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Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy- Senior Associate


Chiropractic


Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy- Senior Associate


Acupuncture


Chiropody

Focused on your wellbeing and working with you on achieving your healthcare goals.

Matthieu, a massage therapist from Kikkawa College, moved from Montréal to Toronto in 2008 to study massage therapy. In parallel, he undertook studies in the Active Release Therapy program and completed the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Spine modules.

Once he had his Registered Massage Therapy license in hand, he went to McMaster University to complete the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program as well as the Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Program. Throughout is elementary and high school studies, he played elite hockey as a goalie. Matthieu is focused on the wellbeing of his patients and aims to provide a unique experience at each visit.

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A graduate of McMaster University and N.Y.C.C., Dr. Cepo has utilized a combination of therapies (ART, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, joint manipulation) and his own unique experiences as a former Olympic and Canadian National soccer team member to help athletes of all levels with injury recovery and performance enhancement. He has worked with world class athletes internationally at the World Track and Field Championships in Budapest, and consulted with professional athletes in the NHL, CFL and MLS. He is a Rehab Specialty Fellowship candidate and an instructor for the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.

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Nathania completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto after finishing her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Nathania’s passion for sharing knowledge and promoting a healthy lifestyle led her to pursue physiotherapy; she enjoys empowering patients with accurate health information and providing patients with strategies to optimize their recovery between sessions. She hopes to help you develop better self-awareness of your body and the way it moves. Her ultimate goal is to equip you with the tools you need to play an active role in your rehab journey.

Nathania has a love for team sports and cooperative board games, and this spirit of collaboration carries over to her approach with patients. She sees each assessment and treatment session as a collaborative problem solving session, in which you work as a team to develop a plan that addresses your needs and lifestyle. Nathania is eager to combine her expertise with your insight to help you get back to the things you love to do and prevent risk of injury in the future. Throughout her life, Nathania has worked with a variety of individuals in a broad range of settings, from university varsity athletes to weekend warriors to geriatric patients in long term care. Whether you’re dealing with a nagging injury from years of overuse or a fresh injury off the field, Nathania will help to address the root cause of your issue.

Outside of the clinic, Nathania can be found at the gym, at a salsa dancing social, or in the kitchen, cooking and baking for loved ones! Ask her about her favourite Toronto restaurants and her foodie bucket list! She is currently on the hunt for Toronto’s best London Fog and is open to suggestions for her next taste test!

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Kira is a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTO who graduated from Mohawk College. Previously she completed her Bachelors of Physical Education at Brock University.

Kira consistently strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone in her treatment area. She is passionate about assessing and working with patients experiencing any musculoskeletal injuries. Kira is dedicated to finding the root cause of the patient’s chief complaint(s) and not just treating the patient’s symptoms.

While working with athletes at Brock University as a student trainer with different varsity and community teams, Kira found her passion helping athletes return to their sport. She was given the opportunity to treat acute and chronic injuries throughout the seasons. She not only has worked with athletes, but also has experience working with a variety of patients from around the world when she lived in the Rocky Mountains.

Kira’s techniques in her practice include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial techniques, stretching, PNF, joint mobilization, cupping and soft tissue release. Kira has also taken an additional prenatal massage course.

Expect to receive stretching/exercise prescription while working with Kira as she strongly believes in combining exercise therapy and manual therapy to achieve the best outcomes. She is also a strong advocate for educating the patient and explaining why they could be experiencing pain. She will also work with the patient to create a custom treatment plan to help resolve their chief complaint(s).

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Victoria graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University with the Provost Honours award. She is passionate about orthopaedic physical therapy and enjoys collaborating with patients to reach their goals through the use of education, individualized graded exercise programs, and manual therapy. She has experience in the rehabilitation of sports and acute injuries, neck and low back injuries, post-surgical recovery, overuse injuries, chronic pain conditions, and neurological conditions among other things. She is an avid life-long learner and has completed the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program, as well as courses on soft tissue release, K-taping therapy, and manual therapy.

