Chiropractors & Staff

Dr. Christie MacDonald, Family Chiropractor

Dr. Christie MacDonald always knew that she wanted to be in the health and wellness field.  She discovered chiropractic after hearing a Chiropractor speak at a job fair, from then on she knew this was the career for her and never looked back.   Dr. Christie graduated from Canadian Chiropractic Memorial College in 1997.

Along with adjusting people, Dr. Christie has completed her Animal Chiropractic course. She adjusts a variety of animals including dogs and horses.  Dr. Chirstie is an animal lover and this allows her to combine her two passions, chiropractic and animals.

Dr. Christie spends her spare time on her acreage with her husband, Spencer, and her son, Anders.

Dr. Ken Bergquist, Family Chiropractor

Dr. Ken Bergquist has been in practice since 1988.  He was able to practice at Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors from 2009-2013 while also operating a company that eliminates injuries in the workplace.  After taking a one year hiatus to shore up the industrial projects, Dr. Ken is happy to be back with the team at Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors.  He sees patients several times a week and still has his hand in injury prevention within the workplace, allowing him to find a great balance.  Dr. Ken looks forward each day to adding his energy to the clinic and to the patients we serve. 


Dr. Melissa Gallant, Family Chiropractor

Southeast Edmonton Chiropractor Dr. Melissa has always had a passion for health, but first discovered Chiropractic while working as a Chiropractic Assistant at Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors.  She fell in love with the profession and decided she wanted to continue her education in order help and care for patients the way she saw them helped and cared for everyday. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Alberta in 2010, then left for Dallas, Texas to go to chiropractic school.  Dr. Melissa graduated from Parker University in 2013 and came back to Edmonton to rejoin the Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors family.  In her free time away from the office, Dr. Melissa enjoys being active; particularly playing soccer and practicing yoga.

Dr. David Schippel, Family Chiropractor

Dr. David Schippel was born and raised in Windsor Ontario and graduated from the University of Windsor in 1991.  Dr. Dave earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1999.  He practiced in Detroit, Michigan for a year before moving back to Windsor, Ontario to open his Chiropractic Rehab Clinic.  Dr. Dave volunteered to be a team chiropractor for the Windsor AKO Fratman junior football club and the Essex 73's Junior Hockey Club. 

In his spare time, Dr. Dave enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and young daughter.


Dr. Lisa Mousseau, Family Chiropractor

Bio Coming Soon


Uran Berisha, Registered Massage Therapist, Shockwave

Uran BerishaUran is a registered massage therapist as well as a European-trained physiotherapist. With an extensive educational background and several years of experience in both fields, he is extremely qualified in determining client needs. Over the years, he has offered the following services: Radial Shockwave Therapy, Therapeutic PNF Stretches, Soft Tissue Release, Reiki and specialty Trigger Point & Counterstrain Therapy. Uran received his Canadian Registered Massage Therapist from MH Vicars School with 2200 in the remedial massage therapy program an is now in now the process of obtaining his Canadian license as a physiotherapist. 

In recent years, Uran has predominantly specialized in radial shockwave therapy.  Certified by the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST), Uran has remained current on any changes in the highly evolved industry.  As a result, he is now one of the most experienced, successful therapists in Canada with the most advanced clinic.  Uran currently owns and practices within a large wellness centre in south Edmonton, where he resides with his family. 

Layla Wheatley, Registered Massage Therapist

Layla Wheatley Layla graduated in 2010 from massage school in Seattle, Washington.  She has worked in a busy practice in Calgary ever since.  Layla's specialities include deep tissue, trigger point therapy, relaxation, and prenatal massage.  She believes strongly that the body has an innate ability to heal itself but sometimes needs a little help, that's where she comes in. 

Layla grew up in the Okanagan and Vancouver Island with a midwife mother and very holistic and health minded parents.  She had a keen interest from a young age of health and the body.  She is recently married and has relocated to Edmonton to be with her new husband.  They both have a love of travel, fitness, Netflix, and eating good food. 

Liliana Hernandes, Registered Massage Therapist

Liliana is a very dedicated and passionate professional always looking for holistic therapeutic approaches for her patients. She has 10 years of experience as a general doctor in Colombia. In Canada, she has worked  two years for the Canadian Breast cancer foundation for the Hispanic community, also as instructor of clinical massage for four years. She trained in manual osteopathy in Canada and focuses her practice in neuromuscular and visceral dysfunctions applying techniques that work within the patient's tolerance. Liliana uses a variety of osteopathic techniques that includes Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial release, craniosacral osteopathy and visceral manipulation. Liliana is a certified physician from the military university in Colombia, Member of the Remedial Massage Therapy Association of Canada and Member of the National Manual Osteopathy Society of Canada.
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Alanna Prather, Registered Massage Therapist

