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Our Team

Massage Therapy

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Katie Howard, RMT has been living and working in the Almaguin Highlands area as a Registered Massage Therapist for several years. She loves this vibrant community. When not working she is often found with her family in Magnetwawn. We are usually on the water in the summer or at the rink in the winter. 

Katie Graduated the Massage Therapy Program at CDI College in 2008. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. Katie has worked in multidisciplinary clinics in Burlington, Hamilton, Huntsville and now has settled in her own clinic space along with her team in Sundridge.

Katie's treatment style is relaxing, yet therapeutic. She offers deeper tissue techniques as well as relaxation massage. She can offer cupping therapy in her treatments, and has extra training in Hot Stone Massage. Katie has worked in various treatment settings through the years with many other health care practitioners, so she sees the benefit to a comprehensive approach to patient care. 

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Miranda Carley, RMT spent her childhood & youth in Nova Scotia. Through adulthood she has moved from Alberta to Ontario and has settled with her family in a cozy Northern Muskoka home.
She has fully embraced life in Northern Ontario, stating that it reminds her exactly of her home in Nova Scotia. The lakes, the outdoors & cottage vibes are comforting even on the tough days.
When she’s not in the clinic she enjoys long walks with her family and dog, cooking, painting and building things with her husband.

Miranda graduated Mohawk College’s Massage Therapy program in 2021. She obtained an Advanced Diploma in massage therapy is registered with the College of Massage Therapists’ of Ontario. Miranda has a strong focus in women's health, with a centered approach to perinatal treatments. She has taken specialized courses in pregnancy massage, and is actively working to expand her education & bring better perinatal health care to Almaguin.

She also enjoys treating patients from all walks of life, aiding in injury rehabilitation, pain relief and relaxation treatments.

Miranda is also certified in cupping from RockTape Canada, as well as hot stone massage, and has recieved a certificate from Trimesters Massage Therapy Education for "The RMT Working With Infants & Children".

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Jocelyn Witlox, RMT

I graduated from Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario and have been a proud member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario (RMTAO) since 2013.

Throughout my career as a Registered Massage Therapist I have gained experience working in a variety of therapeutic settings; working alongside many health care practitioners. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, customizing care for sport massage, relaxation massage and prenatal treatments.

I have found to enjoy providing a gentle approach to deep tissue therapy while also incorporating other modalities such as hydrotherapy, fascial release, passive stretching and aromatherapy to establish the most benefit for my clients. I have also had additional training in hot stone massage, and Indian head massage.

I enjoy spending my free time outdoors with my two dogs and taking time to keep physically fit as a massage therapist.

I plan on continuing to grow as a Registered Massage Therapist adding additional treatment modalities to accommodate the many diverse therapeutic needs of my clients.

Tim Elwes, RMT  lives in Muskoka and have a profound interest in health and movement. Engaging in various sports and outdoor pursuits, including hockey, hiking, cycling, baseball, paddleboarding, fishing, snowboarding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, archery, sailing, and tennis, fuels my active lifestyle. With over two decades of experience in clinical and spa settings across Ontario and British Columbia, I've cultivated expertise in personal training and graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. My massage practice encompasses diverse modalities such as acupuncture, reflexology, acupressure, reiki, aromatherapy, deep tissue, prenatal, myofascial, hot stone massage, cupping, lymphatic drainage, and shiatsu. This depth of experience allows me to address various conditions, including sports injuries, strains, sprains, postural inefficiencies, work stress, neck and back injuries, muscle development, exhaustion, and overall wellness. Rooted in a passion for facilitating both physical and spiritual growth, my unique approach blends Eastern and Western influences. I remain committed to continuous learning, expanding my skill set, and welcoming challenges with care and respect. Bring your sense of humor along for the journey!

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Amanda has been a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2017 and is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. She graduated from Ontario College of Health and Technology in Hamilton and welcomes patients with acute and chronic conditions as well as those wanting to achieve a higher state of wellness. Amanda’s treatment plans are based on a thorough assessment, goals of the patient, and home care exercises. Her treatment methods include myofascial release, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, prenatal massage, and Swedish techniques to maximize the health and well-being of her patients. She is also a strong believer in educating patients about the nature of their condition, how the anatomy works together, and how to optimize their recovery by developing good movement habits and implementing effective home-care techniques. She has taken additional continuing education in sports massage therapy, and can help with various sports injuries, or in preventing injuries.

