Dr. Sunil Solanki
B.Sc. (Hons.), D.C., M.Sc. (Chiro.), Dip.Rad.
Clinic Director and Chiropractor

Dr. Solanki graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in England in the year 2000. He completed his Masters degree while there, researching Repetitive Strain Injuries. His first posting was in a sports clinic where he became team doctor for a professional English soccer club (Northampton Town) and for Oxford County Cricket Club.

Since returning to Canada he has worked in family practice. He has taken further training in numerous diverse topics ranging from spinal decompression to the care of babies for colic, treating children and seniors for various injuries and the treatment of TMJ (jaw) conditions and headaches. He is also trained in the fitment of custom-made Orthotics.


In 2004 he became a team doctor for the American Le Mans and Grand Am motor-racing series’. He travels to various races and works with drivers and crew to optimize their performance. In private practice he truly enjoys interacting and helping patients on a daily basis and aiding in their recovery and the maintenance of good health and the prevention of future injuries. He often speaks on prevention of injuries in the local community.


In 2010 he became clinic director for Altona Physiotherapy and Chiropractic.  He is an active member of the Ontario and Canadian Chiropractic Associations. When not working, he enjoys family time with his wife and young son, playing the piano and
attempting  to cook various exotic dishes in the kitchen.

 

Dr. Christopher J. Gordon-Tennant 
BMSc. (Hons), CSCS, ART®, DC.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider  
Active Release Technique Provider®         
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 
Chiropractor

Dr. Chris Gordon-Tennant graduated from the University of Western Ontario obtaining an Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree then went on to complete his education from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). There he was elected Class President in his 3rd and 4th years of study and was an active member of student council. He also received two awards for his hard work and contributions to the school. Dr. Chris also participated in interviewing prospective students into the chiropractic program. On top of his studies at CMCC, he took additional courses to become certified in Active Release Technique® as well as the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.

Being very overweight as a child and teenager, Dr. Chris took a special interest in exercise and nutrition and became a personal trainer during his Chiropractic studies and achieved the status of a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He has also expanded his knowledge base attending various seminars such including “Spinal rehabilitation”, “complete management of the TMJ” (jaw), and Building the ultimate back” with one of the top low back researchers in the world (Dr. Stuart McGill). He is also trained to fit custom made orthotics and compression stockings.

During spare time Dr. Chris enjoys weight-lifting, jogging and mountain biking. He decided to become a chiropractor to improve the quality of life of those around him, enabling people to enjoy the activities that they once did before. He also loves seeing the improvement of patients before they leave his office and educating them on the prevention of future injury.

 

Richard Wong
MHS, B.Sc.(P.T.), MCPA

Registered Physiotherapist

Richard Wong graduated from Queen�s University, Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in the year 1994. He completed the one-year program at Toronto Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Institute and held a Certificate in Acupuncture Therapy in 1996. In 1998, he also completed his Master of Health Science in Physical Therapist at University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Since his graduation in 1994, Richard has completed many post-graduate education including various orthopaedics / musculoskeletal and manual therapy courses. Richard is also trained in custom-made foot orthotics assessment and fitting.

Richard has more than 17 years of clinical experience in direct patient care treating various orthopaedic / musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, work-related accidents, motor vehicle accidents, post-operation rehabilitation, etc.. He is CPR / AED (HCP level) certified. He is also a registered Assisted Device Program (ADP) Authorizer (Ambulation Aids) in Ontario. He is an active member of various associations including College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ontario Physiotherapy Association and The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ont.).

Richard had served the community and the profession of physiotherapy in different ways. He was the examiner for Physiotherapy National Examination and the supervisor for physiotherapy student, physiotherapy resident and massage therapy student. He was also the seminar speaker for Ontario Public Health Service on physiotherapy related topics (i.e. Osteoporosis: Management and Benefits of Exercises). When not working, Richard enjoys family time with his wife and two children, 9 and 7 years of age, and the fellowship time with other Christians in the church.

