CHIROPRACTORS

Chiropractor, Medical Acupuncture Dr. Shannon McEwen, B.PHE, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Neurokinetic Therapy
Owner + Clinic Director

Office Hours:
Tuesday                                       2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday                                  8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday                                      8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday                                           8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday                                      9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Dr. McEwen takes a functional approach to care, incorporating chiropractic principles and contemporary medical acupuncture, in order for the individual to reach their maximum potential.Her clients range from soccer moms to CEOs, infants to seniors, and weekend athletes to professional athletes.  She has also had the opportunity to be the personal therapist for International Recording Artists, traveling with them on their world tours.Dr. McEwen received a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health degree from the University of Toronto and graduated from Southern California University of Health Science at the top of her class with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.Her constant thirst for knowledge and passion for healing complements her personal approach to care, looking at the entire person and treating each case as unique.  She performs a thorough assessment of the structural and functional aspects of a complaint and uses this information to provide the most relevant and effective treatment for each individual.  She treats those seeking care for a wide range of conditions from acute injuries to supportive care for chronic conditions.
00a38c6 Dr. Brock Easter, BKin (Hon), DC, NKT, AiM
Doctor of Chiropractic
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Neurokinetic Therapy
Anatomy in Motion

Office Hours:
Monday                    1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday                   8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday                 1:00 pm –  7:00 pm
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Dr. Easter is a movement-based Chiropractor who takes a global approach in identifying the cause of pain. He interviews the body to understand motor control preferences to help provide solutions to the problem rather than manage symptoms. Brock is a lead instructor for NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) seminar series and a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). His treatments integrate Chiropractic care with Medical Acupuncture and Anatomy in Motion (AiM) to help create adaptive potential within the body where new patterns of movement can be learned. Brock also has extensive experience treating symptoms of dizziness and vertigo using Vestibular Rehabilitation among other approaches.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

Upper beach bio pic Dr Sarah King, H.BSc, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Office Hours:
Tuesday      9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday     9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday     9:00 am – 3:00 pm (alternating)
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Dr. King believes in a holistic health approach; looking at both physical and mental causes of imbalance. Her goal is to empower her patients to take charge of their health and assist them on their journey to improved wellness.

Dr. King is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. Prior to completing her medical studies, she attended Nipissing University where she received her Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology. Sarah has a passion for women’s health and is a birth doula in Durham and Toronto Region. She treats a wide variety of health conditions including but not limited to menstrual disorders and hormone balancing, fertility/prenatal care, digestive concerns, and mental health/anxiety.

Dr Aaron Zadek, B.Sc (Hon), ND, CISSN
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Certified Sport Nutritionist

Office Hours:
Saturday     9:00 am – 3:00 pm (alternating)
Other appointments available with advance booking
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Dr. Aaron Zadek completed his 4 year medical degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, treating patients at Brampton Civic Hospital and the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. He has an interest in men’s health and successfully treats a wide range of conditions including hypertension, diabetes, fatty liver disease, digestive complaints, prostate concerns and mental health.

Dr. Zadek has a strong passion for sports medicine. He uses an evidence based approach to provide individualized sport therapy and nutrition. He has experience working with athletes in a variety of sports including long and short distance runners, competitive swimmers, dancers, minor league hockey and football, cyclists and professional fighters (MMA/boxing). Dr. Zadek also travels as an onsite therapist and nutritionist for professional mixed martial artists; supervising their physical and mental preparation for competition, weight management, in-fight repairs and post-fight therapy.

Concussion management is an important part to Aaron`s practice. He emphasizes the importance of proper baseline testing before and after impact to ensure safe return to play. He uses a multi-discipline approach to treatment including nutrition, lifestyle modifications and physical medicine.

No matter your level of athletics, weekend warrior, seasonal enthusiast, or professional competitor, Aaron will work with you to achieve your goals, improve your strength, endurance and performance while helping promote recovery and injury prevention.


PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

 

Jamie

Jamie Camp, MSCPT, BA Kin
Physiotherapist
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Neurokinetic Therapy™
Anatomy in Motion

Office Hours:
Tuesday                                        2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday                                  8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday                                      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday                                           8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Jamie is a Functional Movement based Physiotherapist who incorporates Neurokinetic therapy, SFMA, and other functional assessment systems to pinpoint the cause of dysfunction and devise a global, individualized treatment plan.  Her treatment sessions integrate soft tissue work, repair of motor pattern dysfunction through exercise prescription, contemporary medical electro-acupuncture, manual therapy and performance taping.  Jamie has experience treating a wide variety of sports injuries, pain syndromes, peripheral neurological dysfunction, pre and post-surgical conditions, and elite athletes, and her interests also lie in providing preventative and performance care to optimize athletic ability.  She has prior experience with English Premiership Rugby, Rugby Ontario and with the Marlies’ AAA Midget Team.

