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
Jennifer Pike,MA, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)
Sheron Albert, Chiropractic Assistant
Jennifer Pike (MA, RHN, Yoga Teacher) is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher, and Wellness Lifestyle Coach who empowers clients to take charge of their own health so they can live their best life.
As a Holistic Nutritionist, Jennifer looks for the root cause behind the symptoms her clients are experiencing. She carefully analyzes her client’s diet to identify nutrient excesses and deficiencies which may be contributing factors. Whole foods are the foundation of Jennifer's wellness plans (meaning food which is as close to its natural state as possible. This excludes highly processed, packaged food). Simple, anti-inflammatory foods are also integrated, because we each have varying degrees of inflammation in our bodies, which is invisible, yet it manifests itself in different ways and can wreak havoc on our health. Jennifer also educates her clients on lifestyle factors which create certain imbalances in the body, and what to do about it. Jennifer can help you achieve your health goals, naturally and without unwanted side effects. Please refer to the "Nutritional Consulting" section for more details.
Outside of coaching clients on the relationship between food and their health issues, Jennifer enjoys teaching yoga classes, traveling whenever and wherever she can, spending time with family and her very spoiled goldendoodle, Niko, and staying active. Her favourite summer sport is tennis, while snow-shoeing is her chosen winter pastime.
Sheron is the glue that holds our office together. In all the years that she's been a part of this team, we haven't seen Sheron once without a smile and hug ready for those who need one. Our patients frequently remark on how friendly, sincere and willing she is to go above and beyond to make sure others feel safe in the office environment. Sheron has many hobbies outside of the office. She is a champion at counted cross stitch and knitting. One of her masterpieces is displayed in the reception area in our office. She also loves taking care of her health through regular walking and by moving her hips in Zumba for Baby Boomers.
Over the years Sheron has created a clinic environment that has allowed our health providers to focus on giving their best care. As a team, we are grateful to have such a joyful personality greet our patients.
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.
VALERIE WOERLEN, RMT
Valerie has had experience working with athletes, children, chronic pain syndromes, scars, and expectant mothers. As a therapist, she gears her treatments towards the needs of each individual client, their recovery, and educating them for the future. She incorporates several different techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymph drainage, stretching, and remedial exercise to achieve positive and rewarding results.
Valerie is a graduate from the 3-year Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. She is an active member of both the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Valerie continues to expand both knowledge and skills in massage therapy to offer encouraging outcomes to the highest standard of therapeutic care.
She looks forward to meeting you!