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Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy- Senior Associate


Chiropractic


Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy- Senior Associate


Naturopathic Medicine


Akeela’s interests include holistic care and sports massage for rehabilitation and injury prevention. Akeela’s practice focuses on optimizing the body’s ability to heal and repair through the use of various massage and soft tissue techniques.

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Alaina is a graduate from Centennial College with an Advanced Diploma of Massage Therapy with honours, and prior to this, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier in 2018.

Alaina believes in combining remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and manual therapy to treat various injuries and conditions such as headaches, bronchitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, sprains & strains of various ligaments and muscles, etc. She views treatment as a partnership where both client and therapist work together to achieve the desired treatment goals.

Alaina grew up playing competitive soccer and has maintained a relationship with sports through her experience working on site with the Laurier Varsity Men’s Rugby team and the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) through the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA). Working to assess and treat players for optimal performance on the field utilizing techniques such as athletic taping, rhythmic mobilization, passive stretching, trigger point therapy and PNF. Alaina is also certified in cupping therapy, using cups to increase vasodilation in the vasculature, creating negative space within structures to relieve tension and reduce adhesions.

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George Bourne, BScKin, is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario specializing in sports rehabilitation, recovery and strengthening.

Starting his professional journey in England and in addition to his kinesiology degree, George was a certified personal trainer and youth soccer coach, becoming a trusted and dedicated member of his community sports teams. Sports and wellbeing has always been a huge part of George’s personal and professional life, juggling a variety of sports practices from an early age and to a competitive standard.

His personal journey in sports, combined with years of education and specialist training means that each of his client’s benefits from an individually tailored treatment plan that is goal-based and gets efficient results by incorporating a variety of customizable massage techniques and approaches.

George Bourne, BScKin, is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists o... Read More

I am a dedicated and skilled physiotherapist who obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in Hong Kong. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a commitment to refining techniques, I ensure that each patient receives the highest standard of care.

Drawing from their background as a former high school basketball player and amateur track & field athlete, I developed a profound passion for exercise and training. This passion, coupled with a firsthand understanding of the impact of injuries, fueled my unwavering determination to aid in patients’ recovery.

The key to my approach is the belief in the transformative power of exercise, which they view as the foundation of rehabilitation. With interest in manual therapy and dry needling, I tailor treatment plans to address the unique needs of each individual, particularly focusing on sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

Outside of clinical practice, I maintains an active lifestyle, often found refining their skills on the basketball court, pushing boundaries at the gym, or exploring the diverse range of activities offered in the vibrant city.

With expertise in manual therapy and dry needling, coupled with a genuine passion for helping others achieve optimal health, I seek excellence in the field of physiotherapy through skill, compassion, and dedication, every patient can embark on a path to recovery and wellness.

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Hannah completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor of Life Science from McMaster University. Throughout her university career, she played competitive soccer at both the varsity and provincial levels. Her experiences with injury and rehabilitation as an athlete sparked her passion for helping others return to the activities that are most meaningful to them.

Hannah uses a multifaceted approach to treatment including individually tailored exercise programs, manual therapy and patient education. She believes in empowering patients to be active participants throughout their rehab journeys, and she loves to work together with patients to help them achieve their goals.

Outside of the clinic, Hannah enjoys playing (or watching) soccer, playing spikeball with friends, running, weightlifting or trying out new sports. She is always looking to explore new restaurants in the city, or looking to plan her next travel destination.

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Derick has been a Registered Massage Therapist since October of 2018 after graduating from Humber College in June. Derick uses a selection of deep tissue techniques to release tension and improve the quality of life of the clients he works with. Derick also uses decompression cupping techniques to release tension and improve circulation across the body. Derick believes in incorporating exercises and educating clients as to how they can reduce pain that may be felt from muscle tension.

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Dr. Kevin Deonarine graduated New York Chiropractic College in 2002 with Magna Cum Laude honours. Since then he has focused his continued education on sports specific therapies and methods to correct biomechanical dysfunction, optimize performance and avoid re-injury. Following the Functional Integrated Therapy approach he utilizes a number of soft tissue techniques in addition to medical acupuncture, NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT), Anatomy in Motion (Aim), instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM), proprioceptive taping, shockwave therapy and joint manipulation. He is a certified Active Release Technique provider and has been using ART for close to 20 years. He completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and continued as an instructor in the program for nearly 10 years.

In practice Kevin continues to work privately with numerous professional athletes from the NHL, CFL and AHL. He has been a staff consultant to the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies hockey team and currently is part of the Gary Roberts High Performance Training staff, working with NHL players through their off season training to help improve performance.

Kevin is a registered member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. https://cco.on.ca/

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Just like a lot of regular gym-goers, Tommy used to have nagging recurring pain from injuries sustained from exercises. He became frustrated as the various practitioners he saw was not able to make them go away, and these injuries prevented him to consistently exercise for physical and mental well-being. This all changed when he saw an effective massage therapist, and subsequently Tommy decided to take up the craft to help others who are in the same situation as he was.

