Dr. Brandy Strelec, BSc (Hons), ND
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Bowen Practitioner
Dr. Brandy Strelec has always had a passion for health, which led her to focus on assisting patients in their achievement of optimal health by assessing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspect of health and addressing the underlying core of their health concerns. She develops individualized treatment plans and educates patients about their health while encouraging them to take an active role in their own health care.
As a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Strelec utilizes her strong background in Nutrition, Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle counseling, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy and Physical Medicine to assist her patients in attaining their treatment goals. She has a wealth of experience in dealing with hormone imbalances and digestive disorders. She has special interests in women’s health, chronic stress and fatigue related issues, digestive health issues, heart disease, diabetes, pain management, fertility, and pediatrics. She has also designed specific programs dealing with weight management, detoxification, healthy aging and stress reduction. Brandy also brings her experience as a Bowen practitioner to add options for additional, individualized care for pain management.
Dr. Brandy Strelec received her undergraduate degree from McMaster University majoring in Biology and Psychology. Dr. Brandy completed a four year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where she graduated with Honours as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She was also awarded the prestigious President’s Award which recognizes a graduate exemplifying missionary work and professional courage, who is entrepreneurial, and a visionary. Dr. Strelec is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered and licensed with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy. She is additionally licensed as a certified intravenous therapy Naturopathic Doctor.
An active Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Huntsville, Brandy served as President in 2015 and was awarded the Rotarian of the Year in 2014. Through Rotary, Brandy is engaged both locally with various events and committees as well as globally with international projects. Enliven is a new not for profit community driven organization for self care through the cancer process that Brandy is a founding director of the board. In recognition of Brandy’s commitment to Muskoka, she was nominated in 2014 for the Women of Distinction Award.
Dr. Nina Lauffer, BES (Hons), BEd, ND
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor
Dr Nina Lauffer, has always had a passion for healthcare, and while immersed in the sciences in her undergraduate program, she was struck by how much a person’s environment influences health, yet so little focus is put on connecting the two. With a clear passion for learning, teaching, and healthcare, she decided to pursue a career in Naturopathic Medicine.
Nina is passionate about teaching and empowering her patients to take charge of their health and well being. Dr. Lauffer also has experience treating a wide range of conditions, with special interest in anxiety, depression, fatigue, menopause, fertility, as well as digestive health and food sensitivities. Focusing on finding the root cause of acute and chronic illness, eliminating preventable risk factors, and using evidence based natural therapies to promote healing.
Modalities (therapeutic methods) used may include: Acupuncture, Clinical nutrition, Botanical medicine, Physical medicine and homeopathic medicine, and Lifestyle counselling and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Nina Lauffer received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at York University. During this time, Nina also completed her teaching degree and is certified to teach science at the intermediate senior level. Dr. Lauffer has done seminars for Georgian College and continues to give talks and workshops locally.
Dr. Nina offers free 15 minute consultations to give you an opportunity to discuss your health concerns, and what treatment options are available to you.
Matthew Kennedy, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist.
As an RMT, Matt is dedicated to following the standards of practice and ensuring patient-centred care for his clients. By understanding his client’s needs through assessments, and discussions, Matt is able to provide a treatment plan to aid his clients. Treatment plans may vary from wellness massage to reduce stress, to rehabilitative massages for chronic pain conditions.
Matt has a passion for helping clients in need, and leverages his skills to improve their quality of life. Following every session, Matt develops a remedial exercise routine to keep his clients engaged, and consistently improving.
Matthew (Matt) Kennedy is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), as well as a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Matt graduated from Humber College with an advanced Diploma in Massage therapy.
Riken Gajjar, M.D
Riken Gajjar is an active member of the Ontario Homeopathic Association in good standing. He is a medical doctor in India. He received his Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery degree followed by a Doctor of Medicine in Homeopathy degree after 6 years of under graduate and 3 years of exhaustive post graduate studies from Sardar Patel University, India. He has been honoured with ‘Academic Excellence’ for the submission of his highly appreciated dissertation on Dermatological Practice. He has treated more than 4000 patients suffering from hair, skin, and respiratory, immunological, allergic, autoimmune, hormonal and rheumatological ailments during his 10 years of clinical experience.
He has worked for 5 years as a Chief Homeopathic Consultant at Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Clinic Private Limited, India. Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Clinic Private Limited is the world’s largest chain of Homeopathic clinics providing individualised treatment and care to patients. During his time at Dr. Batra’s Clinic, he was honoured with a ‘Platinum Award’ for establishing a model clinic as per the set standards which included the highest patient satisfaction ratio. He is now practicing at Equanimous Health after practicing Homeopathy for 2 years in Toronto.
Riken Gajjar is now accepting new patients and can be contacted through our office at 165 Main St. West, Huntsville, ON P1H 1X8 or by phone (705) 789-8998
Dr. Caitlin Kolbuc
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Caitlin Kolbuc has always had a keen interest in the human mind. She studied psychology at the University of Guelph before embarking on her four-year study of Naturopathic Medicine. She sees how important mental and emotional health are, and even with perfect physical health, without the other two, health cannot be enjoyed. We are a product of our lives and in hopes of optimizing each day and the time we are given, importance should be placed on the whole person. This equates to, their: environment, relationships, support network, sense of self, work in the world, sense of contribution, financial health, the food they consume and commitment to themselves and their sense of safety and being cared for. Health should be simple, yet it truly is complex. It all starts with the commitment to oneself and making choices that promote love in life and vitality. We all have different backgrounds and experiences and cannot always control what happens in our lives, but we can respond with the knowledge that we are worth all the goodness life has to offer, and that we matter. From this place we can choose, day by day, what we surround ourselves with, what we take into our bodies and the thoughts we choose to believe.
Dr. Kolbuc utilizes: acupuncture, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and Bowen therapy to support and optimize digestive health, hormonal health, chronic pain and to generally support the stress response in the body.
Naturopathic medicine seeks to find the root cause of dis-ease in the body, remove obstacles to cure whilst supporting the bodies natural healing mechanisms using gentle methods. Dr. Kolbuc is here to support you on your healing journey while you make the changes that support your life.
Carmela Stasiuk, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Carmela Stasiuk RMT. Carmela graduated with honours from Trillium College in 2012. She has spent the last 5 years working at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District hospital. Where she gained experience in many different Injuries and conditions. From treating headaches, treatment after having a total knee replacement, to helping someone recover from a Stroke. Rehabilitation is her specialty.
Carmela is trained in Deep tissue massage, fascial work, contemporary cupping, Swedish, hot stone and pregnancy massage. She is also a Reiki Level 1 practitioner. Carmela, her husband, 3 kids and 4 pets have recently relocated to the area to enjoy the beauty Muskoka has to offer. She is eager to meet new patients and accepts all ages.