CEO/Owner and Therapist
Rim’s work with children is motivated by deep compassion and is made successful through her infinite drive for learning and self improvement. She creates a warm and welcoming environment for children to thrive. Every treatment has specific intention and goal in mind. Her attention to detail and her insight allows for a very individualized approach with your unique child in mind.
Rim graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She built her experience in orthopaedics and in paediatrics. She completed post-graduate courses in Manual Therapy – Levels 1 and 2 for Extremities and Cervical /Lumbar Spine, in therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic taping. Her expertise in orthopaedics compliments her work in paediatrics through a deeper understanding of biomechanics and strength training.
She then continued to specialize further in paediatrics. She completed extensive professional development through post-graduate courses in paediatrics, including:
- managing childhood obesity
- positional release therapy
- NDT management and treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions Beginners and intermediate level
- CME (MEDEK) levels 1 and 2
- Therasuit Basic, Advanced and Advanced 2
- Blomberg Rythmic Movement Training (Primitive Reflex Integration Training)
- Paediatric Foot and ankle Training with Serial Casting Training (Beverly Cusick)
- Sparking Change in The Treatment of Children with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy- Susan Hasting and Beverly Cusick
- Functional Electrical Stimulation/ Task Specific Electrical Stimulation (Tases) Beginners and Advanced
- Therapeutic Evaluation of Idiopathic Toe Walking (Paeditric Equinas Gait) with Lisa Persaud
- Primitive Reflexes through ILS
- Dynamic Core with Julie Wiebe and Shelley Mannell
Rim’s broad education allows her multiple perspective and directions for paediatric treatment. She is a strong supporter and sees the best results with Therasuit Method and Task-Specific Electrical Stimulation. These methods follow evidence-based practise: improving awareness, activation, and specific strengthening of the correct muscles and muscle patterns that a child needs. Her treatment is different from conventional physiotherapy treatment. Treatment is most effective more than once a week, minimum an hour, and reinforced through the right home exercise program for your child. She also runs Therasuit Method Intensives, which consist of 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 4 weeks with a functional goal to be accomplished by the end.
Rim encourages collaboration among her team members on treatment plans for shared patients to consider all perspectives for optimal results. She is a mentor at her clinic and maintains her own mentorship relationships with physiotherapists outside of Canada that developed and instruct Therasuit Method in order to continue her own education. She often travels to sit in and assist on prior Therasuit Method courses she has taken, as well as to shadows and collaborates on mutual patients.
She collaborates with other professions as well and refers for surgical consults, conductive education, occupational therapy, and diet as needed.
Rim has four children of her own. She enjoys walks, cycling and watching movies.
Nastassia takes the time in every session to address her patient’s story, assess, and decide on the most appropriate treatment plan, lending her full attention and critical thinking.
Her calm, engaged, and empathetic personality allows for great therapeutic relationships with her patients.
Nastassia completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from York University. She appreciated her first two years in biology but found her passion in studying athletic injuries, endocrinology, chronic diseases, vascular function, neuronal development, and psychology in Kinesiology.
Nastassia completed a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2017. There she developed an interest for working with the paediatric population with cerebral palsy, as well as neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement problems in all ages.
Nastassia finds gratification in working with individuals of varying abilities, passions and activity levels. She finds satisfaction in helping patients both return to and achieve new heights in function.
Her post-graduate education in paediatric physiotherapy includes the Therasuit Method (Use of the Universal Exercise Unit for functional strengthening and achieving functional goals), Blomberg Rhythmic Movement Training (Primitive Reflex Integration), and Task-Specific Electrical Stimulation for Lower Extremity for Children with Cerebral Palsy. She is proficient and dedicated to learning and mentorship in both neuromusculoskeletal and paediatric fields of physiotherapy.
Nastassia is also a neurofunctional acupuncture practitioner with her completion of the McMaster Medical Contemporary Acupuncture Program.
She is active through training in Muay Thai as well as African, Caribbean and Latin dance stlyes, and enjoys benefits of resistance training, pilates, animal flow and running with her dogs.
