OUR DOCTORS & THERAPISTS
Dr. Amanda Ostrowski
Dr. Amanda Ostrowski (nee Godwin) grew up in Guelph, Ontario and that was where she was first introduced to chiropractic. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University in 1999 with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology (B.Kin.). Dr. Amanda was then accepted to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto and graduated in the class of 2003. At graduation she was awarded the Harold Beasley Award for excellence in Jurisprudence.
Dr. Amanda has completed hundreds of extra hours of training outside of the classroom and regularly attends seminars and workshops to help improve her skills as a chiropractor. She has received her certificate from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) after completing and passing their 180 hour course focusing on pregnancy and pediatrics. She is a former kinesiology and biomechanics teacher for a local Registered Massage Therapy school and former owner of the Barrie School of Highland Dancing. She has lectured at several companies throughout Barrie on the benefits of chiropractic including: Barrie Hydro, The Source, Bayshore Nursing, Victoria Village, Rogers, and Kolmar. Dr. Amanda has been a guest speaker several times on the Rogers TV program - Daytime. She is passionate about her profession and loves teaching others how to live a healthier, more balanced life.
Dr. Amanda is a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA), and is in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO). As well, she is an examiner for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB). In August 2006 she co-founded Balance Chiropractic with her husband and colleague Dr. Matt Ostrowski. Dr. Amanda is also the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Claire & Layla.
Dr. Matthew Ostrowski
Dr. Matthew Ostrowski is married with two young (well adjusted) children, Claire & Layla. He was born in North Bay and has also resided in Mississauga and Orillia. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University in 1998 and Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2002.
Dr. Matt has taken a continuing education course in Active Release Technique (ART) and has received his certificate from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) after passing their 180 hour course on pregnancy and pediatrics. He is a former anatomy teacher for a local Registered Massage Therapy school and has lectured at several companies throughout Barrie on the benefits of chiropractic. As a community service he provides health and wellness workshops and spinal screenings to community groups and businesses.
Dr. Matt is a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA), and is in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO). As well, he is an examiner for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB). In August 2006 he co-founded Balance Chiropractic with his wife and colleague Dr. Amanda Ostrowski.
Registered Massage Therapist
As a member of the Balance Chiropractic team since 2006, I am dedicated to a partnership with patients to achieve and maintain their wellness goals.
Prior to receiving an Honours Diploma in Massage Therapy from ICT Kikkawa College in Toronto, I trained as a professional ballerina, leaving home at a very young age to study at the Quinte Ballet School in Belleville, Ontario. During my 16 years of training/teaching ballet, I had the opportunity to study the human body at peak performance and have heightened my awareness of the physical demands endured by professional athletes. I witnessed the various stages of injury ranging from acute to chronic and discovered the benefits of manual therapy.
My practice is formed by many disciplines of massage including General Swedish Massage (relaxation), Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage with focus on Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release. I understand the importance of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle and the role Massage Therapy can have in achieving this.
Registered Massage Therapist
I have been with Balance Chiropractic since 2011, and am in good standing with the Ontario College of Massage Therapist Association. My previous experience in a rehabilitation setting has taught me the importance of remedial exercise. I continue to use this in my practice by customizing and implementing exercise programs to ensure recovery and healthy living.
My practice and treatment plans are designed to help each patient achieve their optimal health through various massage therapy techniques including: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Cupping, Hydrotherapy, Hot stone Massage and Relaxation treatments. Education and self-care methods of stretching, strengthening, and hydrotherapy are included as part of each treatment plan.
I enjoy outdoor activities including cycling, yoga, kayaking, paddle boarding, golf, surfing, weight training and I am an avid runner who has participated several marathons. Consequently I understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and of maintaining flexible, strong healthy joints and soft tissue. I am also a proud mother of two very active boys and enjoy spending as much time with them as possible.
I believe that Massage Therapy not only treats musculoskeletal and joint dysfunctions but that regular massage treatments help to keep your body and mind in optimal health and wellness.