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OUR TEAM

Dr. Joseph Menna, MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Menna is an Orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in sports and arthroscopic surgery, as well as shoulder, hip and knee joint replacement. With the wide breadth of his practice, he successfully treats a variety of acute and chronic conditions, in both the upper and lower extremity. He utilizes multidisciplinary and multimodal treatment strategies to try to actually keep his patients out of his operating room and avoid surgery.

Dr. Menna’s medical degree is from the University of Ottawa, followed by his residency training at the University of Toronto. His subspecialty fellowship training was completed at Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto Western, St Michael’s, and Mount Sinai/Women’s College Hospitals.

 


Dr. Amir Majidi, DC, BSc
Spine & Extremity Chiropractor
Clinic Director

Dr.Majidi is a board certified Chiropractor in Canada and USA with expertise in the Human Spring Approach. Dr. Majidi holds a Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and was conducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honour Society. Dr. Majidi was consecutively named to New York Chiropractic College Dean’s list and awarded numerous scholarships for international student recognition. He provides treatment, training and progressive preventative approaches for all musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Majidi utilizes a multi-modality approach and has a special interest in extremity based care. Dr. Majidi has experience treating on tour, and he is very sensitive to the special needs of professional athletes and entertainers regarding their highly demanding lifestyle. Dr. Majidi’s work in the field of Sports Medicine has been presented internationally in a series of lectures for the American Academy of Anti-Aging And Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Majidi visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he assisted a presentation relating to biomechanics and inflammation. He has been invited to assist with workshops and presentations at medical conferences in Las Vegas, Bangkok, Bali, and Shanghai. Outside of the clinic, Amir enjoys researching and exploring new innovative ideas.


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Dr. Evan Watts, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Watts completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at University of Toronto. He has staff privileges and operates out of Markham-Stouffville hospital. He has a multimodal approach which include both surgical and nonsurgical management of the musculoskeletal system.

His area of interest, including fellowship training, in knee and hip replacements, including anterior hip replacements and partial knee replacements. He also has special interests in sports and foot surgery, including meniscus tears, ACL tears, bunions and claw toes.


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Dr. James Shiraz Khan, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Anesthesiologist & Pain Specialist

Dr. Khan is a specialist in pain medicine with a clinical foci in peripheral nerve modulation, acute and chronic pain therapies. Dr. Khan offers advanced medication management and image guided interventional treatments. He received his medical degree from McMaster University, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at University of Toronto. Dr. Khan completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Stanford University.


Dr. Alan Bui, DC, BSc
Spine & Extremity Chiropractor
Clinic Director

Dr.Bui is a board certified chiropractor who holds a doctorate from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Bui’s combines integrative manual therapy and full body movement exercises to manage musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Bui utilizes a customized approach unique to each individual’s in meeting their goals and has a special interest in extremity based care.

Dr. Bui uses only an evidence based multi modal approach approach including; assisted soft tissue techniques, cryotherapy & compression therapies, shockwave, manual adjustments, custom ACL / PCL bracing and custom made orthotics using 3D cutting edge laser technology. Dr. Bui lives a healthy active lifestyle and enjoys working out, playing sports, reading and listening to podcasts.


Josh Irwanto, MSc PT, BA (Hons) Kin
Registered Physiotherapist
Functional Range Conditioning ® Mobility Specialist

Josh completed his Master’s of Physiotherapy in Aberdeen, Scotland, shortly after earning his Specialized Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology & Health Sciences at York University. During his time in Scotland, Josh had valuable experiences in treating patients of diverse settings including orthopaedics, pre/post-operative rehab, neurology, cardio-respiratory, and community visits. Josh is an avid believer of using evidence-based treatment methods, including manual therapy, modalities, therapeutic taping, corrective and functional exercises. His treatment approach is heavily client-focused, ensuring each treatment plan is tailored towards the client’s goals. Otherwise, he continues to hone his knowledge and skills through various professional development courses.
Outside of work, Josh was a member of the Robert Gordon University varsity basketball team and continues to live an active lifestyle through fitness training, basketball, and hiking the outdoors.
After experiencing a severe sports-related lower back injury in 2014, Josh has a special interest in functional training and sports performance injuries.


