iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic | 2221 Keele St., Suite 302 | North York, Toronto | 416-759-8099

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 OUR TEAM

The iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic team of health care professionals are a collection of some of the very best doctors, therapists, and health care providers in Toronto.

OUR TEAM

The iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic team of health care professionals are a collection of some of the very best doctors, therapists, and health care providers in Toronto.

Chiropractor

Dr. John Balkansky, B.Sc., D.C.
 

Doctor of Chiropractic
Nutritional Sciences Specialist
Clinic Director and Owner

 

Hours:
 

Mon:     12:30 pm    to   7:00 pm

Tue:         2:00 pm    to   7:00 pm

Wed:      10:00 am    to   2:30 pm

Thurs:      2:00 pm    to   7:00 pm

Fri:          10:00 am    to   2:30 pm

Sat:           9:00 am    to   1:00 pm 

Dr. John Balkansky graduated from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1997, and founded the iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic in 2007.

 

Dr. Balkansky takes a functional approach to care, incorporating chiropractic principles, along with other treatment options, in order for his patients to reach their maximum recovery potential. His passion for healing compliments his personal approach to health care, looking at the entire person and treating each case as unique. He performs thorough assessments of structural and functional aspects of injuries and uses this information to provide the most relevant and effective treatment options for each person as an individual. 

 

Although he focuses his practice mainly on the treatment of sports-related and motor vehicle injury rehabilitation, he also deals with a wide range of other conditions, including acute injuries, supportive care and chronic conditions. In the past, he has 

performed functional ability evaluations as the director of an assessment centre and as a result, has extensive experience in this area. He works closely with family physicians and other health care providers in order to maximize his patients recovery. 

Dr. Balkansky is registered on the Theralase website as one of the few certified clinics within the City of Toronto to employ the      

TLC-1000 Theralase therapeutic laser system and it has become one of the main treatment modalities employed at iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic.

 

Dr. Balkansky is fluent in English and Bulgarian, and also speaks some French, Russian, Italian, and Spanish. Dr. John is a self proclaimed "techno geek", and his hobbies include playing the piano, drawing, painting and is also a Sci-Fi and action movie buff.

Registered Massage Therapist / Nurse

Esther Aguilar, RN, RMT.

 

Registered Nurse

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Hours:

Wed:      10:00 am    to   3:00 pm

Thurs:    10:00 am    to   7:00 pm

 

Esther Aguilar has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist since 1997 and is fully licensed with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and an active member of The Ontario Massage Therapist Association. She is also Registered with The College of Nurses of Ontario.

 

Esther is committed to providing safe and compassionate health care and provides her expert care with compassion and empathy. She is extremely thorough in her assessments and her approach is always holistic, addressing all areas of the individual: physical, emotional and psychological.

 

Her individualized holistic approach helps her patients increase relaxation, manage pain, increase blood circulation, and improve their overall health. Her bedside manner is very professional and respectful, treating people from all walks of life with the dignity everyone deserves.

 

Esther Aguilar is an expert in Traditional Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Athletic Therapy Massage, Myofascial Release, Relaxation Massage, Pre and Post-Rehabilitation Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Passive Stretch Massage, and Lymphatic Drainage.

 

Esther is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys playing guitar, swimming and cycling in her spare time.

Registered Physiotherapist

Amin Sarvaiya, PT.

 

Registered Physiotherapist

 

Hours:

 

Fri:           10:00 am    to    3:00 pm

Sat:            9:00 am    to    1:00 pm

Amin pursued his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Sardar Patel University in India. Soon after finishing his education, he started working in a clinic where he attended to a wide variety of patients with musculskeletal and neurolological problems.

Following that Amin came to Canada to pursue a course in Fitness and Health promotion which has helped him to understand the Canadian education system, culture, and also has helped him to improve his communication skills, added to his knowledge for improving people's health from normal to elite.

Amin is very passionate about his career and always tries his best to make his patients physically independent and always brings a smile to their face.

Apart from the clinic Amin likes to spend time with family and friends and enjoys long road trips. Amin is also an avid cricket player and fan.

Registered Acupuncturist

Amey H’ng, R.Ac.

Registered Acupuncturis

 

Hours:
 
Fri:      10:00 am    to   3:00 pm
Sat:     09:00 am    to    1:00pm

Amey is a Licensed Acupuncturist and graduated from the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto in 1995. She now has over twenty four years of experience as an acupuncturist and is extremely passionate about all natural health remedies.

