Welcome to Oona!

Please ensure that you are booking your appointments at the correct studio location. If you are unable to find an appointment time that works for you, feel free to add yourself to our waitlist or email us at hello@oonacares.com or call us at 416.960.5656 and we’ll do our best to find you an appointment time that works for you.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We require 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. We do not accept cancellation notifications by text message.

Missed appointments or appointments canceled less than 48 hours notice prior to the appointment time are subject to a cancellation fee equal to the treatment fee. If you are unable to attend your appointment because you are sick or in labour, please call or email us.

Please note: you are not able to claim fees for missed appointment under your extended health benefits. If you book an appointment within 48 hours of the appointment start time (essentially within our late cancellation period) this cancellation policy still stands, and you will be liable for any cancellation fees should you wish to change or cancel that appointment.

While you wait for your appointment, why not check out our Survival Guide for New Parents?

For info about our services, click here.

For info about our classes and workshops, click here.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon! ❤️

xoxo

Your Oona Family

FREE Care Navigator

Whether you are newly pregnant, hoping to get pregnant or have recently welcomed your little bundle of joy into the world, we have a ton of amazing treatments and classes to help you feel your best. Your personal Care Navigator is ready to guide you along your journey. Book your FREE consultation today! As Ontario's premiere wellness clinic for parents, parents-to-be, and their children,... Read More

Whether you are newly pregnant, hoping to get pregnant or have recently welcomed your little bundle of joy into the world, we have a ton of amazing treatments and classes to help you feel your best.

Your personal Care Navigator is ready to guide you along your journey. Book your FREE consultation today!

As Ontario's premiere wellness clinic for parents, parents-to-be, and their children, we have so much to help you feel your best, the choices can be overwhelming!

There’s no need to figure it all out alone, your Care Navigator can set aside some time to chat with you about YOUR goals, YOUR plans, and what’s important to YOU.

Your FREE personal Care Navigator will listen to your needs and help you discover what services we have, how they will benefit you, and when to start them.


Acupuncture

Maybe you’ve heard of acupuncture and just haven’t ever known exactly how it works, or why. Or perhaps you’re an acupuncture veteran and already know that those tiny needles don’t actually hurt, aren’t scary, and that they can make you feel great. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing “acu-nap”. We are huge acupuncture fans and we know you will be too! Acupuncture is a gentle, safe, and ef... Read More

Maybe you’ve heard of acupuncture and just haven’t ever known exactly how it works, or why. Or perhaps you’re an acupuncture veteran and already know that those tiny needles don’t actually hurt, aren’t scary, and that they can make you feel great. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing “acu-nap”. We are huge acupuncture fans and we know you will be too!

Acupuncture is a gentle, safe, and effective treatment for any number of conditions, and when done by qualified practitioners like ours, is 100% safe in pregnancy. Some of the conditions more commonly - and effectively - treated by acupuncture include carpal tunnel syndrome, sinus issues, morning sickness/nausea, heartburn, insomnia, back and neck pain, and more. We almost always use acupuncture to help our mamas with breech babies, and acupuncture is also at the core of our fertility treatments.

** NOTE: These treatments will be billed under Naturopathy benefits, unless you are seeing Dr. Erica Nikiforuk, who is a licensed Naturopath as well as Registered Licensed Acupuncturist.


Chiropractic - Prenatal and Postnatal

Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic at Oona is performed by Webster-trained chiropractors. Our treatments are performed on a special table with a "breakaway" section that allows you to comfortably and safely lie on your belly during pregnancy. Our focus is not not only helping you feel your best, but also making space for your baby so that they can settle into the perfect position for an ... Read More

Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic at Oona is performed by Webster-trained chiropractors.

Our treatments are performed on a special table with a "breakaway" section that allows you to comfortably and safely lie on your belly during pregnancy.

Our focus is not not only helping you feel your best, but also making space for your baby so that they can settle into the perfect position for an easier birth.


Chiropractic - Paediatric

Chiropractic for kids is safe, gentle and effective and may be used for a variety of issues, including colic, feeding issues, gas, sleep issues and to monitor developmental milestones.

When booking, please make sure to book the appointment in your CHILD's name, not the parent's name.


Chiropractic (For Patients who are not prenatal/postpartum/pediatric)

These appointments are for patients who are not currently pregnant and have never given birth before. If you are currently pregnant, kindly choose a PRENATAL chiropractic visit. If you have ever given birth to a baby, kindly choose a POSTPARTUM chiropractic visit. If you are booking for your child, kindly choose a PEDIATRIC chiropractic visit.


Compression Socks & Stockings Fitting

Compression wear provides relief for swollen, achy ankles that also reduces your risk of varicose veins during pregnancy. Wearing the right graduated compression wear throughout pregnancy (even before you notice any swelling) can help maintain healthy blood circulation keeping you looking and feeling great! Book a FREE compression stocking fitting and consultation with one of our Sigvaris Ce... Read More

Compression wear provides relief for swollen, achy ankles that also reduces your risk of varicose veins during pregnancy. Wearing the right graduated compression wear throughout pregnancy (even before you notice any swelling) can help maintain healthy blood circulation keeping you looking and feeling great!

Book a FREE compression stocking fitting and consultation with one of our Sigvaris Certified Fitters today!

