Tavia Wilson, Registered Massage Therapist, Combined Decongestive Therapist
I have been working as a Registered Massage Therapist in Oakville since 2004. I am registered with the College of Massage Therapists’ of Ontario, a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario, and soon to be a member of the Society for Oncology Massage.
There are so many aspects and benefits of Massage Therapy that I love. Being a part of a client’s recovery process, whether it be surgery, injury, cancer, stress, depression, etc. has been incredibly rewarding. That level of personal involvement continues to motivate me to learn a wider variety of techniques, and has in turn led to major advances in my clients’ health and well-being.
Over the years I have expanded my interest and knowledge in areas such as Manual Lymph Drainage, Oncology Massage, Bandaging and Compression Garment Fitting, Sports Injury Therapy, and incorporating Spider Tech Tape with the treatment of injuries. With every course I take and implement into my practice, I have seen positive results for my clients. I am also better able to educate them on their current conditions, and can use more varied approaches to treatment and rehabilitation. I continue my commitment to study different conditions, approaches, and treatments every day and to use this knowledge to inform my clients, so that together as a team we can achieve their goals.
Dr. Lisa Vecchi, ND
My fascination with the field of naturopathic medicine originated when I was only ten years old. Suffering from digestive issues, I sought the help of various specialists. None of these doctors were able to “figure me out” and I was ultimately told that I would simply “grow out of it.” Upon my first visit with my ND, I learned that the source of my digestive issues was my sensitivity to a particular food. I eliminated the offending food and within a month I was a different kid.
This experience led to my interest in health sciences. I attended Queen’s University where I obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Sciences with foci in Pharmacology and Toxicology. I proceeded to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Canada’s only accredited school offering a 4-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the time.
Recognizing the uniqueness of every individual, my focus is on a personalized approach to healthcare. I utilize acupuncture, western and eastern botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, lifestyle counselling, and detoxification programs to help facilitate optimal health. Over the years I have also completed additional training in Cosmetic and Cellulite Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Biotherapeutic Drainage and NAET.
Oakville has a reputation of being a healthy city with a vibrant population that enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle. It is my goal to provide the highest standard of Naturopathic medical care to Oakville and area residents in an environment that is comfortable and professional. I place a large emphasis on health education and empowering clients to make informed and healthy lifestyle decisions. My practice is focused on family health care with special interests in allergies, digestive health and pediatrics. I am a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Randy Foster, BPE, Dip SIM, CAT(C), Certified Athletic Therapist
Randy holds a degree in Physical Education from Brock University and graduated with Honours from Sheridan College’s Sports Injury Management program in 1994. He is a member of the Ontario Athletic Therapy Association (OATA) and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) and holds the title of Certified Athletic Therapist.
During the 1993-94 hockey season Randy was an assistant therapist with the Toronto Maple Leafs and between 1994 and 1996 worked with the Canadian National Ski Team. In 1997 Randy was named the Head Therapist of the Canadian National Gymnastics Team. Spending eight years in that position, he attended four major games as a member of the Canadian Medical Team, including the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In 2004 he joined the Toronto Argonauts, winning a Grey Cup with the team that year. Since 2007 Randy has been employed as the Head Therapist at Woodbine Race Track providing therapy to the jockeys.
In 2011 Randy developed the “RunSmart” program, which analyzes a runner’s biomechanics and training methods then provides personalized counseling sessions designed to help prevent running injuries before they happen. He continues to work with gymnasts, dancers and runners, as well as hockey, football and soccer players. His passion is education and believes that a client’s understanding of their injury is the key to effective recovery and the prevention of re-injury.
Jessica Frankland – Registered Massage Therapist
I graduated from Algonquin’s three year Massage Therapy program. Over the course of eight years I have worked in many different settings. These included a gym clinic where I treated clients with more sports related injuries and in a spa setting where I saw clients with work related issues. I also spent time treating in Australia where I had the opportunity to learn many different styles of therapy techniques. I specialize in deep tissue, treatment based therapy.
Having grown up participating in sports and competitive dance teams I have an appreciation of how hard we can be on our bodies and how massage therapy plays a key role in recovery. I have also worked as a Fitness Instructor Specialist and have seen first hand how Massage Therapy can improve your posture, energy and performance in fitness.
I will be working with you to achieve your desired outcomes through treatment and give you the tools to help improve and maintain these goals with exercises and stretches you can easily do on your own.
Jodi McCutcheon , Registered Massage Therapist
I have been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2002, having graduated from The International Academy of Massage in Ottawa.
