Not just anyone can be a physiotherapist at Life Clinic in Mississauga. In addition to formal training and hands-on experience, one must possess other characteristics to ensure patients have the best experience. Our staff members have the right attitude, disposition, physical strength + problem solving skills. We focus on hiring skilled individuals who fit our mandate to provide prompt, caring service to our valued patients. It’s this combination of skills and attitude that makes us – and you – a success.
Mina is a passionate physiotherapy resident who began on our team in December 2016. Mina began his education in rehab at York University in 2007 where he received his Bachelor of Science with specialized honors in Health Science and Kinesiology. He then worked for a couple of years and a kinesiologist and clinic director.
In 2013, Mina decided to further his education by enrolling at D’youville College where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. During this venture down south Mina traveled to several cities in America for varying internships. These internships allowed Mina to be exposed and trained in a variety of settings with a wide spectrum of patients.
Mina has experience with: cardiovascular rehab, neurological rehab, vestibular rehab, urgent care, work hardening, and musculoskeletal rehab.
When not working vigorously in the clinic Mina enjoys playing basketball and reading up on the most up to date evidence based practices.
Geoff graduated from McMaster University in 2013 with an honors bachelor of science specializing in kinesiology. Growing up he was always active and involved in sports inducing football, soccer, rugby, baseball and wrestling.
In his spare time, Geoff likes to stay active by working out and enjoying nature and also watch sports and Netflix. He strongly believe that proper exercise is a key to a healthy lifestyle and also to the prevention and recovery of injuries.
Jessica joined the team April 2014. She comes from a Salon, Spa & Medi-Spa background. She also has extensive experience with peer mentoring, and general support. She has her college diploma in Journalism and Public Relations. These last few years she has directed her career path to have a strong health and wellness focus.Her career goals also include obtaining her Yoga Instructor certification someday.
Her favourite part of working at Life Clinic is the connections she creates with her patients. She can be primarily found in the lab, and has a strong role at the front desk as well. When not working, she enjoys creating new recipes and promoting healthy living in the community.
Magda obtained her physiotherapy degree from Queen’s University in 2005. She also has a prior degree from the University of Guelph in Human Kinetics giving her a strong background in anatomy, biomechanics, and ergonomics.
Since graduating, Magda has worked in the private sector expending her interests in manual therapy, education, and exercise prescription. She has pursued many post graduate courses in manual therapy focusing on the shoulder, thoracic and lumbar spines. Magda strives to educate her patients on current injuries/disorders as well as how to avoid future injuries through proper exercise.
Dr Saadia is passionate about natural medicine. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from McMaster University in 2009. She then went on to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine completing four years of study to earn herDoctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree.
During her twelve month internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto, she developed her skills as a medical practitioner by providing primary health care to its patients. She has also had the opportunity to work as an intern at the Sherbourne Health Centre in downtown Toronto which specializes in HIV integrative medicine. She has been involved with global health initiatives such as Natural Doctors International where she volunteered as a brigade member in Ometepe, Nicaragua in 2014.
She enjoys treating a wide range of patients in all stages of health through a holistic approach focusing on physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. She takes the time to listen to every patient, fully understand complex issues, identify underlying causes of illness, and gain a true understanding of the whole person. She has a special interest in family medicine and is passionate about health education and preventative medicine.
During her down time, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading suspense novels, yoga and meditation, and experimenting with new recipes.
Sim comes from a strong background in Medical Administration. Sim has demonstrated success in the healthcare field as both an administrator and a healthcare professional for over 6 years. In that time she gained extensive experience through multi-specialty practice.
Sim has lead with a very hands-on and genuine focus on patient centered care.Sim is looking forward to building a strong relationship with all our patients by providing them with quality service they come to love.
Ansen has been interested in Massage Therapy since he was a young boy and had been taught many unique massage techniques by his parents such as Tui na, Meridian head massage, Thai massage etc.
After 10 years working in the packaging design and manufacturing industries, Ansen has had better understanding in the cause of work stress related repetitive strain injuries. Especially after his recovery from neck\shoulder stiffness, tension headache and lower back pain.
In 2012, Ansen decided to fulfill his health care ambition in Toronto and graduated from the esteemed ICT Kikkawa College and Teaching Clinic with honours in 2014. He had been a Registered Massage Therapist since September 2014 and in great standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
In the years Ansen has been practicing, he has developed experience with treating Scatica, Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), various types of Tendonitis and general muscle tension and discomfort. Besides providing a great Swedish Massage, Ansen incorporates non-Swedish massage techniques, such as Shiatsu (Acupressure), Myofascial release, joint mobilization to relieve tension and increase mobility throughout the treatment to maximize the therapeutic benefits to his clients.
