Svetlana graduated from National Academy of Health and Business in Toronto for Office Management and Dental Chair-side Assistant.
Growing up in the small town of Uxbridge, she knew she wanted to continue living in an intimate community and she later bought her first house in Jackson’s Point where she lives with her husband, son, and toy poodle. If she’s not behind the desk, she enjoys hot yoga, running and spending time with her family and friends.
Liscensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), BSc, MBA, PhD
Dr. Kennedy, ND understands the power of naturopathic medicine both from a professional and personal perspective. She has always worked with a naturopathic doctor for her own health concerns and, in her professional role, she works with people to improve their health and feel their best.
She has a special interest in helping people resolve their anxiety, depression and/or gastrointestinal issues (heartburn, food sensitivities, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and the like). However, she helps a wide range of individuals, from toddlers to seniors, with an extensive range of health concerns.
Dr. Kennedy believes naturopathic medicine is not about covering up symptoms but is a discipline that can be used to help uncover the cause. The body knows how to heal itself, especially when it is given what it needs. Finding the right approach will allow the body to move into balance and assist in resolving the symptoms.
But no two people are identical. Each person is unique and so are their needs. This is true both in illness and in health, so Dr. Kennedy, ND tailors a personalized treatment plan for each individual.
Her approach is to take time to listen, ask questions and understand what is going on in your world, not only in your physical body but also with your emotional self.
She will do a complete physical examination and, if appropriate, additional laboratory testing to further investigate any imbalances and provide additional insights. Once she has all the information from your interview, examination and test results, she will develop a treatment plan specifically tailored for you.
Your treatment plan can incorporate botanical medicine (the use of plants that have healing properties), nutrition and diet modification, supplements/nutraceuticals (vitamins, minerals, etc), homeopathy, acupuncture and hydrotherapy.
Dr. Kennedy, ND qualified at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and also holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toronto. She has advanced training in environmental medicine, how genetics can influence our health, children’s mental health and treatment strategies, and advanced herbal medicines. She has also completed physician training in Lyme Disease.
Her experience also includes clinical research with Sickkids Motherisk and the naturopathic college and she uses that knowledge to ensure her treatment approach is evidence informed and directed towards those approaches that work best in practice.
Perform an automatic PubMed search to see a list of publications.
As a teenager Dr. Clark suffered with chronic, debilitating headaches. After receiving complete relief from chiropractic treatments he became inspired to join the profession. For 27 years he has had the pleasure of helping thousands of patients with their headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, athletic injuries, and more.
He is looking forward to this new chapter of his career at Dynamic Health Therapy. Let his experience work for you.
Registered Massage Therapist, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Coming from a family populated with Olympians, world record holders, and national level athletes, Jim has been immersed in the world of athletics and extreme sports nearly from birth.
After honing his diagnostic skills during many years as a Field Engineer for BMW North America he returned to school to become an Osteopath and turn his skills from working on high powered machinery to helping people leverage their body’s innate ability to heal itself and maximize their performance.
Jim has a diploma in Osteopathic Manipulative Theory & Practice from the Osteopathic College of Ontario. Jim is also a graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Georgian College, with honours and is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Jim is also a Certified Bioflex Laser Clinician.
When approaching treatment Jim takes a client-centered approach. You can expect him to involve you in the diagnosis of your pain, the techniques used in each session, as well as the exercises prescribed. Techniques offered by Jim are both direct and indirect - he addresses the pain, as well as the structures and systems causing the pain.
Jim’s treatment modalities are particularly tuned to people with a sensitive nature and he treats people fully clothed (i.e. shorts and a t-shirt / yoga clothes / or religiously appropriate garments at the client’s discretion).
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Acupuncture Therapist
M.Sc. DOMP., R.Ac.P
Studying health and fitness has always been an interest for Stanislav and therefore he initially completed an undergraduate degree in Physical culture and sport at the faculty of Sports Medicine in Uzbekistan. Stanislav found the foundation of this program fascinating, and learned about disease in great detail, but wanted to further his knowledge in order to work more closely with athletes. Coming from a professional background in Judoka, he knew how important it is to helps athletes reduce their pain and recover quickly after sport injuries. After graduating University, Stanislav immigrated to Israel and was part of the National Judo teams. With a 5 dan in Judo, he competed at National and European championships in Judo.
His first experience in Osteopathy was under the supervision of a famous professor named Om Kogan in 1991.
Professor Kogan had worked with Russian cosmonauts and had been responsible for their rehabilitation after space flights. Stanislav was strongly encouraged by Kogan to pursue further studies in Osteopathy. The following year Stanislav attended the “University of Traditional Medicine” and “Association of Manual Medicine” in Israel. Seeing the exceptional knowledge base and holistic approach these fields of study offered, he never looked back. The skills he learned in both courses have provided him with a very good breadth of knowledge when treating people. Always looking to learn more, Stanislav went on to study in Canada at the "Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy” and graduated with a Diploma of Osteopathy. He also studied at The Canadian College Holistic Health and graduated with a Diploma of Acupuncture practitioner. Stanislav began his practice in Canada in 2009 and has a passion for bringing quick results to clients in all walks of life.
Ultimate Level Hypnotherapist
Jan’s passion is infectious… She guides people to unleash their truest potential, and thrives on helping them do it. Informed by her lifetime of learning, Jan’s approach reflects her many varied interests.
Clinical Assistant/Registered Kinesiologist
Luke has graduated with his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.
His interest in the rehabilitative field stemmed back to his younger years, coming from a large family and seeing how older family members aged both physically and mentally; as well as being actively involved in numerous sports. This has encouraged his motivation in learning how to prevent and recover successfully from injuries as effectively as possible.
Furthered education has provided Luke with the opportunity to work alongside the general population, athletes and individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Luke’s primary focus includes exercise as medicine, the biomechanics of movement and is relation to injury assessment/rehab and holistic rehabilitation techniques. His goal is to deliver the most effective quality treatment to the community.
Clinical Assistant/Registered Kinesiologist
Julia Graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and minors in the Rehab sciences and Human Nutrition. A childhood filled with gymnastics, cheerleading, and home-cooking made living healthy enjoyable.
Now Julia uses her experience in the Applied health sciences and Kinesiology to encourage others to lead healthy lives and reach their fullest performance and rehabilitative potential.
Cynthia graduated from Georgian College in April 2020 with honours from the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant program. Her passion for rehab therapy began in high school while having the opportunity to have a co-operative education placement at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.
She experienced first hand what it was to work with a large variety of clients for example: MVA, trauma, chronic illness, Emergencies and cognitive conditions. After researching secondary school programs she decided Georgian would be the best option as her father is an alumni and the college was well known for having wonderful co-operative programs in the health care field. In her free time she enjoys exercising, cooking and watching her favourite tv shows.
Maria graduated from Seneca College from the Law Clerk program. She worked many years in family and estate law serving York Region and surrounding area. Maria had her daughter in 2012 and decided to change her focus from law to healthcare. Working in a busy physiotherapy clinic in Woodbridge she learned the ins and outs of claim processing and assisting clients to get the care they needed after motor vehicle accidents.
Maria led the administration team on all matters relating to front desk billing, insurance and benefits, and accounts. In her spare time Maria loves spending time with her daughter, cooking Italian feasts, and spending time with her husband and family.
Front Desk Administrator
In her spare time, she loves to bake yummy treats and experiment with cooking new food dishes. Jessica is always happy and has a smile on her face. She is looking forward to building new relationships with the staff and clients here at Dynamic Health Therapy.