The mission of Evidence Sport and Spine is to be leaders in the delivery of safe, evidence-based, collaborative management of individuals with MSK pain through effective delivery of:
- Multidisciplinary clinical services
- Education and knowledge translation
- Clinical research.
Sunny Chhokar MPhty (Musculo), MPT, BSc Kin, IMS Certified
Sunny graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor in Kinesiology in 2008, followed by a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2010. Following 3 years of private practice experience, Sunny moved to Brisbane Australia where he successfully completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy degree in 2014 and has recently completed his training to perform IntraMuscular Stimulation/Dry-needling.
Sunny is very passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and enjoys the challenge of treating a wide range of conditions. He is excited to work within the multi-disciplinary team in providing consultation for prolotherapy treatment and interventional radiology procedures for patients with acute or chronic conditions. Sunny is eager to continue with his post graduate education as well as working with the great team at Evidence.
Tanielle Garcia MPT, BKin Hons
Tanielle Garcia graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2010. She graduated from the University of Regina in 2008 with her Bachelors in Kinesiology-Fitness and Lifestyle Honors Degree with a research component looking at the effects of neurofeedback on sport performance, as well as played university women’s hockey in the CIS (2003-2008). Tanielle is also a graduate of the Athol Murray College of Notre (2003).
Tanielle’s experience includes working in multi-disciplinary, private practice clinics where her case load includes a variety of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic conditions from children to the elderly population with a special interest in athletes. Tanielle has started to gain increased experience and training in the assessment and management of concussions and vestibular rehabilitation, and continues to increase her experience in manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. Tanielle has also gained experience working as a volunteer physiotherapist with a non-profit organization called World Spine Care (WSC). She travels to their clinics in Botswana, Africa annually (started in 2012) providing physiotherapy treatment and education to people in underserved regions.
Renae Hunter - Pelvic Health Physiotherapist MPT, BKin
Renae graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2007 followed by a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. Renae is a certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist treating a variety of pelvic health disorders including prolapse, dyspareunia, urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic pain. She is also certified in ROST Therapy for the treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. In addition, she has completed training in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and has completed her Level 2 certification in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. She has a passion for patient-centred care and works hard to help patients achieve their maximum potential and overall well-being. Renae grew up as a competitive soccer player competing as a Dino for the University of Calgary for 4 years and continues to enjoy living an active lifestyle. Outside of the clinic, Renae is a busy mom of 2 and enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors.
Dr. Jonathan Chow - Musculoskeletal/Family Medicine BSc, DC, MD, CCFP
Dr Chow, originally from Saskatoon Saskatchewan, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary and went on to Western States Chiropractic College to train as a sports chiropractor. He had a busy sports therapy practice in Calgary prior to returning to the University of Alberta to pursue medicine. He returned to Calgary for his Family Medicine residency. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal injuries, sports therapy, and regenerative injections. Outside of clinic he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, as well as hiking, climbing, skiing, and practicing martial arts.
Kristy Simpson - Office Manager
Kristy graduated with honours in 2008, receiving her Social Service Worker Diploma. She brings many years of customer service experience with her. Kristy is looking forward to building a rapport with the Evidence Sport & Spine South patients, committed to making each visit a positive experience.
Kristen Brietzke - Office Administrator
Kristen graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship in Sport and Recreation. She has worked in the fitness industry and customer service for many years and just launched an App called Dot Confirmed. Kristen is excited to be a part of the Evidence Sport and Spine South team!
Karla Selmer - Office Administrator
In February 2018, Karla graduated from Bow Valley College with a Medical Office Assistant Certificate. Prior to attending Bow Valley College, she spent just over 12 years working as an Educational Assistant in the Foothills School Division. Karla is passionate about helping others and believes in building positive, meaningful relationships. These values that she holds dear are what led her to a new career in healthcare. Karla is looking forward to being able to assist patients on their health care journey and is very excited to join the team at Evidence Sport & Spine. In her spare time, Karla enjoys baking, walking, yoga, golf, camping and hiking with her family.