Meet Our Team

Dr. Stephani Dunk

     BSC, DC

Dr. Dunk is the owner of Activate Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic and has been in practice for more than 30 years. She is one of a few specialists in Ottawa that practice a gentle chiropractic technique called the Activator Method. Her family-based practice includes both children and 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 and Mega Reformer Pilates. She is certified to teach yoga at all levels. As well, she has added teaching Reformer Pilates at Reform Health and Fitness. Her mission is to foster aging with strength,. mobility and a zest for life!

Dr. Dunk has been in practice for over 30 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. Larry Ha Chu

     BSC, DC

Dr. Larry Ha Chu is an Ottawa-based chiropractor with a special interest in the treatment and prevention of spinal-related conditions that contribute to neck and back pain. His person-centred approach includes a variety of chiropractic techniques, manual therapies, patient education, self-care strategies and multi-disciplinary collaboration to provide the most high-quality care possible for his patients. 

Dr. Larry has experience working with patients of all ages and backgrounds including seniors, teachers, professionals and everything in between. He aims to help his patients overcome their health challenges and achieve their health goals to get back to doing what they love most, whether that's spending time with their loved ones, staying active or simply functioning better for overall health and wellness.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa and his chiropractic studies at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, as well as a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

Mark Rofail


Mark is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and is an active member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OSTCAN). Prior to studying osteopathy, Mark trained in pharmacology in the United States and England. During this time, Mark was in a minor car accident which caused him to seek treatment from an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. The experience showed him the ability of his body’s own self-healing mechanism and as a result, Mark shifted his career path from pharmacology to osteopathy.

Mark believes in the Osteopathic principles in treating the body; to treat the body as a dynamic unit of function, that the body is self-healing and self-regulating, and that structure and function are interrelated. As a child, Mark met with specialists for his club foot, never feeling that the root cause was being addressed. This experience has made him committed to helping his clients by starting with the root cause of their health concerns, and letting them discover their body’s self-healing capabilities

Mark enjoys treating clients of all ages with a keen interest in infants, pregnancies, and athletes. When not working with clients, Mark enjoys playing basketball, soccer, taking walks with his dog Miles, and cooking.

Rika Shimizu

     Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)


Yukiko Arvisais

     Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac)

     Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Yukiko Arvisais is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).  She studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria, BC and is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario after completion of 3 years of study. 

Her special interests are Women's health, Pain management, Auriculotherapy (Ear Acupuncture), and Stress management. She uses needles, glass cupping, gua 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.

She also studied Massage Therapy in Ottawa, ON and registered with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario after completion of 2 years of study at Algonquin College. She has a special interest in Lymphatic Drainage and is certified with the Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist of Dr. Vodder School International.

Most extended health care covers the treatments. Please contact your insurance company for your coverage. 

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Stacey Enright

     Office Manager

Stacey brings over 15 years of experience working in this industry and has personally grown up under chiropractic care. She carries a strong belief in the role it plays in healthcare. Stacey is a Board Certified Practical Holistic Nutritionist, having graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, as well as the Kemptville College of Agriculture - University of Guelph in Food and Nutrition Management. 

Wendy Peever

     Office Receptionist

Wendy has over 15 years in the Hi-Tech industry and is also a Registered Veterinary Technician. 

Wendy loves the simple things in life like spending time with her friends, her two goofy cats and especially her five grandchildren. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys obstacle course running, going to the gym, and is an avid soccer player.