Chiropractors

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Dr. Shannon McEwen, B.PHE, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Owner + Clinic Director

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.

Office Hours:
Tuesday          2 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday    2 pm – 7 pm
Thursday        8 am – 1 pm
Friday              8 am – 3 pm
Saturday         9 am – 2 pm 

Book with Dr. Shannon McEwen here

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Dr. Laura Thompson

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Thompson’s approach to practice is patient centered and evidence based care, focusing on improving function and relieving pain. She performs a thorough history and physical assessment with every new patient in order to understand and address the source of pain and dysfunction rather than just treating the symptoms.

Dr. Thompson is from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University before completing her chiropractic studies at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She is passionate about improving patients’ knowledge through ongoing education and individualized treatment plans that provide them with the tools to become active participants in their own health and wellbeing. In order to best serve her patients, she utilizes a combination of techniques including diversified chiropractic manipulation and mobilization, myofascial release techniques, rehabilitative exercise, and education.

Dr. Thompson enjoys treating patients of all ages and in all stages of life, and has experience treating diverse patient groups including athletes, children, seniors, and those dealing with ongoing and overlapping health conditions. She is also a lifelong athlete (although much more recreational these days!) and has a special love of all things soccer-related.

Office Hours:

Monday        8 am – 2 pm
Tuesday        2 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday  8 am – 2 pm
Thursday       1 pm – 7 pm

Book with Dr. Laura Thompson here. 

 

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Dr. Julie Almeida

Doctor of Chiropractic
Medical Acupunture Provider

Dr. Julia Almeida is a licensed chiropractor who studied at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, she received her Bachelor of Health Science at Western University. Julia has also completed extensive training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Thompson Technique and Pre and Post Natal Care.After a session with Julia, you’ll realize how much she cares for the wellbeing of each of her clients. She’ll combine manual techniques, ongoing education, and individualized rehabilitative programs to get you feeling and moving better. Julia will tailor your treatment plan to match your values, comfort level, and expectations. Having experienced and treated various types of conditions, Julia is ready to help you with your movement journey through education and connection.

When not helping clients, Julia loves to stay active and try new things. You can find her playing volleyball at the beach, hiking scenic trails, weight training at the gym or at a concert! She also loves checking out new places to eat so be sure to hit her up with your best recommendations during your next session!

Dr. Thompson enjoys treating patients of all ages and in all stages of life, and has experience treating diverse patient groups including athletes, children, seniors, and those dealing with ongoing and overlapping health conditions. She is also a lifelong athlete (although much more recreational these days!) and has a special love of all things soccer-related.

Office Hours:

Tuesday          8 am – 2 pm
Wednesday    1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday        8 am – 2 pm
Friday              8 am – 3 pm

Saturday         9 am – 3 pm

 

Book with Dr. Julie Almeida here.

 

Physiotherapy + Medical Acupuncture

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Meaghan MacNeil, MSCPT, BKin

Physiotherapist
Acupuncture Provider
Pelvic Floor Practitioner

Meaghan enjoys working with all ages and populations. She loves working with children and youth, as well as adults. Meaghan is passionate about women’s health and has a special focus in pre and post-natal therapy. She has completed courses in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Diastasis Recti rehabilitation, birth preparation and labour support and return to exercise post-partum. She has also dedicated continued learning to concussion rehabilitation and functional orthopaedics. 

Meaghan always takes a patient centred approach to care where your individual health goals are her primary focus. She utilizes manual therapy, acupuncture, patient education and exercise prescription to address route causes of your concerns. 

Meaghan graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at Acadia University where she focused her studies in exercise physiology and athletic therapy. 

Outside of the clinic, Meaghan enjoys travelling, exercise, and time spent with friends and family – and her dog, Lenny. She is a retired athlete herself and loves finding time to run, swim, workout and bike.

Office Hours:

Tuesday         8 am – 7 pm
Wednesday   2 pm- 7 pm
Thursday       8 am – 7 pm
Friday             8 am – 3 pm

Book with Meaghan here

 

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Urvashi Krishnan, B. Kin., M.Sc.PT

Registered Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Practitioner
Acupuncture Provider

Urvashi loves sharing her enthusiasm for healthy living and fitness. With a passion to educate and inspire her clients, Urvashi’s goal is to make lasting changes in her patients’ lives and empower them to achieve their goals. Her focus is to uncover the origin of the problem, address the issue and attain the highest level of function possible. She believes in providing her patients with the confidence to take ownership in their recovery.

