Meet the Lifetime Wellness Center Team
Dr. Jonathan Bekic, D.C.
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.
Teresa graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas in 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, as well as Functional Neurology. She has presented various workshops in Texas and in Essex County.
As the newest member of Lifetime Wellness Center team, she brings years of knowledge in health care for your whole family. She is also overseeing our newest service, Cold Laser Therapy.
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 email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/angiermt.
Karen Cousineau – Chiropractic 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.
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.