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Dr. Negin Rabi, D.C.
Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Negin Rabi is a licensed chiropractor, acupuncture provider and certified neuro-proprioceptive taping therapist. Dr. Negin graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science; she then went on to complete the 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College. Alongside her professional career, Dr. Negin was trained in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (McMaster University), Rehabilitation Fellowship Level-I, and Work Disability Prevention Program (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College). Dr. Negin has received numerous awards including the Paul Dougherty award for excellence in the services to chiropractic patients and New York chiropractic interns, and the Best Chiropractor by Scarborough Mirror Readers’ Choice contest. Dr. Negin has worked in hospitals, community centres and private clinics as a volunteer, chiropractor and medical director. She is currently the medical director of Altima Wellness Centre. Dr. Negin is a member of the following:

  • Ontario Chiropractic Association
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • College of Chiropractors of Ontario

Dr. Negin describes the journey of her career as follows: “In my undergraduate study, I learned how important the brain and nervous system is in the functioning of every cell, tissue and organ in the body. However, it was in my final year of study that I was introduced to chiropractic and I experienced its benefits personally. That was when I discovered my passion for a career in chiropractic care. As a health care practitioner, I strongly believe in educating my patients in all aspects of health and fitness and enjoy working with them throughout their treatment”.

Dr. Cheshta Bajaj, D.C., R.M.T.
Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Cheshta Bajaj is a licensed chiropractor, acupuncture provider and a registered massage therapist. She holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from CMCC, Certificate in Acupuncture from McMaster University, Diploma in Massage Therapy from RCCMT, and a Bachelor’s degree from York University. Dr. Cheshta promotes optimal health via manipulation of soft tissues, such as muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment and/or rehabilitation of both acute and chronic conditions.  She describes her mission as follows: “I would like to empower individuals of all ages to take control of their own health and well being by providing the necessary tools to do so.” Dr. Cheshta is an active member of the community and a member of the following:

  • Ontario Chiropractic Association
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • College of Chiropractors of Ontario
  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Nisha Kumar, B.Sc., P.T.
Physiotherapist 

Nisha is a Registered Physiotherapist with extensive experience in providing physical therapy, rehabilitation, athletic and geriatric care. Nisha uses combination of manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription, in addition to advanced rehabilitation equipment to provide an individualized program to her patients. Nisha’s treatment philosophy involves treating the body holistically and determining the underlying problem causing dysfunction in order to treat the root cause. She is an active member of the following:

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Ontario Physiotherapy Association
  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Poonam Sisodia. B.Sc., P.T.
Physiotherapist 

Poonam is a Registered Physiotherapist with several years of experience in Neuromusculoskeletal, Manual Therapy, Pulmonary and Cardiac rehabilitation. She is also trained to provide kinesio taping, acupuncture and dry needling. Poonam has worked in variety of settings including private and public clinics, major hospitals and rehab centres. Poonam holds Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy  and is a member of the following:

  • Ontario Physiotherapy Association
  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Angela Garrett, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist & Reiki Provider

Angela is a registered Massage Therapist and Reiki provider with more than eight years of experience. Angela’s clinical experience has helped many people in a variety of ways.  Some of her clinical focus includes stress reduction, decreasing the severity and frequency of headaches, improving mobility, reducing insomnia, and pain management.  Angela develops individualized treatment plans, performs clinical assessments such as orthopaedic and neurological testing, and creates self-care plans for clients.  In January 2012, Angela added a new modality into her massage therapy practice; she obtained certification for Reiki level 1. Reiki is a form of meditation that is used to treat physical and mental ailments. Angela is a member of the following:

  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Angela describes the journey of her career as follows: “I grew up in Barrie Ontario. My love for life has led me to achieving goals that many others only dream of. One of my most notable achievements was winning a full national scholarship for the Massage Therapy Program at Centennial College, Toronto. As an active member of the community I derive deep satisfaction from helping others, naturally leading me to a career in healthcare. Noticing changes and improvements in my clients is a part of my job that I find particularly satisfying. When I’m not working as a massage therapist, I am helping tutor massage students.  I assisted in the understanding of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, Massage Theory, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, Healthcare Bi-laws and Therapeutic Relationships.”

