Meet our TEAM
Our team of practitioners treat patients of all ages – from pediatrics to geriatrics. Patients come to see us for many health concerns including hormonal imbalances, pain management, skin conditions, chronic fatigue, digestive health, fertility optimization, stress management and cancer support. Some patients wish to see us to review their current health status, diet and lifestyle, and learn about ways they can continue to stay healthy and prevent disease.
With a whole-person healthcare approach, our practitioners consider all things that influence an individual’s health status including diet and lifestyle choices, current medications and supplements, present illnesses, medical history, environmental exposures, and mental and emotional factors. From this comprehensive perspective of one’s health, individualized treatment plans are provided with the patient’s values in mind. Our naturopathic doctors use evidence based medicine as a foundation for all natural treatment recommendations. At Saskatoon Naturopathic Medicine, we strive to provide our patients with safe, effective, and efficient individualized care.
DR. TOBY BRIDGMAN B.Sc, ND
Dr. Toby Bridgman, ND is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine in Saskatchewan. He is trained in pain management techniques such as regenerative injection therapies, PRP, Prolotherapy, and acupuncture. He has experience and training in oxidative therapies, ozone applications, and intravenous therapies. Dr. Bridgman, ND also has extensive experience in naturopathic cancer care support.
DR. AMY VELICHKA B.SC, ND
Dr. Amy Velichka, ND is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine in Saskatchewan. Her interests include the prevention, treatment and management of digestive system complaints, skin conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, endocrine imbalances, weight management issues, cancer, autoimmune diseases, stress, chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pain, allergies, and women’s health concerns.
DR. DARLENE REID-AHeNaKEW, B.sc, ND
Dr. Darlene Reid-Ahenakew, ND is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine in Saskatchewan. She practices “functional medicine”, meaning that when a patient’s body is not functioning optimally, she helps patients restore their body’s function and balance. Dr. Reid-Ahenakew, ND is passionate about helping patients regain their health which enables their ability to enjoy life to it’s fullest.
Jordan R. Smith, RMT
Jordan has been a practicing member of MTAS in Saskatoon since graduating from the McKay Massage and Hydrotherapy Program in 2011.
Jordan focuses his work around the John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach®. Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is a gentle hands-on treatment that gradually softens, lengthens, and realigns your fascia to promote healing and relieve pain.
Colleen McBride, msw, rsw(SK), SEP
Colleen is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work (primary focus in palliative care). She has worked as a clinical social worker in Mental Health and in Cancer Care. Colleen is experienced in working with both adults and children. Her work with children and families is rooted in her post secondary education in Early Childhood Development.
Iva Anderson, BGS, MS (PsYCHOLOGY), SEP
Iva is a retired registered nurse, has a Bachelor of General Studies, and a Masters in Science in Psychology from California Coast University. Iva completed the Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner training and Kathy L. Kain's Touch Training for Therapists. She is a senior assistant at SE™ trainings, including trainings held in the US, Hong Kong, and Canada. Her work is powerful, empowering and effective. Iva has experience in neurosurgical nursing, addictions and rehabilitation counselling.
Joan Markentin, BSc. PT, SEP
Joan received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. She has worked for the Saskatchewan Health Authority in Rural Therapies for over 22 years where she enjoyed working with diverse patient populations. She has taken post-graduate training in Extremity and Vertebral Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release, Taping Techniques, and numerous courses addressing specific joint assessment and treatment. In 2007, Joan completed extensive training in Linda-Joy Lee’s Integrated Systems Model which addresses the complex, interconnected relationship between the various structures in the body.
VICTORIA WALTON, MSW,
RSW (SK), SEP
Victoria Walton is a registered social worker with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina and a Masters of Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She has trained in a variety of counselling approaches including cultural-relational, emotionally focused, narrative, psychodrama, strength-based and solution focused. Victoria is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with Level One Touch Training for therapists who enjoys assisting at SE trainings.
Amanda Gauthier, CP RMT
Amanda is a certified prenatal massage therapist. She completed her prenatal certification with Axiom College, with the hopes to complete her postnatal certificate to further help her clients along their parenatal journey. Amanda also enjoys working with orthopedic clients through their unique set of symptoms and challenges using deep tissue techniques. Seeing her clients to reach their goals is one of the best parts of massage therapy for her.
OUR SUPPORT STAFF
Bonnie Isaacson Marcoux