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Meet Our Team

Dr. Stephanie Gaston

Dr. Stephanie Gaston, a Toronto native, has been a chiropractic patient since she was 5 years old. Unlike many chiropractors who had some childhood experience where chiropractic care saved them from a debilitating injury or some chronic condition, chiropractic was introduced to Dr. Stephanie as a normal part of life. Her mother, a very progressive woman, simply saw the value of preventive healthcare and began taking her children for monthly maintenance checkups and adjustments.

“Chiropractic has always been a part of my life,” says Dr. Stephanie. As a teen exploring her options for a career, becoming a chiropractor seemed a natural way to mesh the views she’d developed regarding health with her love for math and science…

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Hours Available: Tuesday-Thursday


Dr. Christina Mallinos

Dr. Christina Mallinos was first introduced to chiropractic at a young age. Growing up a competitive gymnast, Dr. Christina chose chiropractic care as a safe and natural way to manage her injuries, and support proper joint mechanics throughout her development. In receiving regular adjustments, Dr. Christina noticed a substantial improvement in her chronic headaches, sparking her early interest in manual therapy, wellness and anatomy.

Dr. Christina Mallinos graduated from York University with an honors degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she…

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Hours Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.


Dr. Alessia Stefenatti

Dr. Alessia Stefenatti, born and raised in Toronto, has always had an interest in helping people reach their optimal well-being as a health care practitioner. With inspiration from her own chiropractor, she was motivated to study the science and master the technique of chiropractic care. After many years of competitive figure skating and running; receiving regular adjustments has helped her to continue to participate in her favourite activities. She wants to show people how chiropractic care can make a difference in their lives.

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Hours Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday.


Katie Blundell, Chiropodist

_E8A9054Katie completed her Chiropody studies at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in 2013. Prior to that, she studied Human and Animal Physiology and History at the University of Toronto. Katheryn has a special interest in treating children and biomechanical issues.

Katheryn was the first Chiropodist in over 10 years to be granted an observership at the Hospital for Sick Children in the orthopaedics department…

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Hours Available: Wednesday


Kaitlyn Wengler, RMT Lead

Kaitlyn graduated from the massage therapy program at The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and has completed an advanced training certification in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Drawn to the profession for its healing capabilities, she believes that massage presents a foundation for rehabilitation, exercise education, health maintenance, and wellness. Through soft tissue manipulation, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, and manual lymph drainage, she works to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded treatment specific to each individual.

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Kaitlyn values a patient-centered care approach to all treatments and utilizes massage therapy to assist and optimize the health and wellness of her patients. She has experience treating patients with edema, tendonitis, chronic back and neck pain, rheumatic arthritis, headaches, neuropathies, pregnancy and postpartum etc. Along with providing a therapeutic treatment, Kaitlyn has a strong passion for educating patients in safe and effective home care and remedial exercises. Outside of work, Kaitlyn loves staying active and participates in various recreational activities including hockey. She also enjoys trying new cooking/baking recipes and spending time with friends and family.

Now offering Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a non invasive and non thermal laser treatment that relieves pain, increases joint mobility and most important of all, reduces inflammation. In addition, it regenerates the cartilaginous lining of the joints. 

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Hours Available: Monday, Tuesday & Saturday


Robbie Gillies, RMT

Robbie graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy after completing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Queen’s University.

Growing up in Toronto, he competed in soccer and running at a provincial level. Through his own sport-related injuries, he developed a keen interest in rehabilitation, and learned the importance of physical and mental health and wellness. He is passionate in helping people to achieve their goals, and maintain a positive outlook. Robbie has had clinical experience working with individuals who are athletes, seniors, pre-natal, and living with multiple sclerosis.

Through his knowledge of anatomy, pain referral patterns, postural compensatory patterns, and orthopaedic testing, Robbie is quick to determine palpable areas where tension and pain reside and originate. He achieves relief using pressure and technique sequences that can include general Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point techniques, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations. He adapts his treatments to best suit each individual.

Aside from massage therapy and kinesiology-related interests, Robbie is an avid traveler and adventurer, who seeks opportunities to explore, experience music, and make connections with people.

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Hours Available: Saturdays


Brenda De Silva, RMT

Brenda has over 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Having worked through her own personal struggles through exercise, nutrition, and meditation, she experienced first-hand the impact a healthy lifestyle can have on an individual’s overall well-being. She decided to combine her love of health and fitness with her passion for self-development and spiritual growth.

Brenda has an extensive background in personal training, working as a personal trainer for 10 years in boutique and corporate gyms. In 2013 she became a certified Reiki Practitioner and Master and in 2014 she became a Fascial Stretch Therapist®. By 2017 she had completed her Level 3 Fascial Stretch Therapy Fitness certification and became a Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapy® Instructor with Stretch to Win™ Canada.

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In 2019 Brenda successfully completed the Massage Therapy Program at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She is excited to apply her newfound skills, knowledge and techniques to her treatments, providing a fluid, holistic and intuitive approach to her sessions catered to her clients’ needs.

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Hours Available: Monday – Wednesday


Urvashi Krishnan, Physiotherapist

Urvashi Krishnan, PhysiotherapistUrvashi loves sharing her enthusiasm for healthy living and fitness. With a passion to educate and inspire her clients, Urvashi’s goal is to make lasting changes in her patients’ lives and empower them to achieve their goals. Her focus is to uncover the origin of the problem, address the issue and attain the highest level of function possible. She believes in providing her patients with the confidence to take ownership in their recovery.

Urvashi graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Indraprastha University in India. She has a keen understanding biomechanics and the physical demands required to achieve performance excellence. With years of clinical experience, knowledge and a high degree of cultural sensitivity, Urvashi is experienced in treating orthopedic, soft tissue and sports injuries with a focus in treating clients suffering from whiplash and other injuries due to motor vehicle accidents. Urvashi also enjoys working with high functioning clients dealing with deficits from Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, or other neurological conditions.

