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Meet the Team at Santin Chiropractic

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Dr. Angelo Santin

Dr. Angelo Santin | D.C.

Angelo Santin, born and raised in Thunder Bay, was introduced to Chiropractic at the young age of 16 when his cousin offered to provide Chiropractic care to Angelo’s basketball team. He recalls,

I had never been to a chiropractor, and I really didn’t know what to expect, but I’ll never forget my first adjustment. I remember feeling like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

After experiencing the benefits of his first adjustment, and noticing the atmosphere in the chiropractic office as he watched happy people leaving the office smiling, his introduction to that positive environment provided him with the incentive to pursue a career in the service industry that would allow him to help people live their lives to their fullest.

Dr. Carla Santin

Dr. Carla Santin | D.C.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Carla’s passion for Chiropractic care and working with children began at a young age.

It all started when her mother was seeking advice on scoliosis, a condition her cousins were afflicted with. Her mother attended a workshop because she was desperately searching for answers that would help with her own children.

It was during that time her mother was introduced to Chiropractic care and the benefits of getting children checked early on in life. Her mother realized the importance and benefits of Chiropractic care and Carla’s Chiropractic journey began.

Dr. Carlee Otway

Dr. Carlee Otway | D.C.

Dr. Carlee Otway, new to the team as a fully licensed chiropractor, is very excited to share her passion for the profession here at Santin Chiropractic.

Carlee has been interested in chiropractic since 2015 when she was working as a summer student here at Santin Chiropractic. After studying kinesiology at Lakehead University, Carlee went on to continue her education at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in December, 2021.

Carlee is very thankful for the experience she gained over her years in Minnesota and looks forward to progressing professionally with Santin Chiropractic.

Mikayla Grant

Mikayla Grant | Registered Kinesiologist

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Mikayla’s love for the human body started after she experienced different injuries and how different health care professionals helped her recover. She attended Lakehead University where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2020 and her Masters of Science in Kinesiology in 2022.

Mikayla is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association. Mikayla is excited to be able to learn and pass on her knowledge about why exercise is an important part of recovery and staying healthy.

When she is not at work she can usually be found at the gym, spending time with friends and family, exploring a new part of NWO or at the lake

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Jason Taddeo, Physiotherapist

A lifelong resident of Northwestern Ontario, Jason has called Thunder Bay his home for over 20 years. He has an extensive educational background, including a Master of Science in Physiotherapy and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science. Jason also earned a Doctor of Health Sciences, focused on virtual healthcare and concussion management. He has worked in both private and public sectors, managed rehabilitation services for retirement homes, and has earned numerous certifications.

Jason is a Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists and has advanced qualifications in vestibular therapy, exercise therapy, and acupuncture. He’s also a respected educator, teaching at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and as a Lecturer at Lakehead University’s School of Kinesiology. Jason’s research interests include virtual physiotherapy and spinal pain classification.

Outside the practice, Jason enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children. He has been an avid CrossFit/StrongFit athlete and now enjoys powerlifting, golf, cycling, and hiking in his spare time.

Kristi Pechiwa | Office Managerkristi

Kristi, a local resident of Thunder Bay, has always focused on making a positive difference to children and their families.

After studying Sociology at Lakehead University, Kristi worked to help people struggling with addiction. In 2012, she found her true calling when she accepted an office manager position with Santin Chiropractic. Throughout the years Kristi has been in every role here in our office and has recently returned to a more active managerial role in the clinic.

In her spare time Kristi enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and camping.

Olivia Pietrobelli

Olivia Pietrobelli | Chiropractic Assistant

Olivia graduated from Confederation College in 2021 from the Dental Assisting Program. After working as a dental assistant for a year at a local orthodontic office she decided to take on a new role as a Chiropractic Assistant.

The skills she has gained while working as a dental assistant make her a great fit here at Santin Chiropractic.

In her spare time Olivia enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends. Say hi to Olivia next time you pass the front desk!

April Durston | ReceptionistApril headshot

April graduated from the massage therapy program at Everest College in 2009. After practicing for several years in her field, she decided to step away and try something different. Realizing she still had her passion for health and wellness, she has joined our team in a different role as our receptionist.

Outside work, April often spends time with her family and enjoys her favorite coffee while chatting with friends and strangers.


Meet the Team at Santin Chiropractic | (807) 344 4606