Our Team

Tim Persaud, Registered Physiotherapist

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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. 

Johnson Jijii, Registered Physiotherapist

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 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. 

Thomas Nicholls, Athletic Therapist

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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. 

Sarah Alger, Certified Pedorthist

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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. 

Dr. Leo Karabellas, Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider

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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. 

Steven Belaire, Registered Massage Therapist

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Steven Belaire has over 10 years of experience working in Massage Therapy as well as 6 years spent teaching at a massage therapy teaching college. His journey also includes time spent in the nuclear, mining and music industries. Steven’s diverse background allows him combine his multiple disciplines in an intuitive way to provide treatment to a wide variety of conditions; from musculoskeletal injuries and the treatment of diseases to very deep relaxation treatments. A true teacher at heart, Steven will help you understand what is causing your issues and what to expect during and after treatment. Steven’s treatments are a blend of his extensive knowledge and a deep compassion for each of his clients. With an obvious love of his vocation, he is committed to promoting the overall health and wellbeing for each of his clients. 

Jessika Martino, Registered Massage Therapist

 Hey everyone, I’m Jessika! I’m the newest member of Go T.O Physiotherapy/Downsview Orthopedic and Arthritis Center. I recently graduated from Humber College and can’t wait to give back to the community. I grew up very involved in sports such as basketball and soccer which eventually, I used to develop a passion for the human body through my own injuries and impairments. I have had the opportunity to provide massage therapy to a wide array of impairments such as sports injuries, chronic pain, and postural impairments caused by pregnancy.  I have treated a very diverse population ranging anywhere from 3 weeks to 89 years old, having the opportunity to treat infants, children adults and the elderly. I have experience with traditional deep tissue Swedish techniques, athletic massage hydrotherapy and can effectively provide remedial exercises when necessary. I believe that the body is only as effective as you allow it to be and like anything else it sometimes requires some work to keep it running smoothly.  

 Our dedicated team of highly educated professionals are ready to provide you with comprehensive rehabilitation services. Call us today. 

Downsview Orthopaedic & Arthritis Centre

3695 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 1N2 Canada

Phone: 1.647.748.1005
Fax: 647.748.1007
Email: info@downsviewoac.com

Hours

 Monday: 7.30am - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 7:30pm (closed 1:30 - 3pm)
Wednesday: 7.30am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm
Friday: 7.30am - 1:30pm


CHIROPRACTIC HOURS
Monday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm