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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands on health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints – and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractors are highly trained to deal with neuromusculoskeletal problems of the entire body by assessing the muscu... Read More

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands on health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints – and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractors are highly trained to deal with neuromusculoskeletal problems of the entire body by assessing the muscular, nervous, joint and biomechanical systems of the body to get to the cause of your problem.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapists assess and manipulate soft tissue of the body to provide a healing effect in treating and preventing physical dysfunction. Massage can be both preventative and restorative. It can help maintain, rehabilitate, and augment physical function. Even more simply, it can relieve pain. Massage therapy provides the attention your muscles and soft tissue need for long term health.


Naturopathic Medicine

A naturopathic doctor views individuals as an integral whole where symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits. The primary goal of care us to treat the underlying cause of the disease using natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body's inherent self healing processes.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are rehabilitation experts with detailed knowledge and understanding of how the body works. Physiotherapy offers a personalized treatment plan that gives you a natural way to achieve maximum return to function and recovery from injury.


Osteopathy

Osteopathic manual practitioners palpate the body to find areas that are restricted or constricted in the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive or nervous system. Treatment releases these areas and balance is restored enabling the body to self-heal. Because osteopathy is a complete system of assessment and integration of all the body’s systems and tissues, thera... Read More

Osteopathic manual practitioners palpate the body to find areas that are restricted or constricted in the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive or nervous system. Treatment releases these areas and balance is restored enabling the body to self-heal.
Because osteopathy is a complete system of assessment and integration of all the body’s systems and tissues, therapists base their practice on a detailed study of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.
Osteopathic Treatment Focus at our facility:
Chronic pelvic pain in men and women, digestive disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, reflux), and TMJ (jaw) dysfunctions.


Chiropodist

Chiropodists are regulated healthcare professionals who focus on the assessment and management of the foot and foot related conditions.


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient and time proven Chinese system if healing. Insertion of fine needles at specific points is effective in treating many different health problems. Our clinic offers a variety of acupuncture styles including medical acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Japanese acupuncture and facial rejuvenation acupuncture.


Medical Devices (Braces/ Compression Stockings)

The best brands of medical, custom made, and over the counter compression stockings are available. Medically effective gradient compression stockings are physician recommended to improve blood flow and help prevent swelling. Fashionable and functional, compression stockings help manage tired, aching legs, moderate to severe varicose veins, and edema. Professionally fitted and qualified for re... Read More

The best brands of medical, custom made, and over the counter compression stockings are available. Medically effective gradient compression stockings are physician recommended to improve blood flow and help prevent swelling. Fashionable and functional, compression stockings help manage tired, aching legs, moderate to severe varicose veins, and edema.
Professionally fitted and qualified for reimbursement under most health insurance plans when prescribed by a medical physician.

The best brands of medical, custom made, and over the counter compression stockings. Medically effective gradient compression stockings are physician recommended to improve blood flow and help prevent swelling. Fashionable and functional, compression stockings help manage tired, aching legs, moderate to severe varicose veins, and edema. Professionally fitted and qualified for reimbursement under most health insurance plans when prescribed by a medical physician.

The best brands of medical, custom made, and over the counter compression stockings. Medically ef... Read More

Dr. Mathew Lee attended the University of Toronto graduating in 2008 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences. Throughout his high school and undergraduate career, Dr. Lee participated in many intramural and team sports such as football, basketball, judo, track and field, and rugby. With such an athletic history, Dr. Lee sustained his fair share of athletic injuries, as well as gained a certain understanding of the way the body moved and functioned in different sports.

With this background, Dr. Lee went on to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and completed the four-year degree in 2012. He gained experience in both community and hospital settings (South Riverdale Community Centre & St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital) during his clinical rotations, dealing with a wide variety of conditions – ranging from acute athletic and sports injuries, functional compensations, repetitive sprains and strains – to chronic conditions, co-morbidities, and detection and referral of pathological conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and thrombophlebitis.

