Clinic Directors

As a team, Dr. Wendy Carvalho-Ashby and Dr. Kevin Ashby strongly believe in empowering their patients and clients to a healthier way of life with 30+ years of combined clinical experience in evidence-based care, education, and dynamic training techniques. Hence, they appear regularly on Calgary’s City TV, CBC Living Calgary, they are contributing writers for Impact Magazine, conduct corporate seminars as experts on the topic of health and fitness.

Both Doctors continue to train for competitions as well as training others for their journey in the sport. Dr’s Wendy and Kevin Ashby are the co-founders and co-presidents of Natural Physique and Athletics Association (NPAA), and are actively involved in promoting health and fitness in the sport of natural bodybuilding. “As Doctors of Chiropractic, we take our position very seriously, we practice what we teach, and hope to help all of our patients achieve the best health practices possible”.

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Our Team

Dr. Kevin Ashby

Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director

Dr. Kevin Ashby completed his Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology at the University of Calgary and obtained his degree in Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. During his studies in Toronto, he had the privilege of treating patients of all ages and backgrounds in various multidisciplinary settings. Additionally, Dr. Ashby obtained his certification in Active Release Techniques (ART) and in Certified Personal Training. Dr. Kevin Ashby is the Co-Director of Endurance on 8th Health Centre.

Health and wellness have always been an instrumental component of Dr. Ashby’s life. As a child diagnosed with Asthma, he participated in competitive ice hockey for seven years and later played and coached competitive basketball. Nowadays, he continues to stay active as a professional natural bodybuilder and one-half of the National/North American Pairs Champions (with his wife Dr. Carvalho-Ashby) with the World Natural Sports Organization. Dr. Ashby’s non-stop involvement in professional and recreational sports has helped him learn how to motivate others to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Kevin Ashby is the Co-Founder and Co-President of Natural Physique and Athletics Association (NPAA). He has been instrumental in helping grow the sport of natural bodybuilding in Alberta and British Columbia. Dr. Kevin Ashby feels privileged to share his beliefs in holistic health care and the promotion of wellness to people of all walks of life.

Dr. Wendy Carvalho-Ashby

Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director

Dr. Wendy Carvalho-Ashby graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Exercise and Health Physiology. Dr. Carvalho-Ashby later studied at U of C’s Human Performance Laboratory and earned a Master of Science degree from the faculty of Medicine (with a specialization in Joint Injury and Arthritis). Dr. Wendy Carvalho-Ashby obtained her degree in Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is the Co-Director of Endurance on 8th Health Centre.

While attending University, Dr. Wendy Carvalho-Ashby began a coaching career as a NCCP level 2 gymnastics coach and trained gymnasts for over 10 years. Dr. Carvalho-Ashby has worked with many patients and athletes and has a great ability to connect with members from all age groups and backgrounds. In addition to practicing Chiropractic, Dr. Carvalho-Ashby became a Certified Personal Trainer. Dr. Carvalho-Ashby is very enthusiastic about combining her skills as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Personal Trainer to efficiently rehabilitate her patients to a pre-injury state and help them to ultimately achieve their health, fitness and wellness goals.

In recent years, Dr. Wendy Carvalho-Ashby, added to her list of accomplishments by training for multiple fitness/figure competitions. Dr. Carvalho-Ashby is regarded as a Professional Figure World Champion as she has achieved a top three placing at the 2008 World Championships. Dr. Wendy Carvalho-Ashby and Dr. Kevin Ashby also hold titles as National and North American Pairs Bodybuilding Champions. Wendy is also the Co-Founder and Co-President of Natural Physique and Athletics Association (NPAA).

Dr. Shabnam Saran

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Shabnam Saran received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.  Prior, she received a golf scholarship to Sam Houston State University in Texas, where she earned  a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Biology.

Dr. Saran emphasizes individualized patient care and employs a variety of modalities in order to tailor treatment to her patient’s needs.  She utilizes various modalities including clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and injection therapies.

Dr. Saran is a member of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta as well as the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, playing sports and most importantly spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Sarah Hines

Dr. Sarah Hines photoRegistered Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Hines is a registered psychologist in Alberta (CAP#7405) and holds both a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Dr. Hines assists those with mild to severe mental health challenges, including anxiety disorders, depression, addiction or substance use problems, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Hines is trained in Health Psychology, which is a specific branch of psychology that uses psychological principles to aid in the promotion and maintenance of health as well as the prevention and treatment of illness. Dr. Hines brings a wealth of experience to her practice. Her approach fosters a collaborative therapeutic environment, rooted in warmth and empathy, which serves as a catalyst for self-exploration, insight, healing, and personal growth.

