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Team - Richmond Hill Physiotherapy, Sports, Massage RMT, Pain Relief, Injuries & Rehabilitation

Ali Zareh PT, DPT, MScPT, CGIMS

Ali is a highly qualified and very experienced physiotherapist. He has been practicing physiotherapy for the past 20 years. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science and a master degree in physical therapy. He also holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Andrews University in Michigan, USA.

 

Ali has completed a postgraduate program in advanced musculoskeletal physical therapy in Toronto. He has also completed a medical acupuncture program with McMaster University. Ali is a cerificant of the Gunn ntramuscular stimulation program from University of British Columbia in Vancouver and is an active member of The Canadian Institute for the study and treatment of pain.

 

Ali is a very passionate physiotherapist and loves working with people. His areas of clinical interest are orthopaedic physiotherapy, sport injuries, chronic pain and post-op rehabilitation of ligaments and joint arthroplasty.

Mary Kazem PT, MSc, BScPT

Mary has been practicing physiotherapy since 1990. She holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Physiotherapy. She has extensive experience in different physiotherapy setting including private practice, hospitals and working with seniors. She has an extensive range of expertise; working in several areas, including; Orthopaedics, Neurology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics and Pelvic Health physiotherapy.

 

Mary strongly believes that treatment should be evidence based and patient centered. Her treatments consist of manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient education.

Mary is a very dedicated physiotherapist and very passionate toward her work. Mary has special interest in pelvic health physiotherapy and Orthopaedic physiotherapy cases.

 

Mary enjoys treating common pelvic floor conditions including pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic organs pain, and urinary incontinence. Mary has also experience working with women both pre-natal and post partum to ensure a healthy pelvic floor both before and after giving birth.

Bibiana Gonzales, PT, BSc PT, Registered Physiotherapist

Bibiana Gonzalez is a registered physiotherapist, in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

I have extensive clinical experience for more than 30 years with musculoskeletal, orthopaedic , post surgery and neurological conditions in the paediatric, adult and geriatric population in private and hospital settings.

I have taken several post graduate courses in manual and manipulative therapy.

I integrate manual therapy techniques, electro therapy , k-tapping and exercises to assist patients in achieving desire goals and outcomes.

Billy Tsakonas, BHK, MScPT

Resident Physiotherapist

 

Billy graduated from Queen Margaret University in Scotland with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy following his Bachelor’s of Kinesiology and has received his Canadian accreditation to practice as a Resident Physiotherapist.

 

For several years Billy has maintained a healthy active lifestyle which began with rugby and soccer. Later on, this passion led him to weightlifting. During this time, Billy overcame multiple injuries, which piqued his interest in the field of physiotherapy. Overcoming these injuries has taught Billy the importance of being consistent and patient when rehabilitating. With these experiences, he empathizes with patients as he readily imparts his knowledge with others.

 

With many years as a kinesiologist and a personal trainer, he worked with people of varying abilities and levels of motivation. He inspired them to surpass their goals and challenged them to become the best versions of themselves.

 

He truly believes in working with his patients to develop and achieve their goals, empowering the patient to actively participate in their rehabilitation. Billy places a strong emphasis on patient education, encouraging patients to modify activities rather than avoiding them. This proactive approach blends strength training and rehabilitation to reduce the risk of future injuries. When he is not in the clinic, he remains active through weightlifting and enjoys participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and snowboarding. Fun fact: Billy’s backpacked 40 countries.

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Dr. Iris Lau, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Iris Lau is a board-certified chiropractor and acupuncture provider. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Lau is an evidence-based chiropractor who uses a wide range of orthopedic and functional assessments to create individualized treatment plans.

 

Dr. Lau’s treatment approach includes a combination of soft tissue therapy, chiropractic adjustments, mobilizations, acupuncture, and exercise rehabilitation programs to promote recovery and prevent reoccurrence of injury.

Moe Fasihi B.A,Hons Kin,MScPT, Physiotherapy Resident

Moe graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from York University. He continued on to receive his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition to his University education, he has taken post-graduate courses in order to stay up to date with the latest evidence and constantly evolving profession. Moe utilizes the integrated systems approach where he looks at the whole person in order to identify the “driver” for the specific task or movement that is troublesome. With this systematic approach, he is able to provide the most efficient and effective treatment techniques so that patients recover faster in fewer treatment sessions.