It is recommended that your compression stocking fitting is done early in the day to get the best measurement (this is because our legs swell during the day, especially when you’re carrying around a bowling ball!)

For more information on the benefits of Compression Wear during pregnancy: https://bit.ly/3lkBnha

For a copy of our Fillable Prescription pad: https://bit.ly/3tA5RQ4

If you are planning to order custom compression stockings, please have your prescription filled out ahead of time. For insurance purposes, if you would like more than one pair of stockings, make sure your prescription specifies the number of pairs that you are eligible for, to ensure that you receive full insurance coverage. For example, if you wish to get 3 pairs of stockings, make sure your prescription says 3 pairs, or else you will only be covered for a single pair.


C-Section Scar Treatment with Dolphin Neurostim

This treatment is for anyone who has had a cesarean section.

The Dolphin Neurostim treatment is a gentle and very effective treatment to help mobilize your scar, improve sensation around the scar and improve your core and pelvic floor function.

When your scar moves better, your whole body moves better, improving your overall well-being.


Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. They fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they hav... Read More

Custom orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. They fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.


Lactation Consulting

Book your IN-OFFICE lactation consultant appointment here. Please visit www.oonacares.com for information on booking an at-home appointment with one of our Lactation Consultants. Lactation consultants can assist with every aspect of breastfeeding. From helping establish a latch, to assessing for a tongue tie, to dealing with low milk supply, to pumping, and more. Appointments can be su... Read More

Book your IN-OFFICE lactation consultant appointment here. Please visit www.oonacares.com for information on booking an at-home appointment with one of our Lactation Consultants.

Lactation consultants can assist with every aspect of breastfeeding. From helping establish a latch, to assessing for a tongue tie, to dealing with low milk supply, to pumping, and more. Appointments can be super helpful prenatally as well; think of it as a private breastfeeding class!

All our Lactation Consultants are IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in good standing. Some insurance policies will cover our Lactation Services by IBCLCs, we recommend calling your insurance provider before booking to see if they cover Lactation Consultation Services.

Please also note: Tristan Kiraly and Beth McKenzie are Registered Nurses in addition to being IBCLCs. Some insurance companies may offer additional coverage for their services based on this designation. We highly recommend calling your insurance company before booking to ask if you have coverage for "Postpartum care by a registered Nurse." This can be for either the mother or the child and may require a physician referral or a note from the RN.


HOME Lactation Consulting

Lactation Consulting is now available in the comfort of your own home! Our Lactation Consultants each has their own catchment area that can be discussed with them. Home visits may be possible outside those areas for an additional cost of $1/km each way. NEWMARKET AREA: For a home visit or to book outside of shift hours, please contact Tristan directly. (647) 539-4688 Tristan.Kiraly.ibcl... Read More

Lactation Consulting is now available in the comfort of your own home!

Our Lactation Consultants each has their own catchment area that can be discussed with them. Home visits may be possible outside those areas for an additional cost of $1/km each way.
NEWMARKET AREA:
For a home visit or to book outside of shift hours, please contact Tristan directly.
(647) 539-4688
Tristan.Kiraly.ibclc@hotmail.com

TORONTO AREA:
For a home visit in the Toronto area, please contact Beth directly.
mckenzie.beth@outlook.com

Please do not share personal information by email or text to ensure client privacy.


Massage Therapy

“Magic hands”...that’s how our patients describe our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). Our RMTs are experts in prenatal and postnatal massage; they will find all of your tight spots to help you feel your best, so you can float out of the office on a cloud. Whether you’re looking for a relaxation massage, soft tissue work for injury recovery, or something in between, we’ve got you cove... Read More

“Magic hands”...that’s how our patients describe our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). Our RMTs are experts in prenatal and postnatal massage; they will find all of your tight spots to help you feel your best, so you can float out of the office on a cloud.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxation massage, soft tissue work for injury recovery, or something in between, we’ve got you covered.


Massage Therapy - Pediatric

Massage therapy for infant, toddler, children and teenagers is safe and effective, and is performed by our highly experienced massage therapists.

Our RMTs have extensive experience with younger patients.


Mental Health & Wellness

Life isn’t always as easy as we wish it would be. Our team of mental health professionals are available with virtual and phone appointments that fit your schedule. We have mental health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Please ensure that you are booking with the correct professional for your needs and also for your insurance plan. Our therapists manage their shifts with flexib... Read More

Life isn’t always as easy as we wish it would be. Our team of mental health professionals are available with virtual and phone appointments that fit your schedule.

We have mental health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Please ensure that you are booking with the correct professional for your needs and also for your insurance plan.

Our therapists manage their shifts with flexibility to meet your needs. If you do not see an appointment available, please reach out directly to the therapist (contact info below) to book an appointment:

Cher Curshen, Psychotherapist ** oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com** or 416-888-8852
Yzobela Hyett, Psychotherapist **oona@yzobelahyett.com** or 647-933-5515
Michelle Vitti, Psychotherapist **oona@michellevittitherapy.com**
Connie Butera, Psychotherapist (Qualifying) **connie@oonacares.com**
Teddie Buchner, Occupational Therapist **teddie@oonacares.com**


Mental Health & Wellness - Pediatric

Kids have big emotions that can sometimes be challenging for their families to work through. We know how to love and care for our kids, but big feelings and emotions can be so hard to know how to manage - and as much as we want to help our kiddos through those feelings, sometimes we just don’t have the tools. Our experienced team of Pediatric Mental Health practitioners care about your fam... Read More

Kids have big emotions that can sometimes be challenging for their families to work through. We know how to love and care for our kids, but big feelings and emotions can be so hard to know how to manage - and as much as we want to help our kiddos through those feelings, sometimes we just don’t have the tools.