In her spare time, Victoria enjoys fitness and has a background in ballet, having danced for 15 years herself. Through ballet, she has had opportunities to provide assessment, mentorship, and feedback to other dancers on their technique. This experience has given her an eye for detail and a passion for analysis of human movement.

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Craig is a graduate of The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario since 2004. Craig believes that message therapy can help patients minimize pain and reach a higher level of health and wellness. Treating a range of ailments from sports-related injuries to posture-related injuries his extensive experience with soft tissue manipulation has perfected his ability to treat these chronic and acute postural conditions and inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis and sprains.

Throughout Craig’s 16 years of experience, he has developed the approach of not only treating your specific pain or injury, but also address the underlying problems, thereby correcting and restoring the body’s optimal health and performance.

An avid hockey player himself, Craig has treated professional athletes from the NHL(National Hockey League), MLB(Major League Baseball), CFL(Canadian Football League), NLL(National Lacrosse league), Ironman, and Canadian National Triathlon Team.

In his spare time, Craig enjoys playing hockey, biking, and spending time with his wife and two young kids.

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Brittany completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and previously obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph. After physiotherapy school, she completed a sports fellowship, where she delivered field side and clinical care to University of Guelph varsity teams, including rugby, basketball, hockey, and swimming. Having also played soccer and basketball, her background and passion for sports have given her a unique insight into the challenges athletes face and the importance of a comprehensive rehabilitation approach.

Brittany’s expertise extends beyond sports-related injuries, encompassing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions ranging from post-surgical rehabilitation to chronic pain management and postural issues. She is committed to delivering high-quality client-centred care, incorporating manual therapy, soft tissue release, exercise prescription, and education. Brittany utilizes a collaborative approach to empower patients to achieve their goals and return to the things they love.

Outside of the clinic, Brittany enjoys running, snowboarding, golf, and yoga. She also loves travelling to new places and trying different coffee shops around Toronto!

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Dr. Zack believes in providing evidence-based and personalized care. He applies a combination of manual muscle and joint techniques, Functional Integrated Acupuncture, corrective exercises, and rehab to assist his patients in reaching healthy sustainable outcomes. Dr. Zack received his Kinesiology degree from western and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from CMCC in 2017. He also is Titleist Performance Certified to help with any issues you might have on the golf course.

Over his career, Dr. Zack has had the opportunity to work with national and professional athletes. He has worked with athletes from the Frontier League, NCAA, NHL, NLL, Squash Canada, Canadian Olympic Women’s Hockey Team, and the German National Freestyle Ski Team.

Whether you are a weekend warrior, Elite athlete or someone who just likes to be active, Dr. Zack is looking forward to working with you!

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Sarah Higgins is a Registered Chiropodist (foot specialist) and Pedorthist. Sarah attained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Hons) at York University and finished first in her class in Chiropody at the Michener Institute. Sarah is also a Registered Pedorthist with a deep understanding of orthotic and footwear fabrication. She is also trained in Manual Foot Therapy Technique which decreases joint stiffness restoring gait function and balance.

Sarah places special focus on biomechanical foot pathologies such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. She develops comprehensive evidence-based management solutions for each patient. In addition to private practice, Sarah works in partnership with UHN, Women’s College Hospital.

Sarah enjoys educating and mentoring future practitioners as a Clinical Educator and was recently invited to lecture at Western University on the topic of “Foot Structures and Classifications”. Education is a core focus of her patient engagement, and she offers webinars such as “Sore Feet on the Job: Prevention and Management”.

Sarah spends her free time reading, attending spin class, and strength training.

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Gita graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to her physiotherapy studies, she earned an Honours Degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Toronto. Subsequently she completed an Honours degree in Kinesiology at York University while concurrently attaining her certification as an Athletic Therapist. During her training as an athletic therapist, she worked extensively with the varsity athletes at York University in the clinical and field setting. She held the positions of assistant therapist for the men’s varsity rugby team and head therapist for the women’s varsity hockey team. She has also covered many sporting events including football, basketball, and rugby tournaments both at the high school and university level.

Gita continues to pursue continuing education courses and balances her lifestyle with traveling and exercise. Gita is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and the orthopaedic division of the CPA.

