Therapists

Dr. Janine Holleran, B.Sc. (Hon.), D.C.

Modalities

  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • ElectroAcupuncture
  • Custom Made Orthotics
  • Fascial Adhesion Release
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Nerve Flossing
  • Rehabilitative Exercise
  • Preoperative Conditioning
  • Interferential Current (IFC)
  • Ultrasound
  • Microcurrent
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic – Magna Cum Laude, CMCC – 1996
  • Bachelor of Science – Pharmacology – Honours, University of Toronto – 1990
  • Continuing Education – Pediatrics – ICA
  • Active Release Technique/CranialSacral Therapy
  • Torque Release Technique
  • Acupuncture – Levels I, II – Acupuncture Council of Ontario

Professional Licenses & Memberships

Licenses:

    • Canadian National Chiropractic Board

Memberships:

  • OCA, CCA, CCO


Dr. Melvine Baird, B.Sc., DC, CACCP, CCLCP

Modalities

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  • Chiropractic
  • Low Level Laser Therapy
  • Custom Made Orthotics

Background

Dr. Melvine Baird, a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, treats all varieties of patient complaints, from headaches and back pain to sports injuries. Dr. Baird has had great success in treating many conditions through chiropractic care, the use of orthotics, and modalities such as therapeutic laser, and TENS.

Dr. Baird also holds a bachelor of science in developmental psychology. Before completing her doctorate of chiropractic she worked closely with young children and their families for a number of years in a variety of settings.

Dr. Baird has a keen interest in working with pregnant women and children and has completed certification through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP). In addition to completing this program, Dr. Baird has taken a course in, and is certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and offers gentle chiropractic treatment throughout pregnancy and into the post partum period.

Dr. Baird has also completed the Case Management Certificate Program through McMaster University and the requirements as a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP), through the International Commission on Healthcare Certification (ICHCC).

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“Providing the entire family with individualized chiropractic care and giving them the tools they need to achieve and maintain optimal health”


Dan Sommer, B.Sc. (Hon.), RMT

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Modalities

  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Swedish Massage

Background

Dan Sommer graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Centennial College in 2010. Both in his schooling and during his practice Dan has gained experience in working with people with a wide variety of situations and conditions. Some of these include:

  • Working with the elderly population in a nursing home environment
  • Treating pregnant mothers and infant massage
  • Working with athletes to treat various musculoskeletal injuries
  • Treating people suffering from fibromyalgia
  • Working on patients and staff in the Palliative care ward at Toronto East General Hospital

In addition to general Swedish Massage, Dan has had training in Deep Tissue massage. Currently, in addition to working in a couple of clinics downtown, he is working as an educator at Centennial College in the Massage Therapy program.

Dan grew up in Thornhill but now lives in East York. He received a B.Sc. in Computer Science from U of T and worked in web development before deciding to switch careers to Massage Therapy. Dan is an avid film goer, enjoys cycling, gaming (video and board games) and singing in a community choir, Singing Out.

To contact Dan directly, you can email him at DSommerRMT@Sommerhealth.ca


Dr. Barry Nguyen, B.Sc., DC

Background

Dr. Barry Nguyen was raised in Guelph, Ontario where he grew up with a very active lifestyle that lead to numerous injuries to his low back and shoulders playing both competitive hockey and volleyball. After seeing a chiropractor he was able to manage his injuries through the excellent care that he received as well as the education his chiropractor provided to improve his overall body function to prevent further injuries. The impressive care he received as a patient guided him on his future path as a chiropractor.

Dr. Barry completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo, where he earned his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic post-graduate degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). There, he developed a keen interested in patient-centred care and looking at the patient as a whole rather than solely at the injury. He concurrently completed his certificate in Medical Acupuncture at CMCC.


