THE THERAPISTS

Dr Caren Fortin DC

Dr. Caren Fortin, BHK, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Caren has been working as a chiropractor in the Oakville area since 2007. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor. She later graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College at the top of her class. Dr. Caren has a hands-on practice and treats patients using a variety of techniques including manual hands-on adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue/muscle treatment, drop piece adjustments, activator, rehabilitation exercises, McKenzie therapies, rocktape/neuro-proprioceptive applications, and patient education. Dr. Fortin believes that an active lifestyle is essential to overall health and also practices what she preaches. An athlete all her life, Dr. Fortin has been involved in competitive track & field, volleyball, and rowing. She has always enjoyed running, and now CrossFit as well.

Dr Ahmed Alhamdan DC

Dr. Ahmed Alhamdan, BSc, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Ahmed attended New York Chiropractic College and graduated in 2019 as the Class Winner of Liberio A. Violini award for his clinical excellence and dedication to service. He has also completed various certifications including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Sport Injuries and Concussion Management, Custom Orthotics, Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Therapy, Cox Flexion Distraction, and Trigger Point therapy. Through his multidisciplinary approach that involves a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, advanced soft tissue release, pain relieving modalities and therapeutic exercise, Dr. Ahmed works to accelerate healing and improve the lifestyles of all his patients by achieving optimal function and long-lasting results.

Reena Babu, MPT, RPT

Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor & Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist

Reena has been a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2018. In India, she completed her Bachelor in Physiotherapy in 2003 and Masters in Physiotherapy in 2005. Reena has held the position of a college assistant professor and has experience in both hospital and private clinic settings. She has clinical experience treating patients with Orthopaedic, Pelvic, Neurological and Cardio-Respiratory conditions. Reena has certifications in Pelvic Floor Physio, Mulligans Manual Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation (to treat dizziness, vertigo), Acupuncture & Dry needling. She believes in a combined approach using her manual therapy skills, education and exercise prescription, to achieve beneficial functional lifestyle changes for her patients.

Ash Cannan, MPhty, B. App Sc (Ex Sc)

Registered Physiotherapist

Ash completed his Bachelor of Applied Science/Exercise and Sports Science in 2005 in Denver, Colorado and then completed his Masters in Physiotherapy Studies in 2010 in Queensland, Australia. Ash played basketball at USA college and professional level for over 15 years and has had the experience working as a Physiotherapist in many different settings including professional sport, workplace, hospital and private clinic settings. He has clinical experience treating patients with orthopaedic, pre and post-operative, amateur/professional sports and acute/chronic functional concerns. Ash has been a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2016 and has certifications in sports physiotherapy, dry needling, advanced shoulder rehabilitation and kinesiology taping. In his spare time, you can find him spending time/being active with his two young children, the gym, stand-up paddle boarding, walking his husky or playing basketball.

Lisa Marie Foreman

Lisa Marie Foreman, B.Sc., M.OMSc.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Lisa Marie earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Guelph. She then went on to attain her Diploma in Massage Therapy from Sutherland-Chan. Lisa Marie continued her education as she completed her Masters of Osteopathic Manual Science and is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. Lisa Marie has worked as a board examiner for the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. and operated her own clinic in North Vancouver. For over 20 years, Lisa Marie has been working in a variety of clinical settings from acquired brain injury patients and motor vehicle accident victims to common musculoskeletal issues.

Hong Ma RAc RTCMP

Hong Ma, R.Ac., R.TCMP

Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner

Hong Ma is a Registered TCM Practitioner and Registered Acupuncturist in Ontario. She completed her Chinese Medical degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine over a period of five years. She has past experience working extensively in the health care system of China. For the past 18 years she has been working in Toronto and Oakville, offering her services to a wide range of patients. Hong has been teaching Acupuncture and TCM at Academy Clinical Chinese Medicine of Toronto. She is a member in good standing with CTCMPAO and The Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

Dr. Michelle Salga, BTR (dip.), BSc., ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Michelle Salga is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor certified in bio-identical hormone therapy. She has a special interest in correcting hormone imbalances and works with a team of nurse practitioners to give her patients optimal care. Hormonal concerns such as menopause, thyroid imbalances, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, low testosterone, low libido, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-partum hormonal deficiencies and menstrual disorders are simply a few common health concerns that are treated in her office successfully. Dr. Michelle treats health concerns of all kinds varying from digestive disturbances, chronic fatigue, skin problems and depression/anxiety. Being a Naturopathic Doctor, she uses natural treatments such clinical nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and supplementation to correct the health problem and possible nutritional deficiencies.