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After finishing her studies at the University of Toronto with a degree in Physical Health and Education (BPHE), Marguerite travelled to Ireland where she completed 2 years of college education in Massage and Holistic studies. These diplomas include Sports Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and Reiki which led to working as a Massage Therapist in Ireland. Following this experience, Marguerite returned to Toronto and is a registered Massage Therapist with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Practicing full-time since 2013 Marguerite enjoys incorporating her skill set into each treatment, as needed. Most recently, she completed a 120 hour course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) through Dr. Vodder School International and is a certified Combined Decongestive Therapist (CDT). Through both MLD and CDT techniques she can treat people who present with Lymphedema. In addition, MLD is helpful for a variety of conditions - sinusitis, arthritis, repetitive strain injury, injury healing and edema (swelling) reduction and stress reduction. Alongside these conditions she also has experience in treating clients with neurological conditions (post-stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre Syndrome) and post-orthopedic surgery clients.

Marguerite practices with a client centred and holistic focus, spending time to listen and help the client achieve greater health through both treatment time and self-care/remedial exercises. In her spare time she enjoys incorporating movement and exercise through cycling, swimming, running and weight training. Her creative interests include photography and embroidery.

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Sabrina received her Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in French. During this period, she worked as an athletic therapist for the Women’s Varsity Basketball 2000-2001 team, where she provided care on and off the field. Here, she collaborated with the Fowler Kennedy sports medicine team regarding concussion management. Sabrina covered other sporting events including soccer, ultimate frisbee and the Toronto City Marathon. In the Spring of 2009, she covered the World Ball Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic, as the physiotherapist for Team India. She has recently provided physiotherapy coverage for the Toronto FC Academy.

Sabrina is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Orthopaedic and Sports divisions. She completed her Acupuncture training through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) followed by the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. She also received her FitforeGolf™ certification, a rehabilitation course designed to assess a golfer’s strength, flexibility and biomechanics of their swing. Her participation in courses through the Gary Gray Institute continue to advance her knowledge and skills in functional retraining, strength and conditioning. She is currently enrolled in Level 2 manual therapy courses.

Sabrina’s previous experience includes aquatic instruction and personal training. She competed as a swimmer, gymnast and long distance runner and continues to participate in these sports, including golf and volleyball.

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Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Elite Active Release Techniques® Provider Certified Graston® Provider Contemporary Acupuncturist McMaster University Active Release Techniques® Lead Instructor Contemporary Acupuncture McMaster University Clinical Instructor Acupuncture for Sports Injuries McMaster Unviersity Clinical Instructor Certified Kinesio-taping Instructor Consulting Chiropractor Toronto Maple Leafs Consulting Chiropractor Toronto Blue Jays Honours Bachelor of Science Director of Chiropractic Services - Athlete’s Care

Dr. Scappaticci graduated from CMCC in 92’ and completed his Fellowship in Chiropractic Sport Sciences in 95’. He has his Level I Rehab specialty and practices in Niagara Falls, Ontario as well as Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Scappaticci is registered with the National Sports Centre of Canada which enables him to treat Canadian Olympic athletes. He has worked with World Class Track and Field Olympic athletes from several Nations, and has played a role in the last 3 summer Olympics and last 2 winter Olympic games. He is a consulting chiropractor with the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs as well as consults with several teams and athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB. He has been treating athletes using ART for more than 8 years, and has been a lead instructor for 4 years. His clinics have been designated as Elite ART Provider Centers.

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Endri completed his Masters of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto and specializes in treatment and rehabilitation of symptoms related to active hobbies and ergonomics, acute injuries, surgical procedures as well as activities of daily living. Endri alleviates his patient’s symptoms by addressing biomechanical impairments and optimizing neuromuscular function through tailored exercise programs as well as his skills in manual therapy, soft tissue release, and electro-acupuncture.

Endri has also contributed to his community’s physical well-being by working as a certified fitness trainer for over 10 years. His experience in training individuals with varying levels of physical fitness allows Endri to facilitate his patient’s needs beyond those of symptom management. He believes a comprehensive treatment plan followed by preventative measures will allow you to move better and feel better.

