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Dr. Lawrence Micheli - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Lawrence Micheli

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Lawrence Micheli studied Kinesiology and graduated from the University of Waterloo and received his Doctor of Chiropractic with Honors from the National College of Chiropractic. He has been serving patients in the Mississauga, Peel, Oakville, Greater Toronto area for over 21 years. Dr. Micheli was inspired to become a chiropractor during his first year of university. The kinesiology co-op program at the University of Waterloo led him to do a placement in the summer following his second semester of the program in a Chiropractic clinic. It was then that he realized the amazing potential of manual therapy and active exercise rehabilitation. Seeing the dramatic improvements in the quality of people’s lives, the reduced levels of pain and tremendous amounts of patient satisfaction drew him into the profession immediately. He knew he wanted to get into health care to help people and that experience sealed the deal. Dr. Micheli believes the single best thing about patient care is the immediate acknowledgment by the patient that they feel better. Having a patient get off the treatment table and know they can move better with less pain is very satisfying to him, as a Chiropractor. Dr. Micheli served as an Active Release Techniques (ART) instructor for over 13 years. More recently his focus of study is in the area of Fascia. He is the first chiropractor in Canada certified in the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) and is now teaching other therapists across North America. He has always had a keen interest in working with golfers and attained a Medical Professional certification (Level 3) from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to improve his clinical effectiveness working with golfers through a specialized movement assessment screen.

Dr. Micheli also provides care for amateur and professional athletes from many sports including hockey, basketball, tri-sport athletes, kayak/canoe, beach volleyball, figure skating, MMA, and track and field.

Roger Cote - Physiotherapist

Roger Cote

Physiotherapist

Roger Cote graduated from University of Toronto in Physical and Health Education and completed a post graduate program in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. He has been serving patients in the Mississauga, Peel, Oakville, Greater Toronto area for over 20 years. With experience in working with many different populations including sports injury, motor vehicle accident, workplace injury and long-term disability patients. Roger was inspired to become Physiotherapist as he has always had a keen interest in sports injuries, and he played many sports in his childhood. He played basketball and football in high school and sustained many injuries that required Physiotherapy treatment. It was a fractured ankle that later inspired him to join this profession. He was fascinated in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries early on and had a special interest in the diagnosis and management of soft tissue injuries. It was his interest in exercise physiology and sports medicine that led him down the professional pathway of becoming a registered physiotherapist. Roger enjoys and receives great satisfaction with being able to help patients understand their injuries and give them the tools they need for self-treatment. Providing patients with an understanding of their injuries can be rewarding as patients often feel hopeless about their recovery and feel that they can’t control or participate in their physical recovery. He feels that he can provider patients with some direction which leads to a greater sense of empowerment and control over their injury. Roger has interest in treating sports injuries and working with athletes and post-surgical patients. He has a specialized post graduate training in manual therapy under the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and he received his part A diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He also has acupuncture certification under the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and has been practicing acupuncture since 2003 for the treatment of musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.

Dr. Dionne Watson, BSc, DC - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Dionne Watson, BSc, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Dionne Watson graduated from the University of Alberta and received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree Magna Cum Laude, with Clinic Honors, from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She has been serving patients in the Mississauga, Peel, Oakville, Greater Toronto area for 17 years. Dr. Watson was inspired to become a chiropractor after she was introduced to an active lifestyle while growing up in the foothills of Alberta, where her interest in the natural environment led her study Environmental Biology. She was inspired by her experience as a youth competitive swimmer and motivated by her desire to support others in healthy living and sport performance which is what lead her to pursue a career in Chiropractic.  Dr. Watson collaborates with patients of all ages to restore, support, and enhance health by applying manual therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture, and education in order to improve body awareness, mobility, and function. She addresses concerns relating to joint, nerve and muscle pain, sports injuries, postural strains and wellness care.  She works to stimulate tissue healing, manage pain, improve mobility, and promote healthy active living. Dr. Watson went on to complete further training in Active Release Techniques, clinical acupuncture, GLA:D Canada (treatment and management of osteoarthritis), and Function Range Conditioning. Dr. Watson is an enthusiastic participant in evidence-based continuing education, and a proponent of movement-based therapies

