Our Newmarket Team
Dr. Behfar Sanjari Chiropractor, DC, RAc (Chiropractor, Registered Acupuncturist)
Dr. Sanjari is a licensed Chiropractor and Registered Acupuncturist, through the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. He obtained a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, certification in Acupuncture through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in 2003, a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from National University of Health Sciences in 2003, his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005 from National University of Health Sciences, a Diploma in Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Holistic Health in 2006, additional training and certification in Functional Capacity Evaluations with Metriks Education Inc. in 2007, Certification as an Independent Chiropractic Examiner in December 2010 from CMCC, Certified Provider of the Graston® Technique in 2013, Certified Neuro-Structural Taping Provider in 2013 and a Certified Complete Concussion Management™ practitioner as of November 2014 through the Complete Concussion Management™ network. Dr. Sanjari continues to attend workshops and seminars to keep abreast with health care industry developments, and is the Clinic Director of both Richmond Hill and Newmarket locations.
Vahid Ghafarian, PT (Registered Physiotherapist)
Vahid Ghafarian is a duly qualified registered physiotherapist, licensed in Ontario. He is the recipient of a B.Sc. in Physiotherapy from the University of Tehran; a Master Degree in Public Health (MPH); a Medical Doctor (M.D.) from the University of Tehran; and a Certificate of Ergonomics from the University of Lulea in Sweden. He has 25 years of experience on war induced trauma and spinal-cord injuries, occupational physiotherapy and injury prevention.
Vahid has been working in private and schedule-5 practice for years specializing in the rehabilitation and assessment of motor vehicle accident injuries. Vahid has experience performing Physical Demads Analysis, Ergonomic Assessments, File Review and Workplace Modifications. Vahid currently specializes in ANLI, In-Home and Worksite evaluations. Vahid is also certified as a Complete Concussion Management™ practitioner as of November 2014.
Dr. M. Elmpak, C. Psych. (Registered Psychologist)
Dr. Elmpak is a duly registered Psychologist practicing in the Province of Ontario. In 1996, she received her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Elmpak has been involved in psychological research, training, assessment, and therapy in a variety of settings. She performs assessments and treatments in the area of personal injury and disability. She has been providing rehabilitation, vocational and disability assessments and treatments since 1996. She is also working as Professor of Psychology and Director of the International Student Program at the Adler Graduate Professional School.
Charlotte Jones, BASc, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Charlotte Jones is Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping people to live a healthier lifestyle through food and nutrition choices. She uses a positive mindset in working with clients to help them achieve optimal health through individual lifestyle and food preferences. Charlotte received her BASc in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph in 2015. Recently, in July 2016, she graduated from her dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences. Charlotte is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and of Dietitians of Canada. She grew up on a farm in the small town of Midland, Ontario where her family raises beef and chickens. Charlotte still helps out in her family’s large garden where they grow all kinds of vegetables and fruit. One of Charlotte’s passions is eating local and emphasizing the farm to table movement in knowing where food comes from. Some of Charlotte’s hobbies include photography, music, and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes.
Rostislav (Ross) Tchepourov Osteopath, RMT, DOMP (Registered Massage Therapist, Osteopath)
Ross is a Registered Osteopath and Registered Massage Therapist, through the Ontario Osteopathic and Alternative Medicine Association and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. He obtained a Diploma of Massage Therapy from Everest College in 2013, certification in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulations in November 2015 and March 2016 from the Toronto College of Osteopathy, followed by his Diploma in Osteopathic Manipulative Practice in June 2016.
At the Toronto College of Osteopathy, Ross was vigorously trained by the most experienced and accomplished Osteopath (Also MD, PhD, Master Osteopath) in Ontario. Ross has exceptional knowledge of Anatomy and Biomechanics, as well as exceptional palpation skills to the point of “X-Ray Vision”, but with his hands. Ross’s treatment experience revolves around clinics and patients with just about any ailment there is, ranging from the basic neck and low back pain, to issues you thought were not treatable without pills or machines like menstrual cramps, indigestion / intolerances, chronic relentless pain, postural dysfunctions and mis-alignments, concussions, depression and degenerative conditions.
Ross has treated a very wide range of different conditions using a combination of Swedish, Non-Swedish, Relaxation and Sport Massage techniques as well as Taping to help treat, maintain and prevent injury and maintain proper muscle firing, tone and posture. This range is further expanded with Osteopathy that involves effective treatments of: any joint, any muscle, any connective tissue, lymphatics, circulation of blood, function of any organ and the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. Ross specifically tailors each and every treatment to be compassionate and as efficient as possible, as the goal of each treatment is to decrease the symptoms by a minimum of 50%, by finding the cause of the problem using a thorough assessment and constant monitoring during every second of his therapy session. No two treatments will be exactly the same as the body is constantly in flux, trying to repair itself. Ross also specializes in full body and mind relaxation using Cranio-Sacral Therapy which involves the gentlest of touch to specifically tell the Nervous System to rest; valuable technique utilized for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Autism and most other mental dysfunctions. Ross’s second specialty lies in alleviating the lovely gift that women receive every month, and the problems that follow. Whether it is heavy, painful, irregular, or causes other problems like frequent urination(day/night), migraines or constipation, it can and will be improved by treating the Nervous System, Bladder, Uterus, Colon and surrounding connective tissues from the outside as the patient is clothed. Ross strongly believes that the body is a whole and must be assessed and treated as a whole and not in part, and the best tools to achieve that are your hands and mind. Whether you have tried every possible treatment modality to no avail or have never sought help with your symptoms, Osteopathy will likely be your last stop as it is known to promote a significant difference in your health and general well-being at any age.
Clara Wong RMT, (Registered Massage Therapist)
Clara started her career as a professional Esthetician and then decided to continue her education and graduated as Registered Massage Therapist in 2012 from Wellspring College in Markham. Clara provides swedish, relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal , hot stone, aromatherapy, trigger point, myofascial release and hot/cold therapy. Clara’s massage techniques incorporate healing for both body and mind.
Oksana Tribble (Office Manager)
Oksana Tribble graduated from Seneca College in 2000 as a Medical Office Administrator. In Addition to her Medical Office Administration Diploma from Seneca College, Oksana has over 13 years experience, working primarily for the same employer, at various locations in diverse capacities. In these central capacities, Oksana worked in medical and clerical administration, while prioritized and co-oridinated various responsibilities with warmth and professionalism. In these positions Oksana was recognized by her employers, as well as managers, for her organization and problem solving skills and ability to accommodate exceptional requests and demands in a short period of time, with excellence and professionalism, while maintaining an excellent rapport with all patients, staff and management involved.
Kelsey Landry (Medical Office Administrator)
Kelsey graduated from Everest College in 2014 (with honours) as a Medical Office Administrator. Kelsey has over 8 years experience working in customer service. She prides herself in the excellent client service she has to offer. Kelsey is highly proficient in computer skills including word processing, data base management and electronic communications. Kelsey has exceptional multitasking and problem solving skills. Kelsey is also certified in performing ECGs and phlebotomy procedures.
Maryam Ashkiani, BA Honours (Part-Time Office Administrator)
Maryam Ashkiani has been working as a receptionist at Chiro-Med Rehab Centre since August 2013. She graduated from York University with a Honors Degree in Psychology. Aside from working at our clinic, Maryam is also a private tutor; for all high school levels of English. When she is not working, Maryam also participates in various charities, including this year’s TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes. Maryam is quite adventurous, while she enjoys spending quality time with her family, and friends, she also loves to travel, experience new things, and learn about various cultures. Maryam is fluent in both English and Farsi.