A multi-disciplinary chiropractic facility for your body and your sport.
Obsessive in results, creative in execution and tied by the same belief:
It takes a village.
YOUR VENTURE BACK.
As a primary caregiver, a Chiropractor can assess, diagnose and treat your injury with a combination of methods including manual therapy, joint manipulation, acupuncture, Graston, active release therapy, and exercise prescription. The goal of chiropractic care is to return you to your optimal level of functioning and strength.
Type of Treatment
- Active Release Therapy (ART)
- Exercise Rehabilitation
- Acupuncture / IMS
What is an adjustment? An Adjustment is a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion.
Active Release and soft tissue treatment allows your caregiver to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with specific patient movements. ART® is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. Read more about Graston Technique on our blog.
Your Chiropractor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will include exercise rehabilitation home-care. The best way to get you better it to keep you moving!
Registered Massage Therapists are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining mobility and pain-free functioning of the body. Using a variety of massage techniques such as effleurage and cupping, the goal is to keep you moving, even when you think you can’t move anymore. We offer 30 minutes spotlight session, 60 minutes overhaul or a 90 minute work over.
What is cupping?
Cupping is a technique derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine that is used to alleviate pain,
remove toxins from the muscles and tissue, move congested and stagnant blood, loosen muscles, and encourage new blood flow to the area. Cupping can help with tight fascia and scar tissue breakdown. Read all about cupping on our blog.
Acupuncture is derived from the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of taking a needle and placing it into a specific region to bring about a change. At Kinetic, we combine both the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice and Western or contemporary acupuncture which focuses on trigger points in muscles of the body. Acupuncture can assist with relieving muscle tension that can often cause headaches, to assist with inflammation reduction such as in a sprained ankle or osteoarthritis of the knee. Acupuncture can also assist with nerve pain, hormonal imbalance, fertility and anxiety or stress reduction. Acupuncture can be performed by your chiropractor and licensed acupuncturist.
Also know as ‘dry needling’ IMS is a dynamic, hands-on treatment where the practitioner continually works to stimulate the trigger points within the affected muscle to elicit a twitch response.
We are here to help you with your pre and post natal needs, weather it is chiropractic care, massage, induction and fertility acupuncture we’ve got you covered! Our therapists are trained to assess your ever changing needs during this exciting time, implementing techniques such as Webster technique. Staying moving during this time is crucial and we are here to get you there!
Stretch, reconnect and find movement after a busy work day. Check out our schedule on Jane to book a class. For information about booking a private or corporate yoga class contact us
Schedule your corporate wellness day – weather its yoga, or a noon hour health session with hands on treatment with one of our manual therapists. Encourage wellness at the workplace with our team.
Want to have one of our experienced Team Members talk to your sports team or workout group?
For more information contact us to keep your team moving.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Nutrition Counselling
Our guests come see us for the experience the knowledge, and the highest level of care. Whether a 30 minutes spotlight session or a 60 minutes overhaul, your body is our focus
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The team was chosen
for their meticulous
attention to detail
Want to be a member of our team?
Think you’re amazing? Drop us a line if you have a deep seated passion rooted in your community, to provide one-on-one care and would like the opportunity to collaborate with a team of like-minded manual therapists: chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, and health care professionals alike!
Dr. Kara Otuomagie is an active member of our fitness community here in Edmonton. As a Chiropractor that works with athletes, she has worked with the likes of the Alberta Ballet, Grant McEwan Griffins, University of Alberta: Track & Field, Soccer and Basketball, Edmonton FC and the Calgary Stampeders. Her diversified techniques of implementing body mechanics and various treatment methods such as Active Release Therapy (ART), Graston, Acupuncture, and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)/ Dry Needling allow her to assist her patients to achieve their personal and professional goals.
She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta and went on to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and McMaster University for her Chiropractic and Acupuncture designations respectively.
In her spare time, you can find her supporting the sweaty pursuits of her patients as a Lululemon ambassador, advocating for her community as an active board member on the Stollery Women’s Network, running alongside Run Collective run group as a Run Lead, and running half-marathons in Edmonton’s River Valley.
– “Nothing is impossible, if we are in it together.”
Dr. Alyssa Clarkson grew up in Camrose, Alberta where she participated in her favourite team sports activities including hockey, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
Dr. Alyssa graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science and received her Doctor of Chiropractic designation at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Alyssa specializes in Graston technique, muscle release technique and has a special interest in pregnancy, woman’s health and paediatric care.
