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We have a vision and a mission, and you're at the centre of it.

The doctors at Back 2 Health Rehabilitation Centre are dedicated to improving health and wellness of the community members in Sudbury, Ontario. We believe in evidence based patient centered care. What does evidence based even mean?

In a nutshell, it is the use of scientific research as a way to inform and educate patients. Research can be directed towards validating various rehabilitation, prevention, and treatment techniques.

Chiropractic professionals are specialists in caring for the spine, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system. They are most commonly recognized as spinal manipulative therapy experts. Most patients whom seek chiropractic care are often being treated for back-related issues, however we are not limited to solely treating the spine. This treatment centre is unique as it is designed to educate patients and treat a wide variety of conditions, whilst guarantying that each treatment plan is structured and individualized to patient’s specific needs.

OurVision

Provide patients with comprehensive musculoskeletal healthcare services whereby patients are able to achieve optimal performance.

OurMission

To be at the forefront of delivering multidisciplinary evidence-based patient centered care in managing acute and chronic injuries.

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OurTeam

Educated, Active & Involved.

Dr. Anjelica Mazzella, BSC, DC
Dr. Natasha Jakelski BSC, DC
Education
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Laurentian University
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, McMaster University
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
ATHLETICS
  • Varsity Soccer Player, Laurentian University
  • Running, 10k and Half Marathon
  • Weightlifting
EXPERIENCE
  • Owner + Clinical Director, Back 2 Health Rehabilitation Centre
  • Director, Ontario Chiropractic Association
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours), Laurentian University
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Acupuncture diploma, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Sport taping
  • Shift concussion Level 1
ATHLETICS
  • CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
  • NLS certified lifeguard and competitive swimmer
  • Cross country running: Lockerby Composite High School
  • Provincial downhill ski racing – Adanac Team
Jerrika Rydall, BSC RMT
Ashley DiPietro, BPE, FLBU (Office Administration)
Education
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Waterloo
  • Registered Massage Therapist, Georgian Collage
  • Personal Training Specialist
ATHLETICS
  • Competitive Spartan obstacle course racer
  • Avid Runner and weightlifter
  • Baseball player
MASSAGE TREATMENTS
  • Deep Tissue
  • Effleurage
  • Swedish massage (relaxation)
  • Sports specific
  • Prenatal
  • Myofascial Release
Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, Laurentian University
  • Advanced Diploma Physical Fitness Management Program, Cambrian College
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy, Stretch to Win Institute
ATHLETICS
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

OurServices

We offer a variety of services, including:

CHIROPRACTIC

If you suffer from the following, chiropractic services may help in providing you relief of symptoms.

Back pain | Arthritis | Sciatica | Jaw pain | Joint pain/irritability | Fibromyalgia | Headaches/migraines | Sports injuries | Extremity injuries

Modality Therapies

Different types of modalities are offered in our facility to ensure our patients receive comprehensive care. These modalities include:

Acupuncture/electro-acupuncture | Laser therapy | Electrical stimulation | Ultrasound | Vibration therapy | Thermo/cryotherapy

Myofascial Release Technique/ Active Release Technique

This state of the art soft tissue movement-based massage technique treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy (IASTT)

This is a technique that uses a variety of shaped instruments designed to break down collagen, and stretch connective tissue and muscle fibers.

To learn more about our services, call us or download the PDF below:

InitialVisit

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT:

This first appointment is designed specifically for you. Your time with us is very valuable and we want you to know that! It is very important to bring all supporting documents to this appointment such as diagnostic imagining pertaining to your complaint, a list of medications, and any referral notes or doctors letters.

Findings from the comprehensive history, and physical examination will lead to a specific diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, the clinician will review the following with you;

  • Diagnosis
  • Structured individualized treatment plan
  • Anticipated length of care
  • Risks/Benefits
  • Treatment alternatives
  • Prognosis
  • TREATMENT PLANS

    Treatment plans are designed specifically for you and your presenting condition. Your treatment plan will fall under one of the following; extended or chiropractic visit.

    EXTENDED VISIT

    This is what makes us unique! We want to make sure you get Back 2 Health as quick as possible!

    This visit is designed for you to spend more quality time with your chiropractor, while receiving additional therapies. Examples of additional therapies may include; acupuncture/electroacupunture, laser, ultrasound, electrotherapy, instrument assisted soft tissue work, muscle release therapy, Active Release Therapy ®, patient education, rehabilitation exercises, lifestyle and nutritional advice or counseling, as well as spinal or extremity adjustments if needed.

