Meet Your Therapist

 Alycia Duff-Bergeron, RMTAlycia Duff-Bergeron, RMT

Alycia’s childhood interest in drawing and painting sparked a lifelong passion for health sciences when she discovered a copy of Gray’s Anatomy.  Fascinated by the anatomical drawings, Alycia knew she wanted to learn more about the human body. As an art student, her work was influenced by her knowledge of anatomy, and she continued to study the human form. Alycia graduated from Sutherland-Chan in 2007 and is the founder of Anatomica. She incorporates Dynamic Muscle Release, joint mobilizations, muscle energy & manual osteopathic techniques into her Swedish massage therapy treatments, and is skilled at orthopaedic assessment, remedial & conditioning exercise physiology, and deep tissue massage.


IMG_7541Melanie Tiburzi, RMT

Melanie has been a Registered Massage Therapist since graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto in 2009. She developed an interest in alternative therapies years prior and has since had various degrees of study in Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage, of which she is a certified practitioner. Through many hours of study and practice of Thai Yoga Massage she acquired recognition as a Natural Health Practitioner. She loves to travel and while abroad has studied and continues to study  to grow both personally and professionally. Melanie practices Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Thai Yoga Massage.


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Emily-Kate (“Kate”) has been an RMT for 10 years and has treating people in all stages of pregnancy. In addition to prenatal therapy, Kate also practices Hot Stone massage. She’s and avid cyclist and annually volunteers her time and skills for the Friends For Life bike rally.


inna bio picInna Evtoushenko, RMT

Inna is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She offers treatments ranging from relaxing Swedish massage and aromatherapy to deeper restorative muscular work such as deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial therapy necessary to decrease tension and pain. Earning her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, graduating with Honours from ICT Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy, and being a fitness instructor gives her a unique opportunity to understand body mechanics and the natural way of healing which she applies in her treatment approach. She works with a wide array of clients, such as those with sport injuries, pregnancies, palliative care, and many more. Her treatment approach is to develop an individualized treatment plan with a combination of massage therapy and home self-care.

Inna strongly believes in giving back to the community. She volunteers her time, skills, and expertise on the Registered Massage Therapists team at the annual Bike 4 Life Rally. This fundraising annual event involves where over 300 cyclists cycling from Toronto to Montreal in efforts to raise funds for PWA (People With Aids), an organization which plays an integral role in helping people with AIDS live productive and fulfilling lives. This experience is not only rewarding, but gives her a great opportunity to work with different sport related injuries and their manifestations. Whether it is reducing daily stress or rehabilitative care, her drive to educate and enhance the healthy lifestyle of her clients is the motivation for her as a massage therapist. Inna is passionate about what she does and feels honoured about being given an opportunity to contribute to the health and healing of others.



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Janet Alilovic, RMT

Janet Alilovic is a Registered Massage Therapist who has been actively providing clinically oriented treatment for over 14 years in Ontario and abroad. She is committed to continuous development and education with focus on assessment, postural balancing, TMJ (jaw) massage and Trigger Point therapy. An enthusiastic hiker, she believes in promoting the benefits of everyday wellness habits – her volunteer work focuses on postural seminars for youth and wellness in the arts. Janet graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto in 2001, and her enthusiasm for continuing education lead her to enrol in Osteopathy college where she currently studies and enjoys developing her practical skills.


Anna Bio picAnna Maclean, RMT

Anna MacLean is a Registered Massage Therapist who loves to help people relax, move out of pain, and increase their mobility and body awareness. Trained in classical ballet in early life, Anna has spent many years “undoing” all the ballet training and has shifted into more holistic, less structured forms of bodywork such as, Authentic Movement and Alexander Technique. Anna is certified to teach the Groove Method and Dance Our Way Home, both of which increase the accessibility of dance and foster personal freedom, wellness and expression. In 2013 Anna began her studies at Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic, fell in love with anatomy, physiology and massage therapy and continues to explore the ways massage promotes well-being through relaxation, better sleep, recovery from injury and easing tension or pain from life’s daily activities. Anna’s treatment style combines calming rhythmic massage and specific, deep pressure where needed, adapting to the individual needs of each person.


