Our Team

Dr. Pat Graham BSc., DC.

Dr. Pat Graham BSc., DC.

Founder & Owner of the Core Optimum Health Centre Consulting Chiropractor for the Toronto Blue Jays
Dr. Graham had his NHL playing career with the Toronto Maple Leafs cut short due to chronic low back pain and eventually surgery. At only 23 years old he believed there had to be a better way for people with chronic pain. He opted for a career in chiropractic.

Dr. Graham graduated in 1988 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He then went on to graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1992. He began to practice in 1992 and has also been the consulting chiropractor for the Toronto Blue Jays since that time.

Having played at the highest level of professional sport, Dr. Graham recognizes the importance of being part of a great team and that is what he has assembled at The Core.


    Dr. Ali Hadi, BSc., DC., ART®. DAc.

    Dr. Ali Hadi, BSc., DC., ART®. DAc.

    Doctor of Chiropractic Active Release Techniques® Provider Medical Acupuncture Practitioner
    Dr. Hadi graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree from McMaster University in 2009. His passion and keen interest for health and athletics led him towards the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he went on to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. To continue to provide better care for his patients he has sought out certifications in Active Release Techniques® and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

    Dr. Hadi uses a personalized approach towards sports injury therapy. He treats from a functional and biomechanical perspective and highly believes in patient education. He successfully adopts an individualistic treatment approach for every one of his patients combining techniques including joint manipulation, physical therapy, Active Release Techniques®, medical acupuncture, kinesiology taping, rehabilitation, and electro-modalities. By studying and practicing in this way, Dr. Hadi has become very astute at finding and treating the root causes of pain, not necessarily just the symptomatic sites.


      Anik Sarkar, PT, MSc(PT), HBSc(KIN).

      Anik Sarkar, PT, MSc(PT), HBSc(KIN).

      Registered Physiotherapist
      Anik graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2014.

      Before then, he received his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University. During his academic time, he took focused courses in Athletic Therapy, Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy, Cardiorespiratory Health, Neurological rehabilitation, and Community/Chronic Disease management. He continues to finish a third degree in Administrative Studies in order further improve skills in ethical and competent leadership.

      Along with his academic career, Anik was and still is actively engaged in college councils, finance committees, intramural sports, and member associations. He has worked with an array of athletic populations, sports, and teams, ranging from soccer, football, and hockey to dancers, gymnasts, and runners.

      Anik has been chosen as one of the Medical Practitioners for the Games’ Core Medical Team during the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto.

      Anik is an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and Ontario Physiotherapy


        Cassie Bender

        Cassie Bender

        Registered Physiotherapist
        Cassie graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. She went on to complete a Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University Toronto, and is now a registered Physiotherapist.

        She has experience working with all ages of individuals in both orthopedics, as well as neurological populations. She is interested in ongoing education to gain skills in acupuncture, concussion management, and neurodevelopmental therapy.

        She is passionate about health, and identifying the root cause of pain. Her approach to therapy involves a combination of manual therapy and exercise, as well as education to encourage self-management strategies.


           

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