I am dedicated to helping my patient improve their health as quickly and completely as possible. The best results come when the doctor fits the treatment to the patient needs rather than treating everybody with the same technique.
This idea has led me to a multidisciplinary approach to improving patient’s health incorporating chiropractic, applied kinesiology (AK), nutrition, emotional release, cranial techniques, muscle balancing, soft tissue release and rehabilitative exercise. As a doctor the hardest part is determining which therapy is the most appropriate. This is where AK shines. Through AK muscle testing, the body reveals which therapy it will respond to best. Cutting through the clutter of the symptoms a patient may present with, allows for quicker results.
My ideal patient wants to use a healthcare approach without the use of drugs, take an active role in their health, and look to avoid medical interventions. Improving the body’s ability to function helps all types of patients. Athletes notice improved performance and quicker recovery and those with chronic health problems often find the first relief in years. For more information, visit my website or my blog.
Dr. Michelle is a Buffalo native who spent the last twelve years in Northern Virginia serving the birth community. Dr. Michelle has had the joy of working exclusively with pregnant women (and their babies) for the last seven years helping women achieve the birth they are dreaming of.
Dr. Michelle believes strongly in the strength of women and their ability to deliver naturally. It is her passion to empower women with the knowledge they need to have a peaceful pregnancy, beautiful birth and the post partum experience that they desire. For more on Dr. Michelle visit her website or read her blog.
Her unique practice allows for time to pay special attention to the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis and low back that support the uterus, pelvis, tailbone, and low back. Chiropractic care during pregnancy identifies and removes mechanical strain from the spine and pelvis, allowing for a more comfortable pregnancy and peaceful birth.
Erin Schifferli MS RDN, 500 Hr RYT, Prenatal Certified
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Erin has experience working with individuals, small groups, corporate wellness settings and community volunteer classes. She loves sharing health and wellness within schools and non-profit organizations. Erin draws from knowledge in several health and wellness modalities to design personalized wellness recommendations for individuals looking to improve their overall state of being. Whether attending JoyWheel sessions, Nutrition & Wellness Consultations, or a Grocery Store Tour, she enthusiastically assists students, clients, and the community in successfully navigating the myriad of lifestyle and behavioral choices available to all of us. Erin believes we were meant to thrive daily and experience life fully. It is her intention to guide people back to their own natural state of wellness/wholeness by offering them techniques and practices that can be applied realistically to daily life.
Within all her offerings, Erin encourages people to reconnect with the natural rhythms of life. Often, this method inspires students to reprogram their daily habits, learn new approaches to handle stress and let go of old behaviors that no longer serve them. For example, in nutrition, she focuses on whole real food rather than calorie counting or strict diet plans that don't last. This more holistic approach helps people to reestablish a healthy relationship with self-nourishment and enables both people and communities to choose balanced healthy choices.
All Yoga and Wellness recommendations are co-created, which leads to realistic lifestyle growth and lasting health improvement. Erin believes we are all our own best healers, and with some guidance and support, we can heal our lives, our communities and our planet.
To learn more about her offerings or make an appointment contact Erin.
Adam Schifferli 500 RYT, RMT
Adam is abundantly grateful for all the teachings and teachers he has been blessed to learn from. As a Yoga Teacher (500hr), Reiki Master Teacher, and Meditation coach, he utilizes individualized blends of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki in order to tailor classes and private sessions to meet people’s various needs. Adam invites students to become more aware of sensations, internal feelings, blockages and old habit patterns in order to discover the healing power of living presence.
Adam is a storyteller at heart, with his English degree and years of experience working in the combined communications and tech fields, he loves to share these therapeutic practices by weaving stories into his offerings. He believes that sharing our own biographies (which become our biology) with others helps to spread living wisdom as we all walk towards wholeness. Through a commitment to daily practices, Adam continues to learn the importance of connection -- to self, family, and purpose in each and every moment. His offerings are driven by a deep desire to share this consciousness of life with others. He encourages students to learn how to listen to their own innate knowing, one breath, one practice, one day at a time.
Adam is thankful for the teachings of Ashtanga and vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, SN Goenka and Vipassana Meditation, as well as the Usui, Karua and Lightarian Reiki Traditions. He feels blessed to be married to Erin Schifferli, an amazing and inspiring woman, and father to four dynamic children, who are the greatest of teachers and sources of learning. Together we share the desire to offer health, wellness, and meditation all who seek it. We, as a family hope, to create a safe, sacred space for all to practice, learn, and grow in – both internally, and together. We are continually inspired by the local community and are very grateful to be a part of it.
I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.
-Chief Crazy Horse
NY Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist
Certificate of Training in Weight Management
Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State University
Theresa’s balanced approach to Nutrition Counseling is centered on sustainable dietary and lifestyle changes. Her mission is to provide practical education and support to help her clients naturally achieve a healthier state of being.
She has been working in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Registered Dietitian for the past 15 years. Her experience has centered around helping clients with Prenatal and Pediatric nutrition issues as well as the management of weight, Diabetes and Heart Disease. She has also worked with clients who face food-related allergies and sensitivities.
