I graduated with my Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT) from Dalhousie University in 2012. Prior to attending Dalhousie I went to Memorial University and completed my Bachelor of Science in Biology (BScBio) in 2004 where I focused my studies in human physiology and cell biology. Since leaving University I have taken various post graduate courses in areas such a manual+ manipulative therapy, myofascial mobilization, acupuncture, movement impairments, back rehabilitation, neuropathic pain, and kinesiotaping. In 2016 I completed my Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and became a member of CAMPT association.
Growing up in Bridgetown, N.S., I participated competitively and recreationally in a variety of sports including ice and ball hockey, canoeing, swimming, tennis, basketball, and soccer. I carried on my passion for sports in St. John’s, N.L., for 9 years and bounced between the West Coast of Canada and Edinburgh, Scotland before deciding to relocate permanently to the HRM.
I love working with patients of all ages and try to tailor each patient’s exercise program to the requirements of their job, hobbies, and lifestyle. I strongly believe in the power of patient education and exercise prescription as therapeutic tool and hold a strong interest in manual therapy as a supplement to promote the body’s healing process. My treatment philosophy integrates balance and motor control into a holistic treatment plan incorporating therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, postural and ailment education. I love the social component of my job and try to make physiotherapy enjoyable and interesting so others can share in my passion for the profession.
Heather graduated in 2009 from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, in addition to a BSc in Kinesiology. She is certified by Kinetacore to perform Functional Dry Needling, which is a form of needling used to release muscles, and is also certified by the AFCI (Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute) to practice acupuncture. She completed the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2015 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). Heather is an avid mountaineer and travels internationally to pursue rock climbing. She provided physiotherapy services for the Calgary competitive adult climbing team in the 2015-2016 season. She also has a special interest in running injuries and has been trained in gait assessment for the prevention/treatment of such injuries.
Eric graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2000 with a B. Sc. Physiotherapy. In 2006, he pursued further studies in Perth, Western Australia, where he completed his Master of Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University. rnrnEric has completed numerous post graduate MSK courses including a certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture at the Acupuncture of Canada Institute in 2004. He became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists in 2007.rnEric enjoys and has been working in both acute and in-patient hospital settings, as well as the private sector. He is a strong supporter of continued education by participating regularly in post-graduate courses, clinical supervision, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Ottawa Physiotherapy Program. In the past year, he has developped some post graduate courses and has started teaching in the area of Geriatrics and Pain. rnrnOutside of physiotherapy, his interests vary from cardio classes (strength training, spinning), to outdoors activities (hicking, biking, x-country skiing), and salsa dancing 🙂
Murray is a past Instructor and Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has taught courses in most parts of Canada. He has a strong interest in patients presenting with signs and symptoms of Thoracic Outlet and Pelvic Outlet Syndromes. He is the co-author of the manuals Length Tension Testing of the Upper Quadrant and Length Tension Testing of the Lower Quadrant. He works at Pembina Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Winnipeg and treats only good patients so he stays happy.
Shannon graduated in 2009 from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy after obtaining her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. She completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2014 and her training in Gunn-IMS in 2015. Shannon’s treatment philosophy is to treat the individual as there is no one size fits all solution to any patient’s pain. She carefully assesses her patient’s condition and goals, then develops a tailored treatment plan using a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, IMS & exercise. Her ultimate objective is to restore the body’s proper biomechanics, improve the function of the nervous system and correct muscular imbalance to help the patient function pain free at their full capacity. Shannon specializes in treating patients with both acute and chronic neck and back pain, athletes with sports injuries at all levels and has treated many patients with post-operative knee/shoulder repairs. She continues to be very involved in the physiotherapy profession and enjoys giving back by mentoring and instructing other physiotherapists through the Orthopeadic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the University of Toronto.
Jane has worked in a variety of clinical physiotherapy settings including amputee rehabilitation, sport medicine, and orthopaedics. She is an Examiner with Sport Physiotherapy Canada and has also instructed for SPC. Jane has been active in the School of Physical Therapy, UWO as both a Course Organizer and Instructor. She has published works on the upper extremity and served as a reviewer for Physiotherapy Canada. Jane has been Charge Therapist for a variety of events including the Mastercard Memorial Cup (AAA hockey), World Transplant Games, and the Paralympic ON Championships and National T&F Championships. She continues to travel internationally with Athletics Canada to cross-country running and track & field championships. Locally Jane treats a number of runners and soccer players and has a special interest in paediatrics and women\’s health.