    CHIROPRACTIC VISIT

    The visit is designed to provide you with quality care using chiropractic techniques including manual soft tissue work, and any spinal or extremity adjustments.

    ContactUs

    1459 Bancroft Drive

    Sudbury, ON P3B1R6

    back2healthrc@gmail.com

    1-705-586-2225 (BACK)

    Dr. Anjelica Mazzella, BSC, DC

    Dr. Mazzella obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Kinesiology from Laurentian University. She always aspired to become a health care professional, but was uncertain as to which career path to take. It was not until her final year of university, that Dr. Mazzella would be introduced into the chiropractic profession through an unfortunate car accident. Like most, she was hesitant, skeptical, and unaware of chiropractic, and how it could become apart of her health care and wellbeing. However, after personally experiencing the relief, and benefits first-hand, she knew that this profession was the perfect fit for her. In 2015 she graduated with clinical honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and is currently the owner of Back 2 Health Rehabilitation Centre in Sudbury’s Southend. Dr. Mazzella is also certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (CMAcP) through McMaster University.

    From her thorough initial assessment to individualized exercise rehabilitation programs, Dr. Mazzella is heavily invested about each of her patients achieving optimal health and wellness. As an evidence-based practitioner she believes in accurately identifying and treating the origin of discomfort. She stresses on the importance of ensuring patients receive appropriate treatment, guidance, and education pertaining to their condition.

    On a personal note Dr. Mazzella was an avid athlete at an early age, participating in a wide variety of sports. At the age of fifteen her main focus and passion for soccer lead her to play both at provincial and varsity levels. When not at work, she can be seen running, or weight lifting in the gym! She is an active member of the Sudbury community and is a firm believer of setting an example for her patients.

    Dr. Mazzella is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, Ontario Chiropractic Association and a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

    Dr. Natasha Jakelski BSC, DC

    Dr. Jakelski enjoys working in her clinical practice and appreciates providing evidence-based Chiropractic care alongside many traditional and allied medical professionals, with an emphasis on rehabilitation and lifestyle education. Through her post-secondary education, she worked in a variety of clinical and athletic settings, which included school clinics, community clinics, and as a team trainer for the Laurentian Voyageurs Men’s Varsity Basketball Team.

    When she isn’t working Dr. Natasha enjoys spending time in the gym and outdoors. She is involved in a variety of athletic and social activities, including running and hiking, skiing and snowboarding, golf, snowshoeing, swimming, cross country skiing, and gardening. She enjoys bridging the gap between clinical knowledge and athletic and leisure activity participation, and bringing her knowledge of various sports and activities into the clinic setting to help her patients.

    Dr. Natasha Jakelski is a practicing chiropractor in Sudbury, ON. She graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2016. During her time at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, she also completed a Traditional Chinese Medicine Certificate in Acupuncture. Dr. Jakelski completed her undergraduate degree at Laurentian University where she received a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Kinesiology.

    Jerrika Rydall, BSC RMT

    Jerrika graduated from University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Kinesiology. While working as a teaching assistant within the cadaver lab, she became intrigued with how interconnected the human body is and realized her passion in human anatomy.

    Jerrika relies on massage therapy as a form of relief, most commonly for chronic migraines, sports related injuries, and to help with managing stress. She attended a variety of massage therapy conferences, and became certain that a career in this field would be rewarding. She pursed her dream, and in 2020 graduated with honours from Georgian College accredited Massage Therapy program.

    She is passionate to help the Sudbury community. Her treatments are designed to restore movement, alleviate pain, and provide wellness. In her opinion, the importance of a full assessment to identify the cause of discomfort, employing a variety of techniques according to the condition, educating the patient, and providing an appropriate remedial exercise program, are all equally important parts of your treatment!

    In the Sudbury community she leads by example and is a well-rounded therapist. She taught dance for several years, became a varsity strength and conditioning coach, and continued her journey as a personal training specialist, which she still does today! In her spare time, you will find Jerrika running trails in Sudbury or lifting weights at the gym! She is a competitive Spartan obstacle course racer, avid baseball player, and loves a good camping weekend! She was born and raised in Espanola and is happy to be living closer to home since graduation! She is ecstatic to become an active member within the Sudbury community and is proud to be a part of the Back 2 Health Team!

    Ashley DiPietro, BPE, FLBU

    Ashley DiPietro was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. She studied at Cambrian College in the Physical Fitness Management Program where she obtained her Advanced Diploma. From there she pursued the articulation program at Laurentian University and received a Bachelors in Sports and Physical Education. Ashley is very passionate about health and rehabilitation. She became certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy in 2020.

