Our Clinicians & Rehabilitation Associates

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Our multi-disciplinary team of licensed and skilled clinicians including Physiotherapists, Chiropractors,  Massage Therapists, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Registered Nurse and others offer quality care for the relief of pain conditions and musculoskeletal injuries. Our facility is equipped with the latest equipment as well as diagnosis and assessment tools based on best practices.   Our standards of care are consistently delivered, so patients receive the best care possible.

SPINEgroup has a very competitive process when selecting our registered clinical rehabilitation team.  Upon selection, our rehab clinicians receive ongoing training and mentoring in our evidence based protocols.  Staff are audited and their performance evaluated to ensure use of best practices and compliance.  You will be case managed by both our clinical director and registered nurse. These measures ensures only the most qualified, experienced and skilled doctors and therapists are selected to provide your care.

Our approach is always individualized and highly patient focused. Our clinical management team has in-depth knowledge of  rehabilitative medicine with clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat MSK injury or disability, with the goal of helping patients regain strength, function, movement and overall better quality of life.

SPINEgroup is  committed to excellence in clinical care and quality improvement to ensure we continue to provide quality services to clients and our community.

Clinical Management Team:

Clinical Director

Dr. Connie D’Astolfo, DC, PhD (candidate)

 

Client Services Manager and Registered Nurse:

James D’Astolfo, BSc.N

 

Rehabilitation Associates:

Physiotherapists

Sandeep Sraw, MScPT,

Sandeep completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and holds a dual license in Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy. Sandeep is in good standing with both College of Physiotherapy and the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario. Her treatment philosophy is based on evidence based practise, patient empowerment and patient self management. She strives to keep up to date on all the latest medical manual therapies, joint mobilization techniques, electrical modalities and exercise protocols. In her spare time, Sandeep enjoys yoga and keeping herself fit and healthy.

Samiksha  Chanda, BSc PT, (provisional licensure)

Samiksha (Sam) completed her  Bachelors of Physiotherapy from  SDM  College of Physiotherapy, which is affiliated to “RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCE “, from Bangalore India. She has training in stroke rehabilitation and neuro-mobilization and is certified in advanced manual therapy courses including Mulligan’s techniques of joint mobilization.  She speaks English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati fluently. She likes cooking and spending time with family. In her free time she loves reading and updating herself with new ways of treating patients.

 

Registered Massage Therapists

Eric Chan, RMT, R.Ac.

Eric is a registered massage therapist and registered acupuncturist in the province of Ontario.   Eric studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in University in China for 4 years program and completed in 1993. Eric also learned Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from his family.  His grandfather and father were Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors in China and Hong Kong.

Eric strives to listen deeply to the needs of every patient and provides a sense of trust and compassion.  Many patients feel rushed by their healthcare providers but Eric takes his time with each patient.  He believes that combining a caring relationship with traditional treatment skills make for the most effective healing process.  He strongly supports the integration of Eastern and Western medicine in treating illness and maintaining the best health possible.  By integrating wellness, patients get the most comprehensive care and the best outcomes possible.

Eric specializes in depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress and many pain disorders.

 

Registered Dietitian

Reza Nazem Boushehri, RD

Reza is a registered dietitian with over eight years experience in diverse health care settings, specializing in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. He is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada and Consulting Dietitians.

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition, Reza worked at 600 bed hospital and assisted a lot of patients in the management of nutrition-related diseases. Then, as a corporate nutritionist, one of his role was providing nutritional intervention and counsellig to employees. As a result, he empowered 400 employees with hyperlipidemia to achieve an average reduction in blood Low-density Lipoprotein [LDL] levels by 10 % within a year.  Meanwhile, Reza worked with athletes, ranging from the recreational level to professional (National Gymnastics team of Iran) and empowered many of them to achieve their fitness and performance goals.

On his journey to update himself, he was graduated from Ryerson university, an International Dietetic Pre-Registration program. Then he worked at a private clinic in Newmarket and provided clients with an evidence-based information in nutrition for disease prevention and weight management. Now, it has been the second year that he enjoys serving older populations at Long-term care facilities in Toronto.

Reza provides nutrition counselling to adults and older adults with weight challenges, high cholesterol, high blood sugar level, high blood pressure, heart disease, gastrointestinal issues and etc. He believes in the prevention of coronary heart disease and most of cancers through life style modifications. Outside of his work, he is an advocate for Canadian Diabetes Association. He is also an avid swimmer and sports enthusiast.

 

Podiatrist

Dr. Alan Silverstein, DPM

Dr. Silverstein was educated at State University of New York at Buffalo and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is licensed in Ontario, New York and California and has been in private practice in Toronto since 1973. He served as staff Podiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Baycrest Hospital since 1973 and continues to be a member of The Ontario Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Silverstein is available for orthotic fitting and casting for foot disorders including plantar fasciitis, pronation (flat feet), supination (high arches), ankle ligament instabilities and heel spurs.

 

Please note that the use of words “expert” and “specialty” on all SPINEgroup ® advertising does not specifically apply to physiotherapists or registered massage therapists or others providing care at our clinic; however, use of such terms, under some circumstances, is not inconsistent with Section 2 of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (“CCO”) Standard of Practice “S-016- Advertising” when it comes to the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based programs of care or specialty programs of individualized care of Dr. Connie D’Astolfo which may or may not involve physiotherapists, registered massage therapists or others providing care.