Registered Physiotherapist

Neha Gandhi, PT

Neha Gandhi is a Registered Physiotherapist.  She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy and completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2011.  She enjoys working with patients of all ages and is passionate about providing hands-on and active care. Neha works with numerous patients with different types of injuries, including various musculoskeletal conditions and has extensive experience in pre/post surgical rehabilitation, especially for knee/hip replacements and ligament repairs.

Registered Massage Therapists

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Melissa Viveiros, RMT

Melissa completed an advanced massage therapy diploma at Mohawk College with honours and is a Hamilton grown RMT. Her time in school gave her extensive knowledge in Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy and remedial exercise. Playing recreational sports, she always had a fascination with anatomy. After realizing the benefits of using hydrotherapy and massage, Melissa used her time working as a lifeguard to become a CALA certified Waterfit Instructor to help combine her love of fitness and science. This has helped her expand her knowledge and experience with remedial exercise and home care for her clients. She has had experience treating many different populations from CFL football players, geriatrics, hospice residents and retirees. Melissa offers a nurturing approach to her treatments, especially when treating clients with fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions.

Jessica Woodhouse

Jessica Woodhouse, RMT

Jessica has always had a passion for helping others and an interest in the human body, which lead her to a career as a massage therapist.  She graduated from Mohawk College after extensive training in Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release techniques. As a Hamilton RMT, she has experience treating a variety of clients from young athletes to retirees. Jessica looks forward to integrating these skills and experiences into treatment plans along with providing her clients with home care to ensure well-rounded results.  Jessica believes that everyone can benefit from massage therapy one way or another and should experience regular massage to promote an overall healthy wellbeing and lifestyle.

Chetna Ramessur, RMT

Chetna has always had a passion for health and wellness that sparked the path of becoming a massage therapist. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies at McMaster University and completed an advanced Massage Therapy Diploma at Mohawk College with Honours. Chetna had worked and volunteered in a variety of clinics that helped expand her knowledge and passion for rehabilitation and holistic care. In her time in school she gained extensive training in Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release Techniques, Joint Mobilization and Remedial Exercises. With her extensive knowledge within the health field, she is able to adapt her skills to treat a wide range of populations from professional and recreational athletes, geriatric patients, hospice residents and more. Chetna’s approach to treatment is providing remedial care to aid in promoting overall health and wellness.

Jessica Beckingham, RMT

After completing her advanced diploma in Registered Massage Therapy from Mohawk College where she graduated with honours in 2016, Jessica has been working as an RMT.

She was trained in Swedish massage therapy and is primarily a deep tissue massage therapist. She has knack for finding the problem areas and working them out. She uses techniques such as trigger point therapy, fascial techniques and joint mobilizations to work out stubborn knots and painful areas.

Jessica also focuses on sports massage. She wants you to leave your treatment feeling better with long term gains. She may focus on deep tissue but she is also able to work with a light touch to give a more relaxing massage.

Jessica also enjoys pre- and post natal massage and has a lot of experience providing this type of treatment.

Massage therapist Amanda at evolve Massage

Amanda Hart-Evans, RMT

Amanda Hart-Evans is a Registered Massage Therapist who obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science and Psychology and moved on to pursue massage therapy at Humber College.

Amanda believes in one on one communication with her clients to build a therapeutic relationship, and she creates unique and individualized treatment plans to obtain goals for carrying out daily activities. Amanda has an active approach to care by educating her clients about massage therapy and remedial exercise so they play a role in their treatments in order to maintain and prolong results.

Her practice applies a combination of relaxation and therapeutic methods to relieve chronic and acute pain and musculoskeletal injuries. Her interests include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, pre- and post-natal massage, breast massage, infancy massage, and application of hydrotherapy techniques. Amanda’s goals are to obtain her certificate in manual lymphatic drainage, as well as provide support for labour as a Doula.

Deanna Registered Massage Therapist

Deanna Emmerson, RMT

Deanna has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since 2012 and a member of the Evolve team since 2016. She holds a diploma in Massage Therapy from the Royal Canadian College of Massage in Toronto, Ontario.

Deanna is primarily a deep tissue therapist. Her area of specialisation is chronic complaints of the upper body, especially headaches or migraines, and tension, stiffness and pain in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands.

Deanna is particularly adept at targeting stubborn “knots”, especially those that are a result of chronic postural dysfunction caused by the repetitive demands of the client’s workplace.

Deanna’s work is typically slow, deep, methodical and specific. She will often incorporate trigger point release, percussive techniques, and assisted stretches, and is always happy to suggest some home-care options to further improve your outcomes.

