OUR WELLNESS TEAM
Meet our team of health and wellness experts who collaborate to provide a holistic approach to providing our patients with a plan to move better, feel better and live better!
Dr. Lisa Ramsackal, HBSc, DC, RAc – Clinic Director, Chiropractor & Registered Acupuncturist
Dr Lisa Ramsackal is a Chiropractor and Registered Acupuncturist and the founder of Innova Integrated Wellness Centre. Dr Lisa’s passion for patient centred holistic care led her to establish a wellness centre whos model focuses on identifying root causes and individualized needs in helping patients reach their optimal health and wellness goals.
Dr Lisa is highly recognized in her community for her effective and multimodal treatment approach to care. She incorporates her background as a Personal Trainer and her diverse skills and education in chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilizations, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Medical Acupuncture, Sports and Injury Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Therapy, Active Release Techniques and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Myofascial and TCM based Cupping into developing comprehensive, individualized and highly effective treatment plans. Dr Lisa treats a diverse patient base ranging from young children to seniors and is a go-to for complex sports injuries and cases in her area. Dr Lisa also holds her certification in Webster Technique for the treatment of pre and post-pregnancy-related pelvic pain.
Dr Lisa is passionate about patient education and empowerment and has been featured on Rogers TV and Riayd Sangeet TV providing education about various health topics and weekly health and wellness tips. Dr Lisa is actively involved in the community as a health and wellness speaker for various companies and organizations including Microsoft, Mississauga Soccer Club, Desjardins Financial Independent Network, Peel Region Board of Approved Basketball Officials, BNI Golden Horseshoe, Streetsville BIA, and is a health and wellness writer for SMJ magazine.
Dr. Yasmin Brar, H.BSc., D.C., Dip. Ac. – Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Yasmin Brar is an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who is committed to guiding patients toward good health. She has attained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, with a double major in Biology and Psychology. She then completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with high academic standing. She completed her internship at the CMCC Bronte Harbour Chiropractic Clinic, Oakville, and CMCC campus clinic, North York. Additionally, she has provided voluntary chiropractic care to special needs individuals during her internship. She also has an involvement in local charitable efforts as well as helping abroad in India.
Dr. Yasmin ardently and consistently strives for excellence both academically and practically. She has a detailed and patient-centered approach with clients to understand and give individual attention to their needs. She offers modalities such as Chiropractic Manipulation, Mobilization, Soft Tissue Therapy, Acupuncture, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Rehab.
Dr. Yasmin is fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. She is driven to help her patients realize their optimal state of health and well-being.
Dr. Lesley D’Souza, ND – Naturopathic Doctor
Dr Lesley D’Souza, ND began her studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology with a minor in psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. As part of her studies, Dr Lesley completed a twelve-month internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic.
Going beyond the curriculum, Dr Lesley advanced her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine with an externship at The National Hospital for Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam. She also spent 4 weeks travelling in India as a volunteer with the organization, Child Family Health International to learn and provide basic health care in local villages.
Recognizing the uniqueness of every individual, Dr Lesley’s focus is on a personalized approach to healthcare. Using a combination of modalities including acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counselling and homoeopathy, Dr Lesley helps guide her patients to achieving a balanced lifestyle and long-term wellness.
Dalia Wallang, M.A., B.Ed. – Registered Psychotherapist
Dalia is a friendly, warm, compassionate, and dedicated Psychotherapist, providing strength-based, solution-focused intervention, and crisis support to clients. She possesses a wide range of clinical experiences in conducting Biopsychosocial assessments, developing Psychotherapeutic treatment plans, providing psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, interpersonal conflict, low self- esteem, domestic violence, abuse, anger, stress management, grief, workplace stress, health recovery, return to work goals and other complex mental health conditions. She possesses a strong background in short term, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, narrative, role play, and strength based approach in working with clients in developing resiliency from different client referral sources within the academic, EAP, community and private agencies. Daila is well experienced in conducting risk assessments, providing psychoeducational resources and coping tools to assist in crisis as well as in setting goals, using solution focused therapy approach towards adjustment and recovery.
