We want you to live your best life. Every day. Our dedicated practitioners educate patients and the community to elevate their health & wellness through natural treatments and education. Our team of practitioners is lead by Dr. Alicia Motuz, Naturopathic doctor. Her team includes an Osteopath, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Dietitian, Acupuncturist and Counsellor.
Meet our team
Dr. Alicia Motuz, BSc, BEd, ND
Throughout life you are given opportunities but it is up to you whether or not you take them!
There was a time in my life when I should have been happy. I had a good life! I had a great job as a high school chemistry teacher, I loved the students in my classes, and most of all I loved teaching! Becoming a teacher was everything I ever wanted! It gave me stability and security, plus I enjoyed it most of the time. But I still had this deep void inside of me that always felt like something was missing in my life. To fill it I tried so many things! Not only was I a full time teacher but I also coached sport after sport, was on the grad committee, social committee and the list could go on and on. I blew off steam by going out and partying on the weekends, drinking way too much, staying up too late and overall not making the best choices for myself. It was a perfect storm for disaster. After a minor car accident, my body wouldn’t heal, so I had to do some deep soul searching when my intuition screamed loudly at me! My anxiety and depression were at an all time high but no one knew! I kept it all to myself. The only idea that made the anxiety calm down was to quit my job, leave all my family friends, and go back to school to become a naturopathic doctor. It calmed my anxiety but it brought up huge amounts of fear! I was in an epic quandary!
It’s scary it is to take a leap into the unknown, especially a leap that doesn’t make sense to anyone around you, maybe even to yourself. If I wouldn’t have trusted my gut, I wouldn’t be where I am today and there is no way in the world that I would change it for anything!!! Don’t get me wrong, life is not always sunshine and rainbows, but I have a new perspective and I love to share it with my patients so that they can move into a life that they love too! I get to do what I am passionate about every single day!
One of my passions is working with hormones- female hormones, stress hormones, thyroid hormones, and off course the neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. It combines my love of science in understanding their roles in the body and how to optimize their function, while we also work on the mental health aspect that is often interconnected. When your mental health is not in a good place, its hard to make changes to your overall health, but when your hormones aren’t balanced, it can also affect your mental health. This can put you in a never ending cycle that is hard to exit. Even if you have heard, it’s all in your head… it might be, but it’s really hard to figure it all out if you are not feeling your best because there are some chemical imbalances in your body!
Every day, I get to unite my loves of science and teaching from my past with my knowledge of the human body and my deep inquisitive nature to guide my patients on their journeys to better health. I can’t imagine any better way to spend my life!
Alicia meets the Standard of Practice to therapeutically prescribe restricted substances such as bio-identical hormones, desiccated thyroid, B12 shots, and high dose vitamin D.
With a focus on continuing education and professional growth, Alicia is a proud member of the following professional organizations:
Dr. Michelle Pobega, ND
Dr. Michelle Pobega, ND is in the business of transformations. She helps her clients feel their best, find their confidence, improve their self-esteem, and shine bright by helping them take back control of their embarrassing and uncomfortable digestive problems.
Michelle is no stranger to bloating and bellyaches. Digestion has been her weakest link since university. While completing 4 years of undergrad at McMaster University, she stressed out emotionally and mentally, stayed up excessively late to study, and ate her feelings (which was typically an abundance of chocolates and coffee). The effects of these behaviors snowballed and followed her to The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She developed food sensitivities (gluten is still her worst enemy) and "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" (IBS) with symptoms like bloating, abdominal pains, gas, etc; she taxed her adrenal glands (stress glands) and often felt like she was on an emotional rollercoaster, all of which made her digestion worse. It left her feeling defeated, self-conscious, out of control, exhausted, and miserable.
Thankfully, her time studying naturopathic medicine helped her recognize what was going on and begin to systematically address it. She was able to successfully manage her digestion and in turn, was able to find her confidence and feel comfortable in her own skin again. The journey of healing herself inspired her focus on helping others optimize their digestion, take control back of their lives, feel empowered, and thrive.
