Chiropody Services Now Available

Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot and lower limb. Foot injuries and deformities can limit mobility, and affect your health and quality of life.

Chiropodists are essential members of the interprofessional healthcare team. The role of chiropodists is to maintain and improve patient mobility, alleviate foot pain, and provide health education. Chiropodists are skilled in assessing their patient’s needs, and managing both acute and chronic conditions.

Chiropodists provide care to a wide range of patients, which include but is not limited to:

  • Routine and diabetic nail care
  • Fungal nails
  • Ingrown nails
  • Corn and callus management
  • Plantar warts
  • Nail and soft tissue surgeries
  • Wound care
  • Foot pain
  • Custom made orthotics
  • Compression socks

If you have any concerns about your feet, contact First Markham Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation to schedule an appointment with Jessamine Leung. She is at the clinic every Friday from 2:00-7:00 pm.


Psychotherapy Added to First Markham Physio & Rehab


Psychotherapists at First Markham Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation can work with individuals, couples and families to achieve wellness or optimal mental health when facing injury, trauma, loss or other stressors in life. Recent biopsychosocial research reveals that up to 60% of chronic illnesses have significant psychological components that amplify the experience of pain and distress. Our registered psychotherapists provide services to assist patients to regain a sense of control over their lives.

Services Include:

  • Assessment and treatment of psychological issues related to pain and injury
  • Individual, couple, and family counselling to alleviate stress caused by injury
  • Alleviation of symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Chronic pain management
  • Trauma recovery counselling

Other Treatment Services:

  • Marriage/Couple counselling
  • Parenting consultation and coaching
  • Trauma and Abuse recovery counselling

Staff Bio

Siyi Zhang, R.P

  • Registered Psychotherapist with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (2015)
  • Member of American Psychoanalyst College (2012)
  • Core Faulty and Supervisor of LingYu International Psychotherapy Training Center (2011)
  • Full member of Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (2008)
  • Full member and Supervisor of China America Psychoanalysis Alliance (2007)
  • Member of Chengdu Psychoanalysis Center. Chengdu, China (2002)
  • Beijing Normal University Master of Developmental Psychology and Education (2001)

Siyi Zhang has a dynamic background in medicine and psychotherapy, she has rich experience in psychotherapy training and education, and is a regular guest specialist in radio and television programs.Siyi is specialized in treating anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, work stress and work harassment, and car accident trauma. She also has extensive experience in marriage and family counseling, career counseling, as well as providing cultural adaptation support for immigrants. Siyi has also participated in providing relief effort for disaster victims who cope with psychological trauma and PTSD. Her counseling approach is client-centered and her diverse clinical experiences have provided her the opportunity to appreciate the individuality, potential, and beauty of every person. Siyi speaks fluent English and Mandarin.

Agatha Fung, R.P.

  • Registered Psychotherapist with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (2016)
  • Tyndale Seminary: Master of Divinity in Counselling (2014)
  • Member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2009)

Agatha Fung is a registered psychotherapist / marriage and family therapist with a master degree in counseling. Her counseling experience spans over 3 years with special attention to relational issues and trauma stress. She is also passionate and has extensive experience working with teenagers in various settings. She offers client-centered therapy incorporating a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the unique preferences and needs of clients. Agatha speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Now Offering Radial Shockwave Therapy!!

At First Markham Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, we have just gotten in our brand-new Storz’s Medical Master Pulse Radial Shockwave machine!Shockwave Therapy For Plantarfasciitis

 Why might radial shockwave be right for me?

Radial shockwave is a new alternative treatment that can be used when all other conservative treatments like physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathic, etc.) have been used with the pain still evident. There has been an extensive amount of research done on heel spurs (plantar fasciitis), achilles tendonitis, frozen shoulder, trigger points in muscles, stress fractures and tennis elbow that have proven the effectiveness of radial shockwave therapy.


  • No surgery required
  • No side effects
  • Increases healing process
  • Effective for chronic pain
  • No medication required

How does radial shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave uses extremely high-energy acoustic waves that are transmitted through a headpiece that is applied to the surface of the skin. The headpiece emits very strong and short energy pulses that will produce a mechanical effect on the area of interest. This mechanical force will then stimulate cells that promote healing in bone and connective tissue. Shockwave therapy also helps breakdown any built up calcification and soft tissue.  In addition, it also initiates an inflammatory response, which will increase circulation and blood flow to the area.

What are treatments like?

For the best results, approximately 3-5 treatments are required and most people feel an improvement after the first treatment is complete! Shockwave requires the use of any water-based medium and is applied over the area of interest for approximately 5 minutes. During the treatment, there may be some discomfort or pain, but it is well worthwhile!

Have any questions? Contact us via email or phone for more information!

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Starting January 1st, 2014 we will be extending our hours of operations!! Our physiotherapist will be operating Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please call our clinic at (905)940-1777 if you would like to book an appointment for treatment.

Dr. Clement Liu’s Schedule

Monday 11:00am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday ——–
Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm


Vickie Chan’s Schedule

Monday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday ————
Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Dr. Natasha Merali-Ebrahim’s Schedule

Tuesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Dr. Leo Tseng’s Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 – 7:00 pm


Haiyan (Lucy) Li’s Schedule (Massage Therapist)

Monday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 7:00pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm



Chinese Prenatal Classes being Offered Starting September 2013

We are please to announce that we will be holding Prenatal Classes conducted in Cantonese/English starting August 25, 2013 .  Ms. Christine Chan, RN  has been conducting prenatal classes for over 20 years.  She has many praises from students over her teaching method and style.  If you are interested please call Ms. Christine Chan directly at (647)883-0268 or (647)288-3528.