Our Team

Dr. Gillian Altheim
Dr. Gillian Altheim
Doctor - Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Dr. Gillian Altheim grew up just outside Stony Plain, Alberta. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Research Certificate in Kinesiology. Dr. Altheim then moved on to pursue chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020.  She also completed training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.

Playing sports, eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle are important to Dr. Altheim. She grew up playing hockey and soccer, in addition to participating in swimming and track and field. She moved on to play varsity hockey, first with the RDC Queens and then the University of Alberta Pandas.

Dr. Altheim believes practicing chiropractic using the three pillars of evidence-based care – patient values, relevant research, and clinical expertise – is of the utmost importance when it comes to treating her patients. She strives to create the best environment and treatment plans with her patients in order to get them functioning better.

Dr. Altheim’s training includes a number of manual therapy techniques and modalities. Spinal manipulation therapy, soft tissue therapy, exercise rehabilitation, shockwave therapy, mulligan mobilizations, acupuncture, and kinesio-taping are all components of treatment utilized by Dr. Altheim. She is a certified Emergency First Responder as well and had the opportunity to work with hockey and soccer teams throughout her time at CMCC. She enjoys working with a variety of patients including athletes, young families, and older individuals. Dr. Altheim looks forward to helping you meet all of your health goals.

 

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Dr. Brad Semeniuk
Dr. Brad Semeniuk
Doctor - Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Dr. Brad Semeniuk graduated as a doctor of chiropractic in 1990 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. The concept of “patient centered care” was something that always resonated with me from early on in my career.

In my 30+ years of practice patients have routinely described 4 common needs;

    • To determine a diagnosis for their complaint.
    • To build a strong relationship with their doctor.
    • To feel that their concerns are heard.
    • To know that their care providers are empathetic.

This is the essence of the patient centered approach that I strive to achieve in my daily practice. Simply put, patients who feel known and welcome, respected, involved and engaged get better – faster! My focus is not just on “what’s the matter with my patients” but on “what matters to my patients”.

I would sincerely like to welcome you to my office.

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Vicky
Vicky
Receptionist - Office Administration

Vicky is an 8 year team member at our office whose warm personality provides a level of comfort to patients who are nervous or in distress. She is highly experienced and knowledgeable in matters involving insurance billing and is always a welcoming face.

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Chandra Shekhar
Chandra Shekhar
Massage Therapist - BA, MBA, RMT (Clinical)

With an extensive educational background and over 35 years of experience in various techniques of clinical massage therapy, yoga, stress and pain management in both India and Canada, Chandra (RMT) is highly qualified to determine patient needs and requirements. Chandra’s Canadian massage training was at MaKami College in Edmonton and included the 3000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage program.

His extensive clinical training allows him to customize patient care using relaxation, therapeutic, and orthopedic massage for chronic pain, sports injuries, personal and motor vehicle accidents and trauma, post surgical  rehabilitation, and pre and post natal, post traumatic stress, and in the support of cancer patients. His unique training and experience in the use of essential oils sets him apart from his peers and greatly enhances his patient’s overall experience.

Other techniques that he employs include Hot stone massage, Lymphatic drainage, cupping, trigger point therapy, and traditional Indian head massage.

Chandra’s philosophy of health and wellness resides in achieving balance in mind, body, and spirit by providing treatment techniques based on the needs and conditions of his patients within his massage practice. He sees this goal as a mutual effort between therapist and patient—treatments plans support patient’s needs. Chandra takes a collaborative approach in working with other healthcare professionals, including chiropractors, physicians, physiotherapists, and others.

Chandra believes that “it is the human touch that makes a huge difference in relieving many different forms of hidden and manifested pain.”

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Connie Baxter
Connie Baxter
Massage Therapist - RMT

Connie Baxter (RMT) is joining the Meadowlark Chiropractic Clinic. She brings with her over 25 years of clinical and practical experience as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Her training… She engages in a collaborative approach with her clients in assessing, addressing, and achieving their treatment goals.

Connie is skilled in many areas of massage therapy, including the following:

  • Deep tissue
  • Swedish
  • Pre/post-natal massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial and Connective Tissue Release
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Thai Table Massage
  • Stretching
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Fire Cupping

Through her training, Connie is able to assess and treat TMJ disorders and postural distortions such as forward head posture, rounded shoulders, hip rotations, scoliosis, and ‘tech-neck’—the cause of headaches and body pain so common with office workers.  She is aware of the stress that emotional and physical pain causes the body, whether it is pregnancy and delivery, injuries, illness, work-related, and/or aging issues. Connie combines modern and ancient treatments to aid in the healing process. The result is a refreshed, relaxed, and healthy body.

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Slide Testimonials My experience with Dr. Semeniuk and Alanah has been nothing but spectacular. The office is a warm, welcoming environment - one that I would highly recommend. Dr. D Larsen Slide Testimonials I’ve been Dr. Semeniuk’s patient for 16 years. He’s great! He takes the time needed to find out what is wrong and he listens to what I tell him. I have recommended him to family and friends. And he has a great sense of humour! Laura Boekholt Slide Testimonials I have been attending Meadowlark Chiropractic Clinic for combination therapy for more than 5 years. During this period I have had multiple and complex injury related problems. Through a caring and comprehensive approach Dr. Brad and his associates have provided me with a variety of therapy methods including chiropractic, acupuncture and massage. In every instance I was provided with relief from symptoms in a caring environment. I highly recommend Dr. Brad and Alanah for any person living in pain. Jeff Potter Slide Testimonials Sometimes my workouts take their toll on my back, so when I need help, I never hesitate to call Dr. Brad’s office. His experience and bedside manner always has me leaving the clinic feeling better. I saw Dr. Brad for the first time after a friend recommended him – I would like to recommend him too. Dr. Brad, by far, is my favorite Chiropractor! Wade Aranas Slide Testimonials I’ve been seeing Dr. Brad for about 20 years now and as well as being a wonderful Chiropractors, I think he is an awesome person! Linda Peterson Slide Testimonials I have been seeing Dr.Brad for over 20 years now and he is the best diagnostic chiropractor I have ever been to. He listens very well to your information and always fixes the problem. We have recommended Dr. Brad to all our family and friends and they have the same opinion of him. I would not hesitate in sending anyone to him. Murray Geddes

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