• Qualified Clinicians
  • Clinical Excellence
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Accepted By Insurers
  • Qualified Clinicians

    Taking pride in your care

  • Clinical Excellence

    Always informed

  • Multidisciplinary

    We take the team approach

  • Knowledgeable Staff

    Education focused

  • Accepted By Insurers

    WSIB, Health Plans & MVA

Welcome to The Downsview Orthopaedic & Arthritis Centre!

The Downsview Orthopaedic & Arthritis Centre is a multidisciplinary clinic offering a wide range of services to meet your wellness needs.

Total Health and Wellness

We are more than just a physiotherapy clinic.  With many specialists under one roof we take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and care.

 
Meet the Team

Working with your Insurance

We work closely with third party insurance companies, WSIB, extended health care plans and motor vehicle accident claims. Our qualified staff can handle all your billing inquiries.

 
Our Services

 


Meet Our Team!

  • Nicholas Shields graduated from the University of Toronto’s Masters of Physical Therapy (M.Sc.PT) in 2013. Since graduating he has worked predominantly in orthopaedics and has worked with orthopaedic surgeons across the GTA. In addition Nicholas works in neurological rehabilitation, focusing primarily on post-stroke rehabilitation. He is currently pursuing continuing education in orthopaedic manual therapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is also pursuing education in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. He believes in the healing power of movement and has a passion for enhancing mobility and helping clients achieve their functional goals. Outside of the clinic Nicholas loves playing soccer and tennis, and spending time with friends and family.

    Nick Shields, Registered Physiotherapist

  • Tim is a graduate of the Masters of Physiotherapy program at D'Youville (MPT). He is a Registered Physiotherapist and member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Tim began his academic career by completing his Honours degree in Kinesiology at York University. He also holds a degree in Geography from York. Tim has subsequently furthered his continuing education successfully completing the Level 1 Manual therapy at the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy, Part 1 of the Certificate of Anatomical Acupuncture from the Academy of Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI), Orthotic courses (Orthotic Group), Soft tissue release (Jim Bilotta), SFMA, LILT (Meditech), Shoulder Complex (APTEI), SI Course Part 1 and 2 (APTEI), and Kinesiotape course (KTA). He is also a Certified Arcon Evaluator. He is married with two beautiful children who are his pride and joy. Most importantly he is bald but is OK with it.

    Tim Persaud, Registered Physiotherapist

  • Dr. Leo Karabellas successfully graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2005 following a four-year intensive training program where focus was placed on the cause, management, and prevention of pain, injury and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. He is an evidence-based practitioner who adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and management. He incorporates his extensive training and clinical background to bring patients a diverse range of services; chiropractic care, muscle therapy (active release), manual therapy, medical Acupuncture, rehabilitation exercise, postural/ergonomic advice, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Additionally, he is certified in Neurofunctional Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and has extensive knowledge in Active Release Technique ART, custom orthotics/shoes, compression hosiery, bracing, and assistive devices. He is experienced in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions/injuries whether sports, work, posture, or motor-vehicle accident related (strain/sprains of spine and extremities, fractures, post-operative care, ligament/muscle tears, etc.). He believes the care and well-being of his patients is of the ultimate importance and that a patient’s therapy experience should be built upon compassion, trust, competency, and communication.

    Dr. Leo Karabellas, Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider

  • Jennifer Watson, Administrator