OUR TEAMEST. 2014
Melanie Stevens Sutherland
Clinic Director / Registered Physiotherapist
HonsBKin, MSc(PT), FCAMPT
Melanie is a graduate of McMaster University and brings 16 years of experience as a senior physiotherapist to Body Co. She has enjoyed a long tenure working with active populations at prestigious sport medicine clinics. Past clients include Provincial, National and Olympic level athletes as well as members of the National Football League, the Canadian Football League, the Ontario Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the National Lacrosse League and Major League Soccer.
Following the birth of her own children, Melanie developed a strong interest in women’s health. She has taken specialized courses in pelvic floor physiotherapy and women’s nutrition. She is passionate about helping women find strength and confidence in their post-natal bodies following pregnancy and delivery.
Melanie is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy and is qualified to perform spinal and peripheral manipulation. Her treatments are focused on hands on techniques, comprehensive education and supported by tailored exercise programs and healthy lifestyle modifications.
Manager of Clinical Services / Registered Physiotherapist
Jordan is a graduate of the University of Toronto Physiotherapy program and has since been practicing in orthopaedic settings. He has developed an interest in sports physiotherapy through his many years as an athlete, participating in baseball, golf, snowboarding, and more recently rock-climbing, cycling, and strength training. He has worked with a variety of clientele including athletes from disciplines such as competitive dancing, running, rock-climbing, and mixed-martial arts, as well as non-athletes of a wide age range and ability. Regardless of activity level, he is dedicated to improving mobility, optimizing function, and strengthening to help achieve your goals through the use of an individualized exercise prescription and manual therapy. He also has additional training in sports taping.
Registered Paediatric and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Sandra graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with honours from McMaster University. She has worked with a variety of clientele but has developed a true passion in working with both the paediatric and women’s health populations. Sandra has extensive experience assessing and treating a variety of paediatric conditions and most recently has become certified as a pelvic health physiotherapist. She also has additional training in acupuncture and kinesiotaping. Sandra finds great value in guiding each individual through a tailored rehabilitation program to optimize their function and quality of life. In her free time, Sandra enjoys yoga, pilates, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Registered Massage Therapist / Sport Massage Therapist
Kim is a holistic pracitioner with over 20 years experience and has completed the comprehensive and accredited 2200-hour program from iTC Kikkawa College in 2012 and is currently in her 3rd year at Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She has completed advanced training and specializes in chronic pain and sports injuries such as concussions, strains, sprains and other soft tissue injuries.
Kim is passionate about her work and healing people in need of answers and results with an array of treatments and options.
Kim's work is often described as "very deep therapeutic massage with a gentle approach to the body". She believes client education and empowerment are key assets within the recovery and/or rehabilitation process. Kim strives to work with each client to ensure optimal and effective results through client centered assessment, treatment and homecareto achieve each individual's health goals. For atheletes, Kim prioritizes injury prevention, maximizes efficiency of movement and muscle control, and manages sports related injuries in a timely manner so that an athlete is able to maintain their competitive edge.
Johann de Chickera
Dr. Johann completed his 4-year degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Toronto. His clinical focus lies in chronic disease, such as those related to the Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, and Immune Systems.
Johann joined Body Co. in 2019, with enthusiasm and desire to joint a forward thinking, integrity driven and results-based multi-disciplinary clinic. Having worked alongside physiotherapists, massage therapists, osteopaths and other health care providers, he is confident he will complement the current providers and help maximize new and existing patients’ overall care.
His approach to medicine relies on working with the patient to come up with a feasible, multi-factorial approach that addresses all complaints at once. He employs a strong background in diagnostic medicine and human physiology and pathology to diagnose and treat. His treatment involve a combination of nutritional counselling, botanical medicine, eastern medicine (acupuncture), nutraceutical supplementation and hands on physical medicine.
Chiropractor / Registered Massage Therapist
Peter is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, University of Toronto and Kikkawa College. In practice since 2005, he has extensive experience with athletic populations from junior to masters, including working with the National Canadian Diving team, triathletes, runners, racquet sports athletes, dancers and all people that move to live a good life.
Having experienced injuries and chronic pain during his own athletic career, Peter has experienced how disabling common sports and occupational injuries can be. Realizing that the most disabling aspect of pain can be the lack of confidence and guidance on how to restore normal movement, Peter's vision for the practice of orthopedic healthcare is the use of therapy, education and advice to make sure that every patient can move without pain or fear.
Peter is certified to use medical acupuncture as an evidence-based Chriopractor and Registered Massage Therapist. His treatments include comprehensive education, spinal and extremity manipulation, soft tissue therapy, medical acupuncture, tailored exercise programs and healthy lifestyle modifications.
Osteopath / Registered Kinesiologist
Leah is a Registered Kinesiologist and Osteopathy Candidate at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. She is a natural medicine practitioner and believes the body has a tremendous ability to heal itself. She uses her manual practice to help patients restore tissue mobility, position and vitality. She is a graduate of McMaster University's kinesiology program and former varsity soccer athlete who is focused not only on short term health, but also on long term recovery. She understands that people play an active role in their recovery and recognizes the benefit of both aerobic and resistance training. She has a keen interest in cranial health due to many concussions received through sport. Howevery, with her second degree in Gerontology she also understands the aging population.
She is currently undertaking a Master's in Kinesiology and a Diploma in Neuroscience at York University. Her clinical research is focused on treatment interventions for concussion.
In her spare time you can find Leah spending time with friends, enjoying the outdoors or being active. She loves, to run, climb, cycle, ski or play any sport! She is a certified spin instructor and challenge course practitioner and is committed to healthy active living!
Client Experience Manager
Shannon has a Bachelor of Applied Business in Hospitality Operations Management from Niagara College, along with a diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management and a certificate in Event Management. She has extensive experience in customer service and knowledge of personal injury processes. She is always looking for opportunities to grow her experience and work with a wide variety of people.
In her spare time you can find Shannon spending time with her family, friends and husband. She enjoys traveling, camping, swimming, playing baseball and is always up for planning a event of any size.
Allison graduated from Queen’s University with a BAH in Economics and started a career in the marketing world. Nutrition and wellness were always at the forefront of her thoughts. After 15 years in the industry she decided that it was time to follow her passion and go back to school. She took a leap of faith, resigned from work, enrolled at the Edison Institute of Nutrition and hasn’t looked back. She has been working in the field for 2 years now and loving it.
She has a strong belief in the power of food and proper nutrition to keep us healthy and prevent disease. Her mission is to empower people to make healthy and mindful decisions for themselves to achieve their optimal health and wellness.
Allison has a keep interest in hormone balance, food sensitivities, stress and digestive health. She works with her clients to formulate a plan that will work for them. Her plans will include diet modifications, lifestyle and supplements suggestions as well as some mindset work. She is a local mom of a 9 year old daughter and is thrilled to be joining the BodyCo. Team!