About us

Dr. Thurston graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2017 and practiced In her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario at various multi-disciplinary clinics including sports medicine, hospital settings, and regular family practice prior to moving to the Muskoka region with her partner who has family roots in Huntsville.

Dr. Thurston has a wide variety of knowledge and experience in chiropractic, health and wellness. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology and Ice Hockey Coaching at Bemidji State University in Minnesota where she was fortunate to play NCAA Division I hockey for 4 years.

Since completing chiropractic college, Dr. Thurston has put in many hours advancing her education to best serve her patients. She has completed her Medical/Neuro functional Acupuncture program at MacMaster University, Complete Concussion Management, Athletic Movement Assessment, Integrated Kinetic Neurology, Kinesiology Taping, Rock Tape FMT Movement certification, Active Release Technique, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Custom Stabilizing Orthotics, Activator Method and First Aid, CPR, AED Care.

Her background and education has afforded her a valuable experience in examining, diagnosing and treating a diverse population.

In her spare time you can find Dr. Thurston playing sports, exercising, paddling, camping, snowboarding, and most certainly spending time with her dog Ricki.

Dr Charlton, D.C.

After 32 years in practice, of which 22 years have been serving the people of Muskoka, Dr. Charlton has decided to retire from active practice. He would like to thank all of the wonderful people of Muskoka for allowing him to be part of their lives and families. Dr. Charlton looks for forward pursuing less physical work within healthcare and enjoying a slower pace.

Dr. Charlton is very pleased that Dr. Thurston has taken over for him. Please rest assured Dr. Thurston will continue to provide quality care.

Dale Smith is our office manager and chiropractic assistant. She is a valued member of our team and loved by all. Dale was born and raised in Muskoka, and is either related to or knows most of the local people.

Dale has an extensive background in the industry and working with people in general. She has training in the use of many of our therapy machines and assists in all areas of the clinic. Dale is a great problem solver and has guided many patients through the complicated and confusing claim forms for WSIB and Auto insurance.

Dale Smith

Our services


We treat all areas of the body not just the “BACK”, such as shoulders, knees, elbows.


Acupuncture combined with chiropractic adjustments can produce powerful results.


This is an essential part of our journey to return you to health.

Pregnancy care

Postnatal care helps you recover quickly, and helps you lose the tummy.

Auto insurance

These can be very trying events let us help you navigate both the maze of forms and your road back to health.


Why Choose Us

We Proudly Provide Quality Chiropractic Care to Muskoka and Surrounding Areas.

Chiropractic is the act of utilizing spinal adjustments to ease dysfunction of the body, reduce discomfort and promote better health.

Any problem by a sport, work accident etc.

We welcome the chance to serve you.