FIT studio’s wellness centre offers a wealth of therapy modalities to restore and improve the function and health of your body. Our services include; physiotherapy, chiropractic, muscle activation techniques, and registered massage therapy. Our highly educated medical staff offers the highest levels of service and client satisfaction and can assure that one of our modalities is the right fit for you. Our therapists work synergistically with our trainers so we can take the restorative properties from of therapy and transfer that to corrective exercise on the gym floor where physical health is sustained.
Omar received his Master's degree in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh Scotland while also playing for the University Men's basketball team. Originally from Toronto, he received his BA in Kinesiology from York University. Currently a Resident Physiotherapist, his wide range of experience includes working with athletes, orthopaedic/musculoskeletal injuries, learning disabilities, mental health and neurological disorders. Omar treats his patients with a holistic approach to health and linking the mind and body to one another. Treatment includes a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, lifestyle/health education and a comprehensive focus on functional movement to help people move better.
Outside of practice, Omar has played every sport at one point, but now with a focus on playing and coaching basketball, while also playing tennis and soccer. He likes to try new ways of keeping physically active by trying new sports and activities to always test and push his physical abilities. He also enjoys travelling and hiking in different places in the world.
BA Kinesiology, MSc Physiotherapy, Resident Physiotherapist
Marcin gained his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and Psychology in Poland. Before he arrived to Canada he worked at Neurosurgery Ward in Poland. Since he came to Canada in 2001, he has been working in multiple clinical settings including private practice, home care, retirement and long term care facilities (including Baycrest in Toronto) with diverse cases of musculoskeletal injuries related to work, sport, and motor vehicle accidents. His unique approach and determination allow addressing the clients with chronic conditions that had been unsuccessfully treated before. He chose Barrie to establish IAM Physiotherapy clinic as he believes that this city is going to continue to grow to become the centre of Simcoe region.
Marcin Danda PT, Msc PT, MSc Psych
Peter Khang is a graduate from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. A Sports Therapist specializing in neuromuscular techniques, Chinese meridian therapy and nutritional balance for optimal sports performance. As well, a Registered Massage Therapist licensed within the province of Ontario. He has studied and incorporated an Asian based biomechanical system for human movement. This allows a unique perspective of functional biomechanics applied in all sports, to utilize the minimum amount of force to dominate an opponent, incorporating destabilizing/impact vs stabilizing/deflecting techniques. Peter is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), an international authority on strength and conditioning; supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
Dr. Robert Garofalo graduated with clinic honours as a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has an Honours degree in Kinesiology from York University. Dr. Garofalo was a proud recipient of the Orthotic Group Excellence in Biomechanics Scholarship Award during his second year of study at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Garofalo is a certified Active Release Technique® provider, a certified Medical Acupuncture provider, and a certified Personal Trainer. During his final year at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Garofalo was the on-site athletic therapist for the Markham Waxers Junior “A” hockey club. Dr. Garofalo has always been involved in a variety of sports which fuels his passion for treating athletic-related injuries. Dr. Garofalo specializes in the human neuromusculoskeletal system. He has a special interest and extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of sport and athletic related soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments), nerve, and joint-related injuries in patients of all ages and performance levels. His most recent training consisted of him being selectively chosen to participate in the “Advanced Assessment and Treatment of NHL Players” continuing education course. Dr. Garofalo worked alongside the leading practitioners of his profession while treating top NHL athletes and now uses what he has gained from this course into his everyday practice.
Dr. Garofalo continues to strive for excellence by constantly remaining up-to-date on evidence-based research through reading journal articles and various texts. Also, participating in post-graduate studies such as soft tissue techniques, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and sport-specific training ensures that Dr. Garofalo continues to provide the upmost care and service to his patients.