Mask Exemptions are Honored, Safely.

I Implement 5 Levels of Air Purification

Above and Beyond AHS Requirements.

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NOTE: POLICY CHANGE

As I am open every day,

I generally do not accept same day appointments,

so that I can plan my day.

However, if I am able to do so,

I will go out of my way to accommodate patients for same day, before hours, or after hours.

Unfortunately, I have experienced a rash of such appointments being cancelled,

which is onerous for me.

As a result, SAME DAY and BEFORE/AFTER HOURS appointments

will now ONLY be accepted with a

Non-Refundable 100% Pre-Payment made by eTransfer.

Apologies for any inconvenience that may result.

Welcome to

Cold Lake Advanced

Clinical Massage (.com)

This is a solo practitioner clinic

Direct billing is available

Seniors (60+) and Serving Military 20% Discount - Details Here

I am Roger Walker MMT RMT. I generally provide only a few types of treatments, though they can accommodate all types of issues (Pain, Posture, Mobility, Injury, Pre/Post-Natal, Sports, Lymphatic Drainage, Performance, Corporate Wellness, and much more).


WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR THERAPIST?


1) RESULTS - I believe this should be the only real consideration. I tend to get many difficult cases, and still have successful outcomes. My modalities are very effective. As Canada's first Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT), I can treat anything a chiro, physio, or any other manual therapist can - just differently, possibly gentler and safer.


2) TOP DOG - In a class of nearly 100, where 50% failed even though they were thoroughly vetted in an intake interview, and the minimum to pass was only 70%, I was Top Student with a raw average of >99.25%, while in the midst of the most stressful time of my life. There are many other classes, and many other top students, though I am confident in saying it is unlikely you will find one with a higher score.


3) SKILL STACKING - If you can't be Top Dog, you can try to be close by stacking your skills. That is, you get training in more than just the basics. This is actually supposed to be built into the career, with our associations requiring 10 Continuing Education credits per year. I am likely Top Dog here, also, as I have some 400 CE credits (about 40 year's worth), in just 3 years. I also have a Graduate Degree in Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy. (Unfortunately, I cannot carry them forward each year, so I still have to take more training each year.) Most therapists scramble just to take the bare minimum on time.


4) SELF TEACHING/LEARNING - It's one thing to learn from others in formal settings. It's something completely different to have the discipline to teach yourself new skills. I have probably done almost as much self-teaching/learning as I have formal training, greatly expanding my exposure to various modalities.


5) CREATING SOMETHING NEW - It is a great thing to learn new skills and put them to use. I believe it is the pinnacle to take those skills, add experience, do your own research, and finally, create something completely new and useful. I have done this to create not just one, but TWO new modalities. I'm not speaking of a mish-mash of everything I learned, or trademarking a name for a commonly known technique - my modalities are completely new approaches to treatment, looking for very specific outcomes.


6) HOW BIG IS YOUR TOOLBOX? - I know of many therapists who brag about how big their toolboxes are. I take the opposite approach and find ways to pare down the tools that I need. In fact, I only use the same basic techniques taught in traditional table massage everywhere - I just use them a bit differently, for specific purposes. The fewest tools with the broadest reach - the 80/20 Rule in action...


7) EVERYONE LOVES ME! - Actually, it's probably impossible to please everyone. However, some of my patients include Fighter Pilots, Medical Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Other Massage Therapists, Owners and Managers of Spas and Clinics (and their Families), Teachers, Professional Athletes, Power Lifters, Weight Lifters, hard working Manual Laborers, etc, etc. A complete spectrum across all genders, all ages, all backgrounds.


8) PASSION - This is one that my patients keep commenting on. I do what I love and love what I do. As my personal mission includes building relationships and helping others, this comes through in what I do. (Several patients told me I have a soothing voice - really?)


But don't think I'm trying to steal anyone else's business. In fact, if you are getting results, and what you need from your current therapist(s), stay with them. It can be difficult to find the right match, so if that relationship works for you, stay with it! However, if you don't yet have a therapist, aren't getting what you want or need, or maybe want to get even more, I invite you to get a treatment from me.

Address

708 Beach Avenue

Cold Lake, AB  T9M 1G5

Contact (I may be with a Patient!)

780-232-4003 (text, please)

[email protected]

General Hours (Actual in Online Booking)

Mon-Fri: 1200-2000
Sat-Sun: 1200-1700

"I Help Your

Body, Spirit, and Soul

to

Feel, Heal, and Perform Better"™

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Mine is a

Holistic Approach

For Health, Performance,

and Recovery

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Roger Walker, MMT RMT

Serving the City of Cold Lake and the Lakeland Area

Advanced Clinical Massage

By Appointment Only

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I’m Back! Born in Cold Lake, 3rd generation Cold Lake Military,

traveled the world to learn and develop useful skills,

and now returned for the Benefit of My Community!


MAT(E)™ is a SAFE, GENTLE, & EFFECTIVE Complement or Alternative to Chiro, Physio, and Traditional Massage.


Using the same basic techniques taught in massage schools everywhere, I developed a new modality called “Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (Extended)”™. It builds on the principles of Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy – I am the ONLY Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) in Western Canada, Canada’s first, actually – using treatments that are characterized by Slow, Intentional, Gentle, and Pain-Free techniques. Where traditional massage is mostly push, my MAT(E)™ treatments are a more balanced combination of Compression, Range of Motion, Mobility, and Passive Movement.


Rather than treat your muscles directly, I help you to influence your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which operates without your direct control. Various injuries and dysfunctions will cause pain and compensations that slow healing. My treatments influence your ANS System to ease up on your body tissues so that they may realign, function properly, and heal faster. I find that a holistic approach (Whole Person, not Woo Woo) tends to work better than completely focused treatment – I suspect that the body stays in better sync that way. I only do Evidence Based Treatments, and Nothing Invasive. I also have an Extensive Network of experts and researchers that I can call upon, if your needs require it.


What is MAT(E)™ good for? Interestingly, just about everything! If they make their treatments and homework a priority, my Patients get excellent outcomes. I have successfully taken on several challenges, as well. My passion is to help people to heal themselves.


I was often called on to treat the owners, managers, and staff of clinics/spas that I have practiced in (I am now completely independent) as well as their families and friends. I treat massage therapists, chiros, physios, nurses, doctors, athletes, and more. (I have Therapists who bring me their family members and BFFs for treatment - though they won't admit it or permit me to use their names for obvious reasons!).

What My Patients are Saying:

I see your passion and drive and am very impressed with your skills. My hips and low back feel fantastic after your treatment! [...] I absolutely admire you as a person and practitioner. [...] you have amazing treatment methods

Dr. Roshni Mehrabi (Doctor of Chiropractic), 2019 April 27, via Email

Clinical doesn't mean Stuffy!


Even Clinical treatments are relaxing in this laid back location.


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