Amphy Calma, BSc.,OMP, RMT, CLT – Clinic Director

The driving force behind the Alberta Laser Rehabilitation Centre, Amphy Calma has been a Certified Laser Therapist (CLT) since 2005. She was one of the first laser therapists to operate in Calgary and maintains her passion for her work through the success rates of her clients’ rehabilitation, which she measures at about 90%. Amphy also has a physical therapy degree from the Philippines and is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) specializing in LENSEN™ techniques. LENSEN™ works to painlessly realign joints, bones and tissue to restore normal, pain-free range of motion. She is also have a Diploma in Manual Osteopathy which she believe is the missing piece of the puzzle on her practice.

Owning her own clinic was a dream of Amphy’s for many years that she was proud to realize in 2008 through the establishment of her first clinic, the ATA Pain Rehabilitation Laser Therapy Centre, in Calgary. The clinic administered more than 90,000 individualized and customized treatments in its 11 years. She was once a director on the board of the Peace for Paul Foundation, a charity operating children’s homes in Uganda, and personally assisted a Ugandan child into the program while on a trip to the country.

In 2015, Amphy was a finalist in the RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. She has been in Canada for 20 years and is married with a daughter. Amphy is known for her compassion for her clients, her drive to see them reduce their pain and improve their well-being, and her commitment to providing superior treatment services at all times.

Marian Joy Puapo, CLT– Physiotherapist, Certified Laser Therapist

Marian is a Registered Physiotherapist and a Certified Laser Therapist in Canada. She has an extensive clinical work experience and worked in various clinics and hospitals around the globe. She incorporates everything she learned into her physiotherapy and laser practice. Marian is cheerful and very passionate about her job. She does her best to help every client she sees.

During her free time, she loves to cook, go for a swim or walk and also, she likes out of town trips to the mountains.

Jackielou C. Lintag, BSc., CLT – Certified Laser Therapist

A certified laser therapist, Jackie has treated a wide variety of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Her peers and clients describe her as a diligent researcher who is patient-oriented and passionate about her desire to help. The abilities and benefits of laser technology in combination with manual therapies have been inspirational in her work.

Jackie worked at the Academe as a Clinical Instructor in physiotherapy in the Philippines and then was a physiotherapist at a military hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With extensive experience already, Jackie is currently working towards a physiotherapy certification in Canada.

Kathleen Rothe – Office Administrator

Kathleen discovered the ALRC when she brought her son in for the laser treatment of Achilles Tendinitis. She is now the office administrator. She’ll most likely be the first voice you hear when you call, and she’s in charge of anything you need, from providing information on what we do at our clinic to booking your treatment sessions and billing. We’re also very lucky to also have her as our office chef. Her teenage athletic twins keep her and her husband busy at all times, and she is a Calgary Stampeders fanatic. She is passionate about what she does and is very approachable and reliable. Kathleen is excited to be a part of the ALRC Team and looks forward to welcoming you to our clinic.

Dr. Stephen Dougherty, MD, MSc

Dr. Stephen Dougherty provides part-time assistance to the ALRC, working with therapists’ referrals for clients who may have undiagnosed systemic problems. He provides assessments of conditions and requisitions for diagnostic purposes, such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs. As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Dougherty is an expert in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries as well as neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, allowing you to return to your activity as soon as possible and also reduce the chance of further difficulties. As well as athletic and manual therapies, sports medicine specialists also assist with training and exercise, showing you the best way to move your body for maximum function and agility.

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