Meet Our
LiveWell Team

Get to know our team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists and wellness care experts here at LiveWell Family Health Centre in Ottawa. We look forward to meeting you in person!

Your Ottawa Chiropractic & Wellness Team

From chiropractic experts, massage therapists and caring, dedicated naturopaths to a support staff who are committed to serving our clients with compassion and attention to detail, we are here to serve Ottawa’s chiropractic, naturopathic and holistic wellness needs. Get to Know Our LiveWell team!

DR. JASON BERCOVITCH

DC

While studying for a BSc Honours at McGill University, Dr. Jason Bercovitch suffered from debilitating low back pain. Months of medical visits, rehabilitation and pain medication did little to relieve the discomfort. Out of desperation, he finally sought the care of a chiropractor. The care he received not only releived the pain, but dramatically improved his life long battle with asthma, allergies and chest infections. This life changing experience inspired Dr. Jason to help others who suffered like himself.


DR. SABRINA BERCOVITCH

BSC, DC

In 1988, as a student, Dr. Sabrina’s life changed when she sought the help of a chiropractor for severe headaches and migraines accompanied by chronic neck and shoulder stiffness and pain. Regular headaches and tension in her upper body dissapeared, while energy and vitality returned. Two years later, an avid tennis player, Dr. Sabrina injured her right knee and once again, with the help of her chiropractor , she was able to regain her mobility and strength.

SHANE CLARK

registered massage therapist

Shane graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at CDI College in 2003. He began his career working at restoring the function and reducing the pain of his clients by following a treatment protocol that tailors the treatment to each individual. Shane’s areas of expertise are sports injury, assisting in restoration of function from joint replacement/repair surgery, prolonged conditions such as frozen shoulder and treating the everyday aches and pains of today’s desk bound office workers. He promotes a caring treatment environment and encourages feedback from his clients.

MELISSA caissie

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Melissa Caissie brings an intuitive approach to her massage She has studied myofascial trigger point therapy and myofascial release, deep tissue, Swedish, craniosacral as well as a blend of energy healing modalities In 2012 she graduated from ICT School of Massage Therapy in Moncton, New Brunswick. This was followed by five years in a New Brunswick chiropractic office and two years in Alberta where she practiced in a chiropractic and physiotherapy clinic. Then, from November of 2019 to 2021, she practiced in massage therapy clinic in Gatineau. In addition, she has completed Level 2 Craniosacral Therapy training with the Upledger Institute. Melissa enjoys being in nature, especially in or near water. She loves to read, to meditate and time spent in her own space. An interest in drumming inspired Melissa to make her own frame drum under the tutelage of Metis guide. She has been a part of a drumming circle and a shamanic drumming group.


DR. SANDIP OPPAL

BSC, MD, ND

After completing his bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of British Columbia Dr. Sandip attended the allopathic medical school and noticed the lack of emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion in patient care specifically with nutrition and exercise. While completing his training at Wyckoff Heights Medical Centre in Brooklyn, NY Dr. Sandip was able to make this sustainable lifestyle change in his own life; this was the driving force for him to pursue Naturopathic Medicine.

Natalia ruiz

nutritionist

Natalia Ruiz is a passionate nutritionist from Colombia with an Honours Bachelor's in Nutrition and Dietetics from the National University of Colombia. She has always been interested in sports and was actively involved in track and field during her university years. Natalia believes proper nutrition is essential for health, well-being, and athletic performance.

As a nutritionist, Natalia's goal is to empower people to develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies, helping them achieve their fitness and health goals sustainably and enjoyably. She has experience managing chronic diseases, hormonal imbalances, and body composition, including weight loss and increased muscle mass. She has worked as a nutritionist for the Cundinamarca Sports Institute, the Colombian Tennis Federation, and the Lions Athletics Club of Colombia. Natalia is also graduating from Fitness and Health Promotion at Algonquin College.

Aside from her professional life, Natalia enjoys cooking, dancing, hiking, and spending time with her family. She believes that being dynamic, spending time outdoors, sharing meals with loved ones, and trying out new experiences are essential elements of a healthy lifestyle.

