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About Absolute Rehabilitation & Wellness

Absolute Rehabilitation & Wellness ensures that the highest standard of care and attention is provided when rehabilitating our patients. Our focus is patient centered care which allows success for optimal health and wellness in a multi-disciplinary environment.The team of health practitioners are fully accredited professionals, possessing vast experience and up to date knowledge in their respective fields. This team approach provides our patients with cutting edge care to allow for results and continued success.

At Absolute Rehabilitation our health practitioners treat patients using the same neuro-functional integrated approach regardless of their professional discipline. “All our health practitioners treat the same!”

We welcome patients to our state of the art facility with an inviting and fresh experience. Our team is passionate and hard working. We continue to work hard to find the most innovative ways to obtain the best results for our patients.

With the inception of the clinic in 2010, we have adopted a neuro-functional integrative approach taught by the contemporary medical acupuncture program, through the department of anesthesia at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Through this course we have adopted a treatment method that involves treating the entire system as a whole. It was Plato himself that stated, “The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole”. At our facility we pride ourselves in providing the absolute best care possible for treatment of the whole and not a particular diagnostic label. It is very cliché to state the obvious, that the human body is one. However, the human body has fascinated great minds of all generations with its simplicity yet vast complexity. Multiple systems working in unison, overlapping like the Olympic rings to accomplish common functions in a non-linear fashion. A truly remarkable neuro-metabolic-mechanical masterpiece. All of our practitioners are graduates of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program and three of our practitioners are instructors of this illustrious program that has cultivated many great “Manual Medicine Practitioners”.

Highest Standard of Care

Our splendid facility includes 8 private treatment rooms with a fully equipped gym area. Personalized programs are designed to your specific requirements ensuring rehabilitative or performance goals are achieved. Let rehabilitation or performance care take place in a tranquil environment without the hustle and bustle of factory like clinics. Our knowledgeable and experienced front desk staff will assist with any and all administrative concerns. They pride themselves in keeping up to date with the world of health insurance to make your experience as serene as possible.


Our Team

Daniel Agostinelli

Clinical Director of Absolute Rehabilitation, DPT, Contemporary Medical Acupuncturist

Daniel is a registered physiotherapist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider, Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner and clinic director. His practice focuses on empowering both male and female athletes in their pursuit of health and sport performance through education and manual medicine.

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He obtained his BA Honours in Community Health Sciences at Brock University and went on to complete BSc, MSPT and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College. He has continued with the pursuit of excellence in education and practice throughout his career. A Senior Instructor with the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program and completed several other courses such as including being a credentialed Active Release Provider, Advanced Sports Performance Practitioner Certification, Advanced Needling and Micro-Conditioning Soft Tissue Techniques for the elite athlete, Meridian Dissection course and most recently the Functional Sports Medicine Masterclass Program (FSMMP). FSMMP is, according to Dr. Ara Suppiah, “this is the practice of caring for athletes using evidence based eastern and western sciences and philosophies. At its core, FSM addresses an athletes unmet need to minimize chromic inflammation. We do this through a group up approach addressing the mitochondria efficiency and density, immune function, detoxification capacity, hormonal imbalance, neuro-skeletal dysfunction, genetics, epigenetics and athletes environment. By studying the parts, we understand the whole. By reducing chronic inflammation, an athlete is better able to absorb training and recovery, resulting in physical, emotional and psychological resilience. Resilience is the platform upon which athletic performance and function is built and sustained.”

Continuing, Daniel is also, Shift level II certified in concussion management and possesses a Neurotracker Advanced certification. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Hamilton Tiger Cats (CFL) – High Performance Care Team Provider.

Daniel continues to utilize a combination of all his therapies and his own exclusive sporting experiences with local soccer communities and their respective clubs including professional and Olympic athletes. He continues his quest to assist athletes of all levels with injury recovery and performance enhancement.


Omar Chaundry

Registered Physiotherapist

Omar completed and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. He is currently a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario, Canada and New York State in the United States.

He has trained extensively in New York state as well as Florida under some of the best Orthopedic Fellows in the country. Omar has experience working with athletes from high school to the professional level. Additionally, Omar has worked in Skilled Nursing, Hospital, and Home Care settings, treating geriatric, neurological, cardiovascular and paediatric conditions.

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With all of his past work experience, Omar’s treatment philosophy consists of manual therapy soft tissue release, active release techniques as well as acupuncture He supplements them with therapeutic exercises that are specific to his patients goals.

Omar is trained in the Shift Concussion management program, the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program, as well as being certified in vestibular rehabilitation.
He uses all of his continuing education to treat patients from a musculoskeletal and neurofunctional standpoint.

