Praveen Oommen is one of clinical directors of the C.A.R.E. Institute. He has been a practicing physiotherapist for more than 11 years. Praveen graduated with a Master’s degree in physiotherapy from Dr M.G.R Medical University, India. He has academic and clinical experience working in Bangalore (India), Calgary, and currently in Windsor. At the C.A.R.E. Institute, he specializes in orthopedic manual therapy of patients suffering from chronic headaches and spinal problems resulting from workplace and motor vehicle accidents. Praveen has extensive training in Manual Therapy and the McKenzie technique. Praveen is also involved in a clinical supervisory role with both nurse practitioners and physiotherapy students. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) specializing in manipulative physiotherapy from Andrews University, Michigan.
Prethy Philip is a registered member with the College of Physiotherapy in Ontario. During her practice experience, she has had the privilege of treating patients of all ages and backgrounds in various multidisciplinary settings. Prethy has experience working mainly with a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. Her clinical experience has allowed her to work with a multitude of knowledgeable physiotherapists, as well as provide the experience of actively applying her education. Her treatment strategies include education, manual therapy, joint mobilization, soft tissue release , individualized exercise prescription and facilitation, along with selective stretching and strengthening. She believes in a hands-on approach and client oriented goal achievement to help guide individuals to reach their full functional capacity
Confident, committed and caring are the qualities that best describes Jai.
Jai has been practising physiotherapy since 2002, graduating from Dr MGR Medical University in India.Jai’s certifications and skills include Mulligan’s manipulative therapy, clinical exercise physiology from American Council of Sports Medicine, certification in yoga therapy, and acupuncture from India and from APTEI right here in Canada. He continues to develop his skills through continued medical education and is always curious to develop newer strategies in treatment techniques.He gained strong experience from working under eminent orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors from India. He also worked for elite cricket team and corporate companies like Nippon paints, Petrofac and L&T.
At Care Institute, he integrates his skills and experience in treating a wide range of cases from motor vehicle injuries, WSIB, to musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He believes in achieving complete wellness by finding the right source of pain and composing a personalized therapeutic plan through a holistic approach such as education, exercise, and lifestyle modification.
He likes to explore new places with his wife Banu and two kids, Aarya and Aarush. He has a great passion in cricket, singing, and motor biking.
Shreya with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Rajiv Ghandi University from India. She is experienced with working in outpatient and community settings since her graduation in India. Shreya has also obtained a physiotherapy license to practice in New York, USA. Her work in Canada includes providing physiotherapy services to Chrysler employees before joining C.A.R.E. Institute. Shreya believes in providing quality care by having a patient centered approach in her practice and staying current with the latest research and development in the physiotherapy field.
Unnikrishnan Nair M. S. is a registered member of both the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Unnikrishnan Nair M.S. completed his master’s degree in physiotherapy (specialty in orthopedic) along with a post graduate diploma in Sports Management from India. He has over twenty years of experience working with patients. This includes working in various physiotherapy-related specialties in Indian hospitals, and the Ministry of Health in Kuwait. As a multi-disciplinary physiotherapist, he is keen on being up to date with the latest and newest techniques and strategies in patient care and progression. Unnikrishnan Nair M.S. works with patients to develop a treatment protocol that leads to recovery. He believes in the importance of quality patient care and ensures that he listens to the needs of his clients!
Doug received his Bachelor of Science with Honours degree from the University of Windsor, in 1980, and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1984, with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He is in good standing with the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, and the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association.
Doug has been taking care of the people of Windsor, and Essex County for 34 years. He joined The C.A.R.E. Institute team in June 2019. Doug looks forward to helping you to improve and maintain your general spinal health, including sports and work-related injuries. Doug has been married for 37 years. He and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Jason Chapieski is born and raised in Windsor. Growing up, Jason was extremely active playing hockey and baseball. He studied at Wayne State University taking Kinesiology and playing on the WSU baseball team on athletic scholarship. After undergrad, Dr. Chapieski attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Chapieski has great passion for giving back to his community by working with various teams including the Windsor Spitfires, AKO Fratmen, and the Sun County Panthers hockey team.
Jason is trained in Acupuncture and is full body Active Release Techniques certified. His passion has always been on being active and helping others and he is now able to pair this with his clinical knowledge and drive his passion towards helping people return to their best functional self. He is dedicated to maintaining and improving his clinical and manual skills by taking continuing education courses. Dr. Chapieski is an evidence based, patient centered doctor that is committed to lifelong learning. Dr. Chapieski enjoys living a healthy lifestyle. He has done numerous marathons, half Ironmans and completed the 2016 Full Ironman race in Mont Tremblant. He loves to spend as much time as possible with his wife Melissa and two sons, Cohen and Pierce.
Dr. Sana Robinson received her Bachelors of Science with a major in Psychology and pre-medical concentration from Wayne State University, and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Her love for education and research continuously pushes her to update and upgrade her knowledge in various aspects of health care on a yearly basis. Most recently she has obtained education to help raise the standards of care for post-partum women with a specialized rehabilitation program she hopes to bring to the Windsor-Essex County region.
Dr. Robinson believes in providing evidence informed, holistic, patient-centred care. This means that her treatment plans are formulated after consideration of the latest evidence, her clinical experience and your individual preference for the treatment options available. She also strives to provide a positive educational experience and likes to involve patients in their treatment plans by providing various self-care tools and resources.
Over the last decade Dr. Robinson has developed a deep appreciation for cross-collaboration with various health care providers such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and specialists. During her assessments she will assess and cross-refer to those best suited to address the individual patient’s case, thus allowing for quicker access to care for her patients.
In practice Dr. Robinson utilizes various different treatment techniques including diversified manual adjustments, instrument assisted adjustments, Arthrostim adjustments, kinesiotaping, Graston technique, Thompson Drop adjustments, mobilizations, cupping tissue decompression therapy & fascia release, percussion therapy, spinal traction and various physical therapy modalities.
After a decade of practicing all over Canada, Dr. Robinson is excited to have returned to her hometown of Windsor to provide care to the residents of Windsor & Essex County.
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Heidi Ross Graduated from Canadian College of Health Science and Technology in 2008 for Registered Massage Therapist at which time she began her career as an original member of the C.A.R.E. Institute team.
Heidi treats clients with muscle strains and injuries and also accepts clients with workplace and motor vehicle accident injuries.
She enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle in which she participates in running, yoga, and volleyball. Heidi has also completed a half marathon and is hopeful to complete more in the future.