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MEET OUR KLEINBURG STAFF

Dr. Stefan Bulfon – Chiropractor, Clinic Director

DC, BSc (Kin Hons), CCLCP, Medical Acupuncture Provider

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 fifteen 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.

Dr. Julia Ruffolo – Chiropractor

DC, BA Kin, IN, IA, IP, Acupuncture Provider

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Julia has developed a passion for Chiropractic at a young age after seeking rehabilitation for a plethora of injuries she experienced while playing competitive soccer. Her love for sport continued as she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology while playing D1 soccer in the NCAA at James Madison University, and Usports soccer at Western University. After completing her university degree, she attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Since graduating, she has become certified in the Integrated Needling Acupuncture course (IN) and the Integrated Assessment/Integrated Patterning course (IA/IP) focusing on functional assessment and rehabilitation.

With an extensive sports background, Julia understands the biomechanical demands placed on the body during sports and physical activity. She uses conservative care techniques such as active care, soft tissue therapy, mobilization, manipulation and acupuncture to curate a treatment plan that addresses her patients individualized needs.

Outside of clinic, Julia enjoys trying various physical activities such as weight training, pilates, yoga, running and cycling. 

Jackie Judah – Physiotherapist

MScPT, CPA, PCES

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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.

Physiotherapists

Natasha Tersigni - Physiotherapist

MScPT

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Natasha Tersigni is a Registered Physiotherapist who holds a Master’s in Physiotherapy from the University College of Dublin and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health from York University.


Natasha found her passion for physiotherapy during her time playing various sports including wrestling, rugby, and badminton making her an advocate for empowering her patient's to lead active and pain free lives.  

 

Specializing in pelvic floor physiotherapy and orthopedics, she merges her expertise to offer comprehensive care to individuals of all ages and backgrounds.  Natasha's pelvic floor training allows her to address a range of conditions including pelvic pain, incontinence, and postpartum recovery.  With a keen interest in sports and physical fitness, Natasha integrates her knowledge of orthopedic physiotherapy to enhance strength, performance, flexibility, preventing injuries and minimizing the risk of recurrent injuries.  

Her compassionate approach focuses on providing personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Outside of the clinic, Natasha enjoys stating active herself, participating in various sports and activities such as pickleball, running, yoga, pilates, and strength training.  

Gisenia Utreras - Registered Massage Therapist

RMT, BSc (Kin Hons)

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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. 

RMTs

Tania Serafino – Registered Massage Therapist

RMT, BSc (Kin Hons)

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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 was previously an instructor at Sutherland- Chan where she taught theoretical and practical classes to future RMTs. 

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. Tania has developed a focus for prental and postpartum treatment, post-surgical health and athlete recovery. She offers treatments that may include myofascial and Swedish techniques, dynamic release, Trigger Point therapy, acupuncture, 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.

Catherine Juan – Registered Massage Therapist

RMT

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Catherine is a dedicated and compassionate Registered Massage Therapist with a passion for helping others achieve optimal health and wellness by providing personalized and effective massage treatments to her patients.

Catherine graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy where she received comprehensive training in various massage techniques, anatomy, physiology and systems. With the guidance & supervision of her instructors, Catherine gained hands on training in various clinics at Sutherland-Chan where she treated patients with different impairments. Some of these specialty clinics include:

 

-Sports Clinic focused on treating athletes with sports injuries and the rehabilitation process; emphasis on assessment and self care/remedial exercise in addition to massage treatment

-Pregnancy Clinic focused on treating pregnant patients in any trimester with the variety of discomforts and complaints common to pregnancy

-Scar Clinic focused on post-surgical pain, reducing scar tissue, improving mobility and aiding in the patient's recovery processes

-MS Clinic focuses on the patient's particular needs such as; improving circulation and mobility, boosting energy and mood, improving sleep, reducing pain and improving everyday functions.

Catherine's extensive knowledge allows her to assess patient's conditions, identify areas of tension or discomfort, and tailor each session to allow her to work with the patient's muscles to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, alleviate pain and promote relaxation, ultimately enhancing patients' overall well-being. Her holistic approach to massage therapy is centered around creating a safe and nurturing environment for her patients.

Antonia Sgro – Registered Massage Therapist

RMT, BA (hons spec.)

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Toni has been practicing as a registered massage therapist since 2018. Her passion is helping people feel better and improving functional abilities to get you back to doing what you love (or need to do, such as prolonged work positions).

 

She completed an undergraduate degree at York University in kinesiology and furthered her knowledge in assessment and treatment by completing a certificate in athletic therapy which gave her an opportunity to work with a variety of varsity athletes. She wanted to learn additional techniques to work with muscles and improve function which brought her to attain her diploma of massage therapy from Sutherland-Chan.

Naturpathic Doctors

Dr. Celeste Borghese – Naturopathic Doctor

ND, BASc (Kin Hons), FHP

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Education

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. 

 

Special Interests

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.” 

Personal Interests

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

ND

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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.

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