Your best health starts here.
Dr. Phil Smith, DC
Dr. Phil Smith has dedicated Welcome to Wellness to the principles of Maximized Living because we’re dedicated to getting you truly well. We shouldn’t trick our bodies into feeling better. We should remove interference so we can live our lives exactly how we see fit.
Dr. Phil, husband, and father of two children, is a highly respected health and wellness authority, athletic, ergonomic and nutritional consultant, speaker and chiropractor. He is a co-author of the best seller “The World’s Best Kept Health Secret Revealed”. His articles have appeared in golf and other sports magazines. He has made numerous health expert appearances on radio and television. He has been involved in research with chiropractic and performance enhancement. His mission is to lead by example and to offer corrective and compassionate chiropractic care and lifestyle guidance on your journey to lifelong wellness. Dr. Smith studied Human Biology at the University of Guelph and Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, both schools in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Smith has practiced chiropractic in Whitby/Oshawa, Ontario since 1993 where he has helped thousands of adults, children and families achieve a life of wellness.
Dr. Phil has played several competitive sports such as soccer where he represented Canada and varsity golf. He has provided chiropractic care to hundreds of professional athletes including PGA tour pros at Glen Abbey and professional soccer and curling teams. He also enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams.
Dr. Jason Taylor, DC
Prior to receiving his Doctor or Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001, Dr. Taylor studied at Queen’s University in Kingston , Ontario . He obtained a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Health and Life Sciences) and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education. While at Queen’s he was voted graduate speaker of his faculty, held the position as faculty School Director and participated in many different sports. Following graduation from Chiropractic College , Dr. Taylor returned to his hometown of Oshawa and has been practicing in the area ever since.
Dr. Taylor specializes in complete family and sport Chiropractic care. He sees patients of all ages and ensures a relaxed experience in a comfortable environment. Along with Chiropractic, he is also certified in Acupuncture and
Active Release Therapy.
Dr. Taylor has worked with many amateur and professional athletes, was part of the healthcare team at the U.S. Ironman Competition in Lake Placid , N.Y. , has worked with athletes from the Indianapolis Ice (professional hockey team) in Indianapolis , Indiana and was part of the healthcare team during the Molson Game Day Competitions at the ACC. He enjoys treating athletes of all ages and skill levels, from the weekend warriors to the marathoners.
When not promoting the wellness lifestyle, Dr. Taylor lives it. He competes in triathlon competitions. His loving family and friends are his motivation. Dr. Taylor enjoys giving back to the community and has done talks in local schools, in the workplace, at the Running Room and at various other health facilities in the area. If you are interested in attending a talk, the office has a weekly Spinal Health Workshop which we encourage everyone to attend. See you soon and “Welcome to Wellness”.
Dr. Amar Dhillon, B. Sc., DC
Dr. Amar joined the Welcome to Wellness team in February, 2015 from Alberta, where she practiced in Calgary. She attained her B. Sc. in Biology and soon after graduated with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She is passionate about promoting the 5 essentials and ensuring her patients maintain good health for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Amar offers a wide range of Chiropractic techniques including drop table, manual, and instrument assisted adjusting. In her personal time, she enjoys working out, watching movies, and traveling.
Dr. Amar looks forward to working together with her patients achieve their lifetime goals!
Badra Mousavi, PT
Badra has over 20 years of clinical experience including but not limited to sports physiotherapy and long-term care. She has also had the opportunity to work in the hospital setting, allowing her to treat numerous orthopedic and post surgical patients. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities. Her philosophy is to empower people to stay independent and healthy. She provides individualized one-on-one treatments and develops exercise progress towards the level and goals of the patients. Her treatment viewpoint varies, from using exercise programs, manual therapy, followed by muscle retraining, and motor control strategies to correct movement dysfunction. She enjoys a balanced lifestyle where she works for the pleasure of it, and not because she has to.
Harmony Reilly-Malanka, RMT
Harmony has been our onsite Massage Therapist since 2001. She specializes in sports injury massage, relaxation treatments, motor vehicle accidents, lymphatic drainage massage and La Stone Therapy. La Stone Therapy is an incredibly relaxing experience. Hot and cold stones are used on the body to reduce tension and inflammation in the muscles. The heated stones are also incorporated into the massage strokes. This allows for deep work to remove muscle tension as well as increased circulation to any problem areas. The best way to ensure a healthy body in the future is to take care of it today. Unlike a car, you can’t trade your body in for a newer model when it starts to break down. A massage acts like a tune up for the body – it keeps things in good working order so that injuries are less likely to occur and old injuries become less bothersome.
Diane Andrews, Office Manager
Diane began working at Welcome to Wellness in 2003. Over the years she has seen amazing changes in the mindsets of the people that walk through our doors. In 2004, people came when they were in pain. Now they come because they want to stay out of pain. The people we see are so much more than just patients. They are family. Seeing the transformations in them make every day a great day.
Diane lives in Ashburn with her husband Real. They have three grown children, two of which are married. Her pride and joy is her grandson Nathan. Through personal health setbacks, she is dedicated to living the 5 Essentials of Health. She knows without a doubt that the information she has learned through Maximized Living has made a difference in her health and she shares her enthusiasm and knowledge with any wellness member that needs that extra boost.
In her spare time, Diane enjoys travelling, with Europe her favourite destination. It is important to take the time to enjoy life to its fullest.
Margherita, Tech CA
With her experience in the marketing, customer service, and chiropractic fields she is a definite asset to Welcome to Wellness.
Having a ‘thirst’ for knowledge she continually searches for new challenges and thrives on what Welcome to Wellness has to offer as a Tech CA. Margherita assists Dr. Phil & Dr. Amar with examinations, xrays & analysis, performing EIS scans & writing reports and is also part of the technical support team.
Margherita strongly believes and practices the ‘knowledge is power’ rule. She enjoys educating
Wellness Members about how Maximized Living and the five essentials can transform and help everyone to live an optimal quality and quantity of life, naturally.
In her spare time, Margherita enjoys photography, travelling, the arts, staying fit and living a healthy lifestyle with her beautiful daughter.
Marina, Front Desk CA, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (in progress)
Marina joined the Welcome To Wellness team two years ago after being a patient and seeing changes not only in herself, but in family that also attended the office. Although her original plans were to become a veterinarian and work with wild animals, she has now made room in her life to also help people by becoming a Holistic Nutritionist. Balancing the work between animals and people is a little challenging, but she believes all living things should be able to enjoy life at their greatest potential. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her two dogs and boyfriend, as well as spending time with her seven younger siblings.
Chrissy, Front Desk CA
Chrissy has been a part of the Welcome to Wellness team since June 2008. Chrissy lives in Oshawa and enjoys being able to walk to work each day to keep active.
Chrissy has a mixed academic background that includes an honours certificate for Foundations in Art and Design (FAD) from Durham College, Massage therapy courses/training from Sir Sanford Fleming College, and an honours diploma in Medical Office Administration from Durham College.
Chrissy has been blessed with 3 nieces that she enjoys being able to see develop and change from year to year, spend time with and of course spoil.