We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
Dr. Aaron Nardella, BSc, DC
Dr. Aaron Nardella is the founder and clinic director of Balanced Health and Sports Therapy. After completing a BSc in Human Biology, he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in 1999. Dr. Aaron subsequently completed over 40 placements/locums across Alberta and Saskatchewan in-order to expand his experience and knowledge base to help more patients before starting BHST.
Dr. Aaron is certified in Acupuncture, Graston Technique, and Active Release Technique (ART), and has completed the International Certification Sports Chiropractic (ICSC). He has been a contractor of the Canadian Sports Institute for over 15 years treating elite and professional athletes . This has allowed him to travel the world with many national teams and has worked at numerous events/games including being one of 18 chiropractors chosen to work for the IOC at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. His major priorities include staying current with the latest techniques and therapies in order to constantly stay ahead of a patients current issue that they may present with. He is currently working on a Functional Neurology Diplomate Program, as well as a Concussion/MTBI Certification Series.
Dr. Aaron has enjoyed working with athletes at the elite and Olympic level as well as age group competitors. This interest stems from his own experiences as an athlete including collegiate-level swimming and international-level rugby. He has volunteered/worked for CUPS/ The Alex organizations that provide health care to Calgary homeless and underprivileged. Dr. Aaron’s caring and conscientious approach has earned him a wide range of faithful patients throughout the decades.
Dr. Lisa Scott, BSc, DC
Dr. Lisa Scott’s first experience as a chiropractic patient began at the young age of eight. She fell off a ten-foot fence and could not turn her head to the right and after a few chiropractic treatments, relief came with the ability to turn her head without pain. Later, after graduating from Mount Royal University she received her Doctor of Chiropractic from The University of Western States in 1999.
From newborn to adolescence to adulthood, Dr. Lisa uses techniques specific to the individual to bring balance to the spine. Spinal alignment helps the body grow, develop and heal naturally as well as adapt to unavoidable everyday stresses and strains.
She has an integrative approach, incorporating exercise and nutritional recommendations for optimal health. As an advocate for holistic healing, Dr. Lisa helps clients surpass their health goals. Whether they suffer from pain or just want a spinal wellness assessment, chiropractic is the natural option. As an avid supporter of fitness and an enthusiastic mother, she integrates her knowledge and experience into her family practice in the Calgary’s northwest.
A fun fact about Dr. Lisa, she is an huge animal lover and volunteers for the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Rehabilitation!
Dr. Imran Moledina, BSc, DC
Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Imran Moledina completed his BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Later, he went on to complete his chiropractic education at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon earning a BSc in Human Biology and his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.
Dr. Imran believes in patient-centered care. Using his extensive knowledge, he is able to design a specific treatment plan for each patient. This treatment plan, along with patient education, enables his patients to move again pain-free. The patient first approach is why he has continued to educate and train himself in a wide range of treatment techniques such as Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Active Release Technique, IASTM, Trigger Point Therapy, Class IV Laser Therapy, Cupping, Functional Movement Assessments, Restorative Exercises, and Kinesiotaping. Dr. Imran also spends his time educating small groups or sports teams on injury prevention techniques and lifestyle changes.
If you don’t see Dr. Imran at the clinic, he is spending his spare time with family and friends, playing basketball, lifting weights, travelling, volunteering, and exploring Calgary’s restaurant scene.
Dr. Aaqil Moledina, BSc, DC
Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Aaqil Moledina first gained his passion for chiropractic when he had hurt his low back playing basketball during intramurals at the University of Calgary. This led him to Balanced Health and Sports Therapy, where after only one visit, he went from barely being able to walk to playing basketball the next day. This elevated his view on chiropractic medicine, and he went on to complete his education at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon earning a BSc in Human Biology and his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.
Whether if it’s an athlete trying to get back to their sport, a worker trying to make a living, or a parent trying to be able to play with their kids, Dr. Aaqil believes in helping his patients achieve their goals and be able to live the lives that they want to live. This need to help people, led Dr. Aaqil to learn a variety of treatment techniques such as Medical Acupuncture, Dry Needling, IASTM, Trigger Point Therapy, Class IV Laser Therapy, Cupping, Taping, Functional Movement Assessments, Restorative Exercises, and Soft Tissue Release.
When Dr. Aaqil is not at the clinic treating patients, he is out enjoying life and exploring everything Calgary has to offer with his family and friends including festivals, restaurants, volunteering, playing basketball, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Kunjal Parekh, BPT, MPT, PFPT
Kunjal has completed her Bachelors and Masters in Physiotherapy in 2014, focusing on sports and musculoskeletal conditions in India. Kunjal has over seven years of experience as an academic and physiotherapist.
Kunjal has experience treating various musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, TMJ and rehabilitation in long term care and ICU. She is certified as a level 1 pelvic floor therapist.
Kunjal is passionate about providing a tailored approach to each of her patients, where their own experience, abilities and goals are incorporated to achieve the best possible outcomes. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and son and exploring new places with them. She loves reading, drawing, and traveling.
Amanda Felt, DOMP, RMT
Manual Osteopath, Registered Massage Therapist
Amanda Felt has been a registered massage therapist since 2010, graduating from the 2200-hour program. She specializes in therapeutic and relaxation massage. She was drawn to massage not only to be able to help people achieve acute and chronic pain relief, but to also provide preventive care!
