Dr. Murray McLauchlin
Hons. BA., D.C., D. Ac., C.S.C.S. – Chiropractor / Certified Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Murray McLauchlin has been in practice since 1963. He provides chiropractic care through correcting any joint irritation along the spine as well as rehabilitation and physical therapy services for any muscle and joint problem. His therapy includes treatment of heel pain, knee sprains/strains, hip pain, low and upper back pain, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain as well as headaches and neck pain. He uses hands-on care along with active in-office exercise equipment and prescribes home exercise. Dr. Murray McLauchlin is fully certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Council of Ontario. Dr. Murray McLauchlin has a sincere and genuine concern for the needs of each individual patient. He is committed to helping patients achieve a more active and pain-free lifestyle in a comfortable and warm atmosphere.
Dr. Michael McLauchlin
Hons. BA., D.C., D. Ac., C.S.C.S. – Chiropractor / Certified Acupunture Provider
Dr. Michael McLauchlin graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2000. He provides chiropractic care through correcting any joint irritation along the spine as well as rehabilitation and physical therapy services for any muscle and joint problem. His therapy includes treatment of heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ankle and knee sprains/strains, hip pain, low and upper back pain, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain as well as headaches and neck pain. He uses hands-on care along with active in-office exercise equipment and prescribes home exercise. Dr. Michael McLauchlin is fully certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Council of Ontario. Dr. Michael McLauchlin has a special interest in sport injuries and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S). Dr. Michael McLauchlin has a sincere and genuine concern for the needs of each individual patient. He is committed to helping patients achieve a more active and pain-free lifestyle in a comfortable and warm atmosphere
Dr. Kevin Cole
BHK(Hons), D.C. - Chiropractor / Certified Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Kevin Cole is an evidence based, Chiropractor and is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized musculoskeletal and spinal health care using a variety of techniques that aim to maximize the bodies functional capabilities, promote healthy living and alleviate pain. He received his Bachelors of Human Kinetics Degree (Honours) in Movement Science at the University of Windsor. He then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2014. While in clinic at CMCC, he became certified in Clinical Acupuncture, which he uses as an adjunctive therapy with his Chiropractic care. Dr. Kevin Cole has also pursued new treatment techniques used by Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapist and Massage Therapists to further his knowledge and expertise as a practitioner to make better diagnoses' and provide more effective treatment in accordance with his Chiropractic care. He is full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART) the gold standard soft tissue, system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. He is also certified in Functional Movement Taping (FMT) a kinesiology taping technique used to help foster proper movement, correct posture, reduce pain/inflammation and prevent injuries.
R.M.T. Registered Massage Therapist
Stacey graduated from Lambton College in Sarnia after completing her secondary education at Ridgetown District High School. She has been in practice at McLauchlin Wellness Clinic since July 2012. Stacey specializes in both therapeutic and relaxation massage. She has had further training in deep tissue massage as well as sports massage. She specializes in trigger point therapy when working with many types of injuries related to stress, work, and sports. Stacey also provides clients with stretching and strengthening exercises to help the client take an active role in their health. Stacey plans on furthering her knowledge in Positional Release Therapy, and Myofascial Release Therapy
R.M.T. Registered Massage Therapist
Brittany graduated from Lambton College in Sarnia following the completion of the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Humber College in Toronto. Brittany has additional training in therapeutic ultrasound and focuses on relaxation and trigger point therapy when working many types of injuries related to stress, work and postural problems.
Dr. Richard Vuksinic
Bsc. N.D. Naturopathic Doctor
Richard graduated with an honours B.A. from McMaster University. He then traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. His travels ignited a passion to blend, the wisdom of traditional medicine with the scientific foundation of western medicine. This led him to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where he graduated as a doctor of naturopathic medicine. In practice, Richard uses Bowen therapy, Herbal, Homeopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, in combination with nutritional and lifestyle counseling, to address the full dynamic of individual healthcare: the mental, the physical and the emotional. As a naturopathic doctor, Richard’s goal is to work with patients in establishing goals and treatment plans that focus on the root cause of illness and empower them to take charge of their own health. Richard has developed a special interest in working with individuals suffering from anxiety, allergies, neurological disease and hormone imbalances. Richard also works and lives in London, ON.
