MEET THE TEAM
Owner, Fitness and Yoga
Alyssa grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and was passionate about health from a young age. Following university, she worked in an intensive trauma treatment home with children. Throughout these years she began to envision a new way to approach health through multiple modalities with Physcial Therapy and Yoga and founded 4 Points Health and Wellness in 2014. Experiencing her own obstacles and burnout along this journey, Alyssa now hopes to help others find the healthiest version of them self while succeeding in life.
Dr. Brett Klesko
Dr. Brett Klesko another Owner, as a Chiropractor he is a second generation Chiropractor raised and practicing in the Edmonton area. Being both a Chiropractic patient and doctor has given him a unique perspective on treating the human body. Dr. Brett utilizes numerous Chiropractic Techniques ranging from classic adjustments, to low-force and instrument adjusting. This variety allows him to successfully treat and adapt his care to any person, of any age, of any body type; including expectant mothers; newborns, infants and children of all ages; the aging population; and those with acute and chronic conditions. More than anything, Dr. Brett’s passion is showing people the power of prevention through lifestyle change, stopping disease before it starts.
Dr. Ashley Dueck
Dr. Dueck obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon. Ashley was dedicated to becoming a Chiropractor early on in life as the profession helped her pursue excellence throughout an extensive athletic career.
She was fortunate to start working and shadowing in a Chiropractic office from the age of 14. Her enthusiasm for sports and a compassion for helping others affords her a unique approach to personalized and comfortable hands on treatment.
Dr. Savannah Slater
Dr.Slater is passionate about health and wellness. She pursued a career as a Chiropractor in hopes of inspiring others to be passionate not only about their health and wellness, but their body as a whole. Dr. Slater is well versed in a variety of different chiropractic techniques, which allows her to provide personalized care for every patient that walks through her door. She prides herself on providing individualized, and comfortable care.
Annabelle completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta.
During her Master’s, she worked as an Exercise Specialist for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions as well as a Strength and Conditioning coach for youth and pro soccer teams. Having experience working with individuals with various ability levels, she strives to best tailor her treatments to suit the goals of each of her patients.
As an ex-competitive soccer player and current long-distance runner, she has often suffered from injuries that have prevented her from participating in the activities that she enjoys.
Being familiar with the frustration of injury, she strives to help others understand their bodies and give them the tools to return to their daily activities and feel confident doing so. With her, you can expect evidence-informed treatments with emphasis on education and exercise along with manual therapy in order to help you feel better and achieve the best possible outcomes
Matthew graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 2019, and joined the 4 Points team in early 2022. Prior to completing his physiotherapy program, he graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelors of Science degree while also playing with the varsity volleyball team for 5 years. Matt uses a variety of manual therapy techniques in conjunction with individualized therapeutic exercise, while also placing a high emphasis on patient education and self management strategies. He is also certified in Therapeutic Dry Needling, which can be a very effective tool to reduce trigger points, alleviate pain, and normalize neuromuscular function.
At 4 Points, we try to provide physiotherapy services a little differently than a lot of clinics out there. We offer longer assessment times, 1 on 1 treatment throughout the entirety of the booked session, and a focus on evidence-based therapy. So if you’re tired of minimal face-to-face time with your physiotherapy, your physio bouncing between multiple clients, or laying on a bed with passive modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, etc) being used for a majority of your treatment, come give us a shot!
Vlada specializes in deep tissue massage work, massage trigger points, and myofascial massage release with incorporation of Graston technique, as well as cupping. Being heavily involved in fitness herself, Vlada is able to tailor to athletes and patients looking to improve their performance with ease.
Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist
Kaitlyn started her massage journey working with elderly patients providing them with comfort and pain management. Kaitlyn has expanded her scope to now include athletic specific massage and more complicated chronic pain conditions such as thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, and postural dysfunctions. Kaitlyn offers Craniosacral Therapy and Massage Therapy.
Taurean is a personal trainer who will set the personal training standard from effective and proper application of warm-ups to powerful workouts. Putting the 'personal' back into training is what he strive to do, with an end goal, to empower people to have suffered from setbacks so they can achieve and maintain their own optimal wellness.
Doctor of Acupuncture + Healer
Dr. Ashley is a registered Acupuncturist and an advocate of work-life balance and self-care, who believes in a wholistic approach to health and wellness. As someone who is a lover of learning and has a passion for helping others, she has spent the past 15 years learning various modalities and techniques so that she can offer a well-rounded practice to her clients - body mind + soul. Formally she has received her Diploma in Acupuncture from MacEwan University, as well as certifications in Disability Management (MacEwan University) and Occupational Health & Safety (University of New Brunswick).