A few years ago, Amanda met a Manual Osteopath and was immediately intrigued and decided to pursue this career path. She recently graduated with a Manual Osteopath diploma course from the National Manual Osteopathic College. This modality works with the body as a whole and promotes its natural ability to heal itself, with the aim of restoring structure and function. The primary techniques used are Osteoarticular, Visceral Manipulation, Cranio Sacral and Advanced Fascia Release. These are performed with a gentle, non- invasive, manual technique.
When Amanda’s not working, she loves being outdoors with her cat and dog hiking. Amanda likes getting away to the mountains to go snowboarding or to the lake to go paddle boarding. She’s also keen to be with friends enjoying a bottle of wine or beer and watching sports!
Tania Gómez, RMT
Tania graduated from a 2200-hour massage therapy diploma program at Makami College in Calgary, Alberta and is a registered massage therapist with the CRMTA Massage Therapy Association. She specializes in therapeutic massage related to sports injuries, motor-vehicle accidents, postural issues, and overused soft-tissue injuries.
Along with the therapeutic massage, Tania also offers stress-management through relaxation massage. She is passionate about supporting individuals with an integrated approach to relieve both physical and emotional stress. She utilizes a wide range of techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point, cupping, and therapeutic.
In her spare time, she is usually with her two little girls, or out biking. She loves to spend time at her home or with friends.
Shay Foggo, RMT
Shay became a certified RMT after completing the 2200 hour program at MaKami College. He is passionate about the healing properties of massage and strongly believes in its positive effects on one’s physical and mental health. With an extensive background in athletics, playing basketball at the college level, he is well versed in injury recovery, maintenance and prevention. In addition to this, he specializes in therapeutic and relaxation massage to relieve stress and pain.
Shay is committed to providing a caring, calming and comfortable experience for each of his patients and aims to have you leaving each session feeling better than when you came in!
As a father of two daughters and a lover of life, Shay is a proud Calgarian who is excited to serve the people of Calgary/Mohkinstsis. Providing them with excellent hands-on solutions, catering to each patient’s needs. In his free time he loves to read, swim, listen to music, bike/rollerblade and relax by the water.
Dr. Jiao (Alex) Huang, TCM, RaC
Dr. Alex practiced for 7 years in a hospital setting in Shanghai, China. He brings his skills and knowledge to Canada and is an amazing asset to Balanced Health and Sports Therapy.
Humans strive to follow the regular patterns of nature to be healthy. Traditional Chinese Medicine is obeying the rules of nature to help achieve a proper balance. My goal is helping people to achieve harmony with nature and to have a better quality of life.
Acupuncture is my specialty and it can help with many conditions such as Internal organ disorders, emotional relief, gynecology, sleep disorders, nutrition and weight gain, stress and pain disorders.
I have interest in the study of time such as years, months, days and seasons. I study how it affect peoples mental and physical activities. For example, in traditional Chinese medicine 7:00 am till 11:00 am the body has stronger functionality within the stomach and spleen. Therefore, eating during this time has less influence in gaining weight than eating at dinner time.
Another interesting fact Chinese Medicine especially acupuncture treatments can adjust the blood vessels movement and nerves in our body. Acupuncture will affect each organ’s activity and the sensitivity of the nerves if treating together or separate.
He enjoys quality time with his dog Max and exploring the outdoors, when he is not at Balanced Health and Sports Therapy.
Jana is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. Her credentials include an Honours B.A. degree in Psychology and a M.Sc. degree in Counselling Psychology, both from the University of Calgary. Jana has experience working in community, school, private practice, and clinical settings, and also has an extensive research background. She has been involved in numerous studies of child development and parental mental health, and her graduate and undergraduate thesis research explored relationships between mindfulness and psychological well-being.
Jana has a particular interest in adolescent and young adult mental health, but works with individuals of all ages experiencing various difficulties that may be negatively impacting their well-being and quality of life. These include, but are not limited to, struggles related to depression, anxiety, stress, disordered eating, self-esteem, and life transitions. In her work with clients, Jana is guided by a primarily person-centered perspective and adapts her approach according to each individual’s unique needs.
Jana recognizes the importance of finding a psychologist who is a good fit, since a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to positive therapy outcomes. Therefore, Jana offers a free 20-minute consultation, in person or by phone, to help you determine if working with her would be a good fit and answer any questions you may have.
Jessica Tsang, Nurse Practitioner
Jessica is a Family/All Ages Nurse Practitioner who received her Bachelor of Nursing from University of Calgary and Master of Nursing from Athabasca University. She has worked in ICU, Urgent Care, Community Mental Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Home Care, and Assisted Living.
After becoming a nurse practitioner, she has expanded her scope to a family practice with a focus on pain management. She has received additional training in interventional pain management from University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and the American Academy of Procedural Medicine. She is currently enroute to becoming a board certified Pain Specialist by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine. She is trained to provide joint and soft tissue injections including cortisone injections, prolotherapy injections, hyaluronic acid supplementation, and trigger point injections.
In 2017, Jessica founded a mobile medical clinic called Direct Health Solutions. The mission of this company is to provide necessary medical care for vulnerable people who have trouble getting to the traditional clinic. With 30-60 minute-long appointments, it address the needs of those with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. In 2018, Jessica was recognized as a Woman of Inspiration for her clinic’s positive impact in the community.
When Jessica is not at the clinic or providing house calls, you may find her teaching nursing students at Mount Royal University, volunteering for a local charity, travelling the world with her husband, or walking her wheaten terrier dog named Fonzie.
- Megan – Office Administrator
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