Dr. Jonathan Bekic – Chiropractic Doctor
Dr. Bekic graduated from Life University in 2014 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree. While at Life University he was fortunate to study under some of the leading authorities in Thompson Terminal Point Technique as well as Activator Methods technique. These are the two of the most progressive and gentle chiropractic adjusting techniques.
Growing up in Windsor, Dr. Bekic has a passion for the community and a desire to serve and educate people about chiropractic care and living a lifestyle of wellness. He graduated from Sandwich Secondary School and it was there he discovered his passion and desire to be a chiropractor.
“Growing up I played sports all year round and if it wasn’t for my chiropractor there is no way I could have competed at an elite level or recover from injury so quickly. I was always amazed at the quality of care I received and how much faster I recovered than my teammates.”
Besides his passion for Chiropractic care, Dr. Bekic enjoys spending time with his family, his Church family, and exercising regularly. He is also a die-hard University of Michigan fan.
Dr. Kelly Upcott – Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Kelly Upcott obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Windsor before graduating from the four-year naturopathic program at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. Dr. Upcott uses nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling in practice. She enjoys working with families and has a special interest in chronic inflammatory conditions, digestive disorders and women’s health issues. Kelly has published articles in the Metro and Windsor Body Magazine.
Focusing on prevention and the use of natural substances and treatments, Dr. Upcott’s aim is to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Her primary goal is to address the root cause of illness, rather than simply to treat or suppress symptoms. Each patient is treated as a whole person and their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions are taken into account when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan.
“I believe it is the combination of the healing power of nature and scientific methods that makes naturopathic medicine an important system of medicine for today’s health care. Now, more than ever, naturopathic doctors are poised to play a significant role in addressing some of the critical issues facing our health care system in Ontario, including the shortage of family physicians and the over-prescribing of pharmaceutical drugs.”
For more information on naturopathic medicine and acupuncture please visit www.kellyupcottnd.com.
Dr. Kaitlin Martinello – Naturopathic Doctor
Kaitlin is a recent graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and newest member of the Lifetime Wellness Centre Team. Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, she completed four years of study to obtain an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Windsor.
Kaitlin is passionate about optimizing the health of her patients through her integrative approach of developing the most individualized treatments while incorporating best practice and science to address the root cause of disease. She is an advocate for patients, employing a collaborative approach with other practitioners, and strongly believes in empowering her patients through health education.
She enjoys working with patients with a variety of acute and chronic health concerns, and has a special interest in mental health, endocrine disorders, and women’s health and fertility.
“Health is not just about treating the symptoms of disease. Health is an aspect of our wellbeing that allows us to live the most fulfilling and gratifying life. It starts with optimizing our physical, mental and spiritual selves in the absence of disease”.
Sara Yousif – Office Manager & Chiropractic Health Assistant
Sara is the office manager of Lifetime Wellness Center and works alongside Dr. Jonathan Bekic in welcoming the new patients into our office. Sara is an essential part in making our office run smoothly and listens to the needs of both new patients and longstanding patients at Lifetime Wellness Center. She is the person you will spend your first hour with before you start your wellness journey with us! Her joyful and energizing personality will be sure to make you feel right at home on your very first visit. If you are looking to get a smile out of Sara all you have to do is mention the words shopping or travel!
“It is always a pleasure to work with the staff at Lifetime Wellness Center and to see the changes we are making in the lives of our patients. During my time at Lifetime Wellness Center I have witnessed over and over again the positive life changes that happen to a chiropractic patient. The best part of my job is watching someone who can barely walk into the office due to excessive pain levels, walk out after completing their treatment plan. That same person leaves with a smile on their face saying “I’m going golfing,” and it is gratifying, to say the least. I have witnessed these changes in all ages of chiropractic patients, from newborn babies to the elderly. I believe chiropractic is not only a form of pain relief, but also an important part of a healthy lifestyle.”
Holly Heinz – Social Media Assistant
Holly is originally from Calgary, Alberta and moved to Windsor, Ontario in 2014. Since moving here Holly graduated from college receiving her diploma in Medical Office. While attending she came across chiropractic care and how it promotes the body to heal in a natural way. Being a Social Media Assistant has given Holly the opportunity to meet some phenomenal people. Being able to hear our patient’s chiropractic stories and seeing them achieved their goals makes her day. Through working with Dr. Bekic and the other assistants on staff, her knowledge and appreciation of spinal health steadily increases. Holly will be the face you see when you come to Lifetime Wellness Center for laser and shockwave therapy. Holly looks forward to meeting our next amazing patient and seeing them discover the outstanding healing benefits of lasers, shockwave and chiropractic treatment.
Shelby Geier – Registered Massage Therapist
Shelby is a Registered Massage Therapist and a member of the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario.
Shelby loves being a massage therapist, and is honoured to help others lead a healthier, more relaxed life. While she treats all kinds of conditions, Shelby takes a special interest in helping those who suffer from headaches and migraines, stress, insomnia and chronic pain.
Shelby has a high-level of experience working with clients suffering from various athletic injuries, workplace and postural conditions, as well as everyday wear-and-tear issues. Because of her experience, and the many completed years of Massage Therapy Practice, she works with confidence, know-how and pride.
Shelby looks forward to working for you, with you, to help you reach your wellness goals.
Jackie Savi-Cannon – Integrative Health Specialist
Jackie Savi-Cannon is an Integrative Health Specialist who combines a variety of methods including Reiki, EFT, Reflexology into one treatment. These Decompression Sessions have shown to reduce physical and mental symptoms such as chronic pain, headaches and anxiety. Clients have left with significant improvements after one session. This link provides further information on client results. Jackie has received medical doctor referrals, employee coverage for services, as well as, permission to work onsite in Windsor and London hospitals.
Jackie has a diverse background including a Bachelors of Communication Studies and a Bachelors of Education. She is also a Medical Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. Her fitness career evolved as a group fitness instructor/trainer, competitor and eventually owner of a seven figure wellness centre. Since 2004, she has focused on corporate consulting specializing in stress management education. Through her company, JSC Lifestyle Management Inc., she has had the opportunity to provide onsite yoga, meditation, seminars, wellness fairs and digital educational tools to numerous individuals. This extensive interaction has allowed her to develop a technique to release tension and promote optimum mind-body function.
Laurie Woltz – Registered Massage Therapist
Laurie graduated from the Canadian College of Health Science and Technology in 2006 and has 12 years of experience in her field of massage therapy. She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario.
In previous years I was a secretary and found that sitting too long caused back pain. Then I worked in various skilled trades and this educated me to the issues of repetitive injuries and chronic pain. I have learned how various careers can treat your body. I understand your dilemma I am able to assist you, decrease your pain, offer stretches and discuss postural issues that maybe contributing to your stress or pain. I am experienced with acute or chronic pain from pre-post surgeries, sport injuries, headaches, TMJ, tennis/golfers elbow, shoulder restrictions, sciatica, neck/back pain, leg cramps, knee pain and plantar fasciitis or just to RELAX.
All treatments are modified to suit the client’s individual needs, and the massage table is heated for your comfort. Treatments are available for all ages. I welcome all my clients to my new location and look forward to assisting new clients. Come in, relax and get well, for a better you.