WORKING TOGETHER FOR YOUR HEALTH
Dr. Tanya Simard, Chiropractor D.C. Clinic Director Greene Avenue Complementary Health
Tanya graduated from the University of Maine in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She then attended McGill University for her Masters in Kinesiology before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic West. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received the Presidential Scholar award in December 2016.
Tanya grew up in North Bay, Ontario, speaking her native French language. She attended Ecole Secondaire Catholique Algonquin where she participated in various sports such as Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball, Track and Field, and Snowboarding. She received a full scholarship to the University of Maine where she competed in Division 1 Long Jump, Triple Jump, and the Heptathlon. Highlights of Tanya’s athletic career were the opportunities to compete in various national competitions for Track and Field along with the 2008 Canadian Track and Field Olympic Trials.
Throughout her three years at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Tanya served as the Vice President of the Associated Student Government and worked as the Assistant Event Coordinator and Secretary for the Sports Council. Even with all of these responsibilities, she participated in various events with the sports council through which her passion to help people and athletes recover faster came to fruition. Tanya continued her athletic lifestyle, participating in Soccer, Softball, and flag Football while pursuing her school academics.
Following her studies, she gained great experience working as a sports chiropractor in Orange County, California. There she was able to implement various techniques such as instrument-assisted soft tissue massage, percussion machine work, cupping, rock tape application, teaching rehab exercises, as well as performing chiropractic adjustments. She was able to work on high-class athletes ranging from middle school kids, high school scholarship prodigies in all sports, division 1 athletes, world-class triathletes and many more.
Tanya provides chiropractic care by giving spinal manipulations or ‘adjustments’, demonstrates and prescribes specific exercises and utilizes complimentary techniques such as IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage), cupping, and RockTape Facial Movement taping.
Dr. Andrew Kerklaan, Chiropractor D.C
Dr. Andrew Kerklaan has been in practice for 20 years. A Montreal native, Dr. Kerklaan started his Chiropractic career in London, England before returning home where he established his practice and has been helping the Westmount and Montreal community since 2003.
While studying Engineering at McGill University, Andrew suffered a sports injury that would change his career path and lifestyle. After being successfully treated by a local Chiropractor, Andrew was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. Andrew is a graduate of CMCC (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College) in Toronto.
“Dr. K” provides chiropractic care, including spinal manipulations or ‘adjustments’, rehab exercise and stretching programs, and ergonomic, posture, and healthy lifestyle advice. Dr. Kerklaan’s office is equipped with state-of-the-art spinal care equipment, including adjustment tables, and SpineMed spinal decompression table
In 2011 Dr. Kerklaan studied to provide Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression for disc herniations, pinched nerves, sciatica and degenerative disc disease. He has since been pleased to offer this safe, non-invasive, successful treatment to people with serious pain who may be considering surgery.
Dr. Kerklaan and his wife enjoy an active healthy lifestyle and are proud of their two teenage kids.
“After practising at a multidisciplinary clinic in London, England for five years, I returned to my hometown of Montreal and established Greene Avenue Complementary Health in 2003. My goal was to create a professional setting for complementary and integrative care for the local community, focusing on a team approach to health.
As a Chiropractor, my goal is to help people maximize their health, be active, and live life to the fullest. Chiropractic is a fantastic way of improving your mobility, optimizing function and ultimately creating a positive effect on your nervous system. A healthy nervous system is just as important as exercise, good nutrition, sleep, and emotional well-being. A properly functioning nervous system is truly one of the cornerstones of good health.”
Josée Rémillard, BSc, P.T. Physiotherapist
Josée Rémillard has been in practice for over 30 years. Josée graduated from McGill University in 1986 and is a member of the “Ordre Professionnel des Physiothérapeutes du Quebec”.
Josée responds to the needs of the patient on a one-to-one basis. Her 30 years of practice has allowed her to obtain a high level of knowledge and experience.
For the treatment of different musculoskeletal injuries or problems, Josée uses traditional methods and electrotherapy such as laser therapy, ultrasound, and NMES. Josée will help you to regain function in your daily activities and sports.
Education to prevent recurrence of injury and the explanation of condition has always been the main goal in Josée’s approach.
Away from her practice, you will find Josée skiing, sailing, golfing and learning Italian.
Alexandra Molson. Massage Therapist
Nadia Walker, Receptionist and Chiropractic assistant
Nadia is pursuing her studies in Kinesiology and has a minor in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is planning to become a chiropractor and is looking forward to working as a health professional. She loves nature, hiking and eating great food. She considers herself a preventative health advocate and loves working at this complementary clinic!