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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.
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.
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.
Tish, 5 Fundamentals and CA
Although new to the welcome to wellness team as a chiropractic assistant. She has been coming to the office as a patient for 8 years. 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.
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 managment. 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.
ZAkir joins our team as our newest physiotherapist. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy and his post-graduate in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine from Hosmat Education Insititue in India. He brings with him his vast experience of working as a Physiotherapist in India for 7 years before migrating to Canada to start his new life journey in 2016. He has been successfully working with patients from a variety of age groups having various injuries.
Zakir’s philosophy has been to not only work on the injuries but provide wellness education using a hands on approach and to create a structured home exercise plan. He and his treatment complement chiropractic care.
Shanice, 5 Fundamentals and PTA
Shanice holds two hats at our office - a 5 Fundamentals CA and Physiotherapy Assistant. She received an undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology from Ontario Tech University and continued her education to graduate from Brock University with a Masters in Professional Kinesiology. She has also passed her College of Kinesiologists entry-to-Practice exam to become a Registered Kinesiologist.
In her free time, Shanice enjoys playing and coaching competitive soccer with the Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club. She loves helping other people achieve fitness goals and live at their optimal level of health. When she is not active on the field or in the office, she is in her kitchen trying new recipes and learning new culinary skills.
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.
Sheryl Idmilao, RMT
Sheryl graduated as a Massage Therapist in Toronto. She uses a variety of techniques and can go from using gentle pressure to firm. Sheryl graduated with her bachelors in physiotherapy with honors in the Philippines. Since 2003 she has practiced physiotherapy in hospitals and private practice settings- helping patients with many different health conditions. Sheryl draws upon this background and incorporates manual therapy, myofascial release, stretching, mobilization and craniosacral techniques to provide therapeutic massage. She enjoys seeing people with complex conditions and will work with our chiropractors and physiotherapist to provide co-ordinated care. Sheryl is adept at rehabilitation and showing people home care (self help) exercises. Sheryl is married with 2 beautiful children. She grew up with a loving and caring family. Her family is the most important thing for her. Giving time to your love ones makes all the difference. “Sheryl believes, if you can dream it, you can do it and believe in the power of prayer. “
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 the proud mother of two young sons. 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!