Reg. Massage Therapist
Certified Athletic Therapist
Canadian Sport Massage Therapist (Sport Fellow)
Jason has been privileged to be able to represent Canada on multiple occasions on the international stage. In 2019, Jason was the Assistant Chief Therapist for Team Canada at the FISU Games in Naples, Italy and the Chief Therapist for Team Canada at the 2017 FISU Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2018, Jason was part of the Core Medical Team for Team Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Jason is also part of the Integrated Support Team with Rugby Canada and has covered many National and International events since 2011. In addition, he was the Therapist for both the National and Ontario Sledge Hockey Team.
Jason’s passion is in working with athletes. Whether it is amateur, professional, weekend warriors or the occasional active individual, we are all athletes. As a long time elite level swimmer, when younger and now as a Masters Swimmer. Being an athlete himself allows him to understand the physical, emotional and psychological demands that sport places on an athlete, and enables him to be more effective in treating the athlete as a “whole client”.
In 2017, Jason was nominated for the Ontario Premier’s Award which recognizes the outstanding social and economic contributions of Ontario’s college graduates. The Ontario Athletic Therapist Association has recognized Jason as a "gold medal" contender for the Athletic Therapy profession.
Jason White is an accomplished Athletic Therapist/Registered Massage Therapist/Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association (Sport Fellow) and Certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture.
Sport and performance has always been a part of Jason's life.
Ishwam graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and then completed his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at McMaster University. His interest in rehab in sport started during his time as a student therapist for the University of Waterloo’s varsity teams. Being an avid tennis player and having had sport related injuries himself, he has a keen interest in sports medicine and getting athletes performing their best.
Ishwam is also a passionate supporter of evidence-based practice and focuses on using the latest and highest quality research to support his practice and treatment methods. As an advocate for the importance of ongoing education he is always looking to expand his toolbox. Having taken courses on chronic pain and exercise prescription his next focus is to take courses to learn specific manual therapy techniques such as MWM and acupuncture.
As a practitioner, Ishwam believes strongly that a successful treatment plan is created through collaboration with both patient and physiotherapist. His treatment not only aims to reduce pain and improve function, but also give his patients the tools and education to maintain their health once they have finished their care at the clinic
Maja is a skilled physiotherapist specializing in orthopaedic and pelvic floor physiotherapy.
With a passion for helping her patients achieve optimal physical health, Maja combines her expertise and compassion to provide comprehensive care.
She completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) at the University of Toronto. Prior to that, Maja obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, HBSc(Kin), from McMaster University.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Maja is an avid runner and weightlifter.
Maja's patients appreciate her empathetic approach and her ability to tailor treatment plans to suit their individual needs. She strives to create a comfortable and supportive environment, where patients feel empowered and motivated to actively participate in their recovery journey.
Adriana has an extensive background in massage therapy. She graduated from Medix College in 2012. In addition to her Massage studies, Adriana holds Certifications in Medical-Neuro Acupuncture, Dry Needling Technique, Auricular Therapy and Cupping Therapy. She is also a Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Teacher.
Adriana strongly believes that a successful treatment requires collaboration between the practitioner and client. Her treatments are client focused and uses the tools from her ongoing professional development to obtain the treatment goals for her clients.
Adriana treatments are holistic. She believes in the body-mind connection and throughout her treatments, she will aim to assist the client in reclaiming a sense of balance in their life. As a holistic practitioner, Adriana incorporates various techniques in her treatment session beyond the general Swedish massage techniques, which include:
- Cupping Therapy
- Indie Head Massage
- Medical Acupuncture
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Cranial Sacral Techniques
- Pre/Post Natal Massage
- Myofascial Release
Adriana is looking forward to meeting you to share her expertise and to discuss how the benefits of her treatment can aid in your health goals.
As practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Sonja is very committed to helping people feel their best. Her focus is on providing patients with thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care, treating a variety of specific conditions and symptoms. More than just treating diseases, Sonja promotes preventative health, wellness and patient empowerment.
After years in the fast-paced world of advertising business, she went looking for a more fulfilling path. By chance she crossed paths with acupuncture and hasn't looked back.
Sonja graduated with high honours in TCM Acupuncture from the Shiatsu School of Canada. She has also taken courses in Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Scalp Acupuncture for Neurological and Post Stroke conditions and Cosmetic Acupuncture. She also performs cupping and gua sha.
