Meet our AMAZING TEAM of health care proffessionals who can helpy you find a SOLUTION TO YOUR PAIN or problem. Whether you are young or old, athletic or looking to BE ACTIVE AGAIN, we can help! Our team can work together to help you get back to DOING WHAT YOU LOVE.
Dr. Spenser Dougley DC, FR, FRCms
Dr. Spenser is the owner of Brant Wellness and Rehab and has been practicing Chiropractic for 7 years. In this time, he has enjoyed helping people of all ages discover a more active lifestyle, free from the constraints of pain.
He takes a gentle approach to chiropractic by using an instrument called an activator to deliver his adjustments. This approach requires no twisting or cracking. He also enjoys applying Functional Range Release techniques to address specific joint and muscle problems. He is fully trained in this technique, which helps, shoulder pain, neck problems, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, elbow dysfunction, knee issues and much more!
Dr. Spenser enjoys treating patients who have Sciatica, as his unique approach has yielded great results for many of his patients! He loves helping patients with pain management and helping them to avoid taking medication or having surgery.
When Dr. Spenser isn’t working, he enjoys being with his wife and three children, he also enjoys reading and playing guitar!
Pinjal Suthar, PT
Pinjal is the newest member of the Brant Wellness and Rehab team, but you will have seen his face around the office in the past. For the past two years, Pinjal has been our “go to” guy when we have needed physiotherapy cover. We have loved working with him for those short periods of cover and we are really excited to now have him here with us full-time and we hope you will help us to welcome him to the team as a permanent member!
Pinjal comes to us with four years of physiotherapy experience in Canada, and many more years of experience from his home country of India. He has a lot of experience treating a variety of different ages, from pediatric care, to the elderly and he enjoys each age group and the challenges that come with each patient.
He is able to offer acupuncture and cupping and we are excited to be able to add those to the list of physiotherapy treatments.
• Orthopedic conditions,
• Neurological conditions,
• Sport injuries,
• Post-concussion rehabilitation
• Vestibular rehabilitation (balance, fall prevention, vertigo)
When Pinjal isn’t at work he lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter and enjoys making the most of his family time!
Karen Grsic RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Karen is one of the massage therapists at Brant Wellness and Rehab, and she has been with the team since the clinic opened. She brings with her 20 years of experience working in multi-disciplinary clinics and her wealth of knowledge is something that her patients truly appreciate!
Karen grew up North of Toronto and graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1998. Prior to that she attended York University for psychology.
Karen enjoys treating patients with complex medical issues as her experience teaching pathology (the study of diseases) allows her to understand more clearly where some of those issues may be coming from. She is also passionate about treating women during their pregnancies and she enjoys treating geriatric patients.
When Karen isn’t working she enjoys the outdoors and can often be found hiking or camping with her husband, Joe. She is a gifted musician and plays the drums and sings in several different bands in her free time!
Rachel Burford RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Rachel is one of our newest team members at Brant Wellness and Rehab. Rachel joined us late 2017 so that we could expand our massage therapy hours, she currently works Monday’s and Thursday’s and will hopefully add more hours in the near future!
Rachel first registered as an RMT in October 2011 after completing school at Everest College. She fell into massage “by accident” after starting school for construction and focussing on becoming an electrical engineer. Around this time, she became pregnant with her first son and began to think about finding a career that suited the needs of her changing life and her new role as a mother! After choosing massage therapy as a more convenient career for her family, Rachel fell in love with the work and never imagined how much she would enjoy her new chosen profession.
She is constantly retraining and expanding on her broad skill set and has recently added cupping to her list of offered treatments.
• Traditional Swedish and deep tissue massage,
• Hot stone massage,
• Pregnancy massage,
• Sports massage,
• Pediatric massage
Rachel enjoys treating injuries and working with the patients to fully rehabilitate the area of concern, she has had a lot of success treating shoulder injuries, she loves to treat children and has some exciting plans for educating people about the benefits of pediatric and infant massage.
When Rachel isn’t at work, she enjoys hanging out with her two boys at their trailer and she enjoys running and reading!
Catherine Lauber MDiv, MA, RP (Qualifying)
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Catherine has been with us since the start of Brant Wellness and Rehab and we are so thankful that she is a part of the team!
Catherine’s passion has always been finding a way to use her gifts to help others and to make a difference in someone’s life. Early in her career she was drawn to working in business administration and human resources management. Although she felt like she was using many of her gifts, she didn’t feel fulfilled in her job and felt pressures to fit into a system that “just did not fit me.”
Seven years later, in 2001, she was working for a financial services company and facing burnout. She was struggling to cope in a highly stressful, fast paced job and in her words, “I found myself trying to use the force of willpower alone, to push through some pretty serious health symptoms. I was tired all the time and I felt cranky, frustrated and overwhelmed. I could not concentrate on what I was doing and I lost my ability to plan and strategize (key components of my profession). Increased levels of anxiety, and then depression, were clear signs that my mental health needed a boost. But I felt ashamed for being weak, and I was afraid that others would judge me and treat me differently if I asked for help.”
At this time, the company she was working for needed to downsize, and when offered, she took the buyout package that was offered. After this, she was able to reflect on how to better utilize her gifts in her next career. After completing a Master of Divinity and a Master of Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy she was able to open a counselling practice. Catherine feels that she is now able to combine both her business experience with her passion for helping others into a much more fulfilling career.
Catherine uses a variety of different modalities with her clients and takes a holistic approach to mental health. She uses the following techniques:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Somatic Therapies
- Greif Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- Stress Management
- Mind-body-spirit integration
If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, abuse or anger issues, Catherine is able to help. Her clients have had great success in learning ways to better deal with whatever they are facing in their life and they appreciate the individualised and holistic approach to their mental health concerns. Keep an eye out for informational videos from Catherine on our facebook page and website, as Catherine enjoys being able to educate people on how to better care for their mental health!
Lanna joined the Brant Wellness and Rehab team in October 2016 and came to us with 35 years of experience as a Chiropractic Assistant, she was such an asset to our team when she started, as we had only been in business about 6 months. She had a wealth of knowledge for us and for the patients and we are very thankful for her experience!
Lanna loves everything about her job and it shows with her interactions with the patients. She loves greeting every patient and enjoys getting to know each person that comes through the clinic. She takes care of all the little details that help the practitioners and patients have a good experience and is always working hard to make things more efficient for everyone.
Outside of the office Lanna is a wife, mother and Grandmother and she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her “little fur baby” Minnie! She believes in a natural approach to health care and fully believes that, “if we look after our bodies, get proper rest and have a positive outlook on life, we can accomplish so much!” She loves being a part of the team at Brant Wellness and Rehab and we love having her!
Brenda began working with us in August 2017 and came to us with previous experience working in a multi-disciplinary health care office.
She wanted to work in a clinic like Brant Wellness and Rehab because she has been on her own journey with chronic pain and really wanted to be a part of helping the patients receive the same relief she has had.
Brenda enjoys having the time to chat to every patient that comes through the clinic, getting to know each of them and she says her favourite part of the job is, “seeing the patients that come in with pain and discomfort leaving after their treatment plan and being able to feel great again!”
Away from the office Brenda is a devoted Grandmother first, and a creator of all things “repurposed and weathered.” Check out her business “Weathered Creations!”