Sports Medicine Doctor

West End (235 Wallace Avenue)

Dr. Melanie Dehaan

Practice style (Philosophy)

Dr. DeHaan’s practice at Synergy is focused on sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She has a logical approach to problem solving and likes to take the time necessary to properly diagnose and treat patients. She works alongside a great team of other rehabilitation professionals at Synergy, with the focus on patient centred care. Dr. DeHaan is also fellowship trained in EMG/Neuromuscular Medicine, and works at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the Orthoses (bracing) clinic to optimize function and walking ability primarily in those with lower extremity weakness or pain. Her research experience has included work in ALS, osteoarthritis and orthopaedic engineering.

Unique Facts

Dr. DeHaan loves to exercise, travel and bake.


  • Diagnosis and treatment of sports and musculoskeletal injuries in adults
  • Diagnosis of nerve and muscle disorders
  • Bracing/orthoses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Lecturer, University of Toronto.
Fellow of the Royal College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) with certification in the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Certification in Electromyography (EMG) – Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists.
Clinical Fellowship Neuromuscular Medicine / Electrophysiology, University of Toronto, Division of Neurology.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training Program (5-year specialist physician residency training program), University of Toronto, Department of Medicine.
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada.
Doctorate in Medicine – Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine.
Honours Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, University of Guelph, Ontario.