Ansen has also developed intensive experience with Prenatal and Reflexology treatments. He is a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist. His massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many types of prenatal discomforts, as well as promotes a sense of well-being by increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage.
In the years of his practicing, Ansen has been training his co-worker RMTs in Hot Stone massage, Hot towel-Cold stone facial massage, Hand-Foot exfoliation, and Aromatherapy massage to enhance a well relaxing treatment. He provides on-going assessments and home care recommendations to ensure clients see progress from their treatments.
Passionate about improving his treatment technique and expanding his knowledge, Ansen became a student of Osteopathic Manual Practice Diploma Programme at Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy in 2015.
In addition to meet client’s treatment goals, Ansen’s Osteopathic Massage provides his client a great opportunity to experience a really effective, therapeutic as well as a very relaxing treatment.
Maciej (Match-eh) graduated from the University of Toronto in 2014 with an honors bachelor of arts in Criminology and Historical Studies. He has spent the last three and a half years as a strength and conditioning coach for for the University of Toronto and the UFC Gymfacilitating the training of MMA fighters, UofT’s Varsity Football, the Mississauga Swimming Club as well as running bootcamps and closely working 1-on-1 with clients.
In his spare time he loves to educate himself and continuously grow. A lot of his passion is devoted to training Calisthenics and Parkour as well reading andwriting where one of his ambitions is to write and publish a book.
He takes a lot of pleasure working with people as he finds that each person has story to tell and a lesson to teach.
Frank has been involved in Fitness and Health since his old high school days. He began training in both group and personal settings in his teenage years and fell in love with it instantly. Years later, the enthusiasm blossomed into a passion, which led to Frank pursuing a Bsc. in Kinesiology, which he hopes one day will lead to a Msc. in the field.
In his spare time, Frank is usually at a studio fitness gym leading group exercise classes or at his local gym working to sculpt his own body. Outside of fitness, some hobbies of his include outdoor team sports, especially rugby and football, and blogging online whenever time allows for it. Like your average person, he also enjoys the late nights out with the guys and the occasional movie marathon on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
After 7 years in the world of finance, David decided in 2010 to turn his passion for fitness and wellness into a career that better suited his personality. A graduate from Seneca College, majoring in Business Management, David has spent the majority of his life staying active with sports.
In his spare time, David can be found at your local arena playing hockey 3 times a week, playing tennis or baseball. A competitor by nature, David feels that finding a sport/activity that you absolutely love to do is the easiest way to stay active. That way…it never feels like exercise.
(Hons) BSc, MD
My journey on the salutogenic path to better health management started five years ago when issues in my personal health lead me away from the traditional allopathic method to treating disease which I had been practicing for over 25 years and which I had been trained for as a Family Medicine doctor.
Initially, changing to a more lifestyle orientated approach lead to better health both for myself and my patients. However, I soon realised that everyone is unique and dealing with chronic complicated problems required a more individualized/personalized focus. It also required a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ style in investigating and determining the causes of illness, an approach that the Functional Medicine model serves and has been fundamental in revitalizing my approach to medicine.
Dr Rosemarie graduated with her M.D. from the University of Ottawa Medical School in 1993 (Magna cum Laude) and went on to specialize in Community Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine (completed in 1998). She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
She believes in a holistic approach to health and the inextricable link between emotional/psychological/spiritual and relational well being to overall physical health. She has completed additional training in cognitive behavioural therapy, lifestyle medicine, positive psychology and stress management techniques. Her approach is very much about listening closely to and empowering/supporting her patients to identify and reach their own health and wellness goals so they can lead the joyous and purposeful lives they were meant to live.
She has served in her field for the last 17 years and has worked at different levels of the health system (nationally with First Nations issues; internationally in international development on HIV/AIDS, diabetes and hypertension projects; and locally on a wide variety of chronic, infectious and environmental health issues) She is an Ottawa native who will be marrying and moving to Mississauga in July 2015. She is an ardent runner, roller blader, swimmer, cyclist, weight trainer, yoga and meditation enthusiast. She loves time in nature observing beautiful flora and fauna and time in meaningful connection with family, friends and pets.