Our STAFF

Christopher Chmiel Registered Physiotherapist

Christopher CHMIEL

Chris completed his undergraduate degree at University of Guelph where he graduated with Honours & received a BSc in Biological Sciences & Bachelors of Nutritional Science. Chris continued his education in the UK at Leeds Met University, where he completed a MSc Degree in Physical Therapy.

     Throughout his 6 years of post-secondary education, Chris has pursued his passion in human health and rehabilitation. Chris has experience in Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-pulmonary, Sports and multisystem injuries/disorders. As a Physiotherapist, Chris has worked with professional athletes with the Toronto FC and Burnley FC.

Pursuing up to date research and ongoing personal development through continuing education, Chris is continually seeking advanced skills and training in the field to provide the best available treatments and rehabilitation to help you achieve your personal functional goals.

    Chris established Forest Hill Physiotherapy & Health Centre Ltd. in 2014 and is passionate about providing a holistic approach to healthy living with his dynamic team of professionals. 

Registered Physiotherapist

Clinical Director

Medical Acupuncture Provider

Graston Technique® Provider

Kinesio®Tape Practitioner

Mulligan Concept Practitioner

Custom Orthotics

David LE

David is a resident-physiotherapist with a background in Kinesiology. He enjoys breaking down movement patterns to identify ways to help people move better and more fluidly. David works together with his patients to help identify what their body requires to achieve long-lasting functional benefits.

With an interest in neuro-functional approaches, David is currently improving his practice through increasing his knowledge about acupuncture and concussion management.

Resident Physiotherapist

Kara LEUNG

          Kara followed her passion for rehabilitation and fitness, through her attendance at the University of Waterloo for Kinesiology and Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

          Working in a wide array of different health settings; as a chiropractic/physiotherapist's assistant, personal trainer and massage therapist, Kara has developed a well-rounded practice for pain management and overall health. She employs a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, myofascial release and sports massage. 

          During her spare time, she enjoys strength training and competes in powerlifting. She loves to learn about the human body and the musculoskeletal system and uses her knowledge to better understand how to treat her patients. 

Registered Massage Therapist

Doctor of Chiropractic Student

Kaylie GORDON

          Kaylie Gordon completed her BA degree with honors at the University of Western Ontario in 2007, and her Post-Graduate degree in arts and media at Griffith University in Australia in 2008.

          Kaylie has had a passion for fitness from an early age and has worked in the health and wellness industry since 2002. In 2012, Kaylie reached her goal of becoming a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor after her 100 hour apprenticeship at the STOTT PILATES head office in Toronto. She is trained in the full repertoire including Advanced Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, and is a Post-Rehab Specialist as well as an Athletic Conditioning Specialist.

          In recent years her passion for Pilates and travel combined to take her around the world teaching Pilates in such countries as Spain, India and China! Kaylie is currently working towards becoming a STOTT PILATES Active For Life Specialist. She is committed to helping people reach their strength and conditioning goals!

Certified STOTT PILATES®  Instructor

Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning

Specialist and Athletic Conditioning Specialist

Marina MAMMON

          Marina Mammon is a Clinical Social Worker, MSW, RSW providing counselling services. She has a Psychology degree from York University and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto (FIFSW). Marina pursues advanced training in psychotherapy to stay current in the field.
          Marina can help you identify and address barriers that prevent you from reaching your goals. She has extensive experience working with stress, anxiety, depression and pain. For the past few years she has worked in the area of rehabilitation with individuals who have sustained injuries. She helps individuals better manage pain and stress that can result after an injury or accident.
          She also has a background in health and nutrition, which she uses in therapy to help clients contend with food issues such as emotional eating and weight issues. Without dieting she can help individuals reach a healthy weight by addressing the underlying issues of emotional eating.

Social Worker

Counselling Services

Darbie MARBACH

         Darbie studied at York University and graduated with H.BSc. in Kinesiology & Heath Sciences. 

         Originally from BC, she competed in the equestrian sport of eventing throughout the province and the Northwestern United States before moving to Toronto to pursue education. Her time in sport sparked in interest in health, wellness, and the benefits of exercise. 