Jenny Haugen RMT

Evgenia (Jenny) Haugen, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist & Craniosacral Practitioner

Jenny is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and has been working as a Massage Therapist since 2005. She has added various therapeutic techniques, including craniosacral therapy, that allow her to offer her clients the best care possible. Jenny also completed studies in 2017 at the College of the Rockies, graduating with her Practical Nursing Diploma. She believes that preventative and self-care of the body on a regular basis is the keystone to a pain-free healthy life. 

Lisa J. Rutherford, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist & Reiki Practitioner

A graduate of Trillium College, Lisa has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2013. During college, she participated in monthly outreaches, treating clients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's. Lisa maintains a keen interest in working with clients who are affected by these conditions. As a mother, she recalls massaging all three of her children as infants. She took great pride in seeing how her gentle touch improved their sleep, digestion and overall contentment during and after massage. These were certainly influencing factors in Lisa’s decision to become a Massage Therapist as a second career…a perfect fit.

Rachel Mastrangelo, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist from Byran College in 2020. Having suffered an injury of her own in the past, and receiving beneficial treatment by a massage therapist, lead her on the path to becoming an RMT. Rachel has experience treating clients and athletes with scoliosis, cystic fibrosis, muscle pain, arthritis, and more. She also has a certificate in Trimesters Massage Therapy for Pregnancy. Rachel provides Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, facia, stretching, joint mobilization as well as other relaxation techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, biking and enjoying the outdoors.

Andrea Nederveen RMT

Andrea Nederveen, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Andrea is a graduate of the Canadian Therapeutic College and has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since 2005. She has had many opportunities to travel and it is a big part of her life. It was a trip down east that actually inspired her to build her own career as a massage therapist. Andrea has worked in both Spa and Chiropractic settings, treating a wide variety of conditions such as muscle pain, migraines, stress, fibromyalgia and degenerative diseases (e.g. Ankylosing Spondylitis, an inflammation of the joints between the spine and pelvis).

Cynthia Luo, RMT 

Registered Massage Therapist & Shiatsu Practitioner

Fully enjoying her career as an RMT, Cynthia’s passion and confidence is evident in all she does. She believes lifelong education is the way to continually improve knowledge and skills. Her reputation as a soft-tissue specialist came about from her unique style and technique. The extensive training she received in Chinese Tuina coupled with Swedish massage skills and Japanese shiatsu allow her clients to enjoy the best outcome for their condition. Treatments also include stretching and joint mobilization, if needed. Cynthia's job satisfaction comes when her clients express that they feel better, faster. 

Amanda Tune, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Amanda has been a Registered Massage Therapist since October of 2007. Her style is deep tissue, with an emphasis on therapeutic work. For several years, after her youngest of 2 daughters was born, she taught infant massage, and it continues to be an area of interest for her. Amanda’s other interests include fitness, and bodybuilding, and she plans to get her personal training certification in the near future. Other interests include travelling, making soap and reading.

Jaso Li RMT

Zheng Zhu (Jason) Li, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Jason graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist from Everest College.  He is experienced in providing Swedish and deep tissue massage, effleurage, lymphatic drainage, hot stone, cupping and various other massage and relaxation techniques. Jason is very skilled in determining the best and appropriate course of treatment needed for each client and is able to guide clients through range of motion and other special tests. The care and improvement of each client is his number one priority and will continue to be throughout his career. Jason is constantly updating his skills and continues to improve as a practitioner, thus in the long run benefiting the needs of his clients.

Gorf Fyfe RMT

Gord Fyfe, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist & Osteopathy Student

Gord graduated from Brock University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies. He is passionate about fitness, especially running, and has always had an interest in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Gord completed his studies at Canadian Therapeutic College in 2009, graduating with a Diploma in Massage Therapy with the intent of entering the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. He began his studies with the CCO that fall and continues them today. Gord has had the opportunity to work with several amateur and professional athletes including weekend warriors, Ironman triathletes, the stars of the CBC show Battle of the Blades and the hit U.K. show Dancing on Ice.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MANAGEMENT

Clinic Director, Jennifer Lickver: jenn@wellnessforthebody.com
Clinic Manager, Ruth-Ann Courage: manager@wellnessforthebody.com