Central to Dr. Hines’ therapeutic philosophy is the belief that behavior change driven by reconnecting with core emotions, releasing inappropriate guilt and shame, managing anxiety, and developing healthy coping strategies. She adopts an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Short-term dynamic psychotherapy (such as Affect Phobia Therapy), as well as other evidence-based methodologies like motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and gut-focused hypnotherapy.

In her practice, Dr. Hines is dedicated to providing client-centered care that is tailored to the unique needs and goals of each individual she works with.


Dr. Erin Hubbell

Erin Hubbell, DTCMDDoctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist

Erin loves a good mystery. It was this interest in problem solving that lead her to a career where she was able to both help people and solve the mysteries of their pain and health concerns.

After completing her 2200 hour massage therapy program in 2017, Erin successfully completed the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the Canadian Institute for Chinese Medicine. Dually registered, Erin is able to combine both the western, orthopedic approach of massage therapy and the eastern traditional approach of Chinese medicine to her treatments. By using these holistic viewpoints, Erin is able to help solve the mystery of her clients discomfort and help them restore balance to their body effectively relieving their aches and pains.

Erin has experience working in multidisciplinary clinics, working primarily with clients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents and people suffering from chronic pain and systemic conditions. In her massage therapy practice, Erin is skilled in deep tissue treatment, Swedish massage, cupping, gua-sha, and reflexology. She is experienced in child massage, pre/post-natal massage, and in treating various orthopedic injuries.

Rachel Bradley

Rachel Bradley photoCertified Counsellor

Rachel specializes in creating a warm and welcoming environment to assist clients with their challenges.
Her specialties include counselling for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, burnout, disordered eating, workplace issues, job loss, career changes/development, and retirement.

With a passion for learning and a dedication to helping others, she is honoured to be in a profession that helps her clients reach their goals. Beyond her professional endeavors, Rachel enjoys spending quality time with her three young children, engaging in outdoor activities like biking, and pursuing ongoing education.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from The Open University and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She has also contributed to the field of psychology with two published papers.

In the words of Heraclitus, “There is nothing permanent except change.” Rachel finds fulfillment in assisting clients through periods of change while acknowledging the inevitable challenges and uncertainties that come with it. Whether clients are grappling with persistent troubling thoughts or emotions, feeling overwhelmed by circumstances beyond their control, or seeking a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life, Rachel’s therapy will provide valuable support and guidance.

Johanne Hachez

Johanne Hachez photoRegistered Massage Therapist

Johanne graduated from the 2200 hour program at the Foothills College of Massage Therapy and has been massaging since 2005. The intense training consisted of studies in anatomy, physiology, ergonomics, bio-mechanics, orthopaedic assessment, clinical studies, therapeutic exercises and hydrotherapy. Her massage techniques include swedish massage, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, visceral massage, manual lymphatic drainage, advanced sports massage, advanced deep tissue hot/cold stone therapy, oncology massage, infant massage and a history of Active Release Technique®.

She is committed to her clients and enjoys working with a broad range of pathologies. These include cancer patients, TMJ, motor vehicle accidents, female breast concerns, shoulder concerns, paralysis, headaches, pre /post natal massage and degenerative disc disease to name a few.

Johanne loves working with athletes, children, Injuries and repetitive strain. Hence, she is currently studying to become a Certified Sports Massage therapist.

Johanne will tailor her treatments to every client’s needs and goals to obtain the optimal therapeutic results.

When she isn’t relaxing at work or watching sports, she is always working on kicking goals off her bucket list, travelling the globe or just simply kayaking or hiking in the mountains.

Brittany Ford

Brittany Ford - Certified Personal Trainer PhotoCertified Personal Trainer

As a wife and mother of 3, Brittany is someone who strives to find success in all aspects of life. Setting and achieving personal goals became her inspiration for wanting to help others achieve theirs.

What started as a love of running at 16 years old quickly evolved into a deep curiosity about all things health and fitness. Home workout tapes lead to joining group fitness classes, eventually leading to gym memberships and a total lifestyle change.

After gaining over 80 pounds in her first pregnancy, she is no stranger to the many fluctuations our bodies can go through. Becoming a parent soon became one of her greatest reasons for believing in prioritizing a healthy and balanced way of life.

She is a firm believer in learning something new every day, which is suiting as she currently continues her studies in nutrition.

Every day is a new opportunity. Brittany is so excited to continue learning while getting to share her love and passion with everyone, no matter where they are on their wellness journey!

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
~Napoleon Hill

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