In addition to completing his chiropractic training, Dr. Lee also obtained his acupuncture training concomitantly while at CMCC. It consisted of 250-hours of both lecture and practical sessions, covering both contemporary medical and traditional Chinese theories, but primarily focused on the latter. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has been reported to help with conditions such as headaches and migraines, infertility, constipation, sleeping disorders and insomnia, in addition to the musculoskeletal conditions such as low back and neck pain, knee arthritis, and rotator cuff tendinopathies to name a few.

Dr. Mathew Lee continually strives to further his chiropractic training with courses in chiropractic manipulation techniques through the Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Muscle Release Techniques, Graston Technique, Functional Anatomical Palpation® and Functional Release Techniques®, as well as courses in rehabilitation and exercise prescription by world-renowned rehabilitation and biomechanics specialists Dr. Craig Liebenson and Dr. Stuart McGill, respectively.

Dr. Mathew Lee attended the University of Toronto graduating in 2008 with an Honours Bachelor of ... Read More

Dr. Cory earned an honours degree specializing in biology and biochemistry from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto. An introduction to chiropractic directed a decision to leave the world of basic science to pursue a career with a more patient centred approach to health care. In 1997 Dr Cory graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic. Throughout her years of practicing, she has participated in a number of continuing education courses including Kinesio Taping, soft tissue techniques, sports injury treatment and prevention, as well as foot mechanic and gait issues. In addition to chiropractic adjustments and mobilization techniques, Dr. Cory prescribes foot orthotics to regulate foot mechanics and normalize gait patterns. She strives to incorporate the knowledge gained through continuing education in order to best serve the needs of her patients. Dr. Cory embraces the integrated approach to health care that exists between all of the health care practitioners at Dundas University Health Clinic.

Dr. Cory spent her first four years of practice on St. Kitts, a small island in the Caribbean. As the only chiropractor in a country underserved by the typical range of medical specialties, her scope of practice was challenging and presented her with a broad range of cases not typically seen by chiropractors in our current health care environment in Toronto. While in St. Kitts, she was on the organizing committee for the St. Kitts ITU Olympic length Triathlon, which attracted pro triathletes from around the world. She also initiated, and was Race Director of the concurrent Junior Triathlon Series. Each year she also trained for the triathlon and competed on the amateur side of the competition, winning it on two separate occasions. Since returning to Toronto, Dr. Cory continues to enjoy physical activity as a regular part of her routine. She is an avid skier, enjoys cycling and running for the joy of it, and believes that movement and physical activity should be apart of everyday for everybody.

Dr. Cory believes that chiropractic care can help people of all ages and physicality’s achieve a more effective level of wellness. One of her biggest pet peeves is hearing people talk about “normal back pain” or ‘normal headaches’. She believes that pain does not have to be tolerated as a normal part of life and that everyone can achieve a ‘normal’ that includes wellness and mobility as part of their everyday life!

Dr. Cory earned an honours degree specializing in biology and biochemistry from Queen’s Universit... Read More

Dru graduated from Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2009, with specialty clinics in sports massage and spinal cord injury.

During years of organized competition in track and field, cross country, hockey, tennis and karate he always sought out RMT along with other therapies for injury rehab and relaxation as a part of his training.

Every client is unique and has different needs, Dru uses a combination of fascial, Swedish, dynamic, stretching and joint mobilizations techniques for soft tissue injuries. He believes that RMT along with self care in the forms of stretching and strengthening can help gain greater ranges of motion, decrease pain and educate clients.

With a background in coaching(martial arts) he became a Can Fit Pro personal trainer. As a trainer he’s been able to help clients with proper warm ups, balance, power and strength training along with cardiovascular training while getting them acclimated to the gym environment and furthering their involvement in their own health care.

As part of his ongoing education required by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, he has spent the majority of it as a mentor to Sutherland Chan final term students as their case study. He’s responsible to give constructive feedback, share techniques and his professional experiences as an RMT. It also keeps him in touch with what is currently being taught to upcoming therapists.

Outside of work he plays tennis all year round, study’s French and sporadically knits to stay busy.

