WORKING TOGETHER FOR YOUR HEALTH
Dr. Andrew Kerklaan, Chiropractor D.C, Clinic Director Greene Avenue Complementary Health
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.”
Dr. Tanya Simard, Chiropractor D.C.
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.
She currently holds a certification in RockTape Facial Movement taping and plans on pursuing her Active Release Technique (ART) Certification in the upcoming year.
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.
Natalie Rapacz, LMT. Massage Therapist
Natalie is our massage therapist and has been in practice for 15 years. She is known for her care and expertise in associating relaxation to pain relief. She alleviates stubborn stiffness and provides tips and stretching techniques to help prevent injury and reoccurrence.
Natalie offers gentle relaxing massage as well as deeper, therapeutic treatments.
She also specializes in Active Isolated Stretching, which provides amazing results.
On the other side of the spectrum, blissful Cranio Sacral Therapy brings together the physical and spiritual aspect of her approach resulting in a deep relaxed state.
“When I was told I could never run again due to injury; I became involved in helping others”.
Deepening her knowledge and practising what she recommends; Natalie is now a 2 times Ironman finisher and is still an active triathlete. Natalie’s pride and joy is her wonderful 24-year-old son, Jonathan. She also enjoys the outdoors and loves travelling.
Natalie is an Accredited member of the AMPQ (Association of Professional Massage Therapists of Quebec)
Michelle Dallaire, Receptionist and Chiropractic assistant
Michelle originally started as a patient of Dr. Kerklaan’s and eventually had the great opportunity to work at the clinic. She is completing her Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Professional Writing at Concordia University. She is primarily interested in the study of social patterns and the effects of popular culture in the modern world. Michelle enjoys reading and writing in her free time and has a love for music. She hopes to travel to Europe and learn Italian in the near future. Her goal after graduation is to pursue a career in journalism.