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OUR THERAPISTS

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Christopher Chmiel

Registered Physiotherapist

Clinical Director

Medical Acupuncture Provider

Graston Technique® Provider

Kinesio®Tape Practitioner

Custom Orthotics

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     Chris completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph where he graduated with Honours & received a BSc in Biological Sciences and a Bachelors of Nutritional Science.  Chris continued his education in the United Kingdom at Leeds Metropolitan University, where he completed a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.

     Throughout his 6 years of post-secondary education, Chris has pursued his passion in human health & rehabilitation. Chris has experience in Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-pulmonary, Sports & multi-system injuries/disorders. As a Physiotherapist, Chris has worked with professional athletes with Toronto FC & Burnley FC.

     Pursuing up to date research & ongoing personal development through continuing education, Chris is continually seeking advanced skills & training in the field to provide the best available treatments & rehabilitation to help you achieve your personal functional goals.

     Chris is currently working toward his certification in Manual Therapy through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

    Burlington Physiotherapy & Health Centre is Chris' second multidisciplinary clinic. Forest Hill Physiotherapy & Health Centre has been awarded the "Best Physiotherapy Clinic" in Toronto for 2018 & 2019 by both Top Choice Awards & Consumer Choice Awards. 

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Steffi Ringelberg

Registered Physiotherapist
Kinesio®Tape Practitioner
Clinical Pilates
Custom Orthotics
Medical Acupuncture Provider

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     Steffi completed her undergraduate degree at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science in The Netherlands where she graduated with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy. After completing work experience in Brazil, Australia, England and The Netherlands, she went on to complete her MSc in Sports Medicine and Injury Rehabilitation at Salford University in Manchester, England.

     Growing up as a high-level athlete, Steffi has had an interest in sports from a very young age. This interest has translated into her professional career and has led her to work with sports teams such as: soccer, rugby, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, hockey and synchronized skating. Additionally, she has gained experience with a wide range of non-sports related Musculoskeletal injuries and neurological disorders.

Steffi has expanded her knowledge base by taking additional courses and using alternate intervention techniques such as: Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, Sports Massage, Sports Taping and Hydrotherapy.

     Steffi believes that in order to better herself as a therapist she needs to stay up to date with the current research and seek out further education relevant to Physiotherapy to improve her scope of practice.

Jan Lopez

Registered Physiotherapist

Medical Acupuncture Provider

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     Jan completed his Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2015. Previously, he graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) in 2013. He has experience working with clients of all ages in the Halton region as a Physiotherapist in an Orthopedic/Sports Medicine setting before moving to Burlington.

     Jan has since continued to stay up to date with evidence based Physiotherapy training. He has completed the Level 3 Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy courses as he works toward the Diploma of Advanced Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program through McMaster University and is also certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1, a screening method used to identify movement imbalances related to injury.  

     Outside of the clinic, Jan loves the Raptors and Blue Jays but also enjoys playing basketball, baseball, and powerlifting.

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Stephanie Johnson 

Registered Physiotherapist 

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  Stephanie completed her BSc. in Physiotherapy with Honours in the bilingual program at the University of Ottawa in 2006. 

  She then worked at a variety of clinics and hospitals throughout coastal BC, becoming experienced treating a wide range of conditions including orthopaedic, peri-operative, perinatal, cardio respiratory, and neurological.

  After moving with her family back to Ontario, she has enjoyed working one on one with clients both in the community and in clinic. 

  Stephanie incorporates a strong focus on functional goal setting and evidence based treatment, and has a strong interest in taking continuing education courses including vestibular/concussion, NDT, manual therapy/orthopaedic and more. 

  In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys hiking and camping with her family and discovering new places to explore in Ontario. 

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Jerome Van Leeuwen

Registered Physiotherapist

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Tully Holman

Registered Massage Therapist

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Jerome completed his BSc. In Physiotherapy with Honours at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. Previously, he attended Western University where he completed three years in the Kinesiology Program. 

After completing work experience in Australia, Canada, and The USA he went on to work at a private orthopaedic practice in The Netherlands, specializing in spine related injuries and ergonomics. During this time, he also completed his Level 1 Medical Acupuncture course in Manchester and a variety of personal training and nutrition courses. He looks forward to further developing his skills in the years to come.

His background as a collegiate and national level athlete in rowing, prompted him to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of proper training and rehabilitation to minimize injuries. Jerome sees the body as an intricately interconnected system, and aims to integrate his knowledge in order to help his clients move and feel better.