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Chiropractic

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Dr. Megan Arlidge grew up in Collingwood, Ontario, where she was heavily involved with the alpine community as a competitive downhill ski racer and coach at Craigleith Ski Club. After leaving her hometown, she moved to Kingston to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University, from which she graduated with Honours.

 

 Dr. Arlidge built on her knowledge base as an honours Kinesiology graduate from one of Ontario’s finest programs, along with her strength and conditioning knowledge base, to earn a spot at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she completed her Chiropractic training, along with additional certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University.

Megan and her husband Kip have recently purchased a home here and are happy to call Almaguin home.

Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Registered Acupuncture

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Looking for a registered acupuncturist with a unique set of skills?
Meet Tammy McMillan.
Tammy is a registered acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. (CTCMPAO)
She also holds an advanced diploma in Child and Youth Work, which sets her apart from other acupuncturists.

Tammy's expertise in Child and Youth Work allows her to work effectively with people of all ages, helping them manage their health concerns in a safe and supportive environment.
Tammy's passion for natural medicine and healthy living has led her to become a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner providing whole body healing and personalized
treatments for each patient.

Tammy is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal health and wellness. Her patients appreciate her compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare.
Services:
● Acupressure
● Acupuncture
● Auriculotherapy
● Cupping therapy (fire and silicone)
● Electric Stimulation
● Moxibustion and TDP Heat lamp
● Scalp acupuncture
● Traditional chinese medicine
● Tuina massage
Conditions Treated:
Diet and Weight Management, Addictions, Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis
Back pain, Bladder dysfunction, Bell’s palsy, Blood pressure, Bronchial asthma
Carpal tunnel, Chronic fatigue Common Cold, Constipation
Depression, Diarrhea
Facial paralysis, Fibromyalgia, Frozen Shoulder
Gastro-intestinal Disorders ( Gerd IBS Crohn’s)
Headaches, Indigestion, Infertility, Insomnia
Pain Management (chronic and acute) Pregnancy ( labor induction, nausea)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Migraines, Mental Health, Multiple Sclerosis
Menstrual Problems ( PCOS endometriosis)
Sexual dysfunction, Sciatica, Smoking Cessation, Spasms, Stress, Stroke rehabilitation

 

Megan Yates, NP. Nurse Practitioner

Megan is originally from Woodstock,Ontario where she grew up on a small hobby farm. Her love of medicine started at a young age as she trailed alongside her dad who was a country veterinarian. She moved to the north in 2018 and has enjoyed all it has to offer. She has a passion for helping people and focuses on holistic care, encompassing all aspects of health in each individual.

 

Megan has over 18years nursing experience, originally obtaining her Bachelor’s of Nursing degree in 2006. In 2018, Megan completed her Master’s of Nursing and her Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners Certification at Western University. She further added to her training in 2019 but completing medical aesthetics training for neuromodulators from the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery in Beverly Hills, Los Angelas.

 

The services provided are fee for service, meaning they are not covered by OHIP. At this time, Nurse Practitioners are unable to bill OHIP for health care services due to the Canada Health Act.  The scope of practice of a NP includes assessment, diagnosing, prescribing, and referring. 

 

Episodic Appts for :  ($80/visit of 15min)

Ear/nose/throat infections

Urinary tract infections

Skin infections

Prescription renewals

Joint Injections of osteoarthritis (corticosteroids)

Non publically funded immunizations (travel immunizations, preventitive care, ie shingrix, RSV)

STI testing

Basic Medicals

 

Intravenous - IV infusions - for hydration, energy, detoxification, immune building, overall wellness (will require initial phone call consult, and appt for infusion) (prices vary depending on consult, but phone call consult included in overall price) (range from $250 and up) 

 

 

Forms:

Driver’s Medicals ($150)

Work Forms/Sick notes (episodic visit + $20/page)

 

Aesthetics:

Neuromodulator treatment (botox) ($10/u)

On  her own new path. She finds great joy in helping her

patients. Megan can help with your Muscular Skeletal  issues. She offers Botox for migraines, as well as cortisone injections for joint discomfort, ie: bursitis. As well as travel immunizations, IV therapy: for administering fluids, medications, or nutrients directly through a persons vein through a needle. This method allows for rapid absorption, and is commonly used for hydration, absorption, delivering medications, or providing essential nutrients in medical settings. 

