Staff of Koch Spine Centre

Name: Dr. Curtis Seeley
Position: Chiropractor

Other Info: Dr. Seeley graduated with distinction receiving an Honors Degree in Philosophy and from the University of Guelph in 2004. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2013. He is currently a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (OCA).
"My approach to patient care is a multi-disciplinary and evidence based style with an overall goal of achieving musculoskeletal balance and performance. I utilize a number of chiropractic techniques including spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy and modalities accompanied with a focus on rehabilitation that the patient can undertake on their own. I believe spinal stabilization is the key to managing back pain long term, and through education people can be taught on how to maintain their own spinal health. I believe this combination provides the most cost effective and efficient way for patients to achieve overall spinal health. Having been a serious athlete who played basketball at the University level, I also understand athletic performance and the treatment needs of serious athletes.
Name: Dr. Peter Hrkal
Position: Chiropractor

Other Info: Dr. Peter Hrkal graduated from McMaster University with both honors degree in Kinesiology as well as a Master's degree in rehabilitation. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2013. He is currently a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), and the College of Chiropractor on Ontario (CCO), specializing in contemporary medical acupuncture for treating a variety of common conditions seen in clinical practice, Dr. Hrkal combines traditional Chinese acupuncture, dry needling techniques, electro-acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation to effectively treat almost any pain or bodily dysfunction. Additionally, he is training in Active Release Technique (ART) and applies that to soft tissue disorders throughout the body.
Name: Karen Day
Position: Physiotherapist

Other Info: Karen Day is a Graduate at Mohawk College and McMaster University in 1975 in the Physiotherapy Program, and has been in Orthopaedic rehabilitation her entire career. Karen Day also raises Holsteiner horses for jumping and dressage, and trains Irish Wolfhound dogs for competition. Karen Day brings with her a wealth of experience, knowledge to assist our patients.
Name: Ali Speziale BAHSc., CAT(C), RMT, CAMA
Position: Registered Massage Therapist

Other Info: Ali holds a Bachelors of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) from Sheridan College (2009) a diploma in Massage Therapy from Ontario College of Health and Technology (2011) and Level 1 TCM Acupuncture from McMaster University.

Ali also provides treatment for many conditions, including: sprain/strain injuries, MVA, WSIB, headaches, plantar fasciitis, TMJ dysfunction, as well as pregnancy massage, relaxation massage and use of lymphatic drainage techniques. Ali incorporates various techniques learned from her diverse educational background, which provides our clients with the best therapeutic care possible.
Name: Chris Dehmel
Position: Registered Massage Therapist

Other Info: Chris graduated from Everest College, Hamilton is 2009 and has been a Registered Massage Therapist practicing for 6 years now in the Niagara and Hamilton region, and a Sports Massage Therapist specializing in Sports, A.R.T., and Therapeutic Deep Tissue treatments for athletes and people in general. Chris has worked in Sports, Rehabilitation, Geriatric and Natural Healing environments to further his knowledge of the human body and how it works in all ages and activities. Chris is the type of therapist that sees the body as a whole and gets to the problem. He wants to get you informed so you know what you're dealing with and to help you improve. Also a student of Osteopathy, Chris hope to one day become and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, to even further his skill and help people as much as possible to regain their active daily routines pain free and enjoying life.

Chris volunteer with many sports associations and teams, and helps run the Massage Therapy at the Royal Canadian Henley Regattas, and has worked at a few international events treating marathons, tennis, golf and soccer events. Most recently he was asked to help out at the Pan-Am games in Hamilton with the Soccer tournament.
Name: Linda Guzzo
Position: Office Manager

Other Info: Linda is a long time employee of Koch & Associates Spine Centre with over 23 years service. She is our Office Manager, assessment co-ordinator and is in charge of typing reports and correspondence.
Name: Marian Falconi
Position: Billing Clerk, Accounts Receivable & WSIB Co-ordinator

Other Info: Marian is a bookkeeper by background and is responsible for all accounts receivable and WSIB claims.
Name: Christina Haw
Position: Physiotherapy Assistant, P.T.A.

Other Info: Christina works side-by-side with Karen Day, our physiotherapist. Christina supervises the rehab clinic, sets up supervised exercise programs and individual home exercise programs.
Name: Darla Ulbinas
Position: Chiropractic Assistant

Other Info: Darla is one of our chiropractic assistants and has been with the company for 5 years.
Name: Neelie Phillips
Position: Physiotherapy Assistant, PTA

Other Info: Neelie assists the doctors with the patients and their treatments.
Name: Tammy Chalmers
Position: Office Assistant

Other Info: Tammy is our newest staff member who completes reports and works with the patients at the front desk.
Name: Sarah Zenone
Position: Physiotherapy Assistant

Other Info: Sarah is our newest PTA who helps out with patient treatments as well as doing our Extended Health. She graduated from Mohawk College in 2015 as an occupational therapist assistant/physiotherapist assistant.