1. Dr. Sender Deutsch
  2. Kevin Villafana

Dr. Sender Deutsch Dr. Sender Deutsch DC, Medical Acupuncture, CSCS, ART®, CGFI
Clinic Director - Chiropractor
Exercise Therapist
ART® Active Release Techniques Provider
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Synergy Performance Tape Provider

Interview With Sender

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.

Kevin Villafana BA Hons (Kin.), MScPT, CSCSKevin Villafana, ART®
Registered Physiotherapist
ART® Active Release Techniques Provider
Exercise Therapist

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, 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. His completion of courses in Athletic Therapy and Athletic Injuries, courses from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, and experience in 5 orthopaedic settings has providing him with the tools to affectively treat and restore full function to his clients. 

Furthermore, he intends to attain his ART® certification in the near future. 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 an excellent member of the SHAPE team.
"Sender and his staff are second to none. The training programs are personalized specifically to whatever your goals and ambitions are. The staff at SHAPE have pushed me to reach and exceed any and all of the goals I have made. Every workout is fun, new and exciting while still pushing me too my limit and getting the best results possible. From nutrition to the actual lifting of weights they identified my wants and needs, and explained how and why this will help me reach my goals. I feel extremely confident entering the upcoming hockey season in the best shape of my life and I have Sender and his staff to thank for that."
~ Liam R.


Active Isolated Stretching
ART® Soft Tissue Treatment
Athletic Therapy
Boxing/Core Stability Training
Concussion Management & Treatment
Corporate Wellness Programs
Custom Knee Braces
Exercise Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
Functional Range Release™
High-Performance Training
In-Home Treatment Plans
Integrated Therapy & Training
Manual Osteopathy
Medical Acupuncture
MVA Injury Rehabilitation
Nutritional Counselling
Osteoporosis Prevention
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pickleball Injury Treatment & Prevention Training
Registered Massage Therapy
Sports Performance Training
Sports Therapy
Virtual Physical Therapy & Personal Training


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SHAPE Health & Wellness Centre

35 Coldwater Rd.
Toronto ON M3B1Y8

CALL: 416.929.8444

Call SHAPE Today
Mon. - Thurs. 6am - 9pm
Fri. 6am - 6pm
Sat. 8am - 6pm
Sun. 9am - 4pm