Sherwood Park Team

Our team of experts are committed to helping you find your better u, inside and out. With numerous years of experience and many happy clients, we will help YOU find your True Balance.

Sherwood Park Team


Dr. Ron Brown

Executive Medical Director leading the team at True Balance, graduated with a fellowship in family Practice from the University of Alberta and then worked 8 years in his rural family practice while in charge of a small hospital. He specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta and has worked 19 years as an Obstetrician at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Dr. Brown holds an appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta and is actively involved in the resident education program. Dr. Brown is also a member of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is board certified in Functional and Regenerative Medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine through advanced medical training undertaken at the University of South Florida. Dr. Brown’s primary research interests lay in Bio-Identical hormones and Longevity Medicine. He published his first book on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) titled “Discovering Your True Balance with Bioidentical Hormones” in Spring 2011.

Susan Fyfe

As part of the executive staff, Susan Fyfe is an integral component to the leadership and vision here at True Balance. Susan graduated as a registered nurse and has worked in intensive care, the operating room, W.W. Cross and as an in-service nurse/educator. Susan is the mother of four children as well as numerous cats and dogs. Susan has worked with True Balance for the last 10 years. In addition to her clinical experience, Susan is an accomplished Equestrienne and owner-operator of Keno Hills Show Riding Stable with students competing at the national level on the Arabian Horse Show Circuit. Her horse-breeding program garnered her recognition as one of the top 25 Arabian breeders in North America. Susan personally founded and organized the Rescue 100 Foundation that rescued 100 starving horses last year. For her efforts, Susan received the Readers Digest Hero Award for 2009 and is featured on the front cover of the January ’09 issue. Susan is a sought after life coach and international motivational speaker. Susan provides Intuitive Medicine, Spiritual Response Therapy and is also a Therapeutic Touch and Reiki Master practitioner. These therapies assist couples and individuals to become more passionate about their life and move towards fulfilling their life’s wishes.

Dr. M. Binns

A family physician that has graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. She has also earned a B.A. in Literature from the University of Regina. Dr. Binns has been practicing in Edmonton for about 14 years but first became interested in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and vitamin D research about three years ago after attending a medical seminar of Dr. Brown’s. Her hobbies include running, biking and lifting weights.

Dr. Heather Reese

A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta, and has been in Family Practice since 1984. As well as her interest in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy, she has an interest in acupuncture, and has been to China to research and study traditional Chinese medicine. She and her husband are the parents of three grown children. She loves to play all kinds of percussion, and especially jazz drum-set.

Daena, Korisa, Lucia, Sandra, Sheena and Theresa


Chelsey, Holly, Jason, Lea, Lesley and Sheena


Amy, Michelle and Jennifer


Abbie, Michelle


Gord Ariza – GIA Physiotherapy and Acupuncture

With specializations in sports physical therapy, medical acupuncture and medical Qi Gong, Gord brings a diverse professional skill-set to the True Balance team. His early achievements include his appointment as the team physiotherapist for the Canadian National Swim Team from 1982-1986 during which time he participated in the 1983 Pan Am Games, 1984 Summer Olympics hosted in Los Angeles, 1985 Pan Pacific Games hosted in Tokyo and the 1986 World Aquatic Championships in Madrid, Spain. More recently, Gord has been involved with Dr. Steven Aung and the CPMA program resident at the University of Alberta which led to his integration of medical acupuncture, physical therapy and Qi Gong. For 12 years Gord co-owned and directed two different physiotherapy clinics but left the business world to contract his services to Nor-Med Therapies where he worked until December of 2008 at which time he joined the team at True Balance. Over the past few years our patients at True Balance have benefited immensely from Gord’s expertise and proficient background in therapeutic practice and we look forward to the continued innovation of clinical programs which set new benchmarks for patient success.

*True Balance gift cards cannot be used at GIA Physiotherapy and Accupuncture

Joanne – Dermallusion Permanent Make-up

Joanne currently runs Dermallusion Permanent Cosmetics out of True Balance and can also be found doing her work at the Misericordia Hospital 1 day a week. In addition to permanent make-up, Joanne does reconstructive tattooing for scars due to trauma, surgery, and hypopigmentation. She is especially proud of the work she does changing the lives of women who have survived breast cancer with her reconstructive tattooing.

*True Balance gift cards cannot be used at Dermallusion