You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close [x]
905-257-9960 H



Dr. Christina McGlashan, DC / Saadia Hassan, PT / Laura Madrick, RMT / Sarah Podolsky, RMT, Martha Smith, RP

Dr. Christina McGlashan

Family Chiropractor, Acupuncture Practitioner, Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Specialist

Gold Award Winner for Best Chiropractor in the 2013 Oakville Readers Choice Awards and Owner of the Best Chiropractic and Registered Massage Therapy Clinic in the 2012 and 2013 Oakville Reader's Choice Awards.

Dr. Christina McGlashan is the Clinic Director of River Oaks Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and has been practicing as a Chiropractor and Acupuncture practitioner for over 10 years. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Genetics at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. Subsequently, she went on to graduate with numerous awards, including clinical skills excellence, and clinic honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in Toronto. Dr. McGlashan completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University in 2004, and has completed her Fellowship of Chiropractic Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation, a specialty of Chiropractic. She is the only Chiropractic Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Specialist in Oakville.

Dr. McGlashan enjoys an active lifestyle and instills the importance of overall good health with proper nutrition, exercise, and balancing work and family in a healthy manner. She understands the many demands and stress of a busy lifestyle and works with each patient to ensure their optimal health by meeting all of their health care goals in an individual manner that works for them. She enjoys treating people of all ages from all walks of life, and all conditions that involve muscles, nerves, and joints.

Dr. McGlashan holds special certifications for custom orthotics and Webster technique, which is used for pregnant women, and uses a variety of techniques and treatments, such as:

  • Manual hands on adjusting (spine and extremity)
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • Activator
  • Drop piece adjusting
  • Mulligan technique
  • McKenzie therapy
  • Gua Sha
  • Soft tissue manipulation and therapy
  • Rocktaping/Athletic taping
  • Rehabilitation programs and exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Webster Technique
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Patient Education

With Dr. McGlashan's years of experience and specialty training you can be sure that even the most complicated cases will be treated effectively and in a timely manner. Her expectations are that you will have a noticeable improvement within 4 to 6 treatments, and that as your health issue improves you will be given "tools" to help maintain your better health. You will never be rushed through an appointment, and Dr. McGlashan will address all of your health concerns each time you visit the office. She believes that every patient should receive the best and most up to date, evidence based treatment available, and continues to take courses and seminars to ensure that the care you receive is nothing but the best that can be offered in order to help you on your journey to recovery and good health.

Check out what patients have to say about Dr. McGlashan on RateMDs.com

Saadia Hassan

Registered Physiotherapist

Saadia completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy a McMaster University after graduating from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelor of Science. She uses a variety of techniques to treat each person she sees with a strong focus on manual hands on therapy and exercise rehabilitation.She is an avid learner and continues to further her education through additional course work in a variety of areas.

Saadia enjoys treating people of all ages, but particularly enjoys treating children, and has been a volunteer for Big Brothers and Sisters of Halton since 2010.

Laura Madrick

Registered Massage Therapist

Laura has been practicing massage therapy since 2006 after she graduated with a degree in Massage Therapy. She has also attained her 1st degree in Reiki. Laura enjoys working in a clinical setting where she can apply therapeutic massage, and specializes in Deep Tissue Swedish massage, sports and training injuries, and relaxation massage techniques.

Laura enjoys treating people from all walks of life, and has in the past volunteered for the MS Society.


Sarah Podolsky

Registered Massage Therapist

Sarah has been practicing since 2012 after she graduated and became certified as a Registered Massage Therapist. She has also attained her 1st level in craniosacral therapy and is fully certified for Vodder lymphatic drainage massage. Sarah enjoys working with people of all ages, and uses a lighter approach to massage that is effective for myofacial release, but is more gentle than deep tissue massage.

Martha Smith

Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Martha has worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1984, she went on to further her education at Concordia University in Montreal, specializing in Interpersonal and Group Dynamics Counselling in 1995. Her interests in addiction therapy then led to her designation of Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC) and an Addictions Careworker with a postgraduate diploma from McMaster. She is currently in the process of becoming certified in the practice of Eye Movement Integration (EMI) which is a highly effective method of treating trauma.

With her extensive training and experience as a catalyst of change, Martha enjoys working with a variety of different client issues. She has a particular area of focus in addictions, both for those directly identifying their own substance use or behaviours as problematic, and also for those whose lives have been affected by others' substance use and addictive behaviours.  This particular area of focus leads Martha to use her holistic approach of incorporating the mind/body connection with acupuncture using her NADA protocol certification for addictions. She has worked for 17 years in mental health and addiction at a major Ontario hospital, as well as in long-term residential, intensive day, and community outpatient formats.

Martha maintains affiliations and accountability as a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, as an ICDAC with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, and as an Acu-Detox Specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).

Martha's method is to work with each client to assess their needs and to design and implement a treatment plan with them. She uses Psychotherapy to support the client gaining insight and to explore the "why" of issues, and then incorporates various models of treatment to support the client through the "how" of healing and moving forward in their life. Although a client's issues are of paramount importance in the therapeutic process, Martha's style and creative approach are energizing and on occasion create a shared laugh. 

Martha welcomes people who are seeking help around:

  • Living and employment situations
  • Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, financial) past or present
  • Stress / Distress
  • Feeling that life just isn't being how it should be
  • Feeling generally lost or off balance in life
  • Family of origin or current family
  • Addictions (self/others)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Trauma/PTSD

‚ÄčNot sure what the problem is and need some help sorting it out? Let's begin...


Receptionist/Office Manager

Deniz is our friendly face and voice at the front desk on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. She is happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Award Winning Care

We are proud to be acknowledged for our award winning practitioners and Chiropractic and Registered Massage Therapy.

"Our goal is to deliver the best patient centred care possible."


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 - 12:00 9:00 - 12:30 3:00 9:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 8:00 CLOSED
2:00 - 8:00 2:00 - 4:30 8:00 2:00 - 8:00 2:00 - 4:30 12:00