BSc (Kin) MBBS CCFP(SEM) Dip Sports Med (CASEM)
Medical Director – The Armoury Sports Medicine and Performance Clinic
Team Physician – Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Wilfrid Laurier University
Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University
Adjunct Professor, Western University
Randy was born and raised in Kitchener. He had a keen interest in all sports growing up, and has specialized in non operative sports medicine to help athletes strive to reach their goals. He also treats those with arthritis and general bone, muscle and joint pain.
He completed his Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine through McMaster University in 2012, and a CASEM member. He completed his family medicine residency also through McMaster University.
He is affiliated with McMaster University Department of Family medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor (Adjunct). He teaches medical students clinical skills for their musculoskeletal medicine block. He also teaches family medicine residents sports medicine at The Armoury.
His work experience includes being the current team physician for Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. He has traveled internationally with members of Canada Senior Women’s Basketball team and was a lead medical at the PanAm Games in Toronto in 2015.
He enjoys playing sports, spending time with his family and supporting Arsenal FC.
B.Sc, MD, FRCS(C), Dip Sport Med
Dr. Dimitri Haddad, is an orthopaedic surgeon and CASEM-certified sports medicine
physician. At the Armoury Dr. Haddad is pleased to provide sports medicine consultation
and non-operative management of musculoskeletal problems, particularly in shoulder,
knee, and hip issues.
Dr. Haddad went to medical school at Queen’s Medical School, completed his
orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Ottawa, and also completed an
additional year of fellowship training in Ottawa to subspecialize in shoulder surgery and
surgical sports medicine. Dr. Haddad went on to have nine years experience of full
operative practice with a particular focus in shoulder and sports-related injuries. He also
gained experience in both evaluating and operating on sports-related
hip/femoracetabular issues. He is an Adjunct Professor at the DeGroote School of
Medicine and also has acted as a Master Associate Instructor in teaching arthroscopic
surgery for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has also acted as
orthopaedic consultant for local university and high school sports teams.
Dr. Haddad grew up in Kitchener where he represented the city in soccer, basketball,
hockey, and track and field at various times. He is a former WCSSAA all-star football
player who went on to play football at both McGill University and Queen’s University. He
continues to enjoy the recreational sport and coaching local high school football and multiple
BA, DC, FRCCSS(C), CSCS, Acu., ART®
Chiropractic Sports Specialist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Active Release Techniques Provider
Dr. Andrew Robb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University where he also was a member of the Canadian National Championship Baseball Team (98’). He went on to graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and eventually post graduate fellowship from the Royal College of Chiropractors of Sports Sciences.
Clinical care provided by Dr. Robb is the administration of advanced assessments, including movement-function based approaches, and advanced rehabilitative therapeutics.
Dr. Robb has published in various scientific journals in the areas of soft tissue therapy, baseball biomechanics, shoulder injuries, and functional movements. He is on clinical faculty at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Robb has collaborated with various organizations including, Canadian Athletic Coaching Centre, American Sports Medicine Institute, and Major League Baseball.
Dr. Robb focuses in the area of baseball pitching biomechanics, throwing injuries, and sports performance and conditioning. He is a consultant for various baseball organizations and is also involved with Major League Baseball conducting research. Dr. Robb is published in various sport science journals on the topics of baseball injuries and hip function. He is an international lecturer on the topics of arm, hip, baseball related injury mechanics and movement sciences. He has lectured at Laurier University, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and Brock University.
Dr. Samanta ND specializes in integrative medicine and rejuvenating therapies. His goals are to help patients and workplaces prevent disease and optimize health.
Aaron is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario, with over 15 years clinical experience in multi-disciplinary health facilities, from acute-care to performance gyms.
Academic experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology from York University, CSEP fitness testing, and post-grad studies in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Continuing education courses & research keeps Aaron abreast medical information and trends. Recent courses include ‘Comprehensive Injection Training’ (PRP, prolotherapy, trigger point), Genomic and new lab tests.
Clients schedule consult Aaron for health goals ranging from chronic conditions through to optimal sports performance. An individualized plan is made utilizing the following therapies & diagnostics.
Dr. Samanta ND has also developed & delivered evidence-based workplace health programs. Through health assessments, plans & tracking, companies and their employees achieve measured benefits.
In his free time, Aaron keeps fit through soccer, MMA, mountain biking, and cross-training. Other healthy pursuits include cooking, coffee, ferments, veg gardening, kids, travel & the elusive mindfulness.
Conditions addressed by Aaron Samanta ND:
Bring Aaron your health questions, concerns, and goals, and share the passion for sustainable & optimal health.
Dr. Andrew Sauer’s interest in the chiropractic profession began as a University athlete when he experienced the benefits quality treatment has on sports-related injuries. Raised in the Waterloo Region, Dr. Sauer grew up playing football for the Cambridge Lions.
Dr. Sauer completed his Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University, where he played varsity football throughout his degree. Following graduation he pursued his education in Toronto at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. In addition to his studies he was heavily involved in the Rehab 2 Performance club, where he introduced his peers to movement-based assessment and treatment techniques.