In his spare time, Jerome loves to stay active and, on most days, can be found in the gym. When he can, he is also an avid traveller and is always looking forward to his next worldly adventure. 

     As a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTO, Tully believes that massage therapy can be incorporated into any health plan to help patients minimize pain and reach a higher state of health and well being. 

     Throughout Tully's life, he has always had a fascination with how the human body works. By the age of 18, Tully could feel a deep compassion inside that made him want to help those in pain around him, and this led to his training in massage. Tull was able to obtain a greater understanding of how the body reacts to stress, pain and injury through his education as an RMT. 

     Tully is very interested in Eastern and Western theory and his massage and healing style reflects that. Tully takes the best of everything he has learnt and customizes it for his patient. Sometimes problems can manifest physically, emotionally or spiritually and there is a need to unlock these energetic patterns for the greatest success in the relief of pain and ailment, using acupressure, meridian therapy and massage to promote relaxation and decrease pain. Tully focuses on boosting energy levels, improving sleep patterns and educating his patients on self awareness to help engage the body’s natural healing system.  

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Stephanie Zadorozniak

Registered Massage Therapist

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Dr. Daniel Adler

Doctor of Chiropractic

Medical Acupuncture Provider

Stephanie graduated from Humber College in 2018. The following year, she was awarded first place in the Student Case Report Contest hosted by the Registered Massage Therapy Act of Ontario (RMTAO).

Stephanie utilizes her skills to help treat individuals on a case-by-case basis,  and create a customized treatment plan to meet the patients’goals. Stephanie takes a holistic approach to her practice by working on various areas of the body to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and improve function. She utilizes a variety of techniques including General Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Techniques, low-grade joint mobilizations, and Stretching. Stephanie’s style typically has a slow rhythmic flow for relaxation with adjustable moderate to deep pressure. She checks in regularly with her clients throughout their sessions to ensure they are content with their progression, and works with the client in making changes when necessary.

 

In Stephanie's spare time she enjoys practicing yoga, juggling, and playing board games.

     Dr. Daniel Adler always had a passion for working in a healthcare-related field. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2009 where he studied psychology. It was there that he spent four years coaching flag football. 

     After his undergraduate, Dr. Daniel pursued his chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he graduated from in 2014 having achieved Dean’s List Standing for academic achievements. 

     The learning hasn’t stopped for Dr. Daniel- after graduation he completed his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and has even become certified in chiropractic treatment of animals.

     Dr. Daniel treats his patients in an evidence-based manner using a combination of spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, lifestyle advice and exercise prescription. When he isn’t helping his patients achieve their health goals, he’s either helping our animal friends, or spending time with his wife and son. Dr. Daniel is also an avid squash player so if you’re ever up for a friendly game, just challenge him.

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Christine Doering

Registered Acupuncturist

Cosmetic Acupuncture Provider

Cupping/Gua Sha Provider

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Dr. Victoria Chiappetta 

Naturopathic Doctor

     Christine is a graduate from the Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She has successfully passed the Pan-Canadian Acupuncture License Exams and is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.  She was also a former Registered Massage Therapist and has a Bachelor of Health Sciences.

     Chinese medicine is one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine. It focuses on maintaining the body’s flow of Qi, blood, and yin-yang to maintain health, prevent illness and balance the body, mind, and spirit.

     Christine uses acupuncture to treat conditions including headaches, insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress management, digestive conditions, urinary complications, edema, tinnitus, vertigo, infertility, menopause, musculoskeletal disorders and much more.

     Christine has a passion for holistic health and incorporating a multi-faceted approach to healthy living.

      Dr. Victoria Chiappetta is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical interest in mental-emotional wellness, fertility, pregnancy and postnatal care. Prior to pursuing her Doctor of Naturopathy degree, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in psychology from the University of Ottawa. She is passionate about the mind-body connection and applies this lens when working with all patients in her practice.

 

     Dr. Victoria uses a combination of clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling, acupuncture and botanical medicine as her primary treatment modalities. Using an integrative approach, her aim is to uncover the root cause of pain or disease and tailors each patient's treatment plan to remove any obstacles to wellness. Dr. Victoria offers a supportive environment in which she and her patients work collaboratively and patients feel empowered to meet their health goals.

Dr. Victoria is currently only available for virtual appointments. 

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Aaron Laing

Osteopathic Practitioner 

     As a Graduate of the National Academy of Osteopath, Aaron has the unique vantage point to see the human body in a way that is different from how you may see it. From his time in undergraduate studies in Kinesiology and Recreational Therapeutics he has taken aspects and implemented them into the philosophy of Manual Osteopathy.