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Dr. Darrin Germann | BSc (Hons), DC
RCCSS(C) Sports Sciences Resident

After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Kinesiology at Queen’s University,
Dr. Germann went on to graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) with the Summa Cum Laude distinction, and he received a graduation scholarship for holding the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) in his class across the 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic program. He then decided to further refine his knowledge and expertise by pursuing a two-year post-graduate residency to become a Sports Specialist. Dr. Germann has conducted research focused on sport-related concussion and mild-traumatic brain injury, and now holds a research associate position with the Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation through the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University. He has also travelled abroad to present his prior research at the international World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) 2019 Congress in Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Germann has worked numerous sporting events including the 2019 Fencing PanAm Games, the Toronto Triathlon, provincial taekwondo championships, and several national-level events in soccer, mountain biking, and wakeboarding. He most recently served as the team chiropractor for the Toronto Rush, and was able to follow his passion of working with professional hockey players as part of the inter-disciplinary medical team at Gary Robert’s High-Performance NHL Training Camp. Dr. Germann is also Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified, providing him with the knowledge to identify and address movement limitations that may be influencing your golf swing. Dr. Germann focuses on creating evidenced-based treatment plans with a particular focus on active rehabilitation in order to minimize symptoms and optimize performance.

Outside of clinic, Dr. Germann enjoys exploring his passions for hockey, golf, fitness / body building, and he loves spending time on the water at the cottage.


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Peter Cobb, RMT, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

Peter completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Brock University and shortly after went on to become a Certified Athletic Therapist. To further develop his manual skills, Peter became a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in 2013. Peter has over 6 years experience treating clients of all ages with varying injuries and conditions. He strives to determine the root cause of his clients pain and creates individualized treatment programs incorporating such techniques as trigger-point therapy, myofasical release, joint mobilization, therapeutic taping, modalities, stretching and targeted strengthening exercises.

Using his extensive knowledge of biomechanics and sport related injuries, Peter has also worked with many junior level athletes including but not limited to Hockey, Lacrosse, Football and Tennis players and volunteered on the Medical Team for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.

Peter is passionate about helping his clients make positive, informed decisions about their longterm health, wellness and optimal performance.


Alix Mahood, RMT, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

Alix completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at York University, as well as her certificate in Athletic Therapy & Registered Massage Therapy. Using techniques such as trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, therapeutic taping, modalities, stretching and strengthening exercise, she is committed to creating individualized treatment programs for a variety of injuries and to help clients reach their goals.

Alix was a member of the York University varsity field hockey & track and field teams which led to a passion for treating sports related injuries and functional training. She has worked with athletes at many different levels of sport such as Rugby, Hockey, Football and Lacrosse which include the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Major Series Lacrosse.

Alix continues to lead an active lifestyle outside of work through cycling, volleyball and rock climbing. Her passion for fitness and functional rehabilitation allows her to help clients make positive decisions about their long-term health and wellness.


Alyssa Brunt, MSc PT, BSc Kin (Hons)
Registered Physiotherapist
Orthopaedic Pelvic Health

Alyssa completed her Masters of Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Kinesiology at Queen’s. As an athlete, Alyssa has always had a passion for health and physical well-being, and knew that a career helping others was one for her. While studying, Alyssa gained experiences working with the military, within a cardiac rehab facility, in general orthopaedics, and even travelled to Scotland to work in a pediatric setting. Alyssa is an evidence-based practitioner and is continuously reviewing published research to guide her treatment techniques. She recently presented at the World Conference of Physical Therapy in Geneva, Switzerland for her published paper on the effects of exercise on memory and cognition in individuals with cardiovascular disease.

Working as an Orthopaedic physiotherapist, Alyssa uses a manual therapy approach to help patients achieve their treatment goals, in addition to developing specialized strengthening and stretching programs. Alyssa has also taken specialized training in pelvic floor conditions and is a certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. She is experienced treating women during and after pregnancy as well as conditions including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, endometriosis, PCOS and more. Throughout her career, Alyssa has taken her McKenzie course in lower back pain, Level 1 Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certificate, Female and Male urinary incontinence certificate, and Pelvic pain training.

When she’s not working, Alyssa is a rugby, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee player, although you will find her playing almost anything. She enjoys travelling and the outdoors and you can be sure to find her hiking or camping on most weekends.

