Lisa Duong Agatep, DPT
Clinic Director, Registered Physiotherapist
Qualified Clinical Pilates Practitioner
Lisa completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne in Australia after finishing her Bachelors degree at The University of Western Ontario. Lisa has over 10 years of practice as a Physiotherapist and is a certified clinical Pilates instructor. She worked in Melbourne, Australia for a year after completing her degree and moved back to Canada in 2015 where she began working at Alliance Physio. Lisa has recently taken on the role as the Clinic Director in January 2020.
She has a wide variety of experiences working with patients of all ages and backgrounds including athletes, paediatric conditions, pre and post-natal populations. Lisa has taken additional continuing education courses in treatment of the pelvic and lumbar spine, shoulder, and temporomandibular joint. She also completed acupuncture and dry needling, and clinical pilates courses. Lisa has a passion for using her expertise in clinical pilates to help patients with chronic low back pain, postural dysfunction, prenatal conditions, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.
Lisa believes in a collaborative role in Physiotherapy between her and her patients. She actively involves her patients in producing a treatment program that takes into consideration their personal lifestyle and functional goals. She encourages all her patients to be active by incorporating exercises that fits into their daily activities.
During her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She loves playing tennis, badminton, and swimming. She also loves to travel and has been to over 32 countries around the world.
Dr. Noor Ul Amin, M.D
Sports Medicine Doctor
Dr. Noor Ul Amin, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med (CASEM)
Lecturer University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Ministry of Health Focused Practice Designation
Dr. Amin completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship training at the University of Toronto and is a Diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). He holds board certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) where he has been awarded additional Certification due to his enhanced expertise in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). He is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). After his internship at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, he completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Manitoba.
During his training, Dr. Amin was elected as the President of the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents, representing physicians across Canada, a role where he was able to effect meaningful change and exercise his commitment to national medical and educational issues. Dr. Amin continues to be actively involved in student and resident teaching and holds academic appointment at The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
In addition to providing office consultations in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Dr.Amin has experience working as an Emergency Room (ER) and urgent care physician. Dr. Amin enjoys providing on field medical coverage and has provided care at a variety of events, some of which include the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men's hockey team and women's basketball team, Mississauga St. Michaels Majors hockey team, Canadian National Track and Field Championship, Canadian National Beach Volleyball Championship, Canadian Synchronized Skating Championship, Toronto FC Academy and the Mississauga and Oakville marathons.
Exercise is medicine, and helping to keep patients healthy and active is his passion.
Kareem Ali, MSc. PT
Kareem received his Masters in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. Kareem has a background in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, where he gained experience working with the strength coaching department for professional sports teams including the CFL, OHL and NASL leagues. This is where Kareem’s interest in functional training, exercise re-education and rehab started to flourish.
Kareem has experience working as a registered Physiotherapist since 2019. Kareem has a variety of experience ranging from paediatrics/athletic populations to geriatrics in cardio-respiratory, neurological and orthopaedic settings. Kareem uses evidence-based practice to create specific treatment programs including manual therapy, exercise and education to help patients reach their goals. Kareem is passionate about exercise science and physiotherapy and was honoured to have his own research published in the BMC journal for back pain in 2020.
Kareem is a firm believer in ongoing education and has received certifications in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Introduction Acupuncture/Dry Needling and attending numerous mentorship workshops working on manual, soft tissue and rehab protocols.
During his free time Kareem is passionate about sports and exercise. He works as a coach at F45 Training Studio, helping people in the community with their health, fitness, and lifestyles. He also plays basketball, golf, tennis, football and runs in his spare time. He also enjoys travelling and exploring with his fiancé.
Kish Vara, MSc. PT
Kish graduated from the University of Waterloo where she received a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition and pre-health specialization. She then received her Masters in Physiotherapy from Western University. Since graduating, Kish has received her Level 1 certification in manual therapy and intro to acupuncture and dry needling. She hopes to continue advancing her skills and knowledge.
Kish believes in using a multi-modal approach consisting of manual therapy, education and exercise. She is passionate about helping her clients lead active lives and helping them get back to what they love.
When Kish is not in the clinic, you'll find her trying out new food spots and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Sheena Sohl, DC
Hello, my name is Dr. Sheena Sohl. My passion is to help people achieve optimal health encompassing the body, mind and spirit. For over 17 years as a Chiropractor, I have learned a variety of techniques to cater to different problematic areas, comfort levels and body types. Because of this, I am able to put together a specialized treatment blend that caters to each individual, providing them with what they need in that moment. This has allowed me to care for a wide array of people from babies to seniors from pain management to wellness care. I love it all and my greatest honour is serving those that are seeking a better, healthier way of living.
Brenda Villagra, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Brenda graduated from the massage therapy program at Everest College in 2010. Brenda has been trained to be able to combine a variety of massage techniques such as; Swedish, Deep Tissue, Fascial Release, Frictions, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy and stretching to provide an effective treatment plan for a variety of muscular conditions. She specializes in deep tissue massage as an effective therapy to help reduce pain, muscle tension and restriction.
Andrea Maharaj, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Andrea graduated from the massage therapy program at Humber College in 2015. She has experience working in both a clinic and spa setting, and is able to provide both wellness and therapeutic treatments for her clients. Andrea uses a combination of: Swedish, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage to help achieve her client’s goals. Each treatment plan is individualized for each client, whether it is to relieve pain, reduce stress, increase circulation and relaxation or improve overall wellness. Andrea has experience with treating postural imbalances, stress, headaches, and chronic pain.
Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Audrey Leslie is a Registered Acupuncturist and Nutritionist, who holds diplomas in Clinical Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Applied Holistic Nutrition. She has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years, helping to empower people with the knowledge and tools they need to take charge of their health. Acupuncture became Audrey’s passion after having amazing results with her own issues with pain and immobility.
Traditional Chinese medicine can treat virtually any condition, such as acute and chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, sciatica, gastrointestinal, gynecological and psychological. Audrey strives to continually improve her acupuncture skills and knowledge by taking additional training such as Global Balance Method and acupuncture for Sports Injuries. Treatments with Audrey typically include various types of modalities such as Balance Method/Tung style, auricular (ear), electroacupuncture, and/or cupping. Painful conditions are addressed and each treatment is tailored to the individual, helping to correct overall imbalances which in turn contributes to the client’s success. She works closely with the other team members to ensure the patient’s care has symmetry and is empathetic. Audrey is in excellent standing with the CTCMPAO (2013), and her services are covered by all insurance companies.
Audrey spends her personal time being a nature lover and a real foodie; she loves to hike and wildcrafting, she loves to cook and develop recipes, she loves her vegetable garden and humbly calls herself a beekeeper.
Stephanie graduated from the Kinesiology program at the University of Toronto in 2020.
Stephanie is Bonefit certified is trained in providing safe and effective exercises for people with Osteoporosis. She is committed to continuous education and life long learning, and has taken courses on resistance training program design and therapeutic exercise.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys working out, hiking, reading and watching reality tv.