Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program


Neurofunctional Treatment of Pain and Dysfunction

Neurofunctional Acupuncture

Instructors

Dr. Anthony Magliocco, DC

Dr. Anthony Magliocco, DC

Dr. Magliocco constantly strives to improve his knowledge in the fields of chiropractic, acupuncture and rehab sciences. Dr. Magliocco has a special interest in acupuncture being part of the faculty of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Course at McMaster University. He has been an instructor for over 8 years teaching other health professionals a modern approach to acupuncture. Dr. Magliocco has worked with and helped numerous athletic associations, including the Hamilton Tiger Cat CFL team, the McMaster University Football Team, and the Hamilton Round the Bay Road Race. –

Dr. Brenda Donaldson, MD

Dr. Brenda Donaldson, MD

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Brenda S. Donaldson, M.D. developed an innovative manual medicine practice. This practice uses neurofunctional acupuncture techniques and manual soft tissue conditioning techniques to treat musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. Dr. Donaldson’s goal in treatment therapy is to establish for her patients a better quality of life by increasing movement and functionality in their daily living. Dr. Donaldson is a senior instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Donaldson practices in the greater Detroit, Michigan USA area.

Dr. Christina Voldner, DC

Dr. Christina Voldner, DC

Dr. Christina Voldner is a Chiropractor and ART Provider. She graduated from the University of Guelph with an honours degree in Human Kinetics and from there went to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2006. She uses a variety of techniques in practice, including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, soft tissue release, kinesiotaping, fascial abrasion and joint manipulation. In addition to dealing with injuries, Christina enjoys optimizing function and performance in athletes of all levels and has been the team trainer and chiropractor for the Toronto Jr A Canadiens hockey team from 2009 to present. Christina is currently an instructor with the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.

Dr. Dan Wunderlich, DAc, LMT

Dr. Dan Wunderlich, DAc, LMT

Dan Wunderlich is Founder and Clinic Director of Integrative Acupuncture & Bodywork in New York City, a holistic medical practice offering a unique blend of eastern and western approaches to treat orthopedic dysfunctions and internal medicine imbalances. In his practice, he integrates a wide variety of functional therapeutic modalities such as contemporary acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and Tui Na (a form of corrective soft-tissue therapy).

Dan is a Clinical Preceptor in the Contemporary Acupuncture Program at McMaster University, a comprehensive, clinically-oriented training program which focuses on the integration of acupuncture and modern neurophysiological and neuroanatomical concepts. He has been part of an elite team of instructors selected to train U.S. Military doctors in the application of contemporary acupuncture methods used to treat wounded soldiers. He is also an Instructor of Zheng Gu Tui Na, a complete system of Chinese medical massage integrating soft-tissue therapies and bone mobilizations.

Over the past four years, Dan has lead several teams of volunteer practitioners on humanitarian aid projects delivering free, high-quality health care to medically underserved communities in remote villages of Indonesia and Nepal. He has also worked in New York-based community clinics providing outreach to war veterans and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).

Dr. David O’Connor, DC

Dr. David O’Connor, DC

Dr. David O’Connor is the owner and Clinical Director of Bayview Chiropractic Health Centre in Toronto. He is a chiropractor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, using an integrated approach combining chiropractic with Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and active release techniques (A.R.T). Dr. O’Connor is the team chiropractor for the National Women’s Gymnastics Team and Synchronized Swimming Team and is a consultant to numerous other Olympic and professional athletes. He has been on the medical team at numerous world gymnastics and world aquatic championships and also at the Olympic games in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Dr. O’Connor is an instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University.

Dr. David Salanki, DC

Dr. David Salanki, DC

Native to Niagara, Dr. Salanki has been a dominant force in providing chiropractic health care and acupuncture services in Southern Niagara for over 25 years. After graduating from CMCC, and establishing a solid academic footing in chiropractic rehabilitation, he has merged the hands-on, tradition-based science of chiropractic with the innovation of cutting-edge technologies creating one of the most modern multidisciplinary integrative health practices in the province.

