Dr. Frank Baliko, Hons. B.Sc., D.C.
Dr. Baliko is a dedicated and caring practitioner who is committed to improving the health and well being of his patients. His clinical interests and treatment approach incorporates both traditional chiropractic techniques as well as active based therapies that involve deep tissue therapy, dynamic movements and clinical exercise. Dr. Baliko earned his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1999. For the next several years he dedicated his time studying and researching bone and soft tissue tumors in children and osteoarthritis development in adults. It is through this work that Dr. Baliko became inspired to become more hands in treating patients with bone, joint and soft tissue injuries.
In 2007, Dr. Baliko graduated with Honours from the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). He has completed his certifications in both Ontario and the United States. He is registered with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) and is a member of both the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA). Dr. Baliko has continued to enhance his skills by becoming a certified provider of Active Release Technique (Spine, Upper Body and Lower Body) and Graston Technique (GT).
In 2011, Dr. Baliko opened Core Health Care, an integrated rehabilitation facility offering Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy services. Since then, Dr. Baliko has been fortunate enough to open two additional rehab facilities, Dusk Physiotherapy in 2015 and most recently Dusk Physiotherapy North, both located in Brampton.
Fun Fact: When Dr. Baliko is not treating patients at the clinic you can find him enjoying the outdoors. Some of his favorite sports including bike riding, fishing, baseball and golf. In his mind, Dr. Baliko is scratch golfer and aspires to shoot his first hole in one someday. Dr. Baliko is also a big fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and enjoys taking in a game or two at the Roger’s Center. Dr. Baliko strives to live a fun, active and healthy lifestyle and encourages his patients to do the same.
Dr. Terry Agayby, D.C, Acupuncture Provider
I dedicated my education to health and wellness, as I have experienced first-hand the positive changes that chiropractic care can impart on one’s life. I attended the University of Toronto to complete a Bachelor of Kinesiology with a minor in psychology. I then continued my studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Additionally, I hold a certificate in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.
I approach pain holistically, by addressing the root cause of all musculoskeletal complaints and their social, emotional, and biological implications. I have clinical experience treating individuals of all ages for both acute and chronic conditions. My vision is to help patients optimize their health and performance with individualized treatment plans so that they may excel at what they love doing most – whether it is at work, home, or in sport. I pride myself on being trilingual to be able to serve as many people as possible; I am fully fluent in French and English, and conversational in Arabic.
Clinically, I have a special interest in treating headaches, sport injuries, and tailbone pain. I use a variety of techniques including joint mobilizations, adjustments, myofascial release techniques, and rehab exercises. Because I believe that the patient should be in control of their recovery, I encourage them to participate in their care through education, ergonomic advice, and self-care strategies.
Ishika Sharma, M.Sc PT
Registered Physiotherapist, PELVIC FLOOR THERAPIST
Ishika Sharma is one of our Registered Physiotherapists. She completed her Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Delhi University, India in 2012 and went on to pursue her MSc. Rehabilitation Research – Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University, Halifax NS, with a focus in Neuroscience and Health Research. She has been a part of our team since 2015. Ishika provides one-on-one services for her patients and focusses on manual hands-on therapy and active training. She is a strong believer in healing with movement and tries to help her patients achieve independence as fast as safely possible. Although she treats a diverse patient base, her interests primarily lie in Neurological and Pediatric conditions. Ishika is available just a text message away for her patients during health emergencies 24×7. In her spare time, she enjoys weight training, playing video games, reading and watching anime.
Madison Beaudry, M.Sc PT, BPHE
PHYSIOTHERAPIST, CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT
Madison Beaudry is a registered physiotherapist and joined the Dusk team in March 2019. She completed her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from Brunel University, London, England in 2017. Madison has furthered her education by completing a course in concussion management which aims to help educate and treat individuals dealing with post concussion symptoms. She also has a background in health promotion and fitness and has a passion for exercise. She believes in helping people achieve their true potential through evidence based therapy, education, and active rehab. In her spare time Madison enjoys Crossfit, weightlifting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Sonam Arora. B.Sc, M.Sc. PT
Physiotherapist, Vestibular Therapist
Sonam graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science as well as a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. She has always had a keen interest in healthcare, helping others and helping them reach their optimal level of health.
Sonam combines a variety of treatment techniques and tailors each patient’s treatment plan specifically to them to achieve the best results. Her treatment approach includes, but is not limited to, manual therapy, modalities, exercises and patient education. Sonam believes in lifelong learning in order to further her knowledge and skills and to best serve her patients. She is trained in vestibular rehabilitation and has successfully treated people who have suffered from vertigo, dizziness and BPPV.
Away from her practice, Sonam enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and staying active!
Spruha Vaishnav, B.Sc. Kin, M.Sc. PT
Physiotherapist, Vestibular Therapist and Pelvic Floor Therapist
Hello! My name is Spruha Vaishnav (Spru for short). I’ve had the pleasure of being a physiotherapist since September, 2016 when I graduated from McMaster University. I have a background in exercise science and love to use active treatment with my patients. After graduating, I also did some courses in pelvic floor physiotherapy, acupuncture, and vestibular physiotherapy. My favourite part about my job is meeting new people and learning from my patients just as much as they learn from me! In my spare time, I love trying out new cuisines, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
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Dipanwita Shahi, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
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Swapna Pusunuri, RMT
ReGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
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