OUR TEAM

History

The Startup

Dr. Ernie Bagnulo and Dr. Laura Imola joined forces in 2006 after merging their vision and passion for health. With Dr. Ernie’s high energy spirit and Dr. Laura’s natural creativity, they grew to what we know today as WIN Health.

The clinic started small and had humble beginnings. WIN kept its focus on providing quality treatment and individualized care with a warm clinic setting and friendly health care providers.

Over the years, the clinic has grown and we are proud to offer a dynamic range of care at two clinics, located in Niagara Falls and Fonthill, Ontario. In this time, we have remained focused on continuing to offer these services with the same care we established in the beginning.

After many years of working together, listening to our patients and staying current in the health industry, the WIN Team continues to support the growth of their original goal of providing exceptional health care. It is through this vision that we work with individuals to find their truest and best expression of health.

We Work Together

Meet our Team

Dr. Ernie Bagnulo

Dr. Ernie Bagnulo, BScH (Kin), DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Ernie Bagnulo, BScH (Kin), DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Ernie Bagnulo is a chiropractor and clinic owner of WIN Health Clinics. He studied at New York Chiropractic College and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his Medical Acupuncture training at McMaster University and is now a senior instructor in the program.

With specialized training in Neurofunctional Rehabilitation, using the Neufit system, he’s helping patients with speedier recoveries and pain management after injury.

A dedicated father, he loves to spend time with his two young sons and is an avid cyclist, skier and hockey player. Through his love of sports, Dr. Bagnulo has a special interest in sports injury care.

Dr. Laura Imola

Dr. Laura Imola, BSc, ND
(Licensed)

Dr. Laura Imola, BSc, ND (Licensed)

Dr. Laura Imola is a naturopathic doctor and clinic owner of WIN Health Clinics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Western Ontario and studied naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

With over a decade of clinical experience, yoga teaching and practice, writing contributions and personal experience of being a mom to two vibrantly healthy little boys, Dr. Imola offers approachable and practical health solutions.

Dr. Matthew Bird

Dr. Matthew Bird, BScH, DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Matthew Bird, BScH, DC Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Matthew Bird attended the University of Guelph from 2000-2004 where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree with a major in Human Kinetics. He then continued his educational path at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College from 2004-2008. While at CMCC, he graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Clinical Honours in obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Bird has a special interest in sport performance through the management of myofascial and joint restrictions to help achieve optimal biomechanical function. He lives an active lifestyle through sport and with  family and friends.  If you don’t catch him at the clinic, he is most likely playing volleyball or on the slopes snowboarding.

Dr. Nicholas Slowinski, BScH, DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Nicholas Slowinski, BScH, DC Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Nicholas Slowinski, is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). He graduated Cum Laude from CMCC with Clinic Honours. Prior to CMCC, he attended Brock University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours). He completed his Neurofunctional Acupuncture certification at McMaster University and is certified in Active Release Technique (ART). Dr. Slowinski integrates multiple therapeutic techniques including motion palpation, myofascial release, neurofunctional acupuncture and manual adjusting to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. As an avid martial artist, gym rat and hockey player, Dr. Slowinski has developed a special interest in the care of combat and strength athletes. A true sports fan, when not in the clinic he can be found catching a game, or enjoying the great outdoors.

Jack Harman, BA, DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Jack Harman, BA, DC, Neurofunctional Acupucnture Provider

 

Dr. Jack graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2018, and soon after moved to the Niagara region to begin his professional career. He grew up in London Ontario where he received his undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University. In order to further his education, he then went on to become a certified neurofunctional acupuncture provider through the McMaster University Neurofunctional program.

Dr. Jack employs a contemporary blend of current, evidence-based treatment styles to improve functional performance and eliminate pain. He uses chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and soft tissue techniques to achieve optimal results and keep his patients feeling their best.

During his free time, Dr. Jack enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and spending time at the family cottage. Having spent most of his childhood and adolescents playing sports, he makes sure to stay active, and always makes time to support his lifelong team; the LEAFS.

