Dr. Thinisia Thiruchelvam

Dr. Thinisia Thiruchelvam,
BKin (Hons), D.C., A.R.T ®️

Dr. Thinisia Thiruchelvam (Dr. T) is a Doctor of Chiropractic. She began her career in the field of rehabilitation at Western University, where she obtained a Bachelors degree with honors in Kinesiology. Witnessing patients recover from wide ranges of musculoskeletal conditions, Dr. T recognized the great opportunity to help people with chiropractic, manual therapies, and active rehabilitation. She earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic and graduated with Cum Laude honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Since graduating, Dr. T has dedicated many hours to post-graduate courses and training in order to expand her assessment and treatment skills. She is dedicated to practicing the most current evidence-based techniques for treating injuries in the body.

Dr. T is trained and certified in the following practice focuses:

  • Certified Active Release Technique Provider (A.R.T ®️)
  • Certified Medical Acupuncture Provider
  • Certified Shift Concussion Management Provider (Vestibular/Visual Retraining)
  • Athletic Movement Assessment Trained
  • Foot/Ankle Biomechanics Specialist – Video Analysis of Gait and Running Patterns
  • TMJ (Jaw) Pain and Dysfunction Advanced Training
  • Spinal Conditions Expert: Stenosis, Disc Herniation, Dynamic Spinal Stability/Mobility Exercises
Thinisia Thiruchelvam GRSM Kitchener-South Chiropractor

Taking the strongest tenets from many streams of manual therapy, rehabilitative exercise and complimentary medicine, Dr. T provides functional, evidence-based care for her patients and is keenly interested in finding the root cause of the dysfunction, not just treating the symptoms. Dr. T strongly believes in a collaborative care approach and often includes other team members (Sports Medicine Physicians, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Pedorthists, Athletic Therapists, and Dietitians) to assist her in managing her patients’ conditions and to help her patients realize their rehabilitation goals. Dr. T has a passion for movement assessment, functional rehabilitation, and general patient care. She has worked with a diverse group of patients including the athletic and geriatric population.

Her treatments include:

  • Diversified Adjusting Techniques (Spinal-Joint manipulations/mobilizations)
  • Active Release Technique (A.R.T)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Vibration tools (Theragun)
  • Cupping Techniques
  • High-tech Modalities
  • Rehabilitative Exercises
  • Athletic /Clinical Taping

As the famous Karl Lewit quoted “Rehabilitation is to show a patient what they can do for themselves”. Dr. T’s goal is to empower her patients to view their body as resilient, anti-fragile and powerful. She is very passionate about patient education and guides her patients to understand how their body is meant to move, and how to build their own skillset/toolbox filled with techniques to manage their own aches and pains.

Aside from English, Dr. T is fluent in Tamil and can conduct appointments in either language.

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Physicians at GRSM specialize in sports medicine and are certified with the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM) . Our physicians provide expert medical care for both high performance athletes, recreational athletes and active individuals.


Physiotherapy at GRSM focuses on sport- and activity-specific rehabilitation. Our goal is to return you to your activity as soon and as safely as possible.


Active Release Therapy is a patented, state-of-the-art massage technique. The technique is soft tissue system/movement-based and treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.


Our Registered Massage Therapists use preventative and restorative therapies to help you maintain, rehabilitate and improve physical function or relieve your pain.


Our Certified Athletic Therapists use a full range of treatments to rehabilitate, prevent injury and help you return safely to your sports and other activities.


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