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Dr. Joseph Menna, MD, FRCSC!

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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.

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Jihad Abouali, M.D., FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Michael Garron Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

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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Dr. Fouad (Freddy) Sayde, MD

Sport Medicine Physician

Dr. Fouad Sayde, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Fouad Sayde is a US Board Certified Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine physician.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario in Biochemistry and Physiology before obtaining his medical degree at the University of Balamand in Beirut, Lebanon. He then moved to Philadelphia where he completed his 3-year residency in Internal Medicine at Lankenau Medical Center. Fouad then moved to Detroit, Michigan for his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Health System, one of the top ranked Sports Medicine programs in North America.

He has worked with multiple professional sports teams and elite athletes including the Detroit Tigers (MLB), Detroit Lions (NFL), and Canada Basketball. He was the team physician for the University of Detroit Mercy NCAA Division I varsity athletes. During his tenure in Michigan, he also provided medical coverage for sporting events including the 2017 Detroit Marathon, the 2018 NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament, the 2018 Michigan Special Olympics, and local high school football teams.

Fouad’s Sports Medicine fellowship training emphasized musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques, allowing him to become skilled in ultrasound-guided injections of various joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, and foot/ankle. He has performed hundreds of ultrasound-guided injections including procedures utilizing platelet-rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid, tenotomy/barbotage, capsular distension (for frozen shoulder) and stem cell injections.

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Dr. Sheniz Eryuzlu, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med. Focused Practice Designation

Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

Joyce Fu MD MSc FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Adult Foot & Ankle Reconstruction

Dr. Joyce Fu is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. She specializes in the surgical treatment of adult foot and ankle conditions, including arthritis, deformity and sports injuries with special interest in minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Fu received her Bachelor of Science from McGill University, and subsequently completed a Master of Science and Medical Degree in Washington DC, at Georgetown University. In 2019, she attained her FRCSC in Orthopaedic Surgery following completion of her residency at the University of Toronto. She completed a fellowship in Adult Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at the University of Toronto.

Her surgical practice focuses on adult foot and ankle reconstruction with a special interest in sports injuries, and minimally invasive technique for deformity reconstruction.

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Joyce Fu MD MSc FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Adult Foot & Ankle Reconstruction

Dr. Rosty Serebryany

Spine & Extremity Chiropractor

Dr. Serebryany received a Specialized Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University, before continuing his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005.

He began clinical practice in the downtown core in 2007, working with sports medical doctors formulating and providing expert care including novel movement-based correction, comprehensive exercises programs and whole-body musculoskeletal therapy. He was also involved in training 2nd year family med students in musculoskeletal injury assessment and treatment.

Dr. Serebryany has a strong focus on sports and performing arts related injuries with extensive experience treating the pediatric population, amateur athletes, sports enthusiasts and medical professionals. His approach to patient care is rooted in current, evidenced based treatment, and he approaches each patient as an individual, customizing treatment to maximize recovery and provide necessary tools and education to help strengthen, mobilize and most importantly prevent reoccurrence of injury.

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Dr. Sachin Sahni, MD

Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician

Dr. Rosty Serebryany

Spine & Extremity Chiropractor

Dr. Serebryany received a Specialized Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University, before continuing his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005.

He began clinical practice in the downtown core in 2007, working with sports medical doctors formulating and providing expert care including novel movement-based correction, comprehensive exercises programs and whole-body musculoskeletal therapy. He was also involved in training 2nd year family med students in musculoskeletal injury assessment and treatment.

Dr. Serebryany has a strong focus on sports and performing arts related injuries with extensive experience treating the pediatric population, amateur athletes, sports enthusiasts and medical professionals. His approach to patient care is rooted in current, evidenced based treatment, and he approaches each patient as an individual, customizing treatment to maximize recovery and provide necessary tools and education to help strengthen, mobilize and most importantly prevent reoccurrence of injury.

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Jong Min Lee MD, FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Jong Min Lee MD, FRCSC

Jong Min Lee MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Dr. Jong Min Lee is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in general orthopaedic trauma and adolescent and adult foot and ankle conditions. His practice focuses on treating all aspects of foot and ankle conditions including sports injuries, arthritis, and deformity.

Dr. Lee received his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of British Columbia. He worked as a pharmacist for several years in BC prior to obtaining his medical degree at University of British Columbia. He subsequently completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Toronto and foot and ankle fellowship training at St. Michael’s and Toronto Western hospital. 

