We would like to take this time to thank you for your patience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain focused on our quality of care and our continued commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community.

Please note that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy in effect. You may make appointment changes, cancellations or select a virtual option any time online; you may also notify us of a cancellation by phone/voicemail (even outside of clinic hours).

Synergy East: 416-551-8715 Synergy West: 416-703-3525

In-Person Physiotherapy


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

All Genders Pregnancy Postpartum Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction. What is pelvic floor dysfunction? The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and ... Read More

All Genders
Pregnancy Postpartum
Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and the maintenance of a healthy sex life. Women more commonly have pelvic floor dysfunction due to childbirth trauma and menopausal hormone changes. Pelvic floor dysfunction also occurs in men, often due to prostate conditions. Like any other area in the body, some of the muscles may be tight and need to soften and lengthen, and others may be weak and require strengthening.

How do I know if I might benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and may benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program:
Pelvic Pain
Urinary Incontinence
Constipation
Coccyx (Tailbone) Pain
Sexual Dysfunction
Pregnancy and Postpartum-related lower back pain
Painful Pelvic Scars / Adhesions
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
Low Back or Hip Pain that is not improving with treatment

You may also benefit from assessment and treatment if you are experiencing symptoms that you have attributed to another condition, such as a prostate disorder, or if you are pregnant or postpartum. Some of your symptoms may be due to these conditions, however they may also be caused in part by pelvic floor dysfunction. For example, at Synergy we have noticed a correlation between non-resolving lower back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. If you have received treatment for your lower back pain and it has not resolved, you may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy and/ or osteopathy.

Synergy's Pelvic Health team at our Wallace site includes:
Physiotherapy
Osteopathy
Massage Therapy
Movement Therapy

Do I have to see all the members of the team?
You will only work with practitioners that would be helpful in your specific case. You would usually begin with an appointment with a pelvic health physiotherapist. Together you would decide whether referral to another practitioner on the team would be helpful.

Is assessment with the physiotherapist always the first step?
Yes in most cases, but if you have had abdominal surgery, a difficult labour and delivery, or a history of gynecological or kidney conditions, then you may benefit from having osteopathic treatment before seeing the physiotherapist.


Virtual Physiotherapy


Virtual Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

All Genders Pregnancy Postpartum Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction. What is pelvic floor dysfunction? The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and ... Read More

All Genders
Pregnancy Postpartum
Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and the maintenance of a healthy sex life. Women more commonly have pelvic floor dysfunction due to childbirth trauma and menopausal hormone changes. Pelvic floor dysfunction also occurs in men, often due to prostate conditions. Like any other area in the body, some of the muscles may be tight and need to soften and lengthen, and others may be weak and require strengthening.

How do I know if I might benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and may benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program:
Pelvic Pain
Urinary Incontinence
Constipation
Coccyx (Tailbone) Pain
Sexual Dysfunction
Pregnancy and Postpartum-related lower back pain
Painful Pelvic Scars / Adhesions
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
Low Back or Hip Pain that is not improving with treatment

You may also benefit from assessment and treatment if you are experiencing symptoms that you have attributed to another condition, such as a prostate disorder, or if you are pregnant or postpartum. Some of your symptoms may be due to these conditions, however they may also be caused in part by pelvic floor dysfunction. For example, at Synergy we have noticed a correlation between non-resolving lower back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. If you have received treatment for your lower back pain and it has not resolved, you may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy and/ or osteopathy.

Synergy's Pelvic Health team at our Wallace site includes:
Physiotherapy
Osteopathy
Massage Therapy
Movement Therapy

Do I have to see all the members of the team?
You will only work with practitioners that would be helpful in your specific case. You would usually begin with an appointment with a pelvic health physiotherapist. Together you would decide whether referral to another practitioner on the team would be helpful.

Is assessment with the physiotherapist always the first step?
Yes in most cases, but if you have had abdominal surgery, a difficult labour and delivery, or a history of gynecological or kidney conditions, then you may benefit from having osteopathic treatment before seeing the physiotherapist.


Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT for short) is a non-invasive treatment modality which has been used for a variety of conditions in the musculoskeletal and neurological systems since the early1990s. Research has shown that certain pathological changes in tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be specifically treated with the help of ESWT. Frequently treated conditions includ... Read More

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT for short) is a non-invasive treatment modality which has been used for a variety of conditions in the musculoskeletal and neurological systems since the early1990s. Research has shown that certain pathological changes in tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be specifically treated with the help of ESWT. Frequently treated conditions include achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis (heel pain).
The shock waves used are short sound pulses that can penetrate water and soft tissue. The shock waves are generated outside the body (extracorporeally) in the handpiece of the device and transmitted into the patient's body by means of ultrasound gel, where they have a targeted effect on the painful areas.
ESWT is performed by qualified therapists or physicians. It is a largely safe and well tolerated procedure, with minor transient side effects such as swelling, bruising and redness of the skin. The treatment itself typically takes 5 to 10 minutes, is performed on an outpatient basis, and can be easily integrated into everyday life – immediately afterwards, patients can continue with their normal daily routine.

Common Conditions Treated:

SHOULDER - Rotator cuff tendonitis, frozen shoulder, calcific tendonitis
ELBOW - Lateral or Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfer's elbow)
HIP/THIGH - Hamstring tendonitis, Gluteal tendonitis
KNEE - Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)
CALF - Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin splints)
ANKLE - Achilles tendonitis
FOOT - Plantar fasciitis (heel spur)
MYOFASCIAL pain and trigger points


In- Person Acupuncture & Tuina Therapy

Acupuncture is part of a holistic system of health care that originated in China several thousand years ago. Acupuncture treatments also include manual therapy (tuina/shiastsu), cupping, therapeutic exercises and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. Traditional Chinese medicine views the body as a whole and addresses how illness manifests itself in an unique individual. In acupuncture we asse... Read More

Acupuncture is part of a holistic system of health care that originated in China several thousand years ago. Acupuncture treatments also include manual therapy (tuina/shiastsu), cupping, therapeutic exercises and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. Traditional Chinese medicine views the body as a whole and addresses how illness manifests itself in an unique individual. In acupuncture we assess and treat the whole person, not just the specific disorder. Your first visit involves getting a detailed picture of your health. This is gathered by using methods unique to T.C.M. practice and philosophy. Diet, and lifestyle recommendation are also included in this process. At Synergy, acupuncture, shiatsu, tuina and other modalities are used together in each treatment.

Modern acupuncture needles are stainless steel, ultra-fine and quite flexible. They are pre-sterilized and disposable (single use). When the acupuncture needles are tapped into the skin, there may not be any sensation, or patients may feel a dull or slight tingle. Most clients find acupuncture treatments to be relaxing and meditative experiences.

Acupuncture is frequently covered by extended care benefits and H.S.T exempt.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a hands-on technique that involves applying pressure to the soft tissues and joints of the body in order to improve physical function and relieve pain. Massage therapy can help to relieve stress, to loosen up tight muscles, and to prevent injury. For more information about Massage Therapy, please visit the Ontario Massage Therapy Association’s website. Note that prices displ... Read More

Massage therapy is a hands-on technique that involves applying pressure to the soft tissues and joints of the body in order to improve physical function and relieve pain. Massage therapy can help to relieve stress, to loosen up tight muscles, and to prevent injury. For more information about Massage Therapy, please visit the Ontario Massage Therapy Association’s website.
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Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a manual therapy aimed at treating the source of dysfunction in the body in order to maximize health. Osteopaths at Synergy are osteopathic manual practitioners. They utilize a variety of gentle hands-on techniques to address musculoskeletal issues such as neck pain and low back pain, and systemic issues such as digestive difficulties, and respiratory and gynecological dysfunction... Read More

Osteopathy is a manual therapy aimed at treating the source of dysfunction in the body in order to maximize health. Osteopaths at Synergy are osteopathic manual practitioners. They utilize a variety of gentle hands-on techniques to address musculoskeletal issues such as neck pain and low back pain, and systemic issues such as digestive difficulties, and respiratory and gynecological dysfunction. By calling on their extensive knowledge of anatomy and assessing and treating the inter-relationships between various systems in the body, osteopathic manual practitioners can remove the barriers to the healing process. This can profoundly improve the health of the patient.
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Synergy Movement Therapy