On her journey as a healer, she has obtained her Masters in Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho), Access Bars® (Access Consciousness), and Subconscious Imprinting (The Empowered Healers), as well as over 500+ hours in Yoga trainings - ranging from meditation to Nidra, philosophy to Ayurveda, as well as BEology and PTSD-Trauma specific trainings.
Dawn is Registered acupuncturist graduated from Reeves College of Acupuncture Program with honours. Treating conditions such as anxiety, digestive issues, muscle tension and a host of others. Acupuncture balances the body by clearing blockages allowing the body to heal itself organically with the insertion of needles. The other modalities used are electricity, cupping, ion pumping cords, and rapid release.
She also use the diagnostic tool Acugraph to measure and graph the body's energy to show the imbalances in the body. A non-invasive way to see how the body's energy is flowing and as treatments progress corrections are seen. I would be happy to demonstrate for anyone interested to see how I can help.
Eric is a registered provisional psychologist, born in Edmonton, and practicing in the community for over 4 years. As a narrative therapist, Eric believes an important part of fostering growth, change, and acceptance surrounds how an individual defines themselves and defines their lives during difficult situations. He works to help clients deconstruct unhelpful narratives and build positive ones. He has extensive experience working with a wide range of different people, cultures and population groups with a variety of psychological issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships. Eric believes a vital aspect of achieving healthy and helpful therapy is the therapeutic relationship. He seeks the client’s input and guidance in order to make psychological treatment most beneficial for them. In that way, therapy is a collaborative process in its creation, implementation, and maintenance.
Erica is a registered provisional psychologist and completed her Master‘s in Counselling at Athabasca University. For the past 6 years she has facilitated programs and provided front line support to those that have experienced complex trauma. This experience has led her to understand the resilience within each of us and provided her with a deeper awareness of the physical, emotional, mental and social impacts on our overall wellness. Erica believes that mental health should be treated holistically and invites clients to explore the interconnection of their body and mind within therapy.In her approach she creates a brave space where clients can feel comfortable sharing their experiences, stories, fears, and hopes for change.
Erica tailors therapy to fit client’s specific needs by utilizing a variety of evidence-based in her practice. Theoretical orientations that she often draws upon include solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, eye-movement and desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and somatic therapy.She works with adults, youth, and children and a variety of concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, loss, and trauma.
Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer
Sara always had an interest in nutrition and fitness, but didn’t always approach it in a healthy way. Our relationship with food can be complex, and that combined with all the contradictory information on the internet, can make it hard to find something that works for you. From over-restriction to bingeing, Sara has had her fair share of trials and tribulations when it comes to food, and as a result is now passionate about helping you find a healthy balance too.
We now know that food doesn’t only impact our weight, it also has an effect on our mood, risk of disease, physical performance, and even our genetics. This is why what we choose to feed our bodies is so important - its the basis of everything we do, think, and feel.
Registered Massage Therapist
From as young as I can remember, I had a deep belief that we are SO much more than the 'boxes' we are put into. Having worked in many customer service fields from retail to law enforcement and feeling as if I had plateaued everywhere, I turned my passion towards service to others and our vast potential to not only heal but to thrive in ways that most people may believe are unattainable.
I found my way to Massage Therapy in 2017 and realized that the reason I plateaued was because society operates by seeking and only offering ways to ease symptoms instead of finding ways to help others target causes and create better lifestyles.
I can massage 50 different clients with the same condition and get different results because the true healing is in how much we believe in our potential and our willingness to find out what it takes to make that reality. In addition to assessing and treating muscle conditions, I pay close attention to how the body responds to the treatment and to the 'emotional' cues that surface. If clients choose, they can receive guided meditation, reiki healing, and goal oriented homecare guidance with any massage treatment.
I am so excited to be at a new wellness center where space can be held and healing can be contagious! My new passion is to find more ways every day to continue to hold space and guide people towards their path to healing and creating better outcomes!
Registered Massage Therapist
Paul Cramer is a Registered Massage Therapist, Functional Movement Massage Therapist and Educator who brings over 20 years of training and experience working with clients of all ages. He is passionate about the relationship between health, fitness, and wellness and empowering clients.
He has developed and utilizes a modality called Functional Movement Massage Therapy (FMMT) in his practice. This is a holistic approach that fuses massage therapy with improving functional movement, alignment, and posture awareness to treat and resolve both acute injuries as well as complex and chronic conditions. The focus is to address any obstacles that are preventing the body from moving freely and easily without pain.
Paul specializes in mobility and joint health issues with a particular interest in shoulder conditions that stems from his direct experience recovering from a torn rotator cuff and surgery. His goal is for clients to come away with a positive and lasting experience of their own movement ability. His favorite saying for clients is: When we move well ~ we feel well!
Through Functional Movement Massage Therapy, he's had the privilege of helping countless individuals regain their vitality, find relief from chronic pain, and rediscover the joy of fluid, pain-free movement.