I first got introduced to chiropractic when I was 18 years old. I did a very messy face plant while water skiing and couldn’t turn my neck the next day. My father had been seeing a chiropractor at the time so he took me to see her. She got my neck mobile again and introduced me to my future career. I will forever be thankful to Dr. Patricia Spratt.
After graduating from Gloucester High School in 1986, I went to Queen’s University, started in Biology and switched to Life Sciences in second year. I graduated with Honours in 1990. In September, it was off to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where I spent the next 4 years. In May, 1994 I graduated with my Doctor of Chiropractic degree Summa Cum Laude with Clinic Honours.
On June 4, 1994 I married my husband, Stephen and later that month, joined Dr. Kathy Wickens’ practice in Perth. I associated with her for the next 8 years and worked part time while I had my three beautiful children, Matthew, Rachel and Seth. In March 2002, I got brave and ventured out on my own to create Johnson Chiropractic Clinic. We spent 10 years downtown on Foster St. before moving in April 2012 to our current beautiful and spacious office on Sproule Rd.
I believe we are all created with our own gifts and talents. If we are healthy in body, mind and spirit our potential is unlimited. For this reason, I have searched and taken a wide variety of courses that can offer people hope for recovery and renewal of these three aspects of health. Our mission is to minimize the Dis-Ease of the nervous system caused by trauma, toxins and thoughts and to maximize well-being. We offer a variety of services and techniques because everyone is unique and heals in their own way. In February, 2017, I realized a goal of mine to become an animal chiropractor. So now, I have extended my services to include both large and small animals! So much fun and so rewarding! I love my job!
Sarah Dunlop, new to the team! comes to us from a General Manager’s position at one of our local pubs, O’Reilly’s. She will be that smiling face you see when you enter our office or hear when you call in. Sarah grew up in this area but travelled most of East Asia for several years. She grew up with a Mother and a “second mother” who believe in opening your mind to healing yourself in alternative ways.
Sarah and her Husband Scott live outside of Smith’s Falls with their two fur kids, Tess and Trooper.
Melinda joined our Johnson Chiropractic Team in the Fall of 2014 and she’s very excited to be here. Originally from New Brunswick, Melinda has a warm welcoming personality and sense of humour that will make you feel at ease. She has made Ontario her home since 1998 and is very passionate about Natural Health, Chiropractic and Healthy Living. No stranger to Chiropractic, Melinda has worked in three different clinics located in Southeastern Ontario over the last ten years.
Melinda has three beautiful children that are all grown but still keep her busy. She loves to work in the garden, write for hours on end and read until the wee hours of the morning. Melinda is a certified Reflexologist and is fascinated with the foot’s connection with our total health. She also has a great love for Photography and is building a business of her own. And speaking of great loves, Melinda lives out in the country with her husband Peter and their dog Mollie.
She is here every day to offer Laser Therapy and fill in for Sarah whenever she needs a break.
Please be sure to say ‘Hello’ the next time you’re in!
I graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage in 1981, which gave me a grounding in Swedish Massage and subsequently have taken training in Reflexology, cranio-sacral technique and trigger point therapy. The most exciting work has been over the last three and a half years as I’ve learned fascial release at the school for Kinesis Myofascial lategration. I reached level 2 in 2015 and am working towards full accreditation this summer. The treatment starts from a physical examination which gives the practitioner vital clues in the detective work to uncover the real cause of the problem. This enables a clearer assessment of misalignments and a guide to a more favourable outcome with treatment.