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Dr. Faith Tabije MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med.

Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr. Faith Tabije MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med.

Dr. Faith Tabije is a sports medicine physician and former kinesiologist. She completed her family medicine residency and sport medicine fellowship training at the University of Toronto, working with team physicians and surgeons for the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays, among others. She was the team physician for the University of Toronto Varsity Volleyball team and is currently the team physician for Women's National Lacrosse Canada. The practises comprehensive sport and exercise medicine, from event coverage to outpatient consultations to ultrasound-guided interventional procedures. 

With a strong interest in human biomechanics, she strives to identify functional patterns underlying patients’ injuries so they can achieve their personal exercise and functional goals. Her work is driven by the belief that patient education and empowerment are the first steps in advocating personal health and wellness.

Outside of the clinic, you can catch her golfing, cycling, or hiking. She enjoys learning new languages and speaks English, French and Tagalog.

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Dr. Amir Majidi, DC, BSc

Spine & Extremity Chiropractor
Clinic Director

Jihad Abouali, M.D., FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Michael Garron Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Dr. Abouali is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto. He completed medical school and surgical training at McMaster University, and completed additional subspecialty training in Sports Medicine at the University of Toronto. During his fellowship, he trained under the team surgeons for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays, providing him with invaluable experience he would continue to use in his own practice.

He has acted as the team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Toronto Argonauts and Toronto FC, and is a consultant with Canada Basketball men’s national team and Canada Soccer women’s national women’s team. At the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games he was appointed the role of Lead Medical Physician, and in 2022 he was appointed Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Ontario Summer Games. Dr. Abouali is currently the head team physician for the Scarborough Shooting Stars basketball team.

His practice involves treating recreational, amateur and professional athletes with upper and lower extremity injuries, with a special interest in arthroscopic knee, hip, ankle and shoulder surgery as well as regenerative orthobiologic medicine. He performs over 200 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions a year, making him one of the highest volume ACL surgeons in Toronto. Dr. Abouali is also the medical director at Push Pounds Sports Medicine in East York.

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Joshua Irwanto, MScPT, BA Kin, CSCS, FRCms

Registered Physiotherapist
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Functional Range Conditioning® Mobility Specialist
Functional Dry Needling (FDN) Level 1

Joshua Irwanto, MScPT, BA Kin, CSCS, FRCms

Registered Physiotherapist
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. Hiversatile 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. 


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Roman Izquierdo, MSc PT, BSc Kin(Hons)

Registered Physiotherapist
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

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.

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William Caesar, Msc P.T, Bsc Kin

Registered Physiotherapist Director of Physiotherapy- East York FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine Acupuncture and Dry Needling

William Caesar, Msc P.T, Bsc Kin

Registered Physiotherapist
Director of Physiotherapy- East York
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 professionally in the English Basketball League, (EBL) for 2 seasons. William has extensive experience working with professional athletes from the NBA, & MLS, and CEBL level, down to working as a therapist for the Island Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada, (NBL-C) and was also the 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, later specializing in ACL rehabilitation while studying and working in England.

Forever committed to life-long learning, William is currently completing his Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Levels. 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.

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Alix Mahood, RMT, CAT(C)

Certified Athletic Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

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.

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Kevin Lam, MSc. PT, Sport Cert., CSCS

Registered Physiotherapist

Kevin Lam, MSc. PT, Sport Cert., CSCS

Kevin recently moved to Toronto and is a graduate from Queens University (Master of Physical Therapy) and the University of Waterloo (Bsc. Biology & Psychology). Since graduating, he has been across Canada working and traveling in Vancouver before returning home and completing a Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship with the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine clinic. During his Fellowship, Kevin worked closely with Western Varsity Football and Men’s Basketball while also attending to a multitude of sports injuries in clinic. Kevin has extensive experience working with high-level athletes in a variety of sports contributing to their ongoing success and desires to return to the field.

Kevin is dedicated to providing hands-on manual therapy, tailored exercise prescription and patient education to meet client goals. He has a broad range of experience working with a variety of different patient populations and settings including the assessment and treatment of acute injuries on field, in the emergency room and in clinic.

Kevin, being involved in competitive lacrosse and basketball has sustained varying injuries himself and therefore understands the importance of effective strength and conditioning in the prevention of injuries. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys anything active – Most recently, you may find him on the golf course or playing catch with his dog Plato.

