Dr. Sharon Carruthers, B.Sc., D.C.

Chiropractor

Certified in Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique® and low intensity laser therapy.

Dr. Carruthers studied Science at University of Alberta and then graduated cum laude (2000) from Northwestern University of Health Sciences in Minneapolis. She owned a practice in Edmonton for six years before moving to Lethbridge in 2006. After being involved in two significant car accidents, Dr. Carruthers became interested in the treatment of soft tissue injuries. She pursued certification in Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique® and low intensity laser therapy.

In her spare time, Dr. Carruthers enjoys running, cycling, cooking and being a Mom to her two young and energetic kids. In 2015, she co-founded 100 Women Who Care, Lethbridge. This organization unites women to raise money for local charities and non-profits. Dr. Carruthers' mission is to raise over $200 000 and she is well on the way to achieving this goal. Dr. Carruthers has also served as a past Board member and school mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lethbridge.

Dr. Kevin Nemeth, D.C.

Chiropractor

Certified in ART, Biomechanics, Graston, and Laser Therapy.

Dr. Kevin Nemeth studied pre-professional health sciences in Kansas City, MO. He then moved to Dallas, TX. where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He has practiced in Lethbridge since 1996. In early 2003 his practice took a turn in a different direction when he certified in Active Release Technique. This popular and effective technique led to additional certifications in Graston Technique, and low intensity laser therapy. Over time his practice has expanded and evolved to form a very unique and exciting model of care. Dr. Nemeth also serves as the President and on the Board of Directors of Health First Franchising Corporation.

Dr. Nemeth recently completed a three year term for Alberta Health Services - Health Advisory Council. He was chair of the 2012 Alberta Summer Games mountain bike race and remains actively involved in the local cycling community. When he is not working, you can find Dr. Nemeth racing through the coulees on his mountain bike training for his next race.

Dr. Joe Nemeth, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Joe Nemeth is a graduate of the Logan College of Chiropractic - St. Louis, Missouri. He started his career in Fernie, BC and several years later returned to his home in southern Alberta.

Dr Joe is passionate about chiropractic and natural health. He owned and operated a health food business for over 20 years. Dr. Joe inspired his son, two nephews and many others to become chiropractors.

In his spare time, Dr. Nemeth enjoys hiking, cycling and spending time with his family.

Dr. Grayson Michel, B.Sc., M. Sc., D.C.

Chiropractor

Certification in ART, Graston Technique, and low intensity laser therapy

Dr. Grayson completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Lethbridge. His passion for helping others led him to Portland, OR where he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well as a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Since starting in practice he has fed his thirst for knowledge by becoming certified in Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique® and low intensity laser therapy. Dr. Grayson also has a special interest in Spinal Decompression.

Dr. Grayson loves serving in the community; he volunteers as the team doctor for the LCI football team and is an active scout leader with a local venture scout troop. Dr. Michel was a past Director for the Board of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and served on the Next Generation Committee. In 2015 he had the amazing opportunity to treat athletes at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

When he’s not working or volunteering, Dr. Grayson loves spending time with his young family, enjoying the outdoors and developing his new interest of competing in triathlons.

Jillian Vanden Dungen, RMT

Massage Therapist

Jillian Vanden Dungen is a graduate from the Lethbridge College. Jillian graduated in 2011 and has experience in different therapeutic environments - including Physical Therapy and Chiropractic offices. She is also certified in hot stone massage. In her spare time Jillian enjoys curling up with a good book, spending time with her husband, and heading to the mountains with her family. Everyone who works with Jillian agrees that she is a hard worker, a good listener and a compassionate and caring therapist.

Sheila Janzen

Office Manager

Sheila earned her Administrative Assistant diploma in 1993 and started working at Health First in 2000. Sheila loves working with people and seeing them get better! In her free time, she loves to camp, run, scrap-book and scuba dive. You may find her getting into the dirt at the next local mud race!

Alexia Dumouchel

RMT

Alexia cares about helping people feel better, which has led her to a career in Massage Therapy. She graduate from the Lethbridge College in 2017 as a Registered Massage Therapist. Alexia has taken additional training in Rattan (Bamboo) Massage. She also specializes in Head, Neck and Jaw Massage - with a focus on treating headaches and TMJ pain. Alexia believes in providing massage therapy in a relaxing and comfortable way, leading to less pain and discomfort.

Drew Samek

RMT

Drew Samek, a true local, was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. Drews's interest in injury care, anatomy and the human body was sparked in High School while taking a Sports Medicine class. She pursued her certificate in Registered Massage Therapy and graduated 2019.  Drew is also certified in Cupping and Hot Stone Therapy. Drew loves helping people recovery from injuries and taking time to ensure that treatments are tailored specifically for each patient. She also loves helping others by spending time as a volunteer at Sun Rise Village, providing meals and beverages to residents.   When she is not busy working or volunteering,  you can find Drew swimming at the pool or out for a long horseback ride.