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About MCI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

MCI Physiotherapy clinics provide patients in Ontario with professional physiotherapy services for sports and general injuries. Our services include physiotherapy for common conditions including back, neck, extremity pain, post-operative rehabilitation, and nutrition and wellness programs. We also provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, foot care, and rehabilitation products such as custom orthotics. Our primary focus is to relieve symptoms and assist in pain management, restore physical function, and educate to minimize the risk of injury re-occurrence through injury prevention education. The MCI Physiotherapy team is comprised of registered physiotherapists, registered chiropractors, and other specialists dedicated to restoring the mobility of every patient and improving quality of life. Read about our team of registered physiotherapists below.

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Our Team of Registered Healthcare Practitioners:

(covered by most extended health plans)

Atrium

Bramalea

Main Exchange

Royal Bank Plaza

Jasfe B. Llapitan, PT, BScPT

Physiotherapist / Clinic Manager

Jasfe is a foreign trained Physiotherapist from the Philippines. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physical therapy from Mariano Marcos State University in 2001. She has been practicing in Canada since 2010. Since then, she has been busy taking some courses with the Mckenzie Institute International Center for Postgraduate Study in Mckenzie Method (MDT), Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. The method is a system of evaluating and treating the Spine as well as extremities developed by Robin Mckenzie, and is being practiced extensively throughout the world. She also took introduction to acupuncture course recently. Jasfe has been treating all age groups with musculoskeletal conditions especially low back pain and neck pain, sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries. She believes in correctly understanding and arriving at the right diagnosis before treating her patients. Her treatment involves manual therapy, appropriate exercises, patient education and use of certain modalities if needed. She has a wide experience with treating and handling private patients, MVA’s and WSIB clienteles. Jasfe is constantly taking courses to further her knowledge and skills in order to attain the best quality of patient care possible.

On her free time, she likes to do jogging and bicycling with her family. She also practice yoga and working out with her favorite DVD. Jasfe is also a member of Philippine Working Group (PWG) International Center for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR) affiliated with University Of Toronto. She is also a co- founder of the Society of Physiotherapist with a Foreign Credentials (SPFC) which is a non-profit organization, helping those foreign trained PT’s obtain their Independent practice in Canada.

Jasfe looks forward to meeting patients and helping them achieve their goals.

Dr. Uravi Shah

Chiropractor

Dr. Uravi Shah completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in June of 2012. While in her fourth year at CMCC, she also completed her certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Since graduating, she has had a fulfilling career of treating patients of all ages and assisting them in resolving a multitude of physical injuries/complaints. Having battled with migraines for most of her life, she was drawn to pursue chiropractic as a means of helping those suffering from chronic headaches in the same way that chiropractic has helped her. Prior to entering CMCC, Dr. Shah attended McMaster University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours. While at McMaster, she received a scholarship to volunteer and assist at a pediatric facility in India.

She practices diversified chiropractic and employs a variety of soft tissue techniques, modalities, kinesiotaping, cupping therapy, acupuncture and exercise prescription as adjuncts within her therapeutic protocols.

She also continuously strives to expand her knowledge within her field through additional courses, literature and experience. In her free time, Uravi enjoys dancing, weight training and reading.

Shikha Rajput, BScPT

Physiotherapist

Shikha completed her Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 2007. Shikha is a dedicated Practitioner looking to utilize talent and experience to render quality healthcare service to the clients. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapy Ontario and is in good standing. Shikha is trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation; assessing and treating dizziness and vertigo issues, kinesio taping and custom orthotics/bracing. Shikha's treatment philosophy includes hands-on manual therapy combined with tailored exercise regimen targeted to achieve all of the patient's goals. She uses a variety of manual techniques including joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques to improve joint mobility, tissue extensibility, and restore function.

Patient education and communication are an integral part of Shikha’s practice. Shikha’s goal is not only to provide effective rehabilitation but also to successfully prevent future injuries from occurring.

Outside of the clinic, Shikha enjoys cooking and reading books.

