MEET OUR KLEINBURG STAFF
Dr. Stefan Bulfon – Chiropractor, Clinic Director
Dr. Bulfon holds a four-year doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is a graduate of the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. Prior to these studies, he completed an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario and is an alumnus of St. Michael's College high school. Stefan also holds a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
With over ten years of experience, Dr. Bulfon has treated and assisted people with countless ailments. He utilizes and combines various techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, joint manipulation/mobilization and functional rehabilitation to treat sports and everyday wear-and-tear injuries. He has cared for a wide variety of individuals from professional athletes to weekend warriors. This background has provided him with the skill set to approach and administer effective treatment for varying conditions including minor musculoskeletal complaints such as sprains and strains, to headaches, to more serious issues including major low back pain, biomechanical dysfunctions, postural dysfunctions and athletic injuries. He strongly believes in assessing and diagnosing each condition through both standard orthopaedic and functional testing in order to determine the true root of problem and not simply treat the symptoms.
Jackie Judah – Physiotherapist
Jackie Judah is a Registered Physiotherapist who holds a Masters Degree in Science (Physiotherapy) from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Communications Degree from York University. She holds certifications from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and is trained in Soft Tissue Release (STR).
Jackie is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)- with special interests in the Orthopedic and Women’s Health divisions- the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals, Healthy Dancer Canada and the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). Jackie has been a Certified Personal Trainer (PTS) & Fitness Instructor (FIS) for over 12 years. As a dancer, she has had over twenty years of extensive training and experience in international competition.
As a mom of 3 and having experienced diastasis recti herself, Jackie has taken a special interest pelvic health, further becoming a Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.
She has proficiency in biomechanics, alignment issues, core stability, postural health and kinesthetic awareness. Jackie strives to train and rehabilitate her clients to a level of functional fitness and health that they can sustain. She provides them with the tools to proactively manage a safe and active lifestyle
As a result, Jackie brings a unique perspective to her physiotherapy treatment plans.
Gisenia Utreras - Registered Massage Therapist
Gisenia Utreras is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from Sutherland-Chan school of Massage Therapy.
Growing up, Gisenia always had a passion for health and fitness. Her career began when she was offered a scholarship to play soccer in the states at Southeastern Louisiana University where She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology.
Over the years playing competitive soccer and dealing with a variety of injuries enduring countless hours of rehabilitation, Gisenia found a passion for helping others. Her experience with previous sports injuries helps Gisenia relate and bring positive feedback and encouragement to her patients.
After graduating she took the opportunity to volunteer at several Physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation clinics around the GTA along with pursuing an additional course offered by NASM to become a corrective exercise specialist.
Gisenia has the skill set to provide full body relaxation massage with specific techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue, friction, trigger point, and pin and stretch work. She’s motivated to help patients improve their quality of life and reach their health goals by using evidence based treatment approach.
Tania Serafino – Registered Massage Therapist
Tania Serafino is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from Sutherland- Chan school of Massage Therapy. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Kinesiology with honours from the University of Guelph Humber and a diploma in Health and Fitness Promotion from Humber College. She is currently an instructor at Sutherland- Chan where she teaches theoretical and practical classes to future RMTs. In addition to teaching, her role as an instructor allows her to remain knowledgeable in the industry therefore providing a strong academic foundation to compliment her massage practice.
As a former competitive gymnast and collegiate varsity soccer player, she has developed a passion for helping others of all ages overcome their injuries and improve their overall wellness. She offers treatments that may include myofascial and Swedish techniques, dynamic release, Trigger Point therapy, therapeutic exercise prescription and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching (PNF) if needed. She believes that in combination with massage; patient education and exercise are important factors for a pain-free lifestyle.
Aras Petrauskas – Registered Massage Therapist
Aras has been a registered Massage Therapist since 2012. An alumnus of the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching clinic in Toronto, Aras has experience treating a broad spectrum of clients and adapts a personalized approach according to individual treatment goals. He has worked at a MVA focused clinic specializing in the treatment of complex neurological presentations, with NHL players and has lots of experience working with healthy hard working professionals trying to ward off repetitive strain or maintain and optimize their good health. Aras holds an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Aras takes a holistic approach to managing health, and holds the underlying cause of any issue as the ultimate goal of treatment. To expand on this approach Aras became a Certified Nutrition Practitioner in 2018, graduating with Honors from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and is eager to share knowledge and discuss ideas. Aras completed the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada's Level 2 certification in 2021, and is consistently expanding his skillset to stay current, and effective for his clients.
