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The Doctors

Powers & Jans Centre has a team of four chiropractors to serve our patients. Patients may choose a particular doctor while having the freedom to see any of the other doctors whose schedule may be more convenient for the patient. An added benefit is that the doctors may consult on challenging cases, so patients can benefit from the collective wisdom of all the doctors.

Dr. Rick Powers

Rick Powers, D.C.

My wife, Marlene and I have a son, Masen, who is in school in Medicine Hat. I also have three dautghters from a previous marriage. My oldest daughter is married and lives in Maryland with two sons. My middle daughter is married with one boy and lives in Medicine Hat. My youngest daughter is married and has a boy and a girl.

I was born and raised in the state of Iowa, attended Palmer College of Chiropractic from 1966 to 1970, graduating June. I moved to Barrhead, Alberta and started practice August 4, 1970. In October 1979 I moved to Medicine Hat and started my practice in Crescent Heights. In 1980 I started using Activator Methods Technique (advanced proficiency rated) as my primary technique. I have since added Neuromechanical Technique. In November 1990, Dr. Jans and I joined our offices. We then built our new office at our present location, moving in May 2006.

For recreation I enjoy golfing, 10 pin bowling, hunting and fishing.

Wallace  Jans, D.C.

Wallace  Jans, D.C.

My wife Pamela and I have three grown sons. Although our family is spread across the continent, family is still my number one priority. Family holidays together are still special times for each of us. Church life is also very important to me. I am an active member of Crossroads Church.

Born in Maple Creek, SK, I was raised in Redcliff, AB where I received my primary education. I graduated from Medicine Hat High School and attended the University of Alberta, NAIT, and Athabasca University before starting chiropractic college. My chiropractic education began at Life University in Marietta, GA and I graduated with honours from Life Chiropractic College - West, Hayward, CA in 1984. After graduation I returned to Medicine Hat and began practice in 1985. In 1990, Dr. Rick Powers and I amalgamated our individual practices to provide better chiropractic care to the people of the Medicine Hat area.

Although I uses a variety of chiropractic techniques depending on a patient's individual needs, my specialty is using low force Activator Methods. I achieved Advanced Proficiency Rating with Activator Methods, and have maintained this status since 1987. Encouraging healthy lifestyles and good nutrition for my patients are also prominent areas of my practice. My goal is to help the sick and hurting to become well and then helping those people maintain their health through natural chiropractic methods.

Sheldon Cherniak, D.C.

Sheldon Cherniak, D.C.

I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised on a farm outside the town of Shoal Lake, Manitoba. I did my undergrad studies in Physical Education at the University of Manitoba. During my studies, I visited a chiropractor who was giving a public chiropractic talk. This is where I fell in love with the powerful chiropractic message and knew then I wanted to be a chiropractor.

Soon after, I moved to Marietta, Georgia for chiropractic studies at Life University. I graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in June, 2001.

In July, 2002, I moved to Calgary beginning both private, chiropractic practice and starting a family. My wife, Claudia, and I have two sons, Thorin and Roman.

My chiropractic focus is wellness-based family care. I pride myself on both delivering quality, chiropractic care and inspiring patients how to take control of their health. I'm also passionate about serving the surrounding community with advanced chiropractic and wellness talks.

My passions involve outdoor adventure pursuits, sports and fitness, and, of course, chiropractic.

Evan Romanowitch, D.C.

Evan Romanowitch, D.C.

Dr. Evan Romanowitch was born and raised in rural Ontario, but has journeyed around the world to learn his craft and hone his skills. After completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario Doctor Evan went on to achieve his Chiropractic Degree at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. After practicing in Australia for a number of years he has since returned home where he acquired an additional Doctorate of Chiropractic, allowing him to help his patients and community in Canada.

Dr. Evan is trained in Diversified, Gonstead, Upper Cervical Specific, Thompson, and Activator Protocols. He has taken courses in extremity adjusting, scoliosis, and paediatrics. He has always been involved in his community through athletics, volunteering, and working with children.

Dr. Evan understands how chiropractic care can help a person reach their optimum potential allowing the body to function at its best regardless of age or ability. His goal is to help create a healthier and happier community through chiropractic care. You will often find Dr. Evan in the gym, playing sports, or educating his community about ways to improve their nervous system and reach their optimum potential.