Dr. Julian Velez is a board-certified chiropractor and neurofunctional acupuncture provider. An interest in health and athletic performance was piqued at an early age; volleyball, track, and his training in classic and contemporary dance contributed to his understanding of the importance of a well-functioning body, and a desire to help others achieve the same. This passion led him to earn a Bachelor in Kinesiology, majoring in Mind Sciences from the University of Calgary, followed by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Velez has been exposed to and has experience with a wide spectrum of patients and injuries, having spent his clinical rotations at St Michael’s Hospital, Sherbourne Health Center, and part of the Wellness team of the People with AIDS Foundation Bike Rally. His approach to care combines a variety of therapies, including:
Spinal & Extremity Joint Mobilization & Manipulation
Soft Tissue Therapy
He spent his early childhood in Medellin, Colombia, before moving to Canada - First Montreal, and then Calgary before making Toronto his home. He enjoys discovering new neighbourhoods and cafés around the city, travelling, reading, and exercising.
Daniel Chan is a Registered Massage Therapist with extensive experience in athletics and sports. He graduated from the esteemed Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. Daniel is also a Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist.
Daniel dedicated over 12 years of his life as a hurdler in Athletics. Most notably, as a Double Gold Medalist in the 2013 Canada Summer Games, represented Team Canada at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships and 4th place at the 2010 USA New Balance Nationals. He also represented his hometown Markham as a Pan-Am Games torch bearer in 2015. Since 2017, Daniel has served as an Athletics Coach for the University of Toronto Varsity Club, where he trained for most of his career.
A significant part of his journey in becoming a RMT started with his determination to overcome numerous sports injuries in his training. He has personally experienced and overcome multiple minor and major sports injuries in his Athletics career. His passion and appreciation for the human body and how it can work to its fullest potential has led him to become a RMT. Qi Gong, breath work and visualization has also set a foundation for his athletic journey. His sports background and knowledge of how one’s energy or chi works, gives him a unique perspective in managing his client’s pain, stress and movement. He practices with his mother, an international Qi Gong Master. Daniel is also a Qi Gong Instructor.
Daniel currently works with pro football players and has a passionate interest in sports injury, prevention and rehabilitation protocol. He utilizes a combination of techniques including fascial stretching, cupping, gua sha, deep tissue, sports massage and trigger point therapy to improve his clients specific injury or movement restrictions.
Daniel brings the same dedication he had from his Athletics and takes pride in working on his craft to provide treatment that is tailored specifically to his clients' needs by constantly upgrading and advancing his knowledge through ongoing learning. In his free time, you will find Daniel watching his favourite sports teams, working out and spending time with his family.
Janice Laberge is a Certified Pedorthist which means specialized knowledge in modifying footwear and the use of supportive devices (orthotics and bracing) to address conditions that affect the feet and lower limbs. Janice brings her bubbly, exuberant personality with her every time she is in the clinic as well as expertise. She has been in pedorthics since graduating with an Applied Degree in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College and a Kinesiology Degree from York. Thanks to her experience with high-end athletes in various sports and performance clinics she is familiar with the demands of rigorous training places on the human body and supportive equipment. She also has extensive experience providing for everyone from the elderly to children as well as those requiring post-surgical care.
Custom orthotics are the most common product a pedorthist provides and early in Janice’s career she crafted the orthotics in a lab for her patients. This experience increased understanding of their materials, construction, and customization to ensure they meet the specific needs of each patient. This is what sets her apart from most, as she can bridge the gap between clinic and lab to ensure each product is the best possible iteration and highest quality.
Janice also provides custom bracing for joints such as knees, back and elbows, and is familiar with those best suited for injury prevention, support, or joint maintenance. Bracing is not just for sport as there are products for ergonomic correction, arthritis, and many clinical conditions. Compression garments are also another specialty. Patients can benefit from the decrease in swelling in the feet, ankles and legs as well as improved overall circulation with compression socks. These should be considered essential to improved health for those whose jobs require them to either stand or sit for long periods of time.
When Janice is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, 2 young boys and her dog. She loves to explore all the amazing hiking trails within the area and LOVES doing Zumba.
Sabrina graduated from CDI College in 2021, with specialization in Medical Office Administration. Sabrina has acquired an extensive understanding of clinical practices with a focus on patient care. During her studies, she had the privilege to volunteer at various medical practices where she became knowledgeable and created a better understanding of the importance of the regulated health professional standards, principles and ethics.
Sabrina has over 8 years experience working in the healthcare setting, in particular as a Mobile Esthetician.
Sabrina is committed to offering you a friendly, diverse and inclusive welcome and will make your visit at Momentum SportMed and Wellness a very pleasant and memorable one.
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