At Myosymmeteries, our highly experienced, passionate and encouraging team is dedicated to coaching, educating and empowering each client in a caring and personalized manner. Our team utilizes the latest technological innovations and evidence-based neuroscientific approaches to wellness.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Stuart Donaldson, Ph.D., BCIA(SF), ABDA, founder and former director of Myosymmetries Calgary, changed the lives of over 7500 people suffering a wide assortment of ailments and disorders before passing away in April 2020. Through the combination of computerized technology and behavioural therapies, health and wellness have been improved to enhance physical and mental performance. Dr. Donaldson used unique biofeedback treatments with tremendous success for addressing concussions, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression and much more. His techniques and teachings are still being used in the clinic to improve the lives of our clients.
Dr. Donaldson received his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 1989. His doctoral work was on the relationship of muscle activity as measured by surface electromyography (sEMG) to chronic pain. He utilized sEMG in studying myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. Unique in the psychophysiology field, he also studied the Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) and brainwave activity combining sEMG with EEG biofeedback producing a comprehensive theory involving neuroplasticity and fibromyalgia.
Dr. Donaldson published extensively on both myofascial pain syndromes and fibromyalgia as well as concussions. In 1995 he won the American Journal of Pain Management Award for The Outstanding Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Literature, for his work on sEMG, neck pain and headaches. The University of Alberta recognized his accomplishments in 2006 with an Alumni Honor Award. He served on the Board of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) and served as its president in 2015. Stuart traveled and lectured about his clinical work and research at conferences throughout North America and Europe for decades.
Many clients have struggled to find answers to their problems. With proper research-based assessment, our staff meets the clients’ needs to treat psychological or pain related challenges.
Dr. Donaldson published extensively over the years. A complete list can be found here.
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Issues we address include post-concussion, depression, anxiety, closed head injury, ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, performance anxiety, brain fog, and more!
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Mary Donaldson, BSc, MEd
Co-Founder, Owner, Senior-Neurotherapist
Mary has studied with some of the foremost authorities in the world and has attended numerous international conferences in the field of biofeedback. With her husband, Dr. Stuart Donaldson, she conducted research and co-authored numerous papers. When not working at the clinic, she is an active volunteer at a local animal rescue and a sponsor or a small rural school in Mexico.
Sohel Shivji, BA, BSc, MPsy, R Psych
Registered Psychologist and Neurotherapist
Sohel is a Registered Psychologist who has worked in various different fields including high schools, addictions centers and Universities, and currently focuses in counselling and biofeedback. He specializes in concussion research, counselling and biofeedback, and has been working with Myosymmetries since 2017. When not working at Myosymmetries or the high schools, Sohel loves to play both soccer and quidditch and is always an athlete at heart.
Chris Rozell, BA, MC
Registered Psychologist and Neurotherapist
Doneen Moran, BA, BCB-T
Psychological Assistant and Neurotherapist
Lisa Chepil, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Kendra is joining our team as our new Office Administrator. She graduated from SAIT Polytechnic with Honors and comes to us with over 10 years of experience in the Administrative field. She has worked with clients in a variety of specialized clinics, including Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation and MVA. She has a strong background in Rehabilitation and enjoys the administrative side of the medical field. “I am very excited to be working with Myosymmetries and I am grateful for the opportunity, to be part of such a wonderful team.”