Our Team

Management Team

 

Melissa Zaino, BA

Melissa Zaino, BA

Director of Marketing

Melissa Zaino, BA, Director of Marketing, has an undergraduate degree in Communications and Cultural Studies from Concordia University and entered the Marketing industry in 2005. She has experience working as a marketing specialist, an account supervisor and now currently holds the position of Client Marketing Manager for LoyaltyOne. She has worked with many large organizations to create and implement several successful marketing strategies. As Director of Marketing, she will be responsible for developing the clinic into a strong brand built on trust, transparency and reliability. She looks forward to illustrating these principles at Cappino.

The greatest wealth is health. Virgil

Marco Zaino, MBA, FCSI.

Marco Zaino, MBA, FCSI.

Managing Director

Marco Zaino, MBA, FCSI. Managing Director. With a passion for entrepreneurialism, Marco was one of the co-founders of PhysioSport Cappadocia. Since its opening in 2008, PSC successfully developed a clientele for outpatient physiotherapy, home visit physiotherapy and corporate physiotherapy. Marco currently works in the finance industry and serves as a Vice President at Dundee Goodman Private where he manages the assets of many wealthy individuals and corporations. He has an MBA from Queen’s University, is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and has completed Level II of the CFA curriculum. Marco has also been nominated to sit on several committees for different institutions. He is excited to develop Cappino into one of the most respected physiotherapy and wellness clinics in Montreal.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. World Health Organization

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Physiotherapist and Clinical Dir Dorval

KELLY CAPPADOCIA, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT, is a 2002 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She is Cappino’s Co-Founder, Clinical Director, and Head Concussion Therapist. An avid skier from the tender age of 14 months, Kelly combined her twin passions for sports and medicine into a career in physiotherapy. In 2004, she became a credentialed McKenzie Therapist, focusing on the treatment of neck and back pain. Kelly has also completed Manual Therapy Levels 1, E2 and V2, McKenzie Parts A, B, C, D, E and Accreditation Examination, Mulligan’s Concept: Lower Quadrant and Upper Quadrant, Lyn Watson: Shoulder Course Levels 1 + 2, Shirley Sahrmann: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes, Level 1, and Sports Taping and K-Taping courses. Kelly’s areas of interest include orthopedic conditions and concussion management.Book an appointment

Physiotherapists West Island

 

Josée Turgeon, PhT

Josée Turgeon, PhT

Physiotherapist Ile Perrot

Josée Turgeon is a 1991 graduate of Laval University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She has also completed her Manual Therapy levels E3 and V3. She later gained a specialization in pediatric motor development and infant plagiocephaly (“flat head”) syndrome.  In 2012, she completed her 2nd cycle in Pelvic floor physiotherapy. An avid runner herself, she also gained a specialization in running injuries.  She is passionate about helping people, and that is what drove her to choose a career in physiotherapy.

Monica Trozzo, B.Sc. PhT

Monica Trozzo, B.Sc. PhT

Physiotherapist Dorval & Ile-Perrot

MONICA TROZZO, B.Sc. PhT., is a 2008 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. Monica is also Cappino’s Co-Founder. She specializes in the treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and dysfunction and is working toward her McKenzie certification, which will allow her to specialize in the treatment of neck and back pain, as well. Her many post-graduate courses have focused on the effective evaluation and management of orthopedic conditions. Book an appointment

Meghan Straub, B.Sc., M.Sc A. PhT., LVL3 Upper&Lower Quadrants

Meghan Straub, B.Sc., M.Sc A. PhT., LVL3 Upper&Lower Quadrants

Physiotherapist Dorval

MEGHAN STRAUB, B.Sc., M.Sc A. PhT., is a 2013 graduate of McGill University with a Master of Applied Science in physical therapy. Meghan was first exposed to the domain of pediatric physical therapy when her young nephew was diagnosed with cancer. In addition to working at Cappino, Meghan treats patients at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She completed her levels 1, 2 and 3 Upper and Lower Quadrants with the Association québécoise de physiothérapie manuelle orthopédique (AQPMO). Meghan is also the proud recipient of several awards, notably from The Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and her mission with Physiothérapie Sans Frontières in Ecuador won a sponsorship from the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). Meghan’s areas of interest include pediatrics and sports rehabilitation.Book an appointment