Dr. Michelle, ND has completed a four year Honors Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, followed by four years of full-time study at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is registered to practice and regulated by The College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) and is a member in good standing with both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Kyle Viehweger, ND
Have you ever felt like you were living your life, on autopilot, going through the motions, but felt like something was off, or that you could get more out of your life situation? Your health, whether physical, mental, or emotional, plays a pivotal role in your quality of life and life satisfaction! If we forget about our health and do not invest in it optimally because of a lack of time, we begin to slide down a very slippery slope, getting to the point where chronic illness develops. Once chronic illness sets in, it can be very difficult to perform daily activities, and really live life.
Here is the key! Once you start to actively invest, and actively nourish your health, on all levels, it will create a life where there is energy, strength, engagement, and the ability to focus on the present
moment bringing peace, joy, and happiness. Beginning, and going forward along your personal Health path, without guidance is not always easy, and can become very frustrating. This is the time to really
respect and invest in yourself, live optimally, and live the life you deserve to live! This is where Naturopathic Medicine can really help, giving you the tools, and teaching you how to use those tools, that will help you get yourself living the life you want to live. I started on my own health journey 20 years ago, when I was diagnosed with ADHD as a young child. I have also experienced other health obstacles such as eczema and cataracts as well, but it was really my journey with ADHD that really catapulted me into the realm of health. With the diagnosis label of ADHD, I was administered Ritalin, and my parents and I soon realized that this medication was not the right fit and that there had to be another way. With the discovery and subsequent guidance of Naturopathic Medicine, I soon fell in love with the profession. I had always wanted to help others as a young child, and this was the way to do it, to support the body and its naturally intelligent healing processes!
I am a board certified-Naturopathic Doctor, who is in good standing and is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, to practice within Ontario. I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Doctorate in Naturopathy, in which I completed three years of biomedical and clinical therapy training, and one year of clinical internship rotations. This includes over 4100 hours of in-class studies and training, along with 1200 supervised clinical hours.
I have experience with herbs, supplements, homeopathy, nutrition, acupuncture, spinal adjustments, and more. I have special interests in chronic autoimmune-inflammatory conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Men’s Health, ADHD, Digestive Health, and Hormonal health.
I am solution focused and determined to help remove any obstacles that may be preventing your body from healing, and getting to the root cause. I am determined to help guide you on your personal
health journey no matter how winding the road may be.
"Osteopathy and physiotherapy can be a great way to enhance your health and contribute to your overall well being."
Andreina Linares DOMP, NMOS
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
After a personal experience I decided to start my career in Rehabilitation Sciences, first I studied Occupational Therapy and after a few years I studied Physiotherapy to be able to treat my patients in an integral way in Venezuela.
After more than 15 years working with patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions, I began to explore the world of fascia, what it is and how it works, which led me to Osteopathy, so I decided to embark on this journey and become one here in Canada.
I obtained my Diploma as an Osteopathy Manual Practitioner from The National Academy of Osteopathy and now I am able to approach the patient as a whole and effectively apply the necessary techniques to treat any dysfunction.
Currently I am studying to obtain my certification as a Visceral Manipulation Practitioner with the International Alliance of Health Practitioners at the Barral Institute.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Manisha is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) and now practices as a Manual Osteopath since 2019. Additionally, she graduated from York University and got her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, with a minor in psychology.
Manisha diligently participates in a healthy active lifestyle, which has greatly nurtured her skills in providing the best care for her patients.
Manisha uses osteopathy as a way of identifying and treating injuries in the muscles, ligaments, fascia, and joints of the body. She believes that because the body is one functional unit, with all systems interconnected, the body has the ability to heal itself and the skilled application of osteopathic techniques can improve this process.
"My goal is to actively reach out to the community and spread the importance of natural health, disease prevention and lifelong wellness. It is my greatest honour to be a part of the Elevated Health and Wellness Team and I look forward to being a part of your journey to a better and healthier, pain-free life."
