Pulak (Paul) Parikh
PT, B.Kin, MPT, DPT, PhD(c), FAAOMPT, FCAMPT, OCS, Cert. DN
“My approach to therapy is simple. The method for treatment is always client-centered with a specific focus to get rid of pain, restore function and prevent further injury. My goal is to get you out of the clinic as fast as possible arming you with the tools needed to prevent any reoccurrence of symptoms. I have dedicated my life to this profession and am grateful to do something that I especially love.”
Paul started his post secondary education obtaining a Bachelors of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. He completed his physical therapy education with a Masters degree from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Subsequently, he completed his clinical doctorate degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. All of his fellowship training and education was completed in United States along with his certification in dry needling (acupuncture).
He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics (US) and has qualified as a Fellow for both the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists. Going full circle, currently he is working on his second doctorate (a research based PhD) at McMaster University in Hamilton. His clinical experience consists of working with professional athletes from a variety of organizations, along with maintaining a general orthopedic outpatient practice. As a dually licensed therapist he is able to work both in the United States and Canada. In addition, he is the clinical director for Spectrum Physiotherapy, FIT Physiotherapy and Orthopedic Associates in Newmarket, ON. His special interests include his family, music and physical activity of all kinds!
I have been seeing Paul at Spectrum for the past 10 years. I have dealt with a wide variety of sports injuries and Paul and his team continue to be a key element in my recovery and return to daily activities and sport. Paul is not only thorough and wildly talented in his practice but also personable and invested in his patients as a whole. Over the past decade I have seen so much growth and change at Spectrum and I can honestly say that I am always impressed by the positive improvements. It just keeps getting better! The environment at Spectrum is positive, fun and caring. The team is always compassionate and kind. I really and truly would never go anywhere else.
Thank you to Paul and the entire Spectrum team for all that you have done in your many years and for always getting me back on my feet (literally!)!
I had daily back and groin issues for almost two years, I was recently recommended Paul by a friend. In just over a month of weekly sessions my back is pain free, and my groin is soon to follow. I look forward to my sessions every week because I know that with Paul and his team’s assistance, I am making substantial progress towards my goal of painless, full mobility, something I would have never thought possible just a short while ago. Would recommend 100%!
MSc. PT, BSc. Kin (Hon), CSEP, CPT
“I got into this field of work because I truly wanted to wake up every day and help make a difference in someone’s life, whether it be restoring movement of a frozen shoulder, helping someone to walk or getting an athlete back to their sport. AT Spectrum rehab I have all the tools and resources I need to enable to me help others and fulfil this passion of mine. From the great teamwork of our staff to the top of line equipment and facilities we have at our disposal we can offer the best experience possible in helping you get back to your goals and aspirations.”
Dwayne Rebello earned his Master of Physiotherapy at Queen’s University and previous to that, he completed his Bachelors or Science at York University. As a physiotherapist at Spectrum Rehab, Dwayne performs assessments of various ailments, exercise prescription, therapeutic interventions such as soft tissue release, mobilizations and manipulations, dry needling (acupuncture), and modality use.
Dwayne also accepts and treats all WSIB claimants for work related injuries. Dwayne enjoys virtually all professional sports. Some of his favorites include the NFL, NBA, MLB and BPL. He is a big San Francisco 49ers fan along with the Toronto Raptors and Blues Jays.
Very friendly and efficient staff! I’ve been seeing Dwayne for two weeks now, with a chronic shoulder issue. After just 4 sessions I’m noticing I have begun using my arm in ways that I had been babying for so long – so much more comfortable. Highly recommend.
I have been a client on and off for over 3 years Dwayne and the team are always friendly professional and accommodatinga
My son and husband are also clients for their varying sports injuries
The team listen to their clients and are there to make your experience person centred and tailored to you
I recommend the Physio team at Spectrum
Very professional team. Dwayne and his team are very skilled at diagnosing the underlying problem and choosing the right treatment for that.
I really enjoyed the help of Dwayne and the spectrum physiotherapy staff to help me with my hockey injuries
MSc. PT, BA. KIN (HON)
Lester Fernandes completed his Masters of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. From there he went on to work with the aged care and geriatric population. Neurological, cardiac, respiratory, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and mental health conditions were areas that Lester provided rehabilitation to improve the wellbeing of elderly adults.
With his experience in treating these various populations, Lester has an understanding that the key to happy and healthy aging comes from the attention, care and effort one put into their health while they are able and healthy. He has a special interest in pre-rehabilitation and has helped clients avoid future injuries from developing by assessing and improving movement weakness.
Lester works to strengthen the body from the deepest layer out to help rebuild and fortify one’s foundation to create a robust bodily structure that can withstand any challenges that life will throw.