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. Isaac Seifarth
BSc, D.C. - Chiropractor / Certified Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Isaac Seifarth graduated from the University of Windsor with a major in Biological Sciences. From then he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with both cum laude and clinic honours in 2022. Prior to graduating, he earned his functional and sports acupuncture certification. Dr. Isaac Seifarth models his practice style with patient centred care as his key priority with an interest both in symptomatic and wellness care. He has an inter-disciplinary approach with patients that considers lifestyle contributors to get a well-rounded understanding of each patient’s concern. He has experience in working with headache/migraine care, neck and back complaints, minor/major injury, as well as upper and lower extremity and nerve related pain. His treatment style includes acupuncture, adjustments, mobilizations, modalities (Class IV LASER, Pointer Plus, and more) and detailed exercise plans. Dr. Seifarth is an advocate for his patients’ lasting recovery and wellness by promoting manual care paired with both an active lifestyle and case tailored education.
Paula graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in 2016. She has certifications in Prenatal massage, hot stone massage and Cupping. Having an heavy athletic background she works well on athletic injuries, chronic pain and reoccurring injury. She specializes in deep tissue massage and the musculature that comes with long standing injuries or medical conditions. She focuses not only on the return of function, but the return to life however her clients choose to live it. In her spare time Paula enjoys reading, hiking, spending time in nature and riding motorcycles.
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.
Dr. Jennie Cheung
N.D.- Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Jennie Cheung, ND graduated with the Dr. John Laplante Award from her class at Toronto's Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Drawing from over 20 years of community health and wellness experience combining pre-medical pharmacy studies at the University of Toronto with her naturopathic training and further Asian studies in traditional chinese medicine, acupuncture, ear acupressure, massage and cupping therapies, Dr. Cheung (ND) has practiced in collaborative care facilities such as Sports Medicine, Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, and Physiotherapy Centres. Presently as naturopathic director in private practice, she enjoys sharing her well-care skills and research-based insights with her local community.
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.
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.
Lisa Uher works in the field of Children’s Mental Health and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has a Bachelor of Social Work. She has worked in both Child Protection and Mental Health for the past 29 years. The practices of Mindfulness / Meditation and Yoga have become an integral part of her life and journey of personal growth. Lisa has created a strong daily practice incorporating mindful movement and meditation. She holds certificates from the University of Toronto in Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain/Stress Management as well Certificates in Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation and Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation. She holds advanced certification in Yoga with specialization in Trauma Informed Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga Specialist Certification having earned her RYT 500. Lisa is also a faculty member at Neuro Nova Center for Mindfulness Solutions in Toronto. Lisa’s yoga classes are are trauma informed & gentle in nature with an interweaving of creative sequencing, a spirit of self worth, playfulness and a dose of inspiration for daily life through mindfulness practices. Lisa believes in providing a safer and nurturing environment to all students whether through Mindfulness or yoga. Lisa holds a strong belief in helping others’ thrive in life by nurturing their mind, body through honouring and meeting people where they are at in their personal journey. As Lisa has realized the life changing benefits and personal growth awarded to her through mindfulness and meditation she has been honoured to share this in her daily work in Children’s Mental Health, and a variety of community programs including Hospice programs and prenatal with expectant parents.
Yoga Therapist / Instructor and Integrated Positional Therapist - IAYT, E-RYT 500, IPT
Tracey Eccleston is a passionate yogi with over 20 years of experience helping people of all ages and abilities unlock their inner power and holistic wellness through Yoga and Yoga Therapy. Tracey is the owner and educational director of Ageless Arts Yoga, and travels as a presenter, speaker & trainer. She takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, listening to the needs of the body, mind and spirit. Working alongside medical professionals in an interdisciplinary team. Tracey’s mission is to make yoga accessible to everybody and every body.
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:
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.
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.
NGH Certified Hypnotherapist
Gaelene is a registered Hypnotherapist with the Natioanl Hypnotherapy Guild of North America. She became interested in Hypnosis when she utilized the services of a practitioner in London to quit smoking. She was fascinated by the power of your mind to assist in making the changes she was anxious to achieve, She then began her journey into hypnosis taking years of study and practice to perfect the skills required to assist others with the changes they want to make. Her other profession working for years in a shelter in London has greatly assisted her in interviewing people. to get to the route of the best treatment for their success. Having moved to the area after years in London with an office there she is here to help unleash your power within to help deal with. your desired changes. Certifications and Credentials: NGH Certified Hypnotherapist (National Guild of Hypnotists http://ngh.net/), Master Hypnotist, Certified Advanced Hypnotherapy, Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (National Guild of Hypnotists http://ngh.net/), Master of regression and forgiveness techniques.
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 7 years.
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.
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.