Our experienced team of Pediatric Mental Health practitioners care about your family's mental well-being and offer a variety of approaches to help your child /teen overcome difficult situations, build resilience and thrive.

Our Registered Psychotherapist, Cher, uses Creative Therapy, among other tools, to enhance your child’s life as they work through difficult experiences and learn ways to express and validate feelings to start them on a journey of healing.

Our Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Teddie, focuses on the family as a whole and works with you in creating practical routines to achieve your goals.

If you do not see an appointment available at a time that is convenient for you, please don't hesitate to reach out to our pediatric mental health team members directly:

Cher Curshen, Pediatric Psychotherapist - oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com or 416-888-8852
Connie Butera, Psychotherapist (Qualifying) **connie@oonacares.com** (12 years +)
Teddie Buchner, Pediatric Occupational Therapist - teddie@oonacares.ca


Naturopathic Medicine - IN PERSON Appointments

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!) However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of ... Read More

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!)

However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of whack. Maybe your skin isn’t as bright as it used to be. Maybe your digestion is sluggish, or maybe you just haven’t felt truly well in a while. Maybe you’ve been struggling to get pregnant, or you may be postpartum and just don’t feel like your old self. That’s where Naturopathy comes in.

Our Naturopathic Doctors will work with you to figure out what’s going on, from the inside out. By really getting to know you and what’s happening, they can help get to the bottom of things and help you feel your best. Naturopaths use things like diet and lifestyle, and sometimes things like acupuncture and supplements to help balance things out for you. Our Naturopaths are experts in fertility, perinatal, paediatric and whole-family care and have basically seen it all. Nothing is off the table for discussion. If you have a concern about yourself or your baby’s well-being, come on in so that one of our Naturopaths can help you feel your very best.


Naturopathic Medicine - ONLINE Appointments

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!) However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of ... Read More

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!)

However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of whack. Maybe your skin isn’t as bright as it used to be. Maybe your digestion is sluggish, or maybe you just haven’t felt truly well in a while. Maybe you’ve been struggling to get pregnant, or you may be postpartum and just don’t feel like your old self. That’s where Naturopathy comes in.

Our Naturopathic Doctors will work with you to figure out what’s going on, from the inside out. By really getting to know you and what’s happening, they can help get to the bottom of things and help you feel your best. Naturopaths use things like diet and lifestyle, and sometimes things like acupuncture and supplements to help balance things out for you. Our Naturopaths are experts in fertility, perinatal, paediatric and whole-family care and have basically seen it all. Nothing is off the table for discussion. If you have a concern about yourself or your baby’s well-being, come on in so that one of our Naturopaths can help you feel your very best.


Occupational Therapy - Pediatrics (In Office and Online)

**Please note: Teddie Buchner is available for virtual appointments and home visits in the Niagara/Hamilton area. Teddie is available to see children of all ages** ** Patricia(Patty) Ocampo is available for in person / in office visits at our Queensway location, and sees children aged 0-3 years** If you are interested in a HOME VISIT for your appointment, you can reach out to Teddie direc... Read More

**Please note: Teddie Buchner is available for virtual appointments and home visits in the Niagara/Hamilton area. Teddie is available to see children of all ages**
** Patricia(Patty) Ocampo is available for in person / in office visits at our Queensway location, and sees children aged 0-3 years**

If you are interested in a HOME VISIT for your appointment, you can reach out to Teddie directly. Teddie serves the Niagara/Hamilton region for HOME visits (teddie@oonacares.com). A travel fee will be added to the treatment fee for home visits. She is also available for online appointments as well.

We are not currently offering HOME visits in Toronto or York Region.

Occupational therapists can work with babies and children to assess and facilitate their development to achieve motor milestones, resolve sensory challenges, and overcome feeding difficulties and more. Some other specific treatment expertise include torticollis, plagiocephaly, cerebral palsy, neurological diagnoses, shoulder dystocia, and feeding for cleft lip and cleft palate. Parents and caregivers can expect to work collaboratively with the therapist to learn how to read the baby’s cues and facilitate the baby’s skill development to ensure ongoing healthy development.

With older children, our Occupational Therapists can work with your child to help them with sensory issues, fine motor issues, school readiness, and more. Please see more details in our appointment types.


Occupational Therapy - Adults (Online Only)

Becoming a mother is a major life transition and the experience is as unique as each mother and baby pair. Maternal health considers the mother’s health during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. There is ample support for the medical aspect of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth, but too often, little attention is given the non-medical aspects of becoming a mother. Many women... Read More

Becoming a mother is a major life transition and the experience is as unique as each mother and baby pair. Maternal health considers the mother’s health during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. There is ample support for the medical aspect of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth, but too often, little attention is given the non-medical aspects of becoming a mother. Many women look for support with adapting to the changing life roles and the diverse experiences of pregnancy and early motherhood that are specific to each maternal-infant pair.