Our movement therapy includes education on anatomy of the region, rationale for doing the exercise, stretches, strengthening, postural exercises, and self-massage/release techniques to manage pain. Quality of movement is often more important than the actual movement and practicing the exercise in a one on one setting gives many opportunities to ensure the exercises are performed with proper fo... Read More

Our movement therapy includes education on anatomy of the region, rationale for doing the exercise, stretches, strengthening, postural exercises, and self-massage/release techniques to manage pain. Quality of movement is often more important than the actual movement and practicing the exercise in a one on one setting gives many opportunities to ensure the exercises are performed with proper form and technique using minimal equipment. Our movement therapists help empower patients by discussing anatomy and educating patients about their bodies.

These appointments may not be covered by your extended health benefits.
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Virtual Movement Therapy

Our movement therapy includes education on anatomy of the region, rationale for doing the exercise, stretches, strengthening, postural exercises, and self-massage/release techniques to manage pain. Quality of movement is often more important than the actual movement and practicing the exercise in a one on one setting gives many opportunities to ensure the exercises are performed with proper fo... Read More

Our movement therapy includes education on anatomy of the region, rationale for doing the exercise, stretches, strengthening, postural exercises, and self-massage/release techniques to manage pain. Quality of movement is often more important than the actual movement and practicing the exercise in a one on one setting gives many opportunities to ensure the exercises are performed with proper form and technique using minimal equipment. Our movement therapists help empower patients by discussing anatomy and educating patients about their bodies.

These appointments may not be covered by your extended health benefits.
Note that prices displayed do not include applicable taxes


Bracing

We provide custom braces that are specifically measured to fit your joint by our expert Physiotherapist or Chiropractor. Sometimes we need a little extra support to keep doing the things we love, and bracing can be a great tool to help. The most common braces we fit would be knee braces for injuries to the ligaments (ACL, PCL etc), Meniscus and Osteoarthritis, but we can help with any joint you... Read More

We provide custom braces that are specifically measured to fit your joint by our expert Physiotherapist or Chiropractor. Sometimes we need a little extra support to keep doing the things we love, and bracing can be a great tool to help. The most common braces we fit would be knee braces for injuries to the ligaments (ACL, PCL etc), Meniscus and Osteoarthritis, but we can help with any joint you need!


Vestibular Physiotherapy

The assessment and treatment of certain conditions that can cause dizziness.
Dizziness is a general term; individuals with dizziness may feel more specific symptoms such as vertigo (their environment spinning), light-headedness, floating or feeling off-balance.


Virtual Vestibular Physiotherapy


Synergy Movement Therapy Group Classes

Many of Synergy's innovative Movement Therapy classes have been developed into programs. A Synergy program has three components: in class exercise, daily home exercise, and a Synergy home exercise booklet or online videos. Synergy programs include 4 hours of instruction over 4 consecutive weeks. We strongly recommend repeating the program twice. First time participants must start with Class 1. ... Read More

Many of Synergy's innovative Movement Therapy classes have been developed into programs. A Synergy program has three components: in class exercise, daily home exercise, and a Synergy home exercise booklet or online videos. Synergy programs include 4 hours of instruction over 4 consecutive weeks. We strongly recommend repeating the program twice. First time participants must start with Class 1. After participants have completed a 4 week program they can Flex Book into any dates of that program.

Credentials MScPT, CSCS, Cert. MDT

Practice style (Philosophy)

Tyler graduated with an MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2009. He spent six years working alongside orthopedic surgeons treating people after a variety of surgeries including ACL repairs, joint replacement, rotator cuff repairs, and major traumas. Tyler also has over a decade of experience treating all manner of acute and chronic injuries, with a special interest in injuries to the shoulder, knee, lower back and neck.

Tyler utilizes the McKenzie MDT system during his assessments and treatments. This approach allows him to methodically rule in or rule out all potential underlying causes for a patient’s problems and not simply treat the symptoms. He can then address these causes with a blend of manual therapy and targeted exercise.

His background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist helps him bridge the gap between isolated rehabilitation exercises and the performance level training required to return to sport participation.