 


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Roman Izquierdo, MSc PT, BSc Kin(Hons)
Registered Physiotherapist
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Roman is an innovative physiotherapist, specializing in injury rehabilitation, musculoskeletal health preservation, and performance optimization. As a graduate of Western University & a registered physiotherapist, He provides unmatched treatments through his unique application of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Dry needling, joint mobilization/manipulation, and soft tissue techniques.  Roman has been lucky enough to work with professional, Paralympic, and Olympic level athletes in-clinic and courtside alongside medical staff. He is very happy and proud to have seen some of his athletes succeed at the world stage, including gold Olympic medal achievements.  Roman’s interest and passion towards physiotherapy started after having suffered from chronic and acute pain issues as an athlete and student. He was particularly interested in the benefits derived from exercise when prescribed as medicine due to its global effects in the body. Roman graduated from York University with a Specialized Honors BSc. in Kinesiology with the highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude) in 2013. He went on to complete his M.Sc. in Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario from 2014 to 2016.

During the Initial Physiotherapy appointment, Roman will perform a full-body scan to get to the root cause of the problem. He has always been fascinated by the body’s ability to operate as a system, all parts in symphony with one another. His treatment approach is a combination of joint mobilization, myofascial and neural release, acupuncture, therapeutic and corrective exercises, as well as ultrasound, electro-therapy, laser, and R. shockwave as needed. Roman works hard to understand you and your goals so as to develop a treatment program tailored to your needs, desires, wishes, and preferences. He is especially keen on empowering clients to learn about their bodies and to find ways to manage their pain, mobility, and fitness from a preventative rather than reactive approach. Although he enjoys working with athletes, weekend warriors, and sports enthusiasts he also finds particular fulfillment in working with all age groups through a broad range of injuries from acute to chronic.


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Meagan Brown, CAT(C), RMT
Certified Athletic Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

  • BSc Kinesiology, Dalhousie University, (BSc. Kine) 2012
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Science: Athletic Therapy, Sheridan College, (CAT(C)), 2015
  • Diploma in Massage Therapy, Ontario College of Health and Technology,  (RMT) 2016
  • Medical Acupuncture, McMaster University, 2018
  • Custom Brace Fitter, DonJoy
  • Shockwave Therapy, 2016
  • First Responder Re-certified, 2019
  • Functional Movement Screening Level 1 & 2, 2019

Meagan began her career working in a multidisciplinary clinical setting here in Toronto and hopes to continue building her presence in this beautiful city. Meagan’s clinical practice focuses on combining both passive rehabilitation and facilitating dynamic exercises to influence and promote a client’s active lifestyle. She strongly believes in soft tissue techniques and tissue manipulation with an emphasis on clients’ use of specific exercise and activity to help maintain the positive changes created during treatment sessions.

In addition to Meagan’s clinical practice, she worked alongside Canadian Alpine Skier, Ali Nullmeyer as her personal Athletic Therapist during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 Seasons. Meagan travelled and worked with Ali extensively across North America and Europe to successfully assist in her return from serious injury (Bilateral ACL and meniscus tears) and compete on the Alpine World Cup circuit once again. Her in-field experience and specific sport injury rehabilitation has given her the unique foundation to return individuals to their sport or every-day activities in a stronger, healthier state as effectively and safely as possible.

Meagan also worked with the National Basketball Referee Association (NBRA) during the 2019/2020 Season providing Pre-game treatment to the referees before Toronto Raptors home games.

Meagan loves to work with individuals from the beginning to the end of injury as well as help maintain the human body to help prevent issues in the future!


Dr. Ashesh Kumar, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr.Kumar is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in the surgical and nonsurgical management of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Kumar’s expertise extends to the emerging role of Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine in musculoskeletal health. He is fellowship trained in both Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity Reconstruction. Additionally he has completed fellowship training in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Kumar maintains active involvement in teaching surgical technique to residents and fellows. Dr. Kumar’s research activities in both elective Orthopaedic Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery are published and have been presented at several international meetings. He has recently been invited to write a series of book chapters on the non-surgical management of selected upper extremity fractures. Dr. Kumar is accepting consultations for all musculoskeletal conditions and regenerative medicine therapy. Outside of the operating room, Ashesh enjoys spending time in the mountains on his snowboard.


Dr. Tom Mammen, MD, FRCPC
Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Dr. Mammen is an Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiologist who specializes in ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures and image interpretation in the field of sports medicine. Dr. Mammen holds a Doctor of Medicine from University of Ottawa and completed radiology residency training at Dalhousie University. Additionally, he completed subspecialty training in Musculoskeletal Radiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia. Dr. Mammen holds a Master’s in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, UK.