Dr. Claudia Sacco
B.Sc., D.C., Webster Certified, I.C.P.A.
Dr. Sacco was born and raised in Calgary. She was introduced to Chiropractic care through various injuries she obtained as an elite soccer goalie. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a minor in Women's Studies at the U of C, later achieving a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the renowned Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
At Logan, she served as Class President and gained clinical experience while treating a variety of patients such as American War Veterans, Missouri State All-American football players, to babies, pregnant women and seniors in need of reprieve.
She provides premier individualized care to patients of all ages and needs, offering expertise in Active Release Therapy (ART) and rehabilitation, pediatric care (ICPA), Webster pregnancy care and breech correction, gait assessment and Logan Basic Chiropractic care.
She established Quarry Park Chiropractic & Wellness Centre in May 2013.
B.H.P.E. in progress
Certified Laser & Shockwave Assistant
Mariah is currently completing her Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University. As a Certified Class IV Therapeutic K-Laser assistant, she administers treatments to aid in pain reduction, improving flexibility and range of motion, thereby speeding up the natural physiological healing process.
She enjoys power-lifting as a hobby after having played team sports for many years, and is always excited to speak about it with those interested in learning more about the sport. Mariah is excited to be interacting with patients, as well as gain experience in a clinical setting!
Dr. Kelly Mortimer
D.C., Webster Certified, I.C.P.A.
Dr. Kelly is a U of C and Palmer College educated Calgarian with a passion for well-rounded wellness. She grew up riding horses competitively and likes to spend her free time hiking, reading, writing and enjoying fitness programs.
Dr. Kelly’s care is patient oriented: tailored to the patient’s needs, lifestyle and comfort level. She is experienced in the use of: manual manipulation, Activator technique, drop table and Flexion-Distraction technique, MRT (muscle release technique), IASTT (instrument assisted soft tissue technique), kinesiology taping and is ICPA and Webster certified, focussing in prenatal, postnatal, and pediatrics care with attention to functional assessment and rehabilitation.
Dr. Kathyrn Kurash
B.Sc., R.Ac., A.D.S., D.T.C.M.
Registered Acupuncturist, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Kathryn Kurash BSc, RAc, ADS, DTCM, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Registered Acupuncturist with a calling for the Health Sciences with a degree in Molecular Biology, alongside her advanced Acupuncture schooling in Canada and China. She conducts a multi-faceted Traditional Chinese Medical practice utilizing tools such as acupuncture needling, no-needle therapies, cupping, electro-acupuncture, tuina, gua sha, auricular acupuncture and diet therapy and is happy to join our collaborative, multi-disciplinary clinic.
Her advanced studies include focuses in the areas of:
Fertility, pregnancy and natural labour induction and postnatal support
Chronic and acute pain management and migraines
Hormonal issues, respiratory and digestive issues
Mental health support including PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression and sleep/insomnia
Detoxification and quitting smoking
MVA injuries or Whiplash Associated injuries
B.F.A. with Distinction
H.R. Professional Certificate
Working behind the scenes in the strategic development of the practice for years, in 2016, Emma joined us in our new clinic location as our full-time Clinical Director. She oversees day-to-day operations, business development, financial management, marketing and human resources management.
Emma earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with Distinction from the renowned Alberta College of Art + Design, where she served as the Vice President of Student Life. She went on to achieve top positions in the highly competitive Calgary art scene, first as Community Engagement Assistant at Stride Gallery, later as a prestigious Art Centre Director, then joined Bow Valley College to work in Literacy and Assessment. Emma has also completed postgraduate studies in entrepreneurship, financial management and project management.
Alongside her academic and professional experience, Emma brings creativity, customer service skills and business savvy to our growing practice.
R.M.T. 2200 Hours Certified
Registered Massage Therapist
Following her passion, Tessa graduated from Mount Royal University with a 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma in 2015. Since then she has pursued various modalities such as Dynamic Cupping, Prenatal Massage (side-laying and face down techniques and specialty pillows available) and Advanced Orthopedic Massage.
Throughout the years, Tessa has enjoyed seeing her clients grow in their recovery journeys and helping them to attain relief from pain in their every day routines.
When not in the clinic, Tessa loves to focus on her personal fitness and spend time with her dogs and bunnies.
Office Assistant & Reception
Leanne comes to us with over 4 years experience as a Chiropractic Assistant as well as skills obtained through other jobs, life experience and her education. She attended the University of Calgary where she earned her Bachelor's in Social Work.
Leanne grew up south of Calgary in Nanton where she enjoyed softball and curling. Curling is still a part of her life. She also loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Leanne has experienced many benefits from Chiropractic and believes it is an important component of living well.
Marishka "Ish" Baterina
R.M.T. 2200 Hours Certified
Registered Massage Therapist
Ish is a fresh graduate of class 2019 of Mount Royal University with the 2200 hour Diploma of Massage Therapy. Eager to help others with their healing process and ready to learn more along the way.
She utilizes various techniques such as general Swedish/relaxation massage, deep tissue, trigger point release and myofascial release. As of November 2019, Ish has completed advanced training in Dynamic Cupping. Ish is also certified in administering Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Therapy and Shockwave Therapy in our clinic.
In her free time, Ish likes to spend time with her dog, practice yoga and play video games.
Dr. Kristin Ruzicki
Dr. Ruzicki always had the intention of pursuing medicine, wanting to understand the intricate balance between illness and health. While in university, she attended an information session from a naturopathic medical school, and she realized for the first time that a type of medicine existed that did exactly what she was always interested in, focusing on the whole person, while trying to blend the best of traditional and modern medicine.
She values integrative medicine, and being able to bridge the gap between conventional and naturopathic care. Dr. Ruzicki enjoys treating the whole family with special interests in digestive health, hormonal concerns (menstrual, menopause, stress, thyroid), fertility, fatigue, allergies, insomnia, autoimmunity, chronic infections and environmental medicine. She uses a variety of approaches to care for her patients including individualized testing, nutrition, botanical medicine, vitamin injections and other therapies, acupuncture and lifestyle management.
Dr. Ruzicki was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and completed her training at U of C and then at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. While attending Naturopathic Medical School, Dr. Ruzicki was an active member of Naturopaths Without Borders, organizing and volunteering on monthly clinic trips in Rocky Point, Mexico. These trips allowed her to gain invaluable experience in global health as well as the opportunity to see and treat a variety of clinical conditions. When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga, hiking, snowboarding and traveling to new destinations.