Dr. Victor Pwu
Originally from Montreal, Quebec, I studied Biochemistry at McGill University and continued on to Toronto where I graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1996. My first practice was at Yonge and St Clair in midtown Toronto. In 1999, I returned to CMCC to specialize in Sports Chiropractic. I have served as Team Chiropractor for the Toronto Argonauts Football Club from 1997-2011.
This was an amazing experience and I was present for the 1997 and 2004 Grey Cup wins. In 2001, I relocated my practice to open Mississauga Chiro.
Having recently completed a Masters program with Berklee School of Music, I love to play guitar during my time away from the office. Other passions include bicycle racing. I race for the Wheels of Bloor Masters racing team and log in approximately 15,000km on the bike every season. I travel extensively and like learning about other cultures and languages. I speak English, French and Mandarin fluently and study German and Spanish.
Dr. Erman Ali, B.A. (Hons), D.C – Chiropractor
Born in Toronto, but having spent much of my life in Mississauga, I have had the privilege of watching this city grow and evolve to become one of the most multicultural and best cities to live in all of Canada. This is why I have chosen my hometown to begin my chiropractic practice. After earning my honours bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University while graduating Magna Cum Laude I then continued on to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), graduating Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours.
My journey into chiropractic began as a competitive hockey player, where countless injuries began to take a toll on my body. I was able to continue my playing career at the Junior “A” level for several years, including two years with my hometown Mississauga Chargers, thanks to the help of those within the chiropractic profession. Aside from hockey, I am also an avid golfer and enjoy staying active as well as spending time with friends and family. I speak English and Turkish fluently.
Tuesday Laporte, CNP – Certified Holistic Nutritionist/Office Coordinator
I am originally from Windsor, ON and moved to Toronto after earning my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I was thrilled by the opportunities of big city life and began working with Dr. Pwu as Office Coordinator. I began receiving adjustments from Dr. Pwu and was amazed when my daily headaches disappeared. My spine was misaligned and regular adjustments corrected this. I was inspired by Dr. Pwu’s natural approach to health and the time he takes to find the root cause of a problem instead of masking symptoms with medication.
I combined this approach with my interest in nutrition and graduated from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Mississauga. I am now a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and help my clients make small, lasting changes in their lifestyles to improve their health. One-on-one consultations allow me to get to know my clients well and to customize a program of care that fits individual needs. I am passionate and energetic about preventative health and wellness and look forward to helping you.
Ilona Paczkowska – Registered Massage Therapist
Originally from Poland, I moved to Canada in 2001. Having graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Kikkawa College in 2011, I’ve been working as a Registered Massage Therapist at Mississauga Chiro ever since. I am fully licensed by CMTO (College of Massage Therapist Ontario) and practice several massage styles, ranging from stress reduction relaxation, Swedish, sports/deep tissue and pregnancy massages.
I am firm believer in the inseparable connection between body/mind. I am a proponent of massage for relieving psychical, as well as emotional stress and strongly believe in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being. As a therapist who loves what she does and with my intuitive touch, I enhance my client’s well being.
Aside from massage therapy, I spend my time with friends, hiking, travelling, dancing and working out.