We’re committed to hiring experienced clinicians who care deeply about their work and their patients. Our team has the experience, knowledge, and dedication to tailor a treatment plan to every patient, so you get the holistic treatment you need. We come to work every day with the goal of helping as many people as possible to optimize their health and mobility.
Ultimately, we are here to help you to maximize your quality of life.
It’s our goal to empower our patients with the education and treatment they need to live their healthiest lives. Using a knowledge-based approach and tested treatments, we provide physiotherapy, chiropractic, pedorthics, concussion management, and massage therapy to everyone.
Whether you’re a high-performance athlete or you’re looking for a healthier lifestyle, we create a welcoming environment where everyone feels safe, understood, and excited about their treatment.
Shaheeza Haji graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in 2009, followed by a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2011. Being a staunch believer in “exercise is medicine” she attained her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist status though the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2013. Shaheeza holds privileges to order diagnostic imaging.
At the end of that same year, Shaheeza was involved in a major life-altering electrocution incident whereby she sustained a number of injuries which required surgery and years of rehabilitation. One of these injuries was a traumatic brain injury; it is thought that the electrical current exploded within the confined space of her skull, which for lack of better terminology was coined by her medical team as an “electrical concussion.”
As concussions were largely treated with rest and the avoidance of stimuli at that time, Shaheeza spent 8 months bed-ridden. Frustrated with no relief from her concussion symptoms, she began to immerse herself in the very new and growing world of concussion research, desperately trying to self-implement anything she came across. As she began to notice improvements in her symptoms, she became immensely passionate about concussions, feeling the need to use her own pain, injury and learnings to help others rehabilitate from their unique brain injuries. This lead to her becoming certified in the treatment and management of Concussions in 2018. Also in 2018, Shaheeza began instructing at CDI college, heading up the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Diploma Program.
Today, Shaheeza combines her love of teaching, her passion of concussion research, and the empathy & experience from her own injury to help those with acute and chronic concussions. Shaheeza also has a drive for entrepreneurship, being the CEO of Running Shoe Inc., directing both Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare and the Calgary Concussion Centre.
When not at the clinic, Shaheeza is happiest on a mountain or a body of water. When unable to be there, she can be found on a longboard, shooting hoops, or attempting to golf. She is an avid basketball fan (Go Bulls go!) non-fiction reader, and a lover of travel.
Dr. Aslam Moledina, Chiropractor, BSc, BKin, DC
Dr. Aslam Moledina graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. He then moved to Portland, Oregon to attend the University of Western states where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. During his time in Portland Dr. Moledina treated patients of various demographics, including athletes, students, workaholics, migrant workers, homeless and underprivileged youth.
Dr. Moledina treats muscle, joint, and nerve related pain. He uses spinal & extraspinal manipulative therapy, traction & distraction therapy, Graston technique/ IASTM, myofascial cupping, myofascial release, neuromobilization, MET, RockTape/taping, functional movements, activity modification, exercise, rehabilitation and many other things in his clinical practice. He also is certified in contemporary medical acupuncture allowing him to provide various needle techniques to aid in patient care. He holds privileges to order diagnostic imaging.
Dr. Moledinas’ aim is to help people get back to doing what they love and allow them to reach their treatment goals, whether it is to get out of pain, improve function or better their performance in sport.
As an advocate for continued lifelong learning, Dr. Moledina is always looking for ways to increase his knowledge to provide you with the quality care you deserve!
In his spare time, Dr. Moledina likes to stay active by playing basketball and working out. He also likes to travel to different countries to experience all kinds of traditions and culture.
Emmanuel Augustine, PTA, BScPT, MScPT
Emmanuel completed his Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Bangalore, India and his MSc. in Physiotherapy from Sheffield, U.K. He has previous work experience as a Physiotherapist in various hospitals in India and also worked with an N.G.O in Mauritius. He has been in Calgary since 2016, where he strives to continue building and expanding his clinical knowledge and expertise in the field of Physiotherapy.
He is is well versed with techniques such as Maitland’s Manual therapy, P.N.F, M.E.T and Kinesiotaping. He helps his patients to achieve their physical health goals by incorporating evidence-based physiotherapy approaches, education, home exercise programs and self-management strategies. He has great interest in treating MVA’s, acute/chronic injuries, muscle/joint/ligament injuries and post-surgical cases.
Emmaneul is highly committed and dedicated to delivering excellence in physical rehabilitation and recovery, and always strives to provide insightful guidance and support to optimize patients’ overall health and wellness. In his free time, Emmanuel is enthusiastic about listening to music, watching/playing soccer and cricket. He also likes spending time with family and friends while hiking, camping and biking.
