Mike is a dedicated and creative therapist with a reputation for excellence in his field of Hand Therapy. He completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University in 1990 and worked for 7 years as a musician and painter in his home city of Montreal. After a move to Hamilton, he was introduced to the world of healthcare and worked alongside clinic founder, Kiki Kulkarni, until he began his Bachelor's of Health Science Physiotherapy at McMaster University. Mike graduated in 2000 and immediately began his apprenticeship in Hand Therapy under the tutelage of industry pioneer, Mohini Ahuja.
With over 10 000 hours experience in hand therapy, Mike became the Director of the Hand Clinic in 2005. Mike is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at the McMaster University School of Physiotherapy and a frequent instructor in the school's Clinical Skills program. He is a member of the Ithaca Hand Therapy Think Tank and the MacHand Group both of which are dedicated to research and excellence in hand therapy.
Mike is a Certified Medical Acupuncturist and certified in Active Release Technique® for the upper extremity. He is considered an expert in splinting techniques for the hand and forearm.
Outside of work, Mike is a dedicated parent and volunteer. He is the convener of the Kirkendall Recreation Association and can be found coaching soccer and hockey throughout the year.
Sharmila started her career in health and wellness as a fitness instructor working first in Hamilton, then in Montreal and Amsterdam. She earned her Bachelors of Arts from McGill University in History and Italian Literature (1994). She went on to earn her Bachelors of Health Science Physiotherapy from the renowned McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science in 1999 and the same year joined her parents in the Upper Ottawa Physiotherapy family clinic. Since then, she has gained extensive experience in outpatient and inpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy.
In 2010, Sharmila embarked on a new path and is happy to have earned her Master in Osteopathic Manipulative Science (2014), a Classical Osteopathic diploma at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy & Holistic Health Sciences. With the vigor and enthusiasm that comes with new knowledge, she now uses the principles of Osteopathy in all her treatments.
Sharmila balances her commitment to her career with her dedication to her family and her own personal growth. In her spare moments she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Marcelle has been fascinated by health and the human body since childhood, a passion that continues to drive her in her chosen field of Osteopathy.
The Australian native holds her Masters in Osteopathic Manual Sciences from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association.
Marcelle draws upon her in-depth knowledge of anatomy to address the specific health issues of each individual and believes in working with her patients to achieve lasting health changes.
We are extremely fortunate to have Katelyn at the helm of our office. She always has a smile on her face and does her absolute best to accommodate the needs of our Patients.
After working for twelve years as a Dermatologist in India, Sunil chose to become a Naturopathic Doctor and moved to Canada for training. He completed his Naturopathic Medical Degree from the prestigious Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. He is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor, in good standing and registered with College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).
Sunil’s philosophy of practice combines thorough, research-based natural medical knowledge with his vast experience in mainstream medicine to provide the most comprehensive care possible. His expertise allows for a blend of clinical nutritional therapies, acupuncture, Asian medicine, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling and homeopathy. He loves to accept patients at any stage in their journey towards well-being with a special interests in skin issues, men’s health, women's health, fertility, pain management, neurology, cancer care, hormonal imbalances and chronic disease. He understands every Patient is different, therefore he gently focuses on targeting the root of the issue, not merely addressing the symptoms. He can help Patients holistically treat their health concerns and support them in their pursuit of overall well-being.
Sunil offers complimentary 15-minute consultations and is available for daytime and evening appointments.
After receiving some treatment for a chronic injury and being captivated by the personalized, one-on-one approach of Osteopathy, Ashley started researching and learning as much as she could about the human body and manual therapy.
Six months after her first treatment Ashley was enrolled in an osteopathic program and submerged herself in the study of human anatomy and how the body works as a collective unit.
Ashley graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Master in Osteopathic Manual Science in 2018 and she is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association.
Ashley loves the practice of Osteopathy because “every work day is different because every treatment is personalized to the patient when they come in that day.”
Shonna Brown holds a Specialized Honors Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and a certificate in Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counseling. She is a highly-skilled, Registered Kinesiologist and CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist with extensive training and certification as a Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga), Fitness Trainer, and Pilates Teacher.
She brings 20 years of experience and dedication as a health and wellness practitioner who works with a diverse range of patients and clients—from those dealing with chronic pain and conditions, to pro NHL athletes. Drawing from her vast knowledge of Exercise and Health Sciences along with the teachings of Yoga and Pilates, Shonna helps guide her patients and clients to achieve optimal fitness, health, and performance.
Shonna Brown, M.Y., R.Kin, CEP
Registered Kinesiologist | Exercise Physiologist
Devin began her career as a Shiatsu Therapist in 2001 and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2006. She has extensive experience in the field having worked in gyms and with health care professionals in multi disciplinary clinics. Devin’s treatments can range from deep and therapeutic to nurturing and relaxation massage therapy. Devin’s goals are to make you feel comfortable and to provide individualized treatment according to your needs and preferences. Treatments offered include general Swedish massage therapy (tailored to your pressure preference), prenatal massage, as well as shiatsu. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Devin is available for daytime and evening appointments. To schedule an appointment please call 905-389-9489 or email us at email@example.com.