Dr. Kathy Wickens B.Sc.(Hon), D.C. Wellness Advisor
Dr. Kathy Wickens is a licensed Chiropractor who earned her Honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ottawa, Certificate of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and her Doctorate from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College of Canada which is one of the best academic chiropractic colleges in the world.
After graduating from the University of Ottawa, Dr. Wickens worked in the Federal Government for ten years. When she personally discovered the benefits of Chiropractic, she returned to school for an additional four years to get her Doctorate in Chiropractic.
She is the owner of the Chiropractic Care and Longevity Center located in Perth, Ontario.
Her background is extensive. She believes in a well-rounded common sense approach utilizing the latest scientific advancements in health care in order to achieve optimal health and to correct the underlying cause of any specific conditions. Dr. Wickens also believes patients must be informed and take an active role in their health. Over the past thirty years, Dr. Wickens has lectured to thousands to educate the public regarding chiropractic, nutrition, exercise, wellness, etc.
Dr. Wickens has taken thousands of hours of continuing education involving chiropractic, physical training, orthotics, gait analysis, compression stockings, addiction, supplements, homeopathy, radiology courses, lifestyle management, C.A.T.S. (Cranial Adjusting Turner Style), Cranial Release Technique (CRT), Postural Neurology and Cold Laser Therapy. She is constantly honing her skills to keep up with the latest technology and to keep abreast of the most up-to-date scientific research.
Dr. Wickens is actively involved in her community as a volunteer most currently sitting as the Chair of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Foundation. When she is not involved with her two daughters and their families, and her extended family of her eleven brothers and sisters, she spends her time traveling, swimming, reading, cooking and playing board and card games.
Dr. Wickens firmly believes that we should all strive for quality of life. She enjoys assisting patients in making lifestyle changes towards this goal.
Registered Massage Therapists
Dillon Lowry, RMT
Dillon had been a proud member of the Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center team since September 2014 . His previous aspirations in competitive baseball gave him valuable insight into sports injuries and their suitable treatment and recovery times. This has allowed Dillon to understand and strengthen his career as a Registered Massage Therapist. After 3 years in a highly competitive massage therapy program, Dillon received his Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy from Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario.
He has gained experience in using deep tissue, neuromuscular, abdominal, trigger point therapy, sports rehabilitation, relaxation, and pregnancy treatments. Some of his greatest successes have included rotator cuff issues, frozen shoulder, and very successful relaxation and deep tissue treatments. Dillon also has experience with developmentally challenged children. In the future, he plans to specialize in tempo-mandibular join (jaw) and lymph drainage.
Being born and raised in Perth, Dillon is pleased to continue serving the individuals of the community and surrounding areas.
Matthew Johnson, RMT
Matthew has been a proud member of the Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center since July 2022. Matthew is originally from Perth and is excited to be back in his home town to continue serving the individuals of the community and surrounding areas. In his practice, he provides a wide range of techniques in order to best suit the individual needs of his clients.
In addition to his RMT training, he has completed a Kinesiology degree at Acadia University. He is the proud new dad of daughter Phoebe. In his spare time, he likes going for walks and taking camping trips with his family.
Certified Personal Trainer
Skylar Choffe, Certified Personal Trainer
Skylar is a Personal Trainer and a Rehab Instructor. Perth has been his home for his entire life, and he welcomes the opportunity to share his skill set and experience with the community.
Skylar studied at Algonquin College, where he attended the Fitness and Health Promotion Program. He chose to study under the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, who are, “the GOLD STANDARD” of health and fitness professionals dedicated to getting Canadians active safely by providing the highest quality customized programs, guidance and advice.” In 2017, Skylar graduated the program and received his diploma.
After graduation, Skylar successfully completed the Personal Training Specialist certification with CanFitPro, who are, “the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry.”
Along the way, Skylar spent time in Ottawa at the Pro Sports Training facility, training elite level hockey players, such as: U18, Jr. A, OHL, and potential NHL draft picks.
Skylar has competed as an elite level hockey player for 15 years. He trained with personal trainers for 5 of those, having the privilege of being trained by a former CFL player and trainers with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. This experience gives Skylar the unique ability of being able to look at training from both the trainer and the client’s point of view.
While Skylar’s commitment to his career and playing hockey keeps him very busy, he always makes time for his family and a physically active lifestyle playing sports he enjoys such as volleyball and golf.
Skylar looks forward to expanding his knowledge and education in the field to always offer his clients the highest standard and options available in the industry.
Skylar has also been awarded the Perth’s Reader’s Choice Award for top Fitness Instructor two years in a row!
Ashley, Sabrina, Shelby, Charlotte and Skylar would be more than happy to answer your questions, book your appointments and guide you in the right direction to make the best choice for your healthcare needs.
Ashley Currie, Office Manager
Ashley graduated with High Honors from Willis College in 2012 with a diploma in Health Office Administration. Joining the Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center in May 2013, Ashley’s role in the office has changed quite a bit. Starting out as a Chiropractic Assistant and moving up to Office Manager, she enjoys overseeing the front desk to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Currently a part-time employee, Ashley still keeps busy managing all of the Motor Vehicle Accident/Veterans Affairs claims as well as all the extended health insurance claims for the office.
Ashley resides in Carleton Place with her dog Copper. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting year-round and working with her dad at his lumber mill.
Sabrina Lalonde, Clinical Assistant
Sabrina graduated from the Social Service Work program in 2017. After working in the field for a year, she decided to go back to school to transition into an office setting. Sabrina graduated from Medical and Legal Office Administration in June 2021. Some of her responsibilities at the office include assisting with new patient consultations, laser therapy, and ordering orthotics.
Sabrina was born and raised in Smiths Falls. She enjoys reading, writing, crocheting and spending time in nature.
Sabrina is eager and ready to answer any question you may have!
Shelby Metz, Chiropractic Assistant
Shelby grew up in Perth, graduating from Perth and District Collegiate Institute in 2013. She went off to Algonquin College to study Early Childhood Education. Shelby works as an ECE for 6 years. During this time, she moved out west to Fernie, BC to live in an RV and teach in an infant/toddler program for a year!
Although loving the adventures of British Columbia, Shelby decided it was time to return to the place that grounds her, and rejoin the community that raised her.
Shelby enjoys anything to do with music, singing, playing the piano and Baritone ukulele, as well as enjoying the outdoors.
Along with handling the day to day of front desk duties, Shelby also produces the monthly newsletter. She is eager and happy to help you with any of your needs!