Dr. Adrienne McRuvie, B.A., D.C.
Chiropractor, Clinic Director of Oma Chiropractic
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 Yoga Training, Reflexology, Cranio-sacral Therapy, and Acupuncture. My training with International Pediatric Chiropractic Association has provided me with a passion and love for prenatal care and care for infants & children. 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 which has become such a big part of my practice and my life. Birth has a way of putting life very quickly into perspective. Currently I am the only Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner in Toronto, using the paradigm of “physiology before force” during pregnancy and labour.
In 2021, I proudly received a 2 year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Now I want to inject mindfulness into everything I touch!
I work as a chiropractor because I love its ideals about what it means to be present in your body. The idea that through hands on care, we can be more body aware, become more flexible to change, be more resilient and we are able to interact with the world from a place of intended actions rather than reactions.
Dr. Adrienne’s schedule:
Mondays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm / 3-7pm
1 Saturday a month ‘Family Day’ 10am–12pm
Dr. Sonja Zabukovec, D.C., B.P.H.E.
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:
Wednesday mornings by appointment
Alternate Saturdays 9.30am-2.30pm
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:
Mondays 8am-12pm / 12.30-5pm
Wednesdays 8-12pm (ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE ONLY)
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:
First Thursday of every month 4-6pm
Dr. Stephanie Fairborn, B.A., ND
Dr. Stephanie Fairborn completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto after graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Stephanie Fairborn works with all patients to optimize their health by providing them with the tools and education necessary to make the best decisions for themselves, their family and their community.
Dr. Stephanie loves to work with you to balance your hormones, heal your gut and clear your skin. She works with patients to achieve optimal health by offering individualized treatment plans to maximize health and well-being. Stephanie is licensed with the The College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Dr. Stephanie’s Schedule
Tuesdays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Lindsay Witton is a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist with more than 15 years’ experience supporting women and families having a hard time. She helps parents:
Understand and cope with mood and anxiety symptoms
Manage past trauma
Explore and process changes to identity and relationships
Navigate “mama guilt”
Cope with grief, loss, and infertility, and
Work with body image, perfectionism, and self-esteem challenges.
Lindsay is a staff psychotherapist at Women’s College Hospital, an Adjunct Lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, and a trained birth and postpartum doula. To learn more about Lindsay visit www.lindsaywitton.com
Lindsay is at Oma on Tuesdays, and other days by request.
Adam Bell, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist, Functional Massage Therapist
Adam Bell is a graduate of Dalhousie University and Sutherland Chan School of Massage. Previously, he has worked as both a personal trainer and as a strength and conditioning coach for the last 6 years.
He has extensive experience working with a diverse population including everything from breast cancer survivors, individuals with central nervous system disorders, weekend warriors, as well as professional athletes working with hockey players.
Adam’s treatments include a personalized assessment and movement screen to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. He is a believer that movement is the foundation of physical and mental health and well-being. His philosophy is that movement can give us a sense of appreciation for the human body and all the possibilities that come with it particularly in pain prevention.
Adam also places great value on the power of relaxation to mitigate the stressors of every day life from sleep issues to chronic pain. He has a wide range of techniques to offer whether you are healing from acute injury, experiencing chronic pain, or looking to relax and decompress.
Beyond massage and exercise Adam has a strong passion for nutrition and meditation and their role in optimizing total health.
John Yu, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist
John is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage and has been working as a therapist for 16 years. During his time in the field, he has gained extensive experience in understanding lower back pain and pelvic alignment by working extensively with prenatal clients and athletes in gait-related activities.
In addition to the Swedish massage learned during school and the fascial techniques acquired from Tom Myers’ courses, John is trained in the advanced methods of the Barral Institute. He also learned fascial stretches and ELDOA self-care techniques, which can help augment the treatment session and help clients achieve long term results.
Currently, John specializes in working with the “Conductor” of the body, the nervous system and the gut. Subtle treatment of the nervous system and organs may help underlying conditions by encouraging equilibrium in the system. This precise approach may often help conditions such as GERDS, IBS, endometriosis, menses and dysmenorrhea.
In his spare time John enjoys doing qigong, hiking on the Bruce Trail and window shopping Toronto’s wonderful, independent businesses.
Christine Schloen, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist
If anyone were to ask me what I love most about working as a massage therapist, it is the reality of the body and how each person’s story manifests within their body. You could expect your treatment to be geared towards proper biomechanial alignment (tissue mobility) and optimal breathing, through a combination of massage, myofascial treatment/stretching and craniosacral therapy. Whether you are a senior working to maintain balance and mobility, a desk jockey striving to alleviate chronic headaches or a triathlete training for Ironman, I am happy to work with you to facilitate that journey!
Luke Koleszar-Green, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist, Traditional Thai Massage Therapist
Luke was born in Ripon, Quebec, and raised in rural Prince Edward Island, Having envisioned a path in health and musical arts from a young age, he set about melding and moulding these two unique proficiencies as a young child and teenager.
His journey into healing arts began early. Walking on his parents’ backs regularly, he helped manage their aches and pains. As a teenager, he shared foot and shoulder massages with those near and dear. Experiencing his gift for healing touch, family and friends encouraged Luke to pursue professional training for Massage Therapy. In 1995, Luke moved to Toronto and enrolled in Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. In 1997 he graduated and became a Registered Massage Therapist. In 1998 he began working at Rosedale Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic, a busy multi-disciplinary treatment facility near Sherbourne and Bloor Street East. Over the next 5 years, Luke gained invaluable experience helping many clients recover from repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, autoimmune diseases, complex fractures, cancer, and paralyzation, among many other conditions. In this environment, he thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to see thousands of clients and collaborate with a plethora of health care professionals spanning many disciplines. Luke feels fortunate to maintain many of these connections today. In 2003 Luke decided to enter private practice, and hasn’t looked back since.
Through more than 2 decades of practice, Luke has attended numerous workshops, courses, seminars and learning initiatives. Additionally he has received bodywork regularly. Both of these learning approaches, as well as his art as a musician, singer and songwriter, continue to inspire and inform his practice of massage therapy. In addition to his massage therapy training at Sutherland-Chan, Luke has studied Traditional Thai Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Therapeutic Touch, Passive Stretch Massage, Visceral Manipulation, Hot Stone Massage, and Tibetan Accupressure Massage.
Amy Proszowski, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist
Amy graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2019. Through student clinics Amy has experience working with stroke patients, high risk pregnancies and athletes. Immediately after graduation she took her Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) certification and has been working with clients ever since.
She brings a 10 year yoga and meditation practice, which includes certification in Kundalini (as well as prenatal) yoga, to the table integrating various techniques into her therapy sessions.
Amy has also been working with pregnant women pre and postpartum as a Doula since 2009.
Always a believer in, and advocate for optimal health, Amy is passionate about living a healthy, happy and holistic lifestyle while providing information and skilled support to help others maintain their own.