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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.

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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.

Kian Yahyee, B.A, Hons Kin, MScPT, Physiotherapy Resident

Kian studied his Bachelor of Honors in Kinesiology at Western University where he developed a knack for understanding the human body with regards to movement and the intricacies of biomechanics. He later built on his knowledge by continuing overseas and studying physical therapy in the UK.

 

As a child, Kian enjoyed numerous sports like playing basketball and competing in track and field.  He was always curious about the nuances of optimal performance and all possible details that comprised physical achievement in sports. His curiosity along with a desire to engage in human interactions, led him to studying physical therapy whereby he could help people live better through lessened pain, improved function, and greater overall health.

 

He takes a multi-dimensional approach to improving physical function and constantly strives to improve his work by staying updated on current research. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to his favorite podcasts, surfing YouTube, and keeping an eye on the Raptors!

Moe Fasihi, B.A, Hons Kin ,MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Moe holds an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from York University and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. He regularly pursues post-graduate courses to stay updated with the latest advancements in his field. Moe’s treatment approach focuses on analyzing the entire individual to identify the root cause of movement issues. By employing evidence-based techniques, he aims to provide efficient and effective treatment, resulting in faster recovery for patients.

Moe finds complex conditions particularly intriguing, as they allow him to utilize his problem-solving skills. His personal experience in various sports has given him valuable insight into different injuries and the recovery process.

In his practice, Moe employs a multimodal treatment approach that combines education, manual therapy, soft tissue work, corrective exercises, acupuncture, dry needling, active tissue release, blood flow restriction training, cupping, graston, taping, and modalities to address muscle imbalances. He emphasizes patient education during sessions, empowering them to actively participate in their rehabilitation process.

Moe is actively involved in his profession and specializes in Concussion, TMJ Disorders, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, and Dry Needling. Moe has particular interest in orthopaedic conditions and managment of post operative conditions. He is a member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, actively participating in their Orthopaedic Division. Currently, he is pursuing his FCAMPT certification, the highest level of training in orthopedic manual physiotherapy. Outside of work, 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.

Jorlen Tang R.TCMP, R.Ac, Registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and Registered Acupuncturist.

Jorlen is a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP) and Acupuncturist (R. Ac) in Canada. She has experience in different Chinese medicine modalities including herbs, acupuncture, head massage, cupping, moxa, Tui-Na, cosmetic acupuncture, bleeding, acupressure, electric acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, and auricular acupuncture treatments.

 

Jorlen is focused on a results-driven practice centered around the reduction of a patient’s immediate symptoms while establishing a long-term treatment plan to truly impact a patient’s health. She is experienced working with patients experiencing in various pain syndromes; such as headache, migraine, sciatic, frozen shoulder, cervical spondylosis, lumbago, joint pain, plantar fasciitis, myofascial pain syndrome,carpal tunnel, tennis/golfing elbow,and fibromyalgia by the combination of acupuncture and moxibustion, TuiNa, and external application of Chinese herbal medicine. She also uses acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in combination to treat sequelae of stroke, menopause syndrome, insomnia, depression, and anxiety, stress, Fatigue as well as various internal and gynecological complicated syndrome like uterine fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome and a variety of menstrual diseases such as dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and infertility, etc. In addition, she is also good at children’s meridian massage and diet in combination to treat children’s and adults of eczema, acne, constipation, anorexia, cough, and asthma, seasonal allergies, nasal congestion. Cosmetic acupuncture for age spots/melasma, facelifts, fine lines, spider veins, weight loss, and wrinkles.

 

Jorlen ’s passion is in holistic preventative care and in empowering individuals to take care of their own health through providing self-care, lifestyle, dietary, and movement exercise advice. With the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and other modalities.
Jorlen speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English and will be able to serve both communities. She is excited to be on this health journey with you and is thrilled to be able to assist you in achieving YOUR optimal health!

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.
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