Dr. Jared Gerston, DC, NKT, ART
“As a chiropractor and the owner of Restore, my goal is to provide the best care possible to my patients. For those in pain, my aim is to help you heal as fast as possible, and to get you back to enjoying what you love to do, pain free. I use orthopaedic tests, functional movement analysis, and a novel method of manual muscle testing, called Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT), to identify and correct imbalances and compensation patterns. Rather than just treating pain (a symptom) we go after the cause of the pain to create quick and lasting results. For those who are not in pain, correcting these compensations and imbalances will lead to more efficient movement and stabilization strategies, and can help to improve performance and posture. I see the doctor-patient relationship as a partnership, where I help to facilitate your healing by providing expertise, insight and treatment, and you provide the dedication and work to make that change happen. Personalized corrective exercise plans are assigned to all of my patients.
I am the only certified advanced (Level 3) NKT® chiropractor in Ottawa. These techniques can be used to treat scars, the muscles that control eye movement (often implicated in head injuries), the ligaments of the pelvis, pelvic floor muscles, the jaw, as well as more common muscle to muscle compensations. I am full body Active Release Techniques (ART®) certified, a certified acupuncture provider, Graston® practitioner, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Professional, and Anatomy in Motion (AiM) provider.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your health goals, whatever they may be!”
Dr. Gerston is a member in good standing of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
In the past, Dr. Gerston has had training experience in CrossFit, kettlebells, cycling, and running. He is currently focussing his attention on yoga, and home-based mobility and strength training.
Dr. Gerston has a range of appointments from 7 am to 8 pm through the week, and on Saturdays from 10 am - 1 pm. Visit the Book Online page for more details.
Dr. Gerston can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Romana Schmidt, BSc, DC
Dr. Romana Schmidt graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2011. After completing her Chiropractic Degree she went on to complete the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. Prior to her Chiropractic education she attended McGill University in Montreal and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in human anatomy and cell biology. Dr. Romana has a strong passion for Prenatal and Paediatric care and has completed additional training in musculoskeletal health of the infant.
She has a life-long interest in the human body and is a proponent of healthy lifestyle with a multi-disciplinary and evidenced-based approach for generating health and well-being.
Dr. Romana uses a diversified Chiropractic technique using a non-invasive, hands on approach. She incorporates chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation with a strong focus on Acupuncture to treat pain and spinal dysfunction. She is also certified in Active Release Therapy®, Graston Technique® and Kinesio Taping. Each treatment plan is specifically tailored to each patient to help restore normal function, relieve pain, and optimize their health.
In her spare time, Dr. Romana enjoys leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle with good nutrition and exercise such as cycling, strength training, yoga and snowboarding, and relaxation through drawing and the occasional worldly travel when time permits.
Dr. Romana is Available:
Mon., Wed. 2-8
Tues., Thurs. 8-2
Dr. Romana can be reached at email@example.com. Learn more about Dr. Romana at drromana.ca
Véronique Yeon, MScPT
Véronique has been registered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists since 2010. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Physiotherapy (2010) and a Bachelors in Human Kinetics (2008). Véronique has worked with a variety of clients. She has worked in the private sector with orthopedic injuries (sport injuries, post surgery, etc) and has also worked in a hospital setting.
Véronique believes in a hands on approach and being able to give her clients the essential tools to manage their injuries. She has a keen interest in using functional movements and exercises to help clients return to optimal function. She is constantly striving to add new tools to help her clients. Here are a few of her certifications:
- Kinetacore FDN Level 1 practictioner (Trigger point dry needling),
- Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) level 1 practionner,
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS Part A)
- Mackenzie Part B therapist,
- Neuro-proprioceptive taping (kinesio-taping)
Véronique is currently pursuing her level 2 manual therapy certification with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Originally from Ottawa, Véronique grew up in Orléans. She has always had a love for sports and health. Outside of her working hours as a physiotherapist, Véronique also works as a Crossfit trainer (level 1 certified and Crossfit Weightlifting certified). In addition, Véronique enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, skiing and lives an active lifestyle. She also loves being involved with the community.
