Healthcare Professionals Directory – Canada

Brianne Burton, PT
Physiotherapist

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Clinic, The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
http://www.sickkids.ca/areas-of-care/clinics/EDS-clinic.html
416-813-6755
brianne.burton@sickkids.ca

Hospital affiliations:

  • The Hospital for Sick Children

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The EDS Clinic at SickKids, Toronto was established in January 2017. We are partnered with the adult EDS Clinic at the Toronto General Hospital, part of the University Health network. The mission of the EDS Clinic is to support patients and families living with EDS by providing timely diagnosis, coordination of medical care, education and expertise in the treatment and management of EDS.

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Mercedes Eustergerling, PT
Pelvic health, women’s health, chronic pain, orthopaedics

Vida Health & Wellness
#208 – 609 14 St NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2A1
https://www.vidahealth.ca/
403-237-0211
info@vidahealth.ca

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Vida Health & Wellness is a physiotherapy clinic in Calgary, Canada specializing in women’s health, chronic pain, and complex conditions. We have extensive experience with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and welcome individuals to come and see us for help with their condition. Our physiotherapist takes a different approach than most: she listens, she doesn’t use machines, and she works toward your goals. All of this results in less pain and improved function! For those with pelvic organ prolapse, we also offer pessary fittings with very short wait times (under 1 month). This condition is common in women with EDS and it can be difficult to get timely care. Online booking, free parking, and a child-friendly facility are available. We direct bill to most insurance companies.

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Josee Larochelle, MD, FRCPC, MBA
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

CHU Sainte-Justine
3175 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Quebec H3T1C5
https://www.chusj.org/en/Home
514-345-4931 extension 5865
Noneavailable.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Hospital affiliations:

  • CHU Sainte-Justine

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I run a once weekly clinic where I see, among others, patients with hypermobility disorder. They are often referred to me by the Pain Clinic, Paediatricians, General practitioners, Family doctors, Orthopaedic surgeons or Physiotherapists when a patient presents with unexplained pain and/or a musculoskeletal condition. There is easier access to a rehabilitation team at our hospital once a diagnosis has been established especially if pain is at the forefront at time of referral. I also work with community therapists if patients find it easier to have treatment sessions locally. I see patients who live around the Montreal area and anywhere in the province of Quebec if local expertise is not available. I am also open to see outof-province patients if local expertise is not available as long as there is a provincial health coverage in their province. I speak French, English and Spanish fluently.

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Christine MacSween, PT
Physiotherapy, Pelvic Health, Chronic Pain, Orthopaedics
Vida Health and Wellness
#208 – 609 14 St NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2A1
https://www.vidahealth.ca
403-237-0211
christine@vidahealth.ca

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Vida Health & Wellness is a physiotherapy clinic in Calgary, Canada specializing in women’s health, chronic pain, and complex conditions. Our physiotherapists take a different approach than most: they listen, they don’t use machines, and they work toward your goals. All of this results in less pain and improved function! Specifically, Christine also has training in yoga, often uses it within her sessions, and can provide modification for those with EDS. Online booking, free parking, and a child-friendly facility are available. We direct bill to most insurance companies.

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Ranita Manocha, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CSCN (EMG)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Electromyography

Bracing Clinic
Foothills Medical Centre
Room AC144, Special Services Building, 1403 – 29th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9
403-944-4224
noemail@noemail.com

Hospital affiliations:

  • Foothills Medical Centre
  • South Health Campus

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I treat patients with complex bracing needs for the extremities and spine and provide education on joint protection strategies for patients with joint hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos and its various subtypes, Marfan’s syndrome, Down syndrome, and Larsen syndrome. I have a practice centred on patient goals. Referrals must be made by a family doctor or specialist physician. Please include any consultations from medical geneticists and any relevant genetic testing. Patient-centred research is a focus of this practice and patients may be asked to participate in quality of life and biomechanical studies.

