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Meet the Team at Core Health Care

Dr. Frank Baliko

Dr. Frank

Chiropractor and Clinic Owner

Dr. Baliko’s professional journey reflects his dedication to the well-being of his patients and his commitment to continuous learning and skill development. His education and training have laid the foundation for his specialized focus on treating patients with bone, joint, and soft tissue injuries.

Graduating with Honours from the New York Chiropractic College in 2007, Dr. Baliko holds certifications in both Ontario and the United States. His registration with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) and memberships in the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) demonstrate his adherence to professional standards and ongoing involvement in the chiropractic community.

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Dr. Baliko’s treatment approach combines traditional chiropractic techniques with deep tissue therapies including Active Release Technique (Spine, Upper Body, and Lower Body) and Graston Technique (GT). Dr. Baliko is committed to collaborating with his fellow health care professionals to create a truly integrated, diverse and effective program of care for his patients.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Baliko maintains a healthy and active lifestyle, participating in activities such as bike riding, hiking, fishing, and playing golf. Dr. Baliko is a dedicated fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, and he enjoys attending games at the Roger’s Center.

With a well-rounded approach to patient care and a genuine passion for an active and healthy life, Dr. Baliko strives to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of those he treats.

Dr. Alan Ali

Dr. Alan

Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Alan completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the Faculty of Life Sciences at McMaster University, after which time he decided to pursue his career in chiropractic. He completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

Dr. Alan has also completed his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University, as well as in Integrative Acupuncture Professional Practice Certificate from York University. Dr. Alan is also certified in Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1 and GLA:D Knee/Hip OA Programs. He continues to further his knowledge base by taking advanced manual therapy courses and volunteering his time within the profession.

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Dr. Alan firmly believes in treating his patients using an evidence-based, integrative approach to treat the root cause of injury and dysfunction to help them recover quickly and prevent future recurrences.

Dr. Alan utilizes manual joint and soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, modalities as well as rehabilitative exercises to help patients decrease pain and restore function to the affected muscles, joints, and nervous system. Dr. Alan is active member, in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and is also a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Ontario Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Alessia Sili

Dr Alessia

Chiropractor and Athletic Therapist

Dr. Sili’s extensive background as both a Chiropractor and a certified Athletic Therapist positions her as a valuable asset in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation. With memberships in esteemed organizations such as the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association, she upholds professional standards and stays abreast of the latest developments in her field.

Having graduated from York University with a degree in Kinesiology, Dr. Sili brings a strong foundation in the science of human movement to her practice.

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Her experience working with various varsity teams, including football, hockey, and track and field, has provided her with invaluable insights into the unique demands and challenges faced by athletes.

Dr. Sili firmly believes in the power of exercise as medicine and considers it an integral component of injury rehabilitation.

By empowering her clients with tailored exercise programs, she not only facilitates their recovery but also equips them with the tools to take control of their own health and well-being. Her approach emphasizes active participation and encourages individuals to embrace physical activity as a means to lead fulfilling, healthy lives.

Ashish Patel


Registered Physiotherapist

Ashish’s dedication to his profession as a Registered Physiotherapist is evident through his commitment to continuing education and his focus on evidence-based practices. With a specialization in exercise-based rehabilitation, he strives to provide the best care possible for his patients by constantly updating his knowledge and skills.

His extensive certification in various areas such as concussion rehabilitation, Mulligan therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, and shockwave therapy showcases his diverse expertise in different modalities of treatment. Additionally, being a Certified Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine further solidifies his proficiency in exercise prescription, which he considers a core strength in his practice.

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Ashish’s approach to patient care revolves around identifying the root cause of the issue and addressing it effectively.
He is passionate about empowering his patients to become independent in managing their conditions and leading pain-free, healthy lives.

Beyond his professional life, Ashish’s interests reflect his curiosity and love for learning. His engagement with topics like neuroscience, podcast listening, running, photography, and appreciation for nature demonstrates a well-rounded personality with a thirst for knowledge and a deep connection to the world around him.

Piraanavan (Perry) Kathirgamanathan


Registered Physiotherapist

“Hi everyone, my name is Piraanavan Kathirgamanathan but I also go by Perry! I’m a Resident Physical Therapist here at Core Health Care. I received my Masters of Physical Therapy from Western University after completing my Bachelors in Human kinetics at the University of Guelph.

I’ve built my foundation as a clinician by taking on roles such as a Varsity Student Therapist, Anatomy Outreach Coordinator, and Physical Therapy Student Council President. While practicing as a Physical Therapy student I’ve seen a wide variety of patients including OUA athletes, OFSAA athletes, post-op surgical patients, retirees, and all members of the general public.

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As a physical therapist, I am a movement enthusiast and my goal is to get you back to what’s important to you . My treatment plan revolves around three critical pillars of practice: education, manual therapy, and exercise. Being able to use these foundations will help us build a successful program together to achieve your goals. What happens if we get stuck? The amazing part of being at Core is that we’re a multidisciplinary clinic. This means when you come to see me you also have access to a wealth of knowledge from other physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and more.
We all have the same goal: To help get our patients back on track

If I’m not in the clinic, you’ll most likely find me getting active whether it’s playing basketball, going for a hike, or working out. I’m also an avid traveller looking for new places to explore and a huge Raptors fan, catching any game I can!You can find me at Core on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I’m looking forward to seeing you there!”

