Your Health Team

 

Lori Pereira

Clinic Manager

Lori started her career in customer service and health care at a young age of 15 while working at a local gym .  She soon learned she loved helping others with getting healthy and staying active .  She later went on to pursue a career as a Registered Massage Therapist .  Lori graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage and Hydrotherapy in July 2003.  She worked at several different types of environments including chiropractic and physiotherapy offices as well as spas.  She enjoyed being in a team environment and helping people return to doing the things they enjoyed .
 
Fast track 15 years and Lori decided she would give her massage hands a break.  So in January 2018 Lori joined Muscle and Joint Clinic as the Clinic Manager .  She loves using her health care background , customer service and administration skills here at the clinic to help others and keep the clinic running smoothly.  

She would love to hear your positive feedback about what we are doing right as well as any concerns you may have about your treatment or aspects of the clinic .

She looks forward to greeting you at the front desk !

 

 

 

Shevonn Brown

Retail Manager

Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Amendola

Clinic Receptionist 

Ally is currently in her final year in High School and is excited to study kinesiology in University! She loves being able to use her customer service and personable skills in a healthcare environment. What she enjoys most about working at Muscle and Joint Clinic is being able to see patients overcome the pain that they’re in and get back to living their day to day life. She hopes to be able to use the knowledge learned in the clinic to become an occupational therapist in the future.

 

 

 

Dr Faisal Malik

Chiropractor

Dr. Malik is a Chiropractor residing in Mississauga, Ontario. He is a graduate from both the University of Manitoba and from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. He is a member of the Manitoba Chiropractic Association, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the American and International Chiropractic Associations. Dr. Malik has also received a certificate in Rehabilitation from Northwestern Health Sciences University. 

Dr. Malik’s hospital training and experience has allowed him to incorporate many leading  techniques, such as Graston Technique and Kinesio Taping into his treatment plans. These specialized techniques are used at every athletic level, ranging from the amateurs, weekend warriors, Olympians and professional athletes. Along with athletes, these techniques have also been proven to work on conditions many people suffer on a daily basis helping them reach optimum health. 

What makes Dr. Malik unique is his uncompromising approach to patient-centered health care. Dr. Malik believes strongly in using a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating many therapies including: 

– Chiropractic Techniques 
– Physical Modalities
– Rehabilitation
– Stretching and Exercise
– Nutritional Counseling
– Kinesio Taping
– Orthotics and Ergonomic Solutions
– Massage Therapy
– Acupuncture

 

 

 

Dr Rosanna Cheng

Chiropractor

Dr. Rosanna Cheng is an evidence- based chiropractor that graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. After graduation, Dr. Cheng volunteered in Dominican Republic, and Tanzania, Africa providing chiropractic care to many patients. She has also completed her 200-hour certification of Yoga Teacher Training.

She looks to long-term solutions for patients, developing treatment plans that get to the root of the problem, rather than only the symptoms. She has had experience treating many orthopedic and neurological conditions, including sports injuries, overuse office injuries, and postural and mobility conditions. Dr. Cheng incorporates many of the following therapies including:

• Chiropractic techniques (diversified)
• Clinical acupuncture
• Graston Therapy
• Rehabilitation
• Stretching and Exercise
• Taping
• Orthotic and ergonomics solutions
• Shockwave therapy
• Cold Laser therapy
• Interferential Current

Outside of work, Dr. Cheng loves to travel, and is a devoted foodie. She loves to stay active by running, hiking, doing yoga, volleyball, snowboarding, and CrossFit.

 

 

 

Subash Gautam

Physiotherapist 

Subash has an extensive background in treating patients of all ages, suffering from various musculoskeletal, neurological and sports injuries. After graduating from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2008, he worked in a tertiary care hospital, primarily in the department of Orthopedics and his own physiotherapy clinic as a Registered Physiotherapist for more than 6 years.

He moved to Canada in 2015 and is currently registered as a Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario. Subash gives paramount importance to continuing education to keep pace with the latest knowledge, skills and trends, as well as to nurture evidence based practice in his routine client care. So far, he has attended various trainings, workshops and conferences to enhance his treatment skills to justify his client’s expectation of right and effective care.

