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Karen Kvrgic, P.T.
Karen graduated from the University of Toronto’s B.Sc. Physiotherapy Program in 1990. Karen has been practicing Orthopedic and Sport Physiotherapy for 28 years in a wide variety of settings including OHIP, home care, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation, and as Clinic Director at the Canadian Back Institute. Karen also adds many more years of experience through personal involvement and injury management, event coverage. At Physio FX, Karen treats a broad range of injuries such as Motor Vehicle Accident injuries, neck and back pain, sciatica, herniated disc syndromes, carpal tunnel, arthritis management, sports injuries, postural malalignments, muscle strengthening and
training, and more. In 2004 she opened the doors at Physio FX with a vision of a multidisciplinary facility that remembers what customer service & client centered care really means. Karen’s clinical philosophy centers on educating her clients. Her goal is to get her clients actively involved in the “feeling better” process by clearly communicating the mechanics underlying the injuries and providing the knowledge to fix and prevent future problems. As Clinic Director, Karen fosters warm and personable relationships with everyone. She promotes an open, friendly, and casual atmosphere that we believe really makes a difference!
Naturopathic Medicine & Acupuncture
Dr. Sharmila Tharmarajah, N.D.
Dr. Sharmila Tharmarajah, ND is a board certified and licensed naturopathic doctor in Toronto,Ontario. She graduated from University of Toronto where she earned her HBSc in Neuroscience and Health Studies. She strongly believes in empowering patients through health education. She provides natural, practical, and professional healthcare solutions. She practices core disciplines that focus on strengthening the body, mind, and the spirit through natural therapy and nutritional counseling. She creates comprehensive, individualized treatment plans to address the unique health needs of each of her patients to help them achieve their optimum level of health. Dr. Sharmila Tharmarajah maintains a general family practice with a special interest in woman's health, fertility and pain management. She welcomes treating a variety of health conditions. Some of the conditions that she addresses include, but are not limited to: Women/Male Health, Digestive Issues, Cardiovascular Health, Pediatric Concerns, Endocrine Issues, Dermatological Concerns, Pain Management, Immune Health, Drug Withdrawal support, Weight Loss and Detoxification, and Mental Health and Wellness. She uses and combines a wide range of safe and effective natural therapies such as Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Diet and Lifestyle Counselling, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Intramuscular Vitamin B12 injections.
The Operations Management Team
Matthew Ruston, DC
Dr. Matt Ruston is a friendly and energetic chiropractor at Physio FX and enjoys providing relief, health, and wellness to Scarborough. Matt graduated from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York. Prior to NYCC, Matt graduated from Gannon University In Pennsylvania where he earned his B.Sc. in Biology and played competitive soccer on scholarship. Dr. Ruston is passionate about providing quality care and looks to both combat pain and improve function. He believes that the patient and doctor should work together towards the patient's health goals. Dr. Ruston uses adjusting, mobilization, as well as a variety of modalities and rehabilitation to properly address function, mobility, biomechanics and the nervous system. In his spare time, Matt enjoys soccer, running and playing guitar and bass.
Joanna Luong, RMT
Joanna is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She completed her training in contemporary Acupuncture at McMaster University. She has numerous work experiences with many other physiotherapy clinics and has been trained in various forms of therapy; this includes Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Lymph Drainage, Hot Stone Massage, Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage. Joanna is well-rounded in many different forms of naprapathy including cupping and acupressure. She strongly believes in proper posture and incorporating daily exercise into ones daily routine. Joanna is passionate about understanding her clients' needs when it comes to feeling better and curing problematic areas; she is consistently researching methods to better her knowledge in doing so.
Regina Soria, RMT
Regina is a Sutherland Chan School & Teaching Clinic graduate, licensed with the Canadian College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2009. Regina also has a Physiotherapy background; she graduated in Lima-Peru at St. Marcos University in 1995. Her education is founded on an in-depth understanding of anatomy, physiology, musculoskeletal and myofascial components.Regina loves working in the multidisciplinary environment along with Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and other Massage Therapists. She started working at Physio FX in 2008 as a Physiotherapist Assistant and after graduation moved to the Massage Therapist position in 2009. Through the years of working a Physiotherapist in Peru, Regina loved the hands on work with her clients and as a Registered Massage Therapist in Canada where she enjoys working one on one with her clients, determining the best technique and programs of care.Regina is fluent in Spanish and English and specializes in Therapeutic Massage.
