Making a difference.

Inspire, Educate, Empower.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr. Demetri Dalekos founded D+A Wellness Centre, committed to providing a welcoming healthcare clinic for his community. Our clinic advocates for equality and welcomes people from all walks of life.

Some of our patients are already familiar with our clinic, formerly known as the Rideau Wellness Centre for more than 35 years. Our name has changed but our philosophy remains the same. We are pleased to continue to provide chiropractic, dieteticmassage therapy, and pedorthic care for our long-standing patients in our well-established practice. We are pleased to have Dr. Gauthier continue to work with us.

It’s important to us that we make a difference in others’ lives. Get in touch with D+A Wellness to see how we can help you!

Teaming up to customize care.

Dr. Demetri Dalekos | Ottawa Chiropractor at D.A. Wellness Centre in Ottawa

Dr. Demetri Dalekos


Demetri Dalekos played many different sports growing up and developed a passion for hockey and football. Dr. Demetri had a successful football career playing fullback for Team Ontario and the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, and experienced numerous injuries and surgeries. His background led him to have a keen interest in treating athletes, as well as treating spinal and extremity dysfunction, and myofascial pain.

During his time with the Gee-Gees, Dr. Demetri earned his BSc in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. He then hung up his cleats and pursued his dream of becoming a Chiropractor and graduated from New York Chiropractic College with Academic honours.

“Chiropractic care kept me playing football when most thought I couldn’t. It has gotten me to where I’m feeling my best self; and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”

If Dr. Demetri is not treating patients, you’ll most likely find him in the gym pursuing his passion for exercise and healthy living.

Dr. Jean-Francois Gauthier | Ottawa Pedorthist, Ottawa Pedorthics

Ellen Young


Ellen is a Registered Dietitian with a unique set of skills that will support you in achieving and maintaining your personalized nutrition goals- working collaboratively with your body, your mind, your activity level, and your lifestyle.New on the RD scene, she embodies a fresh approach on what being a dietitian means. With an anti-diet philosophy, she practices client- centred, empathetic care. Factor in her 4+ years of clinical in-patient experience that will help guide you and manage a variety of disease/conditions; you’ll have access to the full scope of medical nutrition therapy at D+A Wellness. A thorough and realistic approach in a positive and judgement-free zone await you in working with Ellen. On weekends, you can find her playing the guitar, trying out a new recipe for Sunday dinner, or hanging out in the sun with her friends.

Dr. Jean-Francois Gauthier | Ottawa Pedorthist, Ottawa Pedorthics

Dr. Jean-Francois Gauthier


Dr. Gauthier has been serving the Ottawa community for more than 35 years, providing chiropractic care and custom orthotics and footwear. While Dr. Gauthier has taken a step back from chiropractic, he continues to provide care for our community’s foot and lower extremity needs. In his spare time, you will find Dr. Gauthier golfing or enjoying the outdoors.

Call the clinic to book an appointment.

(613) 241-3434
Lori MacKay | Registered Massage Therapist Ottawa

Lori MacKay


Lori MacKay has been a full-time Registered Massage Therapist for 13 years. She graduated from Kine-Concept Massage School in Ottawa in 2007, which included training in Swedish Massage, NMT (Neuromuscular Technique), Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy and Remedial Exercise.

Lori is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and is an active member of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association.

An avid hiker and kayaker, Lori loves to stay active.

Lori MacKay | Registered Massage Therapist Ottawa

Alyssa Ollivier


Alyssa has a background in biology and a passion for providing exceptional customer service. After earning her degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa, Alyssa pursued her interest in healthcare by joining the D+A Wellness Centre Team. With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and customer service expertise, Alyssa is committed to helping patients feel comfortable and well-cared for. She understands that navigating the healthcare system can be stressful, and she works hard to ensure that every patient she interacts with feels heard and understood. Whether she’s hiking, practising yoga, or hitting the gym, Alyssa is always looking for ways to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Lori MacKay | Registered Massage Therapist Ottawa

Olli Ollivier


Olli’s job is anything but ruff. Although just a baby he has mastered the art of greeting patients and making them feel welcome in the clinic. Olli has a passion for snuggles and belly rubs. When not on duty you will find him strolling through Sandy Hill and playing with his friends in the park.

PSA he is very friendly and hypoallergenic.

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