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Alex Davidson Physiotherapist

Alex Davidson graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Science in Physiotherapy in 2010. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at York University. Alex has an athletic background from years of playing rep baseball and hockey in her youth, to pursuing professional wrestling in her adult years. She has experience as a personal trainer and has a strong background in exercise prescription.

Alex believes in a holistic approach to treatment encompassing a strong exercise program, manual therapy and modalities. She has done numerous courses in her post graduate studies including the contemporary medical acupuncture program at McMaster University, several from the Advanced Physiotherapy Educational Institute (APTEI), McKenzie techniques, Mulligan concepts, numerous taping courses and soft tissue release. She uses a combination of these techniques with patients and develops an individual treatment approach that will best fit each person.

Alex has had extensive experience working with a variety of patients both young and advanced age, active and inactive and has a particular interest in working with athletes.

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Sara Taheri Physiotherapist specializing in pelvic health

Sara is a registered physiotherapist and has been practicing for 18 years. Sara is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and it’s Women’s Health Division. She is a dedicated practitioner who combines theory, practical experience and patients’ needs to assess and excel treatment.

She has diverse training and has continued her education throughout her practicing years. Specialized areas of her practice are vestibular rehabilitation and pelvic health physiotherapy. She has developed a particular interest in Pelvic Health, and has furthered her education with courses in incontinence, pelvic pain, as well as gastrointestinal and bowel dysfunction.

Sara enjoys treating patients with persistent pelvic pain and urogenital dysfunction. She directly involves patients in treatment plans resulting in patients’ confidence in their treatment.

In her off time, Sara enjoys golfing, photography, movies, and reading.

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Tetyana Potapova HBSc, DCh Registered Chiropodist

Tetyana is a Chiropodist registered with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at York University. She then chose to continue to pursue her interest in healthcare by earning a Graduate Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences in Chiropody at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences located in Toronto. .

The Chiropody program is a post-undergraduate, professional program that includes extensive clinical experience. Throughout her time at the Michener Institute, Tetyana gained valuable experience working with many different patient populations in multiple practise sites including: St. Michael’s Hospital, Anishnawbe Health Toronto, Flemingdon Community Health Centre, The Four Villages Community Health Centre and Taibu Community Health Centre.

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Dr. Jessica Roeder, Chiropractor and Medical Acupuncture Provider BHK (Hons), DC

Dr. Jessica Roeder is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University. Through knowledge gained from her undergraduate studies in Human Kinetics, Dr. Roeder places an emphasis towards correcting biomechanical dysfunction in order to restore function and improve performance and adaptability.

Following the Functional Integrated Therapy approach, her treatment consists of chiropractic care, medical acupuncture, and Active Release Techniques (ART). This comprehensive method aids in the long-term resolution of injuries, improves the body's function and contributes to optimal health.

Dr. Roeder spent four years running on the University of Windsor's varsity track and field team. Through her strong investment in both academics and athletics she gained the title as an Academic All-Canadian. Through her participation in Track and field, Dr. Roeder invests a strong interest in running mechanics and in all forms of athletics especially downhill skiing and swimming.

Through her program at McMaster University, Dr. Roeder takes a unique approach to treatment with Acupuncture. Dr. Roeder will use a combination of classic acupuncture points and electro-stimulation in order to relax tight muscles, increase blood flow to the injured sight and access the nervous system to help reduce inflammation and pain.

Dr. Roeder is also certified in Cosmetic Acupuncture. Cosmetic Acupuncture helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time as well as giving the skin a healthy glow. This is an alternative method to fillers and botox and is a risk free way to give your skin a healthy more youthful appearance.

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Dr. Giacomina Gucciardi Naturopath

Dr. Giacomina Gucciardi has been a naturopathic doctor since 1997 and enjoys family practice, with a focus on gastrointestinal health, women's health, fertility, pediatrics and the management of chronic inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Gucciardi uses Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, and homeopathy in combination with nutritional and lifestyle counseling, to address the physical, mental, and emotional health of an individual. She aims to work with patients in establishing goals and treatment plans that empower patients to take charge of, and maximize their own health and wellbeing.

