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We are looking for qualified, positive, and experienced healthcare providers to join us in helping the community! If you’re a physiotherapist, kinesiologist, naturopath, osteopath, or other healthcare provider and are interested in being a part of our collaborative team please email you CV and cover letter to info@axishealth.ca.

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Chiropractor

Dr. Ruecker is originally from Regina and as a young adult left for the west coast to study and to receive his Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He then earned his Doctor of Chiropractic in Toronto at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2017. After academia, he worked in multidisciplinary clinics in Toronto for a short time before working with the Chinese Olympic Committee to prepare their freestyle ski and snowboard athletes for the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing. Later, Dr. Ruecker joined the sports medicine team of Cirque Du Soleil in Hangzhou, China working with their artistic performers maintain peak athleticism for their outstanding nightly performances.

Upon returning to Canada he settled in Saskatoon and started Axis Health Center with the goal of providing transformative chiropractic care to enhance the quality of lives of the community.

Dr. Ruecker knows that healthy habits are the key to creating lasting health improvements, so he is proactive about keeping and maintaining his health before losing it. Healthy habits include regular activity, a whole foods balanced diet, and routine chiropractic care as the surest way to keep muscles, joints and nerves healthy, and something he impresses upon patients.

Dr. Ruecker’s treatment techniques include: Diversified Chiropractic, Gonstead Chiropractic, Activator instrument adjustments, Dry-needling, Active myofascial release, Mckenzie Method, Progressive rehabilitation.

Dr. Austin Ruecker

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Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer graduated in 2021 from Mckay Career Training and is registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). Jennifer specializes in therapeutic, deep-tissue massage techniques including sport therapy for old and new injuries. She has particular intererst in treating Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction commonly known as TMJ, which is commonly related to headaches, neck pain, and jaw pain. She is highly skilled in many techniques including deep-friction technique which is a form of cross-fibre or transverse fibre technique, that applies force perpendicular to the muscle fibres rather than parallel pressure application. The massage is deep, as the name implies, and applied transversely to the specific tissue involved unlike the superficial massage given in the longitudinal direction parallel to the vessels which enhances circulation of blood and lymph.

Jennifer is also certified in cupping therapy which uses a vacuum technique applied to the tissue. This causes the tissue beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell causing increase in blood flow to affected area. Enhanced blood flow under the cups draws impurities and toxins away from the nearby tissues and organs towards the surface for the body to eliminate them from the system.

Jennifer Hall

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Chinese Medicine Doctor

Dr. Chen studied acupuncture and moxibustion in China at the Henan University of Chinese Medicine and since 2007 has been a professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the university. In China he practised Chinese Medicine at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Chinese Medicine. In 2019 he became registered as Chinese Medicine Doctor in Saskatchewan and utlizes a variety of techniques and procedures in practice.

Dr. Chen treats many pain-conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic pain, as well as conditions of the spine including low back pain, neck pain, and sciatica. Additionally, through his traditional Chinese Medicine he is able to treat non-painful conditions including dysfunction of the organs such as lungs, heart, and kidney. Lastly, Dr. Chen is effective at easing mood disorder like anxiety and depression.

Dr. Hongliang Chen

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