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

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

Lindsay Gervais

Registered Massage Therapist

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Read About Lindsay Gervais

Lindsay Gervais is a Registered Massage Therapist. She has been massaging since April 2018 and started with our clinic in April 2021. Lindsay completed her 3000 hour massage diploma at Makami College in Calgary, AB in 2018. Lindsay specializes in Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage, and Myofacial Cupping. Lindsay was a competitive dancer for 12 years, so she knows the importance of self care and keeping your body in the best condition and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with her patients. While Lindsay is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid dog lover, has two of her own and fosters dogs when she can so she spends lots of time at the dog park.

Favorite quote :

“Live your life and forget your age. – Jean Paul”

Vivin John Bursom

Registered Massage Therapist

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Vivin is a registered member in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta. He graduated from the Massage therapy program at Robertson College in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the year 2021 and is passionate about his profession.

During his clinic experience, Vivin has seen diverse clientele with different ailments and treatment needs. His treatment goals have always included thorough assessment to identify the underlying cause and thereafter developing an individualized treatment plan with his clients. His techniques can be adapted to each client’s needs, whether it be deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, fascial techniques, relaxation and so on. Vivin intends to take courses to build his knowledge and skills while working as an RMT in order to provide exceptional service to his clients. Other than work, he enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Meet Our Laser Therapists

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

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

Meet Our Chiropractic Assistants

Jenny Phelps

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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

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Read About Marilyn Childlow

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

Jennifer Frame

Chiropractic Assistants

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Julianna Demas

Chiropractic Assistants

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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