Administrative Services

Dr. Brandon MCMECHAN

          Dr. Brandon McMechan completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University prior to graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010. He is an active member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

          Dr. McMechan has extensive experience assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries. He uses a combination of hands-on chiropractic care and myofascial release therapies as well as other modalities like low level laser, inferential current and supervised exercise to provide complete patient-centered care.

          In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. McMechan is also a competitive equestrian athlete in the sport of Eventing, having represented Canada on the Canadian University Equestrian Team and was top placed amateur at the Jaguar Bromont CCI* in 2016.

Dr. of Chiropractic

Medical Acupuncture Provider

Custom Orthotics

Dr. Victoria Chiappetta is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical interest in mental-emotional wellness, fertility, pregnancy and postnatal care. Prior to pursuing her Doctor of Naturopathy degree, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in psychology from the University of Ottawa. She is passionate about the mind-body connection and applies this lens when working with all patients in her practice.

 

Dr. Victoria uses a combination of clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling, acupuncture and botanical medicine as her primary treatment modalities. Using an integrative approach, her aim is to uncover the root cause of pain or disease and tailors each patient's treatment plan to remove any obstacles to wellness. Dr. Victoria offers a supportive environment in which she and her patients work collaboratively and patients feel empowered to meet their health goals.  

Dr. Victoria CHIAPPETTA

Naturopathic Doctor

          Shellie has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2000, and tailors her treatments to suit the needs of each individual. She graduated from Trent University with a BSc in 1998 and Received a Diploma in Acupuncture in 2004. She has been practicing and teaching Chinese Martial Arts for 14 years and has a keen interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine and enjoys helping people "see" into their bodies.

          Whether you are suffering from a sports injury, wear and tear of the joints, migraine headaches, frozen shoulder, sciatica, back pain, knee problems, or you simply want a stress-relieving treatment that will rejuvenate, Shellie can help address these symptoms. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and all types of cases.She has been an exercise enthusiast all her life so understands how to treat the active bodies, but also has a special and gentle healing approach to a more vulnerable patient who has been injured or is recovering from surgery or suffering from a condition. She will always leave you with sound tools on how to aid in the improvement of your health.

Shellie SIADATAN

Registered Massage Therapist

Zack GOODMAN

          Zack completed his BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. He decided he wanted to further pursue his education and enrolled in a Masters Program at the University of Toronto. During his time at UofT, his thesis sought to determine the cardiovascular effects of recreational hockey in middle-aged men.       

          Zack became registered with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario wanting to pursue a career as a Kinesiologist. His passion for sport and exercise has led to his desire to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle and recover from injuries in a safe and active manner.

          Zack aims to help the people he works with by building a solid foundation of mobility and stability in which to build further strength from. Using a evidence-based approach, you can be assured that the exercises and techniques that Zack uses are both effective and enjoyable.

Registered Kinesiologist

Certified Personal Trainer

April TREWHITT

          April Trewhitt is a Registered Psychotherapist. April has provided counselling for 10 + years to individuals and families.

          April can help you identify obstacles that affect your quality of life, set goals, and develop strategies to help you move through them. She has extensive experience working with people who have noticed an increase in stress as a result of changes in their relationships, employment, pain from an injury and/or accident, parenting, and everyday stressors that feel overwhelming. She also has experience working with addiction, anxiety, depression, and other emotional and mental health experiences. April will work collaboratively with you, creating a space where you are heard and valued, which enables you to move forward with your life.

          Depending on the patients needs and preferences, April uses a number of therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and mindfulness approaches. 

Registered Psychotherapist

Alison BAYES

          Alison has lived and loved Toronto her whole life. After completing her Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition at Ryerson University, she started as an administrator for a rehab clinic and has loved the industry ever since. She is currently attending school at Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

          Alison has over 8 years of experience in health administration. She is passionate about customer service and strives to make your experience at Forest Hill Physiotherapy & Health Centre pleasant and smooth.

          In her off time, Alison enjoys taking care of her foster rabbit, reading (especially about health and wellness), and listening to music made before 1980.

Administrative Services