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 twenty eight years, Dr. Wickens has lectured to thousands in an attempt 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 on the Board of the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, as well as in a philanthropic role. 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 and cooking.

Dr. Wickens firmly believes that we should all strive for quality of life. She enjoys assisting patients in making lifestyle changes towards this goal.

Dr. Elizabeth Carter B.Kin., D.C.

Dr. Elizabeth Carter became interested in the chiropractic profession, after experiencing the benefits of chiropractic from a very early age. She first completed her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2010, where she focused her elective courses on the caring for seniors and special needs individuals. She then went on to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), to complete her chiropractic studies. During her time at CMCC, she became involved with the local community and helped create and run the “Stay In Health” program. This program focused on improving the quality of life of seniors through exercise, education, and stress management. She also completed the Certified Acupuncture Program in her fourth year of chiropractic school.

Dr. Carter has loved being a part of the Chiropractic Care and Longevity Center team, since returning to her hometown of Perth in 2014. She has worked alongside Dr. Kathy Wickens, attending seminars in Canada and the US to stay current with the latest research, and enhance her ability to provide the best possible care to her patients. She also has been a part of the annual CMCC admission interviews since 2015, helping to select the best and brightest candidates that will one day join the profession.

Interested in finding ways to give back to the town that has afforded her many opportunities growing up, Dr. Carter was excited to join the Perth BIA Board of Directors and Promotions Committee from March 2018 until September 2020. She enjoyed getting to know business owners and participating in many local events.

With many people working from home or learning virtually in 2020, Dr. Carter became interested in learning more about ergonomics and enhancing posture from the American Posture Institute. She is excited to introduce postural ergonomic assessments both in office and virtually to help our community reduce sitting disease and prevent postural decline.

Dr. Carter enjoys swimming and spending time outdoors, and can often be found cycling on the Trans Canada Trail. She is passionate about educating patients so they can be active participants in their health, and aspire to have an excellent quality of life.

Registered Massage Therapists

Dillon Lowry, RMT

Dillon had been a proud member of the Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center team for the past 3 years. 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.

In the last 3 years at CCLC, 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.

Alanna Dyer, RMT

Alanna has been a member of the Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center team since September 2015. Alanna graduated from Fleming College’s three-year advanced diploma program in April 2015 and is now a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She has gained knowledge and experience in pregnancy and infant massage, intraoral massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, and lymphatic drainage. Alanna is very proud to have started her career in her hometown and to be a part of the team at the Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center. Alanna looks forward to treating clients with impairments and helping them achieve optimal health through massage

Lindsey Cannon, RMT

Having graduated from Algonquin College’s three year massage therapy program in 2013, Lindsey is registered with the college of massage therapists of Ontario and is an active member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. She is competent in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, pre- and post-natal massage and sports injury massage. As a graduate Dental Assistant, Lindsey is using her dental knowledge to develop a TMJ massage focus. She is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, which she promotes to her clients.

Chiropractic Assistants

Ashley Currie, Ashley Guselle, and Emily 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 Honours from Willis College in 2012 with a diploma in Health Office Administration. In the office, she enjoys overseeing the front desk to make sure everything is running smoothly. She manages all of the Motor Vehicle Accident/Veterans Affairs claims as well as produces the monthly newsletter. Ashley resides in Carleton Place with her dog Copper. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and hunting year-round.

Ashley Guselle, Chiropractic Assistant

Ashley Guselle was raised in Perth and has returned to her beloved hometown since joining our team. She enjoys the outdoors, time with her family and travel. She is passionate about exploring alternate forms of medicine and healing. Ashley graduated from Algonquin College with honours in 2004, after which she worked full time in the nursing field for 12 years until taking her skills to an office environment. You will find Ashley busy at the front desk greeting patients, maintaining the Facebook page for the office, or conducting laser therapy.

Emily Hamilton, Clinical Assistant

Emily was born and raised outside Toledo. She attended high school in Athens and continued her education in Brockville at St. Lawrence College enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. In 2014 Emily returned to school to complete the Health Information Management program and later took an Office Administration course in 2016. After graduating in 2017, she immediately began working as a Laser Technician, at a local office and gained extraordinary hands-on experience with Low Light Laser Therapy, helping clients with acute and chronic pain conditions. She is very family-oriented and enjoys spending time with the ones she loves. She has a passion for snowmobiling and adores her chocolate-lab, Koby!

Fitness Instructor

Jason Cross

Jason is a titlist performance institute golf fitness specialist. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach with 20 years of experience. Jason has worked for organizations including sports clubs of Canada, Bally total fitness Canada, and Goodlife Fitness. Then went on to work in partnership with Peak performance golf. He is a lover of all sports and enjoys participating in every sport under the sun. He believes a well-lived life begins with your health. He creates customized training paired with your body’s own genetic sequencing to unlock your top fitness potential. He looks forward to working with Dr. Kathy Wickens and her team to elevate the quality of their patient’s lives.