MEET OUR CLINICIANS
Dr. Steven Faria (DC)
Active Release Techniques©
Dr Steve graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2009 where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. During his time at CMCC, Dr Steve completed the Acupuncture Certificate Program at McMaster University. Amongst many other certifications Steven is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with NSCA.
As former U Sports athlete and amateur athlete in combat sports, Dr Steve understands the impact of injuries on both performance and general well being. Dr Steve's treatment focus goes beyond just pain reduction, using different treatment modalities to alleviate pain and to build resilience in the injured tissues to prevent future injury.
A typical appointment with Dr Steve involves a focused assessment, soft tissue therapies, acupuncture, and rehab exercises. After a course of treatment, depending on the injury, it is not uncommon to see Dr Steve in the gym with his patients going over strengthening exercises, progressions and regression to ensure optimal function and performance.
When Dr Steve is not "saving the world, one patient at a time", he spends his time playing touch football, watching all things NFL, and training in mixed martial arts. Not one to neglect training his brain as well, Dr Steve also enjoys reading strength and rehabilitation articles and watching Jeopardy!
Rolland Heider (RMT)
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
After competing in Rugby at Wilfrid Laurier University and rowing competitively at both Laurentian University and the University of Victoria, Rolland pursued a professional career in Massage Therapy. Working as a Registered Massage Therapist, Rolland has garnered clients including national track and field team members, national team rowers, top tri-sport athletes, top rock climbers, top golf professionals, NCAA and professional basketball, CIS football, and national level gymnasts, as well as a host of amateur sports participants. He has also worked at a variety of events such as the Canadian National Track and Field Championships, OFSAA Basketball Championships, the Canadian Masters Tennis Tournament, and the Canadian Senior Men's Soccer Championships.
Danelia Chacon (RMT)
Registered Massage Therapist
Danelia graduated from fitness and health promotion in 2007 and has over 10 years of experience as a
personal trainer/fitness instructor. She has been working as an RMT for 3 years. Combining both areas of work has given her a better understanding of the body’s biomechanics and structure. She treats both athletes as well as the general public.
She enjoys treating patients with all sorts of issues, using a variety of techniques and modalities in her treatments that will get each individual quick results so they can carry on with their daily activities pain free.
Her top 3 treatment modalities are deep tissue massage, trigger point release and active muscle release techniques to help increase mobility and flexibility.
She is extremely proud to have helped so many people improve their body’s function. It is very rewarding to treat patients with a wide variety of issues ranging from back, shoulder and neck pain to common conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, depression, stress etc. and seeing them progress to a healthier version of themselves after only a few massage sessions.
Danelia enjoys treating every patient, but her passion lies in patients dealing with chronic pain. This is a concern amongst many people with sedentary jobs who work for hours on end with very few breaks to stretch or get up and walk around the office. Treating this type of clientele is the most rewarding to her for the reason that after one session they can already see a difference in their posture, decrease in their stress level and an overall reduction in muscle tension.
Evgeny graduated from Western University in 2017 with a Masters of Physical Therapy after receiving his Bachelor of Biological and Medical Sciences, with an Honors Specialization in Physiology, from Western University in 2015.
As an avid athlete throughout his life, he understands the importance of rehabilitation and the value of living life pain-free following many of his own sports injuries. As a physical therapist and rehabilitation specialist, Evgeny is committed to developing a comprehensive, evidence-based, and patient-centered wellness plan for his clients. His treatment philosophy is focused on patient education, manual therapy and exercise prescription to help clients achieve their goal and return to activities that they love. Evgeny is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of care for his clients, and to this end intends to pursue his professional development in several areas. To date, he has completed courses in the Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant, Active Release Therapy, and has obtained his Level 1 Certification in Manual Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In addition, he intends to advance his skillset through a variety of post-graduate studies such as certification in acupuncture, dry needling, and pursuing FCAMPT status.
Outside of providing exceptional patient experiences, Evgeny participates in various sports such as volleyball, tennis, boxing, and weightlifting. In addition, Evgeny has been the head coach of the 17U Girls team at Venom Volleyball Club in the Ontario Volleyball Association. He also volunteers as an assistant volleyball coach at Pleasant View Middle School, Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute and Bounce Volleyball Club. He is looking forward to meeting you and helping you meet your rehabilitative goals with you in our clinic.