Dr. Sauer has completed additional training in Functional Integrated Acupuncture, Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), RockTape, and Neurodynamic Techniques. He has been part of the medical team for the Toronto Young Nationals Minor Midget AAA hockey team, and has conducted movement and concussion baselines for a variety of teams, including the Toronto Titans, and the Burlington Eagles hockey clubs.
Dr. Sauer will work with you to implement a personalized program that will include a combination of movement assessment, manual therapies, and rehabilitative exercises. His aim is to understand the unique and individual needs of each patient, and will use the best tools available to help you reach your goals.
Sean graduated from the University of Toronto receiving his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to attending the University of Toronto he graduated from Brock University with an Honor’s degree in Kinesiology. Sean has experience treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions. He believes the combination of manual therapy and active exercise programs leads to optimal patient outcomes.
Continuing education and evidence-based practice is important to Sean. He is currently working towards the Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Outside of work, Sean enjoys playing a wide range of recreational sports and spending time outdoors.
Sayaka Tiessen is a registered physiotherapist and neurofunctional acupuncture provider. She completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at McMaster University, where she gained experience as a varsity athlete, and a strength and conditioning volunteer. Through her own personal experience of working with athletic trainers and therapists, she decided to pursue her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.
Since graduating, Sayaka has acquired skills in neurofunctional acupuncture, manual therapy, and taping. She also believes in the important role that patient-specific exercises play in the rehabilitation, management, and prevention of injuries for all athletes.
Sayaka is an avid triathlete who most recently competed at the ITU World Championships in the Netherlands. When not training, you can find her scaling the walls at local rock climbing gyms or fueling up with a coffee and pastry.
Prior to attending the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Tyler graduated from the University of Guelph where he completed a Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics. During this time he was a Guelph Gryphon varsity swim team member and elite triathlete. His triathlon career saw him competing at multiple international competitions and twice medaling at Canada’s National Under 23 Championships.
He attained his RMT certification in 2016 and has been utilizing this to aid clients with injury rehabilitation, functional improvement and lifestyle balance. From his own racing experience, Tyler has a special interest in the role manual therapy can play in aiding athletic performance.
Tyler continues to lead a healthy lifestyle, but these days you are more likely to find him fishing or hiking rather than racing.
I graduated in 1994 from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics and in 1996 from the D’Arcy Lane Institute in London with a Diploma in Massage Therapy.
Much of my time has been spent working in multi-disciplinary clinics treating car accident, sport and work related injuries. I have worked with elite athletes at both the professional and amateur level, both preventatively and post injury. I specialize in treating acute and chronic injuries, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, pregnancy as well as the general stress and tension of everyday life.
My interests include playing and watching sports, music, theatre, reading, movies and travel.
In October 2017, Jennifer became a valued member of the Armoury team.
Jennifer is a Kitchener native and has been practicing Pedorthics in the KW and surrounding areas since 2007.
Jennifer holds a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, and in her 3rd year she initiated her steps into the Pedorthic profession through a mentorship with a local Pedorthist. She went on to complete the Diploma in Pedorthics and graduated with Distinction through Western University. In 2007 she completed her National Certification and received her designation of C. Ped (C), Canadian Certified Pedorthist.
Jennifer’s clinical approach is to provide and assist with the body’s “foundation” for optimal joint, muscle and supporting soft tissue function. No matter the reason, a specific injury related dysfunctions and compensations, chronic presentations or neurological complications, Jennifer’s goal to improve comfort and mobility for each patient. Each pair of custom foot orthotics is specifically designed by Jennifer, and fabricated locally.
Jennifer serves on the Ethics Committee and Continuing Education Committee for the College of Pedorthics of Canada; she also continues to an active supervisor to Pedorthic candidates who are enrolled in the Pedorthic program through Western University.
In 2015, Jennifer was nominated and elected by her peers and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The College of Pedorthics of Canada.
In her spare time Jennifer enjoys hiking, painting and cherishes every moment with her 2 children.
Jocelyn is a registered Occupational Therapist (OT) with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Western University, graduating in 2017. Prior to completing her Masters, she graduated from University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology: Brain and Cognition. Jocelyn has varied job experience as an Occupational Therapist at Grand River Hospital, and also working in the community part-time. Jocelyn has a particular interest in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, and the OT role in concussion management. She completed a fieldwork placement with the Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program in London, working within an interdisciplinary team to support young clients with an acquired brain injury. Jocelyn believes the OT perspective is so valuable to concussion management and returning to valued daily activities after a concussion, including returning to work, school, or managing symptoms during functional activities of daily living. She excels in a team environment, and is excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with the various disciplines offered at The Armoury.
MSc, BSc, CSCS and PhD
Brendan Pinto has been a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for almost a decade. He has worked with a number of individuals ranging from beginners to professional athletes with various needs on the spectrum of rehabilitation to performance. He also has experience with various movement disorders and fitness goals.
His research focuses on understanding human movement and how it relates to injury, pain and performance. He has had a unique opportunity to work with world renowned clinicians and researchers. Using scientific and clinical evidence, Brendan has developed an unconventional approach of using exercise to help you attain your goals, whatever they may be.