Our Team Dr. Joy Arciaga BSc, DC CHIROPRACTOR, NEUROSCIENCE SPECIALTY I help people for a living and I love what I do. The best part of my day is knowing I've changed someone's life. If I can do that for even just one person, my day is a success. I want to help as many people in my community achieve their health goals as possible. I hope to change the way people think about their health - that being healthy is the norm, not the outlier. HEAL TORONTO, THEN THE WORLD. ONE PERSON AT A TIME. Philosophy: Assess/treat the cause of dysfunction (not pain) restoring the ideal NEUROLOGY of the brain and body. Your BRAIN controls everything in the body & stress is by far the most dangerous factor regarding health. My goal is to improve your brain function and enhance it's ability to adapt, respond and recover from stress. Techniques: No one approach is right for every individual, and so I do whatever works. Adjustments, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, stretching, rehabilitation & strengthening exercises, Thompson Technique, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, BrainTap, myofascial release, multi-sensory therapy, shockwave and pretty much whatever works. I enjoy treating whole families and since recently becoming a father, have taken a keen interest in treating women throughout their pregnancy to ensure a healthy mom and baby. I am certified in Webster Technique, a technique system specific for assessing and treating pregnant women. Education: University of Alberta - Neuroscience Specialization, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College When I'm not in the clinic (which is never): I'm lifting weights, boxing, reading a book at a coffee shop or looking after my son. I love personal development , training, UFC, NBA and NFL Fantasy Football. Facts about yours truly: I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. I'm a chocolate and sushi addict. One day I would like to own a donut shop. Live with purpose & success is a learned habit. Brij Nalage, PT REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST I bring with me 9 years of experience in the field of Physiotherapy. Having Graduated with excellent academic record and a GOLD Medal in 2007, I started my journey as a Physiotherapist in Asian Heart Institute and research center where i worked as an Acute care therapist for 2 years. During this phase i was able to assosciate with some of the brightest minds in the field of Cardio-respiratory and together we helped many patients to return to their activities of daily living after undergoing Cardiac surgeries and suffering from lung problems like Asthma and COPD. It was in 2009 that i got a chance to work with Dr. Abhay Nene, Spine Surgeon, a Pioneer in the filed of Spine health in Mumbai, India. Since then, I have successfully treated many clients who suffered with Spine problems. . Since then, I have attended to many clients presenting with various musculoskeletal injuries. By using a combination of Manual therapy skills (Mobilizations, Myofascial release); Tailor made exercise prescriptions (Postural correction and prevention programs, Post surgical rehab, Return to work and work hardening programs) and additional tools like Kinesiotaping, I have been able to cater to many clients with various musculoskeletal and Neurological issues. Over the course of last 9 years, i have done several workshops and training to treat clients with Vestibular problems, and foot issues. I got a advanced certification in Spinal Manipulation therapy recently to widen my scope of practice and give the best possible experience to my current and future clients. . Since moving to Canada, I have been fortunate to be part of a wonderful team of Chiropractors and Registered Massage therapists at Yorkdale wellness clinic. We pride ourselves in giving one of the best one on one treatments and advice thereby helping the people in the community to lead a healthy and injury free lifestyle. Outside of work, i enjoy Cycling and keeping myself fit. I love exploring new cities on my Bike. Stacey Grigsby R.M.T. REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST Stacey Grigsby has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2008 and Low Intensity Laser Therapist Since 2009. She is fairly active in the sports scene, therefore allowing her to connect well with her clients with sports injuries. Stacey enjoys treatment based therapies but is willing and able to provide relaxation massage as well. Stacey has experience with clients of all ages, physical abilities or disabilities and pre/post natal massage. Stacey has worked at Yorkdale Wellness Clinic since 2009. Jacqueline Li R.M.T. REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST Jacqueline is a graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Centennial College. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. With over 8 years of clinical experience; which includes University of Toronto doing various pre and post sport's massage; Fibromyalgia clinic at Centennial College; Variety Village working with the elderly as well as disabled clients and Rosalie Hall working with prenatal massage. In addition to Swedish Massage Techniques, Jacqueline is also trained in various modalities of massage therapy such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, low grade joint mobilizations and remedial exercises. Her focus is not limited to relaxation but rehabilitation and maintenance of client's joints and muscle and believes that it is a collaborative effort between the client and therapist to achieve goals set by the clients. Jacqueline has been treating a wide variety of conditions including repetitive strain injuries; tendonitis, chronic pain, sports injuries, low back pain, daily stresses and tension headaches. Having participated in basketball for the past 