Who We are

Evidence South

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:

  1. Multidisciplinary clinical services
  2. Education and knowledge translation
  3. Clinical research.

Sunny Chhokar

Sunny Chhokar,
Clinic Director
PT, 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

Tanielle Garcia,
PT, MPT, BKin Hons

Tanielle Garcia graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2010 from the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her undergraduate Honours degree in Kinesiology in 2008 from the University of Regina while playing on the varsity women’s hockey team. She moved to Calgary in 2010, and after a couple years in practice Tanielle travelled to Botswana, Africa as a volunteer therapist working with a non-profit organization providing care and education to those in remote and underserved regions. She returned to Botswana in 2013 and 2014 where she implemented a community fall prevention program, as well as a posture “Straighten Up” program for students.

Tanielle has continued to work in multidisciplinary settings. Over the years she has gained a special interest in concussion and vestibular rehab and completed a certification program in Vestibular Rehabilitation (Emory University) in 2016. She has completed numerous concussion courses, and is involved with ongoing sport related concussion research at the University of Calgary as a research clinician with the fortunate opportunity to work with and be mentored by leading concussion researchers and specialists. Although sports related concussions makes up a large part of her practice, she also sees a lot of non- sport concussions related to falls, MVA’s and other injuries and continues to have a passion for treating musculoskeletal injuries

Renae Hunter

Renae Hunter,
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
PT, BSc (KIN), MPT, Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist

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.

Ashley Duguid

Ashley Duguid,
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Ashley graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2009 followed by a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2011. Ashley has since certified as a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and treats a variety of pelvic health disorders including pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and dyspareunia. She has training in pre and post natal exercise prescription and pelvic pain management. Ashley also has a passion for orthopedic physiotherapy,  treating a wide variety of muscloskeletal conditions including post motor vehicle accident,  post surgical and sport related injuries.She is certified in functional dry needling, completing levels I and II with KinetaCore Dry Needling. Ashley has completed her Level 2 certification in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division.Ashley is excited to be part of such a great interdisciplinary team at Evidence Sport and Spine.  She looks forward to treating as both a pelvic floor and musculoskelatal physiotherapist. 

Loring Derry

Loring Derry,
PT, BA (Hons), MScPT, Functional Dry Needling

(currently on maternity leave)

Loring completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2014, following her BA (Honours) at the University of Victoria in 2010. She has achieved her Level III certification in manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopedic Division. She is also certified in functional dry needling.

Loring is a former National-level Rhythmic Gymnast and is proud to have competed at the Canada Games and at events in Bulgaria and the USA. Her experience as a former athlete has fueled her passion for helping others improve their health through movement. Loring is passionate about treating chronic and complex spinal conditions. She is especially interested in treating chronic injuries related to dance and the performing arts. Loring is excited to work amongst the team of practitioners at Evidence Sport and Spine.

Karen Oura

Karen Oura,

Karen graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She has over 16 years of experience working in private practice in the Calgary area. Karen has post graduate certifications in acupuncture/IMS/Dry-needling, spinal manipulation, Manual Therapy level 3, vestibular physiotherapy, treatment of the TMJ, and ordering diagnostic imaging.

Karen is very excited to work with the team at Evidence South. She has a keen interest in spinal conditions and the TMJ. Outside of work, Karen enjoys adventures with her husband and two young children, as well as being a competitive synchronized figure skater. Her skating has lead to opportunities to work as a physiotherapist at National and International figure skating competitions.

Jenna Armstrong

Jenna Armstrong,
MScPT, BKin, FCAMPT, cGIMS, Gunn IMS Practitioner

Jenna obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Distinction from the University of Calgary in 2010 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012. She has achieved the highest designation in Manual Therapy with successful completion of her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). Jenna has completed her Integrative Dry Needling certification as well as the Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) certification at the University of British Columbia.

Jenna is an avid learner and continually pursues training to advance her practice. She strives to incorporate information from the courses she has taken and the latest research into her treatment and uses a wide variety of treatment techniques. This includes education, dry needling, joint mobilization and manipulations, neural tissue mobilization, soft tissue techniques and exercise prescription. She enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions both acute and chronic but has a special interest in complex spinal conditions.

