Ruta has taken a back seat to clinical practice but continues to administer the day to day activities at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy and continues to coach her very capable team of professionals. For years, Ruta and the physiotherapists at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy helped in the recovery of many people in the Bloor West community whether from whiplash injuries after car accidents or rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder or sports injuries or the ever common low back pain. Many who recovered referred family or friends to her clinic, a win-win situation. Ruta and her team continue to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to recovery today. Not only do all the physiotherapists have years of clinical experience treating those with soft tissue injuries and musculo-skeletal conditions, but also the Physiotherapy Assistants, Massage Therapist, Reflexologist and Management staff.
Most recently, Ruta has focused on promoting bone and joint health by creating The Osteoporosis Exercise Program for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia and by joining the GLAD Canada Program for those with hip or knee osteoarthritis. Both are drug-free programs of education and involve specific exercises for a better quality of life. Both have very individual exercises that can be done with minimal equipment in the clinic gym or in the comfort of one's own home.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, Alex obtained his Master of Physical Therapy from Western University. Since then, he has worked at multiple clinics, family health teams, hospitals, and even long term care facilities. Having previously worked closely with family physicians and specialists, he strives to provide evidence-based rehabilitation medicine that focuses on empowering patients through movements and exercises. He is one of the Bloor Jane Physio team that is a certified GLA instructor, incorporating musculoskeletal strength training for patients with Osteoarthritis. He is proud to serve the community in the West End of Toronto through his roles at the local hospital and Bloor Jane Physiotherapy.
Graham Flitt is a senior physiotherapist with over 30 years of clinical experience and more than 28 years of specialization in Manual Therapy and Sports Medicine. He has completed numerous post-graduate courses in the field of orthopedics including medical Acupuncture. He is a credentialed MDT therapist. Graham can provide highly effective treatment to help clients recover from a wide variety of injuries and conditions.
Physiotherapist, Amna Bajwa joined the Bloor Jane Physiotherapy team in August 2020. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pakistan, then having taken courses towards a Masters in Public Health in Sweden and the required exams and practicals at the University of Toronto, she is now a proud member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In her training, she gained extensive experience in treating those with many different orthopedic conditions like sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents.
Amna has taken and continues to take post-graduate courses that focus on effective assessment and treatment techniques that are based on research and sound medical evidence.
Some of the courses Amna has taken and incorporates in her treatments are acupuncture for pain control, taping with athletic tape, manual mobilizations of stiff or painful joints, management of post-concussion syndromes, and individual exercise prescription for a wide variety of conditions. She enjoys working with people of all ages and activity levels to ensure that they achieve their personal goals in every treatment session. In particular, she has successfully treated sciatic nerve pain, sacroiliac joint problems, patello-femoral knee pain, Achilles tendonitis of the ankle and post-concussion injuries. Her personal goal is to understand each person’s lifestyle and goals to better guide them to total wellness in the quickest way.
Demoli is a warm and compassionate person who has always found it easy to connect with people no matter the age. She is a passionate physiotherapist who provides practical and sometimes an innovative approach to patient rehabilitation. Her aim is to provide the best treatment so that her patients feel better afterwards. During the assessment, Demo listens carefully to her client’s concerns and devises a custom-fit treatment plan taking into consideration their functional goals. She believes a good therapist and client relationship can offer a more holistic approach to treatment.
Demoli has worked in a variety of settings, both in hospitals and clinics where she has gained much experience. She firmly believes in continuing her education and is pursuing post-graduate courses in manual therapy and the GLA:D Canada program of exercises for those with Osteoarthritis.
She believes that exercises combined with manual therapy, like Mulligan Therapy or mobilizations or deep tissue work, are highly effective in treating painful conditions. Most importantly, she advocates for patient dedication to rehabilitation, which can transform them into recovering completely.
Demoli grew up in India and obtained her College of Physiotherapy license in Toronto. She converses in three languages: Gujarati, Hindi and English. You may find her reading quietly in some corner or doing something adventurous like skydiving. It all depends on her mood! She firmly stands by the saying, ‘You are never too old to learn’ which motivates her to aspire for more.‘
Sarah graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in 2006 and has practiced in several settings during her massage career. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist at Bloor Jane since 2006. She became a Reflexologist in 2008, thus adding a new set of skills to her practice. She continues to train to develop other healing methods and has added more disciplines to her “tool belt.” Sarah’s career paths have been diverse. She has a B.A. She has worked in a wide variety of settings from BuildingRepairs to Bartending, Museum to Media, Bakery to Cake Decorating, to name a few. She has numerous hobbies, both practical and intellectual. With Sarah’s professional diversity, she is able to personally understand how many injuries occur and how some can result in chronic conditions. She has worked extensively with motor vehicle accident rehabilitation in all of its myriad manifestations. She has direct knowledge of concussions and has been able to assist those recovering from its effects.
Working together with a great physiotherapy team, she has found that the combination of Physiotherapy And Massage Therapy speeds up the healing process considerably. Using her literal “hands-on” approach, Sarah looks forward to helping you with your rehabilitation, healing, and relaxation needs.
Maria graduated with Honours as a physiotherapy assistant from the Emmanuel Academy of Health and Business in 2014.
As a member of the Bloor Jane Physiotherapy team, she performs treatments as prescribed and directed by the physiotherapists implementing physical agents and therapeutic exercises.
Maria considers this profession very fulfilling and rewarding since she assists people with different injuries and illnesses that can affect anyone. She wants to help improve the quality of life of the patients she sees.
Elizabeth or Rushanti will be behind the soft and friendly voice you hear when you call to make an appointment at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy. Both of them are efficient and helpful office managers. They take all the necessary information for ongoing care at the clinic. They are familiar with online billing and know the motor vehicle accident (MVA) claims process. They help ensure that you do not pay out of pocket for your post-injury rehab. They can also help you understand the many insurance forms and assist in completing them.
When you contact us to schedule your appointment, Elizabeth or Rushanti will help you with any questions.