Client of the Month

Each Month In Motion would like to recognize one special client for the their individual efforts. This honour is given to a client for their commitment to their Health & Fitness at In Motion. The honoured client must work hard, have a positive attitude, and be willing to improve their overall fitness & health level. We ask each client a few questions about their experience and what their personal goals are. We post them on our website along with their picture. All honoured Clients will receive an In Motion Prize!
 

 

July 2021

Client of the Month: Trish Hearn    

1. What brought you to In Motion?

My husband actually recommended In Motion. I was searching for a massage therapist and he was already a client of In Motion, and really loved all the people here. I’m glad he suggested it to me. 

2. What are your personal health goals?

My goal is to be in better shape. To have less aches and pains. To be more active. 

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

I visit In Motion at least once a week, sometimes twice. And my sessions are normally 20-30 minutes. 

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

I have been a client of In Motion for 8 years. 

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

I always leave feeling better. And everyone is so friendly. I feel like we are all friends. And if I saw any of the staff out and about, they would say hi or wave. 

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

The team at In Motion cares. They care that you feel good. And care about your health. 

 

June 2021

Client of the Month: Greg McD

1. What brought you to In Motion?

Initially I came with a running injury and I have since explored many of the services offered by In Motion, such as chiropractic care, cupping, massage therapy and acupuncture. 

2. What are your personal health goals?

To be healthy and active to keep up with my busy children.  Also, one day run a full marathon. 

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

2 or 3 times a month.  Session length depends on the type of care.

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

10 years.

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

The quality of care I receive at In Motion is fantastic. They truly understand their disciplines and strive for the best possible client outcome.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

Explore as many services that you can in order to find the best treatment path that suits you.

 

 
 

May 2021

Client of the Month: Carrie W-B

1.  What brought you to In Motion?

Years of wear and tear from working as a PSW. Pain in my back hips and feet. 

2.  What are your personal health goals?

To rehab from injuries that had occurred over the years and be able to work out, lose weight and live with less pain. 

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

1 or 2 times per week. 

4.  How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

2 years. 

5.  What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

I feel very welcome by how friendly all the staff are almost like they treat you like an old friend. 

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

You guys rock!

 
 

April 2021

Client of the Month: Cheri F.

1. What brought you to In Motion?

Following an accident in 2011 with a transport truck I required the expertise of a Chiropractor and RMT. After researching, I was referred to In Motion from a friend that had incredible success with their recovery from debilitating injuries.

2. What are your personal health goals?

To maintain a lifestyle that contributes to my long-term wellness. To move, to be strong and to be accountable for my own health.

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

For regular maintenance, I am at my best when I visit consistently. By maintaining bi-weekly/monthly (1) hour appointments I find is the best choice for me and what works with my schedule. If I experience a flare up of any injuries 1-2 times a week to get back on track.

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

A DECADE!The team at In Motion have been an ongoing part of my health care. When I stop showing up, my body lets me know and my team gets me back on track.

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

The positive reinforcement as professionals that listen to what I need and ensure we address how to maintain the benefits on my own as well.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

It can be a daunting experience that first time you need treatment. From my experience the calmness and laughter that is combined with the care you receive helps take the worry away. The extra effort to ensure you are at ease and are never rushed is a bonus.There is no question each of the team continues to update their skills and they are happy to work together when you need them to.

7.Other comments/anything to add? 

Trying more services is on my bucket list. By observing the interactions with the team and their clients it is evident there is much more to gain at In Motion than a single service, all under one roof!

 
 

March 2021

Client of the Month: Lindsay F.

1. What brought you to In Motion?

I first came to in Motion for massage therapy for my migraines.  Ten years later & I am still a loyal client so they must be doing something right!  lol

2. What are your personal health goals?

My health goals include relieving my migraine pain as well as lessening the frequency of my migraines.  And just good health in general.

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

I visit my massage therapist every other week for 1/2 hour each visit.  I also visit my chiropractor every other week.

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

I have been coming to In Motion for at least 10 years & would never think of going anywhere else!

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

One aspect of In Motion that draws me regularly is that I have life-long friends there.  Everyone in the office is so friendly & welcoming, even if you aren't their client!  All of them have really listened & been honest with their answers - you can tell that they are really passionate about what they do.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

To any new clients of In Motion I would say to be very open & honest with what ails you.  There are so many different services offered at In Motion & everyone is there to help you get the best care possible.  There is nothing they can't do!  lol

7. Other comments/anything to add?

I would just like to say thank you to everyone I've ever encountered at In Motion - they are truly one of a kind.

 
 
 

February 2021

Client of the Month: Jade S.

