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.
Leanna Sargent, RMT
Leanna moved to Innisfil in June of 2015 leaving her Massage Therapy practice of 7 years.
She is a proud new mom and is looking forward to meeting and treating the wonderful folk in Simcoe County!
Leanna graduated from Kikkawa College, Toronto, ON in June of 2006. Kikkawa College is a private Massage Therapy & Hydrotherapy College.
Her passion for Yoga, Meditation and the Healing Arts lead her to her current profession as a RMT.
Leanna has a unique touch that is sensitive and caring, yet strong and intuitive. She works toward full body balance and focuses on decreasing pent up muscle tension that is generally the main cause of pain and dis-ease.
She provides a very thorough massage treatment designed according to each clients individual needs and goals. Leanna has experience working with people of all ages. Believe it or not, Kids have stress too! And moreover, love to be massaged. Touch is very calming and healthy for children of all ages!
Services offered: Swedish, Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, Pre and Post Natal, Hot Stone Massage, Thai/Yoga and Reiki (certified 2nd level).
Amanda Mulder, RMT
Amanda Mulder has been practicing full-time since May 2014. She takes pride in her treatments and continues to customize her massages depending on each individual’s needs. Amanda ranges from light to deep tissue pressure. She is small but mighty. She has a very caring and professional presence. Amanda uses fast and consistent pressure throughout the entire treatment, while working her way through deeper tissues and trigger point therapy while teaching you to breathe deeply.
Amanda’s specialties include Swedish massage, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, deep tissue techniques, fascial work, cupping therapy, pregnancy massage and post-MVA therapy. She is certified in the fundamentals of osteopathy and has her level one craniosacral therapy certification.
Amanda is passionate about her clients having a healthy, balanced lifestyle overall, from clean eating, excess of hydration, and gaining flexibility. Her primary goal is to reduce pain and stress and improve wellness within the body mentally and physically. Amanda will always ensure you feel rejuvenated after each treatment. She takes pride in getting you to your end goals in a timely manner.
Amanda is excited to continue her education throughout her career and plans on adding more modalities and techniques to her practice yearly. As of March 2019, she will be adding therapeutic ultrasound and laser & LED light therapy to her practice.
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 knows that a lot of people are suffering from poor health, and are often left feeling stuck with their treatment options. That’s why she’s dedicated her life to look at health through a holistic lens. With her expertise in natural medicines, she uses proven therapies to help people feel better, more healthy and empowered to live the life that they want, sickness free. Dr. Shadi encourages everyone to not let bad health get in the way of their life. Her motto is ‘be mindful, be intentional, get results’.
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.
Her clinical areas of interest include a variety of health concerns such as memory loss, neurodegeneration, healthy aging, auto-immune disease, gut health, women’s health, hormonal imbalances, fertility and paediatrics.
A fun fact about Dr. Shadi is that her name means happiness in Farsi. In her free time, Dr. Shadi loves to play squash and golf, work out at the gym, spend time with her family and friends, read, listen to podcasts, and catch up on her favorite shows.
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.
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.
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