At Embody Health Centre we aim to do our best to protect our clients and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

All staff wearing PPE for the duration of your appointment.

You may enter the clinic upon arrival of your appointment if you are no earlier than 5 minutes from your start time (any earlier, we ask you wait outside, if possible).

After entering the clinic you must sanitize, and ask that you bring a mask (cloth or procedural) to your appointment. If you do not have one, we will provide you with one.

Prior to all appointments patients must complete a COVID screening survey by email, or with the front desk before seeing their clinician.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy involves an assessment of the muscular, bony and ligamentous systems. This detailed evaluation allows us to personalise a treatment plan to help restore joint mobility, rebuild muscle strength, and improve endurance and balance. Treatment is inclusive of hands-on manual therapy, a personalised exercise program, and can include modalities such as acupuncture, dry needling, and ultr... Read More

Physiotherapy involves an assessment of the muscular, bony and ligamentous systems. This detailed evaluation allows us to personalise a treatment plan to help restore joint mobility, rebuild muscle strength, and improve endurance and balance. Treatment is inclusive of hands-on manual therapy, a personalised exercise program, and can include modalities such as acupuncture, dry needling, and ultrasound. Anita has a Diploma in Manual and Manipulative therapy, and is Certified in Acupuncture. Her training equips her with a large skill set to draw on, to help find the best methods to help you heal. Jessica has obtained her Pelvic Health Certification. Along with pelvis health, her clinical interests include shoulder and knee injuries, post surgical rehabilitation and sports injury rehabilitation.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues of the body to improve blood flow, to help reduce muscle tension and to decrease pain. Our registered massage therapists (RMTs) have training in a number different massage and manual therapy techniques; this includes (but is not limited to) myofascial techniques, joint play/manipulation, basic neuromuscular integration & structural align... Read More

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues of the body to improve blood flow, to help reduce muscle tension and to decrease pain. Our registered massage therapists (RMTs) have training in a number different massage and manual therapy techniques; this includes (but is not limited to) myofascial techniques, joint play/manipulation, basic neuromuscular integration & structural alignment, pre-/post-natal massage, deep tissue sports massage, muscle energy techniques, craniosacral techniques and remedial exercise guidance.


Fascial Stretch Therapy

A specialized passive stretch therapy technique that engages all layers of tissue from joint to muscle to the interweaving web of fascia. This therapy is safe and effective for anyone. From the average desk worker who wants to relief back and hip pain; to the retired who want more mobility for gardening and travelling with friends; new parents (especially Moms) with aching shoulders and necks f... Read More

A specialized passive stretch therapy technique that engages all layers of tissue from joint to muscle to the interweaving web of fascia. This therapy is safe and effective for anyone. From the average desk worker who wants to relief back and hip pain; to the retired who want more mobility for gardening and travelling with friends; new parents (especially Moms) with aching shoulders and necks from holding baby; and just anyone who feels like they need a good long stretch.


Dietetics

A dietitian is a healthcare professional with experience creating sustainable and personalized plans to help you achieve your diet and wellness goals. Our aim is to combine the health benefits and science of nutrition with your needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking to support your general wellbeing or if you have chronic medical condition and are looking for guidance, our dietitian can ... Read More

A dietitian is a healthcare professional with experience creating sustainable and personalized plans to help you achieve your diet and wellness goals. Our aim is to combine the health benefits and science of nutrition with your needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking to support your general wellbeing or if you have chronic medical condition and are looking for guidance, our dietitian can help.


Thai Yoga Therapy

Thai yoga massage is a combination of yoga and massage therapy. It comes from South East Asia and is used as a method to relieve stress and tension from your mind and body. It is a beautiful exchange of energy as the practitioner moves you through gentle stretches otherwise known as passive assisted yoga. It helps align the body physiologically and gently massages away emotional-mental tension ... Read More

Thai yoga massage is a combination of yoga and massage therapy. It comes from South East Asia and is used as a method to relieve stress and tension from your mind and body. It is a beautiful exchange of energy as the practitioner moves you through gentle stretches otherwise known as passive assisted yoga. It helps align the body physiologically and gently massages away emotional-mental tension in the body. It is practiced fully clothed on the floor on a Thai massage mat. This methodical and rhythmic massage brings the client’s nervous system into a parasympathetic state and reminds one of our true essence and alignment.


Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a structural science with the therapeutic goal of correcting the motion of your body. This will allow for better function and synergy between the various systems of your body ensuring it can heal and regulate the way it should. Osteopathic Manual Therapy is hands-on and does not involve any sudden or aggressive motions ensuring your comfort at all times.