Regina Gorospe, H.BSc, R.TCMP, R.Ac,
Chinese Medicine/ Acupuncturist
All my life I’ve always had a passion for nature, health and helping people. I studied Biology and Psychology at the University of Toronto and was often questioned why I studied 2 very unrelated majors. I learned a lot about plant & animal life and human behaviour & environment, however, it wasn’t until I was introduced to Chinese Medicine at Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM) and at the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM) where I finally bridged the gap.
The application of natural remedies, from plants, roots, leaves, flowers and animal parts, to treating the human body as a whole and how it relates to one’s environment was the main premise of Chinese Medicine. This is was what solidified my career path. My purpose was to help as many people as I could achieve optimal health naturally and to prevent major illness before it starts by finding the underlying root cause instead of just treating the physical symptoms.
In my practice, I use Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic tools such as Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis and Meridian Palpation to identify where your blockages may be. Depending on what you need, I use a combination of Acupuncture, Fire Cupping and Nutritional & Herbal Medicine to bring balance back to the body so it can amplify its own healing capacity.
Malathy Praveen, MA Counselling Psychology, Registered
I find immense meaning and contentment in helping people overcome mental health challenges and thrive in life. My background education is in computer science and business, and when it was the right time, I studied counselling psychology to pursue my passion for helping people. My previous job experience has given me great awareness into different cultural perspectives, family dynamics, and individual’s unique life situation and challenges. Individuals are unique and so are their issues. You are the expert of your life and I can come alongside and be your helper to create awareness and understanding.
I provide the space to unwind yourself and help you with tools and practices to overcome your stuckness and move towards your goals. I am passionate about the field of psychotherapy because I believe it can help people heal, recover, and restore to optimal functioning. While treating clients with simple and complex trauma, stress, anger, anxiety, panic, PTSD, low mood, relationship issues, etc., I have had the joy of seeing them shift and take the road to recovery. I offer counselling to different populations like adolescents, young adults, adults, seniors and couples. I believe in holistic treatment and understand how mind and body works together and treating the symptoms may not be effective if the underlying cause is not addressed. The biology involving the brain in mental health challenges is significant and I like to educate the clients about the same to instil hope.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, EMDR basics, PrepareEnrich and Rapid Resolution Therapy.
When I am not working, I love to travel, spend time with my family and friends, read good books and enjoy good music.
Sean Gedney, MSW, RSW
I come from a long line of ‘listen-first, talk-second’ men who believe in being present, intentional and real with those who they encounter. I approach every conversation, personally and professionally, with patience, compassion and love”
I have had the privilege and honour of supporting individuals and families traversing palliative care, end-of-life care and as caregivers go through their grief journey for over 10 years. Due to the unprecedented times as of late, I also support clients through a wide range of challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I graduated from the University of Waterloo with my Master of Social Work in 2019. Continuing education is my greatest passion.
When it comes to your process, I utilize a combination of clinical knowledge and expertise to uniquely analyze and support your psycho-social/emotional needs.
Many of us have become comfortable within our own homes and spaces. I aim to support clients in re-igniting those social networks and past times and find positives and possibilities within your life’s story.
Florence Chandanam, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Florence Chandanam graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in 2006. And is a member of the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario.
Florence has always wanted to be part of a healing profession and believes that one of life’s greatest gifts is to help other people.
Being a Massage Therapist for almost 10 years and seeing different kinds of conditions and injuries in my practice, it still continues to amaze me with how the human body works and how massage therapy can help. Massage therapy is a passion for me because I've seen it work countless times and it will definitely help to relieve pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. One of the major contributors to illness is stress and Massage Therapy can play a vital role in relieving and managing stress in our daily lives. My technique is focused on general wellness as well as educating the client on the importance of a balanced lifestyle.
Her specialties include Swedish, Myofasical, Trigger Point, Positional, Visceral Release, Pre/Post Pregnancy and treatment for Migraines.
Florence’s hobbies include reading, hiking, movies and traveling. But mostly spending time with her husband and twin boys.
