OMA Team

Dr Adrienne McRuvie

Dr. Adrienne McRuvie, B.A., D.C.

Chiropractor, Clinic director of Oma Chiropractic

Prior to becoming a chiropractor, I trained as a Reflexolgist, Reiki Therapist and Yoga teacher, all of which I find ways to incorporate into my practice. It was the study of yoga that peaked my interest in the body, which grew into my interest of chiropractic.

I work as a chiropractor now because I love its ideals about what it means to be healthy. The idea that through input to our system we can be more body aware, become more flexible to change, more resilient and we are able to interact with the world from a place of intended actions rather than reactions.

My training in a myriad of different techniques provides me with an openness to the workings of the human body. My toolbox includes certifications in Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, and Acupuncture. My training with International Pediatric Chiropractic Association has provided me with a passion and love for prenatal care and care for children of all sizes.  I hold a certification in the Webster technique (for breech pregnancies).

In 2006, I became a doula (birth support) to further my interest in working with pregnant women and children.  It has become such a part of my practice and my life; birth has a way of putting life very quickly into perspective.

Dr. Adrienne’s schedule:
Mondays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Wednesdays 3pm-7pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm
Fridays 10am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
1 Saturday a month ‘Family Day’ 10am–12pm

D. Sonja Zab Chiropractor

Dr. Sonja Zabukovec, D.C., B.P.H.E.

Chiropractor

Dr Sonja Zab was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and received hers honours undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto followed by her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. Upon graduation, she practiced in Brisbane, Australia where she adjusted in numerous cities across the country and educated people about chiropractic.

Sonja has travelled to other countries such as Panama on mission trips to deliver adjustments and educate people about chiropractic and health. She has delivered approximately over 50,000 adjustments since her graduation in 2005. Sonja is dedicated to educating people and works avidly with community groups and athletes. Her vision is to have EVERY person live to their full health potential. She is passionate about working with children, babies, families and being a dedicated competitive crossfit athlete, triathlete, and yogi, she has much experience of working with athletes of all kinds. In Sonja’s off time, she loves to be outside and be with family and friends.

Dr. Sonja’s schedule:
Tuesdays 12pm-7pm
Wednesdays 7:45am-12pm
Thursdays 3pm-7pm
Fridays 10am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Saturdays 10am-12pm

Dr. Mishka Thomson, B.Sc., D.C.

Chiropractor, Certified Animal Chiropractor

 

Originally from Montreal, Québec, Dr. Mishka completed her post-secondary studies at the University of Waterloo and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. It was chiropractic’s perfect blend of science and art that drew her to the profession, and it is what continues to drive her passion for the profession to this day.

Following graduation, Dr. Mishka lived and worked in London, UK before returning to locum across Ontario. In 2012, Dr. Mishka completed the Animal Chiropractic program, expanding her skill set to include treatment of both small and large animals. (To explore the idea of animal chiropractic please visit www.alphadogchiropractic.com).

Dr. Mishka continues to explore further studies in chiropractic, pediatrics, nutrition and orthotics as well as various techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Activator, Torque Release and SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique). This variety of tools allows her the flexibility of treating patients of all ages and treatment preferences.

In her spare time, Dr. Mishka enjoys cycling, snowboarding, drawing and spending time with her husband, two children and her dog, Milo.

Dr. Mishka’s schedule:

Monday 8am-12pm
Tuesday 8am-12pm (ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE ONLY)
Wed 3-7pm
Fri 8am-12pm

Dr Karen Jonegdijk chiropractor

Dr. Karen Jongedijk, B.P.H.E., B.Ed, D.C.

Chiropractor, Founder of Oma Chiropractic

The reason I decided to become a chiropractor is that I love the potential of the human body and mind. I’m constantly amazed by people’s capacity to overcome the difficult things life throws at them. We have an incredible ability to survive and thrive, especially with encouraging support. And I love to see what people can accomplish when their minds and bodies function well.

Chiropractic care can help you recover more quickly from problems when they arise and help prevent other episodes in the future. With regular chiropractic care, you get better faster and stay healthier longer.

I love being a chiropractor because chiropractic changes lives. People come to our office because the challenge they are experiencing has affected their quality of life. Through care, your guarding mechanisms start to let go, muscle tension begins to release.  As your body starts to feel better, you start to develop a trust in your body and more confidence in your abilities. Pretty soon, you’re considering hobbies, goals or dreams you previously had to put on the back burner.

Dr. Karen’s schedule:
Alternate weeks
Tuesday 4-6pm
Wed 7:45am-9:15am

Lisa Watson naturopath

Dr. Lisa Watson, B.H.Sc., N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor

As a Naturopathic Doctor my passion is working with families – men and women, children and teens that want to find balance and uncover the potential for amazing health in their lives. I focus on fertility (for both men and women), pregnancy, women’s hormone balancing, infant and children’s health and adolescent health in my practice because these are times of life where we have an amazing opportunity to optimize health. Working with pregnancy and fertility allows me to optimize health of current and future generations. And working with children and teens allows me to impact health of our future leaders. It’s incredibly rewarding!

