The CARESPACE Team is here for you!

Aaron Shad RMT, CPT, C-PS

Massage Therapist

Whether you are looking for balance, stress relief or rehabilitation to get you back in the game, Aaron is a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer who will take a collabo...

Whether you are looking for balance, stress relief or rehabilitation to get you back in the game, Aaron is a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer who will take a collaborative approach in helping you achieve your health goals. Where appropriate he will coordinate with other CARESPACE service providers to design a comprehensive personal Health Plan that will become your roadmap to success.

Aaron's skills include orthopedic assessments and functional movement patterns that allow him to treat injuries in an appropriate manner. Aaron's training has given him experience in sports injuries, chronic pain patients, and dealing with weekend warriors.

Christina Wood, BSc, MAN, RD

Dietitian

Christina is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from University of Guelph with both a Master of Applied Nutrition and a Bachelor of Applied Human Nutrition. Christina is passionate about transforming...

Christina is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from University of Guelph with both a Master of Applied Nutrition and a Bachelor of Applied Human Nutrition. Christina is passionate about transforming evidence-based research into applicable nuggets of information that can be shared. Before pursuing the field of nutrition, Christina graduated from University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering. Although the engineering and nutrition worlds do not coincide, the combination of skills and experience she has gained enhance her ability to effectively collaborate with patients to determine optimal interventions that will achieve their health and nutrition goals.

Dr. Jonathan Chung, BSc (Hons), DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Jonathan Chung DC is an evidence-based chiropractor who will listen and work hard with you to overcome injuries and increase performance on your journey to health. Based on t...

Dr. Jonathan Chung DC is an evidence-based chiropractor who will listen and work hard with you to overcome injuries and increase performance on your journey to health. Based on the belief that all patients are unique individuals with different goals, needs, and lifestyles, he strives to provide personalized care that works for you. Dr. Chung graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Life Sciences from Queen's University. He specializes in rehabilitation using Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and empowering patients to help themselves through movement. Treatments also involve hands-on care in the form of joint manipulations, soft-tissue therapy and neurofunctional acupuncture.

Dr. Quincy Almeida, PhD

Parkinson's Program Director

Dr. Almeida is the Director of the CARESPACE Health+Wellness Parkinson's Program, a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Dir...

Dr. Almeida is the Director of the CARESPACE Health+Wellness Parkinson's Program, a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Director of the Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre. He has a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience and Kinesiology with a concentration on Neuromechanical study of movement disorders from University of Waterloo and a Master of Science degree in Human Biodynamics from McMaster University. 

Dr. Almeida is the creator of PD Safex, a clinically-proven exercise program that reverses symptoms and slows the progression of Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Almeida's work has been published in numerous leading medical and scientific journals. 

Eric Bowman, BSc, MSPT, PT

Physiotherapist

Eric graduated with a B.Sc. in Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2013 where he studied under world famous back researcher Stuart McGill. After completing his B.Sc. he rese...

Eric graduated with a B.Sc. in Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2013 where he studied under world famous back researcher Stuart McGill. After completing his B.Sc. he researched exercise and osteoporosis under Lora Giangregorio at the UW Bone Health lab before completing his Masters of Physical Therapy at Western University in 2015 and becoming Canadian Powerlifting Union Coaching Workshop Certified in 2018.

Eric’s areas of interest are rehabilitation for sports injuries, the elderly, and people with chronic pain. Outside of his clinical work Eric also contributes to course development and guest lecturing in the Kinesiology program at the University of Waterloo and has contributed to course development and review in the Western University Physiotherapy program. Eric has also competed in powerlifting.

Kyle Johnston, RHEP, BKin (Qualifying)

Fitness Trainer

Kyle is dedicated to providing an enjoyable, educational, and client-based fitness training experience. He graduated from Conestoga College with distinction with a diploma in Fitness and Health Pro...

Kyle is dedicated to providing an enjoyable, educational, and client-based fitness training experience. He graduated from Conestoga College with distinction with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion and is qualifying for a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Kyle is passionate about healthy active living and shares his knowledge and technique with those that he trains in order to achieve their health goals. Being an athlete that participated in sports such as volleyball, swimming, and basketball, as well as strength training for years, he is able to personally relate to struggles or concerns clients may have. He is able to help clients identify physical or mental barriers, and guide them to pass those barriers. Kyle provides training with a charismatic touch, such as strength and conditioning training, athletic training, functional fitness, weight loss, or maintenance.

