Our Team 2024-03-28T16:12:47+00:00

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. Her treatment consists of a combination of treatment including manual therapy, exercise prescription, cupping therapy and dry needling. 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 being active and 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

Registered Physiotherapist

 

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

Registered Physiotherapist

 

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.

Grace Yamamoto, MSc. PT

Resident Physiotherapist

 

Grace joins us after graduating from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she received a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa, where she conducted recently published research in the field of pelvic floor physiotherapy.

 

Grace’s passion for the field of rehabilitation stems from personal experiences with physiotherapy as a young athlete and various volunteer and work opportunities. In addition to orthopedic clinics, she has experience working in hospital settings such as medical and surgical acute care units and in-patient rehabilitation.

 

Grace believes that educating and empowering patients to be an active participant in their rehabilitation journey is the key to a successful recovery. She values providing an evidence-based approach that is tailored to meet each individuals unique needs. Grace works collaboratively as part of the Alliance Physiotherapy team to re-establish functional strength, range of motion and help individuals return to full and pain free living.

 

Outside of work Grace enjoys hiking, cooking, playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Sheena Sohl, DC

Registered Chiropractor

 

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.

Stefan Milosavljevic, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Stefan Milosavljevic has completed his 3-year program at Humber College achieving a CMTCA Accreditation from one of the two best schools in Canada for Massage Therapy. He decided to pursue massage after working as a personal trainer, experiencing much of what it means to help people through their journey to health.

 

He has had the opportunity to work with a variety of different populations, and has found great joy from applying a client-centered approach towards recovery. Stefan has a reputation for his thorough treatment approach and speedy results for a wide range of conditions. He also works frequently with the TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint), promoting recovery of jaw-related problems. Patients have recovered fully from moderate to severe jaw pain under his care after months or years spent searching for relief. Stefan has a drive to get his patients feeling better and back to lives of comfort and health.

 

Sydney Austin, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Sydney is a registered and active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She is passionate about working with clients to create and meet treatment goals, make thorough assessments, and give dynamic exercises as required. She strongly believes in working with the client for their specific needs.

Sydney has plenty of experience working in clinics dealing with conditions such as M.S, Parkinson’s, Scoliosis, as well as sports-related injuries.

Sydney can also provide massages for prenatal, Swedish, lymphatic drainage. She prioritizes her client’s availability and provides a comforting and relaxing atmosphere.

Matteo Iannace

Registered Osteopathic Practitioner

 

Matteo is an Osteopathic manual practitioner who graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy. He pursues a holistic approach to treat the issues at hand, not only focussing on the symptom(s) but getting to the root cause.

 

To complement the hands-on approach of osteopathy, Matteo uses his clinical background as a kinesiologist to help get clients moving better mechanically and feeling better. His combined hands on and exercise approach has helped many people return to sports, work, or other activities that they love to do and ensures a very individualized approach to each person’s treatment.

 

When not in the clinic, Matteo can most likely be found testing out some new workouts in the gym or spending some quality time outdoors.

Dr. Lisbeth Bitar Patino, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

 

Dr. Lisbeth Bitar is a licensed naturopathic doctor whose practice emphasizes on naturopathic family care. She has developed a passion for uncovering challenges related to women’s and children’s health, musculoskeletal recovery, and digestive issues. She obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

 

Prior to moving to Canada, she trained in Venezuela as a Medical Doctor, and as a Practical Nurse. She also volunteered with paramedic services as a member of the ambulance crew.

 

As a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario, she has had vast exposure to treating conditions related to body injures due to inflammation affecting joints and muscles. During her clinical training as a Naturopathic candidate, she trained under Dr. Kenneth Dunk, naturopathic doctor and chiropractor (now retired), who was an esteemed instructor and mentor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Those 2 years under Dr. Dunk helped her to gain more wholesome knowledge on the management of musculoskeletal lesions.

 

For seven years now, she has worked as well as a clinician advisor in Toronto, managing cases of motor vehicle accident-related brain-injured children and adults.

The desire to help re-empower busy moms like her using kindness, compassion, and the right information is the foundation of her practice. She loves developing healthy meal plans that work for everyone. At this time, she is deepening her knowledge of hormonal treatments and their influence on mental health.

 

Outside of her practice, she loves spending time outdoors in nature and sharing recipes with friends and family.

 

Services are offered in English and Spanish.

Barbara Bobon

Office Manager