Our Chiropractic Health Centre & Our Staff

The [Clinic] - Chiropractic Health Centre in the downtown of Toronto

The mission of the[clinic] is to set the new standard of excellence in comprehensive health care while continually striving for the highest level of distinction and recognition in all aspects of quality, service, and patient care. the[clinic] is renowned for exceeding patients’ expectations of care by employing innovative and individualized treatment in a setting brimming with taste and sophistication.

Dr. Shakiba Djeddi BSc (Hons.), DC – Chiropractor

Chiropractor at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown

Dr. Shakiba Djeddi is a graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She also earned an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrative Biology and Health Studies from University of Toronto. Dr. Djeddi is a diversified practitioner and is also certified in Activator Method and Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

Dr. Djeddi keeps her self-updated with the current literature and researches on regular bases and incorporate her evidence-based knowledge in her practice in order to provide an effective and the best available care to her patients.

Dr. Djeddi is a wellness expert and her main goal is to keep focus on the patient’s well-being in order to make a difference in their quality of life. She uses a wide range of treatments and techniques including but not limited to chiropractic adjustments, medical acupuncture, soft tissue release techniques, joint mobilization/traction, kinesio-taping, MRT, Activator Method, and Graston Technique – an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that can effectively heal tissues showing soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. She also engages in nutritional consultation, ergonomic advice, and patient education.

Dr. Geoffrey Johnston BSc (Hons.), DC – Chiropractor

Chiropractor at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown

Dr. Johnston is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  He also holds an Honours degree in Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University.  While at Queen’s University, Dr. Johnston was a student athletic therapist for the men’s Varsity Volleyball Team, and received the Athletic Therapy Award in his graduating year.

Dr. Johnston employs a functional, evidence based approach to patient care. He uses adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, medical acupuncture, taping, targeted exercises and patient education, to achieve individualized treatment goals. Dr. Johnston is certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University, and Athletic Movement Assessment.  He is a member in good standing of the Canadian and Ontario Chiropractic Associations.

Dr. Johnston is a former elite level baseball player, winning 2 national championships with the Toronto Mets organization.  When Dr. Johnston is not working he enjoys playing a myriad of different sports and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Dr. Johnston is thrilled to be offering chiropractic care in the downtown core, and is dedicated to providing quality care for all patients who walk through the doors.

Professional Affiliations Dr. Djeddi, Dr. Moser & Dr. Johnston are members of:

College of Chiropractors Ontario Ontario Chiropractic Association Chiropractic Canada Association

Dr. Nadine Bukmuz, MD, M.B.Ch.B

Physical Therapist at The [Clinic] in Toronto Downtown

Dr Nadine Bukmuz graduated from the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa in 1982. She has been practicing in Canada from 1985, initially in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and then in rural Ontario from 1988. She is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario , the Ontario Medical Association and the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine.

She relocated to Toronto and became involved in Orthomolecular Medicine in 1998, incorporating it into her family practice and now providing private consultations, following the practice of maintaining health and preventing and managing disease by optimizing the body’s nutritional needs. She encourages an integrative approach which includes diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation, various physical therapies and healthful lifestyle choices.

Nicole Prieto, Registered Physiotherapist

Registered Physiotherapist at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2011, Nicole immediately worked as a full-time teaching faculty member for the Physical Therapy program at the University of the Philippines. She worked as a clinical supervisor and preceptor for different sections of the University-based rehabilitation clinics, and attended to home-based patients as well, when she was not in the classroom, clinic or lab.  
Nicole has worked closely with families of children with diverse developmental disabilities and adults with neurological injuries (such as stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s disease). Prior to moving to Ontario, she worked as a Physiotherapist in a busy private clinic in Calgary. Through this, she enhanced her skills in Orthopaedic and manual treatment approaches, as she worked with patients with different occupational, motor vehicle, and sports injuries. Presently, she is pursuing further education and experience in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine (using the McKenzie method), and training in pelvic floor physiotherapy. 
Nicole has been intensively immersed in and developed strong interests in Neurological, Paediatric and Orthopaedic physical therapy. She is passionate not just about patient care, but in teaching new clinicians, students, patients and communities as well .     

