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Meet the Chaparral Chiropractic Team

Chiropractor SE Calgary, Dr. Mark Peverett

Dr. Mark Peverett

Dr. Mark completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary after attending Moorpark College in California, where he played baseball. He was subsequently accepted at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he pursued his chiropractic education. There, he had four years of intensive study and a chiropractic internship. Dr. Mark received the Excellence in Research Award and graduated cum laude in 1999. Since then, Dr. Mark has trained with the Epic Pediatrics program and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to provide care for every member of the family, including infants, children and pregnant women.

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Chiropractor SE Calgary, Dr. Barry Gjerdrum

Dr. Barry Gjerdrum

After attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in the Bay Area, California he moved to Seattle where he owned and operated a chiropractic wellness center for 18 years. Along the way he and his wife had three boys who have enjoyed an active and healthy upbringing through the chiropractic lifestyle. By the end of 2014 it was time for Dr. Barry to return home so he packed up his family and returned to Calgary where he has settled back into life amongst family and old friends. With his return he brings his experience and skill to the thriving family practice here at Chaparral Chiropractic Wellness Centre.

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Massage Therapy

Robyn Izard, Chaparral Chiropractic Wellness Centre Massage Therapist

Robyn Izard, R.M.T.

Robyn completed her 3000 hour massage therapy diploma at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2011 and has been practicing as an RMT for 5 years. She has been working at a remote ski lodge in BC during the winters and spending the rest of the year working in multidisciplinary clinics in Vancouver and Bowen Island, BC. She spent 3 years working with the Vancouver Canucks, including during their Stanley Cup run in 2011 (Flames fans…don’t hold this against her). She has worked with other professional athletes as well, including runners, cyclists, tennis players, baseball players, soccer players, skiers and snowboarders. In Vancouver, Robyn worked for a clinic specialising in acupuncture for fertility and women’s health. On Bowen Island, she worked at a family clinic treating people of all ages, from young children to seniors in care; whether therapeutic rehabilitation, body maintenance or relaxation. She primarily does deep tissue massage therapy, though incorporates biomechanical assessment, osteopathic techniques and myofascial work into her practice. She has taken continuing education in the above modalities as well as athletic taping and Rolfing courses. Robyn is new to the Calgary area. She’s an outdoor activity enthusiast who loves live music and cooking.

Melissa, Chaparral Chiropractic Wellness Centre Massage Therapist

Melissa, R.M.T.

Melissa graduated from Lethbridge college in 2015, receiving her 2200 hour massage diploma. She also studied a double major in kinesiology and business at the University of Lethbridge. While studying at the U of L, Melissa played on the women’s rugby team to eventually play at an elite level for Team Canada.

Since graduating in 2015, she has gained a lot of knowledge and experience dealing with MVA clients, athletes, and other injuries and restrictions. As an athlete, she’s been able to understand injuries better as well as the healing process. Through this, Melissa incorporates her own personal skills and experience into her practice. She specializes mostly in deep tissue, therapeutic massages, and active release techniques.

Melissa loves the outdoors, family time, and staying involved with sports.

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Care Coordinators

Linda King, Chaparral Chiropractic Wellness Centre Care Coordinator

Linda King – Patient Care Coordinator

Linda has been working as an Chiropractic Assistant from front desk to administration to the technical side in the Chiropractic field for over 30 years.  She has a well rounded understanding of the chiropractic philosophy and why it is important for everyone to have a spinal checkup. She is passionate about having a healthy functioning nervous system and the role that plays in your overall health. Linda enjoys time with her children and  grandchildren and her furry family member Zoe. She enjoys the great outdoors, camping, painting, biking, singing, gardening, walking her dog and the fresh air. She also enjoys great conversation and meeting new people. She feels strongly about the pursuit of optimal health through a balance of physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Linda is happy to serve you in this quest for wellness and is committed to working with you in establishing a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.

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Kaitlin – Patient Care Coordinator

Kaitlin began her journey into chiropractic wellness as a patient of ours and has a first-hand understanding of how a healthy spine can greatly improve your overall health. She loves learning about the medical sciences and discovering different ways to balance the body and mind. After working in the dental field for twelve years Kaitlin has gained an appreciation for the different challenges patients may encounter in achieving their optimal health. She is eager to assist you in reaching your goals. In her spare time, Kaitlin is an avid reader and also enjoys crocheting, gardening, camping, fishing and anything outdoors!

Brittanny Bridgeman, Chaparral Chiropractic Wellness Centre Chiropractic assistant

Brittanny Bridgeman – Chiropractic Assistant

Brittanny is a prairie girl from Saskatchewan that fell in love with the mountains in Alberta and never left. She has been pursuing wellness in multiple forms for many years of her life. Brittanny completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2013 and a graduate diploma in Counseling Psychology in 2015. Brittanny is also a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant professional and thoroughly enjoys continuously learning more about nutritional, psychological, and spiritual health.  She loves serving in the role as Chiropractic Assistant, meeting each of you, and helping you with whatever you may need. Brittanny loves hiking with her hubby and fur-baby, riding her horse, gardening, crocheting, painting, cooking, and dabbling creatively in her photography business….she also loves drinking tea and going to bed early….and making your day just a little bit brighter!


Jennifer Griffiths, Chaparral Chiropractic Wellness Centre Acupuncturist

Jennifer Griffiths – Registered Acupuncturist

Hello, my name is Jennifer Griffiths, and I am a Registered Acupuncturist in Alberta. I graduated from Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in 2018.

What inspired me to become an Acupuncturist? When I was young, I suffered from chronic sensitivities and pain. This was a constant struggle; I didn’t know what it was like to feel good. I started my healing journey in 2005, which led me in many directions. Since then, I have overcome many health obstacles through various natural modalities such as Acupuncture, NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique), Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physio, and more. Although I chose a path to help people with Acupuncture and NAET, I love to work with various types of practitioners so that my patients can get the type of care they need when they need it, as every modality has its own benefits and is needed at different points of the “healing” process.

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Through the help of an amazing group of practitioners, I realized I could own my health and that I didn’t have to live in pain and discomfort. Once I started NAET and Acupuncture treatments, a lot of my pain and sensitivities disappeared, and I made my biggest improvements. I was so amazed that I could achieve these results naturally and I was shocked to find out that my body knew how to heal itself.

After gaining my health back, I decided that I wanted to help other people do the same. I took an Acupuncture course which I completed in 2009 in New Brunswick and then went to Los Angeles to train with Dr. Nambudripad on how to treat sensitivities with NAET in August 2010. I was fortunate to be able to mentor with practitioners who had over 20 years combined experience. Through all of this experience, I was able to treat hundreds of people with success using NAET and Acupuncture. I developed a deep love and passion for helping others. I have since moved back to my home city of Calgary, where I have further completed studies in Acupuncture and Herbs, Tuina Massage, and Cupping.

Acupuncture is an effective tool that is proven to take away chronic pain, as well as provides a sense of well being and relaxation.

Today I feel better than I ever have before and I owe it all to natural medicine of all types, as well as the people who aren’t afraid to be different in their approach to health. I truly wouldn’t be pain free and so healthy without all of it. I look forward to helping others on their journey to health and well being

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