soon!