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.
Heather is a Registered Massage Therapist of the 2200 hour Massage Therapy program at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Heather graduated MacEwan and is a member of Massage Therapists Association of Alberta since June 2015. During her MacEwan training, she was nominated for the 2015 Canadian Council Case Report competition for her original research and contributions towards shoulder injuries. This has sparked Heathers interest in ball and socket joints (shoulders and hips). Heather uses a variety of techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, and PNF stretching.
Heather spends her time volunteering with the LGBTQ* community, co-leading the Westwood Unitarian youth group, singing in her choir, and disability outreach.
Heather values diversity in all it's many forms and she strives to make her space as safe and welcoming as possible to everyone who enters.