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The location of your pain may not necessarily be the source of your pain. At Unpain Clinic, we first look for signs of imbalance with the kinetic chain that could be contributing to your injury. We will treat the injury AND do our best to prevent its recurrence.

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Pain is only
a symptom

Tissues can become painful in areas that are in no way related to the underlying cause of the problem. It is important to target the source of the condition as well as the symptoms. If only symptoms are treated, they will most likely return, for the very same reasons they occurred the first time. It is not unusual for a new shoulder problem to be the result of an old knee injury. Really!

Shockwave treatments at Unpain are seldom the same from patient to patient because the combination of individual bodies, behaviours and lifestyles are always unique. During the initial visit, your therapist will assess your pain while also looking for all potential causes. Treatment is provided on the first visit. In most cases, clients receive 3 treatments over 3 weeks, followed by a 6-week recovery period. Healing is still occurring during this time. If pain persists after 6 weeks, a 4th session may be required.

One of the greatest differentiators about our work is that Unpain Clinic clients truly get better. The majority don’t need to return for the same condition after their course of treatments is complete. It’s referrals from delighted clients and not ongoing treatments that make us successful!

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Uran Berisha

President, RMT, ISMST Certified Shockwave Therapist

Uran is the President and Founder of Remedial Wellness and Unpain Clinics. He has been one of a handful of shockwave therapists in Canada to hold certification with the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) since 2013. Uran is also the President of I Love Shockwave where, in his role as a certified shockwave educator and device technician, he offers shockwave therapy training and support to other professionals developing their own practices.

In addition to shockwave education, Uran is one of ten medical professionals world-wide to be seated on the Flashwave® Faculty; a board established to set the treatment guidelines for Flashwave® technology (made available to Canadian patients in 2019).

Uran is a skilled Registered Massage Therapist and his clients and colleagues can often be found commending his ability to locate the true source of pain. He is always looking for new ways to improve healing and uses many tools in his toolbox to assess and treat stubborn conditions. Neurokinetic Training (NKT) as well as Amino BioFrequency (ANF) Therapy are just a couple of techniques he has added to his treatment repertoire in recent years. Uran received his Canadian Registered Massage Therapist designation from MH Vicars School with 2200 hours in 2011. With an extensive education and years of experience in both fields, he is extremely qualified in determining client needs.

Uran's humble beginnings, outgoing personality and excellent success record with complex pain have been a driving force in the growth of Remedial Wellness and the birth of Unpain Clinic & I Love Shockwave Inc. The clinics expanded from two people to twenty, from one shockwave device to nine and from one location to two since 2012. The level of service provided by Uran has contributed to the progress of a company that set out to make a profound difference in the lives of most of its patients – and succeeded.

In his limited personal time, Uran enjoys kickboxing, swimming, biking and spending his time with his wife and 3 young children.

Dr. Katarzyna Podolska ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Katarzyna Podolska is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor in the province of Alberta. She is a member of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
 
Dr. Podolska graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Boucher Campus) in 2021. Prior to studying Naturopathic Medicine, she obtained an undergraduate degree from The University of Alberta in Modern Language and cultural studies, as well as a certificate in translation studies.

Dr. Podolska has a passion for helping people achieve optimal health and well-being.  She chose to go into Naturopathic medicine because it aligned with her morals, beliefs, and values.  Naturopathic Medicine is based on 6 fundamental principles that distinguish it from other medical approaches.  Some of these principles include identifying and treating the cause of disease, treating patients holistically, preventing disease, and teaching patients how to obtain and maintain optimal health.  Naturopathic medicine is also based on a specific therapeutic order that goes from least invasive to most invasive treatment options.  It’s principles such as these that captured her attention and sparked her passion for medicine.
 
Dr. Podolska firmly believes there is a time and place for all treatment options and strives to work with the conventional medical system, not against it.  She believes in providing minimally invasive treatment options when possible but will not shy away from recommending more invasive options when they are indicated.
 
Dr. Podolska takes a holistic approach to the body believing everything is connected.  She loves creating custom treatment plans for patients which may entail the use of diet and lifestyle modifications, supplementation, botanical medicine, IV therapy and injections, as well as topical and mechanical treatments to stimulate the body’s innate healing capabilities.  Her goal is to make every patient feel heard and cared for.  She strives to empower her patients to understand they can control many aspects of their health.
 
Out of her love for learning, she is continually adding new therapies and techniques to her practice.
 
In particular, she has a special interest in Naturopathic Dermatology and Medical Aesthetics.  She believes achieving beautiful and healthy-looking skin is attainable at any age.  She wants to make her patients feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.
 
“I am NOT a product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions” - Stephan Covey

Jide Olabode

BScPT, MPH, Shockwave Therapist

Jide is a Registered Physiotherapist with over 18 years of experience in various settings ranging from rural healthcare, private and acute care, critical care and burns. Jide has extensive experience providing education and training to health professionals focused on improving skill-set and fostering industry best practice. With a post-graduate degree in public health, he also has a keen interest in the broader aspects of health and healthcare delivery.

Graduating with honours in Nigeria and moving to Canada in 2004, he believes firmly in helping others - even those he may not know. Since becoming certified in Canada, Jide has mentored physiotherapists in preparation for successful completion their own international exams. The majority of Jide’s experience resides in critical care, which includes a multi-dimensional approach to rehabilitation and healthcare management. Jide is an old soul; going with the flow and getting along with all of his team members. Nothing stresses him more than watching someone else stress over nothing. He is a calming presence but is well-versed in navigating a fast-paced environment.

Jide’s caring spirit for his fellow citizens is evident in his educational background, his approach to health care, his teaching and his future goals. He is always striving to learn new ways to enrich his client experience and outcomes. Jide has completed a Masters degree in Public Health, and works closely with his clients to prevent disease while also researching the best ways to implement new techniques. Jide is a dedicated clinician and his clients and colleagues would tell you, he has chosen the right career. He is direct, approachable and cares deeply about helping his clients achieve a better quality of life. He admires people like Elon Musk and Nelson Mandela - revolutionaries in their time focused simply on making the world a better place through tangible, selfless action. Jide hopes to leave behind his own legacy - to be an instrumental figure in the improvement of health outcomes for patients on an international scale, reforming flawed policy and introducing new regenerative approaches and technologies. He wants to be remembered as a caring person who could always make you smile.

Jide currently works full time in the University of Alberta Hospital's Intensive Care Unit and offers his services in the evenings at Unpain. Jide has returned to private practice with Unpain because he feels but he can make a significant difference with the treatment tools and philosophies that are supported, compared with traditional approaches. In his personal time, Jide enjoys soccer and jiujitsu. He lives an active lifestyle and, in the summer months, can often be found riding his bicycle. He likes to play chess, listen to music and was, at one time, quite an artist. He is a dedicated husband and father and enjoys family time, playing with his kids and watching TV.

Dr. Lacina

Dr. Lacina Barsalou

B.Sc. Chiropractic

Dr. Lacina obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta in 2009 then graduated with honors in 2013 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Later that year she moved back to the Edmonton area to be closer to her family and friends.

She has continued broadening her chiropractic skills obtaining certification in Shockwave Therapy, Active Release Technique, Activator Methods, Rapid Neurofascial Reset, Gait Analysis, and Custom Orthotic prescription. Additionally, Dr. Lacina has been trained in concussion management. She treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and has worked with patients from 3 weeks to 94 years old, as well as athletes, and patients with complex clinical histories. She has experience managing sport, workplace, and motor vehicle accident-related injuries.

When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Lacina spends her time reading, practicing yoga, volunteering, or spending time with her husband and dogs.

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