Our Clinical Staff

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Tammy Lalonde (Owner and Registered Acupuncturist)

Caring for people is my passion and one of the greatest callings life has to offer.  I am a seasoned Paramedic and Acupuncturist with extensive experience assisting patients as they cope with obvious and invisible injuries. I have been there for those in desperate medical, psychological or traumatic situations, delivered beautiful babies in vehicles parked along the side of the road, and administered care in such odd locations as on a domestic airliner at 30,000 feet or when flying emergency medevacs over Arabian desertscapes. I know full well how to care for those in true crisis but have also witnessed so many more whose illnesses and injuries could be traced back to their treatment of the body as a whole, whether through their diet, fitness levels, or neglect. As my career has evolved, so has my focus, which has shifted to helping a greater number of people early on to prevent minor issues from evolving into larger and costlier illnesses.  In my practice I have found a niche offering by pairing these strengths in emergency care and women’s health with the respected skills and techniques from top practitioners in oriental medicine. All care is focused on returning the body, mind, and spirit to a whole.

My academic preparation closely incorporates oriental medicine with Western healthcare. My passions build on natural strengths in highly stressful complex interactions, care management, and treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD – particularly amongst Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel. Within North America and the Middle East I have enjoyed a long standing career as a respected clinician, clinical educator, fire and emergency medical dispatcher.  I hold active licensure with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the College of Acupuncture and Associates of Alberta (CAAA), the California Acupuncture Board and the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP).  I am also a Board Director with the Alberta Pain Society.

Education:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) – Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, cum laude, South Baylo University
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Holistic Science, South Baylo University
  • DIPL – Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), Augustana University

Accreditation:

  • Dipl.Ac, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • RAc, College of Acupuncture and Associates of Alberta
  • LAc, California Acupuncture Board
  • REMT-P, Alberta College of Paramedics
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Melanie Morrill (Registered Acupuncturist)

My passion is to provide a healthy, nurturing environment to support healing and growth for all of my patients. By using powerful combinations of acupuncture, acupressure, dry needling, electrostimulation, cupping, facial cupping, Chinese body work, moxibustion, nutraceuticals, and supplements I focus on current health issues, but also try to set the stage for  improving health and overall well being. I like to engage my patients in their health journey, and have us work collaboratively together to formulate a unique treatment plan to fit specific needs and a return to balance.

Treating complex health conditions can often be a challenging yet incredibly rewarding process for patients. I particularly like to guide couples through their fertility journey, including support for IUI and IVF cycles. I also find it rewarding to assist workers and athletes in recovering from injuries that are holding them back personally or professionally. Finally, I like to hold a healing space for people who are striving for emotional wellness. With a focus on soft touch acupuncture techniques, I am able to work slowly and gently with those who may have some fears and anxiety about acupuncture treatments. Often, I find that my patients are profoundly relaxed throughout and on occasion may even nap through the course of my time with them.

My passion for continuing education and being a lifelong learner has led me to achieve advanced training in sports medicine, injury rehabilitation, fertility, and gynecology/obstetrical care. Supporting body builders, whether building a baby bump or building themselves, is very rewarding. Studying anatomy, physiology, and biomedicine at the University of Alberta and also acupuncture at MacEwan University helps me better understand the underlying mechanisms of diseases and how to blend different healing modalities to craft a truly personalized treatment approach.

Outside the clinic I can be found gardening, walking in the river valley, or relaxing at home with a cup of tea and my adorable cats.

Education:

  • Diploma of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac) MacEwan University

Accreditation:

  • RAc, College of Acupuncture and Associates of Alberta
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Kristel Campbell (Registered Massage Therapist)

Kristel loves helping people on their wellness journey and, through massage therapy, she has witnessed the impact healing touch plays within holistic care. Kristel studied massage therapy at Mount Royal University in 2003 and has been practicing in different clinical settings for the past 15 years. Over the course of her career she has experienced just how connected the body really is.  Wanting to expand her knowledge and skill sets she returned back to university studies. In 2016 she attended the National Manual Osteopathic College in Red Deer, Alberta where her studies focused on utilizing all available modern manual medicine techniques to assess injury and diseases of muscles, bones, joints, organs and nerves.

Kristel uses her massage therapy skills, focusing on fascial release, visceral manipulation, cupping and craniosacral therapy to help her clients return back to being able to accomplish the things they love doing and to live in as pain free a manner as possible.

Kristel likes to treat a wide variety of neurovascular, musculoskeletal, and obstetrical syndromes such as low back/pelvic pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions, whiplash, pregnancy, temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, structural and posture improvements.  Her focus is on chronic care and rehabilitation.

Kristel loves to learn from and experience other regions.  She has travelled around the world for work, studies, and personal growth.  She grew up in small town Saskatchewan and has lived in Calgary, Halifax and Edmonton. Kristel also enjoys spending time with her great dane Odin.

Education:

  • Mount Royal University
  • National Manual Osteopathic College

Accreditation:

  • RMT, Massage Therapist Association of Alberta
  • NHPC, Natural Health Practitioners of Canada
  • NMOS, National Manual Osteopathic Society
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Chauntelle McLennan (Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Personal Fitness Trainer)

When it comes to fitness and nutrition balance is key. Whether you’re new to fitness and looking to shed those extra few pounds or a fitness junky looking for something new to push yourself to the next level, I can and would love to help you.

I am a C.H.N.C. for short. Otherwise known as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant which I obtained from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I am also a Personal Fitness Trainer and Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert. I make all of my food plans custom to your specific needs and goals. My passion is to help guide people to live the most active and healthy lifestyle as they possibly can.

My passion for health and fitness, coupled with my desire to help people live the best quality of life possible led me to becoming a certified personal trainer. I strongly believe in leading an active lifestyle, balancing all the compulsory components of wellness.   I have extensive experience leading group training sessions as well as personal home workouts.

Education:

  • CERT – Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant
  • CERT – Personal Fitness Trainer, CanFitPro
  • CERT – Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Services Academy

Accreditation:

  • C.H.N.C, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
  • PTS, CanFitPro
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Our Support Staff

Daniel Lalonde Clinic Director

Daniel Lalonde (Clinic Director)

Healthcare and information management consultant with a strong clinical background. I support all aspects of clinical and business operations for Red Leaf Wellness overseeing marketing, information management, privacy, business development, outreach, and evaluating future growth.

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Dalhousie University
  • DIPL – Applied Information Technology, Information Technology Institute
  • DIPL – Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • CERT – Firefighter Level I and II

Accreditation:

  • PMP, Project Management Institute
  • ITIL, Axelos Global Best Practice
  • Lean Greenbelt for Healthcare, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • REMT-P, Alberta College of Paramedics
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