ITCM

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Instructors

 

Instructors

 

Tom Kiroplis, MEd,  R. TCMP, R. Ac

Tom Kiroplis is the principal teacher at the. He has taught for several years for the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meridian Health Education and Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). In addition, Tom is a successful owner of two busy acupuncture clinics.

Tom also completed an acupuncture hospital internship in Nanjing, China in 1997.

Additionaly, Tom has the assitance of four experienced Physiotherapists who have practiced acupuncture for several years and have been additionally taught by Tom himself. This ensures that all students are supervised closely to maximize learning.

 


Marylou Lombardi,  R. TCMP, R. Ac, RMT

Marylou is a  Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Registered Acupuncturist since 1997 when she graduated from the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Marylou was also the President of the Ontario Association of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1999 to 2008.

Aside from her career in Acupuncture, Marylou has also worked as a Registered Massage Therapist since graduating from the Sutherland-Chan school and Teaching Clinic in 1985 and has been licensed to practice massage therapy in Ontario since then. She has worked in private practice since 1985 and was the Vice-President and Co-Founder of the Canadian Sports Massage Association.

Marylou offers intergrative manual therapy developed over 24 yeras of clinical practice. She uses a combination of Swedish massage techniques, craniosacral therapy, NISA (Neural Integration and Structural Alignment) as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine based acupuncture, cupping, electroacupuncture, pricking and bleeding technique, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina (Traditional Chinese massage treatment) and Shi Lao (Traditional Chinese dietary therapy).

Her practical experience includes pain management and recovery, pre and post-natal care and delivery, palliative care, geriatric care, pediatric care and adjunctive care for cancer and addictions. She has dealt with individuals with disabilities such as spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries. She has also treated children with learning disabilities such as ADHD and broad spectrum autism.
 

 

Facilitators

 

Elena Mustata, B.Sc.PT., CAFCI, MCPA

Elena received her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Univeristy of Toronto in 2002.  Prior to emmigrating to Canada, she was a Medical Doctor in Romania since 1991.

She has been  in Orthopaedic and Acupuncture practice since 2002 and the sole owner of ProHealth Physiotherapy in Mississauga, since 2005.  Elena also completed her Certification in Acupuncture (AFCI) in 2007 and additionally, has been learning acupuncture techniques, TCM theory and points from Tom Kiroplis ( Meridian Health Education and APTEI), since 2006.

Elena has taken Postgraduate courses in Manual Therapy (Level I and II), Myofascial and Mulligan Techniques, Orthotic Therapy, Dry Needling (American Dry Needling Institute - 2011) and Functional Capacity Evaluations (1991).  She is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

 

Len Kiroplis, B.Health Sc. (PT), BScH

Len has been in practice since 1994 after graduating from McMaster University.  He also attended Queen’s University for his BSc. in Biology.  Len worked in Outpatient Orthopaedics and Home Health Care in Florida from 1995-1996 and in Sports Therapy  in Colorado from 1997-1998.

He has co-owned and operated Queen West Physiotherapy & Acupuncture, in Brampton, since 1998 as well as Albion Hills Physiotherapy, in Bolton, since 2006 with his brother and colleague, Tom Kiroplis, Certified Acupuncturist.  He is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is the current Editor of the Newsletter for the Acupuncture Division.

Along with his facilitating and program development role for the, Len has also been a teaching facilitator for the Advanced Physical Therapy Institute Acupuncture and Dry Needling courses since 2010.  Len completed Acupuncture courses with AFCI and  has been learning acupuncture and TCM theory from Tom Kiroplis (Meridian Health Education and APTEI) since 2000.  He utilizes a combination of Mulligan, McKenzie, and Exercise prescriptions in combination with Acupuncture and Dry Needling for many of his clients and enjoys reading up on current effectiveness research in the areas of both acupuncture and dry needling.

 

Deoanand Persaud, MSc.PT, BSc.H.Kin

D has his Masters degree in Physical Threapy from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University.

He has experience working in outpatient orthopaedics since 2006 and is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  D has post graduate education in anatomical and classical acupuncture received from both AFCI and Tom Kiroplis (Meridian Health Education, and APTEI).

He is a Clinical Acupuncture Facilitator for the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and he has a strong focus on integrating manual therapy, exercise prescription and the use of modalities such as acupuncture and dry needling to not only aid in patient recovery, but to prevent re-injury.
 

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