Occupational therapists are uniquely equipped to collaborate with women to address the challenges women face when transitioning to motherhood including the complexities of establishing healthy roles, routines, and coping strategies to ease that transition. Occupational therapy can help educate women on common parenting challenges and develop both realistic expectations and effective coping strategies focusing on co-occupations between mother and infant to enhance bonding, increase confidence in supporting healthy development, engage in enjoyable age appropriate play, and identify atypical situations early to facilitate optimal intervention. Occupational therapy can also support women who are at risk for or experiencing mental health challenges and consequential decrease in functional performance related to physiological changes, role adjustment, and pregnancy loss by helping women to normalize and validate their experiences.


Osteopathy - Adult

Please note: Insurance coverage for Osteopathy varies wildly - kindly give us a call if you have any questions about whether your insurer will cover treatment with our Osteopaths.  Coverage for osteopathy is more complicated than with our other services, and we are unable to offer direct billing for this treatment type. Osteopathic treatments are available for adults. Osteopathic practition... Read More

Please note: Insurance coverage for Osteopathy varies wildly - kindly give us a call if you have any questions about whether your insurer will cover treatment with our Osteopaths.  Coverage for osteopathy is more complicated than with our other services, and we are unable to offer direct billing for this treatment type.

Osteopathic treatments are available for adults. Osteopathic practitioners may use any or all of the following techniques during their appointments:

Craniosacral work, visceral/organ mobilization, soft-tissue work and functional movement.

If this is your first appointment with an Oona Osteopath (even if you've seen an Osteopath elsewhere before), please book an "Initial Appointment".

Please check that you have coverage from your insurance plan for this service if you plan on claiming your appointment.


Osteopathy - Paediatric

Please note: We are not able to offer direct billing for Osteopathy appointments, as Insurance coverage varies widely. Please check with your insurance provider before booking an appointment. Osteopathic practitioners may use any or all of the following techniques during their appointments: Craniosacral work, visceral/organ mobilization, soft-tissue work and functional movement. If ... Read More

Please note: We are not able to offer direct billing for Osteopathy appointments, as Insurance coverage varies widely. Please check with your insurance provider before booking an appointment.

Osteopathic practitioners may use any or all of the following techniques during their appointments:

Craniosacral work, visceral/organ mobilization, soft-tissue work and functional movement.

If this is your first appointment with an Oona Osteopath (even if you've seen an Osteopath elsewhere before), please book an "Initial Appointment".

Please check that you have coverage from your insurance plan for this service if you plan on claiming your appointment.


Physiotherapy - Orthopedic and Pelvic Health

At Oona, we are obsessed with making sure that your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible, and that you not only recover but that you thrive postpartum. We do this by ensuring that your pelvic floor is strong and functioning properly, and by addressing all of your other aches and pains, from your aching back and hips (ever feel like you’re a rotisserie chicken at night?), to your neck and sho... Read More

At Oona, we are obsessed with making sure that your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible, and that you not only recover but that you thrive postpartum. We do this by ensuring that your pelvic floor is strong and functioning properly, and by addressing all of your other aches and pains, from your aching back and hips (ever feel like you’re a rotisserie chicken at night?), to your neck and shoulder pain.

We offer a personalized approach for your unique situation. All of our treatments are one-on-one, and may include things like manual therapy, at-home exercises, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, and more.

We know you want to feel your best; our physios will have you feeling great in no time.


Pessary Assessment/Fitting by Physiotherapist

Pelvic organ prolapse can cause symptoms of heaviness, incontinence, pain and bowel and bladder concerns. Pessaries are one way to help treat these symptoms in conjunction with pelvic floor physiotherapy. Sometimes called the sports bra of the pelvis, a pessary is a small silicone device that can be inserted into the vagina and support the prolapsed organ. Pessaries can be very effective... Read More

Pelvic organ prolapse can cause symptoms of heaviness, incontinence, pain and bowel and bladder concerns. Pessaries are one way to help treat these symptoms in conjunction with pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Sometimes called the sports bra of the pelvis, a pessary is a small silicone device that can be inserted into the vagina and support the prolapsed organ.

Pessaries can be very effective in helping manage symptoms of prolapse, however waitlists to see a trained professional can be very long. At Oona we bridge this gap by offering this service to our York Region patients.

IMPORTANT: Anyone can come in for a physio appointment at Oona, however a pessary will not be fitted without a referral and prescription from your primary care provider.


Physiotherapy - Pediatric

Please note: If you are booking a pediatric physiotherapy appointment, please book it in YOUR CHILD'S name, NOT your name. If you already have an account with us and cannot figure out how to assign a login to your child, please go ahead and book it in your name but please call us at 416.960.5656 or email us at hello@oonacares.com to let us know that we need to change it into your child's name ... Read More

Please note: If you are booking a pediatric physiotherapy appointment, please book it in YOUR CHILD'S name, NOT your name. If you already have an account with us and cannot figure out how to assign a login to your child, please go ahead and book it in your name but please call us at 416.960.5656 or email us at hello@oonacares.com to let us know that we need to change it into your child's name (and provide us with the name of your child at that point).

Pediatric physiotherapy can help these little ones by taking them through a course of treatment to help facilitate the movements required to achieve their growth milestones, and ensure strong long-term growth.

Other areas of expertise include torticollis, cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Prader-willi syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and various orthopaedic conditions including idiopathic toe-walking, post-fracture, genu valgum and varum, and clubfoot.