Renju Varghese (Thomas)

Registered Massage Therapy

Renju Thomas has been interested in massage ever since he came to Canada. He like to call him as Thomas or Tom. He is a Physiotherapist from India. He is preparing for his exam to become Registered Physiotherapist. Thomas took the course and graduated from Royal Canadian College of Massage therapy and received licence in 2016 to became Registered Massage therapist. His hobbies are gardening, listening to music and a Pet lover too. Passionate about expanding his knowledge, Thomas recently became certified in Reflexology.

Still looking to pursue lots of courses to enhance his knowledge. Depending on individual needs, Thomas incorporates non-Swedish massage techniques, such as myofascial release, joint play, and range of motion throughout the treatment to maximize the therapeutic benefits of your time. Thomas creates a safe environment for the client to talk about muscle and joint pain and also includes your opinion in the treatment plan. He is very mindful of what techniques and pressure you're comfortable with and will give you home care to aid in continuing the therapeutic experience.

Vince Gianotti

Registered Kinesiologist

Vince graduated from the University of Guelph Humber with a Bachlor of Science in Kinesiology. He is also registered with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario. Vince is passionate and dedicated to the health and wellness of his patients and has an appreciation of the human body and how it functions. Vince will create individualized exercise programs for his patients and assist them in achieving their fitness and rehabilitation goals.

Payal Tangri

Registered Massage Therapy

Payal has been in the wellness industry for 10 years as a Registered Massage Therapist. She is a driven Massage Therapist who loves her profession and always works her hardest to provide the best possible care for her patients. Payal graduated from the National Institute in 2016 and is also trained in CPR and First Aid. Payal is able to provide Hydrotherapy, Swedish Massage techniques, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, relaxation therapy and deep tissue massage.

Payal has a passion for sharing knowledge with her patients especially with regards to postural correction and an individualised exercise and stretching program. Payal focuses her treatments with a goal of making her clients feel better as soon as they walk out of treatment.

David Cheung B.A. (Hons), PT

Physiotherapist/Clinic Manager

David obtained his Specialized Kinesiology degree at York University and his Masters in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York. As a Physiotherapist practicing in Canada since 2009, he specializes in therapeutic exercises, hands on manual therapy, and the use of therapeutic modalities. Courses David has completed to further his knowledge in the physiotherapy field include the Mckenzie method, various courses provided by APTEI, and a certification in Acupuncture by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.

David has treated a wide range of disorders that include sports injuries, postural dysfunctions, overuse syndromes, neurological issues, acute and chronic disorders. His patient centred 1 on 1 approach has helped in his success, as he continues to help people meet their physical goals.

David runs, swims, and exercises on a regular basis and understands the importance of staying physically healthy. Do not hesitate to contact him with question related to your physical health.

Dr. Yoo Jin (Kate) Lee, B.Sc (Hons), DC

Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Yoo Jin (Kate) Lee holds an Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Throughout the duration of her chiropractic training, she has also earned certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

Dr. Lee specializes in treating a wide ranges of acute and chronic conditions that are related to the muscles, joints, and nerves. Following to an initial assessment, Dr. Lee will deliver an individualized, patient-centered chiropractic treatment to accompany each patient’s need. She utilizes acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, mobilization, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and functional rehabilitation to improve each patient’s quality of life and to help them achieve optimal health.

Jane Li, DO(MP), RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Jane has graduated from the Royal Institute of Science and Management (Ontario) and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

Jane is not any average Registered Massage Therapist, she is exceptional in her field and has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Jane is also an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and is currently studying TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine. Over the years she has mastered many techniques including deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, Shiatsus massage, cupping and much more. Jane has experience working in a rehabilitation clinic environment with medical doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists providing safe and effective massage for different types of MSK conditions.

Jane has been working with the MCI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Clinics since 2015. She is an active caring listener and tailors individualized therapeutic massage treatments based on her client conditions and needs. Jane is passionate by her work, has a very active life style and loves travelling with her family.

