The people who make a difference.
Andy Schmalz is an osteopathic manual practitioner and certified athletic therapist. He began his education at the University of Western Ontario completing a BA in Kinesiology, graduating in 2001. He then completed a diploma in Sports Medicine at Sheridan College in 2004, earning the Michelle Kukta Memorial Scholarship due to his strong dedication to academics, family and friends. Lastly in the fall of 2016 Andy successfully defended his thesis at the Canadian college of Osteopathy to complete his DO(MP) credential and was awarded the Louisa Burns Award for the strength of his thesis and it’s contribution to basic research in the field of Osteopathy.
Andy has been in clinical practice since 2004 and has earned a reputation as a compassionate and skilled therapist. He also lectured full time at McMaster University from 2007-2014, strengthening his communication and lecturing skills and winning a McMaster Student Union “Excellence in Teaching” award. A lifelong learner, Andy combines his formal education with his life experiences in his rehabilitation approach. He synthesizes concepts in energy medicine, nutrition, and environmental influences with traditional therapeutic concepts to provide a thorough rehabilitation to fit each person’s unique needs.
Dan uses a comprehensive assessment approach evaluating the whole person to determine all factors that are involved in an injury. A treatment plan is then developed utilizing specific exercises, advanced manual therapy and myofascial release to help his clients recover, reach their goals, and return to activity.
Dan Bosy is a Registered Physiotherapist specializing in Manual and Manipulative Orthopaedic Physiotherapy. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Life Sciences from Queen's University prior to receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1997. He has completed a Certificate in Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in April of 2002. In November 2006, he received his Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Dan has been practising physiotherapy for over 20 years serving the communities of Oakville, Mississauga, and Burlington. He worked at an interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program for 17 years treating patients suffering from chronic pain and chronic pain syndromes. Every patient that participated in this program had seen at least one other health practitioner and failed to improve. He was the primary author of An Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Programme: Description and Evaluation of Outcomes".
Suzanne is a Registered Massage Therapist. She began her training at the University of Windsor graduating with a degree in Human Kinetics Honours Movement Science in 2003. From there she immediately enrolled in the Sports Injury Management program at Sheridan College where she obtained her diploma with honours in 2005 and began work as a Certified Athletic Therapist. In 2007, Suzanne enrolled at the Ontario College of Health and Technology where she graduated at the top of her class, completing her diploma in Massage Therapy. Suzanne has been in clinical practice for 18 years servicing the Hamilton, Binbrook and Stoney Creek communities.
Suzanne began teaching as a clinical instructor for the Ontario College of Health and technology in 2010 in the Massage Therapy Diploma Programs and for the past 13 years has taught, guided and coached many students in the pursuit of becoming a registered Massage Therapist. While her passion has always been about providing excellent client care, she has also developed a love for teaching and continues to do so through her own continuing education courses.
Suzanne takes a holistic approach to her treatment philosophy. From fascial connections to the integration of the nervous system, her treatments consist of many different modalities aimed at addressing client concerns while easing constrictions and restrictions to restore proper function and relieve pain.
Felicia is a Naturopathic Doctor whose own healthcare experiences lead her to discover the benefits of naturopathic medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2013 at McMaster University, majoring in Biology & Psychology and completed an Honours thesis in behavioural neuroscience, investigating emotional regulation and mood disorders in adolescents. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. In 2017, in her 4th year of post-graduate study, she completed a clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, which included a pediatric-focused shift, a placement in the Queen West Community Health Centre, as well as a global clinical preceptorship in India.
Felicia aims to share knowledge and experiences gained on her own journey to help others on their health journeys. Gentle curiosity guides her practice and much time is spent in visits exploring symptoms and making connections to discover their root cause. Nutritional and lifestyle counseling are an important part of every treatment. Other tools Felicia uses to help ease symptoms and guide the healing process may include: acupuncture, botanical/plant medicine, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy. She also loves food and gardening and believes both are among the most powerful medicines.
Andrew is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Registered Kinesiologist. After completing his Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology degree from McMaster University in 2014, Andrew proceeded to serve as a Kinesiologist within clinical, fitness, and retirement community settings. In 2016, he enrolled in the DOMP program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy where he went on to successfully complete 5 years of course based and clinical work, followed by a 1 year of Osteopathic research.
Andrew’s goal is to assist his clients in removing their barriers to optimal health and wellness by providing each person with the tools to effectively take their health and wellness into their own hands. Using an integrative treatment approach consisting of manual osteopathic therapy and corrective exercises, each person’s physical imbalances are addressed in order to promote the body’s innate ability to self-regulate and heal.
Angelika has been a belief change and relationship coach for 15 years. She works with individuals and with couples. In her individual sessions, she focusses on working with the subconscious mind, understanding the emotional and mental component of physical issues, changing limiting beliefs, releasing emotions and healing relationships. She especially enjoys helping couples to create fulfilling relationships. Combining her own life experiences with continuous studies, Angelika has achieved a reputation as an experienced coach. For further information and testimonials, please go to Angelika's website.
In 2004, Angelika discovered Reiki. She began to practice Meditation and Kundalini Yoga and to study many different holistic therapies, among them Hypnosis for a variety of issues including Fertility Issues and Hypnosis for Birth. Other trainings she has taken were Diabetes Motivational Coaching, NLP, Reiki, Acupressure Massage, Acupuncture, EFT, PSYCH-K®, Holoenergetics, Shadowenergetics and IFS-Inspired Coaching. She has taken coaching training with CTI (co-active coaching) and CRR Global for ORSC (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching).
In the last six years, her focus has been on individual as well as couples coaching. In 2016, Angelika became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Since 2016, she has been incorporating Gottman Techniques for couples in her coaching work. In June 2017, she completed the Gottman Seven Principles Leader Training in order to teach workshops for couples. In 2018, she added IFS-Inspired Coaching to her skills. She is also honoured to have become the first certified instructor to teach the Shadow Energetics workshop in 2016, a program developed by shadow expert Darryl Gurney. This program helps to make the unconscious conscious and to truly love yourself and others unconditionally. As a workshop participant you learn how to change your beliefs, release emotions and understand and shift why other people trigger you.
Kiana is an E-RYT 200 hour international yoga teacher.
She completed her yoga teacher training in 2015 and has been coaching gymnastics for 10+ years as well, which is where her love for movement and teaching others began.
Over the years, Kiana's had the opportunity to teach hundreds of students of various levels from all over the world, helping them move and understand their body better on and off their mat. Kiana's teachings range from mobility and flexibility training, yoga-based strength training, as well as advanced skill-specific training for those looking to advance their yoga asana practice.
To learn more about Kiana and her offerings, check out her site kianang.com or follow her on Instagram @kiana_ng.