Hope Corrente


Registered Kinesiologist

Hope Corrente, Registered Kinesiologist at Core Health Care, is committed to guiding her patients on a path to a healthier and more balanced life. Specializing in optimizing movement and helping individuals unlock their full potential through personalized exercise interventions.

Hope graduated from Durham College with a Diploma in Health and Fitness Promotion and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Hope is a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and is currently studying nutrition.

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Hope’s journey in the world of Kinesiology began years ago when she was training as a gymnast at a young age. It was this passion for sports that has allowed her to develop a deeper understanding of the human body, movement, and exercise.
She believes in creating a supportive and collaborative environment where her patients feel heard, understood, and motivated to take charge of their health and wellness journey.

At Core Health Care, we are dedicated to our patients and believe that true health is more than just physical fitness. Our services are designed to address the root cause of imbalances, ensuring meaningful transformations.Outside of Core Health Care, you’ll find Hope embracing life with family, enjoying the outdoors, attending sporting events, finding anything house décor to work on, getting in a good workout, pursuing personal interests, and of course spending time with her dog, Bo. Hope looks forward to guiding you towards a happy lifestyle.

Jessica Triumbari


Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica Triumbari has graduated from York University with a Specialized Honors Degree in Kinesiology. Following her undergraduate studies, she decided to pursuit a career in Massage Therapy and earned her diploma at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy.

During her studies she worked at several community outreach programs and specialty clinics around the city of Toronto. Such programs include High Risk Obstetrics at Sunnybrook Hospital, Gynecological and Pelvic Floor Post-Operative at Toronto General Hospital, Pre-natal and Pregnancy clinic, Seniors clinic, Mental Health Transitional Homes, and a community Stroke Club. Through her experience Jessica has learned the benefits of massage therapy both physically, mentally, and emotionally for a range of populations and ultimately what the power of touch can do to heal others. In clinic, her massages typically consist of Swedish techniques, PNF stretching, deep tissue and trigger point therapy.

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Fun Fact: During her undergraduate degree Jessica assisted in conducting research alongside a Registered Kinesiologist and continued to co-write a journal article determining the effects of plyometric training and treadmill training on the prevention of ACL tears in young female soccer players.
In 2017, she and her colleague presented their findings at the World Conference on Science and Soccer held in Rennes, France.

After this experience Jessica grew a passion for research and a love for travel. She hopes to one day conduct research on the benefits of massage, yoga and well-being and travel to another conference around the globe.

Michael Ricci


Registered Massage Therapist

Michael’s journey from a diverse background in sports to a career in sports injury rehabilitation is both inspiring and logical. His firsthand experience with various sports, and competitive bodybuilding, coupled with the injuries he encountered along the way, has provided him with invaluable insights into the human body’s capabilities and limitations.

Through his own experiences, Michael recognized the importance of understanding the intricacies of the human body and how to effectively address injuries. This realization fueled his desire to delve deeper into the field of healthcare, specifically focusing on sports injury rehabilitation.

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By offering a range of services including soft tissue massage, electro-acupuncture, joint mobilization, clinical cupping, and rehabilitative exercise prescription, Michael demonstrates his commitment to providing comprehensive care to his clients. His multifaceted approach acknowledges the complexity of sports injuries and aims to ensure optimal recovery and performance enhancement.

Overall, Michael’s journey from athlete to healthcare practitioner exemplifies the power of personal experience in shaping professional pursuits.

His dedication to helping others overcome sports-related injuries and achieve their fitness goals is undoubtedly making a positive impact in the lives of many.

Amanda Breeze


Registered Massage Therapist

Amanda Breeze’s journey into massage therapy reflects her deep-rooted fascination with human anatomy and her unwavering commitment to healthcare. Graduating with honors from triOS College, specializing in Massage Therapy, she has honed her skills to become a proficient therapist.

Her dedication to serving within the healthcare system is evident from her diverse work experiences, spanning rehabilitation, family practitioners, and physiotherapy clinics. Additionally, her volunteer work with community outreach programs, particularly those dedicated to treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, showcases her altruistic nature and her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

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Amanda’s approach to patient care is characterized by her holistic outlook, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. She prioritizes patient well-being and employs a variety of techniques, including Swedish massage, joint mobilization, and trigger point therapy, to address pain management and dysfunction comprehensively.As an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the Registered Therapists’ Association of Ontario, Amanda remains committed to upholding professional standards and continuing her professional development.
Her dedication to her craft and her patients is evident in her ongoing pursuit of excellence in massage therapy.

Clinic Administrator / Receptionists

  • Rozie Vizza
  • Natalie Comella
  • Angie Carvalho
  • Jazmin Grijalba-Vargas


Meet the Team at Core Health Care | (905) 851-2444