Specialized in: Evaluation of motor control and biomechanics of movement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, strength and conditioning for elite athletes.

Experience: Canada Basketball’s Junior National Team Head Athletic Therapist, and Senior National Team Athletic Therapist, Michigan State University’s football and basketball Athletic Trainer (Big Ten Conference Champions), University of Florida Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (Biomechanics).

Krisjon Vargas

MS, BAHS (Athletic Therapy), HBSc, R.Kin, CAT(C)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

Over the course of his career, Krisjon has provided mentorship to many young physicians and helped athletes and active lifestylers return to their physical lives pain-free and primed to reach levels of performance they didn’t even know were possible.

Currently leading the Integrated Support Team for Canada Basketball’s Junior National Team, Krisjon has treated a variety of complex injuries with an emphasis on correcting biomechanics by addressing soft tissue and motor control dysfunction. As a Certified Athletic Therapist, Krisjon’s approach involves applying manual therapeutic techniques to assess, prevent, and recondition musculoskeletal injuries to enhance overall function and performance. His success is grounded in treating the body as a whole instead of as compartmentalized segments where pain exists.

Experience has taught Krisjon that overall health and physical performance hinges upon the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Recognizing that muscles, ligaments, and joints are interconnected with the body’s neuromuscular and energy systems, Krisjon favours a manual approach to treatment rather than relying upon the use of electrical devices or medication.

“At the end of the day, we are working on one body…yours. So it only makes sense to work with every aspect of you, who you are, what you do and how you do it. Whether we’re on the treatment table or gym floor, there is no difference; training and rehab are the same thing, balanced within one body.”

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Specialized in: Low back pain, Neck pain & Headaches, Upper back pain Spinal manipulation, Biomedical acupuncture, Myofascial release therapy, Shift concussion management, Clinical management, Graston Technique Level I, Bone Fit Trained Professional, Athletic Movement Assessment, Functional Range Conditioning provider.

Experience: University of Waterloo Women’s Warriors Varsity Basketball Team, Mimico Mountaineers Junior A and Junior C Lacrosse Club, Aurora Barbarians Senior Women’s Rugby Team, Mississauga Monarchs U19 Girls Basketball team.

Dr. Jade Egonia

DC, BSc (Hon Kin)

Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

Dr. Jade is not your average chiropractor. She knows very well that the old-school mentality of a chiropractor as someone who simply cracks your back when something feels out of alignment just doesn’t cut it. While an adjustment can have many great benefits, Dr. Jade believes a good chiropractor can tell whether or not it is necessary.

With a background in kinesiology, Dr. Jade is trained to assess and manage musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. This means that her training extends well beyond the spine to include other joints, muscles, and ligaments in the body. Dr. Jade is certified in Athletic Movement Assessment which identifies and qualifies movement behaviours in athletic performance, she also specializes in concussion management and is certified with the Shift Concussion Team. Dr. Jade is not only experienced in treating athletes, she is also experienced in treating the elderly population. She is a Bone Fit™ trained professional, which is an evidence-informed exercise training designed for healthcare professionals to provide training on the most appropriate, safe & effective methods to prescribe & progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. Her services include diversified spinal manipulation, soft-tissue therapy, Graston technique, biomedical acupuncture, electrical stimulation, and personalized rehabilitative exercises.

“I have a patient-centred approach to therapy because I believe that achieving health goals is a partnership, not a one-way street. This is why the therapy I provide is personalized to what works best for you.”

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Specialized in: Functional movement screening, Acute injury management, Sport specific training (esp. basketball, soccer and football).

Experience: Ryerson Men’s Varsity Volleyball Team, Ryerson’s Men’s Varsity Basketball Team (2013-2014), McMaster University Varsity Football Team, McMaster University Women’s Rugby Team, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Team, Senior Men’s Canada Basketball Team (2014 European tour), NBL’s Mississauga Power Basketball Team, Toronto 3D’s Basketball Program.

Jamal Lynch

BSc (Hon Kin), R.Kin, BAHS in Athletic Therapy (High Honors)

While the bulk of Jamal’s experience has been with top tier athletes in the basketball, football, and rugby arenas, as far as he is concerned, the application of Athletic Therapy is not exclusive to professional and amateur athletes — it is for everyone.

Combining his knowledge of the human musculoskeletal system with his patients’ performance goals, Jamal’s expertise allows him to assess and rehabilitate any injuries or conditions affecting the muscles, bones, or joints. In addition to using manual therapies, Jamal’s holistic approach integrates personalized suggestions on diet, sleep, stress management, ergonomics, and exercise to address the root cause of the issue from multiple angles.

“Over time, a therapist has become synonymous with a fixer or healer. While this puts the power in our hands to fix your problem, in reality, it is the body that is the powerful healer. Our role as therapist is to guide healing in the right direction and teach you how best to harness this healing machine and improve its function. This is why I use the terms teacher and coach; my job is to teach you what went wrong and motivate you on how to avoid a recurrence.”

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