David Dwarka


At a young age, David found himself struggling with depression. Reaching out for help, he connected with a psychotherapist who was able to help him develop coping skills to manage his symptoms. Most importantly, his therapist provided him with a safe space to show up and discover his true authenticity.

Following his experience with therapy, David knew that his calling in life was to work with others as they navigate their own struggles.

David has a passion for basketball, playing in high school and college. He now prefers to play recreationally and offers his full support to the Toronto Raptors. He is a busy man, with a wife and three young daughters that is certainly kept on his toes by all the fun that follows his family.

◦ David begin his professional career working and serving in a variety of capacities developing strengths in pastoral care and leadership. In 2014, David decided to further his education to better serve his community. Upon completing his Masters of Divinity in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale Seminary he began to work as a pastoral counsellor.

◦ David made the jump to full time psychotherapy work in 2020, providing therapeutic support in a clinical setting to youth and adults as they navigated various difficulties.

◦ David considers it a high privilege to journey alongside people who are in need of the kind of support that encourages and helps them build a life worth living. He strives to bring a caring and listening ear into sessions while creating a safe and non-judgemental environment where his clients can feel supported and valued.

Dr. Katarina Vaculik


Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Katarina Vaculik, ND, BSc, RN has been helping numerous people suffering from various health problems, including high blood pressure, cholesterol, digestive issues, thyroid disorders, menopause, infertility, skin problems as well as stress and anxiety. She has a special interest in hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disorders, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s and Colitis and others.  Dr. Vaculik has been exposed to healthcare since she was a child, which empowered her to follow in her mother’s footsteps, embracing the healthcare profession. Her background as a registered nurse working in the Intensive Care Unit helping critically ill patients and an Intravenous Infusion Clinic specializing in the treatment of autoimmune diseases with biological drugs has given her a deep understanding of how natural medicine can make a difference. Witnessing the unpleasant side effects caused by medications, she became motivated to explore alternative options that would nourish the body without inflicting further harm. Additionally, her personal struggle with hormonal imbalance led her to discover the power of natural therapies, as she found not only lasting improvements in her own health, but also inspired her to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Driven by her passion to help, she pursued her studies in Naturopathic medicine so she can assist others to prevent the development of chronic conditions that can potentially lead to advanced disease stages by addressing underlying imbalances or risk factors with early prevention, lifestyle modification and immune system support. While studying human anatomy and physiology, and treating numerous patients, Dr. Vaculik gained profound insight into the potential origins of individuals’ health problems. She understood that there is an amazing correlation and interdependence of the body, mind, and soul. During the assessment and follow up visits, Dr. Vaculik identifies the root cause and incorporates and addresses all aspects of a person’s well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and energetic aspects. To correct imbalances she uses herbal medicine, homeopathy, diet changes, nutritional supplements, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Additionally, she provides dietary, lifestyle, and behavioral counseling to embrace a holistic approach to healing. Along with symptom management, Dr Vaculik guides her patients through a true well-being and a transformative journey. She supports them and helps them to recognize that true healing requires patience, compassion, and a strong commitment to taking care of every aspect of oneself.  Dr. Vaculik, a devoted mother of two children, places importance on leisure time spent with her little ones, engaging in fun-filled activities and demonstrating a strong commitment to family values. She delights in visiting the beach, exploring the ocean while sailing, finding solace in the peaceful coastal environment and the thrilling experiences they offer. The sun’s radiant energy brings her joy, as she appreciates the comforting warmth and stimulating vitality it provides.

Jacob Kireti

Physiotherapy, Shockwave Therapy

My passion for physiotherapy stemmed from some volunteering within a physiotherapy clinic and a love for sports. The ability to follow a client through the stages of recovery gives me joy and is one of my main motivators in being the best Physiotherapist I can be. I received my Master’s in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto following my Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Health from the same institution. My approach to your care is by applying tailor-made treatment plans to meet your needs. I treat this way because everyone’s body is unique and responds differently to courses of treatment. My treatments may include manual therapy, joint mobilizations, soft tissue release, dry needling, exercise prescription, and a heavy dose of education to help you understand your course of recovery.

Personal Interests In my spare time, you can find me cheering on my favorite soccer team, Manchester United. I enjoy spending time with friends hiking, biking, playing competitive soccer, kayaking and playing basketball. I also enjoy volunteering in various different capacities.

Samantha Holmgren


Food is a powerful force to help you feel better today and improve your health for years to come. To create habits that are both helpful and sustainable, you need to combine nutrition knowledge and lived experience. Samantha can help you do both: reconnect with your body’s signals and learn more about nutrition.

Samantha has been a registered dietitian since 2013 and has worked with a large variety of people across the age and health spectrums. She has particular interest and experience helping people with:

Conditions causing chronic pain and fatigue such as inflammatory arthritis Digestive issues, such as IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) Metabolic health including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol Disordered eating and escaping the diet culture Food and mood, including anxiety and depression Samantha Holmgren is a registered dietitian in Ontario, living with psoriatic arthritis. She was diagnosed at 24, so she gets what it’s like to live with flares, pain, and fatigue. She is also the President of the Arthritis Health Professions Association and on the Medical Advisory Board of the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association.

Samantha lives in a small town with her husband, daughter, and dog, surrounded by nature (and determined to figure out how to get her flower garden to grow actual flowers). When she is not working on her various projects, she loves to knit, watch Raptors games, drink tea, and read fantasy novels.

Our Origin Story

Born from Passion and Compassion

Our family owned clinic all began with Jacob, registered Physiotherapist and owner, who had a passion for helping others. We first launched out of our home and eventually opened our space in Winchester. Our mission is to walk alongside each person in need to help educate them on the issue. This includes how to prevent, improve and manage your issue with the necessary treatments to get your life back. We began adding other like-minded health professionals who truly desire to help those who need support in their health journeys. They each come from a patient-centred and holistic approach. Thus, Illume Physio was founded, a place where comprehensive care meets unwavering compassion.

Compassion at Our Core

Because at Illume Physio, your health and well-being are at the heart of everything we do, guiding us to help you live your fullest life.

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