- Dr. Sender Deutsch
- Kevin Villafana
- Samy Shash
- Meaghan MacNeill
Dr. Sender Deutsch DC, Medical Acupuncture, CSCS, ART®, CGFI
Clinic Director - Chiropractor
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
ART® Active Release Techniques Provider
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Synergy Performance Tape Provider E-MAIL SENDER
Dr. Sender Deutsch is one of the creators and founders of SHAPE Health and Wellness Centre. SHAPE’S comprehensive and multidisciplinary concept was derived from his strong educational background and in-depth experience within the health and wellness industry. As a result of his experience treating numerous patients and clients, Dr. Deutsch came to the realization that a facility with this orientation did not exist. SHAPE’s goal is to provide a personalized service, guided by health care professionals, in an upscale friendly atmosphere.
SHAPE was developed to revolutionize your lifestyle. It is Toronto's first truly integrated boutique health and wellness centre offering a total mind and body approach to your health.
Dr. Sender Deutsch is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic and Diploma in Acupuncture. Dr. Deutsch has successfully completed Level Two of the Rehabilitation Sciences Fellowship program with the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (ACRB).
Prior to attending CMCC, Dr. Deutsch studied Kinesiology and Sports Therapy at York University. Dr. Deutsch is also a Certified Active Release Techniques(ART®) Provider (Master's, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine and Nerve Entrapment), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Golf Fitness Instructor of The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and Certified Sports Movement Specialist. He is also certified in Synergy Performance Taping, Custom Orthotic Therapy and Bracing. Dr. Deutsch has also taken post graduate courses in Medical Acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Sports Medicine, Manual Medicine, Functional Training, Golf Performance Training, sports kinesio-taping and fascial abrasion techniques.
Dr. Deutsch completed his clinical internship at the Sherbourne Health Centre at St. Michael's Hospital. He actively participates in sports medicine and orthopedic rounds at Mount Sinai and North York General Hospital. He has also participated in spinal orthopedic rounds at Toronto Western Hospital and family practice rounds at St. Michael's Hospital.
He has a wealth of experience training and rehabilitating people of all ages. He has worked with amateur and professional athletes from the NHL, OHL, NCAA, national skiers, adventure racers and has worked with various media personalities, celebrity clients and CEO's. In addition, Sender has experience with everyday people including both weekend warriors to those who led previous sedentary lifestyles. Dr. Deutsch has been a faculty member at CMCC in the Department of Clinical Education since 2002.
Dr. Deutsch has been featured on City TV, CP24, Slice TV - Doctor In The House, Three Takes, and The Mom Show, CFRB Talk Radio and appeared in numerous articles within Toronto Life, Oxygen, Hello and Flare magazines, The Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, Metro News, Fitness Business Canada, Canadian Chiropractor, Chiropractic Economics, 2-Magazine, Wedding Bells, London Press, and CA magazine.
Dr. Deutsch's approach to treatment and training is totally revolutionary and unique. He has developed a two-step program called Integrated Therapy and Training (ITT)
integrating state-of-the art Physical Therapy with High Performance Personal Training techniques. Each treatment is one-on-one and constantly monitored to ensure progress and success in a timely fashion.
Educating the patient is an essential component of any rehabilitation or fitness program. Therefore, each patient will be guided to effectively manage and prevent his or her condition from recurring in the future. An individualized program will be designed to rehabilitate your injury, expedite your recovery, achieve your goals and optimize your performance.
Kevin Villafana BA Hons (Kin.), MScPT, CSCS, ART®
ART® Active Release Techniques Provider
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Kevin has always had an intrinsic understanding of the importance of fitness and training from his competitive days in soccer and volleyball to the present, enjoying recreational sports such as soccer, hockey, tennis, squash, basketball and ultimate frisbee. Kevin was exposed to the benefits of Physiotherapy when a devastating injury prevented him from enjoying his passion for sports. As a patient he sought out Physiotherapy for the first time and shortly after, he was restored to full function with no limitations allowing him to return to his beloved sports. It was this experience that motivated Kevin to pursue his Masters degree in Physiotherapy.
Kevin began his journey by acquiring a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology at York University. This allowed him to understand the science behind human movement which is crucial for the specific training and conditioning of his clients. Kevin then went on to complete his Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy at Queen's University. His completion of courses in Athletic Therapy and Athletic Injuries, courses from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, and experience in 5 orthopaedic settings has providing him with the tools to affectively treat and restore full function to his clients.
Furthermore, he intends to attain his ART® certification in the near future. Kevin has a strong foundation in managing acute and chronic low back and neck pain, various sport injuries, muscle strains, ligament sprains, repetitive strain and rotator cuff injuries, functional rehabilitation; in addition to a variety of other musculoskeletal impairments resulting from everyday and/or recreational activities. In order to treat these conditions he can provide joint mobilizations to improve movement, spinal manipulations, specific manual stretching, therapeutic taping, soft tissue and myofascial release/massage and specific exercises to rehabilitate and prevent injuries.
Kevin has always appreciated the complexity and immense physical capabilities of a single human being. Thus, he trains and treats every client as a unique individual with specific goals which optimizes their results. This is why he has dedicated his life to studying the human body, and why he is motivated to continually advance his professional expertise. Kevin believes that with guided education, treatment and training, every client can benefit from a little push in the right direction to achieve their full potential. His charismatic and motivated personality combined with his extensive knowledge base provide him with the right tools to be an excellent member of the SHAPE team.
Samy Shash BSc (Kin), MSc (PT), FRCmsRegistered Physiotherapist
FRC® Mobility Specialist
Samy is passionate about bridging the gap between rehab and fitness, and understands the importance of creating individualized goals to achieve every client’s unique goals. Samy enjoys staying active by playing basketball and weightlifting recreationally and emphasizes active participation in all rehabilitation programs. His passion for healthy active lifestyles combined with an interest in further understanding the science behind human movement motivated him to pursue his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University.
Samy completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and prides himself on remaining up-to-date on the current scientific literature to develop comprehensive treatment programs for patients of all ages and activity levels. Samy has developed clinical experience in a wide variety of settings, including neurological rehabilitation, geriatrics and chronic pain, and works in acute care for patients in the Intensive Care Unit. He is certified in Soft Tissue Release, acupuncture and uses an integrated approach of manual therapy, functional exercise and education to develop comprehensive rehabilitation programs. He is also certified in Functional Range Conditioning, a comprehensive joint training system to improve mobility, strength and body control used in many professional sports leagues.
Samy recognizes the importance of integrating the physical, mental and social aspects of recovery, working closely with clients to develop goals together and ensure a smooth transition from rehab to performance. Samy is always eager to learn more from various sources, whether it is through interaction with clients every day, or by taking additional continuing education courses.
Meaghan MacNeill BKin, MScPTRegistered Physiotherapist
Meaghan is passionate about helping and encouraging others to lead a physically active and healthy lifestyle. She combines manual therapy techniques and rehabilitative exercises in order to help patients reach your health and fitness goals. Meaghan encourages autonomy and empowers her patients by providing them with education about their condition, home exercises and self-management strategies.
Before pursuing a career in Physiotherapy, she completed a Bachelors of Kinesiology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. During her undergraduate degree, Meaghan gained clinical experience as a student athletic therapist to the varsity football team and as an instructor in a cardiac rehabilitation program. She then went on to complete her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen’s University where she gained clinic experience in several orthopaedic private practice settings, in general medicine and intensive care units, paediatric physiotherapy and concussion rehabilitation.
In the end, her love for athletics led her back to a career in active rehabilitation and fitness. Outside of SHAPE, she also works part-time with cheerleading athletes ranging in age from five to twenty five years old. She is always eager to continue her education in order to provide appropriate evidence-based care.