Ryan Jamisola, RMT
Ryan is a Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic graduate registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario. An advocate of continued education, Ryan constantly tries to better his skills through studies as well as learning from experience. Through specialty clinics dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, Post Surgery at Toronto Western Hospital, Pregnancy Clinic, Sports Clinic and Seniors Clinic at Loyola Arrupe, Ryan is confident in applying his knowledge in providing a well-rounded and holistic approach in treating his clients. Ryan emphasizes on stress reduction and the correction of postural dysfunctions influenced by poor habits which manifest as day to day aches and pains. He is very thorough and intuitive in identifying problem areas and is passionate in providing self-care and client education which he believes plays a significant role in the recovery. By utilizing various techniques such as Deep Tissue Treatment, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Treatment, Swedish Massage Techniques, and Hot Stone as well as Hydrotherapy modalities, clients can be assured that they are getting an effective high-quality treatment.
Kristen Niemimaa, Administrative Team
Kiara Mercury-Phillips, RMT
Kiara is a graduate of York University's Kinesiology program and Centennial College's Massage Therapy Program. Combining her love for dance and skirt she identifies with the needs for athletes to be the best in their competition by having the proper recovery and maintenance with massage therapy. Kiara has completed sport, hospital DJ rehabilitative outreaches at Toronto Pan Am sports Centre, Scarborough General Hospital and Variety Village. Kiara's most challenging experience was participating in the Low back pain clinic as part of Ontario's Low Back Pain initiative. The clinic allowed her to grow and learn in depth about treating clients with multiple health conditions and chronic pain. Kiara is enthusiastic about working with diverse clients and helping them achieve their wellness goals.
George Robbins-Codera, P.T. Assistant
George is a 3rd year student attending the University of Guelph-Humber, studying Kinesiology. He is a kind, energetic, and friendly assistant that looks forward to meeting new patients and interacting with them.
Sahash Marsani, P.T.
Sahash obtained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from HNB University, India in 2010. Sahash acquired experiences treating a broad spectrum of conditions and injuries including sport injuries, repetitive strain/sprain, arthritis, post operative rehabilitation and chronic pain. Sahash expanded his experience in orthopedics, as well as treating a variety of neurological conditions and also provided community-based services. Sahash worked in Nepal as a Registered physiotherapist before migrating to Canada. Soon after becoming Registered Physiotherapist in Canada in January 2018, he has been working in a private orthopedic and sports related injuries settings including WSIB and
Leigh Robbins-Codera, Administrative Team
Amanda Adamo, P.T. Assistant, Administrative Team
Amanda is a 5th year student at the University of Toronto studying Health Sciences and Psychology. She wishes to pursue a career in Chiropractic or Massage Therapy. With a background in various styles of dance and soccer, Amanda is passionate about incorporating stretching and exercise into her daily routine.
Aran Bains, P.T. Assistant
Ann-Merrie Leung, P.T. Assistant
Ann-Merrie is a 1st year student in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Prior to CMCC, Ann-Merrie graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance. She is a friendly and outgoing assistant who has a passion for helping people. When she isn't in the clinic, she enjoys coaching and playing sports, and making music. Ann-Merrie's special interest is to focus on the treatment of repetitive injuries sustained in both sports and music and their similarities.
Cameron Reed, P.T. Assistant
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bowers, RMT
Delmi Orellana, RRPr
Delmi is a friendly professional reflexologist who provides relaxation and tension relief while promoting general health and wellness, through the study of reflex points of the feet. Delmi has been working in the health care field for over a decade. She has worked in personal care with the elderly and young, in different environment settings. It gave her the insight that she values most to help others become more aware of their health. In helping others get back on their feet, physically and emotionally and interest in alternative therapy, led Delmi to go back to school and receive her reflexology certification at Centennial College. Delmi is a registered member of the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario (RRCO). Delmi's natural caring ways to help others, clients can be assured that they are getting an effective high-quality treatment.
Motor vehicle accidents injuries. Sahash's clinical practice involves combination of manual therapy, muscle/motor control retraining and specific exercise prescription and modalities. He has a special interest in treating clients suffering from Whiplash and other injuries related to motor vehicle accidents. Sahash has a passion for helping people and he strongly believes that physical therapy can add life to years, not just years to life.
Dr. Yanbing (Lena) Ma, ND
Dr. Lena Ma is a board-certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, registered and in good standing with, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Life Sciences (Hons) degree as well as a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice). Dr. Ma then received her post-graduate degree in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She currently runs a family practice dedicated to delivering quality, individualized healthcare to her patients using a combination of modalities including diet and nutritional supplementation, botanical medicine, TCM acupuncture, comprehensive lab testing, and vitamin B12 injections. Dr. Ma has a special interest in the areas of women’s health, endocrinology, digestive concerns, and pain management. Dr. Ma is also certified to provide facial rejuvenation acupuncture, a non-surgical and non-toxic anti-aging technique for a natural face-lift.
Cassandra Schilling, P.T.