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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 the Liberio A. Violini Award for his clinical excellence and dedication to service. He has also completed various certifications including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Sports 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.


Shehzad Surya, PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Shehzad worked as a Physiotherapist in New York for nine years after he moved to the US from Mumbai, India. Since 2019 Shahzad has worked as a Registered Physiotherapist in Canada. He graduated from Vikas College of Physiotherapy with a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and from Long Island University with a master’s in Exercises Physiology. He has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, in-home as well as outpatient clinics. He has a special interest in cardio-pulmonary conditions as well as vestibular disorders which he finds to be the most satisfying of the specialties. Shehzad is a certified Complete Concussion practitioner and treats patients who suffered a mild brain injury after work, sports, and automobile accidents. He also has worked with a wide variety of post-surgical conditions and takes great pleasure in helping people return to their regular lives. He is an avid sportsman who enjoys playing cricket and soccer and loves reading in his spare time.

Nancy Friedman

Nancy Friedman, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Nancy is a Registered Social Worker with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Social Work, a Master of Social Work and a Certificate in Teaching Effectiveness. She provides individual, couple and family counselling to children, adolescents, adults and seniors of diverse cultures, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and expression of identity to help with any challenges hindering their everyday lives. This includes Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Attachment, Blended Families, Body Image, Burnout, Caregiving, Communication, co-parenting conflict, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Employment, Feeling of Sexual Inadequacy, Family Violence, Immigration adjustment, Intergenerational Issues, Job Satisfaction, Life Transitions, Loss, Parent-Child Conflict, Post-Partum Depression, Relationship, Self Esteem, Stress, Suicide Ideation, Surviving Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Work Related Conflict. Nancy provides 2S-LGBTQ+ safe space within an Anti-Oppressive Practice perspective. She utilizes Trauma-Informed Brief Solutions Focused and Cognitive Behavior Therapies to support her clients in achieving their goals within an Anti-Oppressive Practice perspective.


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 the 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 20 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 the Academy of Clinical Chinese Medicine of Toronto. She is a member in good standing with CTCMPAO and The Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

Michelle Salga ND

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.

Lisa Rutherford RMT

Lisa J. Rutherford, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

A graduate of Trillium College, Lisa has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist at Wellness for the Body 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. Having travelled to Thailand, Lisa received hands on training in Thai Massage and Indie Head Massage, extending her list of services available at our clinic. These treatments are in addition to Reflexology and Reiki, giving her clients a full range of therapy options.

Amanda Tune RMT

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.

Cynthia Luo RMT

Cynthia Luo, RMT 

Registered Massage Therapist

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. 

Rachel Mastrangelo RMT

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).


Shinya Nasu, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Shinya began his journey towards massage therapy back in 2015 while attending the University of Waterloo for Kinesiology. He went on to graduate the Massage Therapy program with honours in 2023 from Kikkawa College. Shinya is now a licensed RMT who prides himself on the wealth of knowledge he has amassed from his educational experiences and utilizes it to aid his clients on their road to recovery. Furthermore, his tenacity and perseverance applies to his attitude towards his clients. His style of massage is rooted in the classic Swedish techniques, with emphasis on a client-tailored, therapeutic approach. In his spare time, Shinya enjoys baking, cooking, yoga, sudokus and practicing Karate.


Gabriela Wieczorek, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Gabriela graduated from the massage therapy program at Humber College in 2021. Prior to this she studied and achieved a diploma in fitness and health promotion. Gabby has always enjoyed being active and with this lifestyle also came many injuries along the way. However, overcoming these setbacks inspired her to help others in their healing journey. Currently, she treats a wide variety of patients including athletes, prenatal and the general population. Gabby uses a variety of techniques to help patients achieve their wellness goals. In her spare time, she likes to horseback ride, travel, and spend time with family.


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