Wlodek WITT
Licensed Physiotherapist &

Acupuncturist

Wlodek is a Licensed Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist, with almost 3 decades of experience in the field of manual therapy and over 40 trainings and courses in various natural healing methods in Canada and Europe. He is always interested in merging and integrating healing methods from different fields together, including principles of various relaxation techniques, along with meditation practice, to provide customised treatment for each customer.

Specialties:

  • McKenzie�System of Spinal Management. Assessing and treating discs and joints problems, acute and chronic Neck pain and Sciatica.
  • Headaches, Migraines, Vertigo, Fibromyalgia, Shoulder Joint Dysfunction...
  • Myofacial Release � John Barnes approach, to assess and treat connective tissue restrictions (that can produce tensile pressures up to 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures).
  • European approach to Scoliosis Treatment.
  • Customised exercises program.

Wlodek is also efficient in elderly care, based on experience from different long term care facilities. In his spare time, Wlodek is interested is sailing, artistic photography, philosophy and traveling.

 

Dana Greenaway
R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist

Dana graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Centennial College in August of 2001. She started work in a multi-disciplinary clinic for the next 7 years. After having twins, Dana decided to work part time running her own small Massage Therapy business. As the children were ready, so was Dana to move back into the clinic environment. She is now working at Altona Physiotherapy and Chiropractic clinic and couldn’t be happier.

Dana is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. Through her training Dana has gained many skills, offering a range from Swedish massage techniques to deep tissue work. She has taken specific courses in labour support and delivery as well as soft tissue release.


In her down time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys a hot cup of tea!

 

Carmelo Brual
Registered R.M.T.

Carmelo is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH). He is a registered member with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and a member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Carmelo uses many combinations of techniques to treat clients; swedish massage, sports massage, deep myofascial tissue, and dyanmic release to name a few. Carmelo also plans to continue to take new modality courses in the future to expand his skillset and knowledge within his scope of practice to offer the best techniques possible to all clientele.

When not working Carmelo keeps busy by working out at the gym and doing multiple outdoor acitivies such as hiking/snow shoeing, Mt biking and downhill skiing.

 

Lisa Questel
Massage Therapist

Lisa graduated on 2014 from the Massage Therapy program at Trillium College. She is passionate and dedicated to providing effective treatments that focus on individual goals. Her main areas of focus are musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This can include injury due to repetitive strains, motor vehicle accidents, sports injury, or just stress from everyday living. Her specialties include a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, prenatal massage,relaxation and PNF stretching. Lisa is excited to work with new clients as the objective is to benefit your overall health and well being by creating a specialized treatment plan for you?.

Dr Shiraz Nuraddin
B.Sc., N.D.
Naturopath/Acupuncturist

Dr. Shiraz Nuraddin completed her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Biology at the University of Toronto in 1998.  She furthered her studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a four year doctorate program which she graduated from in 2002.  She is licensed to practice in Ontario and is an active member of Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.  Prior to her studies in Naturopathic Medicine she attended Medical school in Germany. 

Dr. Nuraddin is committed to optimizing her patients well being and quality of life by presenting her patients with customized treatments tailored to their lifestyle.  She continues to keep current with ongoing research and clinical education, attending seminars across Europe and North America.  She has taken several continuing education courses in childhood illnesses, gastro intestinal diseases, women’s health issues and Diabetes from some of the leading practitioners in North America.  She has been invited to speak on health care issues on television, radio and seminars and was also one of the speakers at the International Women’s Day. 


Dr. Nuraddin is a Naturopathic Doctor who provides comprehensive family practice, and since 2007, she has had a special interest in high risk pregnancies and premature babies.  Her interest in this area was spurred by her youngest son who was born premature at 32 weeks.  She lives in Pickering with her husband and four beautiful children, who range from 13 to 3 years of age.   When she is not working or volunteering in the community she enjoys spending time with her family.  

