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MANISH PATEL Chiropractor

MANISH PATEL
Chiropractor

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JOSEPH KIM Massage Therapist

JOSEPH KIM
Massage Therapist

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Dr James Yoon Naturopathic Doctor

Dr James Yoon
Naturopathic Doctor

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Sharmila Gupta Osteopath

Sharmila Gupta
Osteopath

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MIN ZOU Massage Therapist

MIN ZOU
Massage Therapist

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MARGARET KAMINSKI Massage Therapist

MARGARET KAMINSKI
Massage Therapist

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SUSBHINI (SHOBI) Massage Therapist

SUSBHINI (SHOBI)
Massage Therapist

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RITUL SANGHVI
Physiotherapist

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MANISH PATEL Chiropractor

MANISH PATEL
Chiropractor

Dr. Manish Patel began his post secondary education at the University of Toronto in Mississauga where he completed his BSc in Physiology. After completing his studies at UTM, he was accepted at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

His clinical internship included rotations with the Rose Bowl Aquatics team in Pasadena; the California State University Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, the Being Alive HIV Clinic in West Hollywood, the Salvation Army Shelter in Corona as well as colleges, universities and seniors health centres in Southern California. After completing his studies in 1999 Dr. Patel returned to the GTA. He gained valuable rehabilitation experience in several multidisciplinary clinics before taking over at The Health First Group.

Dr. Manish Patel combines evidence-based chiropractic care with a wellness approach to help his patients recover and prevent future recurrences of pain. While pain reduction is always a focus, He uses his knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to address illness and injury from a mechanical point of view. He focuses on restoring form and function to the body, and combines treatment with exercise and healthy living tips to help patients not only regain pre-illness or injury status, but reach new health and fitness related goals.

JOSEPH KIM Massage Therapist

JOSEPH KIM
Massage Therapist

A graduate from Kikkawa College, Joseph has mastered Swedish and Myofascial techniques. Joseph has also studied Contemporary Acupuncture at McMaster University, Deep Tissue Therapy, Hot Stone Massage and Active Release. Over the years, Joseph has worked with clients of all ages and varying abilities, including seniors, expectant mothers and business professionals. Whether for general relaxation or to address a specific issue, his goal is to work with and educate his clients, designing each session to meet their needs most effectively and provide a comfortable experience.
Dr James Yoon Naturopathic Doctor

Dr James Yoon
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Yoon is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014, after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Western University in 2007.

Dr. Yoon uses a combination of traditional therapies and evidence-based medicine to apply a functional approach to your health. His goal is to help uncover the underlying cause of health issues, and personalizing a treatment plan of solutions that can be effective for you. He enjoys teaching his patients just as much as he treats, emphasizing patient education and empowerment to create sustainable and long-term changes to remarkably improve your quality of life. Common treatment modalities may include clinical nutrition and supplementation, acupuncture, botanical medicine, soft-tissue massage, and lifestyle counselling.

As a Naturopathic Doctor at Infinity Health Centre, Dr. Yoon is devoted to staying up-to-date with current research studies in healthcare. In addition, he has developed programs that he continually updates for special populations, including: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Athlete Nutrition and Management, and Vitality in Professionals.

Common health conditions Dr. Yoon sees regularly in practice include weight loss, mental health (stress, anxiety, sleep issues), gastrointestinal health (reflux, stomach ulcers, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, candidiasis, SIBO), sport nutrition and supplementation, arthritis, pain management, cardiovascular disease (high cholesterol, hypertension), men’s health (erectile dysfunction, low libido, benign prostate hypertrophy), women’s health (PMS, PCOS, fibroids, painful periods, menopausal hot flashes), endocrine health (diabetes, thyroid dysfunction), as well as skin and hair health (acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss).

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Naturopathy (2014) – Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, ON)
  • Bachelors of Kinesiology (2007) – Western University (London, ON)
  • Active Release Techniques (2010)
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2013) –  National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (2010), Corrective Exercise Specialist (2010)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Paracelsus Biological Medicine (2012) – Biomed International
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (2016) – CCNM
  • Facial Rejuvenation Massage and Acupressure (2016) – CCNM
  • Waterloo Regional Sport Medicine Rounds for Primary Care (2018) – University of Guelph Health + Performance Centre
  • The Natural Women’s Health Master Class (2015) – Health Masters Live
  • The Natural Fertility Master Class (2016) – Health Masters Live
Sharmila Gupta Osteopath

Sharmila Gupta
Osteopath

Graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Shar worked in a hospital setting aiding in the counseling of underprivileged children and helped to create a government funded Youth in Crisis program for the City of Woodstock. Taking a position at York University, she then pursued a career working in Project Management and External Relations. Deciding to continue her education, Shar received her Massage Therapy diploma and worked for GoodLife Fitness helping to start their corporate massage program.

