Dr. Joel Simpson – Chiropractor
Dr. Joel Simpson grew up in a small town in the corner of Southwestern Ontario. It was here that he first learned the benefit chiropractic care could provide following a football injury. The benefits of chiropractic care continued to blossom in his life as his chiropractor was able to help him resolve his chronic headaches. The benefits grew deeper as care was not simply focused on the pain he was experiencing, but concentrated on improving his overall health and prevention.
Dr. Joel moved to London to study kinesiology at Western University where he began his post secondary education. It was during this time, he was awarded the opportunity to work directly with the Western Mustangs Football program and their medical staff. Dr. Joel also became a certified strength and conditioning specialist. This provided the opportunity to train people looking to improve their overall health, prevent disease and high-level athletes training for competition. After receiving his degree, he continued his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. It was here he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic.
Throughout his career, Dr. Joel has had the opportunity to work with many different populations. These include working with athletes recovering from a sport injury, patients’ recovering after surgery, and seniors improving their health to maintain their independence. All these experiences have allowed Dr. Joel to improve these individuals health and prevent unnecessary suffering.
Dr. Joel has additional training in many chiropractic techniques to get people back doing the things they love! He also has a special interest in helping people with their nutritional needs, supplementation, health, exercise, and wellness advice.
In his spare time, you can find Dr. Joel enjoying everything Wasaga Beach has to offer. This ranges from golfing, enjoying the world’s longest fresh water beach, and hiking the trails found throughout the County.
Dr. Ashley Girard – Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Ashley Girard, N.D. is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and a graduate of the four-year degree program from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Ashley is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has completed the foundational program Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice.
After working for a family doctor she discovered medicine was her calling. In university she learned about the incredible impact of whole foods and exercise on disease, ultimately inspiring her to pursue naturopathic medicine. Ashley was granted a Bachelor of Science (Honours B.Sc.) from McMaster University in 2008. While studying, she worked as a vitamin and supplement consultant in the health food industry.
Ashley effectively bridges the gap between the bio-medical and holistic systems of medicine by emphasizing accurate diagnosis, appropriate testing, communication with MDs, and utilizing natural therapies that are safe and effective. She is a general family practitioner with additional knowledge regarding hormone balance, thyroid diseases, pain management, and urinary tract diseases. Ashley is passionate about educating her patients, finding root causes of disease, and inspiring change leading to a healthier and happier life.
Ashley lives north of Wasaga Beach with her loving husband and two adorable dachshunds.
Amber Northey – Registered Massage Therapist
Amber Northey was born and raised right here in Wasaga Beach. After graduating from Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Amber decided to pursue massage therapy at Georgian College.
During her education at Georgian College, she worked with the elderly population in long term care facilities, high level athletes recovering from injuries, pain associated with pregnancy, infant massage and fibromyalgia relief.
Amber also has a certification in fascial movement taping. Fascial movement taping is a technique used for relief of symptoms for tendinopathies, strains, sprains, postural corrections, and pain associated with pregnancy.
Following graduation, Amber knew she wanted to return to where she was raised and continued her career back in Wasaga Beach!
If you are living in the Wasaga Beach area and would like more information on how to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joel or Amber, please email the link below.