She is a Clinical Instructor for The University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario’s MScPT programs, and for Rhode Island’s DPT program.  She also runs clinical reasoning sessions within the U of T MScPT program.  She is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University’s MScPT and UWO’s BA Kinesiology programs, and is constantly seeking continuing education opportunities to enhance the quality of care she provides.  In her spare time, Jamie pursues a variety of sports interests. She competed for many years on the A-level equestrian circuit, and is an avid runner, having completed her first half-marathon in 2001. Her other sports interests include crossfit, basketball, rugby, swimming and she is a certified level 1 CSIA ski instructor.

Jamie has structured her sessions to give her clients the maximum benefit of her continuing evolution as a practitioner.  The following session structure allows her to discern and treat the root cause of the issue, in order to provide best practice Rehabilitation and Performance Care with optimal efficiency considering time and resources.

 

* Contemporary Medical Acupuncture/Multisegmental Electro-acupuncture is a specific modality that will be used if indicated by the assessment/reassessment.

DabramoXsenia-0797 Xsenia D’Abramo, BMR, PT
Physiotherapist
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Neurokinetic Therapy™
Anatomy in Motion

Office Hours:
Monday               2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday              8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday         2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday             8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday              9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Xsenia uses a functional approach to assessment and treatment. She believes in an approach where hands on therapy is the primary focus. Xsenia incorporates Neurokinetic Therapy and other functional assessment tools in order to best identify the root of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. Through this process she is able to formulate a client specific treatment plan.

Her treatment sessions utilize various soft tissue techniques, joint mobilization such as the Mulligan Concept, retraining of dysfunctional motor control patterns through specific exercise prescription, acupuncture to aid in healing and promote functional improvement and athletic/corrective taping.

Xsenia is a graduate of the University of Manitoba – Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation Physiotherapy and is committed to continuing education to keep up to date with the latest assessment and treatment techniques to provide the best quality of care for her clients.

She has experience treating multiple orthopaedic conditions, sports related injuries, pre & post-operative conditions, neurological issues and elite athletes. Xsenia has also been fortunate to have worked abroad in Kuwait for a year where she gained experience working with various cultural populations. While working in Kuwait, she was the physiotherapist and conditioning coach for the Fit Football Academy, with a large emphasis focused on injury prevention and taking a proactive approach in the fight against childhood obesity in the Middle East.

Outside of work, Xsenia is an avid soccer player, and has been playing for over 20 years. Her passions also include Kettlebell training, snowboarding, long distance running and coaching youth soccer.

Xsenia has structured her treatment sessions to provide the best client centered care possible by utilizing time for a thorough assessment and treatment as outlined below.

Emily Newton Photo Emily Newton, BPHE (Honours), BA, MScPT
Paediatric Physiotherapist

Office Hours:
Monday                     5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Other appointments available with advance booking
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Emily grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and has had a passion for working with children and young adults for as long as she can remember. While playing varsity field hockey, Emily completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical & Health Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media from Queen’s University. Further pursuing her love for health and movement, Emily completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University. Since graduating Emily has worked exclusively in paediatrics.

Emily has training in Ceuvas Medek Exercises (CME), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Bobath concepts, advanced orthopaedic manual and manipulative physiotherapy, concussion and post-concussion syndrome management as well as athletic taping. Emily enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities and thrives when treating children with unique conditions. Emily has a special interest in athletic injuries, gross motor milestone development, torticollis/plagiocephaly, coordination disorders, cystic fibrosis and cancer rehabilitation.

During her spare time Emily enjoys running, road biking and photography. Emily has a french bulldog named Lentil who is now an official therapy dog!

* Emily is currently working full time at the Hospital for Sick Children and therefore has a somewhat limited schedule at Upper Beaches Health & Wellness. Please contact us for more details.

Scott Symonds, MSCPT, BKin
Physiotherapist
APTEI acupuncture provider
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Neurokinetic Therapy™

Office Hours:
Monday                         8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday                   8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday                            8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Scott uses a full body, integrated approach to assessment and treatment. He uses a full body movement screen (SFMA), thorough history, palpation, and Neurokinetic Therapy to find the origin of pain rather than just treat the symptoms. Scott is genuinely intrigued by the complexity of the body, how it moves, and why we have pain. He loves inspiring change and helping people get the results they deserve.

