OUR WIN HEALTH PERFORMANCE CENTRE TEAM

History

The Startup

Our WIN Health Performance Centre Team is a group of licensed health care professionals that are focused on helping you move better and feel great.  We offer health services to the Niagara Falls community and surrounding region. WIN Health has been supporting the overall general health of people in the Niagara Region for nearly 20 years.

Dr. Ernie Bagnulo and Dr. Laura Imola started the clinic in 2006 after merging their vision and passion for health.  With Dr. Ernie’s experience as a Chiropractor and Dr. Laura’s experience as a Naturopathic Doctor, they grew to what we know today as WIN Health Performance Centre.

The clinic started small with humble beginnings. WIN Health 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 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In this time, we have remained focused on continuing to offer these services with the same care we established in the beginning.

Our team includes chiropractors, physiotherapists, a naturopathic doctor, and registered massage therapists.

After many years of working together, listening to our patients and staying current in the health industry, the WIN Health 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

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

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

Dr. Ernie Bagnulo is a chiropractor and clinic owner of WIN Health Performance Centre. 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)
NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr. Laura Imola, BSc, ND (Licensed)

Dr. Laura Imola is a naturopathic doctor and clinic owner of WIN Health Performance Centre. 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 in 2003.  She also obtained her yoga teacher certification at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in 2003.

She completed Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training course with Dr. Gabor Mate and Sat Dharma Kaur, Naturopathic Doctor.  She has seen first hand how stress and emotional distress causes health ailments and offers trauma informed care in addition to somatic therapy.

With twenty years of clinical experience, yoga teaching and practice, writing contributions and personal experience of being a mom to two vibrantly healthy sons, Dr. Imola offers easy, affordable and accessible natural health options.

She is devoted to helping you in your journey of health by offering a compassionate approach to care so you can re-connect, or more deeply connect, to your truest and best expression of health and self.

Dr. Matthew Bird

Dr. Matthew Bird, BScH, DC
CHIROPRACTOR
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. Lauryn Friesen, BSc, DC
CHIROPRACTOR
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Lauryn Friesen, BSc, DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

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. Dr. Lauryn has received certifications in Neurofunctional Acupuncture at McMaster University, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, and Post Natal Assessment & Rehabilitation.

Dr. 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.  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.

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

Dr. Greg Lamb, B.Kin, DC
CHIROPRACTOR
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Greg Lamb, B.Kin, DC
Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Greg Lamb graduated from Brock University in 2017 with an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and First Class standing. 

He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from D’Youville University graduating Summa Cum Laude. 

Dr. Lamb has received certifications in Fascial Distortion Model therapies and Neurofunctional Acupuncture at McMaster University.

Dr. Lamb uses an evidence-based approach to healthcare focusing on best available practices to help his patients. 

This includes incorporating many different therapeutic techniques into his treatments including manual adjusting, myofascial release, modalities, and exercise rehab.

When Dr. Lamb is not in the clinic, you can find him engaging in various hobbies like playing soccer and basketball, running and cycling, or hanging out with friends and family. 

Having spent most of his life involved in various sports, Dr. Lamb has a special interest in athletic injuries, rehabilitation and performance. 

Dr. Ha Joung (Helen) Kim, BHSc, ND (Licensed)
NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr. Ha Joung (Helen) Kim, BHSc, ND (Licensed)

Dr. Helen Ha Joung Kim, BHSc, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor and a strong advocate or holistic health and wellness. She completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at McMaster University and obtained her Doctor of Naturopathy from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. She also completed a fertility focus internship in Toronto as well as paediatric focus training in South Korea.

She is passionate about supporting patients with their overall health, particularly with hormone imbalances. She incorporates advanced lab testing, nutritional support, lifestyle modifications, and acupuncture in her practice.

Outside of naturopathic medicine, she loves to paint, play cello and grow her hydroponic garden.

Dr. Jade Hoxie, HBSc, ND (Licensed)
NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr. Jade Hoxie, HBSc, ND (Licensed)

Dr. Jade Hoxie, HBSc, ND is a naturopathic doctor who is passionate about empowering her patients to take control of their health. She completed her Bachelor of Life Sciences degree at McMaster University before obtaining her Doctor of Naturopathy from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto.

She is interested in all conditions and concerns surrounding your health but she has a special interest in: paediatrics (immune health, ADHD, Autism, Teen Mental Health), women’s health and hormones (menstrual concerns-painful or heavy periods or no period at all, hormonal acne, PCOS, and concerns arising after discontinuing the birth control pill, menopause, fertility, thyroid), digestive issues, and allergies/immune health.

Dr. Jade’s primary goal is to make sure that you feel heard which will allow her to create an individualized and evidence-based treatment plan that is best suited for you.

When she is not in the clinic you can find her getting her steps in, enjoying a sunset, cooking any and all fun new recipes, or spending time with her family & friends.

Jeff Dill

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

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
PHYSIOTHERAPY

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
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

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
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

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.

Melissa Schumacher
Reiki Master & Sound Massage Provider

Melissa Schumacher, Reiki Master & Sound Massage Provider

Melissa Schumacher is an award-winning international healer, instructor, limiting beliefs expert and coach. She is a Usui Karuna Reiki Master Instructor and Facilitator and is the only certified PH Sound Massage Practitioner in Ontario and 1 of 3 in all of Canada.

Melissa has also been certified as a Relaxation Trainer, KliK (children’s) Sound Communication Practitioner, Sound Bath Facilitator, (Peter Hess® Academy in Germany) and as Vedic & Tibetan Sound Healing Training for the Human Energy Body, Chakras, Energy Meridians, and Deep-rooted Emotional Blockages.

Melissa believes effective stress management should not start when we are already suffering from stress, anxiety, pain or bad headaches but instead with ourselves because self-care is the foundation of what we can do for others. It has to begin with the caregiver (you).

When Melissa is not at the clinic, she enjoys camping, bike riding, yoga and spending time with her family.

Alissa Lucciola-Peacock
Physiotherapy Assistant

Ashley Nardilli

Ashley Nardilli
Patient Experience Coordinator

Nancy VanDemark
Patient Experience Coordinator

Alexandra Botelho
Clinical Assistant/Patient Experience Coordinator

Emmelia Pirbus
Patient Experience Coordinator

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