Rico Couto

Elite Physio Staff

Michael Hofstatter

Principle Physiotherapist

Michael has worked in several disciplines within the scope of physiotherapy, including private clinics, hospitals, home settings, and research.

Dr. Patti Farrell


A Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College graduate, Dr. Farrell’s approach caters to individual’s needs, lifestyle, goals and preferences.

Arpan Hundal


Arpan brings a wealth of knowledge to the clinic, with experience working in a Trauma Centre, volunteering in rural areas of India, speaking multiple languages.


Physical Therapist

Marco graduated from D’Youville College in the United States, where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree at Western University.

Rico Couto

Massage Therapist

Dr. Shereen Al Jamal


Dr. Shereen Al-Jamal graduated from New York Chiropractic College with Honors in 2009 and obtained her Bachelor of Science with concentration in Honors Biology in 2006 from the University Of Western Ontario.

Amanda Misek

Massage Therapy

Amanda is now joining the Elite Physio team! She has been practising Medical Aesthetics for five years.

Hiam Almemeh

Office Manager

Munz Abdullah

Golf Instructor

Rico Couto

Amanda Misek
Massage Therapist

Rico graduated from a 3-year program at Humber College where he received an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy. He’s gained extensive experience working with a wide range of patients that included, but wasn’t limited to athletes, Children/Adults with mental disabilities and patients in palliative care. Rico is a firm believer in using massage in conjunction with proper body mechanics and movement as a path to a more pain-free and improved mobility way of life. During his studies, he also submitted research finding pertaining to the effects of Massage Therapy.

Rico’s aim is to find the root cause of the patient’s issue/impairment by using different assessment methods and addressing them by using the most effective massage techniques. He is qualified in massage techniques such as; Petrissage, Trigger point releases, Deep tissue therapy, fascial mobilizations, and will use heat, stretching and relaxation massage when appropriate in order to help the patient recover.

During his free time, Rico plays soccer, trains regularly at the gym, and is a nutrition enthusiast which helps him maintain good health and is a good example for his patients to follow. Always ready for a good conversation, Rico is sympathetic to his patient’s concerns, and aims to provide a well-balanced treatment that helps improves each person’s individuals needs.