Dr. Faiz Karim
I grew up in Toronto, Canada playing a multitude of sports. I eventually focused on soccer and swimming, participating at a high level in both. It was through injuries while playing soccer that I was introduced to Chiropractic treatment. Through these experiences I learnt to fully understand the positive effects that chiropractic treatment can have.
I focus on the treatment of conditions relating to the musculoskeletal and nervous system. I have worked with a wide variety of patients, and my primary aim is to treat the source of the dysfunction rather than the symptoms. Through proper assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, many common musculoskeletal dysfunctions can be corrected.
I am fully certified in Active Release Techniques® (ART), which is a revolutionary myofascial (muscle) technique used around the world by many professional and amateur athletes. In addition to my Chiropractic and ART training, I am also fully certified in Medical Acupuncture. I utilize both skills in the day-to-day treatment of all my patients.
While in Canada, I had the privilege to work at one of the top Sport Injury Centres, where I assisted numerous world class soccer players, cyclists, runners, swimmers and ball hockey players to return to full fitness. My past experience has given me an increased skill set for patient care along with the experience of treating top class athletes.
Many people suffer from pain due to repetitive strain injuries caused by long hours sitting at the computer or due to previous injury. You do not have to be one of those people anymore.
Brenna, is Dr. Karim’s Chiropractic Health Assistant. She has been with the practice since July 30 2012. She was introduced to the benefits of chiropractic adjustments when she was 18 years old when she injured her L4-L5 vertebrae playing racket ball. She has been a strong advocate of chiropractic ever since (30 plus years) for all sorts of ailments including allergies, migraine headaches, as well as for regular maintenance of her spine. She is such a strong believer in Chiropractic treatments, that her children have all received chiropractic adjustments since they were 3 days old. Brenna has spent most of her career in the Health Care Field, such as Special Care Aide with Home Care specializing in Palliative Care, Health Aide with nursing homes as well as Office Manager/Reception for General Practitioners.
Kristine is a graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at Centennial College. She is passionate about helping people improve their health and well being no matter their age. Her knowledge and skills in massage therapy are extensive. She utilizes the extremely popular Thermal Palms massage along with more traditional deep tissue and Swedish Massage techniques. She also has an excellent grasp of rehabilitative exercises to help improve any areas of weakness.
Kristine is a health and fitness enthusiast. She enjoys kick boxing and working out in her spare time. Through these activities, she has gained practical knowledge of the body’s biomechanics and is able to understand the multiple layers of an injury.
Kristine sees patients of all ages and she looks forward to helping you get back to your best!
Jennifer Sebu completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at McGill University prior to completing her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Throughout her studies, Jennifer took a keen interest in neurology and rehabilitation while gaining practical experience in a variety of clinical settings.
Jennifer has been an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and is dedicated to making a positive impact within the profession. Jennifer often takes first and second year physiotherapy students and thoroughly enjoys mentoring and being a clinical instructor for the next generation of Physiotherapists. To ensure the delivery of individualized patient care, Jennifer has taken many courses and certifications, including cupping, functional movement analysis, postural restoration(PRI), soft tissue release, reconditioning, exercise prescription, facial abrasion techniques, advanced cervical-thoracic complex, and is rostered to perform acupuncture/dry needling and spinal manipulations. Jennifer’s main priority is to achieve her patients’ goals and use current evidence based approaches to deliver high-quality individualized patient care.
Jennifer is originally from Scarborough, and is happy to be back in the community where she grew up.
As a graduate from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have an in-depth knowledge of how the body functions. As an acupuncturist my goal is to improve the functions of the body and promote self healing through a more natural and holistic way. Alongside needles, there are other modalities of treatment that can be used such as cupping, guasha, ear acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and so on to help with healing the body. Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions ranging from physical injuries to more internal conditions such as anxiety, emotional trauma and so much more.
In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, I am also a Certified Personal Trainer. Being a trainer and having a Kinesiology background allows me to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from athletes to clients that are completely new to exercise. Having that flexibility is great when it comes to interacting and working one on one. I believe that by caring for the body in a holistic way through acupuncture and integrating some physical activity the body can achieve optimal wellness. To me, the mind and body are one entity and when nourished and treated well it can work wonders.
I love meeting people and hearing their stories. It is my goal that I will be able to help you in your journey of becoming the best version of you.