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Corey Evans
Executive Director, BODiWORKS Institute
 
Corey Evans is a leading authority on personal health. Through the application of sound wellness and behavior modification he motivates clients to access their inner strength. As a wellness consultant Corey has helped thousands of clients who have sought his guidance for preventive health using exercise, natural nutrition and stress management. He is passionate about traditional diets, experienced in organic farming, stress reduction and preventive means to resolving dysfunction and disease.
 
Corey uniquely bridges the gap of information between holistic/alternative health and conventional health knowledge. Corey is particularly knowledgeable and passionate about children and teens development. He has extensive experience through his work with neurologically impaired individuals, corrective exercise for injury and obese children.  He combines his unique knowledge, education and research to provide compassionate support to people of all ages and abilities.  

Corey is the Executive Director of the BODiWORKS Institute in Mississauga, which has individually helped thousands of adults and children since 1995. He is the President of the Freedom Initiatives Health Corp, a consulting firm currently providing corporate presentations and motivation solutions.  Corey is the GTA-West Chapter President of the Weston Price Foundation for natural foods and research.

Corey is the creator and founder of the Adapted Gym Program for special needs children, a first in Canada.  He has also founded the BBAIM (Brain-based Autism Intervention and Management) team which is tasked with providing information, supervision of services and professional therapies to families with children within the Autism spectrum.

Corey holds a degree in Biological and Health Sciences with emphasis in Kinesiology and a strong continuance of certifications in the exercise, wellness and human behavior fields. He has  received inspiration from the Dr.A.Weil Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona through course work studying the link between nutrition and cardiovascular health.  He actively speaks to medical staff, corporations, community organizations, Universities and businesses. Corey also coaches on various topics related to wellness and behavior solutions.
 
You can contact Corey directly at corey@healthisfreedom.net
 

 

Dawn Robertson RMT, AT

Registered 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. (KIN)

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

Anjali Sarna PT (Reg.ONT)

Resident Physiotherapist 

Anjali is an experienced Physiotherapist who graduated with a Masters Degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Health Care from Keele University, United Kingdom in 2006.  She has been working independently in private walk-in clinical setups and hospitals since graduating with expertise in muscoloskeletal conditions.  Anjali emphasizes an evidence-based, proactive approach to treatment and focuses on creating a positive change.  Using a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise and patient education, Anjali aims to reduce pain, optimize function and performance and prevent re-injury.  During her tenure working in the hospital, she gained hands on experience with post-surgical, internal fixations, hip and knee replacements and multiple muscoloskeletal injuries and complications.  Not only is Anjali fluent in English, she also speaks Hindi and Punjabi.  She enjoys yoga and meditation and views those as helpful tools in the therapeutic and healing process.  Anjali values quality of life for all people of varying abilities.

 

Mira Miskovic PT (Reg.ONT)

Physiotherapist 

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.

Years 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.

Being credentialed 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.

During 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 healing.

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 BBAIM team.

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. 

Claudia Corradetti M.A., RP, CCC, CICAPP (candidate)

Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist

Claudia is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Art Therapist ad Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). Her training began with graduate work in Art Therapy. As part of ongoing education, Claudia is currently completing an advanced part-time specialization in child development and psychotherapy at the Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CICAPP)

Over her career, Claudia has practiced with individuals and families of all ages in child welfare, schools, trauma centres, addiction rehabilitation centres, correctional facilities and private practice.  She also designs and facilitates experiential workshops for staff in a variety of corporate, community and health care settings with a focus on creativity, well-being and self-care.

At the BODiWORKS Institute Claudia is offering individual Art Therapy for children in the Special Needs Department.  As part of the BBAIM team she is an advisor as well as practitioner.   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 a 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.

Claudia is pleased to be part of the team and looks forward to working closely with children and their families/cargivers in the BODiWORKS community.  

 

Giuseppe Parziale  BSc. Psychobiology, MSc.

Psyschological and Behavioural Counseling 

Giuseppe is an Italian Psychologist who came to Canada for expansion of his professional career.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and two different Masters of Science; one in Neurosciences & Cognitive Psychology and the other in Forensic Psychology.

He is a generall member of the Ontario Association of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and general member and certified to practice with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). He will soon be registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

 

Giuseppe has been working in the field of psychology, behavioural sciences and special needs for almost 10 years achieving remarkable results throughout his experiences.  Giuseppe has based much of his approach on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which meticulously provides help for 'unhelpful or maladaptive thinking styles'.  Giuseppe guides you to identify the root of the problem, leading you to recalibrate your psychological unbalance.

 

As a behaviour specialist, Giuseppe is part of the BBAIM team at BODiWORKS and has been working with indiviuals with special needs (Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, ADHD and dual diagnosis). He advocates social inclusion, autism awareness and acceptance. He has a strong familiarity with the ABLLS-R for Autism assessment.  He is a strong promoter of the theory that ' a behaviour is always a visible expression of an internal change and that is the cue where we should take the inspiration from'. 

 

  

Aysha Asif

 

Special Needs work

 

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.

 

 

Diane Lima

 

OT/Special Needs Instructor (SNI)

 

...bio coming soon 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Stone

 

AGP Special Needs Instructor (SNI)

 

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.