Dr. Cassandra Champion, D.C., B.Sc.
As the youngest of six children in a military family, Cassandra’s early years were spent living in many different cities and towns throughout Ontario and Quebec before settling in the Barrie area. Cassandra attended high school at Bear Creek Secondary School and graduated with Honours as an Ontario Scholar.
Cassandra has always enjoyed sports. She was on football and rugby teams and was also a ski racer with Snow Valley throughout her high school years. Cassandra is still an avid soccer player with the Innisfil Soccer Club.
After high school, Cassandra headed to Sudbury where she graduated from Laurentian University with a Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, and received cum laude designation. After graduating she was working as a Kinesiologist and realized that she wanted more and decided to find a healthcare profession that she was truly passionate about. She began to suffer from terrible headaches which she was referred to a chiropractor and before her initial visit was complete, she realized that she had found what she was looking for.
Cassandra headed to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She went on to graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and is happy to have returned to be a chiropractor in Innisfil. In order to better serve her patients and the population as a whole, Cassandra continued her education and now providers Acupuncture after getting certified through Acupuncture Canada.
When Cassandra is not treating patients she can be found playing soccer, stand up paddle boarding, or playing with her dog, Gryffin.
Dr. Joseph Collins, D.C., B.Sc
Joe was born in Toronto, and moved to Innisfil with his family at the age of 4. Joe played on many team sports throughout his school years, excelling at both track and soccer. He went to OFSAA for both sports throughout his high school athletic career. Joe graduated from St. Peter’s as an Ontario Scholar and received the Millennium Scholarship.
Joe departed for Sudbury to study Biochemistry at Laurentian University and he graduated with a Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. During Joe’s years in Sudbury, he played soccer and continued to coach in Innisfil during the summers.
Being an avid athlete, Joe sustained a hip injury which became persistently painful and when the hip injury started to affect his game a friend referred him to a Chiropractor. After just 3 treatments, Joe was able to return to soccer and had found a new passion for his future career. Joe set forth to accomplish his goal of becoming a member of the profession that had helped him so much.
Joe headed to Toronto to attend Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and went on to graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Upon his graduation, he and his wife moved back to his home town and and is happy to have returned to be a chiropractor in Innisfil.
In his free time Joe both plays and coaches soccer with the Innisfil Soccer Club. Aside from “football”, Joe is very much a sports fanatic as there is no sport that Joe doesn’t enjoy either watching, playing or discussing.
Registered Massage Therapists
Elizabeth Kobelka, RMT
Elizabeth graduated from Georgian College’s Massage Therapy Program in 2014. Elizabeth focused her studies in critical care such as post cancer treatment, MVA and work place injury rehabilitation, Trigger point therapy, MFR, Reiki, manual lymph drainage, as well as sports massage, pregnancy massage and postural education. Elizabeth has been successful in providing beneficial treatments for multiple conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS, epilepsy and Fibromyalgia. She continues to thrive by learning new techniques to complement each of her client’s unique and individual needs. She is passionate about helping and guiding her clients to a better health and improved lifestyle. Elizabeth has most recently trained in Thai Stem Massage as well as Hot shell massage. Book now with Elizabeth to feel relaxed & rejuvenated!
Lisa Graham, RMT
Lisa has been in practice for 20 years as an RMT. She brings experience in many areas of the massage therapy profession. She has completed training is several modalities, such as therapeutic ultrasound, electrotherapy, and cold laser treatments, which she uses on a daily basis in her practice. She also has training in labour support, infant massage, custom orthotics, and medical compression therapy. Lisa is also trained in KT-taping and equine massage. She works with all ages and abilities, from newborn to seniors. Working within a multidiscipline practice allows all our health care professionals to refer to one another and work together for total patient care. Our clinic is fully accessible, including the bathroom, hallways, and all doorways.
Mandy Jakymyc, RMT
Mandy Jakymyc has been practicing massage therapy for 17 years. She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage Hydrotherapy in 2002 and has been working for Innisfil Wellness Centre for her 17-year career.
Within her practice, not only does she do the basic Swedish massage, but she also does lymphatic drainage, fascial release, hot stone massage, ultrasound, IFC, laser therapy, and Indie head massage. She was also recently certified in cupping, which assists with fascial release and improving range of motion in addition to other benefits. She also offers prenatal massage, and there is a prego-pillow available for Mom to lie comfy on her tummy again!
