Since being established in 1993, Prosia Total Health has become one of the area’s most respected health facilities. Offering valuable conservative treatments such as Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage therapy, and Acupuncture, as well as highly specialized, cutting-edge therapies like Spinal Decompression therapy, Cold Laser Therapy and Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy. Prosia Total Health is committed to helping our patients achieve better health and wellness by providing the most advanced, researched-based therapies currently available.
Prosia Total Health now offers comprehensive Concussion Management through their Shift-Trained providers and Vestibular Physiotherapy
As a team, we are members of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), Ontario Chiropractic association (OCA),Ontario Physiotherapy association (OPTA), College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO),Ontario Massage Therapists association (OMTA), and CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario) . This ensures that your treatment will be in the hands of a knowledgeable and skilled professional. Our team is continually upgrading their skills and we are devoted to staying current with the latest research pertaining to the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic conditions. This way we can ensure that we provide our patients with the absolute best in health care.
Our comfortable clinic and accommodating staff help to ensure that our patients feel relaxed and confident that they are in competent hands. Make an appointment and give us the opportunity to show you our commitment to optimizing your overall health within a trusting relationship that provides guidance and knowledge.
Dr. Lou Prosia
Dr. Lou Prosia is a licensed Chiropractor in the province of Ontario and the Clinic Director of Prosia Total Health.
Lou is a regular guest speaker on Theralase Cold Laser Systems and is a trained Shift-Concussion Management provider. This allows him to diagnose and provide treatment for concussion injuries.
He graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology in 1989. Following this, he graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1993. He has a special interest in sports injury management and MVA Rehabilitation for individuals of all ages and injury types.
Physiotherapist B.Sc., PT
Christina Bhatia-Sluis is a registered physiotherapist with widespread education in various orthopaedic techniques. She graduated from McMaster University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and the University of Toronto in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in orthopaedics, with experience in treating both spinal and peripheral joint injuries.
Christina is a trained Shift-Concussion Management provider. This allows her to diagnose and provide treatment for concussion injuries. She is also experienced in providing Vestibular Therapy.
She is also experienced in providing Advanced Vestibular Therapy, which is a supervised, exercise-based program geared to improve balance and reduce/eliminate problems related to dizziness like Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV).
Christina is also trained in delivering Medical Acupuncture, and Cupping therapy to increase blood flow and reduce the spasticity present in a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions.
Physiotherapist B.Kin, MPT
Sarah Cleland is a registered physiotherapist with a research background in exercise physiology and a keen interest in orthopaedic conditions. Sarah completed her Master’s of Physiotherapy degree at Queen’s University after completing both an undergraduate and master’s degree in kinesiology. She has since taken courses in acupuncture, Chinese cupping, manual therapy, taping and neurokinetic therapy treatment techniques.
Sarah has treated patients across the lifespan. Most recently, she worked as a home care physiotherapist in Toronto, servicing elderly and/or physically disabled patients with a variety of complex conditions. These days, Sarah spends her free time running after her twin daughters.
Sarah has just completed her training in NeuroKinetic Therapy, which is a corrective movement system and sophisticated body work modality that can be used as both an assessment and rehabilitative technique for low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other injuries.
Physiotherapist B.Sc., PT
Trish Robertson is our newest team member at Prosia Total Health. She is an experienced graduate of Physiotherapy from Queen’s University, who has spent her career enjoying the management and challenge of complex clinical cases. Trish brings with her knowledge accumulated from many specialized courses in Neurology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Evidence based research and Clinical Education. She has been a member of many multidisciplinary teams both in clinics, hospital and community agencies. Her time at McMaster University Medical Center provided a valuable experience in problem based self directed learning and the skills used until today in critical analysis of data for evidence based practice.
She has played leadership roles in independent projects in Canada, U.S. and the Middle East managing, and developing programs and seminars for the use of leading edge technology in a clinical setting. At this stage of her career, she is delighted to be able to apply her knowledge and skills and work with other competent and experienced clinical team members in an effort to deliver effective treatment Physiotherapy Services.
Alexandra graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2003, and also received a Batchelor of Arts in French from McMaster University. Her goal as a massage therapist is to create treatments tailored to each client, based on their individual needs, in order to help them recover from injury, decrease their pain, and improve their body’s ability to move and heal quickly.
Alexandra’s techniques include deep tissue massage, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy and specific stretching. When there is chronic muscle tissue or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Lacey Mehlenbacher, R. Ac
Lacey Mehlenbacher possesses a deep passion for assisting individuals in need and to help them achieve an optimal physical, emotional, mental and occupational outlook on life. She is defined by the empathy, enthusiasm and dedication that she devotes to her patients. She strives to encourage a balanced and harmonized lifestyle, and is eager to tackle complex cases. Helping people is what she is meant to do, and implementing traditional techniques continue to lead her on her own path of enlightenment, by making a unique difference in people’s lives through the use of Traditional eastern and Western Therapy techniques.
She completed her TCM Acupuncture Diploma at Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2018. Previously, completed a Certificate in Pre-Health Sciences from Niagara College (2011) as well as a Diploma from Mohawk College in Occupational and Physiotherapy Assisting (2013). With additional training in Acupressure, Cupping Therapy, and Reflexology in 2014. She has been working as a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner since 2014.
Rita Calcagni has been employed at the clinic for 20 years as a Chiropractic Assistant and Office Administrator. She works very hard to ensure that our patient’s needs always come first. Her responsibilities include private patient, motor vehicle accident and extended health insurance accounts receivables. Her duties also include front desk reception, handling motor vehicle accident and WSIB claims, and interacting with insurance companies to secure patient funding for treatment. She enjoys reading, travelling and spending quality time with her family and granddaughter.
Chiropractic Health Assistant
Joanne Prosia works as a chiropractic assistant for the clinic and administrator for Physio2GO. She has been employed with the clinic for over 25 years. Joanne works tirelessly to ensure that your experience with our clinic is an excellent one! Some of Joanne’s responsibilities include interacting with motor vehicle insurance companies and extended health providers to acquire funding to pay for treatment. Her duties also involve working with WSIB in the case of work related injuries to secure payment for treatment rendered. Joanne enjoys travelling, running and weight training in her spare time, and she is the proud mother of three terrific boys, Julian, Lucas and Jon-Paul.
Chiropractic Health Assistant
Maria Scarfone has been a Chiropractic Health Assistant for 25 years and now is a part of the Dundas Chiropractic & Physiotherapy team. Her duties are front desk reception, processing and booking appointments, processing WSIB claims, will be able to assist with MVA claims and Extending Health Insurance.
She and her husband enjoy family time with their three grown children and two wonderful grandchildren. She also enjoys reading, gardening, baking and travelling.