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Meet the Experts
Dwayne is our Senior Manual Osteopath who graduated in June 2015 from the National Manual Osteopathic College in Red Deer Alberta. Previous education achievements are a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and certificates as a Golf Fitness Instructor and a Kinesiotaping Practitioner. Dwayne’s international work experience has included Dallas Texas and Australia where he and his wife Debbie lived for ten years.
Building the gentle touch of Manual Osteopathic techniques onto the foundation of a chiropractic education has given Dwayne a unique ability to individualize your care. From golf swings to weightlifting to gardening, Dwayne will help you do more of what you love to do.
Debbie is our Senior Registered Massage Therapist and a graduate from the Northern Institute of Massage Therapy. She began her massage education in Dallas Texas and had the privilege to spend her internship in Irving, Texas. This allowed her the experience of working with both the Dallas Stars hockey players and the Dallas Cowboys football players. Additional training at the Australian Institute of Fitness resulted in the global recognition of a Certified Personal Trainer. The combination of massage therapy with the forward thinking of a personal trainer has given Debbie a unique perspective towards health, wellness and athletic performance.
Phil moved to Red Deer from England in late 2014 with his wife Kirsty. He loves the freedom and relaxed attitude to life here in Alberta – and that you get to drive trucks on big wide roads with little traffic!
Phil is our Business Development Director and one of his key roles is to represent Black Rock Therapies at the local Red Deer Business Networking International chapter. Phil looks after the marketing, promotional, community and sales events of the company. Phil holds a 2.1 Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Modern Languages, Post Graduate Diplomas in European Enterprise Management from Poitiers University in France, a private pilot’s license and diplomas in Carpentry and Advanced Driving.
Phil’s 8 years working for Moët Hennessy UK primarily as their Trade Development Manager, and his position of Sales and Marketing Director of Driving Force UK, has given Phil the perfect training for taking on this key business development role.
If you would like to investigate any business opportunities that could benefit both you and Black Rock Therapies then Phil is the man to see.
In his spare time Phil is extremely passionate about rugby and has a big sporting background. He and his wife both enjoy weight training at 360 Fitness here in Red Deer and in fact met each other whilst sparring in a judo dojo 13 years ago! Phil has a passion for learning and was a French and History teacher as well as a Deputy Head of 6th Form at Nailsea School in England for 11 years before moving to Red Deer. Since arriving Phil has continued his association with teaching and learning by volunteering at GH Dawe School as an EA and rugby coach.
Kayleigh Bentley grew up in the beautiful Shuswap Lakes area of British Columbia. She moved to Red Deer in 2012 and it quickly became home. She also works as a Unit Clerk at Red Deer Hospital. When she is not working, Kayleigh enjoys spending time in the mountains camping with friends. She has a passion for travel, exploring new cultures and cities. Kayleigh looks forward to meeting all the fantastic clients of Black Rock Therapies.
Jo moved to Red Deer from England in 2006 and had the honour of becoming a Canadian Citizen 5 years later. She has a love of travel and seeing the world and all it has to offer and has visited a number of countries around the world. In her spare time, Jo enjoys walking her dog and also working part-time at Bernard Callebaut Chocolate here in Red Deer. Coming from England where Osteopath care is more widely known about, Jo is excited to be part of our amazing team and looks forward to welcoming you at our front desk at Black Rock Therapies.
Marie was born and raised in central Alberta. She moved to Calgary in high school but was happy to return to her roots 10 years ago. She has a loving family with 2 children. She has a passion for nutrition and health, photography, horses, travel and camping with her family.
She is very excited to be part of the Black Rock Therapies team.
Graduating from Alberta Institute of Massage in Red Deer, Kristi is a talented and increasing popular Registered Massage Therapist here at Black Rock Therapies. With a strong clinical background and a real desire to help people. Kristi says she feels extremely fortunate to love what she does and being in a profession that is now recognized as an integral part of Canada’s healthcare system.
Kristi loves to see the changes and improvements in those she works with in the short and long term as she helps them both relax and repair. Kristi believes that massage therapy has to be more than a simple career choice indeed should be a passion due to its role in helping and connecting with others through touch. Kristi is also more than willing to educate her clients answering their questions and in her mind hopefully empowering them so they feel connected to the processes that will help them maintain their health and wellness and as such allow them to enjoy an active, adventurous, long life without pain and stress. Outside of work Kristi keeps her life in balance by enjoying spending time outdoors with her daughter, partaking in sporting activities and finding that all important calm with the occasional yoga practice.
Through study that earned her a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and travel around the world, Chandrie learned that the happiest and healthiest people were those who were fulfilling every part of their being. She realized that every part was connected to the role thus creating health and happiness. She wanted to embody this new realization and so her journey as a Manual Osteopath began. She graduated from the National Manual Osteopathic College in Red Deer where she learned the skills necessary to treat each part of a person; their organs, muscles, bones, fluids and rhythms in hopes of bringing them back to their whole self. Chandrie looks forward to participating in your wellness at Black Rock Therapies.
