Meet Our Team!

 
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DR. MICHAELA MCCLURE

Chiropractor

I have been a practicing Chiropractor for 12 years and am passionate about getting to the root cause of your complaints and guiding you to take a preventative approach to your health so you can achieve your personal best.

In each treatment, I will do a full body assessment and use appropriate techniques such as spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, soft tissue release, rehabilitative exercise and

mindfulness to help restore your body’s proper function.

I have recently added Breathwork to my practice as an effective tool to calm the nervous system, reduce inflammation, connect to your emotions, move energy and learn to trust your body again.

 

Over the course of my career, I have developed special interests and done further training for:

Postural Analysis/Correction

Nervous System Function

Running injuries and biomechanics

Pregnancy (including Webster Technique)

Postpartum rehabilitation

Infants and children.

 

I am excited to be part of your health and wellness team and look forward to seeing you at Frontline Forward.

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TAYLORE PENNEL

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Taylore Pennell graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Cambridge, ON in 2014. She is an active member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). 

 

Taylore has always had a passion for health and wellness which lead her down the path to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. She provides General Swedish Massage, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, manual lymph drainage and prenatal massage. Taylore is committed to providing a safe, professional and therapeutic relief of pain and discomfort brought on by everyday life stressors (including but not limited to mental, physical and emotional). 

 

Taylore prides herself on having a comfortable, cheerful and welcoming environment for her clients. She believes massage therapy is an effective option for recovery from a variety of acute and chronic conditions and can have a lasting, positive effect on your health and well-being. While Taylore focuses on client care and making sure her clients feel heard and understood, she will also educate them in injury prevention and self-care to be the best version of themselves! 

 

When not in the clinic, Taylore’s guilty pleasures are binge-watching reality tv (like The Bachelor) drinking wine & baking.

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BLAKE  SCOTT

Physiotherapist

Blake graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy Degree and University of Western Ontario with a B.A. (Hons) in Kinesiology. Blake’s graduating class at University of Sydney ranked 1st in the 2017 QS World University rankings for sports-related subjects including Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. 

 

During Blake’s time in Australia, he was the head Physiotherapist for the University of Sydney Women’s AFL team as well as provided sports coverage for the Men’s Premier AFL team. Working with these teams allowed Blake to develop valuable experience treating and diagnosing acute athletic injuries and developing return to sport treatment plans. 

 

Following three years in Australia, Blake moved back to Canada in 2018. He immediately started working with one of the leading Sports Medicine clinics in Kitchener-Waterloo where he works alongside a team of highly regarded Physiotherapists, Sports Medicine Doctors, Chiropractors and RMTs. 

 

Blake’s treatment philosophy is to provide a comprehensive injury education and develop a treatment plan that aligns with his patient's lifestyle and goals. This process involves a mixture of manual therapy skills and an emphasis on strengthening and corrective exercises. 

 

If you see Blake in the gym, feel free to break the ice by talking about his favorite sports teams (Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Falcons), hike/bike trails in the KW region and his dog Louie. He will be happy to discuss your injury concerns whenever, wherever! 

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MONICA BEIRITH

Counsellor

My name is Monica Beirith, the owner of Affinity Counselling.

I have 25 years of experience working in a variety of settings and helping roles.  I have worked in both non-profit and government positions as a Social Worker, and have been a private therapist for over 10 years. In 2017, I decided to focus my energy on my therapy practice.

 

My areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, grief and loss, power and control issues within relationships, workplace issues, and empowering women and men to live their best lives. 

 

My methods of intervention are based in CBT and DBT principles, solution-focused and goal-oriented strategies, along with the implementation of mindfulness work.  My professional designation is a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

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BRYAN STEVENS

Reiki - Rei – Spiritual Wisdom (Universal) Ki – Life Energy

“Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing through the power of touch. A warm and soothing energy flows from my hands through your
body promoting relaxation and the release of tension.”

