The Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre Team
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Teresa Splettstoeszer owns and operates Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre. She's been in practice since 1994. Her extensive knowledge in alternative, painless, and drug-free health solutions has brought her many opportunities to lecture and educate.
As a professional, Dr. Splettstoeszer' credentials are always expanding. She graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. She holds certifications in the Webster's Pregnancy Technique, Thompson Technique, Activator Technique, and Custom Orthotic Therapy. Dr. Splettstoeszer is truely a laser expert, Certified in Laser Therapy with Advanced Laser Training in Low Back Pain, Extremity care and Chronic Pain. Dr. Splettstoeszer is also highly proficient in preganancy care, working with local midwives since 2000. Her expertise has allowed her to serve as a Chiropractic Board Examiner for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining board.
Dr. Splettstoeszer's favorite quote: "You never know how far reaching something you may think, say, or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow." - BJ Palmer
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, Iowa. - June 1994
Activator Methods - Certified in Advanced Procedures - 1993
Webster Pregnancy Technique - Certified 2000
Laser Technician - Certified 2005
Custom Orthotic Therapy Certification - April 2007
Dr. Glenn Chidlow graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. He received his 40 year service award from the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors in 2010. Throughout his career, he has owned and managed his long time practice in Ponoka as well as 6 chiropractic offices in Northern Alberta. As a liscensed pilot, he was able to fly into these locations and bring Chiropractic care to a population that did not have the service. Music is another passion of Dr. Glenn's. He enjoys playing bass guitar, writing music and inspliring his granddaughter, Mariya Soetaert in launching her musical career. He was very proud to watch her win the Ponoka Stampede Talent contest in July 2011.
Together with his wife Marilyn, Dr. Glenn is excited to work with Dr. Teresa Demas and her dedicated staff, and is looking forward to once again serving Red Deer and the great community of Central Alberta.
Dr. Chidlow's Favorite Quote: "Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so." - Belva Davis
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport Iowa
Physiotherapy - Northwestern Chiropractic College
International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute
Clinical Nutrition - National Chiropractic College
Dr. Hardy grduated Cum Laude in his Chiropractic class and has received his Diplomate in Functional Neurology through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He has practiced in North Carloina and Ohio before returning home to Alberta. During his time in the US his primary focus was seeing patients struggling with concussions and brain injuries.
Beofre healthcare Dr. Hardy's career was in education, where he has taught toddlers to senior citizens in Australia, Japan, and Canada
Dr. Hardy also has an impressive athletic experience including competing at high levels of rugby and completing both full and half marathon competitions. He currently enjoys hiking, mountain biking and pretty much any outdoor activties.
Meet Our Massage Therapists
Larissa Romanova is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Sports Massage Therapist, Certified Laser Technician, and a level Two Cranial Sacral Therapist. Her training also includes Healing Jade Stone Massage & Cupping Therapy. Larissa has worked with us since 2001, and we're very glad to have her on board with us! Originally from Russia, she was inspired to pursue a career in "chiropractic" and the art of healing from a young age through her family. Larissa completed her basic and advanced 2200 hour massage certification from the Alberta Institute of Massage. In addition, she recently completed a level one and level two course in Cranial Sacral Therapy. She is a very friendly, outgoing, and a positive individual who's dedicated to helping patients achieve their desired results.
Larissa's favourite quote: "Love with love, live with love, and send it out." - unknown
Carole Warner is a Registered Massage Therapist. She has returned working with us at Red Deer Chiropractic after taking some time off to be with her kids. She's completed her basic and advanced 2200 hour massage certification from the Alberta Institute of Massage. Carole specializes in Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage, Myofacial Cupping, & Rapid Neurofascial Reset. She's very enthusiastic about her occupation as she greatly enjoys assisting people in changing their lives & finds it incredibly rewarding. We're very pleased to have Carole as a member of our team!