In addition to my practice as a Naturopathic Doctor, I am an instructor on Men’s and Women’s Health at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I have a degree in Health Sciences (BHSc) from the University of Western Ontario and I received my Naturopathic Doctor (ND) designation from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007.

If you want to get to know me better, follow me on Twitter at @drlisawatson, check out my blog at www.drlisawatson.com, or send me an email.

Dr. Lisa’s schedule:
Mondays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
One Saturday/month 9am-1pm

Naturopaths in Toronto

Simon Buchan RMT

Simon Buchan, R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist

I am a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy, with extensive knowledge and experience in Swedish massage, orthopedic assessment, therapeutic techniques, hydrotherapy, and remedial exercise. I have practiced massage therapy at the Toronto General Hospital, Lyndhurst Rehab Clinic, Loyola Arrupe Seniors Centre, and have worked with in-house massage therapist for the Toronto Marlies. I have experience treating a diverse set of clients, including post-surgery patients, breast cancer patients, seniors, athletes, and people with various injuries. The combination of intuitive touch, open communication style, and problem-solving approach makes my practice unique.

If you want to get to know my latest interests, check out my blog at www.simonrmt.com, or send me an email at buchan.simon@gmail.com.

Simon’s schedule:
Mondays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Tuesdays 12pm-8pm
Wednesdays 8am-1pm
Thursdays 3pm-8pm
Fridays 8am-2pm

Fridays 8am-2pm
Doris Jelacic Massage Therapist

Doris Jelacic, R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist

I joined Oma Chiropractic in 2009. My intent as an RMT is to promote holistic care that includes maintaining optimal tissue health and overall well-being. I believe in collaboration with other health care providers to ensure the most effective treatments are provided for the individual. I have specialized experience working with seniors, pregnant women, athletes and those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. My practice encompasses relaxation massage as well as soft tissue work for sports injuries.

Doris’ schedule:
Wednesdays 4pm-8pm
Fridays 3pm-8pm

Anne Gingras RMT

Anne Gingras, R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist

I specialize in Swedish massage with a Shiatsu influence, creating a safe, comfortable and respectful environment for my patients. My careful attention to symptoms and moment-to-moment needs make me a gifted and dedicated caregiver.

With a long history of body-based training, I started my professional career as a dancer in musical theatre. I have a passion for fitness and am a certified Kundalini yoga instructor. Needing to explore the healing arts more deeply, I furthered my study at the renowned Sutherland-Chan school of massage therapy, graduating top of my class. I am also a certified Reflexologist. I am passionate about riding my bike, perfecting my rooftop garden, and belting it out in a women’s choir.

Anne’s schedule:
Thursdays 9am-1pm

Stephanie Maxwell RMT

Stephanie Maxwell, R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist

My love of health and wellness began early in life with a drive for both competitive gymnastics and competitive swimming. This love was easily translated into yoga in my early twenties when I developed an extensive vinyasa practice. I completed the Yogaspace Yoga Teacher Training program in 2010 and now specialize in Restorative Yoga.  

The ability of yoga and therapeutic touch to transform the body, mind and spirit inspired me to become a Registered Massage Therapist. I completed my massage therapy training at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2014. I currently hold a faculty position at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic.

I have treated a broad range of clientele including, but not limited to, seniors, post-surgery patients at Toronto General Hospital and adults recovering from stroke. I have extensive pre and postnatal massage training, completing a rotation in high-risk pregnancy at Sunnybrook Hospital and advanced training through the acclaimed Perinatal Massage Therapy Education. I believe pre and postnatal massage to be of incredible benefit: women develop a strong connection with their babies and their bodies while decreasing stress and promoting a healthy fetal environment. I believe in a holistic wellness-focused, client-centred approach that facilitates the client’s inward journey towards a deeper understanding of self.

Stephanie’s schedule:

Saturdays 9am-2pm

Amy Proszowski

Prenatal - Postnatal Doula & Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Amy is a DONA trained Birth Doula, Kundalini and Prenatal Yoga Instructor. She has been working in all of these capacities in diverse settings since 2009. She began her journey as a Doula volunteering at a water birth clinic in Quito, Ecuador. Following that she had the immense pleasure of supporting many couples as a Midwife’s Assistant before, during and after birth in Barcelona, Spain. During her 5 years in Barcelona Amy also accompanied couples at hospital births. Since returning to Toronto she has enjoyed integrating into and working with the birth community. Amy is fluent in Spanish and supports couples in pregnancy and through birth by listening, attending, informing and guiding without judgement. Her passion for this work is thanks to all the beautiful goddesses and their partners who allow her to witness the power and intimacy of birth.

In her free time she loves adventure and discovering new things and places! Some of the things that most fuel her curiosity about life and recharge her are traveling, culture, being in nature, camping, yoga practice and curling up with a juicy book and a warm cup of tea!