 

Sydney Finnigan
Kinesiologist

Sydney is a recent graduate of the Honours Kinesiology and Physical Education program at Wilfrid Laurier University. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in leadership activities and philanthropic efforts in the area of Women�s heart health. After years of pre-professional and competitive training in dance, Sydney continued to dance recreationally and instructed a dance class for people with disabilities for the Laurier dance program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys exercising, volunteering with her Women�s Fraternity and completing creative projects.

 

Barb Hughes
Office Manager

 
 
Additional Staff :  Melissa Zabaneh: Registered Kinesiologist


     


 



 




 
 
Mon to Thu: 7.30 am - 7.30 pm
Fri: 7.30 am - 6.30 pm
Sat: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

Bev C.

I don't know what I would do without the services of Altona Physiotherapy & Chiropractic. The doctors and therapists have helped me with physical problems that I have not been able to resolve by any other means. I have used their chiropractic, massage, physiotherapy and naturopathic services. They always listen to me and help. All the staff are caring, professional and courteous. You will not find a better clinic.

John C.

I have been a patient at Altona healthcare for almost a year now and the practitoners are always on time, very caring and friendly. I wouldn't ever consider going anywhere else !

Barbara S.

I have been a patient of Dr. Solanki's for about 6 years. He and his team of professionals have helped me recouperate and they enabled me to get my life back. Dr. Solanki exceeds in his profession by going the extra mile to listen and provide the best care and advice. I highly recommend his chiropractic services.

Lisa K.

For the past 2 years on and off I have had Dana work massage miracles on my back! I have seen many massage therapists previously without the relief and relaxation I experience with Dana's technique. I could not give a higher recommendation!

Jean-Pierre S.

These days, when we see our family doctor having been made to wait over an hour, just to be given a prescription or a referral after only 5 to 10 minutes of unsympathetic conversation, little coherent explanation of what's wrong, and no relief from our pain. Those medical practitioners just don't care. Sunil and his team are different. The REALLY do care! I'm not made to wait. He explains everything in terms I can understand. His treatments go above and beyond the norm. He spends extra time willingly. And most importantly, because of Sunil, I am in much better health! So don't be alarmed when you hear me screaming from a treatment room, Sunil is pressing on a particularly affected muscle, causing excruciating pain.... I know I'll be better when I walk out, and for weeks thereafter! Just remember to breath!

Sharon D

I found Dr. Solanki in the Spring of this year. He is the most gentle, caring and helpful Doctor I have had. He not only listens to what you have to say but he also teaches you how to deal with and treat your pain. He has done for me in 6 visits what others have been working on for 3 years. Thank you so much Doctor Solanki for being such a fantastic Doctor and for setting up your practice in Pickering. One last mention, the office staff are always very accomodating and pleasant - always ready with a smile for their clients.

Jennifer S

I have been a patient with Dr. Solanki for approx. 3 months and have never met anyone who is so caring and has helped me so very much with my pain. I have been to a chiropractor before and seemed to go for years before feeling any better so I am very impressed with him and his staff. Everyone is so friendly and very helpful. I recommended him to all my friends as he is the best.

Jacqueline M.

I have been a patient of Dr. Solanki’s for over 11 years, and I am so impressed each and every time I visit him for chiropractic treatment. He not only is able to correctly diagnose and successfully treat the issue I may be dealing with, but in such a cheerful and professional manner! He treats his patients with the utmost respect and dignity. Its such a pleasure to deal with an office whose Doctors and support staff care not only for the welfare of their patients, but do so with such an incredible, pleasant disposition!

Renee G. (age 12)

After a treatment, I feel like a ton of weight has been lifted of of my body, I feel better than ever!

Cathy A.

