Our Healthcare Team
Dr. Manoj Bhargava is Specializing in knee, ankle and shoulder surgery working at the Sports Centres and the Osler Centre (Formerly the Etobicoke General Hospital). Dr. Bhargava is a graduate of Yale and comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Working with the National and Provincial Soccer Training Centre athletes. Was an on call surgeon for the U20 FIFA world cup 2007.
With Franchesco Toti, Roma
Registered Kinesiologist & High Performance Sports Scientist
Matt Daher received a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University. He is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario who has an extensive background in injury rehabilitation, fitness consulting, and training elite athletes. He is a member of the medical advisory group for the Ontario Soccer Association as a rehabilitation and fitness expert and has experience working with provincial and national level soccer players as well as players at the professional level. Matt has and is currently developing the fitness combine testing for the Sports Centres and Ontario Soccer Association.
He was a member of the on-field medical team through the Sports Centres for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying games held at BMO field. He has also worked with Liverpool, AS Roma, Celtic FC, and FC Porto as a medical liaison and as a member of the on-field medical team during the 2004 Champions World Series held at the Rogers Centre.
Matt has been asked to be a fitness expert for the Umbro Canada national newsletter and the advisory committee to the Dairy Farmers of Canada in the development of their nutrition fact sheets. He is a member of the Competency Development Test Group, the Examination Item Writing Committee and the Examination Prep Guide Committee to the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.
Ms. Christina LeBlond is Specialising in paediatrics and a full time staff nurse at McMaster Children's Hospital. Christie has provided her expert assistance here at the Sports Centres for over 20 years and helps with the management of patient accounts.
Chiropractic Sports & Rehabilitation Specialist
Treating high performance athletes over the past 23 years. Providing expert diagnostic assessment, treatment and conditioning programs.
Dr. Gringmuth has worked with players of the Toronto Maple Leafs and was designated as the official sports chiropractor for the NHL visiting teams to Toronto for one season through the Sports Medicine Specialists in 2002. He also played a leading role with the health care team of the Toronto Phantoms Professional Arena Football Club owned and operated by the Toronto Blue Jays for 2 seasons.
Coordinator of health care services for the Toronto Blizzard Soccer Club, The Toronto Shooting Stars Indoor Pro Soccer Club, The Toronto Lynx Soccer Club, The Ontario Soccer Associations "Team Ontario", Toronto Thunder Hawks and the National Training Centre - East for the Canadian Soccer Association. Certified in Acupuncture and Active Release Therapeutics (1997).
Part of the official medical committee of the FIFA U20 World Cup 2007 of the Toronto Site.
Chiropractor working with Sports Injuries
Dr. Andrew Habib graduated from McMaster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He pursued further education through the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2015. He has taken a special interest in sports injuries, providing therapy as part of the medical team within the Sport Injury Rehabilitation Centres. Through the Sports Injury & Rehabilitation Centre, Inc., Dr. Habib provides on-field chiropractic care during Ontario Provincial Development League games, as well as with various soccer tournaments and events around the greater Toronto area.
Certified Athletic Therapist
Sarah Newman graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a Honours degree in Kinesiology and a graduate of the Athletic Therapy Degree at Sheridan College. Became a Certified Athletic Therapist in 2007.
Worked with Laurier Men's Varsity Hockey team, National Kickboxing Team and has been a part of the medical staff for the Canada Games and numerous Ontario Games.
Currently working with the Sports Centres to provide on field care for the Provincial and National training Programs.
Sarah has also assisted with on field emergency medical care during numerous international soccer events over the past year with the Sports Centres. AS part of the Medical team positioned at the Oval Dome in Richmond BC during the skating events she brings the Sports Centres to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
High Performance Specialist
Paolo Pacione is the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Ontario Soccer Association as well as Milan Academy here in Vaughan.
Paolo has worked with many athletes on both the amateur and professional level. Recently one of his former athletes has played in the recent FIFA World Cup in Germany for Trinidad and Tobago - Densil Theobald.
Now back with us after being away working with Faenza Calcio in Italy, Paolo is working with many of our upcoming stars representing our country at the international stage.
Paolo is a graduate of York University and has maintained a working relationship with them providing fitness testing and working closely with the Strength and Conditioning Department.