Dr. Brian Schroeder, D.C.
Dr. Schroeder was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He and his wife Cindy have four children. Through them, they have become very involved in dance, drama, gymnastics, judo and hockey here in Thunder Bay. Dr. Schroeder’s interest in natural medicine began in the early 1980’s with training and certification in Reflexology and Touch for Health. He attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., in an honors program in kinesiology. In 1984 he moved to Toronto to begin chiropractic studies at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. While in school, he independently studied acupuncture, herbology and applied kinesiology. Dr. Schroeder moved to Thunder Bay in 1988 to start practicing chiropractic with Dr. Dan Gleeson, D.C., a diplomat in Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Schroeder has continued to further his education with training in acupuncture, homeopathy, nutrition, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation Pettibon Spinal Biomechanics and electroacuscope. In 1993, Dr. Schroeder opened a new multi-disciplinary clinic, Natural Health & Chiropractic.
Dr. Nathan V. Benvenuto, B.Sc., DC
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Dr. Benvenuto holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from Lakehead University and a Doctorate in Chiropractic, complete with Dean’s list and Clinical Honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is certified in Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Trigenics Shoulder Procedure, and an Integrated Therapeutics TM certified provider in spine, upper and lower limb. He provides Diversified Chiropractic in combination with joint mobilizations, manual release therapy (MRT) and a wide-range of pain/healing modalities
Throughout his career, Dr. Benvenuto has worked with a spectrum of athletes ranging from CIS to competitive/recreational youth. He has extensive ties in the local community throughout his years of playing competitive sports including soccer and football, as well as being an active volunteer for a variety of organizations within the community.
Dr. Benvenuto is happily accepting new patients at the Natural Health and Chiropractic Clinic.
Amber Gilbert, RMT
Dr. Brian Schroeder and the staff of the Natural Health & Chiropractic are thrilled to welcome Amber Gilbert RMT, Registered Massage Therapist, to our Health & Wellness Team. Amber has been in practice in Thunder Bay since graduating from the Massage Therapy program at Everest College in 2014, when she became a member of the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. Amber likes to focus on therapeutic and rehabilitation goals in her massage work through Swedish massage techniques. She also has a special interest in working with headaches, back and neck pain and stress reduction. Amber invites everyone to visit her at Natural Health & Chiropractic at 817 Victoria Avenue East. Call today for an appointment at 622-HEAL (4325). Late appointments available!!
Lori Kajutis, MLT
Lori was born and raised here in Thunder Bay. She received her Medical Laboratory Technologist diploma from the Thunder Bay Institute of Medical Technology in 1990. Lori joined our team in 2005 and performs our live blood analysis, urinalysis and blood grouping. Using a fresh drop of blood from the finger, Lori uses a darkfield microscope to examine the blood while it is alive. This makes it possible to see all the living components of the blood clearly, that would normally be destroyed by staining in conventional lab tests. A video camera and monitor are set up so that the patient can view the whole process. The examination of live blood is valuable for the early detection of serious health conditions.