- Dr. Sender Deutsch
- Daniela Freitas
- Kevin Villafana
- Anthony Aqui
- Stefan Rewa
- Mike McCuaig
- Andrew Majury
- Denis Ankrah
- Megan Chalmers
Dr. Sender Deutsch DC, Medical Acupuncture, CSCS, ART®, CGFI
Clinic Director - Chiropractor
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Active Release Techniques ® Soft Tissue Treatment Provider
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Synergy Performance Tape Provider
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.
Daniela Freitas BSc (Kin), CSCS, CEP, PFLC, CK, CPT
Treatment Plan Co-ordinator
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Daniela graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. A supplementary certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counseling makes her an invaluable asset to the fitness and wellness team at SHAPE.
As a personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Daniela has widespread knowledge and experience in sports performance, weight loss, pre and postnatal conditioning, as well as balance, stability, and functional training. Daniela is also recognized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as a Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant (PFLC).
While assisting with medical and fitness testing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHLPA Entry Drafts, and the Ontario Firefighters, Daniela gained extensive experience in the assessment of physical performance as well as the ability to motivate high performance athletes.
In her role as Treatment Plan Coordinator at SHAPE Health and Wellness Centre, Daniela is passionate about helping all clients achieve their goals. She works closely with each client to ensure proper progress is made and each life is enriched and revolutionized by their program at SHAPE.
Kevin Villafana BA Hons (Kin.), MScPT, ART®, CSCS
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, yoga, 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 and also completed training to become a Certified Strengthening & Conditioning Specialist. His completion of courses in ART®, Medical Acupuncture, Kinesio/Athletic/Leuko Taping, Athletic Therapy, Athletic Injuries, courses from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, and experience in 5 orthopedic settings has providing him with the tools to affectively treat and restore full function to his clients.
Kevin has over 3 years of experience and was recently recommended in an article from the magazine Delectably Chic (link under 'media' section above). 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 a valuable member of the SHAPE team.
Anthony Aqui MSc, BSc
Anthony is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University. While completing his Masters degree, Anthony investigated the limitations of the human body during exercise. He is also recognized as a Registered Kinesiologist (RK) by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.
While completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Anthony gained hands-on experience completing physiological exercise tests. He took part in numerous research studies investigating molecular and biochemical mechanisms in muscle fatigue as well as the systemic response to exercise. Anthony has used his education and experience to in rehabilitation programs, working with clients with neurological disorders and athletic injuries.
While growing up in Winnipeg, Anthony competed in volleyball and track and field at both the provincial and national level. His athletic endeavours were cut short by numerous injuries which led him to pursue a career in exercise performance and rehabilitation.
Stefan Rewa BSC (Kin), CPT-CSEP
Stefan holds a Bachelor of Science Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University, and is recognized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). Stefan has vast work experience with clients of all fitness levels, from beginners to elite athletes who he treated while working at the Toronto Cricket Club as a Health and Fitness Associate. Stefan has been professionally involved with medical and fitness testing for the NHLPA Scouting Combine and participated in the development of standardized testing protocols for the British Columbia Firefighters.
Stefan has always had a passion for fitness, health and sport. In his youth, he competed in the Trillium equestrian circuit and was ranked in the top 10 in Ontario for his age group. As a well-rounded athlete, he is an avid skier, golfer, cross country runner, track and field participant and soccer player. While attending university, his desire for endurance events developed and he began his pursuit of aspired fitness goals. Stefan has participated in close to 50 organized racing events including marathons in Canada and the US, 100 mile bike races in North America, as well as the Muskoka Ironman. Stefan is committed to developing a sport specific periodized training program and taking your athletic performance to the next level.
With his experience, passion for fitness and academic knowledge, Stefan has the expertise to partner with clients in achieving their goals.
Mike McCuaig BSc (Hons-Kin), CSEP-CEP
Mike is a graduate of the University of Guelph with B.Sc. in Human Kinetics. He has also completed a post-graduate certificate at Niagara College in Exercise Science for Health and Performance. He is recognized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP). Additionally, he is in the process of registering as a certified Kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA).