Professional Affiliations Nicole is a member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Cebi, OMPT – Osteopath

My fascination with the human body, a passion for health and a desire to help others led me to Osteopathy.

Dr Cebi - Downtown Toronto's Osteopath at The Clinic

After obtaining my Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology at York University in 2011, I began my path in the field of healthcare as a personal trainer. Although I enjoyed helping clients reach their fitness goals, I was always more intrigued by those clients who had restrictions to training due to injury or other health conditions. I made it my goal to gain a deeper knowledge of the body so that I would be able to go one step further and treat a variety of conditions to restore mobility, balance and help optimise the overall health of clients.

I am now a graduate of the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy and a member of the Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals. I have experience in the treatment of chronic and acute conditions, and a special interest in women’s issues. During my training, I completed my thesis on: An Osteopathic approach in the treatment of dysmenorrhea.

In accordance with Osteopathic philosophy, my approach to treatment is not only to address the presenting symptoms, but also to seek out the underlying factors may be contributing to and exacerbating the issue. In this way, treatment is aimed at providing relief as well as preventing the issue from continuing and recurring. In addition to hands-on treatment, I also provide remedial exercises, diet and lifestyle coaching to help to support treatment outcomes. I believe patient self-care is plays an integral role in maintaining positive treatment outcomes and optimal health of the patient.

Dr. Emily Rotella, HBSC, ND – Naturopathic Doctor

Naturopathic Doctor at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown

Dr. Emily Rotella is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who actively and openly listens to create individualized treatment plans that addresses the specific needs of each patient in order to create a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. She is passionate about optimizing health and managing chronic disease. Emily aims to provide safe and effective primary health care to aid patients of all ages in taking charge of their own health. Through an emphasis towards determining the underlying cause of disease via detailed assessment and specialty lab testing, she works towards re-establishing balance and wellness within the body. This can be accomplished with the individualized use of naturopathic treatment modalities. Emily is treating a variety of conditions with special interests in women’s, reproductive and mental health.

Dr. Emily Rotella graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed a clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic including a placement at the Sherbourne Health Centre working exclusively with HIV/AIDs patients. She also attained an Honours Bachelor degree, double majoring in Health & Disease and Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

Professional Affiliations – Emily is a member of:

Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors Canadian Association of Naturopathic DoctorsThe College of Naturopaths of Ontario

Sarah Higgins, B.Sc (Hons.), D.Ch – Chiropodist (Foot Care Specialist)

Chiropodist at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown

Sarah Higgins is a Chiropodist (foot care specialist) who graduated from The Michener Institute at the top of her class. As a Chiropodist, Sarah is able to provide treatment for several foot ailments ranging from nail and callus care, foot pain, warts, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, sports injuries, and orthotic therapy. While attending The Michener Institute for Chiropody Sarah was awarded with the Board of Directors Gold Medal of Academic Excellence, the Dr. Brian Brodie Award for Research, and was invited to speak at the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine Conference. Prior to attending Chiropody school Sarah graduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Kinesiology from York University. Apart from her passion for health care, Sarah is an avid cyclist, runner, and soccer player.

Sarah has an exceedingly strong commitment to patient centred care; implementing the best practices of evidence based medicine. She possesses excellent communication skills and superior attention to detail that assists her in providing an optimal patient experience. Her friendly personality and innate talent for listening help patients to feel comfortable, understood, and truly satisfied with the highest quality foot care service Sarah provides.

Carolyn Cseszko, R.Ac, CNP, BSc – Registered TCM Acupuncturist

Dr. Cseszko - Registered TCM Acupuncturist at The [Clinic] in Toronto Downtown

Carolyn is an accredited acupuncturist who graduated from Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in Toronto. She also studied at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver and earned a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University, majoring in biology.