Physiotherapy Telehealth session

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering new injury or follow up appointments through a secure video conference session. Much like a regular appointment in the clinic, the Physiotherapist will ask relevant questions and have you perform some movements to help determine the appropriate home exercises for you to complete. The Physiotherapist will email you the exercise program and allow you... Read More

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering new injury or follow up appointments through a secure video conference session.
Much like a regular appointment in the clinic, the Physiotherapist will ask relevant questions and have you perform some movements to help determine the appropriate home exercises for you to complete. The Physiotherapist will email you the exercise program and allow you time to review it and ask any questions.


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are trained in assessing and treating various conditions that involve the pelvic floor, such as pelvic pain, incontinence, urinary frequency and/or urgency, and prolapse. Assessments and treatments may involve internal and external techniques, which focus on the muscles, nerves, connective tissue, joints, ligaments, and tendons of the pelvic girdle, low back and h... Read More

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are trained in assessing and treating various conditions that involve the pelvic floor, such as pelvic pain, incontinence, urinary frequency and/or urgency, and prolapse. Assessments and treatments may involve internal and external techniques, which focus on the muscles, nerves, connective tissue, joints, ligaments, and tendons of the pelvic girdle, low back and hips.

Lisa completed her Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Food & Nutrition at Ryerson University in 2011 and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition at McGill University in 2014. Since graduating, she has worked at many large hospitals providing client-centred nutrition counselling, specializing in chronic disease management. She has been on several committees advocating for increased awareness of malnutrition in hospitals and in the community.

Lisa has extensive clinical knowledge and wide range of experience creating nutrition programs that are flexible and focus on sustainable change. During your personal counselling session, Lisa will be able to provide you with support for your general wellbeing or a variety of medical conditions (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes management, heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol/triglycerides, gout, reflux, digestive issues, low weight, kidney disease, liver disease). Together, you will create a realistic plan that focuses on healthy habits and enjoying your favourite foods.

Lisa completed her Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Food & Nutrition at Ryerson University in 201... Read More

Katie Campbell started her yoga journey at the young age of 16 years old. Her journey took her to Asia, Florida, Boston, Costa Rica and Peru. She initially studied at Kripalu and received her 200 hr YTT in 2009. She continued her studies in YogaDance, Reiki, Prana flow YTT and Thai Yoga massage. In her 11 years of teaching she has devolved her skills in vinyasa flow, creating seamless sequencing and methodical movements guiding her students in a fluid, beautiful experience. She has assisted many Yoga Teacher trainings at Kripalu and thrives in a team environment. She currently teaches at Modo Yoga Waterloo, Fusionmovement Yoga studio in Cambridge and Embody Health Center. She offers yoga retreats annually in Costa Rica and abroad. She balances her yoga teaching with motherhood, having two children of her own. If she’s not in the yoga studio, you can find her creating jewelry for her jewelry business Bliss Jewels or offering Thai Yoga massage to her clients.

Katie Campbell started her yoga journey at the young age of 16 years old. Her journey took her to... Read More

Brad graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017. He began his career in Toronto where he specialized in deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. He is an active member of the CMTO and RMTAO. Brad also treats a variety of individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and wants everyone to feel as comfortable in their own skin as possible.

Brad is trained in general Swedish massage including deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, sports massage and pre/post-natal massage. He also likes to include trigger point release, passive stretching and fascial release in his treatments.

When not working as an RMT, you can find Brad acting in films, music videos, commercials and on television. He has a passion for the arts, and leans towards working on LGBTQ+ inspired projects.

Brad is not set up for direct billing.

Brad graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017. He beg... Read More

Sherri has been providing registered massage therapy treatments in the Kitchener-Waterloo area since 2009. Prior to joining the Embody Health Centre team, she provided RMT treatments at Waterloo Sports Medicine Centres and Come Alive Fitness.

She is registered and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) regulatory body and a member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO)—the RMT professional association.

Sherri obtained my Massage Therapy Diploma from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, where she graduated with honours in 2009. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. Ask her about her previous life as a field biologist sometime.

Sherri has been providing registered massage therapy treatments in the Kitchener-Waterloo area si... Read More

Daniela is a graduate of the massage therapy program at Medix College and a member of the CMTO and RMTAO since 2013.

