The Healing Chiropractic & Wellness Team
Dr. Maher Obeid
Dr. Maher Obeid is the owner and operator of The Healing Path. He is an honours graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Obeid is an advocate for natural healthcare and provides chiropractic care for the entire family from children to seniors. Dr. Obeid treats a variety of ailments and conditions including headaches, sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, pregnancy pains and sporting injuries. Dr. Obeid is also a fully certified Active Release Techniques practitioner in addition to being a certified spinal decompression therapy provider.
Dr. Obeid is a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, Ontario Chiropractic Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. He is also the recipient of numerous Burlington Post Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Chiropractor, most recently 2017.
Email Dr. Obeid for any further information regarding Chiropractic Care, Active Release Techniques or Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Dr. Jay Rappazzo
Dr. Jay was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. He graduated in 2007 from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. He utilizes acupuncture and deep tissue therapy to compliment his chiropractic treatments. His practice includes manual adjustive techniques, sports and spinal rehabilitation and various soft tissue techniques. He also focuses on exercise, diet and nutrition as key components to a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Bianca completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Brock University. She then went on to complete her doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. During her time at NYCC she received an advanced certificate in Sport Science and Human Performance, as well as completing the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program through McMaster University.
Dr. Bianca was a provincial level gymnast, played rep hockey at the A/AA level and was a competitive cheerleader. Having undergone multiple injuries, she is able to use her own personal experience with her clinical knowledge to provide evidence-based care for her patients. She continues to stay active and athletic through weight training and running.
Dr. Bianca treats her patients with a very holistic approach and views her cases through a neurological lens. She is interested in complex cases and is able to combine her knowledge in chiropractic and acupuncture to help find the solution. These complex cases include, but are not limited to back pain, joint pain, TMJ issues and headaches.
Dr. Bianca also has significant experience working with athletes of various backgrounds and physically active individuals by helping with pain and/or injuries that come along with leading an active lifestyle. She is eager to help her patients restore proper function and movement as well as reach their goals of recovery and/or performance.
Mohammed brings over 20-years of Physiotherapy experience to The Healing Path. He has extensive experience in many areas of Physical Therapy and rehabilitation, including neurological rehabilitation for clients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and post-stroke. He also received advanced training in Gait and Functional Rehabilitation from Switzerland as well as advanced training in rehabilitation for patients recovering from cancer, specifically lymphedema.
Email or call Mohammed any time if you want to discuss how can Physiotherapy help in your condition, Mohammed and his colleagues at the Healing path are exceptionally open to help and assist.
Abdalla has been a Registered Physiotherapist for over 13 years and an expert in assessing patient’s physical abilities, through evaluative procedures and functional testing. He is an expert in NDT (Bobath) for patients who suffer strokes, concussion, brain injuries. Also he has experience with pediatric patients with neuro-physical disabilities. He is an expert in manual therapy techniques including Mackenzie and other soft tissue techniques. He has hands on experience in planning and implementing programs of physiotherapy; exercise, instructions, mobilization, manual therapy, the use of electro-therapy and other mechanical equipment and hydro therapy. He also carries 13 years of experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation, 8 years experience in acute care and orthopedic settings, experience working in neuro-rehabilitation with adults and pediatric patients, experience working within a multicultural environment and experience in sports injuries and athletic rehabilitation.
Email or call Abdalla any time if you want to discuss how can Physiotherapy help in your condition, Abdalla and his colleagues at the Healing path are exceptionally open to help and assist.
Dr. Michelle Salga
Dr. Michelle Salga, affectionately called “Dr. Mishka” is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor certified in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). She has a special interest in correcting hormone imbalances and works with a team of nurse practitioners to give her patients optimal care. Hormonal concerns such as menopause, thyroid imbalances, acne, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, low testosterone in men, low libido, fibromyalgia, hot flashes, chronic fatigue, post partum hormonal deficiencies and menstrual disorders are simply a few common health concerns that are treated successfully with BHRT, dietary changes and herbal medicine. She is also certified in cosmetic rejuvenation acupuncture. This technique helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improving the firmness of the skin.
Dr. Salga treats health concerns of all kinds and patients of all ages. She has had much success in treating digestive disturbances such as crohn’s disease, IBS and constipation as well as skin issues such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. In addition, common concerns such as depression/anxiety, chronic fatigue, insomnia are among those conditions treated. Helping her patients achieve their weight loss goals is also a big passion of Dr. Salga’s. Achieving weight loss not only brings confidence to one’s life but is often the root cause of most illnesses and hormonal imbalances. Being a naturopathic doctor she uses natural treatments such as clinical nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and supplementation to correct the health problem and possible nutritional deficiencies. Lab tests are quite readily ordered to confirm diagnosis and direct treatment in order to achieve faster results and improvement of symptoms.
