Knots’N’Joints is a Wellness Clinic located in the Heart of Brooklin. We have moved to our new location in Victoria Place 66 Baldwin St suite 200. Our new location is 100% wheelchair accessible. Our practitioners have an all-encompassing approach to helping the community optimize and maintain a healthy well being. We provide Registered Massage therapy, Pediatric Massage therapy, Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, Bioflex Laser therapy, Myofascial Release therapy, Reiki, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Dynamic Taping. We like the saying of “If we change ‘I’ to ‘WE’ even illness becomes wellness!
Dr. Christine Mikhael
Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider, Kinesiologist
Dr. Christine graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science and Specialization in Kinesiology. While working as a Kinesiolgist she discovered the value of Chiropractic when she sustained an upper back injury. After being successfully treated, she decided to pursue the journey of Chiropractic. In June 2015 she graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic. After touring Europe she joined the exciting team at Knots ‘n’ Joints in October 2015. Dr. Christine combined her love for learning and care for children by pursuing the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Certification. The ICPA is a leading organization for pediatric chiropractors. Dr. Christine is equipped with the skills to assess, evaluate and treat children as young as newborns and as old as teenagers. Children as well as adults benefit from regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic has been shown to reduce stress, increase the quality of sleep, decrease pain and increase overall well-being. For more information on how chiropractic can benefit your child please visit the ICPA website at http://icpa4kids.org/.
Dr. Christine is also trained in the Webster Technique. This technique is aimed towards prenatal care for the pregnant mother. The Webster Technique reduces any biomechanical stresses on the back and pelvis of the mother and therefore provides optimal positioning for both the baby and the mother. It is recommended that the pregnant mother seek care throughout her pregnancy to reduce the stresses placed on her body so that the birthing process is as easy as it can be for both mother and child. For more information on the Webster Technique please visit the ICPA Website: http://icpa4kids.com/about/webster_technique.htm.
Dr. Christine completed the prestgious Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University in October 2015 and is licenced in the administration of Acupuncture Therapy. Dr. Christine is also trained and certified in the operation of the highly innovative Bioflex Laser Therapy.Whether you’re an adult or just a wee young thing, Dr. Christine is eager to help you on your way to a healthy and happier well-being.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
Michelle Morency RMT Laser Therapist
Initially it was the idea of pre/post-natal treatments and infant massage that brought Michelle to the career path of massage therapy. Suffered with hip and low back pain throughout her entire pregnancy, not guaranteed if the pain was cause by previous sports injuries from childhood or if it was the pregnancy, change in body and hormones. Michelle was set and thought prenatal and infant care were her focus until she was introduced to laser therapy. Having had previous sports related injuries that were starting to become a limitation to Michelle’s career choice, she was referred for Bioflex Laser Therapy. Astonished as to how much Laser therapy could help, combining Low Intensity Light Therapy with manual manipulation and massage of the soft tissue helps patients achieve exceptional results. Michelle enjoy treating using a variety of modalities including hydrotherapy massage therapy and Laser therapy. Michelle has discovered her passion is helping people reach there therapeutic goals. Experienced in pre and postnatal care, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, work place injuries and much more.
Registered Massage Therapist
Elissa’s career started with her passion to help others. She graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College class of 2011. Elissa Is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist’s Association of Ontario (CMTO) and is a professional member of the Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
She finds enjoyment in continuing her education and is experienced in Reflexology, Laser Therapy, Advanced Dynamic Taping and has studied with Tina Allen to complete her Pediatric Massage training. Tina Allen is the leading child’s health founder of the Liddle Kidz Foundation, a premier non profit organization for infant and paediatric massage professionals worldwide.
Elissa has practiced in sports medicine and rehabilitation alongside physiotherapists and kinesiologists. She later followed her dream in children’s care. Specifically with health care needs and autism spectrum.
You must wonder why massage for your child? Well, if being smarter than those who do not receive massage therapy isn’t a good enough reason… Here are some others. Your child is growing and connecting with the world. Cognition is greatly affected, immune function, growth plate function, body awareness, decreased anxiety and stress hormones, improved sleep patterns, parental bonding with parental administered massage, improved muscle tone, joint mobility, and respiratory function to name some. Elissa is energetic about the health development in paediatrics. Her ability to connect with young patients is incredible. She makes the experience fun and connects to each child’s needs and interests. Elissa focusses on each unique individual as a whole. She believes in listening to clients’ needs and assessing the body connected as a whole. Before treatment, she will take a detailed health history and talk with you about your treatment goals.
Elissa also enjoys spending her free time adventuring in nature activities.
Registered Massage Therapist
Kyla is a Registered Massage Therapist who has been practicing since 2005 and is a graduate from ICT Kikkawa College. Kyla is dedicated to providing focused quality care and responds to the needs and complaints of her clients, she is very passionate and has an interest in on-going education. Kyla’s skills include deep tissue, Swedish, Myofacial Release, Hot Stone, Trigger Point Release, Positional Release, Relaxation, Pre and Post Natal Therapy.
Kyla is excited to be a part of Knots n Joints and looks forward to treating new and existing clients.
Registered Massage Therapist
Erin O’Ray went to school at Sir Sandford Fleming college for massage therapy and graduated in 2011. Erin was able to do a bit of traveling with my career, she worked at the Fairmont Chateau in lake Louise for a year and a half and it was an incredible experience. She loves what she does and loves being able to help people improve their health on a daily basis.
