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Meet the Staff

  • Dr.
    Karen Hwang
    B. Sc., D.C., D.I.C.C.P.
    Chiropractic Doctor, Active Body Chiropractic Clinic Director

    Dr. Karen Hwang graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation, she spent a number of years teaching English in Taiwan before returning to North America to pursue a career in chiropractic. She graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2005. She was a Presidential scholar and a member of the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society. She went on to do an associateship in Connecticut for one and a half years. She returned to Canada to open up Active Body Chiropractic in 2008. Dr. Karen has a special interest in pre-natal and pediatric chiropractic care. She has completed a 3 year post-graduate program through the ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and is now diplomate certified in clinical chiropractic pediatrics. She is also certified in the Webster In Utero Constraint Technique. Dr. Karen has extensive training in many chiropractic techniques, most of which use a gentle hands-on approach when treating patients. She is also proficient in instrument and drop-table techniques. Dr. Karen is an active member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, Ontario Chiropractic Association, and ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. In her free time Dr. Karen enjoys all types of outdoor activities, especially hiking and running.

  • Tristan Bae
    Registered Massage Therapist

    Tristan graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and has been licensed since 2007. Previously, over a five year period, Tristan studied traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture at Tianjin Chinese Medicine School. He utilizes the complimentary relationship between disciplines which allows him to incorporate a more balanced and holistic approach to his treatments. Highlights of his experience include working in physiotherapy and chiropractic multidisciplinary settings along with Toronto Rehabilitation & St. Joseph’s Hospital clinics. Tristan draws on his prior knowledge and experience offering a treatment focus that includes deep tissue work, joint play and soft tissue release.

  • Susan Yang
    Registered Massage Therapist

    Susan graduated as an MD from Tongji Medical University in China. After graduation, she worked for over 10 years as a pediatrician at Beijing Friendship Hospital. During this time, she completed the Western Medicine Learning Chinese Medicine Certificate at the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Beijing United University and a program of the Academic Experience Heir of the Old Traditional Chinese Medicine Experts by the Ministry of Personnel of China, Ministry of Health of China, and State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China with Division Certificate. During her clinical practice, she treated patients by combining Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture) which enriched her clinical experience.

    Since coming to Canada, Susan has become licensed in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Massage Therapy. She is an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as an RMT. She is also certified to use acupuncture to reduce pain, reduce stress, and help with many conditions such as sciatica, torticollis, headaches, sprains, menopause, and insomnia. As an RMT she can do relaxation massage and also perform deep tissue massage by using different massage techniques. During her free time she likes reading and traveling.

  • Sarah Liscio
    Chiropractic Health Assistant

    Sarah has been an invaluable team member at Active Body Chiropractic since March 2022. She has a background in information management and library sciences. She is passionate about wellness and advocates a health-conscious lifestyle. She enjoys yoga, reading, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding. 

  • Helen Poon
    Chiropractic Health Assistant

    Helen joined the Active Body Chiropractic team in December 2023. She has a background in nursing. She is passionate about health and wellbeing and has a genuine desire to help and support others. Her hobbies include cooking, swimming, and travelling.