Aside from those modalities, she is also certified to fit orthotics and compression stockings from The Orthotic Group. Post-MVA treatments are also offered. Mandy works alongside the chiropractors on site to help provide a treatment plan and help speed up the client’s healing time.
Mandy’s pressure can range from light to deep upon client’s request. She has also added a new feature to her massage room: a new table heater and cover, which are super comfy and relaxing for the client during their treatment.
Mandy’s clients come first! She is always willing to educate clients with answers to any questions asked regarding their treatment, keeping hydrated (hydrated muscles are happy muscles!), nutrition, exercises between treatments, and hydrotherapy homework.
You can book online with Mandy at your convenience.
Natalie Warren, RMT
Natalie has many modalities to choose from to treat a wide variety of conditions. She has certification in, cupping, prenatal, sports taping, advanced joint mobilizations, hot stone, oncology Lymphedema (certified CDT), complicated shoulder conditions, physiokinetic manual therapy, concussion tx, piriformis, pelvic floor health, aromatherapy, ligamentous strain articular techniques for carpals and tarsals, She is also certified as a Bioflex Laser technician.
Dr. Shadi Tabaei, BSc (Hons), ND
Dr. Shadi is a naturopathic doctor that has graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors(CAND), the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and is licensed and registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She has also received a Bachelor of Science, Honors from Ryerson University. She currently holds her prescribing license and can prescribe bio-identical hormones, desiccated thyroid, and many other useful medicines.
Dr. Shadi has obtained certificates from accredited organizations for advanced training in many areas including PCOS, menopause, infertility, and fertility charting.
Her clinical areas of interest include a variety of health concerns such as fertility, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, women’s hormonal concerns, pregnancy health, thyroid dysfunctions, mental health, insomnia, gut issues, and auto-immune disease.
Dr. Gudrun Welder, ND
Gudrun M. Welder is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with 20 years of experience in Natural and complementary Health Care. She is an unassuming practitioner who methodically takes into consideration every aspect of an individual before suggesting treatment. She is committed to guiding peoples systems back into balance. She finds great joy in working with anyone who is up for considering new avenues toward health. Her favorite modalities are Nutrition, acupuncture/body work, botanical medicine and homeopathy. Gudrun is fueled by what makes each of us unique and treats accordingly.
Gudrun grew up in a small mountain town in Montana and was fascinated with plants and trees from the time she was born. As a teen she studied survival courses and sought out information on how the indigenous people in Montana and the world have lived closer to nature. As a young adult she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she worked for several local herbalists growing herbs and food, making tinctures, natural cosmetics and therapeutic odds and ends.
In 2001 She started her formal education in Santa Fe, where she received her Registered Polarity Practitioner designation from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts. While living in Santa Fe Gudrun traveled a lot and sought out people who were involved in traditional food practices and healing throughout the world. She soaked up all she could in Nepal, India, Japan, Mexico, Ireland and other countries. In her thirties Gudrun decided she would like a formal education that married both conventional and traditional healing. In 2010 she moved to Toronto to study Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Nauturopathic Medicine.
Today she takes a very practical approach when addressing her patient’s needs. Grounded in current diagnostics, blood work and physicians reports, she helps her patients to discover the cause of their heath conditions. Gudrun prides herself in helping patients to find compatible, safe, effective and natural ways towards recovery.
Osteopathy & Acupuncture
Dr. Myer Babaeff
Myer Babaeff was born in Azerbaijan in 1960, graduated high school in 1977 and then moved to Russia to pursue his medical studies at the St. Petersburg State Pediatrics Medical University from 1982-1988. Myer graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in 1988.
Myer continued his medical education at the Gorkov Medical Institute, passed his internship and residency at the Kirov Provincial Central Hospital, garnering a Specialty of Surgery. Myer practised the qualification of Surgeon from 1988 to 1991, working as a General Surgeon in Russia until 1994.
After 12 years of living in Russia, Myer moved back to his native country of Azerbaijan in 1994. He pursued his interest in the specialty of Gastrointestinal Surgery and was accepted into the Academic Topchubashov Scientific Surgery Center in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan. Myer studied and worked for the next 12 years as a Gastrointestinal Surgeon from 1994 to 2006.
