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Chiropractor Kitchener, Dr. Colin Leis

Dr. Colin Leis, B.Sc DC

Chiropractor Clinic Director Functional Range Assessment, Functional Range Release and Functional Range Conditioning Provider© Level II Provider of the Shift Concussion Management Program

Dr. Colin Leis graduated from the University of Waterloo with his honours BSc. specializing in Kinesiology. He later graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with his Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Colin uses his tools of manual medicine to analyze and correct functional imbalances and the resulting pain or discomfort in your musculoskeletal system. Dr. Colin has completed courses in Active Release Therapy©, and is certified in Functional Anatomic Palpation© and Functional Range Release©. In addition, he completed training to become a certified Shift Concussion Management© provider.

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From Athletic and Workplace Injury to Motor Vehicle Injury or general wellness, Dr. Leis will blend neurologic and orthopedic testing with functional anatomical assessment to form a specific diagnosis. He believes the more specific you can be with your diagnosis, the more specific your treatment plan will be, and the faster your body will be able to function optimally and pain free!

Chiropractic Kitchener, Dr. Erika Holenski

Dr. Erika Holenski, B.Sc., ND, R.Ac

Naturopath Registered Acupuncturist Clinic Director

It is my philosophy that the human body has an innate healing system. This system can fight infections, and correct deficiencies and other imbalances. The body, however, can be overwhelmed and not be able to restore harmony. When this occurs the body communicates to us through negative signs and symptoms.

Using patient history, physical exam and diagnostic tools I am able to see where the body’s imbalances lie. Then, I can provide ways to shift the body back to equilibrium. Together with the patient we develop a plan of action to overcome these obstacles to cure and stimulate the body’s natural healing system.

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Dr. Erika Holenski graduated from the University of Guelph, with her BSc., specializing in Nutrition. Her increasing interest in natural healing led her to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. After graduation she and her family moved to sunny Okanagan Valley where she maintained a diverse family practice for 3 years. However, she returned home to the KW area with her family where she has established personal and professional roots.

Erika is licensed with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy and therefore holds memberships with the Ontario Association of Naturopaths (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA).

She enjoys having a diverse family practice and looks forward to guiding all of her patients on the path of wellness.

Laura Doig, KW Health Connection RMT

Laura Doig BSc, RMT, RRPr

Registered Massage Therapist Registered Reflexology Practitioner CranioSacral Therapist

Please note that Laura is currently NOT accepting new patients. Laura has been in the health field for over 20 years. Her journey into healthcare began with a BSc in Nursing from the University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland. Realizing that her interests lay in a more holistic, hands on approach to healthcare, Laura went on to study Reflexology at the Scottish School of Reflexology.

In 2009 Laura moved to Canada where she continued to practice Reflexology and was later introduced to Massage Therapy. In 2014, Laura graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Cambridge, Ontario and joined KW Health Connection in the same year.
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Laura’s real passion however lies in the subtle work of CranioSacral Therapy – a gentle non-invasive technique which releases restrictions within the body. CranioSacral Therapy works closely with the central nervous system to help the body self correct and heal. She holds certificates in CranioSacral 1 (CS1), CranioSacral 2 (CS2), Somato-Emotional Release 1 (SER1) and Visceral Manipulation 1 (VM1).

This work has recently introduced her to a very exciting new practice: Fascial Dynamics Manual Therapy. This is another gentle yet
powerful therapy that works on restrictions within the fascial matrix system that are limiting the body’s full potential. Addressing the fibrous fascial network and the fluidity of the matrix, Fascial Dynamics Manual Therapy allows the body to self-regulate, adapt and heal.

Laura is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario (RRCO), as well as the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP).

Laura enjoys being able to integrate all her various disciplines into her treatments. She’s committed to developing her skills and techniques to offer her clients the best treatment to improve their health and well being.

Kellie Gies, KW Health Connection RMT

Kellie Gies RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Kellie graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, Ontario.

Kellie has worked for 17 years in the social services field helping children and families within Waterloo Region. She has always had a passion for helping others to maintain a strong sense of health and wellness. This passion led her to the field of massage therapy where she continues to promote a healthy well-being in all clients through the mind-body connection.

Kellie is experienced in General Swedish massage whether for relaxation or meeting specific client needs. She has training in Trigger Point Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Remedial Exercise and Myofascial Release Techniques. She is also trained in CranioSacral Therapy 1.

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Kellie is eager to continue her educational journey in the field of massage therapy. She remains up to date on latest and most beneficial techniques and strategies to best serve the needs and wants of all her clients.

Gaya Murthy

Gaya Murthy RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Gaya graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto, Ontario.

Gaya has worked at various settings (eg. clinics, spas etc.) in Downtown Toronto for the past 13 years and is an active Member of the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) and the RMTAO (Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario). She has moved her practice to Kitchener and is looking forward to the change of pace from the bustling downtown of Toronto.

She offers a balanced blend of relaxation and therapeutic massage. She specializes in low back pain, sacral iliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, knee pain, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, upper back pain, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, post injury/surgery, headaches, stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

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Gaya uses rhythm and breath, presence and attention to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest, digest and heal mode) where deep relaxation, healing, and rejuvenation take place. She recommends exercises, stretches and new patterns in movement to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by muscular and nerve conditions.

Meet the Clinic Staff

Daisy K.

Daisy Kane BA

Receptionist

 

Patt, KW Health Connection staff

Patti Leis

Support Staff

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