Meet The Team
Dr. Kevin Ho
Dr. Kevin Ho has always had a passion for people’s health and wellbeing. He chose to start his healthcare career as a Registered Nurse in Alberta. Eventually, an opportunity came to work at the Intensive Care Unit with the infamous Sickkids Hospital here in Toronto. However, after suffering from repetitive low back pain, Dr. Ho sought relief from a Chiropractor. Dr. Ho experienced a remarkable recovery from his injury and it led to Dr. Ho’s interest in the field of Chiropractic.
In 2006, Dr. Ho graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and began his private practice in 2009 in midtown Toronto. Dr. Ho also had the privilege of joining the Canadian Centre for Integrative Medicine in 2006 working with well respected Chronic Pain Specialist Dr. Gordon Ko. This experience introduced Dr. Ho to the much broader world of chronic pain medicine with exposure into patients with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue syndrome and Neuropathic conditions. From this experience, Dr. Ho saw the strength of a diverse healthcare team working together and its positive impact it had on patient’s health. This led to Dr. Ho’s decision to start Brightpath Health & Wellness and to build a integrative healthcare team in North York, helping patients with strategies to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Gayamali Karunaratna,
& Birth Doula
Dr. Gayamali’s interest in medicine began at a young age when she would observe her Grandfather, who was a traditional Ayurvedic Doctor prepare herbal tinctures in his apothecary. In her later years while working at a medical clinic, she became cognizant of the fact that there was more to health than just the physical aspect, inspiring her on a journey in search of a healthcare model that addressed the integral mind-body connection. This prompted her to explore Naturopathic Medicine; whose guiding principles are founded on recognizing the body’s inherent ability to heal itself and identifying and treating the root cause of disease, which she found to fit her philosophy of health. Her passion to help those in need also led her to work as a Camp Counsellor with Autism Ontario Canada (AOK), which further solidified her desire to pursue a career in healthcare.
Dr. Gayamali is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor who completed her medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto and continued on to pursue a Masters of Education degree at the University of Windsor.
Having obtained a Masters in Education, Dr. Gayamali’s goal is not only to treat, but to educate and empower individuals to achieve their optimal health goals, while promoting disease prevention. Her practice focuses on treating individuals with chronic lifestyle diseases including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances and mental and emotional conditions such as anxiety anddepression. Her clinical interests also include Women’s health and dermatology.
As a Naturopathic Birth Doula, Dr. Gayamali provides mothers-to- be with prenatal care and support before, during and after labour and delivery to ensure a positive birth experience. This includes providing nutritional counselling, acupuncture, botanical herbs, and physical medicine. She is also passionate about providing pre-conception care to women who are trying to conceive or facing challenges with conceiving.
Andy Park, MScPT
Andy’s passion for rehabilitation science began at an early age as he grew up playing soccer and wanted to be the person who can treat his teammates’ injuries to help them return to play.
With instinctive interest for human body and exercise, Andy decided to complete his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, where he learned about the science of body movements. While completing his studies, Andy realized that movement influences every system of the body; therefore, it must be incorporated as a tool to treat diseases, injuries, or deformities. This foundational idea lead Andy to pursue a career in physiotherapy, and he completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto in 2018.
Andy is an avid soccer player, his love for the sport naturally lead to an interest in the management of various sports injuries. He has experience in prevention and rehabilitation of joint dysfunctions such as low back pain, shoulder instability, tennis elbow, knee ACL rehabilitation, and ankle sprains just to name a few.
Andy emphasizes application of physiotherapy knowledge and skills that are evidence based and proven to produce effective results. His primary commitment is to provide you quality care which prioritizes the your personal needs and goals. Andy incorporates manual therapy and tailored therapeutic exercise program to reduce pain and help you reach your goals, whether that is living pain free every day, being a competitive weekend-warrior, or a high-performance athlete.
On a more personal level, Andy practices what he preaches by staying active. He is a passionate soccer weekend-warrior who plays in the Ontario Soccer League, enjoys working out at the gym, and going for runs around the neighbourhood. He also enjoys reading in his spare time and loves to travel around the world.
Sarah Hood, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Structural Integration Practitioner
Sarah Hood graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage in 1981 and formalized her almost lifelong love of working with the body. Moving from Toronto to Ottawa and then to Perth, ON, she has established enjoyable practices in each location. In 2013 she was introduced to the Anatomy Trains method of Structural Integration (ATSI) and went on to become fully qualified in this discipline.
Sarah brings over 35 years of massage experience to our Brightpath family. She skilled and well versed in traditional Swedish massage with emphasis on relaxation, trigger point work, deep tissue release and improvement in circulation. Sarah also brings much experience offering prenatal massage for pregnant moms.
If you suffer from chronic, recurring muscle pain or stubborn postural imbalances, you may want to consider ATSI treatments. ATSI assesses the underlying fascial imbalances which keep pulling us into uneven muscular usage and seek to align them. ATSI work might be the solution you’ve been searching for if you’ve received multiple treatments of traditional, yet find that the problem recurs. Read more about ATSI in our Massage Therapy section.
Sarah has also taken Level 1 courses in Reiki and Cranio-Sacral work. In other parts of her life she loves to travel and has recently explored the world of tango dance.