Credentials:

  • KinetoCore Functional Dry Needling (FDN/IMS)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) – Sport Certificate
  • Specialized Training in Vestibular Rehabilitation
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Adam Velji MscPT, BScKin, RKin

Registered physiotherapist

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Adam Velji MscPT, BScKin, RKin
Physiotherapist

Adam completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with Honours at the University of Waterloo and shortly after obtained his license to become a kinesiologist. Adam then successfully earned his Master’s of Physiotherapy degree with Distinction from Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England. During his time in the United Kingdom, Adam was a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with the National Health Services. He worked with diverse clientele, helping patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals and improve their quality of life. Adam prioritizes a dual approach to treatment. He values collaboration with patients by listening and validating patients concerns as well as he encourages individuals to communicate their expectations from treatment. He then uses his clinical skills, competence and experience to educate patients and create specific interventions that are tailored to the patient’s goals. Lastly, when working with patients, it is important to Adam to provide a safe space by encouraging questions, honesty, and openness to ensure individuals feel comfortable advocating for their needs.
 
Adam, being involved in competitive soccer and hockey for 15 years understands the importance of effective rehabilitation as well as the physical and psychological factors that influence pain and healing. Outside the clinic, Adam enjoys keeping active through weightlifting and most recently, running. Adam looks forward to meeting you in the clinic and helping you on your journey back to full prosperous health.

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Brandon Chang, MSc. PT, BSc

Registered Physiotherapist

Brandon Chang, MSc. PT, BSc

Brandon is deeply passionate about helping others resolve acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries that may limit their physical performance and quality of daily life. His goal is to help others strive towards developing physical resiliency through injury management and prevention, with a strong focus on education.

Brandon graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2017 and went on to complete his Master of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2021.

As a strength and conditioning coach, he possesses an extensive background in sports and athletic development, having worked with various varsity level sports teams and athletes, and has been immersed in the world of sport since the age of 4. He grew up in Markham playing AAA/AA ice hockey in the OMHA and GTHL, along with competitive soccer and taekwondo.

Brandon is dedicated to using evidence-based practice, treatments, and strategies to help individuals manage their injuries and achieve their greatest potential through movement and a healthy lifestyle.

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Vikki Anagnostopoulos, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

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Dr. Alan Bui, DC, BSc

Spine & Extremity Chiropractor
Clinic Director

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Performance Director
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Dr. Darrin Germann | BSc (Hons), DC

RCCSS(C) Sports Sciences Resident

Joshua Irwanto, MScPT, BA Kin, CSCS, FRCms

Registered Physiotherapist
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.

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Kerry da Silva, RMT, FST

Registered Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist

Kerry da Silva, RMT, FST

Kerry da Silva, RMT, FST
Registered Massage Therapist
Fascial Stretch Therapist

Kerry became a Registered Massage Therapist after graduating from the Massage Therapy program at Centennial College. She was inspired to become a Registered Massage Therapist after her experiences with multiple injuries and recoveries, where RMTs played a significant role.

As a previous 2x provincial champion in soccer, she has had her fair share of injuries, including a fractured femur at just 9 years old. Her athletic background helped to ingrain the importance of a proper care routine to keep your body moving at its best. Kerry strives to educate and empower you so that you can move at your best and continue the activities that are important to you.

Kerry has a client-first mentality in order to help you recover and to keep you living and moving pain-free. Her sessions include a combination of education, with manual therapy and movement programming, that are tailored to your individual needs.

Certifications:

  • Advanced Cupping with Motion
  • Anatomy in Motion: Closed Chain Biomechanics of the Lower Body
  • Anatomy in Motion: Biomechanics of the Upper Body in Motion
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy - Level 1
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Russell Wolfe, MScPT, BSc Kin, NSCA-CPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Tatjana Stankovic MSc, CSCS, RMT

Strength and Conditioning Coach
Registered Massage Therapist

Tatjana is a registered massage therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA- CSCS) with a keen eye for movement. Focusing on biomechanics during her schooling, Tatjana has received her Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and her Masters degree in exercise science. Since then, she has applied her comprehensive understanding of the body and its mechanics in both of her roles as a strength and conditioning coach and as a RMT. Tatjana has worked with a large breadth of people, ranging from everyday athletes to elite athletes performing at national and professional levels.

