Sandra Alexander Garrard (PT)

Clinic Director – Mississauga

Sandra is a graduate in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto and has extensive experience in a variety of environments, including hospital, outpatient, and private practice settings. Through these experiences, she has become adept at practicing within multi-disciplinary teams, and seeks to integrate the skills and knowledge of other practitioners to maximize patients’ health and overall experience.

Her postgraduate physiotherapy studies and certifications, including Advanced Manual Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) and NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT), reflect her interest and expertise in orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and neurological rehabilitation. 

She is especially interested in assisting patients as they transition from the clinical setting to resume an active lifestyle!

Sandra Uses These Techniques:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Neurokinetic Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser
  • Joint and Tissue Mobilizations
  • Neurodevelopmental Therapy
  • Active Rehabilitation
  • Postural Assessment
  • Traction


Marylena Florio (DC)

Clinic Director – Etobicoke

Dr. Marylena Florio is an evidence-based chiropractor from Vaughan, Ontario. She completed her post-secondary education at York University, attaining a BSc (Hons.) in Biomedical Science. She then continued her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and completed the 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic program, graduating Cum Laude.

Dr. Florio practices contemporary medical acupuncture and is certified in instrument assisted soft tissue release techniques. 

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Florio is a pitcher for Team Canada’s National Women’s Baseball Team, and an active member of the Ontario Women’s Baseball Team. She volunteers her free time to assist in coaching the Ontario Women’s and Girl’s Baseball Programs, where she works with top provincial players.

As a competitive athlete, Dr. Florio understands the importance of an active lifestyle, and emphasizes these principles in her holistic treatment and care of her patients.

Marylena Uses These Techniques:

  • Manipulations and Adjustments
  • Rehabilitative and Corrective Exercises
  • Soft Tissue Mobilizations
  • Acupuncture

Reubain Sharma (DC)

Reubain graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, and is a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. During his clinical experience, he examined, diagnosed and managed patients presenting with low back and neck pain, sprain/strains, carpal tunnel, elbow pain, hip and shoulder instability and post-surgical knee pain.

Reubain’s primary focus is to educate patients on the management and reduction of pain, improvement in activities of daily living, and performance enhancement, by taking the time to listen to their concerns.

He lives an active lifestyle – working, exercising, and travelling – and encourages others to do the same!

Reubain Uses These Techniques:

  • Spinal Manipulations and Adjustments
  • Athletic Taping
  • Rehabilitative and Corrective Exercise
  • Soft Tissue Mobilizations
  • Pin and Stretch

Steven “Cam” Simone (DC)

Clinic Director – Barrie

Cam has been a Chiropractor since 2002. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University and Health Sciences, located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Throughout his career, he has focused on sports and personal injuries, and has worked with hundreds of patients to help them achieve maximum medical recovery. He has always formulated a patient’s care within a multidisciplinary approach and environment.

Cam loves the gym, active environments, working with athletes, and getting people back to a better state of health!

Cam Uses These Techniques:

  • Spinal Manipulations and Adjustments
  • Rehabilitative and Corrective Exercise
  • Soft Tissue Mobilizations


Kelly Skidmore (OMP)

Kelly is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner from Mississauga, Ontario.

She completed her post-secondary education at Sheridan College, earning a Bachelor’s of Applied Health Sciences in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. After working as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPTN) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) for several years she decided to apply her rehabilitative knowledge to further education, thereby completing a four year Master’s in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M.OMSc) at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy.

Kelly has had the opportunity to work with professionals in multiple disciplines, learning and adapting the knowledge gained to her own treatment and practices, while additionally training competitive athletes from children to mature adults.

Outside of the clinic environment, Kelly is Master in Taekwondo and actively teaches in the GTA. As a former competitive athlete, Kelly encourages the continuation of a healthy active lifestyle while helping to improve the physical constitution of clients.  

Kelly Uses These Techniques:

  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Strain-Counterstrain
  • Articulation
  • Manipulations
  • Lymphatic Technique


Wesley Garrard (R.Kin)

Wesley is a Registered Kinesiologist, and the owner and founder of ASCEND Rehabilitation Collective.

After graduating from the University of Toronto with honors in his Bachelors of Kinesiology, he completed his registration and spent time working in, and investigating, private practice settings. In working with a variety of populations, Wesley found that he felt inhibited in the ability to truly and extensively progress and journey with people past the point of finite clinical care – based on the existing rehabilitation models, and the extent of the physical environments. This prompted a realization of the inherent value and opportunity in creating an environment that fostered continual and impactful lifestyle modification with respect to exercise and health within, and beyond, injury rehabilitation. From this perspective, he seeks to prioritize people, with a specific focus on their health and well-being.

As a Registered Kinesiologist, Wesley is driven to promote the understanding and use of movement and exercise in physical rehabilitation, and a tool to increase physical competence. With a background as a multi-sport athlete, professional hockey goalie coach, strength and conditioning coach, and one who has personal experience recovering from injury, Wesley understands the value in pursuing improved health and function.

Karla Leong (CAT[C], R.Kin)

Karla was a competitive athlete for a large part of her life – 12 years as a competitive figure skater, and 4 years as a sprinter with the York University Varsity Track & Field team where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She continued her studies at Sheridan College and  holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Athletic Therapy).  She is certified through the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and registered with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. 

