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
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:
Alternate Saturdays by appointment
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 / 3pm-7pm
Tuesday 8am-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. Lisa Watson, B.H.Sc., N.D.
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.
Dr. Lisa’s schedule:
Mondays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
One Saturday/month 9am-1pm
Dr. Stephanie Fairborn, 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.
She has a special interest in women’s health as well as stress management and mental health. 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.
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.
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.
Adam Bell. R.M.T.
Registered 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.
Lindsay Finnie, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist
You could say my career as a massage therapist began when I was a wee one and my mum would offer me a loonie to rub her shoulders for ten minutes. I learned at an early age about healing through therapeutic touch. When I graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2015, I felt indebted to that time. As a massage therapist, my job is to keep you functional (physically and mentally), help you unwind and to facilitate an environment where you can listen to and connect with your body, feel safe and be heard.
While I don’t exclusively treat the childbearing population (everybody is welcome on my table), I have dedicated most of my professional career to learning all I can about pregnancy and childbirth; taking extensive postgraduate courses in pre and postnatal massage care, breast/chest treatments, and post-cesarean birth recovery. I became a DONA International mentored birth doula (witnessing babies being born and supporting the birthing parent has been a highlight of my life) and am currently my obtaining my childbirth educator certificate. I want to know it all, but also be wise enough to know that I probably never will.
One thing to know about me is that there is no spa music in my treatment room, I promise you will never hear Enya or a pan flute. Instead, I shift between the likes of artists like Bon Iver and Great Lake Swimmers to Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Billie Holiday.
To learn more about me, check me out on Facebook @lindsayfinniermt or visit my website, www.lindsayfinniermt.com
Christine Schloen, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist
Greetings from the East side!
After graduating from the University of Toronto with a BA in German literature and History, I shifted gears into the field of health and wellness. After completing a one year diploma in Wellness and Lifestyle Management at Centennial College, I decided to get more specific and focus on the bodywork elements of wellness. Yoga, massage, chiropractic, shiatsu, acupuncture and more recently, osteopathy have all been part of my self-care tool kit and led me into the massage therapy program at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. As a practitioner of over 18 years, my primary focus upon sports massage and deep tissue work has allowed me to treat many runners, cyclists and triathletes. For a number of years I offered injury prevention clinics at the Commerce Court Running Room and in 2007 I travelled to Italy (Riccione) as a massage therapist for a triathlon training camp. Although athletes have always been part of my practice, I am also blessed with a large population of seniors who entrust me with their care, as well as performers, pregnant clients and stressed-out moms!
In 2017 I completed the five year training program offered by the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto and am now currently working towards completion of the independent research project component required to finalize that training.
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. Each person has their own struggle and their own glory within their physicality. It’s my job to determine how well each body is moving or where it might be stuck. Each session aims towards proper biomechanial alignment (tissue mobility) and optimal breathing, through a combination of massage, myofascial treatment and stretching and craniosacral therapy.
During “off” hours, you might catch me at the park or school yard with my very active 7-year old or doing something related to cycling or coffee!