Véronique is available Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Wednesdays 7 am - 12:00 pm, Thursdays 2:00 pm - 8 pm, and Fridays 7 am - 1:00 pm. Visit the Book Online page for more details.
Véronique can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike McGinnes, RMT
Michael has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2007. He is a graduate of the 2200 hour, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Diploma program at The D'Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy, one of the first massage therapy schools established in Ontario. His interest in massage was sparked at the young age of 14, after he sustained whiplash from a snowboarding accident. He was sent to a registered massage therapist who was able to treat his injury and have him back mobile and healthy again after a short series of treatments. Ever since, he has had a passion for massage and all of its therapeutic applications and benefits.
During his 6 years as a registered massage therapist, Michael has worked in various clinical settings, from a chronic pain rehabilitation center in Toronto to a spa setting in London ON. Although the majority of his work has revolved around deep-tissue massage, Michael has worked with a diverse range of clients including professional athletes, cancer patients, heart attack and stroke survivors, bedridden clients and individuals in palliative care. Michael has extensive experience with sports injuries, workplace and motor vehicle injuries, prenatal and postpartum massage.
In addition to working in Wellington West, Michael lives just down the street in Hintonburg. When not at work, Michael enjoys participating in community events and exploring local shops and eateries. He keeps active by biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, playing squash, snowboarding, cooking and travelling.
Michael has been proudly building his practice here at Restore since 2012, and was voted Ottawa’s top massage therapist of 2013 through Top Choice Awards.
Mike is available by appointment Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am - 8 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 am - 2 pm. Visit the Book Online page for more details.
Mike can be reached at email@example.com
Blanche Fernandes, RMT
Blanche Fernandes has been known for her dedication, integrity and compassion during her over 20 years of practice as a Massage Therapist. She is a therapist who applies her skills and knowledge with her heart and her soul. Her goal is to create treatments which empower her clients to live their lives as fully as possible. The genuine caring and attentiveness demonstrated to each of her clients reflects her commitment to their health and well-being.
Blanche’s love for health and wellness began at Queen’s University. She is a graduate of the Physical and Health Education Program. During this time, massage therapy was incredibly beneficial for the active life she led. Inspired, she began her Massage Therapy training at Kikkawa College of Massage and Shiatsu Therapy, graduating with honours in 1988. Blanche is, and has been, in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario throughout her professional career.
She has worked within Chiropractic Clinics, Massage Therapy Clinics, Multidisciplinary Clinics and Spas. She has worked with clients from many walks of life and of all ages including artists, dancers, professional and amateur athletes, administrators and CEOs, healthcare professionals, and those in the service industries.
Through mentorship and learning, she has acquired solid skill sets, both in depth and breadth. She has attended different courses and workshops, expanding her repertoire, and taking her healing and nurturing work to a higher level. By combining soothing Swedish massage, modalities, as well as specific joint mobilization techniques and gentle energy work, she creates individualized treatments to heal, relax and empower.
Through genuine care and passion, Blanche is successful in treating stress related concerns, injuries, and acute and chronic pain. She has experience and success treating a variety of specific conditions including pre-natal and post-natal massage, headaches and migraines, insomnia, digestive complaints, neck and backache, sport injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, sciatica, scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, repetitive strain syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and just plain old stress.
Drawing on her knowledge, experience and skill, she confidently assesses her clients’ concern and chooses the optimal approach for each person.
In addition to clinical massage therapy, Blanche is also skilled at relaxation massage for those clients searching serenity and tranquility in body, mind and spirit. She can expertly incorporate aromatherapy, Reiki, and intuitive abilities to give her clients the ultimate massage experience, allowing them to unwind, refresh and feel revitalized after each session.
Blanche believes in a holistic wellness-focused, client-centered approach that facilitates the client's journey towards a deeper understanding of self.
Blanche can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ashley Kowalski, HBSc, ND
Dr. Ashley Kowalski is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Dr. Ashley prefers to use several alternative and holistic medicine modalities to heal the body. She believes the body strives to maintain a state of balance. People are vulnerable to circumstances (whether they be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual) which disrupt the body’s natural ability to maintain balance and stay healthy. The body becomes vulnerable to “dis-ease” when conditions are sub-optimal, and this is where naturopathic medicine can help. Dr. Ashley wants to help her patients achieve optimal health by offering individualized treatments plans to maximize health and well-being.
