About Temple Crossing Chiropractic — Meet Our Team

At Temple Crossing Chiropractic, we offer chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture in north east Calgary. We first opened our doors in August 1981. Our professional focus has always been on providing wellness through family-oriented care. Our goal for our patients is to provide the highest quality care while educating our patients on the chiropractic lifestyle, which includes a healthy nervous system, exercise, nutrition, stress management and proper rest.

We incorporate state-of-the-art equipment in our analysis of your healthcare needs. We individualize your care program to fit your specific lifestyle.

If having high energy, reducing the negative effects of stress and enjoying life to its fullest are important to you, then please contact our office today so we can help you!

Meet the Team

Dr. Al Russell, DC

Hi! I’m Allan Russell. I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1995 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Calgary. I qualified as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner in 1999. I enjoy working with families, especially children.

I grew up in Calgary and have been married to my wife Kelly since 2000. We have four children—Madison, Ty, Payton and Brayden—who are our focus. Chiropractic is a part of our family’s active lifestyle. Along with all the kids’ activities, I enjoy playing hockey in the winter and golf in the summer.

Dr. Gail Gdanski, DC

Hi. I’m Gail Gdanski, and I have been in practice for over 30 years. I graduated in 1981 and have loved chiropractic all my life. We have 18 chiropractors in my family. Our chiropractic history started with my dad, and my son is currently in chiropractic college.

Chiropractic is my way of life and I really do eat, breathe and sleep it. I am lucky for 2 reasons: I get to help people change their lives without drugs, and I’m a person who truly loves her job. My passions are my practice and my family. My husband is also a chiropractor and I have 2 kids: a daughter in veterinary medicine and a son in chiropractic college. I also have a dog and a cat, who keep me very busy.


Hi everyone! My name is Lisa. I love working with the doctors as their chiropractic assistant. When you meet me, you will see how much fun I have at work! The thing I love most about the clinic is our warmth and caring, both for our patients and each other. It really is like my second family.

I have 2 stepchildren, Kat and Ben and a husband, Daniel, who I adore. All of them keep me hopping! When I do have some free time I love playing in the local SCA group, of which I have been a member for over 15 years. I am originally a Saskatchewan girl, but I love living in Calgary. I love Calgary’s many summer festivals and activities, as well as being close to the mountains where I can go hiking, camping and rock climbing!


Hi, my name is Jo. I’ve lived in Calgary for the majority of my life. I am a mom of 2 kids, Michael and Ellie. They are my world.

I used to be a patient of Temple Crossing Chiropractic Clinic years ago, and I decided this was a work environment I wanted to be a part of. I am pleased to be a part of the team here, helping our patients with their chiropractic care.


Hi, my name is Chris. I moved to Calgary in 2012. Before that, I lived in Ontario with my mom, dad and younger sister. Since moving to Calgary, I have fallen in love with exploring the city. I am a foodie at heart, and finding new little shops is always exciting. I enjoy baking and experimenting in the kitchen. I am a huge book-lover and enjoy reading anytime I get the chance. I have a golden lab puppy named Cooper. He is full of personality and helps keep me active. Chiropractic is now a lifestyle since joining the team, and it helps keep me active too!


Hi, my name is Elizabeth, and I am happy to be a part of the Temple Crossing Chiropractic team. I love our warm, friendly office environment and look forward to many years as a chiropractic assistant. Calgary has been my home since 2004, and I love the small-town feeling. When I am not at work, I enjoy reading, shopping and spending time with my husband and daughter.

Sam, RMT

Hi, my name is Samantha. I find the body a fascinating thing to learn about. I am a graduate from CDI College and completed my 2,400-hour requirement, at which point I started at Temple in 2014. I am also a member of the Remedial Massage Therapist Association. I have 5 adorable nephews that mean the world to me. I enjoy playing sports, singing, drawing and being outdoors. Temple Crossing is a great place to put my learning to good use by helping our patients.

Trang, RMT 

Hi. My name is Trang. I have been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 7 years and am fully certified with my 2,200-hour course. I am a medium pressure therapeutic therapist who specializes in trigger point therapy and stretches in my treatments. If interested, ask me about hot and cold stone therapy. Temple Crossing is my new home and I love being part of the team.

P.S. I love chocolate, cookies and all kinds of sweets.

Dr. Shobna Bali, DTCM, RAc

Hi, I’m Shobna Bali. I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Registered Acupuncturist. I earned my master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The 4-year curriculum at this school consists of over 4,200 hours of training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, practical clinical experience, energetic exercise and adjunct therapies which include: tui na (Chinese massage), Eastern nutrition, moxibustion, cupping, electric stimulation, gua sha, and auriculotherapy.

I specialize in sports medicine acupuncture (IMS). I am very passionate about healing through the connection between body, soul and mind, and I also take pride in helping patients to cope with stress and pain management. I suffered through a frozen shoulder with tension headaches for 2 years, which doctors had no solution for, and then I decided to take the natural healing way. I meditate, do yoga and breathing exercises every day, and also receive regular acupuncture treatments to balance the body with qi and blood. Chiropractic and acupuncture make a great team for your health.


Hello everyone, my name is Finn. I am a red betta fish. I love my new home here at the office, but I am still feeling a bit “fishy” about all these new people. I do enjoy playing hide and seek, as well as playing statue. Please come and say “hi” to me to help me become more adjusted to my new home.

Why Us?

We’re a community-based practice with 30 years of experience.


Temple Crossing Chiropractic

204-5401 Temple Dr NE

Calgary, AB 

T1Y 3R7

Phone: 403-280-8992

Email: templechiro@telus.net


Mon - Thu 08:00 AM - 06:30 PM

Fri 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sat 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Sun 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM

(Sunday massage only)

Emergency service available


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