Steven Colangelo, H.BSc.Kin, B.Sc. PT - Physiotherapist

Steven Colangelo, H.BSc.Kin, B.Sc. PT

Physiotherapist

Steven Colangelo graduated from and obtained an Honors in Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, and he went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Steven is a registered Physiotherapist. He has been serving patients in the Mississauga, Peel, Oakville, Greater Toronto area for over 17 years. Steven was inspired to become a Physiotherapist during high school. He developed a passion for understanding how the human body works and moves. This led him to his first degree in kinesiology, where he continued to focus on movement science and research. During his degree, he was very interested in how movement science can be used to help those with injuries; this led him to continue his academic training of science of physical therapy. Dr. Steven enjoys seeing the ‘ah-ha!’ moments for clients, when someone who has pain and not able to move gets that relief, or when a client with a stroke is able to walk independently for the first time. His areas of interest are stroke rehab, complex orthopedic & neurological rehab, motor vehicle accident rehab, and post-operative rehab (ACL reconstruction, hip/knee replacements). He focuses on evidence based scientific training principles and applies them to all areas. He prefers to use hands on myofascial techniques and functional based movements. He is also a certified Fascial Distortion Model Provider and Kinesiotaping Practitioner.

Additionally, he has a Neurogym certified therapist. Dr. Steven has a passion for skiing and has developed a snowFIT program at Life Time to get skiers and snowboarders in shape for the winter season and on the slopes.

Dr. Fauzia Ahmed - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Fauzia Ahmed

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Fauzia Ahmed graduated from York University majoring in Health Sciences and Kinesiology in 2009. She then went to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated in2013 (D.C). She completed her clinical rotations working at St. Michael’s Hospital providing primary care and working with an integrated multi-disciplinary team.
She provides patient-centered, evidence-based care and apart from chiropractic adjustments she includes treatments such as electro-acupuncture, PNF stretching, active release therapy, cupping therapy and kinesiotaping.

Scott McCullough - Certified Athletic Therapist

Scott McCullough

Certified Athletic Therapist

Scott McCullough graduated from University of Toronto in Physical and Health Education and completed a post graduate certificate in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College. He was certified as an Athletic Therapist in 1996 and has been treating professional athletes for the past 28 years. Scott has worked for the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies and for the past 17 years has served as the Toronto Raptors’ Head Athletic Therapist. Scott received his Master’s of Science (Human Movement) from AT Still University in 2010. Scott was inspired to become an Athletic Therapist after injuring his knee, while playing volleyball at the University of Toronto. He was drawn to the enjoyment and interactions between the patients and the therapists as well as assessment and treatment of sports injuries. His passion for overall health and fitness, along with the desire to work in professional sports led him down the pathway of becoming a certified athletic therapist. Scott enjoys and takes great pride in educating his patients about their injuries and developing the program to help them return to life/sport stronger and healthier. Scott uses a full body approach to treating all injuries. His expertise in assessment of poor movement patterns, provides the ability to treat the specific injury locally while training the entire body. He has specialized training in corrective exercises and performance enhancement from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Scott has also completed courses in Mulligan mobilizations, Graston massage techniques, Kinesiology taping and continues to participate in Continuing Education Courses. During the offseason, he routinely performs speeches at Sports Medicine Conferences which include sports medicine doctors, athletic therapists, physical therapists and personal trainers. Scott is a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association, Ontario Athletic Therapists’ Association and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

During his 28 years in professional sports, Scott was chosen as the Eastern Conference NBA All Star Head Athletic Therapist on 3 occasions (2011/2016/2023) and was an integral member of the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Championship Team.

Mississauga, ON Chiropractic Services

Neck & Back
Headaches
Shoulders & Arms
Hands & Wrists
Feet & Ankles
Hips & Knees
Athletic Performance
Work & Auto Accidents

Chiropractic Care

Book an appointment with our chiropractors in Mississauga and alleviate your pain and discomfort. We may use one or a combination of the following procedures to treat your condition carefully:

Hip Alignment

Misaligned hips cause your body to have an incorrect posture that can strain other joints and muscles in your body. Your lower back, knees, and shoulders can experience various pains due to having misaligned hips. A hip alignment procedure rebalances your body and helps reposition your hips to correct your posture.

Tailbone Adjustment

Pain in the tailbone is often unfelt until their coccyx is directly touched. It causes discomfort when the patient constantly shifts from one buttock to another while sitting to have a comfortable position. A chiropractor can help bring relief to the irritated nerves and tissues surrounding your lower back using a tailbone adjustment procedure.

Spinal Traction

Spinal traction is a decompression therapy that manually or mechanically relieves the spine of various pains. The manual method is done by hand where force is applied on joints and muscles, whereas the mechanical approach uses multiple tools such as ropes, slings, and pulleys to achieve the same result. People with herniated discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, and other back conditions can greatly benefit from a spinal traction procedure.

Rehabilitation

Get back to your normal lifestyle through LifeClinic of Mississauga’s rehabilitation services. We can help you manage your acute and severe pains or chronic conditions through our various procedures.