Growing up, Mike played a variety of sports such as hockey, football, rugby, and baseball at both competitive and recreational levels. He developed a passion for sport and exercise playing on competitive AAAA football and rugby teams which included an OFSAA central bowl championship. The experience of great coaching and the benefits of resistance training early in high school motivated him to pursue his education in exercise science. In university, he organized and played on a variety of intramural teams as well as training for rugby prior to being injured. Currently his fitness interests include hockey, ball hockey, as well as hypertrophy training.
Through his education, Mike has developed a strong foundation of theory and practical exercise science application along with the desire to continually learn. He has experience conducting a variety of assessments including both VO2 max testing and lactate testing of endurance athletes. He worked for a year in a long term care facility where he developed an appreciation for the necessity of maintaining good health as we age. Through placements, work and personal experience, he also gained experience working with a variety of injuries and physical rehabilitation methods.
Mike believes in the value of educating clients to make fitness a part of their lifestyle. He will draw on his knowledge and experience to ensure you reach your goals.
Andrew Majury BA, CPT, PNC, CFST
Andrew graduated from Laurentian University with Bachelor of Arts, and has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2012. He has continued his growth in the fitness industry by also becoming certified in Olympic Lifting, a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach, and a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist.
He began training as a high level football player, a Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner, Thai kickboxer, and judo athlete. This awesome combination has given Andrew a wealth of knowledge that he is able to apply to not only sport specific clients but for any client looking to improve their overall health and fitness level.
Andrew continuously works to improve his training methods so that all of his clients can benefit greatly, and it has definitely shown as he has had clients who have earned multiple medals at the PanAm games, developed as Ontario Football Prospects, along with others who have achieved large weight loss goals, and become pain free.
As a SHAPE conditioning specialist and personal trainer, setting and achieving your goals are his number one priority. He does so with an amazingly positive attitude, strong belief in what we as people are capable of, pushing you to new heights, being constantly available to keep you on track, and providing workouts programmed with integrity to get you to look and feel better than ever.
Meghan Henderson MSc PT, BSc KIN
Pelvic Floor Therapy Practitioner
Soft-tissue Release Provider
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Meghan graduated from a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2015, and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations.
She has gained clinical experience with sports injuries, post-surgical patients, geriatric and spinal cord injury patient populations. She also has obtained her CPA Orthopaedic Division Level 1 Manual Therapy, Soft Tissue Release Training and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture certification. She has a special interest in pelvic health and completed specialized training in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. She is now accepting patients with incontinence issues.
Denis Ankrah B.KIN, CSCS, PNI
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Denis is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a degree in Kinesiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach. Denis has a strong passion for fitness and strives to help others realize their best self and enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.
As a former U of T Varsity Blues basketball player, Denis has been performance training at a high level for several years and has been introduced to several different techniques and approaches to exercise that have been scientifically proven to enhance performance and recovery. As a result of these experiences, Denis' training style focuses on functional movement based skills with the incorporation of mobility and resistance exercises to challenge our clients to strengthen muscle and improve everyday performance.
With Denis as your trainer, you can expect to be progressively challenged through a mix of mobility, resistance and interval based workout routines. Get ready to realize the potential you've always had!
Megan Chalmers, RMT, CAT(C), BAHSc
Registered Massage Therapist
Certified Athletic Therapist
Megan is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Athletic Therapist, and Conditioning Specialist. She is an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, The Ontario Athletic Therapists Association and The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. She has clinical experience ranging from the general population to the professional athlete, including experience working with TFCA and USA rugby.
She uses a combination of hands-on treatment to loosen up restricted tissue and correct muscular imbalances, in conjunction with immediate re-training of everyday movement patterns to get you back to your normal lifestyle as quickly as possible. Whether it's getting you ready for your next big game or making that daily walk with your canine friend pain-free, Megan promises to provide you with an individualized, goal-based treatment. She believes that patient-therapist communication is one of the most important components to a successful rehab.
In addition to her hands-on skills, Megan believes that treatment of the body is not complete without incorporating the mind and it's healing power. In her opinion, applying techniques and practices to incorporate the brain allow for the most optimal and successful form of therapy for all types of injury and rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, working out and practicing mindfulness in her everyday life.