 

Her specialties include Sports Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, is a Pain Specialist and an expert in pain management. Amey has also worked extensively with patients suffering from Neurological Disorders, Eyes, Ears & Nose Disorders, Allergies, IBS, Migraine Headaches, Dizziness, and Insomnia.

Registered Acupuncturist 

Kellie Williams, LAc. 

 

Registered Acupuncturist

 

Hours:
 
Fri:        10:00 am    to     3:00 pm

Sat:       09:00 am    to   12:00 pm

Kellie is a Licensed Acupuncturist. She is a member in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO), and also a Shiatsu Therapist.

She discovered the rapid pain relief of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine after a back injury 8 years ago and it was because of this positive response that she decided to dedicate her career in mastering the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, in order to help others to eliminate and manage their pain.

 

Her style of treatment is a mixture of acupuncture, shiatsu and cupping. This combination of techniques produces amazing results in the reduction of pain and induces a whole body relaxation.

 

Other services provided by Kellie are:

 

Auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, barefoot shiatsu, tuina, moxibustion, gua sha.

Registered Acupuncturist 

Zahra Kensi, R.Ac. 

 

Registered Acupuncturist

 

Hours:
 
Mon:    10:00 am    to     5:00 pm

Zahra is a graduate of The University of Toronto where she obtained her Bachelor degree in Toxicology. After years of working in the pharmaceutical industry, she became interested in alternative therapies.

Passionate about enabling patients to heal themselves, Zahra went on to study Acupuncture at the Toronto School of Chinese Medicine.

Zahra's compassionate and empathetic nature, helps to make all her patients feel comfortable and at ease.

In her spare time, Zahra enjoys singing and dancing.

Registered Nurse

James E. D’Astolfo, RN, Hons BSc (N), CCP, CCBT

 

Registered Nurse / Counselor

 

Hours:
 
Thurs:    10:00 am    to     7:00 pm

James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with honours from York University in Toronto, and is a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

 

James also holds a certificate as certified coach practitioner from the Certified Coach Federation and a certificate in cognitive behavioural therapy. James is also a long-term care nurse in Toronto and provides counselling and life coaching services for health clinics in the GTA. In 2012 James was awarded the “top nurse” award by the International Nurses Association. James is also a member of Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

James specializes in patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and chronic pain issues, stress (work and school), Anger, ADD, ADHD and Leering Disabilities.

 

In his spare time James enjoys spending time with both family and friends.

Office Administrator

Shanell Williams
 

Office Administrator

 

Hours:
 

Mon:     10:00 am    to   7:00 pm

Tue:         1:00 pm    to   7:00 pm

Wed:      10:00 am    to   3:00 pm

Thurs:    12:00 pm    to   7:00 pm

Fri:          10:00 am    to   7:00 pm

Sat:         09:00 am    to   1:00 pm

Office Administrator

Maria Messiha
 

Office Administrator

 

Hours:

Tue:       10:00 am    to   1:00 pm

Maria Messiha is the iWellness.ca Rehab& Wellness clinic, receptionist  and office administrator. She is what makes the clinic run as efficiently and seamlessly as possible.

She is a friendly, devoted and hard-working individual with a passion for helping people and is always willing  to learn new skills.

 

Maria graduated as a Business Administrator in 2006 and refreshed her business administration training in 2017. Currently she is taking Medical Terminology and Medical Billing and is constantly upgrading her knowledge and expertise.

 

When not assisting patients at iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness clinic, Maria's hobbies include reading, horseback riding and watching action movies.

Shanell Williams is the iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic resident "Jill of all trades". She is what makes the clinic run as efficiently and seamlessly as possible. From always having a friendly greeting for our clients ready, to helping them to navigate all those tricky intake forms, and helping them deal with insurance claims and forms, Shanell is always there to assist our patients and make their 

visit to our clinic a hassle and frustration free experience.

 

Apart from performing general administrative duties such as booking appointments and follow ups with patients, she also attends to the clinic book keeping, handling billing for insurance companies and patients alike, as well as taking inventory and maintaining stock levels of medical supplies. She is the heart and soul of our clinic, and we would not be the same without her.

 

When not assisting patients at iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic, Shanell's other passion is movies, whether going to the theatre or staying in, you can be sure to catch her enjoying a good comedy or action flick.