 

Let me introduce myself, my name is Bryan Stevens and I am the Founder and Creator of Frontline Forward. Over the past 30 years I worked the frontlines as a Paramedic, with the last 18 years of my career as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic
working on board the helicopter based out of London.
 

As a Level II Certified Reiki Practitioner, I have been trained and certified under the traditional USUI SHIKI RYOHO techniques and high standards. This powerful natural system will unlock the inner flow of vital energy creating balance and positive
wellness.

 

Give Yourself a gift and experience the relaxing and soothing energy flow of Reiki, in a warm, inviting, and safe space at Frontline Forward.

Thanks again, hope to see you soon!

Bryan 

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JESSICA RITZMANN

Hey Friends! I've been in the fitness industry for close to 10 years and have helped hundreds of clients change their lives for the better. Though my debut was Fitness, my passion has evolved into Holistic Health. I am passionate about helping people unlock their potential to grow towards a better life, by improving in 3 areas.
 

1. Physical Health...
- Learning how to work out properly, safely, and effectively

- Improving sleep

- Optimizing nutrition

- Learning how to become self-motivated and enjoy the process

- Improving mobility & posture


2. Mental Health...

- Meditation

- Journaling

- Practicing gratitude

- Constructive problem Solving
- Stress reduction

- Self acceptance & Self discovery
 

3. Spiritual Health...

- Philosophical discussions

- Asking deeper questions

- Expanding your mind to see from new perspectives

- Understanding ego and practicing authenticity

 

Here are some of my current qualifications:

L5 Personal Trainer ------ Conestoga College:
Fitness and Health Graduate ISSA internationally certified Personal Trainer Fascial Stretch
Therapist L1 Exercise Therapist L1 Anatomy of Movement Specialist L2 Trigger Point Therapy
L1 Internal Control Psychology Specialist World-qualified Amateur Powerlifter Provincially-
qualified Figure Competitor
I now offer In-person Training out of Frontline Forward in Kitchener, as well as online training that can be done anywhere.


If you are interested, contact me today and we can book your free consultation.

I look forward to
seeing how I can aid you in your journey! 
email: jess@theendgamefitness.com

text / call: (519) 496-5608

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PAUL CAISSIE

 Chief instructor with Caissie Canine Instruction

Paul Caissie has spent the last 30 years serving his community in a variety of both personal and professional roles. 

 

He is a graduate of Centennial College in recreation leadership - community services,  and the Ontario and Toronto Police Colleges. 

Paul's extensive training and experience allow Caissie Canine Instruction to offer a number of services, namely private canine Instruction or advisory consulting for corporations deploying dog teams as part of their risk reduction strategies. 

He has given back to his community with initiatives such as "K9 Cards For Kids", a non-profit charitable organization.  This was established in the year 2000 and donations were made to identified retired law enforcement canine teams in need.  Also, corporations like Sick Children's Hospital benefited in cash donations for over 10 years. 

 

Paul has also donated his time to coach boys and girls minor hockey in the Durham region throughout the years. 

 

Paul currently resides in the GTA, with his wife and 2 children, and recently has added the newest K9 addition to his family...Jaxon.

With over 28 years of dedicated K9 experience, dog handling and training, and over 30 years in law enforcement, CCI can help you achieve your goals and passion for excellence in the deployment of dogs as companions, or in high quality working roles.

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OLIVER DASEY-SPRINGER

I am committed to fitness, relaxation and injury rehab. My aim is to be as approachable as possible, so please say hello if you see me in the gym or clinic. I will always do my best to make time and answer any question you have to the best of my ability.

 

Looking forward to providing RMT services at Frontline Forward

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DAVID BURNETT, BScH, MScPT

Physiotherapist

 

Patient-centred, evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation.

David has been successfully treating MSK patients for nearly a decade. He graduated with his MScPT from Leeds Beckett University and BScH Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo. During his time at Waterloo, he also played 5 years for the Warriors Men’s basketball team.

David has completed extensive post-graduate training including level 3 FCAMPT (manual therapy) and Functional Dry Needling, which is used to release muscular restrictions throughout the body. He also specializes in comprehensive movement analysis and gait analysis for both experienced and inexperienced athletes and runners.

