Get to Know Our Team
Dr. Alex St.Pierre DC, MPK, CSCS
Alex St.Pierre is a clinician who takes a sport-sciences approach to clinical practice combining old-school strength and conditioning principles with current evidence-based clinical research. He works with athletes along the entire performance continuum, from the treatment and management of pain to optimizing individual performance.
Alex's education includes an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from Western University. In 2013, he graduated cum laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. In 2017, Alex graduated from University of Toronto’s inaugural Master of Professional Kinesiology program.
His work experience involves the roles of consultant, therapist, physiologist, and clinician. This includes work as a strength and conditioning coach in three collegiate settings, Seneca College, Western University, and the University of Toronto. He has worked as an intern of exercise physiology at the Canadian Sports Institute Ontario. There Alex focused on athlete testing for Swim Ontario and Softball Canada. His work was influential in creating a long-term strength and conditioning for Alpine Ontario. During the offseason, Alex works as a clinician and trainer in the daily training environments of NHL and OHL hockey players.
Dr. Emily Kawaguchi DC, MPK
Emily is an evidence-based clinician, certified in Contemporary Acupuncture through McMaster University, as well as certified in instrument assisted soft tissue therapy.
Emily graduated cum laude from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, as well as having completed her Master of Professional Kinesiology and Bachelors of Kinesiology with honours from the University of Toronto. During this time, she competed on both the varsity women’s volleyball team and varsity track and field team.
For over 15 years, Emily has been involved in volleyball, including being a member of Team Ontario Beach and has represented Canada internationally in beach volleyball at both Youth and Junior World Championships. She has also been on the coaching side for beach volleyball and indoor club teams, as well as a lead strength coach for club teams.
Emily has a special interest in concussion rehabilitation, as she had the opportunity work at the Holland Bloorview Concussion centre completing concussion rehabilitation research, community outreach educational presentations with Ontario sports organizations and performing baseline testing.
Jyoti is a physiotherapist with a strong emphasis on empowering every client, desk worker, weekend warrior, or elite athlete to achieve their physical activity goals. She comes from a background of strength and conditioning and has worked with athletes in the NHL, AAU circuit, OJHL, Ultimate Canada, and Volleyball Canada, amongst others.
Through her training and unique skillset, she is able to collaborate with each client to ensure they understand the why of what's happening, the how of combating it, and the way in which physiotherapy will address their goal.
Certifications: Graston Technique M1, Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Program: Level 2 Lower & Upper, Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Advanced Movement Therapist: Level 1.
Outside of work she enjoys biking, photography, and cafe-hopping across the city.
Dr. Nastasia became interested in Naturopathic medicine because of a passion to help people understand their bodies so that they can feel better and eliminate any anxiety related to their health. When you understand how your body works, you can learn the signs your body is telling you and use them to make the changes you need in order to heal and recover.
When not in the clinic, you can find Nastasia somewhere outside, either on her bike, or exploring the trails around the city. Nastasia loves to exercise because of the positive effects it has on mental health, and became a spin instructor in order to share her love of music and movement with as many people as possible. She believes that movement is the medicine your body needs to thrive, and any form of exercise is the ultimate therapy for mind, body, and soul.
Dr. Nastasia has a strong interest in hormonal and digestive health. She loves to work with people who are struggling with hormonal changes after coming off the birth control pill, or who are experiencing acne, PCOS, Endometriosis, and irregular menstrual cycles. She frequently incorporates acupuncture as part of her treatment plan, and has 9 years of experience in facial rejuvenation acupuncture techniques.
Lesley graduated with honors from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2014 and is in good standing with the CMTO.
Lesley employs a variety of techniques, along with connective tissue release and active modalities to customize her approach for each and every treatment. She has a knowledge of different therapeutic massage including Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue and prenatal massage. .
Lesley strives to educate her patients so that they may have the understanding and know-how to break the cycle of chronic pain or lessen the likelihood of injury recurrence. She understands the importance of maintaining healthy musculoskeletal function and takes great pride in making a positive change in people’s lives.