Unique Facts

For seven years Tyler played rugby for the Toronto Scottish RFC and also trained extensively in Muay Thai kickboxing. Having hung up both his cleats and boxing gloves, you can now find him strength training, running after his young daughter and spending time with his wife

Credentials MScPT, CSCS, Cert. MDT Practice style (Philosophy) Tyler graduated with an MSc in P... Read More

Credentials MScPT, H.B.Kin, CAFCI, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT

Practice style (Philosophy)

By completing a detailed and thorough assessment to identify the root cause of the client’s symptoms, Natasha is able to create a customized treatment plan for each client based on their individual needs and goals. Depending on the condition and stage of healing, treatments may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and taping. A focus of treatment will always involve client education to ensure clients understand their condition and treatment plan, feel confident with their home program, and feel empowered to collaboratively work towards achieving their goals.

Natasha has dedicated herself to continually expanding her skill set and knowledge base through continuing education to ensure she is able to help her clients achieve their maximum potential. Most recently she received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association – Orthopaedic Division and currently holds an FCAMPT designation.

Unique Facts

Outside of the clinic, Natasha maintains an active lifestyle. She stays busy keeping up with her 3 kids. She enjoys biking, exercising, hiking, and going for family walks with their dog.

Credentials MScPT, H.B.Kin, CAFCI, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT

Credentials MScPT, H.B.Kin, CAFCI, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT Practice style (Philosophy) By comple... Read More

Credentials MSc. PT, BSc. Kin (Hons)

Practice style (Philosophy)

Liana graduated from the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program at Queen’s University following the completion of her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree at McMaster University. Her love of sport fueled her passion for physiotherapy. Liana aims to empower patients and create individualized treatment plans. Using a combination of education, manual therapy, and exercise Liana strives to return her patients back to the activities they enjoy.

Unique Facts

Outside the clinic you can find her at a climbing gym, lifting, or trying out new coffee shops. Liana is new to the city and is excited to experience all Toronto has to offer.

Credentials MSc. PT, BSc. Kin (Hons) Practice style (Philosophy) Liana graduated from the Mast... Read More

Credentials DO(Fr)

Practice style (Philosophy)

Fred has a strong interest in pain affecting the spine from the base of the skull to the pelvis that could radiate to the limbs after an injury such as a concussion or due to chronic issues. He also specialises in digestive problems. Fred practices European style Osteopathy by being gentle and very precise, seeking and fixing the cause to relieve the symptoms. He pays special attention to treating a patient and not a complaint by taking into consideration their history and background. He also adds to this deep understanding of the patient a meticulous analysis of their current condition. His strong knowledge in musculoskeletal, craniosacral, visceral and neural manipulations allows him to always use the most effective treatment. Every session is thoroughly designed to treat various patients from babies to the elderly and pregnant women to athletes. Fred believes that it’s most important to help his patients understand their treatment and incite them to take action into reaching their goals faster and make the results last longer.

Unique Facts

Fred has traveled to several countries for his quest to understand the human being. Since 2016, he decided to step into the humanitarian world and is now managing the osteopathic education program for medical staff in a Haitian hospital.

Credentials DO(Fr) Practice style (Philosophy) Fred has a strong interest in pain affecting the... Read More

Credentials

RPT, MSc PT, BSc Kin (Honours), Physiotherapist

Practice style (Philosophy)

Evelyn graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy following a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Previously, Evelyn worked as a Kinesiologist at a high performance centre and multidisciplinary clinic, designing exercise programs and strength and conditioning programs for patients and athletes of all levels. Recently, she completed a clinical rotation in Melbourne, Australia in orthopedic physiotherapy and on-field medical support for various sporting events. Evelyn works to empower her patients using education, manual therapy, and exercise. She believes that exercise is medicine and likes to take an evidence based approach to help her patients return to activities. She believes it’s important for her patients to understand their injury and collaborates with them to form an individualized treatment plan.

Unique Facts

Evelyn loves to stay active by lifting weights, doing yoga, running, and playing basketball. Her next goal is completing a sprint triathlon in her hometown of Kingston!

Credentials RPT, MSc PT, BSc Kin (Honours), Physiotherapist Practice style (Philosophy) Evely... Read More

Credentials

MPT, PT resident, B.Sc. (Hons.)

