About Hands-On Healing Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

Hands-On Healing Chiropractic & Wellness Centre is Milton, Ontario’s destination for high quality, patient-centred natural health goods and services. Families choose our office because they are interested in a natural approach to better health that aims to address the root cause of their problems. We are conveniently located inside the Milton Mall, situated in the heart of the Town of Milton, Ontario.

“ Our Mission is to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health and wellbeing through natural means, by unleashing the body’s inborn ability to heal itself.

We strive to educate the public about the fact that vitality and health come from within and that the maintenance of health is far superior to the treatment of disease. ”

Dr. Ahmad Jawid (“A.J.”) Rostayee, B.Sc. (Hons), D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. A.J. Rostayee is the Owner/Operator of Hands-On Healing Chiropractic & Wellness Centre. He is a graduate of the prestigious Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in North York, Ontario. In his professional tenure as a chiropractor, Dr. Rostayee has practiced in a number of different clinical settings throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He firmly believes that health is among our most valuable possessions. Dr. Rostayee strives to educate his community about the many benefits of a healthy spine and nervous system. His desire is to see his community abandon the prevailing sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms to appear and then taking action), in favour of the emerging wellness model. Dr. Rostayee believes that chiropractic care is a safe and effective form of therapy for the entire family.

Dr. Rostayee continually partakes in educational courses and seminars to update his knowledge and skill set as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He has gone on to obtain a Medical Acupuncture Certification from McMaster University and is a member of the Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture (CAMA). Furthermore, he is a NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist / Personal Trainer. He looks forward to serving the natural health and wellness needs of you and your family.

Dr. Davis Degarbo
Associate Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Davis Degarbo is proud to be a member of the Hands-On Healing Chiropractic & Wellness Centre team. He is currently the associate Doctor of Chiropractic in the clinic and is ready to represent its mission statement: to help people achieve optimal health and wellbeing through natural means. Having been an advocate of health and fitness all his life, Dr. Davis is very interested in the achievement and maintenance of health naturally, not only on a personal level but also for the general public.

Dr. Davis earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic, the fountainhead and birth place of chiropractic, located in Davenport, Iowa. He is licensed under the mandates of the Canadian Chiropractic Examination Board and is certified with the College of Chiropractic of Ontario.

Dr. Davis’ work is based on the ideology that the driving force in all of us is intelligent. This intelligence, as long as it is not interfered with, is what helps us achieve and maintain health and wellbeing. It is the removal of any interference with this intelligence that he believes requires attention. Chiropractic is merely a tool that he uses to enable intelligence to express itself to its fullest potential. Utilizing chiropractic care, Dr. Davis would like to help families obtain and maintain a great foundation to a healthier and happier life.

Tabish Malik, B.Sc. (Hons), N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor

Tabish Haamid Malik, N.D., is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor in Canada and USA. She is a graduate of the esteemed Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in North York, Ontario. Tabish is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Naturopaths International. She strives to provide compassionate, comprehensive and personalized family Naturopathic care that is focused on treating the whole person and addressing the root cause of the health condition. She believes in empowering her patients by giving them insight into their health conditions and care.

Tabish’s clinical focus includes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, women’s health and fertility, environmental and food allergies, thyroid dysfunction, gastro-intestinal issues, arthritis, pain management from injuries, stress management and general well-being. Her clinical expertise includes Physical Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy and Homeopathy. As a Certified Lifestyle Therapist, Tabish also provides First Line Therapy (FLT), which is a research-based therapeutic lifestyle intervention to prevent, treat or decrease the symptoms of many health concerns, such as increased cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, metabolic syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, infertility, fatigue, hormonal imbalances etc. Tabish regularly conducts seminars and presentations to increase awareness about healthy lifestyle, Naturopathic Medicine, various medical conditions and general health.

Lindsay Anne Bennett, RMT.
Registered Massage Therapist

Lindsay Bennett is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Throughout her 3 years of study at Georgian College she honed her practical skills within the on-campus massage therapy clinic and also volunteered her services in many community outreach programs at various establishments, including The Royal Victoria Hospital, two retirement homes, and a brain injury clinic. Lindsay has always wanted to be part of a healing profession. She believes that one of life’s greatest gifts is to help other people. One of her favourite things to perform as a RMT is pregnancy massage because “…it’s so interesting that when you treat an expectant mother you are also treating the bundle of joy in their belly.” Lindsay finds all aspects of massage therapy fascinating, whether it’s TMJ treatments, decreasing fascial restrictions, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage or relaxation massage. As a firm believer that emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical health, one of Lindsay’s priorities is to help her patients reduce stress and make their day seem easier and brighter. She is looking forward to meeting the members of Milton and surrounding communities.

Leah Styles, RMT.
Registered Massage Therapist

Leah Styles is a registered massage therapist and an honours graduate of the massage therapy program at Georgian College. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario. Leah is currently attending Guelph University as a student in the Bachelor of Science program, majoring in Nutrition; upon completion of this program, she will be a dietician. She plans on combining massage therapy with nutrition services to help create a more holistic approach to treating in these fields.

Leah specializes in trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage. Her experience as a massage therapist includes sports massage, pre and post-natal massage, deep tissue treatments and relaxation treatments. She has worked with a variety of clients ranging from rugby players and iron men competitors to geriatric and pregnancy clients. Leah has served as massage therapist for rugby teams including the Melbourne Storm and the Auckland Warriors.

Leah’s believes that the stresses of life can have detrimental effects on our bodies and that massage therapy is an integral part of maintaining overall health and wellbeing. She takes a holistic approach to treatments to help address the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Leah is very client-focused and finds the experience of bringing bodies back to a state of balance and health as rewarding, both for herself and – more importantly – her patients.

Courtney Gorrill, RMT.
Registered Massage Therapist

Courtney Gorrill is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated with Honors from Everest College in Mississauga. She is an active member with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario. Previous to her massage therapy training she attended McMaster University for a variety of Social Science studies including Kinesiology and Anthropology.

Courtney treats a wide collection of conditions but is interested in using assessment and effective techniques to treat the dysfunction and root of the pain rather than only alleviating symptoms, although relaxation is a key characteristic of pain and stress management. She believes health requires maintenance and it includes a state of wellbeing that requires consistent up keep rather than treatment only when symptoms arise. She is excited to meet new clients and work with the other clinic members to help her clients restore, maintain and achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Laura Derry
Chiropractic Health Assistant (CHA)

Laura Derry is delighted to be an integral team member at Hands-On Healing Chiropractic & Wellness Centre and is always happy to meet and greet new and existing patients alike.

Laura has an extensive background in animal care/grooming, as well as sales and customer service. She obtained an Equine Agriculture Diploma from the University of Guelph, where she studied at the Kemptville Campus located near Ottawa, Ontario. After pursuing her interest in animal care/grooming she has developed a passion for alternative medicine and holistic nutrition. Thus, she is very excited to be working in an environment such as Hands-On Healing that promotes alternative therapies as a means to obtain and maintain optimal health and healing.

Laura is looking forward to making your experience at Hands-On Healing Chiropractic & Wellness Centre as welcoming and comfortable as possible. She is willing to go out of her way to create a happy, informative and lasting relationship with you!

Freshta Ahmadzai
Office Manager

Freshta, as our Office Manager, handles behind the scenes tasks including bookkeeping, marketing, administrative and any other tasks in order to ensure a smooth flow of business. With a background in Social Work, along with her duties as Office Manager, she is also an Employment Counsellor within the non-profit sector in Toronto. Freshta is excited to work alongside a dynamic group of professionals and with the Milton community.