Darryl graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Physiology in 1999. He then continued his studies at the University of Toronto and graduated with a bachelor\’s degree in physical therapy. In 2005 Darryl completed both his Intermediate Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has continued his post graduate training with courses in exercise theory, medical acupuncture, advanced spinal manipulation, advanced shoulder rehabilitation techniques, myofascial release and nerve mobilization techniques to name a few. Darryl has been instructing as a senior instructor in post graduate courses as offered through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since. The courses emphasize advanced assessment, manual therapy, spinal and peripheral manipulation and clinical reasoning. In his practice Darryl attempts to blend the use of manual therapy techniques with patient specific exercise programs and education in the treatment of patients with all orthopaedic conditions.
Chris graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology before graduating from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy. Chris continues to pursue post-graduate studies and has successfully challenged his Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Chris has experience in treating a wide variety of conditions using joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, soft tissue techniques, neural mobilizations, client-specific exercise prescription, and acupuncture to help clients achieve their goals. Being an athlete and a dancer himself, Chris is able to draw from his personal experience and takes a special interest in treating clients from these populations.
Peter graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Psychology and Physiology from the University of Toronto and is fluent in Cantonese. Peter is passionate towards lifelong learning and has drawn upon work experiences with other health disciplines as a source of inspiration for advancing his own post graduate training. Combined with being an avid canoeist, beach volleyball player and former U23 Canadian National Dragonboat Team member (with his share of injuries), Peter successfully treats individuals with all orthopaedic conditions. Whether your injuries are the result of joint problems, muscle imbalances, poor movement patterns or you are looking to start exercising to improve your health Peter\\\’s experience and knowledge will guide you towards your goals.
Mark graduated from University of Toronto in 1999 with a background in molecular biology & immunology. He had subsequently obtained Masters in Physical Therapy in 2005 through advanced standing option from the same university.
Mark has extensive experience in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in addition to treating degenerative conditions. He has also been practicing acupuncture for many years and has obtained Certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 2002. He is also a certified GUNN IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) practitioner. He later on obtained Certification in Gokavi Transverse Technique (CGTTP) in Dry Needling. He has received his Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 2002 and subsequently obtained the Advanced Diploma.
Mark’s treatment approach involves using manual therapy techniques to restore various tissue mobility followed by specific exercises to restore function and prevent injury recurrence. Comprehensive education is given to empower the client to maintain and maximize their physical capabilities. Having completed marathons, he also has special interests in running and other endurance sports.
Mark is also a team member in a multi-disciplinary pain clinic in Markham that provides Botox injection for chronic muscle spasm and PRP (Platlet-Rich Plasma) injection for ligamentous instability.
Mark treats patients at Woodbine Physiotherapy.
Nejin Chacko received his bachelor degree in physiotherapy in 1998 and has completed extensive continuing education in manual therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics and acupuncture. He has completed his Masters in Advanced Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy from McMaster University, Hamilton. He also holds a Masters in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise from the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde, UK. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists and a member of Orthopaedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Nejin has been practicing for 20 years and has extensive experience in private practice treating various musculoskeletal conditions, sport injuries, chronic pain, workplace injuries, and motor vehicle accident injuries. Nejin believes that a successful treatment must result in the achievement of an optimal function that is meaningful to the patient. He ensures patient-centered care and values patient education and interactive clinical decision making. Besides his clinical work, Nejin is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, Hamilton where he tutors in the graduate physiotherapy program.
Hermina Kochanski (Vas) graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University receiving an Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Sociology. Hermina has completed her Advanced level certification in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Hermina also continues to take various courses specializing in orthopaedics and neurological rehabilitation. She has completed training in acupuncture at the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). She also has a strong interest and knowledge in anatomy and physiology, having completed several advanced courses in this field and having been a Teaching Assistant at McMaster University for three years. Herminaâ€™s educational background and practical experience give her great success in treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions by incorporating the use of manual therapy techniques, individualized exercise programs, acupuncture and patient education
Lianne is a University of Toronto graduate with over twenty five years of experience in Orthopaedics. She successfully completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2002. She has been practicing acupuncture for many years and obtained Certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 1995 and an Integrated Dry Needling Certificate. Lianne enjoys teaching and is an Acupuncture Demonstrator with the Acupuncture Canada and a registered Instructor with the post-graduate Canadian Orthopaedic Manual Therapy program. She is an adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and has worked with the Musculoskeletal Units of the Physical Therapy program for many years. Devoted to continuing education, Lianne has taken many courses since graduating and enjoys treating a wide range of orthopaedic problems. She uses a variety of treatment approaches including manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, prescriptive exercises and patient education to achieve results. Lianne is self-employed and is currently in clinical practice at Striowski & Associates.
May Liu completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a certificate in Athletic Therapy at York University. She then went to the University of Queensland in Australia and obtained a Masters of Physiotherapy degree and returned to Australia 5 years later and received her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. May has experience working in various settings; in hospitals, on-field with athletes and in a multidisciplinary private practice. As an athlete herself, May has an interest in sports-related injuries. She continues to take a range of continuing education courses to further her knowledge as a physiotherapist.
