We are Brad and Sarah Wild, the co-owners of Thrive Health Ptbo. We are SO excited to be embarking on this venture together, as it has been in our thoughts and dreams and many conversations over our years together.
We met in Chiropractic College and then made the move back to our families to our forever home in Peterborough. We spent our first 4 years building relationships in our community and growing our family with the addition of our beautiful daughter, Hannah, and family dog, Lexi.
We are so fortunate to love our jobs and the positive impact we can make in the lives of our patients every day, but we have a bigger vision for our community. Over the years, we have seen patients fall through the cracks in our current health system because they have not had the right information and right interventions from the right professional. We all have unique expertise, but no ONE professional has all the answers.
Through Thrive Health Ptbo, we will be able to develop a cohesive, professional team who will work together to help our patients recover from pain and illness, and optimize their overall health and performance. We will bring together qualified individuals who are passionate about improving health, naturally.
Through our own family, we know how important it is to encourage healthy habits early. This is why we love treating kids, because hopefully we can positively influence the way they grow into adulthood.
We know this for certain: when people take care of their health and feel good every day, they make better choices, are better role models, have more patience, are more considerate, and more productive.
We believe that this is how we can make a positive change in our community and the future of our world.
We hope that you find our space fun, friendly, warm and mostly importantly, empowering. We are excited to work with you and help you overcome those obstacles getting in the way of your bigger picture.
Yours in health,
Dr. Brad Wild & Dr. Sarah Wild
Growing up, I knew nothing about Chiropractic or the concept of natural health and wellness. Like most people, I sought medical advice for illness, injury and pain; and as an elite athlete I had my fair share of injuries! I was first exposed to Chiropractic as part of a Co-op program while I was at the University of Windsor completing my Degree in Human Kinetics. It was during this experience that I first saw how Chiropractic was helping so many people achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The concept of working to improve health and being pro-active to prevent issues naturally was in such contrast to the concept of healthcare I grew up with, and I decided that I wanted to be part of that change in people’s quality of life.
My initial goal of sports management and working for a sports team quickly changed and I spent the next few years working in five different chiropractic offices to learn as much as I could about the profession. I completed my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2012, and have advanced my training with coursework in pediatrics, youth athletic care, postural correction, and disc herniation resolution.
I love working with people of all ages. Whether it is an infant’s first adjustment after birth; enhancing performance goals with a competitive athlete; or helping an older adult maintain an active lifestyle by improving their balance and gait, I truly believe Chiropractic care can be an asset to all individuals. I really enjoy working with whole families, especially children. In today’s day and age, we get bombarded by mixed health messages and unhealthy behaviours. I believe that the ultimate preventative care is teaching our younger generations about all aspects of living a healthy lifestyle so that they can reach their milestones and grow into adults who can lead the future!
I am excited to be back home in Peterborough with my beautiful wife, Dr. Sarah Wild, my busy and fun-loving daughter, Hannah, and my spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog, Lexi. I am also truly fortunate to have two sets of amazing grandparents in the city, as I value our family time very much. My hobbies have changed slightly with the addition of my daughter 2 years ago…traditionally I love running, camping, and going to the gym, and in my spare time in the summer you can find me at the Riverside Ball Diamonds. However, I am currently being trained on how to dance, play with doll babies, and construct pig-tails on a moving target! Life is all about learning new things:)
My goal during our appointments is that you leave feeling listened to, cared for, and encouraged. I will focus on your goals and give you the opportunity to think about your health, lifestyle, and future as a bigger picture.
Dr. Sarah Wild Chiropractor, Co-Owner
I discovered chiropractic when I found relief for my chronic headaches after many years of trying different medications and therapies. Having been a patient myself, I can attest to how life changing chiropractic treatment can be.
Prior to my chiropractic education, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with Distinction at the University of Alberta. As an Occupational Therapist, I practiced in Calgary, Alberta; Miami, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario; working in a variety of areas including ergonomic assessment, outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation, and long term care. I then completed my chiropractic degree, graduating Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. I love to learn and strongly believe in continuous education and training to keep up-to-date with the best treatment methods available.
I settled in Peterborough to be close to my family and I am so happy to call this wonderful community home. When I moved to Northern Manitoba from South Africa at 15 years old (+40C to -38C!), I had never heard of Peterborough! My education and career took me from Alberta to Florida and finally to Ontario, where I met my husband who was born and raised in Peterborough. My own family had moved to the Kawarthas just a few years earlier and so this city has been a perfect fit. My little girl, Hannah, was born in November, 2015, and I have been able to appreciate how important good health care and a great support system are. The resources in Peterborough for new families are outstanding, and I am so happy to be contributing to them.
I am privileged to work with new families and hope that I positively influence the decisions they make about their personal health and the health of their young ones, so that the next generation of children have a vision of health and wellness that is beyond what we currently have.
Away from the clinic, I enjoy going to Crossfit Ptbo and hot yoga and trying new recipes. I also run a Fitness for Moms class where I teach moms how to return to exercise safely after birth, and catch up on some baby snuggles! Otherwise, I spend some time running after a fearless toddler in her gymnastics class and playing tea party with the multiple dolls that seem to have taken over our home.
I hope that during our appointments you feel as if you receive fantastic care, and that you leave feeling better and inspired to live well. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning how we can work together to achieve your personal health goals.
