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Founded in 2001 by Michelle DeMarchi, Physiotherapist and Osteopath, PhysioPlus Health Group offers an integrated approach that delivers the highest quality care for the assessment, treatment and prevention of sports and recreational injuries.  No matter the level of play or the activity of choice, our sports medicine physicians, surgeon and therapists deliver coordinated care that addresses the root of the problem so you experience a more complete recovery with longer lasting results.

We offer a comprehensive approach that integrates injury assessment, treatment and prevention, with individualized exercise programs, innovative classes and educational workshops.

Whether you choose our west end location (2489 Bloor Street West) or our downtown location (330 Bay Street) our practitioners have advanced clinical skills and provide leading edge treatment that will help you get back to doing what you want, need and love to do.

SPORTS MEDICINE DOCTORS & SURGEONS

Dr. Duong Nguyen - MD, FRCSC, MSc (Clin Epi), Dip (ABOS), CIME, DESS(c), Dip Sports Med (CASEM / ABOS)

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FRCSC/AAOS)
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
  • Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Surgery
  • Medical Legal Expert Consultant (CMPA), Certified Independent Medical Legal Examiner (ABIME) & Health Law (Osgoode), Master's Degree / Insurance Medicine & Medicolegal Expertise (DESS(c))
  • Master of Science / Clinical Epidemiology / Health Research Methodology
  • Medical Director / Urgent Sports Injury and Fracture Clinic
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, McMaster University

 

Dr. Nguyen completed his orthopaedic surgical training at one of the most respected programs in Canada, at the University of Western Ontario. He then pursued further subspecialty training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the prestigious Columbia University / New York Orthopaedic Hospital. After practicing a few years in North Carolina, Dr. Nguyen has recently relocated to Toronto where he continues in his field of sub-specialization: Sports Medicine / Arthroscopic Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Surgery.

Dr. Nguyen has a busy sports medicine practice but also sees active individuals with osteoarthritis, as well as tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries. He enjoys working collaboratively with other health practitioners, treating patients of all ages from recreational and developing athletes to elite athletes, as well as active individuals and those wishing to become more active.

Research is an integral part of Dr. Nguyen’s practice. He reviews scientific articles for many academic journals and has presented his research at multiple national and international meetings. Dr. Nguyen has earned numerous research and teaching awards in recognition for his achievements in the advancement of orthopaedic knowledge and computer assisted surgery, as well as for outstanding leadership and dedication to medical education. He is actively involved in the training of new primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic residents from the University of Toronto and McMaster University. In 2007, Dr. Nguyen was recognized as an Emerging Leader of the American Orthopaedic Association by Dr. Louis U. Bigliani.

He and his wife live in Toronto. They enjoy tennis, golf, as well as traveling.

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Dr. Noor Amin - MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med (CASEM)

BAY & ADELAIDE CLINIC
  • Sports Medcine Physician
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine)
  • Focused Practice Designation in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Lecturer University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • Ministry of Health Focused Practice Designation

 

Dr. Amin completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship training at the University of Toronto and is a Diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). He holds board certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) where he has been awarded additional Certification due to his enhanced expertise in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). He is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). After his internship at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, he completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Manitoba.

During his training, Dr. Amin was elected as the President of the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents, representing physicians across Canada, a role where he was able to effect meaningful change and exercise his commitment to national medical and educational issues. Dr. Amin continues to be actively involved in student and resident teaching and holds academic appointment at The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

In addition to providing office consultations in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Dr. Amin has experience working as an Emergency Room (ER) and urgent care physician. Dr. Amin enjoys providing on field medical coverage and has provided care at a variety of events, some of which include the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team and women’s basketball team, Mississauga St. Michaels Majors hockey team, Canadian National Track and Field Championship, Canadian National Beach Volleyball Championship, Canadian Synchronized Skating Championship, Toronto FC Academy and the Mississauga and Oakville marathons.

Exercise is medicine, and helping to keep patients healthy and active is his passion.

