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Meet the Pain Relief Team Experts

Our compassionate staff is comprised of a highly skilled team of certified pain management physicians, practitioners and registered therapists. The Headache & Pain Relief Centre team works closely together to help find solutions for patients living with chronic pain who have had no response to traditional or usual treatment methods.










Dan Palma


Dan is an Osteosomatic Therapist. He has almost thirty years of experience providing relief of headache, neck and back pain and other musculo-skeletal pain.

Dan uses a soft approach but dramatically effective touch to release muscle tension, realign your spine, and teach you to maintain proper posture. This technique does not cause headache flare-ups. It is safe and gentle enough for arthritis patients, and effective enough for strongly built athletes.

Dan received his training at the Institute for Advanced Somatic Studies, and honed his skills with the San Francisco 49er NFL team. He has appeared on W5 talking about work-related injuries, and Noonday in San Jose, California, speaking on sports injuries.  For complete bio Click Here.


Jackie Yates


Jackie Yates has been a physiotherapist for over 26 years. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions as well as sports injuries. She has a special interest in clients suffering from chronic pain and headaches.

Jackie has taken a wide variety of post graduate courses in chronic pain. She has been involved in the instruction of physiotherapy students from the University of Toronto and other post graduate schools in her area of expertise of orthopedic conditions. Her areas of practice include manual therapy, mobilization, soft tissue massage, laser therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture, and exercise physiology. She is certified to apply the Bioflex laser system, the only 3-stage system that maximizes healing.

Jackie also incorporates workplace strategies and life style adaptations to help her clients improve their quality of life and deal with their headaches and chronic pain.


  • Doug Lewis


    Doug Lewis is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from Centennial College in 2002. He has been practicing in a variety of multidisciplinary clinics and came to the Headache & Pain Relief Centre in September 2006. He has been helping relieve pain and headaches caused by muscular imbalances and tension using massage therapy techniques. Doug also treats a variety of different conditions from whiplash to back sprains. He has had great success in relieving pain and preventing re-injury. "The key to massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain."

  • Gavin Kerr


    Gavin Kerr is a practicing Registered Massage Therapist. He also graduated from Centennial College in 2002. Gavin has worked at a variety of locations throughout his career mainly focusing on rehabilitation and wellness treatments. He joined the Headache & Pain Relief Centre in September 2007. In addition to his therapeutic work, Gavin also teaches at Everest College which he joined in 2006. He has taught a variety of courses during his time as an instructor, ranging from business to technique courses; he has also spent time teaching at Centennial College. Gavin enjoys his dual careers as a practicing therapist and instructor, and believes that the teaching and interactions with the students has furthered himself as a therapist. Gavin believes that education is a life-long endeavor. He has recently completed the Bioflex Laser training course, and has incorporated the use of this amazing technology into the treatment of his patients.