Rommel completed his Physiotherapy upgrading courses at Ryerson University in Toronto and Thompson Rivers University in Vancouver B.C. in 1996. Rommel has experience in both clinic and community based physiotherapy settings handling OHIP, MVA, WSIB, EHB, Private, ODSP and OW cases. Rommel prides himself in his ability to interact with clients of all age groups, from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences while providing multidisciplinary care in both acute and chronic phases of rehabilitation in neurological, orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports related conditions.
Knowledgeable, supportive and caring, Rommel is an excellent addition to the Pickering Physiotherapy Team!
Dr. Kwong, BHSc (Hons), DC, R.Ac
Chiropractor & Registered Acupuncturist
Dr. Kwong received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Kwong is also a registered Acupuncturist. He specializes in both Medical Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture. Dr. Kwong obtained his acupuncture training from the Acupuncture Council of Ontario. From there he furthered his studies with the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. This is where he received his fellowship certification through the Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture.
Dr. Kwong’s strong interest in acupuncture drove him to work in a chronic pain facility. This establishment specialized in treating patients with chronic conditions. These conditions include low back pain, disc herniation/sciatica, neck pain, shoulder/elbow/knee pain, fibromyalgia and headaches/migraines
Dr. Kwong uses a wide variety of techniques in his practice. His varying skills include chiropractic manipulative therapy, acupuncture, myofascial release technique, rehabilitation, taping, orthotic/compression stocking devices and exercise regimes. Dr. Kwong’s passion for sports and aiding in patients recovery has led him to apply to volunteer for this past summer’s Pan Am Games. After being selected as a Medical Practitioner for the 2015 Pan-Am/Para Pan-Am games in Toronto, he was able to work with Olympic athletes from various different countries. In addition he has also worked with Team Canada Basketball, Toronto FC and AHL. Dr. Kwong is passionate about living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. He enjoys working out, running, swimming and playing tennis in his spare time.
Samantha currently holds a Social Service Worker diploma and has spent the last 10+ years helping people overcome life challenges and obstacles. After volunteering at local Long Term Care facilities & Youth Advocate programs, Samantha realized her passion was to help others feel great on the inside and the outside! She has worked for over 10 years in the Customer Service Industry and continues strive to be the best she can be!
Samantha brings 4 years of experience into the Medical field and is always looking to further her knowledge in the Health and Wellness industry. She brings an up beat, positive and ambitious attitude to the team and looks forward to new and exciting adventures. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, working out, spending time with family and friends and knocking things off her bucket list!
Registered Massage Therapist
Katie attended Sir Sanford Flemming College, graduating with honours from the Massage Therapy Program, and became a registered member with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in 2011. She has a great passion for the practice of massage therapy and for helping people. She works within an evidence based model employing techniques tailored to each patient’s needs and goals. Katie uses Swedish massage techniques as a basis for each treatment whether it betissue,relaxation, pain management, rehabilitation or pregnancy.
Katie’s background is in social services where she holds a Human Services Counselor Diploma. For 11 years she worked as a support worker for Oshawa/Clarington Community Living, supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities in their day to day decision making and advocating on their behalf so that they may maintain a good quality of life.
In her spare time she likes to keep active by working out or going for long walks. She also enjoys her down time by reading a good book or curling up and watching a movie. Also, family is very important to her, and she spends a lot of time with them.
Active Therapy Coach
Samantha is one of our talented metabolic coaches. She studied kinesiology at the University of Ontario Institute and Technology (UOIT). She was then chosen to complete an internship working at Elite Training Systems. During her training she had the opportunity to coach pro athletes and competitive varsity teams. Samantha graduated with a degree in kinesiology in 2014.
While doing her undergrad she was also an athlete for three years with the women’s varsityLacrosse team.With this experience she learned many different coaching techniques and uses those in her classes daily.Samantha enjoys a healthy active lifestyle. Samantha has also obtained a black belt in taekwondo as well as played rugby throughout high school gaining many different recognitions including MVP in her senior year.
