Dr.Jim Pankiw, D.C.
Dr. Pankiw experienced the amazing benefits of chiropractic adjustments after a motorbike accident in his youth. He was adjusted regularly and enjoyed his visits throughout his childhood. Upon completion of high school he embarked on his University studies in Pre-Chiropractic because he wanted to help others improve their spine health and quality of life. He completed a Bachelor of Science (Human Anatomy) at the University of Saskatchewan and a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Dr. Pankiw is a member of Chiropractors Association of Saskatchewan. Jim is also a Roughrider fan and enjoys yard work, travelling and politics. He has two young adult daughters that keep life interesting.
Dr.Curt Stuckel, D.C.
Dr. Stuckel became a chiropractor because he wanted to help people while working in health. He doesn’t like the traditional ‘sick-model’ of health care and wanted to pursue a career with a more natural approach. Chiropractic has allowed him to help improve the health and wellbeing of his patients through the ‘wellness-model’ of care. Dr. Stuckel has a Bachelor of Science (Human Anatomy) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota. Curt is interested in electronics and is often building things, gardening or playing the guitar.
Dr.Roy Papish, D.C.
Dr. Papish had an accident when he was four years old, resulting in a broken arm and a spinal injury that later presented as a fused vertebrae. His interest in Chiropractic further developed when family members experienced positive results from their chiropractic adjustments. After graduating from high school, Dr. Papish attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is a member of the Chiropractors' Association of Saskatchewan and continues to serve on many social, cultural and educational community-based organizations. Dr Papish and his wife are Blue Jays fans and enjoy traveling and fishing. They also enjoy spending time with their two adult children who both are Registered Nurses.
Valerie Pankiw, D.A.C.
Valerie became involved in acupuncture after being a registered orthopedic nurse at Royal University Hospital for several years. She wanted to offer a natural approach to health that compliments traditional health care. Valerie completed a Diploma of Acupuncture at the International College of Acupuncture in Sri Lanka. She is a member of Saskatchewan Acupuncture Association and Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada. She was born in Toronto and moved to Saskatoon many years ago. She is an avid reader, enjoys downhill skiing, travelling, bike riding and cooking.
Megan Jaeb, R.M.T.
Megan became a massage therapist to help educate others on how massage helps both the mind and body. She studied at McKay Career College in Saskatoon and is registered with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). Megan finds that the greatest part of the job is knowing that you have helped someone better their health. Her interests and hobbies in her free time are gardening, baking, spending time with family and friends, going to the lake and self-learning new modalities.
Robert Kilmer, R.M.T.
Robert has been a massage therapist for 8 years and recently joined us from Ontario. He enjoys interacting with people and watching them leave with a smile on their face. Massage therapy provided an opportunity to do both. He studied massage therapy at Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto. He is currently registered with the Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS). He is also a part of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO). When he has free time, he loves to cook, explore the city, and play video games.
Larni Fyffe, Office Manager
Larni has recently joined the team at Central Avenue Health Centre after moving from Australia. She was completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Queensland when she was lucky enough to be selected to study at the University of Saskatchewan for one semester. She loved living in Canada and returned after finishing her degree. Larni experienced the benefits of chiropractic care first hand when she worked as a Chiropractic Assistant in Australia and was eager to continue looking after her spine and nervous system while living in Canada. She enjoys talking to people about living a healthy lifestyle and loves travelling, sport, exercising (in particular running, resistance training, yoga and mountain climbing) and picnics.