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Dr. Thessa Prashad, Hons. BSc, DC, graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree. She then went on to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Prashad is also certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

During her work in the chiropractic field, Dr. Prashad diagnosed and treated various conditions of the spine, pelvis, upper and lower extremities, whether muscular-related, bone or nervous system-related. She also has experience working with sport-related injuries, motor vehicle accident (MVA) cases and work-related injuries (WSIB).

Dr. Prashad uses an evidence-based approach to patient care and tailors her chiropractic treatments to fit each individual patientís needs. Treatments include spinal and extremity adjustments, myofascial release therapy, joint mobilizations, functional rehabilitation, medical acupuncture, taping and a combination of therapeutic modalities (including Shockwave, IFC, LASER, Microcurrent and Ultrasound). Dr. Prashad is also certified to provide custom orthotics, compression stockings and bracing.

She has extensive experience in skills and transition assessments and treating children (ages 5-17) with autism and other neuro-developmental delays during her internship at the Aptus Treatment Centre for Complex Disabilities.

For an initial assessment with Dr. Prashad, you can expect a thorough clinical history taking as well as physical examination using orthopaedic and neurological testing, functional testing and joint and muscle palpation to determine the diagnosis. A report of findings will then be given along with the proposed treatment plan.

Dr. Prashadís mission is to help patients improve their overall health and achieve their optimal quality of life through prevention and rehabilitation. In promoting an all-round healthy lifestyle, Dr. Prashad continues to educate patients on proper postural positions and exercises, core stabilization, workplace ergonomics and the importance of exercise and nutrition.

Dr. Prashad is excited to be a part of the team at Mississauga Wellness in promoting patient-centred care in a multi-disciplinary environment.


Dr. Poonam Patel, BSc, ND, is a registered and licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She graduated from University of Toronto and pursued her Naturopathic degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Dr. Patel has obtained in-depth medical training in naturopathic and allopathic modalities and completed her internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and at Sherbourne Health Centre (a community clinic specializing in patients with HIV/AIDS).

Dr. Poonam Patel is passionate about helping people achieve their health goals. Her special interests include gastrointestinal disorders (including indigestion/ heartburn, IBS, Crohnís/colitis, etc.), anxiety, depression and mood disorders, womenís health (including PMS/menstrual complaints, fertility, menopause, etc.), and healthy lifestyle and weight management. She treats each person as an individual, and focuses on healing the whole self (including physical, mental, and emotional aspects) while addressing the root cause of the illness.

Always attempting to integrate a variety of naturopathic modalities in her treatments including nutrition and lifestyle counselling, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including acupuncture, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy and physical medicine. Poonam has also completed her fellowship in homeopathy at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine. These therapies provide Dr. Patel with a unique and comprehensive approach to enhancing health and wellness, diagnosing and treating illness and preventing disease.

Being enthusiastic about education with her patients and within the community, Dr. Poonam Patel is a part-time faculty member at CCNM and teaches students in various courses including clinical medicine, primary care and emergency medicine. She is also a clinical supervisor for interns at CCNMís teaching clinic, the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic.

Dr. Patel is a licensed member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a registered with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Poonam is thrilled to bring her skills and knowledge to Mississauga Wellness.