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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.

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

Physiotherapy deals with the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders through the application of physical methods. These methods include mechanical force and movements; biomechanics or kinesiology; manual therapy; exercise; and electrotherapy. This is done to help patients restore, maintain and maximize strength, function, movement and promote holistic well-being.

Mohamed Abdelkader - Physiotherapist

Registered Physiotherapist
Aquatic Therapist
Personal Trainer

M. Ismail Abdelkader, a physiotherapist with over a decade of experience working in Canada and the Middle East. He received his Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Cairo University in Egypt and went on to become the youngest Senior Physiotherapist, in 2010, at Qasr El Eyni Hospital (the largest hospital in the region).

He is also certified as an Aquatic Therapist through the Canadian Aquatic Rehab; he specializes in sports medicine, musculoskeletal injuries, and Aquatic Therapy.

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 field of healthcare that emphasizes on differential diagnosis, patient-centred care and research, with a focus on the spine and musculoskeletal health. Chiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system & joints and provide diagnoses and treatments for these disorders.

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

Lada Milos Lee, Chiropodist.


Lada Milos-Lee is a registered chiropody member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario and is licensed under the Chiropody Act. She is also a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM), and a member of Ontario Society of Chiropodist (OSC). Lada has been a practicing chiropodist since 2003. Lada graduated from University of Toronto with her B.Sc., and The Michener Institute as a D.CH.

A Chiropodist is a qualified foot specialist. The practice of chiropody is the assessment at the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic; orthotics or palliative means. In Canada, Chiropodist and Podiatrist are interchangeable terms, and are the only regulated foot professionals educated exclusively in the assessment and treatment of foot disorders.

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.

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.

Woman trying on custom orthotics

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.

Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.

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Toronto, ON M4J 5B9

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Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre offers physical therapy services such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, and acupuncture. We also have 2 Naturopaths and a Chiropodist on staff full-time. We have 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.