About Us

Markham Rheumatology Hub is a new multi-disciplinary space for patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders. With a collaborative approach from medical and allied health professionals, patients will receive comprehensive care focused on optimizing health and function.

Mission

We are a multidisciplinary team of arthritis experts providing exceptional evidence-based comprehensive care to enhance our patients’ quality of life.

Vision

We envision ourselves being a trusted leader in patient-centered multidisciplinary arthritis and musculoskeletal care.

Teamwork

We work together to leverage our collective power to achieve exceptional results.

Patient Centered

We put the patient at the center of the care we deliver every step of the way.

Respect

We value diversity and treat every patient and team member with dignity.
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Compassion

We cultivate a judgement-free culture of empathy and advocacy.

Integrity

We conduct ourselves and our business with honesty and fairness.

Our Team

Thanu-Ruban

Dr. Thanu Ruban

Rheumatologist
Dr. Thanu Ruban has a special interest in an integrated model of care for patients with arthritis and autoimmune diseases. In addition to working at the Markham Rheumatology Hub, she works as an active medical staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Canadian Rheumatology Association, Ontario Rheumatology Association as well as American College of Rheumatology. For her advocacy work over the recent years, she was awarded the 2021 Early Career Rheumatologist of the Year by the Ontario Rheumatology Association.

 

Services offered:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease, vasculitis, gout and crystal arthritis, other inflammatory conditions

 


 

Training:

  • Doctor of Medicine (McMaster University, 2008)
  • Internal Medicine Fellowship (McMaster University 2012)
  • Rheumatology Fellowship (University of Toronto, 2014)
Tony-Wu

Tony Wu

Orthopedic Physiotherapist
Tony has been an outpatient orthopedic physiotherapist since 2001 and has managed his own practice since 2006. He has focused on working together with patients and medical practitioners to provide effective and practical solutions to their rehabilitative needs. He loves learning about his patients’ diverse histories and enjoys talking about cooking and culture. He is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Ontario Physiotherapy Association. He has special interest and training in temporomandibular disorders.

 

Services offered:

  • Physiotherapy for muscle and joint injuries, pre- and post- surgical rehabilitation, temporomandibular disorders, and sports injuries

 


 

Training:

  • Physiotherapy Degree (University of Toronto, 2001)
  • Microbiology, Human Biology (University of Toronto, 1997)
Donna-Najdovski

Donna Najdovski

Registered Dietitian
Donna is a registered member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada (DC) and the DC Consulting Dietitians Networking group. Donna is passionate about providing up-to-date evidence-based nutrition information to her clients using a client-centered approach, and taking into consideration her clients’ specific goals and cultural food preferences/customs.  Donna has over 30 years of experience in dietetics including over 13 years as an advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

 

Services offered:

  • Nutrition counselling services for Healthy eating, Weight management, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Gout, Diabetes, Hypertension, Vitamin and mineral supplementation

 


 

Training:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Nutrition (Ryerson University, 1989)
  • Dietetic Internship (St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, 1990) 
Dilini-Mohan

Dilini Mohan

Occupational Therapist

Dilini Mohan has spent the past 15 years building expertise in holistic pain and mood management. She is passionate about using her training and experience to empower women to intentionally create the change they want in their bodies and their lives.

Dilini supports people as they navigate pain and trauma, establish new identities and routines, find meaning and balance in their lives, and manage the roller coaster of moods that may come up.

She is committed to learning and sharing information. After obtaining her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the Queen’s University in 2006, she has immersed herself in learning the following:

  • Pain management;
  • Core and external pelvic floor assessment and intervention;
  • Hypopressive (low abdominal pressure) core exercises;
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT);
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi); and
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Additionally, she is a certified yoga instructor who practices from a trauma-informed and therapeutic perspective.  Dilini offers a unique blend of these strategies within a collaborative and non-judgemental approach to restore the mind-body connection and help her clients thrive.

Dilini believes that no matter their circumstance, it is possible to find meaning and move forward in a way that respects what a person has been through and where they are now, physically and emotionally.

Outside the clinic, you can find Dilini gardening and patiently waiting until she is able to travel again.  She has lived in Sri Lanka, Zambia, England and South Africa, and enjoys immersing herself in different cultures and perspectives.

Occupational Therapy is a regulated profession. Dilini is a registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario as well as the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.

 

Services offered:

  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Core and external pelvic floor assessment and intervention
  • Pain management through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi)

 


 

Training:

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (Queen’s University, 2006)
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Biology and Physiology (University of Toronto, 2004)
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Scott Alston

Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Scott has been immersed in the pedorthics industry since 1995. His journey started after seeing results from a career questionnaire that he completed in high school. It was either a bus driver, EMT or a Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician. Before venturing on his journey to becoming a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, he decided to be a missionary for two years in the Philippines where he learned the most important thing in life is to
follow his heart.

Scott is very experienced and knowledgeable in designing and constructing orthotics
for a variety of lower limb conditions. Properly designed and constructed orthotics can help biomechanical deficiencies in the feet and ankle adapt to the impact forces from the ground. He is a craftsman and artisan in his ability to hand craft custom orthotics in his own studio. He is able to provide a unique experience of one-on-one biomechanical assessment, plaster-casting, tailored materials and on-point adjustments while you wait.

He is a member of Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada.

 

Services offered:

  • Custom Orthotics
  • Knee high compression socks
  • Custom footwear
  • Custom knee brace

 


 

Training:

  • Orthotic-Prosethic Technician Program (George Brown College, 1997)
  • Certified Pedorthic Technician (Canada, 2002)
  • Certified Pedorthist (Canada, 2006)