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Meet the ‘Be Well’ Team at Core Chiropractic

At Core Chiropractic we have a team of caring health professionals who offer a variety of holistic therapies. Call us or Click here to email us your questions!

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Lisa Ryan, R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist

(705) 740-0101

Massage Therapy is an effective and relaxing complement to chiropractic care.

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Jack Connelly, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

(705) 740-0101

Jack practises classical Chinese acupuncture.  The ancient Chinese believed that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface.  These channels, called meridians are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues.  An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others.  The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; thus unblocking the obstruction at the dams and restoring flow.  In this way, acupuncture treatments can help the internal organs by correcting imbalance and improve circulation of energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain.  These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the internal regulating system of the body.  The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in enhancement of the body’s own natural healing abilities and in the promotion of physical and emotional well being.   A session takes about 45 minutes.

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Heather Kenny, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

Heather is a healer. It has been her foundation, inspiration and more recently, her calling.

Acupuncture is a gentle healing art. Although needles are used, the needles are extremely fine and insertion is minimally invasive. Many patients report that acupuncture treatments cause no pain or discomfort, and in fact, are soothing and relaxing. Indeed, some report feelings of elation and euphoria. For a few patients there may be temporary discomfort but the results are well worth a brief moment of apprehension or slight prickling sensation.

Acupuncture uses your body’s natural channels and rhythms to enable the healing energy of the body to the area impacted by injury or illness. The energy of the body can then clear blockages and correct imbalances to relieve pain and encourage the body and the mind to heal. In addition to being an effective treatment for physical health, acupuncture can be an excellent tool for mental health and can treat a wide variety of conditions that can otherwise result in addictions, eating disorders and even depression and anxiety.

Heather offers an approach to your health care and well being that is holistic and responsive, personally tailored to maintain wellness and vitality throughout your life stages and to repair and replenish when illness or injury occur.

Heather also focuses on anti-aging and facial rejuvenation treatments, using extensive training in cosmetic and dermatological acupuncture.

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bonnie whiteBonnie White — Office Manager

Bonnie has been working with Dr. Owens for over 20 years and is a highly capable and compassionate care provider in her own right.  Not only does she ensure that the business end of the clinic is efficient, she has a way of making our patients feel like she has all the time in the world for them.

She is responsible for the oasis of peace that many experiences in our office. Somehow, Bonnie can juggle the constant distractions of our reception room, answer the phone, fit urgent appointments into an already packed schedule, amuse children and infants while parents enjoy a few minutes of solitary treatment bliss, meet and greet and even shovel snow! Out-of-clinic hours, Bonnie is a network marketing professional with doTERRA.


Caleigh Boyle, Chiropractic Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Kathy R. Dunbar, R.S.S.W. — Psychotherapist

katherin-dunbarKathy’s Background is in the field of social work with a specialty in Sexual Abuse and addictions. She has additional training in psychodramatic bodywork® and Reiki. She is a SoulCollage Facilitator and a Sandplay therapist. She has been in practice for over 25 years.
She brings extensive experience and assistance to individuals, couples and groups with such issues as conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, self-esteem, sexual orientation, trauma, separation and divorce, marital conflict, sexual abuse, eating disorders, anger management and Addictions.
Kathy is committed to teaching and empowering individuals to understand and express their feelings and emotions in a safe, caring and supportive environment in order to promote growth and healing.

Kathy is a certified member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). She is also a certified member with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Susan Garfat, RKin, CAT(C) – Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Athletic Therapist

garfat-sSue is joining us in the role of Athletic Therapist. She comes to us following 12 years of employment at one of Canada’s oldest and most respected independent schools, where she worked with adolescents in the clinic and on the field. Her role was to assess, rehabilitate and educate on acute and chronic injuries, whether from sports, daily life or concussions. Prior to this, Sue worked in a busy sports injury clinic in the GTA.

Amongst her skills, Sue brings with her many manual therapy techniques, including CranioSacral Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques and Soft Tissue Release. She has also completed the Stott Pilates Instructor’s Course and a diploma in Applied Nutrition. In addition to these therapies, she has a Low Level Laser, Therapeutic Ultrasound, electrotherapy modalities and prophylactic taping.
Sue is a member in good standing with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, Ontario Athletic Therapist Association and College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. She is actively involved in the areas of Ethics and Quality Assurance within these governing bodies.

Contact the clinic directly to book an appointment with Sue or contact her at segarfat@gmail.com for inquiries regarding event coverage.

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