Is to create an environment that embraces the Core Values of Passion, Collaboration and Empowerment.
From these values, a healthy and nurturing environment is formed, where every patient is treated as a unique individual. We will work together with each patient to focus on achieving their individual needs by using a natural holistic approach that focuses on healing and prevention while meeting their healthcare goals.
What sets Essence of Health apart from other clinics is that we spend one to one time with each, patient so as to understand and treat their health issues synergistically.
We are PASSIONATE about sharing our knowledge with our patients. We work in COLLABORATION to come up with a tailored individual treatment plan, so our patients are EMPOWERED to do more and to live their lives to the fullest.
Our mission at Essence of Health is to provide exceptional, patient-centred, preventative and healing treatments.
Through the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and other proven health strategies, we create an integrative treatment approach that focuses on developing the best individual treatment option for each patient.
DONNA TYSDALE, PT, R.Ac
Donna is a Registered Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist. She is a recognized professional in pain management and physical rehabilitation, including orthopedic, neurological and respiratory pathologies. She has been practicing in the Barrie area for over 20 years in the community, clinical and hospital settings.
Donna is also a professor at Humber College teaching in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner's program,
Donna is a certified Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist, Reiki Master and has taken additional training in Sports Orthopedic Acupuncture, Taping, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Oncology Care and TCM nutrition.
KELLY GOORTS, R.Ac
After 15 years working in the Engineering field as a Project Manager, Kelly left to follow her passion for helping others feel better and live the best possible version of themselves. Kelly completed her Acupuncture Degree (December 2017) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Degree (April 2019) at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario where she completed over 700 supervised clinical hours.
As of April 2019, Kelly became a Registered Acupuncturist through the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
In addition to the two-degree programs, Kelly is a certified Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist, Reiki Master and has taken various cupping and acupressure courses throughout her studies.