Paul (Pawel) Dziegielewski RMT

Paul obtained his massage therapy diploma through the Canadian College of Massage in 2011 where he now teaches assessments to future therapists. Prior to massage, he completed the Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program at George Brown College. With an initial assessment, Paul works to identify clients’ postural and movement limitations in order to bring down discomfort and improve function – this allows him to tailor treatments from soothing Swedish techniques to more advanced techniques that target tight muscles and restricted joints and fascia. He is excited to be a part of the Anatomica family and looks forward to meeting you.

 


Amir Salkic

Amir graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2004. Since then he gained experience working in multiple clinical settings which helped him develop the skills to treat variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions/conditions such as but not limited to, low back pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains and strains, disc degenerative disease and herniations, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, headaches, migraines, shin splints and sciatica.  In order to restore the body’s optimal health he focuses his work on finding and treating the root of the problem rather than the symptoms alone.
During treatments Amir can utilize various techniques such as but not limited to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Advanced Myofascial Release, Visceral, Strain Counter Strain, Muscle Energy Technique, Joint Mobilizations and Cranial Sacral. Over the years Amir has pursued multiple post graduate courses to further develop his skills as a therapist. His growing passion and enthusiasm for the alternative care has lead him to pursue further studies in the field of Osteopathy. Currently he is a D.O.M.P. candidate after completing the 5 year program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Amir integrates his skills and knowledge to better serve your therapeutic needs by providing you with safer and more effective treatments. In doing this he is able to deliver the best therapeutic massage therapy to better aid patients through their journey to recovery, stress management and wellness. In his spare time Amir enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling and leading a healthy lifestyle by exercise and engaging in various sports. He believes a healthy life consists of gaining control over a positive outlook on life and also discovering as well as maintaining the right balance.


Dr. Rahim Lalji, Anatomica

Rahim Lalji, DC

Dr. Rahim Lalji completed an Honours Baccalaureate degree in Health Science from the University of Western Ontario and subsequently graduated from Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  In addition to formal education, Rahim also holds additional certifications in the areas of contemporary medical acupuncture from McMaster University, Active Release Technique, and Strength and Conditioning. His treatment approach is considered to be evidence informed and patient-centred, meaning that the patient, the practitioner, and best evidence guidelines all contribute to the treatment plan and healing process. His motivation for being a chiropractor is tied to a vision of a healthcare system that is pro-active, rather than re-active in its culture.

Rahim has performed clinical rotations at St. Johns Rehabilitation Hospital, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, APTUS treatment center, the Friends for Life Bike Rally, and during the Toronto Triathlon.  When Rahim is not treating in the clinic, you can usually find him working with athletic organizations such as the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), the Greater Ontario Hockey League (GOHL), the Canadian Soccer League (CSL), the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), and the Toronto Ultimate Club (TUC).


Annette Lambert, R.Ac

Annette Lambert is a Registered Acupuncturist and a Field Biologist. She graduated with High Honors from the Shiatsu School of Canada’s Acupuncture Institute in 2014. She is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and is a member of Traditional Chinese Medicine Ontario (TCMO). She holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Cincinnati and has been conducting studies of North American fauna and flora since 1997; this work continues to push her to build upon her listening and visual discernment skills. In 20001, Annette earned a 600 hour Diploma in Zen Shiatsu from the Kokoro Dojo in Toronto. She also holds certificates in Reiki Level 1(2004) and Level 2 (2005). Annette desires to add Japanese Acupuncture and Qi Gong Instruction to her practitioner’s tool box.

Annette grounds her practice in the principle that diagnosis and treatment are inseparable. For her, the keystones of treatment are to gently establish a connection with the patient, to be fully present throughout each treatment, and to maintain communication. Annette incorporates acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, TCM nutritional advice and lifestyle awareness, Tui Na, Reiki,and Zen Shiatsu into treatments tailored to the individual. She will also likely encourage you to get outside and notice the natural world around you.


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