The clinic specializes in providing pain relief to those who are struggling with chronic pain. They provide services such as chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and osteopathy treatments.
Restore Health And Wellness is committed to helping our clients achieve their goals of living healthy lives through life, work and play.
BHSc, M. OMSc
Ana-Maria is a graduate of the Master of Osteopathic Manual Science program at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, She is knowledgeable in many technique tools, including: Myofascial release, cranial sacral, ligamentous articular release, muscle energy, strain/counterstrain, and more. Ana-Maria also holds an Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa. The importance of maintaining a healthy body was further enforced while Ana-Maria was working as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and swim coach for over 7 years.
Ana-Maria uses her clinical skills to tackle her patient’s injuries, chronic pain, and discomfort. She assesses the anatomy of each of her clients to find and address the root cause. Her treatment is anatomically precise and requires an extensive knowledge of biomechanics to provide each patient with treatment that is uniquely tailored to them. She works with the general population, ranging from teens to older adults, and athletes. Her goal is to align her patient’s body to help prevent injury, re-establish a patient’s previous physical wellbeing, and/or develop a patient’s “new normal” post-injury or post-surgery.
Dawn is a registered massage therapist with over 7 years experience as an RMT. After being diagnosed with Idiopathic Degenerative Hearing Loss in her mid 20’s, she decided to return to school, and a profession, that would adapt well to her future with hearing loss. What started as an interest in anatomy and biology became a passion to help people live healthy pain-free lives. After graduating from Everest College in 2011, she found that the initial education was a good base, but limited. She first took courses in infant massage instruction and certified paediatric massage therapy, and since then she has continued her education in scar tissue mobilization, post concussion syndrome, and myofascial release. Outside of work Dawn enjoys an active lifestyle that includes hiking, camping, and ‘tinkering’ with her Jeep.
Dawn is both fluent in English and American Sign Language(ASL)
She is accompanied by her hearing-ear-dog (in training), Brennan.
Dr. Jared Gerston
“As a chiropractor and the owner of Restore, my goal is to provide the best care possible to my patients. For those in pain, my aim is to help you heal as fast as possible, and to get you back to enjoying what you love to do, pain free. I use orthopaedic tests, functional movement analysis, a novel method of manual muscle testing, called Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT), and P-DTR (Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflexes) to identify and correct imbalances and compensation patterns. Rather than just treating pain (a symptom) we go after the cause of the pain to create quick and lasting results. For those who are not in pain, correcting these compensations and imbalances will lead to more efficient movement and stabilization strategies, and can help to improve performance and posture. I see the doctor-patient relationship as a partnership, where I help to facilitate your healing by providing expertise, insight and treatment, and you provide the dedication and work to make that change happen.
Using advanced NKT® and P-DTR techniques, we can treat scars, head trauma and concussions, old sprains, ligament imbalances, pelvic floor muscles, the jaw, compressed joints, as well as more common muscle to muscle compensations. In addition to NKT and P-DTR, I employ massage techniques like myofascial release, joint mobilization and manipulation, and I assign personalized corrective exercise plans.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your health goals, whatever they may be!”
Education & Certifications:
- Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Class of 2011
- P-DTR (Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflexes) advanced practitioner
- NKT (Neurokinetic Therapy) - advanced practitioner, teaching assistant, Ottawa study group leader
- AiM (Anatomy in Motion)
- Myofascial Release (formerly full body ART certified)
- Graston/ Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Kinesio Taping
- Building the Ultimate Back - Stuart McGill
- Corrective Exercise Strategies for the Shoulder - Evan Osar
- Immaculate Dissection - Core Concepts (Breathing Dynamics and the Core) - Kathy Dooley
Dr. Remi Pearl
Dr. Remi Pearl (She/Her) graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Prior to that, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Queen’s University. Dr. Pearl is currently completing the Medical Acupuncture course at McMaster University. Her passion for Chiropractic began while working as a team trainer for the varsity volleyball team throughout her university years.
