MEET THE TEAM
Chiropractor Teon Kowalyk D.C.
My first experience with Chiropractic care turned out to be a life changing experience. It was when I returned from a rugby tour in Ireland after sustaining a serious neck injury. At the age of 20, I suffered from severe headaches, blurry vision, concentration difficulties, and all of this caused me to almost take a semester off of school. I needed help, and after numerous tests and exams by medical staff, there was still no answer to my symptoms. It was soon later that I was referred to a Chiropractor. The Chiropractor found misalignments in my spine that were decreasing nerve function to my body. Soon after receiving Chiropractic adjustments, all my symptoms were gone! The adjustments allowed my body to function better than ever, so I continued to play rugby for 8 more years at the national and international level. Due to the benefits I received from adjustments, I decided to change my career of becoming an orthopedic surgeon to becoming a Chiropractor who specializes in family health, sports injuries and maximizing quality of life.
I attended the University of Western Ontario, completing my pre-med degree with Kinesiology (the study of anatomy and physiology of the human body). I continued with my doctorate in Chiropractic and graduated from prestigious Palmer School of Chiropractic in Iowa. While in my final year at Palmer, I was able to spend a month in Vietnam traveling throughout the country and providing Chiropractic Care at various hospitals. True health and wellness have become my life passion, and I continue to go to numerous post-doctorate seminars to further my research and education.
Whatever state of health that you are currently in, from acute injuries, nagging aches and pains, or more serious chronic conditions, you have my word that I will do all I can to bring you the highest level of health possible.
Nicole Scorse - LMT
I have been a massage therapist since 2011. I graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage of Rochester in December 2010 then passed the NYS Boards in 2011. Massage therapy has been my passion and I have wanted to be a LMT since I was 13! There's nothing more rewarding to me then being able to help those who need assistance getting to a state of health. Whether that be chronic pain sufferers or reverse those with years of deformity from improper posture, accidents and many other cases. There's no feeling greater then seeing your client be able to function at a natural state, without pain and discomfort simply by the touch of your hands manipulating the joint and tissue working it back to normal.
I enjoy spending my spare time in the outdoors with family and friends. From working out, yoga, archery, hunting, fishing and camping to enjoying a peaceful nature hike sightseeing waterfalls. I believe with all the stressors in life today, a little time in nature does the mind and body well.
I specialize in deep tissue massage, Swedish massage and treatment oriented massage. I work orthopedically with those suffering from neck, back and hip discomfort. I also provide treatment work for those who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic headaches. I include modalities into my treatment depending on the goal including but not limited too; clinical deep tissue, trigger point therapy, muscle stretching, myofascial release, neuromassage, pregnancy massage, sports massage and active therapy techniques.
I am driven to use my skills and knowledge as an exceptionally talented massage therapist. I strive to provide bodywork techniques focused on enhancing physical relaxation and emotion restoration, while providing pain relief, recovery, rehabilitation and professionalism for the purpose of enhancing quality of life.
I look forward to working with you!
Mary Hicks - LMT
I'm a traveler, a camper, a hiker, a kayaker. My husband and I recently ventured across country for six months in our camper with our amazing adventure cats. The Adirondacks feel like home, and Vegas is my favorite winter vacation... so far. I'm balanced most days, flexible on all the others. I love what I do, and I'm so grateful to share it with all of you.
I graduated from Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in December of 2013 and have been spreading the wellness ever since. I have a variety of experience in the field but I am especially passionate about my work here at Ontario Family Chiropractic, where the focus is one thing: Making You Better. I incorporate relaxation and deep tissue techniques for a well-rounded session.
As your licensed massage therapist, I vow to devote our time together to your unique and wonderful journey to wellness. I strive to create a soothing and grounded experience through the incorporation of various massage techniques. Before you leave each appointment, you can expect to be fully informed about my findings as well as stretches and simple exercises that you can perform at home to continue making progress.
Nina Cox - Office Manager
I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness from Buffalo State College. My interest in the health field lies in nutrition and healing the body by properly feeding it. I am excited to have been accepted into the University of Bridgeport’s Master of Science in Human Nutrition program. With this education, I hope to expand Dr. Teon’s practice by providing patients with the tools to make health conscious food choices.
I began working for Ontario Family Chiropractic in August of 2016 and have felt I am right where I belong. Dr. Teon, Jody, and Nicole share the same core beliefs as myself and have all aided in my learning and growing here. The family feel to the office between patients and staff is truly amazing!
Outside of the office you will find me outdoors hiking, camping, swimming, walking, and really any activity that allows me to be outside for a few hours. I also consider myself to be somewhat of a foodie, I enjoy trying different cuisines and finding restaurants around Rochester to try them at. There are many times where I will come home and try to replicate a dish I found to be extremely tasty and nutrient packed. My passion is helping and educating with food choices, so I am often in the kitchen trying to find the perfect combination of taste and health benefits in a recipe.
As I continue to expand my knowledge in nutrition, being the Office Manager and Chiropractic Assistant brings me the perfect balance of sharing in Ontario Family Chiropractic’s mission as well as growing my personal passion.
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