Trang achieved her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University, following her completion of her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She is currently a Registered Physiotherapist within the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations.
From her lifelong love of sport, she was a competitive soccer player and currently enjoys meeting patients’ goals while collaborating with the team to deliver high quality patient care. She continues to use a holistic approach while providing care, and has also assessed and treated many different patients of all ages involving workplace and sport injuries.
She enjoys using manual therapy in combination with exercise prescription, and emphasizes on providing patient education to enhance their outcomes. She also enjoys keeping up to date with evidence based research to maintain her quality of care provided to her patients. Her extensive clinical experience within the clinic and hospital allows her to assess and treat various patients with neuro-musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions.
Outside of work, she enjoys cycling, running, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.
- Manual Therapy
- Exercise Prescription
- Shockwave Therapy
- Concussion Management
- Athletic Strength and Conditioning
- Knee Brace Fitting
Trang achieved her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University, following her c...
My name is Dr. Kevan Patel and I am excited to start my journey with Healthy Body Hamilton! I was born in Montreal, Quebec but my family and I moved to Hamilton, Ontario when I was 8 years old. I attended McMaster University and graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. I then furthered my education in Toronto at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Along the way, I have gotten great experience working with numerous individuals of all ages including national and collegiate level athletes.
I also have certification in acupuncture with focus on rehabilitative exercises and education to get you back to doing what you love best! It has always been my dream to come back to Hamilton and give back to the amazing Hamiltonians!
My name is Dr. Kevan Patel and I am excited to start my journey with Healthy Body Hamilton! I was...
Alex brings a background in active release technique, medical acupuncture, and functional movement to the table.
Alex Angel received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree after graduating from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. In addition, Dr. Angel has also become an Active Release Techniques certified provider, and is also certified in western medical acupuncture.
When Alex isn’t helping patients, you might spot him jogging with his dog Loki, trying not to step on Sarah’s toes at Salsa dance classes, or practicing his mad scientist impression while brewing beer at home.
Why are you a Chiropractor?
My best friend was injured in a car crash, and I watched him go from a healthy, athletic guy to a shell of himself. Taking morphine tablets every day, barely able to move, and unable to sleep because of the pain, he had almost lost hope. In desperation, he started seeing a chiropractor.
The change which started with seeing a chiropractor was dramatic - after a few weeks he could sleep through the night, and after a few months he was a new man. Taking him for treatments, I saw patients enter the clinic, moving stiffly, cringing in pain. When they left, I saw the patients smiling and moving easily. I was struck by what I saw there.
I asked the Doctor there about what he does, and he offered me a tour of the Chiropractic College in which he teaches. The rest is history!
Why should I come to see you?
Because I’ll get you the help you need, no matter what’s going on. If you’re suffering from something that hands-on therapy, electrical modalities, acupuncture or rehab exercises can fix, I’ll get you better! If I recognize that you would be better served by some other specialist, I’ll send you to them. I am first and foremost in the service of my patients.
Alex brings a background in active release technique, medical acupuncture, and functional movemen...
With her passion for anatomy and experience in clinical therapy, Shannon will leave you walking out feeling better than when you walked in.
Shannon has been an accomplished RMT for 4 years after successfully graduating from Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in General Swedish Massage. Over the years, working primarily in a rehab setting, her skills have grown and expanded to include myofascial release, soft tissue release, active release therapy, and joint mobilization giving a more therapeutic approach to massage.
Her interest in massage therapy stems from her love of muscle anatomy and body movement. Shannon is a passionate and dedicated therapist continuing to learn and understand how the body works, as it varies with every individual and lifestyle.
With her passion for anatomy and experience in clinical therapy, Shannon will leave you walking o...
Sarah completed her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Amsterdam in 2000 and her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Coventry in England in 2012. Sarah is a registered physiotherapist in Ontario since 2017 and has many years of experience working with different conditions and all ages.
Since Sarah is interested in continuing education and women health, she has rostered to perform internal assessments and treatment of the pelvic floor patients. She has also had training since 2020 on how to educate and treat athletes with pelvic health issues and incontinence. Sarah has experience working with pre- and post-pregnancy patients with lower back/hip pain, treating their pelvic pain and bladder control.
Sarah has also completed the program of McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture in 2018 and has been practicing since then.
Sarah looks forward to helping patients with conditions related to pelvic floor and educating them on how to improve their strengths or weaknesses in this area.
During her time off, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside. If the weather is right, she will even go for a nice jog in one of Hamilton’s many trails.
Sarah completed her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Amsterdam in 2000 a...
Andrea has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years. She has been registered and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 1999 after graduating from Sir Sandford Fleming College. She is also an active member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
Andrea enjoys working with athletes and weekend warriors but can specifically design a treatment plan to suit the needs of any patient. She finds the biggest reward of being a Massage Therapist is being able to see the change massage can provide in patients from pain relief, improved range of motion, to better overall body awareness.
Andrea looks forward to discussing your future treatment goals or answering any questions you may have.
Andrea has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years. She has been registered and in good standi...
Massage Therapy has been present in Kathleen’s life in numerous forms and in varying degrees of influence. It was first introduced to her when used in conjunction with Physiotherapy treatment as a young teenager. This in-depth and holistic approach to medicine sparked Kathleen’s interest in a career within the realm of Health Sciences.
While studying Kinesiology at Western University, Kathleen became familiarized with the various career paths available for a Kinesiologist. Her interest in working with clients in a hands-on environment has led to her becoming a Registered Massage Therapist.
Having graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in 2014, Kathleen has thoroughly enjoyed being directly involved in the therapeutic effect of alternative medicine.
