Unregulated Practitioners / Holding Out

The following individuals are NOT registered with the College and are NOT eligible to use the title physiotherapist or physical therapist in Ontario.

Please contact the Registrar—College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Shenda Tanchak, if you have information to suggest that these people may be holding themselves out as a physiotherapist or physical therapist.


Paresh Amin
Nancy Physio—11-3938 Cottrelle Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario

Kelvin Cheung
Kelvin Kar Hang Cheung
Practicing in Dryden, Ontario
Resides in: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Please note: other practice locations may exist
Dan Kiesel
560 Roselawn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1K4

Jay MacDonald
Great Lakes Physiotherapy—17 Talbot Street North, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 3W5

Sajeev Madhaven
Chaitanya Health Services—987 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1C6

Sharon Langfield
Toronto Lymphocare Centre—244 Dupont St., Toronto, ON M5R 1V7
Cookstown Centre For Wellness—5335 8th Line, Essa, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0‎

Chi Buu Phan
Five Star Oriental Herb Medicine Inc., 5731 Highway 7, Unit 3, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 4Y9

Ingrid Van Der Meer

Mahmoud Sous
Oasis Rehab in Port Credit—1484 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3H6
Relax Clinic Rehab and Spa—130-1065 Canadian Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario L4W 0C2
PhysioActive Rehab—3-25 Agnes St., W., Mississauga Ontario L5B 3X7
Spa Aqua Rehab—3939 Duke of York Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario L5B 4N2

Rafeena Sahib/ Rafeena Gafoor Sahib / Rafeena Bibi Gafoor/ Bibi Rafeena Gafoor
BioKneads Rehab Clinic—3341B Markham Road, Unit 130, Toronto, Ontario M1X 0A5
Other Practice Locations May Exist
Please note:

Ms. Gafoor Sahib is a massage therapist registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Name Withheld
Theraputix—The Wellness Centre
1985 Leslie Street
North York, Ontario M3B 2M3


About Unregulated Practitoners

It is important that patients know who is delivering their care. In choosing a registered physical therapist the public can be assured that their physiotherapist is qualified to deliver safe, quality care. The College has a Public Register that provides information about all registered physical therapists in Ontario.

On occasion, individuals who are not physiotherapists may pretend that they are physiotherapists and they may treat patients. This is illegal in Ontario.

Only physiotherapists who are registered with the College can call themselves physiotherapists or physical therapists or use the abbreviation PT. Sometimes another professional may suggest that they are providing physiotherapy. This is not the same as receiving physiotherapy from a registered physical therapist.

When seeking physiotherapy care, ask the provider if your care will be provided by a registered physiotherapist. This will ensure that you have the information that you need to make an informed decision about your care.

On occasion, the College receives calls from members of the public who are able to provide information about an individual who is pretending to be a physiotherapist or physical therapist. The people who are doing this are called unregulated practitioners or referred to as individuals who are holding out. The College investigates each one of these cases.




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