Meet Our Team
Dr. James Chiew received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College. He is also a Certified Clinical Acupuncture Provider and Concussion Management Clinician. Dr. Chiew has a passion for all sports, with his perpetual pursuit on the latest information on health and fitness, he never ceases to stop learning. He is Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI).
Dr. Chiew has treated myriad of acute, chronic, and overuse conditions brought on by sports, exercise, and daily wear and tear. Dr. Chiew’s approach to treatment relies on orthopedic and functional assessments that combine the most current research, clinical experiences, and patient preference to achieve peak health and function. He integrates joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise rehabilitation and acupuncture to address the cause and source of pain.
Ben is a registered physiotherapist experienced with working with patients of all ages and abilities. He has experience with working with elite athletes (NCAA, OHL, GTHL, National Ballet Dancers, Professional Tennis Players and Professional basketball players). His years of experience has allowed him to treat various conditions ranging from people injured in a motor vehicle accident, repetitive strain
injuries to post-operative patients.
In the past, he has had the privilege to work alongside Team Physicians and Surgeons of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tennis Canada, Skate Canada and the Toronto Argonauts.
Ben's treatment philosophy is to be evidence lead. His focus is on addressing the cause and not just the symptoms. His focus is on manual techniques and also functional anatomy to provide custom exercise programs.
Derrick Shao is an experienced physiotherapist who has practiced in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. He received his Master of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Sydney renowned in 2017 as QS World Rankings #1 in Physical Rehabilitation Sciences. He is also a proud alumnus at the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.
He is trained in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Athletic Training and Taping, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy. Derrick has had the privilege to work as a team Physiotherapist for East Ryde Netball Association, Blacktown Rugby Union Football Club, and Sydney Blue Sox Professional Baseball respectively. He has a particular interest in treating sports injuries and rotational athletes.
He enjoys riding his bike, researching new technologies, and learning about social and economic issues.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Lee-Ann Walters is a Registered Massage Therapist who has graduated from Centennial College with recognition from the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association for Academic Honours.
Lee-Ann’s passion for the human body started as she played competitive sports as a youth. Her experience with injuries and their associated obstacles when returning to sport has inspired her to assist others on their journey to recovery. Her background in Athletic Therapy has given her the experience to treat injuries and conditions from a wide range of sports. Lee-Ann works patiently with new parents as they navigate the rapid muscular changes through pregnancy, postpartum and infancy.
In her free time you can find Lee-Ann on the soccer field, listening to music or watching her favourite sports teams in TV.
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPIST
Mark Vilela's in-depth fitness knowledge and former extensive background in retail management enables him to provide clients with a high level of care and understanding, service and results. Mark is passionate about making a difference and solving problems that clients face. He puts an emphasis on self-care in today’s demanding and fast-paced world.
Aside from stretching and training clients, his eyes are currently set on going to the 2024 Olympics for Olympic Weightlifting.
Certifications: Fascial Stretch Therapist level 2, Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Victor Yang is a Registered Massage Therapist who has graduated from Sutherland-Chan; and holds a background in Kinesiology from York University.
As a Wushu Canada athlete, Victor has competed at both national and international events, and understands the physical and mental dedication it takes to excel in sport. His experience with injuries and coaching is what drives him to assist others in maintaining their health and continuously moving at their best. With an evidence based approach, he aims to integrate his clinical experience and patient feedback in order to provide clients with the best possible care. From pain & stress management in daily life to peak performance in exercise, Victor is dedicated to helping others achieve long-lasting results."
VERTICAL JUMP TRAINER
Sherman is the owner of Second Gear Athlete. With his extensive knowledge and over a decade of jumping experience, he is able to offer sport-specific, vertical jump training to our patients at Metatherapy.
"Sherman's dunking pursuits have taken him far and wide. In 2016, he was invited to participate in the inaugural season of The Dunk King, a TNT reality show in which 30 of the best dunkers in the world face off in a contest judged by the legendary Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, and Kenny “The Jet” Smith. Sherman toured Hong Kong with fellow Canadian dunk superstar Jordan Kilganon, and later travelled to Beijing to shoot with Jeremy Lin on the set of his reality show, “Dunk of China,”"~Next Shark article published March 2019
We will help you dominate the competition!