Theresa’s passionate about exploring the areas of sustainability as it relates to food, food production and health. She works with clients to develop an understanding of the relationship between food and health – including natural and sustainable kitchen practices.
She counts several settings on her list of past work experiences including: Public Health Clinic, Acute Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Home Care, and private gyms. In 2010 Theresa received a certificate of training in weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Theresa lives with her husband and three children in East Aurora. As someone who deeply believes in the value of wellness, she is excited to share her expertise and passion with the community through her private practice at JoyWheel Yoga and Wellness.
Theresa can be contacted for work with individuals or groups.
I offer an organic and holistic approach to skin health, and am passionate about bringing product safety into your spa services and at-home care. What we put on our skin most certainly has an impact on our inward health, as many products penetrate and become absorbed into our bodies. Unfortunately, endocrine disrupting ingredients such as parabens, talc, soy, etc., are very prevalent in skin care and cosmetics today. The US has very little regulation on what goes into the beauty market. Just as many are realizing the importance of reading labels before consuming foods, we must do the same for what we apply topically.
My personal health journey has led me to look closely at the products I use personally and professionally. I use professional quality, truly clean organic skin care products from Elle Pea Tee and 100% Pure Makeup with my clients. I am also Alexandria Professional certified in Sugaring Hair Removal.
Book online or text/call 607.227.2291
Buffalo Native, Healer & Teacher
200hr RYT, Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Sacred Plant Medicine Practitioner, Folk Herbalist
Ashley is a Buffalo native who attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Biology, with a minor in Physics and Chemistry. After finishing college Ashley began her apprenticeship in India, which turned into 3 years of studies throughout Asia. She trained in Ayurvedic Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, Plant Medicine, and Energy Medicine. After her travels, she began apprenticing as a traditional Folk Herbalist and Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner in Vermont. She offers private meditation & Integrated Energy Healing sessions as well as Herbalism and Sacred Plant Medicine.
“My Integrative Energy Healing Sessions are a combination of multiple disciplines that I’ve studied over the years. I include Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Theta Healing, intuitive energy work, healing touch, crystal therapy, plant spirit medicine, and shamanic journeying. Sessions are very relaxing and often provide insight into our own process of healing. I also work with Folk herbalism, plant spirit medicine and meditation practices to create a personalized plan for your optimal health and wellbeing.
I’m very passionate about changing the way we view our health and healing. It’s very easy to look to plants or healing sessions to replace our medicine cabinets, but true healing rarely happens overnight; it takes patience and practice. Healing is about creating a willingness to grow and change and re-define our relationships. Relationships with ourselves and our bodies, as well as with the Plants that heal us, the soil they grow in, the Earth that holds us, and all the life fostered here. It’s about changing the way we see our role in all of that. I like to think that my role in all of this is giving you the tools and knowledge necessary for you to heal yourself.”
Alicia Vega, LMT
Alicia attended the New York Institute of Massage and has over six years of experience treating clients. She specializes in injury rehabilitation, stress relieving techniques and prenatal massage care. She has also taken continuing education classes in Thai Yoga massage and myofascial release therapy. She accepts many Blue Cross Blue Shield and Independent Health plans as well as No Fault insurance claims.
In addition, Alicia is also a licensed Esthetician and attended the New York Institute of Esthetics. Esthetics treatments include facials, body treatments, microdermabrasion and waxing.
You can reach Alicia to schedule a session at: 716-698-3939
Kathryn Gawera, LMT
Kathryn is a graduate of the New York Institute of Massage. She is a highly accomplished massage therapist, and in the time since her licensure she has completed more than 1,500 clinical hours of massage treatment. During prior employment at a high-volume clinic, Gawera successfully treated people with a wide range of musculoskeletal and other medical problems, but she discovered that she is at her best when she combines her medical knowledge with her intuition and love of energy work.
One facet of her treatment that sets Gawera apart is her certification as a Usui Reiki practitioner. Reiki is a treatment modality originating in Japan and is based on the unseen “life force energy” that flows through us. It employs the practitioner’s personal energies to balance and restore the personal energies of the recipient. Gawera combines the subtle, intuitive, and balancing aspects of Reiki with traditional western massage techniques to treat body and spirit simultaneously.
Gawera is capable of treating nearly everyone, but her most pronounced successes involved treating women, people suffering from depressive symptoms, those coping with grief or loss, and those recovering from addictions.
You can reach Kathryn at: email@example.com or 716-777-9940.
Chelsey Black, LMT
Chelsey began her career as a Licensed Massage Therapist after graduating from the FLCC Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care program in 2010. In 2012, she traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand. There she studied at the Thai Massage Shivagakomarpaj school where she became certified in Level I and Level II Thai Massage. She attributes her Zen-like massage experience and unique stretches to her time in the Land of 1,000 Smiles. Since then she has been happily massaging while completing her BA in Health Education. She plans to travel to Baltimore at the end of June to continue her education in Pregnancy and Postpartum massage. When she’s not learning and massaging she loves to spend time with her daughter and husband going for walks in nature, camping, and boating.
You can reach Chelsey at: firstname.lastname@example.org