Before becoming an Athletic Therapist she worked as a strength coach running the off-ice training with the York Region Skating Academy athletes. After completing her post secondary education and becoming certified as an Athletic Therapist she had a short stint out east when she was the Assistant AT with Mount Allison University working with the Varsity football and Women’s soccer teams.  Following that she got a position at the Hill Academy where she worked with the men’s and women’s lacrosse and hockey teams.  

Additionally, she also is a member of the medical support staff with the Canadian Soccer Association; she is the Lead AT with the U15 Women’s National Team and support staff with U20 and U17 programs. During that time she worked for 5 years with the National Development Centre Ontario  – the U18 women’s provincial soccer program.

Karla’s approach to treatment is to not just treat the symptoms but to determine the root of your dysfunction. Find the cause, treat the cause!  She takes a whole body approach to treatment, as the human body works in a series of chains – everything is connected. 

With her background as a competitive athlete, she understands that there is a balance between manual therapy and functional movement and tailoring to a patient’s specific needs and goals – whether it is increased fitness, improved performance or the return to everyday activities, she can help you.

Karla Uses These Techniques:

  • Myofascial and Trigger Point Release
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilizations
  • Rehabilitative & Sport Specific Exercise
  • Cupping
  • Athletic Taping and Bracing

Alex Brewer (CAT[C])

Alex Brewer has been a Certified Athletic Therapist for 13 years now. She graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy (2011) and graduated from McMaster University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences (2021). She is a First Responder and recipient of a lifesaving commendation from St. John Ambulance. Alex is a Certified Provider in the Shift Concussion Management Program specializing in concussion management, rehabilitation and baseline testing. She has worked with a variety of different patients ranging in age, athletic ability and activity – from dedicated athletes, weekend warriors, to factory workers.

Alex specializes in return to work, sport and play. She believes in creating functional exercise programs for each individual, so they can get back to doing what they love. She has worked with many different sports teams including but not limited to rugby, football, soccer, and hockey – at all different levels. She is currently the assistant Athletic Therapist at Georgian College and works with the varsity rugby, basketball and volleyball teams. She was the Head Athletic Therapist for the Stayner Siskins ‘Jr. C’ Hockey club for 5 years (2015). She was a medical volunteer at the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games in 2015. She was an Assistant Athletic Therapist at the University of Guelph and worked with the Varsity Athletes on the field and in the clinic. During her schooling she worked with the University of Waterloo men’s rugby team and the women’s hockey team. She also worked with Industrial Athletes at The S.M.A.R.T Clinic at Honda Canada Manufacturing and has experience working in multidisciplinary clinics where she worked with orthopedic surgeons and gained experience with knee and hip replacements, fractured ankles, ACL repairs and meniscus repairs.

Alex uses different Athletic Therapy techniques such as rehabilitative exercise, myofascial release techniques, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release, selective functional movement assessment (SFMA), cupping, IASTM tools and Neurokinetic Therapy (level 1). She specializes in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, on field emergency care, concussion management, return to sport protocols, prophylactic taping and orthopedic and custom bracing.

Alex Uses These Techniques:

  • Rehabilitative Exercise
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Cupping
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)
  • Concussion Management


Rizwan Asghar (RMT)

Rizwan is a Registered Massage Therapist.

He strives to provide the best care for every client. He uses treatment as a natural remedy, to help clients with various symptoms.

Prior to becoming an RMT, Rizwan was a Doctor of Physiotherapy, with more than 18 years of experience in the Physiotherapy profession. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about how the body works and moves. He integrates an intuitive approach while using therapeutic and relaxing techniques. He also has a passion for sports such as basketball, and badminton, as well as gym-based fitness, which keeps him aware of common injuries that result from being physically active.

Rizwan Uses These Techniques:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Myofascial Manipulation
  • Sports Massage
  • Nerve Release Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Massage
  • Pre- and Post-Natal Massage

Albert Xu (RMT, RAc)

Albert is a Registered Massage Therapist and a Registered Acupucturist.

Originally, Albert was educated as a Medical Doctor, and practiced as a general surgeon for a decade. After this, he went on to do a 3-year post-graduate study, followed by nearly a decade of work as a rehabilitation medicine specialist physician at the Teaching Hospital of Shanghai Medical University.

In 1991, he came to Canada as a visiting Scholar doing laboratory research. He then went on to complete his studies in massage therapy at Sutherland Chan, as well as achieve his registration in acupuncture. Since then, Albert has worked in a variety of clinics, utilizing his extensive knowledge base, and various skills in combination, to provide the best care possible for his patients.

Albert enjoys being active – both mentally and physically. He exercises every day, and understands the incredible value in staying fit. He also loves learning, whether that be new elements of therapy and rehab, or new languages!

Albert Uses These Techniques:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Tui Na Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture


Salman Abbas

Lead Clinic Administrator – Mississauga

Working towards a degree in physical therapy at McMaster University, Salman is passionate about understanding how the human body moves and heals. He wants to learn about as many aspects of physical therapy as possible so he can use this knowledge to best help people.

Outside of school, Salman has a passion for sports and staying active. He has a love for Brazilian jiu jitsu, rock climbing and running. He has also been an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves since 2016. Being involved in so many different performance related communities, he’s seen his fair share of injuries, which has only elevated his desire to help people recover and get back to doing the things they love.