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Dr. Nandini Sathi - MDCM, CCFP, FCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med (CASEM)

BAY & ADELAIDE CLINIC
  • Sports Medicine Physician
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine)
  • Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Focused Practice Designation in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Ministry of Health
  • Special Interest in biomechanics of running, exercise in pregnancy and endurance athletes

 

Dr Nandini Sathi graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine; she has been a family physician since 1993, and a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto since 1995. She provided Prenatal and Obstetrical care at Women's College Hospital until 2005. She received her Diploma of Sports Medicine in 2009.  She has a focused-practice designation from the Ministry of Health, as well as a Certificate of Added Competency from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

An experienced distance runner, she has completed 9 marathons, 10 Half marathons, short-distance trail races and a number of 30 km road races. She also enjoys both road and mountain-biking, and has spent a great deal of time hiking, skiing and paddling throughout North America. She brings a wealth of experience and practical knowledge of both outdoor and endurance sports to her sports medicine practice. Participating in multiple activities has also exposed Dr Sathi to the different factors in play in both acute and chronic injuries. Her interests include the biomechanics of running, exercise in pregnancy and the special needs of the endurance athlete.

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Dr. Sari Kraft - MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip. Sport Med

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine)
  • Focused Practice Designation in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Special interest in dance, gymnastics and figure skating
  • Lecturer, University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine

 

Dr. Sari Kraft completed her medical degree at the University of Ottawa, and then completed a residency in family medicine and a fellowship in sport and exercise medicine, both at the University of Toronto. She holds a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine, a Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and a Focused Practice Designation in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages with activity-related injuries.

She has provided medical coverage for a variety of varsity, local, national, and international sport events, and has travelled internationally as a team physician with Canada Basketball, Skate Canada, and Curling Canada. She was a lead medical doctor for the gymnastics venue at the 2015 Pan Am Games, and was a member of the core medical team for the Canadian delegation at the 2017 World University Games. She currently provides performance coverage for the National Ballet of Canada and is part of the integrated support team for the Canadian National Trampoline Team.

Dr. Kraft is a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and regularly teaches family and emergency medicine residents. She has been involved in several concussion-related research projects. She is also a member at large on the executive of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Sport and Exercise Medicine. Outside of work, she likes to travel and keep active with fitness and dance classes.

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Dr. Daniel Warshafsky - MD, MPH, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med (CASEM), FRCPC

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Diplomat of  Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
  • Focused Practice Designation in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Ministry of Health Focused Practice Designation
  • Assistant professor, Queen’s University Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Lecturer, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

 

 

Dr. Daniel Warshafsky is a senior medical consultant with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and a staff physician at the University of Toronto MacIntosh Sport and Exercise Medicine Clinic. He completed specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Queen’s University, a fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Masters in Public Health at Columbia University. He is a Diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, holds a Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and a Focused Practice Designation in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He has provided medical coverage for a variety of varsity, local, national, and international sport events, and has worked with Canada Basketball, the National Ballet of Canada and was a physician for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Dr. Warshafsky is an assistant professor at the Queen’s University Department of Family and Community Medicine and a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He regularly teaches medical students, family medicine and public health and preventive medicine residents. In his role with the OCMOH he focuses on health promotion and healthy living, improving data collection and quality across Ontario and engaging with community partners. Daniel’s research interests include improving the delivery of exercise advice to patients by health care providers and concussion management. He has two boys under the age of two at home and they ensure that he gets plenty of exercise!

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PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Michelle DeMarchi - BSc.PT, DO(MP)

BOTH LOCATIONS
  • Founder of PhysioPlus Health Group
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
  • Manual Physiotherapist
  • Medical Acupuncture Provider
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Sports Bracing Specialist
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis

 


Michelle has been dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and well being for over 20 years. As a physiotherapist and osteopathic manual practitioner she has successfully helped patients recover from a wide range of injuries including sports injuries, back and neck pain, muscle and ligament injuries, tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries and arthritis. She works with individuals of all ages and activity levels, ranging from competitive and recreational athletes, to those just wanting to become more active. She inspires her patients to take a more active role in their health by providing them with the knowledge, strategies and tools they need to achieve their goals and make positive lifestyle changes. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team of practitioners to provide integrated care that treats the root of the problem.

Michelle has worked in a variety of private sports medicine settings, including the Artists Health Center at Toronto Western Hospital where she gained valuable experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians and therapists providing treatment to professional dancers, musicians artists, and performers.

As founder and director of PhysioPlus Health Group Michelle has been the driving force behind the development and delivery of innovative treatment programs for Nutrition & Weight Loss, Knee Arthritis, ACL Injury and Injured Runners, as well as an Urgent Sports Injury and Fracture Clinic, Pre/Post Natal Programs and a Therapeutic Pilates and Yoga Program.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto (1992) and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Manual Practice from the Canadian College of Osteopathy (2004). When she’s not helping individuals achieve better health, Michelle spends most of her time with her 2 children. She makes exercise a regular part of her routine, and loves playing tennis and travelling when time permits!

