Our Staff

Nancy Ma, Registered Physiotherapist M.Sc., P.T.

Nancy graduated from McMaster University in 2008 with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy (MSc. PT), Honours Bachelor Degree in Biology & Psychology (Hon BSc.), and a certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. She has also taken several continuing education courses in manual therapy, nerve mobilizations, and exercise prescription. Nancy has a lot of experience working with patients with work-related injuries as she has worked at the Chrysler Physiotherapy Clinic. She has also worked at several orthopaedic clinics where she treated patients with complex issues resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Nancy plays many sports herself and enjoys working with athletes and treating sports injuries. Nancy is currently training in yoga, has a black belt degree in Shoto-Kan Karate, and plays volleyball, squash, and badminton. Her passion is in improving quality of life through exercise and healthier lifestyle choices.


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Neha Chopra-Tandon, Registered Physiotherapist M.Sc., P.T.

Neha-Chopra-TandonNeha completed her Bachelor’s degree from McMaster University in Biology and Psychology. Later she received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Toronto. She has been working in the field since 2007 and has worked in major cities like Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa. Since graduation, she has specialized in orthopaedic injuries including sports injuries, joint replacements, porst-surgical recovery and pre-operative preparation. Neha has also specialized in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. She strongly believes that most chronic musculoskeletal pain is a result of faulty movement patterns and compensations. These compensations can often be corrected with focused exercise, improved body awareness, and hands on therapy. Neha’s post graduate courses are in the areas of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Core Stabilization, Osteoporosis, Posture and Exercise Therapy. She enjoys treating variety of Orthopaedic conditions. In her spare time Neha enjoys hiking, painting and spending time with her toddler.


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Magdalena Hul, Registered Physiotherapist

Magdalena Hul, or as most people call her Maggie, is a registered physiotherapist with the Halton/Southmount team. Maggie grew up in the Hamilton area and attended McMaster University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in gerontology and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. She is passionate about the physiotherapy profession and has worked with a diverse population; pediatric, elderly, athletes and post-operative patients. Over the last few years, Maggie has completed training in pelvic floor rehabilitation (working with incontinence/pelvic pain), anatomical acupuncture, exercise prescription, advanced manual therapy, therapeutic taping and pain centralization. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys traveling and staying active with activities such as skiing, hiking and swimming.

 


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Dr. Lucio Evangelista, D.C.

Dr. Lucio EvangelistaPlease visit our associate next door, clinic director Dr. Lucio Evangelista for your chiropractic care www.myspinalcareclinic.com. Your spinal health is key to our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic practice. Our practice is here for your relief of pain, stress, and uncertainty of your condition. Our mission at Spinal Care Clinic is to help you identify your pain, and provide you with the chiropractic understanding to select the best course of care for your pain management. Named after its developer, James M. Cox DC, DACBR, the Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression is a gentle, non-force adjusting approach. Spinal Care Clinic offers this highly-effective spinal manipulation and decompression technique, a marriage of chiropractic and osteopathic principles. This approach offers a non-surgical alternative to more invasive surgery for relief of pain in the neck, arm, back, and leg due to disc herniation and stenosis. It also offers a gentle and effective approach for less complex conditions of back and neck pain as well. For more information on what and how I treat please see website www.myspinalcareclinic.com

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Dr. Zachary Cassidy, D.C.

Dr. Zachary Cassidy, D.C.

Dr. Zachary Cassidy began his journey towards Chiropractic at an early age after a sports injury lead him to seek care. After seeing the benefits of Chiropractic he knew it was something he wanted to do.
He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York Chiropractic College. At NYCC, in addition to the standard clinical experience Dr. Cassidy spent his weekends treating athletes of all ages, most notably NCAA division one track and field athletes and Olympic hopefuls. He also was awarded a prestigious and sought after internship with the department of Veterans Affairs, where he treated United States military veterans at the Buffalo VA Medical Centre.
Dr. Cassidy practices conservative and evidence-based treatment methods. He uses flexion distraction, a technique that is efficient in its treatment of low back and neck pain, as well as traditional chiropractic manipulation when necessary. Further he is trained in muscle release techniques and finds these especially beneficial in the treatment of sports injuries and injuries to the extremities. These treatment methods in combination with rehabilitative exercises allow Dr. Cassidy to treat a wide range of injuries and disorders with an emphasis on patient centered care and injury prevention.
When not treating patients, Zack likes to exercise (both at the gym and via recreational sports), cook, and spending time with his family and friends.

