Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Greg Uchacz

Chiropractor, Clinic Director
DC, FRCCSS(C), CSCS, FICC

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Dr. Matt Jirjis

Chiropractor
DC MSc BSc

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Dr. Alex Fitzowich

Chiropractor
DC BKin

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Dr. Mandy Milliquet

Naturopathic Doctor
HKIN (HONS), N.D.

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Dr. Ludo Brunel

Naturopathic Doctor

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John Wenger

Physiotherapist
MScPT, BScKin

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Melissa Benoit

Physiotherapist
BScPT, MClScMT, CAFCI, FCAMPT

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Andrew Chiles

Massage Therapist
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Léah Patrie

Massage Therapist

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Leanne Sherman

Clinic Manager
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Vanessa Wagner

Office Administrator

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Dr. Greg Uchacz

Chiropractor, Clinic Director
DC, FRCCSS(C), CSCS, FICC

Dr. Uchacz is Clinic Director at PHG. As a chiropractic sports specialist, Dr. Uchacz has provided health care support at over 200 International Competitions; including 3 Olympic Games. His credentials include previous health care provider for the Canadian Sport Institute, Health Care Director for Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton and Nordic Combined/Ski Jumping Canada, President of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (Canada), Member of the Board of Directors for the International Sports Chiropractic Association (ISCA), and Member of the Games Commission of the International Sport Chiropractic Federation (FICS). Practicing for nearly 25 years, Dr. Uchacz has previously been awarded: Chiropractor of the Year; by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractic, the ‘Award of Merit’ with the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the ‘Distinguished Service Award’ with his alma mater, Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship with the International College of Chiropractors for contributions to the advancement of his profession. Dr. Uchacz spends his spare time as a proud father of three children and husband to his amazing wife, Maura.

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Dr. Matt Jirjis

Chiropractor
DC, MSc, BSc

Dr. Jirjis began his formal education at the University of Alberta, before to move to Portland, Oregon to attain a Bachelor of Science in Human biology, a Master of Science in Sports Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States. As a former martial arts instructor he has a keen eye for evaluating the body’s kinesthetics and loves working hands on with patients to help them meet their individual fitness goals. He has also worked closely with a variety of athletes, providing sideline care for a number of sporting events, including rodeos, marathons, rugby and football games. Matt’s multifaceted approach to patient care includes treatments like spinal manipulative therapy, myofascial release, rehabilitation exercise training and lifestyle counseling. In his free time Matt enjoys weightlifting, martial arts, guitar, hockey, and hiking.

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Dr. Alex Fitzowich

Chiropractor

Dr. Alex Fitzowich graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in Biomechanics in 2014. He then moved to San Jose, California and completed his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer West College of Chiropractic in 2017 before moving back home to practice. Dr. Fitzowich enjoys working with athletes of all ages and skill levels, on the sideline or in the clinic. His specialty is working with strength athletes, as he has trained with the strongest in the world as a competitive powerlifter himself. Outside of the world of training and sports medicine Dr. Fitzowich is an avid reader and writer, and enjoys the outdoors.

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Dr. Mandy Milliquet

Naturopathic Doctor
HKIN (HONS), N.D.

An Ontario native, Dr. Mandy Milliquet received her Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree with honours from the University of Windsor, before going on to complete her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Mandy has a diverse athletic background, which includes Division 1 rugby and CIS basketball. She is very passionate about sports medicine, and loves helping her patients achieve their athletic goals. Dr. Milliquet is also a Level 2 CrossFit coach at Victoria Park CrossFit. She enjoys playing various team sports, running, weightlifting, and being outside as much as possible.

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Dr. Ludo Brunel

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Ludo Brunel has always been fascinated by science especially as it pertains to nutrition and health and longevity. He followed this fascination by receiving his degree in Human Nutrition from McGill University. After that, he went on to pursue his studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated in 2004. Dr Brunel first became interested in medicine when he faced health challenges himself as a teenager. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, he went from a vibrant young man to someone who could barely function. Through better nutrition, dietary supplementation and hard work he was able to regain his health and live a fulfilling life.

Since the moment he earned his title of Naturopathic Doctor, he has had a passion and drive to make patients feel better. His goals and desires are to meet and exceed the needs of his patients, and to provide them with the best tools available to get them to their goals of optimal health and wellness. Time and time again, patients state that the care that Dr. Brunel had provided was the most helpful they have received. Dr. Brunel has been fortunate in many ways. He was fortunate to work within one of the largest preventative health programs ever offered in Canada for more than a decade. He helped thousands of patients improve their health by focusing on preventative health and wellness. He feels so blessed to have been able to be part of that incredible experience, as it helped him gain a remarkable amount of knowledge and expertise. In addition to this, he also had the privilege to assist in the formulation of several dietary vitamins and supplements for some of the most advanced supplement companies in Canada. His enthusiasm for Naturopathic medicine is exemplified when you read his articles and hear him speaking in public. One of his primary roles as a doctor is to inform and educate. Dr. Brunel has written a multitude of articles and has given hundreds of presentations on varied topics specifically to help others obtain the tools they need to take better care of themselves.

