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About Altima Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Altima Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Clinics provide patients in Ontario with professional physiotherapy services for sports and general injuries. Our services include physiotherapy for common conditions including back, neck, extremity pain, post-operative rehabilitation, and nutrition and wellness programs. We also provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, foot care, and rehabilitation products such as custom orthotics. Our primary focus is to relieve symptoms and assist in pain management, restore physical function, and educate to minimize the risk of injury re-occurrence through injury prevention education. The Altima Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation team is comprised of registered physiotherapists, registered chiropractors, and other specialists dedicated to restoring the mobility of every patient and improving quality of life. Read about our team of registered physiotherapists below.

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Our Team of Registered Healthcare Practicioners:

(covered by most extended health plans)

Atrium

Bramalea

Main Exchange

Royal Bank Plaza

Jasfe B. Llapitan, PT, BScPT

Physiotherapist / Clinic Manager

Jasfe is a foreign trained Physiotherapist from the Philippines. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physical therapy from Mariano Marcos State University in 2001. She has been practicing in Canada since 2010. Since then, she has been busy taking some courses with the Mckenzie Institute International Center for Postgraduate Study in Mckenzie Method (MDT), Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. The method is a system of evaluating and treating the Spine as well as extremities developed by Robin Mckenzie, and is being practiced extensively throughout the world. She also took introduction to acupuncture course recently. Jasfe has been treating all age groups with musculoskeletal conditions especially low back pain and neck pain, sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries. She believes in correctly understanding and arriving at the right diagnosis before treating her patients. Her treatment involves manual therapy, appropriate exercises, patient education and use of certain modalities if needed. She has a wide experience with treating and handling private patients, MVA’s and WSIB clienteles. Jasfe is constantly taking courses to further her knowledge and skills in order to attain the best quality of patient care possible.

On her free time, she likes to do jogging and bicycling with her family. She also practice yoga and working out with her favorite DVD. Jasfe is also a member of Philippine Working Group (PWG) International Center for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR) affiliated with University Of Toronto. She is also a co- founder of the Society of Physiotherapist with a Foreign Credentials (SPFC) which is a non-profit organization, helping those foreign trained PT’s obtain their Independent practice in Canada.

Jasfe looks forward to meeting patients and helping them achieve their goals.

Dr. Hoda Motazedi, HBSc., B.Eng., DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Hoda Motazedi graduated from York University in 2004 obtaining an honors bachelor degree in Biology. She then went on to pursuing a career in Nuclear Science and Radiation at University of Ontario Institute of Technology and soon after graduation started working at Ontario Power Generation. While in school she was actively involved in patient care and was working at a Diabetic Wound Care Unit at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She was assisting the medical team in performing minor surgical procedures and post-surgical would cleaning and healing procedures. She would encourage patients to develop self-management skills that would improve their health status and quality of life to reduce risk of diabetes related complications. Understanding the pain a patient undergoes in the struggle to acquire a healthy mind, body and soul in that period of time became a source of motivation for her to pursue Chiropractic Medicine to help patients towards improving their health and lifestyle. She graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2014.

Dr. Motazedi diagnosis and treats Neuro-musculoskeletal conditions using evidence based Chiropractic care with a wellness approach to help patients recover. Her treatments are tailored using a unique blend of options involving Chiropractic adjustments, Soft Tissue Therapy, Joint mobilization, Acupuncture, pain and healing modalities & personalized and progressive therapeutic exercises and rehab programs. She loves to educate her patients suffering from chronic pain and co-morbidities with lifestyle management and encouraging them to take an active role in their treatment to prevent future recurrences of pain and injury.

Shikha Rajput, BScPT

Physiotherapist

Shikha completed her Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 2007. Shikha is a dedicated Practitioner looking to utilize talent and experience to render quality healthcare service to the clients. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapy Ontario and is in good standing. Shikha is trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation; assessing and treating dizziness and vertigo issues, kinesio taping and custom orthotics/bracing. Shikha's treatment philosophy includes hands-on manual therapy combined with tailored exercise regimen targeted to achieve all of the patient's goals. She uses a variety of manual techniques including joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques to improve joint mobility, tissue extensibility, and restore function.

Patient education and communication are an integral part of Shikha’s practice. Shikha’s goal is not only to provide effective rehabilitation but also to successfully prevent future injuries from occurring.

Outside of the clinic, Shikha enjoys cooking and reading books.

Renju Varghese (Thomas)

Registered Massage Therapy

Renju Thomas has been interested in massage ever since he came to Canada. He like to call him as Thomas or Tom. He is a Physiotherapist from India. He is preparing for his exam to become Registered Physiotherapist. Thomas took the course and graduated from Royal Canadian College of Massage therapy and received licence in 2016 to became Registered Massage therapist. His hobbies are gardening, listening to music and a Pet lover too. Passionate about expanding his knowledge, Thomas recently became certified in Reflexology.

