Staff

Our Physiotherapists are among the top 10% in Canada with Advanced Training in Manual Physiotherapy.

Our Physiotherapists have specialized training in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy helping clients manage moments of incontinence, pelvic pain and pregnancy related issues.

Our Physiotherapists teach in University settings, with the Canadian Physiotherapists Association and spend time mentoring other Physiotherapists looking to advance their clinical skills so that they can become better clinicians to ultimately better serve their clientele.

Our Physiotherapists are dedicated in advancing their hands-on clinical skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of complex muscle and joint problems.

Physiotherapists
Charles Lorusso, MScPT, BA (Hon), FCAMPT
  • CAMPT-Certified Physiotherapist

Charles graduated from McMaster University in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy and has been practicing in the private orthopaedic sector since then.

In 2013, Charles completed the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).

He continues to advance his learning through the completion of an Evidence-Based Practice program at the University of Toronto, as well as post-graduate courses in regional joint disorders, acupuncture, bracing, and orthotics.

Charles is an instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association where he teaches Physiotherapists who are working towards their Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) certification.

Tanya Tsui-Lorusso, MScPT, BKin (hon), FCAMPT
  • CAMPT-Certified Physiotherapist

Tanya graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology, and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy.

Having worked primarily in private rehabilitation clinical settings, Tanya has many years of experience treating a variety of both acute and chronic injuries and conditions.

She has developed advanced skills in manual and manipulative physiotherapy, which forms the foundation of her assessment and treatment programs in order to provide effective management of pain and movement disorders.

In 2013, Tanya has completed extensive, internationally recognized post-graduate education and has attained her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).

She continues to pursue courses in a variety of areas, including acupuncture, orthotics, and bracing, as well as completing workshops at Stott Pilates. Tanya is also the Administrative Manager and frequently acts as clinical supervisor and mentor for students studying in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy, and Physiotherapy programs.

Nelly Faghani, BScPT, MCPA
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Specializing in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Nelly graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996. Nelly started to treat pelvic health in 1998 and continues to be actively involved in clinical practice, mentoring and teaching. She has helped develop Continence Programs that have been implemented in various long-term care facilities through Ontario.

Nelly has spoken at numerous grand rounds, symposiums and conferences including The Urology Update, Canadian Ambulatory Care Conference, Ontario Physiotherapy Association Interaction Conference, Southlake Hospital OBGYN Clinical day, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist Annual Conference SOGC, Mount Sinai Mature Women’s Day and St. Michaels.

Nelly has been a spokesperson for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has also co-authored a neuro-ugology textbook chapter on incontinence. She regularly attends international conferences and prides herself on staying on top of the current pelvic health literature.

Nelly has a passion treating this group of clients and plans to continue to help increase public awareness of various pelvic floor dysfunctions and their impact on quality of life.

Nik Komarov, MScPT, BKin (Hon), CAT(c)
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Certified Athletic Therapist

Nik is an experienced Physiotherapist with a love for the game of soccer. He holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Science degree and Certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University. Subsequently, he completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and entered into private practice.

Since graduation Nik has worked primarily in sport medicine, helping all levels of athletes and has also worked with non-athletes for various musculoskeletal type of injuries in private practice. Nik has a particular interest in post-operative care of the shoulder, hip and knee as well as management and prevention of sport related injury.

Nik spent 4 seasons with the Toronto FC in Major League Soccer (MLS) helping to oversee the development of the club’s Academy system. Later, he joined the Canadian Soccer Association, working with athletes at various competitive levels. He continues to be involved with the soccer community and holds a FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine. Nik also served as Head Therapist for the University of Toronto Varsity Track & Field team alongside numerous National and Olympic calibre athletes.

Nik has completed training in Functional Range Systems (FRS), including Functional Range Release (FR) and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC). These strategies allow Nik to help clients improve their mobility, increase their strength, increase neurological control, reduce injury, and improve recovery from injuries. To stay current with his practice and continually advance his skillset, Nik regularly attends conferences on Sport Medicine and Orthopaedic rehabilitation and is also actively pursuing a Diploma in Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Outside of the office, Nik enjoys spending time with his family and watching soccer matches.

