Helpandwellness.com is an attempt by a team of medical professionals and content creators to bring reliable and actionable information about adaptive and assistive devices for seniors and children.
We provide general information around well being of people needing assistive support. Be it people with mobility issues needing a particular wheelchair or someone who wants to know more about how to take care of aging parents. We strive to make sure that what we write comes from proper sources.
Our content is reviewed by a certified doctor. Our research is based on inputs from credible health studies, active healthcare practitioners and experiences of people actually having the issues we talk about.
You can meet our editorial team below or contact us if you have any inputs.
Dr. Aarti Nehra, MBBS, MMST
Dr Aarti is an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) from Baroda Medical College (The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda). Dr. Aarti has also completed her Masters of Medical Science and Technology from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
As a consultant, she has advised top medical corporations across the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Her special interest lies in geriatrics.
Dr. Aarti is a cross-domain expert with experience in clinical practice, clinical marketing, competitive intelligence, market strategy and analysis, statistical analysis, and medical research.
You can visit Dr Aarti’s LinkedIn profile here.
Dr. Mariusz Fajfer, DC
Dr. Mariusz is a graduate of AECC University College in Bournemouth, England where he received his Master’s degree in Chiropractic with First Class Honours. Prior to that, he graduated Ontario Tech University (formerly UOIT) with a Bachelor of Health Science, specializing in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
During his time at Ontario Tech University Dr Mariusz had the opportunity to be an athletic therapist student trainer where he treated and travelled with the varsity men’s soccer team. While completing his chiropractic degree in England, Dr. Mariusz got the opportunity to work as an intern for the English Premier League AFC Bournemouth football club. In the 2018-19 season, Dr. Mariusz was also a therapist providing sport specific treatment for the Okanagan Hockey Ontario Academy. He currently works at Neurochangers Durham where he treats a variety of patients and helps them with their assistive device needs. Dr. Mariusz prides himself on his evidence-based approach, continued education, and belief in the importance of exercise. You can visit Dr Mariusz’s LinkedIn profile here.
Dr. Nicole Panethere, ND
Dr Nicole is a naturopathic doctor practicing in Whitby, Ontario with a clinical focus in digestive health, chronic pain management, and inflammatory conditions. She utilizes a variety of natural modalities in her practice but believes the food we eat is the most important tool for restoring health and wellness. Her goal as a practitioner is to make health achievable for all, no matter their struggles and challenges, and she works with patients of all walks of life to create long-term change that is sustainable and realistic. She believes health doesn’t have to be complicated and small changes can have a huge impact.
Dr. Nicole is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She completed her clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic. She has developed a strong interest in pain management, weight loss and digestive health, as well as prevention and treatment of chronic disease. You can visit Dr Nicole’s LinkedIn profile here.
Dr. Aishwarya Joshi, BDS, HSA
Dr. Aishwarya Joshi is a trained medical professional by education. She has completed her bachelors in dental surgery (BDS) from D.Y. Patil University, Pune, India. Currently, she is a graduate student at University of Central Florida, USA majoring in Health Service Administration (HSA).
She is also working on a research for medication assisted treatment for opioid drug abuse. She is interning as an issue analyst for United Nations Orlando Chapter. In the past, she has worked as a dentist for over 2 years. She has also interned as a health administrator in Fortis Hospital, India. You can visit Dr Aishwarya’s LinkedIn profile here.
Rachel Ann , MEd, OTR, OTRP
Rachel Ann Tee-Melegrito is a licensed Occupational Therapist and has a Master’s in Education. She loves keeping herself and her family fit and in fine fettle. She is also a teacher by profession and passion. She currently teaches at one of the top universities in the Philippines.
An INFJ-T, Rachel is introverted yet idealistic, a perfectionist yet also a sensitive, empathetic person. She is a creative individual who loves learning, reading, designing, and writing.
Her happy family consists of Kenn, her husband, Cali, their daughter, and Pepper, their Mini Schnauzer.
You can visit Rachel’s Linkedin profile here.
Estephanie Jill, EJBP, BSPT, PTRP
Estephanie Jill is a licensed physiotherapist. She is a home health care provider, laboratory technician for physical therapy students, medical transcriptionist, and an advocate of the physiotherapy profession. Apart from that, she loves writing. Playing to her strengths, she mainly writes around health and fitness, She has been commended for her writing in the past.
Her other passions include commenting on societal changes and writing life reflective pieces. She enjoys meaningful conversations, and detaching from the digital world to do yoga and meditation. She is a self-confessed foodie who enjoys eating for the experience and then burning it all off through exercise.
Jillian Crosmas, BSc – Content Researcher
Jillian Crosmas helps us research and create content. She brings her science background to do in depth research to help us create content that is relevant to our readers.
Jillian is a 3rd year B Sc student at the University of Ottawa majoring in biochemistry with a focus on microbiology and immunology. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as well. She is on track to graduate with honors. As a post-graduate she wants to continue her studies in emergency medicine or genetic research. You can visit Jillian’s LinkedIn profile here.
Sharmistha Mukherjee, MA, BA in Economics, Diploma in Editing and Publishing
Sharmistha Mukherjee is a seasoned writer who possesses more than seven years of experience in writing and editing articles, blogs etc. across a gamut of topics like travel, wellness, news reports, among others. She has worked in a diverse range of organizations, such as newspapers, knowledge services group of a global consulting firm, and boutique content services companies. She is well traveled in multiple countries, having stayed in Canada, the USA, Australia, and India among others.
She has a Master’s degree in Economics and a Diploma in Editing and Publishing from Jadavpur University, India. While working with global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), she successfully completed a challenging and prestigious Train the Trainer (TTT) certification program on writing. You can visit Sharmistha’s LinkedIn profile here.