Karen started with our team in August 2018. She has been enjoying the Wellness Industry for well over 15 years and brings with her a tremendous passion for peoples health. Karen enjoys partnering with each patient during their recovery and celebrating the milestones along the way. She is responsible for the daily operations of the clinic involving scheduling, customer service and administration. When Karen has spare time she enjoys spending it with family and friends, working on her reiki, reflexology, and going to the gym.
Debbie Blackie has a degree in psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. After working 15+ years in the automotive industry, With her past work experience and educational background, Debbie hopes she is able to help the clinic create a positive lasting impact on each of their patients overall wellness. She looks forward to providing every patient with a friendly and pleasant experience.
Nandhini has over 15+ years with a wide range of clinical experience in the field of Physiotherapy treating all kinds of cases in the fields of Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Neurology, sports, pain and other rehabilitation conditions. She graduated in 2000 from the MGR Medical University, of India with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy.
Nandhini’s passion for the profession stems from a deep interest in the power of movement and the ability for the human body to heal when properly directed. With a focus on prevention and early intervention, she works with you to solve the mechanical “puzzle” of your pain and/or injury and get your body moving the way it should. She has worked in many capacities as a physiotherapist, which includes: team physiotherapy for various sports and events; private clinics, hospitals and Institutions; pre and post spinal surgery and multidisciplinary specialty clinics.
Nandhini’s special interests include rehabilitation after hip or knee replacements; management of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, ergonomics as well as injury recovery. Her clinical decisions are based on physical assessment and evidence based intervention. Nandhini strongly believes in empowering her patients through education and using preventive techniques. To this end, she enjoys working with her clients in a gym setting: teaching them how to exercise safely and how to establish good postural or movement habits. She has developed the ability to manage complex disorders, and question current methods of treatment. In addition she likes to explore different methods of injury, body mechanics and rehabilitation styles.
She brings the highest standards of clinical practice and an exemplary level of dedication to every client she sees. Nandhini’s primary aim with patient is to optimise their musculoskeletal function for immediate and long-standing results of all ages and fitness levels. She specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems, with an emphasis on hands-on treatment and exercise therapy. Motor vehicle accident related pain, tendinitis and sport injuries. She treats a wide range of problems in all age groups and activity levels.
Nisha Patel has been a Registered Physiotherapist since 2013, working primarily in private orthopedic settings.
She has worked in a variety of clinical settings.
Nisha has training through Advanced Physical Therapy education Institute in
• Acupuncture and dry needling technique
• TMJ condition and management
Nisha also has training through International K-Taping Academy in
• K-Taping techniques
Her advanced training allows her to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions although she has a special interest in sports-related injuries. She has continued to take many courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, and sports-related treatments.
In clinical practice, her treatment philosophy includes using Manual Therapy to restore joint mechanics followed by muscle retraining and motor control strategies to correct movement dysfunction. She provides individualized one on one treatment and develops exercise programs geared towards the level and goals of the patient.
Nisha is always eager to learn more, share more and provide high-quality service to clients using evidence-based research and techniques. She has a passion for helping people while empowering them to contribute to their own healing. She takes the time to find the root of person’s problem and then together with them create a plan to address the immediate concerns as well as enhance daily living after rehabilitation and prevent recurrences.
She has provided physiotherapy coverage at the variety level along with providing mentorship for physiotherapy residents/students.
Nisha enjoys an active lifestyle and anything outdoors where she can spend her time with family.
I enjoy working with people to protect their future by maintaining their health and wellbeing, Massage Therapy was the natural choice to accomplish this.
I graduated from the highly recognized and respected Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, where I received training in Swedish Massage, as well as Advanced Techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Fascial Techniques and Remedial Exercise. In addition, I am certified in Myotracing Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Reiki 2nd Degree. Myotracing Massage is a non- aggressive form of treatment that allows me to achieve deep, lasting results using light to moderate pressure. This enhances the relaxation effect on the body.
Treatments are always geared towards the patient’s needs. I encourage feedback with regard to comfort, pain tolerance and depth of pressure preferred during the massage. If there any questions that you may have, they will be answered to ensure that you are an educated client.