No two people move or experience pain/discomfort identically, so Tatjana applies an individualized approach to all of her patients. She is motivated to collaborate with her patients to achieve their goals – whether that’s to be pain-free, recover from their day-to-day, or improve their performance in a sport. She strives to support her patients through manual therapy, movement, and education.

In her personal time you’ll find Tatjana outdoors, strength training, or searching Toronto for the best tacos!

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Dr. Farah Hirani, DC, BSc

Spine and Extremity Chiropractor

Dr. Farah Hirani, B.Sc. (Hons), DC

Spine and Extremity Chiropractor, Medical Acupuncture Provider  

Dr. Farah Hirani specializes in optimizing daily radiant health through spinal wellness.

She holds an Honours Bachelors degree of Science from University of Waterloo. She went on to receive a Doctorate in Chiropractic from CMCC, and completed the Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.  She founded Body + Spine Chiropractic Wellness Clinic on the Danforth, where she served as Clinic Director for 22 years.

Dr. Hirani has treated many professional performers and costumers in Broadway productions and touring companies such as: Mirvish’s Cats and Harry Potter The Cursed Child, Sousatzka, War Horse, Umbrella Academy, and Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company. She has been featured in Maclean’s magazine, on Global News, OCA News and Back Matters.

Dedicated to being of service with her skills, she has volunteered on the Ontario Agakhan Health Board facilitating health visualization classes, led Postural and WalkFit groups, taught Osteoarthritis exercises to seniors, and has worked with the Midwifery clinics with pre/post-natal families. Dr. Hirani has mentored many Kinesiology, Chiropractic, and Naturopathic students at her clinic over the decades in technique and entrepreneurial experiences.

On a lighter note, Dr. Hirani loves spontaneous adventures with her teen daughters, hot cold plunges in the Nordic spas and grounding in Ontario’s lush trails. She often gets caught hugging a tree! She is committed to whole person healing including spiritual, emotional and physical integration. She loves to make art and to bring creativity into everything she does. And she’s a genuine health foodie, savoring Toronto’s eclectic international cuisine!

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Dr. Rosty Serebryany, DC, BA.Kin

Spine & Extremity Chiropractor

Dr. Rosty Serebryany

Spine & Extremity Chiropractor

Dr. Serebryany received a Specialized Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University, before continuing his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005.

He began clinical practice in the downtown core in 2007, working with sports medical doctors formulating and providing expert care including novel movement-based correction, comprehensive exercises programs and whole-body musculoskeletal therapy. He was also involved in training 2nd year family med students in musculoskeletal injury assessment and treatment.

Dr. Serebryany has a strong focus on sports and performing arts related injuries with extensive experience treating the pediatric population, amateur athletes, sports enthusiasts and medical professionals. His approach to patient care is rooted in current, evidenced based treatment, and he approaches each patient as an individual, customizing treatment to maximize recovery and provide necessary tools and education to help strengthen, mobilize and most importantly prevent reoccurrence of injury.

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Dr.Osama Mohammad, DC,BSc.Kin,BSc.Bio

Chiropractor

Dr. Osama Mohammad BSc, DC

Osama Mohammad grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada where he developed love for a range of sports including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, rugby, swimming, weight lifting, and track and field. Playing both roles as athlete and coach he has a profundity of experience with various sports and their respective injuries and complexities. Osama earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Brock University, where he served as a performance coach for the varsity wrestling team, and as a HELP assistant at Credit Valley Hospital. These roles ignited his passion for injury prevention and care, and he decided to pursue further education in the field. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic at The University of Western States. He aims to share his model for injury prevention and care with his patients while maintaining his goal is to promote a healthier and more self-sustainable lifestyle.

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Peter Cobb, RMT, CAT(C)

Certified Athletic Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

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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Helen Li, RMT, ART, CMAG

Registered Massage Therapist

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.

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Noah Mandel, MSc. PT, BSc

Registered Physiotherapist

Noah Mandel, MSc. PT, CSCS

Noah is a devoted physiotherapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who is passionate about the importance exceptional quality of patient care and pushing the physiotherapy profession forward. After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Psychology and Neuroscience from Wilfrid Laurier University, Noah went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy back in his hometown at the University of Toronto.

