MEET OUR CLINICIANS
Dr. John Del Col (DC, BA Kin. (Hons.), CPT
Active Release Techniques©
SHIFT Concussion Management
Dr. John Del Col is a Chiropractor happily serving the Greater Toronto Area. Dr. Del Col attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Prior to attending Chiropractic College, he studied at The University of Western Ontario where he received his Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology.
Dr. Del Col is an evidence-based practitioner who utilizes a Diversified Technique, encompassing a variety of skills including; Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Sports Taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, and Custom Orthotics. This specialized skillset is utilized to effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders, decrease pain, increase mobility and optimize function.
While encompassing a multi-faceted approach when treating patients, Dr. Del Col encourages active rehabilitation exercises to complement his individualized treatment plans. His goal is to always help patients achieve a more active, healthy and pain-free lifestyle.
Dr. Del Col is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys weight-training in his spare time. While he’s not in the clinic he is sharing his passion for health and fitness by working as an exercise coach. On weekends you can find him spending time outdoors, going hiking and taking trips to the lake for a day of fishing.
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.
Matthew Wright (PT, BScHons.Kin, MScPT, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, CIDN)
Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology Honours degree and received a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario.
Matthew has successfully achieved his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). Matthew is also well on his way to credentialing in the Mckenzie Method of Diagnoses and Treatment.
Matthew has advanced training in acupuncture. Matthew is also an integrated dry needling practitioner. In addition to his Physiotherapy credentials, Matt is a certified Olympic Lifting club coach through the USAW.
Matt utilizes a combination of education, specific strength training, core conditioning, joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, exercise therapy, acupuncture, dry needling and neural mobilization techniques in treating an assortment of spinal dysfunction and upper and lower extremity injuries.
Matt works closely with his patients to develop effective treatment plans that are specific to their goals using biomechanical analysis and an extensive sporting background. His philosophy is not to remove you from the sport that you love, but to modify activity and exercise to get you back faster and better then before. He has a keen interest in baseball, hockey, and volleyball as well as their respective injuries having spent a majority of his life playing competitively in these sports. Matt is also an active member at Vaughan Strength and Conditioning.