Joan is a Registered Massage Therapist with a 2200 hour designation and a member of good standing with Remedial Massage Therapists Association. She believes in an integrated approach to helping clients reach their wellness goals, restoring balance through the inclusion of postural analysis and Lensen ä corrections. Her practice includes Swedish massage, myofascial trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, pre/post natal massage, and manual lymphatic drainage. Clients can expect a relaxing and respectful environment where needs are carefully heard and an individualized treatment plan is established along with recommendations for client self-care. Joan strives to alleviate symptoms so clients can move efficiently and enjoy life to its fullest.
Debra graduated from Advanced Therapeutic Massage Program in 2009 with NIMT in Red Deer. Debra comes to us with multiple modalities under her belt and utilizes what is needed for a successful Therapeutic treatment. Her strengths definitely include listening to the body, feeling imbalances and correcting through gentle methods with ease. She currently specializes in treatments utilizing a combination of Therapeutic Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage techniques. She is always digging to figure out the issues at hand. Debra is very passionate about helping people with their journey to being at the most optimal state of health and wellbeing. Her other areas of passion are energy work, Access Bars, and Raindrop Therapy. Her focus revolves around whole body balancing utilizing all resourses possible. She is very excited to be working in a team environment here at Black Rock Therapies.
Kiersten Pogmore is a born and raised Red Deer girl who graduated from the Alberta Institute of Massage in June 2007. Kiersten chose Massage Therapy as she was always the girl getting asked “Can you rub my shoulders? Can you rub my neck?” Coming from a farming family with those strong “farm hands,” she had an idea how to put them to good use without being in the elements!
With over 9 years of practice, she has become fascinated with the manipulation of fascia. Kiersten is certified in Myofascial Cupping, which allows quick release and relief of often stubborn issues her clients may be dealing with. This allows her to expand her range of services which also include Relaxation, Therapeutic and Reflexology. Kiersten takes great pride in keeping her skills current in order to provide the optimum care for her clients, young and old.
Kiersten is welcoming her first child in the spring of 2017! Having helped many clients throughout their pregnancies, Kiersten has learned a greater appreciation for the conndition and has been honing her practice of Therapeutic Prenatal massage!
Kiersten is currently accepting new clients! She welcomes all past, present and future clients to book in with her and experience her techniques first hand! Call Black Rock Therapies today 587-802-0840 and schedule your appointment with Kiersten!
Stephen is currently a student of manual osteopathy attending the National Manual Osteopathic College (NMOC) in Red Deer. He has his degree in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta, and during that time obtained three track and field national titles in pentathlon and long jump. He is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and has previous experience as the lead track and field jumps coach at the U of A, a rehab trainer, and a group fitness trainer. Throughout the past few years he has learned how to assess, manually treat, and prescribe corrective exercise for his clients, but wanted to affect people on a more holistic level, hence his enrollment in NMOC. Stephen’s aim is to combine manual osteopathic principles and techniques with functional movement assessments in order to relieve causes of pain and identify faulty movement patterns that may allow and perpetuate injuries. He has worked with athletes in rehabbing their injuries and improving their performance, as well as every day individuals by helping them achieve pain free and optimal movement in their daily activities and adventures.
Angela graduated from the 2200 hr Advanced Therepeutic Massage program at NIMT in June 2015. She is fully trained in Relaxation and Therepeutic massage, as well as Lensen therapy. As an RMT, Angela strives to provide the most effective treatment options for clients based on their individual needs. She is committed to helping clients by providing relief of pain and stress so they can live a healthy, balanced life. Angela is very excited to be a part of the team here at Black Rock Therapies.
Elisa graduated from Foothill College of Massage Therapy in 2004 with a 2200 hour diploma. Growing up as a dancer Elisa has always been intrigued with how the body works and now she continues her education on how to help people relieve pain, discomfort and stress so they can live their best life! She specializes in pre/post-natal, deep tissues, myofascial release and relaxation techniques. She also has training and experience in Reiki, Myfascial Cupping and Aromatherapy allowing her to add these disciplines within her massage treatments. When Elisa isn’t working as an RMT, she’s a professional choreographer and dancer for corporate events in Red Deer, Calgary, and around Alberta. With training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and contemporary: she enjoys the variety that choreographing for live shows brings, with a particular interest in creating pieces that tell or enhance a story.
Erin is a Registered Massage Therapist and Reflexology graduate from Alberta Institute of Massage. She loves to help her clients with chronic pain, relief and relaxation. She strives to understand each client and creates a treatment plan to suit their unique needs. She is trained in therapeutic cupping, Reflexology, orthopedic techniques, pre/postnatal, palliative and baby massage.
Erin was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta. She enjoys swimming, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
what people say about us
Amazing atmosphere and therapists. Highly recommend!!!
Best massage I could have had. Went into appointment in pain come out feeling relieved!!!!
Unbelievable treatment yesterday feel like a new person again thanks so much
It was very relaxing and very friendly workers, I enjoyed my experience
First time at Black Rock today - won't be my last. Premier service - more importantly, even better people! Thanx so much Dwayne, Kristi, Phil, & the wonderful receptionist. You made my day!!!
