Dawn Robertson RMT, AT
Massage Therapist, Certified Athletic Therapist
Dawn is a Registered
Massage Therapist (RMT) graduated in 1998. She is also a Certified Canadian Athletic Therapist (AT) graduating from
Sheridan College's Athletic Therapy Program in 2005. Dawn has previously worked with many amateur and professional sports
teams including rugby Canada, Oakvile Crusaders Rugby Club, Oakville Blades JrA Hockey team and Six Nations Jr A Arrows lacrosse
team. Dawn has worked 2 years as the assistant athletic therapist at Queens University and has also worked for Cirque
du Soleil Totem and Dralion as well as the National Ballet. Dawn has attended Stott Pilates training as well as advanced
training in muscle energy, fascial release, craniosacral, soft tissue release and visceral manipulation courses.
Dawn's treatment focus here is on finding and treating the cause of pan and discomfort, not simply
addressing symtoms (allthough necessary sometimes) and treating tyhe whole body as a unit. Her interests are in core
and postural strengthening, fascial release and visceral work.
Elizabeth Georgiou BSc.
Exercise Supervisor / Kinesiologist
As a graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber, Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of
Applied Science in Kinesiology Degree and a Dilpoma in Health and Fitness Promotion. She is registered with the College
of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Through her volunteer roles and work experience, Elizabeth has fostered a love for working
with people. Elizabeth is passionate about living an active lifestyle and hopes to inspire the same enthusiasm for health
in others. She has experience with athletic training and presently teaches and trains martial arts. Elizabeth
is consistently looking for new experiences to facilitate her personal growth and to gain new insights and knowledge in her
field of study
Miskovic PT (Reg.ONT)
Mira Miskovic PT, Cert. MDT, MCPA is a compassionate physiotherapist who is
dedicated to assisting your recovery and to resume, and in many cases exceed your pre-injury activities and lifestyle.
Using Osteopathic principles,
McKenzie approach and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) combined with her extensive experience and
training gives Mira‘s treatments ‘an edge’. It is not a rare occasion that her patients respond very favourable
in the short period of time.
of experience working with people post stroke, head injury and other neurological conditions, along with her ongoing postgraduate
training including Neuro Developmental Treatment – Bobath approach assist Mira to provide very successful rehab programs
for her patients.
by The McKenzie Institute International to evaluate and treat spinal disorders, Mira receives referrals from orthopedic surgeons,
physiatrists and Regional Assessment Centres to treat patients who already have gone through a treatment program with limited
or no improvement. So far, Mira was very successful in helping these people to significantly improve their condition. She
has success with helping patients suffering from herniated discs, as well as back, neck and shoulder pain.
Mira is open to referrals from
Insurance companies to treat people who have been injured in car accidents (MVA’s). Mira further enhanced her skills
and developed ways to assist those patients to reduce the pain and recover faster, and safely return to work within the
shortest time frame.
the course of the treatment, Mira places a strong focus on educating you to understand your condition in order to be
able to assist your body to resume its inherent ability to heal itself. She also uses ’Hands-on’ approach
to remove restrictions and restore the impaired relationships within your tissues so that normal physiology resumes and enable
A firm emphasis
is placed on treating the cause of the problem as a must to restoring core stability. This is most often impaired due to our
predominantly sedentary lifestyle or as a consequence of previous, often untreated and neglected minor injuries, which over
time managed to cause changes within our body, often far away from the previously injured site.
Mira is devoted to continuously working on further upgrading
her skills in order to give you the most updated and the most efficient treatment.
Sally Chung B.FA., DTATI (theis pending),CRPO (cand.)
Art Therapist and Psychotherapist
Sally is a candidate for qualifying Psychotherapist (CRPO) and Art Therapist. Through her
graduate work in Art Therapy, Sally has practiced with diverse populations within various settings including, but limited
to Child and Family Counselling Services, youth mental health centres, trauma facilities, psychiatric units and rehabilitation
residences. She also designs and facilitates Art Therapy groups with children and youth that focus on self-expression,
fostering creative coping skills and mindfulness techniques. With over five years of experience working with children
and youth, Sally highlights the importance of a holistic approach to treatment in order to uncover the unique strengths and
abilities that are easily unnoticed in children.
At the BODiWORKS Institute, Sally is offering
individual Art Therapy for children, youth and adults within the Special Needs Department as a part of the
Art Therapy is a unique branch of psychotherapy that uses the creative process of
art-making to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals of all ages. Since art is a visual
expression of the brain, and thus language, it accesses cognitive and emotional aspects of experiences in a different
way than verbal language. Using imagery, colour and shape as part of the therapeutic process - thoughts and feelings
can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate.
Sally is pleased to be
part of the team and looks forward to working closely with children and their families/caregivers in the the BODiWORKS community.
Rachel Tavares HBSc., MScA(OT) (reg.OT
/ Special Needs Instructor
Rachel has graduated from McGill University
with a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy (OT). Prior to this, Rachel completed a Bachelor of Science in the Life Sciences
program with a Minor in Psychology from McMaster University.
Through her academic,
work and volunteer experiences, Rachel has worked with clients ranging in age from infants to older adults, with a wide range
of physical and mental health concerns including, but not limited to; developmental disabilities, psychiatric illnesses, neurological
and orthopaedic conditions. She has worked in hospital, homecare, daycare, clinical, academic and community settings.
Rachel has more than 7 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. The combination of
this experience with her schooling has helped her develop a unique understanding of the challenges faced by these individuals
and families. Rachel has skills in Assessment, Analysis and follow up recommendations to improve overall quality of
Rachel is both passionate and compassionate when it comes to helping others with
their health and wellbeing in a manner that is respectful and dignified. Consistent with the values of Occupational
Therapy, Rachel looks at clients from a holistic perspective. She collaborates with clients to explore elements of the
person, their occupations (anything a person does to occupy their time) and their environment to identify barriers and solutions
in what the clients desires, needs to do or has to accomplish in their daily life. Rachel is excited to assist you or
your family to reach a full potential and occupational goals at the BODiWORKS Institute.
SPECIAL NEEDS INSTRUCTORS
Needs Instructor (SNI)
Aysha is in her final year at U of T completing a double major in psychology and sociology. She
has a passion for working with children, and believes in being a good role model and trusting mentor. She has several
years of volunteer and work experience with children. Currently she helps within our Special Needs Dept working with
children with Autism and other neurodevelopmental delays. Aysha hopes to continye into a masters program in the field.
AGP Special Needs Instructor
Glenn graduated from Sheridan College with a Certificate in the Fundamentals of Fitness principles. He is currently
completing a Certified Personal Trainer Certification. He has a great deal of experience working with children with disabilities
and special needs. As a previous Resident Director for a college solely for students with learning, physical and
neurological delays. With his long history of hands on care of special needs in an active environment, Glenn is very
passionate about encouraging and helping. Seeking a healthy lifestyle is very important to Glenn. He seeks to
inspire others by drawing from his past experiences of playing, coaching and umpiring youth sports. Glenn is currently
expanding his education of special needs through the BODiWORKS Institute and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and IBI Certifications.