David enjoys working with athletes of all ages and skill levels to help them achieve their goals.

David played semi-professional basketball in Nairobi, Kenya after University and previously worked as a Sport and Fitness Director in Sydney, Australia. In his free time, David enjoys keeping active outdoors, going to the gym, and playing a multitude of sports.

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PEGGY KELLY-DAVIES

Certified Hypnotist

Peggy Kelly-Davies is the founder of The Hypnosis Connection & Training Center in Bowmanville, ON.  

 

She is a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Master Hypnotist, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor through the National Guild of Hypnostists(NGH) in the US.  She is also an Award Winning Certified Professional Hypnosis Instructor for 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® through The Banyan Hypnosis Center in Plano, Texas and is contributing author of the book - Real Hypnosis Business Success. She has a degree in Holistic Health Sciences and is Certified in Brain Mapping.  Peggy has served as a Director on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Hypnotherapists in Toronto for 2 years.  She is President of the Toronto East Chapter of the NGH and is Vice-President of the Mississauga NGH Chapter. In 2016 Peggy, once again, received the Leadership Award from the Banyan Hypnosis Center and the prestigious Order of Braid award at the National Hypnosis Convention in Marlboro, Massachusetts.

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BEN KWIECINSKI

Osteopath

No matter how serious the injury, no matter when it happened, you have the capacity to get better.

 

Ben has been treating patients of different ages and conditions for over 32 years. As a hands-on therapist who has experienced the healing power of Osteopathic manual medicine, he chose to specialize in this area of service specifically, for the past 14 years and is passionate about helping people achieve their personal health goals through Osteopathy.

 

Osteopathy is a truly comprehensive remedy for seemingly un-treatable problems, by unlocking the body’s natural healing power.​ Ben’s eclectic osteopathic style uses a variety of methods to treat the body as a whole, with tailored treatment strategies for every patient, and with each session designed to help the individual recognize their body's own natural healing ability and move toward health.

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PAUL FRENCH

Personal Trainer

Exercise Therapist Level 1 Certified

Level 1 Weightlifting Coach

Post Rehabilitation Specialist

The Science of Squat, Deadlift, and Bench Press Certified

The Art of Instruction Certified

Police Foundations II graduate

I have been a personal trainer for 13 years and counting.  My passion for fitness started when I was just a teenager and weighed only 135 pounds at 6'3, when I started lifting weights over the years I brought myself to the nearly 200 pounds I am today.  I competed in powerlifting, with a 2.5 times body weight deadlift, nearly 2 times squat and almost 1.5 bench press.  Since then, I have transferred to a general physical preparedness (GPP) style of training.  I love pushing my body to the limits of what it's capable.

 

Outside of the gym, I'm a published author, avid adventurer, and former chef that enjoys trying new cuisines.  I love experiencing new thrills, from jumping out of a plane at 10 000 feet, hiking for 4 days through the Andes mountains at high altitude, or zipping through white water rapids in Costa Rica, my bucket list is ever-growing. 

 

I look forward to meeting you at Frontline Forward!

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JESSICA RITZMANN

Fascial Stretch is not so much about working with your muscles but more about working with your fascia
- the netting of tissue under the skin that covers your whole body. Fascia is a communication system in
your body that connects everything. It thickens and tightens in some areas while thins and stretches in
others. When you have a dysfunction or a trauma somewhere in your body, the fascia adjusts to protect
it. Some fascial nets may become tight and over-facilitated which results in misalignment. Fascial Stretch
is about creating balance, by stretching the nets that are tight, and helping your body physically and
mentally let go of tension. We synchronize the practice with your breathing to down-regulate your body
and bring it into a state of healing.  
Fascial Stretch is done fully clothed (but wear comfortable and stretchy clothes), on a table, in private
environment. It should not be painful. The best results are seen when you are in a fully relaxed state.
Your practitioner will help you achieve that state of full presence and openness.