The Armoury

Team

Dr. Randy Bahadur - Sports Medicine Physician

Randy Bahadur
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Medical Director - The Armoury Clinic

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.

Experience

  • Team doctor for Canada Women’s National Basketball team for two years, attending games in China, Brazil, Turkey and Czech Republic
  • 2015 Pan Am Games Toronto – Lead physician for martial arts
  • Pan Am Games qualifying tournaments – field hockey, judo championships and wrestling championships
  • Laurier University athlete clinics
  • Laurier University football on field coverage
  • Currently sees Olympic athletes (boxers, gymnasts), retired Canadian Football League players
  • Previous experience with Hamilton Tiger-cats on – pre-season physicals and on field game coverage
  • IAAF World Junior track and field championships in Moncton

Dr. Dimitri E. Haddad - Sports Medicine Physician

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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
minor sports.

Dr. Andrew Robb – Sports Chiropractor

Director of Therapeutics and Performance

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. Aaron Samanta - Naturopath

Dr. Aaron Samanta

BSc ND

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.

Therapies

  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutraceuticals
  • Botanical medicine
  • (electro) Acupuncture
  • Fitness & physical medicine
  • Lifestyle medicine (environment, sleep, stress, energy, mood).

Diagnostics including:

  • VO2max, RMR, body composition
  • Laboratory (hormone/adrenal, genomic/SNP, immune, digestive/microbiome, neuro, metabolic/OAT, environmental/toxins)
  • nutrition analysis (macro-micronutrients and supplements)
  • wearable technologies (HRV, posture, stress, activity, sleep)

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:

  • Injury from accident or sport, chronic/acute pain, arthritis.
  • Sleep, energy, stress & anxiety support.
  • Weight management, fat loss, muscle gain, bone density.
  • Digestive health, food intolerances, indigestion, cleansing, absorption, gut permeability.
  • Peak performance mental & physical.
  • Immune system support and cold/flu prevention.
  • Blood sugar & glycemic balance.
  • Cardiovascular conditions & support.
  • Disease prevention, optimal health & nutrition plans.

Bring Aaron your health questions, concerns, and goals, and share the passion for sustainable & optimal health.

Dr. Andrew Sauer - Chiropractor

BPHE DC

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 Meagher – Physiotherapist

Sean Meagher

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 – Physiotherapist

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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.

Tyler Bredschneider – Registered Massage Therapist

Tyler Bredschneider

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.

Susan Murphy – Registered Massage Therapist

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.

Jennifer Gulas-Krulicki – Pedorthist C. Ped (C)

Jennifer Gulas-Krulicki

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 Schubert - Occupational Therapist

MSc.OT

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.

David Cesarini - Social Work Counselling

MSW

I am a certified psychotherapist with current membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (Reg#: 827938).

I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Masters degree in Social Work. University of Waterloo, Bachelors, and University of Western Ontario, Bachelors – Psychology.

I have been working as a clinical therapist helping people overcome difficulties across the spectrum of severity and have an active roster of clients that I see for a range of issues.

In addition to using contemporary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to deal with mood, thought, and behaviour concerns, I am trained in Brief Therapy, and Structured Relapse Prevention.

My practice is social justice oriented, trauma-informed and LGBTQ-friendly.

I use a variety of evidence-based treatments to provide clients with the most comprehensive and effective treatment possible.

Tell me about your needs, and together we’ll help you feel better.

Jennifer Newcombe - Registered Massage Therapist

RMT

Jennifer completed the massage therapy program at the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy to gain her designation as a Registered Massage Therapist. Along the way she took a particular interest in the how the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and organs of the human body interact. To further her education Jennifer will be aiming to become a Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist by the end of October.  She also intends to become an Osteopath through further schooling in September 2019.

From a young age Jennifer has been passionately involved in competitive sports.  With a particular focus on competitive hockey, Jennifer is playing in her 19th year.  During her time on the ice, Jennifer has been lucky enough to compete with some of the most talented players at the provincial level.  Her love of sports also brought her to the crossfit community where she experienced a different team dynamic with people of all ages. These experiences taught her that being an athlete often comes with injuries that doesn’t heal overnight.  Jennifer wants to work with her patients to help them perform to the best of their ability whatever their daily lives bring them. When not on the ice, at a soccer field, or in the gym, Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family or traveling.