Sleep Support Services

Healthy sleep is foundational to your child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth and development. And sleep is a family affair – we all need it. Our sleep support services help you understand sleep from its core: how it morphs and changes throughout development, how to align your child’s biological and behavioural systems to lay strong sleep foundations, and how to establish tailored st... Read More

Healthy sleep is foundational to your child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth and development. And sleep is a family affair – we all need it.

Our sleep support services help you understand sleep from its core: how it morphs and changes throughout development, how to align your child’s biological and behavioural systems to lay strong sleep foundations, and how to establish tailored strategies to approach sleep struggles with gentle composure.

Sleep support services in children ages 0-5 years have been shown to promote physical and mental development, increase happiness and decrease irritability, and to strengthen the parent-child relationship

**All Sleep Consultations conducted virtually or over the phone.**


Ultrasound Therapy for Blocked Ducts

Ultrasound Therapy can be very useful for the treatment of a blocked milk duct. In addition, we usually also recommend a visit with one of our lactation consultants to help assess your baby's latch, if blocked ducts have been a recurrent issue.

Kindly plan to bring your little one to the appointment, as it's best to nurse your baby immediately after treatment if at all possible.

Dr. Faiza Agyemang graduated from the University of Toronto before moving to the USA to pursue her chiropractic education. She is a holistic practitioner and is very passionate about prenatal, postnatal and children’s wellness. In her free time Faiza loves to try different cuisines, be out in nature and spend time with her family. Dr. Faiza is excited to provide her care and expertise to the Oona community.

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Dr. Olivia Avolio (she/her) is a warm, compassionate and very experienced chiropractor with a thoughtful, evidence-based approach to treatment. She has a passion for perinatal and postnatal wellness, with a strong belief that you don’t have to suffer through the aches and pains of pregnancy and parenthood. She is humbled to be part of an amazing team of professionals who focus exclusively on female health, and loves having the opportunity to collaborate with practitioners to provide patients the best of care (who doesn’t love someone that tells them they need a massage?!).

Dr. Olivia goes beyond simply adjusting with her chiropractic treatments - she also incorporates other modalities such as soft tissue work and acupuncture for a well-rounded patient experience. She has a special interest in labour preparation, pain relief, and fetal malpositions including breech, transverse, and posterior babies. Dr. Olivia is a firm believer in inspiring others to learn about their health and empowering them to make informed health care decisions. She is excited to share her knowledge, experience and passion with you on your journey to health, whether it’s tied to parenthood or not.

When she isn’t at the clinic, you can find Olivia baking a delicious treat, watching Friends re-runs or enjoying time with family and friends.

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Carly is passionate about health and wellness for the whole family, and is dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive and positive environment for all. Carly strives to provide her clients with the very best care possible.

In addition to her diploma in Massage Therapy from Sutherland Chan, Carly also holds a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto. She has training in Fascial Stretch Therapy, Swedish Massage, Thai Massage and Trigger Point Therapy, and is always taking courses to learn more!

Outside of the treatment room, Carly enjoys being with animals (especially her three- legged dog Scooter), going to vintage markets, and staying active. She can’t wait to meet you and help you feel your best!

Carly is passionate about health and wellness for the whole family, and is dedicated to fostering... Read More

Teddie Buchner graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Her undergraduate studies were also completed at GVSU where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Science and Developmental Psychology. She is currently working towards her PhD in Occupational Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida, focusing her research on maternal and infant mental health, attachment, and related sensory processing patterns.

Teddie has worked as an occupational therapist in community mental health, school-based, and outpatient pediatric settings, eventually specializing in pediatric mental health and developmental trauma. Recently transitioning from school-based rehabilitation services as an occupational therapist at Niagara Children’s Centre, Teddie works on the Individual and Family Services team at Sick Kids Community Mental Health in Toronto.

Teddie is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists, and licensed to practice occupational therapy in both Michigan and Illinois. Two years ago, Teddie was granted a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University and enjoys supporting occupation therapy students.

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Connie Butera is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and member of The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Connie’s focus in clinical practice is on community mental health and supporting the family unit as a whole. Connie’s experience lies in working with individuals struggling with various perinatal mood disorders (PMAD’s, PPD), postpartum stress, anxiety and emotional dysregulation.

Connie is proud to have completed additional training via Postpartum Support International and have been working to support maternal mental health for over 12 years. As a special needs parent herself, parent mentor with The Children’s Treatment Network, and having completed an additional certificate in Autism via Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Connie offers further focus and personal experience in supporting neurodiverse families; specifically with Autism, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome.

Connie understands that each individual’s needs are entirely unique, and so she strives to honour and appreciate whatever avenue of care is required; based on your individual experience. As such, she works with clients to provide a collaborative experience that will facilitate a therapeutic approach that works best for you.

Connie’s overall approach to her work is very person-centred (PCT), Solution Focused (SFT) and Emotion Focused (EFT); however she draws from various other modalities in her work as required; such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches. In her free time; Connie enjoys spending time with her large blended family or up at her trailer listening to country music in Muskoka.

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Bobbi-Jo’s (She/Her) approach to massage is therapeutic in intent; it is geared toward helping you be a better you and feel better during your pregnancy and postpartum. She enjoys helping the body learn to heal and to re-establish healthy patterns.

