About CK Performance Health

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CK Performance Health was established by Dr. Sarah Ytsma and Dr. Brian Sides in 2014. Both Dr. Ytsma and Dr. Sides have been practicing chiropractic since 2011 and have a passion for chiropractic and your health and wellness goals. It is our mission at CK Performance Health to provide you with an accurate diagnosis, treatment built around your needs and goals, and support your wellness journey.

CK Performance Health provides a number of alternative health services to keep your families health and wellness in check. From Registered Massage Therapy and Chiropractic, to dry needling and concussion management, our health care providers have over 18 years of experience to get you feeling better.

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, and fishing. Dr. Sarah and Dr. Brian have two children, Landen and Everett.

Dr. Leann Jones, DC

Born and raised in Chatham-Kent, Ontario; Dr. Leann Jones attended high school at Ursuline College Chatham. While being a multi-sport athlete, Dr. Jones has always been fascinated with the human body, it’s biology, mechanics and resilience – especially its capacity to adapt and heal with proper care. With this, she pursued her education further at Brock University attaining her Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree, in 2016.

As an advocate for mental and physical health, Dr. Jones pursued her dream of being part of a healthcare team by earning her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. She additionally attained her Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Diploma from McMaster University in 2020. Dr. Jones utilizes evidence-based guidelines to assess and communicate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans to her patients. She focuses on identifying and understanding the root cause of her patient’s complaints, and uses a diverse line of treatment techniques. This includes chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercise and education.

Dr. Jones is a very active, health oriented individual, who truly values the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle via proper nutrition, sleep, physical activity and mental health. She has a genuine passion for contributing the optimal wellbeing of others, and recognizes the importance of promoting functional rehabilitation and independence within her community. Dr. Jones has been active her entire life, participating in, basketball, baseball, volleyball, badminton, hiking, and resistance training. In her free time, she also enjoys volunteering with charitable organizations, camping and spending time with her loved ones.

Dr. Jones strives to create a community within her practice that delivers long term benefits and supports older adults, caregivers and their young families. A compassionate, patient- centered practitioner eager to listen and help facilitate positive change in your life.

Chris Pimentel, RMT

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 provides therapeutic, relaxation, and a specializes in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy.

Chris is a care giver at heart, and has been most of his life, so let it be his therapeutic touch, knowledge, or sense of humor, he can help you out!

Rain Pfaff, RMT

Meet Rain Pfaff, RMT & Neurofunctional Acupuncture Practitioner

Rain grew up in Blenheim, and was homeschooled/self educated all the way until college. She graduated her Massage Therapy Program with honours from CCHST in Dec 19’. She then continued on to complete a course in Neurofunctional Electro-Acupuncture through McMaster University in 20’.

Outside of the clinic Rain can be found at Armstrong’s Academy of Martial Arts in Chatham, where she trains & instructs Jiu Jitsu. Rain is also an advanced instructor through Red Cross & Lifesaving Society where she continues to teach Lifeguarding courses.

She enjoys singing & writing songs as well as camping in Algonquins Backcountry.

Dr. Alexandra Wolting, ND

Dr. Alex Wolting is a board-certified naturopathic doctor from Chatham, Ontario. Her love of nature led her to pursue a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences at the University of Guelph, and a Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. Along the way, she made sure to spend time outdoors and play sports – especially basketball!

Dr. Alex is passionate about getting patients to become and stay active, and was selected for the Sports Medicine Focus Shift at CCNM. She did a month-long placement at The SportLab (a clinic in Huntsville, Ontario) and earned her CISSN designation to become a Certified Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. These opportunities taught her valuable skills in pain and injury management, as well as sport therapy and nutrition. In 2017, Alex had the privilege of traveling to Nicaragua with Natural Doctors International to learn and provide naturopathic care to a remote island community.

Alex understands the mindset of both recreational and elite athletes, having been a member of the University of Guelph’s basketball team and participating in various other athletic endeavours, including recreational sports and, more recently, running half marathons. You can learn more about Dr. Alex and how she can help you achieve your health goals by visiting doctoralexnd.com

Erica Moore

Erica was born and raised in the small town of Teeswater, Ontario in Bruce County. There she grew up on a vegetable farm and also worked on a dairy farm. She moved to Windsor to attended St. Clair College for Tourism and Travel; shortly after COVID hit she realized a career in the travel and tourism industry was not for her. Her passion became caring for and helping people. She also had an interest in human body kinetics and with that she enrolled in a Massage Therapy program. Erica graduated in 2023 where she was the last graduating Massage Therapy class at Lambton College. In her spare time Erica is either spending time gardening, cooking, gaming, or crafting.

Carrie Milner, Front Office Manager

Carrie was born and raised in Chatham and has been with the clinic since October 2021. Carrie was involved as a foster parent for 7 years, whereafter she adopted her two girls, Emma and Abbygail. She loves spending time with her husband Gary, her girls, and her two pups, Daisy and Daxton. She loves to get her nails done, remembers every smiling face in the office and voice on the phone, and has a passion for helping others. Her contagious laugh can be heard throughout the office and is a positive asset to our CK Performance Health family.

Silvia DaGraca, Front Office Reception

Silvia comes to us from Hamilton with her husband Steve, She has 3 children, son Max and daughters Andreia and Madison. Silvia has been with us since July 2023. She loves her spending time with her pup Lua, volunteering with the Optimist Club, cooking all things Portuguese, and watching her kids play sports. She has a passion for helping every face that walks into our clinic with her smile and positive words of encouragement.

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