Chances are, our office manager and Chiropractic Health Assistant, Kim O'Hara will be the first person you meet at FMT Wellness. After being a stay-at-home mom for over 7 years, Kim was ready for some grownup interaction when she joined the Meadowlands family in 2011. She does love when parents bring their babies in for adjustments, though and she gets to snuggle with them while their parents have their turn! Prior to her first day, Kim had never had a chiropractic adjustment... now she is a total believer in the benefits of regular chiropractic care..
Dr. Andria Hoda, DC, D.ac
Dr. Andria has been providing outstanding chiropractic care in the community for over ten years. She is also one of the biggest proponents of continuing education for chiropractors, founding and managing Canada's first online continuing education website for the profession, TheDCCE.com. It's Andria's commitment to health and wellness that keeps her clientele coming back and continually referring friends and family to her care. Dr. Andria was the recipient of the 2014 Reader's Choice Platinum Award for Best Chiropractor in Hamilton.
Dr. Erica Hoda, DC
Dr. Erica may have followed in her sister's footsteps when she graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2006 after obtaining a degree in Health Sciences from The University of Western Ontario, but she is definitely making her mark in the community. She has since been providing chiropractic care to people of all ages with a zestful approach to patient care, as well as her passion for healing. Continuing her education remains a priority as she is committed to providing the very best chiropractic care and health information to her patients, and to the community. Dr. Erica was the recipient of the 2014 Reader's Choice Diamond award for Best Chiropractor in Hamilton.
In addition, Monica is Chief Visionary Officer and Vice President of ONE Concept Inc., the parent company of the American Massage Conference and Canadian Massage Conference. She is passionately committed to improving the health and well being of this planet as a whole. In March 2016, Monica began a new adventure in India. She is the Associate Director of the newly inaugurated International Medical Massage Therapy Institute.
Phil Hatton RMT, Orthopedic Massage
Scott Dartnall RMT, World Massage Conference, ONE Concept
Christie Sousa, RMT
From a young age, Christie's family and friends started encouraging her to pursue a career in massage. One day she took the leap and enrolled for the massage therapy program. Christie has now been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2006. She has treated many different conditions/ailments, from sports injuries, motor vehicle accident related whiplash, repetitive strain injuries, and of course complications related to stress. Christie has experience working with athletes, seniors, pregnant women, children and even infants. Christie believes that knowledge is the best power, and is more than happy to educate her clients, and answer any questions they may have.
Jo-Anne McInnis, Reiki Master
Jo-Anne retired from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) in 2013 after 41 years of service. During that time Jo-Anne helped organize and actively participated in numerous health fairs to help raise staff's awareness of both traditional and alternative healing methods. This often involved working in partnership with other Boards of Education. Most noteworthy was the annual AWARE! Fair, hosted by the Hamilton and Halton District School Boards. This event, free of charge to all employees, provided staff with the opportunity to see presentations, take part in interactive demonstrations and gather information from more than 60 healthcare professionals. In 2009 this Committee won the HWDSB's Profiling Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and contribution to public education.
Jo-Anne’s strong interest in natural healing guided her to obtain training in various modalities, but Reiki is what she is most passionate about. She initially certified in 2000 and repeated all levels of training with a second Reiki Master in 2010 in order to further develop her skills as a Reiki Practitioner / Teacher. During her 17 years of practice she assisted with the opening and operation of a local healing centre, where she offered Reiki and has also provided Reiki through a home-based business, gym and clinical setting. Her experience includes treating people in physical pain, with multiple head injuries, post-traumatic stress, emotional stress, sleeping disorders and even those wanting to overcome fears. Jo-Anne has also given Reiki as a complement to other, more traditional treatments being received for injuries sustained in car accidents. As a member of the HWDSB's Crisis Response Team, Jo-Anne offered Reiki to fellow members of the Team. In addition, she has used the amazing power of Reiki to perform absent healing for those critically ill in hospital, as well as to help people going through job interviews, court hearings and more. And as a Reiki Master / Teacher, she has certified others in Reiki.
