Melrose Physiotherapy Toronto - pt Health
‘Great people. Knowledgeable, skilled, friendly, confident. Progress of recovery is evaluated on every visit and adjustments are made. Very accommodating with appointment times. Everything happens on time, as booked. Parking is always available. Convenient location. Thank you very much for taking care of me.‘
‘I found the receptionist very friendly and helpful with information for my pregnant daughter. Also, my physiotherapist was very friendly and helpful and made me feel at ease. He gave me great exercises to take home with me, and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Melrose Physiotherapy.‘
Our Clinic Team
Massage TherapistSpeaks: English, Polish
Darek graduated from Kikkawa College Massage Therapy School in 1992, after obtaining his degree in Physical Education in 1985. He is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Massage Therapy Association. He concluded his training in various specialties of massage therapy techniques including; myofascial release, cranio-sacral therapy and others.
He has practiced massage therapy for the past 29 years, including 26 years at Melrose Physiotherapy. He also has extensive experience conducting assessments for Independent Assessment Centres.
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: English, Gujarati, Hindi
Mohit Bhatt is an internationally educated Physiotherapist from India. He studied at B.J. Medical college, Ahmedabad and graduated in 2019. He then completed a diploma in Fitness and Health promotion at Seneca college and currently is working with pt Health as a Physiotherapist.
Mohit's goal is to bring a positive change to society by helping people live a healthier life. His interests are orthopedics and sports medicine, and his favourite hobbies include photography and music.
He is certified in Acupunture and Dry needling.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: English
Elise completed her undergraduate degree at Western University in Health Sciences and graduated in 2018. Upon graduating, she went on to work at a clinic as a rehabilitation therapy assistant and then as a health and wellness coach. In 2020, she returned to Western to complete her Master’s in occupational therapy and graduated in 2022.
Elise has experience working in a variety of occupational therapy settings with various population groups. She has worked in outpatient orthopaedics, outpatient rehabilitation, and has experience working with individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. Elise believes in using a holistic and patient-centered approach to care to work together to achieve client goals.
Outside of work, Elise enjoys cooking, spending time with her friends and family, and travelling.
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, UrduSaadman graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2011. His treatment philosophy emphasizes the delivery of evidence-based, individualized treatments involving manual therapy, exercise prescription, therapeutic modalities, education to empower clients in optimizing their health and well-being and hands-on approach to his treatments. He believes in providing his patients with tools to remain active and healthy.In his spare time, Saadman enjoys staying active through swimming and running. He also loves listening to music and exploring new places. He speaks English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: English, Hindi
Swapna believes in an active approach to rehabilitation while maximizing your mobility, function and well-being in an effort to return you to your best functional level.
She brings forth her experience in a variety of health care settings including but not limited to hospitals, clinics, community care and academics. She believes in a client-centered approach while utilizing evidence-based practice.
During her spare time, she likes traveling, trail walking, and reading.
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: English, Farsi
Sumya graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Leeds Beckett University. She is trained in treating jaw pain, concussion injury, low back pain, urinary incontinence and a wide range of orthopaedic issues by applying a biomechanical approach.
She enjoys treating a wide range of clients varying from competitive athletes in the clinic to inpatient ICU and post-op cardiac patients in hospital settings. Sumya believes in active lifestyle, personalized exercise prescription, manual therapy and evidence-based practice in order to have a sustainable rehabilitation and prevent re-injury. Sumya has conducted and published a research article in Nursing Times journal on prevention and timely management of contractures in care home residents.
Outside of the physio world, Sumya enjoys running, hiking, and weight training.
Physiotherapy AssistantSpeaks: English
Nikyia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology & Health Sciences at York University in 2021. She looks forward to applying her knowledge of healthcare practices by working with people to achieve their personal goals of health and wellness. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and learning new things.
Sonja J. Martinez Alvarez
Acupuncture (Regulated)Speaks: English, Spanish
As practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, registered in Ontario, Sonja's focus is on providing patients with thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care, treating a variety of specific conditions and symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine has a strong focus on prevention and is beneficial in the maintenance of good health despite the many demands and challenges of a busy lifestyle. More than just treating diseases, Sonja promotes preventative health, wellness and patient empowerment. She is very committed to helping people feel their best and really enjoys her work.
After years in the fast-paced world of advertising business, she went looking for a more fulfilling path. By chance she crossed paths with acupuncture and hasn't looked back.
Sonja graduated with high honours in TCM Acupuncture from the Shiatsu School of Canada.
She has also taken courses in Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Scalp Acupuncture for Neurological and Post Stroke conditions. She can also perform cupping, gua sha and auricular acupuncture.
‘Everyone you meet at Melrose has the best intentions for you and your road to recovery. Going back whenever I injure myself. They are awesome! Couldn/’t see myself anywhere else for recovery than Melrose Physiotherapy.‘
‘The staff at the clinic is very friendly and professional, the clinic is clean and pleasant. The therapist who is treating me is very capable and understanding. Overall I enjoy coming to the clinic and my shoulder is feeling better with every visit.‘