Registered Massage Therapist
I’m Allison Stuart and I’m one of the new practitioners here at knots n joints. I’ve been practicing as a registered massage therapist for 6 years now and I absolutely love what I do. It’s a very rewarding job. I get to help people by improving their quality of movement and their quality of life. When I was younger I trained as a gymnast so since a young age I have been receiving massage therapy and chiropractic care. I believe this experience has help shaped me into being a very well rounded therapist.
When I’m not at work I very much enjoy the outdoors. I have two black labradors that keep me quite busy and entertained. Never a dull moment with those two around. I also take a lot of enjoyment in yoga 🙂 This helps keep me balanced and healthy.
I am very excited to be joining this team here in Brooklin. It’s a wonderful atmosphere and I’m very grateful to be part of this amazing team of women!
Registered Massage Therapist
Samantha graduated from Centennial College in 2015, prior to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist Samantha went to George Brown for Pre-Health Sciences. Samantha knew she wanted to become a RMT after an ailment in her teens – she received physiotherapy & massage therapy which helped her recover quickly.
She has taken courses in water rehabilitation, soft tissue release & Level 1 Thai Yoga massage. Samantha has experiencing working in rehabilitation, working with physiotherapists, chiropractors, kinesiologists & chiropodists – helping clients with a variety of conditions including: pre/post-natal, neuropathy, sports injuries, strokes, lymphedema, migraines, whiplash, spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis.
Cara Coghlan graduated with distinction from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science and Specialization in Kinesiology. An interest in health promotion and treatment of injuries led her to continue her education and pursue a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University, where she received prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Cara has a passion for continuing her education and has received certificates in soft tissue release, manual therapy, and ergonomic assessment. Recently, she represented Canada at the Global Health Institute in Norway, where she learned about disability and its impact on rehabilitation. Cara also enjoys research and has been published in the Physiotherapy Canada Journal. Additionally, Cara is a professional member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations.
Cara has a wide range of expertise and experience. She has worked with various populations ranging from infants to seniors, as well as a variety of settings including paediatric and geriatric rehabilitation, orthopaedics, cardiology and private practice. In these settings she has enjoyed working closely with surgeons, physicians, and other rehabilitation specialists.
When not working, Cara enjoys traveling, playing sports, and relaxing at her cottage up North. Cara is extremely excited to be joining the team at Knots N’ Joints. As a long-time resident of Brooklin, she is looking forward to treating individuals within her community. She is dedicated to providing patient-centered care and is passionate about helping individuals achieve their therapeutic goals so that they can lead active, healthy lives.
Jeannie comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about the body. Her passion for health and wellness led her to Osteopathy after she saw incredible results on an injury she had suffered with for a long time. She trained at the National Academy of Osteopathy where she graduated with honours.
Many people wonder, what is Osetopathy? Jeannie explains Osteopathy as “a melting pot of many alternative cultures and practices such as Chiro, Physio, Massage, Yoga and Energy Medicine. If you could imagine a mix of all of those, that is what Osteopathy is, in a nutshell.” A Manual Osteopath can help treat dizziness, migraines, TMJ disorders, joint and muscle pain, arthritis, sinusitis, cold and flu, abdominal hernia, SI joint dysfunction, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and so much more.
Jeannie’s hobbies include Yoga, Reiki, meditation and being outdoors…when it’s warm. She has taught yoga for 4 years but has been practicing for 15 years. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Yin and Restorative Yoga but also enjoys working on improving and growing in her own practice. Yoga, Reiki and meditation have played a huge role in her life and she attributes its benefits as the reason she is who she is today. She desires to continue to strive to be better and plans to attain her Masters and Doctrine in Osteopathy in the near future. Her favourite branch of Osteopathy is Cranial- Sacral therapy. She has had personal experience with how much this type of treatment can help one to heal and is an advocate for its usefulness and benefits. She also plans to add Pediatric Cranial- Sacral therapy to her skills set in the future.
Jeannie is in good standing with both the National Manual Osteopathic Society and the Society of Osteopaths.
My Career focus is to help patients reach their goals to attain higher quality of life. I am successful in working with injuries and many pathological conditions. I help a wide variety of patients, seeing seniors’, athletes, as well as children. I have completed Fitness and Health Promotion from Durham College and I am currently completing my Kinesiology Degree at UOIT. I am a certified Bioflex Laser Therapist as well as certified CSEP personal trainer.
Yvonne’s background is in the Dental field where she worked as a certified Dental Assistant for 16 years. Yvonne is a mom of two wonderful children who keep her very busy. Yvonne is the friendly face at our front desk and delightful voice on phone.
Kim’s background is in marketing and advertising where she managed a large team for over a decade. For the last 5 years, she’s had her hands full as a busy stay at home mom to twin girls. Kim’s organizing skills and ability to juggle a lot of tasks made her a natural fit to join our team as our Office Manager.
Certified Reiki Technician
Sue Guddat is a certified Reiki Technician and Master under the traditional Reiki method of Dr. Usui. Sue has been practicing Reiki and giving energy treatments to clients for almost two decades. Sue is also certified in several other Energy Healing Techniques making her Reiki Treatments extra engaging.