Bobbi-Jo joined the West End Mamas team after graduating with honours from Algonquin College, and spending some time honing her prenatal and postpartum massage skills.

In her free time, she enjoys swimming and exercising, and loves to travel. She lives in Aurora.

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Please contact Cher directly to book your psychotherapy appointment with her, her full schedule is not listed on Janeapp: Call or text her at M: 416-888-8852. E: oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com

Cher (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist and Trauma Specialist with over 22 years experience working with families, children, youth and adults. She has worked with Oona since early 2019 and has experience working broadly across the GTA within health and social service agencies and in school settings supporting children, youth and adults living with the many challenges life can bring including mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, complex and traumatic grief, anticipatory grief, loss, and life limiting illness.

Cher has provided psychotherapy and Creative Arts Therapy services for children, teens, adults and families with the following agencies: Toronto Children’s Aid Society, Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House, Bereaved Families of Toronto and Halton Peel, Dorothy Ley Hospice, Hospice Toronto, Trillium Health Centre, Toronto East General Hospital, Native Child and Family Services, Sherbourne Health Centre, UHN Recreational Therapists, Gildas Club, Wellspring, Alzheimer’s Society and Rexdale Community Health Centre.

She is truly passionate about her work! She follows a strength-based focus that incorporates a number of therapeutic approaches aimed at meeting your or your chiilds specific needs holistically, integrating mind, body, emotion and spirit. Cher has learned through experience, that we bring our own unique story to therapy and honours this with compassion and acceptance – after all, it’s YOUR one-time story of life! With the changes and challenges that can arise as a human and with parenthood, she views you as one of kind.

In your appointments, you will experience working together, moving you towards balance, harmony and wholeness, while developing your inner resources and the power and freedom to bring about change. Cher also offers couples counselling for people looking to find more peace and harmony in their relationship.

Cher is grounded, calm, highly compassionate, energetically strong and balanced making her a soothing presence for clients. Although talk therapy is common when visiting with Cher she encourages creative expression within a variety of art modalities that include; visual arts, music and voice, poetry, writing and storytelling. Her relationship with individuals is guided by a person centered approach, genuine caring and respect and her belief in the capacity for healing and growth. She infuses her practice with positive life energy and dedication and utilizes creative arts techniques in a gentle, sensitive and active way.

On a personal note, Cher has three sons, including one set of twins and has one granddaughter! She is deeply involved in her own healing work and regularly receives treatments in modalities that are the same or similar to those she offers. She believes that art is a healing agent that works from within and enjoys living her life through creativity.

Can’t find a convenient appointment in her schedule? Contact Cher directly and she will aim to accommodate you. E: oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com M: 416-888-8852 text or call

Cher is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Carla (she/her) brings her warm personality, many years of experience, and knowledge of myofascial release techniques as well as Swedish Massage to her practice. She has a true passion for treating prenatal and postnatal patients as well as their babies. Carla truly believes that the body can heal when given the right circumstances to do so, and she knows massage can help her patients along that path.

When she’s not at work, you can find Carla doing anything outdoorsy - she is a big fan of camping, hiking, skiing, and she may well be walking her little dog Ocean Blue while she’s at it.

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Meron is passionate about holistic health for the whole family and is so happy to be providing massage therapy at Oona.

She is a registered massage therapist and graduate of Centennial college, where she trained in various techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release, to name a few.

As a mom of 2, Meron is dedicated to helping those who give birth connect with their bodies, heal, and feel their absolute best during this special and transformative time in their lives.

When she’s not working with clients, she loves to spend time outdoors camping with her husband and kids. Meron is a firm believer that learning never stops and the world is your classroom. She is often taking courses to further her knowledge in various topics and is currently working towards her 500 hour yoga teacher training.

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Dr. Pegah (she/her) is a holistic, evidence-based chiropractor with a keen interest in prenatal and postnatal wellness. Dr. Pegah loves to help parents feel their very best. Dr. Pegah’s chiropractic treatments are gentle and effective at easing the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy and motherhood. Dr Pegah believes you deserve to feel your very best during pregnancy, and will help prepare your body for an easier labour and delivery experience. Trained in Webster technique, Dr. Pegah is skilled with assisting with babies with malpositions, and she is also an expert at ultrasound therapy for blocked milk ducts. Quick to make her patients feel at home, Dr. Pegah loves the journey of connecting with her patients, and seeing them through this transformative time in their lives. She can’t wait to meet you and help you feel your very best!

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Please book a consultation online, or reach out to Yzobela directly to book your psychotherapy appointment: oona@yzobelahyett.com

Since 2008, Yzobela (she/her) has worked as a counsellor in the fields of reproductive and maternal health, and draws on her own lived experience of the challenges of becoming a parent. She has extensive training and experience in working with issues related to pregnancy, infertility, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, and postpartum anxiety, OCD, and other perinatal mood disorders.

Whether you are dealing with overwhelm, grief, trauma, relationship issues, or unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, therapy is an opportunity to carve out a space where you are the priority, where your feelings and experiences take centre stage, and where all your attention can be focused on your growth, healing and transformation. As a mother of three, she understands the uniqueness of each family’s situation and that there is no “one size fits all” solution. In addressing parenting challenges, she works with individuals from an attachment-based perspective that prioritizes strong relationships as the foundation of meaningful change.

