Leigh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1999 from Dalhousie University. She then worked and traveled abroad in Australia and the United States before return to school at the University of Alberta to complete a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Once completing her degree in 2005, she returned to the East Coast to begin her career and has been working in a private practice setting since that time. She has taken numerous courses in manual therapy and completed an Intermediate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2010 and an Advanced Diploma in 2012. She is registered as a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). In addition, Leigh has completed post graduate courses in dry needling, acupuncture, muscle imbalance and taping. She uses a hands-on approach to her treatment but also takes the time to ensure her patients are educated and provided with appropriate therapeutic exercise. She has treated a wide population of patients ranging in age and activity level. In her time away from the clinic, Leigh enjoys being active outdoors and traveling.
Krystie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics before completing her Masters in Physical Therapy, both at the University of British Columbia. Aside from receiving the FCAMPT designation, Krystie is also certified to perform Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation and acupuncture, and has completed her FitFOREGolf training. Krystie is the owner of PhysioLife Physiotherapy Clinic, with two locations in South Surrey and White Rock, BC. She enjoys treating patients with sports injuries, MVA-related injuries, work-related injuries, and injuries from everyday living. Krystie has been the team physiotherapist for the UBC Women’s Basketball team and the Surrey Eagles Junior A Hockey team. In 2012, she was the Physiotherapy Chair for the BC Summer Games. Currently, she spends the most time during the fall volunteering with the Earl Marriott Senior Boys Football team.
Isabelle graduated in 2004 with her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Laval University in Québec City. She worked in private practice until 2012 once she dedided to join the Canadian Armed Forces as a military Physiotherapy Officer since. Her post graduate education includes completion of the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2016, achieving the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She has also completed courses in: Mulligan Concepts, Running Injury Management, McKenzie Part A and B and Acupuncture. Prior to physiotherapy, Isabelle had completed a Bachelor of Sciences of Medical Biology in UQTR, and she has taken extensive coursework in Sport injury prevention. She has volunteered her services at several local, sporting events.
In addition to her work in the clinic, Isabelle follows the CISM Nationals Men Basketball team that represents Canada all around the world within different eventment, education, and specific exercises are necessary to achieve these goals. He is also a strong believer in evidence based practice
Pierre graduated from the University of Ottawa Physiotherapy program in 2008, and obtained his diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2016. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Pierre was a Registered Massage Therapist (Ontario) for 10 years, treating a variety of office and sports-related injuries, and promoting injury prevention.Â Some professional development courses have been in Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, and Cranio-Sacral Techniques. Future professional development goals include pursuing more courses in fascial release, treatment of neurodynamic limitations, hand/wrist limitations, as well as TMJ dysfunctions.
Pierre’s athletic background varies from cycling (road and mountain), track, cross-country and road running, has qualified twice to represent Canada at the World Duathlon Championships, as well as the World Solo 24-hour Mountain Bike Championships. Following the completion of his Physiotherapy program, he completed an 11,000 km cycling trip across Canada.
Kristen graduated from the University of Calgary in 2005, with a Bachelors of Kinesiology with distinction. She completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2008. She then completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2015. Kristen is committed to improving her knowledge and skills through continuing education. She enjoys all areas of orthopedic rehabilitation and working with clients to achieve their work, sport and functional goals.
Denise graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989, and has been in her current place of employment for over 20 years. She has been an Instructor in the National Orthopaedic System since 1999.
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.
Joanna Chim graduated from McMaster University Physiotherapy in 2008. She continued her studies in 2013, at the University of Western Ontario MClSc program where she received her Advanced Certificate of Manual and Manipulative therapy (FCAMPT). She has also completed and is certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) through Acupuncture Canada. As a result of all of her training, Joanna believes that providing an individualized treatment is imperative to effectively treat patients.rnrnJoanna has experience working with athletes from all different levels of competition – from the occasional weekend warrior to the elite level athlete. She is particularly interested in working with patients with pelvic/SIJ dysfunction and its associated lower and upper extremity issues. She is a firm believer that in order to truly minimize the recurrence of symptoms, the body should be assessed and treated as a whole in order to identify the true source of the problem.rn
Graduated from the University of Western Ontario (UWO)with an Honours B.A. (Dean’s List) in Kinesiology in 1999. Graduated from UWO with a B.Sc. PT(with Distinction) in 2002. Became a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy in 2007.
Vanessa graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree in Honours Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Vanessa is also a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. In addition, she has completed her certification in Acupuncture with AFCI. Vanessa has a strong interest in sports rehabilitation and orthopedics and is a member of Sport Physiotherapy Canada.
Hermina Kochanski (Vas) graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University receiving an Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Sociology. Hermina has completed her Advanced level certification in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Hermina also continues to take various courses specializing in orthopaedics and neurological rehabilitation. She has completed training in acupuncture at the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). She also has a strong interest and knowledge in anatomy and physiology, having completed several advanced courses in this field and having been a Teaching Assistant at McMaster University for three years. Herminaâ€™s educational background and practical experience give her great success in treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions by incorporating the use of manual therapy techniques, individualized exercise programs, acupuncture and patient education
Myles Willis BMR-PT, MClSc(MT), FCAMPT, CAFCIVestibular and Concussion TherapistMyles graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2010 with a degree in Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation-Physical Therapy. Myles has a strong passion for continuing education, which is evident in the many courses he has taken since graduation, one of which is completing his certification in acupuncture in 2010 from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Myles’ passion has taken him near and far and he has gone to complete a Clinical Masters of Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in London Ontario in 2015 and a Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from the Emory University of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Myles thoroughly enjoys treating patients suffering from concussions, vertigo, dizziness and balance dysfunction as well as incorporating manual and manipulative therapy into his treatment regime. In addition, he has extensive training in the management of concussions and rehabilitation of the runner. Myles understands that every patient is unique – this allows him to use his wealth of knowledge and skill set to his full advantage for each and every patient helping them achieve their goals and restoring them to their best self.
When he’s not taking courses or studying, Myles assists with instructing level courses through the Orthopedic Division, has put in countless hours to have his work published in the Journal of Physical Therapy and Sport and has also provided his talent and skills to numerous hockey and football teams providing on and off field assessments and treatments.
Myles was born and raised on a farm just outside of Stonewall Manitoba. Outside of the clinic he loves to maintain a very active lifestyle by playing hockey, running, cycling and working out at the gym.