While still just a student, Noah began his partnership with Physio Network, the leading company for providing education to physiotherapists around the world. He continues to work with Physio Network, where he disseminates the latest research findings to an audience of 200,000+ people. While understanding the significance of staying up to date with the latest scientific research, Noah believes it is even more important to truly listen to and connect with each patient and do whatever it takes to help them achieve their individual goals. Using a combination of exercise therapy, education, and manual therapy, Noah possesses all the necessary tools to help clients return to doing what they love.

In his spare time, Noah enjoys being active and is particularly interested in basketball, working out, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You can often find him watching shows and movies, playing chess, and spending time with his family.

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Samuel Pedlow, BPHED, BScH, MPT

Registered Physiotherapist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Sam Pedlow, BScH, BPHED, MPT

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Physiotherapy is a family affair for me, my mother was a Registered Physiotherapist for 38 years and my sister is currently a practicing Physiotherapist in Ottawa. Some say it was an inevitable career choice for me

But it wasn’t until attending Queen’s University and competing on their Varsity Volleyball team, that a curiosity in movement, capacity development and injury prevention was sparked. At Queens I became innately focused on improving my own performance. It was this focus that led me to competing professionally in the sport of beach volleyball and ultimately towards a career in Physiotherapy.

As a Physiotherapist I strive to be a clinician who helps others be the best version of themselves. A clinician who explores the limits of their own possibilities. And clinician who make a difference in those who are looking to expand their own potential in order to achieve what they previously thought impossible.

In my spare time you can find me enjoying the outdoors with my wife and daughter, exploring in my home gym, or lounging with my two cats George Harrison and Penny Lane

Sam Pedlow, BScH, BPHED, MPT

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Physiotherapy is a family affair for me, my mother was a Registered Physiotherapist for 38 years and my sister is currently a practicing Physiotherapist in Ottawa. Some say it was an inevitable career choice for me

But it wasn’t until attending Queen’s University and competing on their Varsity Volleyball team, that a curiosity in movement, capacity development and injury prevention was sparked. At Queens I became innately focused on improving my own performance. It was this focus that led me to competing professionally in the sport of beach volleyball and ultimately towards a career in Physiotherapy.

As a Physiotherapist I strive to be a clinician who helps others be the best version of themselves. A clinician who explores the limits of their own possibilities. And clinician who make a difference in those who are looking to expand their own potential in order to achieve what they previously thought impossible.

In my spare time you can find me enjoying the outdoors with my wife and daughter, exploring in my home gym, or lounging with my two cats George Harrison and Penny Lane

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Bobby King, MPT, BSc

Registered Physiotherapist

Adam Velji MscPT, BScKin, RKin

Adam Velji MscPT, BScKin, RKin
Physiotherapist

Adam completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with Honours at the University of Waterloo and shortly after obtained his license to become a kinesiologist. Adam then successfully earned his Master’s of Physiotherapy degree with Distinction from Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England. During his time in the United Kingdom, Adam was a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with the National Health Services. He worked with diverse clientele, helping patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals and improve their quality of life. Adam prioritizes a dual approach to treatment. He values collaboration with patients by listening and validating patients concerns as well as he encourages individuals to communicate their expectations from treatment. He then uses his clinical skills, competence and experience to educate patients and create specific interventions that are tailored to the patient’s goals. Lastly, when working with patients, it is important to Adam to provide a safe space by encouraging questions, honesty, and openness to ensure individuals feel comfortable advocating for their needs.
 
Adam, being involved in competitive soccer and hockey for 15 years understands the importance of effective rehabilitation as well as the physical and psychological factors that influence pain and healing. Outside the clinic, Adam enjoys keeping active through weightlifting and most recently, running. Adam looks forward to meeting you in the clinic and helping you on your journey back to full prosperous health.

Bobby King, MPT, BSc

Physiotherapy Resident

Bobby obtained his Master of Physical Therapy from Western University and Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph.

During his time at the University of Guelph, Bobby developed an interest in anatomy and rehab through his work with the Human Anatomy Lab, where he delivered educational workshops to high school students and medical professionals; and through his research project, where he investigated the potential utility of blood flow restriction and electrical muscle stimulation in preventing muscle atrophy during immobilization.

As a former competitive distance runner, rep soccer player (for East York United) and current recreational athlete, Bobby is familiar with the physical demands of various sports and has experienced his fair share of injuries. Between his personal experiences with injury and clinical experience managing various conditions across different settings, Bobby is well-equipped to help his patients navigate the mental and physical challenges associated with pain and injury. He uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy and education to help patients achieve their goals and return to the activities they enjoy.

