Dr. Joan Shaben is a highly skilled professional with more than 12 years experience in a multidisciplinary clinic environment. The doors to Lendrum Health Centre were opened by Dr. Joan in July of 1999. During the past 11 years she has gathered a number of excellent practitioners together who are committed to the health and wellness of each person who enters the clinic. She is experienced in working in an acute care environment providing assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal injuries as well as wellness care. She has a solid background in working with other healthcare professionals to provide the most appropriate care for you, the patient. From lifestyle changes, nutritional advice, exercises, supplement recommendations and child and maternal care, Dr. Joan is committed to seeing healthy changes in you.
Dr. Joan Shaben graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in August of 1997. She is certified in Webster Technique and is currently completing the last year of a three-year Diploma in Chiropractic Pediatrics. Additionally she has received her FLT (Functional Lifestyle Therapy) Certification and is currently working toward an additional degree in Orthomolecular Nutrition to certify her as a professional nutritionist.
Dr. Joan Shaben is proficient in several chiropractic techniques including diversified technique, activator technique, sacro-occipital technique, cranial sacral technique, and active release therapy.
Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is central to the philosophy of Dr. Joan. Whether that is exercise, diet, nutrition, supplements, or lifestyle changes, Dr. Joan and the team at Lendrum Health Centre are committed to helping you achieve your greatest potential.
Nick is a RMT who has worked at the Lendrum Health Centre as a Registered Massage Therapist (active member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada) for over 4 years and has been committed to making your visit the best it can be. He is trained in sports medicine and trauma rehabilitation, and therefore can bring your massage to a medical level.
Nick is originally from the Ukraine, where he obtained a strong medical background. He is all about challenges and is prepared to take on any sort of injury and/or condition he is presented with. He is currently in school receiving his degree in Nursing from Grant MacEwan University. Since he loves being a massage therapist as much as he does, he doesn't plan to quit when his school is over. It only means that his experience and expertise will graduate to a higher plane.
Nick works closely with patients to recognize and treat their weak spots, integrating massage therapy to help them lead a healthier lifestyle.
Kaitlyn graduated from Makami College in April 2018 with 3000 hours of hands on experience. Since then, Kaitlyn has deepened her interest in proper movement and how it can go hand-in-hand with massage to meet your wellness and pain management goals.
Kaitlyn’s modalities include therapeutic, deep tissue, pain relief, and cupping. In addition to massage, Kaitlyn has completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in December 2019.
Kaitlyn has really enjoyed incorporating the importance of proper movement, stretching, and strengthening into her treatments for her clients to do at home. Kaitlyn always insures her clients are set up for success with an individualized treatment plan and home care.
Kaitlyn also has plans to expand her practice with Craniosacral Therapy, TMJ disfunction, and eventually, Acupuncture.
Outside of massage, Kaitlyn is interested in nutrition and holistic wellness. When she isn’t massaging or doing yoga, Kaitlyn loves to check out local restaurants and cafes and being out in nature with her dog.
Holly has been a registered massage therapist with the NHPC since 2003. She has enjoyed furthering her education with many continuing education massage therapy programs over the years as well as in many adjacent fields including Upledger's Craniosacral Therapy, Barral's Visceral Manipulation, D'Ambrogio's Total Body Balancing, Til Luchau's Advanced Myofascial Techniques to highlight some of her favorites.
Taking her education further, Holly graduated from the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture program at Grant MacEwan University in 2012 and is registered through the CAAA. She has especially enjoyed continuing education in Sports Medicine Acupuncture.
Currently Holly is working on and will soon be graduating from the Body Intelligence program Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. This program has sparked her deep interest in the nervous system, trauma resolution and our body’s deep intelligence and healing potential.
Holly offers specific modality treatments or a combination of modalities, dependant on her client’s wants and needs. Holly believes client education and participation in their health is key. Her main goal is to provide a safe healing environment to meet clients where they are at in their healing journey and to offer her skills as tools to help clients ignite the amazing healing potential their bodies have.