20 years, Jacqueline understands the importance of maintaining her own healthy active lifestyle by participating in walk- a- thons for charities, exercising on a regular basis and weightlifting. She believes a therapeutic relationship should involve respect and compassion in an open-minded, non- judgmental environment. It is essential to recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy body, physically as well as mentally. Massage Therapy treatments will help every help every client restore their abilities and guide them to reach their optimum health and recovery. Laverne King RMT REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST A former Canadian National Golden Belt Karate Champion, I have been a massage therapist since 2013. I currently specialize in clinical massage, sports therapy, cupping, hot/cold stone therapy as well as many forms of relaxation massage. An avid reader and yoga enthusiast, I am always on quest to learn more. I would be happy to assist you in your recovery. Kimberly Nguyen, RMT REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST Kimberly believes that a healthy lifestyle includes a balance between mind and body. The hardest part of finding balance is being able to let go and relax. Through Kimberly’s therapy, she incorporates postural re-education. She can perform Swedish massage, manual lymph drainage, trigger point therapy, stretch techniques and joint mobilizations but her favourite is deep tissue. Through her training in cranial sacral therapy, she has specialized in head and neck issues, ranging from whiplash to degenerated disc disorder. she is also trained in indie scalp massage, which helps relieve tension in the scalp due to headaches or head trauma. Kimberly strives to help patients maintain balance between the body and mind. listening to what the body needs will put the mind at ease. Raisa Regozo, RMT REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto. 2007Reflexology at Centennial College. Top of class. 2007Reiki certificate from Reiki Soul in Toronto. 2014Personal Training certificate from canfitpro. 2016 Raisa is very passionate about the body — or more importantly, about teaching people how to use their bodies to feel their best, as well as identify blocks, whether physical, mental, or spiritual, in order to resolve any issue and feel amazing. Raisa graduated from Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto in 2007, and over the last 12 years has consistently worked in the field with a range of clients, of all ages and backgrounds. While studying to achieve her Massage Therapy diploma and Registration with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario), she completed her certification of Reflexology at Centennial College. She was obsessed with the fact that reflexes in the feet can assess and heal the entire body. Reflexology is the use of pressure points and reflexes in the feet that affect every part, gland, and organ in the body. Several years later, Raisa incorporated an even more holistic approach to her practice with Reiki, where she studied privately at Reiki Soul Toronto. Raisa is currently continuing to pursue Mastery and Teaching levels in order to share the amazing gift of self-healing with others. Reiki is a powerful healing art form that deals with balancing energies in and around of the physical body, creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Where the body is relaxed, the body is safe to heal itself. Most recently, in 2016, she completed her certification as a Personal Trainer at canfitpro, also in Toronto. She had a desire to excel her knowledge of the physical body with the best practices of movement and exercise. Prior to this certificate, she had worked as a personal and group fitness trainer for about 2 years. When working with clients, she enjoys educating them on how training exercises can assist with activities of everyday life. . Personally, Raisa enjoys a range of weight training, running, cycling, and yoga and meditation. She is very interested in Martial Arts. At best, she enjoys practices that improve posture, energy, and the body as a holistic functioning unit. Today, you can expect a joyful and positive attitude, with an informed treatment, focusing on deep tissue techniques to elicit your best relaxation. Lauren Lipson, R.M.T REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST EDUCATIONCanadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, Cum Laude, 2015 Florida School of MassagePROFESSIONAL FOCUSLauren found her calling in massage therapy by accident, literally, after she had a car accident in 2010. Through her own journey, struggling with pain and dysfunction, she found massage therapy, specifically Myofascial Release, to be the most effective when it came to her healing. She moved to Gainesville Florida, studied and graduated from the Florida School of Massage, moved to Victoria BC to learn more about Rolfing, then finally came back home to Toronto to acquire her Canadian license from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. She graduated Cum Laude in 2015. With a deep understanding of the human body, Lauren practices her art with passion, precision, awareness, and love. She believes in treating the cause of a persons ailment, not the symptoms, therefore her approach is multi-focused. She uses traditional techniques like Swedish Deep Tissue Massage as well as Non-Swedish Massage techniques, specifically John F. Barnes, P.T. Myofascial Release work. Her intuitive insights help her to practice healing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. She believes in being a guide for her patients, an equal partner in their recovery, and bringing her patients to a place of confidence, joy and lust for life!WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT LAUREN...Lauren has two baby boys!