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Featured Toronto Physiotherapists

BY ADMIN ON April 03, 2014

We are excited to welcome two Toronto physiotherapy providers to our Yonge & Eglinton location.

Toronto Physiotherapy ProviderNANCY OLMSTED, MSC, BHSC(PT), B.ED
Nancy is currently a registered physiotherapist, and works with athletes and ‘weekend warriors’ alike to overcome their sport injuries. She also treats complex orthopaedic injuries, neurological trauma and acquired brain injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accidents. Nancy has taken numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and has her FitforeGOLF® certification

She has also had a decorated athletic career and participated in two Olympic Games: 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul, Korea in the sport of canoeing with her sister, Barbara Olmsted. Outside of her physiotherapy practice, she enjoys participating in recreational sports, including: scuba diving, diving, paddling and running.


Toronto Physiotherapy ProviderJUHA KAARI, BSCPT, DCC (CANDIDATE)
Juha believes strongly in the three pillars of evidence based practice; science & research, clinical experience and individual patient goals. He was born in Finland and practiced physiotherapy there after graduating from Hanze University Groningen, in the Netherlands in 2008. 

Juha has experience working with patients of all types, from weekend warriors to Olympic level athletes. He practices a “hands on” approach combining his manual skills with neuromuscular rehabilitation, pre-habilitation and exercise in order to optimize his patient’s recovery and performance. Juha is also a third year student at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He holds memberships in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ontario Physiotherapy Association and Ontario Chiropractic Association. 

To book a physiotherapy appointment with Nancy or Juha, please contact our midtown Toronto Yonge & Eglinton location at 2401 Yonge Street.  Appointments can be made by calling 416-544-9065.  


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New Vaughan Sports Medicine Physician

BY ADMIN ON March 27, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Chugh to Athlete's Care in Vaughan.

Vaughan Sports Medicine PhysicianDr. Taher Chugh holds the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Diploma in Sport Medicine and is board certified by the Canadian College of Family Physicians. He received his undergraduate medical training at the University of Toronto. His Post-Graduate Medical training was in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. 

He has broad training in all areas of sports medicine. He has assisted in providing medical coverage for several athletic events including the Goodlife Toronto Marathon and games for the Mississauga Steelheads hockey club. Dr. Chugh splits his time between general practice and sports medicine. His main focus these days is in promoting health and wellness so people can get the most out of life.

We are conveniently located in Vaughan between Jane and Keele at 2535 Major Mackenzie Drive West.

To book your appointment with Vaughan Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Chugh, please call 905-303-0760.

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New Toronto Massage Therapy Provider

BY ADMIN ON March 20, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Toronto massage therapist David Hong to our Athlete's Care location in the Beach.

David completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from University of Waterloo in 2009. He then continued his studies and completed his Massage Therapy Program at Centennial College in 2013. He is now a member of the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) and also a member of the RMTAO. 

He has extensive knowledge in Biomechanics and Anatomy from his Kinesiology background. Also, he has experience treating various types of patients; Infants, Geriatrics, Athletes to patients with Fibromyalgia and various neurological conditions . He is able to tailor his treatment focus to the patients' needs. 

His treatment focus primarily specializes in: Sport Massages, Rehabilitation, Joint mobilization, PNF Stretches, Myofascial Releases, Trigger point therapy, and Deep Tissue Swedish Massages.

To book an appointment with David or with any of our practitioners at Athlete's Care in the Beach, please call 416-691-6661416-691-6661 or book online.


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Naturopathic Doctor in North York

BY ADMIN ON March 06, 2014

We are pleased to feature North York Naturopathic Doctor, Teresa Tsui.  Dr. Tsui practices out of the Athlete's Care Yonge & Sheppard location.

Toronto Naturopathic DoctorAthlete's Care Yonge & Sheppard
In Empress Walk
5095 Sheppard Avenue
tel.  416.479.8685416.479.8685



Teresa Tsui, ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine), is a clinician, educator, and researcher who has a practice interest in the prevention of athletic injuries, exercise recovery, pain management (arthritis, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia), children’s and women’s health conditions, and healthy aging. She treated athletes on the field at volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee competitions across Ontario as part of the Sports Medicine team at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). 

Teresa focuses on using acupuncture and Asian Medicine, botanical / herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and supplementation in her practice. Many of her patients also see her for allergies, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, digestive conditions, fertility and pregnancy preparation, skin conditions, and stress-related conditions.

She is a clinic supervisor and academic instructor at the CCNM. At University of Toronto (U of T), she manages the national Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (IN-CAM) Network for health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and students. She also lectures undergraduate students, inter-professional education students, and clinician practitioners on natural health products at the U of T. 

In addition to her ND and Clinic Residency from the CCNM, Teresa also received her BSc(Hon) in Pharmacology with Psychology, and MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences (natural health product decision making), both from the University of Toronto (U of T). 

Teresa is recipient of the American Specialty Health scholarship in Naturopathic Medicine, University of Toronto Scholar, and Advanced Certificate in piano performance from the Trinity College, London. 

In her spare time, Teresa enjoys yoga, qi gong, and working out at the gym.


Interesting articles by Toronto Naturopath Teresa Tsui include:

The Common Cold: Prevention & Treatment

Staying Healthy the Holiday Season

Implementing New Year's Resolutions

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Congratulations Toronto Physio Amy Thieu

BY ADMIN ON February 03, 2014

Congratulations to Amy Thieu, for receiving a Recognition Award from the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy for her work as a Clinical Instructor.  These awards acknowledge individuals who have provided great learning environments, guidance, supervision and are an inspiration to physical therapy students. 

Toronto Physiotherapist

Amy Thieu is a Registered Physiotherapist at our Athlete's Care Yonge & Sheppard location.

Click here to find out more about Amy.

Please call 416.479.8685 to book an appointment at our Yonge & Sheppard location.



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