Dr. Joseph Kottoor

MEET our experts


Dr. Joseph Kottoor

Dr. Kottoor is the owner and clinic director of Dr Kottoor & Associates. He is a Chiropractor, Rehabilitation Specialist, Medical Acupuncture Provider, Certified Active Release Techniques® Provider, and Certified Personal Trainer. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in Kinesiology and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2002 with his Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Kottoor then completed a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Sciences to help him become a leader in the field of sports and injury rehabilitation.

His specialized care is available to a spectrum of patients from families and teens to Olympians, professional athletes and celebrities from around the world. Being a former international volleyball player, Dr. Kottoor has a special interest in exercise and sports injuries. He has treated numerous professional and Olympic athletes and has worked with the Toronto Raptors Medical Team for several years at their pre-season camps doing injury and fitness assessments. He has been a team therapist for the University of Toronto Varsity soccer team and a medical team member/director for several marathon and triathlon events, the Ontario Mountain Biking Series, swim clubs, and semi-professional volleyball teams. Dr. Kottoor has worked as the team chiropractor for the Canadian Beach Volleyball Championships and the World Road Cycling Championships in Hamilton. A number of athletes from the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and NFL seek the specialized care of Dr Kottoor.

Dr. Kottoor also lectures to various health care practitioners and has presented at many health-related conferences. Dr. Kottoor has also conducted a lecture series in association with the Canadian Personal Trainer's Network teaching personal trainers across the country about injury rehabilitation, assessment and prevention in the exercising population. He also lectures frequently on the latest science around proper running shoes and orthotics. He serves as a medical expert for several magazines and has published a book chapter on the topic of injury rehabilitation, assessment, and prevention.

Dr. Kottoor is a member in good standing of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, Ontario Chiropractic Association, College of Chiropractors of Ontario, American College Rehabilitation Board and a post-doctoral fellow of the College of Chiropractic Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation.

Dr. Kottoor works with a close network of medical doctors, orthopedic surgeons, massage therapists, nutritionists, and physiotherapists. Many of them are his patients.

Recently, Dr. Kottoor was named one of the “Top 5 Chiropractors in Toronto” by Metro Newspaper.

Dr. Joe can be reached at drjoe@drkottoor.com

Dr. Katherine Hood

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario’'s Kinesiology program, Dr. Kate went on to pursue Chiropractic following a series of debilitating back injuries. Choosing to attend Palmer West College of Chiropractic in San Jose, California, she graduated with awards in Leadership, Sport and Clinical Excellence. While at Palmer West she was actively involved with several on-campus organizations including the college’s chapter of the ACA Sports Council. Serving in several positions, she ultimately went on to serve for two terms as it’s President. This role afforded her the opportunity to work with athletes of all calibers from a variety of sports, including but not limited to the Ironman Triathlon (Kona HI 2000-2003), Professional beach volleyball (2000-02), Track and Field (US trials 2000), Swimming (Santa Clara Invitational 2000-03).

She was listed among the “Who’s Who” of students in American Colleges and Universities and was privileged to help co-author the chapter; “Considerations in the Female Athlete”, in Conservative Management of Sports Injuries 2nd Ed.  

She is a Clinical Instructor for the Core and Advanced Programs in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Programs offered through McMaster University and has assisted as an instructor on programs provided to the US Navy (San Diego 2009/2010). She has been the Medical Trainer for several Triple A hockey teams throughout the GTHL. In recent years, Dr. Kate has become a sought after speaker for sport clubs as well as professional and community groups.  
She is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine and International Youth Conditioning Association.

Credentialed in Performance and Kinesio Taping, Active Release Technique, Graston and Fascial Abrasion Techniques, she utilizes Electro Acupuncture, movement re-patterning, fascial work and appropriate exercise prescription to address the needs of each individual patient. She has a passion for addressing the specific needs of Female Athletes as well as restoring the body to a pre-injury level of performance.  

She maintains a professional license in the province of Ontario as well as the state of California.

Dr. Kate can be reached at drkate@drkottoor.com

Heather Watson

Heather firmly believes that an active lifestyle is the corner stone of physical and of mental wellness. A ‘movement enthusiast’ from a young age, she has been active in sport and fitness for most of her life. Heather completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto in 2008, and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Ottawa in 2006.

She has worked in private orthopaedic clinics and private in-home care in Canada and New Zealand for the past 11 years. Throughout her career she has worked closely with professional and amateur level athletes, motor vehicle and workplace injuries, chronic and complex pain cases, and assisted clients in returning to sport and function following orthopaedic surgery. She has completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Power Living Yoga Australia and is a certified Yoga Instructor. Additionally, she is certified to provide acupuncture in conjunction to traditional physiotherapy treatment.

Heather confidently believes that the more you understand about how to move your body, the stronger and more resilient you can be. She is excited to join Dr Kottoor’s team and serve the Leaside neighbourhood.

Heather can be reached at heather@drkottoor.com