Our Richmond Hill Team
Dr. Behfar Sanjari, 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.
Marites Loria, PT (Physiotherapist)
Marites obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Philippines. In 2000 she passed the Philippine Physical Therapist’s Licensure Examination. In 2013 she successfully passed the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam (written component) after which she joined Chiro-Med Rehab Centre. Marites has successfully completed the PCE clinical component. Marites has additionally completed a Soft Tissue Release course in March 2015, is Certified in K-Taping as of June 2015, completed McKenzie Method Part A for the lumbar spine in October 2015 and a Certified Complete Concussion Management™ practitioner as of November 2015 through the Complete Concussion Management™ network. Marites is also a member of the Society of Physiotherapists with Foreign Credentials. She attends continuing education courses quarterly to enhance her knowledge and skills in the physiotherapy field. She strongly believes in client-centered care and providing evidenced based practice.
Mohammad Boloori, PT (Physiotherapist)
Mohammad Boloori graduated with a bachelor and master’s degree, both in physiotherapy. In addition to his University education, Mohammad has completed various post-graduate courses to improve his clinical skills and to achieve successful outcome for his patients, Soft Tissue Release, Sport Medicine, and Therapeutic Taping are some of these courses. As of November 2015 Mohammad is also a Certified Complete Concussion Management™ practitioner through the Complete Concussion Management™ network.
He is registered and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Mohammad has many years of clinical experience in hospitals and clinics, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has extensive experience in post-operative rehabilitation of various sport and orthopedic conditions.
His approach combines manual therapy techniques such as mobilization and Active Release Techniques (ART) with exercise prescription, taping, education and electrotherapeutic modalities to provide professional and high quality therapy to his clients. He speaks the following languages, English, Persian, Arabic, and Urdu. In his spare time Mohammad enjoys swimming and jogging.
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.
Shiv Pua, DPT, CK (Physiotherapist, Certified Kinesiologist)
I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. I have worked in many unique settings ranging from outpatient care, sub-acute care and sports injuries. I have worked in many different cities across the United States and Canada. I have worked with a diverse population ranging from paediatrics to geriatrics and all ages in between. I have a strong vestibular rehabilitation background and a passion for orthopaedic rehabilitation. I enjoy learning and trying different ways to bring back functionality to an ailing body. I like to use a blend of conventional and unconventional methods to meet my patient’s goals to see them succeed. Some of my interests include athletic and preventative taping, exercise training and staying in shape to keep my patients in shape. I have training and credentials in Functional Abilities Evaluations which I perform weekly. Working as a Kinesiologist for several years I have a strong foundation in human anatomy, physiology and human biomechanics. Rehabilitation contains both mental and physical attributes and my goals for all my patients are to educate, facilitate and participate!
Betty Sit, RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)
Betty Sit is a graduate of the Wellspring College and received her qualifications as a Registered Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) in 2013. She graduated with a diploma in massage and esthetics in 2000. Betty has experience in Swedish massage and advanced massage techniques (trigger points release, joint play, frictions, hot stone massage, etc.) By using a variety of techniques, she provides lymphatic drainage massage, pregnancy massage, stress relief. Betty is very enthusiastic, professional and accountable.
Yu Bi Xu, RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)
Yu Bi graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Therapy with Honours, and is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
Yu Bi’s therapeutic experience is quite diversified having volunteered time providing massage therapy to patients at the Toronto Rehab Bickle Centre where she gained experience in treating different symptoms of musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions, brain related injuries, neuro-cognitive impairments and geriatrics, and at Fife House corporation where she gained experience with treating, and provide support service with patients living with HIV/AIDS. Yu Bi has also treated various athletes with an array of conditions including spastic muscles and sports related injuries during her volunteer experience events such as the Good Life Fitness Toronto Marathon, Scion City Chase, Toronto West Golf Tournament, Parkinsons Super Walk. She incorporates a combination of sport, Swedish, and non-Swedish massage techniques with hydrotherapy to help patient manage pain, help prevent injury, and maintain muscle and joint functionality.
Yu Bi enjoys tailoring her massages to the specific needs of patient using traditional Swedish techniques, myo-fascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy applications, manual lymphatic drainage, stretching and strengthening as well as incorporating breathing techniques to encourage her patients to release pain and holding patterns. Above all else, Yu Bi focuses her energy on educating patients in ways to relieve their daily stressors while continuing to focus on their treatment plans. She works and motivates each patient on homecare techniques to complete as well as promoting a lifestyle of balance and wellness. Yu Bi also has a lot of experience treating women through their pregnancies and post-natal care Yu Bi believes that Massage Therapy can enhance an individual’s overall sense of well being and improve their quality of life. Her experience has shown that massage can be a beneficial preventative measure against many problems such as stress-related conditions, tension and repetitive strain injuries.
Ice Gao, RAHP, RMT (Registered Aromatherapy Health Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist)
Ice Gao became a Registered Aromatherapy Health Practitioner (RAHP) from Toronto School of Natural Health in 2002. As a Member of The Professional Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (PATCM), she practiced in some clinics as well. She graduated from Wellsprings College of Massage Therapy and Esthetics with a diploma in massage therapy. Upon her graduation, she became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, as an active member practicing at the clinic and some rehabilitation centres. Ice is actively pursuing continued education; she has attended Traditional Thai Massage and myofascial release courses. She is an advocate of combining acupressure (Tui Na) with Swedish massage and Aromatherapy for helping people to reach their health goals, through therapeutic and relaxation practices.
Susan Cain, RMT, RAc (Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Acupuncturist)
Susan Cain attended Wellsprings College in Richmond Hill where she graduated in 2006 with a diploma in Massage Therapy.
Susan’s training allows her to treat various conditions including sports injuries, T.M.J. sciatica, migraines, motor vehicle accidents and stroke patients. Susan has worked with all ages from children to the elderly.
Prior to becoming a massage therapist Susan was practicing Acupuncture and holds a Doctor of Acupuncture certification and a certification in Reiki as well as Reflexology.
Susan is a passionate and dedicated healthcare professional who focuses on her patients’ individual needs.
Mahshid Rasti, BSc (Office Manager)
Mahshid Rasti as worked as an office administrative for over 10 years. Her role is to ensure efficient and timely operations of the office so as to support and enhance the work of the organization. She has excellent computer skills in word processing, database management,webpage posting and electronic communication software, spoken and written communication skills as well as ability to organize, manage multiple tasks and prioritize. Mahshid has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Diploma in Management Consulting.
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.