Blaine graduated from the University of Regina, Canada with a bachelor?s degree in biology. This provided his science base for entering the Physiotherapy program at the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated with honours in 1992. He is a licensed practitioner in Saskatchewan. He practiced for two years in Rapid City South Dakota where he achieved his McKenzie Part A and B certification and the upper and lower quadrant manual therapy certification through NAIOMT. He then returned to Saskatoon, Canada to practice in the outpatient orthopaedic setting for 9 years. On Jan.2/03 he opened his own clinic in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. His clinic practices physiotherapy for musculoskeletal injuries from work, motor vehicle accidents and sports with advanced training in orthopaedic manual and manipulative physiotherapy. His clinic also has a special interest in strength training and has a private strength training facility. Within this environment Blaine continues to manage orthopaedic impairments with manual therapy and integrative strength training.
In 1997 he completed the Part A diploma in advanced manual and manipulative physiotherapy and in 1998 he completed the Part B diploma advanced manual and manipulative physiotherapy with credit (distinction) through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He presently is a senior instructor in the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Blaine has been teaching in the system for the last 8 years. He is a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
Blaine has designed a unique strength course that integrates manual therapy and advanced strength movements which can be modified as required and used for most pathologies acute and chronic.
Blaine has had the opportunity to travel to China, Russia and several locations across the United States to study strength training, weightlifting and powerlifting. Blaine has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the speed skating club and is the present Strength and Conditioning Coach for the local provincial, national and elite gymnasts.
Blaine?s background in orthopaedic manual therapy and keen interest in strength training has allowed him to combine the two concepts to advantage and empower his patients to achieve levels of recovery that were not previously attained.
Jason graduated from the Queens University Physiotherapy program in 1995. He has lived and worked in Milton since 1995 including time at the Milton District Hospital and Milton Physiotherapy and Sport Injuries Clinic prior to opening River Ridge Physiotherapy in 2002. In 2008 River Ridge became part of LifeMark Health.
Jason became a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists after attaining his diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2003.
Clinically Jason treats many orthopaedic conditions using a combination of different techniques. His expertise is in manual therapy, which includes joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as tailored functional exercise programs. In addition he provides mentoring opportunities for other physiotherapists and provides consultation on difficult cases.
Lindsay graduated from McMaster University in 2008 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she received an Honours Bachelor of Bio-medical Science from the University of Guelph. Since completing her physiotherapy degree, Lindsay has continued to pursue extensive professional development in orthopedics. She completed her Fellowship in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2013, and has also taken post graduate courses in acupuncture, therapeutic taping and the Mulligan concept. rnLindsay has a special interest in spinal pathology, complex shoulder pathology and sport injury rehabilitation. She enjoys treating a wide range of individuals, from athletes to the weekend warrior. She also has extensive experience with complex motor vehicle accident rehabilitation. Lindsay’s treatment philosophy involves using current research, manual therapy and patient specific exercise to improve function and prevent injury recurrence. rnIn her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying all the outdoor recreation South Simcoe has to offer.rn
Iveta graduated from York University in 1992 with an Honours degree in Kinesiology, from University of Windsor in 1993 with a Masters degree in Biomechanics, and from McMaster University in 2000 with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating Iveta has completed courses in manual therapy, obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), as well as numerous courses in acupuncture, pelvic floor physiotherapy, treatment of TMJ, vestibular rehabilitation, and lymphatic drainage, becoming certified in complex decongestive therapy. Iveta had worked as a physiotherapist in private practice in Orangeville, Orillia, and Barrie, before opening her own practice in 2011. In September 2014, Iveta joined Dr. Shannon Bauman at Concussion North, a sports medicine and physiotherapy clinic dedicated to treating patients with concussions. In addition to concussion patients, Iveta\’s clientele includes patients with vertigo, dizziness or disequilibrium, cancer survivors, patients experiencing headaches and TMJ problems, women and men with pelvic floor difficulties (pain, incontinence), pelvic or sacroiliac joint issues, post-partum patients, and patients with various musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. When not working, Iveta enjoys outdoor activities with her family especially skiing and mountain biking.
Martin Graduates with distinction at the University of Alberta in 1999. He has a special interest in sports medicine and high performance and sits on several Integrated Support Teams for Speed skating, Cycling and Athletics. He also has several McKenzie levels (C), Gunn IMS certification and CAFCI Acupuncture. He has also spent several years at the Advanced SPinal Care Centre consulting on difficult spinal cases and pre-screening for injection recommendations.
Renee Poloprutsky graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. After graduation, Renee worked two years in hospital settings in both the United States and Canada, treating both neurological and orthopaedic conditions. Upon moving to Calgary in 1997, she moved into an outpatient setting, where she has treated a variety of conditions including sport, work and motor vehicle related injuries. She also has taught spine stabilization classes. Since graduation, she has completed many post-graduate courses leading to her current status as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. In November 2000, she completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation. Her treatment approach balances education, exercise and manual therapy techniques.
Kate is a graduate of McMaster University where she received degrees in both Physiotherapy and Physical Education. She also has holds a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.rnrnKate is a senior therapist and part owner of Adelaide West Physiotherapy located in downtown Toronto. She has over 15 years of clinical experience. Her main focus is in the rehabilitation of spinal dysfunction using manual techniques, spinal stabilization and Pilate’s exercises. She has also spent several years working with national team athletes, marathon runners and dancers. Kate also has training in acupuncture.rnrnKate is an Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education. She also is the Credentials Chair for the National Orthopaedic Division.
Eric completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honors at McMaster University and then graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Eric then completed his Fellowship in Manipulative Physiotherapy. This is the highest level of post-graduate orthopaedic training for physiotherapists internationally. He has also completed vestibular courses and has a special interest in treating conditions related to dizziness and vertigo. Eric has been a lab instructor at the McMaster University Physiotherapy program and is a senior instructor at the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture program.
Eric enjoys working with athletes. He had worked extensively as an athletic trainer during his time at McMaster, working with the football, lacrosse, and swim teams. He was also a consulting physiotherapist with the Canadian National Basketball team. Practising in downtown Toronto, Eric regularly treats working professionals and weekend warriors alike.
Rhonda Cooper: Rhonda received her master\\\’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia in 2006. She has gone on to complete her acupuncture certification through AFCI and her Part B Manual Therapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. rnPrior to becoming a physiotherapist, Rhonda worked for 14 years as a professional contemporary dancer. She continues to dance and practice yoga and feels that these interests positively influence her role as a physiotherapist. rnrnrn
Garduated from McGill university in 1994. Working in a private practice since than and obtention of the advanced exam FCAMPT in 2002. Working with athletes such as runners, soccer and football players, dancers and more. Using dry needling since 2015.