How we got Started

Our clinic was born out of a shared passion among a group of healthcare professionals who recognized the need for a holistic and patient-centered approach to wellness, leading us to join forces and establish a place where comprehensive care and compassion converge.

 

Why We Care

At Thrive Physio, your well-being is our top priority. Our team is dedicated to creating personalized care plans that align with your unique health journey.

Mission

Our mission is to move our community towards better health by delivering the highest standard of personalized therapeutic care through holistic physiotherapy, Massage therapy and health advocacy.

Vision

Our vision is to help create a community of movement conscious individuals. To move often and to move well.

Values

Truth, knowledge, health, harmony, compassion, community, balance, and cooperation.

Specializing in accurate and focused hands-on techniques that will help you recover faster, prevent relapse and thrive.

Alysha Vivas

PT

Physiotherapy

Alysha completed her Bachelors in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto before moving overseas to obtain her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Prior to moving abroad, Alysha worked as a physiotherapist assistant in a private clinic for 4 years and volunteered in various rehab settings. This established a solid foundation for her passion and knowledge in the field. As a student physiotherapist, Alysha gained experience with musculoskeletal, neurological and paediatric patients. Since graduating from her Masters, she has obtained her license as a Resident Physiotherapist. She uses a holistic and hands-on approach to physiotherapy, gaining skills in manual therapy that when combined with education and personalized exercises get great results when treating musculoskeletal conditions.

In her spare time, she enjoys weight lifting and running at the gym, playing with her dog Scooby, and exploring the food scene with friends.

She looks forward to getting to know you and guide you on the path to feeling and moving better!

Dilshad Alvi

Acupuncture

I am a Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist, Certified Nutritionist, as well as a Certified NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique) and SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Technique) practitioner. I have been in private practice for over 22 years and work with a variety of clientele who suffer from musculoskeletal pain. My passion is helping people get out of pain…FAST and designing customized blueprints for long-term pain relief and well-being. I help people who want to relieve pain, feel great, maximize their performance, and connect with their untapped potential.

I have been blessed to study all across the world with leading experts in the fields of pain management, sports medicine, natural medicine and holistic lifestyle and incorporate what I have learned into treatment plans that deliver immediate results! .

My resume includes working with professional athletes (NHL, AHL, CFL, MLB, UFC and professional body builders) film production personnel, celebrities, business professionals, senior citizens, young children and everyone in between. I am also experienced in the treatment of auto and work related injuries in a variety of clinical settings.

My purpose and mission in life is to inspire and invoke change in people to take better care of themselves so they can live pain-free and stay active throughout their whole life.

Healthy living is achieved by treating your body with love and respect. If you want it to perform at optimal levels, you need to take better care of it…let me show you how!

In my spare time, I enjoy an active life full of travel, playing sports, weight training, yoga and eating healthy delicious food. I believe that performance optimization as well as feeling and looking great comes directly from living a healthy lifestyle.

Dilshad Alvi, R.Ac., RMT, FST, CNP, NAET, SAAT.

Gauri Khandke

RMT

Massage Therapy

Since the tender age of six, Gauri’s fascination with the art of healing was ignited. During that formative period, she not only delved into the world of classical Indian dance but also immersed herself in the discipline of Goju Karate. These early passions sparked her curiosity about the intricate workings of the human body.

Gauri’s journey in the healthcare industry commenced during her high school years when she eagerly volunteered at a physiotherapy clinic. This initial exposure paved the way for her educational pursuit in Fitness and Health Promotion at Humber College. Following her education, she dedicated herself as a Physiotherapy Assistant at an esteemed orthopedic rehabilitation clinic. This experience reignited her fervor for aiding others in their healing journeys, ultimately driving her to embark on a fulfilling career in Massage Therapy. Here, she meticulously honed her expertise in functional movement and advanced treatment techniques.

Today, as a dedicated Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Gauri is thrilled to translate her extensive knowledge and skills into action, guiding her patients towards a life marked by improved health and happiness.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Gauri thrives on her passion for exploration. In her leisure time, she immerses herself in the realms of literature, music, and cherished moments with her friends and family. Her adventurous spirit knows no bounds as she eagerly embraces new experiences, whether savoring exotic cuisines, traversing uncharted territories across the globe, or boldly checking off skydiving from her bucket list.

Ivana Chuvalo

RMT

Massage Therapy

​Ivana joined Thrive Physio as a registered massage therapist in 2019. She values a holistic approach and is very passionate about helping people on their healing journey. she is well versed in Swedish Massage, Deep tissue, myofascial cupping, pre and post natal massage and lymphatic drainage techniques. Ivana helps patients of all age categories and with a wide variety of conditions and therapeutic needs.

Jorge Schauman

Massage Therapy

After more than a decade in the Hospitality industry, while searching for a healthier lifestyle, Jorge fell into a fitness industry job when joining his local Family Fitness Centre. He developed a passion for the function of the body, and achieved certifications as Personal Training Specialist, Fitness Instructor Specialist, and Weight Loss Coach before receiving a Massage Therapy Diploma From Everest College, followed by registration with the CMTO in 2012.

Jorge has since treated patients in a variety of settings where he helps patients alleviate pain, reduce physical restrictions and promote normal function.

“I believe movement helps bring about better body awareness which helps continue the positive impact of massage beyond the clinic setting.”

Marcelle Fujimaki

PT

Physiotherapy

I completed my degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Joao Pessoa in Brazil in 2004. Afterwards, I worked mainly in private clinics with a variety of clients and an emphasis on musculoskeletal conditions. In 2007 I moved to Canada and after learning English I began working as a physiotherapy assistant in a very busy private clinic, where I worked for 5 years. As life moves on, I had two beautiful children, and decided to focus on home life for a few years. Now that they are older and in school, I pursued my dreams to practice physiotherapy in Canada and recently I completed my Canadian certification. I am very passionate about sharing my experience and knowledge with my patients. I believe we can help our community by empowering them to achieve their best performance through life, in the setting that matters to them, fulfilling important life roles, and returning to a variety of meaningful activities.

Peter Petropanagos

MScPT

Physiotherapy

We were made to move. Movement is paramount to our health and quality of life. My passion for movement, health and physical therapy began with my own personal experiences with injury and movement dysfunction. Having played competitive soccer for most of my life, I experienced a number of different injuries throughout my career. Now after 10 years of clinical practice I’ve put together a unique approach to wellness drawing on a wide range of clinical tools and hands on techniques to stimulate healing and also encourage an active therapeutic approach based on movement re-education and balance.

Pierre Donatien

PT

Physiotherapy

Pierre is dedicated to optimizing the health and wellness of individuals with both acute and chronic conditions. Graduating from McGill University (2019), Pierre has worked at the front line of the rehabilitation sector in outpatient orthopedics, developing his skills throughout the last several years of the global pandemic.

His main objective is to provide consistent, measurable results following accurate clinical diagnosis. Once your immediate symptoms are addressed, his focus becomes preventative therapy. He is a holistic healer.

Pierre has completed courses in Manual therapy; such as Mobilization with Movement (Mulligan concept). He has also completed several courses in Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

Additionally, Pierre has 15 years of collective experience within the fitness and wellness industry as a personal trainer (CPT), and in fitness and nutrition consulting.

In his spare time, you will find Pierre at the gym, heavy bag or trail cycling/hiking. He also likes to read.

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