Sports Medicine Physician

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Dr. Howard A. Winston
MD, CCFP (SEM), FCFP, Dip. Sport Med. (CASEM) 
Medical Director, The Centre for Health & Sports Medicine

Dr. Winston is a Family and Sports Medicine physician practicing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He attended the University of Toronto for his undergraduate training before entering into Medicine at the same institution. He graduated and received his Doctor of Medicine in 1987. He completed his Postgraduate training in Family Medicine in 1989 from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Dr. Winston is a member of the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine, and received his Diploma in Sport Medicine (Dip. Sport Med. (CASEM)) in 1995. This designation in Sport Medicine indicates competency in the practice of clinical Sport Medicine.
The distinction of Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of Canada was bestowed upon Dr. Winston in October 2000 for his contribution to the teaching of Sports Medicine to physicians in training in Family Medicine.

Further, he has now been granted special recognition for Competency in Sports Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, recognized as the post nominals “C.C.F.P. (S.E.M.)”.

As well, Dr. Winston was instrumental in helping to develop the primary care Sports Medicine Fellowship program, that is currently offered at the University of Toronto.  He was the Program Director of the Toronto Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program, which is offered through the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto (see Fellowship Programs under "Education"), from 1995-2005.
Dr. Winston's sports medicine practice is at the Centre for Health & Sports Medicine, located in North York, Ontario, where he also acts as the Centre's Medical Director.

Dr. Winston's strong roots to teaching are the reason why the motto for the Centre is, "Committed to Educate, Not Just Rehabilitate".
Dr. Winston is also very committed to the community's athletes, as he has represented Canada for medical support at many various local and international sporting events.

He is privileged and honored to offer you the facility of the Centre for Health & Sports Medicine to restore, and maintain, the very highest quality of life for the Centres’ patients.

If you need to contact Dr. Howard Winston:


Dr. David Zeldin
MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med. (CASEM)

Dr. David Zeldin completed his Fellowship in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Western Ontario’s Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic and holds the Diploma in Sport Medicine issued by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He also holds a Focused Practice Designation in Sport Medicine. His current scope of practice includes both Primary Care Sport Medicine and Family Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Training in the United States at Christiana Care Health System and Medical School at St. George’s University on the beautiful island of Grenada. 

He has provided medical coverage for a wide variety of sports, including the University of Western Ontario’s Varsity Football, Hockey, Rugby, and Cross Country teams, as well as the World Championship of Figure Skating. Dr. Zeldin leads an active lifestyle with interests in hockey, golf, skiing and personal fitness.

Registered Physiotherapists

Laura Physiotherapist

Laura Shaver, B.Kin, M.Sc (P.T.)
Registered Physiotherapist

Laura Shaver completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology at McMaster University followed by a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2012.
Laura believes that it is important to continue to enhance your therapy skills through continuing education programs. She has training in advanced manual therapy, through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. With 5 years of experience, Laura believes in a manual therapy approach and exercise prescription in order to get her patients back to their activities of daily life. 

sophy Physiotherapist

Zofia Nikipierowicz, B.A. M.Sc (P.T.)
Registered Physiotherapist

Zofia Nikipierowicz has always been interested in the human body - how it functions and how it is put together. Growing up in Huntsville, Ontario, she was always involved in sports, being drawn to it with a natural competitive nature and a fondness for teams. 

In 2006, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from York University with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and successfully completed her Masters in Physiotherapy, from the University of Toronto in 2008. Zofia has since accumulated nearly a decade of experience, with all age groups and manner of injury. In sports rehabilitation, post-operative care and core-strengthening. She has been able to hone her talents, specializing in a variety of treatment options, from cupping to taping and from pole-walking to on-site, supervised exercises. 

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Kara L. Newland, B.A. (Hons.); B.Sc. (P.T.)
Registered Physiotherapist

Kara graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2003. Since then, she has completed numerous post graduate programs, including education in acupuncture/dry needling, NOI mobilization of the nervous system, cupping, Activator/urban poling, Mulligan concept mobilization and courses in the Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy curriculum. Kara has also completed comprehensive training in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT), allowing her to provide relief for patients suffering from conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), post concussion syndrome, motion sensitivity and numerous other vestibular disorders. 

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Henry Tung, B.Sc (P.T.), Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS
Head Registered Physiotherapist

Henry graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and started working at CHSM in 2002. He has completed advanced post- graduate training in orthopaedic physiotherapy and received a Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Henry continues to believe in lifelong learning and he helps teach other physiotherapists in advanced manual therapy. 

In addition to practicing manual physiotherapy Henry utilizes Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS dry needling) and acupuncture to help with chronic pain and relieve tight muscles. 

Henry has a passion for golf and has completed multiple golf specific rehabilitation courses to help golfers of all levels. 

William Trinh, B. BSc. M.Sc (P.T.)
Registered Physiotherapist Resident

William Trinh completed his Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences with a Minor in Biology at the University of Ottawa followed by a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2018.

William complements manual therapy (e.g. mobilizations and soft tissue release) with patient empowerment; emphasizing education regarding one’s condition, activity modification, and targeted therapeutic exercises to optimize one’s quality of life.

William believes in lifelong learning and highlights the importance of continuing education. He has completed Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy- Level 1 and Soft Tissue Release- Level 1 and will continue to pursue advanced Orthopaedic courses in the coming year.

Additionally, William has a strong interest in racquet sports as he played for the University of Toronto’s two-time OUA championship badminton team while completing his Masters degree.