Dailia holds over 4 years of clinical experience in providing brief psychotherapy to EAP clients and to WSIB, STD, LTD and Auto Insurance MVA clients.In addition, she has over 5 years experience as a Guidance Counsellor, with hands on experience in providing various counselling services to a population of 1,500 students as well as counselling special needs children and adults.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts, (Honours in Psychology); Master’s degree (Clinical Psychology); and Bachelor of Education, and is in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists.
Speciality Certificates include: Reclaim their lives after Trauma 2018; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2019; Brief Suicidal Intervention Workshop 2019.
Dalia is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Punjabi
Marcello Di Carlo, CNP, R.BIE, C.IR – Nutritionist, BioEnergetics Practitioner, Iridologist
Marcello Di Carlo is a Holistic Nutritionist and Iridologist from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. He is also a Registered BioEnergetics (BIE) Practitioner from the Institute of Natural Health Technologies and is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.
His studies include Holistic Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, Energy Healing, and Iridology. Marcello’s expertise is found in discovering the root cause of one’s symptoms.
As a BIE practitioner, he has found success in providing a non-invasive, drug-free modality that helps create internal balance within the body known as homeostasis, thereby alleviating suffering.
He has worked with clients with a wide range of issues such as allergies, food sensitivities and weightless. Marcello is passionate about caring for others and helping them achieve optimum health. Marcello also develops weight loss programs for his clients based on their individual needs which in turn, helps them achieve sustainable weight loss and healthy eating habits.
Jackelyn Hurtado, DOMP. – Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Jackelyn’s passion for sciences and helping others led her to pursue her career as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Jackelyn finished as a top student academically at the National Academy of Osteopathy in North York, Ontario and was a favourite practitioner amongst the patients that visited the student clinic during her practicum. Prior to graduating, she completed an internship of 1000 hours which helped her gain additional insight into the uniqueness of each individual and the circumstances around acute and especially chronic pain. Jackelyn was also called to work as a teacher’s assistant at her school after graduating.
Jackelyn interests in continued education have led to her completion of her Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) Advanced Training Course in Functional Neuromuscular Activation Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger Institute) and Soft Tissue Therapy techniques in Cupping & Guasha.
Jackelyn believes that adding different types of modalities is of utmost importance as every individual is unique and can benefit differently from each modality. Jackelyn works on the basis that the body is a self-healing, functioning unit, where all systems are interrelated structurally and functionally. She treats each patient accordingly, her goal being to find the root cause of the painful symptoms and/or dysfunctions. In doing this, the quality of life of her patients improve.
Aside from teaching and spreading the good word of Manual Osteopathy, Jackelyn loves reading, listening to uplifting and scientific podcasts and being with her fur babies.
Amit Dureja, M.OMSc – Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Amit’s initial interest in osteopathy developed through his own experience with injuries from the gym, and the benefits he gained through osteopathy. After experiencing the overall health benefits attained from osteopathy for himself and his family through its holistic approach, he was immersed and fascinated by this timeless art and science.
Amit is a proud graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, a school that teaches Classical Osteopathy from the humble beginnings of Osteopathic literature and puts into practice at least 1000 hours (hands-on training) before graduating from the 4-year program. He is currently a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA)
Osteopathic Manual Therapy is an integrative health therapy taking into consideration all the systems in the body. Amit uses gentle and effective manual treatments to explore the body’s ability to self heal and self regulate. His treatments work to promote and help patients sustain a healthy lifestyle. His philosophy and practice are always focused on dealing with the root cause of health concerns and not just the symptoms. He works very closely with the patient and uses the principles of Classical Osteopathy as put forward by Dr. A.T. Still to realign and rebalance the body so that it can perform at its optimal function.
Nasim Rezania, BSc, D.Ch – Chiropodist
Nasim began her career prior to her studies in Chiropody studying and earning her degree in Speech-Language Pathology and practiced as a Speech Language Pathologist. Nasim also received her Bachelor of Science degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Nasim later found her passion for foot care and went on to complete her post-graduate studies in Chiropody at the Michener Institute of Education. Nasim is a registered Chiropodist (Foot Specialist) with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM), and the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC).
