Dr. Stephani Dunk BSC, DC
Dr. Dunk is the owner of Activate Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of a few specialists in Ottawa that practice a gentle chiropractic technique called the Activator Method. Her family-based practice regularly sees pregnant patients and children as well as adults wanting to continue to experience good physical health with age. Dr. Dunk grew up in a small rural community outside of Ottawa. She received a bachelors in Anatomy at McGill and graduated in the class of 1994 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Dunk has many other passions and interests in health and well being. She is an avid hiker, cyclist and runner but most of all, in the last few years, she has become more involved in yoga. She has studied many different styles of yoga and is certified to teach yoga at all levels. She's also a regular practitioner of meditation---the original form of yoga.
Dr. Dunk has been in practice for over 20 years and is still excited to provide a multi-disciplinary clinic where several practitioners can provide care that is tailored to each persons' needs.
Dr. Chandan Brar BA, DC
Dr Chandan Brar joined the Activate Chiropractic & Wellness team in 2014. He relocated his practice from another clinic. Dr. Brar completed his bachelors at York University in Toronto in Kinesiology and Health Science. He then went on to do his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. He is proud to practice what he preaches when it comes to health and well being. His many interests include the practice of yoga, meditation running, cycling, volunteerism and motivational speaking.
Many of his patients describe him as passionate, respectful, thorough and caring. Dr. Brar has a reputation for providing excellent patient care and for working alongside allied health professionals to insure that the patient is cared for thoroughly. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Brar ran a pro-bono clinic once a week at the Aids Committee of Ottawa. He periodically volunteers for the Arthritis Society of Ottawa and speaks regularly at the Sunnyside Library on healthy eating and good posture. Dr. Brar is trained in several chiropractic and manual therapy techniques that allow him to serve his patients using a unique and tailored approach. We are proud to have Dr. Brar's talents on our health team. For more information go to www.drchandanbrar.com
Dr. Megan O'Neill, DC
Dr. Megan graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. During her time at Dalhousie she was a leader on the varsity women’s hockey team earning Academic All Canadian standing. As a student athlete, Dr. Megan saw first hand the benefits of Chiropractic care. With an innate passion for helping people and a love for anatomy and science, Dr. Megan was instantly drawn to the Chiropractic profession.
Dr. Megan continued her studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Here she gained the tools and knowledge to become a well rounded evidence based practitioner. Dr. Megan is passionate about helping patients live in optimal health through movement, nutrition and education. She aims to provide a tailored solution to meet the diverse needs of each patient.
Rika Shimizu, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Yukiko Arvisais, Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac)
Yukiko Arvisais is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac). She is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario after completion of 3 years of study with over 585 hours of clinical practice in Victoria, BC and the successful completion of the Pan-Canadian TCM exam.
Her special interests are Women's health, Pain management, Auriculotherapy (Ear Acupuncture), and Stress management. She also sees patients for Fertility, Anxiety, Quit smoking, and Chronic Fatigue.
She uses needles, glass cupping, gum sha jade stone as a tool and she decides what method is beneficial for the patients. Depending on the condition, she uses different tool to help you get well.
Most extended health care covers the treatment. Please contact your insurance company for your coverage.
Call today and book your appointment with Yukiko.
Aiden Woods, RMT
Aiden practices an outcome based approach, catering to the specific needs of each client. With his vast experience of coaching and competing in athletics, he has an adept understanding for injuries or discomfort that come from various sports and activities. Through an individualized assessment and treatment plan, Aiden’s goal is to mitigate discomfort and relieve pain in his clients. Aiden incorporates different techniques such as deep tissue work, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, dynamic stretching techniques and Graston technique.
Aiden is a graduate of the two year advanced Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College, and is and active member of both the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Before massage, Aiden obtained a diploma in Strength and Sport Conditioning, which led him to coach at a varsity level and compete at a national level in olympic weightlifting. Aiden is passionate for furthering his knowledge and skills throughout his career in order to supply the best possible treatment for his clients.
Fernanda Hebert, Reception
Fernanda Hebert is a former Physiotherapist specialized in Plastic Surgery. Fernanda left her career and country behind when she decided to move from Brazil to Canada in 2005 to get married to her beloved husband.
Today she is the proud mom of 2 girls and one baby dog. She loves to serve the community with her husband and works as a volunteer at her local church. When she's not volunteering she is a preowned Mary Kay Sales Director!
Fernanda is happy to join our health care team and is looking forward to making an impact on as many lives as possible!
Alyssa Morelli, Massage Therapist
Alyssa is a Massage Therapist born and raised in Ottawa. She completed high-school at A.Y. Jackson S.S and continued her education for 2 years in medical administration at Algonquin College. Alyssa decided she wanted to improve people’s quality of life and help them understand how their body functions. In 2017 she returned to Algonquin College and trained as a student massage therapist for 3 years and looks forward to working as a professional. Alyssa’s passion for physical activity and health began at a young age. She taught Taekwon-do and received her blackbelt by age 14.
For more information, please contact us at (613)226-9800 or just come see us at clinic!!