Maryam completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from McMaster University in 2017. During a gap year, Maryam gained experience in various fields of physiotherapy, including long term care, acute care, inpatient rehab, research, and none other than pediatrics at All About Kids Rehab! Lots of our patients will have met Maryam working as a physiotherapy assistant for almost 2 years prior to completing physiotherapy school. She recently completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Western University in 2020.
Maryam has worked with a variable population in pediatrics including cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, developmental delays, genetic conditions, and a spectrum of orthopedic/sports injuries. She has a strong interest in both pediatrics and orthopedics, oftentimes using her orthopedic skills to strengthen children with both neurological and musculoskeletal issues. She is able to effectively incorporate play in her treatments, allowing patients to have fun while doing their exercises!
Maryam hopes to continue her post-graduate education in both pediatrics and orthopedics. She completed her Level 1 Manual Therapy certification with the orthopedic division and plans to obtain her FCAMPT and Mulligan levels over the next few years. She also plans on taking the Therasuit course next year!
She likes to remain active by working out at the gym and weight training. An interesting fact about Maryam is that she knows the lyrics to just about any song from the 90s and on! She also enjoys traveling the world and is a resident foodie who loves to check out new restaurants in the GTA.
FARIDA KAMRAN OT REG. (ON)
Farida is an Ontario certified Occupational Therapist who strives to enable children and families to participate in both essential and meaningful daily occupations. She is a dedicated, compassionate individual who always has a keen interest for working with children and youth. Farida has been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 10 years with individuals of different conditions.
Farida has over 5 years teaching experience as a lecturer of Occupational Therapy at Dow Medical College and University. In addition to teaching, she has experience working with infants, children and youth with physical, and developmental challenges. She always takes a family-centered approach, as she believes that the family support system is key for a child’s growth and success. She uses an evidence-based and family-centered approach to guide her therapeutic interventions, which are targeted towards enhancing functional independence and overall quality of life.
She successfully provides the evidence on the efficacy of task oriented training through her research paper, “Task-oriented-training on hand function of cerebral palsy spastic diplegic” (Published in the Medical Channel Vol.19-no.1-2013(7-11)). Her research speaks of the benefits of CP spastic diplegic children in their function of upper extremity, regardless of gender differences. Her range of experience consists of but is not limited to: Providing intervention and consultation to children with a neurological disorder, with mild to severe fine/gross motor difficulties, feeding difficulties, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Autism, ADHD, ADD and various genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome.
Farida is an experienced professional in her field of Occupational Therapy both as a therapist and as an educator. She is an asset to any individual and family who require her expertise.
Ana Carolina Gamae Silva Brianeze
Ana Carolina is a Neurofunctional Physiotherapist. She graduated in Physiotherapy in Brazil in 2001. She obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy Applied to Pediatric Neurorehabilitation, when she studied more about children’s neurological disorders, methods and assessment techniques, treatment planning in child neurological rehabilitation, theoretical basis of neurorehabilitation and she had the amazing opportunity to practice in Physiotherapy applied to pediatric neurology in ambulatory and hospital. Ana concluded her Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences at University of Campinas – School of Medical Sciences – Neurology Department.
Ana is a Physiotherapist with multiple years of experience treating infants, children and preteens with neurological conditions. She has experience in a variety conditions including outpatient neurological rehabilitation, hospital, school assistance, child treatment centers, home care, hydrotherapy and equine therapy. Ana is trained as an aquatic therapist by CARI(Canadian Aquatic Rehab Instructors).
Ana has participated in many post graduate and congresses courses to improve her training in the best care for children with motor and sensory-motor physical disabilities. Her post-graduate training includes courses and certifications in
- Neuro-Developmental Treatment -NDT-
- Bobath Therapy
- TheraSuit Method Beginners and Advanced
- Equine Assisted Therapy
- Functional Electrical Stimulation.
Ana believes in EBP (evidence-based practice) as an approach to guide clinical decisions, therefore she uses her experience, available scientific evidence and considers personal goals of the family and child when treating her patients. Ana emphasizes the child’s active abilities and always tries to make Physiotherapy treatment sessions pleasant, fun and clear.
Ana is also a busy, but very happy mother of two amazing boys and a sweet little girl.