She is now working as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner treating patients around the GTA. Shar believes in treating the entire body as a unit, and providing her patients with knowledge on how to attain their health goals.

Shar is on faculty at the Southern Ontario School of Osteopathy in Mississauga and holds good standing with both the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

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MIN ZOU Massage Therapist

MIN ZOU
Massage Therapist

Mina graduated from Royal Institute of Science & Management in 2012. She has experience in muscle-skeletal problems such as back and neck pain, rotator cuff injuries, sprains and strains, headaches, prenatal and stress related conditions . She is excellent at Swedish Massage, Myofascial  Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep tissue, acupressure, Thai massage.

She really enjoys practicing massage therapy as she wants to make a difference in people’s lives who suffer with musculoskeletal problems. In her leisure time, she loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys watching massage videos to learn new techniques.

Dr Syeda Farhana Sarfaraz Social Worker Counselor

Dr. Syeda Farhana Sarfaraz
Social Worker Counselor

I have extensive Social Work background with over 15 years of international experience of teaching social work, doing case management and community development. My experience revolves directly around clients to improve their quality of lives and in trying to identify/solve their problems to strengthen the social functioning/quality of life.

My ultimate goal is overall well being of a family. I will listen to your issues & develop awareness about your challenges and help you identify your strengths. I seek to maintain professional relationship with my clients as well as provide a confidential, affordable and supportive counseling service. As part of my commitments to excellence, I am continually updating my education by taking courses to enhance my skills as a counselor.

I can speak English/Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi/Sindhi and this helps me to connect and support a diverse array of clients.

MARGARET KAMINSKI Massage Therapist

MARGARET KAMINSKI
Massage Therapist

I have been registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) since 1999. I was trained at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto completing 2 years program. This 2200-hour program gave me knowledge of anatomy, pathology, neurology and the hand – on techniques.

With my training and years of experience I have worked with number of people and conditions. Many of my patients have been involved in Motor Vehicle Accident. I have experience in a rehabilitation facility for people with MS, cancer, fibromyalgia, TMJ as well as stroke.

I have been involved with some Workers Wellness Program through chair massage for employees, which proved to increase energy and productivity among the workers.

I specialize in deep tissue treatments without the discomfort. I am also comfortable offering relaxation treatments. I believe that quality treatment involves full attentions and commitment from both the therapist and patient. My goal is to meet each patient’s specific needs through one – on – one interaction during treatment session.

My approach to Massage Therapy and sport injury treatments is to promote health and wellness through preventative care. I look forward to helping restore people’s health and well being.

As part of my commitments to excellence, I am continually updating my education by taking courses to enhance my skills as a therapist.

SUSBHINI (SHOBI) Massage Therapist

SUSBHINI (SHOBI)
Massage Therapist

I am an extremely passionate osteopath who has been lauded on several occasions for my therapeutic touch. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to treating and healing. Since I am keen to put my best foot forward, I trained in different modalities like ayurveda, RMT and osteopathy.

I incorporate all my theoretical and hands on knowledge to help my clients recover from not only their physical pain but also their mental stress. A postgraduate from India, I have diplomas from Canada in osteopathy as well as RMT.

RITUL SANGHVI
Physiotherapist

A qualified physiotherapist with a demonstrable sense of initiative, patience, sensitivity, and tact. My 13-year career spans multi-disciplinary clinics, hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, paediatric settings, and intensive care units for both children and adults. I have an unwavering passion for improving the health and well-being of people with evidence-based recuperative services. Although every complaint has to be studied and treated in its own right, my work commonly involves techniques such as manual mobilisation, myofascial release, soft-tissue release, active exercise and strength maintenance programmes, and the use of therapeutic modalities that demand a sound understanding of the administration, indications, and contraindications of common physical agents. I have a successful track record in treating patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions, postural dysfunctions, fractures, neurological complications, cardio-respiratory conditions, motor vehicle and work-related accidents, sports-related injuries, and a wide array of geriatric and paediatric conditions. I am both trained and experienced in all aspects of clinical physiotherapy – condition assessment and identification, setting of treatment goals and treatments, re-evaluation, and rehabilitation. I have excellent communication skills in English, Hindi, and Gujarati, and I can understand Urdu, Punjabi and Marathi. I love my line of work and I respond flexibly to the ever-changing demands and challenges of the healthcare industry.

Qualifications

Registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

CPR and First Aid, Canadian Red Cross Society

Certified Assistive Devices Provider, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, India

Professional Development / Workshops and Seminars

The Custom Orthotic Workshop – Markham,Ontario,Canada

The Compression Stockings Seminar – Online

Workshop and Training on CPR and First Aid-Toronto,Ontario,Canada

Maitland Concept on Lumbar and Cervical Spine-India

Workshop on Community-Based Rehabilitation Programme “The Neck & Back School”

Seminar on Neuro-Development Techniques-India

Seminar on Spinal Cord Injuries and Management-India

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