Michael Fong (Physiotherapist)
Mike sets the bar high for his physiotherapy practice. He believes that people suffering from injuryshould not just be rehabilitated back to a state of normality but that their journey should continue toprogress to even greater health and performance.
With a background as a competitive athlete and fitness trainer, Mike has seen a lot of people dealingwith injury.
“When I saw so many people living with injury and pain, I knew they shouldn’t have to live like that.They shouldn’t have to settle for pain or dysfunction. I wanted to go beyond fitness training and find abetter way to help them.”
This passion for helping his clients achieve greater health was the driving force that led Mike to earn aMaster of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. This internationallyrecognized program gave him the depth of scientific knowledge to help people not only recover frompain and injury but to also work towards optimal health and wellness.
“Now that I have this knowledge to extend my background as a Certified Strength and ConditioningSpecialist I bring a complete and progressive rehabilitation practice to my clients.”
Mike applies this knowledge and expertise to both ‘weekend warriors’ as well as elite, highperformance athletes. His qualifications in healthcare and fitness include:
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, York University
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Certified Personal Trainer, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Dr. Brad Hasilo (Chiropractor)
Brad joins the team at SNU-Therapy with life-long experience training for various competitive sports including hockey, mountain biking and volleyball. Brad’s experience with athletic injuries fostered a keen interest in the diagnosis and conservative rehabilitation of acute and chronic injury. This led Brad to pursue a career in the chiropractic profession.
Over the past several years, Brad has been able to put his knowledge in to practice by providing therapy to several sports teams at the local, provincial and national level. These experiences have been humbling, motivating, and have produced the desire within Brad to consistently build upon his knowledge and clinical skills to provide the best, most informed care to his patients.
Brad has treated a variety of acute, chronic, and overuse conditions brought on by sports, exercise, or even daily wear and tear. Brad’s approach to treatment relies on orthopedic and functional assessments that combine the most current research, clinical experiences, and patient preference to achieve peak health and function.
Ceazar Lee (RMT)
Through personal experience with numerous sports related injuries Ceazar realized that massage and sports therapy were going to be a big part of his life and he became a Registered Massage Therapist. His own rehabilitation from injuries taught him the importance of proper muscle therapy in maintaining a physically active lifestyle.
The progression in health and quality of life that people gain through therapy is what keeps him motivated in his chosen field. In his years of practice he has treated patients with varying conditions such as sports related injuries, headaches, postural dysfunctions and various types of chronic pain. Having proudly served the Scarborough community for the past 6 years he plans to continue for as long as he is able to help others reach their full potential.
Deborah Saroca (RMT)
Deborah brings 8 years of experience with her to SNU-Therapy. Working at some of the GTAs top clinics and spas, she has treated clients with a vast array of conditions such as Lupus, cancer, scoliosis, bone fractures, and stroke to name a few. Her clientele spans over a large age range, seeing clients as young as 4 years old and upwards of 90 years old.
After 4 years of treating, she suffered a blow to her career with a wrist injury. She then decided to further her education in healthcare, and attended university in the Bachelors of Nursing program. Having completed 2 years, she realized where her true happiness was, and returned to massage therapy.
Her passion, positive attitude and refined skills in massage therapy make her a vital asset to the SNU-Therapy team.
Dr. Sean McConnell (Naturopath)
Dr. McConnell, a native of Montreal, graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. He and his family moved to Toronto so that he could complete the four-year naturopathic program at the CCNM. During the four years at CCNM, Sean was involved with curriculum development and was elected as student representative to the Board of Governors of the College. After clinical internship at the RSNC, and selection for rotation at the College’s satellite clinic at Anishnawbe, Sean graduated (2006) and was awarded the Dr. Shimon Levytam prize for outstanding understanding of naturopathic medicine. Presently, Sean acts as a teaching assistant for Health Psychology (Years I, II, III) and Naturopathic Manipulation (Years II & III). Sean also acts as clinical supervisor for CCNM’s Queen West satellite clinic and the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic.Sean uses all modalities of naturopathic medicine including clinical nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese dietetics, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage, naturopathic manipulation and lifestyle counseling. His practice focuses on how mental, emotional, spiritual and physical landscapes impact the patient, their health concerns and their healing. The mind-body connection is relevant to all illness and must be engaged if there is to be a true return to whole health.Sean is registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N)