DR. BENJAMIN JESPERSEN
A born and raised Calgarian, Dr. Benjamin Jespersen understands the unique needs of the community and is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of his patients. He graduated with honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, one of the most reputable chiropractic institutions in the country. This rigorous education provided him with a strong foundation in the latest research and techniques in the field of chiropractic.
With his deep understanding of the human body, Dr. Jespersen's approach to care is centred around providing collaborative, evidence-based treatment. He understands that every patient is unique and requires a personalized approach to their healthcare. He is dedicated to working alongside other healthcare practitioners to provide the most comprehensive and effective care for his patients. He believes in the importance of communication and collaboration in the healthcare field, and takes a team-based approach to treatment.
Dr. Jespersen's ability to effectively treat a wide range of patients is an added advantage. He enjoys working with everyone, from infants and toddlers, pregnant women, elderly, weekend warriors to athletes. He understands that everyone's needs are different and tailors his treatment approach accordingly. He is able to work with patients of all ages and with a variety of conditions, from sports injuries to chronic pain and everything in between.
As one of the managing partners of Uthrive, Dr. Benjamin Jespersen is not only committed to providing the highest level of care to his patients, but also to building a clinic that is a leader in the community for health and wellness. He is dedicated to creating a culture of excellence among the staff and practitioners, where everyone is committed to continuous learning and growth.
Dr. Jespersen is passionate about working with a team of highly skilled and experienced practitioners from various disciplines, such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This allows him to provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to healthcare for his patients, as well as to share knowledge and best practices with his colleagues.
When he's not helping his patients, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons. He is a fitness enthusiast who loves to road-bike, playing hockey, tennis, squash, and dirt-bike. These activities not only keep him physically fit, but also provide a great balance to his work. He brings his energy and enthusiasm into the clinic and helps his patients achieve their goals and improve their overall quality of life.
DR. JOHNATHAN MURRAY
Dr. Johnathan Murray is an expert in Active Release Technique (ART), a movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Dr. Murray's extensive training in ART enables him to provide highly effective treatment for a wide range of conditions including but not limited to repetitive strain injuries, back pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other conditions.
He also has specialized training in Graston Technique and FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab) concepts, which are a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and are used to treat soft tissue/fascial conditions. These techniques are highly effective in treating soft tissue and fascial conditions, such as chronic pain, muscle strains and sprains, and post-surgical scarring.
Additionally, Dr. Murray has further training as a medical professional through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of golf injuries with an emphasis on golf posture and swing mechanics. This training allowed Dr. Murray to have a deep understanding of the specific needs of golfers and provide them with specialized care and treatment.
Johnathan graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College (now University of Western States) in Portland, Oregon in 2007, where he received extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) is a well-respected institution that offers a comprehensive chiropractic education and prepares students to become leaders in the profession. Dr. Murray's magna cum laude distinction is a testament to his dedication and hard work, and it demonstrates his commitment to excellence in the field of chiropractic.
Before his studies at WSCC, Johnathan completed a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Calgary, which gave him a strong foundation in the underlying physiological and biomechanical principles that are essential to understanding and treating musculoskeletal conditions. He has a deep understanding of the human body and how it works, which allows him to provide effective and personalized care to each and every patient.
Johnathan’s personal interests and experience in staying active give him a unique perspective when it comes to working with patients, particularly those with sports-related injuries. He knows firsthand the importance of proper injury management and rehabilitation and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their goals, whether they are Olympic-level athletes or "weekend warriors."
But Dr. Murray's passion for helping people doesn't stop at sports-related injuries. He is dedicated to helping individuals from all walks of life achieve, maintain and enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. He believes that optimal health and wellness should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or level of physical activity.
Hailing from Newfoundland, Johnathan has a strong commitment to community and spends much of his time enjoying Calgary with his wife and son.
