About Me

Yonina Chernick, BA Kinesiology '87 from the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia, trained at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and opened private practices in both London and Guelph in 1991. Since then, she has studied CranioSacral Therapy(CST), latterly training as an instructor and a Techniques Level Examiner for the Upledger Institute. With Diplomate Certification achieved in 2000, she teaches CS1, CS2 and SER1(the first, second and third levels in the core curriculum) in both North America and abroad to professionals from all areas of Health Care. Since completing McMaster University's Contemporary Acupuncture Program, and advanced training as a Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner, she has become a Senior Instructor. With a return to her sports roots, Nina has worked with several teams at the University of Western Ontario as well as been part of the medical team for numerous national and international sporting events. Presently in London, she uses CranioSacral Therapy in treating infants, children and adults. She uniquely blends the Neurofunctional approach of Contemporary Acupuncture with the whole body focus of CST to help with acute or chronic pain, concussions and sports injuries, trauma, neurological problems, learning, developmental and feeding issues, facial and oral dysfunction.

My Skills

CranioSacral Therapy with infants, children, teens and adults

Contemporary(Neurofunctional) Acupuncture

Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner

First Responder Certified-CPR, First Aid and AED for Health Care Providers

Working with individual athletes and teams at the provincial, national and international levels of competition, addressing injuries and enhancing adaptive potential.

Western University's Women's Rugby 2012-17, Women's Hockey 2015-16, Men's Hockey 2015-present

Public speaking and teaching

Articles & Books Written

Parent Guide Online magazine; Health November 16, 2009

National Post letters, August 27, 2011

Massage Therapy Canada magazine, Fall Edition, 2011

Professional Associations / Memberships

Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario Your text to link...

International Association of Health Practitioners Your text to link...

Association of Contemporary Acupuncture Your text to link...

Western Alumni Your text to link...