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ABOUT US

Physical Therapy Session

Thrive Physio excels at one-on-one private and personalized physical therapy. We offer advanced clinical expertise with research-guided techniques to help you recover from pain or movement problems that impact your ability to do what’s important.

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

 

 

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.

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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.

MEET THE TEAM

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Peter Petropanagos

Registered Physiotherapist

In 2013 I graduated from the University of Toronto Clinical Masters in Physical Therapy Program. The deep study of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics was a great complement to the kinesthetic education I had received playing high level soccer. more

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Marcelle Fujimaki

Registered Physiotherapist 

Marcelle completed her degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Joao Pessoa in Brazil in 2004.

 

Working mostly in private clinic settings with a variety of clients she was able to gain a solid understanding on musculoskeletal conditions. more

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Alysha Vivas

Resident

 Physiotherapist

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. more

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Dr. Thomas Lalonde

Chiropractor

Dr. Thomas Lalonde is a Chiropractor with nearly a decade of experience in the Fitness/Rehab Industry. He holds a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion with honours from Humber college, a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours from Brock University, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. more

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Gauri Khandke

Registered

Massage Therapist

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.

 Therapy. Here, she meticulously honed her expertise in functional movement and advanced treatment techniques.

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Jorge Schauman

Registered Massage Therapist

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. more

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Ivana Chuvalo

Registered

Massage Therapist

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, and pre and post natal massage. 

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Dilshad Alvi

Registered Acupuncturist

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

 

He has been in private practice for over 22 years and works with a variety of clientele who suffer from musculoskeletal pain. His passion is helping people get out of pain…FAST and designing customized blueprints for long-term pain relief and well-being. more

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Chantel Costa

Patient 

Experience Manager

Chantel has been in the healthcare industry for 15+ years and has been able to diversify her career and provide a wide range of business, consulting, education, and clinical skills to her clients. Her past roles include treatment coordinator, office manager,

teacher, and clinical administrative lead. more

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