Our habits (good and bad) shape our bodies and how they function. Previous injuries, surgeries and scars create global compensation patterns that may not be evident until many years later. For example, you may have low back pain in your 40’s as a result of recurrent ankle sprains in your 20’s.

Scott believes in a hands-on approach to treatment. His treatment sessions utilize various soft tissue techniques (including fascial release), joint mobilization, muscle activation/re-training, education and lifestyle modification. The goal of treatment sessions are to reduce pain, improve movement patterns, and most importantly, educate and empower a better understanding of your body as it relates to pain and dysfunction.

Scott graduated from the University of Toronto with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He is constantly seeking out continuing education opportunities to grow his skill set and clinical knowledge. He is particularly interested in finding solutions to chronic problems, especially in 9-5 office workers, mother’s, weekend warriors and repetitive strain athletes.

 

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Registered Massage Therapist Kate Bullock
Registered Massage Therapist

Office Hours:
Monday    Tuesday      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday                 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday                          8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Kate Bullock graduated cum laude from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy with a focus and specialization in rehabilitation. Since her graduation, she has focused her continuing studies on care for the whole family. She is a doula/labour support person, and has received additional training in pre and post-natal massage, as well as infant and child massage, and loves to teach infant massage to new and expectant families.Kate is also trained in Cranial Sacral therapy and level one Reiki. As a practitioner, Kate likes to focus on a whole body approach, using a variety of techniques from deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and general Swedish techniques. She firmly believes that massage therapy, in compliment with other modalities, can help maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
IMG_2974 Juancho Gotera
Registered Massage Therapist

Office Hours:
Wednesday  Thursday     2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday                          9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Juancho is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto and is registered as an active member with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) as well as the RMTAO (Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario).  Juancho is also trained in Level 1 Reiki and is also a certified hypnotist (C.H.) and a Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP.P).   In his time practicing as an RMT, Juancho has worked with clients with a variety of pathologies/conditions including pre- & post-natal clients, cancer patients, clients with fibromyalgia, athletes with joint injuries/pain, as well clients with scoliosis.While he primarily focuses on therapeutic massage, Juancho is also able to perform relaxation massage, hot stone massage as well as aromatherapy and myo-fascial release.  As part of a client’s health regimen, Juancho includes different forms of self-care that includes stretching, exercises as well as hydrotherapy.  Juancho believes that massage is a powerful form of therapy that can help with a variety of ailments.
Wensy Wong
Registered Massage Therapist
Neurokinetic Therapy™
Anatomy in Motion

Office Hours:
Monday         8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday       8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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I was always certain of two things: I want to help people better themselves and, through my work, help them realize their potential. Whether I was working in the fitness, rehabilitative, or beauty and makeup industry, I felt most fulfilled when I was able to help clients build confidence in themselves and their abilities. Drawing on my skills and experience in these industries, and having an affinity to working with my hands, I made the leap to become a manual therapist, and have loved every moment since.

You don’t have to live with pain
Everyone experiences pain at some point and it can be debilitating. I started experiencing pain from occupational demands in my early adulthood. Pain became a part of my life and I thought it was normal. As I incorporated more fitness and sports, new injuries surfaced and they compounded over time. I found out through my work as a massage therapist, this was due to postural compensations, poor body awareness and movement patterns. Whether you’re experiencing pain or limitations from post-surgery, occupational demands, sport injuries, don’t let a minor setback deter you from a major comeback!

My Approach
Being attentive, patient, and understanding to clients’ needs carries over to building a great practice today. Clients may have similar symptoms but the underlying issues are distinctive of one another. This is why I don’t rely on cookie-cutter methods when treating clients, rather my approach focuses on the global picture of symptoms, compensations, and history being presented. This allows me to cultivate a more effective treatment. My treatment approach is to help you feel better, recover faster, restore function, improve movement patterns and continue with injury prevention.My integrated treatment approach comprises of, but is not limited to, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, medical acupuncture, movement assessment, and Rocktape.

After-hours
When I’m not treating clients, I love to explore movement-based training and teaching yoga. I make a conscious effort to strive for growth and resilience in my practice. Having worked years in rehabilitative clinics, I see value in combining the experience and knowledge of practitioners in various disciplines. I take courses, workshops, and seminars across North America, as I am committed to continue my journey to provide my clients with the best treatment possible.

Bachelor of Kinesiology McMaster University
CMTO Registered Massage Therapist
Contemporary and Medical Acupuncture McMaster University
Neurokinetic Therapy Level II Certified
Rocktape Functional Movement Taping Level II
Lois Laynee Restorative Breathing
Myokinematic Restoration PRI Institute
Pelvis Restoration PRI Institute
Certified Yoga Teacher Frog Lotus Yoga