Subash incorporates various treatment approaches including but not limited to manual therapy, electro therapy, individualized therapeutic exercise programs, ergonomics and patient education about prevention and re-injury. In his clinical practice, quality patient care and satisfaction is the foremost priority.

 

 

 

Iwona Gawel-Gizara

Registered Massage Therapist 

Iwona strongly believes that massage therapy is a viable modality for enhancing an individual’s overall health and well being. She truly enjoys her work and is passionate about the positive effects massage therapy can have on the body and mind. Iwona provides invigorating sports massage for fatigue, post-workout muscle soreness.She can also assist in the relief of migraines and tension headaches. She also provides relaxation massage sessions to help melt away the stresses of life. Iwona is a mother of two boys with whom she enjoys spending quality time with.

 

 

 

 

Monika Domanska

Registered Massage Therapist

Monika is a Registered Massage Therapist  that graduated from the Institute of Complementary  and Alternative Therapy, and is very passionate about what she does. Monika believes that her therapy will help patients relieve the pain of an injury, stress, tensions as well as maintain good balance and harmony to the mind and body. Her specialities include a Swedish Massage, Trigger  Points Therapy, deep tissue massage as well as relaxation treatment. Monika is excited to work with clients and help improve and maintain good health.

 

 

 

Sarmila Thanigasalam

Registered Massage Therapist

Sarmila graduated from The University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Physical and Health Education. She went on to study at York University, where she completed a 2-year certificate in Athletic Therapy.  Sarmila has worked with all levels of athletes, from recreational to national, which have given her invaluable experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic injuries.

Since certifying, Sarmila has worked for the U23 Mixed Australian Ultimate Frisbee team, was the Lead Rink-Side Therapist for CBC’s Battle of the Blades and was also on the medical team for the Toronto 2015 PanAm games.

Sarmila furthered her manual skills by attending Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy and becoming a Registered Massage Therapist in 2016, which has advanced her knowledge of treating soft tissue injuries in a clinical setting.

 

 

 

Jaroslaw Kranjiak

Registered Massage Therapist

Jaroslaw completed his massage therapy program and received his degree from Sutherland Chan Massage Therapy School. Prior to completing Massage Therapy, Jaroslaw received a 4 years honors degree in Kinesiology, providing him with a strong foundation and knowledge base in health, exercise, and the human anatomy and physiology. He is very passionate about massage therapy and its beneficial therapeutic effects. Jaroslaw uses a variety of Massage Therapy modalities in his treatments and is trained in Deep Tissue, Myofascial, General Swedish Techniques, and Trigger Point Techniques, while providing excellent remedial exercises to help patients regain and improve their musculoskeletal dysfunctions and impairments. Jaroslaw is outgoing and knowledgeable, and is ready to help and provide his patients with excellent care and quality massage therapy treatment.

 

 

 

Nicole Barrington

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario.

Through personal experience, Nicole understands how much massage can benefit both the body and mind. She has experience in Swedish massage, sports massage, prenatal massage, and TMJ treatments. Her treatments incorporate deeper techniques such as fascial and trigger point therapy into relaxation-based massages to help relieve tension and muscle soreness while helping you de-stress.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Morris

Registered Massage Therapist

Michelle is a graduate of the Georgian College Massage Therapy Program, and is registered in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.

She has experience working with a wide range of people and conditions, from those seeking stress and tension relief, to those recovering from injuries.

Michelle uses various therapeutic techniques to treat soft tissue dysfunction, as well as providing home care if necessary for clients to meet their goals. In the future, she aims to take courses in cupping and taping to add to her treatment resources.

 

 

 

Dr Ayesha Qureshi

Naturopathic Doctor

My passion for natural medicine began many years ago when I had no idea what a Naturopathic Doctor was. I observed my mother battle with various ailments including chronic pain and inflammation as well as cardiovascular disease. Not only was she medicated with drugs for her symptoms, she was also given drugs for the side effects caused by her medications. The quality of her health declined each day with dependency on medications. Through caring for her, I discovered and began to appreciate naturopathic medicine. Tolle causam, identify and treat the cause is a principle of naturopathic medicine that resonated with me- her treatment had a purpose and goal. Through witnessing my mother’s struggles drastically improve, she regained her health and well being through natural modalities.

