DOCTORS + STAFF
Dr. Michael Sommers, HBKin, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic, Clinic Director
Active Release Technique® provider
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Michael Sommers is a doctor of chiropractic with a passion for helping patients feel and function at their very best. Following his graduation from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2005, he began developing a unique blend of manual therapy known as Complete Chiropractic Care. Combining his extensive training in Active Release Techniques®, sports-related injuries, and biomechanics, Dr. Sommers has designed a thorough, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. The goal of this approach is to provide patients with immediate improvements in their health and well-being.
Dr. Sommers is an avid rock-climber, long-distance cyclist and a runner. He also maintains a regular meditation practice. He lives in Toronto with his wife Erin.
Dr. Matt Lepore, B.Sc (Hons), D.C., Acupuncture Provider
Doctor of Chiropractic
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Matthew Lepore graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2019, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Kinesiology from York University. He is also a certified Functional Integrative Acupuncture provider and works as a trainer with many high level amateur athletes. Guided by a comprehensive assessment, Dr. Lepore utilizes a number of different evidence based tools and movement screens to help his patient’s function at their optimal level.
Dr. Lepore is a lifelong learner and continues to further his education by taking courses/seminars. He holds certifications in Functional Range Conditioning, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and has completed research in the field of concussions.
Aside from his professional career, Dr. Lepore was born and raised here in the Toronto area and is now looking to give back to the community. He enjoys exploring the outdoors and playing sports such as hockey, golf and baseball.
Dr. Lepore is currently accepting new patients!
Dr. Cheria Morgan, B.Sc, D.C., Acupuncture Provider
Doctor of Chiropractic
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Cheria Morgan was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She then continued her education at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Morgan is experienced in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions in a range of patients including high level athletes, post-natal women, and senior citizens. Having endured injuries as a former NCAA Division I athlete, and Team Canada track and field member, Dr. Morgan has a strong interest in athletic performance and rehabilitative exercises.
Dr. Morgan consistently strives to enhance her clinical knowledge and skills to provide optimal patient care by attending seminars and keeping up to date with current chiropractic research. Dr. Morgan is certified in Functional Integrative Acupuncture and has taken additional training in sport movement screens. She utilizes an individualized evidence-based approach to improve function, relieve discomfort and empower patients to take an active role in their health.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Morgan enjoys working out, travelling to other countries, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Morgan is currently accepting new patients!
Brendan Pynenburg, MSc Physiotherapy
Brendan is a graduate of the MScPT program at the University of Toronto, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University. He has helped patients recover from sports, motor vehicle, and orthopaedic related injuries and pain.
Brendan uses a detailed assessment approach to find the underlying causes and contributing factors to your injury or pain. Brendan’s treatment approach combines individualized exercise programming and manual therapy, while providing you with a better understanding of your injury.
Brendan believes in lifelong learning to stay on the leading edge of research. He is registered in courses in manual therapy, advanced treatment of the shoulder, and acupuncture.
Brendan enjoys being active and outdoors. He is an avid runner, cyclist, and weight lifter, among other sports. He has volunteered teaching swimming lessons to children with disabilities, and with elderly patients in hospital.
Jonathan Louie, Resident Physiotherapist
Jonathan understands how pain and injuries can get in the way of life and the things you love to do. He completed his Masters of Physiotherapy from McMaster University after completing his Bachelors of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia in his hometown of Vancouver.
As a lifelong athlete, Jonathan has played a variety of high-level, competitive sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field, and taekwondo. Having endured his fair share of injuries, he has experienced first-hand the power of physiotherapy and comprehensive treatment plans. Jonathan places emphasis on proper education and preventative rehabilitation as a part of his treatment sessions. He incorporates a holistic, client-centred approach to each session, being sure to address the root cause of issues and not just the symptoms to get you back to doing the things that you love.
In his free time, you can catch Jonathan at the theatres watching all the latest Marvel movies or shows and always on the hunt for a tasty meal at new restaurants. He will always welcome a friendly game of pick-up basketball!
Tomas Rickus, RMT
Tomas first obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. Subsequently, his love of learning and the human body inspired him to complete his studies at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2016.
In his accelerated year at Sutherland-Chan, Tomas had the opportunity to treat many different conditions in clinics such as, Seniors Clinic, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and Breast Cancer Clinic. Tomas has been at Evolve for over 2 years now and has extensive experience working along side of all of our amazing practitioners as well as treating low back pain, persistent pain, acute sprains and strains, and much more.
Tomas is also working as a full time instructor at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy allowing him to bring his clinical knowledge into the classroom for the coming generations of Massage Therapists.Outside of the clinic, Tomas enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and golfing. Tomas is a huge Toronto sports fan and you can bet he will be cheering on his Raptors every game!
Sharon Tan, RMT
A lifelong involvement in team sports led Sharon to completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, followed by a Diploma in Massage Therapy at Sutherland-Chan as well as becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. Sharon continues to expand her understanding of the human body at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.
Treatments with Sharon address the body systematically using both soft tissue therapy and active care. Slow, targeted manual release optimizes the nervous system in relaxing the body, while strength and mobility training encourages the brain to adapt to its new range of motion. Sharon is particularly experienced in treating athletes for performance optimization, as well as patients with low back and jaw issues.
Outside of the clinic, Sharon can be found continually challenging herself with acrobatics and calisthenic training.
Emilia Wojtasiak, RMT
After Emilia graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelors in General Arts with courses focusing on Kinesiology she decided to pursue her passion of the care of the human body at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy to become a Registered Massage Therapist.
While at Sutherland-Chan she performed and studied scar tissue work, sports massage, manual lymph drainage, pre/post surgery treatment, and Swedish massage to help facilitate healing her patients. Emilia focuses her treatments on rehabilitating the body by manipulating it’s nervous system. She does so using techniques such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, therapeutic exercise, myofascial release, Swedish massage, and joint manipulation. She develops a specific treatment plan for each individual catered to their daily lives and personal goals!
Outside the clinic Emilia enjoys camping, playing multiple sports, rock climbing, and travelling. She improves her understanding of the human body through her own activity and is always open to trying new things!
Trisha Lee, RMT
After completing a Bachelor Of Arts degree focused on humanities and social work, Trisha decided to pursue a diploma in Massage Therapy in an effort to continue to expand her knowledge and skills focused around healing, helping, and community. During her studies at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy, she worked with a variety of patients & populations including seniors, pregnancy, mood and sleep disorders and conditions such as breast surgery scar work, arthritis, frozen shoulder, and muscle strains. Trisha likes to combine general Swedish massage with joint mobilizations, passive stretching, fascial techniques, and proprioceptive techniques to create unique treatments that address patient goals. She aims to combine treatment with effective therapeutic home care to achieve the best outcomes. She is fascinated by the mind-body connection that massage therapy can provide and loves to see patients gain better body awareness as well as experience greater relaxation, and reduced stress and anxiety.
Amin Shafiee, RMT
Amin graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology. Shortly after graduation, he developed a keen interest in treating injuries which lead him to enroll in the Sutherland Chan’s Massage Therapy program.
He has a deep interest in body mechanics and movement and works to integrate myofascial therapy, neuromuscular techniques, and stretch therapy in his treatments. He also has substantial experience providing cupping treatments and relaxing Swedish massages.
Outside the clinic, Amin enjoys playing basketball, traveling, and exploring the city with his dog