1. What brought you to In Motion?

I started coming to in motion after I had a really bad case of bronchitis. The coughing was so bad that I threw my back out and there were vertebrae out of place. I could hardly move around and there was sharp pain from my back right into my abdomen. A friend recommended In Motion to me and I started to see my Chiropractor who had me feeling so much better after my first visit. I came back weekly until I started to feel like normal again.

2. What are your personal health goals?

My personal health goals are to stay fit. I don't look for big muscles but I do like to stay toned and in shape. I also want to be able to feel my best as I do regularly have neck and back pain and would like to get that under control.

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

I am at In Motion at least once every other week. I generally come bi-weekly for chiropractic services and every 3 weeks for massage therapy services. 

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

I think I have been at In Motion for about 2 years now and will be for many years to come.

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

One aspect that really draws me in is the care that each practitioner takes. I always have a friendly visit and I always feel better. It is nice to come to a place where the staff genuinely cares about you and your health.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

I would definitely recommend new clients to In Motion. I have not been a part of all the services that are offered but with both the massage therapy and chiropractic services I have had an amazing experience and really felt a difference in my back and neck pains. 

7. Other comments/anything to add?

I would just like to thank you for choosing me as the Client of the Month and for how helpful and kind everyone is at In Motion.

 

January 2021

Client of the Month: Joanne M.

1. What brought you to In Motion?  

I had won a gift card and thought I would use it for a massage.  I have been coming back at least once a month since.  Recently I have had issues with knee and shoulder pain and thought I would try the physio since In Motion provides so many services in one spot.

2. What are your personal health goals? 

To be healthy, pain free and happy!

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session? 

Currently a 1/2 hr once a week for physio and once a month (sometimes more) for 60 mins for a massage.

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion? 

Not 100% sure.....it's been at least a few years.

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?  

The staff are amazing, caring and so accommodating.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion? 

If you've not been to In Motion before you should definitely give it a try!

7. Other comments/anything to add?  

In Motion is your one stop for all your Health & Pain Management needs with incredible staff.

 
 

December 2020

Client of the Month: Ruth G.

 
1. What brought you to In Motion?

As a young adult I had many years of back and hip pain, when it became unbearable I searched and found In Motion.

2. What are your personal health goals?

My goals are to keep my back and the rest of me in good shape so I can be active and live pain free.

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

Depending on the week I can visit 1-2 days a week at 1/4-1/2 hour visits.  Just recently I started to do once a month chiro appointments to maintain my back without letting the pain get out of control.  It's working!

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

I have been with In Motion for over 10 years (not exactly sure).

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

Being able to access all aspects of care (chiro, physio, massage) all in one place is very convenient and helpful.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

Every practitioner at In Motion is professional, cares about the well-being of each patient and treats each one in the best way possible for you.

7. Other comments/anything to add?

After being away for a couple of years I was welcomed back with open arms and the same great services as before.

 

November 2020

Client of the Month: Karen D.

 

1. What brought you to In Motion?

I was in a motor vehicle accident in 2014. Whiplash and other injuries

2. What are your personal health goals?

To get stronger and live without pain.

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

30 minutes, 1-2 days per wk.

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

I have been attending this clinic for 3 years.

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

The reason I continue to come to In Motion is because the staff care about me.

 

October 2020

Client of the Month: Kevin M.

 

1. What brought you to In Motion?

I was suffering from tennis elbow, In Motion was highly recommended so I gave them a try.

2. What are your personal health goals?

To maintain mobility as best I can, wouldn’t hurt to lose a couple pounds either.

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

Two times a week for 30 minutes each session physio, one hour for massage. 

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

I’m horrible at this but I’m guessing three years.

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

The kind and warm people that they employ.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

It’s a one stop shop for your health care needs!

 

 

September 2020

Client of the Month: Amanda W.

1. What brought you to In Motion?

Coworkers referred me.

2. What are your personal health goals?

To stay healthy and strong.

3. How many days a week do you visit In Motion and how long each session?

2 days a week for physio. One 30 min session and one 15 min session.

4. How many years have you been a client of In Motion?

Almost my entire career as a PSW.

5. What would be the one aspect of In Motion that really draws you regularly?

The staff. They are a fabulous, kind-hearted, friendly family.

6. Any comments/feedback for new clients to In Motion?

You will love it here! They will take great care of you!

7. Other comments/anything to add?

Thank you, In Motion, for being the amazing people you are. 

 

Dr. Brendan Carney Kilian

Chiropractor | Clinic Director

Dr. Brendan Carney Kilian graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology – Pre-health Professions Option) in 2002 and from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in June 2006, Magna Cum Laude with Clinic Honours. Dr. Carney Kilian has completed certification training in the area of strength and conditioning with the NSCA and has over twenty years experience in the fitness industry. He has special interests in musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation, weight management, and individualized program design. Dr. Carney Kilian has taken additional training as a Certified Golf Performance Therapist and a Spine certified Active Release Techniques® (ART) Provider. From his small town roots, Dr. Carney Kilian emphasizes a patient-centered approach that stresses patient education and long-term successes. 

