Emiliana is a Registered Physiotherapist and a Registered Acupuncturist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is also a certified yoga teacher. During her career she has worked in private and public sectors including South Lake Regional Health Centre, Home Care, Canadian Armed Forces and several private clinics. At present, she runs a private practice in Thornhill, Ontario, focusing on integrated treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions and infertility through pelvic health physiotherapy, acupuncture and yoga. She believes that acupuncture should be a modality of first choice for pain and for a large number of physical dysfunctions.
Debbie is a physiotherapist working at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, NL. She started working in 1997 and has been using acupuncture in her practice for the past 14 years. Her experience and interests are in adult out-patient orthopaedics and vestibular rehabilitation. This is her first year on the Board of Directors of Acupuncture Canada.
A graduate of Queen’s University, Tanya has worked in acute and rehab hospitals, community care, and private practice in three provinces. She integrates acupuncture with manual therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, visceral manipulation and Chikly’s brain curriculum. Tanya is a faculty member and examiner with Acupuncture Canada. Her special interests include the treatment of orthopaedic conditions.
Catharine is a physiotherapist practicing in Calgary, Alberta and a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). She has included acupuncture in her private practice for more than 20 years. Catharine has additional certification from the University of Alberta (Medical Acupuncture). Her special interests are neck and back injuries and post-partum moms.
Gerald graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Medicine and did a family medicine residency at McMaster University. He settled in Mission, BC in 1981 where he has a full service general practice and is the medical director of several long-term care facilities. He received his certification from Acupuncture Canada in 1992 and has served previously as President of the Board of Directors, as well as being a faculty member.
Doreen has over 30 years experience as a physiotherapist working with hospital inpatients and outpatients, as well as in private practice and home care. A registered acupuncturist, she is owner of Sharpe Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy Clinic, in Trent River, Ontario, specializing in pain management, incontinence, vestibular and aqua therapy rehab. A faculty member since 2001, she also serves on the board of Acupuncture Canada. She is adjunct Academic Staff of Queen’s University.