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The Rivergrove Chiropractic Team

Ana Cvitko, ND, B. Com

Ana Cvitko ND, B. Com

Ana, B. Com

Dr. Ana M. Cvitko is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA) and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Dr. Cvitko is a University of Manitoba graduate and attended the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario to obtain her Doctor of Naturopathy. Dr. Cvitko is also a certified Naturopathic Doula.

Dr. Cvitko started working in the natural health care field as a Chiropractic Assistant and during this time was introduced to the body having an innate ability to heal itself if it is given a chance and when any obstacles to healing were removed. She had some health issues of her own that conventional medical treatment did not answer, as it only focused on the symptoms instead of addressing the root cause of the symptoms. It was at that time that she had her first visit with a Naturopathic Doctor and was grateful for the quality of care she received, the individualized approach that the Naturopath took, and especially the results she experienced from Naturopathic treatment. Dr. Cvitko realized she wanted to learn more about Naturopathic Medicine and how she could help others with natural treatments.

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In her practice, Dr. Cvitko works with each patient to achieve their health goals. She believes in educating her patients on wellness lifestyle and emphasizes preventative medicine. Dr. Cvitko has a general naturopathic family practice and treats all ages. She has an interest in hormonal imbalances, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, women’s health and fertility.

Shannon, Reflexologist

Shannon, Reflexologist

Shannon, Reflexologist

Shannon grew up near the rural community of Marquette Manitoba on a dairy farm. She attended school in Warren Manitoba where she graduated high school in 1993. She was active in sports with an emphasis on volleyball and basketball. Shannon now resides in Winnipeg in the Riverbend area with her husband Todd and kids Branson and Kailee. She became interested in Natural healing after chiropractic and reflexology helped her overcome chronic neck and back issues. She plans on furthering her education through the Reflexology Association of Canada, where she will be taking her Hand reflexology course in the coming year.

Shannon is very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Rivergrove Chiropractic team and looks forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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Adam Adamowicz, RMT

Adam completed the two-year massage therapy program at the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in Winnipeg, graduating in 2008. Since graduation, he has expanded his massage skills by practicing at massage therapy clinics, high-end spas both in Winnipeg & Calgary, and a clinic up in Whitehorse. He has had training in hot stone therapy, Reiki, oncology massage, and cupping massage. Whether he is providing a client with a therapeutic treatment or a relaxation massage, his ultimate goal is a client’s overall well-being. He believes that when your daily work involves the health of others you must first be healthy yourself, so in order to ensure that, he enjoys practicing yoga and likes to spend his down time reading, cooking, and running.

Melissa Poworoznyk, RMT

Melissa Poworoznyk, RMT

Melissa, RMT

Melissa graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Robertson College. Her goal is to assess and treat clients’ main concerns as well as help clients de-stress and relax. She has a vast knowledge of techniques that she incorporates in a massage to meet each clients needs. Certified in cupping, Melissa plans to continue her education and learn more modalities. Melissa’s hobbies are Ukrainian dance, drawing, and camping. With dance and outdoor activities, She has sustained injuries of her own and has found that massage therapy is extremely beneficial in pain management, symptom relief, and the healing process.

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Yvonne Applewhite, RMT

Yvonne Applewhaite graduated from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada in Alberta on March 2020. Yvonne, who currently practices as a Registered Massage Therapist, has chosen to incorporate the two modalities in her work in order to help strengthen the framework of the body, as well as to act as a complementary therapy alongside conventional treatments.

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. It aims to treat the body as a whole, looking at the structure of the body and the interdependence throughout the body.
Osteopathic treatment is usually a very gentle process and osteopaths work to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment.

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As a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, Yvonne is trained in the four main types of hands-on osteopathic sub-disciplines: Osteo-articular adjustments,(Joints and muscle) Fascial release, (fascia and muscle) Cranial-sacral techniques (brain and spinal cord) and Visceral (Organ) Manipulation.

Manual Osteopathy can help you if: You have had a traumatic injury, fall, accident or sports injury; have postural imbalances; are postpartum; have had surgery and continue to experience pain after receiving conventional treatment or the pain continues to return. In addition: it will also help to:

  • Remove the underlying cause of pain by reducing stiffness in muscles and joints and improves joint range of motion
  • Improve posture that contributes to spinal pain or injury
  • Relieve chronic pain by decreasing stress on the joints, tension in the body and by improving alignment to address the root cause of the pain
  • Reduce scar tissue and adhesions and Improve the function of the organs

Improve digestion, menstrual pain, respiratory conditions, headaches/migraines, knee pain, tennis elbow etc. and /or treat traumatic injuries such as falls and sports injuries.

Your session with a Manual Osteopathy RMT consists of a full body assessment from head to toe. One of the main philosophies of Osteopathy is that the body functions as a unit and you cannot separate any part from the whole, therefore all of the interconnected relationships are assessed to find the root cause of your complaint. Then the appropriate hands on techniques will be utilized to address the problem.

Following treatment you may experience some mild soreness in the area of the body that was treated, this will normally will go away within 48 hours. If you experience serious or unusual symptoms after treatment you should contact your osteopath straight away for advice.

So if you are looking for a different experience to what ails you: headaches, tight/frozen shoulders, stiff neck, back pain, spinal lesions, sciatica, pyriformis syndrome, coccyx deviation, hip tilt, SI joint, pubic subluxation, TMJ dysfunction; then look no further.

Please contact us for an initial consultation to see if Manual Osteopathy will work for you.

Susan M.,
Chiropractic Assistant

Susan McCulloch, Chiropractic Assistant

Susan McCulloch, Chiropractic Assistant

Chiropractic Assistant


Regiene, Chiropractic Assistant

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