Eleni Hunt, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Eleni Hunt graduated from Canadian Therapeutic College and Hydrotherapy in 2002. She is a member of the college of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
Eleni has been an RMT for the past 16 years. She started off working with a Chiropractor and then moved on to open her own clinic with 3 other RMT's.
For the past 10 years Eleni has been working out of her home here in Georgetown;
Eleni's treatment style is a mixture of Swedish Massage, myofacial release, trigger point therapy and stretching.
Eleni specializes in treatments of low back pain, sciatica, headaches and tendinitis.
"Seeing everything from motor vehicle accidents, pre/post pregnancy, migraine headaches to sciatica. This job keeps me so fulfilled as a therapist, being able to help people every day to feel the best they can in their skin."
Jason Breedon, RMT, PTS, QRA
Registered Massage Therapist
Jason is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). He graduated with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the National Institute in 2015 and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (CMTO). He is a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
Jason’s passion for massage therapy stems from working with people and the fascination of the human body. His journey into the world of natural healing started when he was recovering from his own personal injuries. During his massage therapy treatments, he realized the power and potential of this profession which sparked his passion and in turn his commitment to his clients today.
He is competent in all Swedish styles of massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, pre- and post-natal massage, sports injury treatment, concussion therapy, and treating everyday aches and pains from headaches to overall muscular tension. He is certified in cranial sacral, visceral techniques, lymphatic drainage techniques, cupping and various other techniques.
Jason is certified in Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS). MPS therapy integrates the principles of acupuncture and direct current with modern neurology to provide an all natural and holistic approach to treating the body, mind and scars. This combination produces highly effective results. He is an MPS instructor with the Center for Pain and Stress Research. He is also a registered Personal Trainer (PTS) with Canfit Pro and he has dedicated most of his professional life to helping others achieve their personal fitness and wellness goals. He has spent his life competing in a high level of athletics and is personally committed to living a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and physical fitness.
Jason is also certified in Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA). QRA is an autonomic testing method that stands heads above others in its ability to reveal what your body needs. It's a simple & yet profoundly effective system of testing the bio-energetic status of the body's key organs and glands using a patented university-proven muscle testing technique on medically accepted acupuncture reflex points. The procedure taps into the wisdom of the body telling the practitioner what treatment is needed to create balance, strength and well-being. It's non-invasive and non-toxic to the body, the results are immediate, and the client can understand what, see and feel what course of action needs to be taken to improve their health.
Tammy Johnston, CNP
Certified Nutritional Practitioner
For Tammy, in her teens and 20's she worried so much about how she looked that she wasn’t paying enough attention to how she felt.
Unfortunately in her 30's she had to get really unwell - to get well. Her doctor told her he couldn't prescribe anymore antibiotics that she thought she needed, and that left her desperate and hopeless.
She finally had to apply this new concept of nutrition to herself. Tammy started to see and feel how eating real, whole foods was giving her energy. Her emotional and mental health continued to improve and felt more balanced. How alternative medicine healed her gut which was the main reason for her skin issues and in-turn, this way of treating her body cleared her skin.
Applying nutrition and a holistic lifestyle gave Tammy confidence in the ability to care for herself, respect her own intuition and look better than ever before while enjoying a new, more balanced and happy life.
That's when she set out to change her career, live her passion and go back to school to study Applied Holistic Nutrition, and earn a diploma and designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner.
She is grateful to live out her passion in Nutritional health and teach others how to apply this mindful, holistic lifestyle to anyone who wants it because it can heal you too.
Do you practice self-love, appreciate and celebrate your body every day?
Do you treat it well with being intune with it and eating dense whole foods?
Maybe we should stop asking why whole, real food is so expensive and start asking why fake, highly processed food is so cheap.
Make the Body – mind connection, work on more self-love and start your unique healing inside out with a Nutritional consult.
Tammy lives in Rockwood with her husband and 2 young daughters and 2 rescue mixed breed chihuahua's.
In Tammy’s free time she enjoys continual learning through webinars, reading, dancing, getting her vitamin D on the beach and going thrifting.