About Us

Our Staff

Aziz Nabki – Physotherapist  M.Sc

  • Physiotherapist since 1994 with international experience
  • Lisensed in Canada since 2013
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  • Member of Canadian Physiotherapy Assosiation
  • Currently holding the position of TA at the University of Toronto
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Gait Analysis

Hristina Koleva – Physiotherapist  B.Sc.

Physiotherapist since 1995 with  international experience

  • became licensed Physiotherapist in Canada since 2004
  • Orthotic therapy and Gait Analysis
  • Laser Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • K-taping

Rosen Kolev –  Physiotherapist  M.Sc.

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  • Physiotherapist since 1994 with  international experience
  • Licensed in Canada since 2002
  • Extensive training in Acupuncture
  • Fully trained in Manipulative Therapy (adjustments) of the spine and all peripheral joints
  • Myofascial release and Trigger points release
  • Laser Therapy trained since 1995

 

Katie Drysdale  –  Physiotherapist Assistant

My name is Katie Drysdale and I am a Physiotherapist Assistant. I graduated with distinction from Conestoga College in 2005, successfully completing the Occupational Therapist Assistant/ Physiotherapist Assistant program. I was fortunate to find full-time employment as soon as I finished school and have been working in the field ever since.

I have experience working with all age groups and a wide variety of conditions in a clinical setting. Throughout my schooling I have also gained experience in orthopedics, sports injuries, and geriatric patients who suffer from the effects of stroke and dementia.

I have certificates in First Aid and CPR, Custom Orthotic Therapy and Gait Analysis. I have also had training with Theralase Laser Therapy.

 

Dr.Turia Barbash (ND) is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON. She is registered with the college of Naturopathic of Ontario (CONO) in good standing and member of Canadian association of Naturopathic Doctor (ONAD).
 
Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, she had practiced as medical doctor for over 20 years and Professor Associate at Medical School before moving to Canada. She trained as a medical doctor in Libya and got her post graduate in pediatrics. She is well trained in gastrology, metabolic, cardiology, nephrology, and endocrinology with hormonal therapy for children, emergency room care, neonatology, prenatal care, and Intensive care she has conducted intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal and intravenous insertion over the years in her medical career overseas.
 
Despite her successful career as a pediatrician she became dissatisfied with conventional medicine and its reliance on prescription drugs.  Dr.Turia believes that finding the root cause of diseases and treating those accordingly is a fundamental and important element to focus on in the management of any health related conditions.
 
As a licensed primary care practitioner ND, she addresses every aspect of family medicine and she holds special interest in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep issues, women health, hormonal imbalance, anxiety, depression and menopausal problems beside diabetes, hypertension and weight management.
Dr Turia uses a wide array of modalities (Botanicals, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Physical Medicine, Acupuncture, and Homeopathy) In Particular, Homeopathy, being a gentle approach when it comes to manage childhood illness.
 
Dr. Turia is working with other community health activists to launch a local initiative to help educate nursing young mothers in identifying the benefits and use of naturopathic based healthcare at home, including the nourishment of breast milk, supporting personal habits, and the economics of using naturopathic products.
 

    

James Martin – Registered Massage Therapist

James is a registered massage therapist who graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017. In 2016, he graduated with Honours in BSc Kinesiology from University of Waterloo with Psychology minor. James has a love for sports and enjoys working with athletes as well as diverse clientele. Through playing sports, he has first-hand experience with manu muscular pains and has developed an understanding for how to help the body stay in peak condition.

James’ treatments range from general relaxation to deep tissue release. He will use several techniques to provide a specifically tailored treatment for each client based on their symptoms and conditions. He works to reduce stress and discomfort, restore movement, muscle length and balance to the body.

Marianne Barnes  –  Registered Massage Therapist, MLD/CDT (Vodder)

Marianne is an experienced massage therapist and enjoys working with a diverse clientele.
Marianne is an honors graduate from CCMH (Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy) as well as a fully certified Vodder manual lymphatic specialist. She also holds a certificate in pre-natal massage.
Having worked at the clinic for the past 6 years she is proficient in dealing with a wide range of disorders using a variety of techniques.

She provides massage treatments for the following ailments:

Low back pain, neck strain/ torticolis, whiplash injuries, swelling due to injury, surgery, chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema, pregnancy related pain/discomfort, tendinitis, sprains and strains,sinusitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, stress/anxiety/depression, muscular/postural imbalance, TMJ, Bells palsy, nerve impingement (sciatia, carpal tunnel syndrome, TOS etc..) and much more…

Nina Machado  –  Physiotherapist Assistant

My name is Nina Machado and I am a Physiotherapist Assistant. I graduated with honors at Conestoga College in 2017, completing the Occupational Therapist Assistant/ Physiotherapist Assistant Program.

During my time in variety of placements, I gained the knowledge in helping patients regain movement and manage their pain.  I have certificates in First Aid and CPR, gentle persuasive approaches and nonviolent crisis intervention.

I’m very excited to be part of the A Balanced Body Health Services team and hope to learn as much as I can!

Jennifer Bonnick – Physiotherapist Assistant, Kin

 

My name is Jen Bonnick and I’m a Physiotherapy Assistant. I graduated with Honours in BSc Kinesiology and Chemistry from Wilfrid Laurier in 2008. During my schooling I was fortunate enough to work with Parkinson patients at the exercise program that Laurier offered. It made me realize that I enjoyed helping and teaching those that want and need to improve their mobility and exercise education.

After a few years working at another clinic in Mississauga, I was fortunate enough to start working locally at A Balanced Body. I then went on a longer than usual maternity leave to spend time raising my two daughters. I am very happy and fortunate to be back working with the ‘A Balanced Body’ family. I look forward to continue to help those in whatever rehabilitation they made need!

 

 

 

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