Dr. Tonya Luby
Dr. Tonya believes we were all born with amazing potential and feels privileged to be part of each patient’s journey towards a healthier more vibrant life. Being a chiropractor is not only a career but a lifestyle that she chooses to follow. Originally from Tors Cove, Newfoundland, Dr. Tonya earned her Honours B. Sc. in Biology from St. Francis Xavier University and then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2001.
Since graduating, Dr. Tonya has built a family focused practice where her passion is natural family living and caring for expectant women, infants and kids. Dr. Tonya has since graduation completed the diplomate program offered by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, is certified in Webster Technique and has completed many courses in cranial adjusting, spinning babies and functional neurology. She has spent many years collaborating with local midwives as a family chiropractor. Knowing that chiropractic removes stress from the body, thus allowing optimal healing and function, Dr. Tonya emphasizes the importance of pregnant women starting chiropractic care early and newborns being checked by the chiropractor as soon as possible. She aims to assist women to have the best possible pregnancy, labor and for babies to have the best healthy start to life. “It’s incredible to help families make better choices and give their children an opportunity to grow up healthier”.Dr. Tonya is married to her best friend and has three amazing, healthy and very active children! She received regular chiropractic care throughout her pregnancies and her children experienced their first chiropractic checkups and adjustments within hours of their birth.
Dr. Amanda Graham
Helping Create Healthy Families
Dr. Amanda always knew she wanted to enter a profession that was focused on healing.“I wanted to help families, providing them with the tools and resources to get healthy.”Originally from Halifax, Dr. Amanda attended Dalhousie University. Upon completion of her first degree, she moved to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College After her graduation in 2006, she started to focus more on caring for pregnant women and children and became a Diplomate with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Also certified in the Webster Technique, she has been present during labour and deliveries, supporting moms for a great birthing experience. After which, Dr. Amanda has the honour to check the newborn baby, getting them off to a healthy start in life.
Dr. Amanda advises pregnant women to get chiropractic care as early as possible in their pregnancy, to eat healthily and be as active as they can up until the time they give birth. Trained in Functional Neurology, Dr. Amanda sees entire families who are seeking to live better healthier lives, together. Dr. Amanda loves to support Motherhood, in any way she can. She has held Mom and baby groups, to build community and connection while presenting relevant health topics to families. Dr. Amanda lives a chiropractic lifestyle by getting regular chiropractic checkups herself. Routine visits to the chiropractor while she was expecting, along with yoga, helped her to have a wonderful pregnancy experience. To maintain her good health, she stays active with spinning, rowing and outdoor activities. She also loves to cook and share the healthy recipes her and her family are enjoying.
Dr. Stacey Smith
Dr. Stacey is passionate about helping patients in the North York community unlock their true health and wellness potential through gentle and effective chiropractic techniques — safe enough for the entire family. When Dr. Stacey was in her first year at McMaster University, she sustained a lower back injury that took her off her feet. Unable to walk, her stepfather made an appointment for her to see his chiropractor, who had helped him combat headaches for years. Not sure what to expect, Dr. Stacey was initially nervous, but once she experienced the gentle, natural approach to healing from within, she knew she had found her calling. She loved that someone took the time to explain to her what was happening with her body and how they would work as a team to get her health back on track. She takes the same approach with her patients, making sure they understand what to expect and what they can do at home to help. This experience, coupled with the fact that she was always interested in a health-based career, put her on the path to becoming the excellent chiropractor that our patients know and love today.
Dr. Stacey pursued her Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is always striving to learn more. She attends seminars and courses every year to keep her up to date on the latest research and adjusting techniques. She has attended numerous courses focusing on the care of babies, children and pregnant women and is certified in the Webster Technique. Dr. Stacey takes the necessary time with each patient to help them understand the inner workings of their body. She also teaches them exactly how chiropractic care, in addition to healthy eating and exercise, can help them maintain health for a lifetime. She wants her patients to understand that chiropractic care isn’t just for people who are in pain. It’s an excellent choice for entire families, from babies with colic to office workers with postural issues, as it taps into the body’s innate ability to heal itself from a variety of conditions.
Dr. Stacey is a current member of the following organizations:
- ICPA (International Chiropractic Paediatric Association)
- OCA (Ontario Chiropractic Association)
- CCA (Canadian Chiropractic Association)
In order to best serve his community, Dr. Vala decided to practice at Bayview Village Wellness Centre located only a short walk away from his home. Bayview Village Wellness Centre has been in the same location for 35 years and provides patient centered care in an ethical and professional environment for the Bayview Village community and beyond. Dr. Vala is an avid soccer fan and has provided care with Canada’s both men’s and women’s national teams. When not in the practice, Dr. Vala enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Payam Vala
Dr. Vala was first introduced to chiropractic when he decided to accompany his father to see a chiropractor for his chronic low back pain that had been plaguing him for years. Dr. Vala did not know much about chiropractic care but over the course of treatment he learned more and more about chiropractic care and its approach to health while witnessing his father’s recovery after many years of suffering from pain.“Regular chiropractic care is essential to maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.”
Dr. Vala completed his undergrad in psychology at York University and then attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Vala believes in a patient centered, evidence based, holistic health care in which a team of multidisciplinary practitioners look after a patient’s overall health. He is focused on working with his patients to provide optimal care that ensures patients’ long-term well-being.
Dr. Vala is a member of:
- The Canadian Chiropractic Association
- The Ontario Chiropractic Association
In order to best serve his community, Dr. Vala decided to practice at Bayview Village Wellness Centre located only a short walk away from his home. Bayview Village Wellness Centre has been in the same location for 35 years and provides patient centered care in an ethical and professional environment for the Bayview Village community and beyond.
Dr. Vala is an avid soccer fan and has provided care with Canada’s both men’s and women’s national teams. When not in the practice, Dr. Vala enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.