I was introduced to Dr.Solanki last year when I was visiting a friend in Pickering. I am from Misissauga. (Lakeshore and Highway #10 area) I have tried so many chiropractors in my area and all to no avail. My back was still killing me and I was in a lot of pain and discomfort. I finally gave in to my friend when she suggested I try her Chiropractor Dr. Solanki. Well the rest is history. Dr. Solanki is AMAZING!!!!! I drive 55KM to get my back fixed at Altona by Dr. Solanki. When he is finished working on my back, I can touch my toes instead of just my thighs with no pain! I can sleep through the night with out waking up in pain. I feel Fantastic!!!! I would recommend Altona Chiropractic to any one that thinks that they have to put up with having to settle with going through life with pain. The staff are all great people and everyone there truly cares about getting you better! I have even rented a car on a few occasions at $125.00 just to go to my chiropractic appointment with Dr. Solanki. He is amazing!!!

Michele B.

My daughter age 12, my mother-in-law, and myself were involved in a car accident. Our family physician referred us to see a chiropractor and RMT. Dr. Gordon-Tennant has been treating each of us for whiplash. Dr. Gordon-Tennant is very knowledgable, kind, and considerate. He asks many questions, in order to find the most beneficial treatment for each person. I highly recommend his services!

Betty C

I have been seeing Dr. Tennant for 6 months. I find him very kind and very knowledgeable. I have many areas of pain and he is successfully dealing with each one as it comes up. He listens and treats accordingly. He has many different approaches to problems and spends time researching problem areas. He has helped me tremendously.

Ernie S.

I have been a patient of Dr. Sunil Solanki for more than 7 years. Before I met him, I saw several chiropractors all over the GTA and find him to be one of the best in the business. Dr. Solanki, is not only a hands-on practitioner but very knowledgeable in what he does. My back problem started when I was 18 years old. I'm now 70 in good shape, thanks to Dr. Solanki's care.

Lucy L.

When I was having difficulty walking on my heel, Dr. Sunil fixed me! I can walk with out pain!!! And have been for the past 2 years!!!! Great advice and great treatment!

Cerelina P.

I have had 2 major spinal chord surgeries. I recently had a severe lower back pain. I decided to try Altona Chiropractic clinic. Dr. Gordon-Tennant was my attending chiropractor and boy what an amazing job he did. I felt the difference right after I stepped out of the clinic. Highly recommended.

Janet C.

I have been a patient of Dr. Solanki's for over 12 years and have always gone to him for the treatment of any problems I have had with muscles/tendons etc. due to gardening and playing tennis. The most recent has been a freak accident that caused severe pain in my knee which I thought was going to prevent me from playing in the semi-finals of our tennis club's championship tournament. The was a serious case of tendinitis. Dr. Solanki has always focused on relieving the immediate pain and getting me back to normal functioning as quickly as possible. Further, once this has been achieved he decreases the number of visits, so as to minimize the cost of treatment. My son and I didn't win our tennis tournament, but, in four days, I was able to compete with no pain. With many thanks, and much appreciation.

Brenda K.

I first brought my son to see Dr. Gordon-Tenant approximately two years ago for treatment of a hockey related neck injury. He is extremely conscientious, is terrific with children, and Dr. Gordon-Tenant has helped my son and daughter recover from several sports injuries. Recently, I also became a patient after a lower back injury, and I am very impressed by both his knowledge and technique, which have helped shorten my recovery time. I highly recommend Dr. Gordon-Tenant.

Karen B.

I have been a patient at this clinic for 3 months and have used the acupuncture, massage, and physiotherapy services. I am so grateful to have found this place! The staff is incredibly friendly and efficient. Carmelo has given me the best massages I've EVER had. Richard Wong is very knowledgeable and a great motivator who is always ready with helpful advice and a physiotherapy plan to keep progressing. Dr. Gordon-Tennant (Chiropractor) is treating me for multiple issues and has been just amazing. He listens, does his research, and adapts the acupuncture treatments accordingly to obtain the best results. He genuinely cares about his patients' well-being and it shows! I cannot say enough about these practitioners and highly recommend this clinic.

Jeff R.