Brooke Stelmach

Registered Physiotherapist

Brooke Stelmach graduated with her Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen's University in 2006, after completing her undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health with honours at the University of Toronto in 2003. Brooke currently holds her Level 3 in Manual Therapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has taken post graduate courses in vestibular rehabilitation and the tempomandibular joint, and continues to enroll in post graduate studies to keep current with the latest research and to refine her clinical assessment and treatment skills. She also has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Sports and Orthopaedic divisions since 2007.

Brooke has experience treating all age groups with various repetitive strain, sport and physical activity injuries, post operative orthopaedic conditions, and aches and pains that arise from work or daily activities. She has a special interest in treating clients with tempomandibular joint (TMJ) and vestibular (i.e. vertigo, BPPV) dysfunctions. She ensures each client's injury is thoroughly assessed and treated with a client centered approach to help facilitate a complete and quick recovery. She also educates clients about their injury and encourages them to take an active role in their rehabilitation to speed up their recovery and maintain or improve their performance or function, and to help avoid the possibility of future injuries.

Joseph Balsano

Registered Physiotherapist
Regional Manager

Joseph is an experienced therapist who focuses on delivering evidence-based treatment and helping his patients achieve their goals quickly. He has experience treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, post-operative conditions, osteoarthritis and injuries from a motor vehicle accident. Joseph attempts to find the root of his patient's problem by conducting a thorough physical assessment followed by an individualized treatment plan that may include a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and therapeutic modalities.

Joseph completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy (M.Sc.PT) from the University of Toronto in 2009. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Exercise Science from Concordia University. Joseph has continued to improve his patient outcomes by taking numerous post-graduate courses including acupuncture, Mulligan Concepts, the Mckenzie Method, soft tissue release, courses on running injuries and therapeutic taping courses. His dedication to learning has allowed him to develop a deep and wide-ranging skill set to help his patients achieve their goals quickly.

In his free time, Joseph enjoys running, playing soccer, walking his dog and spending time with his friends and family.

Raymond Chan, PT, MSc.PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Raymond graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and obtained his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. His work in hospital, private practice, and sports medicine settings has given him experience in successfully treating all age groups. As a result, he has treated various injuries, ranging from acute to chronic, minor sprain/strains to post-operative, pediatric to elderly, and competitive to amateur athletes. Using an evidence-based approach, he prescribes rehabilitation programs that are specific to meet each patient’s goals.

Sonya Chand

Registered Physiotherapist

Sonya graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at York University. She is a member of the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Sonya is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continues to pursue post-graduate studies. She has successfully completed the Level 1 Advance Diploma in Manual and Manipulative therapy certification.

Sonya has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions using joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, therapeutic taping and client-specific exercise prescriptions. Early into her education, Sonya developed a passion to understanding the science of injury and rehabilitation for the human body. She believes that empowering her clients with the knowledge about the cause of their injury, and self-management to prevent re-injury are key tools to rehabilitation.

Sonya is eager to meet and help you reach your therapeutic and personal goals. She is committed to developing an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan for her clients. During her free time, Sonya enjoys participating in Zumba and yoga fitness classes, cheering on the Raptors and hanging out with friends and family.

Carson Wong

Registered Physiotherapist

Carson holds a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and is in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. He has a passion for helping patients achieve their goals, and believes that education, exercise, and manual therapy are the most effective ways to do so. He is committed to providing patient-centered care and physiotherapy of the highest-quality using an evidence-based approach.

Carson has a desire for life-long learning; currently he is certified in proving acupuncture, athletic taping, management of osteoporosis and spinal fractures, and has completed his Level 1 Advanced Diploma in Manual therapy and Manipulative therapy. He also plans on continuing his education to include certifications in manual therapy, pelvic health, and strength & conditioning. He specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries, neurological conditions, cardiovascular conditions, and that are post-surgical.

Growing up in Toronto, Carson played in many recreational sports leagues such as soccer, basketball, and badminton. Carson is an avid weightlifter, golfer, badminton player, basketball player, and enjoys keeping an active and healthy lifestyle.

Special interests:

  • Sports/running/lifting injuries
  • Post-surgical
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular rehabilitation
  • Back pain
  • Geriatrics
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