Urvashi graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Indraprastha University in India. She has a keen understanding biomechanics and the physical demands required to achieve performance excellence. With years of clinical experience, knowledge and a high degree of cultural sensitivity, Urvashi is experienced in treating orthopedic, soft tissue and sports injuries with a focus in treating clients suffering from whiplash and other injuries due to motor vehicle accidents. Urvashi also enjoys working with high functioning clients dealing with deficits from Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, or other neurological conditions.

Urvashi believes that rehabilitation is a team effort and prides herself in taking the time with her patients to ensure they fully understand the injury and treatment plan. To achieve the best outcome, she uses an individualized treatment approach that incorporates education, manual therapy, soft tissue release, taping, dry needling, shockwave therapy and specific exercise prescription.

She also believes in the concept of lifelong learning. She has completed certification courses to further her knowledge in Integrated Dry Needling, K-taping, Pilates, Active Release Therapy.

When she is not treating patients, Urvashi remains active by practicing kick boxing and lifting weights. She also enjoys running outdoors and sprinting. She loves eating out and exploring places in the city. Above all, she loves spending time with her family.

Office Hours:

Monday   8am – 7pm
Wednesday  8am – 2pm
Friday  8am – 3pm

Book with Urvashi here.

 

Registered Massage Therapy

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Juancho Gotera

Registered Massage Therapist

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.

Office Hours:
Wednesday   2pm – 7pm
Thursday       2pm – 7pm
Saturday       9am – 3pm

Book with Juancho here. 

 

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Kate Nightingale

Registered Massage Therapist

Kate is dedicated to understanding her client’s individual needs and treatment goals through client-centred communication, assessments, and soft tissue therapy. Through her use of deep tissue techniques, trigger point release, fascial techniques and joint play, Kate is committed to providing evidence based treatment to promote healing and stress reduction.

      She can provide pregnancy massage, deep tissue treatment, and relaxation massage. Kate is a firm believer in ongoing learning and professional development. She is focused on adding new techniques to evolve her practice to meet the needs of her clients and community.

Kate has a Honours Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto and was trained at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy to pursue a rewarding career in health and wellness. Her interests in the human body and it’s systems flourished and informed Kate’s approach to her client’s health and well-being.

Office Hours:

Monday         8 am – 7 pm
Tuesday         8 am  – 1 pm
Wednesday   8 am – 2 pm

Book with Kate here. 

 

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Wensy Wong

Registered Massage Therapist
Neurokinetic Therapy
Anatomy in Motion

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

Office Hours:

Tuesday       1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday     8  am – 2pm
Friday           8 am – 3pm

Book with Wensy here. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

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Likai Yao

Registered Acupuncturist
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Likai Yao, a registered Acupuncturist, graduated from TSTCM (Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine Institution). She has always being inspired by traditional Chinese Medicine since she grew up in a family with a TCM background. She is hard working and enjoys helping people. Likai has excellent knowledge in Chinese traditional medicines. She is able to identify the sign and symptoms and provides suitable treatment. She has excellent skills in acupuncture and Chinese medical therapy such as acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, Guasha, and Chinese tuina. Based on feedback from patients, all her treatments show remarkable results.

Likai works with patients on ailments ranging from:

  • chronic pain syndrome like arthritis, tendonitis, sprain, strain, skin conditions
  • emotional disorders like anxiety, depression, irritability, stress
  • gynecopathy including fertility, PMS, irregular menstruation, cramps
  • headache, nausea, vomiting
  • allergies
  • hypertension/insomnia

Office Hours:
Tuesday         8am – 1pm
Wednesday    8am – 7pm
Satur
day        9am – 1pm

Book with Likai here. 

Counselling Services

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Sarah Webb

Registered Social Worker

Sarah is a registered social worker providing clinical counselling to children, youth, families, and adults. She believes in creating a space of non-judgement, safety, and connection where people can feel heard while sharing their stories and experiences. Sarah uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness in her work to assist with creating awareness of unhelpful thoughts and feelings that often lead people to feeling “stuck” in life. She strives to bring kindness and compassion to life’s difficulties while honouring the journey. When working with children, youth, and families Sarah uses a combination of approaches that best suit the needs and goals presented. Sarah can also assist with making referrals to services and support with navigating the often challenging systems families find themselves working within.