Jo-Anne’s exposure to a diverse range of healthcare professionals over the years has helped her realize the critical importance of bodily pH and detoxifying for optimal health. As a result, she has been providing ionic foot detoxification treatments since 2009. Clients have reported feeling lighter following their treatments, as well as improved clarity, mood, breathing, flexibility, digestion, elimination and sleep. Treatments have also helped with migraines, the alleviation of pain, weight loss, removal of yeast and heavy metals.
We trust that you will enjoy and benefit from the relaxing effects of Reiki and Jo-Anne’s calming nature. We also invite you to experience the valuable benefits of ionic detoxification.
Megan Hemlow is the owner of Pieces of Minds Counselling, and is a registered Social Worker. With almost a decade in the field, her work experience lays mainly in mental health, addictions and stress management.
Megan has worked in both community agencies and hospitals, and has gained valuable knowledge and experience from each position. She began working in youth addictions, and then added mental health crisis to her resume. Here, she gained the skill of sitting with someone in one of their worst moments, and learned how to support someone through that time. Then she began working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, as a social worker for the medical withdrawal unit helping people start the process of ending their drug use, and connecting them to resources all over Ontario for longer term support to help with this change. She also has experience at CAMH working on the Mood and Anxiety unit, teaching CBT to patients who were experiencing significant changes in their mood which impaired their functioning.
Megan then worked at a residential addictions treatment agency in Toronto, as a primary therapist in a 21 day treatment program, before moving on to a psychiatric unit at St. Joseph's in Hamilton. She then moved over to the concurrent disorders at St. Joe's and provided some training to the staff before they opened the new unit, as well as working with patients on the unit once it opened. Her most recent position was as a mental health therapist at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, working with clients with mood and anxiety issues, psychosis, substance use,suicidal thoughts and conflicts in relationships.
She holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Ryerson University, a certificate of Addictions from McMaster University, and a Masters of Social Work in Health and Mental Health (with a specialty of Addictions) from the University of Toronto. Megan is committed to continuing her learning as a therapist, and attends workshops and trainings regularly in order to provide the best services possible to her clients. She has also presented at several conferences in Ontario, and has worked on projects with the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, and the Local Health Integration Networks.
Kaplan University – Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
CSEP – Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
TWIST Athletes Workshop
TWIST Sports Conditioning Specialist – GOLD
CSCS cad – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Sports Testing Specialist
Precision Nutrition (the essentials of sport and exercise nutrition)
SNS – Sports Nutrition Specialist
Canadian Nutrition Institute – Holistic Nutrition
Mohawk College – Health, Wellness and Fitness
International School of Fitness – Nutrition
First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor
Coach – Hockey, Soccer and Lacrosse
As an athlete, trainer and body builder, I have spent more than 35 years in the Health and Fitness Industry. I have both a dedication to learning and a passion to deliver the best services and state of the fitness solutions, and this has led me to become a leader in the field of fitness and wellness. Through ongoing courses and certifications, my background and knowledge is extensive and unparalleled. Over the last many years, I have taken my training and knowledge abroad, traveling within both Canada and the USA to not only expand my own skill set, but also to assist other fitness professionals and elite trainers with facility set up and nutrition training programs.
As an athlete, I am a former body builder, have a black belt in Shotokan Karate and am a Certified PADI Open Water diver. I pass on my passion for all things fitness and sport to my clients through my work. Known for my Cutting Edge Training, results, and ability to foster motivation, I have trained thousands of clients of all ages from the inexperienced to the most athletic. I have shared my knowledge and experience speaking at seminars, training one on one, and via groups and teams to improve mind-body wellness through highly specific and results-oriented programs.
My background in anatomy, nutrition, and exercise science, along with my continual drive to remain apprised of the latest and ever-changing fitness protocols and research has earned me recognition as one of the top fitness experts in North America.