Nasim’s focus with her patients is to provide excellence in podiatric care and to help her patients to meet their goals in getting them back to their daily activities, sports and recreational activities in a safe and timely manner. Nasim is passionate about making a difference in her patients’ lives by keeping them mobile and pain-free.
Meera Senjaliya RPT – Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Meera is a Registered Physiotherapist in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Meera takes an evidence-based and hands-on manual approach to care. She incorporates mobilization techniques in her practice for various conditions and with patients struggling with activities to help improve mobility and get back to their activities of daily living. Meera has expertise in analyzing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and provides conservative management care as well as post-operative rehabilitation. She is always eager to expand her professional knowledge base and is actively taking continuing education courses. She is trained in manual therapy, manipulation techniques and has successfully completed Orthopaedic Division Level 1. Meera has also completed specialized training to treat pelvic floor issues. She is certified to treat male and female urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor dysfunctions. She believes common pelvic issues in women need to be discussed and treated, not just ‘dealt with’ without getting to the cause of the issue.
Her passion for health and fitness is what motivates her to help her patients. She believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising on a daily basis. She also does Yoga to gain better coordination between her mind and body. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, spending quality time with her family and friends and gardening which is something she has recently gained a fondness for. Meera is currently taking on new patients and looks forward to working with her clients’ health
Karl Chudzinski RMT – Registered Massage Therapist
Karl is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario and is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario. Karl follows an evidence-based practice that incorporates a hands-on approach, while also providing rehabilitative homecare. By using soft tissue mobilization techniques within his practice, Karl is able to help patients dealing with diverse mental and physical ailments. He specializes in sports recovery and chronic rehabilitative injuries, but is experienced in treating a wide variety of patients, including pregnancy patients and infant massage.
Karl is always looking to add new modalities or techniques to his treatment practice, and improving his practice by taking continuing education courses. He specializes in trigger point therapy, myofascial restrictions and has also had experience specifically with temporal mandibular dysfunction. He strongly believes in locating the underlying issues to help alleviate his patients’ pain.
Karl strives to maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercising daily to improve his physical capabilities, which ensures the best possible treatment of each client. He has played a number of sports over the years including basketball, hockey and baseball. He is a huge fan of Toronto sports and unfortunately watches the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sundays.
Karl is currently taking on new patients and is eagerly looking to assist many of your needs.
Sonia Madan – Hypnotherapist
Sonia Madan brings a wealth of expertise and experience as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist.
Sonia’s journey on this path began in 1988 when she was introduced to meditation. Later she trained as a Reiki Master/teacher and in 2004 became a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. Over the years Sonia has taken specialized training in Hypnosis for people going through cancer, weight challenges, fears, infertility, relationships challenges. Other areas of her expertise are helping pregnant couples prepare for childbirth, clearing/balancing the aura, energy centres called chakras and releasing underlying suppressed emotions. Sonia is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotist
Hypnosis is a deep state of focused attention where you are relaxed, alert and in control.
When you are engrossed in an interesting movie or book you are in a natural state of hypnosis.
Why should you consider Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can improve the way you feel physically, mentally & emotionally. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help with stress reduction and thus effective as a complementary technique for stress-related diseases such as pains, hypertension and anxiety. Hypnosis is now respected and recommended in a variety of fields such as medicine, dentistry, professional sports, and education. Most successful athletes use hypnosis to get ‘in the zone’. This helps the athletes to perform to the best of their ability.
Some areas where Hypnosis sessions can be helpful:
Fears & Phobias; Pain; Sadness; Anxiety; Stress & Stress-Related Illnesses; Weight Management; Infertility; Overcoming & Healing Relationships; Letting Go of Hurt, Blame, Guilt, Other Undesirable Emotions; Forgiveness; Getting Closure; Improving Confidence & Self Esteem; Public Speaking; Focus; Sports Enhancement; Manifesting Goals & Desires
Schedule your appointment and experience the power of your mind to create what your desire.