I suppose I was working toward a career in naturopathic medicine before I knew it existed. Growing up on a 4th generation family farm in Huron County – eating homegrown food, identifying plants, making maple syrup in the spring, getting fresh air and exercise everyday was just a way of life. In university I followed my love of plants and pursued a degree in botany. I learned of naturopathic medicine through my interest in herbalism. In 1998 I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, completed board exams and practiced in Dallas Texas for 8 years. Eventually the call of four seasons, family, friends and a more balanced life beckoned us back to Ontario and in 2005 we settled in Georgetown with our 2 sons.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to learn from the most extraordinary doctors, healers, mentors, authors and patients. I’m humbled by the power of body, mind and spirit in helping people recover and feel better. While our physical health allows us to lead full days, our emotional and spiritual health allows us to feel fulfilled. Health is organic – it grows and develops, ebbs and flows. If we can be involved in your health care we’re honoured. Cheers to living not just full but fulfilling lives!
At the age of 15, Amelia Fratnik realized her vocation to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree, and then received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the New York Chiropractic College, where she graduated summa cum laude in 1999. After 2 ½ years of practice in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Fratnik returned home initially to start a practice in Brampton, followed by her current location at HealthSpan Wellness Clinic in her hometown of Georgetown. She has successfully implemented a style of practice that is unique, comprehensive, and always customized for the individual. She continues to study in post graduate coursework, including sports injury care, custom orthotic therapy, kinesiotaping, and Active Release Techniques®(A.R.T.). She is full body certified and has taken the masters level course in A.R.T.. She is a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. She is truly passionate about helping people achieve their health potential through chiropractic!
Carolyn has been practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2003. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto in 1998, Carolyn was introduced to TCM. She quickly became inspired by this ancient healing system and it’s profound effects. This led to a move to Victoria, BC where she completed a 4-year Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been a licensed practitioner and a member in good standing with College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC since 2003.
Since graduating, Carolyn has studied extensively within the fields of gynecology, fertility, obstetrics, pain, and sports medicine. In Victoria she had the opportunity to work within multidisciplinary clinical settings, a women’s health clinic that focused on fertility and pregnancy care, served as an Acupuncturist to the Navy, and co-founded the Mandala Center for Health and Wellness in 2011. In the Spring of 2013, the desire to be closer to her family resulted in her returning back to Ontario. She is thrilled to bring her education, areas of interest and 10 years of clinical experience that she gained on the West Coast to the Georgetown community and is happy to be “home”.
Carolyn is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Registered Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (R.TCMP) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
Tracy Wiseman is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School and a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 1999. She went to the University of Waterloo, specializing in Kinesiology and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. Tracy’s exercise past and present consists of competitive gymnastics, girl’s hockey, soccer and ultra running. These help in allowing her to identify with her patients physiological questions and concerns pertaining to the massage therapy treatment.
Tracy, as a Registered Massage Therapist, is effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.
Alessandra Picchetti graduated at the top of her class from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (Toronto) in 2011. While studying massage therapy, she worked with clients in diverse settings, from the Toronto Marathon to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. This has helped her apply the techniques of massage therapy to people in many different life stages and with many different health concerns.
Alessandra is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario. She has been practicing in Georgetown since 2015.
Mary Anne is an avid book lover and averages reading two books a week. She is also an animal lover and has a big black Newfoundland dog, Touey. She lives in Georgetown with her husband. Though Mary Anne likes to read, she doesn’t like to write, so her bio is very short.