Upper James Wellness Clinic is a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation facility servicing the health and wellness needs of Hamilton and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based care and service. Our licensed healthcare practitioners provide exceptional care in a modern and comfortable environment. Your health and wellness begins here!
Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti
BSc (Hons), CSCS, ART®, Medical Acupuncture, DC
Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti (Dr. C) is the co-owner of Upper James Wellness Clinic. Dr. Chakrabarti is a licensed chiropractor and contemporary medical acupuncture practitioner. In 2009, Dr. Chakrabarti graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and completed his diploma in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. He graduated from McMaster University with an honours Bachelor of Science majoring in life science with a minor in music in 2005. Dr. Chakrabarti earned the title of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association which has imparted him with the knowledge to rehabilitate complex neuromusculoskeletal complaints including athletic injuries. Dr. Chakrabarti is certified in impairment rating by the American Board of Forensic Professionals (American Medical Association Guidelines 4th edition). Dr. Chakrabarti is also a full-body certified Active Release Technique® Provider with a special interest in peripheral nerve entrapments. Dr. Chakrabarti is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. He is an active member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Keshena Malik
BSc (Hons), Medical Acupuncture, MSc, DC
Dr. Keshena Malik is the co-owner of Upper James Wellness Clinic. She is a licensed chiropractor and contemporary medical acupuncture practitioner. In 2009, Dr. Malik graduated with the degree Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with clinic honours. She also completed her diploma in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University in 2009. Dr. Malik earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honours from McMaster University in 2003. Dr. Malik furthered her academic studies by completing her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in 2013. Her research experience has focused on the mechanics of walking as well as conservative treatment options and outcomes for other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and back pain. Dr. Malik actively participates in clinical research and is passionate about contributing to the practice of evidence-based patient care. She aims to ensure the highest standards of professional practice, quality of care and outcomes for her patients. Dr. Malik has clinical experience managing musculoskeletal conditions affecting people of all ages, including infants and children as well as injuries or conditions relating to sport, pregnancy, motor vehicle and work place accidents. She is also a Certified Fitter for custom-fit compression garments and custom-made lymphedema compression garments. Dr. Malik is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. She is an active member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) and sits on the OCA Board of Directors and Research Committee.
Dr. Kevan Patel
BSc (Kin), Medical Acupuncture, DC
Upper James Wellness Clinic is excited to welcome Dr. Kevan Patel our Chiropractor!
Dr. Kevan Patel is a licensed chiropractor and contemporary medical acupuncture practitioner. He graduated in 2022 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with Summa Cum Laude designation with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and completed his certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University in 2021. He has also completed his training in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization in 2021. Dr. Patel graduated from McMaster University with a Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology in 2018. Dr. Patel has clinical experience managing musculoskeletal conditions affecting people of all ages as well as injuries or conditions relating to sport, pregnancy, motor vehicle and workplace accidents. Dr. Patel has experience working with professional, national and university level athletes as well as post-surgical patients as he offers his patients an evidence-informed approach, which he tailors to suit the unique needs of each patient. Dr. Patel is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. He is an active member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Upper James Wellness Clinic is excited to welcome Christina Christian our Physiotherapist!
Christina Christian, a Registered Physiotherapist in Canada is a dedicated and energetic individual who utilizes problem-solving techniques and envisions smart solutions while executing with urgency. She is a member in good standing position with College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
She has pursued her Masters of Physiotherapy with specialization in Neurological Conditions from India. In India she started her career in academics, teaching physiotherapy students as well as serving the society with her physiotherapy skills for 5 years in a wide variety of set up like hospital, clinics and home physiotherapy.
In Canada, she has worked as a Resident Physiotherapist since 2021 and recently received her Independent license in 2023. In the physiotherapy profession she has effectively worked with the clients with motor vehicle accidents, work place injuries, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. With the use of her excelled skills she escorts the patient smoothly through the path from assessment to the total recovery. She thrives to improve the quality of life of the patient through joint mobilization, myofascial release, strengthening techniques, stretching techniques, postural education.
She envisions excelling skills in pelvic floor rehabilitation, acupuncture and dry needling techniques. She looks forward to work in a team imparting her part maximally for the benefit of the patient.
Upper James Wellness Clinic is excited to welcome Marco Ferreira to our team!