Practice style (Philosophy)

Jaipaul received his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from Western University. Prior to this, he graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Life Science. He has also obtained his Level 1 Manual Therapy diploma and completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University. Jaipaul’s treatment approach involves a combination of manual therapy, patient education and exercise prescription to facilitate better movement.

Unique Facts

Jaipaul enjoys travelling and staying active both outdoors and in the gym.

Credentials MPT, PT resident, B.Sc. (Hons.) Practice style (Philosophy) Jaipaul received his M... Read More

Credentials MPT, BScPT, BSc, MCPA

Practice style (Philosophy)

Frances enjoys working on a variety of different musculoskeletal issues. She has experience treating chronic and acute injuries including athletic and overuse injuries in most joints of the body but is especially passionate about the upper body. Frances strongly believes in identifying the root issues with an in-depth assessment and not just addressing symptoms. Frances uses an integrated approach to therapy combining education, manual therapy and exercise to help her clients achieve their goals. Frances also incorporates Mulligan, McKenzie, soft tissue release and neurodynamics techniques into her treatment plans. Her interest in manual therapy led to a Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Unique Facts Frances volunteers her time as team trainer/manager for her 3 children’s various sports. When she has time, she enjoys reading and playing piano and is working on her tennis and golf game.

Credentials MPT, BScPT, BSc, MCPA Practice style (Philosophy) Frances enjoys working on a varie... Read More

Credentials PT Resident, DPT

Certifications: LSVT BIG®, Vestibular Rehabilitation (AIB-VR)

Practice style (Philosophy)

With over 7 years of experience as a physiotherapist in the US, Stacey has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings addressing a variety of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and medically complex conditions.

Her clients can expect a collaborative approach as Stacey creates a recovery plan which considers their unique context and motivations. During each session, Stacey uses a combination of manual techniques, exercise, and education to empower and acknowledge her client’s abilities, progress, and potential. Her interests include General Orthopaedic and Neurological Conditions, and Geriatrics.

Stacey has earned her Vestibular Rehabilitation and LSVT BIG® certifications and particularly enjoys treating conditions related to the shoulder and spine.

Unique Facts

Stacey enjoys travelling and discovering new cultures. New to Toronto, she likes exploring the city through its street art and diverse food, and enjoys recreating and experimenting with various cuisines in her kitchen.

Credentials PT Resident, DPT Certifications: LSVT BIG®, Vestibular Rehabilitation (AIB-VR) Pra... Read More

Credentials

BA, Alexander Technique International Certification, Rehabilitative Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification, Yoga Certification

Experience

20 years classical ballet training / 5 years modern dance training / 2 years teaching Pilates to students of the National Ballet School (2018-present) / Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program Part 1 May 2000 / Yoga Teacher Certification December 2001 The Yoga Studio / Federation of Ontario Yoga Teachers Certification June 2003 ;\/ Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification May 2006 / Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification January 2010 / Alexander Technique International Certification March 2010 / Body Mind Centering Endocrine System and Embryological Approach to Yoga December 2012 / Tich Nhat Hahn Mindfulness Conference Brock University August 2013 / University of Toronto Mindfulness Studies Program (1 course each in History of Mindfulness and Neuroscience and Mindfulness) 2017 – 2018 / Corporate Wellness Stress Management Facilitator (February 2003-present)

Credentials BA, Alexander Technique International Certification, Rehabilitative Pilates Mat and ... Read More

Credentials MSc PT, Resident PT, BA(Hons) Kin, R.KIN

Practice style (Philosophy)

Jaspal Chouhan completed a Masters of Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland and his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Before pursuing his Masters, Jaspal practiced as a kinesiologist in multi-disciplinary environments for 5 years. Jaspal’s professional experience has provided him with the opportunity to work in different areas, ranging from acute injuries to neurological and chronic conditions.

Jaspal is motivated by supporting clients in achieving their individual goals and feeling empowered in their own treatment. Jaspal strives to get clients back to being able to do what they love through a combination of manual therapy, education and exercise. He uses an evidence-based approach to rehabilitation that focuses on finding underlying causes of dysfunction, improving movement and building strength. Alongside his treatment, Jaspal aims to build a strong rapport with every client which he feels is the foundation for effective rehabilitative treatment. Jaspal continues to grow in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, learning from a variety of movement practices and health disciplines.