Yzobela is trained in EMDR trauma therapy; ACT for anxiety, perfectionism, and OCD; IFS and relational/psychodynamic approaches. Her background in feminist counselling means that we may also explore how your own experiences and behaviours are influenced by the social systems that we exist in, in order for you to thrive in your environment. Through this process of deepening awareness and self-compassion, you can discover how to soothe and heal yourself. Yzobela is committed to inclusion, equity, social justice, and supporting the rights of LGBTQII2A, Black, Indigenous, and People of colour communities.

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Dr Katie Inwood-Roy (She/Her) is passionate about perinatal wellness (pregnant & postpartum moms) and children’s health. She works with her patients to ease pregnancy related problems and optimise the pelvis for a quicker and smoother labour and delivery. Dr. Katie is passionate about utilising non-invasive approaches to encourage optimal fetal positioning to give each woman options of how they bring their baby until the world. She is certified in Webster Technique, Thompson Technique and Acupuncture; she is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Out of the office, you’ll find Dr. Katie in the pool or exploring the outdoors with her awesome husband and their dog

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Nabila completed her Honours Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at McMaster University and her Masters in Physiotherapy at Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. She joins Oona with 7 years of experience working with pediatrics and almost 5 years in the realm of pelvic health for both adults and pediatrics. She is licensed to work both in Canada and the US.

Being a new mom to twin boys, Nabila brings with her both passion and empathy when working with her patients. Her approach to treatment is focused around education and the functional needs of the patient in order to better their quality of movement and life. She has taken further courses in the areas of treating diastasis rectus abdominus, pelvic pain, and strengthening of the pelvic floor and core through functional movement to better serve her pregnant and postpartum patients. She has also continued her education in pediatric pelvic health to target those children experiencing bladder and bowel dysfunction.

When not in clinic, Nabila can be found navigating twin motherhood with her husband and family, satisfying her sweet tooth, and then following that up with a good sweat session at the gym!

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Tristan (She/Her) is a Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse passionate about supporting families through lactation and infant feeding challenges.

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she has studied extensively to develop the skills and experience needed to help new families. Tristan also has primary care and Paediatric experience as a Registered Nurse. Her experience breastfeeding and parenting her two amazing and energetic girls has also been valuable toward empathising with parents, and collaborating in realistic breastfeeding care plans.

Tristan offers weekly clinic hours and is also available on-call for in-clinic or virtual appointments. Tristan also offers limited home-visits for those who cannot travel.

Tristan’s services may be covered by your private insurance through maternal post-partum care by a Registered Nurse (likely a doctors note is required) and occasionally for lactation support. Please call your insurance provider to find out.

To book a lactation consultation with Tristan, please book online or call the Newmarket office at 905-427-1166.

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Marianna Lemos received her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Brazil in 2007 and, in her nearly 20 years as a Physiotherapist, she has gained a wide variety of experience treating patients with all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries. Marianna has also completed post graduate education in a range of modalities including Myofascial Release, Manual Therapy, Postural Education, Pelvic Health, Prenatal and Postpartum Care. Marianna is the only Practitioner in Ontario certified in the Ehrenfried Method, a unique technique that evaluates the person as a whole, helping to improve overall posture and strength and resolve a wide variety of issues. She has also completed post-graduate training in Myofascial Release/Anatomy Trains which she finds very effective with a wide variety of clientele. Marianna has a passion for treating women with Pelvic Health dysfunction and has completed post-graduate Pelvic Health training in Brazil and Canada. In the many years that Marianna has been treating women with Pelvic Dysfunction, she has gained extensive experience treating women throughout their lives, including during the prenatal and postpartum period. Marianna loves helping women stay strong during their pregnancy, feel empowered during the birth process and recover faster afterwards. Marianna believes that every patient deserves a personalized approach for their care, and focuses on eliminating the root cause of their pain, leading to a more permanent resolution of their issue and not just alleviating their symptoms in the short term. Marianna is also a strong believer that education plays an integral role in successful treatment. With her patient-centered approach, passion to educate and her caring attitude, she motivates her patients to achieve a healthy long-term lifestyle. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, 2 sons, Artur and Mateus, and her little furry daughter, Cookie.

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Alana’s passion for sleep began months after her first daughter was born. Alana’s mental health was suffering from sleep deprivation – she was feeling frustrated after trying “all of the things” to get her baby girl to sleep, and as a first-time mother, she felt discouraged about not being able to get her child to sleep well. Alana decided to contact a sleep consultant to help get things on track. That call turned out to be the BEST investment she had ever made for her growing family!

After sorting out her own daughter’s sleep, Alana became a sleep consultant herself. She loves sharing her knowledge and understanding of sleep to support others. Alana now has a more patient, happy and well-rested household – and you can too!

In addition to being a sleep expert, Alana is an elementary school teacher, wife, and mom to 3 girls. She has over 20 years of experience in education from infants to teens. Working as a sleep consultant has allowed her to combine her passion for working with families while teaching healthy sleep habits. Sleep training can seem like a daunting process. Alana’s positive, gentle and patient personality allows families from across the globe to trust her with the sleep of their children. She will cheer you on every step of the way to your newfound rested lifestyle. When Alana isn’t educating families, she loves to travel, decorate, organize and spend quality time with her daughters and husband.