Dru graduated from Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2009, with specialty clinics in ... Read More

Gilbert Schaefer is a Registered Acupuncturist and Certified Shiatsu Therapist with many years of clinical experience. Gilbert graduated with honours from the Shiatsu School of Canada and with High Honours form the SSC Acupuncture Institute. He subsequently taught Eastern Medical Theory at this school, and was also a Student Clinic Supervisor. He interned with Dr. Tim Tanaka at the Pacific Wellness Institute.

In his treatments, Gilbert places conscious emphasis on the treatment of the body-mind as a united entity. He believes strongly that ongoing maintenance is just as important as putting the patient in charge of the responsibility of becoming and staying well and healthy. As a therapist, his goal is to facilitate the natural innate healing capacity of the human body according to the principles of Eastern Medicine, while seeking to cross the bridge to Western Medical Science.

Gilbert has been with the Dundas-University Health Clinic since 1998.

Gilbert Schaefer is a Registered Acupuncturist and Certified Shiatsu Therapist with many years of... Read More

Ben is both a certified osteopathic manual practitioner (DOMP) and a registered massage therapist (in good standing with both the OAO and CMTO). In 2020 he defended his osteopathic thesis at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto on “The Effect of Global Osteopathic Treatment on Forward Head Posture as measured by Craniovertebral Angle”. Ben also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University, which uncovered his passion of exploring and learning the intricacies of the human body further.

Ben uses an approach that aims to efficiently and effectively address dysfunction at the root or cause of the issue, rather than just chase & relieve symptoms. He emphasizes the power of one’s own breath in and out of treatment, and recognizes their ability to heal from within.

Ben believes that everything, whether in life or the body, is about balance. He is passionate about the diverse and impactful benefits of regularly practicing yoga, daily breathwork, mindfulness meditation, as well as participating in other physically demanding activities; for him, rock-climbing, and basketball. He looks forward to learning more about you and how he can help!

Ben is both a certified osteopathic manual practitioner (DOMP) and a registered massage therapist... Read More

Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor. She incorporates a range of therapies to best address individual health concerns, including nutrition, acupuncture, supplements, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and traditional chinese herbal medicine. She also uses a wide variety of diagnostic tools and tests such as food sensitivity testing, salivary hormone testing, urine analysis, blood work, and specialized bowel function tests to help diagnose and tailor treatment plans for a variety of health conditions.

She has treated patients with skin problems, anxiety, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances and bowel conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis. She also has a keen interest in autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis and works extensively with infertility, women’s health and pediatrics. Dr. Rahima also offers a weight loss program geared towards helping patients achieve a healthy weight and overall well-being.

She is also certified in Intravenous Therapy (IV).

Dr. Rahima is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received her Naturopathic designation. She also holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree from McMaster University.

She has done a variety of print and television media including CTV News, Grand River Living and the Global Morning Show and the Marilyn Denis Show. She is also a sought after speaker and provides a variety of lectures to corporate groups in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Check out Dr. Rahima’s personal blog at:

www.buildingmybetterlife.com

For more information or to book a complimentary 15-minute visit, please contact us.

Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor. She incorporates a range of therapies to best add... Read More

Steven is a chiropodist who graduated from the University of Salford in the UK in 2005 and has worked in various settings across several countries including the UK, Australia and Ireland. Steven has made Canada his home with his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters. He has been happily practicing chiropody in Canada for the last nine years, offering full-service foot care from diabetic nail, ingrown toenail, callous/wart removal, cortisone injections, shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and heel pain, and prescription orthotics.

Steven comes from a sporting background with a past career in football (soccer). Given his personal experience in sports and keen interest in lower limb mechanics and their contribution to soft tissue injuries, this has enabled him to treat a vast range of athletes from men to women and children of all ages at various levels of competition from recreational to elite professionals.

Steven is a strong advocate for a multidisciplinary approach to injury treatment, working alongside various other health professionals from orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and fitness instructors to facilitate a comprehensive treatment protocol with goals of rapid recovery from injury.

