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About Us

Get to Know Us

Advanced Therapeutics is an award-winning wellness centre located in the heart of Toronto’s Leslieville – Beaches area. Our experienced therapists provide registered massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care.

Advanced Therapeutics was established by Kevin Oates R.M.T., in 1989 and has since become a fixture in the community. We recognize the growing health demands of the public, and are pleased to provide outstanding acupuncture and chiropractic services to complement our award-winning massage therapy.

Voted ”Best Therapist” by Now Magazine, we are committed to helping you to achieve and maintain optimum health.

Professional Affiliations

Our Team

Founder: Massage Therapist, R.M.T.

Kevin Oates

Kevin integrates eastern and western massage techniques into his deep tissue treatments. The methods he uses aide in the prevention and/or healing of injuries, including sports injuries, chronic and acute pain. Kevin also provides therapeutic massages to relax and revitalize you. He brings over 30 years of experience, a lot of serious sweat, and a sense of humour to his job.

Kevin has won numerous awards including ''Excellence in Teaching'' from Kikkawa College. In addition to clinical work, Kevin has been part of the examination committee working as board examiner for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. For many years Kevin was also actively teaching and instructing students. Kevin's hands-on techniques continue to be sought out by other therapists.

Massage Therapist, R.M.T

Tara Van der Kolk

Tara offers Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Therapy, Rhythmic Mobilizations, and Lymphatic Drainage treatments.
Her treatments aid in relieving muscle aches and joint pains, improving circulation and soothing the nervous system.

Tara's treatments also help reduce symptoms associated with pregnancy. And her sessions assist in the recovery from injuries. As a former athlete, Tara has personal experience with athletic injuries.

Tara has training in anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology and assessment. This enables her to create safe and effective treatment plans designed for your personal needs.

Tara is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. She is dedicated to helping people live with healthy balanced bodies.

Chiropractor, D.C.

Dr. Nam Nguyen

Dr. Nam H. Nguyen is pleased to provide the people of Leslieville and surrounding areas quality chiropractic service and care. Dr. Nguyen recognizes the constant demands put upon people’s bodies today and is excited to play a role in building a healthier community.

Being an avid student of several chiropractic techniques, Dr. Nguyen is well versed in Applied Kinesiology, S.O.T, and acupuncture to name a few. It is the variety of techniques and procedures that allow Dr. Nguyen to address the structural, chemical, emotional and energetic components to your health issues.

Massage Therapist, R.M.T.

Iain Cuthbertson

Iain’s massages are relaxing and rejuvenating. Iain also provides therapeutic massages to increase function and flexibility, reduce chronic or acute pain, and prevent and heal injuries. He promotes good health through body work, exercise, posture awareness, breathing skills, relaxation, and a love of life.

Before joining Advanced Therapeutics, Iain led the Massage Therapy team for five years at St. Anne's Spa, a five star health resort in Grafton, Ontario. He graduated from Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy in 1995 and studied extensively at York University. When Iain isn't practicing Tai Chi, he's pursuing academics pertaining to health and wellness. Iain continues advanced studies in lymph drainage, cranial sacral, aromatherapy, and Thai Yoga Massage.

Massage Therapist, R.M.T.

Leon Samadi

Leon has over 20 years of experience successfully helping clients overcome stress, pain and fatigue. He believes that a person’s overall wellness is impacted by a relationship between external and internal factors. Leon's core treatment philosophy, ``Is to help you find the critical balance needed to get optimal results``. To do this Leon customizes his treatment plans to meet your specific needs.

Leon graduated from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 1995. In addition, has a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Leon has also spent nearly 10 years teaching massage therapy. He's been instructing his students to treat an array of conditions ranging from headaches, low back pain, and tendinitis, all the way to whiplash, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.

Acupuncturist, R.TCMP., R.Ac.

Frederic Cheung

Frederic's acupuncture treatments relieve pain, promote healing, improve and maintain good health. He is dedicated to his craft. In 1995 Frederic enrolled at the Institute of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of Canada. After graduating in 1999, with a diploma in Chinese medicine, Frederic began working alongside his father, a master of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, at his clinic. In 2007, Frederic earned the title of Dr. of Acupuncture after successfully completing the international acupuncture examination in Beijing, China. Frederic has been practicing medicine at Advanced Therapeutics Wellness since 2013. Frederic is also part of a team that was elected as the 2019 Consumer Choice Award recipient in the category of Acupuncture - DURHAM REGION. He also provides acupuncture treatments at the Canadian Mental Health Clinic. A registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, Frederic teaches at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.