Dr. Megan Soloy-Theil
Bsc. N.D.- Naturopathic Doctor
Megan graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (a 4 year full time program) in Toronto in 2002 after obtaining a 4 year Honours degree in Science from the University of Waterloo. Naturopathic medicine is the treatment and prevention of disease by natural means. Megan assesses the whole individual taking into consideration the physical, mental and emotional aspects of each person. An initial assessment normally lasts 1 1/2 hours. Subsequent visits last anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes. Her main approach may involve nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, botanical medicine, homeopathy, counselling and hydrotherapy. Megan and her husband, Kurt live in Port Stanley.
I was born and raised in Chatham then move to Blenheim about two years ago. I graduated from St. Clair College Thames Campus with honours in Health and Fitness Promotion during 2014 to 2016, afterwards I graduated from Police Foundations in 2016. At Talbot Trail Physiotherapy I am a front desk receptionist and I am also a mom to my one year old daughter Molly!
Most Favourite Place in The World: Anywhere where it is warm, any place where the sun is shining!
Why: I hate snow and being cold!
Fascinating Fact: I have a big German Shepherd named Duke!
Hobby: Sports - Mostly, soccer baseball and golf.
I graduated from Western University with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences with a specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2014, and Master's of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Toronto in 2017. I have worked and volunteered in both rehabilitation and research settings, and throughout my Master's degree I had a strong interest in both orthopedic and neurological conditions. I have taken several courses such as soft tissue release, taping, and Bobath. I have plans to receive certifications in acupuncture and manual therapy, and I am really excited to be a part of the Physiotherapy team!
Bio coming soon.
Hons. B.A. (KIN. And P.E.) Registered Kinesiologist / Black Rank Certified TRX Coach / Fascial Stretch Therapist
Kimberly is a Registered Kinesiologist who graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours BA in Kinesiology & Physical Education (2000). Her goal is to help people move better and feel better. Kimberly is a Black Rank Certified TRX Coach, Master Trainer for TriggerPoint Canada and a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. She incorporates rolling out, TRX Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer, resistance bands, body weight, pool therapy, and RockTape in her full body approach. Kimberly enjoys continuing her education through professional courses. If you are looking to take your game to the next level, be stronger, have freedom of movement or recover from injury Kimberly is your person.
Yoga & Smart Core Instructor
Virginia Wigle grew up in Chatham and currently resides outside Merlin along the North Shore of Lake Erie. As a child Virginia studied dance. Throughout the years her passion for movement and fitness grew into a career as a fitness instructor. She was first exposed to yoga in 1997 while teaching Step & Spin classes. In 2006, Virginia received her certificate as a Teacher of Yoga from the Still Point Yoga Centre in Picton, Ontario. Virginia work's part-time as an analyst at a local computer company. However, Virginia's passion is yoga, which she currently teaches on a part-time basis at various Chatham-Kent studios, including the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance employee fitness facility known as the Core. She teaches primarily beginner and gentle classes as well as Yin Yoga. By attending workshops and retreats she continues to cultivate her love for yoga and appreciates its spiritual importance. It is her heart's desire to live the spirit of yoga in all aspects of her life.
Lisa Shaw Brown has 10 years of instructional experience offering yoga classes to the Blenheim community. Her relaxed approach and soothing voice will enhance your progression toward wellness. It is her firm belief that gentle stretching, strengthening and relaxation practice can have profound effects on physical health and in still an element of peace and calmness into your life. She encourages her students to explore and enjoy this state of ease and vitality for themselves in the “Stretch and Relax” class. Lisa brings 10 years of prenatal & newborn expertise to the Wellness Studio; offering continued support to expectant and new parents as a professional birth support person (Doula). She has successfully completed teacher training in Pregnancy Yoga. Lisa carries an Hon B.A. in Psychology & Biology. She lives in Blenheim and balances teaching with a busy family; enjoying her husband & 3 children.
Yoga has been part of my life for over 12 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.
In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath.
Anne recently completed a TRX Yoga course.
