~~In 2008, Bianca Coetzee received her Honours in Physiotherapy from the University of The Free State in South Africa. Since then she has honed her skills in dynamic and challenging environments in both public and private practice. In late 2016 Bianca moved to Edson to form part of the great team of The Edson Family Chiropractic Clinic.
Her clinical experience includes but is not limited to the evaluation and treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries as well as musculoskeletal conditions. Her interests include treatment of a variety of diagnoses including rotator cuff injuries, joint replacements, whiplash, chronic pain conditions and the promotion of overall health and wellness.
Bianca has a passion for learning and thrives to be a student of wellness and health and she recognises that education is an ongoing process, as such, she continues to supplement her university education with courses that include:
- Shoulder, lower limb and vestibular rehabilitation
- Specific soft tissue techniques
- Cerebral palsy assessment and treatment
- Ethical treatment of patients
Bianca and her husband are kept busy by their daughter. They love going to the beach or river, having barbeques with friends and family or just having fun at home.
Dr. Byron Holt has been practising in Edson since 1999. He has a broad range of interests in health care, and is open to new techniques and perspectives. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from the U of A in 1995 with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Following this he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, and recieved his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Clinical Honours. Since then, Dr. Holt has been trained in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and has taken many courses in Visceral Manipulation and Cranial Adjusting. He also runs an ergonomic consulting business, working with companies to develop effective injury free work places, providing onsite treatment, and presenting on a variety of topics.
Dr. Holt uses an approach that focusses on the whole person when taking care of his patients. He combines the very best hands-on-techniques, with whatever other treatments are deemed most suitable to each patients needs. Dr. Holt is able to help you to accelerate and maintain your journey to good health. Using the Gait Scan technology from the Orthotic Group, Dr. Holt is the clinicain who assesses and treats the majority of foot conditions in the clinic, and makes custom orthotics.
Dr. Holt has three children with his wife Leah, and has numerous interests including sports, traveling, and painting.
Dr. Mark Sloan started Edson Family Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre in 1996 after graduating from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Since then he has enjoyed providing exceptional holistic health care to thousands of people of all ages from Edson and the surrounding communities.Besides an interest in Vitamins and Nutriceuticals, Dr. Sloan is proficient in many Chiropractic techniques. He predominantly uses Diversified technique but is also trained in Toggle Recoil technique, Gonstead technique, Motion Palpation Institute techiques and some rudimentary training in Activator and Logan Basic techniques. Another technique that has provided Dr. Sloan wth fantastic results in the treatment of Headaches both Migrainous and Cervicogenic has been the Cranial adjusting techniques and Craniosacral Therapy.
Dr. Sloan has also had the privilege of training with Dr. Stuart McGill of Backfit pro.com who specialises in treating premiere professional athletes and Olypians as well as patients recovering from back surgeries. He is a world renowned expert on Intervertebral disc herniations, not only how to treat the injury but more importantly how to prevent them when training or working.
Dr. Sloan has also done coursework with Dr. Kim Christensen who works in a hospital is Seattle. He has created a treatment for Radicular pain and numbness in the arms and legs. This treatment, called Neuromobilisation is a viable surgical alternative for nerve compression similar to Nerve flossing.This treatment has relieved the suffering or completely resolved the symptoms of hundreds of patient under Dr. Sloans care since learning the treatment.
It is easy to see that Dr. Sloan enjoys a lifelong quest for knowledge, seeking new solutions to age old problems. Lately Dr. Sloan finished a 200 hour Horse Chiropractic course. He enjoys offering healing opportunities to horses in time outside the clinic.
In his private life Dr. Sloan and his wife Sherry enjoy life with their three children on the farm. They train their horses for pack trips in the mountains or sleigh rides in the winter. They also enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and hunting as a family.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Blair Martin grew up in the Edson area and has been back in the area practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture since 1997. After 3 years of studies at the University of Alberta in the sciences department he moved to Vancouver to study at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he completed a five year program to graduate as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing school, Dr. Martin returned to Edson to establish himself in an existing practice at Edson Family Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre where he has practiced since.