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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Dr. Albert Varela, DC

Licensed Chiropractor and Manual Osteopath Practitioner

Dr. Varela is a board certified Chiropractor and Manual Osteopathic practitioner, specializing in neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Varela graduated from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois with Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees in Human Biology, as well as a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Varela earned his Bachelor of Science Kinesiology (Honours) degree from York University. He received his acupuncture certificate from the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University. Dr. Varela also graduated with top honours from the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Varela has many years of clinical experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has treated a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints ranging from sports injuries and rehabilitation to geriatric injuries. His treatment focus is hands-on care including; chiropractic manipulation and osteopathic mobilization of the spine and/or extremities, spinal decompression, soft tissue release/therapy, acupuncture, custom orthotics, nasal release technique and necessary electro-modalities. Dr. Varela is committed to personally connecting with the patient as a whole person and developing a personalized treatment plan to address each patient’s unique needs.

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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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Kinley Dorji

Resident Physiotherapist

MSc Rehab, BPT

Kinley is passionate about empowering his patients and patient centered care. He takes the time to explain, discuss and ensure his patient is involved in every step of their care plan. Kinley completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Rajiv Ghandi University of Health Sciences, India, and his Master of Science in Rehabilitation at McMaster University, where he received a Program Excellence Award.

Before moving to Canada, he has worked as physiotherapist in Bhutan for more than seven years in multidisciplinary settings such as outpatient clinic, hospitals, sports organisations, and rehabilitation settings. His practice is guided by Evidence Based Practice, and he believes in continuous learning and education. Outside of the clinic, Kinley loves listening to podcasts and playing traditional Bhutanese archery.

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Carren Pereira



Carren has a Master's in Physiotherapy specializing in musculoskeletal and sports disorders from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. Carren has over 4 years of rich and diverse work experience in different clinical settings and with various populations in different countries. So far, she has undertaken McKenzie, Mulligan, Concussion management, and Pelvic Floor courses and it does not end there. She believes in constantly updating her knowledge by doing new courses to learn new techniques that can help people heal faster. Using an evidence-based treatment approach along with the experience of seeing different cases over the years has helped her get good outcomes for her patients.

Outside work, Carren loves spending time with family and reading fiction novels.

Shiwani Sunar

Physiotherapy Assistant and Clinic Admin

Meet Shiwani, a dedicated Physiotherapy Assistant with a diverse background in the field of healthcare. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy, Shiwani began their professional journey as a Physiotherapist in Nepal, where she honed her skills and gained valuable experience over one year.

Eager to expand their expertise and contribute to the healthcare administration realm, Shiwani pursued a Post-Graduate degree in Health Care Administration and Human Resource Management. This additional qualification equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of managing healthcare services and human resources within the industry.

Driven by a passion for patient care and rehabilitation, she later ventured into Canada, where they transitioned into the role of a Physiotherapy Assistant and Clinic administration. Over two years in Canada, Shiwani seamlessly integrated their international experience with the local healthcare system, providing crucial support to physiotherapists and ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

With a unique blend of hands-on clinical experience, administrative know-how, and a multicultural perspective, Shiwani stands as a valuable asset in the field of physiotherapy. Their commitment to enhancing the well-being of individuals through a holistic approach makes them a compassionate and skilled professional in the realm of healthcare.

Seema Upadhyay

Clinic Admin, and Patient Care Coordinator

Seema has a post-graduation in HR and Office Administration from the College of Delhi University, India. A seasoned professional with 12+ years of experience in HR, Customer Service Management, Administrative Assistance, and Customer Relationship and Service Operations. She loves to implement new processes and service standards for continuous organizational growth. She has multi-regional experience including India, APAC, USA, and Europe. She strongly believes in putting “people first” and for her customer service shouldn’t be just a department, it should be the entire company. She always looks forward to the opportunity to help people in her profession as well as her personal life.

Apart from being a full-time professional. She is also a ZUMBA cum Aerobics professional. Her hobbies are dancing, watching movies, and reading.