Myer and his family began a new chapter in their lives and immigrated to Canada in 2006. Myer refocused his career on Holistic Medicine. He graduated from the New Earth College in Toronto as a certified Acupuncturist from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Myer attended and graduated from Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy with an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (D.O.M.P.) Diploma. He is a member of the Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals.
Krisztina, Registered Acupuncturist
Krisztina is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
Over the past 4 years, Krisztina developed a keen interest in treating any type of pain, restoring a patient’s range of motion, and helping women regain control over their periods, fertility, and menopausal symptoms. Her patients consistently report deeper sleep, better mood, the ability to handle stress and overall feeling of well being. With a never-ending thirst for knowledge, she learned various methods to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanism, including techniques that do not require needles such as cupping and auriculotherapy.
Krisztina’s initial assessments are thorough, to ensure she finds the root cause of the disease and treats both the cause and the symptoms, so her patients experience fast results and learn how to self-treat and avoid future issues from developing.
Sandy Van Dyke, Registered Physiotherapist
Sandy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto with additional background in Human Kinetics and Biochemical Sciences. She is also CAFCI certified for the practice of acupuncture.
Sandy has 30 years of Physical Therapy practice experience, primarily in orthopaedics. She continues to learn, continuing her education to learn better ways to deal with problematic TMJs and feet, including treatments using acupuncture and many different manual-therapy approaches. She is trained in St. John’s Neuromuscular Therapy, McKenzie and Mulligan Techniques as well as a strong Upledger/Osteopathic background with cranio-sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and neural manipulation. Most recently, she has completed vestibular rehabilitation training and Groston training to further benefit her client base, including chronic and/or complicated client conditions.
In her spare time, she is busy skiing, running, reading, motorcycling, and playing musical instruments.
Sharon was born in Ireland and moved to Canada in 2017.
Her discovery of her gift for healing came after she was diagnosed with skin cancer shortly after moving to Canada.
She describes this experience as the biggest challenge she had faced to date, but an experience that transpired to be the most positive life changing event she was to experience all in one.
Since then, she has taken Reiki Level 1, Reiki Level 2 and Reiki Master Level.
Reiki is a form of energy healing that aims to relieve & reduce pain, relax you, ease stress, tension and help your overall well being.
Her own experience of dealing with and overcoming an illness has allowed her to truly resonate with her clients who are experiencing their own unique journeys of coping with illnesses, healing, pain & challenges they have faced or are currently facing.
Her services offer an alternative holistic approach to pain relief for both physical and mental illnesses and ailments having helped those with anxiety, depression, cancer, insomnia and those suffering from chronic pain to name a few. Her sessions are tailored to each individuals needs ensuring you receive the optimal results you are seeking.
The services she offers includes Reiki, Reiki & Mental & Emotional Clearing and Reiki & Chakra Balancing. She also offers Integrated sessions, which is a combination of all the services she provides which also includes intuitive guidance.
Mental & Emotional Clearing is an extension service of Reiki, combined with a Reiki session that improves; mental clarity and focus, releases mental trauma, promotes deep relaxation, removes energy blockages, helping to increase your overall energy balancing your mind, body and spirit. This session is extremely beneficial for those dealing with anxiety, depression and those struggling to cope with serious illnesses.
The guidance that comes through from a chakra balancing session can help improve areas of your life where you have felt stuck.
Unbalanced chakras affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and can therefore limit and restrict how we experience life. This session is for you if you are feeling stuck & seeking an improved quality of life.
The integrated session is for you If you are committed to the experience of letting go of what no longer serves you.
This holistic approach to healing will release you from the “blocks” you are currently experiencing in your life and leave you feeling clear, renewed and inspired.
You can think of it as a one stop shop for healing and guidance combined that brings about and sets you up for the real life changes you are seeking.
If you have any questions or are unsure about which service type is best for you, Sharon is happy to have a free 15-minute consultation over the phone which you can find on our book appointment page here
**Please note that we are taking every effort to keep our clinic clean and safe for everyone, including our staff and patients** We will be screening patients. If you have traveled internationally (last 14 days) and/or have had direct contact with a positive or probable case of COVID-19, please reschedule your appointment. If you have a high fever, cough and shortness of breath (cold-like) please contact us via phone or email to determine if your appointment with us needs to be rescheduled or need to be referred to your medical doctor or hospital for further investigation. If none of these apply to you, there is no need for concern and your appointment will remain unchanged.