OurTeam

Get to know our qualified and caring team of health practitioners.
  • Brad graduated from the program of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 1988. He is a specialist in manual therapy gaining his FCAMPT status in 2001 from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopedic Division. He has been an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopedic Division since 1988. He has worked as an orthopedic physical therapist in the private and public sector for more than 20 years. He has consulted for lawyers, the insurance industry and medical specialists since 1996. He has published numerous articles and has presented at various conferences throughout North America. He is a Professional Associate at McMaster University School of Rehabilitation and takes pride in being an active educator. He presently is completing his Master’s Degree at the University of Western Ontario. Clinically, Brad strongly believes in educating his clients in self management and in using his manual therapy skills to restore his clients to full function. In his free time Brad enjoys time with his family, vacationing, exercising and reading.

    Brad Balsor, Registered Physiotherapist

  • Ramiz has joined our team, working Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. He is a Registered Physiotherapist and a 2010 graduate of Physiotherapy from VNSGU, India. In his practice he integrates a blend of unique Contemporary Techniques including manual therapy, soft tissue release techniques and Pilates spinal rehabilitation methods. He also uses acupuncture and dry needling for several conditions. He volunteered as an on field physiotherapist for Surat Night Half Marathon for two consecutive years, 2013 & 2014. He previously worked in an Advanced orthopaedic hospital (India) for 4 years, where he gained experience treating both surgical inpatients and othopaedic outpatients. Apart from seeing patients, he loves to swim and go to the gym, and in his spare time he enjoys playing with his 3 year old son.

    Mohammad Ramiz Shaikh, Registered Physiotherapist

  • Gavin graduated in 2017 from the Faculty of Science at McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. Throughout his undergrad, Gavin was a personal trainer and worked with clients from all walks of life which helped hone his skills of exercise prescription and later his skills in nutritional guidance. He also refined his clinical skills during his undergrad volunteering in multiple clinics serving patients throughout the GTA with a variety of injuries. Gavin continues to expand his knowledge and skillsets through continuing education courses - spanning from exercise and nutrition to manual therapy and rehabilitative practices. In his spare time, Gavin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading/researching, playing soccer and going to the gym.

    Gavin Wyatt, Kinesiologist

  • Kate graduated in 2011 from Facility of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. Kate has been an active member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association since graduating and became registered with the College of Kinesiologist in 2013. In 2008, Kate completed her fitness instructor specialist certification through Can-Fit-Pro which she continues to maintain. Kate holds a valid certification in First Aid and CPR-HCP and also continues to take courses to expand her knowledge in a variety of different areas. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends (including her pets), reading and exercising.

    Kate VanPaemel , Registered Kinesiologist

  • Chris has been a registered Massage Therapist since 2009. She has taken additional courses in muscle energy, cupping, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage. Chris is passionate about being part of a healthcare team working together to help heal people. She did her massage training at the Ontario College of Health and since then has massaged a variey of patients. She has experience treating palliative patients, athletes, expectant mothers, youth, people looking for relaxation, and individuals post surgery. She hopes to one day become certified in acupuncture and possibly teach courses in Massage Therapy. Chris enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies.

    Christine Pajek, Registered Massage Therapy

  • Tori has been with DSD since May 2016, she is a graduate of both York University and George Brown College with a degree in English Literature and a post- graduate certificate in Autism and Behaviour Science. Tori has a background of working with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, a field which she is extremely passionate about. When not at the clinic, you can find Tori in the yoga studio, or spending time with her friends and family all over southern Ontario. She is an outgoing and passionate individual, dedicated to being a part of a team who is patient orientated!

    Victoria Salt, Administrator