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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, Chiropractor

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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  • Great staff, and very professional. Dr. Papish always has the answers for my back issues.
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  • Great staff. I love their quality of work and professionalism.
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  • The staff is great + Dr. Papish is amazing!
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  • Dr. Stuckel works with my shoulders and back to keep headaches away!
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  • Lovely staff and good information. All around great experience!
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  • Awesome staff! Everyone is so friendly and truly care about my health!
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  • Robert’s massages really helped relieve the discomfort I had in my upper body.
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  • Very pleased! Fantastic treatment from Dr. Papish!
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  • Dr. Papish and Dr. Pankiw have made my life so much more enjoyable!
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  • The CAHC friendly staff are mostly flexible with slight last minute changes if times don’t work for your appointments
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  • Curt always gives his best to help my pain.
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  • Back and neck pain has greatly improved.
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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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  • They gave me answers that I’ve been waiting for for many years.
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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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  • Jim has sure helped my back.
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  • I have been a patient for several years. Dr. Papish and the massage therapists are excellent.
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  • Utmost respect for this facility and staff. They provide #1 care. Thank you!
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  • I always walk out straight and pain free. Thanks Dr. Roy!
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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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  • Thank you for your very good service. Dr. Papish is the best ever!
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  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff!
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  • Thanks Jim, I came here last year all tense and left a new person!
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  • I have had a good experience with Dr. Pankiw. I had neck pain but now I feel better.
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  • The flexibility in scheduling appointments. Thanks so much!
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  • Great job Dr. Stuckel. He got me upright and walking again!
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  • Central Avenue Health Centre is a great place. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
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  • I was with Robert. He is doing wonderful job. I am happy with him.
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  • Staff is always so friendly and helpful.
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  • Love all the staff! They make me feel welcomed.
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  • Dr. Papish hits all the right spots and keeps me pain free
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  • Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Megan was professional and so good at her job!
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  • Very good chiropractors. They have excellent knowledge about my body and maintenance. Will recommend!
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  • Seeing Dr. Pankiw for back pain and getting amazing results!
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  • All the staff is fantastic, friendly + knowledgeable.
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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.
  • Very cool staff! Feel better every time!
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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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  • Dr. Papish gives good care and helped me with my back pain.
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    Awesome staff! Everyone is so friendly and truly care about my health.

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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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  • Dr. Pankiw’s treatments have helped my back pain.
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  • Walking a lot better now!
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  • I really enjoy a GREAT massage with Robert.
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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.
  • Dr. Roy helped me so much with my back pain.
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  • Being able to get down on one knee to propose.
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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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  • I appreciate being able to get back to my normal life!
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  • Great Staff. Friendly, thoroughly explained procedure, helped me feel comfortable.
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  • I have been seeing Dr. Papish for over 30 years. Look forward to my monthly checkups.
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  • The staff are amazing and are always able to answer all of my questions.
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  • Love the friendly faces in this office! Always a pleasure!
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  • Friendly and professional staff. They’re great at answering any questions you have.
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  • The receptionists always greet me with a smile.
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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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  • CAHC has helped me feel better so I can excel in my athletics.
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  • We don’t know what we’d do without Dr. Papish!

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  • Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
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  • The doc is great. His wisdom highlights really prevail.
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  • The staff are so friendly and welcoming, and the parking is so convenient!
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  • Great staff, knowledgeable and fixed my aches and pains.
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  • The staff are very friendly and welcoming, the facilities are clean and tidy. Dr. Pankiw is very knowledgeable, and I’m always seen on time or maybe a little early. Overall, a great experience.

    -Angel H.
  • I love Dr. Papish. He is very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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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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  • Very friendly staff! I truly feel cared for. Thank you!
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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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  • 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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  • The team here helped me so I could do basic movements again.
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  • CAHC is a fantastic place. They offer easy appointment booking, have cordial staff, and provide effective consultation and therapies.
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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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    CAHC staff (Dr. Pankiw) have made a very positive improvement in my health.

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  • Dr. Pankiw really helped my neck/shoulder pain and got me back to the gym pain-free.
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  • I had a great experience with Dr. Papish! The best doctor!
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  • Dr. Papish has helped reduce my hip pain and tightness in my shoulder blades.
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  • Great advice and service from Dr. Stuckel and Robert!
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  • Dr. Pankiw is very friendly. I feel better with the treatments.
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  • Dr. Papish helped my headaches and back pains! No meds!
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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.
  • Malina gives a very good massage. Deep tissue is what I need. I enjoy visiting with her.
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  • Great job Dr. Stuckel. He got me upright and walking again!
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  • I love the clinic. Highly recommend!
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  • I love coming here! The staff is fabulous! And I feel much better.
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  • Friendly, helpful staff! My back has never felt better after being introduced to chiropractic care.
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  • We don’t know what we’d do without Dr. Papish!
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  • They don’t come any better than Dr. Papish; his adjustment style is sine qua non.
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  • Such friendly staff. I have recommended to others.
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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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Olivia Parker,
Registered Massage Therapist

Olivia studied three semesters at the University of Saskatchewan for a degree in kinesiology, with the goal of becoming a chiropractor. However, she decided to take a detour and attend Massage School. She graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy and is a Registered Massage Therapist with NHPC. She plans on returning to school to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic in the future.

She has always been passionate about preventive care and healing the body in a natural way. Read more about Olivia »

After multiple sports injuries, she turned to chiropractic care and massage therapy where she discovered her love for helping individuals heal their bodies in a more holistic manner. In her spare time, she enjoys playing a variety of sports and being outdoors.

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.

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!

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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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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Tamara’s commitment to her clients is evident in her ongoing pursuit of knowledge and proficiency in various massage modalities. Her training includes cranial sacral techniques (Levels 1-3), abdominal VM1, hot stone therapy, cupping, relaxation, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage treatments. She enjoys helping her clients achieve wellness and relief.

Tamara maintains a proactive approach to professional development, always seeking opportunities to further her understanding and refine her techniques. With a passion for continuous learning and a penchant for exploration, she looks forward to each new opportunity for growth

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