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Advanced Practice Massage Therapy
Tom grew up in the UK where he completed his BSc Physiotherapy degree at King’s College London, training in the major teaching hospitals of the capital. He has 8.5 years experience of professional physiotherapy practice in London, specialising in managing postural dysfunction and spinal pain; acute and chronic injuries; hypermobility; and orthopaedic surgical rehabilitation.
While working in the UK, Tom worked closely with consultant physicians and advanced practice physiotherapists in Sports Medicine at the London Olympic Park - the designated team for athletes at the 2012 London Olympics. Here he honed his exercise prescription skills and used shockwave therapy in a dedicated clinic. Tom completed an MSc module in Strength & Conditioning in 2022 at University of Hertfordshire which continues to inform his practice.
Tom also has a special interest in vestibular medicine - a speciality concerned with dizziness, vertigo and associated balance impairments. He has had specialized training in managing patients with BPPV, vestibular neuritis and vestibular migraine and teaching to fellow colleagues.
Tom employs a comprehensive and holistic approach to assessment involving thorough history taking, hands-on assessment and functional movement screening techniques. He believes in a collaborative approach to rehabilitation with careful consideration of your individual lifestyle, occupation and chosen sport to tailor treatment planning and reach the outcomes most important to you!
Outside of work Tom enjoys cycling, running, calisthenics and playing guitar.
Tom grew up in the UK where he completed his BSc Physiotherapy degree at King’s College London, t... Read More
Louise completed her degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and continued on to obtain her second degree in Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College. She then attended the Ontario College of Health and Technology to complete her diploma in Massage Therapy, and McMaster University to continue her education in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. She became certified as a NATA Athletic Trainer and NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has completed her thesis and osteopathic studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Currently Louise is a member of the OAO and practices as an osteopathic manual practitioner.
Louise has had the distinct honour of working for the Canadian Beach Volleyball Team and represented Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She has travelled internationally supporting our National Beach Volleyball teams in FIVB World Tour events. She has also had the privilege of working as an athletic therapist with the National Ballet of Canada, the University of Toronto, and with medical teams for elite level events such as the Para/Pan Am Games, Canada Cup Swim Championships, Summer Swim Nationals, and Canadian Track & Field Championships. Louise has been a course instructor with the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto and has coached for the U of T Triathlon Club. She is also heavily involved with emergency response training with the Canadian Red Cross and Lifesaving Society as a First Responder and First Aid/AED/Airway Management instructor and examiner.
Louise uses an integrative approach utilizing knowledge and skills from a multitude of disciplines to create individualized treatment programs. She takes special interest in the treatment of concussions, pelvic dysfunctions, digestive issues, and post operative care.
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Hannah Giffune completed her training through an accelerated program at Boston University, graduating first with a Bachelor’s Degree of Health Sciences and later as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. During her schooling, Hannah became a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist and has also completed Herman & Wallace’s Athletes & Pelvic Rehabilitation. Hannah is especially interested in fourth trimester rehabilitation, orthopaedics, return to sport, and manual therapy.
In her free time, Hannah is an avid long distance runner, rock climber, world traveler, and nature enthusiast. Her passion for rehabilitation arose from her own history of injuries as a result of many of her favorite activities. Hannah understands the impact of a life altering injury or experience. Hannah’s goal with each and every patient is to help them achieve their highest quality of life and to remain as active as possible.
Hannah will work with you to establish an individualized treatment plan that will clearly outline short- and long-term goals. Your treatment session will begin with a thorough, hands-on evaluation, which Hannah will use to help you learn about the causes of your symptoms so that you can confidently undertake a unique exercise program, designed for your body’s rehabilitation. Come meet with Hannah at our Beaches location.
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Arman completed his Masters degree from Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, United Kingdom in 2017. Prior to his Physiotherapy degree he completed a Specialized Honours Kinesiology degree at York University in 2014. He has completed courses in spinal manipulation, shoulder rehab, Neurofunctional Acupuncture, sports acupuncture, and Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Program at McMaster University.
