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Dr. Abdullah Abd ELaziz ND
Dr. Abdullah Abd Elaziz, ND, MSc, MBChB is a former Anesthesiologist and Pain management physician now turned Naturopathic Doctor. For over 13 years he has helped patients suffering from acute and chronic pain related to sport injuries, surgery, ICU and cancer. Training in naturopathic medicine gives him a unique edge as it allows him to individualize treatment plans that caters to the uniqueness of each and every patient.
His typical treatment model applies non-invasive or minimally invasive approaches to ease pain. To increase efficacy, Dr. Abd Elaziz addresses both the complexity and individuality of the pain presentation; in other words, he looks beyond the “cookie-cutting” approach so deeply rooted in traditional “one size fits all” medicine. He assess the whole person, not just the pain. Because pain is such a complex, multi-level, unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, understanding the root cause (e.g. metabolic, psychological, neurogenic, etc.) of pain ensures a more comprehensive treatment plan with a better outcome and lasting results.
Science and research is one of his largest playing grounds. It’s the forest of a thousand discoveries. Abdullah is a Medical Doctor( Anesthesiologist), Naturopathic Doctor,Researcher and Scientist who stepped outside of his box and really sunk his teeth into all modalities, as through the years he kept hearing about Doctors all over the world who were combining modalities to assist their patients in their health management – and succeeding in ways where their health had improved to degrees that exceeded the results of singular modalities. With 13 years of experience in Anaesthesia and pain management and 4 years of exclusively working in pain management with elderly patients and cancer pain , what Abdullah discovered was that there was no quality life and no functional improvement – all that was happening was keeping patients alive, leaving everything they enjoy behind because of pain and living.
This practitioner has the ability to put himself in his patients shoes – so to speak – he builds your story of pain to the present moment – he paints the entire picture with you – not a single detail is looked over. When your journey is curated into a story, Dr. Abdullah utilizes his modality integration along with his Naturopathy and ensures the best measures are created for each individual patient.
Pain is his passion. Pain is Abdullah’s passion because it is intangible, relative, subjective and invisible, and in that invisibility there lays the curiosity we all share – What causes pain? In a world riddled with theories, this doctor pulls most modalities together – Why all this work, all this attention to detail, all this knowledge, credentials and education? – Because two patients can describe the exact same pain and yet have completely different reasons for the cause.
Dr. Abdullah Abd Elaziz, ND, MSc, MBChB is a former Anesthesiologist and Pain management physicia... Read More
Carmina Articona R.TCMP, R.Ac
Carmina Articona, R.TCMP, R.Ac Carmina graduated from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM), successfully completing their 4-year TCMP Diploma program with honors. She is a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario and is practiced in the areas of acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, and Tui Na massage. Carmina has also traveled to Denver, CO to study under Dr. Martha Lucas, where she earned the certification to use Dr. Lucas’ patented Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture system to treat patients for facial/neck rejuvenation and weight management. Carmina is an educator and an advocate of continuing education and lifelong learning. She’s a faculty member of her alma mater TSTCM where she teaches TCM theory classes and tutors TCM students preparing for their licensing exams. In the clinic, Carmina teaches her patients how to use TCM for self-care at home, providing them with tools like TCM diet and Qigong to help prolong the effects of her treatments.
As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Carmina’s approach to healing begins with caring and compassion and respecting that each patient is unique. She follows the basic premise of TCM practice: “Treat the patient, not the disease” – meaning she treats the patient as a whole, restoring balance within the body, strengthening the person’s Qi (vital energy), thereby allowing the body to fight the disease naturally. Carmina has successfully treated patients with digestive disorders, gynecological disorders, stress related disorders, pains/aches, allergies, insomnia and as a former intern at the Dorothy Lea Hospice has experience in bereavement support and palliative care.
Carmina Articona, R.TCMP, R.Ac Carmina graduated from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese M... Read More
Dr. Maria Cavallazzi ND
Maria is a medical doctor from Colombia where she practiced as a family physician for 8 years until she moved to Canada 16 years ago. Discouraged about the way conventional medicine is practiced, she dedicated herself to clinical research working in the pharmaceutical industry for 8 years. However, her calling was to be a healer and becoming a naturopath was the answer and is now her passion. She completed the Doctor of Naturopathy program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Treating the person as a whole, naturopathic medicine takes into account not only the physical but also the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of human beings. It emphasizes prevention and optimal health, and identifies the causes of disease instead of treating the symptoms. “My practice is based on a personalized, wholeness approach; my goal is to establish close doctor-patient relationships that allow me to adapt treatments to the uniqueness of each of my patients. I believe in listening to patients as they are their own body experts and know exactly what they need for healing. I am the facilitator and I encourage them to actively participate in the achievement of their personal view of wellness.”
