Dr. Krista Klawitter B.Sc., D.C.
Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Klawitter started her academic career in Boca Raton Florida as a student athlete. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University after four years of participating as a Division 1 varsity athlete in volleyball and achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medical Sciences. She then returned back home to Ontario to continue her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Klawitter began her chiropractic career in Ajax and Brooklin, and in 2011 was proud to move back to where she grew up and started practicing at Newcastle Chiropractic & Health Centre.
With a background in varsity-level sports, Dr. Klawitter has a passion to help her patients’ lead healthy, active lives. She has helped athletes of all levels with sports injury recovery and is committed to providing all patients with the highest quality of personalized and professional care. Dr. Klawitter also has additional training and certifications in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University, Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, Thompson Technique, and Webster Technique for pregnant mothers, allowing her to offer her patients a variety of the most evidence-based health care treatments.
Dr. Klawitter currently resides in Newcastle and contributes to her community through coaching, mentoring and treating young athletes. Outside of the clinic she can be found practicing yoga, running, golfing, playing volleyball, tennis, and relaxing at the cottage with family. Dr. Klawitter is a member of the Newcastle Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Community Improvement Plan, and BIA. She also volunteers her time and offers free health seminar workshops at various locations throughout Durham, educating her patients and community about health awareness and injury prevention.
Dr. Ellen Smith, B.H.Sc., D.C.
Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Smith grew up in the Ottawa Valley and graduated from University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science Honours in Kinesiology. She continued her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2018 with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. During her time at CMCC, Dr. Smith furthered her education and was trained in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Webster technique, Bootcamp for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Running Gait Analysis, and Functional Movement Screening.
Dr. Smith is a Chiropractor whose approach aims to help current problems and prevent further injury. Each patient of Dr. Smith receives individualized care that may include chiropractic manipulation/ mobilization, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, postural correction, and rehabilitation programs. She has a special interest in treating the elderly, pregnant women, and runners.
When not in the clinic Dr. Smith can be found running, swimming, biking, hiking, or reading at a coffee shop. She is also active in the community hosting group discussions on injury prevention, ergonomics, and overall health and wellness.
Dr. Jennifer Flindall, B.A.H., D.C.
Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Flindall’s interest in health care and personal vision of patient care began during her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph. A long history of neck and back pain brought on by competitive dance and motor vehicle accidents caused her to explore various treatment options and ultimately led to her discovery of chiropractic and all it has to offer. Dr. Flindall’s passion for helping others in pain led her to enroll in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Clinic Honours.
Dr. Flindall has worked with a wide range of patients, including pregnant women, children, seniors, and athletes. Her focus is on helping individuals with pain and dysfunction to reclaim their quality of life, just as chiropractic helped her to do. Dr. Flindall believes in individualized, patient-centred care and in developing treatment plans tailored to patients’ unique needs. She accomplishes this by using a variety of techniques which include, but are not limited to, Chiropractic Manipulation, Acupuncture, Active Release Technique®, and rehabilitative care.
Dr. Flindall moved to the Durham Region and joined Newcastle Chiropractic & Health Centre in 2013. She spends her time outside the clinic practicing yoga and martial arts, running, and relaxing with family.
Dr. Amy Henehan, B.A., N.D.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Amy Henehan’s interest in practicing medicine was first sparked as a teenager when she herself became a patient of a Naturopathic Doctor. Her passion grew as she continued to witness firsthand the healing that Naturopathic Medicine offers, and she walked away from the experience not only having resolved her symptoms, but also with a new life goal – to become a Naturopathic Doctor in order to empower others with the knowledge necessary to gain control over their own long-term wellness.
Her professional pursuits began with the completion of her undergraduate studies at York University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Dr. Henehan then went on to complete an intensive 4-year post-graduate program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), where she earned her Doctor of Naturopathy Degree. Her studies have taught her that good medicine does more than simply mask symptoms. Rather, it is important to first understand why symptoms have occurred, and to consider the entirety of a patient’s being–including mental, emotional and physical–in order to identify the root cause. Ultimately, the aim is to gently bring the body’s systems back into proper functioning, so the individual can achieve optimal health and improved quality of living.
While Dr. Henehan holds a general family practice, she has a special interest in weight loss, digestive health, fertility, women’s health and hormonal balancing. Her treatment plans often incorporate clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture & cupping, as well as stress management techniques. Dr. Henehan is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, registered in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Dr. Henehan joined Newcastle Chiropractic & Health Centre in 2017. She currently resides in Orono, and enjoys spending her spare time being in nature, with animals, or creating art.
Dustin Vaillancourt, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Dustin is a registered massage therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). He graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College with honours in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy. Dustin is trained to use a variety of massage techniques including but not limited to myofacial release, stretching, and trigger point therapy. Understanding that each client is unique, he strives to provide treatments tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals. He has experience working in both clinical and spa settings. Dustin takes great pleasure in working with people to help them achieve their goals.
Dustin is a resident of Newcastle and is proud to provide this service to his community alongside the team here at Newcastle Chiropractic & Health Centre. Outside of the clinic Dustin enjoys playing music, disc golf, basketball, biking and gardening.
Graeme Wilson, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Graeme provides his clients a feeling of relief and calm that extends beyond the duration of their treatment. He is a firm believer that one size does not fit all and adapts each massage treatment to suit the clients needs. He particularly loves sports injury, deep tissue, myofascial and trigger point release work and the challenge of making those treatments a relaxing experience.
No stranger to pain and dysfunction himself, Graeme comes from a high-performance
soccer background, giving him personal insight into a variety of acute physical injuries.
As a graduate of Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, coupled with over a
decade of massage experience, he has worked with clients from a wide variety of
stages of life, health, and backgrounds and is able to provide lasting and effective
treatments to any walk of life.
Outside of the treatment room, you can find Graeme cooking up a storm in the kitchen,
listening to a wide variety of music and spending time with his two girls.