Deanna believes that with patient, focused work, even a very deep massage can be relaxing for the client, and creating a restful therapeutic experience for you is always her goal.

Jennifer Corbin, RMT

Jennifer has been a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario since July 2012. She works with a light to moderate pressure, preferring to incorporate relaxation techniques into therapeutic treatments, and recognizing that physical pain is often connected to emotional stress. She enjoys helping people feel better both physically and emotionally, and has worked with people of all ages, from children as young as 9 years old to seniors citizens in their 80’s and 90’s.

At Evolve Massage Yoga Chiropractic, Jen works with clients experiencing muscular pain usually from physical overuse such as nurses, PSW’s, and people who work in the service industry, such as waiters and waitresses, and hair stylists. She also treats clients who are suffering from work related stress (office workers, sales reps), family life, and day-to-day activities.

Tina

Tina Nopper, RMT

Tina completed her Massage Therapy diploma at OCHT (Ontario College of Health and Technology) in 2013. Tina has been involved in the outreach program for Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice and McMaster Children’s Hospital. She enjoys the challenge of helping her patients reach their goals while working with each individual to create a specific treatment plan.

A Hamilton RMT, Tina’s approach to treatment incorporates a variety of gentle and deep techniques such as swedish massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, joint play and fascial work. Her therapeutic treatments are beneficial to a wide variety of clients including pregnant women and those suffering from headaches, neck and back pain, chronic discomfort, sciatica, arthritis, limited joint movement and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to name a few.

Tina’s passion for helping people feel better is apparent in the treatments she provides as a Registered Massage Therapist.

Chiropractors

Dr. Carolyn Pokoradi, chiropractor at evolve Massage & Wellness

Dr. Carolyn Pokoradi, BSc, DC

Following her graduation from the University of Waterloo, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Carolyn completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2014, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours.  She holds additional certifications in concussion management, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Fascial Movement Taping, Graston Technique, and Webster Technique, a specific protocol for the treatment of pelvic dysfunction during pregnancy.

Carolyn provides comprehensive chiropractic care to people of all ages that experience muscle and joint pain.  Due to her previous work experience as an ergonomist, Carolyn has a special interest in biomechanics and ergonomics.  Accordingly, she enjoys providing simple and beneficial modifications to work and home activities in order to prevent overuse injuries or to assist workers on modified duties. 

In her free time, Carolyn enjoys being as active as possible, especially running.  She has completed multiple marathons and ultramarathons, with her longest race distance being 100 km.  Having struggled with many of her own sports-related injuries, Carolyn is passionate about treating athletes in order to return to sport, prevent injury, and improve performance.

Stacy

Dr. Stacy Newbigging

Dr. Newbigging is an evidenced-based chiropractor that strives to deliver chiropractic care of the highest quality to all her patients. She uses a variety of techniques including, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation exercises to help reduce pain and improve function.

Dr. Newbigging graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree specializing in Movement Science, where she had the privilege of playing varsity basketball for four seasons. Dr. Newbigging achieved her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto and graduated with clinic honours. During her time at CMCC Dr. Newbigging also completed studies in contemporary medical acupuncture at McMaster University.

Outside of the clinic Dr. Newbigging enjoys sports of all kinds, coaching basketball and spending time hiking and camping with her family.

Yoga Teachers

Christine Ferguson

Christine began her yoga journey in 2007 and immediately realized its healing powers. Not long after, she immersed herself into an intense two-year Georgian College yoga certification program. Her love of yoga has deepened through the study of philosophy and theory of yoga and she continues to study the many different disciplines of yoga. Christine believes that asana practice is not only a way to live a healthier lifestyle but also to bring one closer to one’s true self.
Christine is also certified Restorative Yoga with Hot Stone and certified Pre Natal and Yoga Birth Method Instructor.

Jenn Stanley

Jenn first found her way to her mat on in 2013 after receiving a free class pass. From there, she built a regular practice when she discovered the calming effect yoga had not just during class, but in all aspects of her daily life. As a natural progression of her own practice, she enrolled in, and graduated from a 200 hour teacher training program in June 2018. Jenn began teaching around Hamilton that summer, and since then has completed Yin and Restorative teacher training. She has also developed a Myofascial Release workshop to help people improve their mobility. A life-long animal lover, Jenn organizes “Doga” (yoga with your dog) charity events to raise money for animal rescues.

Rosemarie Williams

Rosemarie Williams is a certified 250 YTT Yoga Instructor and local Aromatherapist. Her disciples include Restorative, Chair, Vinyasa, Hatha, and her custom led YogAroma class. She leads yoga practices with her heart to inspire those who feel a deep yearning to live life in wholeness.

