Our Purpose

Our purpose is to improve the health of our community. 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 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. The maintenance of health is far superior to the treatment of disease.
To expand our knowledge and upgrade our training, allowing us to provide five-star service and products for our patients.
To share our success with a variety of local charities including the Red Deer Food Bank, Red Deer Christmas Bureau and The Central Alberta Animal Rescue.
To contribute 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.

Our Team

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Teresa Splettstoeszer

Owns and operates Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre

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Dr. Teresa Splettstoeszer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and started her Chiropractic career in 1994. She is the owner/operator of Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre. Dr. Splettstoeszer received her 25-year service award from the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractor’s in 2020. 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 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 has been working with local midwives since 2000 with her proficiency in pregnancy care. 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

Education:
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, Iowa. – 1994
Activator Methods – Certified in Advanced Procedures – 1993
Webster Pregnancy Technique – Certified 2000
Laser Technician – Certified 2005
Custom Orthotic Therapy Certification – 2007

Dr. Glenn Chidlow

Chiropractor at Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre

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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. Dr. Chidlow has certifications in Acupuncture, Activator, Gonstead and Thompson Techniques. He is the past president of the Kinsmen Club of Ponoka, Ponoka Flying Club, Ponoka Minor Hockey, and Ponoka Soccer Club. He has served as a council member for the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractor’s. Dr. Chidlow is a current member of the Kinsmen Club of Ponoka and the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractor’s.

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 a population that did not have the service. He mentored his daughter, Shannon, to become a Chiropractor. She currently practices in Chicago.

Music is another passion of Dr. Glenn’s. He enjoys playing bass guitar, writing music and inspiring his granddaughter, Mariya Stokes, in launching her musical career. Mariya is a multiple award-winning country artist, recognized as Alberta’s Country Female Artist of the year. Additionally, Dr. Glenn enjoys family time with his wife, children and all his treasured grandchildren.

Together with his wife Marilyn, Dr. Glenn is excited to work with Dr. Teresa Splettstoeszer and her dedicated staff and enjoys 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

Education:

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

Meet Our Massage Therapists

Larissa Romanova

Massage Therapist

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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. Since 2001, we have been blessed to have her healing hands on our team.

Originally from Russia, Larissa was inspired by her family to pursue a career in natural medicine from a young age 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. Larissa is fluent in Russian and English. She is a very friendly, outgoing, and positive individual who is 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

Massage Therapist

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Read About Carole Warner

Carole Warner is a Registered Massage Therapist. She has been with our clinic since 2008. has returned working with us at Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Therapy after taking some time off to start her family. She returned to us in 2018.

Carole 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 is 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! Her years of experience come through in her results.

Carole’s favorite quote:

” Happiness is enjoying the little things in life” -unknown

D'arcy O'Hara

Massage Therapist

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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 on helping people, and truly enjoys it, as it is meant for him. D’Arcy enjoys free time at the gym. 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

Massage Therapist

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Read About Nadia Lessard

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. When Nadia is not at work she is busy raising her family and competing in fitness competitions. Nadia is fluent in French and English.

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.” -Dr. Seuss

Meet Our Laser Therapists

Kelly Pickering

Laser Therapist

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Kelly Pickering started with Red Deer Chiropractic and Laser Centre in 2005 as a Laser Technician. In 2006, she received her certification from the Medi-Tech Bioflex Laser Institute in Toronto.

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 a 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.” – unknown

Lynn Dunning

Laser Therapist

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Read About Lynn Dunning

Lynn joined our team in January 2020 as a laser technician. She has a flavorful background including being a foster parent, owning Cotton Threads Quilt Shoppe for 3 years, Co-Owning Clothes Sew Clean laundromat for 4 years, Massage therapist with Reiki training for 5 years. She has a friendly and happy personality. She has been very helpful to attending to our patients needs with laser therapy. She is a great addition to our team

Lynn’s favorite quote:

“Everything is Temporary”  -Lynnism

Caroline Zemanek-Baker

Laser Therapist

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Read About Caroline Zemanek-Baker

Caroline joined our team in January 2020 as a laser technician. She holds certificates in: Health Care Aide from the government of Alberta, Palliative Care Volunteer Program from AHS, Leadership from the Academy of Learning College, Chemical Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Standard First Aide – Level C CPR/AED. She is a very compassionate person and loves helping people. She has made an excellent addition to our team.

Caroline’s favorite quote:

“Just Keep Swimming” -Dory the fish, Finding Nemo

Meet Our Chiropractic Assistants

Barb Quaife

Chiropractic Assistants

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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.’ – Mother Teresa

Jenny Phelps

Chiropractic Assistants

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Jenny Phelps is our office manager, most often seen maintaining the reception desk of our busy practice! She is 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?’ – unknown

Marilyn Childlow

Chiropractic Assistants

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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 is 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

Julianna Demas

Chiropractic Assistants

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Read About Julianna Demas

Julianna Demas recently joined our clinic as a receptionist. She started in March 2020 to assist with our clinic to manage the changes we needed to make with the Covid-19 mandate. She is a great addition to our team with a beaming smile and friendly voice to greet you. At 18, she purchased her own home with her long- time boyfriend, Mackenzie. Together, they enjoy their fur babies: Dogs: Athena and Zuss; and Socks the cat.

Julianna’s favorite quote:

“You are the sky, everything else is just the weather” – Pema Chodron