Brenna Bouchard R.Ac
Owner, Registered Acupuncturist
Brenna first started in the health and fitness industry by graduating from the NAIT Personal Fitness Training program in 2011, and becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Association of Exercise Physiology, as well as a Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
After a several months of dealing with a stubborn sports injury, she sought out acupuncture treatment. She not only had great results with her injury, but also learned that acupuncture was effective for treating her headaches and PCOS symptoms as well. After experiencing such incredible results and pain relief, she decided that she wanted to have a greater impact on people’s health not only with fitness, but all facets of health through holistic health practices.
She enrolled in the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University and graduated in 2016. She is now a Registered Acupuncturist through the College and Association of Acupuncture of Alberta.
Competitive sports and staying active have always been an integral part of her life, and Brenna is passionate about keeping both body and mind at optimal levels not only for performance, but for better quality of life and longevity.
Her philosophy is to encourage both mental and physical lifestyle changes and to promote healing by combining both traditional and modern techniques. She also feels that authenticity and a sense of humour are essential for effective treatment and long lasting results.
“Disease and injuries are serious, and can be quite physically, mentally and emotionally draining. Having a light-hearted and comforting feel while being treated by a knowledgeable, empathetic and authentic practitioner gives you a break from the stress and discomfort of disease. This nurtures more effective and sustainable results.”
Brenna’s area’s of interest include:
- Acute or Chronic Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Psycho-emotional and Stress Management
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Gynecological Issues (PMS, painful periods)
Telina Chomey R.Ac
Telina has been around sports for the majority of her life, dealing with injuries, concussions and enhancing performance. This led to the pursuit of a degree in Physical Education, majoring in sports performance and focusing on the biomechanical nature of injuries and the return to play and healing of athletes after being injured. She has worked as a student athletic therapist for the Bears and Pandas Wrestling Teams and the Pandas hockey team.
After being introduced to the concept of holistic medicine, Telina was consumed with the idea of how acupuncture could be the perfect fit in elite sports to work alongside athletic therapists and doctors of sports medicine and enrolled at Grant MacEwan and earned her Acupuncture diploma and became registered in 2018.
She has become increasingly passionate about how acupuncture can not only help create a safer and more effective return to play after injury, but can also regulate emotions, increase self awareness, balance the body to strengthen areas of weakness, increase the body’s ability to ward off illness, promote a more ‘whole body’ healing and much more.
Telina’s areas of interests include:
- Sports injuries
- Sports performance
- Enhancing self awareness, focus and confidence
- Stress reduction
- Pain management
- Increasing immunity
- Whole body balancing
Alyssa McConnell RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
As a competitive cheerleader, Alyssa has had her struggles with sports injuries. At the end of her first season, she had an injury that stopped her from completing simple everyday activities. Unfortunately, she was advised that she didn’t need any rehabilitation treatments and the injury never fully recovered. When she started attending the massage therapy program at MacEwan, she realized just how beneficial massage and the proper care could be for someone struggling with an injury and everyday pain. Having experienced and learned the benefits first hand, she now has even more of a drive to help people recover from injuries, and get back to their old selves.
Alyssa’s treatment style is versatile and changes based on the needs of each individual. She uses a variety of techniques to help people suffering not only from sports related injuries, but the everyday aches and pains that can occur.
She is a Registered Massage Therapist with 2200 hours of training. She graduated from MacEwan University’s two year diploma program in June of 2015, and has been registered with the Remedial Massage Therapists Association since March of 2015.
Alyssa aims to educate clients on proper self-care between massages, with the goal of staying healthy and pain free in the long term. She believes regular massage and self-care are essential to maintain a healthy, pain free lifestyle.
Alyssa’s areas of interest include:
- Sports Injuries
- Tension Headaches
- Stress Management
- Whiplash Injuries
- Sports Performance
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Prenatal Massage