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Geisa has a Bachelors degree in Speech Language Pathology and a post-graduate degree in Neuropsychology. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a health care provider. Geisa successfully completed the Massage Therapy program at Centennial College. She is very passionate about helping people along their journey towards health. Her massage therapy highlights include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and Golgi tendon organ releases. She specializes in but is not limited to deep tissue techniques focusing on postural issues. Geisa believes in healing from within to properly maintain the body.

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Originally trained in financial services, Samir embarked on a career change inspired by being a primary caregiver for his grandmother. With a deep passion for helping others, he now uses his education and knowledge in massage therapy to provide tailored massages to positively treat clients and members of his community.

He has received an advanced diploma in Massage Therapy with Honours distinction from Centennial College. His strong knowledge of pain management, rehabilitation and remedial exercise has stemmed from his love for outdoor activities and sports adventures of all kinds. From aches and sprains to injuries and surgeries, Samir draws on his lived experiences to provide truly meaningful, client-centred care.

His massage therapy skills include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and Golgi Tendon Organ releases.

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Mohammadreza Farazdaghi obtained his BSc (2007), MSc (2010), and PhD (2019) in physiotherapy from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He was recognized as the best research student in 2013 and received the distinction of Best Physiotherapist of the Year in both 2013 and 2019. Additionally, he holds credentials from the McKenzie Institute International.

As the founder and director of the Yazdanmehr clinic in Iran, Mohammadreza has amassed 16 years of experience as a physical therapist and manual therapist. He attained certification in manual therapy techniques in 2007 and dry needling in 2013, so he is rostered for both manipulation and dry needling.

Mohammadreza’s professional journey includes roles as a sport physiotherapist at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences from 2008 to 2013 and again from 2013 to 2015, as well as a Nursing-home physiotherapist from 2007 to 2011.

In addition to his clinical work, Mohammadreza has an impressive athletic background, having earned a silver medal in 2003 and two bronze medals in 2004 and 2007 at the National University Olympiads as a basketball player.

From 2008 to 2017, Mohammadreza served as a hospital instructor and lecturer at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.

Currently residing in Canada, Mohammadreza is pursuing further specialization as a physiotherapy resident. You can find a summary of his published articles in the link below: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XZVLYRsAAAAJ&hl=en

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Miriam completed a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and received a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University.

Miriam has gained invaluable experience working with diverse age groups and addressing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. She has developed a passion for forging trust-based relationships with her patients. Her core mission revolves around helping individuals return to their everyday lives and achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be.

Miriam’s treatment approach is comprehensive, encompassing manual therapy techniques, personalized exercise programs, and patient education. She firmly believes that informed patients make the most progress, and she is committed to arming her clients with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.

As a dedicated professional, Miriam is continually expanding her skill set through ongoing education. She actively participates in courses to enhance her proficiency in manual therapy and dry needling, ensuring that her patients receive the most effective and up-to-date treatments available.

Outside of her practice, Miriam maintains her own active lifestyle through regular exercise, enjoys exploring diverse culinary experiences by trying new foods, and is always seeking out new adventures.

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Bahram Jam graduated from the University of Toronto then he completed a Clinical Masters and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Queensland, Australia and at Andrews University, USA respectively.

He is the founder and director of Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and has been a chief instructor for over one-thousand post-graduate Orthopaedic courses across Canada and internationally. He has presented at several national and international conferences. He is proud to have been an Athletes Care physiotherapist for 20 years!

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Dr. Nicole Kosta completed her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Kosta graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with Honours and is trained in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

Dr. Kosta follows the Functional Integrated Therapy (FIT) approach and utilizes a combination of treatment techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Myofascial Release Therapy, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, cupping therapy, joint manipulation, and functional rehabilitation. With treatments tailored to patient’s individual needs, her goals are to reduce pain and improve function to maximize sport performance and keep you doing the things you love!

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kosta is a member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association and has an avid interest in running, cycling and golf. Dr. Kosta previously played hockey at the NCAA Division 1 and professional levels as well as represented Canada on the International stage.

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Kenneth is a registered massage therapist in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. He graduated from The Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2021. During his time there he was part of many outreaches such as 2020 Pan-Am Muay Thai competitions, Toronto General Hospital acute care, and charity events.

Kenneth is passionate about giving the best care possible to each client. As he works as an RMT he intends to take courses to be able to provide more services and benefits to his clients. Outside of the clinic you can find him playing basketball, going to live music events, golfing, going on hikes, and spending time with the family.

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Chris graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster’s University. Prior to that, he completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University.

Having grown up heavily engaged in competitive sports, including downhill biking, hockey, soccer, and track, Chris was faced with multiple injuries. This sparked his passion for movement and helping others get back to their best physical and mental state. Chris has a strong focus on patient-centred care, opting for a holistic approach to rehabilitation and health which utilizes manual therapy skills, patient education, and exercise. He has a particular interest in teaching others how to self-manage and learn prevention strategies leading to a more active lifestyle!

Chris strives to always be there for his clients and make the rehabilitation journey an empowering experience. He has completed his level 1 manual therapy diploma and plans to continue his professional development by attaining further training in acupuncture, manual therapy and functional range conditioning.

