The Team

Our team at Renew Integrative Health in Stouffville strives to offer the best up-to-date treatments to help you reach your full potential. To help you be your best we need to be our best so we are always updating our knowledge and refining our skills in an effort to reach our full treating potential. We are committed to helping you realize your goals and we will adapt your plan of management until we get it just right.

  • Dr. Ryan Millar - Clinic Owner, Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider
    DC, BSc (Hons), Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, ART® (Active Release Technique)

    Dr. Millar is the founder of Renew and holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Prior to attending Chiropractic College, Dr. Millar earned his Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree at York University in Kinesiology and Psychology. In order to expand his skills and techniques he completed his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University as well as his certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is also a certified ART® (active release therapy) provider.

    Dr. Millar believes in spending time with each patient in order to create a customized treatment plan unique for the individual. He sees the benefits of his treatments everyday in the results of his patients and feels that Chiropractic care is an excellent way to improve and reestablish your overall health.

  • Dr. Anne Hussain, ND - Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncture Provider, Birth Doula
    ND, BSc (Hons)

    Dr. Anne Hussain is a board-certified naturopathic doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario who received her BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from McMaster University before attending the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. During her naturopathic studies, Dr. Hussain completed an externship in Cap Haitien, Haiti with Naturopaths Without Borders and at the Sherbourne Naturopathic Health Centre in Toronto. She has also obtained additional training in herbalism with John Redden, RH, cognitive behavioural therapy with David Denis, ND, and facial acupuncture with Virginia Doran, ND.

    Dr. Hussain is passionate about helping her patients achieve and maintain their health goals. She loves working with anyone looking to optimise their health; however, her expertise is in the area of women’s health, especially in concerns relating to fertility, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, weight management, and skin conditions. Her strengths lie in combining the different modalities of naturopathic medicine such as nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and dietary and lifestyle counseling to address the root causes of her patients’ health concerns. She especially loves teaching her patients how to use common herbs and foods to help nourish their bodies on the inside and outside.

    Dr. Anne Hussain is also a trained naturopathic birth doula. She provides informational, physical, and emotional support to a mother during her pregnancy, labour, and post-partum period. Compared to a traditional birth doula, Dr. Hussain is able to infuse her naturopathic expertise to optimise maternal and foetal health, provide symptomatic relief, and help manage any health issues that come up using naturopathic therapies.

    To learn more about Dr. Hussain, please visit www.annehussain.com.

  • Dr. Daina Patel - Chiropractor
    DC, BSc (Hons), NIMMO mayofascial treatment provider, ConnecTX mayofascial treatment provider

    Dr. Patel obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. Prior to attending Chiropractic College Dr. Patel earned her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo. She also holds a certificate in Advanced Whole Foods Nutrition as well as a certificate in NIMMO and is trained in ConnecTX Therapy.

    Dr. Patel enjoys working with patients of all ages and she is dedicated to ensuring that everyone receives the best care and quality of life possible.

  • Jane Xie - Registered Massage Therapist
    RMT

    Jane Xie is an experienced Registered Massage Therapist who has worked in many different treatment settings over the past 6 years. With experience in working in spas, Chiropractic Clinics, Physiotherapy Clinics and Rehabilitation environments, she is able to provide an Integrative and unique approach to the heath and well being of her clients. Jane treats with Compassion, Confidentiality and Careful attention at Renew Integrative Health. Jane is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). She is a graduate of Wellsprings College of Massage in Richmond Hill, Canada. Jane practices Deep Tissue, Sports, and Relaxation Massage. Depending on the needs of her clients, her treatments may consist of Trigger Point Techniques, Myofascial Release and General Swedish techniques. Jane Xie is also great at providing prenatal and postnatal massages to help her clients overcome the aches and pains that can sometimes accompany the demands of pregnancy. Jane tailors her Massages to address her clients' priorities and needs in a safe and comfortable environment.

    Jane is excited to offer her skill set to help the community of Stouffville and is looking forward to helping her clients overcome their symptoms. She has demonstrated how her treatments and skills have been of great benefit to the many clients who suffer from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, general anxiety, and the wear and tear of daily demands. Jane takes pride in helping her clients reach a positive balance in life. She believes that massage is not only good for the muscles and physical recovery but also very important to allow for the mind to rest and to release stress.

  • Melanie Alton - Registered Massage Therapist
    RMT

    Melanie Alton is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO), as well as a member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Melanie Graduated from Bryan College with an Honours Certificate for Massage Therapy. She has experience treating a variety of conditions and symptoms that clients suffer from. Whether you're managing chronic pain, a recent injury, dealing with high levels of stress, want to improve your sports performance, or just want to "Get that knot out", Melanie will work with you to develop a safe and effective personalized treatment plan with your specific goals in mind. Melanie performs each treatment with a combination of Massage Therapy, client education, and home care. Melanie uses modalities such as: Swedish Massage, Trigger point release, Prenatal Massage, Kineso Taping, PNF stretching and joint play; she strives to work with you, to help you live your life pain free.

    Melanie Alton believes that with an active life style, healthy diet, and positive attitude you can lead a happy and energetic life at any age. She is here to help you reach your goals!

  • Nancy Amirkhanian - Registered Psychotherapist
    M.A., R.P., (Doctoral Student)

    Nancy Amirkhanian received her bachelors degree from York University in 2005 and went on to complete her masters in counselling psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Ms. Amirkhanian also obtained a diploma as an Addictions Case Worker from McMaster University. She is also a member of CACCF and the College for Registered Psychotherapists. Her psychotherapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy and training in dialectical behavioural therapy. She has 10 years of experience as a rehabilitation consultant working with individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents, including those who have suffered catastrophic injuries. The focus of her interest has been specifically on the rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and mental health diagnosis and / or addictions.

