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Dr. Cortini Schmidt, B.Sc.,D.C.Chiropractor
Dr. Cortni Schmidt was born in Calgary, Alberta and shortly thereafter moved to St. Albert, Alberta, a place she still calls home today. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree from the University of Alberta in 2009, Dr. Schmidt moved to Portland, Oregon to pursue her Chiropractic degree. In 2011 she successfully received her Doctor of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy from The University of Western States.
As a young girl, Dr. Schmidt’s passion for sports, athletics, and her competitive nature led her to play any and all sports she could fit into her schedule. Competitive soccer has always held top priority and she has played in Alberta for many years, winning provincial championships along the way. In her free time today, Dr. Schmidt can still be found playing soccer, tennis, hiking, swimming, biking and playing with her golden retriever, Bear, at the local dog park.
Her interest in Chiropractic work was peaked after a high school sports injury led her to seek the care of a chiropractor. She always knew that health care was the field she belonged in, and after seeing the kind of care, rehabilitation, and recovery Chiropractors could provide, Dr. Schmidt knew that she too, wanted to have the ability to help others with the conservative treatment chiropractors could provide.
During her years in Portland, Dr. Schmidt gained practical clinical experience working in a variety of settings including an inner-city low income clinic, a women’s rehabilitation center and many on-site sporting events. While working at the integrated health clinic, Dr. Schmidt was able to help many patients incorporating a variety of different treatment approaches including: diversified chiropractic adjusting, activator, soft tissue therapy (Active Release Technique ®, Graston) and stretching. Her passion for leading a balanced lifestyle has helped her in counseling patients on lifestyle modifications, such as aerobic exercise, nutrition, and workplace safety.
It is Dr. Schmidt’s goal to provide exceptional individualized chiropractic care to patients, restoring proper physiological and biomechanical health for each patient focusing primarily on the neuromuscular skeletal system, while utilizing a collaborative healthcare approach and establishing a reputation in the community as a compassionate caregiver, positive role model, and knowledgeable educator.
Kevin Heard, RMTRRegistered Massage Therapist
Kevin was born in Edmonton and raised in Fort Saskatchewan. He was always good at massaging the backs or feet for friends and family before he discovered his passion was to help people through massage. It was only natural that he continued this path with formal education.
Kevin started taking massage therapy as a part time student while continuing to work. He continued his studies and eventually went as a full time student completing the 2200hr program at Grant MacEwan University in 2008.
After graduating Kevin opened his part time home based business and hasn’t looked back. He joins New Balance Chiropractic Clinic looking for new and challenging possibilities as well as meeting new people and learning new things.
With the skills and experience he has learned, Kevin can provide various techniques and treatment plans suited for everyone’s needs from Deep Tissue to Therapeutic to Relaxation.
In his off time, Kevin is involved with family and enjoys volleyball in the summer and curling in the winter