About Our Airdrie Team
Dr. Steve Waddell, D.C.
“I grew up with a very sick father. I never knew him to be well, and as a result, spent many days in hospitals with him — emergency rooms and intensive care units. I was planning to be a medical doctor, but I decided I did not want to spend my life treating disease and death…I wanted to help people improve their health, enjoy their lives and feel better, look better, perform better and stay away from unnecessary drugs and surgery. This focus has allowed me to serve thousands of people and has served me well when I faced and now cope with my own life-threatening illness.”
After graduating as a doctor, he completed graduate studies at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, in the Departments of Immunology and Public Health. In addition, Dr. Steve Waddell is currently completing a Medical Fellowships in Functional Neurology and is pursuing graduate studies at Chicago’s Trinity International University in the area of Medical Bioethics.
A best-selling author and known internationally as: “The Health Improvement Expert,” Dr. Steve Waddell lives the principles of natural health while using both alternative medicine and traditional medicine. Dr. Steve Waddell practices a lifestyle of healthy habits and alternative medicine. At the same time, he relies on traditional medicine to reclaim his life from a terminal illness. Over the past 29 years, Dr. Steve Waddell has helped more than 300,000 people feel better, heal better, move better and perform better. Patients of Dr. Steve Waddell succeed because they are equipped to make healthy choices while using alternative medicine and traditional medicine.
Dr. Steve Waddell’s mission is to help you find a balance between alternative medicine and traditional medicine. He will help you master healthy habits and anti-aging strategies designed to improve your health. And he will also help you find alternative medicine and natural solutions where possible and will guide you to the most effective and least painful traditional treatment options.
Dr. Steve Waddell practices in his hometown, Red Deer, as well as Airdrie and is married to Anne (a French Canadian and former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police), and together, they have raised four beautiful children.
Dr. Dinesh Rajakaruna, D.C.
Dr. Dinesh received his chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences in LA.
During his practice journey in California and Alberta, he practiced alongside many specialists – physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, physiatrists, surgeons and anesthesiologists, just to name a few. As such, he has encountered a vast array of cases – ranging from simple to extremely challenging – which has tremendously helped establish his professional portfolio.
Dr. Dinesh’s main takeaway from years of practice, especially at Divine Spine Airdrie, is that it’s a blessing to be in a profession where the chiropractic doctor is acknowledged as the expert for low back, neck and all musculoskeletal issues resulting from whatever occasional turmoil and tumbles that everyday life brings.
Outside of the clinic he keeps fit with running and a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic training. He enjoys composing and playing music on the keyboard; also playing many times on worship teams. Occasionally he helps out at speaking competitions, usually finding himself in a judges chair!
Riley Loucks, RMT
Riley Loucks was born in Weyburn Saskatchewan before moving to Medicine Hat where he spent most of his childhood. He attended the University of Lethbridge graduating with a degree in Kinesiology. Riley then went on to complete his 2200-hour massage therapy diploma, graduating with honours, along with an advanced sports massage certificate from the Alberta Institute of Massage in Red Deer.
In the past, Riley has worked at Can-Pro Athletic Training Centre in Red Deer as a massage therapist as well as a personal trainer, where he had the opportunity to work with some very high-end athletes.
When not practicing in the clinic Riley can be found playing lacrosse for the senior Blackfalds Silverbacks, golfing, waterskiing and wake surfing as well as camping and spending time with family and friends.
Riley is excited to be part of the Divine Spine Team and serve our Airdrie family with our computerized technology.