Our Team

Awesome People, Who Just Happen To Be
Exceptional Therapists.

Get ready to tear down obstacles of the mind and body. ⁠

At our Body Science Therapy clinic in Mississauga, ON, we help address your chronic conditions, help you reach your optimal performance level and help you rehabilitate after an injury all while providing you with the tools and education to prevent re-occurrence.⁠ Start your journey with us today.

Meet Our Team

All of our therapists have an advanced understanding of the neuromusculoskeletal system. We use customised assessments and treatment interventions aimed at creating long-term relief.

Our team understands that no two bodies are alike, and will work with you to get you at the right place.

 

Meet Our Team

MAT

Registered Physiotherapist Clinical & Caseload Mentoring, Physiotherapy

DANIEL

Registered Physiotherapist

PUNEET

Registered Physiotherapist

julia

Certified Yoga Teacher, Physiotherapist Assistant

rimsha

Physiotherapist Resident

Massage Therapist

JONATHAN

Massage Therapist

KYLE

D.C. Chiropractic

MAUREEN

Psychotherapist

DARSHANA

Psychotherapist

MEGAN

Psychotherapist

MELANIE

Functional Medicine Practitioner/Pharmacist

DANIEL

Daniel Habashi

Registered Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy

Daniel is a physiotherapy resident who is a recent 2022 graduate from the Master of Science Physiotherapy program at Queen’s University. Prior to that, he also completed his undergraduate program at Queen’s University studying Life Sciences and French Literature.

From his adolescent years, Daniel knew he wanted to work in the rehabilitation field. He first started to learn about the anatomy of the human body when playing competitive tennis in order to look after his fitness and to increase his performance. After working with various health professionals in the field of sports medicine, he became interested with the work that physiotherapists perform. He wanted to gain the knowledge and ability to help prevent and treat individuals with musculoskeletal injuries, while also ensuring they return to their optimal health. Daniel understood the importance of being in good physical health for everyday function, and therefore he is now ready to support anyone that is seeking help and guidance with their health.

Daniel’s approach consists of tailoring each interaction and treatments to the patients’ individual goals to guide them to their best physical self. This includes educating patients about their health, providing manual therapy treatments, and prescribing the appropriate stretches and/or exercises. As he grows into his physiotherapy career, Daniel will continue to educate himself and take post-graduate courses in order to stay up to date with the medical research and provide the best available care to his patients.

During his time off, Daniel loves to play sports like tennis and soccer, he enjoys going to the gym and hanging out with friends and family. Daniel was also a flight attendant for a couple of years between his school degrees which allowed him to pursue his passion for travel, discovering new cities and cultures.

DARSHANA

Darshana Patel

Psychotherapy

Darshana is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She has a Master’s Degree in Social Worker from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Darshana practices from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens aiming at supporting folks towards reaching their goals. She has experience providing therapy to clients coping with trauma, abuse, stress, depression, anxiety and family relationships. Darshana uses skills from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), narrative therapy and solution-focused therapy to support her clients towards self-discovery.

Using a strengths-based approach, Darshana collaborates with clients to enhance mastery and fulfillment by providing an empathetic and validating space for growth. She provides clients with the tools needed to lead healthy, intentional lives.

julia

Julia Juhas

Physiotherapist Assistant

Julia is a professional performing artist, Embodied Mindful Movement Coach + Certified Yoga Teacher with over 25yrs experience as a practitioner and guide. She completed her Yoga Teacher training in 2015 at the highly regarded Esther Myers Yoga Studio (EMYS) in Toronto where she currently teaches a variety of classes and workshops.

In the middle of Julia’s career as a professional dancer and music theatre performer, she suffered two devastating events; a rare knee injury and a diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Both impacted her basic functionality of movement and almost ended her career as a dancer. These events inspired Julia to shift her approach to movement and yoga to explore a practice that offers more sustainability, functionality, mobility and longevity. Discovering this profound ability to heal through somatic integration, imagery, breath & embodied mindful movement is exactly what inspired Julia’s passion for helping others unravel their tension and pain to live and move with ease.

Her approach is unique in nature. It’s meditation in motion, a deep nervous system massage; slow, gentle, embodied and mindful. It invites those who apply her approach to develop a practice of patience, encouraging the practitioner to go at their own pace and explore and discover the unique language of their body and patterns of holding that impede the way they function on a daily basis.

Julie Frias

Massage Therapy

Julie is a registered massage therapist with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. With her extensive practice as a personal trainer and a fitness instructor, she’s developed profound and successful strategies for helping clients with movement patterns, strength, fitness, and well-being. If you live in the Mississauga region, chances are you’ve probably taken one of her classes at a popular local fitness club.