Dr. Lauryn Friesen, BSc, DC
Chiropractor

Dr. Lauryn Friesen, BSc, DC

Dr. Lauryn Friesen completed her Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences at Queen’s University.  She then obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with Clinical Honours. While at CMCC Lauryn was a member of the Unleash Your Potential Team and cycled across Canada in the summer of 2019. She has obtained certification in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, Post Natal Assessment and Rehabilitation and is currently enrolled in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program through McMaster University.

With a very active upbringing playing several sports and experience in university varsity-level basketball, she has developed a special interest in women’s health and athlete care. Lauryn will always strive to provide an environment where her patients feel heard, understand the root of their pain and tailor treatment to patients’ individual health and wellness goals.

When she is not in the clinic you can find her at the gym, shooting hoops, cycling or spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Conner Overstrom, DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Conner Overstrom, DC

Dr. Conner Overstrom studied Kinesiology at Brock University from 2014-2017. From there he continued his studies at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College graduating Cum Laude, while at CMCC he received certifications in both Functional Range Conditioning™ and Neurofunctional Acupuncture at McMaster University. Dr. Overstrom utilizes various therapeutic techniques such as myofascial release, manual adjusting, Neurofunctional acupuncture, as well as movement optimization and exercise as part of his treatments. As a former lacrosse and hockey player himself, he has a special interest in sports injuries, rehabilitation, and performance. When Conner is not in the clinic, you can catch him reading a good book, working on his golf game, or working out in his garage.

Dr. Laura Custode, B.Kin (Hons), DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Laura Custode, B.Kin (Hons), DC

Dr. Laura Custode is passionate about helping people and believes that empowering her patients to understand their bodies and health is the foundation of lifelong wellness. 

Dr. Custode graduated with First Class standing from Brock University in 2014 with an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology. She went on to graduate from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, and also became certified in Functional Integrated Acupuncture in 2018. She has been providing exceptional care to the Niagara region since. 

When she isn’t at the clinic, Dr. Custode can be found experimenting with new recipes, practicing yoga and meditation, looking for new podcasts and spending time with her family and dog, Charlotte. 

Jeff Dill

Jeff Dill, HBA(Kin), HBA (Business Admin), MPT

Jeff Dill, HBA(Kin), HBA(Business Admin), MPT

Jeff Dill attended the University of Western Ontario from 2007-2011 & 2012-2013.  During this time he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degrees in Business Administration (Ivey Business School) and Kinesiology.  He then completed his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia, during which time he also became certified in lower extremity Active Release Technique.  Jeff enjoys using a combination of hands-on and exercise treatments to provide an individualized treatment plan for patients.  When he’s not in the clinic, Jeff is either spending time with family and friends or training/racing at home & abroad as an elite level marathon runner.

Mandeep Singh Sethi, PT, BPT, MPT

Mandeep Singh Sethi, PT, BPT, MPT
Registered Physiotherapist

Mandeep is a registered Physiotherapist under the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Mandeep completed his Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Physiotherapy from India. Mandeep received his advanced training in Yoga from Italy.

Mandeep has more than a decade of clinical experience of providing physiotherapy services. Mandeep is well equipped with the skill set of manual therapy (Maitland and Mulligan), soft tissue therapy, Graston Technique, positional release technique, muscle energy, myofascial release, acupuncture, dry needling, taping, therapeutic modalities, remedial exercises and yoga to treat his patients. Mandeep uses a holistic approach to work with musculoskeletal and sports injuries and extends his treatment by analyzing biomechanical aspect and functional component of any acute or chronic injury which enhances the recovery and adequate healing.

Active rehabilitation involving core group of muscles outshines his rehabilitation protocols by speeding the recovery. Mandeep has an extensive experience in neurological rehabilitation and blend his treatment approaches in a proactive manner to treat the root cause.