Richard Casanova, Certified Pedorthist, BSc
Richard has been in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science as a Biomedical Scientist in the Philippines in 2004. While there, he worked both in a laboratory setting and as a product manager for one of the biggest international providers of in vitro diagnostic products.
Several years later, Richard migrated to Alberta with his family. It was here that he started training as a pedorthist, completing and receiving his Pedorthic certification from the American Board for Certifications in Atlanta, Georgia and the Pedorthic Footcare Association in Canada. His mission is to help individuals improve their quality of life by providing expertise in the field of Pedorthics at the highest possible standard.
Being in practice for over 4 yrs, he is also the founder and owner of R3 Orthotics where all of Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare’s clients’ orthotics are carefully custom fabricated.
Lorenzo Belcastro, Physiotherapy Assistant & Patient Experience Manager
Lorenzo was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. His passion for Physical Rehabilitation began in highschool, finding his groove in his school’s Sports Medicine Program.
He attended CDI College, where he started his journey in the realm of Physiotherapy and body sciences. Prior to this, he held roles as a Health Care Aide in Long Term Care / Assisted-Living facilities.
Lorenzo has achieved a Diploma as a Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant, alongside certificates in Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Health Care Aide / Nursing Assistant (HCA).
Lorenzo is able to put himself in the shoes of his patients, tries his best to be a pillar of the healthcare team, and strives to include treatment options that are not only effective but held to the highest of standards.
Lorenzo has a personal favorite tool in the clinic: Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy! Come on in to learn all about this effective tool, as Lorenzo loves to explain the physiological changes that occur through the implementation of shockwaves to a tissue.
Outside of work Lorenzo enjoys camping, hiking with friends, road trips and recreational target shooting.
Maurine Agaowike, Registered Provisional Psychologist, RSW, MA
Sangmuk (Also known as Sang) was born in South Korea and grew up in the east coast, PEI and Nova Scotia. Sang graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2016 and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in 2019 where he also played varsity soccer for 5 years. He started his physiotherapy career in Nova Scotia in private practice with a clinical focus in treating sport injuries, rehabilitation for return-to-work/sport, motor vehicle accident and post-operation in orthopaedics.
His treatment involves provision of appropriate therapeutic exercises upon analysis, manual therapy to help joint functions, and soft tissue techniques to relieve pain. He has a caring personality and is determined to provide the best care for his clients to meet their needs and goals.
He is also a certified Level 2 SHIFT Concussion care provider.
Outside his work, he is involved in officiating soccer with Canada Soccer occasionally working in professional matches. He also enjoys cooking, playing tennis, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and trail running. He always looks for new trails to try and he would love your suggestions if you have any!
Samuel Shapiro, Registered Massage Therapist
Samuel Shapiro graduated with honors from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. Initially choosing massage therapy as a lifestyle change, Samuel has discovered a new and deepening interest in the human body and all of its amazing systems and complexities. He is particularly drawn to therapeutic massage, including myofascial work, dynamic cupping, active techniques, and joint mobilizations. Samuel likes to challenge his clients and get them actively involved in their treatments and wellbeing. He prefers a collaborative approach and strives to arm his clients with the knowledge and the tools they need to take care of their bodies and maintain their health.
As a lifelong learner, Samuel enjoys doing research and takes regular massage-related courses in an effort to build a well-informed, evidence-based practice. Outside of massage, Samuel stays active with bouldering and hiking in the mountains. He is obsessed with specialty coffee and can talk endlessly about this subject!
Justyna Janiec-Nirwal, TCM Acupuncture Provider, DrAc and Registered Massage Therapist
Bio coming soon!
One Tree Planted
Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare has a goal of helping individuals live their most optimal lives. For us, a healthy and functioning body allows for us to explore the great outdoors where that mountain air we breathe is a little crisper, cleaner, and fresher.
For every new patient into our clinic, we will plant one tree into the earth! But, what good does One Tree accomplish?
Studies show that trees and plants reduce stress and anxiety, thus allowing for improved breathing patterns and better prognosis with recovery.
Trees help clean the air we breathe by absorbing harmful pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbons from the atmosphere; and releases clean oxygen back in.
Trees provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s biodiversity including insects, fungi, moss, mammals and other plants, and vegetation.
Plants are key ingredients in ¼ pharmaceutical medications. Many of our patients take Aspirin, but did you know that a major ingredient comes from the bark of a tree?