Whether you are looking to rehabilitate an injury, ease aches and pains, or enjoy the benefits of a relaxation massage, I look forward to meeting you!.
Kimberely Kavanagh graduated from the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, ON. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She is good at stress relief and deep tissue massage, and developed maintenance programs specific to each individual. She has a keen interest in fitness and holistic health and has personally experienced the benefits of massage therapy in preventing and treating sports injuries and physical dysfunction and believes it is important in achieving overall good health. Kim uses a variety of techniques during each treatment to personalize your Massage to meet your specific individual needs. Her style varies from relaxation to deep tissue focused therapy to aid in the resolution of soft tissue.
She believes that every individual that she treats deserves the best care you can give them. Her goal is to offer safe, effective and quick rehabilitation for her client’s from their injuries or condition. She looks forward to getting to know you!
Allison has a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology (BKin) from the University of Toronto, where she vigorously studied the human body and the science of movement. She is certified in standard first aid CPR/AED level HCP, oxygen administration, AODA, and workplace health and safety. She has a range of healthcare experience, from working with Varsity athletes to assisting with joint replacement rehabilitation. She was awarded the University of Toronto’s J. Harry Ebbs Achievement Award 2016 and the Ontario Volunteer Service Award 2017 for her work at Sunnybrook Hospital. Her passion for exercise, movement, and giving back to the community stems from her many years of being involved in the competitive dance world. Allison is also a local dance instructor, choreographing and training the art of human movement to youth and adults for over 6 years. She is currently a student at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, continuing her passion to help others. Allison believes in the value of multi-disciplinary education and patient care, as well as the importance of prevention and rehabilitation through the means of exercise.
I am a honours graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Mohawk College and a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. I practice all types of registered massage therapy such as, Swedish Relaxation massage, Pregnancy massage and Therapeutic massage. These include techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, muscles energy techniques and facial work. I strive to better every one of my clients lives and health. I base my therapy on the healing of the mind and body with a therapeutic massage tailored to what your body needs to restore health and function as well as incorporated relaxation techniques to decrease stress and ease the mind. I will do a thorough assessment upon your initial visit to ensure we come to the best treatment plan for you.
Jasmine Kalra graduated from the University of Waterloo with a
Bachelor of Science and Kinesiology degree in 2007. Jasmine is a
registered chiropodist with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.
As a member of the team at the SK Physiotherapy and Sports
Injury Clinic, Jasmine offers a range of chiropody services with the
goal to help patients walk comfortably, improve function of the
foot function and patient mobility with the overall goal of
enhancing their quality of life.
Jasmine has been trained extensively in the prevention and
management of conditions affecting the foot and lower limb. She
also analyzes the biomechanics of feet and lower limbs as well as
gait pattern to see how the mechanics of the feet impact the whole
body. Jasmine offers a wide range of foot health related services,
including custom-made orthotics, orthopaedic shoes,
biomechanical assessments and gait analysis.
Mara takes a close interest in understanding how the body moves and how this relates to the quality of life that we live. He aims to improve client's physical performance in order to improve quality of life. Through clinical experience, he has discovered that the way someone exhibits their posture can tell a great deal about physical and even mental discomforts whether it be pain or stress.
Using keen and well developed clinical assessments, Mara provides Massage Therapy and Tai Chi consultation to help joint structures move better, massaging tendons and muscles to relieve pain, stretching to release tension, and therapeutic exercises to re-balance posture and improve movement of the body as a whole.
As a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Laura Belus, ND, believes that health is attainable at any age. As a young adult she made the connection between the foods we eat and how we feel. This was a powerful tool in reversing her long history of migraines and skin concerns. In recent years Dr. Laura Belus has developed a special interest in cardiovascular health, aging well and the effects of stress on the nervous system (high blood pressure, anxiety, heart disease).Following the likes of Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Laura Belus has extensively studied the profound positive effects of lifestyle medicine on many chronic diseases. She has worked in collaboration with Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD, FACC, New York City integrative cardiologist, to educate patients with the most effective treatments that can prevent and reverse many of their heart health concerns. Her philosophy is to rebuild the foundations of health: diet, sleep, exercise and lifestyle, so that one can restore the body to a place of balance and experience a greater vitality everyday.
Some of the common conditions Dr. Belus can help with: