Centre For Quality Care

Markham, ON

Active Life Physiotherapy Centre's Staff Profiles

Pulin Shah - Registered Physiotherapist

Pulin has been a registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario and a good standing member with the Physiotherapist Association. His years of experience have primarily been in orthopaedic and sports injury management.

He also gained his clinical experience as a staff Physiotherapist at the University health network at Toronto General Hospital, York Central Hospital and Humber Hospital, where he primarily treated Orthopaedic and acute care patients, oncology and neurological patients.

Pulin has continued his post-graduate education in manual therapy, McKenzie mechanical diagnosis and therapy, and medically therapeutic exercise techniques, including core stability techniques.

Pulin has regularly taken courses in specific joint injury management, soft tissue release techniques, exercise prescription, neuro-proprioceptive taping, Pilates for scoliosis, and Nordic pole walking. Pulin is an avid athlete and participated in many marathons and road races. During his free times Pulin enjoys long distance running, downhill and cross country skiing, competitive sports, weight training and hiking.

Hirvi Shah - Registered Physiotherapist

Hirvi Shah is a registered Physiotherapist and is in a good standing with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has been a member of our team since 2014.

Hirvi has over 4 years of experience and uses advanced techniques which include active release therapy, myofascial release, manual therapy and therapeutic taping. She treats a wide variety of clients who suffer from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and every day aches and pain.

Hirvi also has a special interest in pediatric physiotherapy. She has worked with children as young as 20 days and treated conditions such as Cerebral palsy, delayed milestones, autism, Hypotonic babies, torticollis, plagiocephaly and prematurity. She has extensive training in bobath technique, neuro development technique and sensory integration.

She provides home/community based Rehab for high risk infants by providing education and training to parents.

Hirvi is committed to continuing her professional development by attending courses to ensure that the physiotherapy treatment provided follows evidence based practise and that the most up to date techniques are used.

In her spare time Hirvi enjoys swimming, biking and travelling.

Prethy Philip - Registered Physiotherapist

Prethy Philip is a registered member with the College of Physiotherapy in Ontario. During her practice experience, she has had the privilege of treating patients of all ages and backgrounds in various multidisciplinary settings. Prethy has experience working mainly with a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.

Her clinical experience has allowed to work with a multitude of knowledgeable physiotherapists, as well as provide the experience of actively applying the knowledge.

Her treatment strategies include education, manual therapy, joint mobilization, soft tissue release, individualized exercise prescription, and facilitation along with selective stretching and strengthening. She believes in a hands-on approach and client oriented goal achievement to help guide individuals to reach their full functional capacity.

Omar Rasheed - Registered Physiotherapy

Omar graduated in 2016 with a MSc Physiotherapy degree from Queen Margaret University in Scotland, currently a Physiotherapy Resident.  Registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Omar currently uses manual therapy, education and exercise prescription as his main forms of treatment.

He has experience in treating a wide range of conditions involving orthopedics, cardiology, respiratory and neurological while working as a Physiotherapist in Scotland.

Omar also has experience in treating patients who were involved in car accidents, had workplace injuries and/or day to day aches and pains. He has completed Level 1 Acupuncture, with a commitment to completing the acupuncture courses along with manual therapy level and McKenzie approach courses.

In his spare time Omar loves to play sports and keep active.  He played in Scotland for the University Men's basketball team, while also incorporating strength training in his daily activities.  He coaches basketball for young teens, and also enjoys travelling, hiking and playing sports.


Phyllis Lin - Registered Massage Therapist

Phyllis Lin has been a part of the Active Life Clinic since 2011. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She graduated with a diploma in Massage and Esthetics in 1997 and continued the education in Wellspring College from 2009-2010 and became a Registered Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) in 2010.  Phyllis has experience in Swedish massage, advanced massage (Trigger point releasing, friction, joint play, myofascial release, etc.), Thai massage and hot stone massage techniques. By using a variety of techniques she provides stress and pain reduction, injury prevention, deep tissue and relaxation massage. Phyllis continues to attend the education workshop to provide more professional and high quality services.

Judy Chen - Registered Massage Therapist/Registered Acupuncturist

Judy is a talented member of our team who is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English and loves engaging with her patients. She is a graduate of the Wellspring College and received her qualifications as a registered massage therapist in 2010. Judy graduated from Heilongjiang University in 1996 as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Judy has had over twelve years of hands-on experience in treating patients with chronic pain through Tuina (Chinese Massage) and acupuncture. She also specializes in employing Swedish massage and advanced massage techniques (e.g. trigger point release, joint play and remedial exercise) to treat muscular pain, headaches, joint dysfunction and sports related injuries. She especially enjoys working with pre- and post- partum women as well as young children. Judy is a bright and energetic individual who firmly believes in providing her patients with the world-class health care seen at Activelife.

Dorothy Ho – Registered Massage Therapist

Dorothy graduated with honors in 1997 with a diploma in Advanced Esthetics & Massage. She studied at the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 2009, and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2011.

Dorothy also studied Aromatherapy, and became a member of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists as a Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional (CAHP) in 2007. She has a diploma in Acupuncture, and graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Pharmacology Canada in 2010.

Dorothy specializes in Swedish Massage, Thai Stem Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Indie Head Massage, and Cupping. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Dorothy uses her passion for healing to improve her clients’ lifestyle and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Ada Chiu - Registered Chiropodist

Ada Chiu D.Ch. is a dedicated Chiropodist with experience in treating and preventing diseases and dysfunctions of the foot. Ada graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology. She then received her Chiropody training at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto, where she underwent 3 years of practical training in podiatric medicine, biomechanics, orthotic therapy, anesthesia, nail surgery, physical therapy and podopediatrics.

Ada is a registered member with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. As a primary foot care provider, Ada believes that a Chiropodist or Podiatrist can help children, adults and seniors with a variety of foot problems. In children, early detection of many foot problems such as flat feet, in or out toeing can prevent more serious complications from developing later in life such as knee and lower back pain. The geriatric population can also benefit from Chiropody or Podiatry services for treatment of painful lesions resulting from the effects of diabetes, rheumatoid or osteoarthritis and biochemical anomalies.

Ada is excited to be part of the Active Life Physiotherapy team. She is fluent in Cantonese and looking forward to bringing the best of foot care to you and your family.