We're proud of the Team approach here at Durham Sport and Wellness. We want to be sure you feel at home!
We're always looking for talented and compassionate practitioners to join us! If you think you would be a good fit - get in touch!
Dr. Stephanie Harrison
As a co-owner of Durham sport and Wellness (DSW) in Ajax my goal is to help our patients achieve their wellness objectives, provide up-to-date modalities of care, and new techniques. I am a board certified Chiropractor in Ontario and in Florida, USA and had been practicing in Sarasota, Florida before returning back home to open a practice.
I am ART (Active Release Therapy) certified in Spine, Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity as well as, in the Graston Technique and Kinesio Tape. My field of expertise is in sports injuries, rehabilitation and performance enhancement with a key focus on assessing and treating acute and musculoskeletal conditions. As a Can Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer, I have helped numerous clients reach their health and wellness goals.
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON – 2001
Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO – 2004
Doctor of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO - 2006
Registered Massage Therapist
Dawn has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 8 years. She has an excellent knowledge and skill set pertaining to massage therapy and remedial exercise. Her skills provide focused pain relief, rehabilitation and recovery for her clients. She also encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.
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Stephanie has over 20 years experience in the wellness, fitness and recreation industry. As a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT), with an education background in Fitness & Health Promotion and Therapeutic Recreation, Stephanie has developed programs and services for a variety of ages, abilities and conditions, including:
Acute pain and illnesses
Chronic pain and illnesses
Work and sports related injuries
Mental health conditions
Intellectual, cognitive and physical disabilities
Her focus is on helping others achieve optimal wellness through holistic modalities that can compliment any lifestyle. Currently, Stephanie is completing her Masters in Public Health with a focus on Health Promotion.
Dr. Abbey Royle
I love working with people to uncover the roots of their individual health concerns and establish practical approaches to healing ailments, regaining vitality, and aging well. With this in mind my goal is to help people to understand their current state of health, to work proactively to address challenges and risk factors, and to integrate lifestyle choices that naturally foster balance and wellbeing.
A bit about my approach:
Every patient has their own unique story to tell. I really enjoy taking the time to meet my patients where they are, and together, we work towards reaching their personal health goals in a way that is achievable and long-lasting. Patient education is very important to me, and I love to spend time helping people understand how their bodies work, and the rationale and research behind the treatment recommendations that I’ve chosen. I use a variety of treatments and because Naturopathic medicine is individualized medicine, I may emphasize one of the major treatment modalities more or less with each patient, depending on what is going to work best for them and their lifestyle. Often I will reach for herbal medicines, clinical nutrition, and lifestyle counselling with my patients. I also often create my treatment plans in a way that draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine and may include clinical acupuncture treatments with the incorporated diet and lifestyle recommendations. I have a special interest in healthy aging, brain health, and palliative care, but I’ve always been more of a ‘family health’ style ND. I’m here to help the whole family from fertility planning to end of life care.
Holding Hearts Counselling
Michelle Laxamana has extensive experience working with adolescents, children and families in Toronto, the GTA, and internationally. Her professional background for more than 25 years combined, spans from being a teacher; a director and facilitator of programs; child, youth, and family minister, and a professional counsellor for couples, families, and individuals from pre-teens to seniors.
Holding Hearts Counselling
Over the past 20 plus years, Jamie Sutherland has walked along side many families, youth and children, individuals and couples from diverse walks of life. He has engaged individuals from a range of different cultures, socio economic backgrounds, diverse walks of faith, mental health concerns and learning challenges throughout Toronto, the GTA, and internationally.