Dr. Eddie Fernandes is a compassionate, holistic and dedicated, diversified Chiropractor. Originally from Northern California, Dr. Eddie studied Kinesiology with a specialty in Athletic Training at the University of California, Davis. After deciding to take his knowledge of athletic injuries to the next level, he went on to study Chiropractic and make a greater impact on his patients outcomes.
Dr. Eddie attended Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California, graduating with honors, Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Eddie is certified in full body Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), Advanced Proficient in Activator Protocol, Certified Massage Therapist, and received a National Boards Certificate in Physiotherapy. Dr. Eddie combines muscle and fascia treatments', along with Chiropractic adjustments to provide a holistic pathway to healing. Various techniques optimize the holistic functioning of your body and can include gentle spinal mobilizations, Knesio taping, rehabilitative exercise, Graston, scraping, cupping and Myofascial Release Techniques. He treats every age group from 2 years old and above. Athletes and pre and post-natal care. Dr. Eddie is driven to help maximize your greatest potential for function, form and wellness.
Dr. Patti Farrell, DC is a passionate, caring, evidence-based chiropractor from Toronto, Canada. Dr. Farrell graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. She then continued her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Canada where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and graduated with Honours. Growing up as an active individual, chiropractic care helped her greatly in her life, and it was this combined with her love of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics and her passion for helping others that drove her to pursue a career in chiropractic.
Dr. Farrell is a Diversified chiropractor and is certified in Active Release Therapy, as well as Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Her patient-specific and patient-centered treatment plans incorporate a variety of techniques including manual adjusting and mobilizations, ART, soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, as well as active rehabilitation programs. She believes in an individualized, evidence-based approach in order to help patients achieve their optimal health, function, and well-being using these techniques and multidisciplinary care. Dr. Farrell has experience treating a wide variety of individuals including children 4+ years old , prenatal, postnatal, fitness and sports rehab as well as neurological, orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Farrell has been active all of her life, with a passion for running, volleyball, basketball, hiking, and travelling. She hopes to educate and motivate her patients to help them live their happiest, healthiest, best lives.
Dr. Kathryn Schirn, DC was born and raised in Grand Cayman. Having attended The United World College in Costa Rica and achieving her International Baccalaureate Diploma. Dr. Kathryn went on to graduate with Honours: cum laude at the University of Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Dr. Kathryn obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic at The National University of Health Sciences in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Dr. Kathryn uses a diverse range of treatment techniques including gentle Chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations, Flexion & Distraction, Class IV Lasers, Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), Gua sha, Cupping therapy, physiotherapy modalities, rehabilitative exercise, soft tissue therapy, kinesiology tape and patient education.
Dr. Kathryn also completed her Acupuncture examination with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NCBE). Dr. Kathryn utilises Acupuncture where needed, to assist musculoskeletal tension, injuries, chronic pain, neuropathies and to promote relaxation.
Dr. Kathryn has a special interest in infants and children, pregnancy and treating expectant mothers. She is certified from the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA) in Webster Technique, and provides specific chiropractic therapy to this special population to help improve their overall comfort and bio-mechanics.
Dr. Kathryn blends chiropractic care, the most up to date research with health and wellness tips and rehabilitative exercises to help each patient live life optimally.
Utilising evidence-based guidelines to assess and communicate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans to her patients. She focuses on understanding and identifying the root cause of her patients’ concerns and disorder.
As while pain is an important factor, it is rarely the only aspect to address. Better results and quicker healing times come from taking into consideration: movement, stress, posture, fitness, diet and activities of daily life.
Christine Cleaver is a 2010 Graduate from Ahern's Massage Therapy School in Mariposa, California. As a Certified Massage Therapist, Christine honors and respects the healing art and science of massage. Practicing in a clinical and holistic setting, Christine masters a combination of therapeutic tools and modalities. Your massage will be tailored to your health benefits and conditions. A balanced and healing combination of Therapeutic Massage, Medical Cupping, Gua-sha, relaxing Hawaiian Sacred Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Sports, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu will be integrated. As a Certified Reiki Master, Christine will optimize your therapeutic massage with the added benefit of energy healing and realization.
Christine is a result oriented, exceptional, thorough, and humble massage therapist, who will work with you to enhance your health and well-being.
Studies on the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Christine looks forward to taking care of you.
Jennifer Hilldrup, BSc, PT,
After graduating from York St. John University, England, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy, Jennifer Hilldrup began her career in the North West of England working both for the NHS and within the private sector. Jennifer has prized experience working closely with orthopaedic and spinal Physicians and Surgeons within an intermediate rehabilitation facility. Assessing and treating patients with a large variety of both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. During Jennifer’s career within the NHS, Jennifer developed a keen interest in postural management and low back pain which then lead her to working within the private sector focussing on kinesiology and sports injury rehabilitation.
Jennifer’s extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology combined with her evidence-based approach allows her to comprehensively assess and appropriately treat patients, managing their symptoms effectively. Jennifer’s treatment methods are patient-tailored and include a range of manual therapy techniques, soft tissue therapy, exercise rehabilitation and sports massage. Jennifer’s focus it to Address the underlying cause of the issue. Create a plan for effective long term healing, while optimizing function, movement and performance. Jennifer is keen to work with you to enhance and improve your fitness, exercises and rehab goals, helping you live towards your fullest potential. Jennifer has an empathic work ethic and believes in building a strong rapport with all of her patients in order to deliver the best possible care, both physically and psychosocially.
As a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Jennifer enjoys exploring contemporary literature and keeping up-to-date with the latest Physiotherapy research. When Jennifer isn’t working, you will find her spending quality time with her friends and family or enjoying a game of beach volleyball.
Jennifer’s aim is to use her passion of Physiotherapy and wellness to inspire others and help them reach their potential.