Sharon studied Physiotherapy at McMaster University and has worked in sports and orthopedic private practices in Toronto, Seattle and Vancouver since 1997. As well as her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, she is certified by the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP) as a GunnIMS practitioner and by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. To compliment her clinical practice she assists in teaching at UBC for the Department of Physical Therapy. Sharon combines her personal experience with injury, sports, and activity to create a one-on-one treatment approach which is grounded in education, manual therapy, exercise prescription and IMS or Acupuncture. New assessments and follow up appointments are 45 min & 30 min respectively.
Born and raised in London, ON, Jim completed an Honors BSc in Kinesiology at Western University where he participated in the sport injuries program. He worked as a therapist for several teams in the region including the London Thunderbirds Football Club and London United Soccer Club. He has covered many sporting events most notably the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, and the Juvenile National Wrestling Championship.
He completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta where he concurrently worked as a therapist with Grant McEwan Basketball. He began working at Body Mechanics in 2007 when he and his wife returned to the London area to start a family. Jim opened the Ilderton location in October 2009 and became a Partner of Body Mechanics in 2016. He currently manages the Ilderton, Westmount and MOHLTC funded clinics.
He has completed courses in the Mulligan Concept, McKenzie MDT concept. He has been CAMPT Certified since successfully completing the advanced examinations in 2015.
Originally from Antigonish, Kenny graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2006 with a BSc in Human Kinetics. Kenny then went on to Dalhousie University where he completed his MSc in Physiotherapy in 2009. Following graduation, Kenny moved to Ontario for three years where he gained clinical experience in a variety of settings. With experience in cardiac rehab, long-term care, private practice and public practice, Kenny has a varied background, which allows him to successfully treat a large variety of patients. In the fall of 2012, Kenny made the move back home to Nova Scotia. In 2014, Kenny opened South Shore Physiotherapy with locations in Lunenburg and Bridgewater Nova Scotia. Kenny has done extensive continuing education in Acupuncture/dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehab. In 2016, Kenny successfully completed his Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exam and received his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Kenny has a passion for sports, and is part of the medical staff for Hockey Nova Scotia, South Shore Mustangs Midget AAA Hockey Club and South Shore Lumberjacks.
Surabhi is a highly-motivated physiotherapist who uses her energy and experience to empower patients to achieve a more active lifestyle. Surabhi treats various orthopaedic conditions across the spectrum, including injuries resulting from trauma, sports, overuse, postural dysfunction and arthritis. Surabhi excels at educating patients on their injuries, and believes in providing patients the tools they need to contribute to their rehabilitation success. Surabhi tailors each patient’s treatment plan based on their specific goals. She uses an evidence-informed multi-modal approach, integrating manual therapy, exercise, neurofunctional acupuncture, and therapeutic taping.rnrnSurabhi believes in life-long learning. She has earned a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy through Western University, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. To broaden her scope of practice, Surabhi has also completed her acupuncture certification through the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program.Surabhi enjoys giving back to the physiotherapy profession and to the community at large. She has volunteered at events such as the Toronto Marathon, and is also involved in various volunteer roles at the University of Toronto. She holds an Adjunct Lecturer appointment at the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy and has been a Clinical Instructor to numerous final-year physiotherapy students. Surabhi has co-authored and published a paper on Evaluating Physical Impairments in Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury. She had the opportunity to share her research at the 2012 Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress and was honoured with a national award for her presentation. As an avid rock climber, road cyclist and cross-country skier, Surabhi reflects her commitment to promoting physical fitness. While attending the University of Waterloo, Surabhi competed in varsity Nordic Skiing and understands the demands of competitive and recreational sport. Surabhi particularly enjoys treating running and cycling injuries and uses the most current evidence to help maximize performance.
I graduated with a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (with a focus on Orthopedic Manipulative therapy) from the University of South Australia in 2000. I currently own and practice at Acadia Physical therapy in North East Edmonton. My areas of interest and practice include: Manipulative therapy, Whiplash associated disorders, Intramuscular stimulation, Acupuncture, Chronic pain and Vestibular disorders.
I am currently pursuing my Doctorate of Science in Orthopedic Manual therapy at Andrews University. This has opened up a wonderful functional medicine approach to my practice!