Our Team 2022-06-13T08:56:51+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 been practicing as a Physiotherapist since 2014 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.

Piumika Fernando, MSc.PT

Registered Physiotherapist

 

Puimika is a resident Physiotherapist and a registered kinesiologist. Puimika completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto and went on to completing her Masters of rehabilitation sciences (Physiotherapy) at the University of Brighton, England.

 

Puimika has been in the healthcare field since 2013 and has experience working with a wide variety of patient populations. Puimika strives on not just treating the problem but recognizing all other factors; medical, pyschological and social factors that may affect a person's life. Her goal is to incorporate all her knowledge of health/wellness and her hands on therapeutic skills towards her patients to ensure her patients receive well rounded, holistic physiotherapy care.

 

Outside of work, Piumika is a NCCP badminton coach and is the Deputy head coach at Fernando's Youth Badminton Academy in Brampton. Her other interests includes playing sports, watching movies, and traveling.

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.

Dr. Lucas Rizzo, DC

Chiropractor

 

Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Dr Lucas Rizzo had a passion for sports and rehab from a young age. He is a former athlete turned weekend warrior. He grew playing soccer, hockey and volleyball. He spent some time in the rehab room throughout his career which led him to pursue a career in health care. Dr. Lucas Rizzo completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Masters in Science from Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia with a specialization in Strength and Conditioning, and his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic college. He completed his degree with academic honours and received additional advanced certificates in Sports Science and Human Performance and Nutrition. Dr Rizzo has also completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

 

Dr. Rizzo has helped patients by developing and delivering high quality patient centred care through evidence based medicine. He is determined to further his education in neurofunctional acupuncture to strengthen his understanding of clinical neuroscience.

 

In his spare time, Dr Rizzo enjoys cooking, being outdoors hiking and running, and catching up with friends.

Dr. Maheen Andleeb, DC

Chiropractor

 

Dr. Maheen Andleeb attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic in Toronto, Ontario where she graduated in June 2020 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. She developed and honed her skills during an intensive fourth-year internship completed at the Bronte Harbour chiropractic clinic, CMCC. Prior to this, she obtained an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto. Dr. Maheen is committed to continuing her education and supplementing her current knowledge and skills by taking additional courses.

 

Dr. Maheen has a variety of interests including treatment of sport, pediatric conditions, work related injuries, overuse injuries, pre and post-natal populations. Her experience has included treating headaches, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, TMJ dysfunction and many other neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Maheen believes in a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to patient- centered care. She uses current research, patient values, and clinical experience to thoroughly assess, diagnose, and provide individualized treatment plans to her patients. She focuses on finding
and understanding the root cause of her patient’s complaints. Her philosophy is to use a holistic approach including manual therapy techniques to optimize her patient’s movement patterns and provide them with education and an understanding of their body so they can function at their fullest potential. She uses a diverse clinical approach to treatment which combines traditional chiropractic care which includes spinal manipulative therapy mobilizations, athletic taping, instrumented- assisted soft tissue therapy, myofascial release techniques, activator, and exercise therapy.

 

Dr. Maheen is devoted to living a healthy active lifestyle. She prioritizes nutrition, sleep, and regular physical activity to keep herself functioning optimally. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, dancing, swimming, make-up, fashion, travelling, learning about different cultures, food, playing, and watching basketball and football.

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.

Laura Amato, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Laura graduated from Everest College in 2008. In over 10 years of her practice, she's worked alongside and experienced treatment from a variety of practitioners including naturopaths, chiropractors, osteopaths, psychotherapists, athletic therapists, physiotherapists and personal trainers. Laura has gained valuable knowledge through her established healthcare network allowing her to develop a holistic, well rounded perspective to client care and overall well-being.

 

Laura's goal is to work with her clients, establishing treatments that aid them with their health concerns while also providing a level of relaxation. She aims to provide pressure and technique that is tailored to and ideal to each client's specific preferences and needs. Her style typically has a slow and rhythmic flow with an adjustable, moderately deep pressure. Depending on the treatment, Laura utilizes a variety of techniques including General Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Techniques, Stretching and Traction. Laura checks in regularly with her clients throughout their sessions to ensure they are content with its progression, making changes when necessary.

 

On a personal level, Laura is a world traveler, low key adventurer and café lover. She's journeyed to 5 continents, traveled solo for a year through Asia and Australia, trekked mountains, kayaked rivers, zip lined through the jungle, and has jumped out of a plane. In her spare time at home, Laura lives a simpler life practicing yoga, journaling at coffee shops, taking walks in nature and spending quality time with friends and family. She has a passion for learning and is frequently reading or studying a variety of subjects. Laura loves experiencing life in big and small ways, always open to what it has to offer and teach.

Stephanie Zadorozniak, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Stephanie graduated from Humber College in 2018. The following year, she was awarded first place in the Student Case Report Contest hosted by the Registered Massage Therapy Act of Ontario (RMTAO).

 

Stephanie utilizes her skill to focus on the individual complaints to create a customized treatment plan to meet the patients goals. Treatment plans include deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, myofascial techniques, joint mobilizations, and various stretching techniques. When applicable, Stephanie will incorporate therapeutic exercise to help you integrate an active lifestyle back into your daily routine.

 

Stephanie has experience treating headaches, tendinopathies, weekend warriors, desk workers, whiplash symptoms, sciatic symptoms, low back pain, neurological conditions, chronic pain, sprains, strains, postural dysfunctions, and more.

 

In Stephanie's spare time she enjoys practicing yoga, juggling tricks, and playing board games.

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.

Aaron Foncea, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Aaron Foncea is a graduate of York University in Kinesiology and Health Science and the massage therapy program at Kikkawa College where he graduated at the top of his class.

 

For a very long time Aaron has always wanted to provide help to others and envisioned himself as a health care practitioner. His personality is perfectly fitted for this and loves working with people.

 

Through his experiences in practice, Aaron has had the privilege of working with athletes, clients with neurological conditions, and has participated in various sporting events around the GTA. As well, Aaron has learned how to form specific treatments based on the client’s needs very well and is always focused on making the client feel better. Through appropriate assessments, formulating and achieving goals with clients, and really attending to the client concerns, Aaron is focused on giving the best possible care he can.

 

After working in a rehab clinical setting for the last 3 years, Aaron can confidently provide care for all injury types. He specializes in Deep Tissue treatments while also including active release technique and sport massage into his practice.

Audrey Leslie

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 Mah

Registered Kinesiologist

 

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.

Jennifer Matthews

Office Administrator

 

 

Barbara Bobon

Office Administrator