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5095 Yonge Street, Empress WalkNorth YOrk, ON  M2N 6Z4

North York Physiotherapy &Sports Medicine

Doctors and Physiotherapists working together to eliminate your pain

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Effective Treatment. Direct Billing to Your Insurance Company. 


Why choose Athlete's Care?

The team at Athlete's Care Empress Walk, just a few blocks north of Yonge & Sheppard, are trusted and experienced healthcare providers who believe in a dynamic, active approach to rehabilitation. Whether you have a sport related injury, a workplace injury or if you're experiencing pain caused by everyday activity, we can help! Book an appointment today and see why thousands of patients have trusted us with their sports medicine needs.


"Highly recommend - the centre is incredibly clean and professional. I worked with Christina Petrucci and she is amazing,. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I was suffering from neck and shoulder pain from more than two months and just within a weeks of treatment I can see a huge improvement in my condition. I highly recommend Christina without hesitation." - J.C


"Been going to Athletes care for almost 6-7 years now at various locations. I would like like to mention the phenomenal service by Jordan and Anna at the front desk, Kristina (RMT) and Nicole for helping me through recovery. The level of professionalism, service and level of care is surpassed any clinic I've been to. Thank you for all your help throughout these years :)" - Z.K


"I went to this centre for Physio with Chris Landa after I sprained my ankle. I would highly recommend him as he was super helpful throughout the whole process and was able to explain any questions I had. Definitely streamlined the rehab process!" - P.J

Home to all your sports medicine needs

Multifaceted Treatment  Modern Equipment

Our approach to treatment often includes a combination of 'hands-on' manual therapy techniques, acupuncture, exercise programs, performance taping and the latest in modern therapy equipment.

Detailed Assessment Personalized Treatment

Our goal is to provide you with the appropriate care necessary for a quick return to doing what you enjoy.

Easy Booking Convenient Treatment Sessions

Our constant focus is always to provide you with the most effective treatment necessary to get you feeling better.

  • Easy online booking.
  • Early morning, evening and weekend appointments
  • In Person & Virtual Care

Direct Billing Insurer Accepted

Our goal is to provide you with high quality physiotherapy treatments that are hassle-free. We are able to bill directly to most insurance companies on your behalf. Not sure if you’re covered? Give us a call and we will direct you to the appropriate resources to find out.

Meet Your Physiotherapy Team

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Christina Petrucci, MPT, BScKin

Registered Physiotherapist
Medical AcupunctureManual Therapy

Christina received her Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Christina is very passionate about helping others achieve their goals and return to optimal function. Christina works in collaboration with her patients in order to address biomechanical and neuromuscular impairments through individualized exercise programs, manual therapy, soft tissue release and patient education.

Miriam Farid, MScPT

Physiotherapy Resident

Miriam completed a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Miriam has gained invaluable experience working with diverse age groups and addressing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. She has developed a passion for forging trust-based relationships with her patients. Her core mission revolves around helping individuals return to their everyday lives and achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be.

Tazbin Manasia, BPT

Registered Physiotherapist
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)Manual Therapy

Tazbin's approach towards achieving optimal results is incorporating manual therapy, joint mobilization techniques and exercise therapy together to create a personalized treatment plan for her clients. Her skill set comprises various techniques that are not limited to Mulligan's mobilization with movement, neurodynamic techniques, soft tissue release, cupping therapy, PNF, rigid and kinesio taping.

Lauren Pan, MScPT, BKin(Hons)

Physiotherapy Resident

Lauren graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto.  As a believer in life-long education, Lauren is excited to expand her skillset as a clinician and has completed additional courses in Functional Intramuscular Stimulation (FIMS) and concussion management. Lauren believes in collaborating with her clients to help them understand their body, encourage active participation during treatment, and empower them to manage their care.

Chris Landa, MScPT, BAKin (Hons)

Registered Physiotherapist Medical Acupuncture Concussion Management & Vestibular Rehabilitation

Chris grew up heavily engaged in competitive sports and was faced with multiple injuries which sparked his passion for movement and helping others get back to their best physical and mental state. He has a strong focus on patient-centered care, opting for a holistic approach to rehabilitation and health which utlilizes manual therapy skills, patient education and exercise.