Hilary (Zhi) Chen, B.Sc., R.M.T., R.TCMP
Registered Massage Therapist & Licensed Acupuncturist

Hilary is a Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist with many years of experience in health care. Hilary holds a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) degree from University of Toronto and a Doctor of Medicine from Peking University in China. Hilary is very knowledgeable in musculoskeletal disorders and prevention of diseases through the corrective manipulation techniques. In her practice, Hilary offers diversified treatment options, such as manipulations, acupuncture and soft-tissue techniques. Hilary is a member of the following:

  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
  • College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario
Warren Biller, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist & Acupuncture Provider

Warren is a Registered Massage Therapist with more than 15 years of experience in the field. Warren has studied science at University of Waterloo and Acupuncture at McMaster University. He customizes his treatments for individual needs and often includes passive stretching during the session. He is also experienced in deep tissue massage, Trigenics and reflexology. Warren is a member of the following:

  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Melissa Ku, B.Sc., R.Kin.
Registered Kinesiologist

Melissa is a Registered Kinesiologist with up-to-date knowledge and hands on experience. Melissa holds a Bachelor of  Kinesiology degree from University of Toronto. She has worked as a personal trainer and kinesiologist in variety of settings including community centres, physiotherapy clinics and fitness centres. Melissa is a member of the following:

  • College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
John Bocti, M.Sc., R.Kin.
Registered Kinesiologist

John is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Personal Trainer Fitness Consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from University of British Columbia, and Masters of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from University of Western Ontario. John has worked as a personal trainer and kinesiologist in variety of settings including community centres and fitness centres. John is a member of the following:

  • College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology
Derek Chung, B.Sc., R.Kin.
Registered Kinesiologist; Office Admin

Derek is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Coach. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from York University. Derek has worked as a physiotherapist assistant, health educator and youth volleyball coach. He is extensively involved in both clinical and administration parts of the clinic. Derek is a member of the following:

  • College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
Sanaz Baradaran, B.Ed, M.Sc., R.D.
Registered Dietitian

As a Registered Dietitian, Sanaz is a uniquely trained food and nutrition expert that specializes in translating health information into practical solutions for both individuals and groups. After completing her Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University, she completed her dietetic internship at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, followed by variety of positions at public and private settings. Sanaz also holds a Bachelors degree in Education, and Masters degree is Kinesiology. She has experience working with different patient populations, including individuals requiring nutrition counseling for weight management, eating disorders, and chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and renal diseases. Sanaz is a member of the following:

  • College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Dietitians of Canada
Vincent Ku, B.Sc., D.Chiropody
Registered Chiropodist

Vincent Ku completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Biomechanics. It was here where he studied fundamental concepts and processes of orthopaedic bioengineering including biomaterials, joint tribology, prosthesis design and joint replacement implants. Recognizing his interests in biomechanics he then completed his graduate studies in Podiatric Medicine at The Michener Institute. His previous experiences include rotations at St.Michael’s Wound Clinic, Toronto General Hyperbarics, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Erin Mills Podiatry. Vincent is registered with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario with prescribing rights and surgical training. He is a caring and compassionate practitioner that has a deep interest in his patients’ well-being and strives to help patients function at their highest potential. He has a passion for delivering podiatric medical care to patients that emphasizes health education and preventative treatments. Vincent is a member of the following:

  • Ontario College of Chiropodists
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Professional Wound Care Association
Navjot 
Office Manager

Navjot is a caring and active member of our team. She manages the administration team at Altima Wellness Centre, and ensures patients have a great experience at our clinic. Navjot holds a diploma in fitness and health promotion along with a bachelor of physiotherapy.

Michelle 
Office Admin

Michelle is known for her positive attitude and smile when greeting patients. She is a valuable member of our administration team that works hard to provide the best service to patients. Michelle is currently completing her study at York University.

 

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