Unique Facts

Jaspal loves martial arts, callisthenics, travelling and trying new foods around the city.

Credentials MSc PT, Resident PT, BA(Hons) Kin, R.KIN Practice style (Philosophy) Jaspal Chouha... Read More

Credentials R.Ac

Practice Style (Philosophy)

Matthew approaches treatment through a Traditional Chinese Medicine framework, informed by a contemporary understanding of neuroanatomy and the science of pain. Matthew is committed to providing the utmost in quality patient care. He focuses on addressing the root cause of your condition, rather than only the symptoms. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, stress relief or managing a chronic illness, Matthew will work together with you to create a personalized and effective care plan.

Unique Facts

Matthew is a long time yoga practitioner, rock climber and wannabe chef.

Credentials R.Ac Practice Style (Philosophy) Matthew approaches treatment through a Traditional... Read More

Credentials PT, MScPT

Specializations Persistent issues Acute conditions Neck & Shoulder pain Dizziness and balance disorders

Experience Registered Physiotherapist Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetic from the University of Guelph Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Toronto Successful completion of Intermediate Exam in the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA Past Chair of the Ontario Section of the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA Certified in Dry Needling (Integrative Dry Needling, IDN) AA1 and AA2 Acupuncture training with Acupuncture Canada Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapist – Successful Completion of “Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency Based Course” at Emory University in Atlanta

Practice Style

Darryl enjoys treating patients with persistent issues as well as acute conditions and has a special interest in treating patients with neck and shoulder pain. He has also found success treating patients with dizziness and balance disorders. Darryl uses a hands-on treatment approach combined with specific therapeutic exercise prescription to help his clients reach their full potential and has a strong interest in Manual Therapy and soft tissue release techniques. He is currently pursuing his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA. Darryl has extensive training in the treatment of dizziness and balance disorders and over the past 5 years has treated hundreds of patient with disorders stemming from malfunction of the vestibular system in the inner ear.

Unique Facts

In his free time Darryl enjoys travelling with his family and experimenting in the kitchen. Darryl is an avid golfer and enjoys treating golfers of all stripes. He also enjoys playing baseball, hockey, running and cycling.

Credentials PT, MScPT Specializations Persistent issues Acute conditions Neck & Shoulder pai... Read More

Credentials

BScPT, BScKIN, Cred.MDT, CYT, MCPA

Specializations

Neck, Shoulder, Lower Back, Headache

Practice style (Philosophy) Keith enjoys helping clients with neck and headache concerns as well as shoulder and lower back problems.

His niche is in his training and experience. Strong in manual therapy and postural analysis (credentialled in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy as well as ergonomic certification) and with years of teaching excellent muscle control (the right exercise at the right intensity), drawing on various movement styles, from the traditional western type to more holistic eastern principles seen in kung fu and yoga.

Headache study has taken him to Spain and Italy and this is his primary focus now, as he sees a need for better practice in this field in Canada.

Experience working in healthcare since 1996. As a Physiotherapist since 2005. He really enjoys playing with different movement approaches / arts, delving into them to learn how things feel and can be made to change the body, with a strong rooting in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Also has training in taping, acupuncture and dry needling.

Unique Facts

Keith enjoys stretching his limits – trying new activities, ways to move, constantly learning and improving himself. He’s also the proud dad of a boy and a girl.

www.theheadachephysio.ca

Credentials BScPT, BScKIN, Cred.MDT, CYT, MCPA Specializations Neck, Shoulder, Lower Back, Hea... Read More

Credentials MScPT, HBSc.

Specializations Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy, Perinatal Physiotherapy Care and Recovery, General Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Hypopressives, Mat Pilates. Treating pain originating from acute and overuse injuries of the upper back, lower back, pelvis, and extremities.

