Meet The Team
Welcome to Brightpath Health & Wellness. Meet our multi-talented, diverse health care team!
Dr. Kevin Ho
Chiropractor & Clinic Director
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. Tharshni Velauthapillai
Dr. Tharshni is Toronto-born and raised, and has always had an interest in health and wellness. She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2015 before obtaining her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2019. She practiced as a chiropractor for 2 years in Calgary before moving back home to practice in Toronto in 2021.
Dr. Tharshni has vast clinical knowledge to diagnose and treat all neuromusculoskeletal conditions. She has extensive experience treating cases involving postural strains, chronic pain disorders, athletic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, and even pregnancy-related low back pain. Dr. Tharshni uses a variety of techniques for treatment including manual adjustments and mobilizations, instrument-assisted manual therapy, muscle release techniques, kinesiotaping, modalities such as ultrasound therapy, as well as exercise prescription.
Her goal is to help her patients achieve a pain-free, active & healthy lifestyle. She uses both preventative care and maintenance care to ensure her patients have long-lasting relief.
Dr. Gayamali Karunaratna
Naturopathic Doctor & 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 Master of Education degree at the University of Windsor.
Having obtained a Master’s 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 and depression. 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 labor and delivery to ensure a positive birth experience. This includes providing nutritional counseling, acupuncture, botanical herbs, and physical medicine. She is also passionate about providing preconception care to women who are trying to conceive or facing challenges with conceiving.
Registered Massage Therapist
Nicole Scarisoreanu, RMT, graduated from Elmcrest College of Applied Sciences in 2006 in the Massage Therapy Program. She is trained in a variety of techniques including: Deep Tissue Massage, Gentle Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage, Hydrotherapy, Cupping Therapy, Stretching and Joint Mobilization, Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage.
Her particular interests are postural dysfunction, repetitive strains, side effects of motor-vehicle accidents known as Whiplash, headaches and migraines, work related and sports related injuries, etc. Nicole is certified in Graston Technique, a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that effectively treats scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.
She advocates and follows holistic principles like the practice of meditation and breath work, yoga, organic and whole foods diet. With a very intuitive sense of touch, her approach to massage therapy is based on the belief that the body-mind-spirit connection has a fundamental impact in one’s healing journey.