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Meet Dr. John R. Zielonka

Enjoying the Benefits of Chiropractic

Dr John photoWith parents who were ahead of their time in thinking about health, Dr. John Zielonka, B.Sc, D.C., C.O.H., A.R.T., C.C.R.D. started wellness chiropractic care when he was just 10 years old. Some years later, he was playing rugby when the chiropractor helped him return from an injury.

“An opponent tried to tackle me around the neck, but I kept running. At the end of the match, it seemed as if my neck was twice as long on one side. The choices were to go to a medical doctor for a neck brace and painkillers to cover up the problem, or see the chiropractor. Within a few weeks of chiropractic care, I was back to normal.”


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Kelly Robinson, Chiropractic Health Assistant

I’ve been personally and profoundly helped through chiropractic care and so I am passionate about sharing it with others. Chronic pain and dysfunction started young for me at the age of 12 with significant hip and low back issues. Finally, in my mid-twenties I became debilitated to the point of not being able to work. Traditional medicines dulled the pain but weren’t resolving the overall issue. No one could figure out what was ‘wrong’ with me.

Chiropractic care not only restored my body but the overall message of effective, natural alternative healthcare validated many of the personal beliefs I had always held and expanded my knowledge to even more ways of taking care of myself and my family safely.

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At my lowest point (sleeping every night on the living room floor) I remembered how both my parents had sought chiropractic care throughout their lives. I knew virtually nothing about what chiropractors did, but I was desperate for help. That day I found a doctor in my area and made an appointment. I have never looked back.

When the opportunity to work in a holistic healthcare environment presented itself in 2011, it was fate. I love what I do and I’m thrilled when our patients get great results and achieve a better understanding of their health and the importance of maintaining it.

The most significant thing anyone can take away from our centre is that each of us are in control of our health, we need only to act. My job is to be the first smiling face you see or pleasant voice you hear when coming into our centre. My goal is always to make you feel comfortable and ensure you have all the tools you need to stay on track with your care. I want to hear about your day, your favourite book, or where you’re planning your next vacation!

When I’m not helping patients in the clinic you can find me learning more about holistic nutrition and natural health & beauty solutions, exploring Ottawa and the surrounding area with my husband, spoiling my nieces and nephews, or curled up with a pet (or several) and a good book.

I can’t wait to meet you!

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – The Minpins, Roald Dahl

Tanya Wakefield, Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist

Holding onto her personal philosophy, “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up” (Babe Ruth), Tanya brings her enthusiasm, professionalism, knowledge and gift of motivation to the wellness field.

Industry Certifications:

  • Certified Personal Fitness Specialist with Can-Fit Pro
  • Certified Group Fitness Specialist with Can-Fit Pro
  • YMCA/YWCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • BOSU Ball Integrated Balance Training Certified Instructor
  • Certified in Functional Muscular Assessment and Graduated Exercise Methods

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Tanya has worked in the wellness field for over ten years. She began her career as an Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist with the Ottawa Chiropractic & Natural Health Centre.

Working to help rehabilitate patients through exercise therapy provided her with opportunities to develop and implement programs to meet the needs of patients with various conditions. She continually strives to promote health and wellness for her clients, family, friends and patients of the clinic.

Tanya recognizes wellness as a broad and evolving industry and continues to upgrade her training by continually adding additional philosophies and methods of exercise and fitness.

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Our friendly, dedicated team is here to support you along your journey, making sure that you are warmly welcomed, feel at home and have all of your questions promptly addressed.

If you have more questions about care at our Ottawa chiropractic clinic, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!


Meet the Team at Ottawa Chiropractic & Natural Health Centre | (613) 688-1036