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Meet the Doctors

  • Dr.
    Maryam Nik
    HBSc, DC, RMT, ART certified

    Dr. Maryam Nik is the owner and clinic director of Active-Med Health and Wellness Centre. In 2002, she graduated from University of Toronto with a bachelor degree in Neuroscience. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Magna Cum Laude in 2006.

    Throughout her internship of her chiropractic program Dr. Nik worked at Bioped Foot Care Clinics assessing patients with biomechanical conditions in their feet, recommending treatment protocols to address these abnormalities. It was then when she completed the required hours to obtain her C.Ped Tech certification, which allowed her to make custom-made orthotics, and modified orthopedic shoes in the on-site lab.

    Soon after graduating from CMCC, Dr. Nik started building her wellness practice in Oak Ridges while working in a chronic pain clinic assessing and treating patients who had sustained injuries in sports, accidents, falls and work related repetitive sprain/strains. Dr. Nik has spent the last 12 years of her professional career focusing on physical rehabilitation and strength and conditioning to help her patients reach faster recovery and prevent further injury in the compensatory structures later in life. Dr. Nik believes in the importance of preventative care and the multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare specifically musculo-skeletal conditions.

    Dr. Nik’s focus is to assist her patients and their families to achieve the fastest recovery from injuries to prevent chronic pain and to help them maintain a high quality of life through incorporating permanent healthy life style changes.

    Dr. Nik believes that continued education and staying up to date with the relevant research is neccessary for providing the best and top of the line service to her patients and that is the reason she dedicates a lot of her time to learn new technqiues and protocols. Dr. Nik is full body Active Release Technique certified and continues to invest more time to learn each day by attending new seminars.

    Dr. Nik has been blessed with a great husband and two healthy boys and she is reminded every day how lucky she is and the importance of our life style choices in keeping our families safe. She truly believes in the benefits of chiropractic care, regular exercise and a balanced diet and looks forward to helping others optimize their health through Chiropractic and permanent life style changes.

  • Rita Mustafa
    Acup, RNCP (Holistic Nutritionist and Acupuncturist),
    Rita is a Holistic Nutritionist and a Registered Acupuncturist who specializes in custom tailoring treatments specific to each individual's unique body chemistry. Her emphasis is on correcting nutritional deficiencies and imbalances, through dietary and liftstyle changes and acupuncture to restore balance to the body. Rita is a graduate from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rita's years of experience in the health and fitness coupled with her educational background and ongoing activities, have inspired her to bring a comprehensive, combined approach to her practice as a Holistic Practitioner.
  • Shadi Zarezadeh
    (Registered Physiotherapist)

    Shadi is a registered physiotherapist with passion for people’s health. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. Shadi started her journey towards the physiotherapy profession at York University where she earned her Specialized Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. While at York University, Shadi experienced volunteering at different physiotherapy clinics and rehabilitation hospitals, concurrently. She had the opportunity to volunteer at Pan Am games and worked closely with high end athletes in 2015. Post York University graduation, Shadi worked as a kinesiologist for couple of years where she prescribed various types of exercises for diverse physical conditions.
    Shadi is committed to lifelong education and clinical skill development. She believes motivation is the key to living up to her maximum potential, and motivation comes easy to her because she absolutely loves what she does. She is acquiring further training to incorporate more extensive techniques into her practice. Shadi believes in an active approach to assessment and treatment.  As a result, her treatment approach is focused primarily around manual therapy, exercise prescription and correction, and patient education. Shadi believes the key to success is building a relationship with each and every patient, taking the time to ensure they understand their condition & working as a team to maximize results. According to her, rehabilitation should be as personalized as the individual being cared for!
     

  • Hourzad Salehi
    (Registered Psychotherapist)
    As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Counselor, Hourzad specializes in helping those who experience depression, anxiety, work stress, low self-esteem, child/adolescent issues, marital concerns, relationship concerns, memory issues or issues with the career decision-making process and many other problems. She welcomes families, couples and individuals who would benefit from working out their concerns in a safe, nonjudgmental and confidential environment. With over a decade of providing psychotherapy, She has gained considerable experience in interdisciplinary physical rehabilitation too. She has expertise in helping individuals to learn in the aftermath of serious injuries (particularly car accidents) to self-manage chronic, painful conditions and regain an improved quality of life. She addresses a wide range of general mental health issues in her practice including depression / grief, anxiety / PTSD, ADHD, OCD and stress-related concerns. Currently, Hourzad divides her time between her private practice where she consults with people who have a variety of social and psychological problems, and with several multidisciplinary physical rehabilitation teams, where she works with individuals experiencing complex and persisting pain and psychological issues.
  • Simorrah Colaco
    (Office Manager and Psychotherapist)
    I have been in the MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident) for over 10 years now. I graduated with a degree in Psychology from York University before pursuing my Masters of Science in Psychology in London, England. In the past I was the Clinic Service Coordinator and the Manager/Coordinator of the Psychology Department at a rehab centre and worked as Physician's assistant performing chronic pain assessments along with a Physiotherapist. I also worked as an Office Manager for two psychologists; aiding in student learning disability assessments. Since obtaining my Masters in 2011,I have become registered member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometricts, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). I perform CBT (cognitive behavioral technique), along with various other interventions, privately for patients in an array of emotional states and ages. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, phobias (specifically driving phobias), relationship related concerns, general family counselling, and other individual specific areas of concern.
  • Dr.
    Nicole Roberts
    BSc. Hon., ND (Naturopathic Doctor)

    Dr. Nicole Roberts was trained as a Naturopathic Doctor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine’s 4 year Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine program. Dr. Roberts enjoys working with patients who have Mental Health concerns, Binge Eating Disorder, Focus & Learning Disorders, Sleep concerns, Post-Concussion Syndrome and Metabolic Disorders (including Weight Loss).  In treating patients with a natural medical model that has a big focus on lifestyle changes and preventative medicine, Nicole has seen firsthand how the root cause of disease often comes back to neurological / mental health, gut health and hormonal health.  Having suffered from mental health concerns that were aggravated by a hectic, stressful life, Nicole became fascinated by the ability of the brain & body to re-wire itself and respond to the environment that surrounds it.  Nicole is a big believer that education is at the root of making the healthy changes we know we should make and enjoys working closely with patients to find natural health solutions that fit into their unique lives.  

  • Adam Hartsman
    DOMP, BScHK, NANS (Manual Osteopath)
    Adam is a registered Osteopathic practitioner who follows the principle that the structure and functions of the body are closely integrated. While pursuing his Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Kinesiology and another in Nutrition, he discovered that he had an even deeper passion for total body health and wellbeing. He then began to study and practice Osteopathy with the intention of applying his years of knowledge into helping people relieve and manage their pain. He now specializes in Osteopathy. Osteopathy is a gentle and effective holistic treatment. It involves skilled palpation and manual techniques which are used to treat the body’s joints, ligaments, bones and muscles. The goal of every treatment is to reduce and resolve strains, stress and dysfunction in all areas of the body.
  • Chao Li (Registered Massage Therapist)

    Chao Li graduated form the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapist. She was drawn to therapeutic massage after discovering the connection between body awareness and enhanced well-being through her medical practice. She was a medical doctor in Beijing, China and has years of clinical experience.

    In addition to Swedish, Thai, and Ayurvedic massage, she also performs pregnancy massages, massages for children, and Foot Reflexology. Her hands-on session combine Swedish and deep tissue techniques with acupressure, stretching, and trigger-point release. Sessions are always customized to fit the client's needs and tolerances.

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