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's credentials are always expanding. She graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She holds certifications in the Webster's Pregnancy Technique, Thompson Technique, Activator Technique, and Custom Orthotic Therapy. Dr. Splettstoeszer is also Certified in Laser Therapy with Advanced Laser Training in Low Back Pain, Extremity care and Chronic Pain. Dr. Splettstoeszer is also highly proficient in pregnancy 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 licensed pilot, he was able to fly into these locations and bring Chiropractic care to the Northern Alberta population. Music is another passion of Dr. Glenn's and he enjoys playing bass guitar, writing music and inspiring his granddaughter, Mariya Stokes, a multiple award winning country artist, recognized as Alberta's 2019 Country Female Artist of the year. Additionally, Dr. Glenn enjoys family time with his wife, children and all of his treasured grandchildren.
Together with his wife Marilyn, Dr. Glenn is honored and excited to work with Dr. Teresa Splettstoeszer and her dedicated, professional staff, and to serve 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
Clinical Nutrition - National Chiropractic College
Dr. David Hardy graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Cum Laude from the Life University in Atlanta Georgia. In addition to his Chiropractic degree, he has taken clinical neuroscience training from the Carrick Institute. Topics covered in his training include concussions, vestibular rehabilitation, and other neurology courses. He earned his Diplomat in Functional Neurology through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He has practiced in North Carolina 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.
Along with this extensive training, Dr. Hardy is able to blend in his experience in education, coaching and athletics. He has taught all age groups from preschool to senior citizens. He taught around the world in Australia, Japan, and Canada.
Dr. Hardy also has an impressive athletic experience including competing at high levels of rugby and completing in Iron-man competitions. He currently enjoys hiking, mountain biking and pretty much any outdoor activities.
Dr. Hardy's favorite quote: "We are what we repeatedly do"
"Neuroplasticity: It's time for a change" -anonymous
Bachelor of Education- University of Alberta-2003
Doctor of Chiropractic-Life University Atlanta-2013
Diplomate of American Chiro Neurology board- 2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Program-Carrick Institute 2015
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,. We are very fortunate to have her on board with us! Originally from Russia, Larissa was inspired to pursue a career in "chiropractic" from a young age through her family and decided on massage therapy. 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 favorite 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 and Laser Therapy after taking some time off to start her family. She 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 are very pleased to have Carole as a member of our team!
Carole's favorite quote: " Happiness is enjoying the little things in life" -unknown
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.
D'arcy's favorite quote: "When the Primary Complaint is Pain, the Treatment of Pain Should be Primary." - Barrett Dorko PT
Nadia Lessard graduated from the Alberta Institute of Massage Therapy in 2019. She is a sport enthusiast and is passionate about the relation between physical activities and the human anatomy.
Nadia is trained in therapeutic and relaxation massage as well as cupping therapy and kinesio taping.
Nadia's favorite quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not."
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 Splettstoeszer 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 favorite quote: "The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."
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 favorite 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 maintaining 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 favorite 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 favorite quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us" - Ralph Waldo Emerson