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Shavaiz Malik, PT, MScPT
Registered Physiotherapist

Shavaiz Malik is a graduate of the Master’s in Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toronto. His specialty involves assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries, including but not limited to lower back pain, shoulder impingements, rotator cuff strains and workplace related injuries.

Shavaiz constructs his treatment plans to be specifically tailored to the client’s goals (short term and long term). He uses a combination of soft tissue mobilization techniques, combined with education, corrective exercises and movement training to get his clients moving sooner, so that they can reach their specific goals faster! He is passionate about pursuing further education and certifications for the McKenzie method, Mulligan treatment techniques and dry-needling.

Shavaiz’s hobbies include long hikes and trail running, and he considers himself a nature lover. His training focuses on strength and conditioning through powerlifting movements. He also enjoys listening to Physiotherapy related podcasts, reading philosophical literature and cooking a medium-rare steak on the weekends. His favourite all-time movie is ‘The Mummy’ – and has probably watched it 1000 times!

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Vanessa Pontes, PT
Registered Physiotherapist

Vanessa is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. She specializes in assessing and treating a variety of orthopaedic injuries including but not limited to neck and back pain, postural dysfunction, and sport or workplace injuries.

She believes in a patient-centered approach to develop and implement specific treatment plans to help patients get moving in pain free ranges. Her treatment methods include a combination of manual therapy and mobilization techniques in addition to specific exercises and patient education. She is an avid lifelong learner and plans to take courses in Mackenzie (MDT) Therapy and Soft Tissue Release to further her skills.

In her free time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with friends, travelling, and taking walks through her favourite place in Toronto, High Park. She loves staying active by playing volleyball and doing zumba classes.

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Dr. Kevin Hsu MD, FRCPC, CSCN Dip (EMG)
Physiatrist

Dr. Kevin Hsu is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) and completed his residency training at the University of Toronto after obtaining his medical degree from McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and a Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists Diplomate in Electromyography (EMG).

He is a staff physiatrist at Humber River Hospital and West Park Healthcare Centre with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and nerve injuries.

He previously competed as a varsity wrestler at McMaster University and now stays active playing basketball and golf. He is also an avid Toronto sports fan and is patiently awaiting the next championship parade.

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Dr. Philip Ip, DC
Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Philip Ip graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2013) with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and McMaster University (2008) with a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences. He has experience working in a multidisciplinary setting, providing inter professional care amongst family physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, massage therapists and other healthcare professionals. He has treated a variety of clients over the years with conditions such a sport injuries, disc injuries, postural conditions, post-surgical rehabilitation, etc.

Philip uses a variety of skills and techniques to deliver effective and efficient treatment plans, including but not limited to: diversified chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy techniques, active rehabilitation, clinical acupuncture, mobility work, etc.  He educates each client and works with them to achieve their overall health and wellness goals, allowing them to be at their very best.

During his spare time, Philip continues to be an advocate of health. He enjoys going to the gym, rock climbing, cycling and sleep because as we know, sleep is one of the most important necessities for our health and often gets taken for granted!

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Dr. Rebecca Kang HBSc, DC,
Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Rebecca Kang graduated Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She has worked closely with family physicians, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, Clinical Science and Sports Sciences Fellows, and various other health care professionals to provide the best care for her patients. She has been certified in clinical acupuncture and mental health first aid. She provides evidence-based care and utilizes various techniques including adjustments, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation, and acupuncture.

Dr. Kang has worked in a community centered clinic as well as at St. Michael’s Hospital; she has experience in treating a variety of conditions and patients ranging from musculoskeletal conditions, post-operative rehabilitation, pregnancy related musculoskeletal complaints, and geriatric patients. She strives to provide patient centred care through her skills in manual therapy, rehabilitation, modalities, and patient education. As an advocate of health Dr. Kang is dedicated to help her patients live the most functional life as possible.

Dr. Kang’s associations include: The College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. She is fluent in English and Korean.

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Felix Chu DC,
Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Felix Chu is a licensed chiropractor, medical acupuncture provider, and muscle release therapist. Prior to completing his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he received his Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University, where he discovered his passion for empowering others and enhancing their overall well-being. His mission is to create a positive impact on people’s lives by helping them become healthier and better versions of themselves.

Dr. Chu enjoys meeting and serving people from all walks of life, whether you’re a high-level athlete experiencing a sports-related injury, a working professional who’s suffering from bodily aches and pain from the office, or just someone who wants to become healthier by improving their mobility and function. He strives to help his patients alleviate their physical complaints, so they can focus more on what’s important to them in their daily lives.