Natalie zima

registered holistic nutritionist

Natalie found natural medicine through her health journey after stumbling upon a nutritionist at a health food store who changed her life! She saw real change under the care of a Registered Holistic Nutritionist; this is where she finally found answers to her health issues. After this, she wanted to give back and help others find solutions to their health issues! She attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, graduated in Spring of 2019, and has been practicing ever since. She is passionate about liberating her clients in their health - to know that you CAN find the answers! You don't have to accept exhaustion, low mood, foggy brain, skin issues, etc., as "normal"! Her specialty is women's health, specifically hormonal and digestive issues like PMS, fertility, skin issues, mental health, pregnancy (pre and post) support and more. Natalie is passionate about showing you that there is always a solution and that through working together, there is a brighter way to live!

DOUG MACINTOSH

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER BSC

Doug is a passionate certified personal with a varied and diverse background in health sciences. Doug graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology along with a minor degree in Psychology. Coaching Mens Ice Hockey, working as a Personal Trainer in the UofT Athletic Centre and being a Health & Fitness columnist rounded out his growth.



AASTHA LAMBAH

registered health & exercise practitioner, CERTIFIED gROUP EXERCISE TRAINER

Aastha Lambah is a Registered Health and Exercise Practitioner who specializes in Spinal Rehabilitation. With a background in Physiotherapy, Aastha is also a certified Spinal Manual Therapist and Certified Group Exercise Trainer. She practices CBT and Mindful Meditation along with HIIT and Kinetic Control. Her favorite place to be is a quiet beach where she can listen to the sound of the ocean (for hours). She understands how important and yet difficult it is to take a break from our daily routine to do something for ourselves and our peace of mind. Her holistic approach towards her clients helps them work out mind, body and soul. Aastha is a strong believer of "Movement is Medicine ''. She has a keen sense of gauging the client’s needs and is committed to create customized programs for each individual. She loves being introduced to new movies and shows as she is an avid TV watcher (it's a bit of a problem really!). She strives to make each of her sessions an immersive hands-on experience and not just a workout.

FritS VOLMULLER

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

Frits's roots in sports and exercise as a fitness professional date back to the late 1990's when he started his first health & fitness centre, Lady Sport, in The Hague (The Netherlands). After nine years, he sold the business and moved to the Caribbean, where he started Health & Fitness Bonaire (HFC Bonaire). Frits also moved to Curacao for 2.5 years, where he began a Kickboxing, Boxing and Aerobics Facility. After 2.5 years, he moved back to Bonaire, where Frits worked as a full-time Sports & Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer. During these years, he also finished his CSCS certification at the National Strength and Conditioning Association in Miami, Fl. Bonaire is a beautiful island, but after 15 years and having three kids, Frits and his family decided to make the step toward Canada. He began this journey in 2017, and almost five years later, Frits and his family are finally here as permanent residents. The LiveWell philosophy of exercise, lifestyle and balance (5 pillars – eat, sleep, think, move, brain-body) is something he has been sharing with clients since the start of his career! Frits hopes to see you in one of his Training or Small Group Exercise sessions at the Live Well Family Health Centre.

Karen Jones

Spiritual & Emotional Life Coaching | Reiki Master | Sound Therapy with Crystal Singing Bowls

I am a passionate and dedicated Spiritual Emotional Life Coach with a mission to empower individuals to reach their full potential and lead a fulfilling life. With over 30 years of experience in the field of Energy Work and breaking through limiting beliefs, I have had the privilege of helping countless people. My journey in personal development started with a deep commitment to my own growth and self-improvement. This led me to study various personal development methodologies and uncover the stories we create that keep us stuck. My coaching approach is founded on the belief that everyone has untapped potential waiting to be unlocked. I work with my clients to identify their strengths, beliefs, values, and what they are struggling with, then guide them in uncovering the untapped potential within. In addition to my coaching expertise, I am also a certified Reiki Master, and I incorporate energy healing techniques into my practice to help clients overcome emotional blockages and restore balance in their lives. I'm excited to embark on this transformative journey with you.

Daniel Blacher

Registered physiotherapist

Merging his passions for people and science with his affinity for sport, Daniel found his professional path in the practice of physiotherapy. After completing a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Daniel attended Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland where he earned a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Holistic care is a priority in Daniel’s therapeutic approach which is founded in thoughtful attention to client concerns. Empowering clients through education, Daniel leads with authenticity approaching each person with individualized care plans and exercises that are both relevant and impactful. Daniel has diverse experience working with clients of all ages, working primarily with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He is interested in enhancing his skills through professional development courses in concussion and vestibular rehabilitation. 

Kayla bROWN-CAIN

Chiropractic Assistant and Exam Technician

Monique BENOIT

Chiropractic Assistant

reagan wallace

Chiropractic Assistant and Exam Technician

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