In his spare time, Bobby enjoys spending time with friends and cheering on Toronto-based sports teams. He also enjoys trail running, working out, playing soccer and recently, started playing disc golf.

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Jesse Schmid, MSc. PT, BSc. CSCS, Kin.

Registered Physiotherapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sam Pedlow, BScH, BPHED, MPT

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Physiotherapy is a family affair for me, my mother was a Registered Physiotherapist for 38 years and my sister is currently a practicing Physiotherapist in Ottawa. Some say it was an inevitable career choice for me

But it wasn’t until attending Queen’s University and competing on their Varsity Volleyball team, that a curiosity in movement, capacity development and injury prevention was sparked. At Queens I became innately focused on improving my own performance. It was this focus that led me to competing professionally in the sport of beach volleyball and ultimately towards a career in Physiotherapy.

As a Physiotherapist I strive to be a clinician who helps others be the best version of themselves. A clinician who explores the limits of their own possibilities. And clinician who make a difference in those who are looking to expand their own potential in order to achieve what they previously thought impossible.

In my spare time you can find me enjoying the outdoors with my wife and daughter, exploring in my home gym, or lounging with my two cats George Harrison and Penny Lane

Jesse Schmid, MSc. PT, BSc. Kin.

Jesse Schmid, MSc. PT, BSc. Kin.

Jesse completed his Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, where he spent two years as a student strength and conditioning coach with their varsity sport teams. This experience provided Jesse with an in-depth understanding of athletic performance and rehabilitation and sparked his interest in pursuing a career in physiotherapy. Shortly after, Jesse graduated from Queen's University with a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy.

New to Toronto, Jesse is excited to join the team and have the opportunity to help clients in achieving their health and wellness goals. Jesse’s treatment approach combines education, manual therapy, and exercise to offer a well-rounded and personalized plan for each patient. In addition, Jesse is committed to continuous improvement and looks forward to enhancing their skills through ongoing education, including manual therapy and dry needling courses.

Outside of the clinic, Jesse enjoys spending quality time outdoors, working out, and engaging in sports such as hockey and golf.

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Dr.Tony Diab, DC,BSc (Hons)

Chiropractor

Dr. Tony Diab

Dr. Tony (aka @The5amdoc) is a chiropractor at Push Pounds Sports Medicine. Although there are many ideas of what chiropractors can do, he believes his role is to show YOU what you can do for yourself. He takes a personalized approach to your recovery and makes sure you understand every step of your journey. He does not believe in any cookie-cutter approach and ensures your plan will be tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.

Dr. Tony completed his BSc in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in his hometown of Halifax. Afterwards, he completed his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. There he completed extensive courses in manual therapy and earned his doctorate. He furthered his manual skills by becoming certified in Neurofunctional Acupuncture through McMaster University and is also a certified mobility specialist (FRCms®).

In addition to his practice, he is currently a part of the teaching faculty at CMCC, helping shape the minds of future chiropractors. He has been invited to speak on various platforms such as webinars, podcasts and live events to advocate for the profession and discuss his personal approach to health care.

On a personal note, Dr. Tony has devoted beginning each morning with a workout, hence his dedicated branding; the 5am doc. He believes starting your day with something for yourself is the key to making sure each day is productive. In his free time, he enjoys reading, working out and spending time with his wife Carmen and their twin boys, Vincent and Noah.

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Jason Xi, MSc.PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Jason Xi

Physiotherapy Resident

Jason completed his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto after receiving a Bachelor of Medical Sciences Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Having engaged in a wide array of sports, ranging from snowboarding to volleyball, and having previously worked as a personal trainer, Jason has always had a passion for movement.

Jason's professional journey includes diverse experiences working with a wide range of clients. He has provided care to patients in challenging environments, including the Lung transplant ward at Toronto General Hospital and the Critical Care Neurovascular Unit at Sunnybrook. He has also worked with high-performing athletes such as the Richmond Hill Soccer Club, one of the premier teams in the Ontario Player Development League. These diverse experiences have honed his skills and knowledge in the field of physiotherapy. Beyond the clinic, Jason is an avid outdoors enthusiast and is always eager to try new foods.

His compassionate and caring nature shines through in his approach to patient care, and when combined with his knowledge and experience, make him well-equipped to help guide you on your journey to better and pain-free movement.