Outside of physiotherapy, he loves participating in continued education and staying active through hiking, cycling, and currently training for a half Ironman & full marathon!

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Helen Wu Lin graduated from massage therapy program at Kikkawa College, winning the award for the highest academic and clinical achievement in the graduating class. She has trained for sports massage and Tai massage during her course program. She also is a registered acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner with 10 years of experience in hospitals and clinical settings.

She integrates traditional Swedish massage with acupressure, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and deep tissue massage for repetitive strain injuries, compression syndrome and soft tissue trauma. During her practice, she incorporates different modalities as Chinese Tui Na, shiatsu, reflexology as well as Tai massage to enhance the effect of the treatment. Her goal in treatment is to provide personalized care to assist each client to their optimal health.

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Tazbin Manasia is a Registered Physiotherapist, completed her Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Mumbai, India in 2017. Tazbin started her Physiotherapy career in Canada from the city of Barrie. Over the last 4 years she has worked closely with various Physiotherapists in Ontario providing care at outpatient rehab clinics as well as at long term care facilities, giving her an opportunity to work with clients of all age groups.

Tazbin’s approach towards achieving optimal results is incorporating manual therapy, joint mobilization techniques and exercise therapy together to create a personalized treatment plan for her clients. She believes in adopting a holistic approach to help her clients reach their maximum potential.

Her skill set comprises various techniques that are not limited to Mulligan’s mobilization with movement, neurodynamic techniques, soft tissue release, cupping therapy, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), rigid and kinesio taping. She continues to take additional courses to stay updated with the latest evidenced based practice and to provide the best care for her clients, which they deserve!

In her free time she enjoys volunteering, exploring little towns, hiking, enjoying the outdoors and indulging herself in cuisines of the world!

Tazbin Manasia is a Registered Physiotherapist, completed her Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Mum... Read More

Dr. McGrath graduated with Clinic Honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2009. Prior to attending CMCC, he completed an Honours Degree in Kinesiology at Brock University. Dr. McGrath has his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University and is an Active Release Techniques® provider. He is also a registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. McGrath applies the Functional Integrated Therapy (F.I.T.) approach to patient assessment and treatment. He utilizes and combines various techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Active Release Techniques®, Fascial Abrasion, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, joint manipulation/mobilization and functional rehabilitation to treat sports and everyday wear-and-tear injuries. He has worked with a wide variety of individuals from professional athletes to weekend warriors.

“I heartily endorse Athletes Care and in particular Mathew McGrath. While the rest of the traditional Health Care profession were scratching their collective heads, Athletes Care came up with practical solutions to improve my health and quality of life. Because of their care and instruction I am able to do things I havent done in years. In the words of the twitter generation; #grateful!” - Frank Bruni

“I began seeing Dr. McGrath several years ago for a sports injury that just wouldnt fully heal; looking back this was the first symptom of a rare, genetic disease that affects my joints and connective tissue. Through much, head scratching and research on his part it was Dr. McGrath who first suggested that I be investigated for Ehlers-Danlos, a condition that often takes decades to have diagnosed. I’ve learned more about how my body works, or doesn’t, from Dr. McGrath than any other clinician I’ve worked with; he always takes the time to answer my questions, explain his approach, and give me a picture of what’s going on in my body. He is a great resource for complex care, and I feel fortunate to have his expertise to draw on when I have issues arise.”” - Jenna C.”

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Michael obtained a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University, as well as, a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Kinesiology from York University prior to that.

Having participated in competitive sports such as: hockey and track and field while growing up and throughout his university career, Michael has an intimate knowledge of the patient experience. This encompasses a deep understanding of both the physical and mental states of the rehabilitation process. Therefore, Michael consistently strives to provide treatment in a patient-centered lens, ensuring that every step of the rehabilitation process is individually tailored to your unique situation. As part of this process, Michael emphasizes active exercises, patient education, and manual therapy skills. Yet, what ties this whole process together is the continual communication that is provided throughout each step of your rehabilitation which ensures that you are empowered to work back towards your active lifestyle.

Throughout his education, Michael has gained experience in a wide area of rehabilitation. This ranges from treating injuries experienced by weekend warriors and athletes, all the way to people suffering from neurological conditions such as Parkinsons. Yet, as any good clinician, Michael knows that professional development is an ongoing process and he always has future plans to expand his skills to continue to provide exceptional care. Currently, Michael has taken courses ranging from traumatic brain injuries to how sleep affects chronic pain.

Outside of the workplace, Michael is an avid outdoors man and stays active through consistent exercise, making sure that he practices what he preaches!

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Lauren graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Prior, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at McMaster University. As a believer in life-long education, Lauren is excited to expand her skillset as a clinician and has completed additional courses in Functional Intramuscular Stimulation (FIMS) and concussion management.

Lauren believes in collaborating with her clients to help them understand their body, encourage active participation during treatment, and empower them to manage their care. Her mission is to support clients on their road to recovery and help them reach their goals through a combination of hands-on manual therapy, functional exercise prescription, and education. Her treatments may include, but are not limited to, myofascial release, cupping, dry needling, kinesiotaping, and neurodynamics. She has experience working with adults and seniors in orthopaedic private practice and enjoys helping people of all ages get back to doing what they love.