This sparked my interest in Naturopathic Medicine and after completing my undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto specializing in Nutritional Sciences I excitedly embarked on a four year degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  With over 3000 hours of classroom training and over 1200 hours of clinical experience, I completed my Bachelors of Naturopathy degree that focused on biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and naturopathic therapeutics.

 

 

Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor who runs a general practice with a special interest in hormonal health, stress management and concussion therapy.

Dr. Tanvi’s mission is to enable you to live your best life without letting your health concerns get in the way. In order to help you achieve your health goals, she works on preventative medicine and treats the root cause of the condition, so you can stay healthy longer. Dr. Tanvi achieves this by doing three things – providing education pertaining to healthy lifestyle choices, using naturopathic modalities to heal your health concerns and empowering you to be your best self. To educate, heal and empower is what she truly stands for.

Dr. Tanvi’s first visit includes a detailed intake of your health concerns and health history, followed by an individualized treatment plan. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals.

Dr. Tanvi will be at the clinic on Sundays from 2:30pm to 7pm.

 

 

Nikki Le

Registered Dietitian

 

Nikki Le is a registered dietitian who specializes in nutrition counselling services to help clients achieve quality nutrition, a healthy weight, and prevention/management of chronic illnesses. With the belief that health starts with what you eat, Nikki is committed to empowering individuals and family to take control of their nutrition that will improve long-term health and quality of life.

Nikki Le currently holds a Bachelor of Science (HBSc.) in Nutritional Science from University of Toronto, Food and Nutrition from Western University, and a Professional Masters’ Diploma in Clinical Dietetics from Ryerson University/ St. Michael’s hospital clinical internship. She draws clinical nutrition expertise from her diverse experience as a dietitian, from an acute care hospital setting to outpatient and community clinics. Nikki enjoys working with both adults and pediatric clients.

With a strong background in science, Nikki Le provides you with evidence-based dietary advice, by translating scientific research and guidelines to practical daily tips you can use. She loves to work with clients one-on-one to provide tailored nutrition advice and help clients achieve their personal goals.  

Areas of interest include:

  • Healthy eating and optimizing your nutrition quality
  • Weight management
  • Prevention and management of chronic diseases (such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cholesterol management, cancer, etc.)
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Women’s health (prenatal and maternal nutrition
  • Pediatric nutrition (healthy infant/toddler feeding, children and adolescent nutrition, young athletes)

 

 

Sarah Indarjit

Clinic Receptionist

Sarah has received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University. She lives and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. She has experience working with diverse communities and populations while supporting their individual needs. Sarah describes working at the Muscle and Joint Clinic as enjoyable because of the supportive team environment and the high quality of services the clinic provides to each client. Supporting others to overcome their challenges and provide a healthy pathway for their life that they desire is Sarah’s goal. She values health, happiness, and making a difference.

 

 

 


Lindsay Maud

Clinic Receptionist

Lindsay has always been very active in sports growing up, which led to a keen interest in Human movement and Kinetics. She is currently in her fourth year of Kinesiology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her future plans are to attend post graduate studies in Sonography and ultimately work in a clinical setting as a Sonographer. She enjoys being in a clinical environment and working with various clients. She is very personable and loves the social aspect of meeting different people. Working at Muscle and Joint Clinic gives her the opportunity to watch how various therapies help people overcome injuries in their progression back to a healthy life.

 

 

 

Leanne Baird

Clinic Receptionist

Leanne is a 2018 Molecular Biology and Genetics graduate from the University of Guelph, who has a strong passion for working in a clinical setting and helping others. As she hopes to be a genetic counsellor in the future, she is excited to be using her interpersonal skills and interacting with patients in the strong team work environment at the Muscle and Joint Clinic. She enjoys that the staff care about their patients, and want to not only relieve the pain symptoms, but find the root cause to provide better treatment for future prevention.

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