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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

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.

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.

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

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.

Mark K. L. Chan BSc.

Chiropodist

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Pain is a common problem, with back pain causing many people to experience disabling effects. Up to 45% of people experience back pain at least once a year. Chronic pain affects at least 5% of the population. Many of these people consult chiropractic care as a solution to help relieve their symptoms.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

A chiropractic clinic that offers this type of medical service can help patients experience relief in various pains.

Sheila Dyer, ND

Sheila is known as an effective and caring Naturopathic Doctor. She believes in truly holistic care, creating individualized treatment plans that address the wellbeing of the whole person. Her first career was as a registered nurse working in the intensive care unit. She brings together both conventional medicine and Naturopathic medicine giving you the best of both worlds.

Sheila’s practice welcomes all patients, but has a focus on digestion, hormonal health, mental health and Women’s health. She uses a mixture of diet and lifestyle counseling, functional medicine testing, botanical medicine and targeted supplementation. One of her strengths is creating a safe healing environment for you to share your health concerns.

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 info@dvhealthandwellness.com with your specific information and we’ll let you know exactly what you’re covered for.