     From a young age, Aaron has always wanted to help those in need. As he began to pursue higher education, he felt that helping others recover from pain was vital to his path. He has been active in athletics all his life; playing soccer in university and has also been a Medical responder for high school sporting events in the GTA and surroundings. Aaron strives to continuously learn new ways of creating positive change in his patients lives. Aaron understands that just as our soul needs a listening ear to release, the body also needs a listening hand in order to release. Through his studies in Kinesiology and then Manual Osteopathy, Aaron sees the body as an amazing system intricately interconnected both functionally and structurally. Through soft tissue, joint mobilizations, METs, exercises and stretches, Aaron looks to effect lasting change. His goal is to release musculoskeletal restrictions so that the body can work towards healing itself. 

     In his spare time, Aaron is a lover of health, staying active in sports and taking in the fresh air as much as possible. When he is not outside he is inside trying out new plant-based and vegan cooking recipes. He is also an avid musician playing piano, violin, and cello for both leisure and festivals as well as in many sacred music groups.

OUR TRAINERS & INSTRUCTORS 

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Dianne Fonseca

Kinesiologist

Personal Trainer

Group Fitness Instructor

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Peter Lam

Kinesiologist

Personal Trainer

Group Fitness Instructor

     Dianne is a graduate of two degrees from York University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology & Health Science and a Bachelor’s of Education specialized in Health & Physical Education. During her time studying, she developed a drive in health and fitness enhancing her competitive spirit when it comes to sports. Dianne was an elite athlete in track & field, along with playing university level flag football for York. She has transitioned into a teacher and coach who strives to open opportunities for young girls and women to build confidence in their bodies and be healthiest version of themselves! 

     As an experienced teacher Dianne brings energy to her group training classes while promoting correct movements with the right cues for every individual. As for 1 on 1 training, Dianne wants nothing more than to see her clients reach their goals. Her love for movement and performance has made her into a great coach, specializing in functional body weight training, athletics, and high intensity interval training.

     When Dianne isn’t coaching or training in the gym she is probably spending time walking her dog, running with her race team or playing volleyball and football. 

     Peter completed his Honour’s B.A in Kinesiology and Health Science along with a Bachelors of Education specialized in Health and Physical Education from York University. Peter is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a passion for fitness, his goal is to give everyone the movement skills, knowledge and confidence to live a healthy lifestyle. He specializes in functional training, athletic performance and joint mobility but his biggest goal is to coach individuals to build healthy habits in their daily lifestyle. 

     With his experience in teaching large high school classes, Peter makes for a great group instructor coaching with compassion and attention to detail ensuring his athletes learn to move to their fullest potential. Peter is a caring 1on1 trainer, his client’s become his friends almost instantly keeping them motivated and accountable to reach their goals in healthy living. 

     Peter’s personal interest outside of the working out in the gym include playing sports (soccer, volleyball, spikeball), running (community races, OCRs) and travelling (next stop South America!).

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Jennifer Kelly

Yoga Instructor

E-500 Registered Yoga Teacher, 50hr Yin TT, 30 hr Restorative TT, SUP Yoga TT & Level 1 Reiki

Jen started her yoga practice after a low back injury sidelined her from years of enjoying running &  many sports.  After eight years of practicing yoga, Jen signed up for her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and soon realized she had found her passion.  

 

The physical benefits of yoga are many, as we increase strength and flexibility, as well as create better balance in the body.  Every year Jen finds another area of study, from a 50hrYin Yoga Training with Bernie Clark in B.C, to a 30hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Hali Schwartz in Toronto.  These most recent trainings have expanded her knowledge and love of yoga, as she shares the importance of breath work through each of her classes and blends yogic philosophy to help students fully engage in this mindful practice.  Jen’s enthusiasm for fully integrated mind-body health shows in her teaching, as she delivers classes that help to increase blood flow, relieve or decrease stress, provide more energy and open stagnant or blocked energy lines so we can relax and sleep better!  Jen’s strength is in cueing movement for healthy body alignment in poses. She can’t wait to meet you on your mat as she delivers inclusive, fun & music enriched classes.

When Jen isn’t teaching or practicing, (she is still taking weekly 105 minute long Iyengar yoga classes with James Pope), she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, being outside, hanging with family & friends and snuggling with her dogs.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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Chelsea Copeland

Clinic Administrator

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Liana Aman

Clinic Administrator

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