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Our Physicians


Medical Director

Dr. Galea is a Doctor of Medicine, and the Medical Director and Founder of the Institute of Human Mechanics. With a medical degree from McMaster University, he has been practicing Sports Medicine since 1988, counting numerous high-profile athletes as his patients. Dr. Galea became the team physician for the Toronto Argonauts, serving as a physician for the team until 2009. For nine years, he served as a team physician for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team, and as a team physician for Team Canada in the Olympic Winter Games in Japan in 1998.

Dr. Galea has been published in many medical journals and is a frequent academic lecturer – more recently, University of Toronto Orthopedic Sports Medicine Rounds (2019), 10th Annual Orthopedic & Rheumatology Expo (2018), and International Cartilage Research Society (2017). He is also the author of the book, Dr. Galea’s Secrets to Optimal Health – Body and Spirit, and was a recent Ted Talk speaker (2014). Dr.Galea was and continues to be a pioneer in the development of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a way to treat his patients’ injuries. He is currently awaiting the publication of his paper “Cyto-Rich/PRP – a novel anti-inflammatory and regenerative autologous blood-derived product for the treatment of Osteoarthritis”.

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Sports Medicine Physician
M.D, CCFP (SEM), Dip.S.M

Dr. Jeffrey Bacher completed his medical school training
at McMaster University followed by a Family Medicine
residency at the University of Toronto. Since graduation
in 2013, he has worked alongside Dr. Galea and has
subsequently obtained his Diploma in Sports Medicine
from the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise
Medicine. He has also obtained a certificate of added
competence in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the
College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Bacher has experience treating both amateur and professional athletes across a variety of sports. He has extensive training in non-surgical musculoskeletal procedures including ultrasound-guided injections for the treatment of cartilage, muscle and tendon injuries. He is committed to ongoing professional development in Sports Medicine and research in the field of regenerative medicine. When he’s not working, he loves spending time with his family and friends, enjoys travel and participating in a variety of sports.

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B. Sc., M.D,
Interventional Orthopedics


B. Sc., M.D, D.C, CCFP
Medical Doctor


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Vice President Research and Development

Dr. Irina Brokhman completed her Masters degree in
Embryology and Teratology, Tel-Aviv University, Israel,
obtained her PhD at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel and did
her post doctoral training at the Department of Molecular
Genetics, University of Toronto. Her primary research goals
were directed toward understanding the differentiation
potential of embryonic and adult stem cells and its future
application in regenerative medicine. Today, as a VP R&D
and Research Lab Director of The Institute of Human
Mechanics, Dr. Brokhman is on the cutting edge of
technologies that allow the body to heal itself.

For more on the science behind PRP Treatment for Osteoarthritis, click here.

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Dr Rizwan Minhas

M.D | ABFM | CCFP | Focus in Sports, Pain and Regenerative Medicine
Family/Sports Physician

Dr. Rizwan Minhas has double board certification in Family Medicine and is a licensed physician in the United States and Canada. He also has Board Certification in Pain Management by AAOPM. His interest lies in musculoskeletal medicine and chronic pain medicine. He believes in staying current with the advances of medical science and is training in regenerative medicine. He has expertise in Ultrasound-guided regenerative injection for acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Minhas was a doctor at many sporting events in the United States, from college basketball teams to Wrestling/MMA tournaments. In Canada, he is a Ringside Physician with the Ontario Athletic Association for Boxing, MMA events and UFC bouts.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and practicing mixed martial arts.

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Dr Guru Kandasamy

B. Sc., D.C, M.D, CCFP
Medical Doctor

Dr. Guru Kandasamy is a licensed Primary Care & Sports Medicine Physician who has established himself as an integrative health practitioner in Toronto, combining his extensive training as a physician, acupuncture provider, chiropractor, & kinesiologist.

Before earning his medical degree, he obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, & became certified in Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Michigan State University, with a special focus on Sports Medicine in his PGY-III year. Dr. Guru is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto where he holds a Clinical Academic Appointment in the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

Dr. Guru is board-certified in Family Medicine & Chiropractic in both Canada & the US, and has served on the medical staff of several professional sports organizations, caring for elite athletes in the OHL, MLB, NFL, CFL, in addition to Canadian & Division-1 NCAA collegiate teams. His clinical expertise includes the multidisciplinary management of acute & chronic injuries, complex spine pain, autoimmune musculoskeletal diseases, sport-specific injuries, custom orthopedic bracing, regenerative medicine with PRP & APS, visco-supplementation for osteoarthritis, & musculoskeletal procedural ultrasonography.


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