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.

Raymond Gonzalez - Osteopath

B.Sc , (DOMP) Manual Osteopath , Strength and Conditioning Specialist, IASTM, FST, AWC, Cupping, Electrotherapy, RNFR

Raymond Gonzalez is an osteopath that specializes in Integrative Manual Therapy and Movement. Raymond completed his Bachelors of Science at Missouri Valley College where he played
Division 1 Baseball, he would then go on to receive his Diploma in Manual Osteopathy as well as obtain many other credentials in the field of manual therapy and performance.

Raymond’s approach is very unique as he treats and trains the body as one deeply
interconnected unit by using advanced training techniques and therapy techniques such as movement- based resistance training, advanced mobility techniques, advanced soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, visceral manipulation (organ tissue) and cranial osteopathy (nervous system
manipulation). Raymond as been exposed to the sports performance industry since he was a teenager and has worked around some of the top doctors, performance coaches and therapists in the country.
Raymond has worked and collaborated with patients/clients from all walks of life including Elite
Baseball, Elite Hockey, MMA Fighters, Firefighters, Football, Elite Figure Skaters and much more.

On his time off, Raymond enjoys spending time with his family and being in the great outdoors.

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.

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.

Jude Lupuliak – Registered Massage Therapist

Jude Lupuliak received her diploma from Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy (Canada).

Jude is a high energy massage therapist with over 26 years of practical experience, in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and intricate understanding of the muscular and skeletal system.

Her specialty is deep tissue clinical and therapeutic massage for recovery of sport and accident related injuries. She has focused on motor vehicle accident injuries, occupational injuries and imbalances of the back, neck and shoulders as well as sports related injuries of the upper and lower limbs, and low back and hip injuries.

She is trained in Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Trigger point, Ayurvedic and Thai massage and is currently a student of the Eric Dalton Art of Mat course.

Jude has worked in the corporate on-site massage and multi-disiplinary clinic industry including a 3 year contract in Hong Kong with Sutherland Chan clinic for the bulk of her career.

After 26 years Jude still finds great satisfaction and enjoyment in helping people feel better and assisting them on the journey of good health.
When not working Jude likes to travel the globe, photo-journaling her cultural experiences. She is also an avid cyclist, and hiker spending a great deal of her downtime outdoors.

Faarah DePriest – Registered Massage Therpist

After a successful career in the fitness field, Faarah came into massage therapy. Faarah graduated from the Royal Canadian college In Toronto in 2012 Faarah has had a fascination with anatomy since childhood. She has honed her skills as a massage therapist over the years, and enjoys working on clients regardless of age, from children to seniors, and regardless of physical activity level.

Faarah offers a variety of treatments, and truly enjoys treating patients with  isorders of pre/post hip replacements, pre/post knee replacements, scoliosis, lower back pain and sciatic nerve impingement.

She also enjoys working on clients who suffer from migraine/headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, ankle Sprains and assists with the maintenance and management of
chronic pain.

Always looking to improve herself, Faarah is a lifelong learner who is focused on professional development. When she is not at work, Faarah focuses on her own self care, being a foodie who loves cooking and is an avid swimmer.

Should you have any questions regarding your care, please feel free to email her at:
fdepriest@thearmouryclinic.ca

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.

Samantha Coulter - Occupational Therapist

Samantha is a registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Samantha graduated in 2017 from Queen’s University with her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. Prior to her Masters degree, Samantha received her Honours BA in Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo.

Samantha has had the opportunity to work with unique client populations in diverse settings. Clients include pediatric, adult and geriatric populations.

Samantha has worked with persons with physical, neurological, and developmental conditions. Samantha has experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team in both clinical and community settings.

Samantha has a passion for traveling and was able to complete a clinical placement at the KCMC hospital in Moshi, Tanzania. Samantha is committed to delivering holistic and client-centred care and in collaborating with clients to identify meaningful goals and individualized treatment plans. 

Brendan Pinto - Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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.

Sarah McGrath McKinley - Social Worker

MSW, RSW, MDiv

Sarah provides counselling and therapy to individuals facing a variety of challenges, including depression, and anxiety.  She knows how valuable it is for a person to know that they have been truly heard, and understood.

 

Sarah completed her Master of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.  In her clinical training and employment, she has worked with individuals at the London Health Sciences Centre, Homewood Health, Parkwood Institute’s Regional Mental Health Care, and Daya Counselling.  In addition, Sarah also has a Master of Divinity degree from Huron University College at Western University, and training in spiritual care.  This provides a unique opportunity to bring spirituality into therapy sessions for clients who identify that this type of approach would be helpful. 

 

Outside of work, Sarah loves to be active, and to spend time with family and friends.  At present she loves to lift weights, cycle, ski, and has competed in events such as powerlifting, and long distance triathlons.  Her experience as an athlete, and passion for sports drives her to want to help all athletes perform at their very best.

Mia Ostovar - Registered Social Worker

BSW, RSW

Mia is a Registered Social Worker and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Mia places great importance on professional development, and continuously takes certificate courses to build on her skills.

Mia provides counselling to individuals struggling with: prioritization, organization skills, goal-setting, time management, as well as facing depression, anxiety and (acute to chronic) stress. Mia provides a welcoming, trusting, safe and non-judgemental environment for each person.

Mia’s social work approach consists of: cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused, client-centered and mindfulness. Mia will use a variety of tools and give handouts as necessary in counselling sessions, to find what best works for her clients.

Mia’s practice aligns with the code of ethics and standards of social workers and so she will not be providing any advise or tell you what to do as you are in control of your counselling experience, rather Mia will listen to your words and provide options and helpful alternatives. Mia’s focus as a social worker will be to help her clients enhance their experiences in the present moment, regain hope and mange life’s stressors better.

 

Interesting Facts:

Mia’s passion and experience working with people with complex needs (acquired brain injury, both visible and none-visible disability) has encourage her to become a committee member at a local organization. Mia actively supports the board of directs to revise agency policies to provide meaningful services to people with complex needs.

Mia is also a freelance poet and painter (oil on canvas).