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 someones 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 as I can. 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, 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 16 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 associate 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 (Spinal Manipulation, 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 16 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. Check out my BLOG.