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Mariana Paz
Physiotherapist

Mariana received her Honours B.A. at the University of Toronto and her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Since graduating from Queen’s in 2011, Mariana’s post-graduate studies include The McKenzie Method- Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Post- Concussion Management, Acupuncture, Kinesiotaping, and Chronic Pain Management.

Mariana received her Honours B.A. at the University of Toronto and her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Since graduating from Queen’s in 2011, Mariana’s post-graduate studies include The McKenzie Method- Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Post- Concussion Management, Acupuncture, Kinesiotaping, and Chronic Pain Management.

Mariana’s clinical experience ranges from treating simple acute injuries to complex and chronic injuries and conditions. Her approach is accurate diagnosing of orthopedic conditions, hands-on treatment and developing active treatment programs. Mariana strives to expertly manage and prevent injuries through mechanical medicine and active rehabilitation. Mariana has great success in resolving lower back and neck injuries as well as rotator cuff and meniscal injuries. Mariana aims to provide her long-term solutions for their joint pain.

Amir Kazemi
Manual Osteopath, DO, DOMP
Kendra Sheppard
Certified Athletic Therapist

Kendra believes that education and exercise are major components to achieve ones rehab goals for a healthier lifestyle. Kendra provides excellent hands-on care and makes ‘feeling better’ an exciting journey to overall better health. Kendra is also a Certified First Responder and bracing technician, specializing in custom bracing.
As an Athletic Therapist, her skills include ART (soft tissue release), Advanced joint mobilizations, exercise prescription and massage.

Kendra is a Certified Athletic Therapist who graduated from Limestone University in Gaffney, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (with honours) along with a minor in Biology. Kendra played four years of NCAA DII lacrosse while obtaining her degree, bringing home three conference championships and an NCAA National Tournament appearance. During her time at Limestone, Kendra had the opportunity to work with many sports teams at the high school, university and professional level. Following graduation, Kendra gained valuable experience in physiotherapy clinics with various workplaces and motor vehicle accident injuries along with every-day sprain and strains experienced by the recreational athlete in the community.

On her off days, Kendra coaches women’s lacrosse and stays active by hiking, mountain biking, and rollerblading.

Melina Bisogni
Manual Osteopath

Melina enjoys working with seniors and helping them enjoy their retirement with the freedom of mobility and strength. She always makes her clients laugh and focuses on helping her them reach their strength and flexibility goals! 

 

Melina has a great deal of experience with ACL pre and post surgery, meniscus injuries, sprained Ankles, Plantar Fasciitis, Muscle Strains/Tears, and Rotator Cuff Strains/Impingements that are common in the athletic population and weekend warrior. Melina loves to use Manual Therapy skills, Mobilizations, and a stimulating strength programming to treat shoulder pain, elbow pain such as tennis elbow. She also has great success with common knee injuries from sports strains, work strains, and arthritis.

Melina has worked both in clinical and field settings. Clinical settings include organizations such as Humber Hospital rehabilitation. Sports teams include Ryerson’s volleyball and ice hockey teams, University of Toronto’s soccer and volleyball teams, and York University’s Soccer team. Melina has attended Ontario University Athletics finals and Nationals multiple times. She volunteered with the Canadians Women Hockey League in 2016.

Melina earned a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences along with Athletic Therapy at York University in 2020. Melina is a certified personal trainer and aquafitness instructor.

In her spare time, she loves to play soccer, swim, travel, and spend time with family, and friends.
Stacey Connell
Certified Athletic Therapist

Stacey graduated with High Honors from Sheridan College in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy. In the same year she successfully challenged the national exam and became a Certified Athletic Therapist.

Stacey graduated with High Honors from Sheridan College in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy. In the same year she successfully challenged the national exam and became a Certified Athletic Therapist.

Stacey has worked with athletes from the University of Toronto, St Michaels College School and Woodbine Racetrack providing on-field assessments, acute injury treatment, prophylactic taping, and emergency first responder services for a variety of sports including volleyball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, hockey, field hockey, football and horse racing.

In terms of clinical experience, Stacey has enjoyed treating a variety of clientele of all ages and abilities during her time at the McIntosh Sports Medicine Clinic, Be In Motion Physiotherapy, Centre for Sports and Recreation Medicine and Rosedale Wellness Centre.

Within her treatment sessions Stacey likes to blend a combination of manual therapy; which includes soft tissue work, joint mobilization and therapist assisted stretching, with exercise therapy; focusing on core stability and functional strength elements that translate into everyday life. Her goal is to help patients to achieve their rehab and fitness goals with a sense of enjoyment and levity.

Svetlana Fridlyand
Registered Massage Therapist
Svetlana Fridlyand is a registered massage therapist (RMT) and long time member of the RMTAO. She has been treating patients in the Greater Toronto Area since graduating from Kikawa College in 1996.
Svetlana enjoys helping people with:
Neck and shoulder tension through relaxing swedish and deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy.
Limb swelling from lymphatic insufficiency or vericose veins in the legs. Lymphatic massage provides significant and noticeable affects
Whiplash injury through gentle mobilization of all the muscles in the neck
Sandean Granston
Registered Kinesiologist and Yoga Instructor
A passion rooted in physical health and mental wellness is what drives Sandean, a Kinesiology and Psychology Bachelor’s of Health Science Graduate from The University of Western Ontario. She is a Kinesiologist, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Trainer and a Registered 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.
Sandean’s goal is to efficiently provide tools for individuals to strengthen and condition their body while maintaining safe spinal alignment and breathing awareness. Sandean believes that a combination of proper breathing techniques while practicing physical exercises to engage the body in strength and conditioning provides a safe and grounding place to perform rehabilitation.
 
Sandean has gained hands-on experience as a sports yoga coach working with soccer, basketball, volleyball as well as track and field athletes for Western University Mustang Sports, Grassroots Canada, Crestwood Preparatory College and PureSkills Athletics. These sessions were tailored for athletic recovery and repair through various yoga postures and sequences. She has worked in the clinical setting as a Kinesiologist and Exercise Therapist, providing weekly rehabilitation for individuals with Lower Back and Shoulder discomfort, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Tears, Meniscus Tears, Knee and Hip Replacement Rehabilitation, Sports Rehabilitation, Stroke, Parkinson’s and Neuropathy. Sandean loves working with populations who wish to become more physically active and aims to incorporate a blend of joint mobilizations, breathing techniques and physical exercises in a way that can become a lifestyle to recovery.

In her leisure time Sandean loves to practice yoga, play badminton, explore new cultures and listen to audiobooks.