Practice style (Philosophy)

Erin is a registered Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist. She holds a Master’s Degree of Physiotherapy from McMaster University, Hamilton and has dedicated her continued training and professional development to the treatment of female and male Pelvic Health care needs. She is passionate about Women’s health and enjoys working with mothers at all stages of their pregnancy journey, from the first trimester to all stages of life. She also uses pelvic physiotherapy to enhance recovery of running injuries and after surgery of the hips, abdomen, pelvis and low back. She has a keen interest in pain science and applies current and evidence based physiological pain concepts to empower and restore confidence in her patients. Erin also uses external manual therapy, hypopressive/Low Pressure Fitness techniques, Mat Pilates techniques, Weight training techniques, and biomechanics to treat a variety of joint, muscle and connective tissue injuries of the low back, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and more.

Unique Facts

Erin enjoys cinema, weight training, and playing with her two cats. During her undergraduate studies at University of Toronto Erin competed with the New Dragons Varsity Dragon Boat Team. Erin presented her academic thesis research at the Ontario Physiotherapy Association Conference in April 2019.

Credentials MScPT, HBSc. Specializations Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy, Perinatal Physiotherapy ... Read More

Credentials

Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification 1995, Yoga Certification 1998, Manual Osteopathy D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O. 2014, The Franklin Method Level 1 Certification 2015

Experience

I have taught anatomy for numerous teacher trainings and have presented at numerous conferences. Pilates Downtown 1996-1999 / Mind The Body Pilates & Bodywork 1999-2011 / Downward Dog Yoga Studio 1999-2010 / Synergy Sports Medicine 2011-present

Practice style (Philosophy)

During an osteopathic appointment I focus on assessing and treating the interrelationships between various body systems, and removing any existing barriers to health. Although I treat many different conditions, I focus on pregnancy and postpartum, lower back and pelvic dysfunction. I have been teaching movement for 27 years and it has become a vital part of my assessment and treatment. I teach patient specific movement re-education whether it be lifting a grandchild or performing a high level sport. I aim to empower patients to take control of and be involved in their own healing process. Dr. Awan and I began collaborating in 2004 and since opening Synergy we have focused on an outcomes based rehabilitation model we call “Movement Based Rehabilitation”. I programmed exercises based on common deficits found by Dr. Awan and created Synergy Movement Therapy Protocols used in 1-on-1 and group classes including Back Care, Hip & Knee, Neck & Shoulder, Foot & Ankle, Stenosis and Pelvic Health.

Unique Facts

I love to cook and was a restaurant owner in a former life. I live with a menagerie – two cats and two lovebirds (one was a rescue who had a temporary home at Synergy).

rikirichter.com

Credentials Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification 1995, Yoga Certification 1998, Manual Osteop... Read More

Credentials

Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification 1995, Yoga Certification 1998, Manual Osteopathy D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O. 2014, The Franklin Method Level 1 Certification 2015

Experience

I have taught anatomy for numerous teacher trainings and have presented at numerous conferences. Pilates Downtown 1996-1999 / Mind The Body Pilates & Bodywork 1999-2011 / Downward Dog Yoga Studio 1999-2010 / Synergy Sports Medicine 2011-present

Practice style (Philosophy)

During an osteopathic appointment I focus on assessing and treating the interrelationships between various body systems, and removing any existing barriers to health. Although I treat many different conditions, I focus on pregnancy and postpartum, lower back and pelvic dysfunction. I have been teaching movement for 27 years and it has become a vital part of my assessment and treatment. I teach patient specific movement re-education whether it be lifting a grandchild or performing a high level sport. I aim to empower patients to take control of and be involved in their own healing process. Dr. Awan and I began collaborating in 2004 and since opening Synergy we have focused on an outcomes based rehabilitation model we call “Movement Based Rehabilitation”. I programmed exercises based on common deficits found by Dr. Awan and created Synergy Movement Therapy Protocols used in 1-on-1 and group classes including Back Care, Hip & Knee, Neck & Shoulder, Foot & Ankle, Stenosis and Pelvic Health.

Unique Facts

I love to cook and was a restaurant owner in a former life. I live with a menagerie – two cats and two lovebirds (one was a rescue who had a temporary home at Synergy).

rikirichter.com

Credentials Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification 1995, Yoga Certification 1998, Manual Osteop... Read More

Your individualized treatment includes functional assessment, up to 60 minutes hands-on manual therapy, acupuncture/electro-acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, movement guidance, & self-care advice.

Your individualized treatment includes functional assessment, up to 60 minutes hands-on manual th... Read More

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