Staff

Venkata Patnala PT

Registered Physiotherapist

MPT(Ortho), Cert MDT, CGIMS(UBC), BSPTS (Schroth Scoliosis Therapist), COMPT, MCPA.

Venkata Patnala has developed a passion for helping people who suffer from all manner musculoskeletal injuries or conditions, with a special interest in neck, shoulders, hands, back, and knees, as well as treating Concussion.

Venkata believes that finding the root of the problem is the key to relieving the symptoms experienced by his patients, rather than simply masking the symptoms with medications, or providing treatment with only short-term benefits. This approach requires understanding his patients individually and applying an appropriate treatment intervention after a thorough assessment process. Using this individualized approach, Venkata can achieve results leading to significant improvement in symptoms for most musculoskeletal injuries.

With the skills acquired throughout this period, Venkata has helped countless clients and patients with their goals of living a pain-free, active, and full life. He guarantees that his patients will receive the highest quality and highest evidenced level of care, now and into the future.

With the experience of over 16 years, Venkata has received advanced training in manual therapy and he is a certified Mckenzie Therapist (CertMDT). He completed his Master of physiotherapy in Orthopedics in India in 2009 and he is a certified Manual therapist from the Institute of therapeutic sciences, Michigan (USA), certified GUNN IMS ( Dry needling) from UBC, Canada, Certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapist(BSPTS), and also he has taken courses on Concussion, Vestibular rehabilitation, Acupuncture Certification ( McMaster University), TMJ certification, Advanced shoulder specialty, Mulligan Concept, Advanced manual therapy courses Level 2 and K taping certification

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Bhawna Sabhlok

Resident Physiotherapist

MPT (Ortho), BPT, MBA (HCS), MIAP

Bhawna is an internationally trained physiotherapist with 16 years of experience in Musculoskeletal Disorders. She has taken up several continuing education courses to keep herself updated to the recent trend in treatments. She believes in incorporating evidence-based research in her practice and thoroughly assesses the client to find out the real cause of problem to optimize the therapy outcomes. She is experienced in treating a variety of patients with spinal dysfunctions, shoulder impairments, arthritic conditions, ligament injuries, post-surgical limitations.

Fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi, Bhawna’s approach is customized to each patient’s needs. She is committed to providing quality, individualized care to assist patients in achieving their goals and returning to their everyday activities. Her treatment style consists of hands-on therapy by intervening with what the patient is unable to do by themselves and educating the patient in self-care including exercise, self-corrective techniques, posture and body mechanics and education to support patients on their road to recovery.

Bhawna graduated in 2005, Bachelors in Physiotherapy and has Master in Physiotherapy – Orthopaedics (2007), from CCS University Meerut. She has an MBA in Health Care Services (2009) from Sikkim Manipal University and is additionally licensed as PT in Michigan, US. Bhawna has extensively worked in a variety of clinical setups including an orthopaedics outpatient setting, Multispeciality Hospitals, and paediatric rehabilitation centre.

Bhawna lives with her husband and son. In her free time, she likes to travel with her family. She loves to explore new cultures and cuisines.

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Dr. Sajjad Iqbal DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Sajjad Iqbal graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010.

As an avid believer in lifelong learning. He obtained Medical Acupuncture training from McMaster University and is a certified Garston® technique provider. His special interest in sports injuries has led him to become a certified Complete Concussion Management provider.

Dr. Iqbal is extremely passionate in the pursuit of patient-centered, evidenced-based MSK care. He administers integrated therapy to provide safe, effective care for pain management, post-surgical rehabilitation, and functional training.

Every patient under his care undergoes a comprehensive assessment, with a plan of management program specific to their condition, needs, and preferences. His primary goal is to empower patients to experience their optimal health performance through personalized care in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Dr. Iqbal is a sports enthusiast and long-suffering fan of all Toronto sports teams until recently the 2019 Raptors satisfied some of his hunger. He enjoys a very active lifestyle outside of work.

Dr. Sajjad Iqbal specializes in:

  • Sports Injury
  • Concussion Protocols/Management
  • Soft-tissue Mobilizations
  • Preventative Wellness Care
  • Sleep Hygiene, Nutrition, Mindfulness

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Hurong Yu, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner

Hurong (Helen) is a passionate and reliable person. Because of her Western medicine background, she can better understand the client’s situation and follow the principle of Chinese medicine to deal with the overall balance of the human body better.

Helen Got her bachelor’s degree in medicine at Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China in 1995. Shanghai Medical University is one of the top Western Medicine schools in China. She got her Ph.D. degree at Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 2012. After she moved to Canada, she studied TCM acupuncture at the Georgian College and is now a Registered acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). To gain unique experience in treating patients, since the year 2018, she becomes an apprentice of Dr. LU, Lihuan, who is a famous inheritor of “Lu’s Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy”, which is national’s and Shanghai’s intangible cultural heritage. She continues to keep further academic learning and practicing.

Helen’s areas of interest are gastrointestinal disorder, women’s conditions such as PMS, infertility, menopause, menstrual cramps, and weight control; eye disorders such as dry eye, myopia, macular degeneration; mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia; other conditions treated include any kinds of pain conditions.

During her treatments she is not only limited to acupuncture, she adopts multiple modalities including cupping, tui-na massage, acupressure, and gua sha according to the situation of patients. Her main goal is to use the TCM principle to help the clients to live in a healthy and happy manner.

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Alfia Chamsoutdinova

Registered Massage therapist

RMT

Alfia has over 12 years experience as a Registered Massage Therapist attending ICT Kikkawa College. She has been actively working in health care field treating a variety of conditions. Her techniques involve Swedish and deep tissue massage, Alfia is able to draw on her background as a medical professional as well as her passion for health to offer her clientele a personalized and exceptional experience. Alfia has experience treating pregnant women, MVA clients, children and the elderly. Her focus is help people to have a healthy and balanced life.

In her spare time, Alfia enjoys hiking, cycling and paddle boarding

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