Moe enjoys treating various conditions and finds complex conditions, particularly fun and challenging as he gets to put his detective skills to use. His participation in various sports has allowed him to get a better sense of what it feels to have different injuries and the stages that one goes through while enduring such injuries.

Moe utilizes a multimodal treatment approach in his practice that combines manual therapy, soft tissue work, exercises, taping and modalities in addition to corrective exercises to improve muscle imbalances. During the treatment session, he spends time educating his clients so that they become empowered to take an active role in their rehabilitation process.

Moe is a very active member of his profession. He is a member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and an active member of their Orthopaedic Division. Currently, he is pursuing his FCAMPT, the highest level of training in orthopedic manual physiotherapy. Moreover, Moe is pursuing his coursework in Acupuncture, Dry needling, and vestibular rehabilitation.

In his time off, he enjoys long-distance running, tennis, badminton, soccer, and working out.

Maryam Zarazvand B.Sc. (Hon), D.Ch., Chiropodist

Maryam Zarazvand is a licensed Chiropodist with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. Maryam’s passion in helping others and knowing the importance of the foot health led her to pursue her degree in Chiropody from the Michener Institute of education at UHN.

 

Prior to that she holds a degree in Kinesiology with Honours from York University. Maryam has had experience in community health center, family health team and private setting. Maryam strives to do her best to get her patients back on their feet and improve the quality of life of every patient she sees.

Susan Patterson RMT,CDT, Registered Massage Therapist

Susan Patterson is a Registered Massage Therapist with over a decade of experience to her name, graduating from Sutherland-Chan Massage School & Teaching Clinic in 2006. While cultivating her techniques in Swedish, deep tissue, and pre & post-natal massage, Susan continually broadens her knowledge of manual therapy and effective client care, demonstrating her passion for her profession. As a Certified Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist, Susan provides gentle and effective treatment for lymphedema, restless leg syndrome, vascular edema, pregnancy related swelling, among other conditions, and can also provide lymph taping.

 

Susan offers BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy to complement her massage treatments, helping to reduce inflammation and aid in the treatment of joint pain, soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries. Susan has also completed training in NISA myofascial release. Furthermore, Susan is trained in the level 2 ELDOA technique to help guide clients in self-care. Susan truly believes that touch has the power to heal. Her calm personality translates into insightful hands, providing all of her clients with a caring and personalized treatment.

 

Additional Modalities: Cupping, Lymph Drainage, Cold Laser Therapy

Devorah Eisenman, B.H.K., RMT, Massage Therapist

Devorah became a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) after graduating from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 2006 and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO). She obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics with Honours in Kinesiology from the University of Windsor in 1990, where she assisted with massage techniques as a student volunteer for the University of Windsor Track and Field Team. She has also completed the Fitness Leadership Certificate Program at Seneca College (1997).

 

Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Joint Mobilizations, as well as General Swedish Massage techniques, include some of the modalities she may incorporate to treat specific issues/conditions that a client may present with, to facilitate their optimal care and healing.

Brianna Matthews, Patient Experience Manager

Brianna is a graduate from Durham College with an Advanced Diploma in Legal Administration.

 

She has extensive experience working in both administrative work and customer service. She genuinely loves to help others and support clients while utilizing her interpersonal and communication skills.

Josie Ward, Patient Experience Coordinator

Josie developed an interest in the field of kinesiology during her time as a high school athlete. This interest led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, which she obtained from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2018. Working alongside and volunteering for physiotherapists as a part of her undergraduate program gave her an insight into the process of patient rehabilitation and encouraged her to pursue further education in the field. In 2019, she obtained her Master’s degree in Integrative Biosciences from Western University in Ontario.

 

Her experiences and education have strengthened her desire to become a Doctor of Chiropractic, a dream which she hopes to actualize as she begins her studies at CMCC in the fall of 2019.

Mission Statement

To provide treatment that enhances the physical health and quality of life of our patients by combining the latest technology, knowledge and clinical experience in a caring and respectful manner.