Sarah’s qualifications include:

  • Master’s in Social Work, Registered Social Worker
  • Child and Youth Worker Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • CBT Therapist
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Certification
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) & the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • 15 years experience within the Child Welfare system, included working on a specialized Domestic Violence team (using woman centred approach to empower survivors)
  • 20 years frontline experience working with children, youth and parents in crisis
  • Sarah continues to attend relevant courses to learn and grow and maintain credentials.

Sarah can help guide and assist with:

  • Practicing stress reduction techniques
  • Practicing self-compassion
  • Creating healthy habits and decreasing unhealthy habits 
  • Breaking the procrastination cycle while creating better habits
  • Learning to meditate and strengthen focus and attention
  • Developing coping skills and practicing calming difficult emotions 
  • Letting go of repetitive thoughts
  • Supporting children, youth, and their families with various needs 

Office Hours:
Monday          1pm – 7pm
Thursday        1pm – 7pm
Friday            10am – 4pm (virtual)

Book with Sarah here. 

 

 

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Ali Robinette

Registered Social Worker

Alison has been providing counselling services to adults, youth, and children for over 20 years. Throughout Alison’s career her focus has been around repairing relationships, whether this be with couples, within families or between the parent and child/youth. Alison also provides individual counselling to those struggling with daily life.

Alison’s most recent work has centred around children’s mental heath (including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and emotional regulation). She believes that when working with children, counselling involving play is not only fun, but also an effective window into children’s feelings, thoughts, and experiences and thus provides an opportunity to support children in meeting their needs. She uses a caring, helpful, and non-judgmental approach with clients. Her priority is to help clients feel safe, supported, and understood.

Alison has had extensive training in Attachment Theory and Relationships, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-focussed Family Therapy (EFFT), Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, and Child Development.

Office Hours:

Tuesday          1 pm – 7pm
Wednesday    1 pm – 7 pm 8 am – 1pm
Saturday         9 am – 3pm

Book with Ali here. 

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Phil Robins

Registered Social Worker

Hi, I’m Phil! I provide therapy to couples and individual adults.
In my work with couples, I help them break harmful patterns and move toward relationship health in order to function as a team, giving them the best chance when taking on whatever issues life throws their way. This approach is highly effective for moving through, and past, experiences such as poor communication, infidelity, lack of intimacy, and parenting issues.

For individual clients, I can help with issues such as anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties, and increase mental and emotional wellness. I have a particular focus on men who have challenges with anger and interpersonal issues.

I am a Registered Social Worker and have a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I am trained in the Relational Life Therapy model for work with couples, individuals, and parents, as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution Focused practice.

I will listen and respond with care, honesty and respect, and support people to make meaningful change. On a personal level, my wife and I have three teenage children, and I will not shy away from talking about what has worked well for me in my own family, if I think my clients will benefit from it. A core value for me as a therapist is to practice what I preach.

Office Hours:
Tuesday             2pm – 8pm
Wednesday       2pm – 9pm (Virtual)

Book with Phil here. 

Sean

Sean Cepeda

Registered Social Worker

Sean is a registered social worker providing clinical mental health support to children, teens and adults. He emphasizes co-creating a safe space where clients can be their authentic selves, be seen and heard.

Sean believes in meeting people where they are at in their lives and emphasizes clients as the experts of their own experiences. Sean uses a range of evidence based practices using a narrative and emotion focused lens where clients can be understood through their lived experiences. This helps to build awareness and understanding of emotions that influence underlying moods, feelings and behaviours. He also uses neuroplasticity and polyvagal theories as guiding principles that help to understand the brains role in how and why we act, feel and behave.

Sean brings a warm, compassionate approach in creating a shared space with a focus on client driven goals.

Sean’s qualifications include:

  • Master or Social Work (University of Toronto)
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology (York University)
  • Diploma of Behaviour Science (Seneca College)
  • Certified Emotion Focused Therapist (EFT)
  • Member of the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) & the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
  • 8+ Years experience working at the York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
  • 2+ Years experience internships at Women’s College Hospital and Sick Kids Community Mental Health
  • 3+ Years experience as a sports therapist at the Toronto Marathon

Sean can support and assist you with:

  • Unpacking and understanding trauma and PTSD
  • developing coping skills and anxiety reducing strategies
  • Building self-esteem and self-compassion
  • Relationship Issues
  • High performance athletes
  • Maintaining and creating boundaries
  • Men’s issues
  • Stress management

Office Hours:
Tuesday           8am – 2pm
Wednesday     8am – 2pm

Book with Sean here.