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Physiotherapist and Clinical Dir Dorval

KELLY CAPPADOCIA, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT, is a 2002 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She is Cappino’s Co-Founder, Clinical Director, and Head Concussion Therapist. An avid skier from the tender age of 14 months, Kelly combined her twin passions for sports and medicine into a career in physiotherapy. In 2004, she became a credentialed McKenzie Therapist, focusing on the treatment of neck and back pain. Kelly has also completed Manual Therapy Levels 1, E2 and V2, McKenzie Parts A, B, C, D, E and Accreditation Examination, Mulligan’s Concept: Lower Quadrant and Upper Quadrant, Lyn Watson: Shoulder Course Levels 1 + 2, Shirley Sahrmann: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes, Level 1, and Sports Taping and K-Taping courses. Kelly’s areas of interest include orthopedic conditions and concussion management.Book an appointment

David Michael, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhT.

David Michael, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhT.

Physiotherapist Dorval

DAVID MICHAEL, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhT., is a graduate of McGill University with a Master of Science in physical therapy. David is a member of l’Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). David also serves as a Sports First Responder. David’s therapeutic approach draws upon his own experience as a professional soccer player with the Argentinian and Uruguayan Fútbol leagues. During his time as an elite athlete, he sustained an injury which sparked his interest in physical therapy. David approach to treatment is informed by firsthand knowledge of the mental and physical challenges athletes encounter in the wake of injury. He takes a postural and functional approach to rehabilitation. David’s areas of interest include sports injury and chronic issues.Book an appointment

Cherif Rafla, B.Sc., PhT.

Cherif Rafla, B.Sc., PhT.

Physiotherapist Dorval

CHERIF RAFLA, B.Sc., PhT., is a 2014 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. Cherif is a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) and Egyptian Physiotherapy Association (EPTA). Cherif’s experience spans the fields of orthopedics and neurology rehabilitation and includes clientele of all ages. His practical knowledge includes manual therapy, the treatment of sports injuries, and the treatment of lumbar and postural dysfunction. In Egypt, Cherif worked as a personal physiotherapist for Gold’s Gym. Cherif’s approach is individualized to each client and includes the study and careful assessment of each client’s history of injury. This approach allows Cherif to design a treatment plan that facilitates healing and avoids re-injury.Book an appointment

Osteopath West Island

 

Matthew Alfano

Matthew Alfano

Osteopath Ile Perrot

Matthew Alfano is a graduate of Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques and is currently completing post graduate courses at Enosi. He is also taking neural science functional neurology courses from Florida to specialize in concussion management and neuromuscular conditions. He has an interest in chronic pain and stiffness management, as well as the treatment of stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Thomas Gautier, D.O.

Thomas Gautier, D.O.

Osteopath Dorval

THOMAS GAUTIER, D.O., is a graduate of the centre Européen d’Enseignement supérieur de l’Ostéopathie in Paris and a Doctor of Osteopathy. Thomas’s international experience includes 6 months spent in India perfecting Ayurvedic massage techniques and training in the Gesret Method, a technique used to treat asthma. His work with sports teams includes 2 years as official osteopath for a rugby and basketball team. Thomas’s varied experience lends itself to an approach that is gentle and unique. His technique is structured, functional, and tissue-focused, and the result is a treatment style that is holistic and complete. Book an appointment

Olesya Gapakov, D.O.

Olesya Gapakov, D.O.