Dr. Johnathan Murray's specialized training in ART, Graston Technique, and FAKTR concepts, makes him a highly sought-after practitioner for those seeking effective treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. His unique approach to treatment combines the best of traditional and cutting-edge techniques to provide his patients with the highest level of care.
DR. MICHAEL HOILES
Dr. Michael Hoiles is a chiropractor with a deep-seated passion for aiding individuals, connecting with people, and enjoying life. His unwavering dedication propels him to deliver exceptional care to his patients, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience at his clinic. With a commitment to helping individuals overcome pain and injury, Dr. Hoiles equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent future injuries and reach peak performance.
Dr. Hoiles specializes in a comprehensive approach that encompasses soft tissue therapy, joint mobilization, functional rehab, and biomechanical guidance. By addressing the root causes rather than merely treating symptoms, he empowers his patients to proactively safeguard against future injuries while optimizing their performance.
Irrespective of whether he is working with elite athletes, weekend warriors, or passionate fitness enthusiasts, Dr. Hoiles firmly believes that everyone deserves to pursue their passions free from pain and limitations. By imparting valuable tools to enhance posture, balance, and overall movement, he strives to help his patients overcome pain and injury, enabling them to savor life to the fullest.
In addition to his rigorous chiropractic education, Dr. Hoiles has attained additional certifications and training in various therapies such as Active Release Techniques (ART), Graston Technique, FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab), SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), and Kinesiology Taping. By seamlessly incorporating these cutting-edge techniques into his practice, Dr. Hoiles delivers comprehensive and effective treatment plans, continuously staying abreast of the latest research and advancements to offer his patients the most advanced and efficient treatments available.
Beyond his professional endeavours, Mike embraces his passion for sports, assisting others, building connections, and embracing the joy of life with his patients, friends, and family. When he isn't tending to patients, you can find him enthusiastically engaging in outdoor activities with his wife Amanda and their two young children, Aria and Dax, be it hiking, biking, or relishing quality time in the park.
Dr. Michael Hoiles' wealth of expertise, unwavering dedication, and approachable nature render him an exceptional practitioner. Patients can trust that he always prioritizes their well-being and endeavours to provide personalized and effective treatment plans. He takes the time to actively listen to his patients' concerns, comprehends their aspirations, and collaborates with them to achieve optimal outcomes.
"Injury recovery and performance need not be convoluted," affirms Dr. Hoiles. "I aim to help you feel your best, perform at your peak, and enjoy the journey along the way."
DR. BILLY MCKAY
Dr. Billy McKay is an accomplished chiropractor who has been helping Calgarians for over 16 years. After receiving an honours degree from Palmer West Chiropractic College in San Jose, CA, in 2005, Dr. McKay has made Calgary his home. He is a respected member of the International Chiropractic Honour Society and is a strong advocate for both Active Release (ART) and Graston Techniques for soft tissue injuries.
Billy is a sports enthusiast and has extensive experience working with elite athletes, including players from the WHL's Calgary Hitmen and the World Cup Bobsled Team (USA). His passion for sports and his deep understanding of the human body make him an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their performance or recover from an injury. He understands the importance of proper injury management and rehabilitation, and his treatments are tailored to each individual's needs. His love for the game and his desire to help others are evident in the care he provides to his patients.
Dr. Billy McKay also acts as a managing partner at Uthrive, taking care of regular operations and providing day-to-day assistance to practitioners in a variety of ways. He plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of Uthrive. Billy's management skills and ability to build strong relationships with patients and practitioners alike have allowed him to foster a sense of community within the clinic, which is essential in creating a welcoming and healing environment. He is a respected leader, who puts the well-being of his patients, practitioners, and the community at the forefront of his work. His passion for helping others is evident in everything he does.
In his practice, Dr. McKay takes a holistic approach to health care and works closely with his patients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their specific needs. He is committed to providing the highest level of care and ensuring that his patients receive the best possible outcomes. Whether you're an elite athlete or just looking to improve your overall health and wellness, Dr. McKay is here to help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.