Dr. Joseph Menna, MD, FRCSC
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
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. 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
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.
Joshua Irwanto, MScPT, BA Kin, CSCS, FRCms
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Functional Range Conditioning® Mobility Specialist
Functional Dry Needling (FDN) Level 1
After earning his Specialized Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology & Health Sciences at York University, Josh ventured and pursued his Master’s Degree of Physiotherapy in Aberdeen, Scotland. After returning from Scotland, he has solidified himself into the world of musculoskeletal (MSK) practice, specifically in orthopedics and sports medicine.
Josh has special interests in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, sports-related injuries, pre/post-operative care, as well as human performance optimization. Having previously competed in university-level basketball, Josh understands the importance of proactiveness in managing one’s physical wellness. His versatile repertoire as a physiotherapist and strength & conditioning specialist stimulate creativity for innovative treatment plans in injury rehabilitation and performance optimization. He continues to serve population groups of all ages and levels, including athletes of the NBA, NHL, MLS, and York University.
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.
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.
Roman Izquierdo, MSc PT, BSc Kin(Hons)
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.
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
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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!
Noah Austin John, MSc. Ex Sci (Candidate), BKin, RKin, CSCS
Assistant Director of Performance
Noah completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, as well as his Kinesiology registration (COKO) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) certification shortly after. Noah’s expertise stems from experiences in several high performance populations including several years in the NBA, also experiences in MLS, NHL, NFL and collegiate athletics. Within these experiences, Noah built skills and techniques in physiology and biomechanical testing methods, rehabilitation and return-to-play systems, functional and optimal performance movement methodologies, as well as data analysis and research practices. Utilizing a holistic and evidence-based performance approach, Noah aims to implement strategies that best serve the needs of all patients and athletes encountered.
Noah is continuing his involvement in academia, currently completing his Masters of Exercise Science at the University of Toronto, focusing his research on physiological and motor learning adaptations in high performance sport settings.
Outside of the clinic, Noah is an avid basketball fan and athlete spending majority of his time watching or playing in some capacity while also enjoying a wide range of music and movies.
William Caesar, Msc P.T, Bsc Kin
FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine
Acupuncture and Dry Needling
William completed his Masters of Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Prince Edward Island, where he was on an Athletic Basketball Scholarship. During his time in Manchester, William also played in the English Basketball League, (EBL) for 2 seasons. William has extensive experience working with athletes serving as the assistant therapist for the Island Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada, (NBL-C) and was also the head therapist for the University of Prince Edward island Men’s Soccer team, capturing a CIS/USport Bronze Medal in 2014.
William has a keen interest in ACL Rehabilitation, stemming from suffering ACL tears in each knee in High school and University. Forever committed to educating athletes and the general population, William most recently participated in a Virtual Symposium called “The Making of a Student- Athlete” where he was among a group of world-renowned Health Care Practitioners educating young athletes the importance of injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and the evolution of sport medicine.
Outside of working in clinic, taking professional development courses, and staying up to date with the current research, William enjoys spending time with his family, as well as playing basketball and soccer.
Bianca Garcia, BSc, RMT
Bianca is a firm believer that movement is mankind’s greatest gift. With a background in fitness and conditioning, Bianca has always noticed how people move and experienced the benefits of regular treatments by a variety of healthcare practitioners not only for herself but for her clients as well.
After finishing at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy, Bianca was able to see a clearer vision on why movement is so important – even better, how to move with a purpose. While in the program, Bianca was able to provide thorough assessments and massage therapy in multiple disciplines including sport-based rehab clinics, stroke clinics, and Pre/Post Transplant patients at the Toronto General Hospital.
Bianca’s approach to treatment includes in-depth assessments as well as hands-on work and then completed with movement. Bianca is intuitive and emphasizes on movement programming. Bianca understands the symbiotic importance of treatment and movement to help create a positive impact on her clients’ lives.
Outside of helping her clients, Bianca enjoys working out, travelling, and reading at coffee shops. In your next session, be sure to ask her why she enjoys lifting heavy things.
Dr. Melissa Belchos, BSc (Hons), DC
RCCSS(C) Sports Sciences Resident
Dr. Belchos completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph with distinction, and subsequently attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). She obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with the highest distinction (summa cum laude). Dr. Belchos furthered her knowledge by completing the Sports Sciences Residency program at CMCC. She has been involved in multiple sports chiropractic research studies, and leads a project to develop the first global research agenda for the sports chiropractic profession. She is a published author, and will continue to conduct research while she completes a Master’s degree in Health Sciences. Dr. Belchos is a team chiropractor for the Toronto Rush, and has provided care for athletes at provincial championships and events for taekwondo, wakeboarding, and soccer. Dr. Belchos is an evidence-based chiropractor that provides patient-centered care. Outside of the clinic and conducting research, she enjoys being physically active, singing, and spending time with family and friends.
Arianne Mason, PT, DPT, RISPT, MFDc
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Registered International Sports Physical Therapist
Myofascial Decompression Certified
Blood Flow Restriction Training Certified-Owens Recovery
Arianne graduated with her B.A in Psychology from Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While in University, she also played on the women’s division I soccer team on an athletic scholarship. Arianne received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at Indiana University followed by the completion of a Sports Residency in Seattle, WA. While in Seattle, she also received her Sports Certified Specialist designation for the United States and managed a high-volume clinic with patients from various backgrounds. Arianne decided to return home to Canada mid 2021. Her career focus and interests are in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. She has experience working with recreational and professional athletes of various sports and ages. Arianne is passionate about quality of care. She is very evidenced-based, detail and patient oriented, and focuses on causes of patient ailments rather than the symptoms alone. She strives to rehabilitate her patients so that they are stronger and more knowledgeable than prior to their initial injury. She provides patient education in order to optimize movement mechanics to improve physical health and decrease future injury risk.
Asya Shiloff-Rogers, MSc. PT, BSc (Hons)
Functional Dry Needling (FDN) Level 1
Asya first received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (Honours) at the University of Guelph. During her time in Guelph, she worked as a student Kinesiologist (exercise specialist), developing her expertise in providing specialized exercise programs for a variety of population groups. Asya developed a passion for integrating her extensive background in anatomy and physiology with her love for sports and athletics from her time as a nationally competitive gymnast, diver, and volleyball player.
Asya continues to be a dedicated learner after graduating top of her class from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Her passion and special interests include musculoskeletal, oncology, paediatrics, and neurological-related injuries. Using evidence-based methods and personalized treatment plans, Asya works collaboratively with her clients towards their goals. During spare time, Asya volunteers in her community working with children with exceptionalities and goes on long hikes with her pups to stay active.
Russell Wolfe, MScPT, BSc Kin, NSCA-CPT
Following his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, Russell earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Physiotherapy at McGill University. Russell has a keen interest in both the scientific and human sides of rehabilitation. He is as passionate about the biomechanics of human movement as he is about empowering others to achieve their health and performance goals through strong communication and educational skills. Russell views the client-clinician dynamic as a partnership, and he aims to challenge the current state of the healthcare system by emphasizing patient autonomy and proactive (rather than reactive) health management whenever possible.
Russell believes that the more one can tap into their own potential, the more one can help others. You can typically find him personally exploring different forms of movement including weightlifting, Crossfit, gymnastics and running. On the side, Russell runs his own personal training company where he helps clients of all skill levels achieve their fitness goals.
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.