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MANISH PATEL Chiropractor

MANISH PATEL
Chiropractor

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Dr MICHELLE SALGA
Naturopathic Doctor

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MIN ZOU Massage Therapist

MIN ZOU
Massage Therapist

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  CINDY PENG
Massage Therapist

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 KHIZAR HAYYAT
Physiotherapist

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 FAHAD ANSARI
Physiotherapist

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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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CHELSEA CROSS
Dietacian

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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.

Dr MICHELLE SALGA
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Michelle Salga, affectionately called “Dr. Mishka” is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor certified in bio-identical hormone therapy. She has a special interest in correcting hormone imbalances and works with a team of nurse practitioners to give her patients optimal care. Hormonal concerns such as menopause, thyroid imbalances, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, low testosterone, low libido, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post partum hormonal deficiencies and
menstrual disorders are simply a few common health concerns that are treated in her office successfully. She is also certified in cosmetic rejuvenation acupuncture.

Dr. Salga treats health concerns of all kinds varying from digestive disturbances, chronic fatigue, skin problems and depression/anxiety. She treats patients of all ages as well. Being a naturopathic doctor she uses natural treatments such clinical nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and supplementation to correct the health problem and possible nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Salga investigates why the health problem is occurring and how it can be fixed by the most gentle means possible. The aim is to reverse the health disorder before it may lead to something more serious.

Dr. Michelle understands that the health care system has its limitations. She is happy to work collaboratively with your medical doctor to provide you with complete care to ensure nothing gets missed and that you are able to communicate your concerns and be heard.

Dr. Salga is a very personable doctor who enjoys listening to her patients. She is an experienced naturopathic doctor who finds it very rewarding to help her patients lead the healthy life they want to live.

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.

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FAHAD ANSARI
Physiotherapist

Fahad did his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2006 and completed his Master of Physiotherapy in Neuro musculoskeletal in 2009. He has about 13 years of experience in rehabilitating patients with Musculo-skeletal & Neurological conditions.  His special interests include shoulder and low back issues. Fahad strongly believes in evidence-based practice and emphasis on patient education regarding their condition, self-management strategies and prevention of recurrence. He works towards recovery of your functional goals.

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.

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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.

KHIZAR HAYYAT
Physiotherapist

Khizar graduated from in 2007 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy.  After that he completed Doctor of Physiotherapy. He received his Physiotherapy License in 2015. After getting his license he continued with education and has completed his Level 3 Orthopaedic courses offered by the Orthopaedic division at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He also has completed certification in Vestibular rehabilitation and his certification in Acupuncture and dry Needling.

Khizar has a special interest in Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He also has been working with Concussion management. Outside of physiotherapy, he enjoys participating in recreational sports cricket and Squash. He communicates well in Urdu and Punjabi as well.

Khizar strives to provide quality physiotherapy treatment to ensure that each client shows improvement, and is able to reach their physiotherapy goals. He is happy to be part of “The Health First Group”.

CHELSEA CROSS
Dietitian

Chelsea began her education at McMaster University, where she earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience in 2013. Instead of heading off to graduate school to continue into the realm of psychology, she took a different turn to enable her to fuse her love for exercise, nutrition and wellness with her fascination of how emotion affected human behavior.  She moved forward with her study of nutrition at the University of Guelph where she fast tracked her way through their undergraduate Human Nutrition Applied Bachelors program and then continued full force into an accelerated Masters and Internship program. After graduating with her Masters of Applied Nutrition (MAN) her ambition and drive to help others led her to open up her own private practice, MC Dietetics, only a month following her graduation. Since then she expanded MC Dietetics into two cities and has been enjoying helping as many people as she can reach be successful with making changes to their nutrition and lifestyle ever since. 

Chelsea has worked with clients from all walks of life and with all different goals and challenges. Her areas of expertise include sports nutrition, weight loss and macros, digestive disorders, food intolerances, emotional and disturbed eating and meal planning. While those are her specialties, she has also worked with various other cases, from diabetes to pregnancy and child nutrition to general well-being. She strives to provide her experience, knowledge and heart to everyone who walks through her door and is struggling with their nutrition.

At her practice, Chelsea believes in a balance nutritional lifestyle and how changes can be incorporated into her client’s lives, rather than having clients uproot their life to try to make adjustments. Extremes are not sustainable and we want you to achieve your goals and keep them going because you enjoy the process, it fits your life and it works for you and your unique case. With her psychology background, she believes that the mental aspect of things is critical to examine and consider how we feel emotionally and the total satisfaction we get from our food will forever be a key player in longevity of any lifestyle. 

Food is the body’s source of nourishment. With this, it can either be a contributing factor to optimal health and wellness or it can help lead to illness. Working with Chelsea will help you to find your own balance with your diet and bring forth a higher level of energy, a more positive relationship with food and help you attain the confidence and stability with food that you need to attain the goals you desire.

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