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Founded in Whitby in 2000, we believe in living a life full of joy, gratitude, and good health. These feelings inform and guide our core teachings, treatments, services and practices at Welcome To Wellness, as we focus on helping clients improve their level of health and fitness. We offer a variety of services to help all of our clients achieve healthier bodies and minds. Explore our site to learn more about us and what we can do for your health.
Margherita, Tech CA
With her experience in the marketing, customer service, and chiropractic fields she is a definite asset to Welcome to Wellness.
Having a ‘thirst’ for knowledge she continually searches for new challenges and thrives on what Welcome to Wellness has to offer as a Tech CA. Margherita assists Dr. Phil & Dr. Amar with examinations, xrays & analysis, performing EIS scans & writing reports and is also part of the technical support team.
Margherita strongly believes and practices the ‘knowledge is power’ rule. She enjoys educating
Wellness Members about how Max Living and the five fundamentals can transform and help everyone to live an optimal quality and quantity of life, naturally.
In her spare time, Margherita enjoys photography, travelling, the arts, staying fit and living a healthy lifestyle with her beautiful daughter.
Front Desk CA
Chrissy has been a part of the Welcome to Wellness team since June 2008. Chrissy lives in Oshawa and enjoys being able to walk to work each day to keep active.
Chrissy has a mixed academic background that includes an honours certificate for Foundations in Art and Design (FAD) from Durham College, Massage therapy courses/training from Sir Sanford Fleming College, and an honours diploma in Medical Office Administration from Durham College.
Chrissy has been blessed with 3 nieces that she enjoys being able to see develop and change from year to year, spend time with and of course spoil.
Cherie Griffiths, RCRT
5 Fundamentals CA
Cherie is a Natural Health Consultant and a Solution Focused Coach who has studied multi-disciplined healing modalities while living in Quebec. She brings a holistic approach to bodywork, including Reflexology, Cranio Sacral Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine Body/Mind Acupressure. Cherie is also passionalte about the natural world of plants, herbalism, aromatherapy, and has taught courses on Bach Flower Essences. She will often be found trekking the trails of the Conservation areas, or working in her garden.
Hayley, 5 Fundamentals and Front Desk CA
Hayley joined Welcome to Wellness team in February of 2020. She attended Ontario Tech University where she received a Bachelors of Health Science degree, majoring in Kinesiology.
Hayley is passionate about the well- being of others and helping others achieve their goals of living a healthy life that they can enjoy.
During her spare time she loves cheering on the Toronto Raptors, keeping an active lifestyle, and travelling to new places.
Manish is an experienced Physiotherapist who believes in a team-based approach that includes the patient as a pivotal part in delivering a highly effective treatment plan. Manish has a passion for helping people, while empowering them to contribute to their own lifelong healing. He takes the time to find the root cause of the issues and then together with the patient, creates a plan to address the immediate concern as well as deliver the latest functional exercises that prevent future occurrences.
Manish preaches the importance of dynamically treating the body with the latest techniques and not just using one thing to cure all. He will tackle injuries and dysfunctions with hands-on manual therapy, cupping, joint mobilizations, laser, ultrasound, followed by a customized home exercise plan and continual education.
Manish is always interested in learning new ways to help patients achieve their next level of health. Manish has taken advanced courses in McKenzie method, Mulligan movement with mobilization, concussion and vertigo treatments, dry needling/acupuncture (kinetacore).
Harmony Reilly-Malanka, RMT
Harmony has been our onsite Massage Therapist since 2001. She specializes in sports injury massage, relaxation treatments, motor vehicle accidents, lymphatic drainage massage and La Stone Therapy. La Stone Therapy is an incredibly relaxing experience. Hot and cold stones are used on the body to reduce tension and inflammation in the muscles. The heated stones are also incorporated into the massage strokes. This allows for deep work to remove muscle tension as well as increased circulation to any problem areas. The best way to ensure a healthy body in the future is to take care of it today. Unlike a car, you can’t trade your body in for a newer model when it starts to break down. A massage acts like a tune up for the body – it keeps things in good working order so that injuries are less likely to occur and old injuries become less bothersome.
Ruth Bolchim, RMT
Ruth graduated in 2015 from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto. She has a passion for treatment style remedial massage for anywhere from regular aches and pains to acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues. Ruth modifies her treatments to accommodate people who are going through aches and pains from chronic illness such as Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. Ruth is very passionate about what she does and has a very strong spiritual practice which her patients feel during the sessions and connect with genuinely.
Modalities that Ruth uses include:
Swedish Massage (Relaxation)
Deep tissue (sports massage etc)
Scar tissue therapy
Muscle energy techniques
Crystal energy work
Diane began working at Welcome to Wellness in 2003. Over the years she has seen amazing changes in the mindsets of the people that walk through our doors. In 2003 people came when they were in pain. Now they come because they want to prevent ever being in pain. The people we see are so much more than just patients. They are family. Seeing the transformations in them make every day a great day.
