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Dr. Frank Mastrogiacomo Orthopedic Surgeon in Toronto

Orthopedic Surgeon

On staff and in the clinic, Dr. Frank Mastrogiacomo is an orthopedic surgeon in Toronto, from North York General Hospital. Dr. Mastrogiacomo’s special interest is in lower extremity reconstruction, specifically, primary and complex revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee, sports injury surgery of the knee, forefoot reconstruction, and orthopedic trauma management.

Dr. Angelo Gavris, Chiropractor


“I like working with top healthcare providers and our team approach to care, and seeing a patient’s health restored to its fullest potential.”

As a certified chiropractor, Dr. Angelo Gavris graduated with clinical honours from Parker Chiropractic College and is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, Ontario Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association, and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. In addition to a variety of chiropractic techniques, including low force and long lever release techniques, Dr. Gavris is also trained in kinesio sport taping and active release techniques.

Dr. Diana Giannoulias, Chiropractor.


“I provide excellent care tailored to patient’s personal preferences and needs, and have a special interest in treating expectant mothers and promoting a healthy pregnancy through chiropractic care.”

Caring for people, developing relationships, and coaching them to better health. As a chiropractor, Dr. Diana Giannoulias has a Master’s degree in science from the University of Toronto, where her primary focus was the physiology of pregnancy in women.

Jonathan Tunley, Physiotherapist.


Jonathan Tunley is a registered physiotherapist in good standing with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. He completed his Masters degree in physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom. Jonathan’s approach to patient care is multi-faceted including a strong emphasis on manual therapy, active rehabilitation, and lifestyle modification.


Purti P. Haral is a registered physiotherapist. She completed his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at D.Y. Patil University in India. Purti’s approach to patient care is multi-faceted, with a strong emphasis on Kinesiotaping, joint mobilization techniques, Pilates, and Neurodynamics.

Physiotherapist assisting a patient exercise with a exercise band in a physiotherapy clinic

Physiotherapy deals with the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Physiotherapy uses methods which include movement, biomechanics, manual therapy, exercise, and electrotherapy. This is done to help patients restore function, movement and promote holistic well-being.

Physiotherapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through diagnosis, examination, intervention, and patient education.

Mark K. L. Chan BSc.


Mark K. L. Chan is an Ontario registered Chiropodist, Saskatchewan registered Podiatrist, UK registered Podiatrist, and Hong Kong Podiatrist. His clinical focus includes General foot care including nail care, callus, corns, plantar warts, biomechanics assessments and custom orthotics, soft tissue surgeries, foot and ankle injections, foot and ankle acupuncture, diabetic foot care and ulcers.

As a passionate chiropodist/podiatrist, Mark is always learning new things to increase the scope of his practice. He enjoys working in a multidisciplinary in order to communicate with different professionals for some complex cases.

For more information on what Mark is up to, follow him @:
FB: @markchanpod
IG: @markchanpod

Man in pain after falling down. In need of motor vehicle accident rehabilitation.

[HealWell Program]

Rehabilitation for motor vehicle accidents and injuries

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and are interested in accelerating your recovery and prolonging the success of your rehabilitation, then the insurance-eligible HealWell Program is for you.

Delivered by a team of allied health professionals, the HealWell Program is designed to rapidly restore physical functioning so that you can return to normal activities quickly and safely for as long as possible.

A male patient getting a back adjustment by a chiropractor in a Chiropractic clinic.

Chiropractic is a discipline that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractors have proposed, especially those in the field’s early history, that such disorders affect general health via the nervous system.

It is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.1

The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function to help improve overall health.

Dr. Melissa Lee

Naturopathic Doctor
Registered Acupuncturist

Melissa is a dedicated Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about health. She focuses on understanding people, illness patterns and disease which allows her and her patients to identify areas of the body that need support. By actively listening and individualizing treatments, she helps people understand their health while addressing the root cause of a condition.

As an Acupuncturist, she combines her classical acupuncture training with a myofascial and neuroanatomical approach. She has co-authored peer reviewed articles in Eastern and Western acupuncture journals and teaches advanced acupuncture techniques for the Integrative Acupuncture Certificate Program at York University and the Neuromeridian Acupuncture program.

When she’s not seeing patients, she is enjoying her time with her family, baking or biking around the city.

Janice Wu, Naturopathic doctor.

Naturopathic Doctor and Doula
Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Janice Wu is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Doula and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Her goal is to help couples transition seamlessly into parents, and tailoring their health to suit their needs.

Janice integrates a simple, yet thoughtful approach to her family centered primary care practice. She loves working with all age groups, and has a special interest in pregnancy, paediatrics, and athletes.

She infuses her education and experience into developing a thorough and realistic treatment plan for all her clients. Diet, lifestyle and exercise prescription are foundations to her practice, as well as acupuncture, cupping, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and functional medicine.

Demetre Katrivanos BSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Katrivanos is a licensed naturopathic doctor registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. In addition to his degree in naturopathic medicine (ND), Dr. Katrivanos also completed and obtained his degree in conventional medicine (MD). He has had training in a clinical setting at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital respectively. 

Dr. Katrivanos has a centred-patient practice and his focus lies beyond the symptoms, and involves understanding and addressing the origins, prevention and treatment of complex, chronic disease using a whole-body systems approach. With a foundation in both disciplines of medicine, Dr. Katrivanos is a strong proponent of the integrative quality of both conventional and naturopathic medicine.

I’ve tried numerous massage therapists, but haven’t come across more capable and professional ones than at Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre! Especially Kirsten. Also, their staff Athletic Therapist has been very skillful AND efficient treating my injuries from the source. Not the standard fluff physio exercises you run into at most clinics. And the front staff are very friendly and welcoming, they even have a free coffee/barista machine! -Adam A

Initial assessments will last 60 minutes. During this time, your clinician will assess your issue and develop an individualized treatment plan. All subsequent treatment sessions will be 30 minutes in duration.

The amount of sessions will depend on the diagnosis provided by your clinician. Since each treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs, the rehabilitation process won’t be known until after the initial assessment.

Your clinician will provide you with all of the details of your treatment plan at this time.

man in need of WSIB Physiotherapy (Workers' Compensation)

[Workers’ Compensation Program]

Rehabilitation for those injured on the job

Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre Centre, located on the corner of Pape and Danforth, steps from Withrow Park, provides the WSIB Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (Workers’ Compensation) Program to those in the Danforth Village, Riverdale and East York areas.

A referral is not required in order to receive any treatment. However, some insurance companies may require a referral in order to provide reimbursement. If you require further information, please call (416) 466-4438 or ask a Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre clinician or other member of staff.

If you have insurance through your workplace, a family member or a private health plan, you’re most likely covered. Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre can help you figure out your benefit plan – please call us at (416) 466-4438 or simply bring your insurance card to your first appointment.

Generally, the cost of most services is covered through your health benefit plan. If you want to be sure, please call (416) 466-4438 or e-mail with your specific information and we’ll let you know exactly what you’re covered for.

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Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre offers services such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, and acupuncture. We also have 2 Naturopaths and a Chiropodist on staff full-time. We supply orthopedic devices such as custom orthotics and shoes, TENS units, braces/splints, and compression socks/hosiery.

Don Valley Health & Wellness provides a focused team approach to your overall health care from qualified, caring staff conveniently located on the corner of Pape and Danforth in East York, the Danforth Village, in Riverdale, steps from Withrow Park and can be reached either by Pape Avenue or Danforth Avenue.

All services and products are covered by extended health insurance plans, motor vehicle accident insurance claims, plus WSIB claims.