our team

 

apollo physical therapy centres

Apollo South Team

Dr. Vikas Dhawan

Founder & Chiropractor, DC

Qualifications Doctor of Chiropractic (2002). Founder, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres (2003) Continuing Education & Affiliations: Brain Injury Canada Board Member (2013 – Present) Concussion Management (2015) What I do around here: I treat the body as a whole by addressing the root cause of people’s problems and addressing them through…

Dr. Jason Elk

Chiropractor, DC

Qualifications Doctor of Chiropractic (2002) BSc Exercise Science/Athletic Trainer (1998) Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner (2012) Functional Abilities Evaluation /ARCON Assessor (2013) What I do around here: Provide the best health care possible through chiropractic adjustment therapy and active exercise. I am like a mechanic for your body, fine tuning the…

Dr. Bryan Watson

Chiropractor, DC

Qualifications Doctor of Chiropractic What I do around here: With over sixteen years of experience working as a chiropractor, I have seen the devastating effects that spinal injuries can play on people’s lives and can empathize with the helplessness that one can feel when they are in the midst of…

Leah Albert

Registered Kinesiologist

Qualifications:

College of Kinesiologist of Ontario (2009)
BSc (Hnr) Human Kinetics (2009)
Certified EPIC Lift Capacity Testing
Functional Abilities Evaluation Completed

Ursa Szathmary

Registered Massage Therapist

Qualifications Registered Massage Therapist (2006) Continuing Education: Soft Tissue Release (level 1 & 2) (2016) What I do around here: I like to help people through massage and positive energy. I’m a team player, and a spirit leader. Need a good laugh or a genuine smile? Come and find…

Marina Santagati

Exercise Specialist

I am here to help with prescribed exercises as well as motivate people to perform at their best, and work towards their goals. I’m also here to assist with modalities such as TENS, STIM, IFC, ultrasound, taping, and heat.

Ahmed Abou-Hamde

Exercise Specialist

I prescribe, progress, and regress exercise programs as well as teach correct movement techniques to help others recover, stay mobile, and injury free. I also apply treatment modalities such as thermotherapy, cryotherapy, TENS, STIM, IFC, ultrasound, and taping.

Alexandra (Sandra) Childs

In-Home Physiotherapist, BScPT

Qualifications B.P.H.E, B.Sc.P.T What I do around here: I provide In-Home Physiotherapy/Rehabilitative care to our Apollo Ottawa area patients. I love the challenge of complex care for infants, children, and adults. If you feel you have hit a “road block” in your rehabilitation, I would love to see you! I…

Jennifer Heath

In-Home Physiotherapist, BScPT

Qualifications Bachelor of Science, Physiotherapy (1995) Bachelor of Science, SSP Biochemistry (1992) Continuing Education: APTEI: Hip Osteoarthritis, Cervical Neural Tissue Pathodynamics (part I), Foot and Ankle Complex (part I), Sacroiliac Joint (part I), Pain Management for Women, Thoracic Mobs and Manipulation (2001-2009) Kinesiotaping (2008) MFR Level I, II, Cervical…

Leo Singh

QUALIFICATIONS:
BSc, Physiotherapy, De La Salle University
Registered Physiotherapist (Ontario, NY, and IL)
What my role is at Apollo PTC:
I an In-Home Physiotherapist at Apollo PTC, and as such, assess and treat patients in their homes.

Pejman Ayoubzadeh

QUALIFICATIONS: What I do around here:
I am part of the In-Home Therapy team at Apollo PTC, and incorporate a blend of various modalities, from massage therapy to acupuncture & homeopathy, cranio-sacral and matrix re-patterning, as appropriate to the patient.

Apollo Nepean Team

Kirstin Henderson

Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons, PT)

Qualifications BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (UK, 2001) Continuing Education: Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Management of Cervical & Thoracic Spine (UK, 2013) Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Triage (UK, 2011) Acupuncture (AACP UK, 2006) Dry Needling (2008) APPI Pilates levels 1, 2 & 3 (2010) Kinesiotaping Level KT1 & KT2 (2010) Sports taping (ACPSEM, 2009) Sports…

Keltouma Nouah

Physiotherapist, MSc (PT)

Qualifications M.Sc. Physiotherapy (University of Ottawa, 2016) B.Sc. Health Sciences (University of Ottawa, 2014) Continuing Education: Meridian Health: Acupuncture & Dry Needling for the Upper and Lower Extremity (2017) Cupping Therapy (2017) Robin McKenzie Institute Part A — MDT: Lumbar Spine (2017) K-Tapping (2016) What I do around here:…

Michael Friedman

Chiropractor

Qualification: Doctor of Chiropractic 2001, Postural Neurology, 2017, Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S.) 2015 What I do around here: In addition to regular effective chiropractic adjustments, my treatments incorporate specific exercises …

Chelsea McLean

Registered Massage Therapist

Qualifications Registered Massage Therapist (2012) K-Tape Sport Therapist Certificate (2013) Doula Certificate (2014) Graston Technique Provider M1 (2018) What I do around here: I encourage and promote overall wellness and positivity through the body with the power of touch. I use a combination of Swedish massage techniques, stretching and breathing…

Mostafa Marini

Registered Massage Therapist

Qualifications Registered Massage Therapist Continuing Education: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (currently enrolled) Intergraded Muscle Testing & Advanced Palpation (2018) Brain Training and Optimizing Brain Performance (2018) Neurokinetic Therapy (2017) Traditional Chinese Acupressure (2016) Ultrasound & Electrotherapy (2016) What I do around here: I guide and help my patients get back…

Angela Thomas

Physiotherapist Assistant

What I do around here: I work with the physiotherapists by providing modalities such as ultrasound, TENS, and heat & ice packs, as well as stretching and strength training exercises. I also work as part of the admin team, so you’ll be able to find me at the front desk…

What I do around here:

I prescribe, progress, and regress exercise programs as well as teach correct movement techniques to help others recover, stay mobile, and injury free. I also apply treatment modalities such as thermotherapy, cryotherapy, TENS, STIM, IFC, ultrasound, and taping.

I became an Exercise Specialist because:

I am passionate about interacting and learning from others, and love being able to see people reach their full potential and live with good quality of life through exercise and physical activity!

My personal philosophy is:

Get to know the person, not just the patient.

What I do for fun:

I enjoy activities that allow me to spend time with my wife and two daughters.  Riding on the bike trails of Ottawa, playing golf, hockey and soccer are just a few of the things that keep me active.  As well, spending a few days at the gym working on strength and aerobic conditioning allow me to stay fit and keep pace with my active children.  With very little down time, I occasionally like to spend a quiet night at home watching a movie or playing the Wii.

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