Alanna Prather RMT, TMTT -- Clinical Massage Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist and Teacher, Fifth-Level Karuna Reiki Master, Workshop Facilitator, Energy Worker, Certified HeartMath Coach/Mentor and Writer -- began studying and working in the field of personal transformation twenty years ago when called to create deep-level change in her own world; and when a direct encounter with her chakra energy during meditation forever changed the way she viewed human existence, she began to walk a far different path of service.  Her extensive spiritual and ongoing clinical massage studies recently took her on a life-changing 3.5 month journey to Thailand where she certified to provide and teach Thai massage, experiencing first-hand the ancient ways of the Thai masters, Hill Tribes and Temple Monks.
She gratefully brings the spirit, skill and compassion of Thai Massage to her work here in Edmonton where she also offers Karuna Reiki to support the dynamic, intuitive variety of western-style clinical massage services that relax, mobilize, reduce pain, balance, energize, detoxify and heal.
Having worked and volunteered for several years in the health-wellness-and-social services field to support those who were suffering and searching for solutions, she has developed a level of insight and sensitivity that richly informs the skill she brings to her mind-body-soul treatments.  Each of her vibrant living therapies is personalized to support people wherever they are at in their lives, to help them move past existing limitations into ever-brighter possibilities.
Alanna is an avid outdoor enthusiast, traveler and life-long learner, intent on developing as much as she can in order to share the blessings of her skill and experience with others.  She is committed to developing her spirituality, inner peace and self-awareness with life practices that balance and cultivate kindness.

Sarah Oddoye, Registered Massage Therapist

A graduate of CCMH in Cambridge Ontario, Sarah has been practising massage since 2008. She can not see herself doing anything with as much passion and love. Sarah is thankful she found what makes life meaningful to her and that it helps others too.
Using various techniques in massage help achieve the goal of wellness in each patient, among her favourite techniques are L.A.S.T. (Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique), Lymph Drainage, Intraoral work for TMJ conditions, nerve mobilizations. Sarah is always intrigued with new cases and enjoy challenges in her work.
Sarah looks forward to welcoming new patients everyday into our wonderful Health and Wellness family.

Xiaobo Chen, Registered Acupuncturist

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Xiaobo joined the Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors team as a Certified Acupuncturist in 2010.  She trained in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medical Science in China, graduating in 1990.  Xiaobo came to Edmonton in 2006, completed her Certification of Acupuncture Safety and became a Registered Acupuncturist in Alberta.  She has extensive experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments along with experience with various pain, sports injuries and musculoskeletal complaints.


Acupuncture Edmonton Alberta Lisa McKenzie, Office Manager, Clinical Chiropractic Assistant and Wellness Coach 

Lisa re-joined the team at Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors in January 2010.  When the opportunity to come back as a Chiropractic Assistant came up, she jumped at the chance as she found she missed the clinic and the patients.  She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology with  a minor in English Literature.  With this background, she pursued her interest in Educational Tourism working in a variety of places, including The Legislature and The Tyrrell Museum. Once she discovered chiropractic, she realized that was in alignment with her health care philosophies and wanted to educate people about how it can help them.  Lisa is committed to creating an environment where patients can "get well and stay well".  In her spare time, Lisa can be found outside hiking or with her nose in a book. 
Lisa is the Ideal Protein diet coach at Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors.  She helps patients reach their weight loss goals without losing muscle. Posture is another one of Lisa's passions, she runs free posture classes where patients are shown exercises to help strengthen their posture and hold their adjustments. 

Laurie Pawlick, Chiropractic Assistant

pregnancy chiropractic Devon Alberta Canada As a passionate advocate of Chiropractic care, Laurie has seen both sides of the clinic experience, as a long term patient and as valued team member in several Chiropractic offices.  She has an extensive nutritional background and has participated as both a life and parenting coach. Laurie was raised in a holistic family and has been able to pass on the many positive lifestyle choices to her family by ensuring they get their adjustments and live the chiropractic lifestyle.  In her spare time, Laurie is a mixed media artist.



Melissa Armstrong, Chiropractic Assistant

Melissa has joined our family as a Chiropractic Assistant.  Having a passion for Natural Health and Well-Being, she loves being a part of our clinic and coming in each day.  Melissa has a gentle spirit, a very big heart, and is looking forward to building her knowledge of Holistic Health.  Melissa is a strong advocate for Chiropractic care and has been benefiting from regular treatments.  Her busy life keeps her active and enthusiastic with many interests, but if you were to ask her what her favourite thing in life is, she would have to say it is being a mother.



Kassidy Music, Chiropractic Assistant

Bio coming soon



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