Outside of work, Jenna enjoys spending time outside with her young family. This includes hiking, gardening, playing at the park with her young daughter or going for long walks with their dog.

Dr. Jonathan Chow

Dr. Jonathan Chow,
Musculoskeletal Physician

Dr Chow, originally trained as a chiropractor at what is now the University of Western States, completed his medical training at the University of Alberta and a family medicine residency at the University of Calgary. He completed further training with the Hackett Hemwall Patterson foundation, MSKUS (ultrasound training), the Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (CAOM) and longitudinally with Dr Adrian Gretton. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal and spine injuries, ultrasound guided interventions and injection therapies including prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma injections. He enjoys clinical teaching and is a clinical lecturer in the department of Family Medicine.

When he is not in clinic he enjoys spending time in the mountains with his wife and 3 kids.

Shalyn Huehn

Shalyn Huehn,
Office Manager

(currently on maternity leave)

Shalyn is excited to join the Evidence Sport and Spine South team and is looking forward to bringing her many years of experience to the Office Manager role. She graduated from Bow Valley College with a Medical Office Assistant Certificate in 2013 and since, has been involved in many clinic aspects. Shalyn also has a background in Animal Health as she has a passion for animals.

Shalyn can empathize with Motor Vehicle Accident patients, as she is a survivor of one herself, in 2011. Since then, she has been a supporter for Stars Air Ambulance and has attended multiple fundraising events. She was in the 2012 calendar campaign, 2013 commercial campaign and also the 2015 Stars documentary; The Golden Hour. She looks forward to bringing her knowledge and her fun personality to the team and is enthusiastic about ensuring each patient receives the most optimal care.

Chantel Bourne

Chantel Bourne,
Office Manager

Chantel was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. In 2019 Chantel had completed her program and became a certified Medical Office Assistant, and Health Unit Coordinator. After nearly 3 years with Momentum Health, Chantel had the opportunity to cover the locum Office Manager position! Chantel enjoys being in a career where she is able to help patients with their road to recovery!  When Chantel is not working, she enjoys camping, spending time with her family, and heading out to the mountains.

Karla Selmer

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.

Kellie Newell

Kellie Newell,
Office Administrator

Kellie loves to meet new people and do her best to make their day just a bit better! She strives to always have a warm and energizing attitude, both while at work and at home. She graduated in 2020 and has been gaining experience in a variety of workplaces, through this she has found that her passion lies where she is helping people. Kellie has severe nerve damage to her shoulder from a birth injury and has plenty of personal experience in the medical world. This has made her especially compassionate to the struggles that others are facing themselves. Outside of work Kellie loves art in many different mediums, most recently she is practicing drawing digitally!

Scarlet Girardin

Scarlet Girardin,
Office Administrator

In 2019 Scarlet graduated from Bow Valley College as a Health Care Aide. For 2 years after graduating she gained hands-on experience with acute clients on an ALC unit and expanded her knowledge in the medical field. Scarlet is happy to meet new people and loves to help people become their best selves!

Outside of work, Scarlet has a dog, a cat, and fish that she loves to spend time with and spoil, whom she affectionately calls her ‘fur-babies’. 

Tara Russell

Tara Russell,
Office Administrator

Tara was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta and later moved to Calgary to pursue her culinary career after graduating with a culinary diploma.  After many years she switched careers and started her journey into the healthcare field. She then graduated with a Medical Office Assistant certificate, and is currently pursuing her LPN education. In the winter, Tara enjoys staying out of the cold and beading and sewing different kinds of native regalia and jewellery. In the summer, you can find her in the mountains and hiking the Alberta trails.

Evidence Sport and Spine (South) is located at

7 Mahogany Plaza SE #110 Calgary, AB, T3M 2P8

Phone: 403-454-8464

Fax: 403-454-8445

Email: mahogany@evidencesportandspinal.com