MEET OUR KLEINBURG PRACTITIONERS
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.
Najih Ismail – Physiotherapist Resident
Najih is a physiotherapy resident with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Ryerson University. His passion for anatomy and understanding how the body moves led him to pursue a Masters in Physiotherapy at McMaster University.
Najih is a strong believer in providing compassionate care and empowering patients. He takes great care to understand people’s individual needs and tailor treatment plans to their goals. He incorporates a multimodal approach in his treatment with an emphasis on addressing the factors underlying injuries. He employs a proactive approach, which emphasizes educating clients to understand how they can improve their condition and prevent recurrences. Najih has had clinical experience treating neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory conditions with patients of all ages. He particularly enjoys working with athletes and individuals with complex conditions including chronic pain and postural dysfunction. In his free time, he enjoys being active, traveling, and exploring new interests.
Anthony Cubello – Physiotherapist Resident
Anthony is a Physiotherapy Resident with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Health Science from York University. His passion for human movement stems from his life experience with exercise and the positive, transformative effects it has had physically, mentally and psychosocially in his life. His desire to help others, along with his immense interest in human anatomy, physiology, and functional exercise training led him to obtain his Master’s in Physiotherapy from McMaster University.
Anthony utilizes a multimodal approach to rehabilitation including a combination of exercise, education, manual therapy and modalities to help patients get back to the activities they enjoy. He empowers his patients to take an active approach in managing their injuries and recovery process. Anthony is dedicated to encouraging others to lead a healthy active lifestyle, and consistently strives to practice what he preaches, as an avid runner, weightlifter, hockey player and golfer himself.
His interests are in the field of orthopaedics, sports injury and pre-habilitation (prehab) using exercise as a preventative self-management technique to avoid future injury. His physiotherapy education has given him a comprehensive understanding of assessing and treating various acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lower back, neck and peripheral joints as well treating various neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions for all age groups.
Anthony has experience working with athletes as a prior strength trainer for Ontario Athletics Baseball Association as well as working with diverse populations with the City of Vaughan as a Fitness Consultant/Instructor. He also very much enjoys being active and playing drums or guitar in his free time.
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.
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.
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.
Breanna Quinto – Acupuncturist
Breanna is an honours graduate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and Certified Kinesiology Tape Specialist. Her perspective is holistic, to view each individual as a universal whole, a being in entirety. Breanna believes that being able to enhance the body’s natural function to heal itself, is a fulfilling way of treatment.
Breanna values the idea to also use food as medicine and that the choices we make each and every day, will manifest into how we look, how we think, and how we feel. These choices can begin to take a toll on our body, depending on how we choose to fuel our vessel. As a Registered Acupuncturist, Breanna’s goal is to guide you towards a balanced lifestyle. She will work through all of your imbalances; whether it be migraines, an acne flare-up or infertility issue, she can work through it with you.
Celia Sanchez – Psychotherapist
Olivia Radocchia – Clinical Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice)
Olivia is currently in the process of registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her Masters degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (2016) from Adler Professional Graduate School in Toronto. In her work, Olivia has gained experience conducting psychological and psychoeducational assessments, as well as counselling, for adults, adolescents, and children and has worked in both clinical and school settings. She has experience in working with clients who are dealing with stress, adjustment-related difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma, school-related issues, relational difficulties, and emotional regulation.
Olivia guides clients in integrating emotional, spiritual, and mental wellbeing utilizing a variety of approaches, including mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, compassion-based therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and healthy lifestyle activation. She creates a safe space in which the client can feel at ease in expressing themselves fully, exploring their inner world, and leaning into acceptance and compassion for themselves and their current situation.
Second language of Italian.
Celia Sanchez – Psychotherapist
Register Psychotherapist, Psychologist BA, and Canadian Certified Mental Health Professional.
Passionate about making a difference improving the quality of live for people.
With more than 35 years serving the community with professionalism, experience, empathy, cultural sensitivity and knowledge of the human behavior, diverse Psychotherapy techniques and the importance of other factors around everyone’s life. Celia has exceptional experience managing even diversity of cases elaborating assessments, evaluation, documentation and reports; providing psychotherapy, support, case management, strategic planning and leadership for greater empowerment and improvement; coordinating action plan assuring the enhancement around their situations, promoting healthy and optimum life condition.
Asset of a second language. Services are also offer in Spanish.
I foster relationships based on mutual respect, inclusion and validation.
Dr. Elahi Mahmood – Medical Doctor
Dr. Mahmood Elahi is a General Practitioner with a wide range of clinical experience including emergency medicine, surgical assisting, addiction medicine and family practice. As an active delegate with the Canadian Red Cross, he has served on several international deployments.
Dr. Elahi has been performing office based procedures for close to three decades. After completing undergraduate studies at Victoria College and Universite Laval, he obtained his MD from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. He went on to do his internship at the former Doctors Hospital in downtown Toronto. He is currently on staff at the Humber River Regional Hospital.