Over the years I have worked in clinic and spa settings. This experience has allowed me to provide treatments for specific injuries, while still helping my clients to relax and de-stress.
My goal is to create a treatment that is specific to each client’s needs whether it is to provide deep tissue massage or purely for relaxation. Along with this I try to educate my clients on self- care to increase their recovery time, as well as prevent future injury.
I have expanded my education in warm stone massage, pre and postnatal treatments, and cupping massage.
Alyson Schwichtenberg, Registered Physiotherapist
I completed my Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2018. Prior to studying physiotherapy, I earned my Honours Bachelor’s of Science with a specialization in kinesiology at Queen’s University. With my training in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, I can help clients manage pain and restore strength and mobility. I am a registered member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario as a Registered Physiotherapist.
I have additional training in Soft Tissue Release, and incorporate those skills into my practice. I enjoy combining evidence-informed methods and clients’ interests to create effective and fun treatment plans. In the future, I intend to complete the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division manual therapy levels and courses in medical acupuncture and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization.
I was born and raised in Oakville and am excited to begin my career in my hometown. In my spare time, I enjoy playing hockey, strength training and running.
Michael Borrow – Registered Massage Therapist
Michael attended The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and graduated with honours in April 2018. He received the Sports Outreach Specialization Award, Hospital Placement Specialization, and took part in the Trimesters: Massage for Pregnancy Course.
Michael is registered with the College of Massage Therapists’ of Ontario, a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists’ Association.
His background in competitive sport allows him to understand and treat common injuries found in the athletic community. During the 2018-19 hockey season, Michael was the Head Trainer for the Vaughn Kings Midget “AAA” team of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He has also worked with athletes participating in other sports such as: lacrosse, volleyball, golf, CrossFit, powerlifting, running, cycling, and martial arts.
Michael has a strong interest in restoring natural foot function and helping others to understand the importance of strengthening their feet and creating a stable base of support. He is a functional footwear advocate, who is helping to make a change in the way feet are commonly viewed and the misconception behind common foot pain.
Klara Ric – Registered Massage Therapist
Klara Ric is a graduate of York University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts with Honours. She also graduated from Humber College in the Massage Therapy program with Honours and is a member of the CMTO.
Klara is interested in integrating all aspects of her patient’s health in order to optimize their care. Her style of massage combines stretching and deep tissue techniques, and has an equal focus on relaxation. She believes in collaborative care with the patient so that each treatment and patient goal is achieved. She has experience working with a wide variety of patients, such as perinatal, rehabilitation, palliative care, and wellness.
She is also a Vodder trained Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) certified therapist. Treatments that include MLD / CDT are cases with lymphedema, edema/bruising, pre/post-surgery treatments, whiplash, acute conditions among many others.
Additional special courses include Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability, Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy, Perinatal Therapy, Lymphatic Taping.
Kayla Di Venosa – Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Kayla is a classically trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, registered with the Ontario Osteopathic Association. She studied at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, Ontario. Kayla completed the 1 year Pre-Osteopathy program and the 4 year M.OMSc (Master in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences) program. The required clinical practice and understanding of anatomy, physiology and osteopathic theory and history has prepared her to take on difficult cases in regards to lost health.
Kayla is passionate and devoted to render osteopathic care, abiding by the laws and principles that govern it. Over the years, she has gained experience working with people of all ages, who come in with a variety of health concerns and different forms of pain. Kayla strives to help patients achieve and restore their health and overall well-being.
Kayla loves singing, Walt Disney creations, and travelling. In her spare time Kayla reads osteopathic literature and practices meditation. She spends a majority of her time with family and friends. Kayla has a 2 ½ year old nephew named Chase who she absolutely adores and values the time she spends with him as he grows. Kayla’s dog Shadow recently passed and a lot of her time went into playing and taking care of her. She was so loved and is deeply missed. Shadows passing however sparked an interest in Equine Osteopathy and Kayla is looking into a new offer her school has that teaches how to utilize the same principles for animals.
Kayla wants to provide you with what she believes to be one of the most effective natural modalities and do right by osteopathy and by YOU. It is important that she communicates with you that she will hear and understand your pains, aches and/or health issues. These concerns are simply cause and effect. Kayla will focus on finding the reason behind the cause to rid of the effect that is your symptoms. You deserve a healthy and GOOD quality life. By introducing osteopathy, you are achieving just that and REINTRODUCING health, stability and balance.