Sophia Smith B.H.K., RMT

Background

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Sophia graduated from the Sutherland-Chan school of massage therapy. She has had the privilege of working with a variety of populations dealing with a range musculoskeletal and systemic conditions including, pregnant women, cancer patients, stroke survivors, the elderly, children and athletes. Prior to obtaining her RMT license, Sophia went to the University of Windsor where she earned her Bachelors of Human Kinetics majoring in Movement Science and minoring in Psychology. There she took a variety of courses from ranging from Ergonomics to Pathophysiology of Pain, to the Psychology of Adulthood and Aging. She believes that her theoretical training has allowed her to be a better RMT one that appreciates a challenge and sees them as opportunities to research, learn and get creative. Sophia has an insatiable curiosity for human physiology and the rehabilitation process. This curiosity motivates her to continue to learn in order aid her clients in their rehabilitation process and help them move better. In her spare time, Sophia loves drawing, trying new activities, and spending time with family and friends.


Yeong Sang (Steve) Kim R.TCMP, R.Ac (General Class)

Background

Yeong Sang (Steve) Kim is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) as a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). He has a Master’s degree in Alternative Medicine and a BA in Acupuncture & Herbs.

For more than 10 years, Yeong Sang Kim has been practicing Chronic Pain, Chronic Diseases Treatment and Spiritual Care with integrative acupuncture to treat patients with many conditions in Toronto.

He also has experience and knowledge of other treatment skills, such as Moxibustion, Acupressure, Tuina massage, Magnetic, Cupping, Tapping and various method treatments with Integrative Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

He specializes in Chronic Pain treatment of neck, shoulder, back, arm, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Chronic Diseases like menopause, hypertension, diabetes, sleep disorders, stress, depression and anxiety reduction techniques, and also works with Cosmetic acupuncture, Weight loss and Natural Holistic Healing.

Carrying on a three-generation family tradition as an acupuncturist & TCMP, Yeong Sang (Steve) loves his work, and is grateful for the opportunity to use his skills and experience to address his clients’ needs and help them live healthy and happy lives.


Dr. Tatiana Smirnova, M.Sc., Ph.D., ND, D.H.M.S. Naturopathic Doctor

Modalities


Comprehensive Naturopathic treatment, including:

  • Classical, Clinical and Complex Homeopathy
  • Herbal Medicine (Western Botanical Medicine, Chinese Formulas)
  • Acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Facial rejuvenation & cosmetic acupuncture
  • Nutritional, Functional, and Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Life Style and Diet Modification, Health Coaching
  • Lab testing, including food and environmental allergies, thyroid, hormonal, metabolic panels etc. (tests not covered by OHIP)
  • Bioidentical Hormones
  • Injection therapy (Vitamins B12, Folate, D3, Glutathione)
  • Nutrigenomics – review of your genetic markers relevant to your metabolism and nutrients requirements
  • Body work – Modern Cupping (Facial drainage cupping, whole body lymph drainage, cupping massage etc.)
  • Reiki – energetic treatment sessions, can be in combination with cupping therapy (Level II practitioner for many years)

Education

  • Doctor of Naturopathy – Canadian Collage of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)
  • Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Science – D.H.M.S – Ontario Collage of Homeopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science – Cell and Molecular Biology, U of T, PhD – Cell Biology, Moscow State University (MGU)
  • Continuing Education – workshops, conferences in Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine, Functional medicine, Holistic Counselling, specialised training in Dermatological and Facial Acupuncture, Modern Cupping Techniques etc.

Background

Dr. Tatiana Smirnova, ND, graduated from the Canadian Collage of Naturopathic Medicine and the Ontario Collage of Homeopathic Medicine. She was born in Moscow, Russia, and from childhood on was exposed to alternative medicine, which successfully treated several chronic illnesses from which she suffered when regular medical treatment failed. Due to her extensive training in biology in her practice she is able to combine the analytical mind of a research scientist with her training in natural medicine.

Dr. Smirnova believes in the healing power of Vis, or life force, which heals, directs, balances and harmonizes all living things. True healing requires awakening of Vis or Qi (Chinese medicine) with the application of herbs, homeopathy, and acupuncture, in combination with optimal nutrition, exercise, and positive mental/emotional state. She is interested in the treatment of many chronic conditions and combines a wide spectrum of naturopathic approaches in her treatment plan. She is open to an integrative approach as well as to collaboration with other health care professionals, including MDs, for the best outcome in the treatment of her patients.