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Roberto Mendoza-Londono, MD, MSc, FCCMG, FRCPC
Medical Genetics, Pediatrics

The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
https://www.sickkids.ca/areas-of-care/clinics/EDS-clinic.html
416-813-7654 ext. 228780
eds.clinic@sickkids.ca

Hospital affiliations:

  • The Hospital for Sick Children

This professional is a member of the International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.

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The mission of the EDS Clinic is to support patients and families living with EDS by providing timely diagnosis, coordination of medical care, education and expertise in the treatment and management of EDS.

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Nimish Mittal, MBBS, MD, MSc
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chronic Pain Management

GoodHope EDS Clinic – Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4
https://www.uhn.ca/MCC/PatientsFamilies/Clinics_Tests/Ehlers-Danlos_Syndrome_Clinic
416-340-4800 Ext 6536
edsprogram@uhn.ca

This professional is a member of the International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.

Hospital affiliations:

  • University Health Network, Toronto

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An interdisciplinary team, located at Toronto General Hospital, consists of a core EDS team and a number of specialists who have a dedicated interest in the diagnosis, interdisciplinary management and research to find a cure for EDS. The core EDS team members conduct assessments, make a treatment care plan and refer to clinical specialists when indicated.

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Constance (Connie) O’Connor, MN, RN(EC)
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Paediatrics

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Clinic, The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
http://www.sickkids.ca/areas-of-care/clinics/EDS-clinic.html
416 813-2191
constance.oconnor@sickkids.ca

Hospital affiliations:

  • The Hospital for Sick Children

This professional is a member of the International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.

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The EDS Clinic at SickKids, Toronto was established in January 2017. We are partnered with the adult EDS Clinic at the Toronto General Hospital, part of the University Health network. The mission of the EDS Clinic is to support patients and families living with EDS by providing timely diagnosis, coordination of medical care, education and expertise in the treatment and management of EDS.

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Christa Powers, RMT, CH
Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Functional Movement Techniques, IASTM, Taping

Healing Tree Wellness Centre
3-390 Northmount Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta (AB) T2K3H5
https://healingtree-wellness.janeapp.com/#/staff_member/6
587-356-4325
christa@healingtree-wellness.com

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Christa is a Registered Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Chartered Herbalist, Functional Movement Techniques Provider, and a member of the Remedial Massage Therapists Association.

Her passion for dance sparked her interest in massage, specifically so that she would be able to help correct dance-related injuries and muscular imbalances. Christa has a holistic approach when it comes to massage and prefers to tackle the concern by discovering and treating the root of the problem, rather than just the symptoms, by using a wide range of modalities and techniques.

Since childhood, Christa has always been fascinated with natural health and natural health studies. She has a passion for learning and is continuing to add to her stack of 15 natural health related certificates. She is currently enrolled with Mount Royal University to finish her BSc, in Health Science as a pre-requisite to her ultimate goal of becoming a Naturopathic Doctor.

After being diagnosed as a Zebra herself, Christa has taken an interest in all things EDS and treats a handful of EDS patients already!

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Kathryn Walker, PhD
Psychologist

Practice / Clinic 1
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Clinic
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Ave
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
http://www.sickkids.ca/areas-of-care/clinics/EDS-clinic.html

Practice / Clinic 2
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Clinic
Toronto General Hospital
585 University Ave
Toronto, ON M5G 2N2
http://www.uhn.ca/MCC/PatientsFamilies/Clinics_Tests/Ehlers-Danlos_Syndrome_Clinic/

416-813-8284
katie.walker@sickkids.ca

Hospital affiliations:

  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

This professional is a member of the International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.

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The Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Program is a collaboration between University Health Network (UHN) and The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) and focuses on clinical care, education, and research. This joint program provides a centralized approach in the diagnosis and management of EDS in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Gennady Vaserbakh, DO
Osteopathic Practitioner

Allevio Pain Management
240 Duncan Mill Rd #101,
Toronto, Ontario M3B 3S6
Canada
http://allevioclinic.com/
6474788462
gennady.vaserbakh@allevioclinic.com

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Treat a wide variety of chronic pain conditions including hyper-mobility disorders.

