Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic
 

Our Team

 
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Dr. Charla Wilson
B.Sc., D.C.

Dr. Charla Wilson graduated magna cum laude from Palmer-West College of Chiropractic in San Jose, California in 1994. She received her Bachelor of Science degree (Psychology) from the University of Calgary in 1990. She is a current member of the Grant MacEwan Advisory Committee for their massage therapy program. 

Dr. Wilson has twenty three years of private practice experience. Her previous practice experience includes working with a multi-disciplinary team of holistic health professionals in Edmonton, San Francisco and Sacramento, California.

Dr. Wilson is a practitioner whose unique approach to chiropractic blends soft tissue release with exercise rehabilitation and manipulative therapy. She is skilled in a variety of styles of adjusting techniques, ranging from very low force techniques (including use of the Activator), to more traditional and manual diversified chiropractic methods. The type of adjustment and treatment given is completely dependent on the patient's individual needs and preferences. Dr. Wilson believes in treating people with respect and the care deserved. Her main goal is to help the patient reach their optimum health with chiropractic care and to educate on how to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

 
 
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Dr. Tracy Reimer
B.Sc., D.C.

Dr. Tracy Reimer graduated summa cum laude in 2001 from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.  The UWS has a reputation for being one of the top chiropractic schools in North America with an intensive, evidence based scientific training program.  Prior to her chiropractic education, Dr. Reimer achieved honors with a Bachelor of Science degree (Specialization in Psychology) in 1997 from the University of Alberta.  She is a member of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

A career as a chiropractic physician appealed to Dr. Reimer from an early age due to the holistic approach of chiropractic medicine; given the right environment, the body is created with the innate ability to heal itself.  In her clinical practice, she uses primarily diversified techniques (manual manipulation) and drop table techniques to gently realign joints of the spine and extremities, as well as soft tissue or muscle therapies to reduce pain and improve overall function.  Some patients prefer not to have manual adjustments of their neck; therefore, Dr. Reimer uses an activator and muscle energy techniques to address neck joint pain and dysfunction.  She specializes in providing custom foot orthotics for conditions which will respond to having corrective foot inserts.  Her practice consists of treating patients of all ages - from newborn to seniors, and from all walks of life – including office workers, laborers, athletes, pregnant moms, and many more.

Dr. Reimer provides chiropractic care with a difference.  She does not believe in a ‘revolving door practice” where a patient is in and out in 5 minutes.  Rather, each patient is afforded time to make sure their concerns are addressed.  During each appointment, her focus is to treat the cause of the issue with a treatment tailored to each individual, and then educate each patient on how to continue care on their own.  Dr. Reimer frequently refers patients to other health care practitioners like Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Physiotherapists, Naturopathic and Medical Doctors to help co-manage her patients’ conditions when the need arises.

 
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Heather Sorensen
R.M.T.

Heather has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for over a decade. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at MacEwan University in 2001. Since then she has furthered her education in many different modalities including craniosacral therapy, infant and child massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial cupping and foot reflexology. 

Heather is registered as an RMT member with the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta. She has also completed training as a Doula, and is passionate about helping women feel amazing during their pregnancy. 

Heather treats each of her clients with genuine care and compassion. She takes time to address the individual needs of her clients and has a truly intuitive touch. She is very dedicated to the community and spends much of her time volunteering with youth. Heather also loves to travel. She believes in the importance of giving back while traveling, and has volunteered and given aid in many orphanages abroad. In her spare time, Heather enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family. 

 
 
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Lauren Canafranca
R.M.T.

Lauren is a graduate of MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy and has been practising massage since 2011. Lauren’s goal is to partner with clients in their wellness journeys through therapeutic massage. She offers trigger point therapy, deep tissue, and myofacial techniques and external and intra-oral TMJ release. She adapts each treatment to fit each of her clients specific needs. 

Lauren is also a certified Infant Massage Instructor and can provide infant and paediatric treatments and tutorials for both new and experienced parents and care givers. She loves working with children and babies to introduce an early and sound foundation in body awareness. She believes strongly in providing an example for children to learn about consent and safe touch. Lauren is licensed with the City of Edmonton and is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta. 

In her spare time Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, their three children Inez, Turi and Tenzin, and their dog Ziggy.

 
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Natsa Ghebrenegus
R.M.T.

Natsa Ghebrenegus graduated from MacEwan University in 2014 with a diploma in the 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program.  She is a member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA).

Natsa was born in Eritrea, Northeast Africa, and moved to Edmonton 12 years ago.  She is a compassionate person with a strong desire to help others.  She believes in the therapeutic benefits of massage and she enjoys helping her clients achieve their goals towards overall health.

Natsa is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities such as:  Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, PNF stretching, Therapeutic Exercise, Pregnancy Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques.

 
 
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Carly Metheral
Office Manager

Carly has a passion for health and joined Back in Balance in 2016. Since then she has been a crucial part of our healthcare team, providing amazing support to both practitioners and patients. Carly loves helping people and can always be found multitasking at our front desk, assisting a patient or making someone smile.

In her free time, Carly loves to work out and looks forward to new and exciting experiences in the future.

 
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Dr. Jun Wang
Registered Acupuncturist

Dr. Jun Wang is a Registered Acupuncturist and has worked in Alberta, Ontario and The People’s Republic of China. She graduated from The Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1994 with a major in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She then worked at the Tianjin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital as a Registered Resident for six years.  She was promoted to a Registered Attending Doctor in 2001 and spent several years supervising resident doctors and medical students at the hospital.

Dr. Wang now has over 20 years of clinical experience in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She has a passion for helping people recover from injuries and disorders that may not have responded well to other forms of treatment.  She is an expert at treating several conditions including Headaches and Migraines, Bell’s Palsy, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, Acute and Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Gastrointestinal Neurosis and many other conditions. She has published research articles on the therapeutic effects of acupuncture for disorders such as insomnia and depression, as well as a book answering questions about disorders related to the dysfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System.

 
 
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Kaelyn Bergquist
Certified Holistic Aesthetician

Kaelyn Bergquist is a graduate of the Aesthetics and Spa Therapy Program at Blanche MacDonald in Vancouver, BC. She has an interest in helping people explore and understand the benefits of caring for your skin with holistic and botanical based products. Kaelyn believes that overall healthcare is rooted in self care, and that taking the time to care for your skin through facial treatments and home care is a benefit for all of us inside and out.

 
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