Vanna Mach, MSc.PT, BSc.
  • Registered Physiotherapist Resident

Vanna provides personalized care with compassion and enthusiasm. She is here to support your goals at any age, activity level, or stage of recovery. Vanna has an undeniable love of sport and physical activity. As a competitive rhythmic gymnast, Vanna understood the importance of active and ongoing rehabilitation through physiotherapy and appropriate exercise prescription.

Vanna received her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Waterloo, studying Kinesiology with further studies of Human Nutrition and Psychology. She continued her professional studies at the University of Toronto, receiving her Master of Science in Physical Therapy to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Physiotherapist.

Vanna’s treatment integrates a hands-on or manual therapy approach with very specific functional exercise prescription tailored to your individual needs. Vanna advocates for the physical and mental well-being of her patients implementing a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to treat patients at various stages of their recovery process. Vanna keeps current with best practice guidelines and continued education to provide patients the most optimal care.

Vanna loves to keep active and enjoys cycling, tennis, yoga, running, weightlifting and team sports such as hockey, volleyball and basketball.

Sogand Hariri, DPT
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Specializing in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Sogand has a passion for helping patients restore their pelvic health through physiotherapy. She discovered her passion for pelvic health many years ago after discovering how physiotherapy can help patients restore their pelvic health through continuing education courses.

Sogand graduated from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She also completed the Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at A.T. Still University in Arizona.

Sogand is a Registered Physiotherapist with specific training in the management and treatment of incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapses, constipation and the pregnant and postpartum pelvis. She also has experience treating acute injuries from sporting and motor vehicle accidents, chronic musculoskeletal impairment, and post-surgical conditions.

Her motivation is to help patients improve their quality of life and regain their feeling of independence through physiotherapy management.

Betty Huang, MScPT, BScKin (Hon)
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Specializing in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehab Therapy and Concussion Rehab

Betty is passionate about helping others with their health and wellness and has accumulated additional training in pelvic health, vestibular rehab therapy and concussion rehab. She recently discovered a new passion for pelvic health and has taken additional coursework in treating conditions such as female and male incontinence, pelvic pain, caesarean birth preparation and recovery, and facilitating fertility through optimal pelvic health.

Betty received training in Vestibular Rehab Therapy in 2017 and Concussion Rehab in 2018 through continuing education courses and has treated conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction, Vestibular Neuritis, Cervicogenic Dizziness, Vestibular Migraine, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness, and Post-Concussion Syndrome.

She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2016 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University.

In addition, Betty is certified in providing acupuncture and dry needling treatment to help address muscle tension, and improve pain and function.

Registered Massage Therapists
Johnny Gallo, RMT
  • Registered Massage Therapist

In 2002, Johnny graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Kinesiology and then completed his massage training at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2005.

Johnny has been a Registered Massage Therapist licensed with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario since July 2005. He has continued his professional development by completing courses in massage cupping, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and hot stone therapy. Johnny has special interest in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, sports injuries, and deep tissue massage for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Johnny truly believes that regular massage therapy is a vital component to one’s overall well-being. Massage therapy complements the body and mind by releasing tension, stress, tightness and hence corrects negative postural changes, shortens recuperation time, and helps maintain a healthy active lifestyle.

Daniela Rapallo, RMT
  • Registered Massage Therapist

Daniela is a Registered Massage Therapist, licensed with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario since July 2004.

She attended Elmcrest College where she completed her Massage Therapy Diploma in Swedish massage. Daniela has gained experience with pre and post-natal massage, infant massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Thai massage, sports therapy, muscle injury recovery and other soft tissue injuries.

Her passion is Sports Therapy, which focuses on muscle injury, tightness, muscular imbalances and fascial restrictions of the body. She also enjoys working with children and helping them recover from their injuries as well as aiding them through growing pains and decreasing stress levels that are caused by many factors of life.

Daniela enjoys helping people by educating her clients with home care exercises in order to help them recover and maintain a well-balanced lifestyle.

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