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Meet Our Team

At First Line Physiotherapy, we recognize that having a strong, personable team of professionals supporting you is important for your experience. For this reason, we invite you to learn more about the team members you might encounter at the clinic. If you have more questions for a team member and would like to speak with them directly, please contact us. Whether in person, or over the phone, our team is eager to help answer your questions and keep you informed. 

Physiotherapy

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Daniel Sedran

Registered Physiotherapist

Email Contact: daniel@firstlinephysio.ca 
What inspired you to pursue a career in physiotherapy?

I have always played many sports, and am quite passionate about healthy-active living. I believe that movement, nutrition, and exercise are all important components of a happy and healthy lifestyle, and a career in physiotherapy has been a fantastic way to share those passions with others, helping them get back to living full and active lives on their own terms.

What do you enjoy most about physiotherapy?

As a physiotherapist, I have the unique opportunity in helping people overcome their pain and achieve their goals. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help people take control of their health,  and I enjoy being inspired on a daily basis by clients who become committed to making positive changes in their lives. Being a part of that process for each individual is by far the best part of my job. 

What techniques and treatments do you bring to the team?

I completed my Honours Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at McMaster University, as well as a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Since graduating, I have taken courses in acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitationconcussion management, sport taping, soft-tissue release, and manual therapy. 

How do you like to spend your time outside of the clinic?

When I’m not at the clinic, you might find me eating some wings, watching Leaf games, and keeping active as often as I can. Most importantly, I cherish any time that I get to spend with my loved ones; my family and friends have shaped me into the individual that I am today. 

What is a quote that you live by?

“The words that follow ‘I am…’ follow you.” – Rock Thomas

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Astur Sarkisyan

Registered Physiotherapist

Email Contact: astur@firstlinephysio.ca 

What inspired you to pursue a career in physiotherapy?

The complexity of human movement in athletics and sports, and my own personal experience with a skateboarding accident.

What do you enjoy most about physiotherapy?

Helping people resume the activities they love the most and no two days are alike.

What techniques and treatments do you bring to the team?

I have focused my continuing education on upgrading my manual therapy and dry needling/acupuncture skills.

How do you like to spend your time outside of the clinic?

You can find me cooking, exercising or travelling during my spare time.

What is a quote that you live by?

Movement is medicine!”

Registered Massage Therapy

Alicia Camacho, RMT at First Line Physiotherapy North York

Alicia Camacho

Registered Massage Therapist

Email Contact: alicia@firstlinephysio.ca 
What inspired you to pursue a career in massage therapy?

Sports have always been a part of my life. Being a high performance athlete required me to always strive to be my best. I was able to achieve this with the support from my family, coaches, and my various therapists. From personal experiences, I developed a passion for this lifestyle, and I knew I wanted to help do the same for others. I strive to help people be at their best, and help them return to doing the things that they love.

What certifications do you have/courses have you taken?

I graduated from Humber College with a Diploma in Massage Therapy and Fitness Health with a license in personal training. I enjoy learning new things and will continue seeking opportunities to acquire new skills along my professional journey as a Registered Massage Therapist.

How do you like to spend your time outside of the clinic?

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working out, snowboarding, playing soccer, paddle boarding, and trying new things! 

What is a quote that you live by?

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz  

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Nikolay Ponomarev

Registered Massage Therapist

What do you enjoy the most about Massage Therapy?

In my practice, I take pride in seeing results, and there is a great opportunity for this in Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy is great for anyone who is devoted to achieving results in improving their health and well-being. I look forward to helping people achieve their rehabilitation goals.

What techniques and treatments do you bring to the team?

I specialize in a variety of techniques, including Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and more. I have also acquired a number of skills through Massage Therapy College, Osteopathy School, and through Fascial Technique Workshops, by the Certified Rolfer. I perform various techniques, which serve as tools in contributing to body mechanics, posture, and movement.