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Elke Sengmueller, RD, BScN (in progress)
Family Nutrition Clinic

Practice / Clinic 1
Back To Health
17665 Leslie St. , Unit 10
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3E3

Practice / Clinic 2
311-745 Danforth Ave.
302
Toronto, ON M4J 1L4

http://danfothpsychology.ca/
905-713-5209
Elke@danforthpsychology.ca

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I have been practising as a Registered Dietitian since 1997, having worked in acute care, mental health care, and rehabilitation hospitals with children and adults. Currently, I am working in private practice as I pursue my nursing degree. I have experience in nutritional management and treatment of severe hEDS-related gastrointestinal issues and other comorbidities.

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Sarah Martins, RPT
Physiotherapy

Practice / Clinic 1
Arnprior Regional Health
350 John St N
Arnprior, Ontario K7S 2P6

https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca
613-623-3166

Practice / Clinic 2
One Physiotherapy Stittsville
1609 Stittsville Main Street
Stittsville, ON K2S 1B8

www.onephysioclinic.ca
613-509-0255
smartins@onephysioclinic.ca

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I am a Registered Physiotherapist since 2002 and have been working in the field of orthopedic in private practice since I moved to Ottawa, Canada, in 2011. This June, I also joined the team of Physiotherapists at Arnprior Regional Health. At Arnprior Regiaonal Health, I’m able to provide outpatient services covered by OHIP (to eligible individuals, please contact me for additional information), and the clients will have the opportunity to follow up virtually.
I’m trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Dry Needling, acupuncture, Bonefit, GLA:D, Bioflex Laser Therapy and manual therapy techniques. I completed my EDS ECHO program this summer.
I have a whole body assessment approach with the goal to determinate what is the main source of my client’s physical issue. I firmly believes in client education and will do everything in my power to give them tools and strategies, working with them to archive their rehab goals.

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Angela Greco, PT, DOMP, RKin, CATA(c), SPC(c) 
Physiotherapist (BSPT), Osteopathic Manual Therapy (DOMP), Athletic Therapist (CAT(c)), Kinesiologist (RKin)

Practice / Clinic 1
Integrative Physical Therapy
The Carrot Common, 348 Danforth Ave, suite 208
Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

Practice / Clinic 2
Integrative Physical Therapy
143 Glenway Circle
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7S3

416-802-4773
angelagreco999@gmail.com

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33 years of practice in the field of sports and performance medicine (worked with contortionists at Cirque Du Soleil; ballet dancers at National Ballet School of Canada), Rhythmic Gymnasts Canadian National team, Synchronized swimmers and many other forms of dance and performing arts); I treat many patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and hypermobility syndromes with gentle manual therapy, biodynamic osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, aquatic and safe exercises, emotional and visceral body work and life style changes. The manual bodywork is very gentle using subtle energetic field work that is safe for hypermobile clients along with strengthening and fascial work. Hypermobile clients need a team approach to care that addresses their medical needs, nutrition, bodywork, physical fitness/strength, psychology, activities of daily living and overall health.

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Eric Lavoie, NP
Specialist in Musculoskeletal Pain and Injuries

Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy
2000 Veterans Pl NW
201
Calgary, Alberta T3B4N2
http://www.prpprolo.ca
403-210-9969
doctor@evidencesportandspinal.com

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I am a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the province of Alberta in good standing. Nurse Practitioners are authorized by Alberta’s Health Professions Act to independently assess, diagnose medical conditions, prescribe medications, perform restricted medical procedures, and refer to specialists as required. I am a specialist in musculoskeletal pain & injuries having done sub-specialized training at EFW Radiology in 2011-2012 in the area of chronic pain management and interventional pain procedures. In addition, in the last five years I have accumulated over 160 Priority 1 American Medical Association credits focusing on ultrasound-guided injections for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. I am considered an expert in the field of Regenerative Medicine and Pain Management as evidence by authoring the chapter on Pain Management for the Canadian Nursing Medical-Surgical textbook by Wolters Kluwer Health Inc., and my speaking engagement; namely, at the Canadian Platelet Rich Plasma Symposium (Regenerative Medicine for the treatment of refractory thoracic spine pain), the Department of Clinical Neuro-Science Pain & Rehabilitation.

