Bahram Jam, Chief APTEI Instructor

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Bahram Jam, PT

Bahram Jam graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. In 1999 he completed a Clinical Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia and in 2009 he completed his Doctorate in Science in Physical Therapy at Andrews University, USA. He has the Canadian Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is also credentialed with the McKenzie Institute International.

He is the founder and director of Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and has been a chief instructor for over one thousand post-graduate Orthopaedic clinical courses across Canada and internationally. He continues to practice and has had extensive clinical experience with direct patient care.

He is presently practicing at Athlete’s Care Clinic Located at York University Campus, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. If you wish to receive a clinical consultation please contact the clinic at (416) 479-8799

Tom Kiroplis; Chief Acupuncture & Dry Needling (ADN) Instructor

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Tom Kiroplis, Dip. TCM

Tom Kiroplis has taught for several years for the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meridian Health Education and Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). In addition, Tom is a successful owner of two busy acupuncture clinics.

Tom’s Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture training was at the ITCM itself starting in 1996 under the tutelage of David Lam, Canada’s pioneer Acupuncture educator. Tom also completed an acupuncture hospital internship in Nanjing, China in 1997.

Additionally, Tom has the assistance of experienced Physiotherapists who have practiced acupuncture for several years and have been additionally taught by Tom himself. This ensures that all students are supervised closely to maximize learning.

Debbie Patterson, PT

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Debbie Patterson, PT

Debbie Patterson is a graduate of the University of Toronto with over 30 years of clinical practice in orthopaedic physiotherapy.  For over 25 years her clinical practice has focused on providing evidence based treatment for persistent pain conditions, including chronic low back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain and fibromyalgia.  She has treated pre teenage children with chronic pain conditions, teenagers, and adults.

She is one of the founding members of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, serving on the executive as Secretary for two years.

Debbie is an instructor in two day courses on “The Art and Science of Pain Management”, “Pain in Women”, “Fibromyalgia”, and “Understand the Brain to Treat Pain”.  She is an invited speaker to interdisciplinary courses and congresses.

Len Kiroplis, PT

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Len Kiroplis, PT

Len Kiroplis has a Bachelors of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University (1994) and a BScH degree in Biology from Queen’s University (1992). He has been learning and using acupuncture and dry needling since the beginning of his career and uses it in combination with other physiotherapy techniques with great success. His education has involved courses with Acupuncture Canada and Meridian Health Education.

In 2011, he became involved in program development and growth of the APTEI ADN course series along with other courses for Meridian Health Education. He has also enjoyed acting as a teaching facilitator for all courses since 2011. He enjoys reading research literature on the effectiveness of these modalities and sharing information with his colleagues.

Len co-owns and manages 3 clinics in the GTA, Queen West Physiotherapy in Brampton, Albion Hills Physiotherapy in Bolton and PhysioMAX Wellness in Burlington. He also founded Meridian Health Assessments which offers services to employees in Toronto, Peel and Halton regions. Len can be contacted at (416) 276-3242.

Elias Paul Cecil Jones, PT

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Elias Paul Cecil Jones, PT

Elias Paul Cecil Jones, graduated his Bachelor’s Program in India in 1997. He has worked in India and Middle East as clinical physiotherapist. He relocated to Canada to pursue advanced training.

He has been trained in the Advanced Manual therapy skills through APTEI, where he completed his Diploma in Advanced Orthopedic Physical therapy. He also has a level 3 training in Manual therapy through orthopedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy association. He has also undergone training in McKenzie programs, Mulligan mobilisation concepts and neural mobilisation through NOI group. He has a passion for pain science and is currently involved in research pertaining to chronic pain.

He has completed Masters in Clinical Science program in Canada. He is an FCAMPT (Fellow of Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) accredited Physiotherapist.

In his 19 yr experience he has conducted numerous courses across Middle East, India and Canada.

Elias Paul Cecil Jones, PT


Alireza Saeedi, PT, DPT, ITPT , ASTR’s

Ali graduated from Iran Medical Sciences University in 1992 with the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He completed the Master of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises program with focus on exercise therapy and posture at University of Tehran in 2009. Ali completed the Doctorate of Physiotherapy program at University of Michigan in 2018.
 Ali continues to update his practice with the most recent evidenced-based treatment protocols by taking several courses such as McKenzie Level A for the lumbar spine, back pain , hips and knees, Lumbopelvic Complex, Kinesiotaping, vestibular and TMJ rehabilitation and cervical headaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, mind fullness, medical neuroscience and orthopaedic manual therapy.
He is an Impact Trained Physiotherapist and provides physiotherapy treatment for the concussion clients. Ali is certified Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Release (M2T-Blade) practitioner. He is also an advanced soft tissue release specialist ( ASTRs) which helps him to find and release the adhesions and muscle spasm.
Ali has published four books in the field of exercise therapy in the Persian language.
When he is not in the clinic Ali enjoys music, soccer, photography and nature.

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