Clare Miller, PT, MSc.
Clare Miller qualified in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham, UK. Additionally she has achieved a Masters in Science in Health Management from The City of London University. She has over 12 years experience across both the NHS and private practices. She has extensive experience as an Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and had also completed rotations in Respiratory, Medical and Neurology.
Clare has a keen interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. She worked as the primary Physiotherapist for the New Zealand Lacrosse team at two World Cups as well as for a number of men’s and women’s Rugby teams. Clare also enjoys treating patients pre and post-operatively, working closely with Orthopedic and Spinal surgeons. She is trained in acupuncture, dry needling, hydrotherapy, functional gym-based rehabilitation and matwork Pilates. Clare uses an evidence-based, holistic approach to assess, diagnose and treat to enable patients to achieve their goals.
Prior to joining Synergy, Clare was a Service Manger for the Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care services at Great Ormond Street, London.
Danielle Trader, PT, MPT, HBSc (Kin)
Danielle Trader PT, MPT, HBSc (Kin) was born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada. Her post-secondary education qualifications include an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Western University. In her 13+ years of practical experience since she has supported her clients’ recovery from a variety of issues including: pelvic health-related, sports injuries, work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and cancer rehabilitation.
Danielle’s treatment beliefs to help achieve the best outcomes for the client include a balanced, holistic (bio-psycho-social) approach to break down barriers to recovery, individual-specific treatment plans and goal setting, and current evidence-based research and practices. Danielle’s professionalism, passion, and curiosity shines through during treatment where she works collaboratively to empower the client towards achieving their individual goals of living a healthy, active, and pain-free life.
Danielle has an expertise in pelvic health physiotherapy, for both women and men, capable of assessing and treating a variety of different pelvic health concerns including but not limited to: incontinence, pelvic pain, urgency/frequency, prenatal/postnatal care, diastasis recti, and painful intercourse.
In her free time, Danielle stays busy with her two young children, enjoys quality time with her close family and friends, and staying healthy through a variety of different activities: weight training, running, hiking, recreational sports and activities, and meditation/yoga.
Andrea Janovics, R.Ac.
Andrea Janovics, Registered Acupuncturist, earned her qualifications and training at The Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, Canada.
Andrea aspires to deliver personalized health care with passion and skill. Andrea was very fortunate growing up in Hungary with a family that often chose Traditional and Holistic medicine. Natural remedies have always been a valid and valued form of healing and an integral part of her lifestyle. As an Acupuncturist today she is helping patients to understand the root cause of their symptoms and illness, offering options to help them look and feel their best.
Andrea has experienced great success in treating a wide range of physical, mental and emotional concerns including fertility, hormonal and menstrual issues, sleep disorders and fatigue, headaches, migraines, stress, depression and anxiety, digestive issues, respiratory conditions, allergies rhinitis, musculoskeletal disorders, osteoarthritis, full body pain management, to name a few. Andrea takes into consideration the whole person, working with the needles, with manual therapy, with conversation, with education, with listening and observing.
Her skill set includes; Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha, Moxibustion and gentle lifestyle recommendations according to Traditional Chinese Medicine practices.
Andrea is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for each of her patients, where they feel heard and understood.
Dr. Jennifer Doull, R.Ac, TCMD, FABORM
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Doull, R.Ac, TCMD, FABORM; is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an Acupuncturist and a Fellow with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She has also been certified with the National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA). Dr. Doull also performs Anti-Aging Rejuvenation treatments with Acupuncture Facials and Needlelogics Micro Needling.
With 15 years clinical experience Jennifer is passionate about healthcare and working with patients to achieve their health, wellness and fertility goals.
She understands the many ways in which our modern lifestyles, chronic stress, toxicity and improper diets affect our ability to thrive and has found Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to be extremely effective in helping the body restore proper functioning of its many complex systems.
Dr.Jennifer Doull began her formal education at Mount Royal University focusing on the medical sciences and continued on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As her passion for internal medicine evolved, she completed a 6-month internship in China at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its many affiliate hospitals. Further rounding of her education while interning with the late Dr. David Chu for 5 years.
Today, Jennifer is especially skilled in treating disorders of the endocrine (hormone) system, digestive system and a wide range of stress disorders as well as helping couples optimize their fertility and conceive.
Acupuncture is effective in managing stress, anxiety, pain, discomfort and the symptoms of autoimmune conditions and many neurological disorders. Traditional Chinese Medicine is also excellent for treating stress related disorders including mild anxiety, tension, irritability, and insomnia.
The principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used to optimize fertility for thousands of years. As the number of couples dealing with infertility continues to rise to an estimated 15% (or 1 in 6 couples), these ancient therapies have become an integral and respected part of our healthcare system.
There is now a large amount of evidence-based research proving that Acupuncture and herbal medicines can improve the quality of gametes (eggs and sperm), regulate hormones, improve blood flow, regulate the immune system and reduce stress. All of these factors together improve conception rates for natural cycles, intra-uterine insemination (IUI) cycles, in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles and frozen embryo transfers. Fertility treatments are complex and often very emotional.
As a Fellow with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine Dr. Doull can offer treatment for a wide range of gynaecological or reproductive issues, as well as the knowledge and support you need to navigate the options available to you within the healthcare system.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is the right choice for you if you want to improve your chances of conception. Also working with couples who are undergoing other fertility treatments to support the body and increase the likelihood of a positive result.
Acupuncture is safe and effective at any stage of your pregnancy and should be used during your pregnancy for a number of reasons. Patients can be seen throughout their first trimester to manage stress, regulate blood flow and immune function to help a woman’s body maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture can also be used to alleviate any uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
Common reasons that people use Acupuncture during their pregnancy include:
- First trimester support
- Pain (including back and hip pain)
- Stress and anxiety