Please visit our associate next door, clinic director Dr. Lucio Evangelista for your chiropractic care www.myspinalcareclinic.com

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Tony Asaro, DC, BSc., CAFCI

Tony Asaro, DC, BSc., CAFCI

Dr. Asaro has 15 years of experience providing patient centric, quality chiropractic care with an emphasis on prevention, multidisciplinary rehabilitation and patient education. He has extensive experience in working with patients with musculo-skeletal conditions and inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions and is highly trained at identifying the signs and symptoms of undiagnosed medical conditions. Together with his patients, Dr. Asaro works to help facilitate every step of the health care experience, linking patients with the right information and helping them understand and manage their short and long-term health care goals.

A graduate of McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science and Chemistry, Dr. Tony Asaro obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He went on to graduate from the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University and later also received his Teaching and Preceptorship Certification.

Dr. Asaro treats patients in Mississauga and Hamilton and is a part of a team working with the Ministry of Health to look at the provision of care for lower back pain.

Please visit our associate next door, clinic director Dr. Lucio Evangelista for your chiropractic care www.myspinalcareclinic.com _____________________________________________________________________________________

Kerry MacDonald, Registered Massage Therapist

Kerry MacDonaldKerry has been working as a Registered Massage therapist since 2000. Throughout her time as a therapist, she has had extensive experience working in the rehabilitation field where she has been able to treat many different musculoskeletal conditions.

Kerry’s specialties include whiplash, muscle strains, chronic pain, pre and post natal treatment, infant massage and sports related injuries. She has had the opportunity to work with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Hamilton Bulldogs. Kerry likes to keep her skills current by participating in a variety of continuing education courses within the scope of practice of massage therapy. In her spare time she enjoys running, swimming and spending time with her family.


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Cliff Watling, Registered Massage Therapist

Cliff WatlingCliff graduated from the Advanced Massage Therapy Program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek in June of 2011. He has been practicing as a Certified Athletic Therapist for the past 20 years. During the past 2 decades he has worked with university athletes at Mt Allison University in New Brunswick (hockey, football, soccer, and others), as well as University of Toronto (football). He also worked a season of CHL/major junior hockey in Moncton N.B. . For the past 11 years Cliff has been working in a multidisciplinary setting in Burlington, treating sports injuries, seniors, MVA, WSIB, chronic pain and private patients. He has extensive training in many continuous education courses such as Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy, joint mobilization and many other soft tissue release training seminars. Cliff is an avid hockey player, and lives in Burlington with his wife of 3 years and their two dogs.


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Hubert Chen, Registered Massage Therapist

Hubert graduated from Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in 2006. Prior to that, he obtained a degree in Kinesiology from York University. Continuing with the academic pursuit, he is currently enrolled in his first year in Osteopathy. Hubert has practiced in Markham for 3 years and has moved his practice to Burlington. He has experience with patients from motor vehicle accidents, injuries that are work related, and general spa settings. Some general Swedish techniques used are: myofascial release, GTO release, tapotement, muscle energy, PNF, and PIR. He has treated a variety of issues such as: sciatica, low back pain, tendonitis, chronic pain, trigger points and stress. Hubert enjoys his leisure time with his family and in the spring/summer season he enjoys participating in softball, golf and fishing.

 


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Eric Docherty B.Sc., D.Ch.

Eric grew up in the Hamilton area where graduated from McMaster University in 2013 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. Later, he graduated from The Michener Institute in Toronto with an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Chiropody (D.Ch.). Today, Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only registered foot specialists in Ontario. Since graduation, he has focused on several aspects of foot care such as: diabetic and routine foot care, fungal nail treatment, ingrown toenails, custom foot orthotics, wart treatment, heel & arch pain, ankle & knee pain, nail surgery, bunions and hammertoes, compression stockings, and bracing. Eric possesses a great amount of clinical experience, practicing both in community health care centres and private clinical settings. In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as playing competitive sports such as hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Eric looks forward to helping those in the community with any foot care related needs.