Kat Sewell

Kat is a meditation instructor, reiki practitioner, and internationally certified yoga instructor. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in Rishikesh, India where she studied both Hatha and Astanga yoga. As a strong believer in the power of art, nature, and community she believes by connecting with your supreme sense on a regular basis through asana, pranayama, and meditation you are able to identify your true self.

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Jennifer Chester

Jenn’s journey has taken her from a yoga enthusiast who found her centre through the practices of yoga. Yoga has helped her to heal, balance life, practice patience, restored her faith, and brought her peace. She started as a student eager to be a part of the yoga community, to yoga studio parking lot attendant, studio cleaner, desk staff and eventually teacher and manager. She has learned the skies the limit when it comes to pursuing your dreams and expanding what you believe to be possible for yourself!

It was during one 30 day challenge where she fell madly in love with yoga again. She has completed her 200hr Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training through De La Sol Yoga. It is this excitement and passion that creates the foundation for each and every one of her yoga classes that she teaches. Students will be equally challenged and nurtured. Her contagious enthusiasm is bound to light your own fire of passion for this life-changing practice.

Her favourite pose is Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) as it makes her feel energized as she reaps the benefits of the inversion and feels alive, free and powerful! It helps her feel light and brings calmness to her mind.

Erica Evans

Erica first’s yoga practice was at the age of 19. She loved the feeling of connecting the mind, body and breath; as well as the relaxing state she felt after her first practice.

She took a yoga break to travel the World and upon her return in 2007 she reconnected to her practice.

Erica credits herself as a “yoga nerd” after completing her 200 hour YTT certification in 2015 she immersed herself in studying all things yoga – certifications include: Pre& Postnatal, Kids, Restorative, Yin & Myofascial release technique, SUP (stand up paddle board yoga) as well as many workshops and weekend intensives studying the history and philosophy of yoga.  Erica is currently enrolled in a 300 hour Advanced YTT through Shanti yoga in Hamilton.

It is through all of these teachings, Erica has incorporated yoga into her everyday life, not only on the mat but off it as well.  One of her greatest joys is sharing this practice with her daughter, Ariana.

Kevin Wydysz

Kevin was first introduced to yoga in his late teens and instantly discovered that it was more than just a workout. He has been, and still is involved in playing various sports as well as coaching his son’s baseball team. Yoga has always called Kevin back from the baseball diamond to practice on his mat. Yoga has worked to help balance his mind and body, and eventually his love for his practice became so strong that he decided that that his true calling was teaching yoga. As a stay at home father of three, Kevin soon discovered the benefits of yoga at home as he felt more equipped to deal with stressful situations and led to a deep understanding that yoga does not end when he rolls up his mat. Kevin’s goal is to provide a fun and lighthearted class in hopes you will fall in love with yoga the same way he did years ago.

Mark Dunlop

Emerged into martial arts at a young age, Mark developed a strong sense of discipline, love for movement and expression of the self through moving arts.

After attaining his 2nd degree black belt in the style of HapKiDo and grew his martial arts skills, he realized that he would need to find a yin to his yang. Martial arts are great for many things but they are aggressive in nature. Incorporating yoga into his life was the perfect addition to continue the growth of his soul in a peaceful way. The love of physical arts through mindful movements had just found its perfect counterbalance.

After 10 years of yoga practice, Mark took initiative in 2014 and found the De La Sol Yoga family where he received his 200 hour Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga certificate.  He has since, expanded his training in Suspension yoga, restorative yoga and into holistic health.

Mark continues to practice to find new levels of mindfulness, focus and body-mind awareness. He loves to invert and balance on his hands. But also has a great respect of the yin style practices to let the body rest and release tension. His favorite posture is crow, because… for him, it works as a metaphor of life.. Life is about balance and everything is in your hands.

Namasté

Reiki Therapist

Mark Dunlop

From a young age, I was fascinated by special abilities demonstrated by ancient monks, ninjas and anyone that had magical properties described in movies and fairytales. I became curious to know what humans are capable of.

After obtaining a second degree black belt in the Korean martial art HapKiDo and graduating from a 200 hour yoga teacher training, I knew that I belonged in the world of health and wellness.

Certification at the C.H.E.K. institute as a holistic lifestyle coach in 2014. I was taught healing techniques from pendulum dowsing and basic reiki principles.

I feel in love with the profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effect energy healing had to offer for my clients. This lead me to obtain my first and second Usui reiki attunement in 2016.

The journey has not disappointed! I am filled with excitement as there’s still so much more to learn as skill and knowledge grows.