MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS

 

We have assembled a group of highly qualified Practitioners from a variety of health professions. All of our Practitioners love what they do, and genuinely care about helping their patients.

 
We are confident that you will find the appropriate Practitioner to suit your needs. Have a look at the profiles below to see if anyone stands out to you. If you are not sure, give us a call and tell us a little about yourself, what your needs are, along with your past experiences, and we will help match you with the most appropriate practitioner for you.

 

Dr. Martin Dziak    

Dr. Martin Dziak is a graduate of Wilfred Laurier University where he received his Honors Bachelor of Science Degree. He continued his education by receiving a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago Illinois in 2001. He considers his Chiropractic degree only the beginning of his education and has continued learning by taking courses in Medical Acupuncture, Active Release Technique, Shockwave therapy as well as becoming Certified Canadian Pedorthist in 2006. He specializes is the treatment of low back and neck pain that is caused by disk derangement. He is an active member of the Ontario and Canadian Chiropractic Associations and the College of Pedorthics of Canada.

WHEN AWAY FROM THE CLINIC...
Favourite food: I love to eat
Favourite fruit : mangos
Favourite winter activity: skiing
Favourite summer activity: fishing
Travel: Bali and Northern Ontario
Language(s) : English, Slovak
Born: Kitchener, Ontario
Kevin Kelly    

Kevin Kelly is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where he received his Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology. He then continued his education pursing an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy.

Kevin has been practicing in the Kitchener-Waterloo since 2002. He has extensive experience treating various injuries and conditions ranging from sports injuries, orthopedic surgeries, to pain resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

Continuing education training includes McKenzie Part A and B, Spinal Manual Therapy, TMJ Therapy and Laser Therapy.

Kevin is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario as well as the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations.

WHEN AWAY FROM THE CLINIC...
Favourite food: sushi
Favourite fruit : mango
Favourite winter activity: snowboarding
Favourite summer activity: baseball
Travel: everywhere
Language(s) : English
Born: Canada
Lee Quenneville   

Lee Quenneville has been a registered physiotherapist since 1999 and has clinical proficiency with all age groups and all fitness levels. His clinical focus is manual therapy including : mobilization / manipulation, McKenzie protocols, assisted isolytic stretching, muscle energy techniques, mobilization with movement, neuro-dynamic techniques, and mechanical spinal decompression. Lee also utilizes physical and electrical modalities in his treatment sessions, as well as Laser therapy.

For those patients who choose to include acupuncture into their treatments, Lee has been a certified orthopaedic acupuncture practitioner since 2001. His clinical experience reveals that patient outcomes can often be optimized and recovery expedited through acupuncture or electro-acupuncture for a vast number of dysfunctions.

Lee prides himself on solving both straight forward and multi-facetted dysfunctions for his patients with a systematic approach that incorporates his various skill sets and manual techniques. Lee makes himself available for daytime as well as convenient evening appointments 3 days per week.

Kirsten Behm   

Kirsten Behm is a graduate from the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto and graduated with an Honours Bachelor degree with specialization in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. She has experience in both outpatient and inpatient physiotherapy in the areas of spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, amputee, acute cardiorespiratory, and musculoskeletal therapy. Kirsten has chosen to focus her career on musculoskeletal/orthopedic physiotherapy, where she has experience working with both simple and complex patients with diverse pathologies, including delivering pre- and post-surgical physiotherapy rehabilitation.

Kirsten moved back to her hometown, Kitchener, Ontario, to begin her physiotherapy career, and is enthusiastic about giving back to the community she grew up in. Her philosophy of physiotherapy treatment involves combining manual therapy and mobilization techniques, specific exercise prescription, and education, with modalities such as TENS, IFC, Ultrasound, and heat/cold therapy. Kirsten is available for appointments during the week from Monday to Friday.

Nir Saar   

Nir Saar is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and an active member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

He is an experienced practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is dedicated to supporting others in achieving their health goals by using gentle fine needle acupuncture to help calm the central nervous system, supporting chronic health conditions and treat structural and musculoskeletal pain.

After graduating from the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, Nir began his practice in Guelph and presently practices in Kitchener and Stratford. In addition to his training in acupuncture, Nir has completed programs in Reiki, Shiatsu massage, and Craniosacral Therapy, and he began his studies to become osteopathic manual practitioner.

Nir has been a guest on Rogers Cable 20 daytime.  To view click here...

When not at the at the clinic he spends time with his wife and two children and loves to be with them in Algonquin Park.

Kevin Lau   

Kevin Lau earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2009. He became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in 2011, after which he started his osteopathic education at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO) while he worked as an RMT. He completed the five-year program at the CCO in 2016, and successfully defended his thesis in 2017 and earned his Diploma in Osteopathy Manual Practice (DOMP) and Diploma in Science of Osteopathy (DScO).

Kevin practices as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, associated with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO). Kevin takes his knowledge from 13 consecutive years of postsecondary education and from a number of athletic training and coaching experiences to treat all manner of injuries and discomfort, so that his patients can return to doing the activities they love as soon as possible.

Language(s): English, French, Cantonese
Amanda Martin   

Amanda attended the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.  She graduated in 2006, and has been treating in KW region going into her 10th year. She has extended experience in working with conditions such as: Postural stress, repetitive strain, whip lash (motor vehicle accidents), pregnancy, fibromyalgia, every day aches and pains, and general stress reduction.

Amanda’s approach to treatment is to try and figure out the root cause of the dysfunction.  She loves the challenge that sometimes comes with more complicated cases, as she enjoys problem solving.

She bases her treatment on a structure/function relationship and treats accordingly.  But still aims to have a relaxation component that makes it enjoyable.

