My approach to massage therapy is therapeutic. With gentle opening techniques to warm up the tissue working into deep techniques using the appropriate and desired pressure of the client. My goal is to work with clients to form a treatment plan that improves their overall health and creates as many benefits as possible. I enjoy treating a wide variety of clients, from therapeutic, to maternity, to relaxation massage. I value the importance of educating my clients and informing them of all treatment options, including homecare exercises, techniques used in treatment and referral when necessary.
My approach to massage therapy is therapeutic. With gentle opening techniques to warm up the tiss...
Nicole Ellis graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018 with honours, and is a member in good standing with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario). Prior to her manual therapy training, Nicole graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2016 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Nicole has experience working with diverse clientele in both clinical and volunteer settings, including elite athletes, individuals experiencing chronic pain and injuries, palliative care, headaches, postural imbalances, facet irritation, joint dysfunction, and fascial restrictions.
Nicole has a passion for biomechanics, musculoskeletal and neurological systems, pain science, and fitness, and studies current scientific literature in her field. She uses her theoretical knowledge and practical training to provide a thorough assessment, including range of motion, muscle length and strength testing, neurological testing, and specialized orthopedic testing. This approach helps Nicole develop a specific clinical impression and, therefore, a client-specific treatment approach. Nicole values the importance of client education, and informing clients of all treatment options (including treatment techniques, therapeutic exercises, and appropriate referrals).
Nicole Ellis graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018 with honours...
Evelyn has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. She uses a collaborative, attachment-based therapeutic approach to help support clients who are experiencing challenges in their lives and relationships. She strives to provide a non-judgmental safe environment and uses her clinical skills to assist people to work through difficult and traumatic experiences. She is experienced in the areas of mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, addiction, and trauma as well as other mental health and relationship issues.
Evelyn graduated from the University of Guelph with an honours degree in Psychology as well as in Family Relations and Human Development. She then completed a Masters of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has experience working at a family counselling agency, with the school board, and in a community mental health agency. Her background in both psychology and social work enables her to consider a variety of contributing factors when engaging in therapy. Evelyn is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Evelyn grew up in Elora and moved back here 13 years ago after spending a number of years in Texas. She is involved in the community and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is excited about joining the team at Optimal Wellness as she has a holistic approach and recognizes the important connection between mental, physical, and emotional health. She looks forward to working with other team members to help clients achieve good health outcomes and a better quality of life.
Evelyn has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in individual and grou...
Jennifer Kentner is a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) who is a member with the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. She works primarily with the preschool and school-aged population. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts and Georgian College with her post-graduate diploma as a CDA.
Jennifer is originally from a small farming community in southern Ontario, however has lived in Guelph since she moved to the area for University, and just recently moved to Centre Wellington for a quieter lifestyle that she has always loved.
Jenn uses a family-centred approach and has worked for over 17 years in the Fergus and Elora regions in clinic, home, and daycare/school settings.
Through her experience, she has worked with a variety of developmental and acquired speech, language and communication difficulties, including preschool speech and language development, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, stuttering, cleft lip and palate, motor speech disorders, and complex communication needs. Jennifer prides herself on a family centered and developmental treatment approach to meet the needs of the client, with specific training in DIR/Floortime™ & Shanker Self-Reg® (Level 2). Jennifer has also had ongoing training and education from The Hanen Centre® (It Takes Two to Talk™, More Than Words™, SPARK Communication™, Teaching Tuning-In™), and The Speech & Stuttering Institute.
Jennifer Kentner is a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) who is a member with the Communicat...
Dr. Phil Lemire graduated from the University of Windsor in 2007 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biological Sciences. He continued his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) in 2011 with Clinic Honours and the academic distinction of Cum Laude. As a chiropractor licensed by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, Dr. Lemire has the ability to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Lemire enjoys being an active member of his community and has volunteered with several organizations in the past including the Windsor Regional Hospital, Knights of Columbus and the Riverside Minor Hockey League.
Dr. Lemire believes in motivating his patients to stay physically fit and to live a healthy lifestyle. As such, Dr. Lemire holds credentials as a Personal Training Specialist and as a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist through Can Fit Pro. Having participated in numerous sports throughout the years, Dr. Lemire has a special interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation.
Dr. Lemire values the importance on ongoing continued education and stays current with the most recent scientific literature. Also, he has completed additional courses in Active Release Techniques® (ART), Graston Technique® (GT), and Clinical Acupuncture. As a chiropractor, Dr. Lemire specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems of the body. The diagnostic process includes a full detailed history of your complaint, general health assessment, and physical examination, including ranges of motion, orthopedic testing, palpation, and neurological testing. Treatments may utilize a range of methods including spinal manipulation, extremity adjusting, soft tissue therapy, Active Release Techniques®, Graston Technique®, acupuncture, exercise prescriptions, and lifestyle and nutritional advice.
Dr. Phil Lemire graduated from the University of Windsor in 2007 with an Honours Bachelor of Scie...
