Dr. Marissa Sparrow, DC
I was born and raised in the Crestview area of Winnipeg, where my interest in Chiropractic began fairly early on in life. At the age of nine, my mother took me, my twin brother, my older sister, and newborn brother to a chiropractor for the first time. Reflecting back, I wondered, similarly to many patients today, why I was getting treatment when no injury was present. My mother understood that preventative treatment in the physical sense had as much merit as going to see the dentist for regular cleanings to prevent cavities. My participation in numerous sports, including volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, and team handball were also reasons to ensure my body was functioning properly. Currently, my physical activity revolves around rock climbing, camping and outdoor activities with my two dogs. My active lifestyle in conjunction with regular chiropractic care has helped me achieve my athletic goals in the past, and will continue to help me maintain my overall health.
From that age on, I had to jump through the hoops of finishing high school and earning a University Degree before I could apply to the Chiropractic College in Toronto. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of Winnipeg, where my interest of human anatomy, physiology, and nutrition grew. Following graduation in 2009, my studies finally took me to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Endless hours were spent studying orthopaedics, biomechanics, human anatomy, physiology, radiology, the art of adjusting, and more! Following three years of theory, I spent my fourth year at the campus clinic putting all that knowledge to the test when working with real patients. It was here that I learned how to effectively listen to my patients while taking a detailed history, develop competency while performing a physical examination, and put my diagnostic and treatment skills to the test. Working alongside patients who were willing to try something new in their treatment plan when current methods weren’t providing the desired results, allowed for great relationships to form and an overall happy chiropractic experience. In June of 2013, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with Clinic Honours. Additionally, during my four years at CMCC, I was also awarded with The Orthotic Group Excellence in Biomechanics Scholarship for proficiency in human biomechanics, as well as the Gilbert H. Young Memorial Scholarship for achieving the highest academic standing of my third year class.
In practice I use a variety of treatment approaches, including spinal manipulation (manual, drop pieces, and instrument-assisted varieties), extremity manipulation, myofascial release technique/RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, and Ultrasound therapy. My knowledge of these approaches will continue to grow in the future. I am dedicated to providing great patient care, and expect my patients to provide feedback and ask questions whenever they arise. I hope to work alongside patients who become actively involved in their treatment plans in order to decrease their pain, restore proper function, and ultimately to improve overall quality of life.
Dr. Deirdre Jasper, ND
Dr. Jasper sees the need to offer patients a superior system of healthcare. An approach that takes the time to provide a nurturing space for whole-person healing. A system of healthcare that uses science-based diagnostic testing, and thoroughly investigates all contributing factors to one’s overall wellness. She understands that you are more than a disease or diagnosis, and that each person’s path to optimal health is unique.
Dr. Jasper’s vision is to connect with each patient, to motivate and inspire healthful changes, to teach and assist, to provide treatment without judgment to patients of any age, ethnicity, religious/spiritual practice, gender expression, health status (mental and physical), and/or financial status.
Dr. Deirdre Jasper (née Wiebe) is a proud native of the rural community of Winkler, Manitoba. After graduating from Garden Valley Collegiate in 1995, she continued her studies at the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Bachelor of Science at the end of 1998. After a 4-year program at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), Dr. Jasper graduated in 2003 with her naturopathic doctorate. During her naturopathic program at CCNM, Dr. Jasper also took training to become a certified Bowen therapist. Dr. Jasper began her clinical practice in Winnipeg at the end of 2003, and added a part-time practice in her home town from 2004 to 2011. She closed her Winkler clinic when she and her husband welcomed the arrival of their daughter. Dr. Jasper now continues her full-time family practice at Active Chiropractic & Wellness in Windsor Park, in Winnipeg.
Dr. Jasper ND has a special interest in the naturopathic principle of “Docere” or “Doctor as Teacher”. She has presented health education lectures at McNally Robinson, at School Division Professional Development programs and at her clinic. She has served on the board for the Manitoba Naturopathic Association, written articles for various publications, and has appeared on television.
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Christelle Cantin, BMRPT
As a Physiotherapist, I’ve helped people recover from injuries and pain for nearly 15 years. My experience working as a civilian physiotherapist for the Canadian Armed Forces, and in several private practices (such as Transcona Physiotherapy Clinic) has been extremely rewarding. I enjoy helping clients be pain-free, recover from injury and be more mobile as well as to help athletes achieve their goals, such as finishing Iron Man competitions.
I find that combining my hands-on skills along with pain-reducing methods such as acupuncture to be very effective in reducing pain. I believe exercise is medicine, and seek to treat in a manner where you can be an active participant in your healing. Being empowered and responsible for our wellness has long-lasting positive effects on our health.
It is a priority for me to balance all that life offers. I practice meditation, love a good hot yoga class and group classes at the gym. I love to garden, knit and play the piano…but mainly, I run after growing children when I’m not at work. More recently I am chauffeur to my two little hockey players and found a new passion in learning to play the (harder-than-it-looks!!) cello.
Having said all that, I look forward to working one-on-one with you to help you reach your personal goals!
Take good care,
Christelle Cantin, BMRPT
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Dr. Adam Zachman, BSc, DC
Dr. Zachman graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with Honours. He has previous experience working as a chiropractor in Minnesota and Texas.
He has worked with all sorts of people from families to athletes. He has provided athletic coverage and treatment at youth tournaments, power-lifting events, and The Crossfit Regional Games. He has also been a coach and team chiropractor for roller derby teams in Minnesota and Texas. Dr. Zachman enjoys working with individuals of all ages and athletic abilities and is consistently taking new courses to improve his already diverse practice.
Dr. Zachman has additional training in:
- Myofascial Release Technique
- Graston Technique
- Rock Tape kinesiology taping
- Sports Injuries