Dr. Brunel sees patients for general naturopathic medicine. Being a father, he loves to work with all families and children. His special areas of interest include insomnia, depression, anxiety, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal health, allergies, men’s health and aging wellness, and sports medicine. Dr. Brunel utilizes several modes of therapy with his patients, including dietary supplementation, intravenous therapy and prolotherapy- a form of injection therapy particularly effective for musculoskeletal pain and arthritis. When Dr. Brunel is not doctoring his patients, writing articles, or presenting to small groups of people, he is spending quality time with his three children. Originally being from Montreal, but his heart drove him to Alberta for his love of the mountains, especially for hiking, skiing and fishing. Dr. Brunel is excited to start your health and wellness journey with you.

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Melissa Benoit

Physiotherapist
BScPT, MClScMT, CAFCI, FCAMPT

Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2005 at the University of Alberta. After working for a few years in both private and community settings, and completing her medical acupuncture certification in Edmonton, she moved to Calgary and has been working in the city since 2008. In 2009, she completed her Master in Clinical Science in Manual and Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Melissa also completed numerous other courses including kinesiotaping, Mackenzie part A and B, functional dry needling, advanced functional dry needling and electrostim courses. In 2012, Melissa also completed her diagnostic imaging for physical therapy course from the University of Alberta. In 2013 Melissa started treating patients using the Neurac Method and Redcord machine. This unique multi suspension system helps in both assessing and treating muscles using isolation, neural activation, and functional movements.
Melissa enjoys an active lifestyle and is involved in various activities; crossfit, spin class, pilates, yoga, golf, and paddle boarding to name a few. Although, currently most of her enjoyment comes from spending time with her two young children. Melissa has a commitment to lifelong learning, but also lifelong travel. Her personal goal is to keep the number of countries she has travelled to more than her years alive.

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John Wenger

Physiotherapist
MScPT, BScKin

John is a born and raised Calgarian that left Calgary for a 7 year period to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Between each degree John explored his passion for an active lifestyle working as a personal trainer and travelling before choosing his career in physical rehabilitation. John has over seven years of education dedicated to the wonders of the human body and even more time allocated in competitive sport and fitness. John’s commitment to an active lifestyle has facilitated his extensive experience in orthopaedics and sport related injuries. When not in the clinic, John enjoys staying fit trail running in the mountains, carving on his skis or snowboard, playing volleyball, and slowly travelling the world.
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Andrew Chiles

Massage Therapist
Andrew is a graduate of the 2016 Professional Institute of Massage Therapy program with an overall average of 91%, he has consistently been involved in the field of sports therapy since his Grade 10 year when his high school had a course in medical studies. This Medical Studies course included sports therapy, which involved the learning and identifying bony landmarks and muscular attachments. In this course he took an early initiative in certifying in first aid & CPR, taping labs and biology labs (i.e. heart dissections), all of which inspired him to go into the field of Human Anatomy. Biology, physical education, recreational leadership, and sport medicine/medical studies were just a few of Andrew’s favourite topics growing up. In 2012, he was given the opportunity to work alongside professional EMTs in the Alberta Provincial First Aid Competition hosted by St. John’s Ambulance. Andrew has spent the last 3 years working with physiotherapists developing his skills as an RMT focusing on the therapeutic aspect of treatment. In the most recent year Andrew has taken an interest in Cupping Therapy, he has taken courses for the full body and one of which included Cupping for the Head and Neck. Andrews primary focus is to educate himself and others on the benefits of living a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.
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Léah Patrie

Massage Therapist

Léah is a graduate from Ontario and is eager to dive into her new career. Her passion for mental and physical health, as well as longevity has inspired her path into massage therapy. Her specialties being general swedish massage, deep tissue, proprioceptive techniques and trigger point therapy. She aspires to give optimal and goal oriented treatments. Whether that be relaxation, relief of pain or improve range of motion, she is there for you. She customizes her treatments to your individual needs and has a welcoming and caring presence. Léah loves meeting new clients and working with them to improve their health and vitality.

Find Us

#120 - 602 12TH AVENUE SW
CALGARY, AB T2R 1J3
Phone: (403) 225-3842
info@proactivehealthgroup.ca

Clinic Hours

Monday - Thursday 7am - 6pm

Friday 7am - 4pm

Saturday 8am - 2pm by Appointment