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 (Golf Swing Biomechanics).

Krisjon Vargas

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

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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Eric Matias

Specialized in: Sport injury management and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic conditions, evaluation and restoration of neuromuscular function, sport-specific return-to-play protocols.

Experience: Athlete Institute Therapy Clinic, Athlete Institute Prep Head Athletic Therapist, Orangeville Prep Head Athletic Therapist, Orangeville A’s (NBL Canada) Head Athletic Therapist, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Lead Medical Practitioner, Seneca College Varsity Teams & Therapy Clinic, various Toronto Rugby Clubs, North Halton Crimson Tide Football Team, Toronto Raptors Basketball Academy, Toronto FC Camps & Clinics, Humber College Varsity Teams & Therapy Clinic, York University Varsity Football Team.

Eric Matias

R.Kin CAT(C), RMT

Eric is an integrative manual therapist, crediting the development of his skills to the diverse set of health practitioners with whom he has worked over the course of his career. Specializing in neurofunctional assessment and management of sport injuries, he aims to promote recovery and restore movement. He spends the bulk of his time helping elite athletes perform to the best of their ability, and so Eric brings a motivated and global approach when assessing human movement. He examines beyond the site of your complaint and investigates the root of dysfunction. He believes in a mind-body connection and the influence of behavioural habits on biomechanics, so that he can cater care based on individual needs.

Eric utilizes a variety of manual therapeutic techniques, and also contemporary acupuncture to effectively enhance functional movement. In addition, Eric provides supportive taping and also corrective exercise prescription to empower clients with the knowledge of preventing injury.

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Specialized in: Soft tissue manipulation, Injury prevention, Myofascial Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release therapy, Neck/low back strains, Piriformis syndrome, Scoliosis, Plantar Fasciitis, Patellar Femoral syndrome.

Experience: Cross Fit Regional Games (2013-2015), Canada Basketball’s Junior National Team, Subaru Triathlon Series Milton (2015), Toronto Island Triathlon (2015), CIBC Run for the Cure, Toronto Marathon, Mount Sinai Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Acquired Brain Injury Rehab).

Mark Taylor

RMT

Mark’s approach is based on the belief that Massage Therapy can enhance one’s overall sense of emotional and physical well being as well as his/her quality of life. He supports his clients by helping to maintain balance through their health and is a firm believer in the body-mind connection.

Mark offers a variety of massage therapy methods, including recovery, hydrotherapy, and acupressure with each session personalized to meet individual preferences and needs. His experience with various levels of athletes, as well as patients with acquired brain injuries has enabled him to provide care through rehabilitation, exercise therapy, and injury prevention.

“I visualize the body to be made up of units. Each unit, or structure, has specific functions it is responsible for. Without access to proper function, the structure may not perform to its full potential; therefore one’s body is compromised and must repair prior to achieving their goal. By keeping the phrase—structure dictates function; function dictates structure—we are able to apply focused therapy and conquer your goals together.”

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Rabecca

Specialized in: Soft Tissue Release, Injury Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport Protocol for Athletes.

Experience: Mont-Tremblant IronMan 70.3 Triathlon (2013), Montreal ITF Junior World Ranking Tennis Tournament (2013), Hamilton ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (2015), Toronto Pan Am Games (2015), Ste. Catharine IIHF U18 Women’s World Hockey Championships (2015), Concordia University Rugby, Rugby Quebec, Lakeshore AAA Soccer, The Hill Academy Lacrosse, Junior Toronto Aeros AA Girls Hockey, Woodbridge League 1 Soccer.

rebecca-lemarquand

R.Kin CAT(C), BSc

Rebecca is a Certified Athletic Therapist and is currently continuing her studies to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Always active, Rebecca experienced many injuries throughout her life playing soccer, hockey and rugby, and it was these experiences that led Rebecca to pursue a career dedicated to helping athletes overcome injury. Continuously learning, Rebecca enjoys working alongside health practitioners of different educational backgrounds and skill sets to increase her assessment and treatment techniques. She believes that by staying current with new concepts in various fields of discipline she can provide the best possible treatment to her patients.

Understanding why injury has occurred is paramount to Rebecca’s approach to injury, and she believes that in order to reduce symptoms you first need to identify and treat the cause. By seeking to evaluate and correct the overall body mechanics the risk of re-injury is reduced.

“If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.” – Norah Roberts

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