Osteopath Dorval

OLESYA GAPAKOV, D.O., is a 2013 graduate of Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques and a Doctor of Osteopathy. She is also a 2004 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy. Olesya has over 10 years of experience in rehabilitative therapy. While working as an occupational therapist, she began to seek out ways in which she might help patients beyond traditional medicine and rehabilitation. It was this search, as well as a dedication to the importance of a holistic and non-invasive approach, which led Olesya to pursue osteopathy. Through specialized palpation skills, techniques, and education, Olesya focuses on re-establishing the body’s equilibrium in order to optimize its function and performance. Olesya’s areas of interest include back pain, post-surgery recovery, and pregnancy. Book an appointment

 

Micheline Salibi Mirza, D.O.

Micheline Salibi Mirza, D.O.

Osteopath Dorval

MICHELINE SALIBI MIRZA, D.O., is a 2010 graduate of IEQQ Montreal and a Doctor of Osteopathy. She is a member of the Osteopathic Society of Quebec and the Association de médecin manuelle du Quebec (AMMQ). Micheline’s passion for osteopathy led her to shift careers and pursue an osteopathic education after 25 years as a Quality Engineering Director. She enjoys sharing this passion with her patients as she strives to better understand the body’s ability to heal itself. She enjoys working with the Cappino team to share knowledge and work toward the healthiest outcome for all her patients. Micheline’s areas of interest include the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), pelvic floor and perineal re-education, vestibular disorders, and digestive and intestinal conditions.Book an appointment

West Island Dietitians

 

Mireille Guibord, B. Sc., RD

Mireille Guibord, B. Sc., RD

Registered Dietitian Dorval & Ile-Perrot

MIREILLE GUIBORD, B. Sc., RD – A graduate of McGill University with a degree in Dietetics & Human Nutrition and member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ), Mireille is dedicated to giving her customers nutrition advice that contributes greatly to improving health, quality of life and performance. Via the adoption of healthy eating habits, Mireille has helped children, adults and older persons who are concerned with weight management, sports nutrition or with other health problem(s) related to food (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, allergies/intolerances, diseases of the digestive system, etc.).
To book an appointment with Mireille, click here.

Dana Al-Kahwaji, B. Sc., RD

Dana Al-Kahwaji, B. Sc., RD

Registered Dietitian Dorval

DANA AL-KAHWAJI, B.Sc., RD, is a graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and human nutrition and a Registered Dietitian. She is a member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ). Dana focuses on a natural approach to healthy eating and considers every aspect of the individual’s lifestyle in an effort to treat the whole person. She works closely with clients to find a way of eating that is both simple and sustainable. In addition to her practice in clinical nutrition, Dana shares her passion with the community through numerous public speaking engagements, and conducts seminars for groups and corporations. Her career aspiration is to continue building these community and client relationships, teaching food skills, and encouraging people to enjoy the pleasure of healthy eating. Book an appointment.

Massage Therapy West Island Team

 

Nurit Elkaim, RMT

Nurit Elkaim, RMT

Massage Therapist Dorval

NURIT ELKAIM, RMT is a graduate of College Marie-Victorin and Société Nouvelle de Massothérapie du Québec, a Registered Massage Therapist and a Certified Personal Trainer. She is certified in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, sports massage, therapeutic massage, hot stone massage, Thai massage, prenatal massage, and chair massage. Nurit works to customize each client’s treatment on a case-by-case basis to relieve muscular tension, improve postural balance, and make ergonomic improvements. Book an appointment

Megan Bradley, RMT

Megan Bradley, RMT

Massage Therapist Dorval

MEGAN BRADLEY, RMT, studied massage at l’École Massothérapie Adam and is a Registered Massage Therapist. She has a deep respect and passion for the profession and is certified in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, pre-natal massage, and chair massage. Book an appointment

