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
Registered Psychologist and Neurotherapist
Chris Rozell, BA, MC
Registered Psychologist and Neurotherapist
Doneen Moran, BA, BCB-T
Psychological Assistant and Neurotherapist
Clare L. Perry
Registered Nurse and Neurotherapist
She is interested in learning about health promotion, disease prevention, and optimal wellness, and is in the process of completing her Comprehensive Holistic Nursing and Nurse Coaching Certificate. Outside of the clinic, Clare enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in the mountains, and reading.
Lisa Chepil, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Kendra is a recent return back to her home town of Calgary, after living in Toronto for several years. In her free time, you can find her outdoors enjoying all that Alberta, has to offer.
Kelsey Moss, BSc
Social Media Coordinator and Neurotherapist
Kelsey completed her BSc in Psychology specializing in Brain and Cognition Sciences, and has experience volunteering in various research laboratories using electroencephalography and eye-tracking. Kelsey has also been involved with two different not-for-profit organizations assisting individuals and families impacted by traumatic brain injuries.
Since 2017, Kelsey has held various positions at Myosymmetries, working both in the office and remotely during her studies. She is passionate about helping clients feel and perform their best. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and snowboarding, and finds it hard to pass up a good cup of coffee!