I had injured my neck and lost all movement in any direction. I was able to see Dr. Christopher 1st thing the next morning. It turns out that his success rate with neck injuries is tremendous. This could have easily been a six week injury but after one week of combined acupuncture and chiropractic I was 80% recovered. Thank you Dr. Chris, I will highly recommend you!

Avi R

Today was my second appointment with Eileen. She treated me for a bad mid back pain at the beginning of last week. Eileen, I want to thank you for you healing hands. These two appointments have been an exceptional experience because of your very detailed, highly intuitive approach. I feel more healed than I have ever felt before. I am fully charged with high levels of energy. I recommend you to everyone who is looking for an attentive massage therapist whose skills are unmatched. Thanks again!

Mindy P.

I started seeing Dr. Gordon-Tennant in April for a shoulder injury. Dr. Gordon-Tennant was understanding and compassionate when assessing my injury, and is always friendly and sincere in his desire to see you recover. As recovery progressed, Dr. Gordon-Tennant adapted my treatment for maximum results, and I am now pain free and back to all of my regular activities. The success I had with my shoulder eventually led me to telling Dr. Gordon-Tennant about a nagging knee issue. Dr. Gordon-Tennant went above and beyond my expectations to get me back on track, and I am thrilled to say that I have just completed my 4th pain free run in close to 3 years. My only regret is that I did not come in sooner!

Sheila D.

I have attended the Altona Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Clinic and found all the staff to be competent, efficient and friendly.Everything is exceptionally clean and organized. I am presently seeing Dr. Christopher Gordon-Tennant (Chiropractor) and find him to be excellent. He listens carefully and answers all questions thoroughly.He's very caring and does his best to solve the issue.I would recommend Dr.Gordon-Tennant to anyone regardless of their condition. Thank you for doing your job above and beyond the call of duty!

Janis C.

I have attended the Altona Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Clinic for three years now and have found the staff to be professional, accommodating, competent, efficient, incredibly friendly, helpful and always courteous. I have never had to wait for my appointments. I have used the Acupuncture, Naturopath and Physiotherapy services. I am so grateful to have found this place! Everything is exceptionally clean and very well organized. I am presently seeing Dr. Shiraz Nuraddin BSC, ND (Naturopath) and find her to be an excellent Dr. and amazing compassionate person. I have been a patient of hers for over a year now. She listens carefully and answers all questions thoroughly. She adapts the treatment accordingly to obtain the best results. She is a most caring Dr. and has a wealth of experience and knowledge at her fingertips. Dr. Nuraddin is continually studying to expand her knowledge of expertise. I would recommend Dr. Shiraz Nuraddin BSC, ND (Naturopath) to everyone who wants to heal their body, chronic ailments and have peace of mind. Thank you for your treatments that go above and beyond the norm! Thank you for spending the extra time willingly with me. You genuinely care about your patients' well-being and it shows! Because of you, I am in much better health! I was a patient of Richard Wong (physiotherapy) for a year. He is very knowledgeable and a great motivator who is always ready with helpful advice and a physiotherapy plan to keep you progressing. I cannot say enough about these practitioners and highly recommend this clinic

Shawn H.

I wanted to take a moment and sincerely thank Dr. Chris for spending the time and energy helping me with what has been a long issue with my back and legs. He has helped me regain my quality of life and put me back to the gym and the track. The staff at Altona are always helpful and friendly. My sincere thanks to them all.

Ron W.

I have been going to Altona Physiotherapy & Chiropractic for about one month for spinal decompression therapy, administered by Wlodek Witt. Wlodek has shown a genuine interest in my health, not only dealing with my back pain but also giving me useful advice and suggestions on my other problems such as knee pain caused by arthritis and numbness in my hands at night. Wlodek is very knowledgeable and thorough and puts forth his best effort to address my severe scoliosis. He and the staff are very friendly and competent. It is always a pleasure attending a session here and I am optimistic that they can help me get relief from my frequent back pain.