In June of 2020, Kathleen completed coursework to become a Certified Aromatherapist.
Massage Therapy has been present in Kathleen’s life in numerous forms and in varying degrees of i...
Dr. Erin Dashney’s venture into healthcare began with a love for fitness and nutrition. She followed this passion by obtaining a diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management from George Brown College. During this time, she became certified as a personal trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and as a group exercise class leader through the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC).
While working as a personal trainer, Dr. Dashney developed a passion for assisting clients to overcome injuries. She decided that chiropractic was the perfect means with which to encourage others to live healthier and more active lives, while helping them manage pain and injury. She entered into a bachelor of science in Kinesiology program at the University of Guelph-Humber before obtaining her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She graduated with summa cum laude distinction and was the recipient of awards for academic excellence and clinical proficiency.
Dr. Dashney considers herself a lifelong learner and recognizes the importance of advancing her skills as a practitioner. She is certified as a Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider through McMaster University and is also certified in Active Release Technique (ART). Additionally, Dr. Dashney has attended several workshops through the Motion Palpation Institute in order to enhance her skills in joint mobilization, joint manipulation, and rehabilitative exercise prescription. She offers her patients an evidence-informed and holistic approach, which she tailors to suit the unique needs of each patient.
Dr. Erin Dashney’s venture into healthcare began with a love for fitness and nutrition. She follo...
“Healing science with compassionate touch”
Melanie is different from other massage therapists.
She will take the time to investigate and assess your pain, tension or condition so that your massage therapy treatment will help you feel your best.
Melanie can provide you with as much or as little deep tissue pressure as you need and enjoy. She enjoys making your therapeutic treatment as relaxing as possible, so you leave the treatment feeling refreshed.
Melanie will keep her focus on you, her client, so you will feel cared for and pampered as well as healing your pain, tension or condition.
Melanie will offer you advice to help further at home with exercises and self-care tips.
She also uses appropriate use of heat and cold therapy to ensure your muscles are not left sore or overly tender.
If you wish, Melanie can use essential oils that can help you further with your condition or pain and tension.
Melanie will book any and all clients and does not discriminate.
Melanie is no stranger to hard work. She has been a healthcare professional since 1994.
Melanie graduated with distinction from TriOS College in Hamilton, Ontario. She is also certified in Thai massage and Thai foot reflexology. She is a massage tutor and sits on the PAC for massage therapy education.
“I know what it is like to work long hours, to push myself, leading to chronic pain and fatigue. I know how hard we all work and my journey has taught me about the importance of self-care.”
Melanie’s love for science and strong work ethic built her a successful career in nuclear medicine pharmacy. She has taken that same focus and drive and applied into becoming a massage therapist.
When Melanie is not working, she can be found hiking the Bruce trail or baking fun recipes at home.
Visit Melanie’s website at www.emittingwellness.com
Or instagram #emittingwellness
List of Melanie’s continuing education:
-Table Thai Massage 1 certification: 21.5 CEUs July 14+15, 2018
-Thai Foot Reflexology 1 Certificaton: 10 CEUs June 2 , 2019
-National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) massage therapy research – Parts 1-4. 4 CEUs June 24, 2020
-Posterior BPPV treatment. Vestibular rehabilitation (positional vertigo) Aug 19, 2021
-Sports massage: positional release certificate course. 2 CEUs Jan 3, 2022
-Clinical Aromatherapy for Health certificate. 4 CEUs Jan 11, 2022
-Acupressure Massage for Pain relief certificate. 5 CEUs Jan 24, 2022
-Spa Hot Stones Massage certificate. 4 CEUs Feb 4, 2022
“Healing science with compassionate touch”
Melanie is different from other massage therapists.
Mackenzie is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated from The University of Toronto with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy in 2016, and received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour from McMaster University in 2013. She is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations and has clinical experience with sports injuries, post-surgical patients, geriatric and paediatric patient populations. She has completed additional post-graduate training in neurofunctional acupuncture from the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in 2017.
After becoming a mother in 2018, Mackenzie’s professional focus shifted toward pelvic health, with a special interest in women’s health. Mackenzie is a Certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, specializing in conditions related to pregnancy, pelvic girdle pain, lumbo-pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, diastasis, vaginismus/dyspareunia, urinary frequency & urgency, as well as, chronic pain conditions. Her clinical approach emphasizes hands-on treatment, education, and active exercises to encourage patients to take an active role in achieving their rehabilitative goals.
Mackenzie actively participates in Crossfit, yoga, and mountain biking, and enjoys hiking with her husband, daughters and dogs in her spare time.
Mackenzie is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated from The University of Toronto with a Mas...
Morgan graduated from Mohawk College with her advanced diploma in massage therapy, and is ready to embark on her new career as a Registered Massage Therapist.
Throughout her life Morgan has had one consistent passion, and that is to help people become the best versions of themselves. Through massage therapy she now has the opportunity to put that passion to work. She strongly believes in incorporating her clients into the decision making of their treatment plan and helping them get to know what their body needs and wants are.
In her spare time she enjoys novels, yoga, and travelling. She looks forward to learning from her clients and becoming the best version of herself.
Morgan graduated from Mohawk College with her advanced diploma in massage therapy, and is ready t...
From a young age, I knew I wanted to be somewhere in the health care field. My interest in massage therapy came from my own visits to a massage therapist. I loved how I felt every time I left, which made me want to help others feel the same way.
I look forward to improving your overall quality of life, one treatment at a time. Book an appointment with me today, I look forward to meeting you!
From a young age, I knew I wanted to be somewhere in the health care field. My interest in massag...