*Please note: Nadia is currently not accepting any patients. Returning and new patients are advised to see one of our other highly skilled practitioners. We will provide regular updates when her availability opens.
Born and raised in Toronto, Nadia has always had a soft spot for her hometown. After completing her B.Sc. at York University, she decided to further her education and graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in 2008. She began her journey as a physiotherapist in Chicago, Illinois, in a hospital-based setting. With the opportunity to be exposed to both acute inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy, she decided to refine her skills as an outpatient therapist. Having worked in numerous top-tier companies in Chicago, each opportunity was one for growth, which fostered new skills and helped to refine her techniques as a manual therapist.
Nadia has always balanced her success as a healthcare practitioner with giving back by volunteering and involvement in community events. As a medical practitioner at the Pan American Games in Toronto during the summer of 2015, she was responsible for providing medical services to participating elite athletes and support staff, including first aid and/or rehabilitative treatment. Her specialty sports were beach volleyball, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. She was also a health care provider at the Princess Margaret Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Tournament. Nadia used her expertise to assist participants with injury and had the privilege to meet and provide treatment to legendary NHL icon, Paul Henderson.
Nadia always knew that it was at home that she would fulfill her dreams. She recently moved back to Toronto, where she put her passion, goals and desires together to make Physio In The Six Inc. a reality. When not working, Nadia stays balanced by traveling the globe, exploring her creative side through painting, and participating in a many outdoor sports and activities to keep her active.
Chris graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after receiving his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. As an avid athlete growing up and a member of the mens varsity volleyball team at Western University, he has gained a first hand appreciation for the importance of rehabilitation through many of his own sports injuries. This has driven Chris to become deeply passionate in helping other achieve their goals in functional ability. Chris’ treatment philosophy emphasizes manual therapy, dry needling, taping and exercise to help clients reach their goals and return to doing the activities that they love.
He is constantly pushing himself to improve his own skill set as he has completed courses in Soft Tissue Release, McKenzie Method, Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, acupuncture/dry needling and is completing his Level 3 Certification in Manual Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In his spare time, you can find Chris at the gym, spending quality time with family and friends, or cheering on the Toronto Raptors.
Nisha is a driven physiotherapist who’s desire to make a direct impact on someone’s quality of life was a major force for her to pursue Physiotherapy. She believes that empowerment leads to success in all aspects of life. Her values have not only proven to be true in her education but now has refined her approach to physiotherapy. Nisha graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honours from the University of Waterloo.
Nisha’s experience working in a hospital-based setting has exemplified what vulnerability is. She understands how rehabilitation can be both a physical and psychological recovery process. For that reason, Nisha works diligently to foster a strong trusting relationship with her patients through open communication, education and accountability with self-management techniques.
Nisha utilizes her knowledge of evidence based practice, current research during her treatment sessions alongside her manual skills, soft tissue techniques and exercises prescription. She is keen on furthering her clinical knowledge through courses for manual therapy and acupuncture, however, her learning doesn’t stop there…Nisha will be completing her specialty in pelvic health courses.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Nisha with a book, discovering her passion for the gym, and exploring her creative juices with the art of henna.
Jean is passionate and dedicated physiotherapist that believes in providing the best quality of care to her patients. During her 18 years of practice in the field in countries all over the globe, including India, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi, and now Canada she understands diversity. These experiences translate into her treatments, as her approach is individualized to best suit the needs of every patient.
Her extensive knowledge through her education is commendable and is exemplified in her assessments and treatments of all orthopaedic conditions. She graduated as a physiotherapist from Rajiv Goundhi University of health sciences, India. She is a true advocate for education and hence has taken a variety of continuing education courses to stay relevant with evidenced based practice. With an amplitude of tools and certifications in vestibular rehabilitation, post-concussion management, Mulligan technique, McKenzie (MDT) levels A, B, and C, acupuncture, kinesio taping she provides a true holistic approach to rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Jean is family oriented who loves to spend quality time with her daughter.
Brian is a registered massage therapist (RMT) who graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology at Brock University. His background in the Health and Fitness industry instructing, training and playing a wide array of sports has allowed him to understand the importance of pain free movement and its relationship to performance. He has assisted and instructed both Hockey and Golf development camps. Working with athletes, weekend warriors and seniors he found himself thriving to become more knowledgeable and confident in helping the public. He began to make connections between the body, mind and the individuals themselves, pushing the boundaries to reach their full potential. Brian understands the importance of a patient -centered approach to rehab and not only motivates but empowers and educates to assist each patient achieve their rehab goals. He has completed multiple continuing education certifications to improve his skillset in the health and fitness industry by becoming a Certified Functional Myofascial Practitioner (CFMP), a Certified Cupping Therapist as well as obtaining certifications in Instrument Assisted Soft-tissue Manipulation (IASTM) and Level 1: Assessment, Treatment and Corrective Care program for IASTM. Outside of work you can find Brian at the gym, on the ice, making music or having a coffee at a local shop.
Mary Galic is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) whose work firmly supports the wellbeing of the whole individual. Mary graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002 and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (www.CAND.ca) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (www.oand.org). She is board certified in Naturopathic Medicine by College of Naturopathic Ontario (CONO), and has specialized training in Homeopathy, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Bio-identical Hormones and Bowen Therapy.
Mary brings to Physio in the Six Inc. a lifelong passion for natural healing and a commitment to professional, patient-centered care. Mary uses the full spectrum of naturopathic care to treat all aspects of family health concerns, from prenatal to geriatric. Her holistic approach enables her to successfully treat a wide variety of chronic and acute health concerns.
“My goal as a Naturopathic Doctor is to understand you and all the factors that impact on your health in order to remove the roots of illness and guide you to a state of improved health.”