Dr. Pearl approaches each assessment and treatment with an evidence based and holistic approach in hopes of helping each patient achieve their individual goals. She uses a diversified Chiropractic technique incorporating soft tissue therapy, chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation, acupuncture, taping and most importantly, patient education. Dr. Pearl has a keen interest in helping patients restore to their optimal function by working closely with them to create a personalized treatment plan.
Growing up in the Glebe, Dr. Pearl is excited to return to Ottawa after many years away. When outside of clinic, you can find her immersing herself in the outdoors, travelling and spending time at the barn where she competed in horse jumping for many years. She looks forward to returning home and to giving back to the exciting and vibrant Ottawa community.
Dr. Romana Schmidt
Dr. Romana has a life-long interest in the human body and is a proponent of healthy lifestyle with a multi-disciplinary and evidenced-based approach for generating health and well-being. She uses a diversified Chiropractic technique using a hands on approach incorporating spinal adjustments, joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, therapeutic exercises, and nutritional education with a strong focus on Acupuncture to treat pain and dysfunction. She has taken additional training in Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT), a manual muscle testing technique, to get at the root cause of a patient’s pain and help address and correct compensation patterns.
Dr. Romana Schmidt graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2011. After completing her Chiropractic Degree she went on to complete the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. Prior to her Chiropractic education she attended McGill University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in human anatomy and cell biology. Dr. Romana has a strong passion for working with prenatal and paediatric care and has completed additional training in Webster Technique and infant musculoskeletal health.
Each treatment plan is specifically tailored for each patient to encourage healing and to provide the tools and education needed to optimize their health, function, and movement.
“I have one goal in mind - to help my patients feel better as quickly as possible and to empower them to take control of their health through active care and rehabilitation.”
- Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT) Level 2
- Concussion Management Level 1
- Active Release Therapy®
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Release
- Kinesio Taping
- Roll Model Method
In her spare time, Dr. Romana enjoys leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle with good nutrition and exercise such as cycling, strength training, yoga and snowboarding.
Find more information about Dr. Romana @ drromana.ca
Mike has been practicing for over a decade, graduating from the D’Arcy Lane Institute in 2007, but his passion for massage started when he was 14, massaging friends and family. Throughout his career Mike has worked in an array of settings enabling him to develop his skillsets in both relaxational and therapeutic modalities. Mike’s current treatment approach is analytical in nature, customizing each treatment to be the most effective for each client’s presented concern with an added educational component. Having furthered his education in myo-fascial release, IASTM/Gua Sha, therapeutic cupping, level I neurokinetic therapy (N.K.T) and currently completing dry needling/acupuncture he strives to provide the most comprehensive client-centered treatment.
Véronique has been registered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists since 2010. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Physiotherapy (2010) and a Bachelors in Human Kinetics (2008). Véronique has worked with a variety of clients. She has worked in the private sector with orthopedic injuries (sport injuries, post surgery, etc) and has also worked in a hospital setting.
Véronique believes in a hands on approach and being able to give her clients the essential tools to manage their injuries. She has a keen interest in using functional movements and exercises to help clients return to optimal function. She is constantly striving to add new tools to help her clients. Here are a few of her certifications:
- Kinetacore FDN Level 1 practictioner (Trigger point dry needling),
- Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) level 3 (Advanced) practitioner,
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS Part A, B, C and Women’s Health)
- Mackenzie Part B therapist,
- Neuro-proprioceptive taping (kinesio-taping)
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Release
- FMS (Functional Movement Screen) Certified
Véronique is currently pursuing her level 2 manual therapy certification with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Originally from Ottawa, Véronique grew up in Orléans. She has always had a love for sports and health. Outside of her working hours as a physiotherapist, Véronique also works as a Crossfit trainer (level 1 certified and Crossfit Weightlifting certified). In addition, Véronique enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, skiing and lives an active lifestyle. She also loves being involved with the community.