About Us

Our Staff


Dr. Alex Feier, Chiropractor

I graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2013, an institution which prides itself in its evidence based curriculum. Following that, I have worked in a number of multidisciplinary practices in the UK, Canada and Norway. I primarily practice diversified technique, alongside soft tissue work (IASTM, pin and stretch, etc), dry needling, and corrective exercises. I am very familiar with shockwave and laser therapy, as well as custom foot orthotics.
Having recently moved back from Norway, I am looking for a like minded established practice where I could integrate quickly and seamlessly. I am accustomed to working with multiple practitioners and understand the importance of working as a team for the benefit of both the patient experience, and practice growth.

Aziz Nabki - Physotherapist  M.Sc

  • Physiotherapist since 1994 with international experience
  • Lisensed in Canada since 2013
  • 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.


  • 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

 CTCMPAO Certified:

Registered  Acupuncturist &   Registered TCMP


Jian Chen  is an Acupuncturist and TCM medicine practitioner specializing in a variety of medical conditions.

He uses acupuncture to treat many chronic/acute pain, arthritis, joint /spine issues, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, Bell’s Palsy, stroke, stress/anxiety/depression, insomnia, migraine, weight loss, constipation. He is excellent at hands-on skills with painless treatments.

His interest is in  using natural herb medicine combined with acupuncture to treat Chronic health conditions:

Women health: hormone disorder, fertility, sleep problem, menopause syndrome, uterus fibroid, ovary cyst, breast health, and most of  GYN problems.

mental disorder: depress, anxiety

Respiratory system: COPD, Asthma, cough, allergy.

heart problem, brain injury, stroke, cancer patients care, HBP, Diabetes syndrome relief.

He has brought relief to many patients from Toronto to Waterloo region, including  doctors and professional athletes.

Jian Chen learned and got training from  world famous Acupuncturists and TCM doctors/professors  from :Academy of China Medical Sciences, Beijing TCM University , TCM hospitals at Beijing, Shanghai, Hu Nang.

Major learning from  :

Doctor/professor Hu Xisu :one of most Famous  TCM masters of the past century, influential for the whole generation of TCM doctors.

Doctor/professor  Cai SongYan: famous TCM gynecologist, almost a  million patient’s visits in her 70 years of practice ,bringing health for women from  all  over the world.


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.

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!

Robert Ruxanda, Registered Massage Therapist

Robert graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Cambridge where he earned a specialization in Sports Therapy Massage.  He is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).  His specialties include General Swedish Massage, Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release Techniques, Hydrotherapy applications, Therapeutic Exercises, Joint Mobilizations as well as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. He is very excited to further his education in massage and to add other modalities and techniques to his range of abilities. During his time in school, Robert gained experience in the College clinic in addition to treating people at outreaches.

Robert studied and graduated in 2010 from the University of Transilvania, Romania with a degree in Physical Education and Sports specializing in Kinetotherapy and Special Motricity. Robert moved to Canada to join the rest of his family in 2012 where he worked alongside his father in the family construction business before deciding to pursue his true passion of massaging and working with people to achieve wellness.

When Robert isn’t massaging he enjoys snow boarding/skiing, zip lining, car detailing, and spending time with his family.

Robert loves meeting new clients and working alongside them to improve their health and wellbeing. 

Daniela Castano, PTA


My name is Daniela Castaño and I am a Physiotherapist Assistant. I am currently at the University of Waterloo working on my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In the near future, I wish to pursue a Masters in Physiotherapy.


I have had the opportunity to learn about and work with sports injuries throughout my studies. I also have certificates in First aid and CPR.


I’m looking forward to learning more alongside a friendly and supportive team here at A Balanced Body Health Services!

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