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Urvashi believes that rehabilitation is a team effort and prides herself in taking the time with her patients to ensure they fully understand the injury and treatment plan. To achieve the best outcome, she uses an individualized treatment approach that incorporates education, manual therapy, soft tissue release, taping, dry needling, shockwave therapy and specific exercise prescription.

Urvashi believes in the concept of lifelong learning. She has completed certification courses to further her knowledge in Integrated Dry Needling, K-taping, Pilates, Active Release Therapy. Urvashi also plans to pursue other courses in Pelvic Health to aid pregnant women struggling with incontinence.

When she is not treating patients, Urvashi remains active by practicing kick boxing and lifting weights at the gym. She also enjoys running outdoorsand sprinting. She loves eating out and exploring places in the city.

Above all, she loves spending time with her family.

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Hours Available: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday


Elijah Stevens, Physiotherapy Assistant & Movement Specialist

Elijah Stevens, Kinesiologist/PTAElijah graduated from the University of Guelph with an honors degree in Kinesiology and Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences. During his studies, he completed a Kinesiologist internship at the University’s Health and Performance Center, where he worked mainly with varsity athletes. He then went on to work as a Physiotherapist Assistant, Personal Trainer and certified Fascial Stretch Therapist®. Elijah is currently studying at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and is set to graduate in 2023.

His style of exercise prescription focuses on improving functional movements and overall quality of life through movement proficiency and strength.

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Hours Available: Saturdays


Salvatore Spatafora, B. Arch, RMT, VCSB

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I see with my hands
Hear with my skin
Smell with my brain
And touch with my heart.
– Page Patterson

Salvatore unofficially began to care for people as a young Architect. He completed a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1998. Improving the lives of people, he designed interior spaces, custom furniture and industrial design objects for a decade. At midlife, Salvatore received a dream that changed everything. He answered the call and returned to school as an adult. In 2009, he received a Diploma in Massage Therapy from Kikkawa College. Artful hands transitioned into therapeutic hands and at last, design found its maturity in the Architecture of the body.

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Salvatore officially began to care for people as a Registered Massage Therapist. In good standing with the CMTO for 12+ years, his professional practice holds the possibility of change as holy ground for clients to traverse in their own way. Guided by the wisdom of the body, he co-creates a sacred container to meet clients exactly where they need to be met. Compassionate and open-hearted his therapeutic approach to wellness balances technical discernment with intuitive perception. In this way, Salvatore listens to the inherent intelligence of the body when unwinding soft tissue restrictions.

He utilizes a number of modalities and techniques to provide deep relief and emotional well-being for his clients, namely Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial Release, Medical Qi Gong, Suikodo, Spinal Mobilizations, Deep Tissue Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy.

Specializing in a Visionary approach to Craniosacral Therapy, Salvatore was awarded a Diploma in Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork, in 2015, by the internationally recognized Osteopath, Hugh Milne. The rigorous, multi-level training established an in-depth understanding of the Craniosacral System and consciously prepared Salvatore to value both technical knowledge and intuitive mastery. The teaching mantra was simple, Open the Heart, Clear the Mind, Free the Body.

Enamored with the beauty of this world Salvatore is a life-long learner. Deeply invested in self-care practices that expand his capacity for joy, curiosity of life and body awareness he loves Dream Journaling, Japanese Calligraphy, Tenkoku workshops, daily Medical Qi Gong, walking trails and cooking adventures infused with global spices.

Craniosacral Therapy

This unique healing modality applies a gentle, meditative contact of 5g or less pressure to interrupt the fight or flight cycle and activates the rest and digest response of the nervous system. The self-healing mechanisms of the immune system are called into action to distribute resources to where they are needed and restore natural rhythms of the body. Tissue is either pushed, pulled or held in place with traditional hand contacts made at the pelvis, sacrum, spine and cranium, but any part of the body can be valuable place of stored information. Clients often report a deep sense of relief with an added quality of witnessing their body change as it is changing. Performed without oil, clients are encouraged to attend sessions in loose clothing (t-shirt and shorts).
Some of the conditions treated include: Headaches/Migraines, Pre/Post Pregnancy, Grinding/Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Sacroiliac Misalignments/Sciatica, Postural Asymmetry, Eye/Vision Problems, Concussion/Whiplash Injuries, Hearing Loss/Tinnitus, Sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Digestive Disorders.

Craniosacral Massage

As the name suggests, this blended treatment combines the best of Craniosacral Therapy with Swedish Massage. Tailored to the needs of the client hand contacts are made along the pelvis, sacrum, spine and/cranium to reduce the muscle tension in a given area. Intended as an introduction to the gentle, meditative touch of Craniosacral Therapy, clients can expect to experience a qualitative change in muscle tone and feel a sense of deep relief.


Fani Peker, Clinical Hypnosis & Emotional Well-Being Support

Fani
With a deep passion for and intrigue in the mind-body connection, holistic healing, and intergenerational trauma, Fani always knew she was meant to support others in creating authentic well-being. She focused her efforts, while accomplishing her Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Psychology at the University of Guelph-Humber, to research neuroscience, mindfulness, and strength-based approaches for emotional well-being.

While healing through her own challenges with PTSD, burnout, and depression, she connected with Dr. Mandy Wintink, University of Guelph-Humber neuroscience professor and CEO of the Centre for Applied Neuroscience in Toronto.

Under her mentorship, Fani completed a certification in life coaching guided by positive psychology and mindfulness. Fani is a Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists trained by Georgina Cannon at the University of Toronto.

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