Tim graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor degree and Honours Specialization in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He then went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in the field of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Tim has developed an exceptional understanding in the assessment and treatment of a vast assortment of orthopaedic injuries and diseases including: knee replacements, hip replacements, chronic low back pain, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis conditions, motor vehicle accidents, work related injuries and the common sports related muscle and ligament sprains / strains. However, Tim’s primary interest is in sports medicine and the recovery from sports-related injuries in which he has had the opportunity to treat a variety of amateur and professional athletes.rnrnAs a physiotherapist, Tim’s primary goal is to help restore, maintain and maximize the function, movement and overall well-being of all his clients. He strongly believes that each individual’s health condition is unique and implements a multi-modal treatment approach tailored to the specific needs of the patient. This may include: manual therapy (joint stabilizations, mobilizations or manipulations), soft tissue treatment, physical therapy modalities (muscle stimulation, IFC, TENS, ultrasound and laser) and developing stretching/strengthening exercise programs.
Tim is always progressing as a therapist and in addition to achieving his FCAMPT designation he is also certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and NKT. He is a registered member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Association of Canada
Courtney completed her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2008. Upon graduation, she began her professional career at Cornerstone Physiotherapy, a multi-location Toronto-based clinic. Courtney values continual learning, and since graduating has become a certified McKenzie therapist (Cert. MDT), completed the McMaster University Acupuncture and Integrated Dry Needling courses and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She also helps facilitate small groups and labs at the University of Toronto Masters of Physiotherapy program.
Krista is a two-time University of Toronto graduate, completing her Bachelor degree in Physical and Health Education in 2010 and her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2013. As a clinician, she enjoys getting people back at what they enjoy doing most and tailoring treatment plans to meet the goals and expectations of the client. Her treatment approaches include utilizing her advanced manual therapy training and exercise prescription. rnrnKrista was a 2015 Toronto medical volunteer for the Pan American games, treating a variety of sports injuries and athletes in the Athletes Village medical centre. She enjoyed the games’ environment and working with fellow professionals in a volunteer capacity. She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Orthopaedic division since 2013. Krista has also co-authored a paper published in the Physiotherapy Canada Journal in 2015.
Joanna Chim graduated from McMaster University Physiotherapy in 2008. She continued her studies in 2013, at the University of Western Ontario MClSc program where she received her Advanced Certificate of Manual and Manipulative therapy (FCAMPT). She has also completed and is certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) through Acupuncture Canada. As a result of all of her training, Joanna believes that providing an individualized treatment is imperative to effectively treat patients.rnrnJoanna has experience working with athletes from all different levels of competition – from the occasional weekend warrior to the elite level athlete. She is particularly interested in working with patients with pelvic/SIJ dysfunction and its associated lower and upper extremity issues. She is a firm believer that in order to truly minimize the recurrence of symptoms, the body should be assessed and treated as a whole in order to identify the true source of the problem.rn
Thomas is a manual physiotherapist with years of postgraduate experience in orthopaedics, sports medicine and manipulative therapy. After graduating from Queen’s University in 1995 he has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He completed a full-time post-graduate program in 1998-99 and received his first diploma from the Canadian Academy in 2000 and he continues as Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education. Thomas also has a keen interest in osteopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, IMS and acupuncture. At the request of physicians in the Thornhill area who were not getting the results with their patients, Thomas opened Physioactive in 1999 with a goal of opening a clinic second to none. Thomas continues to have a thirst for knowledge and he works as a mentor and teacher to other physiotherapists. He continues taking post graduate studies on a part-time basis. Completing the five year Osteopathy Program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2009 has furthered increased Thomas™ knowledge base. It has allowed Thomas to improve results incorporating craniosacral, visceral and other osteopathic techniques into his physiotherapy practice. He has had great success combining a variety of techniques to achieve maximal results with even the most difficult or complex clientele. He incorporates a wide range of techniques including spinal manipulation, myofascial release, spinal stabilization exercises, neural tissue mobilization and needling (IMS & acupuncture). Thomas has also completed his training for intramuscular stimulation (IMS). Having many “tools in his toolbox” allows Thomas to enjoy success treating a variety of ages and conditions. With a growing interest in paediatrics and pre and post natal care Thomas has found great reward in successfully treating children for a variety of conditions.
Experienced Therapist with a focus on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, and Therapeutic Exercise
Ket graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and a Master Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from University of Queensland, Australia in 1998. As a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT), Ket has gained advanced manual skills and extensive experience in the assessment and treatments for cervicogenic headache, Whiplash Disorders, TMJ dysfunction, neck and back conditions, and shoulders injuries. He is also an ISAEC Advanced Practice Provider for Musculoskeletal Low Back Pain. He is the sole owner of Plane Tree Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic since 2000 in Scarborough.
Erdem has been practising physiotherapy since graduating from McGill University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Subsequently, he completed advanced post-graduate training and doctoral studies in orthopaedic physiotherapy. Erdem holds a Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan) and the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Erdem’s clinical focus is on the treatment of pain and movement problems arising from injury, muscle imbalance, and disorders of joint, soft tissue and nerve mobility. Additionally, he has experience and research interests in the use of dry needling for the treatment of muscle pain and dysfunction. Erdem is certified in the Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) technique (www.ubcgunnims.com) and the Gokavi Transverse Technique (www.gokaviacupuncture.com). He also incorporates medical acupuncture into his treatment approach when appropriate. Erdem is well versed in treating individuals with a wide array of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. He especially enjoys helping active individuals, ranging from recreational to elite athletes, return to their sport or improve their performance following injury. A significant portion of Erdem’s practice also involves the physiotherapy management of jaw and facial pain related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. With a passion for teaching, Erdem is a senior instructor in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s post-graduate orthopaedic education system, and serves as a clinical mentor for physiotherapists enrolled in this same program and related examination process. He is also an instructor of the popular Integrated Dry Needling certification course for physiotherapists.