Dr. Chu specializes in spine and joint manual therapy, medical acupuncture, and muscle release therapy. He prides himself in providing patient-centred care for his patients. This involves creating a treatment program that is individually tailored towards his patients’ needs, preferences, and values. His foundation as a registered social worker allows him to understand his patients’ challenges through a holistic perspective by recognizing not only physical obstacles, but also emotional and psychological hurdles. This integrative viewpoint enables him to better help his patients achieve optimal health and a higher quality of life.

In his free time, you can find him playing badminton at the local racquet club, looking through cookbooks for the best recipes, or taking his dog Charlie out for a walk around the neighborhood.

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Keith Downing
Registered Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor

Keith is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in 2018.  His passion for improving the his understanding how the body moves initially began when he received his Yoga Instructor Certification in the spring of 2016 while travelling through South and Central America.

Keith’s approach to massage therapy can be attributed to his long-burning passion for all things health and fitness.  This passion is second only to his simple desire to help people, which is why he was lead him to getting his Personal Training and Fascial Stretch Therapy Certification in the winter of 2019.  His deep-tissue approach paired with his patience in allowing the body to heal and grow merge well with his yogic teachings in a way that allows him to aim for more than just relief with his treatments, but remedies and results.

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Starry Wong
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Starry is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).  She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Waterloo.  Starry has 6 years of experience working overseas, in Hong Kong, as a lead massage therapist at the highly respected Sutherland-Chan Massage Centre.  In her free time, she likes travelling and various forms of exercise.  She is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Starry’s arsenal of massage techniques and treatments includes Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, sports massage, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage massage, and prenatal/postnatal.

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Eric Miraflor
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Eric Miraflor is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated from Humber College in 2018. His academic career has provided him the experience of delivering safe and effective treatments to a variety of special populations ranging from: pregnancy, mental/health addictions, complex health conditions and athletes. Eric is a good standing member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

Eric’s treatment approach is to combine both manual and movement-based therapy with empowerment of the patient through education. His active lifestyle and history competing in powerlifting, olympic weightlifting, basketball and rugby has provided him the skills and experience to treat the athletic population.

Eric excels at utilizing a collaborative approach by combining patient goals and preferences and his professional expertise in delivering a safe and effective individualized treatment. This integrative approach allows Eric to provide the highest quality of care.

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Victoria Yu
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Victoria is an experienced RMT, practicing since 2014.  She continues to research more effective techniques, and knows first hand the profound impact of the “right” treatment. She draws upon both her keen insight about clients’ clinical concerns as well as reflexology to provide quality care. She focuses on solutions for both rehabilitation and maintenance for her clients to find a healthier long-term life balance. As an attentive listener to her clients, she strives to contribute to the best state of physical and mental condition of her clients through her individualized, realistic treatment plans for every single client.

Her specialties include, but not limited to, Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage / Reflexology / Pre & Post-Natal Massage / TMJ Dysfunction / Face and Scalp Massage / Myofascial Release / Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

Being in good standing with College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), Victoria’s passion for continuing education doesn’t know its limit. In her free time, she often finds herself searching for online/offline courses, or review/research about the latest news on health care field, on the purpose of refining her techniques and therapeutic approaches. As a health care professional and the leader of her clients, she believes in keeping herself physically active and mentally sound, and loves playing squash, climbing stairs and hiking.

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Lydia Hou, R. Ac
Registered Acupuncturist

Lydia Hou has been a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner since 1984 after receiving her degree in China.  Since then, she has practiced TCM in both hospital and clinic settings in China, the United States, and Canada.  She holds certifications from various regulatory bodies, including R.Ac Ontario, R.Ac Alberta, Certified and Designated Diplomat in Acupuncture and TCM by the UN National Certification and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist by the California Medial Board.  She earned the title of “senior TCM physician” in China with her extensive years of experience.

She is committed to continuous professional development and using the latest and best technologies and techniques for her patients to achieve the maximum benefit.  Recently, she has started using the FSN needling technique to treat musculo-skeletal pain with very good results after 1-3 treatments.

Lydia is a published author of articles on mind and body wellness in scientific public health journals in China.  She has a special interest in the relationship between mental and physical health.  Lydia offers treatments for pain, arthritis, sports injuries, nervous system conditions, Raynaud’s Syndrome, IBS, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, infertility, hormonal imbalances, weight control, immune function, post chemo/radiation recovery, and much more.

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Janet Fernandes
Receptionist

Janet has over 8 years of experience in the customer service industry. With a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, she reads, reviews and blogs in her free time. She loves cooking and gardening, and has a passion for dogs!

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