Carolyn is a motivated health care practitioner who aspires to make traditional medicine more common to the busy urban lifestyle. She uses firm palpation diagnostically, which helps guide her gentle needling approach to achieve the free flow of qi. Additionally, some of the other approaches of acupuncture she adopts include meridian theory, five-element theory, and various micro systems.

Carolyn is trained in tuina (Chinese massage), moxibustion, gua sha, and cupping. Outside of acupuncture, Carolyn loves traveling, playing soccer, cooking, and learning about different cultures.

Xi Lau, BKin (Hons.), RMT – Registred Massage Therapist

Registered Massage Therapist at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown

Xi’s passion for the study of human movement first began in a high school exercise science class. Ever since, this passion has developed and led to a continued pursuit of knowledge of the human body as a Registered Massage Therapist. Xi holds a Specialized Honour’s Degree in Kinesiology from York University and a diploma from one of the most prestigious massage therapy institutions in Ontario; Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic. Specializing in deep tissue, relaxation and sports massage at the [Clinic]. Xi finds himself collaborating with highly skilled and qualified individuals in the health and wellness industry, giving him the opportunity to peruse his passion and deliver effective massage treatments. Outside of the [Clinic] Xi continues expand his knowledge of the human anatomy as a competitive martial artist, strength & power coach, martial arts instructor and gym owner.

Jane Chao Feng Li, RMT – Registred Massage Therapist

Jane has graduated from the Royal Institute of Science and Management (Ontario) and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

Jane is not any average Registered Massage Therapist, she is exceptional in her field and has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Jane is also an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and is currently studying TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine. Over the years she has mastered many techniques including deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, Shiatsus massage, cupping and much more. Jane has experience working in a rehabilitation clinic environment with medical doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists providing safe and effective massage for different types of MSK conditions.

Jane joined the [clinic] multi-disciplinary team in 2015. She is an active caring listener and tailors individualized therapeutic massage treatments based on her clients conditions and needs. Jane is passionate by her work, has a very active life style and loves traveling with her family.

Delia Triolo, RMT – Registred Massage Therapist

Delia is a registered massage therapist and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Delia has practiced and coached physical arts for over twenty years. She is not only a registered massage therapist, she is also considered as yoga and Pilates specialist, gymnastics coach, martial artist, and personal trainer. Drawing on her unique background, working one on one, she is able to observe how each person moves, find the root cause of any restriction and then employ corrective techniques improving range of motion, strength, and flexibility in each client.

Maria Slutski, Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown

Maria Slutski is a registered psychotherapist with a Master Degree in counselling psychology from an accredited Canadian University. She is also a staff psychology professor at Guelph-Humber University, with over 15 years of experience working in a helping profession. She has been involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and working with organizations to facilitate more access for individuals to efficient mental health services. Maria believes that by identifying and removing barriers from one’s life, personal growth and transformations are possible.

Maria has been working for many years for various insurance companies, as a mental health consultant, creating national level projects for improving mental health for Canadians. She is specializing in helping executives managing and effectively dealing with high level of stress and anxiety, with a good use of various therapeutic modalities including Mindfulness, CBT, psychoanalytical, and Emotionally Focused approaches. Maria has many years of proven experience helping people go through life transitions, relationship difficulties, major life events, as well as dealing with depression, anxiety and a lack of motivation.

Maria has over 10 years of experience doing a wide variety of psychological and vocational assessments, including working with clients after Motor Vehicle Accidents. She is a regular guest speaker at psychological conferences across Canada and US. Maria feels that it is a very personal decision when choosing a therapist, and therefore an individual consultation is always a good first step to help determine if there is a connection. One of Maria’s believes is that by engaging in psychotherapy, you can uncover your “blind spots”, which will allow you to create and to hold onto permanent change, which results in a more satisfying and meaningful life.