BScPT, Registered Physiotherapist
Jason graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1999. Jason’s career has been focused primarily on treating orthopedic conditions in private practice clinics. He has worked closely with orthopedic surgeons to provide excellent pre and post operative care. Jason has extensive experience treating sports injuries, pre/post-surgery, repetitive strain injuries, spinal pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, workplace injuries, etc. In addition to his 17 years of clinical experience, Jason has attended continuing education courses including:
Registered Kinesiologist, Physiotherapy Clinic Director
Graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Physical Education, with a minor in Psychology. Started with Talbot Trail Physiotherapy in April 2015. Grew up locally, playing hockey in Ridgetown and fastball in Highgate. Interested in all aspects of therapy, with emphasis on sports injuries and concussion management
Front Desk / Reception
Tammy was born and raised in Chatham, but has recently moved to the Blenheim area and is enjoying the quiet small town/country life. Tammy graduated from St. Clair College with academic distinction in the medical office admin program. Most recently, she has joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy family and is very excited to be part of this amazing team. She is an outgoing people person who knows that working the front desk for Talbot Trail Physiotherapy will be a great experience to meet and interact with many new people from all walks of life. Most of Tammy’s free time is spent with her children and grandchildren. She also likes to get some time in at the gym, swimming, and the more quiet times crocheting or reading.
Interesting Things About Tammy:
The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why.
Place: Ocho Rios Jamaica
Why: While on vacation in Jamaica celebrating my then boyfriend’s birthday, he proposed to me on New Year’s Eve. And it is a very beautiful place to vacation.
The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I went to Russia on a school trip. (1986) The country was very different then what it is today.
The one hobby you are the best at:
I enjoy good movies, crocheting, reading, camping, cruising in our antique car, and working on my yard.
Compression Garment Specialist / Mastectomy Fitter
Rachel joined the McLauchlin Wellness Clinic in 2011. It is her goal to provide her clientele with the medical garments and related products that fulfill their lifestyle needs at a competitive price with outstanding personal service. It is Rachel's philosophy to provide quality products with excellent personal care and knowledge, empowering her clientele to a live a confident, healthy lifestyle. New to Perfect Fit Medical Garments in 2013, is the introduction of a Mastectomy Boutique, with a full line of forms, bras and scarves. Rachel has lived in Blenheim for 6 years with her husband Steve and their son Harrison.
Michele graduated St. Clair College with a Business Degree in Accounting along with a Human Resource Certificate. In the past she worked with the people on a retail level and now finds working on a health care level extremely rewarding. She feels a real sense of pride knowing all the patients at the clinic receive the highest level of personal care available.
Bio coming soon.
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Sue Wammes has 8 years of YogaFit experience and recently became certified in Restorative Yoga, a new addition to the classes offered at McLauchlin’s Yoga Studio.
It is her belief that a yoga practice be both about the Yin and the Yang … creating balance in one’s life in relation to stress on the body and in the mind. YogaFit is a Yoga Alliance certified school across Canada that provides their teachers with experience to lead a fitness style of yoga. Students will practice traditional sun salutations and quicker flows that incorporate a “1 breath to 1 movement” practice while offering modifications to suit any level of student. A Restorative Yoga class balances out our faster paced lifestyles with using healing properties of the sympathetic nervous system to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks (and more) will allow students to lay or sit in poses for minutes at a time during a 75 minute class. Sue is no stranger to the health/wellness world as she has a degree in Kinesiology with certifications in personal training, nutritional behaviour coaching and is the Learn to Run coach at the clinic. She most recently is an entrepreneur in creating her own online coaching business called Sue Wammes Wellness and lives with her family just outside of Blenheim.
RMT, CCDT, CMRT, B.Sc., Registered Massage Therapist
Christopher began practice in 1997. He has particular interest in working with clients with chronic pain and movement restriction involving the muscular system and its surrounding fascia sheathing. He also has a specialized focus on chronic, lymphatic-based swelling, including lymphedema. Christopher’s goal is to provide effective, restorative treatment plans and empower patients to successfully lead a more active, pain-free life. He has completed a B. Sc. in Honours Biological Science with the University of Guelph. He attended the Toronto Lymphocare Center’s Integrated Lymphatic Drainage studies certifying him as a Complex Decongestive Therapist. Christopher has also obtained his certificate, through extensive training, as a Myofascial Release Therapist. Currently he is studying physiotherapist Luigi Stecco’s method of Fascial Manipulation Therapy (Level 2). When not at the office Christopher enjoys reading, writing, being active and – to the great dismay of his family – learning how to cook at his home in Ridgetown.
