Dr. John Filo
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. John completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at York University before moving on to Chiropractic College in the United States. He graduated from UBCC in Connecticut in 2002 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic, followed by studies abroad in Beijing, China where he completed his diplomate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has trained in various techniques including Gonstead, Sacral-Occipital, Cranial and Webster/Pediatric. In 2012, he completed certification in Functional Cranial Release in Sarasota Florida to become one of the first Chiropractors in Canada to offer this unique endonasal balloon procedure to patients suffering from chronic ENT conditions and post concussion syndrome.

In addition to his academic studies, Dr. John has a growing passion and interest in Eastern Philosophy such as Buddhism and Hindu teachings. For more than two decades, he has studied and practiced Vedanta and Contemplative practices and completing a six month intensive teacher training program as a Samadhi Meditation Teacher under the tutelage of Luang Phor Viriyang at the Willpower Institute.  He has completed several in-depth lecture studies and readings from the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda as well as texts like The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana. Studying and practicing the various Yoga Philosophies has given him a spiritual and holistic perspective on life and healing.  Combining his spiritual inclination with 20 years of clinical experience and chiropractic technique has positioned him as a sought after practitioner and guest speaker in the health and wellness industry.


  • York University, Kinesiology BSc 1998

  • UBCC, Doctor of Chiropractic, Conn USA 2002

  • Acupuncture & TCM, Beijing China 2002

  • Functional Cranial Release, Florida USA 2012

  • Pediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractic 2013

  • Samadhi Meditation Teacher, Willpower Institute 2018


  • Post Concussion Syndrome

  • Sports related head injury (Hockey, Rugby, Lacrosse, MMA)

  • Facial and Cranial Realignment with Endonasal Balloon Therapy / FCR

  • Deviated Septum Realignment

  • TMJ disorder

  • ENT conditions (sinusitis, eustachian tube blockage, tinnitus)


  • Manual Diversified Technique

  • Motion Palpation

  • Gonstead

  • Functional Cranial Release (North York location only)

  • Cranial-Sacral

  • Webster Pregnancy and Pediatric


Dr. John Filo currently works out of 2 clinic locations across the GTA in North York and Richmond Hill.  Please refer to his schedule below and call or email the clinic directly to request an appointment.


Yonge Finch Chiropractic & Health Centre

5650 Yonge St. Ground floor

416-218-8870   E: info@yongefinchhealth.com

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat 9am – 1pm


Bathurst Wellness  (Bathurst / Elgin Mills)

10815 Bathurst St. Unit 25


Thurs; 3:30 – 6pm,  Sat; 2:30 – 4pm

Shant Filo  R.Ac
Registered Acupuncturist and Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist 

I’m a Registered Acupuncturist practicing for 18 years and in good standing with my profession’s respective college.  My post-secondary schooling began at University of Toronto where my undergraduate studies included Cell and Molecular Biology and Human Physiology.  I continued my education at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre to obtain a Diplomate in Acupuncture.  I have been personally trained by Dr. Richard Tan in the “Balance Method”, a revolutionary acupuncture diagnosis and treatment protocol. I’m also an Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist through the University of Toronto.

Both John and I strongly believe in a mind – body approach to healing.  Over the last two decades, we have combined specific Acupuncture and Chiropractic techniques to help patients get out of pain naturally and off pain meds.  We stress the importance of mindfulness with our patients and believe that true healing only happens when we become conscious of our own patterns.  Our thought patterns, our behavioural patterns and our emotional patterns.  As a society, if we truly want to tackle the epidemic of chronic pain, mental illness, stress and anxiety, we must first awaken and be conscious of our own patterns.  Healing happens from within and we are here to simply guide you through the process.

Atousa Faraz N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor

“Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to become a healthcare provider. One who actively listens, and acknowledges your ongoing concerns about your health. I wanted to become a doctor who spends time on digging deeper than what appears on the surface. Someone who helps you get on your path to wellness.” 

Dr. Atousa Faraz BSc (Hon), ND has been a naturopathic doctor since 2007. Over the years, she has been educating, treating and helping patients with their health struggles and concerns.

As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Faraz uses an integrative and an individualized approach to healthcare. She aims to find the root cause for your health issues. Through compassion, by balancing the science of evidence based therapies with holistic care, Dr. Faraz listens to your concerns, makes her assessment and uses natural therapies to try to help your body return to a state of health and balance.
Through patient education, Dr. Faraz aims to empower her patients with knowledge to take health and wellness into their own hands. The healing process is often a time for growth and self-discovery in her patients that she feels privileged to witness.
Her practice focus is general family naturopathic practice where all patients are welcome. She believes in collaborating with your medical doctor and other health care professionals in your circle of care.
Dr. Faraz is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she went to become a naturopathic doctor.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Chemistry from York University and a post graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from Ryerson University.

A few examples of specific treatments and services that are offered to patients at our office include:

  • Acupuncture and cupping
  • Women’s health
  • Gastrointestinal health & concerns
  • Clinical nutrition & lifestyle counselling
  • Fertility treatment support
  • Arthritic joint & muscle pain management
  • Skin conditions such as acne, eczema & lipomas
  • Thyroid health
  • Chronic stress and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Blood work & laboratory testing. A few examples are:
    • Serum (blood) food allergy testing
    • Serum (blood) food sensitivity testing
    • Heavy metal toxicity testing
  • Hormonal testing: Male/Female (Perimenopause, Menopause, PMS, PCOS, Infertility) Thyroid (Hypo, Hyper, Hashimoto’s disease) Cortisol, Adrenals (Stress, Adrenal Fatigue)
  • Lyme disease testing through public health Ontario, IGeneX, Armin Labs or Dynacare
  • Liver, kidney, cholesterol, blood sugar, iron panels
  • Comprehensive stool analysis for parasite testing and gastrointestinal health