Still looking to pursue lots of courses to enhance his knowledge. Depending on individual needs, Thomas incorporates non-Swedish massage techniques, such as myofascial release, joint play, and range of motion throughout the treatment to maximize the therapeutic benefits of your time. Thomas creates a safe environment for the client to talk about muscle and joint pain and also includes your opinion in the treatment plan. He is very mindful of what techniques and pressure you're comfortable with and will give you home care to aid in continuing the therapeutic experience.

David Cheung B.A. (Hons), PT

Physiotherapist/Clinic Manager

David obtained his Specialized Kinesiology degree at York University and his Masters in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York. As a Physiotherapist practicing in Canada since 2009, he specializes in therapeutic exercises, hands on manual therapy, and the use of therapeutic modalities. Courses David has completed to further his knowledge in the physiotherapy field include the Mckenzie method, various courses provided by APTEI, and a certification in Acupuncture by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.

David has treated a wide range of disorders that include sports injuries, postural dysfunctions, overuse syndromes, neurological issues, acute and chronic disorders. His patient centred 1 on 1 approach has helped in his success, as he continues to help people meet their physical goals.

David runs, swims, and exercises on a regular basis and understands the importance of staying physically healthy. Do not hesitate to contact him with question related to your physical health.

Dr. Yoo Jin (Kate) Lee, B.Sc (Hons), DC

Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Yoo Jin (Kate) Lee holds an Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Throughout the duration of her chiropractic training, she has also earned certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

Dr. Lee specializes in treating a wide ranges of acute and chronic conditions that are related to the muscles, joints, and nerves. Following to an initial assessment, Dr. Lee will deliver an individualized, patient-centered chiropractic treatment to accompany each patient’s need. She utilizes acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, mobilization, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and functional rehabilitation to improve each patient’s quality of life and to help them achieve optimal health.

Jane Li, DO(MP), RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Jane graduated and received her Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma 3 years ago. In addition to traditional RMT techniques, she also specializes in deep tissue therapy, Tui Na, hot stone, cupping, and remedial exercise. Jane currently has certifications in Myofascial release, and Cranial Sacral therapy and is currently furthering her studies with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Such education has allowed Jane to come closer to her goals and objectives of helping improve quality of life for her patients.

Jane currently works with a wide range of patient types including those suffering from motor vehicle accidents, work place and sport injuries, post surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal and stress related conditions.

Brooke Stelmach

Brooke Stelmach graduated with her Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen's University in 2006, after completing her undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health with honours at the University of Toronto. Brooke currently holds her Level 2 in Manual Therapy and continues her post graduate studies with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association to hopefully graduate as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She also has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Sports and Orthopaedic divisions since 2007.

Brooke has experience treating all age groups with various repetitive strain, sport and physical activity injuries, post operative orthopaedic conditions, and aches and pains that arise from work or daily activities. She ensures each client's injury is thoroughly assessed and treated with a client centered approach to help facilitate a complete and quick recovery. She also educates clients about their injury and encourages them to take an active role in their rehabilitation to speed up their recovery and maintain or improve their performance or function, and to help avoid the possibility of future injuries.

Joseph Balsano

Joseph is an experienced therapist who focuses on delivering evidence-based treatment and helping his patients achieve their goals quickly. He has experience treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, post-operative conditions, osteoarthritis and injuries from a motor vehicle accident. Joseph attempts to find the root of his patient's problem by conducting a thorough physical assessment followed by an individualized treatment plan that may include a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and therapeutic modalities.

Joseph completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy (M.Sc.PT) from the University of Toronto in 2009. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Exercise Science from Concordia University. Joseph has continued to improve his patient outcomes by taking numerous post-graduate courses including acupuncture, Mulligan Concepts, the Mckenzie Method, soft tissue release, courses on running injuries and therapeutic taping courses. His dedication to learning has allowed him to develop a deep and wide-ranging skill set to help his patients achieve their goals quickly.

In his free time, Joseph enjoys running, playing soccer, walking his dog and spending time with his friends and family.

Raymond Chan, PT, MSc.PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Raymond graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and obtained his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. His work in hospital, private practice, and sports medicine settings has given him experience in successfully treating all age groups. As a result, he has treated various injuries, ranging from acute to chronic, minor sprain/strains to post-operative, pediatric to elderly, and competitive to amateur athletes. Using an evidence-based approach, he prescribes rehabilitation programs that are specific to meet each patient’s goals.

Ellen McCarthy, PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Ellen graduated from McMaster University in 2012, where she received her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on Business Ethics and Legal Studies from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

Ellen was a member of the Canadian junior gymnastics team and attended the University of Denver on a four-year varsity gymnastics scholarship. It was through these experiences that she initially became interested in Physiotherapy and the role rehabilitation and health plays in activities of daily living and return to sport.

Ellen is currently registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Her certifications and courses include, level 1 Manual Therapy, McKenzie Part A, APTEI Shoulder Complex, Neuro-Proprioceptive taping and core strengthening and rehabilitation techniques.

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