Over the years, Daniela has worked in a few different clinics in the KW area that all had different specialities. This has given her valuable experience working with different types of clients from athletes and body builders to office workers to children and pre/post-natal massage. Because of this, her style of massage varies depending on her clients and their needs. She uses a therapeutic approach and enjoys performing deep tissue massage when tolerated but can also treat with light and moderate pressure using general swedish massage techniques for relaxation massage. Some of her skills also include treating different types of musculoskeletal conditions and concerns such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome, facet joint irritation, TMJ issues, headaches, migraines and general muscle tension. She also has her cupping certificate.

Daniela likes helping people and takes pride in her career. She finds it very rewarding as she sees the impact and benefits of massage therapy and how much it can improve an individual’s well-being.

In her spare time, Daniela loves to read, listen to podcasts, meditate, go camping and spend time with her boyfriend, family and friends.

Daniela is a graduate of the massage therapy program at Medix College and a member of the CMTO an... Read More

Natasha is passionate about massage therapy and the benefits it can render for all ages, health and fitness levels. She has been practicing for over 8 years since receiving an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy from Centennial College.

Natasha’s holistic philosophy of care guides her approach, working with you towards your individual goals and outcomes through a combination of massage and manual therapy techniques. Appointments can includes massage and myofascial techniques, joint play/manipulation, basic neuromuscular integration & structural alignment, pre-/post-natal massage, remedial exercise guidance, thai yoga massage techniques, and more.

Years of practice within fitness-based clinics has driven her passion for movement as a key part of our daily and long-term health. Natasha believes pain does not always mean we need to stop moving but that we must start moving differently. She enjoys spending time within your therapy plan on identifying daily movements that can help or hinder your posture, energy, and overall well-being.

“I want to help you live your healthy life, past the aches & pains, not just today but for your future.”

Natasha is passionate about massage therapy and the benefits it can render for all ages, health a... Read More

Jessica completed her Masters of Science, Physiotherapy program in 2016 at McMaster University, and a Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, minor in Nutrition at the University of Guelph in 2013.

Since graduating, Jessica has furthered her Physiotherapy education by completing post-graduate courses, which include level 1, 2 and 3 Manual Therapy Levels, certification in Soft Tissue Release, Concussion Management and Acupuncture Therapy.

Jessica has also obtained her Pelvic Health Certification through the Pelvic Health Solutions Program. Education and training has focused on treating and assessing patients with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and prolapse (Level 1, 2 and 3 courses). In addition, she has completed courses focusing on pregnancy and the pelvic floor, assessing and treating pelvic girdle pain, and diastasis rectus abdominis and the implications for low back and pelvic health.

Jessica’s clinical interests include pelvic health, shoulder injuries, low back pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sport injury rehabilitation. Her treatment approach combines techniques in manual therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue release and specialized exercises.

Her personal interests include playing soccer, volleyball, running and hiking with her puppy.

Jessica completed her Masters of Science, Physiotherapy program in 2016 at McMaster University, a... Read More

Stefan Rogalla has been working in the fitness and wellness industry for the last 9 years in many roles leading to a diverse perspective on rehabilitation. A graduate of Fitness and Health Promotion, Kinesiology, and Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences, Stefan values continuing education to gain new perspectives in his understanding of the human body. There are many factors that play a part in injuries and recovery; understanding the pieces that are necessary for success in rehabilitation is something that Stefan strives to achieve with all of his patients as each path to recovery is unique.

Stefan is a former rugby athlete and is passionate about coaching youth athletes to achieve success in their life both in and outside of sports. He enjoys travelling at any chance he can get to explore new scenery, cultures and foods. Stefan enjoys learning about the principles of nature and its physical connection to the human body as a personal interest.

Stefan Rogalla has been working in the fitness and wellness industry for the last 9 years in many... Read More

Anita has been a physiotherapist since 1999, graduating from The University of Western Ontario. In her 22 year career, she has taken extensive continuing education courses to improve her skills and help her practice. Anita has achieved internationally recognized qualifications in hands-on manual and manipulative therapy by becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). She has participated in extensive post-graduate education in the area of orthopaedics.

Anita has obtained her acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and completed the Integrated Dry Needling Program. Training in both types of acupuncture allows her to be selective in what would benefit her clients the most.

Anita is also a Stott trained Pilates Instructor and enjoys challenging her clients on both the mat and the Reformer. She believes a strong core is the foundation to a home or relationship; without it, everything crumbles. Understanding that a healthy body requires both strength and flexibility, Anita became a 200RYT Yoga instructor. Having certifications in both Yoga and Pilates, Anita is able to tailor individual programs to patients of all abilities. She enjoys working one on one with clients, teaching them to safely move through different poses, and without injury.

Anita has been a physiotherapist since 1999, graduating from The University of Western Ontario. I... Read More

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