Dr. Salga investigates why the health problem is occurring and how it can be fixed by the most gentle means possible. The aim is to reverse the health disorder before it may lead to something more serious.
Sports Injury Therapist
Certified Personal Trainer
Erin O’Brien graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2003 to attain registration in both Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Therapy. With her Sports Injury Therapy background Erin has the complete knowledge in the use of modalities, taping, bracing, rehabilitation exercises, cupping and stretches for all sports related and non-sports related injuries. In order to fully expand her qualifications even more, Erin has certifications in Spinning, Personal training and fitness consulting. Starting her personal training career in 1999, she is still actively involved in both Personal Training and teaching spinning classes. In her spare time, Erin trains to compete every summer as a tri-athlete. Erin’s passion for her career is clearly shown in her ability to embrace each individual client and delivering a thorough and specific treatment according to their needs. Erin has used her Sports Injury Therapy and Massage Therapy expertise to work with many different sports teams and sporting events such as; the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, M.M. Robinson senior football and hockey teams, triathlon and soccer events.
Sports Injury Therapist
Lindsay Finley graduated in 2006 from The Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington, Ontario with a license in Massage and Sports Injury therapy. Lindsay has trained with the Milton Marauders football team for 2 years and has gained a knowledgeable understanding for sports related injuries. Lindsay’s focus is to thoroughly understand and listen to her clients’ needs as well as make each appointment an enjoyable experience. Health is very important to Lindsay and she feels that massage therapy can be one of the leading preventative healthcare therapies that you can give yourself. Lindsay’s strong desire to succeed and passion for her work ensures her ability to go beyond her clients’ expectations.
Kellie Bankley is a Registered Massage Therapist licensed by the College Of Massage Therapist of Ontario. She graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2002 and has been in practice in Burlington for over 10 years. She is trained in various forms of massage such as pre and post natal massage, Trigger Point Therapy as well as Cupping Therapy and IMM Technique (Integrated Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Technique). She believes it is important to integrate various elements into each treatment to help achieve individual goals, that might include alleviating pain, increasing range of motion or preventing injury. She is an empathetic individual committed to providing personalized care to each client and help to them to achieve their optimal health.
Richard Martin graduated in 2014 from Everest College in Hamilton. He has a passion for hockey and an even bigger passion for healing people. His treatments work to alleviate a variety of injuries including muscle strains, chronic pain and stress reduction. Each treatment he delivers is tailored to the client’s specific needs in the most safe and effective way. Richard aims for all his clients to be comfortable and always working with them towards achieving their next goal.
Nala Nembhard is a Registered Massage Therapist licensed by the College Of Massage Therapist of Ontario. She is trained in various forms of massage such as pre and post-natal massage, Aroma Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Facial Cupping Therapy to treat conditions such as TMJ and chronic neck and shoulder pain, Dynamic Cupping Therapy as well as Standard Cupping Therapy. Her treatments work to alleviate a variety of injuries including muscle strains, headache management, chronic pain and stress reduction. Each treatment Nala aims for her clients to be comfortable as she delivers a treatment tailored to the client’s specific needs.
Graduated: Manjinder ( Meana) Saniary graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in 2014. She is trained in various forms of massage such as deep tissue, pre and post natal massage, Trigger Point Therapy, hot stone and as well as Cupping Therapy.
Philosophy: Meana loves to help all her patience work through any pain, injury, stress or other condition to help them relax, release tension and achieve their wellness goals. Meana always go above and beyond to give a customized treatment to best suit her patience’s therapeutic needs.
Since graduating as an Acupuncturist, Amanda has worked with a lot of clients with issues related to injury and pain management, as well as those suffering from High Stress & Anxiety. She is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic Acupuncture), which works by increasing the blood flow to the skin and muscles in the face, helping improve the skin’s tone & elasticity.
Amanda has also been an RMT since 2006 and has been certified in additional modalities that allow her to better tailor the treatment to the clients needs. She has been trained and certified in; Reiki, Cupping Therapy, Sports Massage, Face & Scalp Massage.
Amanda has a real passion for both Acupuncture & Massage Therapy, and believes in the holistic approach to the treatment and maintenance of the body & mind.