Accident Injury Rehabilitation

Vehicular accidents are one of the most common causes of physical injuries. It can leave victims with broken bones, limb loss, and open wounds. We can help them return to their pre-injury state through minimally invasive procedures through our accident injury rehabilitation.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Constant training and competition increase the risks of athletes meeting an accident and getting injured. These injuries can be due to inadequate warm-ups, improper techniques or posture, and repetitive stress. Undergoing our sports injury rehabilitation program helps athletes return to their pre-injury state and reduces the risk of injury development.

Work Injury Rehabilitation

Workers may meet various accidents while at the workplace, depending on the nature of their work. For example, those who use heavy equipment may accidentally drop them on their feet, while those who always carry heavy objects can suffer from back pains and repetitive stress disorders. Work injury rehabilitation treats these complications to prevent loss of income and lingering symptoms.

Pre- and post-operative Care

We ensure that patients receive the best care before and after surgery with our pre and post-operative care services. Undergoing chiropractic care can minimize the pain and eliminate the need for surgery. Preoperative optimization physically prepares the patient’s body for the operation.

Post-operative care ensures that patients are on the right path to recovery. We can guarantee that there’s no infection developing through regular injury site check-ups. We may also provide adjustments to their daily activities and sleeping habits.

Special Services

Achieve your short-term and long-term goals with our special services offered at our Mississauga clinic. Apart from our chiropractic care and rehabilitation services, you may also inquire about our other methods and services:

Fascial Distortion Model

The fascial distortion model is a way of identifying the root of your pain. It is viewed through one or more of the six different types of alterations to the body’s connective tissues. 

The patient first provides verbal and physical descriptions of their pain. Various orthopedic tests will also be performed so we can know which form of soft tissue treatment your body needs. 

There are six different states of the Fascial Distortion Model: Triggerbands, Herniated Trigger Points, Continuum Distortion, Folding Distortion, Cylinder Distortion, and Tectonic Fixation. Each model varies on how a patient describes their pain. For example, discomfort from cylinder distortion jumps from one area to another and causes a numbing and tingling sensation.

Conditions We Treat

Our Mississauga chiropractors can help identify the cause of your pain. Our chiropractic care and rehabilitation services can address the following conditions:

Fibromyalgia

Patients who are experiencing widespread pain, fatigue, or cognitive difficulties may have fibromyalgia. This disorder amplifies painful sensations and affects how your brain and spinal cord process and identify painful and non-painful signals. Our chiropractors can conduct spinal manipulation to alleviate your pain.

Disc Herniation

Herniation of discs occurs when the jelly-like nucleus pushes against its outer ring and puts pressure on the vertebral column and nearby nerves. This condition occurs due to natural aging, wear-and-tear of the spine, and a traumatic event.

To address disc herniation, a chiropractor will conduct a thorough physical examination to determine the treatment you will undergo. They may use the flexion-distraction technique, manipulation under anesthesia, or pelvic block methods to treat the herniated discs. 

Sprains Strains

Sprains and strains are similar injuries that affect different body parts. A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or stretched. Patients may complain of pain, swelling, bruising, and the inability to use the joint. It typically occurs in the ankle but may also occur in your wrists and thumbs.

Meanwhile, a strain is an injury to your muscles and tendons. It happens commonly on your back and behind your thighs. It causes muscle spasms, swelling, and cramping in the affected area. Soccer, hockey, boxing, wrestling, and other high-intensity sports increase the risk of developing a strain. 

What to Expect

1 Examination

During your 1st visit, our providers will hear the story of what brings you in, perform a new patient examination to determine the root cause of your problem, and briefly summarize what was found.

The examination consists of motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, and muscle strength, to help identify dysfunction in movement patterns and poor muscle engagement.

2 Report Of Finding

During your second visit, your provider will recap what was found in the examination, discuss a solution, review what your personal contribution to care will be, and begin treatment on that day.

3 Daily Appointments

On each subsequent visit, our providers will perform routine assessments to ensure you are track with your treatment plan and provide treatment.

Treatment visits typically consist of a combination of:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: restores, maintains, and optimizes human function by eliminating interference within the joint and soft tissue thus restoring the synergy between your joints, nerves, and muscles. Chiropractic adjustments are only available during sessions with a chiropractor.
  • Integrated Muscle and Joint Therapy (IMJT): an advanced, active form of soft tissue treatment that effectively integrates the mind, muscular, skeletal, and neurological systems to achieve optimum balance throughout the body. IMJT is a patented technique available exclusively at LifeClinic.
  • Rehabilitation: carefully selected exercises and activities used in a specific sequence in order to reinforce changes made with the adjustment and IMJT. Rehabilitation retrains the body’s “movement habits.”

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