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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.

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.

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.

Massage therapist Saskatoon, Maryke Dronyk

Maryke Dronyk,
Registered Massage Therapist

Maryke became a Massage Therapist after witnessing the benefits of healing touch first hand. She is passionate about creating health plans with her clients and working to achieve the best possible results. She enjoys working to develop her skills further while being able to improve her clients lives daily. She studied at thecProfessional Institute of Massage Therapy (PIMT) in Saskatoon and is registered with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC).

In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, exercising and traveling.

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.

Massage therapist Saskatoon, Robert Kilmer

Robert Kilmer, Registered Massage Therapist

Originally from Ontario, Robert studied at Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Ontario. He is registered with the Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario. Interacting with patients and seeing them leave smiling is the best part of his job, and massage gives him an opportunity to enjoy both.

When he isn’t with a patient, Robert loves to explore the city, cook and play video games.

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. 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.

Central Avenue Health Centre Office Manager,Larni Fyffe

Larni Fyffe, Office Manager

Larni is originally from Australia. She was studying at the University of Queensland when she was selected for a semester of study at the University of Saskatchewan. After finishing her degree back home in exercise and sport science, she returned to Canada. Having worked for a chiropractor in Australia, she was eager to continue looking after her spine and nervous system in her new home.

In her spare time, Larni loves to cook, travel, and exercise.

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Central Avenue Health Centre Team | (306) 651-2225