Anna Cosh BSc, MA, RP (Qualifying)

Psychotherapist

Anna can help you develop and implement strategies to manage your depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship concerns, addictions, and more. She incorporates several psychotherapy mod...

Anna can help you develop and implement strategies to manage your depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship concerns, addictions, and more. Anna has a Bachelor of Science with an Honours in Psychology from Queen's University and a Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from Wilfrid Laurier University. She incorporates several psychotherapy modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy to help you adjust your thoughts, regulate your emotions, enhance your relational skills, improve your habits, and find a sense of belonging and meaning in life. She has a passion for holistic health (the mind-body connection), and when helpful may assist you in creating a comprehensive personal health plan that attends to multiple aspects of health.

Cortney Van Allen, BA, MA, RP (Qualifying)

Psychotherapist

Cortney offers a safe and welcoming environment to feel heard without judgement and navigate mental health concerns of anxiety, depression, or other life stressors. While utilizing an integrative app...

Cortney offers a safe and welcoming environment to feel heard without judgement and navigate mental health concerns of anxiety, depression, or other life stressors. While utilizing an integrative approach, therapeutic techniques will focus on developing the necessary tools to carry with you outside of therapy and live a happier and fulfilling life. Cortney has a BA from Wilfrid Laurier and earned her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Where appropriate, Cortney collaborates with other CARESPACE practitioners to develop plans of coordinated care.

Dr. Lindsay Bast, BSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Lindsay Bast is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medic...

Dr. Lindsay Bast is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine 2005. He sees patients of all ages with a variety of concerns and has a special interest in the effects of stress on health. Dr. Bast will work with you to uncover the hidden causes of your health concerns through interviewing, testing, physical exam and questionnaires. Where appropriate he will collaborate with other CARESPACE Practitioners to develop a coordinated treatment plan to achieve your goals.

Your first online appointment is FREE.

Dr. Shannon Webster, BA (Hons), DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Shannon Webster is an evidence-based Chiropractor that graduated with Honours from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). She is a member of the Dean’s list and the Phi Chi Omega Society. Prior to...

Dr. Shannon Webster is an evidence-based Chiropractor that graduated with Honours from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). She is a member of the Dean’s list and the Phi Chi Omega Society. Prior to attending NYCC, she graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Dance. She has taken extra courses and certifications including Webster Technique, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University, Activator Technique, RockTape, and ConnecTX (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). Keeping her patient’s best interest in mind, Dr. Webster will ensure an accurate diagnosis with an effective treatment for any musculoskeletal condition or injury. She is passionate about helping pregnant women, postpartum mothers, children, and dancers with chiropractic care. As a former competitive dancer and private swim instructor, Dr. Webster continues to enjoy an active lifestyle in her free time. Her goal is to educate patients on the nature of their condition and provide them with the tools needed to reach their health and performance goals.

Gerry Barg, BTh, BA, MBA

President

CARESPACE Health+Wellness founder Gerry Barg did not get into healthcare the way most people do. His business experience spans from his start as a car dealer, to running Canada’s third largest reh...

CARESPACE Health+Wellness founder Gerry Barg did not get into healthcare the way most people do. His business experience spans from his start as a car dealer, to running Canada’s third largest rehabilitation and healthcare company operating in five provinces from 108 clinics with more than 1,600 employees. He is an expert in performance management and organizational health. Through his consulting firm Mensura Research, he has successfully worked with client companies in a range of diverse industries including automotive, healthcare, retail, construction, event management, engineering, marketing, and manufacturing.

Gerry earned a Bachelor of Theology from the Canadian Mennonite University, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor.

Prior to starting CARESPACE Health+Wellness Gerry founded 10 diverse businesses, including three of which have appeared on PROFIT Magazine’s annual list of the top 200 fastest growing companies in Canada. He launched Barg Automotive after graduating from university, growing it at an average annual rate of 38% for 17 consecutive years, from a one-person operation to where he employed over 200 people operating from 11 locations in six cities in southern Ontario. His group of companies included leasing, third-party warranty, new car dealerships, a used car chain and Carsumer.com, which is recognized as Canada’s first e-dealer.

