Yoga & Pilates Specialists
Sports Rehabilitation Therapist
Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Yoga & Pilates SpecialistMarlo Goldstein BSc (Hons) Kinesiology, MSc Sports Therapy (MSST)
Marlo is a third degree black belt in Kempo karate, Kung-Fu and Kickboxing. Having participated competitively in martial arts, Marlo became dedicated to teaching others, which inspired her to pursue a career in Sports Therapy.
Marlo completed a four year BSc in Human Kinetics Kinesiology from the University of Guelph. Following her undergraduate degree, Marlo furthered her education in London, England, where she achieved her Master's in Sports Therapy.
While overseas, Marlo worked as the sports therapist for the London Nigerian Rugby Club, Bank of England and Hampstead Rugby Club and Islington Borough Ladies Football Club, where she provided injury treatment and sports specific rehabilitation exercises both during training and throughout their games. Marlo was also the sports therapist for the Dance Injury Clinic and Evaluation (D.I.C.E), assessing and rehabilitating injured dancers, which came naturally for her, as she studied ballet since the age of four. Additionally, Marlo was asked to lecture at London Metropolitan University to teach both undergraduate and Master's students in sports massage, sports injury rehabilitation, and the applications of clinic practice to sport. During this time abroad, Marlo covered topics on anatomy and physiology of the body, injuries ranging from the ankle to the spine, and sports specific treatments.
After her return to Toronto, Marlo signed on to work with the Toronto Saracens Rugby Club and is now excited to be a part of the SHAPE team. Marlo has become well-versed in the practices of Yoga and Pilates and is passionate about the positive impacts these movements can have on the body. She also strongly believes in continuing education to ensure that she can provide clients with the most current fitness and injury rehabilitation exercises. Marlo's goal is to provide each client with an individually tailored program that enables them to attain their maximum potential.
Kanchan Masand, BScPT, MScPT, Osteopathy (current studies)
Kanchan's cosmopolitan upbringing and work experience spanning across a myriad of cultures have inspired her to develop a unique and personal perspective to healing.
Academically, her journey began at McGill University where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy. After working in a First Nations Mohawk community hospital for a year, she pursued a Masters in Physiotherapy at Queens University.
Her move to Mumbai was fueled by the city's indomitable spirit as she navigated through a huge range of medical complexities that come with working in a heavily populated South East Asian city.
She gained invaluable experience in the cardiopulmonary field while providing care to patients who had undergone CABG and valve replacements/repair surgeries. She also served as a core team member of the DBC Spine Rehabilitation program introduced for the first time in India. The pilot study brought her in contact with triathletes, marathoners and weekend warriors who had either undergone failed spine surgery or opted for non-surgical interventions to combat their neck and/or back symptoms. Her approach to treatment involved a combination of manual therapy with neurodynamics, integration of the DBC spine protocol and active rehabilitation which yielded highly successful outcomes.
Her travels led her to Dubai where she joined the healthcare team at the Osteopathic Health Centre. She completed the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus™ and Intensive Reformer courses to incorporate the idea of 'intelligent' exercise in rehabilitation. Additionally, she obtained certifications in Spinal Manual Therapy and Peripheral Manual Therapy from Manual Concepts (Australia) to keep abreast with evidence-based care and hone her manual therapy skills.
Working closely with Osteopaths helped her realize the importance of restoring the relationships between different systems of the body to enable it to regenerate itself. Her curiosity to gain a better understanding of the core concepts of Osteopathy led her to enrol at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Her goal is to integrate osteopathic principles and techniques with her previous physiotherapy training to help restore a complete sense of well-being and vitality.
Kanchan believes that a person's state of health can be visualized in layers. Very often, the site of one's symptoms differs from the location of the actual cause. By employing a comprehensive approach, she hopes to get to the root of the 'problem' and facilitate the healing process.
"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease." - A.T. Still