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Elizabeth Frey - FCAMPT, MCISC(MANIP), MSc. PT, MSc, BPHE, BSc.

BOTH LOCATIONS
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT)
  • Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
  • Special interest in gait / running assessment
  • Special interest in pre and postpartum return to exercise

 

Liz completed a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at Queen’s University. She continued her education at the University of Toronto where she completed a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2005. Following, she earned a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2007. After working in private practice orthopaedics she returned to advance her Physical Therapy training by completing a Masters in Clinical Science Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2010. She also has completed contemporary medical acupuncture training through the McMaster University Acupuncture Program. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and member of the Orthopaedic Division. She is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT).

As an orthopaedic therapist Liz has successfully treated a variety of injuries including back and neck pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle pain as well as acute and chronic sports injuries. As a pelvic health physiotherapist Liz integrates her orthopaedic skills to treat pelvic pain including postpartum pelvic pain, leakage and incontinence. Her treatment style includes using a manual hands-on approach as well as acupuncture and personal exercise programs. This approach to treatment addresses the underlying dysfunction that may be causing injury and prevents future re-injury. She believes in a patient centered approach; by directly involving each patient in their recovery through goal setting, balancing muscle dysfunction and teaching self-management techniques for optimal recovery.

Liz is committed to lifelong learning having taken numerous post-graduate courses including functional training, mobilizations with movement, recent advances in hip rehabilitation, and running specialist; including gait assessment and barefoot running. An additional area of interest for Liz is in pelvic health: she assesses and treats men and women with pelvic dysfunction. Further, she has attended numerous courses offered through the Advanced Physical Therapy Institute.

While Liz continues to pursue post-graduate courses in order to offer the latest and most effective treatments she is also a committed leader within the Physiotherapy profession. Since 2009 she has been a clinical lab facilitator at the University of Toronto. She is also a clinical supervisor for students during their final clinical internship. Finally, she provides mentorship for Physiotherapists who are completing the manual therapy levels through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

In her time outside of the clinic she is a loving and proud mother. She stays active by running, having completed a few marathons and numerous ½ marathons. She also lifts weights, bikes, and practice Pilates. When not working out she enjoys cooking and gardening.

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Yvonne Roberts - MSc PT, BSc KIN (HON)

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
  • Level 3 Manual Therapist
  • Acupuncture provider
  • JOGA instructor
  • Special interest in pre/postnatal rehab
  • Special interest in pilates/yoga rehab

 

As an active person, Yvonne has always had an interest in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. She explored this passion throughout her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Brock University and furthermore with her Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto.

Yvonne employs a holistic approach to her assessments and a multitude of treatment techniques including manual therapy, soft tissue release, and neuro-proprioreceptive taping in addition to exercise prescription. She has also completed training in pelvic health therapy which focuses on female incontinence, pelvic pain as well as pre and post-natal care.

Dedicated to lifelong learning, Yvonne plans to continue her educational pursuits in acupuncture therapy as well as advance her hands-on manual therapy skills. Additionally, she intends to apply her passion for yoga into her physiotherapy practice after completing certification to become a yoga instructor. As a member of the PhysioPlus Health Group team, Yvonne brings positive energy and a passion for engaging clients to take an active role in their recovery to achieve their health goals.

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Nicola Banger - MSc PT

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Level 2 Manual Therapist
  • Athletic Movement Assessment
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
  • Dance Instructor
  • Special Interest in Dance Injuries
  • Special interest in Sports Injuries and Return to Play

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Sarah Elliott - MSc PT, BHSc PT

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Manipulative
  • Manual Physiotherapy: Level 4
  • Acupuncture provider
  • Physiotherapist for Gymnastics Canada
  • Concussion and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Myofascial release therapy
  • Special interest in ACL Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Bridging the gap between rehab and return to sport

 

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program. Prior to this, Sarah obtained an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. During her time at UWO, Sarah further pursued her passion for health and fitness as she obtained her certification in Personal Training and competed nationally and internationally with Western’s Varsity Cheerleading Team.

Sarah’s lifetime involvement in athletics and sparked her interest in physiotherapy and rehabilitation sciences. As a former national level gymnast, she has extensive knowledge related to sport injuries and chronic overuse injuries. She is passionate about injury prevention, health promotion, and helping others achieve their goals. Her treatment style is a holistic approach to rehab and wellness. She uses a combination of hands-on manual therapy techniques and functional corrective exercises to get clients back to the activities they love. Sarah wants to help you achieve your highest level of health and performance and will teach you strategies to take your health into your own hands.