Michael Miglietta, MScPT, BScKin(Hons)

Physiotherapy Resident

Michael obtained a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen's University, Michael consistently strives to provide treatment in a patient-centered lens, ensuring that every step of the rehabilitation process is individually tailored to your unique situation. As part of this process, Michael emphasizes active exercises, patient education, and manual therapy skills. Yet, what ties this whole process together is the continual communication that is provided throughout each step of your rehabilitation which ensures that you are empowered to work back towards your active lifestyle.

Anil Popatiya, BPT

Registered Physiotherapist
Medical Acupuncture
Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion

Anil completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from NTR University of Health Science, in India. Anil's treatment approach is based on proactive movements, hands-on care with manual therapy, patient-specific exercise programs, and pain relief modalities to help improve patient function. His treatment approach utilizes his educational and clinical experiences in order to provide accurate analysis of biomechanics for effective application of physical remedies.

Bahram Jam,  MPhty, BScPT, FCAMT

Registered PhysiotherapistMasters in Manipulative Physiotherapy

Bahram Jam graduated from the University of Toronto, with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and went on to complete a clinical masters program at the University of Queensland, Australia receiving a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy Studies degree.  He is the founder and director of Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and has been a chief instructor for over four hundred post-graduate Physical Therapy clinical courses across Canada. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Andrews University.

Meet Your Team of Registered Massage Therapists

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Kenneth Lai, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Kenneth graduated from The Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. He is passionate about giving the best care possible to each client. As he works as an RMT he intends to take courses to be able to provide more services and benefits to his clients.

Samir Esmail, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Samir has a deep passion for helping others, and now uses his education and knowledge in massage therapy to provide tailored massages to positively treat clients and members of his community. He has a strong knowledge of pain management, rehabilitation and remedial exercises.

Helen Lin, RMT

Registered Massage TherapistRegistered Acupuncturist

Helen Wu Lin graduated from massage therapy program at Kikkawa College, winning the award for the highest academic and clinical achievement in the graduating class. Her goal in treatment is to provide personalized care to assist each client to their optimal health.

Geisa Bezerra, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Geisa successfully completed the Massage Therapy program at Centennial College. She is very passionate about helping people along their journey towards health. She specializes in but is not limited to deep tissue techniques focusing on postural issues. Geisa believes in healing from within to properly maintain the body.

Fern Ambre, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Fern graduated from the massage therapy program at Humber College. She believes that massage therapy is effective in rehabilitating patient injuries and promoting body wellness. Fern is skilled in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization and cupping therapy.

Kristina Perri, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Kristina understands that both clinical and administrative roles are an integral part of patient care and wanted to advance her therapeutic skills further and completed her education at Centennial's Massage Therapy Program. Her strong belief in continuous education and focus on client-centered care using a range of treatments like joint mobilizations, myofascial release and other soft-tissue techniques.

Meet Your Chiropractic Team

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Dr. Matt McGrath, DC, BKin(Hons)

ChiropractorMedical AcupunctureNeurofunctional Sports Practitioner

Dr. McGrath graduated with Clinic Honours from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2009. Dr. McGrath applies the Functional Integrated Therapy (F.I.T.) approach to patient assessment and treatment. He utilizes and combines various techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Active Release Techniques®, Fascial Abrasion, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, joint manipulation/mobilization and functional rehabilitation to treat sports and everyday wear-and-tear injuries. He has worked with a wide variety of individuals from professional athletes to weekend warriors.

Dr. Nicole Westlake, CSEP, BScKin(Hons), DNS, FRS-ms

ChiropractorMedical Acupuncture

Dr Westlake graduated Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Her treatment approach is focused on restoring function, preventing re-injury, improving performance and reducing pain. Dr Westlake's chiropractic treatments integrate a variety of tools including; Dry needling, Electro-acupuncture, Myo-Matrix Release, cupping, sports massage, Fascial Abrasions Technique, Shockwave, Joint manipulation/mobilization and rehabilitative exercise (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Functional Range Systems, Pilates, Foundation Training, Yoga). 

Meet Your Sports Medicine Physicians

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Dr. David Zeldin, MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med

Family Medicine, Practicing in Sport & Exercise Medicine

Dr. David Zeldin's current scope of practice includes both Primary Care Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. He has provided medical coverage for a wide variety of sports, including The University of Western Ontario's Varsity Football, Hockey, Rugby, and Cross Country teams, as well as the World Championship of Figure Skating. Dr. Zeldin leads an active lifestyle with interests in hockey, golf, skiing, and personal fitness.