She has an Honors Bachelors degree in Physical Health and Education with a concentration in Health Promotion. Using her expertise, Julie loves to involve her clients in the development of treatment plans to ensure it is based around their comfort and needs. She believes in the importance of client education as being an integral part of a client’s treatment success.

Julie’s knowledge and skills include modalities such as: Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial release, Deep Tissue massage, Joint Mobilization, Cupping therapy, Laser and LED light therapy, Pelvic health and Swedish techniques.

KYLE

Kyle Gill

D.C. Chiropractic

“Imagine if you were only allowed one vehicle in your entire lifetime, how would you take care of it? You can stop imagining because that’s the reality… your one vehicle is your body.”

Dr. Kyle Gill is a passionate Chiropractor dedicated to helping you feel better than you ever have before. His goal is to give you the opportunity to live the pain-free and unrestricted life we all deserve.

Dr. Kyle uses a comprehensive approach to get you out of pain and increase your function to levels you may not have thought possible. He analyzes the body through a biotensegrity lens where the guiding principle is bringing ease to the painful, tight, and dysfunctional areas of the body. These unique findings direct how he applies a precise, specific, and comfortable adjustment. With the incorporation of soft tissue release, functional exercise and mobility progressions, as well as potent recuperation strategies, you will receive care that is unique and tailored to what you can realistically incorporate into your life.

Whether you just suffered an injury, have been dealing with something for a long time, or simply want your body to serve you better, Dr. Kyle is here to listen intently to your needs and develop a plan to help you reach your specific goals.

Take the next step!

MAT

Mathew Hughes

Registered Physiotherapist
Clinical & Caseload Mentoring, Physiotherapy

Since earning his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2013, Mathew has been specializing in acute injuries, complex injury histories, recurring injuries, performance enhancement, and concussion management.

He is one of few physiotherapists in Canada integrating advanced practices including P-DTR, Neurokinetic Therapy, Anatomy in Motion, and Neurofunctional Acupuncture.

He works hard to find and treat the cause of your pain or problem – in order to achieve results that last, while many other therapists repeatedly treat the symptoms which results in temporary improvement and returning symptoms.

Mat has been the owner, director and a physiotherapist at Body Science Therapy since January 2019. They doubled in size during the pandemic, and moved to a larger location in 2021, and continue to live their values of growth through learning, being the best we can be, and caring about ourselves, eachother, and our patients.

What he values the most with his work is discovering the potential of the human body and mind, and helping his clients realize that potential. During his off-time, he enjoys connecting with nature, learning, living a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with family and friends.

MAUREEN

Maureen MacDiarmid

MSW, RSW Psychotherapy

Maureen is a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor (of other therapists) who has worked in hospital, community based and private settings for over 30 years. She offers respect, compassion, skill, experience and knowledge in current psychotherapy practices to her adult clients.

Maureen will work together with you to help you identify priorities for therapy and a plan for treatment. Your work with her will help you to cope with life’s painful challenges from the past and present, shift negative patterns into healthy ones, boost your self esteem and build your resilience.

Maureen specializes in recovery from trauma and extreme stress, compassion fatigue and burnout, mood disorders, relationship concerns and complex grief. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Skills and Emotion Focused Therapy . Her practice also draws from Mindfulness, Systems, Empowerment and Anti-oppression models.

Attending psychotherapy is an opportunity to deal with painful, confusing thoughts/feelings, oppression, traumatic memories and problems with mood and energy. It can also help you to develop insight, change unhealthy coping patterns into positive ones, enhance your communication skills and to be kinder to yourself. Maureen will work collaboratively with you to help you feel better and achieve your goals by providing confidential, individualized psychotherapy.

All are welcome!

MEGAN

Megan Hughes

RSW Psychotherapy

Megan is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), as well as a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. She has a Masters of Education Degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto (OISE), as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor.

Megan has experience providing psychotherapy to individuals with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, post-traumatic stress, phobias, and difficulties with adjustment. She uses a variety of evidence-based therapy approaches, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills, trauma-informed care, mindfulness-based treatment, and solution-focused therapy.

Megan uses a client-centred approach to therapy, through a compassionate, non-judgmental, culturally informed and individualized lens. She empowers individuals to work through life’s challenges and develop emotional well-being by enhancing positive mental health, supporting individual strengths and promoting personal resiliency.

