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Meet the Wellness Team

Our Active Chiropractic Wellness Team is committed to providing you with the utmost quality of health care available, with a genuine concern for your well-being.

Our primary concern is you, we are dedicated to relieving your pain, promoting your health and wellness. We’re interested in achieving a level of health beyond management of symptoms. We’re a group of highly-qualified, experienced practitioners and licensed health care professionals who are eager to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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Active Chiropractic & Wellness Centre Wellness Team


Maura Lustig — Wellness Transformation Coach

Proper nutrition is key to your wellness success. Eating a balanced diet that incorporates healthy foods into your meals is just as important as any other step towards a better you. Sometimes it can be difficult to eat the right combination of calories and nutrients for your body’s individual metabolism and needs.

Maura assists our patients in a natural and effective way with nutritional programs to:

  • decrease cortisol levels and reduce stress
  • release weight and lower body fat percentage
  • increase energy levels
  • build muscle
  • improve sleep

As your Wellness Transformation Coach, she will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you. She will then provide guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.

Maura provides nutritional solutions for fat loss, weight management, energy, performance and healthy aging, combined with one-on-one coaching support and using proven effective systems and world class supplements to provide you with the proper complement of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and meal replacements.

For inquires or to make an appointment, please contact Maura at 705-761-3256.

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Lesley Parnell

Lesley efficiently takes care of all our patient’s appointment bookings, accounts and office administration.

Following her interest in pro active health, Lesley has obtained her certification in laser therapy and provides the treatment that Dr. Jeff prescribes for his laser therapy patients. Lesley was inspired following the training and enjoys being hands on with the healing we deliver our patients.

Lesley is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that includes regular chiropractic adjustments. Lesley first met Dr. Jeff when he opened his practice in Peterborough in 1988 and strongly believes in the importance of chiropractic care. She has seen, first hand, the benefits of Dr. Jeff’s care for her and her family.

Lesley understands the importance of good nutrition and supports Dr. Jeff in educating and implementing our patient nutritional programs for weight loss, energy, performance and healthy aging. As part of the clinic, she has seen how nutrition can play a significant part in our patient’s health recovery, improved performance and enjoyment of life.

Outside of the office, Lesley is very active volunteering in the community and on many committees.

Lesley has a Business Administration Diploma from Fleming College and continues learning every day in her various roles. Lesley has been married to Don since 1982 and they have five active and grown children.

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Melissa Howard

Melissa Howard is an experienced Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Reiki Master, Integrated Shiatsu Therapist, Crystal Therapy Master, Oriental Bodywork Therapist, Elemental Iridologist, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Esthetician.

Melissa believes that holistic health is client-empowering. It is about lifestyle changes, noninvasive remedies and improving the flow of a person’s life force energy, along with enhancing the body’s own ability to heal itself. Rather than focusing on a specific illness or part of the body, Melissa’s approach to health examines the client, how they interact with their environment and then places the emphasis on the mind, body, and spirit connection. The goal is to assist clients in achieving total well-being where everything is functioning at its best, as the mind, body and spirit are intertwined and essential to achieving optimal health.

Holistic Health doesn’t stop and start when you walk in and out of the office. What the client does on a daily basis to tend to their mind, body and spirit is as important as any treatment or herbal remedies the client may receive.

Melissa holds certifications and a diploma in Certified Holistic Health from Windsong School of Healing in Port Alberni, British Columbia, as well as, a diploma in Esthetics from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario.

Melissa is excited to have joined forces with Dr. Jeff Lustig and the staff at Active Chiropractic and Wellness to offer her holistic health treatments:

  • Acupressure
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Hot Stone & Aromatherapy Massage
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Energy Medicine Therapies.

Book directly with Melissa by calling 705 977-3772

Call Active Chiropractic & Wellness Centre today to make an appointment!

Active Chiropractic & Wellness Centre | (705) 743-1661