Aras grew up in the city but has since moved to Caledon where he lives in an old schoolhouse with his wife and 2 kids, dog, and three chickens. Aras Enjoys working with his hands and is an amateur woodworking hobbyist in his spare time. A lifelong basketball fan, Aras tries to play as often as he can.
Dr. Cara Caponio – Naturopathic Doctor
After obtaining her Kinesiology and Health Sciences degree at York University, Dr. Cara Caponio continued to pursue her passion for health and wellness at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she attended school for an additional 4 years. During her time at CCNM, she treated patients at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in the specialty Sports Medicine shift, as well at the Brampton Urgent Care Centre, and the Flemingdon Community Health Centre. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in May of 2022
Dr. Cara Caponio is a dedicated and compassionate Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on conditions in mental health, musculoskeletal health/sports injuries, gut health, and hormonal health. With a personalized approach, Dr. Cara Caponio believes in treating each individual as unique, tailoring their care to their specific needs and symptoms.
With a strong emphasis on addressing the root cause of symptoms, Dr. Cara Caponio understands that true healing lies in identifying and resolving the underlying issues contributing to health challenges. By utilizing evidence-based medicine, Dr. Cara Caponio combines the best of conventional and natural therapies to provide comprehensive and effective treatments.
With a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in the field, Dr. Cara Caponio applies evidence-based medicine to ensure the highest quality of care for their patients. By integrating both traditional and innovative approaches, they help individuals achieve optimal health and vitality. On top of this, she believes that an integrative approach is key for recovery. Having a collaborative approach can often provide the best outcomes for patients, so communication and referral between other physicians and therapists is something that Dr. Cara strives to uphold.
Some treatments that she likes to perform in visits include:
- Physical medicine: Myofascial release, mobilization, manipulation, massage, cupping
- Acupuncture: electrostimulation, trigger point, Asian medicine
- Nutrition and specific dietary implementation
- Supplemental prescription: specific nutrients/vitamins, botanicals
- Lifestyle counselling
Besides from working at Inklein Health, Cara loves to weight lift, play soccer and golf with friends in the summertime
Dr. Connie Pugliese – Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Connie Pugliese ND graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Kinesiology & Health Science in 1998. Her interest in health and wellness led her to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she received her Diploma in 2002. She also completed her Bowen Therapy training that same year.
Connie is currently an instructor with Bowen College Inc. and has also worked at CCNM as a teaching assistant for various courses. Connie has furthered her studies to obtain her parenteral intravenous therapy certificate and is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She has been a Medical Director and Trainer with VitamindripTM since 2012.
Dr. Celeste Borghese – Naturopathic Doctor
With a love for all things health and fitness Dr. Celeste Borghese began her journey to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor by obtaining her Kinesiology degree at the University of Guelph Humber where she studied the body and human movement. She then went on to complete an additional 4 years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine to obtain her degree in Naturopathy.
Approach to Care
As a Naturopathic Doctor Celeste takes a patient-centred approach by allowing you to be fully involved in the process. Dr. Borghese takes the time to get to know the patient in all aspects of life in order to create a treatment plan that is designed to work with you and meet every individual concern. Dr. Borghese aims to uncover the root cause of illness through lab work, patient symptoms, and physical examination. She provides individualized treatments that may include supplements, botanicals (herbal formulations), acupuncture, and/ or targeted nutrition and exercise plans when indicated, to help you reach your health goals. She believes that the foundation to good health is a balanced diet, exercise, restorative sleep and stress management.
Dr. Borghese has a special interest in skin conditions/ concerns, gut health, hormonal imbalances, stress management, weight loss, thyroid health.
Why I wanted to be a Naturopathic Doctor
“I struggled with adult onset cystic acne for most of my undergraduate years and it was naturopathic medicine that gave me my life back. Despite being in a program that was all about fitness I was super unhealthy, my priorities were completely getting through school no mater what that meant. I neglected sleep, ate what I wanted, had no concept of how to manage my time or deal with stress and this took a huge toll on my body and mental health. The best thing I could have done was go see a Naturopathic Doctor myself (which is what introduced me to this field), this truly gave me my confidence and my life back. I made so many positive changes that will stick with me forever, all I want to do is share everything I have learned and pay it forward by helping others who are struggling. If I can impact and make even a small difference in someones life I know I did my job.”
Outside of seeing patients, Celeste loves to spend time with family and friends, working out, going for dinners, walks in nature, and shopping! The ultimate night in would be a good skin care routine, the bachelor and a good dairy free, gluten free chocolate chip cookie.