DR. BRIAN SIDES, DC
Dr. Brian Sides grew up in southwest Missouri where he started playing soccer at the age of 4. He grew to love the sport and it, in turn, took him all across the Midwest. He never dreamed it would take him to college, but it did. It was at Missouri State University where he learned the principles of chiropractic and saw the benefits of it. He knew he wanted a career in the medical field, but was not certain which specialty until he got treated for an injury sustained while playing soccer. The treating physician; a chiropractor. Over the next several weeks, he discussed the basic values and principles that chiropractic was founded on and why health care must move towards chiropractic in order to fix the health care crisis. From that moment on, Dr. Sides knew exactly where he was headed. From there, he attended Logan College of Chiropractic, and spent many hours studying the human body and biomechanics. Not only does he have a special interest in sports injuries, but the most satisfying thing is helping, not just athletes, but everyone “make it” to the next level. Performance is the key, and he wants us all to perform at the peak of our capabilities. The only true way to do that is to make sure the body can move and function without interference or interruption. His goal is to make this community a more active and healthier one.
DR. SARAH YTSMA, DC
Dr. Sarah Ytsma has always had a very active lifestyle from the age of 5, when she began playing softball in the local Chatham leagues. She attended John McGregor Secondary School and was very active in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She experience chiropractic at an early age, aiding her through various sports-related injuries. Dr. Sarah has always had an interest in anatomy and human mechanics, and solidified her passion for helping others with movement. She continued her athletic career in Detroit, MI, attending Wayne State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Kinesiology. She played four years of softball for the Warriors as a pitcher. She graduated Cum Laude from Logan College of Chiropractic in December 2010 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and a Bachelors of Science in Life Science. She completed her certificate in Clinical Acupuncture in April 2013.Dr. Sarah enjoys running, working out, playing volleyball and softball, and many outdoor activities such as boating, biking, fishing, and playing with her dog Lily and son Landen.
KATRINA MARTENS, RMT
Katrina Martens joined CK Performance Health in October 2014 with 14 years of massage therapy
experience. She comes to us from Woodstock, ON, where she owned her own
business, Body Kinetics, for 11.5 years. Katrina provides both deep, therapeutic soft tissue massage as well as relaxational massage. She is certified to use Ultrasound therapy with her clients as well.
Katrina moved to the Ridgetown area and happily resides with her husband on their farm. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys road biking, sailing, traveling, hanging out with Josh and their children Ava and Jamison, and visiting with friends and family.
Chris comes to us from Wheatley, ON where he was born and raised. Previously a PSW, Chris began his RMT career in August of 2017.
Chris provides both therapeutic and relaxation massage therapy treatments. Chris is currently working 2 days a week in our clinic, however will return full time in the Fall of 2018.
Jaime Kroez grew up in the Greater Toronto Area and has been interested in health care, human anatomy and physiology from a very young age. After high school she successfully graduated from the Paramedic program at Humber College, and began working full time as a paramedic in the Region of Peel.
Jaime’s thirst for knowledge drew her to advance her studies. She began studying at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in 2016, while maintaining a part time career in Peel. She moved to Chatham in the summer of 2017, and has made it her home town. She comes to us as a student practitioner with qualifications in myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, oscillatory osteoarticular release, counterstrain, cranial sacral, and ligamentous articular release. Jaime is fully insured with practitioner liability insurance and will complete her studies with a Master in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Science (M. OMSc) in early 2020