• MEET OUR TEAM

JAMES LU, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist, Clinic Director

JAMES LU

James Lu is a Registered Massage Therapist with a Strength & Conditioning Background that specializes in sport related injuries along with injury prevention.

With over 10 years of experience in the fitness and rehab industry, James has developed an extensive amount of knowledge and experience working with his patients, mentorships and continuing education. He has worked with a wide variety of fitness levels varying from the general population to professional level athletes.

He believes that movement is medicine and while resting the area can help temporarily provide relief, a more proactive approach should be used to facilitate the healing process from pain and/or an injury. Healthy movement along with a well structured workout and rehab program should be used to help strengthen the area to prevent the pain and/or injuries from reoccurring.

As a fitness enthusiast, he uses different components of functional fitness, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting to help better himself everyday (he is also a brown belt in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!).

He is big believer in education and likes to say that more than half of people’s results come from having the proper knowledge on how their bodies should work and function.

Chi Hai Nguyen, PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Chi Hai is a passionate Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy.

Chi Hai enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and conditions. He has a special interest in sport related injuries and has worked with many athletes including weekend warriors, cross fitters, power lifters, and marathon runners.

His approach to treatment involves a thorough musculoskeletal assessment considering the patient’s health history and goals to develop an individualized plan of care. He enjoys getting to know his patients and employs a combination of manual therapy, education, and corrective exercises as he guides them through their rehab journey. He places a strong emphasis on preventative rehabilitation to enable people to maintain a healthy lifestyle and pursue the activities they love. Chi Hai is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continually educates himself to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based research to better support patients.

Chi Hai Nguyen

RUDOLFO BUDIDHARMA, DC, RMT

Doctor of Chiropractic, Registered Massage Therapist

Rudolfo (Rudy) Budidharma is a Chiropractor and Registered Massage therapist from Toronto, Canada. His passion is to help his patients overcome their barriers and strive to be the best version of themselves.

He treats any musculoskeletal injury especially with the neck, back, hips and shoulders. Rudy is also an active member of the rock-climbing community and has extensive experience with climbing related injuries. His treatment plan uses a combination of chiropractic and massage techniques such as spinal manipulation, manual therapy, cupping therapy and acupuncture aimed to reduce pain and improve function.  He ensures that the results that he obtains with his patients are preserved through a take home personalized rehabilitative program. Rudy also believes in patient empowerment through patient education. He urges his clients to ask questions and be curious about the treatment process as he finds that the more his clients know, the better the results are.

Outside of the clinic, Rudy continues to expand his clinical and hands-on skills through continuing education courses to provide his patients with the best service possible. In his spare time, Rudy spends most of his hours rock climbing either inside the gym or the great outdoors.  He is a dedicated rock climber and an aspiring climbing coach.

Whether you meet him in the clinic or in the great outdoors, he is incredibly grateful to be a part of the Lu Strength and Therapy Team and excited to serve its community.

Dr. Benjamin Bluestein, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Ben, or “Blue” is a Chiropractor and movement specialist that focuses on maximising joint health for life and sport. He each patients and clients on how take care of their own body for athletic longevity and healthy ageing.

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from CMCC He has been in practice for over 10 years and has practiced in both Canada and Hong Kong. His scope of practice includes patients of all ages and fitness levels.

In addition to his chiropractic education, he his passionate about continued education and has completed post graduate training in Clinical Biomedical Acupuncture, Functional Range Systems, FMS/SFMA and Ergonomics.

Ben believes that a detailed and specific history and assessment is key to understanding a clients underlying cause and level of capacity. He believes knowing ones joint health capacity is key to long term recovery, mitigating injuries and ageing well. A typical session may involve a combination of diversified chiropractic, manual therapy, acupuncture and strength training. He believes that a specific exercise and rehabilitation program is key to long-term change.

In his spare time you can find him in the training in the gym, on a court or the Jiu-jitsu mats. Ben holds a brown belt in BJJ under Atos. He also enjoys spending time dancing and with his wife and 2 kids.

He is also an instructor for Functional Anatomy Seminars (FAS ): the team behind Functional Range Release, Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch. He has acted as a consultant and coach for the 4Stripes BJJ camps featuring Andre Galvao, Felipe Pena and Bruno Malfacine.

Ben believes that education and well-balanced routine is key to adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Benjamin Bluestein

Joshua Delgado

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Joshua Delgado

Joshua Delgado completed his formal Health Sciences education at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada.

He then continued his college teacher education at Centennial College, where he has been working since 2012. Josh began teaching with the Faculty of Health Studies in the Fitness & Health Promotion Diploma Program since its inception. Josh currently works at Centennial as the Fitness Services Coordinator in the Athletic & Wellness Centre. There, he oversees a team of fitness professionals who provide several health and fitness services to thousands of employees and students.

Josh also coaches the college’s Olympic Weightlifting team and hosts an annual competition for College and University athletes. Before working at the college, Josh worked in commercial gyms, country clubs and a sports injury clinic. Outside of the college Josh operates a coaching business, Optimal Performance Coaching that works with athletes from around the world.

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