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. Nicholas Moser BSc (Hons.), DC – Chiropractor

Chiropractor at The [Clinic] in Toronto's Downtown

Nicholas Moser graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. There, Dr. Moser developed a passion for physical medicine while volunteering as a student therapist for the Varsity Football team. His passion led him to chiropractic and he completed his degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC).

Dr. Moser is currently completing a postgraduate fellowship in Clinical Sciences at CMCC. Dr. Moser’s thesis seeks to evaluate, in patients with neck pain, the cerebrovascular hemodynamic consequences of neck movements, including manipulation, using fMRI technology on vertebral and cranial blood flow dynamics affecting brain perfusion.

Dr. Moser is dedicated to self-improvement and clinical development. As such, he has completed a number of additional qualifications including the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University, as well as the Canadian Academy of Pain Management program.

His clinical experience includes internships at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease and at St. Michael’s Hospital in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Moser gained invaluable experience working with patients suffering from conditions such as spinal stenosis.

Dr. Moser is here to help you achieve optimal health through the use of evidence-based medicine.

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.

Peter Wu, PT (M.Sc.PT) – Registered Physiotherapist

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

Peter is a Registered Physiotherapist who completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Prior to completing his physiotherapy studies, he graduated with Honours from York University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

Peter employs a holistic and evidenced-based approach to treatment to empower all his patients to achieve their health and functional goals. He utilizes a combination of “hands-on” manual therapy techniques, patient education, exercise prescription, posture correction, and therapeutic modalities in his practice to get his patients moving and feeling better. His extensive clinical experience in both hospital and clinic settings enables him to treat a diverse group of patients of varying age groups with various orthopaedic conditions.

Furthermore, he enjoys staying up-to-date with the most current literature in physiotherapy and incorporating them into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. To further his knowledge, he plans to take additional post graduate courses in the field of orthopaedics and vestibular rehabilitation. He currently takes various online continual education courses offered through Medbridge.

During his free time, he enjoys meditation, playing basketball (a huge Toronto Raptor’s fan), and traveling. His most recent adventures include visiting the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and enjoying the beautiful hiking trails in Banff. Peter is fully licensed to practice and is currently registered with the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario.

Professional Affiliations Peter is a member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Robin Guillen, OMPT – Osteopath

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

Robin is the [clinic] Osteopath DOMP and graduated from ISOsteo Lyon, one of the oldest osteopathic schools in France after 5 years of full time training. He has always been interested in studying health, and the holistic philosophy of Osteopathic Manual Therapy aligned perfectly with his idea of what healthcare should be. He is passionate in his quest to understand the human body and its workings and how osteopathic treatments can influence this complex interactive system. He gained an international osteopathic experience by working in France, Madagascar and Senegal in clinic but as well as a volunteer which is very important for him. He has also been part of the medical team for two French Professional Basketball teams, giving lots of experience working closely with athletic injuries.

Robin prides himself in taking the time to listen to his patients, and properly assessing them in order to understand their individual needs. Thanks to his knowledge, he uses many different osteopathic techniques to better respond to patients’ needs. It also allows him to find the origin of the problem in order to encourage the body’s own healing mechanisms.

He works on visceral issues, musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, and cranial & neurological systems with patients of all ages, from new-born babies to the elderly, as well as athletes and pregnant women.

Robin is proud to be a Toronto Osteopath, and looks forward to meeting you, and helping you along your journey to good health.

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.