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Dr. Stephanie Gaston

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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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 support proper function throughout her development, and manage her injuries. In receiving regular adjustments, Dr. Christina noticed a substantial improvement in her chronic headaches, which sparked her early interest in manual therapy, wellness, neurology and anatomy.

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Katie Blundell

Katie 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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Anat Iskov, RMT

anat-iskovAnat has over 20 years of experience as a Registered Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2001 and ran a very successful practice before taking a few years off to be with her children.

Over the years, Anat has continually taken courses to upgrade her skills and took advantage of her time at home to obtain a diploma in Medical Neuro-Accupuncture from the International Medical Arts Institute. She offers a variety of massage techniques and uses acupuncture as dictated to enhance a client’s treatment. She is experienced in pregnancy massage, hot stone massage, cupping therapy and more.

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Laura McCormick, RMT

Laura MccormickLaura graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2003 and has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario for over 20 years.

Laura has extensive experience in treating people of all ages, gender identities and abilities. She is adept at working with her patients to address a wide variety of acute and chronic health concerns.

Her special interests include therapeutically reducing the effects of emotional stress on the body, assisting her patients in reconnecting with themselves in a holistic way (mind, body and spirit), and alleviating chronic pain.

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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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Urvashi Krishnan

Urvashi 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.

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Elia Darazi

Elia Darazi

Elia’s aim is to create a meaningful therapeutic connection with every person seen by working with each patient to build a strong alignment with the goal to pinpoint and address the root cause of the problem.

Elia is a resident PT in Ontario, and a licensed PT in multiple states in the USA. In 2017, he received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in Maine. Elia practiced for years before coming to Canada in 2022. He has vast clinical experience in a variety of health settings including general outpatient therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, and vestibular balance rehabilitation.

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Salvatore Spatafora, B. Arch, RMT, VCSB

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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Dr. Emily Howard

Dr. Emily Howard, ND.

Dr. Emily Howard graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a registered member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Originally from Arizona, Emily studied biochemistry and human biology at Northern Arizona University where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree before attending naturopathic medical school in Toronto, ON. She also completed a year internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic where she focused on primary care and chronic disease management before starting her private practice.

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