Maria is a medical doctor from Colombia where she practiced as a family physician for 8 years unt... Read More
Melanie Da Costa BKin, D.O.M.P
Melanie has always had a passion in guiding people along a healthy lifestyle. She started her journey in 2012 when she graduated from Humber College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. She then wanted to extend her knowledge in the health field and studied kinesiology at Brock University where she later received a degree in 2016. During her time in school, Melanie developed a strong interest in rehabilitation with a whole-body approach and proceeded to study manual osteopathy at the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto where she successfully obtained a diploma as a manual osteopathic practitioner.
Melanie uses a holistic approach in her treatments and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist in the body’s self-healing process during musculoskeletal dysfunction and physiological distress. She practices therapeutic techniques including osteo-articular mobilizations, muscle energy techniques (MET’s), soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, visceral manipulations, Positional Release/strain counter-strain therapy and craniosacral therapy. Manual osteopathic treatments have shown to benefit those with everyday aches and pains, migraines, headaches, chronic lower back pain, TMJ dysfunction, sciatica, repetitive strain injuries, and much more. Melanie also uses osteopathic treatments as a form of wellness for her patients. This type of treatment focuses on relaxing the body by loosening muscles and stiff joints.
Melanie’s focus is to ultimately help patients to obtain optimal health and enjoy a pain-free lifestyle. She is currently a member of the Society of Osteopath’s Canada (SOC) and National Manual Osteopathic Society (NMOS). She looks forward to meeting with you and is eager to start your therapeutic journey!
Languages spoken: English & Portuguese
Melanie has always had a passion in guiding people along a healthy lifestyle. She started her jou... Read More
Gielyn Edjan R.TCMP, R.Ac Lic#5121
Gielyn is a graduate of the 4 year Advanced program from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a registered TCM Practitioner & Acupuncturist who is in good standings with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.
For as long as Gielyn can remember she always wanted a career in the healthcare field. With an education background in Biotechnology & Life Sciences, the world of Complimentary & Alternative Medicine was not introduced to her until her last year of studies at McMaster University. After realizing that Naturopathy was not her calling, she shifted her focus to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As a TCM practitioner Gielyn understands that each person’s body is different and the condition they present is unique to that individual. She believes that it is important to find the root cause in order to correct the imbalance. In clinic, Gielyn sees various types of conditions including but not limited to acute/chronic pain, stress, headaches/migraines, insomnia, GI disorders, seasonal allergies, and infertility. She uses a combination of acupuncture, Tui na, cupping, Gua sha, and moxa to aid patients in their journey to recovery.
Gielyn is a graduate of the 4 year Advanced program from the Toronto School of Traditional Chines... Read More
Sukhi Manku Manual Osteopath D.O (SP), D.O.M.P, BSc Hons. Kin
I attended Brock University and earned a degree with an honors in BSc Kinesiology that consisted of an extensive curriculum in biomechanics, human growth, anatomy, neurology and sports injuries. During this time, I played for the rugby varsity team, contributed to mental health and student life clubs, endorsed physical activity and participated in a variety of intramural sports. I spent most of my time working with individuals who suffered from spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and amputations providing personalized exercise programs that focused on their health and functional goals. After University I obtained a diploma in osteopathic manual practice from the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto. With an extensive background in kinesiology, athletic therapy and manual osteopathy, I am able to treat physical and physiological dysfunction or imbalances in the body. I use a holistic approach in my treatments and a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist in the body’s self-healing and maximize it’s own health and efficiency. Osteopathy requires the knowledge of anatomy, relation and function of each part of the human body, and is applied to correct the structures and imbalances. Treatments will improve mobility, reduce or remove pain while also easing restrictions and inflammation using, soft and effective techniques such as static joint play, muscle energy techniques (MET’s), soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, visceral manipulations, and craniosacral therapy. Osteopaths seek to get to the root cause of pain and dysfunction rather than to simply treat the symptoms!
My goal is to provide high quality care that is individualized to your needs in order to help you achieve your goals and ultimately optimize your health. I look forward to meeting you so I can help you enjoy a healthy, pain free lifestyle!
I attended Brock University and earned a degree with an honors in BSc Kinesiology that consisted ... Read More
Tammy Mui RMT, Licence # W 958
Tammy is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Tammy is dedicated and passionate about what she does as a therapist, and always puts the needs of the client first and foremost in every session. She is adept at understanding the client’s concerns, determining the root cause of their discomfort, and rectifying the problem. She believes in the importance of providing clients with guidance and relevant information about techniques for postural improvement, stretching, strengthening and relaxation so that they can be an active participant in their road to recovery.
Tammy is also a specialist in RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, a neurologically-based active therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous systems role in alleviating tension and restrictions within the body.
Tammy is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated with honours from the Canadian Colleg... Read More
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