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OUR
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TEAM

AT LONG BRANCH REHAB

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Dr. Nataliya Dmytriv

Chiropractor, Registered Massage Therapist,

Medical Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Nataliya Dmytriv graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2016. She is also a received a diploma from Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 2014.

 

Since then she has focused her continuing education on identifying and fixing biomechanical dysfunction, improving performance and preventing injury. Nataliya is using an evidence-based approach in her chiropractic and massage therapy practice. She utilizes variety of techniques to treat dysfunctions, which include, but are not limited to Muscle Release Therapy, Contemporary Acupuncture, Fascial Abrasion, Kinesiotaping, joint manipulation, cupping, and exercise prescription to treat dysfunctions.

 

In practice Nataliya has worked with professional and amateur long distance runners and triathletes, members of hockey and football varsity teams, as well as athletes from NHL.

 

At the moment, Nataliya sees patients with a wide variety of conditions, ranging from acute injuries to maintenance and supportive care of chronic disorders.
Dr. Nataliya Dmytriv is dedicated to delivering the highest quality care that is tailored to each individual’s needs.

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Halyna is a graduate of Wellsprings College and Complementary Medical School of Canada. She holds a degree of Registered Massage Therapist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Provider.

 

​In her massage therapy practice Halyna utilized variety of techniques to improve the outcomes. Patients may be offered combination of cupping, stretching, gentle joint mobilizations, as well as exercise prescription with General Swedish Massage. Halyna strongly believes that massage therapy is a very important in injury prevention, rehabilitation, or relaxation. Therefore, she is continually looking for ways to expand her knowledge through continuing education.

 

As a Traditional Chinese Medicine Provider Halyna takes a holistic approach to patient care. She will be able to assess, provide TCM diagnosis and treatment plan in order to balance the function of the body. Halyna might use a combination of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping and gua sha to treat dysfunctions. Conditions include, but are not limited to anxiety, stress management, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, menstrual pain and neurological dysfunctions.

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Halyna Dmytriv

Registered Massage Therapist,

Registered Acupuncturist 

Halyna carefully listens to her patients and considers all of their needs before implementing an individualized treatment plan to help assist in their goals and aspirations. 

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Ishani Sanchala

Registered Physiotherapy Resident

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Ishani is a Resident Physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy College of Ontario, and she is here to help you achieve your goals! She is an energetic and caring physiotherapist, who provides the highest standard of care to every patient according to their needs.

Initially, Ishani likes to listen to patients’ concerns, and accordingly, she assesses and evaluates problem area and creates a personalized care plan. Before applying any treatment Ishani educates patients about their conditions and the benefits of the treatment. Ishani implements different kinds of procedures into one session to achieve the most effective results. This includes, but is not limited to Stretching, Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique, Electro Modalities, and Soft Tissue Release Therapy.

She believes in continuing education, and therefore she plans to extend her knowledge in vestibular rehabilitation shortly.

Dr. Jolanta Polewczak, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Over the last two decades, in her clinical practice she has directed her focus in identifying the underlying causes of her patients’ conditions to achieve lasting health changes, not just symptom management. 

 

Her background is in conventional medicine as a Medical Doctor, having graduated from the School of Medicine in Warsaw, Poland. She then worked as a Doctor of Internal Medicine.

 

Having obtained her Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002, Dr. Jolanta Polewczak pursues an evidence-based integrated and holistic model of care, as a primary health provider.

 

As a Naturopathic Doctor, she met additional requirements necessary to provide extended services; one of them being the rights to prescribe and dispense designated drugs, as outlined by the CONO.

This advanced care approach allows Dr. Jolanta Polewczak to boost the patient’s ability to heal and recover faster.

 

She has experience treating a wide spectrum of acute and chronic diseases, with special interests in: women’s health, fertility, hormonal imbalances, immune dysfunctions, allergies, digestive problems, neurological disorders, and cancers, to name a few.  

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Jolanta Polewczak

Naturopathic Doctor

Her treatment methods and approaches integrate clinical nutrition, supplements, herbal medicine, bioidentical hormonal therapy, counselling and disease prevention.

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John Darrel Balinuyus

Registered Massage Therapist

John graduated from Centennial College Massage therapy with an advance diploma in massage therapy. He treats a wide variety of age groups with acute and chronic musculoskeletal dysfunctions. John’s treatments consist out of finding the root of the problem rather than focusing on the symptoms itself. Therefore, he utilizes different assessments such as checking the range of motion, performing orthopedic tests, doing postural analysis and palpation in his treatments. John is an eager learner. He believes that there is always room to improve and grown your knowledge.  He took courses in Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization( IASTM) using Graston tool and dry cupping technique. John is proud to provide patients with a variety of massage therapy related issues an opportunity to reach their goals. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing client’s progression where their pain and tension are reduced and they are able to come pain free.

 

Working at Long Branch Rehab allows John to treat different age groups with a variety of complains ranging from stress to acute injuries. However, his preference lays in treating people with issues related to chronic work related stress, tension headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and postural dysfunction which are prevalent to the general population.

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Kristin Hodgen is a Registered Massage Therapist, Kinesiologist, Certified Athletic Therapist and Culinary Nutrition Expert. She is passionate about optimizing the health of those around her and prides herself on her eclectic and holistic approach to rehabilitation. She encourages the use of preventive, scientific-based sports medicine, along with living a balanced and active lifestyle to achieve whole body health.

 

Growing up involved in Orangeville, playing hockey, rowing crew, and practicing mixed martial arts, along with a developing interest for how the body moves, it was natural for Kristin to seek after a career that joined the passions. This led her to complete a Bachelor of Arts Specialized Honours in Kinesiology & Health Science with a Certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University and a diploma is Massage Therapy from the Ontario College of Health & Technology. Since graduation, she has pursued continuing education in lumbo-pelvic manual therapy, cranial sacral therapy, advanced concussion treatment, holistic/culinary nutrition, and aromatherapy, acupuncture and dry needling to further her knowledge.

 

Kristin enjoys being involved in both local and international sporting competitions. She has had the privilege to work along side elite athletes and fellow therapist for the following:

 

  • Ontario Summer, Winter & Para Games

  • 2012 student therapist for the National Ballet of Canada

  • Jr A Lacrosse and Hockey

  • CBC’s Battle of the Blades television show

  • 2015 PanAm Games (Equestrian)

  • 2017 Invictus Games

 

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an office worker with aches and pains, a pregnant mother who needs some relief or an elite competitor, Kristin can help you get active and feeling better again!

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Kristin Hodgen

BA Hons Kinesiology & Health Science

Certificate Athletic Therapy 

Dip. Massage Therapy

Acupuncture Provider

Certificate Culinary Nutrition

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Ishani Sanchala

Registered Physiotherapy Resident

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Cathy K Dube

Registered Physiotherapy Resident

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Cathy Dube achieved her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Dr MGR Medical University in 2009 . She has completed her diploma in Medical Office Administration from Herzing college. Cathy has also completed online training about the Canadian Healthcare system, culture and context from University of Toronto. Before she become a resident worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant at CBI.

 

She believes in evidence-based practice. She utilizes her knowledge of exercise, manual therapy, and modalities to guide clients through their recovery.