MELANIE

Melanie Hughes

Functional Medicine

Melanie is a Registered Pharmacist, ADAPT-Trained Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Reiki Practitioner. Her interest in integrative medicine began after her father was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. This diagnosis motivated Melanie to begin looking beyond conventional medicine for answers. She sought an approach to health that would give insight into and address the root cause of disease rather than merely treat the symptoms. Melanie found this and more in functional medicine, and with its applicability to so many medical conditions, she hopes to empower others to restore health and optimal function to their bodies.

Melanie earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo. In 2015 she completed an inpatient hospital residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with rotations in infectious disease, cardiac intensive care, neonatal intensive care, oncology, and general medicine. Her residency research on bloodstream infections in neonates was published in the journal BMC Pediatrics in 2019. After residency, Melanie worked as a Clinical Pharmacist in malignant hematology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for over 4 years, and then transitioned into orthopedics at Trillium Hospital for a short time before opting to continue her education in functional medicine. Melanie is also trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho system of Reiki.

PUNEET

Puneet Mehta

Registered Physiotherapist Physiotherapy

Puneet Mehta is a Physiotherapist who has been practicing since 2011. Due to his interest in working with the Fitness industry, Puneet also achieved an Advanced Diploma in Physical Fitness Management. Puneet’ s strength is that he is never tired of learning about the human body and mechanics. In fact, Puneet moved from India to further his knowledge of the human body, and to provide the highest level of excellence in care to his patients. Puneet has continued to further his knowledge by completing courses like P-DTR, Concussion Management, Neurokinetic Therapy, Acupuncture and Dry needling, Cupping therapy, McKenzie, Graston Technique, and Kinesiology Taping. He has helped the Indian Volleyball team as an onsite Physiotherapist during the IVL tour in 2010 and has previously worked in a multi-specialty hospital setting that allowed him to treat numerous post-surgical patients. He loves as a Physiotherapist, the pivotal role in helping people of all ages live a healthy lifestyle by not only preventing injuries but also relieving pain and movement ailments. In clinical practice, his treatment philosophy includes using manual muscle testing to identify the dysfunctions in the nervous system and using manual therapy to restore joint mechanics. This is followed by muscle retraining and motor control strategies to correct movement dysfunction. Puneet provides individualized, one-on-one treatment and develops exercise programs geared towards the level and goals of the patient. Experience a better body, by booking with Puneet today.

JONATHAN

Jonathan Leung

Massage Therapy

Jonathan is a highly experienced Registered Massage Therapist and Level 3 Neurokinetic Therapy
Practitioner with a strong background in working with professional athletes, including a 12-year tenure
as the Massage Therapist for the Toronto Marlies Hockey Club/Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club. He
played a crucial role in maintaining player health, aiding in recovery from injuries or surgeries, and
improving movement efficiency. His expertise contributed to the Toronto Marlies winning the 2018 AHL
Calder Cup.

Jonathan employs a holistic approach to understanding and treating the human body, with a deep
understanding of how different body movements are interconnected. He excels at assessing and
addressing movement issues to enhance performance, improve movement efficiency, and alleviate pain.
Given his personal experience as a former triathlete and hockey player, he empathizes with the physical
demands of sports and is passionate about helping individuals, from all walks of life, to improve their
movement, wellbeing and/or performance.

As a dedicated learner, Jonathan continuously updates his assessment and treatment methods to
provide the best care to his patients. His current techniques include Neurokinetic Therapy,
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, fascial release, and massage therapy to help clients achieve their
best physical condition.

rimsha

Rimsha Amin

Physiotherapist Resident

Rimsha is a physiotherapy resident who recently earned her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to this accomplishment, Rimsha completed the Honours Life Sciences program at McMaster University, through which she attained her Bachelor of Science.

From a young age, Rimsha knew she wanted to work in the health care field. Her desire to help and assist others inspired her to begin volunteering at her local hospital, through which she obtained first-hand experience assisting in patient care. In 2020, her mother sought the expertise of a physiotherapist for a health concern. This experience inspired Rimsha to pursue a career in physiotherapy, driven by a genuine desire to leave a positive impact in people’s lives. She hopes to use the extensive knowledge and skills acquired during her academic journey and diverse experiences to provide personalized and exceptional care to each client. Her goal is to offer the best treatment possible, tailored to the unique needs of every patient she sees.

In her free time, Rimsha enjoys watching basketball and cricket, reading, and spending time with her friends. She also hopes to spend time further increasing her knowledge and skills by taking specialized courses, in order to work towards becoming a better and more adept clinician.