Active Release Techniques® Provider
Level 2 Manual Therapy
Sports Emergency First Responder
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Masters of Clinical Science Manipulative Therapy 2013 candidate
Location: King & Yonge
Neena has always had a keen interest in sports and science, which are two passions that have greatly influenced her professional career. Prior to completing her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy (MScPT) at the University of Toronto, Neena first graduated with Great Distinction from McGill University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Physiology. While pursuing her education and career goals, Neena concurrently participated in athletics as a varsity soccer player over 5 years at both schools, exemplifying her commitment to sport.
Neena has experienced working in various treatment settings ranging from palliative care, to private sport medicine. As such, she has had the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, ranging from casually active individuals to Olympic and professional athletes. Neena has furthered her experience in sport medicine by volunteering for various sports teams. In 2011 she accompanied the Canadian University Women’s Soccer team as their therapist at the 2011 World University Games in China. Most recently Neena traveled to Cuba with the U-20 Women’s Guyanese Soccer Team for World Cup qualifying matches. Neena has furthered her education through completing certification courses in sports taping, Active Release Techniques (ART®), medical acupuncture and Level 2 training in manual therapy from the Orthopaedic Division. In September 2012, she will enter the Manipulative Therapy Clinical Masters program at the University of Western Ontario. These experiences in combination with a physiology background have equipped Neena with a large knowledge base in the assessment and treatment of many neurological and orthopedic conditions and injuries.
Neena’s unique background and personal experience with her own athletic injuries have allowed her to understand the intimate relationship between physical activity and mental wellbeing. She thus takes a holistic approach to each case by providing highly personalized care. Neena’s professional philosophy is that the human body is capable of amazing feats, and that active people at any level of physical ability can achieve their health and fitness goals. She believes that all clients should be treated with the same caliber of care as high-performance athletes, and empowers people to take an active role in their rehabilitation.