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Meet the Team

At Central Avenue Health Centre, we want to transform your health and enrich your life! In our warm and friendly environment, someone is always waiting to greet you with a smile. We’re genuinely glad that you’ve found us and look forward to meeting you!

Chiropractor Saskatoon, Dr. Jim Pankiw

Dr. Jim Pankiw, Chiropractor

After a motorbike accident, Dr. Pankiw began getting adjusted regularly. Loving the results he got, he decided to study pre-chiropractic at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy. The next step was to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

Dr. Pankiw is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan. He is a Roughrider fan and enjoys doing yard work, traveling and talking politics. His two young adult daughters keep his life interesting.

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Chiropractor Saskatoon, Dr. Curt Stuckel

Dr. Curt Stuckel, Chiropractor

With a want to help others, Dr. Stuckel decided to join the health care profession. He disliked the idea of the sick model of care that most followed and wanted to find a more natural approach. Chiropractic allows him to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with a wellness model of care.

Dr. Stuckel earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy at the University of Saskatchewan. After, he attended Northwestern University of Health Sciences in Minnesota. Outside of the office, he is interested in electronics and building things, playing the guitar or gardening.

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Chiropractor Saskatoon, Dr. Roy Papish

Dr. Roy Papish, Retired

An accident at age 4 resulted in a broken arm and spinal injury for Dr. Roy. The spinal injury later resulted in a fused vertebra. After a family member experienced chiropractic, he became interested in the profession. He decided to attend Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Dr. Papish is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan. He serves on several social, cultural and community-based organization boards. In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy going to Blue Jays games, fishing and traveling. They also like to be with their two adult children who are both registered nurses.

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Dr. Jared Stuckel

Dr. Jared Stuckel, Chiropractor

Dr. Jared’s decision to get on the chiropractic path began as a teenage athlete dealing with shoulder and elbow injuries and a few other issues. “But mainly those were the ones that I got turned on to chiropractic from because I’d gone to a physio and doctors, and nothing was helping me. And then I went to a chiropractor and he made me substantially better in about two visits; it was crazy how fast it happened!”

Inspired by his rapid recovery, Dr. Jared committed to making chiropractic care a part of his routine, eventually pursuing a career dedicated to helping others find the same relief and wellness.

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  • When I first came to Central Avenue Health Centre I was hardly walking. After only a couple of treatments I am feeling good as new.
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  • Curt has done a ton to help straighten my neck and get rid of back pain over the last 3-4 years.
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  • I have been a patient for several years. Dr. Papish and the massage therapists are excellent.
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    CAHC staff (Dr. Pankiw) have made a very positive improvement in my health.

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  • Sciatic issues left me feeling immobile. I look forward to each monthly visit as it refreshes my body! Robert’s massages work wonders!
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  • After a bad experience at a different office, the doctor’s treatments have made a dramatic difference! Hours are very accommodating, direct billing is fantastic and the staff are so friendly. So glad I came here!
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  • Staff are super friendly. Dr. is amazing and ensures you are comfortable.
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  • The receptionists always greet me with a smile.
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  • The front staff knew who I was when I walked in the door, and were super accommodating with my busy student schedule. Plus my back feels sooo much better, so happy!

    - Isabell S.
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  • Dr. Papish is the best! He really cares for you and makes you feel so comfortable. Everyone there is great!
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  • Over my few months at treatment James has helped improve my health greatly. I will be forever grateful; I have never felt so healthy. Thank you!
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  • Malina gives a very good massage. Deep tissue is what I need. I enjoy visiting with her.
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    -Angel H.
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  • Curt always gives his best to help my pain.
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  • After the first treatment I no longer required pain killers. I am steadily improving and should make a full recovery. This time I will be taking the maintenance treatments and I am confident I will avoid suffering in the future.
    -Douglas M.
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  • Dr. Stuckel is very good at explaining your issues and suggesting exercises to do that will help.
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  • All desk staff are friendly and professional. Dr. Stuckel is particularly interested in making your health better.
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  • Jim has sure helped my back.
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  • Dr. Papish has worked wonders on my neck. I was experiencing constant tingling and numbness down my arm and in my hands. I have osteoarthritis in my neck. After several treatments I can now move my neck better and the tingling and numbness has decreased at least 90%. Thanks Roy.
    -Sally B.
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  • I really enjoy a GREAT massage with Robert.
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  • I always walk out straight and pain free. Thanks Dr. Roy!
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  • Dr. Pankiw is very friendly. I feel better with the treatments.
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  • I was having really bad headaches and after my first treatment I haven’t had one since.
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  • We don’t know what we’d do without Dr. Papish!

