Dr. Jesse Schryver, D.C.
Dr. Jesse Schryver is from Sherwood Park, Alberta. He graduated from Palmer West in San Jose, California in 2016 with Cum Laude academic distinction. Jesse graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology and Rec Management where he played football as a member of the Manitoba Bisons.
Dr. Jesse takes a very functional approach to chiropractic, stressing the importance of biomechanical patterns and supporting structures of the skeleton. He is certified in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), ART (Active Release Therapy®) and FMT (Functional Muscle Taping). Growing up, Dr. Jesse played high level football, basketball and hockey, additionally participating in various sports year round. When attending chiropractic school he began fishing competitively in tournaments in the bay area. His athletic background is what drove him into chiropractic as he endured countless injuries over his career. Whether your goal is to walk to the end of the drive way, or to qualify for the Olympics, Dr. Jesse is here to help you reach your functional aspirations.
When he is not working, he enjoys hanging out with his fiancé and dog. Since ending competitive sports he has become an avid fisherman.
Dr. Shayne Samoil, D.C., BSc Kin
Dr. Shayne is originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2017 with distinction as Valedictorian, top of his class. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta in 2013 where he also played football for the Golden Bears. Shayne takes a functional approach to his practice to treat issues of the spine and the extremities in all populations. He utilizes a wide variety of techniques such as high and low velocity, drop table and instrument assisted adjustments as well as soft tissue/trigger point release and corrective exercise prescription. As a lifetime athlete, he takes special interest in sports and performance. During his studies, he completed courses in McKenzie method mechanical therapy, DNS exercise and Motion Palpation.
In his spare time, he takes interest in powerlifting/strength and conditioning, coaching football, golfing and the outdoors.
Dr. Karine Jacob, D.C.
Dr. Karine is originally from Gatineau, Québec. She completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She has a special interest and extra formation in care for pregnant women, babies, and children. In 2011 she studied Medical Acupuncture at the University of Alberta and is currently studying Holistic Nutrition.
In January 2012, she travelled to the Dominican Republic and served the population through chiropractic care with Chiropractors Without Borders, which was an astounding experience both professionally and personally. She is the happy mother of Damien, who keeps her heart in tune. Besides researching and always rediscovering the art of the innate healing capacity of our bodies, she enjoys practicing yoga, scuba diving, snowboarding, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, cross country skiing, road biking, and Crossfit. She is also very passionate about attachment parenting, animals, nature, and the environment.
This quote of B.J. Palmer, developer of chiropractic, son of D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, illustrates well her philosophy and vitalistic approach to life and health:
“I am a chiropractor working with the sciences of the universe by turning on the life in man through the art of adjustment. I do not prescribe, treat or diagnose conditions. I use only my hands. I work with that ‘mysterious something’ which created my body from two cells. At a time prescribed aeons ago I was set in this body to experience. That cosmic power which created me, which also moves the seas, rotates the earth, directs the heavens, gives life, takes it away, is everything. And that power which set the universe in motion and created me did not abandon me when I became free of the security of my earthly mother’s womb. It is still with me and protects me as it moves all forms toward their final predestined goal. It is not mine to educatedly ask ‘why’ or ‘where’, but to innately live, and live to help my fellow creatures and with this chiropractic adjustment I use all the power and energies moving this universe, to allow my fellow creatures the chance to live, free of disease. I wish nothing in return, only the chance to give. I give with the only thing I have, love. And I love all by removing that which interferes with 100% life. I do not look to others for directions, I look within. I am a principled chiropractor.”
— B.J. Palmer, D.C. —
Monty McLeod, RMT
Monty McLeod completed his massage schooling at the Northern Institute of Massage in 2002. He ran his own massage therapy business for 5 years before moving to Belize in Central America. There, he worked as a massage therapist in a resort setting and also had his own mobile massage business. He and his family moved to Slave Lake in 2016 and joined the Health Within team.
Monty has focused his practice on Remedial massage therapies including Motor Vehicle Accident Protocols and treatments, treating muscle related injuries, Kinetic Massage, Osteopathic Massage, Neuro-fascial Reset, Pregnancy Massage and various Deep-Tissue massage techniques.
Dale Blair, Registered Acupuncturist with the College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta
Dale specializes in the treatment and management of pain of all types. As an acupuncturist and as a patient he has experience dealing successfully with trauma based injuries as well as chronic pain including but not limited to; headaches, arthritis, neuropathy, back pain, muscle pain, and pain of the joints. Dale also has experience treating internal disorders such as respiratory problems, digestive and gastric issues, allergies, vision problems, fertility and gynecopathy.
Dale a registered acupuncturist with the College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture under Dr. Frank Du at the CCTCMA college in Calgary. His studies are on-going.
Jeanne Montgomery, Reflexologist
Bio coming shortly
Leslee Tanasiuk, Office Administration
Leslee joined the Health Within team in 2017. She is proud to be part of the team of chiropractors and therapists that care for others with attention, detail and genuine care and concern.
With a background in teaching fitness, personal training and educating, self-care is important to Leslee and she appreciates being part of the process and watching clients improve with each visit.
Leslee is always happy to assist new and existing patients and the practitioners with patient care.
Tanis Bowd, Office Administration
Tanis joined the Health Within team in 2019. She enjoys her role in helping and supporting all of our clients with their needs, and working together with all practitioners to ensure everyone is satisfied with their visit. Tanis has a background in the education and health care industries. She is passionate about assisting others in reaching their potential, in all aspects of health, including physical, emotional and mental health. She works hard and enjoys the challenge and variety that the clinic atmosphere brings!