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. She has also done additional training to be able to administer IV therapy.
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.
"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.
"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.
Lindsay Wetmore, MSW, RSW
Lindsay holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University with a specialization in Individuals, Families and Groups. Lindsay is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) through the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), and is a certified Clinical Traumatologist (TITC-CT) through the Traumatology Institute of Canada. Lindsay is covered by most extended healthcare plans.
Lindsay’s work experience has focused primarily on individuals impacted by trauma, sexualized violence, mental health and intellectual disabilities. Lindsay is dedicated to working from a trauma-informed, feminist and anti-oppressive framework. Lindsay’s approach is informed from an attachment perspective and is strengths-based to empower clients and facilitate growth.
Lindsay strives to work from evidence-based practices. A few of Lindsay’s specializations are as follows:
Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT)
Solutions Focused Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Emotions Focused Therapy (EFT)
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.
"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."
Eleni Hunt, RMT
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.
"Whether you seek more of a rehabilitation approach to help with chronic pain stress, sprain and/or headaches, or a wellness treatment to decrease stress pain and anxiety, I am here to help you achieve your goals."
Alisha Jiwan, RMT
Alisha recently graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Toronto campus and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario.
Going from being a personal trainer and coaching fitness classes, to working in law enforcement, as well as in the oil fields, Alisha enters the clinic with great life experience and overall knowledge. In addition, growing up as a competitive athlete; playing several sports such as soccer, volleyball and martial arts, Alisha quickly understood the importance of self-care and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
Alisha has always been passionate about helping others in any way that she can. She is trained in providing prenatal massage and her treatment style includes, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point release and stretching.
Alisha’s hobbies include hiking, boxing, cooking, traveling and self-learning.
Robin Bannon, RMT
Robin graduated from Kikkawa College in 2007 and was previously a chef for 30 years. After having a severe back injury she decided to change her career focus to massage therapy. It is important for her to help people in their time of need. After being an RMT since 2007 she has found her purpose in rehabilitation and decreasing inflammation through food and supplementation.
Her specialties include Swedish massage, myofascial and positional release.