Dr. Melissa Tancredi
Dr. Tancredi graduated from The University of Notre Dame majoring in Anthropology and Pre Med, where she received a soccer scholarship and won a National Championship in 2004 as captain of the team. She then earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University in St Louis Missouri, graduating top of her class with honours, Magna Cum Laude, and named class Valedictorian. She is a board certified chiropractor in both the US and Canada with certifications in FDM (Fascial Distortion Model), Graston and Kinesio Tape.
Dr. Tancredi earned a Bronze medal in both London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team since 2004.
During her schooling at Logan, Dr. Tancredi worked with high school, NAIA and NCAA DIV 1 athletes from many different sports. She was a part of the Chiropractic team to be involved with the University of Missouri Football program, and she was also handpicked to work in a multidisciplinary clinic heading the rehabilitation program for stroke and paraplegic patients as well as treating the USA wheelchair rugby team. Dr. Tancredi completed her Chiropractic internship in Chicago with Dr. Josh Akin who is the head Chiropractor for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. Additionally, Melissa earned her Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, where she completed her internship working alongside both the Sports Scientist and lead Physiotherapist for the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team.
Having represented Canada on the world stage and played professional soccer for over 12 years, Dr. Tancredi is well aware of the physical demands of being active and she understands what it takes to compete at the highest level, to stay healthy and perform at your best. This is why Dr. Tancredi specialises in treating athletes of every level - from professional athletes to active individuals - who are looking for that competitive edge through preventative and rehabilitative care.
Dr. Tancredi understands the true power of a team effort and will therefore work with the patient and other care providers to make sure the patient is receiving the most efficient and beneficial treatment plan that suits their lifestyle needs.
Through a functional and biomechanical assessment, Dr. Tancredi will look to reveal any dysfunction that could be causing or leading to the patient's chief complaint, and from there elaborated a plan incorporating mobility, strength and/or maintenance programs.
Selenia graduated from the University of Alberta with her Masters in Physiotherapy in 2012. She completed her bachelors at the University of Nebraska in Nutrition Exercise Science while playing Division I NCAA soccer. Selenia represented Canada at the world stage as she a member of the Canadian Women’s National Soccer team at both youth and senior levels for 13 years. She most recently played in the FIFA Women’s World Cup here in Canada in 2015. Upon graduation, Selenia played professionally across Europe and North America for numerous clubs including the Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team.
Having been a professional Athlete, Selenia is well aware of the physical demands of being active. She sustained many injuries herself throughout her career and understands what it takes to return from injury and to stay healthy. Selenia brings a unique perspective in managing various injuries and providing rehabilitation programs. Through a combination of manual therapy techniques and progressive exercises, she focuses on the correction of muscle imbalance and movement patterns in order to restore proper biomechanics for both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Selenia specializes in Shockwave therapy, Dry needling, joint mobilizations, soft tissue and fascial techniques and focuses her attention on patient education and injury prevention.
Selenia is passionate about helping her patients set and achieve realistic and effective goals so that they can return to the everyday activities they love.
Registered Massage THerapist
Taylor graduated from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2012. She practiced in Victoria for two years before working seasonally for a fishing lodge in Haida Gwaii, and has since been practicing in Vancouver.
She treats a variety of concerns including ongoing tension caused by postural imbalances from work, such as back tension, headaches, carpal tunnel, and repetitive strain injuries; stress and anxiety; and pain caused by muscular imbalances or joint dysfunction.
With an empathetic approach to treatments, she uses a combination of relaxation and therapeutic techniques to allow a gentle, but effective progression towards the goal of recovery.
Erika made the best decision of her life when she quit an unfulfilling job in the finance field. That same year she got married on the beach in her native Mexico, and shortly after began training in massage therapy, a career she is truly passionate about. Today, Erika is a highly skilled and experienced RMT eager to tackle challenging cases, and help clients find long lasting solutions to their conditions. She can treat everything from daily aches and pains to devitalizing conditions.
Erika thrives on new knowledge and experiences, the most current and powerful of these being her training in Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy ® (SDTT) with Armand Ayaltin. This highly effective technique and philosophy is incorporated into every treatment, and is tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
In her years of practice, she has successfully treated various conditions such as prenatal and post pregnancy, motor vehicle injuries, postural imbalances and repetitive strain injuries. She has also treated athletes of all levels and those involved in yoga, CrossFit, and other sports and activities.
Stress relief and chronic pain management are close to Erika’s heart. Her experience in the corporate world give her the ability to relate to and give honest advice to her patients, many of which work in the financial district.
Time and again, Erika has proven to provide genuine care to each and every client. She utilizes her adept knowledge, adaptability, intuition, and focused intent to deliver treatments that provide relief and prompt recovery. She will create realistic treatment plans that suit each person’s goals, schedule and lifestyle.