Dr. Kate Hawkins received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Clinical Honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010 and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2006. Kate’s education further includes a diploma in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University as well as full body certification in Active Release Techniques® and Graston® Technique. For a description of these techniques, please visit our Services section.
Kate currently works with athletes of all levels of expertise, and with a wide range of family practice patients. Kate believes that conservative manual therapy is an important part of the broader healthcare system, and can be effective for most people and for a variety of conditions. She has completed several clinical rotations with special populations including those with physical and intellectual disabilities and underprivileged populations both locally and abroad. Kate and Mike continue to serve as the exclusive Active Release and chiropractic treatment providers for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.
Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Dr. Mike Belding moved to Calgary in 2010. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2010 as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. In addition to his chiropractic degree, he also completed a Clinical Acupuncture program, which allows him to provide acupuncture treatment in addition to his chiropractic services.
With regards to treatment, Dr. Belding believes in a research based approach that tailors treatment to the specific needs of each individual patient. To this end he has gained certification in Active Release Techniques, Clinical Acupuncture, Graston Technique, and familiarized himself with the latest in Shockwave research. By treating both joints and muscles, patients improve faster and more fully. Dr. Belding also believes in educating his patients, so that they can take the proper steps to live a pain free and active life.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys watching and playing sports, reading, watching movies, and running. He recently completed the Scotiabank Half Marathon, and hopes to run additional races in the years to come. This past year, Mike and Kate served as the exclusive Active Release and chiropractic treatment providers for the 50th Calgary Marathon.
Dr. Emily is a recent graduate from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, but her journey at Encompass began as a receptionist during her undergraduate years while she completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology. Under Dr. Mike and Dr. Kate’s guide, she is now returning as a chiropractor.
During her schooling, Dr. Emily’s program trained her in Diversified Technique for full spinal adjusting, as well as adjusting techniques for extremities and other joints in the body. She has also been educated in Active Release Techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy (IASTT), Thompson Technique, and is Webster Certified. Her internship year was extremely diverse, as she worked in two busy downtown Toronto inner city clinics. In addition to this, she completed a placement with St. Michael’s hospital, and was chosen to participate in an outreach program in the Dominican Republic to treat underserved populations.
Dr. Emily’s passions lie in treating patients of all ages, especially paediatrics and pregnant populations. She is a firm believer in empowering her patients in their health, and helping them make the proper choices to encourage a life where they thrive. Outside of chiropractic, Dr. Emily loves to practice yoga, read, and travel. You can often find her dancing her heart out and singing along to live music on her days off!