Dr. Sarah Campbell Chiropractor
I am thrilled to be joining the team at Thrive Health Ptbo. I feel honoured and humbled to be able to partner with you in your pursuit of health and wellness. Being a chiropractor, my main focus is helping you achieve pain-free and optimal movement through addressing musculoskeletal complaints but I am also happy to discuss topics such as nutrition, sleep, stress management, ergonomics, exercise and anything related to your health and overall well-being.
I began my health and wellness journey as a personal trainer, assisting a number of individuals to reach their health goals. Pursuing further knowledge lead me to explore healthcare professions. As such, I attended and graduated, with Distinction, from the University of Western Ontario, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Major in Kinesiology. I went on to complete the four year, post graduate Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where I recently graduated “Magna Cum Laude” (with great honor). The more I learn, the more I realize how much I have yet to learn. I will continue to be a life-long learner who pursues higher knowledge that will benefit the wellbeing of my patients and loved ones.
Over the past 8 years in addition to my schooling endeavors, I have also trained for a marathon, dabbled with mountain biking, and yoga, joined a softball team, attempted a vegetable garden and oh yeah– got engaged and had a beautiful baby girl! She is now 18 months old and keeps me very busy but fills my life with love and joy. I also have an energetic Australian Cattle Dog who likes to have a job so we have recently introduced him to sheep herding. Before I pursued healthcare as a profession, I was very involved with horses – specifically reining horses. I have also enjoyed participating in different equine therapy programs which help to engage individuals with physical, behavioural and developmental challenges.
I was always amazed by the human body and its complexity and resilience so a career in chiropractic seemed like a natural fit. I love that it is a safe, effective, non-invasive therapy that can both treat and prevent a wide variety of conditions and can be adapted for all ages.I have a special interest in pre/post-natal care and advanced training in pediatric care. I am certified in Pediatric Intraoral Palate Specific (PIPS) Technique which can be helpful for infants with tongue tie or difficulty latching. I also have had success in managing patients with sports injuries and degenerative conditions including arthritis and spinal stenosis. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me. No complaint is too big or too small and if I can’t help you, I will connect you with someone who can. I understand that we are each unique individuals with unique desires, limitations and challenges. There is no cookie-cutter approach. My goal is to listen to, educate, support and motivate you so that you can define and achieve a fulfilled, authentic life that is meaningful for YOU.
Jaime Tattrie Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist
Hi, it is great to meet you! I am a TCM Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist, and a Social Worker. I am very excited to be part of the team at Thrive Health Ptbo. I am originally from Newfoundland and moved to Ontario about 20 years ago. I have always had a passion for helping others as it is a part of my east coast culture. My passion for physical, mental and emotional health led me to complete a Bachelor of Arts Social Work Degree, and through this I was able to work with many individuals facing addictions, physical and mental health concerns. This led me to think of other ways to treat individuals in order to increase the intensity of the healing process for them. I am a firm believer in starting from the root of a problem which prevents and can correct disease without being dependent on medications and high levels of supplementation. This passion led me to complete my studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is all about dealing with issues from the root up. I am a highly motivated and hardworking individual and I am eager to help you achieve your goals physically, emotionally and energetically. For recharging in my life, it is important for me to spend time with my children, family and good friends. I like to garden and grow lots of vegetables that we enjoy as a family and that I like to give away to others. I also love to sing and play music. There is nothing like fishing which I especially love to do when I visit my family in Newfoundland. I would love to offer you an opportunity to share your hopes and dreams for your own health and wellness. I look forward to getting to know you!
Leah Hoskin Registered Massage Therapist
Leah is getting re-acquainted with the lovely city of Peterborough, having moved to the area with her fiancée and their four fur kids in September, 2017. She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 2017 after two intensive years of training; she has a special interest in relieving headaches as well as numbness and tingling from postural strain. She enjoys treating all conditions and personalizing her treatments to the needs of her patients. She is passionate about continued learning and takes every day as a chance to learn something new.
“I am very excited to join the Thrive Health Ptbo team and look forward to helping you live your best, most pain-free life.”
Christina Merritt Patient Services Concierge
I graduated from Niagara College with a Business Accounting Diploma and am experienced in accounting and medical office administration. I recently completed the Hospital Nursing Unit Secretary Certificate at Fleming College as well as the Medical Office Support Staff Certificate. I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in the Surgery and Outpatient Procedures unit. When I am not working I enjoy growing my vegetable garden from seed, canning my own preserves, baking bread and cooking from scratch. My favourite recipe is a new recipe! I love spending time with my husband and three children. I am so thankful to be part of such a great team here at Thrive Health.
Janette George Patient Services Concierge
Hi! I am excited to be part of the Thrive Health team and I’m really looking forward to meeting you. I come from a Social Services/Human Resources background, and I have diplomas as a Developmental Services Worker and in Business Administration/Human Resources. I love helping people and want everyone to feel the best they can. I believe in a Biological/Psychological/Social model of care where each of those areas in a person’s life are nurtured, giving them the best life possible.
For the past 13 years, I have been supervising group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. I have been responsible for administrative tasks, scheduling/supervising staff, and liaising, coordinating and advocating for people who have developmental disabilities.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my husband and son. I also belong to a writer’s group and like to write poetry and short stories.
I hope to help you have a wonderful experience while you are with us achieving all of your personal health goals.
Dr. Wild has solved all my pain problems. He listens to his patients and provides outstanding service. He gives his patients stretching exercises that when used at home they provide ongoing relief. He has changed my athletic life and I am at 100% again.
Reception Hours of Operation
Monday: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm
Address: 250 Sherbrooke Street, Unit 6, Peterborough, ON K9J 2N4
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