At Fit Physiotherapy, you will meet a fun and professional group of practitioners. Among us are Athletic Therapists, Registered Massaged therapists, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Personal Trainers, and Administrators.
Pankil graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT) in 2015. Pankil strives to deliver the most current evidence-based practice to all of his patients, with a heavy manual therapy base that focuses on treating the root cause of your problem. He believes in implementing personalized treatment plans that allow patients not only restore function, but also learn to make minor adjustments to their lifestyle to stay healthy. He has a passion for continually seeking out new research, which allows him to provide both efficient and effective care. Because of his previous clinical experiences in sports clinics and general private practice, Pankil enjoys working with clients of a variety of age groups and with a variety of conditions.
Pankil has completed his acupuncture training and is now pursuing additional manual therapy training offered through the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA. Pankil’s other clinical experiences include treating post-operative knee, hip and shoulder patients. When not at work, Pankil plays golf, baseball, cricket, and volleyball. Pankil is also a huge Raptors fan and a bandwagon jumper of the Leafs and Jays.
PULAK (PAUL) PARIKH
PT, B.KIN, MPT, DPT, PHD(C), FAAOMPT, FCAMPT, OCS, CERT. DN
“My approach to therapy is simple. The method for treatment is always client-centered with a specific focus to get rid of pain, restore function and prevent further injury. My goal is to get you out of the clinic as fast as possible arming you with the tools needed to prevent any reoccurrence of symptoms. I have dedicated my life to this profession and am grateful to do something that I especially love.”
Paul started his post secondary education obtaining a Bachelors of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. He completed his physical therapy education with a Masters degree from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Subsequently, he completed his clinical doctorate degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. All of his fellowship training and education was completed in United States along with his certification in dry needling (acupuncture).
He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics (US) and has qualified as a Fellow for both the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists. Going full circle, currently he is working on his second doctorate (a research based PhD) at McMaster University in Hamilton. His clinical experience consists of working with professional athletes from a variety of organizations, along with maintaining a general orthopedic outpatient practice. As a dually licensed therapist he is able to work both in the United States and Canada. In addition, he is the clinical director for Spectrum Physiotherapy, FIT Physiotherapy and Orthopedic Associates in Newmarket, ON. His special interests include his family, music and physical activity of all kinds!
I am a Registered Massage Therapist with training in advanced CranioSacral, Myofascial and Visceral Manipulation therapies. These techniques are gentle but deep in terms of self correction and postural alignment. The focus is on fascial connective tissue which covers all structures of the body including muscles, organs and glands.
I also teach Yoga/rem-ex to reinforce stretch and strengthening (asanas), meditation (pratyahara) and breathing (pranayama) for health and wellness.
Training: CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial/Ligamentous, Lymphatic Activation, Counterstain, Muscle Energy, Registered Massage Therapy, Jin Shin Do ® (JSD) Bodymind Acupressure ™, Neurolinguistic Programming, Advanced Clearing Energetics, Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, Psychology, Student of Osteopathic College of Ontario working toward DOMP designation (2018 completion).