Our Durham Team

FAIZAL NAVDIA

Physiotherapy

Faizal graduated with his Bachelors in Physiotherapy from India following which he pursued his Masters in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Oakland University, Michigan. Faizal’s work experience has seen him working in a multitude of settings including specialized rehab for patients suffering from acute brain injury and stroke, pain management and myofascial release clinics. This has enabled him to work with a vast range of patients and provide an individually designed treatment plan for his clients.

Faizal’s past work and keen interest in Neurological Physiotherapy has fueled his desire to continue to learn in the field. He has obtained his certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion management, and NDT (Bobath) Certificate course in the Management and Treatment of Adults with Stroke and Brain injury through NDTA, Canada. Additionally, Faizal also completed his Medical Acupuncture Certification through McMaster University.

There is no guessing Faizal is in the clinic when you hear his (or his patient’s) hearty laugh down the hall.

DR MARIUSZ FAJFER

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Mariusz is a graduate of AECC University College in Bournemouth, England where he received his Master’s degree in Chiropractic with first class honours. Prior to that he graduated UOIT with a Bachelor of Health Science, specializing in kinesiology and exercise science. During his time at UOIT he had the opportunity to be an athletic therapist student trainer where he treated and travelled with the varsity men’s soccer team. While completing his chiropractic degree in England, Dr. Mariusz got the opportunity to work as an intern for the English Premier League AFC Bournemouth football club.  He treated academy, U21, and first team players. Upon returning to Canada he was the team doctor for Okanagan Hockey Academy in Whitby where he travelled with the team providing chiropractic, rehabilitation, and first aid care.

Dr. Mariusz prides himself in his evidence-based approach and belief of the importance of exercise. He understands each patient is different and therefore uses a variety of treatment methods based on the individual patients’ goals and needs. He currently is certified in Concussion Management, K-Taping, Cupping Therapy, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Compression Floss Therapy, and Laser Therapy.

During his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, exercising, playing soccer, and socializing with friends.

DUNIKA DISSANAYAKE

Physiotherapy

Dunika graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to obtaining his physiotherapy degree, Dunika completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University.

While at McMaster, Dunika developed a passion for working with people with neurological conditions through his work at MacWheelers. Dunika’s education in Scotland furthered this passion through his various placements including his time at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit in Glasgow. Utilizing a mixture of exercise rehabilitation and gait retraining, Dunika prides himself in creating exercise and movement programs to show people truly how strong they can be! His upbeat personality and enthusiasm for intense exercise is felt throughout the clinic.

When not at work, Dunika is an avid sports-player and snack-eater. As a dedicated Raptors fan, he has developed sophisticated coping mechanisms for the teams’ annual disappointment which has proven to be very useful in life.

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ERIN DE ROND

Physiotherapy

Erin’s mission as a physiotherapist is to empower individuals with physical impairment through education and exercise to work towards achieving meaningful goals related to daily function and participation.

Erin graduated from Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England where she received her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy. After graduation, Erin began her career in England, working within Acute Stroke and Neurosurgery. Since returning to Canada, Erin has continued to work in acute stroke and most recently at Toronto Rehab, within the inpatient acquired brain injury team.

Erin has advanced her training by completing the Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury, Introductory Bobath modules as well as Vestibular Rehabilitation and Acupuncture courses.

In her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, baking and gardening.