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Best Health

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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.

Our Team

Your Wellness Professionals

The Welcome To Wellness team is comprised of qualified health and wellness specialists ready to put their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals. All of our team members believe in establishing an energy balance and flow within your mind and body. Get in touch to learn more about our incredible team — we’re looking forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.

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.

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Sheryl Idmilao, RMT

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Amit Patel,
Registered Physiotherapist

Amit is an enthusiastic and resourceful physiotherapist who strives to empower patients to take a leading role in their healthcare. In Amit's practice, he treats a variety of patients having musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Using the latest in clinical knowledge, he works to provide the highest quality of care for his patients to ease their pain, improve quality of life and get the best possible outcomes. His clinical interests include whiplash management, neck pain, lower back pain, knee and foot pain and treating pre and post operative  knee, hip and shoulder patients.

 Amit holds a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from South Gujarat University, India. Amit is also certified in mulligan technique, which is one of the most effective techniques to manage any kind of joint pain.

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Clerise,
Tech CA

Clerise joined our team in June 2022. In her role as a CA she helps support both the Doctors and office in any way she can and is always eager to keep learning and growing. Her experience in customer service has given her the ability to connect well with patients and provide assistance when needed. She has extensive knowledge in many areas related to the mind and loves to support those on their wellness journey in any way she can. Clerise is certified to teach mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. When she is not at work she enjoys expanding her mind by learning new skills, being out in nature and spending time with family. 

Chrissy,

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.

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Tish,
5 Fundamentals CA

Tish had been coming to the office as a patient for 8 years before joining our team. Tish is very knowledgeable about health and nutrition and is passionate about living the 5 fundamentals lifestyle. She has a strong background in customer service and in the hospitality industry working in Canada and abroad. Tish is also a student of Reiki and is currently studying towards the holistic nutrition coach certification. She truly enjoys helping people to live their best lives;  - mind, body and soul.

You will see her calming but positive presence around the office assisting the Doctors in any way she can. Outside of the office she is kept very busy enjoying the outdoors with her young son, doing yoga, going to the gym and teaching workshops. She has a huge interest in culinary arts and loves cooking healthy recipes for her family.

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Rebecca,
Office Manager

Rebecca joined our team in 2022. She has been a patient of the office for over 7 years. Rebecca brings with her many years of experience in customer service and management.  Rebecca works to keep every day running smoothly, jumping into multiple roles when needed. She looks to advance her knowledge of the five fundamentals every chance she can. 

Outside of the office, Rebecca enjoys relaxing with crafting and has an interest in travelling to new places to see nature and learn about history. Rebecca will be going on maternity leave in May 2024 with her first child.

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Kaitlyn,
5 Fundamentals CA

Kaitlyn joined our wellness team in 2023. She is a recent graduate from Ontario Tech University with a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, with a concentration in Public Health. Kaitlyn has been a patient here for over ten years. Now that she has joined our team, she can’t wait to use her passion for health and wellness to give back to the community and help make a difference in people's lives.

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Dante,
5 Fundamentals CA

Dante joined our team in 2024 after completing a work placement through his highschool. 

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.

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Ally Richards, RMT

Ally has a strong passion for helping people live their healthiest lives.  She graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in 2020 with an advanced diploma in massage therapy. She enjoys working with people of all backgrounds, ages and conditions. By carefully listening to each patient's needs, Ally will work with you using a variety of swedish, deep tissue , and active release techniques in her massages to help you meet your therapeutic goals.  She will also equip you with the knowledge necessary to keep working towards your goals between treatments. Ally looks forward to meeting you all and getting you back to feeling your best self. 

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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.  

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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. 

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Dr. Diana Shaboo, DC
 

Dr. Diana has just recently joined the Welcome to Wellness Team. She has been in practice since 2011. She started her pre-Chiropractic path at the University of Toronto where she focused on Human Biology and Physiology. After graduation, Dr. Diana attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and received her Doctorate in Chiropractic.

In her free time, Dr. Diana enjoys traveling and discovering different cultures. She has been to South America, Europe, Caribbean Islands, Parts of the States, and Egypt. Dr Diana has two little dogs Leo and Milo who are very loveable and playful. She loves running with her dogs, working out daily, reading books with her favorite cup of tea to relax.

Dr Diana has treated many patients from children to senior citizens, and has tools and treatments of a wide variety for all types of patients. Dr Diana believes in Spinal health, freeing the nervous system of any restrictions and allowing the body to heal itself. She believes in eating healthy, exercising the mind and body, and reducing inflammation through diet, acupuncture and chiropractic care.

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