Jamila Al-Ayech Barquin, RMT

Jamila Al-Ayech Barquin, RMT

Massage Therapist Dorval

JAMILA AL-AYECH BARQUIN, RMT, is a highly-trained Holistic Massage Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist with over 3000 hours of professional training and experience. In 2011, she travelled to Netala, in the Himalayas, to complete an extensive Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Certification. While in Netala, Jamila became fascinated with the five pillars of life: proper nutrition, proper relaxation, proper exercise, positive thinking and meditation. After Netala, Jamila travelled to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she studied Thai yoga massage with some of the best teachers in the world, following the lineage of Gautama Buddha. She believes that health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, and massage therapy is a meaningful way to help individuals maintain balance in both mind and body. She is certified in Thai yoga massage, Thai foot massage, hot herbal treatments, deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, and pre-natal massage. Book an appointment

Anna Malone, RMT

Anna Malone, RMT

Massage Therapist

ANNA MALONE, RMT, brings over 10 years of experience to her massage therapy practice at Cappino. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and an associate member of ANQ & ACDM and specializes in therapy techniques such as myofascial release, kinetic Swedish massage, and deep tissue massage. She stumbled into massage thanks to a twist of fate and considers it one of the best decisions she’s ever made. She is certified in cranial massage, Japanese facial massage, phytotherapy (herbology), lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, chair massage and pre-natal massage. Anna’s areas of interest include chronic conditions, multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy, cancer rehabilitation, fibromyalgia and sciatic pain. Book an appointment

Concussion Management

 

Samantha Halfyard, B.SC., CAT©

Samantha Halfyard, B.SC., CAT©

Concussion Management Dorval

Samantha Halfyard: B.SC., CAT(C), is a 2016 graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science, specializing in athletic therapy. She is an athletic therapist and concussion specialist. Throughout her studies at Concordia, she was awarded the CATA Annual Scholarship and Concordia’s AT Award of Excellence. She is certified as a Shift Concussion Management Provider and is also a member of the CTSQ’s Concussion Committee. Before joining the Cappino team, Samantha spent two years as Head Clinician at Neurocircuit Concussion Management, where she was a driving force for the program. Samantha’s experience includes the treatment of acute concussions as well as treatment for those dealing with Post-Concussion Syndrome. She has worked with patients of all ages and activity levels. Samantha’s area of interest and passion is concussion management, which is apparent in her continuous interest in learning and sharing her knowledge with those around her. Book an appointment

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Physiotherapist and Clinical Dir Dorval

KELLY CAPPADOCIA, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT, is a 2002 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She is Cappino’s Co-Founder, Clinical Director, and Head Concussion Therapist. An avid skier from the tender age of 14 months, Kelly combined her twin passions for sports and medicine into a career in physiotherapy. In 2004, she became a credentialed McKenzie Therapist, focusing on the treatment of neck and back pain. Kelly has also completed Manual Therapy Levels 1, E2 and V2, McKenzie Parts A, B, C, D, E and Accreditation Examination, Mulligan’s Concept: Lower Quadrant and Upper Quadrant, Lyn Watson: Shoulder Course Levels 1 + 2, Shirley Sahrmann: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes, Level 1, and Sports Taping and K-Taping courses. Kelly’s areas of interest include orthopedic conditions and concussion management.Book an appointment

Acupuncture West Island

 

Sylvain L. Trudel

Sylvain L. Trudel

Acupuncturist Dorval & Ile-Perrot

SYLVAIN L. TRUDEL is a 1987 graduate of the Collège de Médecine Chinoise et Culturelle and an acupuncturist. Sylvain specializes in the treatment and evaluation of a variety of conditions, including back, neck, and articular pain, hormonal imbalances related to menopause, PMS, insomnia, and more. Sylvain has also specialized in craniosacral therapy since 2004. Sylvain uses soft laser to treat children and those with a fear of needles, making his services uniquely accessible. Book an appointment

Occupational Therapy Team

 