Marco attended the Ontario Tech University where he received his bachelors in Kinesiology – Exercise Science. Marco is registered as a Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario. He is also certified as a Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Since graduating, he has been working as a Personal Trainer and Physiotherapist Assistant with large variety of patients of all ages. He has found passion in helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. He also enjoys expanding his knowledge in the health field by taking annual courses. Marco understands the importance of connecting with his patients. He takes the time to listen to his patient’s situation to provide efficient, quality care.
Chiropractic care specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscle, bones) and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic is used most often to treat musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic, referred to as chiropractors, practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes a comprehensive history taking and physical examination, diagnosis, informed consent and treatment.
Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. The “adjustment” is the most common form of treatment utilized by chiropractors in clinical practice. The adjustment, also known as spinal manipulative therapy, is a non-invasive, manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed through four years of intensive chiropractic education. The adjustment is a carefully controlled procedure delivered by a skilled practitioner to dysfunctional joints of the spine, extremities and temporomandibular joints. The primary goal is to decrease pain and restore function by improving areas of reduced movement in the joints and supporting tissues, and decreasing muscle tightness or spasm.
Chiropractors also provide advice on nutrition, fitness, ergonomics, among others, that may be useful in managing or preventing a variety of health conditions.
Legislative bodies across Canada, as well as researchers and governments around the world have conducted extensive reviews of chiropractic and have consistently endorsed chiropractic services.
Registered Massage Therapy
A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) assesses and treats physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues (muscles, fascia, tendons) of the body, mostly by hands-¬on treatment. Assessment and treatment by an RMT can include orthopaedic and neurological testing, soft tissue therapy (such as deep tissue massage, Swedish massage), remedial exercise programs and client education programs. Contact or visit us to find out more about our massage services.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Our Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (CMA) trained and certified practitioners practice CMA techniques which take the ancient acupuncture therapy and re-define its mechanisms and effects using present-day scientific understanding of human physiology. Single use, sterile, disposable needles are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system by stimulating peripheral nerves. Contact or visit us to find out more about our acupuncture services.
We provide psychological & counselling assessment and treatment services with a primary focus on assisting individuals in dealing with psychological reactions related to rapid and abrupt changes to their health status or personal situation. This may be because of injury, illness, or other life-altering events. Contact or visit us to find out more about our psychological services.
Your feet play an important role in your overall health, they serve as a strong base to your body when you’re standing and walking. At times, however, your feet and body may benefit from extra support by wearing custom-made foot orthotics. A foot orthotic is an externally applied device that is custom designed and fitted to the body that can help:
- control biomechanical alignment
- correct or accommodate deformity
- protect and support an injury
- assist in rehabilitation
- reduce pain
- increase mobility
Chiropractors are trained to assess if and when you may benefit from custom-made foot orthotics. As part of the biomechanical assessment, the evaluation may include observation, gait analysis, functional analysis, neurological and orthopedic testing. This will help determine if custom-made orthotics are appropriate for you. Contact or visit us to find out more about our custom-made foot orthotics.
Medical Gradient Compression Hosiery
Medical gradient compression hosiery and socks improve venous and lymphatic blood flow. Compression hosiery and socks are designed to deliver a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases toward the top of the stocking. This gradient pressure promotes better venous blood flow which, in turn, helps to control swelling, varicosities, leg fatigue and other problematic leg conditions.
At Upper James Wellness Clinic, our qualified and licensed professionals have more than 10 years of combined experience measuring, dispensing and fitting our customers with quality stylish and comfortable compression therapy and donning accessories. Our professionals are certified custom lymphedema compression garment fitters for both upper and lower extremities. Contact us to find out more about our wide variety of custom-fitted and custom-made compression garments.
What conditions do compression hosiery and socks benefit?
- Leg fatigue or pain
- Varicose veins
- Venous ulcers
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Chronic venous insufficiency
Contact or visit us to find out more about our wide variety of custom-fitted and custom-made compression garments.
Physiotherapy focuses on evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function and mobility. Physiotherapists help manage and treat disorders and injuries of the MSK system including rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery. They are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopaedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, sport injuries, spinal and extremity dysfunctions. Physiotherapy involves using a variety of techniques to help your muscles, joints, heart and lungs work to their potential. They work with each individual to develop a treatment plan according to their illness and lifestyle.
297 Brucedale Avenue East
Hamilton ON L9A 1R2
Tel: (905) 574-5538
Fax: (855) 597-8497