Sarah has completed extensive post-graduate training in orthopaedic manual and manipulative therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

She works closely with our orthopaedic surgeon and has extensive experience treating post-operative injuries such as ACL reconstructions, meniscal repairs and rotator cuff repairs. She also has specialized training in concussion management,  acupuncture, and athletic movement assessment. Outside of the clinic, Sarah works with Gymnastics Canada’s Senior Rhythmic Team, and has traveled to international competitions as the Team Physiotherapist.

Outside of the clinic, Sarah enjoys anything and everything active! She especially enjoys pilates, yoga, weight training, and cycling. Although she loves all outdoor activities, her greatest interests are hiking, snowboarding, beach volleyball, travelling and photography.

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Sarah DeBoer - MScPT, BScKin

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Acupuncture Provider
  • Level 1 Manual Therapist
  • Certified K-Tape Canada Therapist
  • Soft tissue release therapy
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Special Interest in Return to Sport Rehabilitation

 

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CHIROPRACTORS

Dr. Sean Duquette - HB Kin, DC, FRCCSS

BOTH LOCATIONS
  • Sports Chiropractor (Chiropractic Sports Specialist)
  • Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sports Science
  • Acupuncture Provider

 

Sean Duquette graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and earned his kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario. He is currently working on completing his residency in chiropractic sports medicine. He has a special interest in working with athletes at all levels. He has had the opportunity to work with the Canadian National Tae Kwon Do and BMX racing teams as well as working at 2014 Pan American Games and World Softball Championship. He is an avid cyclist and kickboxer.

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OSTEOPATHS

Benjamin Besse-Bergier - BSc., DO(MP)

BOTH LOCATIONS
  • Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

 

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Katrina Sozsanka - BSc, DO(MP), RMT, Cert Acp.

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider
  • Experienced in treating post concussion syndrome- vertigo and cranial dysfunctions
  • Experienced in treating visceral and fascial osteopathy
  • Experienced in sports injuries, acute and chronic pain
  • Special interests in pre-natal, newborns and children

 

Katrina Sozanska is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, a Registered Massage Therapist and is certified in Acupuncture. Her interest in manual hands-on treatment began as a result of her own injuries and her successful outcome through manual therapy. She began her career as a Registered Massage Therapist and her passion for learning how to heal through manual therapy led her to complete a program in Osteopathy with the Canadian College of Osteopathy.

She has over 22 years of extensive experience in manual therapy. Katrina’s comprehensive holistic approach provides patients with a very effective treatment program to help alleviate pain, improve their overall function, their health and their quality of life.

She has taken numerous professional development courses through the years that have enhanced her knowledge in osteopathic manual therapy. Her active involvement as a thesis juror for Canadian College of Osteopathy allows her to stay current with osteopathic manual medicine and its treatment effects.

Katrina’s practice includes all individuals who strive for a healthy and active lifestyle. She has special interests in treating pre-natal mothers, newborns and children.

Katrina has helped patients recover from wide variety of injuries including sports injuries, acute and chronic pain, back pain, neck injuries, muscle and ligamentous injuries, tendonitis and repetitive strain injuries, postural dysfunctions and musculoskeletal tension, migraine headaches, pelvic pain and dysfunction, post-concussion syndrome, vertigo, scar tissue pain, etc.

In her free time she enjoys listening to classical music, reading, long walks with family and travel.

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Michelle DeMarchi - BScPT, DO(MP)

BOTH LOCATIONS
  • Founder of PhysioPlus Health Group
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
  • Manual Physiotherapist
  • Medical Acupuncture Provider
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Sports Bracing Specialist
  • McKenzie Method (Low Back & Neck)
  • Myofascial Release therapy
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis
  • Compression Hosiery

 


Michelle has been dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and well being for over 20 years. As a physiotherapist and osteopathic manual practitioner she has successfully helped patients recover from a wide range of injuries including sports injuries, back and neck pain, muscle and ligament injuries, tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries and arthritis. She works with individuals of all ages and activity levels, ranging from competitive and recreational athletes, to those just wanting to become more active. She inspires her patients to take a more active role in their health by providing them with the knowledge, strategies and tools they need to achieve their goals and make positive lifestyle changes. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team of practitioners to provide integrated care that treats the root of the problem.

Michelle has worked in a variety of private sports medicine settings, including the Artists Health Center at Toronto Western Hospital where she gained valuable experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians and therapists providing treatment to professional dancers, musicians artists, and performers.