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Dr. Erica Nikiforuk (She/Her) is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Acupuncturist committed to exceptional patient care. Having devoted her 10 years in practice to treating endocrine and reproductive conditions, Dr. Erica is well-versed in addressing hormone imbalances, as well as supporting fertility and pregnancy. She has made it her mission to change the health care experience of women and couples who are trying to conceive, and to empower women on their journey through motherhood.

During the preconception period, she works with both partners to address any fertility challenges – including nutritional deficiencies, hormone conditions, egg quality, or male factor infertility. As well as supporting couples who are trying naturally, Dr. Erica has significant experience providing integrative care for couples undergoing IUI or IVF. She is dedicated to helping couples feel more supported throughout their journey to conceive healthy babies, and on improving the health of future generations.

In pregnancy, Dr. Erica provides detailed nutritional management and addresses common concerns such as fatigue, nausea, mood and blood sugar imbalances. She works with her pregnant patients to prepare for labour and promote breast milk supply. She supports new mamas during the post-partum years to help them regain their vitality and get their hormones back in check.

In addition to fertility and pregnancy, Dr. Erica routinely treats hormone concerns, such as PCOS, thyroid, acne, hair loss, irregular or painful cycles, insulin resistance and weight loss support.

With an avid interest in research, Dr. Erica has published in major scientific and naturopathic medical journals, and has been interviewed in several well-known magazines. She has authored peer-reviewed Continuing Education programs, and has lectured to other health care providers and the public on the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) as well as the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

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Alison (She/Her) completed her Honour’s Bachelor of Kinesiology at McMaster University and her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Alison is a firm believer in holistic care and the benefits of involving the health care team in each patient’s recovery. Alison has a passion for education and has completed courses in pelvic health, acupuncture, manual therapy and McKenzie MDT, all of which have helped to enhance her practice.

When Alison isn’t working at the clinic, she enjoys travelling, running, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

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Born with clubfoot, Mark understands the transformative power of manual therapy after experiencing it himself. Mark found his calling in osteopathy—a field where he could truly make a difference. With a passion for helping babies and their families, Mark’s holistic approach delivers amazing relief. His expertise extends to aiding infants with torticollis and latching issues, with exceptional treatment for both baby and mother. From the University of Albany to England’s University of Sunderland, Mark’s journey in osteopathy was ignited by family and fueled by a dedication to addressing root causes and promoting holistic well-being. With a focus on the whole body, Mark serves clients of all ages, from infants to seniors, supporting pregnancies and athletes alike.

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Antonella Santagda’s passion is to help others by using her life’s experiences, positive attitude and her diligent work ethic. She loves to inspire people and make people laugh. Antonella keeps our Newmarket studio running smoothly, with over 12 years of Office Administration and Retail Management experience.

When she’s not working with us at Oona, Antonella also runs her own business by helping people stage, decorate and organize their homes . She enjoys spending her time with her 2 beautiful adult children and enjoys entertaining her very large Italian family.

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As a Mom of twin boys and their new baby brother, Kirsten understands the unique challenges that come with being a mom of multiples and the importance of empowering women to achieve the goals that matter to them.

Using her background as an athlete, orthopedic and pelvic physiotherapist, Kirsten specializes in helping pregnant and postpartum people stay active and healthy during their pregnancies and beyond.

Kirsten is a pelvic health and orthopaedic physiotherapist. Graduating from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and a Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. She has completed extensive training in treating pelvic floor conditions, and she is uniquely trained in pessary fitting and dispensing to help conservatively manage prolapse.

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Please reach out to Michelle directly to book your psychotherapy appointment: oona@michellevittitherapy.com

Michelle (she/her) is a counsellor and psychotherapist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree from McGill University, and a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has a special interest in working with women and couples as they navigate life and role transitions, with a specific focus on pregnancy, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment to motherhood, reproductive decision-making, prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety concerns, as well as family and relationship issues. Michelle’s passion for this work grew immensely when she became a mama herself in 2019.

Each person is unique, so Michelle utilizes an integrative approach to therapy. She primarily draws upon cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, psychodynamic-relational, and solution-focused modalities. For Michelle, her focus is first on building a trusting relationship with you, while creating an environment that is nonjudgmental, compassionate, and safe to process all issues related to your reproductive story. A place where you can be truly yourself. You can expect warmth, a little humour, emotional support and validation, exploration of hopes and expectations, tools for stress management and coping, and empowerment with a focus on strengths.

A woman’s reproductive years can be filled with both happy and painful experiences. Sometimes the social, emotional, and physical toll of these experiences can become overwhelming and distressing. You are not alone in these reactions. If you are concerned about mood, behavior, or relationship changes during pregnancy, postpartum, or following a loss, therapy can help. Michelle can work with you to create a plan that addresses your specific symptoms, reduces stress, builds coping skills, deepens awareness and self-compassion, restores self-esteem and hope, enhances social supports and connection, and improves overall well-being.

To book an initial free consultation, you can book online, or contact Michelle directly for more availability. She can be reached at oona@michellevittitherapy.com.

Michelle is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Cearia is passionate about helping others and providing a warm environment at the front desk during your visit. Cearia is experienced in providing administrative support and is a social worker by training, recently completing degrees from McMaster University (BSW) and Laurentian University (MSW)!

In her spare time Cearia loves to spend time with family and friends and explore new dinner spots! She can’t wait to meet you.

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