Endri’s has received additional certifications from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, McMaster Medical Acupuncture, AnatomyTrains and more.

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Aneeshka earned her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Prior to this, she graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with the distinction Summa Cum Laude. Aneeshka has experience in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and private clinics; her practice ranging from treating long standing neurological conditions to chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries. While completing her masters, she was also part of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s student division for Pain Sciences.

Aneeshka combines active treatment with soft tissue release and manual therapy to provide pain relief alongside addressing musculoskeletal imbalances in the body. She is a strong advocate for collaborating with patients in their rehabilitation journey by discussing patient-focussed goals, providing education on the condition they are in for as well as its management; ensuring that the patient is an equal partner throughout the process.

Aneeshka is also a rostered Pelvic Health Therapist through which she treats conditions ranging from incontinence and prolapse to vaginismus and other pain-related conditions. Throughout her work, Aneeshka strives to provide inclusive, trauma informed care so that her patients feel safe and supported throughout their recovery.

In her free time, Aneeshka enjoys hiking, running, learning different dance forms, and exploring the city. Feel free to give her recommendations on your favourite trails or dessert spots!

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Dr Westlake graduated Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and completed her Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. For over 10 years, she has been fortunate to work in clinics, gyms, and on the field with sports teams.

She has been trained by Dr Mark Scappaticci in the Functional Integrated Therapy(™). Her treatment approach is focused on restoring function, preventing re-injury, improving performance and reducing pain. Dr Westlake’s chiropractic treatments integrate a variety of tools including; Dry needling, Electro-acupuncture, Myo-Matrix Release©, cupping, sports massage, Fascial Abrasions Technique©, Shockwave, Joint manipulation/mobilization and rehabilitative exercise ( Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Functional Range Systems, Pilates, Foundation Training, Yoga). Dr Westlake treats the entire body by focusing on identifying the root cause and addressing the anatomy, the physiology and the neurological systems involved.

Dr Westlake believes movement plays a large role in a patient’s recovery. She has extensive experience guiding patients through rehabilitation all the way up to performance for a wide spectrum of demands including; professional athletes, general activity/health, chronic disease, pre and post-natal care, and acute or chronic injuries. While the treatments are integral to restoring tissue function Dr Westlake teaches her patients functional movement and exercises to help maintain their results.

With a passion for health, keeping active and enjoying the outdoors, Dr Westlake has played many different sports including water polo, soft ball, rugby, cycling, running, swimming, rock climbing, surfing, paddle boarding, snowboarding and resistance training. She loves to learn and as such continues to explore new research and courses regarding the body, injuries and recovery to further improve her treatments. When working with patients, Dr Westlake’s goal is to return patients to their optimal function as quickly as possible and in doing so, to get them moving even better than before.

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Henry completed all of his education at Western University including a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and a Masters of Physical Therapy. Most recently he completed his Advanced Health Care Practice degree - a Masters of Clinical Science in Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, where he also contributed to a research project on ACL reconstruction rehab. He has taken extensive post-graduate development courses and he is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT), the highest level of training in orthopaedic manual physiotherapy in Canada.

Henry is an experienced physiotherapist that enjoys treating all conditions and he has a special interest in acute or chronic athletic injuries, post-surgical cases and weightlifting injuries. He works part-time at St. Michael?s Hospital where he has provided treatment for many patients post-surgically with various orthopedic and neurological conditions. (i.e. fractures, joint replacements, ACL repairs, spinal decompression/fusions). Additionally, he has extensive experience working as a team therapist for high level athletes in hockey, football and rugby.

He takes a holistic and client-centred approach to complex musculoskeletal injuries to develop comprehensive treatment plans. He uses a multimodal treatment approach that includes manual therapy, acupuncture and corrective rehabilitation exercises. He is a strong believer in taking extra time to educate clients to help them gain a better understanding of the nature of their condition and working together to develop a plan of care which fits into the context of their unique lifestyle and goals. Ultimately, he hopes to empower clients with the tools to improve their quality of life and reach their goals.

Committed to continuing education, Henry is also passionate about giving back and teaching the next generation of physiotherapists and you might often see him working alongside a student.

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