Sasha attended the Michener Institute in Toronto, where she studied Chiropody- the branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders. She received her Advanced Diploma in Chiropody in 2013. Over the past 6 years Sasha has worked in Lindsay and Toronto and then had the opportunity to move back to Chatham-Kent and has been working in the area for the past 3 years. Sasha has worked with a variety of patients ranging from patients with diabetes, seniors, children and athletes. Sasha provides biomechanical assessments and custom foot orthotics, and also diabetic footcare, ingrown toenail treatment, callous care, wart treatments, soft tissue surgery, and routine nail care. Being a Specialized Health Care Professional, Sasha has the experience of caring for all types of patient concerns and foot related issues, but definitely has a passion for dermatological conditions, wound management, diabetic screenings, pediatric foot conditions, biomechanics and sports therapy. Sasha believes that the key to a successful patient outcome is a comprehensive management plan that includes proper and thorough assessment, treatment, patient education and follow up. Sasha enjoys working in interprofessional teams to give the best care possible to her patients and is excited to be part of the McLaughlin Wellness Team. She is looking forward to being your Foot Care Specialist.
Heidi was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. She competed competitively in track & field, swimming and figure skating, one year even earning the title of Female Athlete of the Year. Heidi was an Ophthalmic Assistant for 2 of Canada’s leading Ophthalmologists in Laser Refractive Surgery. Heidi moved from Windsor to Chatham with her husband & dog in 2000 to start their own business, which she still helps out with when needed. Heidi became a member and a student of the Ontario College of Reflexology (OCR) in 2005 and has happily volunteered her Reflexology services since that time. She became a Certified Reflexologist in 2018, specializing in Foot Reflexology and is continuing her studies in Hand Reflexology. Heidi also has her Level 1 Usui Reiki. Heidi has always believed her purpose in life is to help others. Compassion and continuous learning give many benefits to her clients. Her sessions are based on the specific health conditions of her clients such as release of tension, improved circulation, headaches/migraines, anxiety, stress, fatigue, back aches, shoulder pain, sciatica, arthritis, premenstrual symptoms, preventative care and maintenance. Clients dealing with physiological and psychological symptoms due to chronic illness, pregnancy, as well as pre/post-operative surgeries benefit greatly from her sessions. Heidi has been a volunteer for the Chatham-Kent Relay for Life for 9 years now and at the Chatham-Kent Hospice for 3 years. Heidi loves hiking with her husband and dog through Point Pelee National Park and listening to great music. Lots of cooking and laughter with family & friends, and watching a beautiful sunset over Lake Erie are always a beautiful way to end her day.
Alvilda completed her Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Linguistics and a concentration in Mathematics at the University of Ottawa. She then obtained her Master of Science degree in Audiology from the University of British Columbia. She is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is certified with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). She has over 15 years experience as an audiologist working with adults and children. She takes a client-centered approach to ensure clients understand all available options and rehabilitation plans are individualized to their needs. Alvilda provides audiological services at Elgin Audiology's Blenheim, St. Thomas and West Lorne locations.
MSW, RSW - Counsellor/Registered Social Worker
Jennifer Johns is a Counsellor and Registered Social Worker (RSW) who has a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Windsor (1993) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Dalhousie University (2005). She has been registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) since 2002. She is also a Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Jennifer has experience working in child welfare, community development, the government and educational sectors. She has supervised Bachelor and Master level social work students through the University of Windsor. She utilizes various approaches to counselling including brief solution focused, narrative, strengths-based, anti-oppressive and cognitive behavioural therapies. She has extensive background in providing services to address trauma, disabilities, and mental health. Jennifer provides individual counselling services to adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression, trauma, critical incident debriefing, stress management, parent guidance/support, ADHD support, and general counselling to help with life’s challenges. Therapy techniques utilized are based upon client needs.