Dr. Michael Long, Fergus Naturoapthic Doctor, uses an evidence based approach to natural health. His practice focuses on sports medicine, working with athletes ranging from casual through to elite professionals to optimize performance, improve recovery time, and heal from injuries. As well, he has a passion for working with chronic and lifestyle related illnesses including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, depression, and weight loss. Patients are evaluated objectively with routine blood work, nutritional assessment, physical examination, and orthopaedic testing. Treatment methods generally include dietary nutrition, vitamin injections, counselling, stretching/strengthening exercises, supplementation, and/or acupuncture.
Michael graduated from the 4-year naturopathic doctor program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) as valedictorian. Prior to this, he attended the University of British Columbia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Genetics with Deans Honours. While a student, he excelled as both an academic and leader, fulfilling all requisite criteria while graduating amongst the top of the class, serving as a Governor on the Boucher Institute Board, and working as a teaching assistant. He is the recipient of many academic and service scholarships: UBC Undergraduate Scholars Scholarship, Science Service Award, Nicole Robinson Memorial Scholarship, Institute for Natural Medicine Scholars Scholarship, and the prestigious Spirit of Boucher award.
Michael is licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Michael Long, Fergus Naturoapthic Doctor, uses an evidence based approach to natural health. ...
Amy Martin was born and raised in Fergus. She is a graduate of Georgian College’s RPN program. She went on to train as an Advanced Foot Care Nurse and spent several years in home care. She continues to perfect her skill under the tutelage of the excellent chiropodists at Family Foot Care in Bolton and Orangeville. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the treatment of common foot conditions such as calluses, corns, diabetic foot care, thick or fungal nails, ingrown nails, plantar warts and general foot pain.
Amy Martin was born and raised in Fergus. She is a graduate of Georgian College’s RPN program. ...
Dr. Katie McKeown, Fergus Naturopathic Doctor, practices evidence-based naturopathic medicine. Her focus in practice is on family medicine with special emphasis in women’s health, fertility and paediatrics. Through health optimization and individualized treatment plans, she is able to reduce or eliminate common conditions and symptoms to improve the health of her patients. She combines evidence-based treatments including acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counselling and nutritional supplementation to achieve optimal health.
Katie received her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo and her diploma in naturopathic medicine from Canada’s leading naturopathic medical institution; the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia. Combining her training in naturopathic medicine and many years working in pharmaceutical and nutritional research, she is well versed in both conventional and natural therapies.
Katie is licensed as a naturopathic doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Katie was born and raised in Fergus, ON. After completing her education in B.C., she returned to her roots and has again become an active and passionate member of the community. She can often be found providing complimentary health and wellness seminars at the local community centres and is always willing to share her knowledge and passion for healthy living.
Dr. Katie McKeown, Fergus Naturopathic Doctor, practices evidence-based naturopathic medicine. ...
Emily Merritt is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario as well as Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology following the completion of an Honours Bachelor Degree in Music Cognition from McMaster University. Emily is originally from Mount Forest but has spent time living and working in Nova Scotia, Northern Alberta and the West Midlands of England before returning home to the Center North Wellington area.
Emily uses a family-centered approach focusing on functional goals that can have a broad impact. She has experience working in rural and culturally diverse areas in both school and community based settings.
Emily has gained experience working with a variety of developmental and acquired speech and language difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, Stuttering, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aphasia and Apraxia. She has completed training within the area of behaviour management, regulation, and augmentative and alternative communication. Emily has a passion for working with families, using evidence-based, client centered approaches within her practice to educate, consult, assess and provide therapy for clients with speech, language, and fluency challenges.
Emily Merritt is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists an...
Taryn Thomson is a formally trained member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. She graduated from Western University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology prior to obtaining a Communicative Disorders Assistant post-graduate diploma from St. Lawrence College, graduating with distinction.
Originally from Fergus, Taryn spent years working and living abroad before returning to her roots and joining the team at Optimum Health Centre. She is bringing with her experience and understanding for cultural diversity and its customs. She uses this to offer her clients a compassionate and welcoming environment.
Taryn enjoys working with a variety of developmental and acquired speech and language difficulties and has gained experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, preschool and school age speech/language/literacy development, Aphasia, motor speech disorders and more.
Taryn Thomson is a formally trained member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association o...
Robyn Wilkinson graduated from Sutherland Chan school of Massage Therapy in Toronto in 2013, and is a member in good standing with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) . Shortly after completing the Massage Therapy program, Robyn decided to further her education and knowledge of the human body and expand her abilities to help her patients, and began the journey of becoming an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.
Robyn has experience working with a wide range of clientele in a clinical setting. Chronic pain and injuries, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash injuries, scar tissue, fascial restrictions, pre and post natal massage.
Robyn uses a global body approach when conducting assessment and treatment to find the root cause of the primary complaint.
Robyn has a passion for educating her patients and helping them be pro-active in their healing journey so their treatment goals can be met.
Robyn Wilkinson graduated from Sutherland Chan school of Massage Therapy in Toronto in 2013, and...