Arman’s previous experience has given him a strong background in sports injuries, movement impairments, strength and conditioning, and coaching. He believes in taking a holistic approach and not just treating the injury but the person, exploring lifestyle habits, and beliefs. He has a clinical interest in shoulders and sports injuries which stems from various shoulder injuries he’s had in the past.
In his free time Arman enjoys calisthenics and strength training, playing in a soccer league, boxing, BJJ, and is always on the hunt for good coffee.
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David is a Registered Massage Therapist practicing since 2013. He earned his Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo (2009) and later completed his Massage Therapy education at Centennial College (2013). A couple years into his practice he then continued his education and got his Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Diploma from McMaster University (2015). His treatment primarily focuses on sports and chronic repetitive work related injuries. He was also a part-time instructor at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy teaching school (2018).
David is able to tailor his treatments based on the needs of each individual patient.
Types of Modalities: - Medical Acupuncture - Athletic and Kinesiology Taping - Cuppings - Deep Tissue Massage - Pre/Post Sports Massage - PNF Stretching and Exercise Prescription
David is a Registered Massage Therapist practicing since 2013. He earned his Degree in Kinesiolog... Read More
Sean is a graduate from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage and is a RMT in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Believing strongly in therapist-client collaboration, he is dedicated to obtain the best outcome for client health and wellbeing and aims to provide a tailored experience to help patients achieve their goals.
Sean’s professional and empathetic nature has proven invaluable to his clients, especially to those who are experiencing stress or chronic pain. Through the use of ongoing assessment, Sean designs comprehensive and effective treatment plans that promote the ongoing improvement of patient health. He is well versed in Swedish Massage, myofascial release, prenatal massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, and deep tissue.
Outside of work Sean enjoys getting outside for some fishing and hikes, trying his hand at a new recipe or art project, and spending time with friends, family, and pets
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Dr. Amrita Pinto Chiropractor
Dr. Pinto is a Chiropractor as well as an Active Release Techniques (ART)® and Medical Acupuncture Provider. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in Physiology and Psychology and from there went to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2012.
Dr. Pinto follows the Functional Integrated Therapy (FIT) approach when treating her patients, and incorporates a variety of techniques such as Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, joint manipulation, ART®, Graston techniques and kinesiotaping techniques. She acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual and their injury, and guides her therapy likewise. Her goals are to decrease pain, maximize function and increase the overall wellbeing of her patients.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kharkar is a Running Coach for the Running Room, a Health and Fitness writer for two online publications: the Arthritis Society of Canada, and Suhaag magazine.
“Over the years, I have had nagging knee & hip pains due to injuries that I sustained during my youth. After going thru numerous specialists, x-rays, and MRIs, I finally asked a friend of mine who works closely with many professional athletes for advice. His recommendation go to Athletes Care! I began seeing chiropractor Amrita Kharkar in the summer of 2013. Through the use of chiropractic techniques, including Active Release Techniques & Acupuncture, I can honestly say that I have definitely seen major improvements throughout. This has not only enabled me to return to playing recreational sports, but to stay active with my two young children. I have become a big believer in Chiropractic care & would recommend Athletes Care without any hesitation.” - Navi Dhami
“Dr. Amrita is first and foremost very professional and friendly. When I met her, she took her time and asked me relevant questions pertaining to my injury. I subsequently saw her 4 more times, each time relieving the tension in my neck, loosen up the muscles. I am very happy that I had her treat my issue. I would most definitely go back and see her again” - Efia
Dr. Pinto is a Chiropractor as well as an Active Release Techniques (ART)® and Medical Acupunctur... Read More
Brendan is a creative, passionate, and engaging physiotherapist. He provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of his patients and creates an individualized treatment plan based on his client’s specific goals.
Brendan’s appreciation and understanding of the function of the human body began with his active lifestyle. Brendan grew up in Richmond Hill, where he played competitive hockey, soccer, and golf. His experience in high level athletics showed him the potential of the human body, and has driven him to extract that potential from each patient he treats.
