Meet our Therapists and Support Staff

REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS:

Sarah Sinkgraven, Director and RPT

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Sarah graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Studies and from Queen’s University with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to completing her degree in Physical Therapy, Sarah was employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has extensive knowledge in, but not limited to, a variety of orthopaedic conditions, motor-vehicle accidents, and workplace safety and insurance board (WSIB) claims.

As a registered Physiotherapist in Ontario, Sarah values the importance of therapist-patient relationship. She enjoys getting to know her patients and creating a rehabilitation program that is individualized and centred around the patient’s personal goals. Sarah uses a combination of manual therapy, education, modalities, and targeted exercises to treat her patients. She emphasizes the importance of prevention from injury, and thus ensures all patients have the knowledge and home exercises they need to be successful upon discharge.

Sarah continues to pursue post-graduate courses to further her skills, including Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Lumbar Neurosensitivity, SHIFT Concussion Assessment, and Concussion Rehab Works. Sarah has completed her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level 1 and plans to continue taking advanced manual therapy courses to provide effective, evidence-based treatments.

Sarah has had the opportunity over her career to be apart of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators marking and examination of the written and practical competency exams. She has also had the privilege of being nominated and receiving Milton’s Favourite Physiotherapist award in both 2017 and 2018 (Platinum and Gold respectively). In her free time Sarah enjoys golfing, hiking, running, and time at home with her family.

Sarah’s Hours:

Monday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday: 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 10:00pm – 6:30pm

Friday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturdays: Twice a month, 10:00am – 1:00pm

 

Brenda Azzopardi, Director and RPT

tonic_physio_hsimg_2617_edit.jpgBrenda graduated with Honours with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from The University of Malta. During her years working as a physiotherapist in Malta she has worked in both the private outpatient and hospital inpatient setting. Through this, she has built up a broad platform of knowledge by treating different clients, with conditions ranging from but not limited to orthopaedic, respiratory and neurological.

Having had the opportunity to work closely in different settings with clients from the paediatric through to geriatric generations offers Brenda an insight to individualised treatment plans.  She enjoys tailoring care to each client’s specific needs and lifestyle limitations with a professional, friendly and light-natured approach.  She likes to use a variety of treatments, including electrotherapy, manual therapy and always emphasizes the importance of an individualized exercise and stretching programme. Collaborating with the client and achieving mutually set therapy goals is important to her. Brenda also has a broad experience with WSIB and MVA cases. Always ready to answer your questions, she will work with you to guide you through your rehabilitation process.

In her quest to offer her clients the best care possible, Brenda prioritises furthering studies in manual therapy and has a particular interest in temporomandibular joint disorders. She looks forward to broadening her knowledge and is planning on pursuing a Master’s Degree. In addition to registration with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Brenda holds an APPI certificate in Pilates Matwork 1 and Aromatherapy. She is also certified in Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

In her spare time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and new puppy “Roxy”.  An avid sports fan, she loves basketball and soccer, and enjoys shooting a few hoops or playing rec volleyball! She also has a passion for travel and the outdoors.

Brenda’s Hours:

Monday: 12:00am – 7:30pm

Tuesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday: 2:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturdays: Twice a month, 9:00am – 12:00pm

 

Pavani Karthik, RPT

Pavani KarthikPavani graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2003 and Master of Physiotherapy (Neuro-Musculoskeletal Sciences) in 2006 from NTR University of Health Sciences, India. She practiced as in-patient and out-patient Physiotherapist in multi-speciality teaching hospital in India. She has extensive experience treating clients with conditions with, but not limited to, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Cardio-respiratory and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She migrated to Canada in 2010. She was working as Physiotherapy Assistant before joining Ontario Internationally Educated Physiotherapist Bridging Program in University of Toronto.

As a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario, she is treating clients with Orthopaedic and OBG conditions. She furthered her studies to treat pelvic health conditions. She has plans to complete Acupuncture and Dry-needling which she feels would enhance treatment. She strongly believes in appreciating individual differences and creating a individualized treatment care plans for her clients.

In her leisure times she enjoys spending time with family, listening to music and watching Cricket.

Pavani’s Hours:

Monday: 3:30pm – 7:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am – 2:30pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturdays: Twice a month, 10:00am – 1:00pm

 

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS:

Pawel Glowacki, RMT

tonic_physio_hsimg_2595.jpgPawel graduated from the Centennial College Massage Therapy program in 2009. He is an experienced Registered Massage Therapist with seven years of professional practice under his belt.  He has worked in a clinical setting throughout his career and treated a large variety of conditions and injuries. These conditions include: trauma and repetitive strain soft tissue injuries, postural dysfunction, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), fibromyalgia, prenatal conditions, arthritis and other degenerative conditions, as well as many other musculoskeletal ailments.