After graduating from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Tommy also became a Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist. Tommy believes the nervous system plays an integral role in how we perceive musculoskeletal pain and tightness. Using slow, rhythmic, and firm pressure, he aims to gradually relax the nervous system so it can release tight muscles and joints.

From his experience, he realizes lasting changes come from a combination of passive and active remedies, so be sure to ask him about self-care exercises best suited for your condition.

Tommy’s interests include carrying heavy equipment on his back high above sea-level, and sometimes deep below sea-level as well.

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Lily completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about life-long learning and strives to cultivate an evidence informed practice by balancing hands-on techniques with education and exercise. Prior to her physical therapy education, Lily completed a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University, and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. These experiences afforded her opportunities to work with a variety of populations as a Student Athletic Therapist for the Royal Military College Varsity Hockey Team, an exercise facilitator for individuals recovering post- stroke, as well as those with physical and cognitive disabilities, and as a student-researcher. Lily enjoys taking on active pursuits such as cycling, mountain biking, rock-climbing, and skiing in her free time.

Lily completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She is pas... Read More

Gord began his studies by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded an NCAA scholarship in swimming. He went on to complete a Master of Physical Therapy degree at Duquesne in 1999. Gord is a member of the orthopaedic divisions of the Canadian and American Physiotherapy Associations. He has completed a number of continuing education courses including level 3 manual therapy, acupuncture, and taping. He is also an NCSA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

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Alex completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, he obtained his Honors Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology degree at Western University. Alex is a huge sports fan and has pursued educational courses to further his clinical knowledge including American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) for baseball throwing injuries and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) for golf performance. Additionally, Alex has taken courses in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and manual therapy.

Alex believes in a multimodal treatment approach with joint mobilizations, soft tissue release, client education, and targeted exercises.

Outside of the clinic, Alex remains active through weightlifting, running half marathons, and dragonboating competitively. Alex loves to spend time outdoors whether he is camping in Algonquin or just walking his dog down by Lakeshore.

Alex completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, he ob... Read More

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 MRI’s, I finally asked a friend of mine who works closely with many professional athletes for advice. His rec­om­men­da­tion…go to Athlete’s 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 Athlete’s 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

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Prior to her clinical career, Keren completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, and graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Her treatment approach focuses on guiding patients through their injuries with corrective exercise and education, as well as the use of manual therapy and acupuncture. She believes empowering patients to be actively involved in their care is essential for restoring function and promoting recovery.

Keren is passionate about continuing her education and expanding her physiotherapy clinical skills and knowledge. She has completed the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program, obtained her certification in Level I Manual Therapy and Soft Tissue Release, and has taken courses through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute. Most recently, she has completed several specialized courses in pelvic health physiotherapy, allowing her to treat a variety of conditions, including: incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, and more.

Keren strongly believes in the importance of leading an active lifestyle and encourages patients to manage their health by staying active. Her active hobbies include weight training, cycling, hot yoga, and hiking.

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Daniel graduated from York University in 2010 with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. He graduated from Queen’s University in 2012 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. While studying, he worked on a critical enquiry project that focused on determining biomechanical differences of sit-to-stand between younger and older adults at the biomechanics lab. The abstract of this project was presented at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) congress in 2013 and underwent publication. Currently, Daniel is a clinical instructor with Queen’s University as part of the Master’s Physical Therapy (MScPT) program and has mentored other students/therapists to help them further advance their skills.

Daniel strongly believes in combining manual therapy, therapeutic taping and exercise prescription/training to treat his patients. He strongly believes in continuing education and has taken courses with the Orthopaedic Division of Canada, ART® (Full body certified and Iron Man provider, Active Release Technique), Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI), vestibular rehabilitation (introductory and advanced), FMS® (Functional Movement Screen), K-Taping® academy, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization), Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and many others to further advance the effectiveness and quality of his treatment. He also has experiencing covering professional events such as the North American Iron Man championships.

Daniel has experience treating sport and work related injuries with various populations and skill levels. On his own time, he enjoys an active lifestyle by lifting weights at the gym, playing basketball and squash.

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Kai Yue is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Kai believes that massage therapy can help patients minimize pain and improves a higher level of health and wellness.

Born and raised in China, Kai moved to Toronto in 2003. Pursuing his passion, Kai graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist with a Diploma of Massage Therapy from the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2018.

Kai Yue has extensive experience in massage therapy. He has treated a range of ailments from sports injuries to postural imbalances, chronic conditions and specific injuries including sprains, strains, tendonitis, headaches, low back or neck pain. Combined with effective palpation skill, Kai utilizes deep tissue engagement, myofascial release, trigger point release, neuromuscular techniques and traditional Swedish massage.

In his free time, Kai enjoys staying with his family and watching TV shows.

Kai Yue is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario... Read More

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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