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Dr. Karen Hwang, B. Sc., D.C., D.I.C.C.P.

Chiropractic Doctor, Active Body Chiropractic Clinic Director

Dr. Karen Hwang graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation, she spent a number of years teaching English in Taiwan before returning to North America to pursue a career in chiropractic.

She graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2005. She was a Presidential scholar and a member of the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society. She went on to do an associateship in Connecticut for one and a half years. She returned to Canada to open up Active Body Chiropractic in 2008. Dr. Karen has a special interest in pre-natal and pediatric chiropractic care.

She has completed a 3 year post-graduate program through the ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and is now diplomate certified in clinical chiropractic pediatrics. She is also certified in the Webster In Utero Constraint Technique.

Dr. Karen has extensive training in many chiropractic techniques, most of which use a gentle hands-on approach when treating patients. She is also proficient in instrument and drop-table techniques.

Dr. Karen is an active member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, Ontario Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association and ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.

In her free time Dr. Karen enjoys all types of outdoor activities, especially hiking and running.

Dr. Andy So, B.Sc., D.C.
Chiropractic Doctor

Dr. Andy graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science. He worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative before deciding to change careers to become a Chiropractor. He graduated summa cum laude in 2008 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He achieved the distinctions of Salutatorian and Presidential scholar for his class as well as membership into Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society.

After graduation, he returned to Canada and worked as an Exam Doctor in Oakville, Ontario before joining the Active Body Chiropractic Team. Dr. Andy has a special interest in pre-natal and pediatric care. He is currently completing his Fellowship Certification in pediatric and pregnancy care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and has achieved his certificate for proficiency in the Webster In Utero Constraint Technique. Dr. Andy is proficient in drop table and instrument adjusting techniques, and has also had extensive training in many gentle hands- on chiropractic techniques.

Tristan J. Bae, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Tristan J. Bae graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and has been licensed since 2007. He spent five years studying traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Tianjin Chinese Medicine School. As a result, he takes a balanced, customized and holistic approach in his treatments. He has also volunteered at Toronto Rehabilitation & St. Joseph’s hospital. He is currently providing massage therapy at Active Body Chiropractor clinic. Tristan draws on his prior knowledge and experience offering a treatment focus that includes deep tissue work, joint play & soft tissue release.

Winnie Lam, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Winnie attended the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy and  has been licensed since 2008. While attending college Winnie enrolled in multiple programs through St. Joseph Hospital and Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Since graduation she has continued her education in Prenatal Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques. Within her practice, she utilizes a variety of deep tissue techniques, swedish massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy as well as remedial exercise programs to develop flexibility, strength and stability.  She is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Mei Liang
Chiropractic Health Assistant

Sally Pascoal
Technical Chiropractic Assistant

Sally was born and raised in Portugal. She moved to Canada in 2012 with her family to study. Sally is currently working on her Bachelor degree in Health Studies at York University and is looking forward to further pursue her studies in Medicine.

Sally currently volunteers at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket where she assists patients, nurses and doctors in the after surgery care. Sally is passionate about health and well-being. 

In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, hike and swim. Sally joined the Active Body Chiropractic team in 2017 and she is excited to be part of this vibrant clinic. She values the importance of chiropractic care and is looking forward to assisting the doctors in providing the best care to each and every patient at Active Body Chiropractic. 

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