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Meet the Integrated Health & Wellness Centre Team

Committed to Your Chiropractic Health

Our North York chiropractic health care team is committed to providing you with the utmost quality of health care available, with a genuine concern for your well-being.

Our primary concern is you, we are dedicated to relieving your pain, promoting your health and wellness. We are interested in achieving a level of health beyond management of symptoms.

The Integrated Health & Wellness Centre chiropractic team are highly qualified and licensed health care professionals who are eager to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.


Dr. Edward Shin, BSc (Hons., Life Sciences SSP), BEd, DAc, DC

Chiropractor / Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Edward ShinDr. Shin graduated from the Queen’s University at Kingston with a Bachelor of Science with Honour’s degree in Life Sciences in 2002 and studied concurrently obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree in 2003. Subsequent to his education at Queen’s he graduated from the 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree program from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2008. He is also certified to provide acupuncture and is a graduate of the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. Dr. Shin has been in private practice in the Toronto area since graduation and makes this his home. His area of specialty focuses on spinal health along with physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Dr. Karthigan Puvanendran, HBSc, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Karthigan PuvanendranDr. Karthigan Puvanendran graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Cum Laude. Prior to his postgraduate studies, he completed his undergraduate degree in Honours Kinesiology with co-op at the University of Waterloo. He has a passion for exercise, health, and wellness. He has treated all types of injuries but helping patients with shoulder, knee and spinal injuries has sparked a more profound interest for him.

Growing up, Dr. Karthigan Puvanendran has always been involved in sports playing recreational soccer, volleyball and basketball. His interest in sports and overcoming his own personal injuries has taught him the importance of rehab and recovery leading to better performance. He prioritizes looking at the body as a whole to get to the root problem and help patients reach their health and wellness goals.

Dr. Karthigan Puvanendran is an advocate for evidence-based care where he tailors each treatment to meet the needs of the patient’s goals. His treatment consists of techniques such as instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, myofascial release techniques, manipulations, mobilizations, rehabilitation exercises, patient education and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Karthigan Puvanendran plans to broaden his skill set by pursuing his Medical Acupuncture and Kinesio-taping certifications in the near future.

When Dr. Karthigan Puvanendran is not in the office, you can find him going on hikes exploring the city, playing recreational sports or spending time eating and catching up with his family and friends.

Dr. Ye Yin (Amanda) Rong

Chiropractor / Registered Massage Therapist

Dr. Ye Yin (Amanda) RongDr. Rong earned her undergraduate honors degree from Western University and continued her education to earn her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). During her time at CMCC, she worked with patients with various musculoskeletal conditions both at St. Michael’s Hospital downtown, and South Riverdale Community Health Centre. Some treatment interventions she may include in your treatment plan include cupping, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy (traditionally known as gua sha) rehabilitation exercises, spinal and extremity manipulation/mobilization, acupuncture, deep tissue techniques, leukotape-k taping, lifestyle counseling, and ergonomic assessments. She is also Sigvaris certified to prescribe and fit compression socks and stockings.

She believes that every patient is unique, and she will take the time to understand both the patient and their complaint. Each patient’s uniqueness will be reflected in their treatment plan, based on their concerns and expectations.

Dr. Rong is constantly expanding her knowledge and skillsets. She has sought out additional training to become a Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncture provider, which she will offer at Kiromedica at the beginning of 2021.

In her spare time, she enjoys staying active by playing racket sports, biking with her dog Clifford, and practicing hot yoga to unwind and stay injury-free.

May Azucena

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

May Azucena, Massage TherapistMay Azucena, RMT was certified by the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario on November 2006 to be eligible to call her herself the title RMT (Registered Massage Therapist). She has been an RMT since 2006 and has been part of Integrated Health & Wellness Centre for 14 years.

Over the years of rendering treatment to her clients, she has effectively developed her techniques in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Likewise, she has gained experience in treating conditions such as sports-related, over use-related and stress-related injuries. Furthermore, she has addressed different complaints of pain due to improper posture, whiplash, headache, pregnancy, and arthritis.

With her knowledge and skills, May Azucena has efficiently and effectively performed the profession and continues to be passionate to help anyone who will seek relief from pain and hopefully improve their quality of life through the holistic approach of massage therapy. Hence, She will continue to believe that “prevention is better than cure”.

Kevin Guevara, Canfitpro-PTS, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Kevin GuevaraKevin is a graduate from Centennial College for Massage Therapy and Humber College for Fitness and Health Promotion. He has treated many patients from all age groups and with the use of his knowledge and assessment tools, he can help optimize his patient’s health and achieve their goals. Modalities that he can provide in his treatment plans are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Sports massage and Hydrotherapy. Kevin is a certified CanFit Pro Personal Trainer and providing remedial exercises can be an effective tool in recovering or preventing future injuries for patients.

Kevin has volunteered at numerous facilities such as Variety Village, Scarborough Hospital (Oncology), Toronto Pan Am Center and the Michael Garron Hospital. He has experience in treating orthopedic conditions such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Whiplash, Low Back Pain, Nerve Lesions and much more. When it comes to professionalism, Kevin believes that patients have the right to feel safe and comfortable towards their therapist. Kevin’s main priority is his patient’s needs where he will utilize specific tools and knowledge to create an effective treatment plan which is most beneficial to the patient.

Jisu (Alice) Lee, Dip.PTOA, Dip.AC, R.Acu

Acupuncturist

Jisu (Alice) LeeAlice graduated from the Acupuncture program in 2020, along with the Physical and Occupational Therapy program with an honour of excellence. As a Registered Acupuncturist, she is especially sensitive and mindful towards patient’s goals, emotional factors and lifestyle, and is considerate of an individual’s pain tolerance. She examines the body through a holistic lens and her clinical experience ranges from musculoskeletal pain, joint pain, digestive issues, gynaecological issues, stress and anxiety, insomnia, bowel movement issues, and other various conditions.

Her goal is to demolish the fear of acupuncture needles and to work together with patients, step by step to help understand their bodies and find balance in order to reach their goals.

She is actively expanding her knowledge and experience in the medical health and fitness field, continuing her studies at York University with the Specialized Honours BSc Program in Kinesiology and Health Science. She enjoys swimming, jogging, and dance as her primary means of staying physically active for her physical and mental health, as well as disease prevention.

Nisha Kumar

Physiotherapist

Nisha Kumar graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from India. She also has a Diploma in Geriatric care and a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy. She started her career as a Physiotherapist by working in various hospitals in India and Saudi Arabia. She continued her courses with Thompson Rivers, Ryerson, and the University of Toronto in Canada. Nisha is a Licensed Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She is also a member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.

Her treatment incorporates Client Education, Modalities, Exercise prescription, Manual techniques, Soft tissue release, Cupping, IASTM, Taping, Post Ceserean Rehab, Injury prevention strategies, and Active Rehab Program so that they can return to, and maintain their optimal functionality. Nisha is passionate about offering the best treatment techniques to patients and is constantly learning the latest rehabilitation skills through physiotherapy post-graduate training courses.

Now that you know a bit about us, contact our North York chiropractic office today to schedule a visit.
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