Dr. Mark Renzoni DC, RMT
Dr. Mark Renzoni graduated from the University of Toronto in 1995 with an Honors Bachelors of Science Degree. Following University, he furthered his education at the Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy (1998) and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2003) where he was awarded the undergraduate admissions award. He completed an Advanced Acupuncture program in 2006 and is certified with the Acupuncture Council of Ontario. WIthin the Vaughan community, he has been involved in minor hockey as a hockey team trainer in both the NYHL and GTHL and has coached Rep baseball. As a result, he has an advanced understanding of injury prevention and management. He is also a part-time professor at Seneca College where he teaches courses in biomechanics, pathology, physical assessment and rehabilitation.
Over the past years, he has gained an invaluable amount of experience and knowledge within the health care field. Working as a Registered Massage Therapist, Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider, he has had an opportunity to work with a varied patient population. These experiences have assisted in establishing a firm understanding of the role of a health care provider in the treatment of neuromuscular conditions and overall patient interaction. As the founder of Health Matters, it is his intention to provide the community of Vaughan with a competent and effective means of enhancing overall health through treatment, education and a positive therapeutic experience.
Dr. Michael Lehr DC
Dr. Michael Lehr has a breadth of academic and clinical experience that spans well beyond Chiropractic. Dr. Lehr has a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from the University of Toronto. In 1999, Dr. Lehr was accepted to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, an institution regarded as a worldwide leader in Chiropractic training. Dr. Lehr graduated from CMCC in 2003 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, and the same year graduated from the Advanced Clinical Acupuncture program with the Acupuncture Council of Ontario. Dr. Lehr has over 17 years of clinical experience in physical rehabilitation and chronic pain management. He has a wealth of experience with compression garments, orthotics and orthopaedic footwear. He is also versed in the casting and manufacture of custom orthopaedic braces and custom orthopaedic footwear. He has additional training in Kinesiotaping, Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and Therapeutic Laser, as well as being a Certified Decompression Traction Therapist. Dr. Lehr has a special interest in chronic pain management and currently splits his practice between the multi-disciplinary pain management team Allevio Pain Management, and our team at Health Matters Chiropractic Centre.
Carl Pinter RMT
Carl Pinter is a Registered Massage Therapist on our staff with 20 years of clinical experience and holds an Honours B.Sc. degree in Physiology. His vast knowledge and experience allows him to not only properly assess what ails clients, but explain to them the underlying cause and solutions involved. Carl believes that knowledge is key to achieving a higher state of wellness and strives to achieve this by helping his clients to become "their own therapist" with a more active participation in their own recovery.
Although Carl specializes in deep tissue techniques, such as frictioning and trigger point therapy, for particularly stubborn conditions, he is also versatile and can implement various techniques to address the needs of clients with various pain tolerances. He has been a valued member of our staff since 2006.
Marina Battaglia RMT
Marina, has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 13 years and has been part of the Health Matters Chiropractic Team for 10 years.
An active member, in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario, Marina prides herself on building long lasting therapeutic relationships with her patients. She encourages and promotes her patients to take an active approach toward their treatment and individually tailors treatment plans and recommends remedial exercise for home maintenance and prevention.
Over the years Marina has developed expertise in working with varied patients of all ages. She is experienced in treating pregnant patients, sports and motor vehicle related injuries, and provides supportive chronic pain and cancer treatment. She is also proficient in providing treatment for stress and postural related dysfunctions. Marina's various techniques allow for diversity in each unique treatment she delivers as she believes that no two people or treatments are the same.
In previous years, Marina has taught massage therapy students at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and as a result she enjoys educating and sharing her knowledge with her clients. Marina is available from Tuesday through Saturday.