As founder and director of PhysioPlus Health Group Michelle has been the driving force behind the development and delivery of innovative treatment programs for Nutrition & Weight Loss, Knee Arthritis, ACL Injury and Injured Runners, as well as an Urgent Sports Injury and Fracture Clinic, Pre/Post Natal Programs and a Therapeutic Pilates and Yoga Program.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto (1992) and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Manual Practice from the Canadian College of Osteopathy (2004). When she’s not helping individuals achieve better health, Michelle spends most of her time with her 2 children. She makes exercise a regular part of her routine, and loves playing tennis and travelling when time permits!

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Antoine Depoux- DO(MP)

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  • Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Antoine completed his osteopathic education at École Supérieure d’Ostéopathie in Paris, France, where he completed a rigorous six-year program that integrates academic studies with extensive clinical training. École Supérieure d’Ostéopathie partners with universities, hospitals and the American Academy of Osteopathy. The institution adheres to the standards of training of the International Society of Osteopathy and World Health Organization and is regulated and accredited by France’s Ministry of Health. Antoine’s post-graduate research focused on understanding and treating pain following laparoscopic surgery, and his continuing studies have included pre/post-natal care for pregnant women and infants, as well as scoliosis and posture.

Antoine has an integrated and holistic approach to treatment that addresses the impact of life’s strains and stresses on our bodies. Antoine has experience working with a wide variety of patients, including pregnant women, athletes, people with disabilities, and seniors. He enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and injuries including chronic pain, post-operative issues, and degenerative neuropathy.

Antoine welcomes patients of all ages and activity levels, and is able to provide treatment in French as well as English.

Antoine is a member of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

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MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Christine Kapasouris - RMT

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Registered Massage Therapist

 

Christine is a registered massage therapist with a degree from Kikkawa College with Honours.

She integrates traditional massage with advanced muscle and connective tissue release, deep tissue massage, sports massage and taping, and trigger point therapy to help treat the root of her clients’ problem.

Christine also incorporates remedial exercise in her therapeutic treatments to facilitate the healing process and promote a faster recovery. She has experience treating a wide variety of muscle and joint injuries and conditions, as well as neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis & Cerebral Palsy.

Christine is dedicated to expanding her knowledge and skill level through ongoing professional development courses.  In her spare time, Christine loves yoga, dance and playing basketball.

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Jonathan Yeung - RMT

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  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

 


Jonathan Yeung is a Registered Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer working in Toronto. After having gone through his own body and lifestyle change, he decided to leave the exciting world of finance and enter the world of fitness, working for over 9 years as a trainer and manager in a large corporate gym, and then finally in his own practice.

The need to expand his knowledge and better meet his clients’ goals led him to become a Registered Massage Therapist. By adding the education from the Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic to his other certifications as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, he hopes to better understand and treat muscular imbalances that limit our ability to move and perform at our full potential.

Using a variety of modalities such as trigger point therapy, dynamic release, joint mobilizations, and myofascial release, coupled with exercise and movement education, Jonathan strives to help his patients move better and be stronger.

While happy lifting weights, Jonathan is also an avid cyclist and competitive dragon boater, and can often be seen riding around the city with a paddle strapped to his bike.

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Amy Tourlousse - RMT

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Registered Massage Therapist

 

Amy started her career in wellness as a developmental service worker. She had been
working one on one at an independent living agency, South East Grey Support Services. She then started her studies in Massage at Sutherland Chan school of
Massage therapy. She studied all aspects of Massage including neurology, physiology, anatomy, pathology, musculoskeletal biomechanics, therapeutic exercise
and many more. She had the opportunity to work in placements such as Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, The Annex seniors home,
Multiple Sclerosis clinic, Sports Clinic, and Myofascial Massage. She has treated conditions such as carpal tunnel, scoliosis, radiation recovery, knee injuries, ankle injuries and may more.

Her focus has always been on the progression of the client. For the initial treatment she finds it important to perform a postural assessment, pelvic rotation assessments to identify functional or structural differences, muscle length and strength tests, neurological tests, and range of motion of each joint. Her passion lies in the progression of the client and finds it necessary to share results with the client. She is hoping to re assess after each treatment to measure their progress. Amy is enthusiastic about finding the underlying cause of the concern, and believes it is the most effective way to create a treatment plan.

Her interest in continuing education will keep her up to date with the most current research. Special interests for Amy include, proprioceptive rehabilitation, sensory integration, pregnancy massage, degenerative neurological disease and pathologies.