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Sue-Anne Watkins, MAT
Muscular System

Core Muscle Activation
25 LesMill Rd.
Unit 10a
Toronto, ON M3B 2T3
http://www.coremuscleactivation.com
416-565-5530
sueannewatkins55@gmail.com

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I have been an MAT practitioner for 12+ years. It is a non invasive assessment and treatment of the muscular system and addresses instability about the joints in the body. For people who are on the EDS spectrum it can be a life changer. I have treated performers in the Cirque du Soleil and understand the challenges of a rigorous schedule as well as the frustration of dealing with pain. We address muscular weakness and range of motion instability by providing greater stability through muscular health. 

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Michelle Bridge, BHK, BHS, MOT, OT Reg. (Ont.), ACPAC
Occupational Therapist

Arthritis Society
Dougall Avenue
Windsor, ON N9E1S8
https://arthritis.ca/arep
1.800.321.1433
mbridge@arthritis.ca

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The Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program (AREP) provides a range of treatment and education services for adults and children with rheumatological conditions. Services are funded by the Ontario Government if you have an Ontario Health Card and a confirmed diagnosis of arthritis or related condition such as EDS/HSD. Our team of specially trained physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social work professionals will provide you with the care, strategies, guidance and education you need to better manage your symptoms and live well. Services are available in most regions in Ontario, Canada. For more information, please visit: arthritis.ca/arep

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Mariana Grinman, RPsych
Registered Psychologist 

Grinman Psychology
10003 24th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5K3
https://www.grinmanpsychology.com
8254319814
grinmanpsychology@gmail.com

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Registered Psychologist in private practice; experience with EDS.

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Kathy Van Zeyl, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Sante Health Beechwood
3 – 35 Beechwood Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1M1
http://www.therunningnaturopath.com/
613-806-2488
therunningnaturopath@gmail.com

Professional Boards & Affiliations:

  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario

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I’m a Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in sports medicine, pain management, HPA dysfunction & mental health.

I take pride myself on taking a comprehensive and realistic approach to help my patients live their lives to the fullest and get back to doing what they love!

Special areas of practice include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, myofascial support (ex. cupping, myofascial release & acupuncture), baseline & functional medical testing, digestive assessment & treatments (food sensitivities, intestinal permeability, SIBO/dysbiosis), adrenal & cortisol assessment & regulation.

(*Sidenote: I’ve also been recovering from an ACL reconstruction which led to me discover my own EDS & dysautonomia, so I’ve got some first-hand experience in guinea-pigging myself back to health!)

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Alana Petrie, PT
Orthopaedic rehabilitation, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation

One Physiotherapy
1609 Stittsville Main Street, Unit A
Stittsville, ON Ontario
https://onephysioclinic.ca/
6135090255
apetrie@onephysioclinic.ca

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At One Physiotherapy, our passion is to provide expert care and rehabilitation for injuries, persistent pain, vestibular disorders, and concussions.

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Patricia Stott, DPT, PT, MS, ATC, CHT (Telehealth)
Functional Medicine, Health and Wellness, Physical Therapy, Reiki

Elevation Wellness
10200 West 44th Ave
Suite 139
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
http://www.elevationwellness.co
720-815-6433
info@elevationwellness.co

This professional is a member of the International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.

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I offer Functional Medicine, Health and Wellness, Physical Therapy, ReikiWe focus on overall health and wellness for the individual with EDS in examining overall systemic inflammation (especially due to underlying chronic viral issues, tick borne illnesses, and mold exposure), treating with a natural approach to restore well being. Our practice provides a good deal of education to the patient to assist in long term management of HSD/EDS and associated conditions, while focusing on individualized treatment plans.

I also am a telehealth provider outside of my state, internationally as needed. I can work with English-speaking patients only at this time as I do not have a translator.

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