Team - Physio for Surgery

Voted The Diamond Award Best Physiotherapy Clinic and Massage Therapy Clinic by Economist & Sun

Introducing Nick Halkidis At Physio For Surgery

Nicholas Halkidis is the founder of Physio For Surgery.

Nick Halkidis

Athletic Therapist

Nick is an Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Medical Acupuncturist. He has worked with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Team Canada Rugby, and Team Canada Baseball’s Junior National Team.

Nick has extensive experience treating high-performance athletes with pioneering hands-on techniques and state-of-the-art equipment through his work with Baseball Canada and other sporting teams. But after six years working in Sports Medicine, Nick decided to move into private patient care to bring those same techniques and high-tech physiotherapy equipment to the weekend warriors, amateur athletes, and self-confessed couch potatoes in the GTA – because that’s where he can make the most significant difference.

Nick has experienced injury himself, so he knows how it feels. Sports stars and professional athletes already have access to all the space-age equipment they need before and after surgery. But until now, you and I (the man and woman on the street) had to settle for the physiotherapy version of an analogue phone. As a result, we were laid up for at least six weeks – not bearing any weight. Followed by an equally frustrating period of manual therapy sessions and barely effective therapeutic exercises lay ahead before we were anywhere near our pre-surgery fitness. Nick's mission with all his patients is to cut that time in half (at least). To do this, he uses equipment like the Anti-Gravity Treadmill that allows you to exercise and work on your recovery well before standard protocols allow.

If other physios are the old Blackberry, Nick is the physiotherapy version of an iPhone. There is no comparison

He doesn't just work with pre-and post-surgical patients, either. Whoever you are and whatever you do: pain sucks. But lots of it is preventable and treatable, so don't put up with it – give Nick a call. Whatever your issue, we guarantee that Nick can help you get you out of pain and back to fitness faster than any other physiotherapist in the GTA.

In his free time, Nick loves walking his puppy Valentino, playing golf, watching football, and seeing the world with his fiancé.

The Physio for Surgery Team

Brandon

Brandon Rozario

Head Physiotherapist

Brandon Rozario graduated from McMaster University, where he completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2019 and his Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2017. As a Registered Physiotherapist, Brandon has experience treating clients with various musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, chronic pain, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Brandon’s treatment philosophy is centred around collaboration. He understands the importance of listening to your story to cater your rehabilitation program around your needs. Using evidence-based practice as his cornerstone, Brandon combines the latest and highest quality research and the incredible technology offered at Physio For Surgery with your understanding of your own body to help you reach your goals.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Brandon working as an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University or playing basketball and relaxing with some video games.


Alex Chan

Alex Chan

Physiotherapist

Introducing our new physiotherapist, Kwok Hin (Alex) Chan! We're thrilled to have Alexander join our team at Physio for Surgery, the top physio clinic in Markham, Ontario. With his exceptional education and continuous learning, Alex brings expertise and personalized care to our clinic. 

Alex graduated with Honors in Kinesiology from York University and went on to obtain a Master's in Physical Therapy from McGill University. His thirst for knowledge led him to pursue various certificate programs, online courses, and mentorships, keeping him up-to-date with the latest advancements in physiotherapy. 

At the core of Alex's approach are three key concepts: pain modulation, exercise training, and returning to life/sport. With a deep understanding of these principles, he tailors treatments to meet each individual's unique needs, whether recovering from surgery, managing injuries, or optimizing athletic performance.

Alex's career goals focus on expanding his knowledge of sports and its intricate facets. He's currently pursuing certification in acupuncture and advancing his expertise in manual therapy techniques. By continuously broadening his skill set, Alexander ensures his patients receive the highest quality care and achieve optimal outcomes.

With a belief in embracing the journey and respecting the process, Alexander understands that progress is made by taking things nice and slow, allowing for a deeper appreciation of the things we love. 

We're excited to have Alex as part of our team, making a positive impact on our patients' lives. If you're seeking expert physiotherapy care that combines passion and a patient-centered approach, book an appointment with Alex today. Let's embark on your journey to recovery and a healthier, more fulfilling life together! 

Alex will be available in the clinic at the following times:

Mon 10am - 6pm | Tues 12pm - 8pm | Thurs 12pm - 8pm | Friday 10am - 6pm


Angela

Angela Xu

Massage Therapist

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Angela has been licensed with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) for 10 + years. She has worked in clinics and spas so she is able to give our patients the unique experience of spa customer service with clinic hands-on care.

Angela has experience working with multidisciplinary teams, treating patients’ injury rehabilitation as well as "relaxation" massage to give your body the boost that it needs.

Angela prides herself in providing a safe, appropriate, and effective massage techniques to reduce your pain, loosening up your tight muscles, release trigger points and restore proper function in your body. Angela will have you leaving the clinic in a therapeutic trance!

Patients have been ranting and raving about her since she started, time slots are very limited but we will always do our best to get you booked in as soon as she is available.


Chantal

Chantal Lin

Physiotherapist

Registered Physiotherapist (MScPT)

Chantal Lin pursued her passions in human body movement science and rehabilitative healthcare through her Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Kinesiology with a Specialization in Rehabilitative Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) at the University of Toronto.

Through her education and experiences, she is devoted to helping clients reach their functional goals through an active and collaborative rehabilitation approach. She utilizes a combination of evidence-based clinical practice, exercise rehabilitation, education, manual therapy, and the latest technology at our clinic to optimize client-centered care. She has expertise delivering individualized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions across all ages from paediatrics to sports injuries to older adults. She also has a special interest working with neurological populations and vestibular/concussion management.

Chantal grew up in Markham where she participated in various sports throughout her childhood including snowboarding, climbing, and achieving her black belt in Taekwondo. Outside the clinic, Chantal loves working out, drawing & painting, staying active with outdoor activities with friends & family, and exploring cafes & new cuisines. She is so excited to be a part of the Physio for Surgery team!

You can book in with her Mon 2pm-7pm | Wed 2pm-7pm


Jasmine Chan

Jasmine Chan

Physiotherapist

With a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto, Jasmine brings a solid educational foundation to her practice. But it's her passion for an active lifestyle that truly sets her apart.

When she's not in the clinic, Jasmine can be found playing sports or enjoying a run outdoors. This commitment to staying active fuels her dedication to helping clients reach their health and wellness goals.

Jasmine's approach to patient care is unique. She believes that every injury has a story, and she takes the time to listen, ask questions, and observe daily routines to get to the root of the issue. Through a combination of manual therapy, active therapy, and acupuncture, she empowers her patients to take control of their health and well-being.

Choose Jasmine Chan for personalized, compassionate physiotherapy that puts your health first.

Jasmine will be available in the clinic at the following times:

Saturday 8am - 1pm