Active Care Toronto

Our Team

Sanaz Agha, BSc. PT, MSc. Rehab Sciences

Registered Physiotherapist

Sanaz is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She also graduated from University of Toronto in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2018. She has more than 14 years of experience treating a variety of patients in Canada and abroad. She has been involved in research on fall prevention strategies in Older adults with and without neurological impairments. Sanaz’s clinical approach incorporates education, manual therapy, ...

exercise prescription, acupuncture, modalities, and taping. She is passionate about continuous learning and development. She has done numerous courses in her post graduate studies including Acupuncture, Dry needling, McKenzie techniques, Mulligan concepts, spine and extremities manual therapy techniques. By combining these techniques, she believes every patient could gain advantage of a unique personalize treatment plan which target the highest quality of patient care.

Alessio Skrynnyk

Registered Massage Therapist

Alessio is a Registered Massage Therapist who is highly skilled in a variety of massage treatment techniques. In Rome, Italy, he studied Sports Massage Therapy before completing his training at Kikawa College in Toronto. Passionate about providing the best possible treatment, Alessio is dedicated to solving his clients’ various needs. He is able to quickly asses clients’ health goals and offer  treatment plans that deliver results.

Alessio is experienced in a clinic setting where clients’ conditions vary from motor vehicle accident injuries to sports-related injuries. Alessio is no stranger to work-related muscle issues; whether you work in an office environment or a construction site, he can troubleshoot any of your aches and pains. Alessio also specializes Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Thai massage, myofascial release, chair massage, laser therapy and M2T Blade.

Alessio is committed to the highest and most current industry standards. He takes pride in learning and utilizing cutting edge massage treatment techniques, and takes time to educate his clients and provide simple at home exercises that are specific to the client’s health issue.

Tazim Dhanani BSc. (kin), BHSc. (PT), MCPT

Registered 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.

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.

Gina Pasold

Pilates Instructor

Gina is a Body Harmonics certified Pilates instructor who has worked with a diverse range of clients, including those with degenerative disc issues, neurological disorders, hip replacements, older adults, and pre/post-natal. Applying her knowledge of posture, gait mechanics, and skeletal alignment, she helps clients achieve optimal movement, core support, and sense of proprioception.

Gina sees Pilates as an invaluable tool, not just as a form of rehabilitation, but as a continuing practice that encourages the body to move with greater ease and strength. She enjoys getting to know clients individually and helping them to improve their overall quality of life. In her spare time, Gina enjoys taking nature hikes with her family, listening to music, and dancing.

Marina Richard

Registered Massage Therapist

Since graduating as a Registered Massage Therapist in 2002 from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Marina has worked in various clinical settings. The variety of therape utic settings has helped her gain experience in deep tissue approaches as well as soothing relaxation treatments. Marina is also a Certified Reflexologist.

Marina uses a combination of techniques in her treatments with a focus on discovering the root of dysfunction as opposed to simply addressing the symptoms.

Marina’s main areas of practice and approaches include (but are not limited to): therapeutic massage, hot stone therapy, combined bodywork, deep tissue, joint mobilization, myofascial release, prenatal massage, foot and hand reflexology, relaxation treatments, remedial exercise, shiatsu (basic), Swedish techniques, and trigger point therapy.

As an aerobic dancer and an enthusiast of yoga and Pilates, Marina understands the benefits of being active. Her goal is to assist her clients towards achieving a healthy body and mind.

In her spare time Marina enjoys reading, being active, and spending time with her family and friends.

Amin Shafiee

Registered Massage Therapist

Amin graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Humber College, and then subsequently from Sutherland Chan's rigorous Massage Therapy program. Amin has a keen interest in body mechanics and movement, and works dynamically to integrate myofascial therapy, PIR/PNF, and stretch therapy in addition to wonderfully relaxing Swedish massage techniques in his treatments.

Mahyar Salavati, PT, PhD, OMP

Registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath

Mahyar is a physiotherapist registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. He completed Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees in Iran. He has over 25 years of experience working as a physiotherapist and the professor of the Physiotherapy Department at the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

He is an awarded researcher on human motor control, with more than 120 published papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Mahyar is also an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (OMP), graduated from the National Academy of Osteopathy, Toronto, Canada, in 2020.

His holistic approach in clinical practice utilizes evidence-based methods focused on functional restoration, quality of life, and client satisfaction. He benefits from a wide variety of skills such as education, exercise therapy, manual techniques, dry needling, taping, and modalities.

Mahyar is keen on constant learning and tries to keep himself up to date with the most recent advances in research and practice. He misses no opportunity for improving his professional knowledge and skills.

Hamed Pardehshenas

Registered Physiotherapist

Hamed graduated with a Master’s degree in physiotherapy from Iran University of medical sciences in 2005 and is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. He has more than 15 years of experience treating a variety of patients in Canada and abroad. His clinical approach incorporates a multifaceted approach including education, manual therapy, exercise prescription, Dry Needling/acupuncture and etc. By combining these techniques, he believes every individual could gain advantage of a unique personalized treatment plan which aligns with their goal whether that's returning to sport, work, or just getting back to normal life.

Hamed is passionate about life long learning and professional development and is working towards his credential to become a fellow of Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).

Outside work, he enjoys an array of activities such as working-out, playing tennis, hiking, camping, and playing Piano.