Dr. Karen Ngo

1 Years
Experience

Locations

Step Up Massage & Rehab
218 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
Tue 10:00 am - 8:30 pm  
Thu 10:00 am - 8:30 pm  
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Biography

Dr. Karen Ngo graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College after earning an Honours Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. It was at the University of Waterloo when Dr. Ngo discovered her passion for dance, specifically latin and old school hip hop. She competed in several local breakdancing battles, as well as, performed for UnitedSalseros at many congresses including the Canada Salsa Congress. Her love and passion for dance and helping people recover through chiropractic care has led her to develop a special interest in working with dancers in the performing arts community. Dr. Ngo is the team chiropractor for the Professional UnitedSalseros dance team and cares for renown local and international dance performers . Dr. Ngo regularly attends the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) seminars allowing her to connect with healthcare professionals who share the same interest and tapping into the latest research on ways to benefit the artistic community. Dr. Ngo worked with other healthcare professionals conducting screens for dancers of Ballet Jorgen Canada, as well as, setting up outreaches for the street dance community to educate dancers on what they can do to excel in their performance and physical health. Besides working with the artistic community, Dr. Ngo is a Certified First Responder who is experienced working with athletes. She has worked along side with sport teams including the GTA AllStars Football Team, Aurora Barbarians Rugby Team, University of Waterloo Male Varsity Basketball Team, as well as hockey teams at the Stoney Creek Girls Hockey Association Midget AA Showcase Tournament. Dr. Ngo loves travelling and learning different cultures and customs around the world. She is a strong advocate for encouraging travellers to give back to the communities they travel through. Dr. Ngo has delivered medical care to local residents, as well as, rehabilitation workshops for doctors and physiotherapists at the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, in the Center of Medical Rehabilitation in Vientiane of Laos, as well as numerous regions in the Dominican Republic. On her free time, you may catch a glimpse of Dr. Ngo powerlifting in the gym, on the dance floor at Dovercourt House, or providing a community outreach at a local event near you.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

Dr. Karen Ngo really enjoy seeing patients from every walks of life. However, her love and passion for dance and helping people recover through chiropractic care has led her to develop a special interest in working with dancers in the performing arts community.

What are you proud of in your practice?

Being able to put a smile on my clients' faces as they walk out of my office feeling better and stronger after every visit.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

Dr. Karen Ngo specialize in spine and joint manual therapy, myofascial release therapy and medical acupuncture. In conjunction with all treatments, patients would be given a tailored functional rehabilitation program to facilitate recovery.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

Dr. Karen Ngo has a strong passion and love for helping people, through non-invasive medicine; efficiently and effectively returning them back to their natural function. As a licensed chiropractor and certified acupuncture provider, Dr. Ngo tailors each treatment plan specific to her patients' needs through the most current evidence-based care. She makes your health her priority.

Offered Services 29 Services

Active Release Technique Acupuncture Back Pain Car Injuries Chiropractic Adjustments Compression Socks Custom Orthotics Electrotherapy Exam and X-rays Follow Up Visit Follow Up Visit - 30 Minutes Follow Up Visit - 45 Minutes Follow Up Visit - 60 Minutes Graston Technique Hip Pain Initial Visit Initial Visit Low Level Laser Therapy Myofascial Release Neck Pain Nutrition Counseling Physical Exercises Shockwave Therapy Shoulder Pain Soft Tissue Therapy Spinal Decompression Sports Injuries Wellness Care Work Injuries

Active Release Technique Acupuncture Back Pain Car Injuries Chiropractic Adjustments Compression Socks Custom Orthotics Electrotherapy Exam and X-rays Follow Up Visit Follow Up Visit - 30 Minutes Follow Up Visit - 45 Minutes Follow Up Visit - 60 Minutes Graston Technique Hip Pain Initial Visit Initial Visit Low Level Laser Therapy Myofascial Release Neck Pain Nutrition Counseling Physical Exercises Shockwave Therapy Shoulder Pain Soft Tissue Therapy Spinal Decompression Sports Injuries Wellness Care Work Injuries

Languages Spoken

English Cantonese

Most Helpful Reviews (2)

  • Exceptional Care
    Reviewed on May 2nd, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Having experienced chronic neck, shoulder and mid-back pain for 4 years now after a car accident and extensive work commitments, I have seen many chiropractors in order to manage my pain symptoms and maintain functioning in the workplace. Dr. Karen Ngo sets herself a part from all other practitioners I have seen with her attentiveness during assessment, precise techniques used in treatment, individualized and adaptive care focused on both passive (immediate relief of symptoms using hands-on treatment) and active care (working out a comprehensive exercise plan that works for you with followup - she will insist on finding an exercise plan that will work for your lifestyle!). She exhibits a never-ending devotion to improving your condition and seeks to get you better in the quickest way possible. As a chronic pain patient, my perspective is that what usually hinders our progress is our own sense of hopelessness about being able to get better or even ever seeing an improvement in our condition. Dr. Karen Ngo's determination and optimism, customized care and assertive treatment plans provides that hope that we need to take the time to work on ourselves.
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  • Professional and Caring
    Reviewed on May 1st, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Karen was patient with what I had to say regarding my ankle injury from dance. She was very professional and answered all my questions without hesitation. I got some acupuncture and chiropractic treatment which helped improved my ankle movement! I highly recommend her to anyone!
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