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Jessica Nghiem, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica Nghiem, RMT 

Jessica Nghiem, RMT 
Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica has been practicing massage therapy since 2017. She graduated from Everest College and she’s part of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario.

Jessica has gained experience and knowledge by working in different clinics and spas. The types of patients she treated were neurological, seniors, athletes, sedentary lifestyle, prenatal, postnatal, motor vehicle accidents, mental illness and pediatrics. She enjoys working along side other health practitioners to develop a great treatment plan for her patients.

Jessica enjoys learning different massage techniques to use in her practice. Some of the techniques that she often uses include Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial, cupping, trigger point therapy and stretch therapy.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys watching football, working out, spending time with family and friends.

 
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David London, PT, MScPT, HBSc, RYT-200

Registered Physiotherapist

David London, PT, MScPT, HBSc, RYT-200

David London, PT, MScPT, HBSc, RYT-200
Registered Physiotherapist

David London dedication to promoting holistic health and fitness is evident in his passion for teaching individuals how to move pain-free and integrating movement into their routines. He emphasizes a holistic and sustainable approach to patient care, focusing on the individual rather than just addressing symptoms.

David's journey in the world of health and fitness began in high school when he joined the Ultimate Frisbee team at Northern Secondary School, achieving a remarkable 3x city championship. He continued his athletic pursuits by playing varsity level Ultimate Frisbee at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, showcasing his commitment to sports and excellence as an offensive line handler.

In addition to Ultimate Frisbee, David is an avid soccer player and a devoted fan of Juventus FC. His engagement in soccer goes beyond personal enjoyment, as he spends his free time watching highlights, performing drills, and coaching athletes, reflecting his commitment to personal and community well-being.

David's interest in human movement and performance deepened after sustaining musculoskeletal injuries during his athletic career. This led him to pursue higher education, earning a Bachelor of Nutritional Science at the University of Toronto and a Master of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. As a Registered Physiotherapist, David brings a diverse skill set, including certifications as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and Certified Online Trainer (OTC), Neurofunctional Acupuncture Provider. His incorporation of yoga into his practice highlights his comprehensive approach to improving physical health, posture, mindfulness, and overall quality of life.

Currently serving as a Registered Physiotherapist, David London continues to channel his passion for holistic health into practical patient care. His journey, marked by personal experiences, academic achievements, and a commitment to ongoing learning, positions him as a dedicated and registered professional in the field of sports medicine physiotherapy.

 
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Wesley Lai, PT, MScPT, MSc(Genetics), BMSc(Physiology)

Registered Physiotherapist

Wesley Lai, PT, MScPT, MSc(Genetics), BMSc(Physiology)

  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Hand Therapist
  • Special Focus in Upper
  • Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Neurofunctional Sports
  • Performance Practitioner

In 2024, Wesley moved to Push Pounds Sports Medicine after working for over 5 years at another Downtown Toronto clinic. Over the last five years, Wesley refined his skills in rehabilitating hand and upper extremity injuries. He works collaboratively with prominent sports medicine doctors, hand specialists and surgeons, rheumatologists, and family physicians in Toronto and the U.S., and regularly works with national and international athletes and performers.

Wesley developed his special interest in hand and upper extremity therapy during his days working in Ottawa, ON. There, he collaborated with some of Ottawa’s top hand surgeons. He also collaborated with an affiliate sports medicine doctor of the Ottawa Senators. From this, he gained valuable experience in successfully treating complex injuries of the spine (low back, neck, and thorax).

A scholar at heart, Wesley has completed numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, contemporary medical acupuncture, soft tissue release, neuro-proprioceptive taping, and hand therapy. He obtained his Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner Certification through the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Advanced Program.

Wesley has experience treating people of all athletic ability, and regardless of their abilities, will meet all his clients with empathy, compassion, patience, and honesty. He prides himself in being able to connect with clients on a personal level and views his relationship with clients as a therapeutic alliance, where he listens to you, understands your views, and diligently works with you to achieve your goals.

Wesley enjoys rock climbing (bouldering and top roping), hiking with his dog, camping, running, reading, and woodworking.

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Alonzo Roxx Thornhill

Performance Director
@ipushpounds

Dr. Sheniz Eryuzlu, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med.

Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr. Eryuzlu completed her medical degree at McMaster University. She then completed both her residency and her Sport and Exercise Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto. During her fellowship, she had the privilege to train with exceptional mentors including the team physicians and surgeons for the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Marlies, and National Ballet of Canada. Dr. Eryuzlu works as a team Sport and Exercise Medicine doctor with the Scarborough Shooting Stars. She has previously also worked as team physician for the University of Toronto Women’s Varsity Volleyball team, and she has additionally provided medical event coverage for World Synchronized Skating Championships, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Championship, and various University of Toronto Varsity sports games.

Dr. Eryuzlu is passionate about helping her patients maintain a healthy active lifestyle. She works with every individual based on their goals, whether that’s optimizing athletic performance, function, and/or quality of life. She enjoys caring for people of every age group, at all levels of physical activity, including recreational to elite and professional athletes. She treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and conditions such as ACL and meniscal tears, tendon injuries, frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, and stress fractures. She also manages sport concussions. She utilizes a comprehensive and multimodal approach to treatments including prescribing appropriate exercise and physiotherapy, braces, medications, and using cortisone, hyaluronic acid, PRP, and nSTRIDE ultrasound-guided injections when indicated.

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Stephanie Small, PhD(Candidate), RD

Registered Dietitian

Stephanie Small, PhD(Candidate), RD

Registered Dietitian (U.S. and Canada)
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (Florida, Ontario, Alberta)
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer and Behavioral Change Specialist

Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Dietetics from Florida State University. Stephanie further pursued her career as a Performance Dietitian by attaining her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition Dietetic Internship at Florida State University. Stephanie has a special interest in performance, sports supplements, and carbohydrate metabolism. Where she has been able to work at highly accredited sports performance and military research labs across the US and Canada.

Stephanie has had the opportunity to be able to work with a variety of different athletes including NFL, Division 1 College Football, soccer, cross country, rugby, marathoners, triathletes, and military personnel. Stephanie utilizes a client-centred, evidence-based approach to address individual athletes’ needs and works alongside the medical team to ensure optimal performance, recovery, and health of an athlete.

Stephanie continues to expand her career in research by working towards her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto focusing on carbohydrate metabolism and muscle physiology in oncology care. Outside of the clinic, Stephanie enjoys long runs, powerlifting, trying new foods, spending time on the water, or diving into a good book.

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Dr. Honey Mzadeh

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) PHD - Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology

Dr. Honey Mzadeh, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) PHD - Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology

Dr. Honey is an accomplished professional with a strong foundation in the field of kinesiology and health science. She holds a PhD in cardiovascular exercise physiology from York University, where she focused on the effects of short-term physical activity programs on microcirculation. With a Master's degree that examined motor development, as well as a Bachelor of Science with specialized honours in kinesiology and health science. Currently an adjunct professor at York University, Dr. Honey’s dedication to education is evident in her teaching of multiple kinesiology undergraduate courses.

Dr. Honey’s comprehensive experience encompasses a diverse range fitness and metabolic testing, including VO2max assessments on various populations such as firefighters, police officers, and VO2 field testing on children as young as 6 years old.

Passionate about promoting longevity and healthy active living, Dr. Honey firmly believes that VO2max testing stands as a pivotal quantitative value to gauge cardiorespiratory fitness. She recognizes that while lifespan is significant, enhancing health span holds equal value. Dr. Honey's motivating approach extends beyond the classroom. Her aspiration is to empower individuals on their wellness journeys by offering RMR and VO2max tests that provide critical insights into their health and fitness regimens.

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Kris Robertson MSc(c) CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Kris Robertson MSc(c), CSCS Strength & Conditioning Coach

Kris Robertson specializes in providing tailored educational resources and training to both athletes and the general population, empowering individuals to reach their utmost potential. His background includes serving as the Head Coach of Strength and Conditioning at Simon Fraser University, overseeing the physical development of 17 diverse varsity teams. He has also contributed his expertise as the Strength & Conditioning coach for Canada’s Senior Women’s National 15’s team and the Women’s Rugby Canada Development Academy, as well as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

With a broad spectrum of athletes under his guidance, ranging from swimming to basketball, judo, and soccer, Kris brings extensive experience to the table. Moreover, he possesses a deep understanding of rehabilitation, particularly in addressing shoulder, ACL, Achilles, and various soft tissue injuries. Despite his own athletic career in the CFL being cut short by a knee injury, Kris remains dedicated to his craft. He holds a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and has completed his Masters of Exercise Science at Edith Cowan University.