Who we are:
When your brain and spinal cord are functioning properly, running, walking, and even complex mental activities can be performed with minimal attention. If the brain or spinal cord become injured, every aspect of your life can become more challenging, as your brain and body are not able to function up to the expected level.
At Neurochangers, our treatments are aimed at changing the way your brain and spinal cord are functioning – returning your body and mind to a level of ability that you enjoyed prior to your diagnosis.
Matt Sanchez (Physiotherapy)
Matt is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he received his Master's degree in Physiotherapy. He continued his post-graduate education in orthopedic manual therapy for the treatment of spinal and peripheral joint dysfunction, sports injuries, and chronic pain. In addition to his advanced training in orthopedics, Matt has training in Neuro-Developmental therapy protocols, concussion management, and medical acupuncture. Matt is one of the founders of Aim2Walk and is currently heading up Aim2Walk’s NeuroChangers Durham Region Division, located in Whitby.
Andrew Yhap (Physiotherapy)
Andrew is a Registered Physiotherapist who after completing his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto went on to complete his Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. There he gained experience with an array of different neurological patient populations. Andrew enjoys encouraging clients to reach their full potential and helping them meet their goals. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, lifting heavy things and lowering them to the ground, and being a personal butler to a pack of five canines.
Born and raised in Toronto, Andrew is a lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, after the past few seasons, it would appear they too are in need of some rehabilitation! Although Andrew is fascinated with the human brain and nervous system if you are looking to get on his “nerves” just tell him how much you love the Montreal Canadiens.
Jeannie Dhun (Manual Osteopath)
Jeannie is a Manual Osteopath, Nurse, Reiki Master, Yoga and Qi Gong Instructor and Energy Medicine Practitioner. Her passion is in serving others in wellness. Her journey started with studying to become a nurse where she excelled and graduated with honours. After spending many years helping those that were unwell, Jeannie wanted to do more to help others live in a state of wellness. She fell in love with yoga and decided to study to become a Yoga Instructor. She enjoyed combining her nursing and yoga knowledge and was delighted to see the positive impact it had on clients. Determined to continue to grow, Jeannie found Reiki, Energy Medicine and Thai Massage. Her diverse skills set allowed her to treat one person with multiple modalities if needed for unexpected positive effects. She truly enjoyed her careers and wanted to continue to grow. Learning about Osteopathy she was immediately interested and quickly signed up for school. She continued to excel and graduated with honours from the Manual Osteopathy program. Jeannie started to see patients as soon as she graduated and surprised herself at how fulfilled she felt in this role. She desires to continue to strive to be better and plans to attain her Masters and Doctrine in Osteopathy in the near future. Her favourite branch of Osteopathy is Cranial and Sacral therapy; She has had personal experience with how much this type of treatment can help one to heal and is an advocate for its usefulness and benefits. Jeannie will be available on Fridays from 2-7.