When not in the clinic, Lauren enjoys cycling, learning muay thai, and trying different coffee shops around Toronto.

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Previously graduated from Humber’s OTA/PTA program with honours in 2014. For the past 7 years I worked as both a PTA and Care Coordinator with a variety of patient populations like post-operative, motor vehicle accident and WSIB. Understanding both clinical and administrative roles as integral to patient care, I wanted to advance my therapeutic skills further and completed my education at Centennial’s Massage Therapy Program. I’m a strong believer in continuous education and focus on client-centered care using a range of treatments such as joint mobilizations, myofascial release and other soft-tissue techniques. Let’s work together to achieve your treatment goals!

Previously graduated from Humber’s OTA/PTA program with honours in 2014. For the past 7 years I w... Read More

Christina received her Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she attended Western University where she obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. During this period, she worked with the Women’s Varsity Volleyball team as the student athletic trainer where she helped to develop exercise programs and assisted in the management of various musculoskeletal injuries.

Having grown up as a competitive gymnast and being faced with multiple injuries, Christina is very passionate about helping others achieve their goals and return to optimal function. Christina works in collaboration with her patients in order to address biomechanical and neuromuscular impairments through individualized exercise programs, manual therapy, soft tissue release and patient education. In the coming years, Christina plans to continue her professional development by attaining further training in acupuncture and manual therapy.

Outside of physiotherapy, she enjoys staying active through participating in several sports including soccer, flag football and cycling.

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Anil completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from NTR University of Health Science, India in 2012. He has experience working in both hospital and private practice settings that had a caseload of all ages (10-95). As a Physiotherapist, Anil’s treatment approach is based on proactive movements, hands-on care with manual therapy, patient-specific exercise programs, and pain relief modalities to help improve patient function.

Anil is a strong believer in continuing education, which is why he continued to expand his practice with concepts of Mulligan’s Mobilizations, MacKenzie’s Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy, Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Concussion Management, Persistent Pain Management and Sports Taping. His treatment approach utilizes his educational and clinical experiences in order to provide accurate analysis of the biomechanics for the effective application of physical remedies.

Anil predominantly takes proactive approach to the injuries, and believes that ‘movement is medicine’. He has treated a range of individuals and conditions from various sports associations, weekend warriors, chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries, and post-operative conditions.

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Ben is a Registered Dietitian and Sports Dietitian. He received his education from Ryerson University’s School of Nutrition and graduated his Dietetic Internship from the Sunnybrook Dietetics Internship Program in 2010. He received a Sports Dietitian Certificate from the Sports Dietitians of Australia and is currently pursuing Ryerson’s Physical Activity Assessment and Promotion certificate program and the International Olympic Committee’s Sports Nutrition Diploma. On top of being a Sports Dietitian, Ben previously worked as a Personal Trainer, which allows him to practically understand exercise and nutrition in combination. This combination of the world of Nutrition and Dietetics along with Physical Activity and Exercise is what makes Ben’s interventions truly unique and customized.

Ben is also an athlete himself. When he’s not training for his next marathon, bike race, lifting weights or doing cross-fit workouts he’s busy cooking up a storm developing recipes for athletes. Ben has worked with athletes from every end of the spectrum, from weekend warriors aiming to complete their first marathon to nationally ranked professional athletes to Olympic gold medalists and even celebrities! He specializes in endurance events and weight lifting but is more than qualified to work with any sport and medical conditions. He also trained as a Chef and a Pastry Chef in a number of Restaurants and Hotels across Toronto before combining the culinary world with dietetics and sport. He continues to travel the world, studying different cultures, cuisines and cooking styles in order to best serve his clients.

Specialties: Endurance Sport Specialist Body Composition Change/Analysis Specialist Lifestyle Management Emotional/ Stress Eating Weight lifting Team Sports Media/Public Speaking and Education Chronic Disease Management Weight Loss

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Teresa Tsui, ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine), is a clinician, educator, and researcher whose practice philosophy is to facilitate patients’ optimal quality of life. She has a practice interest in pain management, womens’ health conditions, digestive health conditions, and supportive care after cancer. She treated athletes on the field at volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee competitions across Ontario as part of the Sports Medicine team at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

Teresa focuses on using acupuncture and Asian Medicine, botanical / herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and supplementation in her practice. Many of her patients also see her to improve the following conditions: allergies, cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes), skin, mood (depression, anxiety), and stress.

She is a former Clinic Supervisor and Academic Instructor at the CCNM. At the University of Toronto (U of T), she has worked as a research network manager, sessional lecturer, and small group facilitator.

In addition to her ND and Clinic Residency from the CCNM, Teresa also received her BSc(Hon) in Pharmacology (specialist) and Psychology (minor), MSc and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences all from the U of T. Teresa’s research interests are in measuring health-related quality of life and its applications in health economics.

In her spare time, Teresa enjoys practising mindfulness and yoga. She is a former paddler on an award-winning Dragonboat team.

Teresa Tsui, ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine), is a clinician, educator, and researcher whose... Read More

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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