In her spare time Dr. Alyssa enjoys playing and watching sports, going for runs, working out at the gym, travelling and spending time with her family and friends. She has run two half marathons and currently plays soccer for a local woman’s team here in Edmonton. Being active is an important part of her life and she loves to do anything that keeps her moving.
– “Do more of what makes you happy.”
Hannah grew up in Edmonton and graduated from the advanced clinical massage therapy program at Makami College. She is currently attending MacEwan University and extending her learning passion for healing to body, with Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture. Hannah found value in massage after dealing with a personal injury as a child; she truly believes that regular massage therapy appointments can keep the body working at its optimal level and help to prevent injury. For Hannah, having improved mobility and movement after massage therapy can allow her guests to unleash their potential, whatever that may be. Hannah enjoys yoga, spin class, HIIT workouts, weight training, nature walks and snowboarding.
– Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, the time will pass anyway.
Dayna, originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has worked as a Registered Massage Therapist for over 10 years. Her interest in massage therapy was inspired by the very practitioners who worked to keep her golf game sharp when she played for Team Canada, on the World Junior Golf Team. In addition to massage, Dayna is both a yoga teacher and nutrition coach, and uses her diverse background to assist her patients’ individual needs. Dayna has a special interest in women’s health, and believes that wellness is achieved through a variety of lifestyle approaches unique to your individual needs.
– “People and places magnify the beauty of life.”
Cayleigh grew up in Southern Alberta and moved to Edmonton to attend Concordia University and play varsity basketball. A true Raptors fan, when Cayleigh isn’t lacing up her shoes, she loves exploring Edmonton’s trails with her husband Ethan and dog Henry. As Kinetic Living’s Office Manager, Cayleigh brings a vibrant energy and enthusiasm to the team. For Cayleigh, being active evolves and grows throughout our lifetime – every moment is an opportunity to grow in a unique and different way.
–“Its the little things in life”
Danielle began practicing yoga to compliment her training as a young figure skating athlete, and upon retirement from the sport, to cope and thrive through battles with severe anxiety and depression. As an E-RYT 500, Teacher Training Facilitator and Lululemon Ambassador, Danielle believes that yoga can be accessible to all. Danielle sees her yoga practice as a safe space to prepare for life off the mat. She now believes more than ever that yoga is crucial to facilitate balance, especially, in our fast paced lifestyles. Off the mat, you can find her snuggling her two beautiful girls, Issie and Molly, and laughing with her husband Tom. They love to explore anywhere and everywhere in their 1974 Boler. Danielle loves a good cup of coffee, finding vintage treasures, being outdoors and new experiences.
-“Go on an adventure, be open to trying something new.”
What We Treat
We Treat it All
Guests come and see us for the experience, the knowledge, and the highest level of care.
Whether a 30 minute spotlight session or a 60 minute overhaul, your body is our focus.
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Athletes, both professional and everyday.
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Manual therapy paired with exercise rehabilitation, we provide treatment that goes beyond the
treatment room. Kinetic Living offers a no fuss, one on one approach to treatment. We apply the principles of biomechanics and diversified techniques. Getting you moving better is the first step to recovery.
All of our therapists are licensed via their respective colleges and have met the requirements to practice in the province of Alberta.
Yes! We offer direct billing to the following insurance companies.
Alberta Blue Cross
Chambers of Commerce Group
Johnston Group Inc.
Please note we will submit your appointment electronically on your behalf, however, should your insurance not cover the entire treatment visit or prompt a declined / unauthorized response when submitted you will be required to pay for the visit
Your manual therapist will assess what tolerance you have to pressure. While it may be slightly uncomfortable at first, by providing feedback, your therapist will ensure to find a treatment style that is best suited to you.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and Debit. We do our part for the environment and are paper-free. When scheduling your appointment all the paperwork is provided to you via our online booking system, its that easy!
Supportive care is a great way to maintain your mobility, which ultimately can keep you moving well and living the active life that you enjoy.
Free parking is available in front of The Garneau for 30 minutes. Thereafter, there is metered parking underground – the underground parking entrance is located on the east side of the building. Alternatively, there is metered street side parking available on 109th Street.
Yes, please give our team a call to set up your appointment as there are a few additional steps and questions necessary prior to your initial visit.
You will meet with your manual therapist, and after an evaluation of how you move (or aren’t moving!) together, you will come up with a treatment plan. Then we put in the work to get you where you need to be.
We recommend the you wear comfortable and flexible clothing to your appointment. Also bring your Alberta Health Care number along with any additional insurance or benefits coverage that you may have.
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