Dr. Salanki has studied acupuncture extensively both in China and North America and is currently Instructor-In Chief with the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program for Health Professionals at McMaster University and is also a key founding member and Vice-President of the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association.

Over the years he has brought his acupuncture experience to the marketplace and has served as a design consultant with fortune 500 company, Maax Inc, one of the leading five firms in North America and the world’s largest spa manufacturer. Dr. Salanki is also Director of Continuing Education with Spine-Align Inc. and Sigma Instruments, leaders in computerized chiropractic treatment technologies. He is also a sought-after international lecturer and authority in the field of contemporary chiropractic and acupuncture education.

Dr. Matt McGrath, DC

Dr. Matt McGrath, DC

Dr. McGrath graduated with Clinic Honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Prior to attending CMCC, he completed an Honours Degree in Kinesiology at Brock University. Dr. McGrath obtained his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University, is an Active Release Techniques® provider, and a FAKTR-PM advanced soft tissue therapy practitioner.

Dr. McGrath applies the Functional Integrated Therapy (F.I.T.TM) approach to patient assessment and treatment. He utilizes and combines various techniques including Neurofunctional Acupuncture, Active Release Techniques®, Fascial Abrasion, joint manipulation/mobilization, FAKTR-PM, Performance Taping, concussion assessment/treatment and functional rehabilitation to treat sports and everyday wear-and-tear injuries. He has worked with a wide variety of individuals from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Currently, he works at Athlete’s Care in Scarborough and North York at Yonge/Sheppard.

Dr. Melissa Givelos, DC

Dr. Melissa Givelos, DC

Dr. Givelos completed her Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Toronto, specializing in Human Biology, and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with Honours in 2010. As a Functional Integrative Therapy provider, she combines the various skills attained through her education and experience. As a chiropractor, A.R.T. and medical acupuncture provider, Dr. Givelos has treated various athletes at a varsity and a professional level. She uses the F.I.T. approach with the goal of increasing function and reducing the pain of her patients, who may need help with their sport or general activities of daily living. Dr. Givelos has worked and trained with the F.I.T. providers at Athlete’s Care for the last 7 years, throughout her undergraduate and chiropractic education. She is currently an Instructor with the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University.

Dr. Michael Prebeg, DC

Dr. Michael Prebeg, DC

Dr. Michael Prebeg is a chiropractor who specializes in the treatment of sports injuries. Through the combination of ART and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, and joint manipulation he has helped athletes of all levels with injury recovery and in performance enhancement. Dr. Prebeg practices as a consultant with Athlete’s Care Clinics located in the greater Toronto region. Dr. Prebeg is currently a consultant with many Olympic and professional athletes (MLBA, NHL, NFL, CFL). He has covered the World Track and Field Championships in Edmonton 2001, and Paris 2003, Goodwill Games 2001, World Cup of Track and Field 2002, US National Championships outdoor and indoor 2002, 2003, NCAA Track and Field Championships 2003, and the World Basketball Championships. He is a Senior Instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University and is the Treasurer of the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar, MD

Dr. Pradeep Kumar, MD

After completing his training in medicine in India, Dr. Kumar joined Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he experienced his first awakening. During 13 years of voluntary work in the villages of the foothills, along with his wife Karen, his search deepened and put him firmly on a mystical–spiritual path which continues to this day, but in a radically different way which he calls Biological Mutation. He also studied at the Mind-Body Medical Institute at Harvard University. Currently, he is practicing and teaching acupuncture, meditation and mind-body medicine both at McMaster University and in the cities of Hamilton, Toronto and surrounding areas.

He is the author of many books including:
• Meditation: A Path of Wellness, Authenticity, and Freedom

• Chakras: Centres of Evolution and Involution, Freedom from Fear and Naturality

Dr. Kumar plans to establish an Academy of Meditation in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas and connect it to a similar institution in Toronto, Canada.