Omar strives to get results for his patients so that they can live their best life.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Omar playing basketball, bicycling, golfing or trying out the best chicken sandwiches in town. He also enjoys his time with family, friends and travelling the world.


Ryan Baillie CAT (C), BSc

Athletic Therapy

Ryan graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) degree. He specializes in the prevention, assessment and treatment/rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury by utilizing a hands-on approach to care for the injury/dysfunction. He then tailors a personalized rehabilitative exercise program to correct muscle imbalances, mobilize joints and restore functional movement patterns. All of which will assist in promoting optimal function within the body.

Ryan’s main objective is to educate and encourage his patients throughout the rehab process. This will empower them to not only to bring them back to their best but also push them beyond that so they can set new goals to work towards.


Taryn Blignaut 

Registered Physiotherapist 

Taryn has completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. Since graduating, Taryn has completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course, as well as continuing education courses focusing on manual therapy, concussion care and soft tissue release techniques. Taryn integrates acupuncture, manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription and other modalities to provide optimal patient care.


Nic Savatteri BScKin, MScPT

Nic has completed his Masters degree in Physiotherapy and his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology both from McMaster University. Prior to his post-secondary education Nic attended high school at Cardinal Newman and grew up in Stoney Creek and is proud to be in a position to give back to his community. He has a passion for everything related to sports and optimizing the performance of the athletes and weekend warriors he works with. Nic will use his knowledge of manual therapy techniques, soft tissue release therapy and exercise prescription to optimize his patient’s recovery and overall function.


Anthony Giardino

Anthony graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. He then completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at University College Dublin, located in Ireland. Anthony uses a variety of soft tissue techniques, exercise planning, and patient education to help patients achieve their desired outcomes. Anthony plans to continue his learning and expand his knowledge through engaging in further educational courses to provide the best care possible.


Dr. Nicolas Kuiper

Chiropractor

Dr. Nicolas Kuiper started his academic career at McMaster University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with Honours. In his final year, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He later went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During his time at the Chiropractic College, Dr. Kuiper decided to further his education by taking the Functional Biomechanical Assessment, Foundations in Neurofunctional Assessment and the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture courses.

Dr. Kuiper’s treatment plans include Spinal Manipulation Therapy, Manipulation Therapy of the Extremities, Myofascial Release Therapy, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Cupping Therapy and Electro-Acupuncture.


Tanya Fresco

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

A graduate from the Massage Therapy program at Ontario College of Health and Technology, Tanya is a dynamic, compassionate Massage Therapist with a calm and approachable demeanor. She is highly educated in massage therapy and personal training and offers her clients highly organized massage services for enhanced mobility, better flexibility and function in their personal lives.

While Tanya strives to achieve balance in her own life, she brings that balance, awareness and knowledge to her clients as well. She believes that through regular massage therapy treatment one can alleviate pain, improve posture and increase an overall sense of well-being. It is Tanya’s goal to provide the best quality of care by implementing a treatment plan focusing on the individual needs and goals of her clients.


Davide Antonio Ferrelli

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Medical Acupuncture Provider, Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner,

Davide is a Registered Massage Therapist, Neurofunctional Acupuncture Practitioner and Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner. He has Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) degree, a diploma in Massage Therapy and is certified in Soft Tissue Release and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. He has treated a plethora of populations including Olympic, NHL, CFL, OHL, UFC and Bellator athletes. Davide hungers to help people achieve their physical health goals.


Zac Rinaldo – Ex – NHL Professional

Head of Tenacity Training; 10-year professional NHL career. Specializes in improving athletic performance on and off any surface: Ice, pitch, court or gridiron. His tenacious approach to strength and conditioning is a perfect recipe for success!


Courtney Mitchell

Front Desk Administrators

The front desk administrators support patients with the admission and readmission process, scheduling appointments, ensuring effective use of the multidisciplinary team in regards to each patient’s treatment plan and billing insurance on patients’ behalf. The administration team always aims to use a caring approach, respecting each patient’s individual needs and privacy while being intermediaries between the patient and their providers.


Niki Cubelic

Front Desk Administrators

The front desk administrators support patients with the admission and readmission process, scheduling appointments, ensuring effective use of the multidisciplinary team in regards to each patient’s treatment plan and billing insurance on patients’ behalf. The administration team always aims to use a caring approach, respecting each patient’s individual needs and privacy while being intermediaries between the patient and their providers.


Sabrina Kulig

Front Desk Administrators

The front desk administrators support patients with the admission and readmission process, scheduling appointments, ensuring effective use of the multidisciplinary team in regards to each patient’s treatment plan and billing insurance on patients’ behalf. The administration team always aims to use a caring approach, respecting each patient’s individual needs and privacy while being intermediaries between the patient and their providers.