D'arcy O'Hara is a Registered Massage Therapist who specializes in Advanced Therapeutic Massage Therapy with certifications in Advanced level 2 Sports Massage, Dermoneuromodulation & Deep tissue massage. D'arcy Graduated from the Alberta Institute of Massage in 2017 after completing the extensive 2200 hour Diploma. Massage Therapy is D'arcy's calling because he is keen in helping people, and truly enjoys it, as it is meant for him. He is easy to get along with, uplifting and communicative, with a passion for working with patients to help them reach their desired goals.
Meet Our Laser Therapists
Kelly Pickering started with Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre in 2005 as a "Laser Technician in Training." Utilizing previous anatomy training, she job shadowed Dr. Teresa Demas using the Bioflex Laser System before completing her Laser Certification training in Toronto in 2006. Having a keen interest and desire to learn more about the laser system, Kelly traveled to Vancouver and completed an advanced training course specializing in low back injuries. She continues ongoing learning in the field and looks forward to completing other advanced training courses. She prides herself on providing high quality, compassionate care and finds it very rewarding to help individuals heal and live pain free lives. Her secondary duties include office photography, computer maintenance, and some marketing duties. We're glad to have such a passionate and ambitious individual as member of our team!
Kelly's favourite quote: "The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no
good." - unknown
Meet Our Chiropractic Assistants
Barb Quaife works as our chiropractic assistant, as well as managing the front desk. She maintains a warm, caring, and friendly atmosphere at the clinic and strives to create positive interactions with our patients, that each one deserves. She is pleased to work with our dedicated team that focuses on the wellness of our patients, and shares our strong values of maintaining good health and well-being. Her kind and caring attributes are reflected through her attitude here at the Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre and we very much enjoy having Barb work with us!
Barb's favourite quote: "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -
Jenny Phelps is our office manager, most often seen maintaning the reception desk of our busy practice! She's an excellent addition to the team through her bubbly and warm personality as well as her positive perspectives on the art of healing. The part of her job that she enjoys the most is the opportunity to work with other people and helping them improve their quality of life, through regular chiropractic care.
Jenny's favourite quote: "Attitude is everything. Attitude is contagious...is yours worth catching?" -
Marilyn Childlow joined our team with her husband, Dr. Glenn Chidlow in April 2011. You will find her smiling face at our front desk, usually on Saturdays. She has numerous training courses as an expert patient advocate. Marilyn managed and worked along-side Dr. Glenn at Ponoka Family Chiropractic for 40 years. Marilyn's happy and perky personality helps attribute to our positive atmosphere and it's a great pleasure having her as a member of the team!
Marilyn's favourite quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our purpose is to improve the health of our community by looking for the underlying barrier to healing to pull you off the treadmill to better health. We improve the health of our patients by optimizing nerve function, reducing chronic inflammatory conditions, speeding soft tissue healing and coaching on life style habits. We will pass on our commitment to better health naturally through patient education and community outreach programs. The world will be a better place when the lives we touch function better, and the health potential of a community is raised.
Our Vision and Mission
To provide Chiropractic care in a caring, welcoming environment where patients always feel confident to return, knowing that their needs will be met.
To create families of wellness patients by motivating our patients to live a wellness-orientated lifestyle, so they can reach their full potential working toward Health and not disease or dis-ease. Health, being defined as "A state of optimum physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease and infirmity." Life and health come from within. The maintenance of health is far superior than the treatment of disease.
To expand our knowledge and upgrade our training, allowing us to provide five star service and products for our patients.
We achieve our mission by attracting dedicated, positive, talented team members, who value the benefits of Chiropractic care, building long lasting relationships with our patients, staff, marketing partners and others. Our staff seeks a challenging work environment and a thirst for knowledge.
We share our success with the community by contributing annually to the Red Deer Food Bank, Red Deer Christmas Bureau and The Central Alberta Animal Rescue. We contribute back to our profession by volunteering on boards, financially supporting the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and volunteering as an examiner with the Canadian Chiropractic Examination Board.