Raquel Adelstein, MD
Dr. Adelstein cares deeply about each of her patients and makes a real effort to get to know them as people. Born in Cuba, she is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Adelstein grew up in Guelph, ON and attended the University of Western Ontario for her undergraduate and graduate Degrees, and later, the University of Toronto, where she received her Medical Degree. She holds a title of Lecturer of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and, from time to time, instructs medical students through her offices.
Ratika Birdi MD
Dr Ratika Birdi is a family doctor committed to helping her patients become their healthiest self. She completed her medical degree and residency in Family Medicine in the United Kingdom (UK). During her training, Dr Birdi also completed a Masters in Public Health. Prior to moving to Toronto in 2017, she worked as a family doctor in the UK serving patients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. A key focus of Dr Birdi’s practice is the prevention of disease and she seeks to identify ways to help patients avoid illness through a holistic approach. Dr Birdi has experience across several medical and surgical specialties including: Women’s health, Men’s health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Mental Health.
Alison Bruni MD
Dr. Alison Bruni is a Toronto native. She completed her medical degree at McMaster University and her Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bruni is interested in providing holistic care to people of all ages, with a focus on prevention and healthy living. She has also completed a fellowship training program in Low Risk Obstetrics at the University of Toronto, and supports many of her patients with obstetrical care throughout their pregnancies. Dr. Bruni delivers babies along with a team of family doctors at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto.
Alison Hall MD
Dr. Hall grew up in Southern Africa and studied medicine at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg before coming to Canada to complete her training in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. Patient involvement in care is central to Dr. Hall’s view of wellness, and she values shared decision-making and informed choice. She practices all areas of family medicine, from acute concerns to chronic disease care, and she places an emphasis on preventive medicine. She also performs procedures such as joint injections and skin biopsies. Dr. Hall has an interest in teaching and takes on a supervisory role with medical students in her practice.
Kara Harnish DC
Dr. Kara Harnish graduated magna cum laude from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) from the Saint Mary's University in Halifax.
She has attended multiple continuing education courses including training in Thompson technique, Smart Tools instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, biomedical acupuncture, diversified adjustment technique, rehabilitation and Low Level Laser Therapy. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment modality wherein a non-thermal single wavelength of light is directed at an area of discomfort to alleviate pain. Although the exact mechanism of action is not known, it is believed that LLLT may aid tissue repair by activating particular cellular mechanisms and/or stimulating acupuncture points.
Dr. Harnish can treat patients with injuries ranging from minor musculoskeletal complaints to severe and chronic injuries. She has also taken a special interest in treating prenatal and postpartum related complaints.
Orthopaedic and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and Manual Osteopathy (Thesis Writer)
Kanchan’s academic journey began at McGill University where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy. After working in a First Nations community hospital for a year, she pursued a Masters in Physiotherapy at Queens University. She moved to Mumbai where she served as a core team member of the DBC Spine Rehabilitation program. The pilot study brought her in contact with triathletes, marathoners and weekend warriors who had either experienced failed spine surgery or opted for non-surgical interventions to combat their neck and/or back symptoms.
Her travels led her to Dubai where she joined the team at the Osteopathic Health Centre. She completed the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus™ and Intensive Reformer courses to incorporate the idea of 'intelligent' exercise. Additionally, she obtained certifications in Spinal Manual Therapy and Peripheral Manual Therapy from Manual Concepts (Australia) to keep abreast with evidence-based care.
At present, she has completed the five-year osteopathy program offered at Canadian College of Osteopathy and is working towards completing her thesis. She has a special interest in treating concussions, TMJ dysfunction, chronic low back, hip, and shoulder pain, symptoms arising from respiratory and digestive conditions, and Women's Health.