Amanda Fiorello, B.Sc. M.Sc.ⓐOT

Amanda Fiorello, B.Sc. M.Sc.ⓐOT

Occupational Therapist Dorval & Ile-Perrot

AMANDA FIORELLO, B.Sc. M.Sc. (A) OT, is a 2014 graduate of McGill University with a Master of Science in occupational therapy. Amanda is a registered occupational therapist with the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Amanda’s experience includes working with clients who have sustained work injuries and experienced motor vehicle accidents, performing assessments such as functional capacity evaluations, and performing ergonomic assessments. Her goal is to support her clients’ recovery so they may fully participate in their home, work, school, community, and every other sphere of their lives. She is committed to continuing education and evidence-based practice. Amanda’s areas of interest include concussion management and traumatic brain injuries. Book an appointment

Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr. Laurie Betito, Ph.D.

Dr. Laurie Betito, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist Dorval

DR. LAURIE BETITO, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in sex therapy and has been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly 30 years. Her aim is to provide a safe space for individuals and couples to openly discuss sexuality and strengthen communication skills. She is the host of the weeknight show Passion on CJAD 800 Radio, where she discusses issues related to sexuality with her listeners. Dr. Laurie is also President of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec and Director of the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center, an online sexual health information platform. She is the author of The Sex Bible for People Over 50. Book an appointment

Counseling

 

Corrie Sirota, M.S.W., P.S.W.

Corrie Sirota, M.S.W., P.S.W.

Social Worker Dorval

CORRIE SIROTA, M.S.W., P.S.W., holds a Master of Social Work, a graduate certificate in loss and bereavement, and is a member of the Order of Social Work and Psychotherapy. She is the author of Someone Died…Now What? A Personal and Professional Perspective on Coping with Grief and Loss. Corrie is the co-host on Life Unrehearsed every weekend on CJAD 800 radio. She strives to accompany individuals through their challenges in a supportive and non-judgmental way. Corrie’s areas of interest include bereavement, postpartum, post-surgery and the elderly. Book an appointment

Naturopathy

 

Dr. Aubry Tager

Dr. Aubry Tager

Naturopath Dorval

DR. AUBRY TAGER is Certified with the Association des Naturopathes Professionels du Quebec, holds a designation in Naturopathy (DNM), and is board-certified in Integrative Medicine in the U.S. (BCIM, DAAIM). He is currently completing a Fellowship in Functional Neurology through the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Tager helps people cope with neuro-metabolic conditions such as autoimmunity, concussions and attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). His customized treatment plans include nutrition, cognitive exercises, and prevention, as well as state-of-the-art, non-invasive technology that addresses the discomfort associated with traumatic brain injuries and other neuro-metabolic conditions. Dr. Tager is the author of the book Under Attack, which focuses on integrative, complimentary treatment to common autoimmune conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis, which affect millions of Canadians every year. His area of interest is autoimmune conditions. Book an appointment

Podiatry

 

Dr. Fadji Koffi, PH. D.

Dr. Fadji Koffi, PH. D.

Podiatrist Dorval

Dr. Fadji Koffi began her undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering, but maintained an interest in Health Sciences. After completing her bachelor’s degree in engineering in 2007, she made the switch to Medical Biology where she was awarded a scholarship from the CRSNG in 2009 and then a merit scholarship from the University of Quebec in 2013 in podiatry. Through hard work, determination, perseverance and years of experience, she has built an established place among the best in her industry. She is also member of the Ordre des podiatres du Québec since January 2014.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Team

 

Josée Turgeon, PhT

Josée Turgeon, PhT

Physiotherapist Ile Perrot

Josée Turgeon is a 1991 graduate of Laval University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She has also completed her Manual Therapy levels E3 and V3. She later gained a specialization in pediatric motor development and infant plagiocephaly (“flat head”) syndrome.  In 2012, she completed her 2nd cycle in Pelvic floor physiotherapy. An avid runner herself, she also gained a specialization in running injuries.  She is passionate about helping people, and that is what drove her to choose a career in physiotherapy.