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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.

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.
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.
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.
Sara Keshavari, Patient Experience Coordinator
Sara began playing various sports from a young age and played badminton and volleyball competitively in her teen years. Her passion for sports led her to pursue an undergrad Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at York University. She currently coaches indoor and beach volleyball and has volunteered at numerous sporting events and physiotherapy clinics in the past. As Sara continues her education and gains more experience at her work environment, she aspires to pursue a career in the field of physical therapy. Sara enjoys talking to clients about their exercises, learning about their injuries, and she is eager to gain more experience in her work environment.

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.