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Christine Yungblut - RMT

BAY & ADELAIDE CLINIC
  • Registered Massage Therapist

 

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Ilana Horowitz - RMT, SMT (CC)

BLOOR WEST CLINIC
  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Sports Massage Therapist (CC)
  • Acupuncture Provider

 

Ilana is a registered massage therapist and provider of contemporary medical/ neurofunctional acupuncture. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy at the top of her class and now teaches there. She also holds a diploma from the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.

Ilana's approach is to listen to her patients and work with them try to understand what could be causing or contributing to their discomfort, so they can both agree on the best treatment plan. This includes considering neurological, biomechanical, physiological, social, and emotional factors. Helping her patients feel better may involve a relaxation-based treatment and/or a therapeutic focus on a specific issue such as a sports injury or chronic pain. 

Although Ilana treats a variety of patients, she has a particular interest in sports massage and has treated athletes in clinic and at a wide range of events, including the Toronto Marathon, the Invictus Games, and the Masters Indigenous Games. She is a Certification Candidate of the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association (CSMTA-CC). Ilana's interest in sports massage is inspired by her passion for cycling, rock climbing, hiking, ice skating, and kayaking.

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CHIROPODIST (FOOT SPECIALIST)

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Gary Boardman - M.B.A., D. Pod. M.

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  • Chiropodist
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Gait Analysis
  • Custom Orthotics

Gary is a registered chiropodist in the province of Ontario. He graduated from the Podiatric Medicine Program at the Michener Institute in Toronto and holds a D.Pod.M. designation. In addition, Gary has earned 2 degrees from the University of Toronto, including a Master’s degree in Business Administration. His clinical experience includes the Sherbourne Clinic, Toronto Rehabilitation Hospital, St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, LAMP Community Health Centre, Urban Core Community Health Centre, Women’s College Hospital, Erin Mills Podiatry, Feet-in-Motion, Bramalea Community Health Centre and Four Corners Health Centre. Gary has been a member of both the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine and the Ontario Society of Chiropodists.

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NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

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Shirley Zabol - BScN, BApsy, N.D.

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  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

 

Shirley Zabol ND is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Having degrees and working experience in both Nursing and Clinical Psychology, she brings a unique understanding of traditional medicine to my practice. It is very important for her to build a rapport with you so you can feel comfortable with me. She takes into consideration all of your health concerns – mental and physical because as a Naturopathic Doctor, she is concerned with the whole of you. It is important to her to get at the root of the problem so she can give you the tools to empower yourself to health.

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PILATES, YOGA, KINESIOLOGISTS AND TRAINERS

Pari Hosseini - Pilates Instructor

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  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Certificate in all levels of Mat and Reformer

After years teaching classes while working in the corporate world, she made her decision to switch the careers and help people to experience an enhanced feeling of lifestyle, build strength through functional pattern movements of their bodies to feel healthy, more self-confident, and maintain mind body balance as she believes that “your body changes your mind and your mind changes your body.”

She knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual and so she is educating herself to have good eyes as a movement problem solver and to get the clients what they want and what they need to feel pleasant and well!

She has been practising Pilates for more than 12 years as her major activity she uses for exercise, she has been engaged in Volleyball, TRX and Boot Camp at various times in her life, she is passionate about physical fitness.

She has over two years international experience of teaching in the areas of Mat and integrated Pilates Boot Camp cardio prior her emigrating to Canada. She has been teaching Pilates on Mat and Machine in different Pilates Studios and Physiotherapy for more than two years in Toronto. She has in depth knowledge of theoretical framework of movement educator focuses on fluid motion, precise activation, functional positioning, sensing motion, connecting to images fostering dynamics which make people feel like they belong.

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Denise Ho - Yoga Instructor

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  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Roll Model® Method Practitioner
  • Special interest in Restorative Yoga
  • Special interest in Yin Yoga
  • Special interest in adapting yoga for injuries or limited mobility

Denise unrolled her first yoga mat over 15 years ago at a local gym to compliment her fitness routine. After that first class, she was hooked. As her practice developed, she enjoyed the benefits of various styles of yoga. Her journey with yoga, suddenly took a sharp turn with a cancer diagnosis in 2008. During her treatment, she began to explore different gentler styles of yoga and other healing modalities to cope with stress, anxiety and limited mobility.  In 2013, Denise completed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Yogaspace in Toronto.  She continues to explore and train in various adaptive and therapeutic styles of yoga.

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