Mandeep is passionate about educating his patients to let them understand their health concerns and invites a collaborative approach in designing their therapeutic treatment protocols. Mandeep also works with the Motor Vehicle Accident cases in a comprehensive manner by understanding the extent of injury and designing goal-oriented treatment protocols to return to active lifestyle targeting the ergonomic aspect. Mandeep keeps himself involved in the current advanced research to support his clinical practice. He advocates the role of mind in controlling and modulation of pain and dysfunction of movement. In his free time, Mandeep enjoys swimming, cooking and spending time with his family.

Phil Rowland

Phil Rowland, RMT

Phil Rowland, RMT

Phil studied Massage Therapy at the Ontario College of Health and Technology, is an Active Release Techniques (ART) Provider, a Certified Personal Trainer and is also a member of the Discipline Committee for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.  He enjoys time supporting his son and daughter in their sport related extracurriculars, in addition to coaching hockey and soccer. A hockey player himself, he also enjoys hitting the links for a round of golf.

Dana John Heimbecker, BA, FRCms*, FRAs*, Kinstretch Master Instructor

Dana John Heimbecker, BA, FRCms*, FRAs*, Kinstretch Master Instructor

Dana John Heimbecker is an international educator through Functional Range Systems ® where he educates other trainers, manual therapists & professional sports organizations on mobility development, articular strength & neurological control. Dana John completed his Sports Management & Marketing degree at Marshall University and his Massage Therapy Diploma at Ontario College of Health & Technology. Dana John currently resides in Niagara Falls, Ontario where he has over 10 years of experience training general population, youth & professional athletes where he teaches the importance of body control, mobility, injury mitigation & physical longevity. Dana John is a former professional & NCAA Division One Soccer player who is always increasing his knowledge about the human body.

Elyse Silverman, M. OMSc
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Elyse Silverman, M. OMSc
Osteopathic Manual Pracitioner

Elyse studied at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy where she completed her Masters in Practice diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M.OMSc) and was awarded top in her class. Her interest in Osteopathy sprung from a desire to help people feel their best and the recognition that our traditional health care system often lacks holistic and preventative approaches. 

Elyse has taught yoga for almost a decade, witnessing the benefits that it cultivates physically and mentally. This sparked her inclination to go deeper into the study of the human body and seek out a career path in the healthcare field. Ultimately, this led her to Osteopathy which swept her off her feet from the moment she discovered it herself. The science and philosophy of Osteopathy resonated strongly and revealed how the power of nature can be harnessed in measurable and reliable ways to obtain results through manual, non-invasive, drug-free medicine. Elyse loves continuing to learn about the human body and spirit with other favourite pastimes including dancing, volleyball, hiking, and gardening. 

Joshua Janssen

Joshua Janssen
Chiropractic Health Care Assistant
NeuFit Certified

Joshua Janssen, Practitioner Assistant & Certified Personal Trainer

Joshua is a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer and OFC Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Resistance Training Instructor.  He obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 2016 from the University of Guelph.  Most recently, Joshua completed a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion in 2019 and a graduate certificate in Nutrition for Sport and Performance in 2020, both from Niagara College.

With experience in University-level sport himself, Joshua adds a sport specific approach in training his clients.  He is currently working towards completion of his CSEP High Performance Specialization.

In his spare time, Joshua enjoys adding to his music collection, cheering on the Toronto Raptors, long hikes, and drinking tea.

Michael Kohli, CSEP-CEP
Chiropractic Health Care Assistant

Michael Kohli, CSEP-CEP, Practitioner Assistant

Upon completion of his undergraduate studies in 2020, Michael received his Bachelor of Arts – Honours Specialization in Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario. From there he went on to further his education at Niagara College, graduating with honours from their Exercise Science for Health and Performance program. After finishing his graduate studies, Michael has since become certified with CSEP as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Using his knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and exercise science, Michael aims to help his clients live a more active healthy lifestyle. In his spare time you can find Michael at the gym, spending time with friends and family, or working on his golf game.

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Nancy VanDemark, Receptionist

Ashley Nardilli

Ashley Nardilli, Receptionist

Stephanie Ross

Stephanie Ross, Receptionist

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