• 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.

Please note we have moved to our new location at: 

3695 Keele Street, North York ON 

2nd Floor of the Yorkview Medical Centre 

Questions? Call our Staff today at: 647 748 1005 

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!

  • 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

  • Johnson is a Registered Physiotherapist, and has been registered under the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since June 29, 2007. He has completed several additional courses to further his physiotherapy education including post graduate Diploma in Geriatrics, Diploma in Acupuncture, training in Yoga Therapy, Sacro-illiac Joint Mobilization, Neuro Proprioceptive Taping, Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapy and Acute Care Manangement and a course on Custom Orthoic Therapy. Johnson has had successful experiences in treating a variety of cases in orthopaedics, neurology, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, cardiothoracic, ICU and sports injury and rehabilitation. Johnson is actively involved in his community and participates in a variety of social organizations. He is a sincere and compassionate therapist who brings a lot of energy and a warm smile to every treatment. Johnson is married, and lives with his wife and three lovely children.

    Johnson Biodata, Registered Physiotherapist

  • Thomas is a certified athletic therapist and graduated from York University with a bachelor of science in kinesiology. During his time at York, Thomas worked with various elite athletes ranging from varsity athletes to olympians. His experiences include working with dancers at the National Ballet of Canada, as well as with the National Wheelchair Rugby team. Thomas strongly believes in the importance of combining therapeutic exercises along with manual therapy in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Having travelled a lot throughout his life, he also enjoys interacting with patients and sharing life experiences. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby, cycling, and rollerblading.

    Thomas Nicholls, Athletic Therapist

  • 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

  • Sarah is a board certified pedorthist with the Pedorthic Association of Canada. She attained her certification in 2008 and has practiced in a variety of multi-disciplinary clinics. Sarah completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and the Diploma program in Pedorthic studies at the University of Western Ontario. Sarah has extensive knowledge in custom made orthotics, orthopaedic footwear and custom foot and ankle bracing. As a pedorthist she is trained in the manufacturing, fitting and modification of orthotics to assist in alleviating painful conditions, improve balance, control biomechanical functions and improve mobility as a result of accident, congenital deformity or disease. When she is not looking at feet Sarah has foolishly bought into the idea that she can perfect her golf game.

    Sarah Alger, Certified Pedorthist