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.
Caleb Park BSc. (KIN),
Exercise Supervisor / Kinesiologist / SNI
Caleb is a graduate of Brock University with Honours in Kinesiology. He is
a registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and also a member of the Ontario Society of Health
and Fitness. He has experience from previous positions working with Special Needs populations. He provides exercise
based intervention for those with neurological impairments such as post-stroke, ABI, MS, CP and spinal cord injuries. Caleb
has experience working with senior clients in gym settings. Currently he is passionate and skilled at helping those
with both neurological and developmental disabilities. He is very enthusiatic about sharing hisknowledge of corrective
exercise, prevention and rehabiltation with those who are willing to learn. Caleb always strives to learn more, and provide
service to clients at the BODiWORKS Institute.
Mira Miskovic PT (Reg.ONT)
Physiotherapist / Osteopath
Mira Miskovic PT, Cert. MDT, MCPA is a compassionate physiotherapist and Osteopath
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.
Kim Banting CHNP
Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Kim Banting is a Board Certified Holistic Nutrionist, providing personal consulting, practicing
in the Mississauga/Oakville area. She brings her experience, passion for cooking, food and health to work for men and women
of all ages and abilities. She feels your optimal health goals can be reached through her inspiration and education
plus your new knowledge and feeligs of responsibility.
Kim is a regular contributor to
SilverLinks News and a guest writer for various blogs. She spearheaded a community's garden at Shelter Bay PS in 2012,
as well as helping High Park's Children's garden. She has assisted various groups such as The Stop Community Food Center,
Senior's Life Enhancement Centre, Mississauga Older Adults Centre, Peel Elder Abuse and Prevention Network and Catholic Family
Kim's specialties include health GUT and digestion treatment, women's health,
hormone balancing and stress management. She believes in the body's innate ability to heal itself when given the right
tools: health diet, physical activity, sunshine, fresh air and clean water.
want to help you get back your health, reduce pain and discomfort, and improve your body functions without a restrictive diet
plan. I will work with you to help create lasting changes that you can live with."
There is a lot of misinformation circulating online about 'fad' diets and GUT health, and it can be very difficult
to navigate your way through. Your personal GUT health is different than someone else's and needs specific attention.
The truth is, our GUT health is always changing. There is so much new research and I believe it is very important to
stay up to date with the latest information. I use only evidence-based strategies when I work with my clients to ensure
that they see the results they are looking for.
She is happy to be part of the BODiWORKS
Institute and provide Personal Nutritional Consulting.
Tavares HBSc., MScA(OT) (reg.OT ONT)
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
AGP / ETR Special Needs
Miko is currently completing her degree is Speech and Language
Sciences at Brock University. She has experience working with various special needs children and young adults through
group and respite programs, particularly those within the ASD spectrum. Miko's interest is to help individuals with
special needs achieve their goals. With her combined enthusiasm, passion and creative personality, she is able to promote
a safe, active and positive environment for children and their families.
Darren Korpela BA(Kin)
/ ETR Special Needs Instructor (SNI)
Darren is a graduate of Brock University with
a degree in Kinesiology and Niagara College graduate certification in Autism and Behavioural Science. He has spent 4
years working in an adaptive gym program in Niagara area with elementary school aged children. He has also experience
working with special needs individuals in other capacities such as adult residential care, respite work,social skills groups
and vocational programs as well as ABA/IBI therapies. He is passionate in helping those with both Autism and other neurodevelopmental
Liane Yanchis B.A.Sc.
AGP Special Needs Instructor (SNI)
Liane is a graduate from McMaster
University with a degree in Honours Human Behaviour. She has experience working with the special needs population through
positions at a group home, day programs and respite working. She is a big proponent of an active lifestyle and enjoys
playing soccer, skateboarding and going for wlaks with her dog. She is excited to make a positive impact on the health
and wellness of those in the AGP and ETR programs at the BODiWORKS Institute.
Kate Wang BSc. (Kin)
AGP / ETR Special Needs
Kate graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She
has experience in special needs and adapted progarms, with all ages and abilities. Kate enjoys working with children
with special needs and helping them lead healthier, more productive lives. Kate is very passionate about promoting physical
activity and wellness in everyday lives. In the future she wishes to pursue a Master's degree in occupational therapy.
Her interests lie in working with individauls with Autism and developmental disabilities.