    In her pastime you can find Ashley on the baseball field, or playing volleyball! In 2016 her slow-pitch softball team was crowned the Ladies D Division Champions in Niagara Falls. Ashley is very outgoing, warm hearted, personable and happy to be growing her career in health care. She is thrilled to be a part of the Back2Health Team.

    What Is Chiropractic?

    Chiropractors practice a drug-free, manual approach to health care that includes patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremities, and their effect on the nervous system. The chiropractors at Back 2 Health Rehabilitation Centre implement the Diversified Chiropractic Technique. They provide comprehensive care and use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, modalities, myofascial release therapy, acupuncture and/or exercise prescription to help you achieve optimal health.

    Chiropractors treat problems related to the musculoskeletal system. You do not always have to be in pain to consult a chiropractor.  You may be interested in prevention, wanting to learn more about your body, or improving your quality of life.  These are all good reasons to consider consulting a chiropractor.

    What is a chiropractic adjustment?

    Chiropractors are highly skilled in the hands-on art of spinal adjustment.  An adjustment involves applying a specific force in a precise direction to a joint that is causing pain. The purpose of the adjustment is to help restore motion or mobility, often relieving pain. 

    What is that “noise” generated following an adjustment?

    Treatment may include manipulation of joints, with the goal of decreasing discomfort by improving movement and function within that joint.  When a joint is adjusted, there is a natural change in the internal pressure of that joint.  This change results in the release of gas normally dissolved in the fluid, which lubricates the joint.  The release of this gas may produce a "popping" sound similar to that produced when you open a can of soda.

    Is chiropractic safe?

    Research continues to support the safety and efficacy of chiropractic treatment.  Chiropractors are holistic practitioners, which means that we do not prescribe medication or perform surgery. As each patient is unique, each treatment and each adjustment is unique as well.  Everyone is different, and we make sure that your treatment plan is structured specifically to suit your needs to get you Back 2 Health!

    Acupuncture

    What is contemporary medical acupuncture?

    Contemporary medical acupuncture is a specific type of nerve stimulation technique designed to help modulate abnormal activity of the nervous system. It uses fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) that are inserted into different anatomical locations. The locations of the needles are considered neuro-functional sites, which can be stimulated manually or with electricity to help modulate pain. Treatments are individualized and structured to treat neurological dysfunction related to the clinical presentation of symptoms.

    Who can benefit from acupuncture?

    Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. At Back 2 Health Rehabilitation Centre, we focus on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system with our primary emphasis on improving mobility and function, while decreasing pain.

    Acupuncture can be used to treat many different types of conditions including:

    What are the risks associated with acupuncture?

    Consult your chiropractor to see if acupuncture is the right choice for you.

    Low Level Laser Therapy

    Low-level laser therapy is the application of red and near-infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. Low-level therapy uses cold (sub-thermal) laser light energy to direct bio-stimulative light energy to the body’s cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. The therapy is precise and accurate, offering safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions

    Electrical Muscle Stimulation

    This type of device is commonly used for rehabilitation, muscle training, and prevention of disuse muscle atrophy that may occur after injuries to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

    Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

    This device uses electric current to help stimulate nerves for therapeutic purposes. It helps with nerve irritation and is commonly used to help decrease pain.

    Interferential Current (IFC)

    This modality is essentially a deeper form of TENS. It also helps with pain relief, muscle stimulation, increased local blood flow and reduction of edema.

    Ultrasound

    Therapeutic ultrasound is the use of sound waves to help treat musculokeletal injuries. This device helps speed up the healing process, increase blood flow, and provide a gentle massage of muscles tendons and ligaments in the area. The overall effect of ultrasound is to decrease pain and reduce swelling or edema in the area. Treatments take between 3-5 minutes.

    The Chiropractors at Back 2 Health Rehabilitation Centre are certified MRT providers. Active release technique (ART ®) is a different type of soft tissue system that is more comprehensive in managing your diagnosis. It can be used to target problematic soft tissue adhesions or ‘scarring’.

    This type of soft tissue technique can be used to treat a variety of conditions including; acute/chronic tight musculature, overuse injuries, trauma, peripheral nerve entrapments, surgical scar tissue, and adhesions. IASTT also has the ability to increase blood flow to and from the area to get you Back 2 Health quickly.

    What is shockwave? This therapy is used to speed up the recovery process in the body. It does this by stimulating your metabolism, while increasing blood circulation to aid in regenerating damaged tissue. Strong pulses of energy are applied to the area that has been affected to aid in stimulating cells in the body that are responsible for tissue healing.

    Effectiveness Statistics from Shockwave Canada: