Meet the Lifetime Wellness Center Team
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.Read more…
“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.”
Teresa Culleton-Baluyot, DC, BHK
Teresa graduated from The University of Windsor in 1998 ,with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree. She then pursued her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic (Dallas, Texas, 2004). She practiced for 4 years in Dallas before moving to Austin, Texas, where she practiced with her brother in his Chiropractic Neurology Center. She is currently in the process of attaining her Canadian Chiropractic License.
Committed to family health, Teresa has advanced studies in Pediatrics and Women’s Health, Nutrition, and Fitness. Teresa has also studied numerous courses in Functional Neurology.
Teresa is a frequent guest/guest speaker on local talk radio and at various organizations within Windsor-Essex County.
As one of the longest members of Lifetime Wellness Centre, she brings years of knowledge in health care for your entire family.
Teresa is our Low Level Laser and Soft Tissue Practitioner. She also manages our Shockwave Therapy and Kinesio Taping therapies.
She is excited to be a part in your journey to health!
Angie Armstrong-Dupre – Registered Massage Therapist
Certified MLD/Lymphedema Therapist
ADP Authorizer for Lymphedema compression garments
Angie is a Registered Massage Therapist and member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In 2014 she completed the Dr. Vodder method 160-hour advanced training program for health practitioners in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) from the internationally recognized Dr. Vodder School.
Combined Decongestive Therapy enables Angie to manage patients with Lymphedema, Chronic Venous Insufficiency Edema and Chronic swelling using a combination of Manual Lymph Drainage, Compression Bandaging, Exercise Therapy and Skin Care. Angie is also an Authorizer of Lymphedema Management Devices with the Assistive Device Program (ADP) of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.Read more…
Angie has also expanded her practice to include Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and is an ACE Medicupping practitioner. ACE Medicupping softens tight muscles, loosen adhesions and lifts connective tissue to bring hydration and blood flow to the tissues.
Angie looks forward to meeting and working with you. For more information or if you have questions on Angie’s specific techniques you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/angiermt.
Karen Cousineau – Chiropractic Health Assistant
When Karen started here at Lifetime Wellness Center she was new to chiropractic care but frequently experienced migraines and nausea that would not allow her to function to her full capacity. After being adjusted and using her cervical roll regularly her migraines have substantially decreased and life is that much more enjoyable. “I love that this office has provided a drug free way for patients like myself to overcome challenges like chronic migraines.”Read more…
Karen is the first face you see when walking through our doors at Lifetime Wellness Center. Her calm and warm personality, is a perfect fit as part of the Lifetime Wellness Center team. She is more than happy to answer your questions, book your appointments and guide you in the right direction to make the best choice for your wellness needs. Karen believes that everyone deserves balance in their lives and chiropractic care is one of the best ways of attaining balance. The most rewarding part of her day is witnessing the health of the patients improve as they continue their prescribe wellness treatment plans.
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.
Kaila Seguin – Nutritional Practitioner
Kaila graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics. During her time at the University of Windsor, Kaila had a successful volleyball career and competed at a national level. As an elite athlete, Kaila’s interest and knowledge in nutrition grew and developed into a career opportunity. Kaila’s success was reflected when she received her CNP (Certified Nutritional Practitioner) designation from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto.
“My passion is teaching Whole Food Nutrition in an easy, non-intimidating way. We can simply do this by building a healthy relationship with wholesome, delicious foods. I believe there is no need to follow a restrictive “diet”. Our approach is to heal the body by assessing diet, sleep, stress and exercise. You will feel the benefits of increased energy, achieving your “ideal” body weight, and finding balance in all aspects of your life.”
Michelle Weglarz, MSW, RSW
Individual and Relationship Counselling
Michelle Weglarz, M.S.W., R.S.W, is a Clinical Social Worker who is providing counselling at Lifetime Wellness Center. However, you do not have to be a patient here to receive counselling. You can just call Michelle directly to inquire about services.
Counselling involves a relationship between a client and a trained professional that focuses on the client’s concerns and/or problems. Michelle has been practicing for ten years as a Social Worker and has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness, as well as various other techniques and therapies. CBT can help you to change how you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour) to help you feel better. The focus is on current problems and difficulties in order to improve your current state of mind.Read more…
If you are experiencing any of the following, you may want to consider counselling: general stress, relationship problems, career or work stress, anxiety/worry, depression, panic attacks, low self-esteem, family problems, abuse, poor body image, grief, or other life stresses.
If you have any questions about counselling, or want to set up an appointment with Michelle, please call her directly at 519-817-2993.