 

As an NP, Megan is her own medical director, meaning she independently prescribes, treats, and manages her own patients. 

Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Sarah White is a certified Naturopathic Doctor, Using Acupuncture as her favourite modality, Also a Functional Medicine Practitioner and the founder of Replete Wellness This Doctor’s Kitchen. Dr. Sarah is a top-rated Naturopath with a focus in women's health, fertility, acne, hormone balancing + Functional Medicine. She has completed extensive additional training in anti-aging medicine, skin health, integrative fertility and advanced hormone-balancing protocols to help you look and feel your best from the inside out. She’s been featured in numerous publications and has helped thousands of patients on their journey to look and feel their best. Personal health challenges in her twenties combined with a broken health care system motivated Dr. Sarah to pursue an alternative definition of health for herself and her patients. Dr. Sarah is an published writer and wellness expert whose mission is help patients restore their health and wellbeing in order to live happier and more fulfilling lives. Doctor White earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa and a four-year Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and has been working in the natural healthcare field for over a decade. Dr. Sarah is an Integrative Wellness Expert whose mission is help patients restore their health and wellbeing in order to live happier and more fulfilling lives.

Additional Cerifications:

I’m a certified Functional Medicine practitioner & graduate of Functional Medicine University, member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic doctors and the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (with advanced certification in functional endocrinology). I’m a life long learner who is committed to bringing the most up-to-date research to my clinical practice, and have completed additional Functional & Integrative Medicine training in the following areas:

  • Functional Medicine Certification: Functional Medicine University

  • Functional Endocrinology: American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine

  • Fertility: IFS

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture and Integrative Skin care: 8 Branches Academy

  • Autoimmune disease: Cogence Immunology

  • Advanced Thyroid training: the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

  • Autoimmune thyroid disease management: the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine

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To Dr. Sydney Soares movement matters! She believes in supporting you on your journey to be your best self: mind and body. Her goal as a chiropractor is to empower your to get back to doing the things your love and keep you doing them. Sydney helps you to understand your injury/concern and will promote self-efficacy in a safe and judgement free environment. When your feeling stuck, Sydney’s focus is to educate you about your body and help you overcome adversity to achieve your health goals.

Sydney graduated from Trent University before pursing her chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She played in the OUA on Trents Varsity Women's soccer team. As a former competitive athlete Sydney can appreciate the sense of feeling less than your best, having dealt with her fair share of injuries on and off the field.

Sydney practices patient-centred evidence-informed care. She works with her patients to create individualized treatment plans depending on their injury and preferences.

Sydney incorporates a variety of techniques including joint manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, exercise, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, taping, activity modification, stress management, sports-specific return to play and patient education to optimize her patients health, function and well-being. Sydney has treated a wide variety of patients from professional athletes and expecting mothers to the determined weekend warrior. Sydney is constantly updating her knowledge base and has a wealth of experience in rehab, nutrition, and mental health.

It is exceedingly important to Sydney that patients feel empowered to move and understand that their bodies are strong, adaptable and resilient. After all movement matters!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney has always had a passion and connection with animals, which is why she furthered her education at Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre. After extensive training she is dually-licensed as a chiropractor/animal chiropractor so that she can keep you and your four-legged friends moving their best.

Canine Chiropractic Treatments can be booked online. All payments can be made by transfer or cash to Dr. Sydney.

Credentials: Integrated Needling Acupuncture, Integrated Assessment+Integrated Patterning, Athletic Movement Assessment, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue (SharkTools), Functional Biomechanical Assessment and Mental Health First Aid

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Sanitization

With time in between appointments, We sanitize absolutely everything in the office and treatment room. 

Comfort

We use extra-wide hydraulic massage tables, large comfortable sheets and always have blankets and heat as an available option. So You wont have to worry about being cold or uncomfortable on our tables.

Promptness

At our clinic Your appointment begins on time, provided you arrive on time. No waiting for us to catch up, because we are never running behind. We value your time.

 

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