In addition to his passion for business, Gerry also enjoys economics, sociology, philosophy, auto racing, motorcycles, advertising, travel, life-long learning, flying helicopters, giving back, health, and fitness.

Sam Heslip, BSc (Hons), RMT

Massage Therapist

Sam is a Registered Massage Therapist who completed an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph before furthering his knowledge of the human body at...

Sam is a Registered Massage Therapist who completed an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph before furthering his knowledge of the human body at Mohawk College where he graduated from the Massage Therapy program. Sam is trained in a variety of massage techniques including general Swedish massage, Trigger Point therapy, joint mobilizations, and myofascial release. Sam strives to help people reach their health goals. Whether you are recovering from injury, dealing with stress, pain or discomfort, Sam will get you back to feeling your best.

Brittany Trueman BSc, MHSc, RD

Dietitian

Brittany is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition Communication and two Bachelor’s Degrees in Nutritional Sciences and Food & Nutrition. With 15 years of education and experience be...

Brittany is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition Communication and two Bachelor’s Degrees in Nutritional Sciences and Food & Nutrition. With 15 years of education and experience behind her, she is capable of helping those with a wide range of nutrition needs such as pregnancy, infant and toddler nutrition, weight management, eating disorders, and chronic illnesses such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. She is passionate about helping people improve their health and relationship with food in a collaborative manner. Brittany works with other practitioners to create multidisciplinary treatment plans are uniquely tailored to suit each individual’s needs and reflect their personal health and nutrition goals.

Dr. Danial Dimitri, BSc (Hons), DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Danial Dimitri is devoted to providing evidence-based care to patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain. He graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has a Bachelor of Science with...

Dr. Danial Dimitri is devoted to providing evidence-based care to patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain. He graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Human Kinetics from York University. During his studies he spent two years partaking in research dedicated to concussion in sports with elite athletes. With a strong personal interest in medical research, he uses knowledge gained from recent studies and clinical experience to provide the highest standard of care to his patients. Treatments include a mixture of joint manipulations, rehabilitative exercise, soft tissue therapy.

Your first online appointment is FREE.

Dr. Michael Torreiter, ND, CFMP

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Michael Torreiter is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. About half of Dr. Torreiter's practice is focused on Precision Nutrition — a comprehensive weight management and lifestyle program that helps...

Dr. Michael Torreiter is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. About half of Dr. Torreiter's practice is focused on Precision Nutrition — a comprehensive weight management and lifestyle program that helps people lose weight, gain weight or just improve their diet. In addition to prediabetes and diabetes, he treats a variety of conditions including digestive concerns, stress and anxiety, musculoskeletal pain, hormonal imbalance and men’s health.

Emily Neal, BA, MA, RP (Qualifying)

Psychotherapist

Navigating the challenges of life can feel isolating at times and Emily is here to help. From anxiety and depression to addictions, relationship challenges, and LGBTQ+ issues she will work with...

Navigating the challenges of life can feel isolating at times and Emily is here to help. From anxiety and depression to addictions, relationship challenges, and LGBTQ+ issues she will work with you to formulate goals, conquer challenges, and learn long term strategies for dealing with mental health challenges. Emily earned her BA from University of Waterloo and her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She utilizes a client-centered approach and strategies from a number of therapeutic methods to create a solution that works for you. When helpful she will collaborate with other CARESPACE practitioners to help you achieve holistic health, mentally and physically based on your goals.

Jacqueline Doran

Administration

Sara Potter, HBK, RKin

Kinesiologist and Fitness Trainer

Sara graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology. She is a Registered Kinesiologist with a special interest in the...

Sara graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology. She is a Registered Kinesiologist with a special interest in the exercise management of chronic diseases. She was a varsity volleyball athlete and has a strong sports background with experience in strength training for athlete development. Sara has a deep appreciation for the benefits of physical activity on the health and longevity of all individuals regardless of health status. As such, Sara can provide functional fitness training to a wide variety of individuals. Whether your goal is maintaining fitness, improving health, becoming a stronger athlete, or managing symptoms of a chronic disease, Sara can provide an individualized plan to help you attain your goals.

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