Dr. Carney Kilian opened In Motion: Health – Wellness – Fitness to provide an innovative Pain Management, Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention solutions for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton.

Dr. Jane Pilkey

Chiropractor

Dr. Jane received her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University and went on to graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2011. She furthered her education by becoming a Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider in 2013. Dr. Jane takes special interest in prenatal and pediatric care and is working towards obtaining a residency in pediatrics through the ICPA.

Dr. Jane is an evidence based practitioner that focuses on a patient-centered approach to care; she emphasizes patient education and promotes an active lifestyle to help keep patients both pain free and fully functional. She maintains professional affiliations with the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Ontario Chiropractic Association in addition to being a registered service provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, RCMP, and WSIB. 

Originally from Sarnia, Jane was born into an active family and grew up a competitive figure skater, swimmer, soccer player, and golfer. Her love of sport and volunteer work as a coach and athletic trainer with various teams has resulted in immense experience dealing with athletic injuries. She looks forward to her future with In Motion and helping her clients to remain active.

Amanda Sargent

Registered Massage Therapist

A local girl, Amanda Sargent was born and raised in Sarnia and attended Lambton College. Prior to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist in 2003, Amanda spent time in the healthcare setting as a nursing student and a personal support worker. Amanda has gained experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team, at Canada’s leading facility for comprehensive healthcare assessments, and in a small family chiropractic office. Amanda has additional training in fascial release, advanced lumbar spine techniques, and Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA). Amanda has special interests in pregnancy and deep tissue massage. She is excited to be back home to serve her local community as a member of In Motion’s Health Team.

Jenn Van Horne

Registered Massage Therapist

Born in Sarnia, Jenn was raised and currently resides in Corunna.  She graduated from SCITS high school and then from the 3 year massage therapy program at Lambton College in 2007.  During that time she took special interest in treating those with chronic pain.  Jenn has taken courses in soft tissue release and deep tissue massage.  She is experienced in treating MVA injuries, clients in severe, chronic pain, pregnant and elderly clients as well as repetitive strain and sports injuries.  She incorporates the use of hydrotherapy into treatments whenever indicated to aide in fully releasing the tissue.

Adam Gray

Chiropodist

Adam was born and raised in Sarnia.  He attended the University of Waterloo for his 4 year B.A, and after completing his studies, completed a 3½ year Podiatric Medicine program, at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences/ University of Toronto Campus.  In addition, he has completed 3 years of internship in the Greater Toronto Area in various hospitals and private clinics. 

As a registered Chiropodist, his specialization includes, but is not limited to: lower limb, foot, and ankle injuries (sports medicine); dermatological and nail care; soft-tissue surgeries; nail surgeries; arch pain; biomechanical assessments, footwear, and orthotics; diabetic consultation/treatment; prescriptions for NSAID’s, antibiotics, and/or antifungals; pharmacological care and injections; compression stockings; and treatment using therapeutic modalities (TENS, ultrasound. Etc.)

Stefanie Senior

Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

Stefanie Senior is one of the leading registered dietitians and sports nutritionists in Toronto. She specializes in weight management, eating for exercise and athletic performance, and corporate wellness.Stefanie Senior, RD offers registered dietitian and sports nutrition services in the GTA and runs a private practice at Athletic Edge Sports Medicine and online via Skype for In Motion. Stefanie offers nutrition counselling, weight management programs and support groups and creates customized meal plans based on food preferences, lifestyle and goals.  Stefanie is also a professor in food and nutrition at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College and the in-house dietitian and spokesperson for the CBC Live Right Now campaign.Stefanie is a professional speaker who uses dynamic and interactive seminars to teach simple, powerful and sustainable strategies for achieving optimal health, energy and wellbeing. The energetic nutrition guru has appeared on CP24, CTV, Rogers Live, CBC television and radio, Canada AM and has interviewed for articles published in the Toronto Star, Canadian Living, Best Health Magazine, Chatelaine, the Huffington Post, and the Toronto Observer. Stefanie studied dietetics at the University of British Columbia and completed a post-graduate dietetic internship program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Previous to entering the field of dietetics, she did a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Psychology at the University of Guelph and worked as a Personal Trainer in Vancouver, British Columbia.Stefanie has a unique approach to her practice and provides advice that is realistic, easy to follow and emphasizes stepwise change, balance and flexibility. She is a firm believer that small, gradual changes to an individual’s eating and exercising regimen coupled with patience, commitment and a positive attitude can lead to permanent lifestyle change and a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.In her spare time, Stefanie enjoys being active, cooking, travelling and experiencing the newest restaurants and food trends in Toronto and across the globe. Stefanie is excited to join the In Motion Team to offer high quality nutrition and weight loss couseling via Skype.

