Dr. Lauren Stethem, D.C.
Dr. Lauren Stethem graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with Clinical Honours.
Dr. Stethem’s priority is to help her patients regain their health, alleviate pain, eliminate symptoms, regain ability and live their best life. Dr. Stethem achieves this by using a well researched Neurological and Brain based approach to Chiropractic care. It is her goal to help you live your optimal life by correcting the causes of the problem then establishing and maintaining a healthy nervous system.Dr. Stethem is an expert in spinal health, ergonomics, postural rehabilitation, orthotics and gait analysis. She is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and certified in the Webster technique. As well as being passionate about nutrition, and family wellness; including prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric related care.
It is a personal goal of Dr. Stethem’s to live and help her patients get to live an active and healthy lifestyle, through delicate care, stress reduction, health and nutrition. Dr. Stethem focuses on educating the community about health, ergonomics, and wellness through workshops for companies, corporations and community groups. Dr. Stethem is acutely aware of the day to day stresses and impacts that your body incurs if you are working either hunched over a desk, or out on the tennis court. Whether your goal is to get back to being able to chase your grandchildren around the yard, swing a golf club, or to maximize your health during your pregnancy; Dr Stethem’s focus and drive is to help get you there.
Dr. Mark Halpern, D.C.
Dr. Mark Halpern graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1996 and has been in practice for almost 20 years. Dr. Halpern provides care for people looking to regain their health, eliminate symptoms and live their best life. Through advanced training Dr. Halpern provides research based Neurological & Brain based Chiropractic care and uses State-of-the-art techniques and equipment to assess Stress levels and Brain function so that care is aimed at correcting the cause as well as the symptoms being experienced. Dr. Halpern is also an expert in Postural rehabilitation and Spinal, Foot and Extremity mechanics. This training is why Dr. Halpern has had great success working with high performance athletes and anyone who lives and active lifestyle.
Another passion of Dr. Halpern's is caring for women during and after their pregnancy as well as babies and children of all ages. Having a healthy nervous system is a priority during these times. Educating the community on health and wellness is a priority for Dr. Halpern and he has contributed many articles to publications throughout Toronto, including York University. He also hosted a monthly talk show on CHRY radio, and conducted lectures for the faculties of Kinesiology and Music. Dr Halpern regularly presents workshops for companies, corporations and community groups and also hosts a Wellness Workshop Series open to the public covering topics such as “Healing From Within", "Burst Training" and "Brain Based Healing".
Dr. Touraj Najafian, D.C.
Dr.Touraj Najafian graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St Louis, Missouri in 1996. He has owned and operated Midtown Family Chiropractic Centre since 1998. Dr. Touraj’s mission is to educate his community on the benefits of Brain Based Neurological approach to spinal correction in achieving optimal health. His experience and ongoing learning through continuing education seminars have allowed him to use the most researched and effective methods of correction for his patients. Dr. Touraj is the co-founder of Team Chiropractic GTA, a dedicated group of chiropractors involved in educating the public about life long benefits of brain based healing and the importance of a healthy spine and clear nervous system.Over the last decade Team Chiropractic GTA has raised thousands of dollars for the Children’s Make-A-Wish foundation. Being the father of two children, he has volunteered as the team trainer on many soccer and hockey teams over the last decade. This opportunity has allowed him to work with children and athletes of all ages closely and through his expertise help them recover from a wide variety of sports injuries.
Dr. Touraj has conducted dozens of workshops on health and healing at many corporations, YMCA locations and other fitness centres, as well as many local schools. He continues to conduct corporate workshops, ergonomic assessments and gait analysis to prevent and correct extremity injuries. Dr. Touraj’s vision is to empower the people in his community to live the life of their dreams by making simple and healthy life style choices and use techniques to avoid and diminish the effects of the cause of majority of ailments, Stress.
Dr. Anne-Marie Lacroix, ND
Dr. Lacroix graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and she is a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Prior to her naturopathic medical education, she completed a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Calgary and a Master of Science in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster. Her master’s work was carried out in a laboratory that studies the human microbiome (the microorganisms living on an in us) and its association with health. She also carried out summer research projects at the MaRs Centre and SickKids Hospital in Toronto. Her research background greatly influences her practice today by helping her develop evidence based naturopathic treatment plans.
In her practice, Dr. Lacroix focuses on gut, skin, cardiovascular, joint and brain health. She uses natural therapies including Botanical Medicine, Asian Medicine (cupping and acupuncture), lifestyle counselling, supplement and nutraceutical recommendations and laboratory testing. Her goal is to help patients better understand the symptoms they are experiencing and conditions they may have with an emphasis on education. She believes that health and wellness are personal and individualizes her treatments to achieve health promotion and disease prevention.
Holly Marcello - Office Manager
Holly is our fantastic office manager here at Focused on Health. When she is not in the office, keeping the place running, you can find her singing or performing around Toronto! But while she is in the clinic, you can expect a smiling face and warm welcome from the moment you enter until the time you step out the door to leave.