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Meet Our Team of Medical Professionals

  • Mark Georgiev, HKin, MPT Registered Physiotherapist

    Mark Georgiev, Owner and Lead Physiotherapist joined Dr. Maddalena in 2009 to open Accelerated Health and Wellness Centre, creating the largest private Multidisciplanary Clinic in Niagara. Mark was born and raised in Fonthill, Ont. and is excited to have the opportunity to treat patients in his local community.  Mark studied Kinesiology and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. During his time a...
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  • Pat Maddalena, HKin, DC

    Dr. Patrick Maddalena is the lead chiropractor at Accelerated Health & Wellness Centre. Dr. Maddalena has experience treating a wide variety of patients, young athletes, professional athletes, motor vehicle accident patients and elderly patients. While earning his Undergraduate Degree from Brock University, Dr. Maddalena studied Kinesiology with a focus on foot biomechanics and gait analysis. With further post graduate tra...
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  • Dr. Kaitlyn Pepper BScN RN, DC Acupuncture Provider

    Dr. Kaitlyn Pepper’s interest in health care began with her positive experiences as a chiropractic patient. She has a bachelor of nursing sciences degree from McMaster University and has worked as a registered nurse with an interest in geriatric and complex continuing care. This experience inspired her to further her education to become a prevention and wellness based primary care provider by completing her doctor of chiropractic at th...
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  • Courtney Franks, DPT, HKin, Registered Physiotherapist

    Certified in Concussion Management Courtney Franks joined the Accelerated Health Team in January of 2008. She was born and raised outside of Peterborough, Ontario and attended Brock University where she received her Bachelors of Kinesiology Degree with honors. Courtney attended D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Courtney has since become a licensed physiotherapist in both Canada a...
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  • Jason Ward, DPT, HKin - Registered Physiotherapist

    Jason completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. Prior to this he attended the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with Honours in Kinesiology. He is currently a registered Physiotherapist in Canada as well as the United States.  Jason has taken additional courses in Concussion Management,  Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulation, Kinesio Taping, Functional Exercise and attended ...
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  • David Griffiths, MPT, HKin - Registered Physiotherapist

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  • Dr. Ana Lara N.D.

    Dr. Ana Lara has been involved in the health industry for over 15 years. Her belief in natural medicine led her to complete a bachelor degree in Biochemistry and pursue an education as a Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine. After completing the four year postgraduate program from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ana chose to return to her roots in Niagara and set up her practice. She is a member of the Board of Dir...
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  • Carrie Jeske, RMT

    Carrie has been a part of the Accelerated Health & Wellness team since 2011. She has been practicing massage therapy since graduating with distinction in 2005 from Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, AB, with a diploma in massage therapy studies. Having worked in various multi-disciplinary settings, in both Alberta and Ontario, Carrie has gained experience in treating a wide variety of conditions, including headaches, whiplash injurie...
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  • Kristen Patterson, RMT

    I have been professional in the Health and Wellness Industry for over 10 years ( previous experience working  Spa, Dental and Physiotherapy offices) Education: *  Graduated from the Health Science Health Prep Program at Niagara College  *  Honors Diploma from the 4 year Acupuncture Program at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences  *  Certified in Esthetic Services :  Manicures, pedicures, wax...
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  • Anne-Marie Valerio, RMT

    Anne-Marie Valerio joined our team at Accelerated Health and Wellness Centre in August of 2018 Anne-Marie is a Registered Massage Therapist and has been practicing for almost 17 years. Her curiosity of massage therapy and its benefits began during her teenage years as she was being treated for injuries while training competitively in track and field.  She was able to see the value of regular therapy on&nb...
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  • Kevin Langelaan, Bsc.O.T. Reg

    Kevin Langelaan joined the Accelerated Health and Wellness Centre in April of 2014. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. He has practiced in a number of health care facilites such as hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient clinics, inpatient rehabilitation facilities. As a member of many Occupational Therapy certified groups, Kevin has obtained a wide range of experience in the various fields ...
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  • DJ Warkentin, B.Sc., M.OMSc

    D.J. Warkentin started bringing Classical Osteopathy to the Accelerated Health and Wellness Centre team in September of 2018. He is a lifelong Niagara Region resident and is excited to serve Fonthill and the surrounding communities. D.J. grew up playing basketball, hockey, and running, which worked to foster an interest in the body and its mechanical potential.  D.J. studied Medical Science at Brock University, with particular ...
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  • Dr. Katie Dalziel, MD, CCFP, SEM Sports Medicine Physician

    Dr. Katie Dalziel is a Sports Medicine Physician who joined the Accelerated Health and Wellness Centre team in August of 2018.  She graduated from Queen's University in 2015 and completed her Post-Graduate work at McMaster University in Hamilton.  Her training and experience is in Family Medicine with a focus on sports injuries.  She practices out of our location on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm, and has additional practi...
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  • Jonah Mondloch, Kinesiologist

    Jonah joined the team at Accelerated Health and Wellness in the fall of 2017, shortly after graduating from Brock University with a BSc in Kinesiology. During his time at Brock, Jonah was an intern in the Brock Sports Performance Centre where his primary role was working with the women's rugby team during their offseason workouts.  Since graduating, Jonah has become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and spent a summer...
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  • Riley Sandham, Kinesiologist

    Riley is a St. Catharines native who has been a part of the Accelerated Health and Wellness team since May 2018. Previously, she attended Wilfrid Laurier University where she graduated with honours in Kinesiology and Physical Education, while completing a minor in Psychology. She is currently pursuing further education in a post-graduate program at Mohawk College, studying Brain Disorders Management, with an expected graduation date of J...
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  • Matt Sills, Kinesiologist

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  • Michelle Race, Office Manager

    Michelle joined the team at Accelerated Health and Wellness Centre in August of 2013. She brings to her role of Office Manager, extensive experience in retail, customer service, and management. She is a lifelong resident of the Niagara Region and a graduate of Brock University. In her free time, Michelle enjoys reading, running and spending time with family and friends. Michelle looks forward to expanding her knowle...
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  • Amber Lupish, Administrative Assistant

    Amber joined the team at Accelerated Health and Wellness in August 2018. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program from Lambton College in 2004; however, after 10 years as an RMT, Amber made the difficult decision to step away from massage. After her career ended she knew she still wanted to work in the medical industry, so she made the transition to become a medical receptionist. Her knowledge and medical background has proven to be...
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  • Pamela Arbour, Administrative Assistant

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