Samantha truly believes that all patients have the ability to attain their fitness goals. All it takes is a little hard work and knowledge to get to their target. She is motivated to inspire people to change their views about fitness and to obtain a healthier lifestyle. She truly has a passion for her job and looks forward to making people feel more comfortable with their bodies and lifestyles
Jessica has just returned back to Canada after completing her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy within the UK’s top physiotherapy program at the University of East Anglia. She has sought out our PTA position in preparation for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination and her career as a physiotherapist.
Her areas of clinical experience include acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, neurological rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, respiratory medicine, post-surgical rehabilitation and experience with WSIB and MVA accident claims.
With a long history of varsity athletics, Jessica competed with multiple universities and provincially within the sports of wrestling and rugby. Jessica’s experience with sports injuries during her athletic career has fueled her desire for a career in physiotherapy.
Jessica has a strong passion for health, well-being and fitness, evident throughout her educational undertakings. In addition to her Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology, which she completed in 2014 at Lakehead University, she has a Level 3 International Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist Diploma and is currently working towards a Nutrition Therapist Diploma to build upon her knowledge and clinical skills repertoire.
Jessica is excited to bring her clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills together to provide exceptional patient care at the Pickering Physiotherapy Institute.
Registered Massage Therapist
Steven graduated from Wellsprings College in Richmond Hill in 2006 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. Since then Steven has dedicated his professional career to the pursuit of both healing and training. Steven also practices Cranial Sacral Therapy and Reiki. Steven has spent over eight years teaching in massage therapy colleges and also runs a new therapist coaching institute dedicated to improving the standards of the profession and enhancing the careers of new healthcare professionals.
Steven brings a diverse wealth of experience to our healthcare practice having worked as a nuclear chemist, professional musician, electronic technician, teacher, life coach and public speaker; each path offering unique insights and lessons.
Combining his passion for making a difference and thirst for knowledge Steven has found a home in the healthcare industry. His love for his profession is palpable and he is driven by the ability to help people one back at a time.
Kinjal is an internationally trained Physiotherapist. She graduated in 2008 and soon after began working in hospitals, nursing home and clinics. She has a wide range of experience including working with various conditions like orthopedic, neurology, cardio respiratory and even pediatric. She loves to work and has extensive experience working with all age groups.
She has more than 6 years of experience as a physiotherapist
assistant in Canada. To her, physiotherapy is a challenging career, but helping people is privilege and reward enough.
Kinjal believes in helping patients with all kinds of exercise and treatment. She hopes to provide them inspiration to realize their full potential.
She loves to be a member of Pickering Physiotherapy Institute
Patricia completed her diploma in Business Management at Guelph Humber College. She has over 5 years of experience as a store manager and was also a district trainer.
Patricia has a passion for customer service, ensuring that all clients are taken care of and meeting expectations. She prides herself in being attentive to the needs of all those who interact with her.
Patricia enjoys spending time with her family and volunteers in her spare time at the local women’s shelter.
Patricia is happy to bring her skills and experience to Pickering Life Clinic and share them to make a positive difference each and every day
Melissa was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario and moved to Pickering in 2011.
As a married mom of two young kids, she’s on her feet more often than not. Her hobbies include adventurous road trips, camping, reading and watching movies.
Melissa has over 8 years of customer service experience including retail, restaurant and medical administration. This has given her a love for helping others and putting a smile on everyone’s face.
Before joining Life Clinics, Melissa was an office supervisor for a busy Orthopaedic clinic. She worked with the clinic for the past 5 years before deciding to relocate closer to home. She enjoys being hands on with patients and physicians and strives to constantly improve herself. Melissa would consider herself an outgoing individual with a fierce love for life!
Dr. Albert, B.Sc ND
Dr. Albert, holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree from York University with a major in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Naturopathy Degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is also registered with The College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Throughout his journey, he has gained a special interest in chronic diseases as well as musculoskeletal health. He has treated many cases of Arthritis, Tendonitis, Sprains, Strains, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lupus, Psoriasis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and a plethora of more conditions.
Come in a check out what naturopathic medicine can do for your health.