Brendan attended York University where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with honours. During his undergrad, he had volunteered his time in a human physiology lab, which allowed him to connect his understanding of biomechanics with his knowledge of human physiology. He also spent his time working as a Kinesiologist at a sport injury clinic, where he further developed his skills in sport specific rehabilitation.
Brendan went on to complete a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. While studying, Brendan worked with professional rugby teams to provide in-game assessments and treatments. Brendan completed his thesis on developing a meta-analysis of fast-track total knee replacements to help reduce length of stay at hospitals for post-op patients.
Since beginning his career in Toronto, Brendan has completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. His training has allowed him to utilize acupuncture in conjunction with manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.
Brendan is a creative, passionate, and engaging physiotherapist. He provides a comprehensive and ... Read More
Pankti is a registered physiotherapist with a passion for movement in the health and wellness industry. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with her Bachelor degree in Honours Kinesiology.
Her treatment principles focus on educating and empowering her patients to better understand their injury and movement patterns. Her approach to treatment includes Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) concepts, and movement therapy based on pilates principles and functional movement patterns to help you get back to what you love.
Pankti has experience working with a wide variety of patients in both the US and Canada, but specializes in the active adult population with a special interest in runners, and paediatrics.
Outside of work, Pankti enjoys travelling and exploring new countries, and keeping active through running, biking, and hiking.
She is a member in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Pankti is a registered physiotherapist with a passion for movement in the health and wellness ind... Read More
Mackenzie Rhodes MPT, BScH, FRCms
Mackenzie is a registered physiotherapist who is a graduate of the Master of Physical Therapy program from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Queens University with a specialization in Life Sciences. He has also completed continuing education courses in lower extremity exercise prescription, acupuncture/dry needling, functional range conditioning, and has obtained his level 1 manual therapy diploma.
Mackenzie works to empower his patients by taking an evidence-based patient-centered approach to physical rehabilitation. This involves a combination of manual therapy techniques, acupuncture/dry needling, therapeutic exercise, and providing education/recommendations regarding activity modification. He plans to continue his professional development by obtaining further training manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, myofascial release, and concussion/vestibular rehabilitation.
Outside of the clinic Mackenzies personal interests include lifting weights at the gym and playing guitar/bass.
Mackenzie is a registered physiotherapist who is a graduate of the Master of Physical Therapy pro... Read More
Dr. Christina Voldner
Dr. Voldner is a Chiropractor and ART Provider. She graduated from the University of Guelph with an honours degree in Human Kinetics and from there went to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2006. She uses a variety of techniques in practice, including contemporary medical acupuncture, soft tissue release, exercise and joint manipulation, emphasizing function and performance. Christina has had a focus on Junior A hockey both regionally with the Toronto Junior Canadiens (2009-2012) and the St Michael’s Buzzers (2012-2020), and also nationally with Hockey Canada. Currently, hockey involvement has changed to keeping two young sons’ sports schedules in order!
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Jimmy is a registered Physiotherapist, with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Queens University. He has improved his skills as a physiotherapist by working for the Department of National Defence, Southlake Regional Health Centre, and the private sector.
He is a strong believer in developing skills and techniques that will help his patients return to their optimal levels of physical health and performance. He has received additional training in:
-Acupuncture (Contemporary McMaster Acupuncture Program) -Concussion Rehab (Complete Concussion Management) -Vestibular Therapy (Bernard Tonks) -Advanced Cervico-thoracic Complex Certification (APTEI) -Upper and Lower Extremity Complex Certification (APTEI) -Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy (in progress)
Jimmy believes in an evidence-based, active approach to treatment. Beyond treating immediate needs, he seeks to provide his clients with the tools and knowledge needed to help them achieve a sustainable and healthy life-style.
Manual Therapy Medical Acupuncture Concussion Rehab Vestibular Rehab Soft Tissue Release Chronic Impairments Shockwave Therapy Sports Injuries
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