MEET OUR CLINICIANS
Born and raised in Aurora, Ontario, Dr. Karlie Sikura was a former competitive dancer for over 20 years. Through dance and a variety of other sports, she gained valuable experience in managing the physical demands of performing at a high level. These challenges led to her discovery of the benefits of chiropractic. Her dedication to sport and the overall pursuit of health guided her towards a degree in Kinesiology at Western University.
Dr. Sikura is passionate about encouraging others to lead happier and healthier lives, and chiropractic proved to be the best route to achieve this. A graduate of the prestigious Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program through McMaster University, Dr. Sikura utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to provide a comprehensive and individualized approach to manual therapy. Through the use of spinal and extremity adjustments, electro-acupuncture, soft tissue therapy and other hands-on techniques, her ultimate goal is to enable each patient to be able to fully participate in the activities that they enjoy in life. She believes in taking a functional approach to both assessment and treatment, for optimal outcomes that transfer into daily life. Dr. Sikura believes that chiropractic can help each patient achieve his or her fullest potential.
Her immense passion for helping others extends to both her patient care and other aspects of her life. Dr. Sikura finds a profound sense of accomplishment in her volunteer work, including an outreach to rural Dominican Republic to provide chiropractic care to over one thousand citizens who do not have access to healthcare.
Dr. Karlie Sikura (DC, BA kin. (Hons.)
Dr. Jordan Wrightly (DC, B. PHE (Hons.)
Dr. Wrightly’s path to becoming a manual therapist began at an early age as a multi-sport athlete. Dealing with injuries and having exposure to athletic therapy and rehabilitation led to a degree in Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University. He followed his undergraduate career by completing the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Wrightly is passionate about providing comprehensive care for a wide array of injuries and conditions. He maintains a focus on creating individualized treatment plans and utilizes a variety of techniques in order to achieve the best results possible. Dr. Wrightly feels that is important to identify and develop clear-
cut goals with each of his patients in order to arrive at the end result efficiently.
Identifying and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns are central to effective diagnosis and treatment for Dr. Wrightly. When he is not in the office, you can find Dr. Wrightly taking part in daily CrossFit classes at both CrossFit Vaughan and Markham Strength and Conditioning.
A graduate from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Stephanie Juffs obtained an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology with a Major in Rehabilitation Sciences. Developing an interest in the biomechanics of the human body, assessment and rehabilitation of injuries led Dr. Juffs to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic. While studying at CMCC, Dr. Juffs also obtained a Certification in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.
Dr. Juffs practices a diversified style of chiropractic and incorporates manual therapy, including adjustments and mobilizations, acupuncture, myofascial release therapy, education, therapeutic modalities, exercise prescription and rehabilitation programming to care for each patient.
A passion for working with people of all ages and activity levels, Dr. Juffs also has a special interest in working with youth athletes. Over the past several years she has provided medical support as a trainer with several organizations including the Aurora Barbarians RFC, Richmond Hill Stars, Markham Waxers, Aurora FC and Richmond Hill Soccer Club.
In her spare time, Dr. Juffs continues to stay active skiing and playing hockey in the winter, andswimming, kayaking and waterskiing in the summer. Book in with Dr. Steph today!
Dr. Stepanie Juffs (DC, BA kin. (Hons.)
Matthew Wright (PT, BScHons.Kin, MScPT, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, CIDN)
Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology Honours degree and received a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario.
Matthew has successfully achieved his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). Matthew is also well on his way to credentialing in the Mckenzie Method of Diagnoses and Treatment.
Matthew has advanced training in acupuncture. Matthew is also an integrated dry needling practitioner. In addition to his Physiotherapy credentials, Matt is a certified Olympic Lifting club coach through the USAW.
Matt utilizes a combination of education, specific strength training, core conditioning, joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, exercise therapy, acupuncture, dry needling and neural mobilization techniques in treating an assortment of spinal dysfunction and upper and lower extremity injuries.
Matt works closely with his patients to develop effective treatment plans that are specific to their goals using biomechanical analysis and an extensive sporting background. His philosophy is not to remove you from the sport that you love, but to modify activity and exercise to get you back faster and better then before. He has a keen interest in baseball, hockey, and volleyball as well as their respective injuries having spent a majority of his life playing competitively in these sports. Matt is also an active member at Vaughan Strength and Conditioning.
Rolland Heider (RMT)
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
After competing in Rugby at Wilfrid Laurier University and rowing competitively at both Laurentian University and the University of Victoria, Rolland pursued a professional career in Massage Therapy. Working as a Registered Massage Therapist, Rolland has garnered clients including national track and field team members, national team rowers, top tri-sport athletes, top rock climbers, top golf professionals, NCAA and professional basketball, CIS football, and national level gymnasts, as well as a host of amateur sports participants. He has also worked at a variety of events such as the Canadian National Track and Field Championships, OFSAA Basketball Championships, the Canadian Masters Tennis Tournament, and the Canadian Senior Men's Soccer Championships.
Registered Massage Therapist
Danelia Chacon (RMT)
Danelia graduated from fitness and health promotion in 2007 and has over 10 years of experience as a
personal trainer/fitness instructor. She has been working as an RMT for 3 years. Combining both areas of work has given her a better understanding of the body’s biomechanics and structure. She treats both athletes as well as the general public.
She enjoys treating patients with all sorts of issues, using a variety of techniques and modalities in her treatments that will get each individual quick results so they can carry on with their daily activities pain free.
Her top 3 treatment modalities are deep tissue massage, trigger point release and active muscle release techniques to help increase mobility and f lexibility.
She is extremely proud to have helped so many people improve their body’s function. It is very rewarding to treat patients with a wide variety of issues ranging from back, shoulder and neck pain to common conditions like
fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, depression, stress etc. and seeing them progress to a healthier version of themselves after only a few massage sessions.
Danelia enjoys treating every patient, but her passion lies in patients dealing with chronic pain. This is a concern amongst many people with sedentary jobs who work for hours on end with very few breaks to stretch or get up and walk around the office. Treating this type of clientele is the most rewarding to her for the reason that after one session they can already see a difference in their posture, decrease in their stress level and an overall reduction in muscle tension.
Dr. Eddie Nigro (B.Kin, DC)
His athletic focus also allows for the constant pursuit of improving performance while not compromising movement. He believes in educating people as to allow them to make informed choices on their training, nutrition, and movement.When he is not in clinic or providing game-day coverage for sporting events or teams, you canfind Dr. Nigro training in the martial arts such as Muay Thai and boxing.
Ever since a young age, Dr. Edward Nigro has been actively involved with several sports at various levels of competition stemming from a life long fascination with the mechanics of human movement. His high level of scientific interest with regards to human movement guided his pursuit towards a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. During his program, he was able to shift his focus on rehabilitation and injuries, having sustained several injuries from competitive soccer. This led to studying to become a chiropractor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in order to help others who sustained injuries as he did throughout his athletic endeavours.
Dr. Edward Nigro is passionate about movement while encouraging others to live healthy lifestyles dependent on their daily activities. Dr. Nigro focuses on quality of movement for people all ages and level of performance. He is able to accomplish these goals through chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, mobilizations, and exercise-based rehabilitation. His ultimate goal is to get people moving better in order to accomplish their goals in life and lead healthy lifestyles.