Steven is committed to continuing professional development and is currently studying his Masters in Theory of Podiatric Surgery at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Steven also holds a PGCert in Psychology and Sports Science (Kinesiology) and is a current member in good standing with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.

Steven is a chiropodist who graduated from the University of Salford in the UK in 2005 and has wo... Read More

Elizabeth is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing for over 15 years.

In addition to her training in foundational Swedish Massage Technique, Elizabeth has pursued studies in both Eastern and Western manual therapies. She spent a year apprenticing with a Chinese bonesetter, learned Traditional Thai Massage in Thailand, studied Traditional Chinese Medicine full-time for eight months, completed courses in John Barnes’ Myofascial Release Therapy, Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, and Upledger’s CranioSacral Therapy as well as Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.

Her client base has been diverse ranging from sedentary office workers, expecting mothers, seniors with mobility issues, teenagers coping with anxieties, weekend warriors to professional athletes (including former world champion boxer, master sprinters, NBA players) as well as regular folks coping with aches and pains.

She believes massage should be an integral part of a natural approach to health and wellness and hopes to work with her clients to attain their wellness goals. Her role is to listen, assess and deliver a treatment that incorporates science-based Western modalities and ancient oriental art of healing.

Elizabeth’s interest includes reading, boxing, watching films and adventure travel. She has set foot and massaged people on Kilimanjaro, Inca Trail, Annapurna Circuit and the Sahara Desert. She aspires to be a good therapist and enjoys being an avid couch potato every now and then.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing for... Read More

Dr. Speer-McBean studied at the University of Waterloo in the Honours Co-op Kinesiology program after which she was accepted into the 4 year Doctor of Chiropractic program. She graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1993 with Clinic Honours. Dr. Speer-McBean then went on to study acupuncture and became certified in Occupational Health (the prevention, assessment and management of workplace injuries).

Dr. Speer-McBean has been in practice for 25 years and loves being a Chiropractor! She says, “It’s a great feeling to know that every day my goal is to help people become healthier, feel better and achieve a more active life”. She uses manual diversified adjusting techniques, exercise prescription and enjoys focusing on posture correction. Married and mother of three, she also enjoys skiing, mountain biking, travelling and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.

Member Of:

Ontario Chiropractic Association Canadian Chiropractic Association Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Dr. Speer-McBean studied at the University of Waterloo in the Honours Co-op Kinesiology program a... Read More

Ron has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1995, and has been at DUHC since 1999. He is a graduate of McMaster University and Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy. Ron is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.Ron teaches Clinical Assessment and Exercise Science in a college Massage Therapy program. In 2013 he was named Educator of the Year by the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. He is a skilled practitioner with a great deal of experience reducing muscle tension and treating soft tissue injuries. He specializes in releasing tension patterns and tissue restriction that lead to improper body mechanics and prescribing specific exercises that will facilitate optimal performance.He enjoys working with athletes to help them be and stay at their best.. Ron is a recreational athlete who trains for and regularly participates in running and triathlon events.

Ron has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1995, and has been at DUHC since 1999. He is a grad... Read More

Laura Disenhaus, PT, DOMP is a Licenced Physiotherapist and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (“Osteopathic Manual Practitioner” is the designation for Canadian non-physician osteopaths in Ontario).She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology/psychology from the University of Western Ontario before going on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy (BSc(PT)) from the University of Toronto in 1988. As well, Laura is a graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy, obtaining her DOMP after presenting her thesis on osteopathic treatment for chronic constipation.Laura has extensive experience in various areas having worked in hospital settings (Hospital for Sick Children and Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,New York) as well as in private practice since 1999, and was an instructor for New YorkUniversity Physical Therapy department and a guest lecturer for Touro and DownstateCollege Physical Therapy departments (oncology).Her current areas of specialization include chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction in men and women, digestive disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, reflux), and TMJ (jaw) dysfunctions. For more on Laura, please see one of her websites: physiopath.com and pelvicpainphysio.com.

Laura Disenhaus, PT, DOMP is a Licenced Physiotherapist and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (“Ost... Read More

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