Dr.Gucciardi graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in 1997 where she completed a four-year doctorate program. Prior to naturopathic studies, she attended the University of Toronto and completed a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued her education by training with Jane Lyttleton, one of the world's leading experts in the Treatment of Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine. With acupuncture Dr. Gucciardi has been helping patients with fertility, IVF enhancement and pregnancy.

Outside of her clinical practice Dr. Gucciardi is committed to educating the public on Naturopathic medicine. She has lectured at Seneca College on the subject of gastrointestinal health and has led a series of "lunch and learn" lectures with the Royal Bank of Canada.

Dr. Gucciardi is licensed in Ontario through the Board of Drugless Practitioners- BDDT-N). She also holds professional memberships with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

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Bryna Robertson Office admin

Bryna is an experienced receptionist who helps out during the fracture clinic. She is currently in school and hopes to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer, rugby, travelling and reading.

Tazim Dhanani BSc. (kin), BHSc. (PT), MCPT Clinical Director/Registered Physiotherapist

Tazim Dhanani graduated from McMaster University in 1999 with a second degree in Physiotherapy. She gained extensive experience in rehabilitation medicine and individual program design through positions of increasing responsibility at several clinics in the GTA and at Sick Kids Hospital as both a Kinesiologist and a Physiotherapist.

Tazim has completed numerous post graduate courses (McKenzie, Sahrmann, Mulligan, NDT, Acupuncture) with an emphasis in orthopedics, manual therapy and pediatrics. She was an Owner/Clinic Director of a Rehabilitation practice in Etobicoke from 2005 – 2010. Her professional goals include staying active in the clinical side while developing a multidisciplinary clinic to serve the North Toronto community where she has made her home for almost 15 years.

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Jenn Arkison, Registered Massage Therapist RMT

Jenn is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Centennial College Massage Therapy program. She has worked with a wide variety of patients in different settings. She has worked with a wide variety of patients including pre/post natal, seniors, infants, children, athletes and members of the Toronto Argonauts.

She enjoys volunteering her time and was involved with the 2015 PanAm/Parapan Am games and the 2017 North American Indigenous Games as a Massage Therapist. Jenn is also a certified paediatric massage therapist and a certified infant massage teacher. With a goal of starting of adding Massage to a parents tool box for their child's health.

When Jenn isn't working you will find her watching Disney movies or cheering on her favorite sports teams.

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Jennifer Yeung Chiropractor

Dr. Jennifer Yeung graduated from New York Chiropractic College after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto. She is licensed to practise by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, and is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Chiropractic Associations.

Dr. Yeung uses different manual techniques in her chiropractic care, including: manual spinal manipulations (often associated with the "pop" sound), instrument-assisted manipulations, light soft tissue (muscle) work, stretching and home exercise.

Dr. Yeung enjoys all things related to food, vinyasa yoga, and doting on her two daughters.

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Andrew Piotrowski, RMT Registered Massage Therapist

Andrew is dedicated to helping people improve their quality of life through Massage Therapy treatment. He graduated with an advanced diploma from Humber College’s Massage Therapy program and has practised at Toronto East General Hospital, Humber River Hospital, Peel & Halton Acquired Brain Injury Services and People with AIDS Society (PWA).

He has treated a wide variety of patients with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, ALS and Terminal Cancer, as well as sport related injuries, postural dysfunction and pre/post-natal care.

Andrew has lived in North Toronto his entire life and when he isn’t practicing he enjoys being active on a daily basis, playing sports and is also the lead singer and guitarist in an alternative rock band.

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Anne Wong Office Administrator

Anne is an experienced office administrator having worked at our Fairlawn location for several years and now here at Activecare. She holds an honours BSc in kinesiology from Queen's University and aspires to become a physiotherapist herself. She is committed to helping patients in any way she can. Feel free to contact her at the clinic with any questions you may have about the clinic and its services.