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.
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.
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.
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.
Chelsea graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College in 2012. Along with being an RMT, Chelsea is also a Certified Graston Technique Therapist, K- Tape Therapist and Doula. Over her years as an RMT, Chelsea has had the opportunity to work with many clients, ranging from: Rugby Canada and the National Fiji Rugby squad; Ottawa Sooners Football Club; Pre and Post-Natal Mothers; Babies and Infants.
Deja studied Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Intro to Biomechanics and Kinesiology in post-secondary and has always had a passion for alternative health care, working in multiple fitness facilities and Wellness Centres over the last 10 years. Deja is currently studying to become a certified Cold Laser Technician. In 2016 after sustaining a hand fracture Deja became interested in Cold Laser Therapy when she was able to reduce her recovery and casting time by half with the help of Cold Laser. Falling (quite literally) into the world of Chiropractic care and alternative medicine has truly been life changing and extremely rewarding.
With a background in business management. Sondra first found LiveWell Family Health Centre as a patient suffering from chronic pain and reduced neurological function. After a few visits with a Registered Massage Therapist here at LiveWell, her therapist referred her for a Chiropractic examination to address misalignments in her spine. This was a life-changing experience and Sondra became passionate about chiropractic care and the benefits of having regular spinal check-ups. Sondra is now a part of the Chiropractic team at LiveWell and is happy to assist others.
Michelle has been surrounded by chiropractic her whole life. Her grandfather was a Chiropractor from Arnprior where he practiced for many years. She has been working as a Chiropractic Assistant for the last 5 years and is currently finalizing her registration to be a Massage Therapist. She has a background in health sciences with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion and a degree in Kinesiology. To stay healthy she loves trail running and spending time with her cat Lilly. Michelle is looking forward to transitioning from her role as a Chiropractic Assistant to a full time 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.