Dr. Ashley has training in the use of several different naturopathic modalities, including: dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutrition, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and botanical medicine. Dr. Ashley is also Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture certified. She has a special interest in anti-aging, diabetes, digestive complaints, fatigue, sleep issues, headaches & migraines, stress/pain/weight management, as well as women's health. She is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) as well as the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).
Prior to attending the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Ashley graduated from the University of Waterloo. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and with a minor in Biology.
Dr. Ashley looks forward to supporting you with your health goals, and is offering 15 minute complimentary visits to help answer any questions you may have.
To learn more about Dr. Ashley, please visit her website: www.ashleykowalskind.com. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.
Carl Teychené-Coutet - Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Carl is an enthusiastic and experienced osteopathic practitioner treating all of his cases with a holistic approach.
He graduated from the Institut Dauphine Osteopathie in Paris, France and went on to work with two clinics in Paris. In 2016 he moved to Ottawa and is excited about helping clients here.
At university he developed a keen interest in sports injuries and worked with professional rugby and soccer teams. He was also a volunteer member of an association working with people from the poorest sections of society.
In 2015, wanting to open his mind to alternate therapies, he attended the Wat Poh Thai Massage School in Bangkok.
During his career, he has connected with a large network of medical professionals and understands the importance of sharing his passion with different therapists in order to enhance his ability to help his clients to the very best of his ability.
He will welcome you in French or in English and adapts his treatment to your specific needs, whether you are an athlete, a working businessman, a happy expectant mother to be, a new born or a child. He always strives to give the best of care to his clients, and additionally to assist and encourage them to have a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Carl never misses an opportunity to remind his clients that Osteopathy is an extraordinary holistic medicine that considers the client as a whole. It is a preventive, maintaining, and curative approach, but also an emergency medicine for acute conditions.
Outside of work, Carl is an active sportsman, interested in rugby, hockey and sailing. In short, he most enjoys sports with a strong sense of teamwork. He also enjoys discovering new things through travel, arts and science.
Carl is available Wednesdays from 2 pm - 8 pm and Thursdays from 7 am - 1:30 pm. He also has clinic hours at Ottawa Holistic Wellness in Centretown
For more information about osteopathy, please visit un-osteo.com
You can contact Carl at email@example.com
Justine Gapihan - Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Justine studied osteopathy in France and worked in private practice there before relocating to Canada in 2016.
Her interest in osteopathy started early. As a child her parents took advantage of osteopathic treatments when needed. She felt the benefits of osteopathy and it gave her the wish to become an osteopath too.
She has studied many techniques including structural, muscle energy, functional, fascial, craniosacral therapy and Jones counterstrain techniques. For her dissertation at osteopathic school she chose to research and write about the the benefits of collaboration between an osteopath and orthodontist for children who have a deficit in growth of the upper maxillary bone. She has worked in radiology, in a hospital setting and osteopathic practices.
Justine's practical experience with clients ranges from babies to the elderly, people with physcial disabilities and athletes. She also has experience working in the workplace offering workshops in movement and posture.
She has a keen interest in sports and this led to her working part time with another osteopath taking care of basketball players. A period working with an osteopath specialising in pediatrics allowed her a better understanding of the care of children in osteopathy, and the true role of the osteopath when working with general practitioners.
These diverse experiences have allowed her to enrich her training and to develop her skills as an osteopath.
Outside of her work Justine loves sports, and she considers physical activity to be her therapy.
Travel and visiting new countries with their diverse cultures has always inspired Justine and she has spent time in China, Maghreb, Europe and Canada. She found herself falling in love with Canada - its hospitality, open-mindedness, way of life, diversity of landscapes... and even the weather. She likes to spend time with family and friends, hiking, cooking and sharing good food.
She is excited about moving to Ottawa and, in particular, the opportunity to work in collaboration with a diverse group of health professionals. She sees it as a chance to continue to learn and to make a difference to her patients' health.
Justine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org