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MANISH PATEL Chiropractor

MANISH PATEL
Chiropractor

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MIN ZOU Massage Therapist

MIN ZOU
Massage Therapist

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  CINDY PENG
Massage Therapist

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BRYAN YAMASHIRO
Massage Therapist

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SALLY KRISTO
Massage Therapist

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TYLER BUTT
Osteopath

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M. ISMAIL ABDELKADER
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.

TYLER BUTT
Osteopath

Tyler is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner who is dedicated to helping people experiencing pain and suffering from injuries to receive the most effective rehabilitation by providing treatment plans to relieve the chronic or acute pain felt. He began his studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland where he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. He then decided to pursue a career in Osteopathy after enduring and witnessing people with many injuries and complaints of pain from everyday use of the body. Tyler graduated from the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto and is currently studying Doctor of Osteopathy at the National University of Medical Sciences. He specializes in the importance of a pain free lifestyle and making sure the structures of the body are moving and operating freely, in the correct position, which will allow optimal recovery and a healthy life. His treatments aid in the following:

  • Back Pain/Neck Pain
  • Frozen Shoulders
  • Knee Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Digestive Problems
  • Sciatic Pain
  • TMJ

Tyler helps strengthen a person’s joints, muscles, spine or musculoskeletal framework through joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques as well as manipulation of fascia and muscle tension. He holds a great deal of knowledge in Cranial-Sacral Therapy as well as Visceral Therapy. Tyler would like the opportunity to begin your journey to a significant decrease in pain experienced and increase in total function.

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.

CINDY
Massage Therapist

Cindy is a Massage Therapist. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO). She was trained at Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada in Toronto by completing 2 years program, which gave her full knowledge of anatomy, pathology, neurology and the hand-on techniques. During her training period, she was experienced with massage therapy as an apprentice coached by her teachers.

With her years of experience she has worked with various conditions, she specializes in Trigger Points, deep tissue treatments and Swedish massage, etc. Her professional treatment is highly recognized by her customers with high client return rate and out-of-mouth reputation.

Bryan

BRYAN KENJI YAMASHIRO
Massage Therapist

Bryan Yamashiro graduated from Kikkawa College for Massage Therapy in 2015. He is currently an active member of the CMTO (College of Massage therapists of Ontario) and RMTAO (Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario) and has been working as a full-time RMT ever since.

Bryan has experience working in both a spa and clinical setting. He tries his best to treat his client’s physical issues as well as give them a relaxing and great experience. He enjoys working with people of all ages, and attending to those with acute and chronic pain, muscle aches, headaches, MVA, strains, sprains, stress, and sport injuries.

He specializes in General Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Active & Passive Release, Fascial, Trigger Point Release, Sports Massage, and Relaxation Massage. By using a combination of these techniques, it is his objective to give his clients the therapeutic treatment that their body needs in order to bring them back to optimal health and full recovery.

SALLY KRISTO
Registered Massage Therapist

Sally is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and is licensed by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Sally specializes in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, pre/post natal massage. She is also very experienced in myofascial release, Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, infant and sports massage.

Sally is committed to ongoing learning and works diligently with her clients to achieve the best possible results.

M. ISMAIL ABDELKADER
Physiotherapist

Ismail Abdelkader, a physiotherapist with over 13 years of experience working in with different Musculoskeletal cases, neurological conditions, and sports medicine.

Not only Ismail is an Adjunct Lecturer at University of Toronto, but also he is the co-President and the co-Founder of the OIEPB Alumni Association. Additionally, he sits on the OIEPB Advisory Council Committee. Ismail was granted two recognitions award from University of Toronto for his teaching contributions in 2018 and 2019.

Ismail’s approach is strongly informed by evidence-based active therapy rather than more traditional passive modalities; pain management on its own is not rehab. He has always had a deep interest in utilizing multifocal techniques such as Soft Tissue Mobilizations, Soft Tissue Release, joint mobilizations, trigger point releases, and therapeutic modalities to help people increase their wellness, quality of life, restore their mobility, and live their best life.

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