Academy Health Centre

Our Practice


Integrative Medicine for Optimal Health since 2003

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Welcome to Academy Health Centre, conveniently located within Islington Village on Dundas Street West Etobicoke. Here, our professionals help you integrate the treatments, therapies and lifestyle changes that will lead you to the optimal path of healthy living.

Our team consists of a Naturopathic Doctor, Osteopath, Psychotherapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, Dietitian, and Skin Care Specialist.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of health care to our patients.


Patricia Gabryl, Naturopathic Doctor

Patricia Gabryl, ND is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and clinic director of the Academy Health Centre in Toronto. She is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelor of Science Degree holding a double specialist degree in Human Biology and Molecular Biology. She completed her doctorate at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine over sixteen years ago. Her extensive international training has made her specialist in Bio-Identical hormone therapy, Thyroid treatment, Lyme’s disease, Methylation cycle dysfunction, Adrenal fatigue, Fertility, Pediatrics, ADD/ADHD and Pain management. Dr. Garbryl strives to rule out the route cause of disease and educates her patients on good living and prevention. She enjoys lecturing as an international speaker and promoting naturopathic medicine in her local community.

Paticia Gabryl, ND is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is a member of the Islington Village BIA.


Frank Costa, Manual Osteopathy Practioner, (D.O.M.P) Rehabilitation Therapist

Frank is a Manual Osteopathy Practioner (D.O.M.P) having graduated from the National Academy of Osteopathy. Frank has 15 years of health care experience with a keen interest in health and well being. He began his journey working at one of Canada’s largest and most innovated health care centres by providing specialized neuro rehabilitation services. Frank has a diverse background in rehabilitative health sciences, bringing a multifaceted approach to manual health care. He has experience in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and manual osteopathy. He is also a RNAO Best Practice Champion Pain Management and Kinesio Tape Practitioner.


Nancy Webb, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW

Nancy is a registered social worker who has been in practice for a number of years.  In her work she has always been impressed with her client’s desire and drive to change their lives.  She believes that most people are trying to do the best they can with the resources they have. All of us however at times can use the support of another individual to change patterns, behaviours, thoughts or actions that are no longer helpful or self-fulfilling.  Often we know what we want to do differently but are unsure or anxious about the ‘how’. In her work with individuals, couples and families the process of change becomes understandable and do able.

Since graduating from the University of Toronto, School of Social Work, Nancy has held positions both as a therapist and as a Director.  She has worked in children’s mental health, community health organizations, government and most recently as the founding Executive Director of the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre.

Nancy is now returning to her first love which is working as a therapist, trainer and consultant.  My private practice serves Etobicoke and surrounding area.


Jennifer Spyropoulos, Registered Acupuncturist (CTCMPAO)

Jennifer is registered Acupuncturist with the college of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). After graduating from York University with a degree in Psychology, she continued her studies at The Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences. There she took a four year Acupuncture Program which included a clinical internship in China.  During her stay in China she studied at The Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. In China, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are the first choice for healing when faced with any health issues. This inspired Jennifer to share this natural way of healing with all of her patients in Canada. Acupuncture can be used alone or in addition to ongoing Naturopathic and massage therapy treatments. Since starting her practice in 2002, she has taken continuing education courses in Scalp Acupuncture and Acupuncture for Neurological and Psychosomatic Disorders.


Maria Tigley- Skin Care Esthetician

Skinnergy Spa is run by Maria which provides professional and medical grade products combined with effective skin care techniques for skin rejuvenation solutions. Her skin care treatments are gentle and non-invasive focusing on customer care and comfort while producing results. Maria offers skin care treatments for acne prone skin, vasculyse spot removal, body sugaring, facials and micro-dermabrasion. Check out her website


Kaitlyn Wenger, RMT

Kaitlyn is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in 2017. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of Ontario.

Through soft tissue manipulation, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage and facilitated stretching, Kaitlyn works to provide a comprehensive and well rounded treatment specific to each individual. Kaitlyn values a patient centered care approach to all treatments and utilizes massage therapy to assist and optimize the health and wellness of her patients.

Expanding knowledge and learning new skills are important to Kaitlyn. She currently is furthering her training in Manual Lymph Drainage at the Dr. Vodder School - International and studying Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Jenille Hutchinson, Dietitian. MSc. FN, RD

Jenille has recently expanded her practice into Etobicoke and also works at the William Osler Healthcare System, in Brampton Ontario. She provides individualized nutritional assessments, counseling and monitoring to both inpatient and outpatient populations. Her experiences include counselling and educating.