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  • Dr. Pankiw is very friendly. I feel better with the treatments.
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  • Dr. Roy helped me so much with my back pain.
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  • Walking a lot better now!
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  • All the staff at Central Avenue Health Centre are kind and professional. I felt well taken care of.
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  • Great job Dr. Stuckel. He got me upright and walking again!
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  • They are great at being able to get you in at the time that you are requesting. Dr. Roy Papish does wonders, and explains everything that he is doing and gives proper stretching techniques for you to do at home.

    -Allison L.
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Acupuncturist Saskatoon, Valerie Pankiw

Valerie Pankiw, Acupuncturist

Valerie discovered acupuncture after becoming a registered orthopedic nurse at Royal University Hospital. A natural approach appealed to her, and she completed a Diploma of Acupuncture at Sri Lanka’s International College of Acupuncture.

She is a member of the Saskatchewan Acupuncture Association and the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada.

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Born in Toronto, she has lived in Saskatoon for many years. In her free time, she is an avid reader and likes to downhill ski, travel, bike ride and cook.

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Aimee Sarazin, Office Manager

Aimee discovered the benefits of chiropractic care many years ago after a snowboarding injury. Since then, she always turns to chiropractic for any slip or fall. She believes that maintenance care is very important to maintain a healthy spine throughout her life. Aimee is passionate about health and wellness and always trying a more holistic option before medications or surgery.

Aimee loves reading, all food-related things, being outdoors, and spending quality time with family and her dogs.

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Tamara Link,
Registered Massage Therapist

Tamara Link, RMT, has a a strong foundation in her education from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Saskatoon. After becoming registered with CMMOTA, Tamara expanded her expertise and honed her skills during a three-year tenure in Alberta, before returning to her roots in Saskatoon.

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Massage therapist Saskatoon, Megan Jaeb

Megan Jaeb,
Registered Massage Therapist

Megan wanted to become a massage therapist to educate others on how massage can benefit their mind and body. She earned her qualification at McKay Career College and is registered with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.

The best part of Megan’s job is knowing she has assisted someone in improving their health. In her free time, her interests and hobbies include gardening, baking, going to the lake, spending time with loved ones and self-learning new modalities.

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Liam Kalinski,
Registered Massage Therapist

Liam is our new Registered Massage Therapist. Liam recently graduated from Axiom Career College and is registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. He is ready and excited to help those in need of relaxation or reprieve from aches and pains. In Liam’s free time he enjoys to go biking, walking, sports, and art, or just snoozing at home.

The best part about my job is seeing the relief people experience when leaving and seeing those smiling faces.

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Veronica

Veronica Ross,
Registered Massage Therapist

Veronica graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy. She is registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Veronica is passionate and provides thorough massage therapy to new & familiar clients in order to improve their quality of life. Veronica’s style is based on the needs of the client. She offers relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, stretch techniques & TMJD intra-oral massage.

When Veronica is not massaging, she spends her time with her boyfriend, at the gym, walking her dog, or planning her next travel destination!
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Josh

Josh Bobowski,
Student Massage Therapist

Josh is currently a second-year student at Axiom Career College, Josh is excited to help people in need of relaxation and help with relief of pain. In Josh’s free time he enjoys biking, the gym, sports, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

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