In his years of practice, Pawel has cared for a wide range of clients of all ages, in many different careers and jobs, and all levels of physical activity.  He has a holistic approach to treatment focusing on all aspects of each client rather than just the symptoms they present. He believes massage therapy is extremely helpful in preventing soft tissue injury and discomfort before they affect a person’s daily life.

Pawel’s Hours:

Thursday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

 

Michael Klodt, RMT

tonic_physio_hsimg_2903.jpgMichael graduated from Everest College in 2008 for Registered Massage Therapy and has been practising in rehabilitation clinics for over nine years. Over the years he has specialized in treating sports injuries and has a lot of experience with runners specifically.  Michael’s area of interest lie in focusing on deep tissue modalities, but he is still able to put people into a relaxed sleep with a deep but rhythmic technique.

Michael has taken additional training in ART (Active Release Technique) for the muscles of the torso and neck, as well as in therapeutic hot stone massage. Hot stone massage utilizes heated stones to warm the tissue, before working into the muscle groups, as well as to soothe and relax the muscle after treatment.

Michael is a dedicated health professional who is devoted to the wellness of his clients. He is very versatile in his treatment techniques and is able to mold his treatment to the style you prefer or need.

Michael’s Hours:

Tuesday: 2:30pm – 7:00pm

Thursday: 2:30pm – 7:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday: Twice a month

 

Sofia Liantzakis, RMT

tonic_physio_hsimg_2800.jpgSofia graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018 for Registered Massage Therapy. Sofia’s many years of being a competitive athlete in wrestling and gymnastics has lead her to wanting a hands on career in rehabilitation. After sustaining many of her own injuries, Sofia understands the importance of preventative care as well as the rehabilitation process on a person level. Sofia’s area of interest focuses in to deep tissue massage, sports massage as well as pregnancy massage pre/ post natal, and infant massages.

Sofia is passionate about her patient’s health and wellness, and is a strong advocate of preventative care as well as rehabilitation with a holistic approach. With thorough assessments, individualized treatment plans, following with home care, Sofia is committed to providing the most optimal care for her patients. She is a very versatile Massage therapist and has started to mold her treatment style towards athletes but also greatly enjoys working with pregnant women pre/post natal as well as infant massage. Sofia is committed to the rehabilitation process and wants to treat the root of the cause as well has the symptoms that present themselves when a injury is sustained.

Sofia is continually attending workshops and seminars to continuously advance her knowledge of the human body to create the most optimal treatments possible. Sofia looks forward to building therapeutic relationships with her patients in order to work as a team to aid in the rehabilitation process as effectively as possible.

Sofia’s Hours:

Monday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

 

MANUAL OSTEOPATH:

Stephanie Froll, MOMSc 

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In addition to providing preventative, maintenance, corrective and palliative osteopathic care, Stephanie also offers a very integrated and unique service that provides both physical manipulations as well as guidance instability training regimes.
Stephanie’s training places a focus on the principles of Classical Osteopathy, as defined by the founding father, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. These principles emphasize the relationship between the structure and function of the anatomy, where the goal of treatment is to establish an environment of self-healing and regulation for the body.
Occasionally you may find that in treatment, a certain area may hurt, but the practitioner works on a very different part of the body. It is not that the practitioner is ignoring your pain, but is searching for the primary cause of the dysfunction, criteria that are met by the capacity of proper motion. Osteopathy requires not only a vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology but also requires an understanding of the connection that exists between the two, how structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
When you have adjusted the physical to its normal demands, Nature universally supplies the remainder. —Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy
Therefore, it is important for the practitioner to identify the cause of pain that an individual may be experiencing, and it is only by removing the root cause that the pain can be relieved. Therefore, Osteopaths search for the cause rather than treat the symptoms.
Stephanie’s goal of treatment is to provide the best possible care, tailored to the individual, to promote effective and efficient healing.

Stephanie’s Hours:

Monday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: Twice a month

 

SUPPORT STAFF:

Administrative Assistants:

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Angela Malik (left) and Lisa Cacace (right) are always there to lend a helping hand or make us laugh! These two lovely ladies are experts in all your billing and scheduling enquiries, including direct billing to insurance companies as well as WSIB and MVA claims. They are always there to answer any questions you have or direct you to someone who can help! We absolutely would not know what to do without their daily help!

Physiotherapy Assistant: 

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Eric has completed an Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics specializing in Movement Science. He is currently in his second year of a four year Masters studying at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Eric has vast experience in sport training, specifically in his passions, soccer and running. In the past Eric offered services to retirement homes and helped initiate programming for individuals in fall prevention programs, cardiovascular, and stroke rehabilitation. Upon completion of his degree, he hopes to gains the understanding of how the bodies’ structure and function correlate to provide a treatment that places the patient’s bodies in a position to self-heal. As well, he hopes to understand the principles of classical osteopathy, as defined by the founder A.T Still.

Using his past experiences, he is able to provide advice about functional movement to assist in our current and future patient’s rehabilitation.

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