Meet Our Team
Uyen Nguyen (BA, BScPT)
Clinic Director, PhysioTherapist
Uyen comes from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science of Physical Therapy degree. She started her career in the field of orthopedics with a primary focus on the athletic population. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, she worked with people who had an intense desire to optimize their health and maximize performance.
As her practice shifted to clients with more diverse and complex health issues, she completed her certification in medical acupuncture, sports medicine acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture along with an advanced post graduate acupuncture program in Beijing, China.
Understanding the complexity of functional movement, she is able to bring a detailed and analytical perspective to her treatment. Working within the Elevate team Uyen is able to restore clients to proper movement and a quick return to activity.
MattHEW LEIGH (BKin, CSCS, FMS)
Director of Operations
Matthew began his career in the health and fitness industry after graduating from the University of Calgary Kinesiology program. Over the years he has served a wide variety of clientele including beginner exercisers, special populations, and those in high performance athletics. Matt has helped countless people improve the way they are able to live their day to day lives by restoring proper function and motion to their bodies. Since entering the field Matt has become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA to further sharpen his skills to work with athletes of all levels. With over 9 years of coaching experience Matt is a skilled communicator who will help you reach your goals efficiently and effectively.
Nelson Morela (BKin, MScPT)
Nelson graduated from University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Kinesiology after which he completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. Nelson is passionate about helping clients achieve what is important to them, working alongside them to create individualized, evidence based treatment plans. Nelson has a strong focus on exercise based therapy and empowering clients through education, giving them the tools they need to take charge of their health. He believes that optimizing movement and strength is key to improving function and increasing performance. His exercise based approach is enhanced with the use of manual therapy techniques, taping and other modalities as needed.
Registered Massage Therapist
Nora graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Mount Royal University with an interest in sports and deep tissue massage. She began her career treating general populations, primarily addressing whiplash and chronic injuries. Taking an integrative approach to patient care, Nora specializes in treating people with body and head traumas, chronic pain and fatigue, as well as concussions and chronic headaches. Nora is certified in CranioSacral Therapy and has completed training in a range of treatment systems to further assist her clientele.
Sharon Sheridan (BSW, MSW, RSW)
Mental Health & Wellness Consultant
Sharon is a mental health clinician who's clinical experience includes working with individuals and families to address a variety of complex mental health issues. Sharon takes a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, focusing on the connection between physical health and mental well-being, through the use of evidence based therapeutic interventions. Sharon's educational background includes a Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work from the University of Calgary, with a specialization in clinical practice, from the University of Calgary. Sharon also received a Social Work Diploma from Mount Royal University and is a registered member of the Alberta College of Social Workers. Whether you are looking for mental heath resources, or are a caregiver looking to support a loved one, contact the clinic to schedule your complementary consultation with Sharon, available in person or by phone.
CHNC Holistic Nutritional Consultant
Tracey is a specialist in helping people optimize their diets to help manage their physical or neurological condition. Her focus is on addressing gut health through dietary practice in order to aid in the healing of autoimmune and neurological conditions, food sensitivities, chronic fatigue and many other conditions has helped to transform countless lives. Her passion involves teaching people how to properly support their bodies needs and gut microbiome through a sustainable diet. Tracey is one of the co-founders of the Calgary Gut Health = Good Health Support Group. She is also a certified GAPS practitioner.
Tracey received her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta, and her C.H.N.C. designation from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she is currently an instructor nourishing the minds of future practitioners.
Amonn Nelson (BSC Kin, CSEP-CPT)
Optimal Kinetic Training
Amonn graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. She has many years of experience as a Track and Field athlete, and has achieved athletic success in University sport and on the international stage for Canada's National team. Amonn's expertise in sprint mechanics and running is a unique asset. Apart from her work with Elevate movement therapies, she also works along side a phenomenal team of coaches to guide the next generation of athletes in the junior development program with Caltaf. Over the past 2 years, Amonn has also become an exercise rehab specialist, where she delivers exercise based therapies and adapted, client-focused training to special populations.
As a strength and conditioning coach, Amonn will help you to meet your individual and sport-specific needs with effective planning and collaboration. She aims to help you improve your movement competencies and performances so that you can reach the next level.
Dr Dave Hardy (DC)
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. David Hardy is originally from Red Deer and loves working with concussions and many other neurological conditions. As a practitioner focusing in functional neurology Dr. Hardy employs several techniques that specifically stimulate the brain and nervous system in order to improve the lives of his patients. Dr. Hardy graduated Cum Laude in his Chiropractic class at Life University in 2013. He has received a Diplomate in Functional Neurology through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board while he was practicing in the US and is privileged to serve with the ACNB on different committees. Before working in healthcare, Dr. Hardy’s career was in education, where he has taught toddlers to senior citizens in Australia, Japan, and Canada. Dr. Hardy is passionate about his work with brain injuries in part due to his athletic background playing and coaching rugby. He currently enjoys hiking, mountain biking and pretty much any outdoor activity, in addition, he has completed multiple Ironman races.
Bailey Campbell (BA BSc Psych and Kin, MSc PT)Intern Physiotherapist
Bailey graduated from the University of Lethbridge double majoring in Kinesiology and Psychology. While completing her degrees, Bailey was a member of the varsity rugby team as well as playing rugby at the National level. This passion for sport is what lead her to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy abroad at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Bailey has a special interest in concussion management and is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through individualized treatment plans with an exercise-based approach.