Diane lives in Ashburn with her husband. They have three grown children. Her pride and joy are her five grandchildren. She knows without a doubt that the information she has learned through attending over 60 conferences and seminars throughout the years has made a difference in her health and she shares her enthusiasm and knowledge with any wellness member that needs that extra boost. In her spare time, Diane enjoys travelling, with Europe her favourite destination, and cheering on the Raptors and Blue Jays. It is important to take the time to enjoy life to its fullest.
Dr. Phil Smith, DC
Since 1993, Dr. Phil Smith has practiced chiropractic in Whitby/Oshawa, Ontario where he has helped thousands of adults, children and families achieve a life of wellness. He studied Human Biology at the University of Guelph and Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, both schools in Ontario, Canada. He is certified in Lifestyle Medicine from Harvard University. "Dr. Phil" is a highly respected health and wellness authority, athletic, ergonomic and nutritional consultant, speaker and chiropractor. He is a co-author of the best seller The World’s Best Kept Health Secret Revealed. His articles have appeared in golf and other sports magazines. Dr. Phil has made numerous health expert appearances on radio and television. He has been involved in research with chiropractic and performance enhancement. He has played several competitive sports such as varsity golf and soccer and also represented Canada in a world invitational soccer tournament. He has provided chiropractic care to hundreds of professional athletes, including PGA tour pros at Glen Abbey and professional soccer and curling teams. Dr. Phil’s greatest joy in life, though is his wonderful family! He has been married to Lisa for over 20 years and they have two children. They enjoy travelling as a family and getting outside in the sun and snow and experiencing life!
Dr. Phil founded Welcome to Wellness where the mission is to lead by example by living the "5 Fundamentals" and to offer corrective, compassionate chiropractic care and lifestyle guidance on your journey to lifelong wellness.
Dr. Jason Taylor, DC
Prior to receiving his Doctor or Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001, Dr. Taylor studied at Queen’s University in Kingston , Ontario . He obtained a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Health and Life Sciences) and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education. While at Queen’s he was voted graduate speaker of his faculty, held the position as faculty School Director and participated in many different sports. Following graduation from Chiropractic College , Dr. Taylor returned to his hometown of Oshawa and has been practicing in the area ever since.
Dr. Taylor specializes in complete family and sport Chiropractic care. He sees patients of all ages and ensures a relaxed experience in a comfortable environment. Along with Chiropractic, he is also certified in Acupuncture and
Active Release Therapy.
Dr. Taylor has worked with many amateur and professional athletes, was part of the healthcare team at the U.S. Ironman Competition in Lake Placid , N.Y. , has worked with athletes from the Indianapolis Ice (professional hockey team) in Indianapolis , Indiana and was part of the healthcare team during the Molson Game Day Competitions at the ACC. He enjoys treating athletes of all ages and skill levels, from the weekend warriors to the marathoners.
When not promoting the wellness lifestyle, Dr. Taylor lives it. He competes in triathlon competitions. His loving family and friends are his motivation. Dr. Taylor enjoys giving back to the community and has done talks in local schools, in the workplace, at the Running Room and at various other health facilities in the area.
Dr. Amar Dhillon, DC
Dr. Amar joined the Welcome to Wellness team in February, 2015 from Alberta, where she practiced in Calgary. Dr. Amar is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her second son and we are looking forward to having her return to our Team. She attained her B. Sc. in Biology and soon after graduated with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She is passionate about promoting the 5 fundamentals and ensuring her patients maintain good health for the rest of their lives. Dr. Amar has presented information on various health topics at many venues including the WTW office, Churches, workplaces, and stores (ex: Baby Shack, Buy Buy Baby). She strongly believes that anyone with a nervous system needs to be under Chiropractic care!
Dr. Amar offers a wide range of Chiropractic techniques including drop table, manual, and instrument assisted adjusting. In her personal time, she enjoys working out, watching movies, and traveling.
Dr. Amar looks forward to working together with her patients achieve their lifetime goals!
Dr. Kimberly Giesler, DC
Raised in Bowmanville, Dr. Kimberly Geisler practices chiropractic because of her struggles with headaches and migraines beginning at 8 years of age. After a few years and many different treatment options, it was chiropractic that provided relief and a treatment philosophy that intuitively made sense.
Dr. Kimberly’s personal experience and her passion for science and mental health would lead to a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1996. Prior to this Dr. Kimberly graduated for the University of Toronto with an Honours BSc in psychology.
As the newest member of Welcome to Wellness, Dr. Kimberly brings 24 years of experience working with patients whose treatment needs range from maintenance care to multi-disciplinary rehabilitation due to catastrophic injuries.
Dr. Kimberly has worked with patients of all ages, professional dancers and musicians, amateur athletes, weekend warriors, moms, dads, grandmothers, grandfathers, infants, toddlers, children, and the dreaded teenager.
While Dr. Kimberly describes being a chiropractor as an important part of her identity, being a mother and wife is her meaning of life. Dr. Kimberly and Mitch have been married 22 years and have 3 boys who range in age from 19 to 13. They also have a chocolate lab, two cats and a bearded dragon.