Amanda has taken other courses in: Muscle Energy, Electrotherapy (Tens machine), Hot stone, NISA (level 1), Acupressure (level 2) and is currently attending the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton. (3rd year of 4 year program)

WHEN AWAY FROM THE CLINIC...
Favourite food: all kinds...I love to eat!
Favourite fruit: Juicy Pear
Favourite winter activity: winter hiking
Favourite summer activity:swimming, running
Favourite travel destination(s): Huge passion of mine! I was in France, Belgium and The Netherlands 2017 and next trip is going to ICELAND
Born: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Chad Dickson   

Chad completed his training at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge in 2018. He is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. He began his vocational journey with training in Ambulance and Emergency Care, and then changed direction with an extensive career in fine Carpentry. He was overjoyed to return to healthcare, and delve into the world of manual therapy. A love of learning is at the heart of Chad’s therapy, as he really seeks to understand and help his clients – both with myofascial and general relaxation techniques. He is very excited to have begun part-time studies in the fall of 2018 at the Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy in Toronto.

When away from the clinic...
Favorite food: Homemade Pizza – Mmmmm…
Favorite fruit: Blueberries
Favorite winter activity: Swimming in a warm pool
Favorite summer activity: Swimming in a cool pool
Travel: Edmonton to see family
Languages: English (attempts made to learn German and Romanian…)
Born in: Thunder Bay!
Danijela Boronka   

Danijela is a graduate of the Medix School of Massage Therapy.  Prior to commencing her practice at Target Therapeutics she was a Massage Therapist and Physiotherapist in Europe and  for a period of time, worked with the men's Bosnian national volleyball team.

She has experience treating conditions related to repetitive stress, poor posture, sports injuries, whiplash and everyday aches and pains.

Danijela is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Ontario Massage Therapy Association.

Cojanna Gruber   

Cojanna graduated from Brock University where she received a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Fine Arts.  She then chose to pursue her interest in  health care,  completing courses in Therapeutic Touch, Reiki and Jin Shin Do, A natural progression leading to her graduating with honours from the Medix School of Massage Therapy.

Since becoming a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario,  Cojanna has been treating sports injuries, postural conditions, aches and pains due to work, pregnancy and motor vehicle accidents.

With a keen interest in life long learning Cojanna has recently taken courses including Indie Head Massage and Lomi Lomi. In the future Cojanna plans to focus on Manual Lymphatic Drainage and acupressure.

Jarrett Amor   

Jarrett Amor is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. His focus is on the treatment of pain originating in the muscles from poor posture, repetitive stress and sports injuries. He likes to perform deep muscle work via deep tissue massage however he can also ease up the pressure and include relaxation as a part of your massage experience. Jarrett plans to further his education by attending osteopathy school in the near future.

Tanya Budimlic   
Tanya graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in 2014.  She has since been working at Target Therapeutics, treating aches and tightness using a combination of deep tissue, Swedish and therapeutic techniques to decrease pain and improve muscle function.  Tanya has experience working with conditions which include repetitive strain, fibromyalgia, postural strains and sports injuries.  She has also taken courses in Thai style reflexology, Deep tissue therapy, Cranial level 1&2, and is certified in the AromaTouch® Technique.  As an avid runner and athlete, Tanya wishes to continue her education in sports therapy and sports massage. Tanya’s main goal is to help others be in tune with their bodies, so they can live each day to it's fullest.
Alyssa Carey   

Alyssa is a graduate of Humber College's Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma program and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. After graduation Alyssa completed a second diploma in Fitness & Health Promotion where she also gained certification as Regulated Health & Exercise Practitioner (RHEP).

Throughout her education and participation in sport, involvement in the health and wellness community at the College, as well as at home, Alyssa's overall goal for helping people lead healthy & active lifestyles has always been a passion of hers. Alyssa has special interest in and experience working with the following: Athletic (Pre and Post Athletic Event Massage), Pre-Natal and Infant Massage, Chronic Conditions & Illness, as well as patients with Neurological Conditions.

Alyssa's therapeutic focus for her patients involves a commitment to maintaining, rehabilitating and improving physical function of the body to optimize health & wellness. She believes that with a healthy and active lifestyle combined with the proper rehabilitation for recovery and maintenance we can optimize our health to the fullest. To be able to best treat her patients, Alyssa has completes courses to further expand her knowledge in craniosacral therapy as well as has plans to complete courses geared towards the study of myofascial release and the connective tissue of the body.

Stephanie Schairer   

Everyday experiences and stressors are communicated through the body and can be uniquely expressed as imbalances in our overall well-being.

Stephanie's approach to massage therapy is first and foremost client-centred, understanding needs differ among individuals and should be reflected in each treatment. Believing the benefits of massage are better realized when aligned within a client's lifestyle and comfort level, she encourages a safe, open dialogue and empowers clients to be active participants in a treatment plan that works for them.  As an athlete who's sustained injuries, concussions, varied soft tissue and joint pain, Stephanie's awareness of individual needs combined with a passion for helping others also extends to her massage practice.  Integrating an evidence based practice (EBP) in her approach and a series of focused questions and assessments to better understand what may be contributing to your concern, Stephanie works with you and alongside other health care professionals to create a massage treatment plan that can safely help optimize your well-being and help steer you in the direction of your wellness goals.

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Guelph (2007) where she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at the School of Fine Art. Her visual and theoretical studies centered on representation of the human form in visual culture in which she received recognition and publication for her works. Choosing to follow her passion of functional and athletic performance, Stephanie returned to academia graduating with Honours from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy (2018). Stephanie is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario(CMTO) and member of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario (RMTAO).  Stephanie continues to expand her knowledge having already completed addtional courses in thoracic spine mobilization.

When away from the clinic, Stephanie enjoys resistance training, baked goods, macrame, tennis and stand-up comedy.

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