I have gone for chiropractic adjustments and massages before but having manual osteopath followed by a massage has been much more successful relief for me. So glad I found out about this type of therapy
Had a wonderful first visit today! Thank you to all the staff for making this pregnant gal feel very relaxed and comfortable! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be back!!
As soon as you walk in, the atmosphere is relaxing and calming.
Debra has an amazing technique! She was thorough and told me everything she was doing and why. Very polite and knowledgeable. I'll be back, guaranteed!
LOVED my service. I would highly recommend going here. My shoulder has never felt better. Thank you so much!
Absolutely love BRT!! The office is very warm and welcoming. The service was amazing and I have already booked more appointments. Would definitely recommend you give them a try.
Very nice staff and lovely and relaxing atmosphere . Had a great massage and will for sure be sending my friends .
Big props to Megan who gave me my first ever massage! Seemed to know exactly how much pressure was needed and the whole staff made me feel comfortable. Thanks again!!
Unreal! Hurt like hell but a good hurt. I cant say enough about the awesome staff and how friendly they are! Great at what they do too!
I strained my back in a fall I took while skiing this past winter. The muscle tension/ pain has plagued me for about 4 months. I utilized chiropractic and massage elsewhere without success. I've had 3 osteopath and 3 massage sessions ( so far! ) at Black Rock over the past 3 weeks, I'm already sitting straighter, standing taller, and most important... I'm sleeping better! Cheers To Osteopath, and Cheers to Black Rock! Thanx
Debbie is amazing! I've never had another therapist correctly analyze my needs. Debbie actually made a noticeable difference with how my body feels day to day. I am relaxed and improved! The rest of the staff is very friendly and welcoming!
Debbie is an excellent therapist and I have really benefited from her care. My 5 year old daughter had her first massage today and said "that was like a wonder dream." It can't get any better than that, right?
I went in for an appt on Saturday to discover that I have a lot of imbalance and incredibly tight hips. Their motto is "we want to help you do more of what you love" and they have done this for me! I have a long way to go but I felt substantial decrease in pain in my hips during my squats at the gym today. I am happy to be on the road to overall body wellness so I can keep lifting heavy weights! Thanks a million Black Rock!
Almost three years ago I had a medical incident that left me with a neck problem so severe it made driving all but impossible as I was unable to shoulder check. Out of some universal miracle I found my way first to Debbie, and then added Dwayne to my rescue team. And rescue they did! During the last two years my recovery has been remarkable, and I'm so grateful our paths have crossed. I would follow these guys anywhere, and I'm just so pumped about their beautiful new space. Keep up the amazing work.
Went to black rock today. Called last minute and got in I had Joan she was a little deep at first but I asked her to back off a bit and over all had a amazing experience great massage. Recommended to anyone looking for a great massage. Thanks guys
Having a great day today because of my appointments yesterday with Dwayne and Debbie. Keep up the great work! I am now walking on the walking trail for an hour with very little pain. Thank you.
This should be your only choice for any massages you need! The whole crew at Black Rock is amazing and professional. They will take over Red Deer in the massage world. Top notch quality and even better owners.
I've been to enough massages to judge a therapist by their work. Joan at Black Rock was the best massage therapist I've ever had. She knew what she was doing, knew what was wrong and how to fix it. I'm hard to impress and this has me very impressed. My Gf went to Black Rock this week as well and saw Kristie and said it was the best massage. We will both return.
This clinic is fantastic! They strive to be the best they can be and do that while making you feel like you belong there. Everyone that works here is a master at their craft and I couldn't be happier to have found Debbie an then Dwyane and now Megan. You guys make life a whole lot easier
I was referred to Dwayne to assess my aches and pains I had been experiencing in my back and lower body for several months. Having multiple sports injuries, Dwayne quickly pinpointed the sources. He then sent me to Kristie for massage therapy. Within a few days, pain has decreased drastically! I cannot say enough positive things! If you want a deep tissue massage Kristi is amazing! Knowledgeable, professional staff
Black Rock Therapy has been a life saver for me. I was in a car accident 3 years ago that left me with neck and shoulder issues that Physio, Chiro, acupuncture and other massage therapy would not alleviate the pain ,then I was referred to Dwayne. I cannot say enough positive things. No more headaches, pain is minimal, and I feel so much better overall. Dwayne referred me to Kristi for message and I have to say if you want a deep tissue massage Kristi is your gal. Amazing! All the staff at BRT are friendly and professional . I do not hesitate to recommend anyone to this great office. Keep up the good work!
What an amazing place. It's more than just massage and osteo...it's a lifestyle business. They adjust and create treatments for you as you need it to ultimately help you live the best life possible. Our business has partnered with them and it's been an amazing success but I can proudly say Im a customer as well and will be a long time
I've recommended Dwayne to countless people, because he's the best in the city. He's been a huge help with my back and hip issues, and he's always interested in how I'm doing, not just fixing a mechanical issue. And to top it off, the massage team here, Debbie, Kristi et al are just fantastic. You can't find better treatment in Red Deer! I couldn't recommend them more highly!