Meet Our Team

Dr. Trung Ngo Novah Healthcare president

Dr. Trung Ngo

Clinic Director and Doctor of Chiropractic

Clinic Director &
Doctor of Chiropractic

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ngo has gained extensive experience in treating patients with complex, chronic diseases. He was the Associate Clinical Director of the Function and Pain Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and in 2017, he founded Novah Healthcare; an interdisciplinary clinic specialized in treating chronic conditions. 

Dr. Ngo is a strong advocate for a Resilience approach to healthcare in which patients are taught how to access the resources in their own lives in order to improve their quality of life by themselves. This unique approach gives the power and control of a health condition back to the patient. Due to his forward thinking, Dr. Ngo has become a recognized figure within the health sector and is featured on platforms such as TEDx and Lifespeak.

Ashton Lo, Novah Healthcare

Ashton Lo

Pedorthist

Ashton has been practicing pedorthics since 2007, treating acute and chronic lower limb conditions. As a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, Ashton has the unique skill set of not only the assessment and fit, but also the fabrication of orthoses, specializing in custom foot orthotics.

After completing a degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University, Ashton received a Diploma in Clinical Methods of Orthotics and Prosthetics from George Brown College.

Ashton believes strongly in interdisciplinary and client centered care that is accessible and inclusive. “Every person is unique and your custom foot orthotics and treatment plan should be created as uniquely as you are.”

Sabitha, Novah Healthcare

Sabitha Yarlagadda

Registered Physiotherapist

Sabitha Yarlagadda is a licensed physiotherapist, a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association - Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Divisions and is certified in the Functional Good Life with Osteoarthritis (GLA:D) programme. She is a practitioner in the McKenzie Method, Mulligan Manual therapy, Acupuncture, Active Release Technique and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Sabitha works with her patients on their journey to recovery. She provides step-by-step care and support from initial assessment to customized treatment programs so that her patients can live confidently.

Nirmala Sharma, Novah Healthcare

Nirmala Sharma

Registered Psychotherapist

Nirmala Sharma is a registered psychotherapist with over 25 years of counselling experience. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress management, panic disorder, parenting/co-parenting skills, relationship issues and intimate partner violence. Nirmala integrates multiple theories and approaches. She enables her clients to find and use the tools required to face their challenges and achieve the changes that they desire. Nirmala offers counselling from an anti-oppression framework in English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu.

Marta Nichele, Novah Healthcare

Marta Nichele

Biofeedback Therapist

Marta Nichele is a biofeedback specialist at Novah Healthcare. She studied in Parana, Brazil where she received her degree in physical therapy and later moved to Minneapolis, U.S.A. to obtain a certificate in biofeedback training.

Through extensive training and experience, Marta is highly effective in identifying the uniqueness of each patient and customizing the most impactful treatment plans accordingly. Through this methodology, she has worked with patients of all ages in need of neurologic, cardiologic, orthopedic and rheumatologic treatment.

Donna Padua, Novah Healthcare

Donna Padua

Registered Massage Therapist

Donna Padua took her Massage Therapy certification from Humber College with honours. Through her studies, she had the opportunity to participate in massage therapy research (Fibromyalgia pain and sleep, and cancer pain) and off-campus outreaches for pre- and post-natal massage, infant massage, pre- and post-event athletic massage, AIDS, palliative care, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and breast health clinic.

She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario. After school, her experiences took her to the rehabilitative world of motor vehicle and workplace accidents, and 5 years of clinic ownership.

In addition to hands-on massage therapy techniques, Donna includes cupping, manual and instrument-assisted lymphatic drainage techniques as an adjunct to the effects of each treatment session.

Prior to her education as an RMT, Donna practiced Raja Yoga meditation in 2005 which provided her with mental flexibility and strength. She is also an active participant of fitness classes and a yoga enthusiast since 2006.