Certified Athletic Therapists

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Terri Reynolds, R. Kin, C.A.T. (C)
Registered Kinesiologist
Certified Athletic Therapist

Terri Reynolds is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologist. She completed a specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education at York University, a Diploma in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College and she went on to complete her Canadian Certification in Athletic Therapy in 1994. Her clinical focus is on Manual Therapy Techniques and getting her patients back to a healthy active lifestyle. 

Terri has worked with Rugby, soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, track and field, cross-country and swimming athletes., as well as dancers. She has provided medical team coverage at the local, provincial, national and international levels such as Pan am, Parapan games, Provincial games, Dragon boat Championships, and worked on the set of the Movie Chicago.

Toni Osteopathic Practitioner Athletic Therapist

Antonio Grande,  C.A.T.(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist

Antonio is a Certified Athletic Therapist. He graduated from Sheridan College in 1990, completing the Sports Injury Management Program. With 25 years of clinical experience, Tony’s treatment style is balanced between manual therapy and exercise prescription in order to treat the cause of the injury and return his patients back to activities of daily living or their sports as quickly as possible. Over his career as an Athletic Therapist he has spread his time between two clinics, The Centre For Health & Sports Medicine and Dufferin Steeles Family Medical Centre. He is also part owner of an orthopaedic bracing and foot orthotic company called Athletic Therapy Services.

Osteopathic Practitioners

Richard Osteopathic Practitioner Athletic Therapist

Richard Obermayer, B. PHED., Dip. S.I.M. C.A.T.(C), D.O.M.P
Osteopathic Practitioner
Certified Athletic Therapist

Richard is a graduate of Brock University with a degree in Physical Education, Sheridan College with a degree in Sports Injury Management and the Canadian College of Osteopathic Medicine. Richard has 25 years of clinical experience in treating athletes and non-athletes. He is currently in partnership/owner of Athletic Therapy Services at Dufferin and Steeles Family Medical Centre. In addition he treats at the Centre for Health and Sports Medicine, and the Academy of Sport and Fitness where he works with provincial gymnasts. In 2010 Richard successfully graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice. Richard completed his osteopathic thesis dissertation on treating posture in individuals with chronic sinusitis. He specializes in the treatment of individuals with problems in posture, as it relates to the structural and physiological functioning of the body. Using his hands on manual approach, he focuses on treating the cause of the problem with both and athletic therapy and an osteopathic approach. 


Registered Massage Therapists


Jennifer Zarudny, R.M.T
Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer Zarudny is a Certified Registered Massage Therapist (R.M.T.). She completed a three year massage therapy program from Centennial College. With 10 years of experience, she is experienced in various forms of massage therapy including: Infant massage, Pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Relaxation massage, and Palliative Care massage. She incorporates Hydrotherapy, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Ultrasound and Trigger Point therapy into massage to ensure that her patients are receiving the best quality treatment. 
Jennifer believes in a team approach, and enthusiastically shares her expertise and advanced knowledge in massage therapy with all health professionals at CHSM. She believes that learning is never over and continues to advance her knowledge through continuing education programs. Jennifer strongly believes in an active lifestyle and enjoys running and yoga. 


Roger James, R.M.T
Registered Massage Therapist

Roger James is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan school for Massage Therapy.  Roger has been a RMT and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO) since 2002. Roger also graduated from SSC Acupuncture Institute in 2014, with his designation in Acupuncture Therapy. Roger is proficient in Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities including: Cupping, Electroacupuncture, Medical Qigong, Eastern Nutrition, Tuina, Gua Sha, and more.
Roger is proficient in various types of massage therapy including:  General Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, and more.
Roger’s goals are not only to treat specific pain or injury, but also to address the underlying problems, thereby correcting and restoring the body back to optimum health.  Roger does this through assessing your problem and creating a treatment plan that speaks to your individual needs, to get you back to a pain-free work day or enjoying your weekend activities.
In his spare time, he enjoys staying in shape by working out and partaking in various activities.  He finds the time to volunteer at a men’s homeless shelter as well.


Karen Stone, RD
Registered Dietitian

Karen Stone is a nutrition and food science professional with experience in healthcare, public relations and education. Karen received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1976. She interned at North York General Hospital from 1976 to 1977.
Karen’s nutritional counselling is client-centered. She carefully addresses the clients’ questions, concerns and goals, and counsels them in a clear, manageable and sustainable fashion. Her passion for her job and her deeply caring approach results in the quick development of good rapport with her clients.


Helen Receptionist

Mrs. Helen Herscu
Head Medical Secretary/ Office Manager

Helen had received her honors diploma for medical secretary at Seneca College. She has over 30 years experience and has been with the Centre for Health & Sports Medicine since it was established in 1995. Helen has worked as the Head Medical Secretary and Office Manager during her time at CHSM. She is very much a people person and will provide friendly and professional service each time you contact or visit the Center For Health & Sports Medicine. 

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Mrs. Hillionor Bacaoco- Turner
Medical Receptionist

Hilionor received her Bachelors Arts Degree in Sociology in the Philippines in 1999. In 2002, she moved to Canada where she continued her education at IBT College in Toronto for Administrative Assistant. She has shown to be a very hard worker as she worked as a full-time live in caregiver while attending school and volunteering at various non-profit organizations to gain experience as an administrator. She has been with Centre of Health and Sports Medicine since 2008. She provides friendly and professional service to all at the CHSM.