MEET OUR TEAM

To reinforce our commitment to holistic and optimal health, each of our practitioners is trained as integrated peak performance consultants and licenced with their individual health disciplines.

Alvin Brown

BSc, D.O.M.P., RHN, Cert., NLP (Master Practitioner)

Shannon Wightman

Physiotherapist

Joe Palumbo

Registered Massage Therapist

Laura Bietola

Registered Massage Therapist

Mohogany Brown

Registered Massage Therapist

Dr. Carmen Jweda

Doctor of Chiropractic

Tarjanee Sauhta

BPT, Physiotherapist

Andrew James

PTS, FIS

Michael Graul

(Manual Osteopathy) M.OMSc, B.A.Sc.Kin, CSCS

Amanda Hoefmans

Administrative Assistant

Madison Naar

Marketing Specialist

Clinic Hours:

  • Monday 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday -Closed-

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Begin your journey to health and peak performance today.


Alvin Brown BSc, D.O.M.P., RHN, Cert. ACP., NLP (Master Practitioner)

Alvin is the CEO and founder of The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance (TCHPP), a multidisciplinary wellness and peak performance centre located in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He is also the founder and CEO of the sought after Integrated Peak Performance Consulting (IPPC) certification program, a mind and body peak performance training system, getting elite performers to move from good to peak performance. Alvin is also a passionate international speaker and author of Journey to Personal Greatness, Mind, Body & Soul: A Blueprint for Life Balance & Self-Mastery.


Shannon Wightman PT, IPPC, Clinical Director

Shannon graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee in 2008, after finishing her bachelor's degree in rehabilitation science with honours in 2006. Having practiced in an outpatient orthopaedic setting since 2008, Shannon has extensive experience with a variety of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders and post-operative patients. Guided by osteopathic principles, her approach to treatment is identifying the underlying cause of dysfunction and treating through a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and modalities. Shannon was promoted to clinical director at TCHPP in 2015.


Joe Palumbo RMT, Coordinator of Special Events

Joe has a focus on the treatment of chronic degenerative disorders and the rehabilitation and treatment of injuries pertaining to elite athletes, both professional and amateur. He graduated from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2000.  Since then, he has gained experience as a massage therapist working in various clinics.  Using a whole body approach (based on the "structure governs function" osteopathic principles), Joe seeks to find and treat the cause of the "dis-ease". Through the guidance within the Integrated Peak Performance program and Life Strategies Coaching, he has honed the integrated approach to his sessions. These modalities include: muscle energy therapy, craniosacral techniques, visceral manipulation and osteopathic assessments, among many others.


Laura Bietola RMT

Laura is a massage therapist who has graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She was a member of the Canadian national mountain bike team from 2009-2014 in the junior and under 23 age categories.  As an athlete herself, she has learned to appreciate and understand the importance of proper self-maintenance and recovery. As a cyclist, Laura frequently received manual therapy treatments and their direct health benefits and now wants to offer this service to other athletes and any clients interested in this essential treatment to help them stay healthy and balanced in their lives. Laura has a passion for learning and loves being challenged physically and mentally. She is excited to bring her new skills, high energy and athletic dedication to The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance.


Mohogany Brown Registered Massage Therapist

Mohogany is a recent graduate of Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy and a now Registered Massage Therapist. She has spent years admiring the work of many wellness workers around her and quickly grew an admiration for the human body. Not only is she a professionally trained dancer, but also a dance teacher here in the Durham region. Her knowledge for the human body and how it moves is continuously expanding in many ways. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and love for life to the clinic and share her passion for wellness and the human body with all of her clients here at The Centre!


Dr. Carmen Jweda Chiropractic

Dr. Carmen Jweda obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto and is an evidence-based practitioner. Dr. Carmen is certified in, and uses a variety of techniques in her treatment which include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Acupuncture
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • RockTape®
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Activator®
  • Webster Technique
  • Mental Health First Aid Certified

She acknowledges that every individual is unique, and treatment is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the patient. On a personal note, Dr. Carmen comes from a big family, enjoys strength training and practicing yoga.


Tarjanee Sauhta BPT, Physiotherapy

After the completion of BPT program in 2001, I am interested in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders with the help of manual based therapy, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and therapeutic modalities. With over 15 years experience, I have worked with a broad range of areas, including; neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics, burns, and sports injuries. My passion is helping others to achieve a pain free lifestyle so that they can get back their optimal selves. I believe that when the mind and body function together, it helps create optimal health status and feeling of well-being.


Madison Naar Marketing Specialist

Madison is the face and energy behind the marketing here at The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance. She started working with us as a marketing specialist in 2019 with the goal of attracting new clients through innovative and creative advertising, blogs and social media. Her work focuses on attracting people who want to achieve optimal health and peak performance through the many different facets of The Centre.


Amanda Hoefmans Administrative Assistant

Amanda is the head receptionist here at The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance. She has been working here since 2019 and her connection with clients is one of a kind. She is usually the first person you will meet and see when you walk through the doors of our centre. Amanda helps you to understand the process of becoming a client and explaining all the services we provide.


Andrew James PTS, FIS

Andrew is a Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Utilizing the tools he’s learned over the years he spent partaking in different disciplines; from break-dancing to capoeira, parkour, calisthenics, and Animal Flow. He continues to explore and develop his movement and holistic practice with the intention of sharing what he’s learned with his clients to help them look, feel, and move better.


Michael Graul (Manual Osteopathy) M.OMSc, B.A.Sc.Kin, CSCS

Michael is a recent graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) and is a registered Manual Osteopath through the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA). He was a completive powerlifter and bodybuilder from 2011-2015 with multiple first and second place finishing’s in both respective sports. After suffering a bad fall in 2015, Michael sought out every imaginable form of treatment for his back for over a year. It wasn’t until he received an Osteopathy treatment, he started to get relief and was able to get back to lifting weights at the gym and living a healthy active lifestyle. Michael then found a school for Osteopathy later that year and joined the CAO in 2016 and graduated in 2020. Michael understands what it is like to live in constant pain and not being able to do your sport and wants to provide you with what Osteopathy has provided him. As Michael firmly believes a healthy functioning body is necessary to have a healthy mind and overall life.



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