Lilian A. Navalta PT, DPT
Physiotherapist CEO

Lilian has been a physiotherapist for 17 years and has been actively practising in the Philippines, the United States, and Canada. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from De La Salle University in 2004. Eager to provide effective evidence-based care, she continued to pursue Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan in 2018. She is also an American Physical Therapy Association Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult, and Geriatric Trained and Certified Clinical Specialist under Carol Lewis, PT.

meet the team

Physiotherapy Assistant

MIchelle P. Pastor

Michelle Pastor has been a practising physiotherapy assistant for 4 years in Canada. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from De La Salle University in 2004 and is a licensed physical therapist in the Philippines. She currently is working towards becoming a physiotherapist in Canada.

my story

"Chronic pain affects an estimated 1 in 5 (20%) Canadian Adults."

My chronic pain started in 2012 when I was rear-ended by a truck. A day like any other that would permanently change how I see healthcare, not through the eyes of a healthcare provider but through the eyes of a patient who's uncertain about what the future holds. I sought treatment from one physiotherapy to the next, but nothing was working. I went through a roller coaster of emotions from frustration, anger, desperation, and questioning the profession. I then began falling, my left knee becoming wobbly, painful and swollen. Health insurance cut my coverage and deemed me "functional" as I continue to be able to work.

There was no one who could help me, but me. I delved into studying, researching, applying evidence based practice, and tailoring a plan of care based on myself. I regularly adjusted my plan depending on how my body responded to physiotherapy. It certainly wasn’t easy and it was a long process. But by putting in parameters for progress, my goal became a reality. In 2016, I ran the half-marathon in the Baltimore Running Festival. Better and stronger than my previous runs prior to the injury.

The experience became the core of how I approach every patient. Every person is unique: the way the pain presents, how it affects their movement, and how it negatively impacts their quality of life. Today, HomeCall Physio answers the call of every patient to be heard: what they want, how they see themselves, and how to be the best version of themselves.