About Us

Our purpose is to provide Wasaga Beach and the surrounding Georgian Triangle with the highest quality of care focused on the reduction of pain, restoration of biomechanical function, and the promotion and maintenance of an active healthy lifestyle.

Active Healthcare Centre uses individualized treatment programs coupled with active patient participation, in order for our patients to experience unparalleled care at a reasonable cost.

Active Healthcare Centre has gathered an excellent team of natural healthcare professionals working together to handle a broad variety of your medical and rehabilitation needs.

Dr. Elizabeth Koehle

Dr. Elizabeth Koehle (nee Hutchesson); a Chiropractor and Acupuncturist, is co-clinic director of Active Healthcare Centre. She attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic. Previous to that, Dr. Koehle graduated on the Dean's List with a B.M.Sc.(Hon) in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Western Ontario. She is a CSIA certified ski instructor and has completed post-graduate training in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. She is also a certified Graston® practioner. Dr. Koehle’s past experiences involve working with a healthcare team treating professional soccer players, including members of the Toronto Lynx Soccer Club. She worked at Sherbourne Health Centre providing chiropractic care to the diverse communities of South East Toronto and has had much experience treating motor vehicle accident patients and dealing with insurance claims.

Dr. Koehle was born and raised in Wasaga Beach, and is a graduate of Collingwood Collegiate Institute. She is active with the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach, the Chamber of Commerce and the Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association.

Dr. Koehle is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association. Dr. Koehle is an examiner for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board

To contact Dr. Elizabeth Koehle : dr.ekoehle@activehealthcarecentre.com

Dr. James Koehle

Dr. James Koehle, a Chiropractor and Acupuncturist, is co-clinic director of Active Healthcare Centre in Wasaga Beach. Dr. Koehle attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic. Previous to that, Dr. Koehle attended Brock University for Kinesiology. He has completed post-graduate training in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Dr. Koehle has additional training in low-force Activator Methods Technique® and Thompson Technique. In addition he is a certified Graston Technique® practioner and functional capacity evaluator. He has served on the medical team for the Ontario Winter Games and the Ontario Paralympic Championships. In addition, he has experience treating and working with members of the National Lacrosse League.

Dr. Koehle is a resident of Wasaga Beach, and actively involved in the community. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre. In addition Dr. Koehle is a member of the executive of the Wasaga Beach and Area Rotary Club and a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol.

Dr. Koehle is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association. Dr. Koehle is an examiner for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board. 

To contact Dr. James Koehle: dr.jkoehle@activehealthcarecentre.com

Dr. Dawn McElgunn

Dr. Dawn McElgunn is a Doctor of Chiropractic who has treated many  professional golfers and competitive surfers, during her practice years at a prestigious chiropractic sports injury clinic in Maui. She has also has an interest and specialized training in nutrition and natural medicine, completing her fellowship in Anti aging and Nutritional Supplementation from the Renisante Institute of Integrative Medicine. In this capacity Dr McElgunn works as a facilitator at Dr James Meschino’s professional and consumer seminars and workshops, which feature evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle strategies targeting anti-aging, longevity and the prevention and management of chronic degenerative diseases. Dr Meschino is the author of four nutrition/wellness/anti-aging books, a regular health columnist with various publications including Beachbooster Newspaper in Wasaga Beach, and his 90- minute TV program “Healthy Aging, Naturally” has been featured on Detroit PBS Television. In addition to providing chiropractic treatment services, Dr McElgunn has extensive experience counseling patients on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to successfully overcome weight loss challenges, improve cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels (diabetics and prediabetics) and other common health challenges where diet, supplementation and lifestyle modification have been shown to be of value.

Dr Mcelgunn completed her Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) at the University of California and received her Doctor of chiropractic at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward California. Dr McElgunn also practiced in Victoria BC before moving to Ontario where she obtained her chiropractic license, and is presently a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

Dr McElgunn also holds a current chiropractic license in Colorado, Hawaii,  British Columbia and Ontario.

Sarah Leavitt RMT

Sarah Leavitt, a Registered Massage Therapist, graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2011 and is a member of the Ontario Massage Therapists  Association. Sarah currently resides in Wasaga Beach having moved to the area from Stratford.

Sarah offers a variety of treatments for and including pregnancy massage, myofascial release, musculoskeletal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, remedial exercise education (strengthening and stretching), stress, tension headaches, joint pain and stiffness, chronic pain syndromes and postural imbalances among many other conditions. Sarah will provide you with a clinical assessment, review of your health history and appropriate treatment plan to help provide you with relief from the discomfort you are experiencing.  The client’s health goals and feedback are used to customize an appropriate treatment unique to each individual.

Justine Ball RMT

Justine Ball, a Registered Massage Therapist, graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Georgian College in 2012 with honours and is a member of the Ontario Massage Therapists Association. Justine is from New Lowell and is a graduate from Stayner Collegiate Institute.  She ran competitive sprints and hurdles throughout school, and now coaches a local high school team.

Justine has studied a variety of techniques and offers treatment for and including sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, musculoskeletal injuries, relaxation massage, tension headaches, and postural imbalances. She treats chronic pain patients, motor vehicle injuries, and can provide you with remedial exercise, including stretching and strengthening.

Amy McQuay

Amy joined our team in January 2013 as an office receptionist. She grew up in New Lowell, On. She comes to us after graduating with honours from the Georgian College Legal Administration Program.  Amy is a welcome addition to our team and she will welcome you as you enter our clinic.

To contact Amy at the front desk: info@activehealthcarecentre.com

Call our office at (705) 422-0224 for an appointment today!