We are pleased to introduce to you our health care team.  We are committed to treat every person with honesty and respect, to our utmost ability, and with the highest level of training available.

 Favourite Chiropractic Clinic
2015 & 2014
Favourite Massage Therapy Clinic 2014
 Favourite Alternative  Medicine Clinic 2015 & 2014
Proudly serving New Hamburg, Baden, Wellesley, Tavistock and
all surrounding communities.


       ·       Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
      ·       Fellow of the Chiropractic College of Physical and
            Occupational Rehabilitation in Canada - FCCPOR(C)
·       Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist
·       Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Graduate
·       Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - CSCS
·       Clinic Director and Founder, New Hamburg Wellness    

Dr. John Papa was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo.  He attended Wilfrid Laurier University where he played varsity soccer and obtained an Honors Bachelors Degree in Physical Education. Upon graduation, he worked in the fitness industry as a manager, health consultant, and personal trainer.  He started the doctor of chiropractic program in Toronto, at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1998.

Dr. Papa graduated from CMCC in 2002, with clinical honours.  He is a Fellow of the Chiropractic College of Physical & Occupational Rehabilitation in Canada - FCCPOR(C), and holds a specialty designation as a Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist (one of only five specialties recognized by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario).  He is also a graduate of the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program and is credentialed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dr. Papa's extensive post-graduate education allows him to offer many different treatment options for patients seeking acute and chronic pain relief, and maintenance-preventative care for their structural health.  This list of treatment options includes activator techniques, medical acupuncture, Active Release Therapy (ART), Graston soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercise and physical therapy, and computerized gait and orthotic analysis. This multi-faceted approach has resulted in the effective treatment of neck and back pain, along with many non-spinal conditions including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and foot injuries/complaints.  He has successfully been able to treat a wide range of individuals including seniors, expectant mothers, and highly skilled athletes.

Dr. Papa is the Clinic Director and Founder of the New Hamburg Wellness Centre.  Since opening, the New Hamburg Wellness Centre has continued to build a strong reputation as an evidence-based, patient centred and results orientated facility, becoming Wilmot Township's trusted and reliable choice for chiropractic, acupuncture, rehabilitative physical therapy, and soft tissue injury management.



·       Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
·       Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - CSCS

Dr. Lusk enjoys treating a wide range of clientele. If you have muscle or joint pain/stiffness from everyday tasks or postural strain, were in a car accident, had an injury at work, or suffered a sports injury, he would like to work with you. Or, if you are not in pain but looking to move better and start an exercise routine, he can provide you with some guidance to avoid injury as you get started.

Dr. Lusk completed an undergraduate health sciences degree at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 2001. He then pursued further study at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, completing the four year program in 2006.

He takes an evidence-informed approach to injury and pain management. HIs treatment style is largely manual, involving many soft tissue therapies (including myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue release, trigger points), as well as joint manipulation or mobilization. Education, progressive stretches/exercises, electro-therapeutic modalities, and custom orthotics are also used when indicated.

Also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Lusk has worked with local minor hockey players, as well as university athletes, employing functional exercise to improve athletic performance. He is currently the team chiropractor for the Waterloo Siskins Jr. B Hockey Club. Dr. Lusk has a diverse athletic background and is passionate about active living. 


·         Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

Peter Klassen, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.  He then pursued a Masters Degree in Theology at the University of Toronto before turning his attention to the health care field.  In 1993 Peter began the four year Doctor of Naturopathy program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.  Upon graduation in 1997 he was fortunate enough to work with one of the foremost experts in the field of biological medicine, a field of complimentary medicine which combines the science of western medicine with the wisdom of traditional medicine.  This valuable experience helped shape his understanding of health and disease and emphasized the importance of treating the "regulatory disharmony" which causes disease.

Peter uses a wide variety of modalities to support the health of his clients including botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, orthomolecular medicine, clinical nutrition, exercise and stress management techniques.  These clinical tools allow Peter to address a wide variety of health concerns in men, women and children.

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·         Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Sheila Reinhart was born and raised in the New Hamburg area.  She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1999 and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).  Since graduation, Sheila has continued with her learning through continuing education courses in Pregnancy and Labor Massage, and Infant Massage.  She utilizes a broad range of massage techniques in her practice including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, hydrotherapy, and myofascial release.  Whenever possible, she also incorporates home care exercises into her treatment plans.
Sheila enjoys working in a setting that promotes health and wellness, and she is dedicated in educating her clients in improving and maintaining their health.


        ·         Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Jane is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

Her current specializations are in: Swedish Massage; Hot Stone Massage - for both relaxation and lighter massage work for a variety of conditions (back pain, osteoarthritis, tension and stress, insomnia); Manual Lymph Drainage - Dr. Vodder Level 1 certified for treatment of healthy lymphatic systems (swelling due to sprain/strain injury and headaches); Kinesio Taping - Certified by the Kinesio Taping Association International as a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner for applying specialized tape to assist with functional support (overuse injuries, correcting posture), mechanical support (ligaments and tendons), stimulating weak and inhibiting over-working muscles, as well as decreasing pain and swelling.

Jane is passionate about massage therapy and the health benefits it can provide, and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and skills with the clients of the New Hamburg Wellness Centre!




        ·         Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Jenny graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).  She is dedicated toward providing the highest standard of professional care, along with friendly service in a relaxing and safe environment.  She also believes in striving for health and wellness in all aspects of life, and enjoys putting her focus on working with and educating her clients for maximum results.

Jenny utilizes a broad range of massage techniques to treat a variety of conditions including headaches, back and neck pain, tendonitis, sciatica, and injuries caused by sport, work and motor vehicle accidents.  She also has experience providing treatment to those with brain injuries, burn victims, MS, and individuals in palliative care.  Jenny is passionate about helping people one on one and is looking forward to a long and satisfying career treating the wonderful communities of New Hamburg, Baden and surrounding area.

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        ·         Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Christina is a graduate of D’Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy in London, Ontario and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). An avid believer in holistic health, she also has a background in nutrition, psychology and fitness. As a Registered Massage Therapist she embraces and enjoys the challenge each individual presents with his/her own personal health goals. The holistic approach she subscribes to is predicated on strong communication skills and a treatment approach based in research, but built on each clients’ unique needs.

Christina uses a wide variety of techniques in her treatments some of which include Swedish massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, and hydrotherapy. Homecare exercises including stretching and strengthening are also an important component of her treatment approach. She enjoys working within a multidisciplinary clinic and the opportunity it provides to offer her clients comprehensive care.