    Ms. Amirkhanian carried out a study, in collaboration with Dr. Nussbaum at Ontario Shores Mental Health Sciences, which investigated the benefits of computerized cognitive retraining within a forensic setting. Nancy continues to engage in research at Ontario Shores in the area of dementia and neuroplasticity.

    Previous work experience also includes background knowledge in working with a variety of issues, such as depression / anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, anger management, learning disabilities, behaviour modification, ADD, ADHD, ASD and psychotic disorders. In the past, Nancy Amirkhanian has also carried out seminars addressing issues related to the geriatric population and taught addictions counselling courses at the post-secondary level. Ms Amirkhanian completed a one-year contract position at The Centre For Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) in the complex mental illness program CBT services. In this role she conducted assessments with individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Ms Amirkhanian also provided individual and group-based treatment, specifically CBT for psychosis. She is currently enrolled at Fielding Graduate University in the clinical psychology doctoral program.

  • Shavonne Nice - Registered Dietitian
    BASc, MHSc(c), RD

    Shavonne Nice is a Registered Dietitian with a master’s of health science degree in nutrition communication from Ryerson University. She also completed her undergraduate bachelor’s of science degree in applied human nutrition at the University of Guelph, where she graduated with distinction. Shavonne has her Food Science Certificate from the University of Guelph and is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada. She has worked with individuals of all ages to meet their health and nutrition goals, including helping people to meet weight loss targets and manage chronic diseases.

    Shavonne is a long time resident of Stouffville and is happy to be providing her professional services to the community that she calls home. Shavonne enjoys a wide variety of physical activities including yoga, running, pilates, and spinning. Shavonne became interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 8 years ago when she realized how important nutrition is to everyone's overall health.

    Areas of practice that Shavonne has demonstrated effective results include: weight loss, weight management, weight gain, diabetes, pre-diabetes, heart health, menu planning, nutrient deficiencies, eating disorders, metabolic syndromes, personalized grocery store tours, and allergies/ intolerances. As a Registered Dietitian, she is also helpful with patients who suffer from celiac disease, digestive disorders, gastrointestinal disease, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's, colitis, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and increased triglycerides.

    Shavonne Nice is excited to help others manage their health and wellbeing through a healthy diet and lifestyle at Renew Integrative Health.

  • Jamson Cheng - Registered Massage Therapist, Cupping Provider
    Bachelor of Commerce, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

    Jamson Cheng is a certified Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO) and completed his program with The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology Canada (CTCMPC).

    Jamson gained a unique perspective of how western medicine was interpreted by traditional medicine and vice versa when completing his studies at CTCMPC. Jamson Cheng is able to introduce concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine into his treatments such as the use of cupping therapy to enhance and complement the massage session by integrating the knowledge and understanding gained from an education at his college. In addition to Swedish massage techniques, trigger point therapy, rehabilitative stretching, and deep fascia techniques, Jamson provides each client the care and attention required to help promote a timely physical recovery and will take the time to work with you to help you reach your goals to a better you!

  • Paulyn Banzon - Registered Physiotherapist
    Reg.PT, BSc.PT

    Paulyn Banzon graduated with a 5 year Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the Philippines. In order to meet the Canadian standard of practicing Physiotherapy, she completed her Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition program requirements with Thompson Rivers University Open Learning Program in B.C. Paulyn is currently registered under the College of Physiotherapy in Ontario with an Independent Practice Certification and is also a member in good standing with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Paulyn is also affiliated with the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.

    Paulyn has gained hands-on experience in hospital, long term care and clinical rehabilitation settings throughout the course of her career and is continuously learning to develop her progressive experience in evaluation and planning skills as well as execution of treatment protocols with focus in improving quality of care.

    As a Physiotherapist, Paulyn strongly believes in the holistic approach to care in order to have a long and sustained recovery from injury and/or disease. She advocates use of both passive and active physiotherapy interventions with use of manual techniques, therapeutic exercises and modalities as needed. Paulyn also believes that in order to become an effective Physiotherapist, one should always have an open mind and treat each client as an individual, understanding his/her signs and symptoms, over-all capabilities and limitations so as to provide a more realistic goal for the client.

  • Atiya Hemraj - Speech-Language Pathologist
    B.Sc. (Hons), M.H.Sc. SLP, Reg. CASLPO

    Atiya Hemraj is registered Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario. She completed her Masters training at the University of Toronto, and holds an undergraduate degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo.

    Atiya brings a wealth of varied clinical experience to Renew Integrative Health. She has helped preschool and school-aged children with articulation, motor speech, fluency, and language impairments, as well as children with developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), neuromuscular conditions, and global developmental delay. Atiya has also provided assessment and intervention for adults with swallowing and communication difficulties, including those caused by neurodegenerative conditions (e.g. dementia, Parkinson’s) and stroke or brain injury. Atiya is a certified provider of the Hanen Centre’s “It Takes Two to Talk” (ITTT) program, teaching parents of children with language delays how to facilitate language development at home. She is also trained in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA).

    Atiya is a firm believer in a family and client-centred approach to care. She is dedicated to working together with clients and their loved ones when developing goals and therapy plans, and strives to empower them with the knowledge and confidence to maximize success.

  • Hannah Niu - Registered Massage Therapist
    RMT

    Hannah Niu is a graduate of Wellsprings College of Massage in Richmond Hill, Ontario and a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO).

    Hannah is an experienced massage therapist having practiced in various settings. Hannah is dedicated to providing the highest quality therapeutic massages through effective techniques within the client centered care framework, as well as proving valuable education to her clients regarding their health. Hannah Niu is well versed in massage therapy techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, therapeutic stretching, and other modalities to suit her clients personalized needs. Hannah is committed to delivering safe, attentive and effect care within the scope of an RMT for all her clients.