Ciara Wright

Physiotherapist

Ciara grew up in Grand Bend and Brights Grove. She graduated from Western University with an Honours Bachelor of Health Science in 2012 and went on to complete her Master of Physical Therapy at McMaster University. She is now a registered Physiotherapist in the province of Ontario. Ciara treats her patients holistically and understands the importance of empowering the client. Her treatments focus on combining “hands on” manual therapy with individualized exercise programs. She has taken a post-graduate course in Soft Tissue Release and plans to further her education to include advanced manual therapy, and pelvic health courses.

Having grown up in two small beach towns, Ciara has always been passionate about leading a healthy active lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, jogging along the lake and spending time with friends and family. She is excited to be returning to the Grove and looks forward to helping clients get back to activities that are meaningful to them.

Kristi Kleinsmith

Personal Trainer

In 2000 Kristi earned herself a full tennis scholarship to Northern Illinois University where she spent four years playing tennis for the Huskies and earning her Bachelor's of Science Degree, with Honours, in Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise Science. A minor in Exercise Gerontology was also achieved. She continued her education for two years on graduate assistantship and received her Master's of Science in Education focusing on Exercise Physiology and Fitness Leadership. Kristi has also obtained an American College of Sports Medicine certification (Certified Health and Fitness Specialist).

Kristi has experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels. She has experience working in different fitness industries such as corporate fitness, commercial fitness, and exercise gerontology. Kristi was a university professor at Northern Illinois University and Lambton College where she taught health and fitness, weight training and conditioning, tennis, volleyball, and badminton classes.

In 2018, Kristi became a Functional Patterns, Human Foundation Practitioner. This new system of personal training develops the human body as a whole organism. Learn how to correct your dysfunctions by assessing your current posture and gait cycle. Correct your biomechanics and bring the body into a state homeostasis and have it remain there for a lifetime. 

Her interests include spending time with her family outdoors, whether it is hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, or skating. Her family likes to visit the local fruit, vegetable, and animal farms in the area. Discovering the Pinery Park and other parks in the area create new adventures and experiences. She is constantly learning more about how to be a healthy human for a lifetime and wants to share this knowledge with her family, friends, and clients.

Get ready to be motivated, encouraged, and challenged to your full potential. Let her ambitious and uplifting attitude guide you through various workouts and classes.

Jodi Rawcliffe

Office Manager

I was born in Michigan, raised in Corunna, ON.  I have more than 20 years of client relation experience and more than 10 years of managerial experience working for NCO.  In 2012 when NCO closed I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go back to school.  I enrolled in the Medical Office Administration Program at Lambton College and graduated in 2014 at the top of my class.  While attending Lambton College I was the Campus Program Coordinator for the Ministry of Health campaign - Leave the Pack Behind, which focuses on Smoking Cessation for students.  I also gained experience working in a medical office environment as a work study and co-op student in the Lambton College Wellness Centre.I am married to my husband, Steve and we have 2 children – Alexis and Jaxon.  Alexis is currently attending the University of Ottawa and hopes to become a dentist.  Jaxon is an avid lacrosse and football player. I also have 2 furbabies – Chihuahuas, Martini and Skye.We love travelling, playing with our dogs, and watching Jaxon play lacrosse and football.

Leah Boire

Client Relations

Leah was born and raised in Chatham, ON and is a recent transplant to Sarnia.  Leah has more than 14 years’ experience in customer service, office administration and management.  Leah graduated with honours in 2002 from St. Clair College (Thames Campus) with an Office Administration – Executive diploma.  After graduation she continued her involvement with the college by teaching night classes and tutoring students.  Leah and her husband Kyle decided to move back to his hometown of Sarnia.  In her spare time Leah likes to spend time with her family, friends and fur babies.  She likes exploring her new hometown and surrounding communities and taking advantage of all the festivals and events in the area.  She also enjoys reading, travelling, attending concerts, watching the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Leah is excited about her opportunity to be a part of the In Motion Team both professionally and personally. 

Megan Lawrence

Client Relations

Megan is a down-river girl who is currently living in Courtright. She attended Fanshawe College for three years before moving back home to complete her diploma in Office Administration Health Services at Lambton College. She recently graduated at the top of her class, earning both honours and the Dean’s Award for her program. Megan gained experience in the medical office administration field when she did her student placement in the ICU at Bluewater Health. In her free time, Megan likes to spend time with her family, friends, and pets. She can often be found reading, crafting, or hiking with her dog Milo. Megan is excited to start her career and be a part of the In Motion team.