Dr. Jing Jin, MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med

Family Medicine, Practicing in Sport & Exercise Medicine

Dr. Jin is a family physician with a special interest in sport and exercise medicine. She holds the Diploma in Sport Medicine issued by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.  Dr. Jin has provided onsite medical coverage for a variety of sports including the University of Western Ontario Varsity Women's Rugby and Hockey teams, Rowing, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Wrestling and several Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

Meet Your Naturopathic Doctor

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Dr. Teresa Tsui, MSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Tsui has a practice interest in pain management, womens' health conditions, digestive health conditions, and supportive care after cancer. She treated athletes on the field at volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee competitions across Ontario as part of the Sports Medicine team at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).  Teresa focuses on using acupuncture and Asian Medicine, botanical / herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and supplementation in her practice. Many of her patients also see her to improve the following conditions: allergies, cardiovascular (high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes), skin, mood (depression, anxiety), and stress.

Meet Your Registered Dietitian

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Ben Sit, RD

Registered Dietitian and Sports Dietitian

Ben received his education from Ryerson University's School of Nutrition and graduated his Dietetic Internship from the Sunnybrook Dietetics Internship Program. On top of being a Sports Dietitian, Ben previously worked as a Personal Trainer, which allows him to practically understand exercise and nutrition in combination. This combination of the world of Nutrition and Dietetics along with Physical Activity and Exercise is what makes Ben's interventions truly unique and customized.

Wide Range of Therapy Solutions All In One Place

Using a combination of therapy options, our physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropractors will develop a personalized treatment plan that gets you results.

  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Laser Therapy

  • Massage Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Active Release Technique
  • HA Viscosupplementation
  • Orthopaedic Bracing
  • Orthotics

Successfully Treated these Common Injuries

  • Ankle - Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis - Osteo Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Concussions
  • Elbow - Tennis, Golfer's
  • Foot - Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis
  • Hip - Fracture, OA
  • Knee - ACL, MCL, Meniscal, Tendonitis
  • Neck - Strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Sciatica - Piriformis Syndrome
  • Shoulder -Frozen, Rotator Cuff
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Wrist - Carpal Tunnel, DeQuervian's

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I'm not covered by insurance? Some patients do pay out-of-pocket for physiotherapy. We accept most major credit cards, debit, and cash. We provide only the therapy you need, and we will empower you to supplement your in-clinic care with a home care program.  
Do I need to bring anything with me?If you plan on having insurance cover your treatments, bring your insurance information and we can look into whether direct billing for physiotherapy is an option with your insurance provider. Bring your referral or doctor's note, if you have one. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. 
What happens on my first visit? You will be thoroughly assessed by a Registered  Physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will develop an appropriate treatment plan and get you started with treatment right away.

Is a doctor's referral necessary?
A doctor’s referral isn't necessary, but in rare cases, our physiotherapist may need you to see your doctor or a sports medicine physician to get further testing done. Note that some extended insurance may require doctor’s referral to get reimbursements for physiotherapy as well.
What shall I wear? Comfortable, loose fitting clothing is suggested as specific areas in the body are subject for evaluation and treatment. For instance, if the issue is on you knee then it’s better to wear shorts or loose fitting pants that can be rolled up.
How many treatments do I need? Number of treatments depends on your condition and the severity of your injury. Everyone responds differently to their type of treatment, but you will know on day 1, before you leave, what is suggested.

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"Extremely professional office staff and very knowledgeable physiotherapists. I have attended their clinic for a couple of sports related injuries and am happy to report that they helped me recover from my injuries. Great clinic!"

– J.F. Athlete's Care Yonge & Sheppard at Empress Walk

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Effective, Personalized Care for physiotherapy and all your sport medicine needs.

Conveniently located in the heart of North York at Empress Walk. Located on the east side of Yonge Street at Empress Avenue, on the ground floor of Empress Walk (directly across from the North York Centre subway station entrance, and Wendy's). 

Athlete's Care Sports Medicine Centres

5095 Yonge Street, Empress Walk - Ground Floor

North York, ON  M2N 6Z4