A formerly competitive varsity & national level track and cross-country runner, and soccer and basket-ball player, Michael has a special interest in working with mechanical dysfunction of the lower extremity kinetic chain through manual therapy and exercise prescription. Michael completed his medical acupuncture training in 2007, and incorporates this modality into his treatments when indicated.
Pamela Place is a graduate of the University of Ottawa physiotherapy programme. She is a former ballet dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. In addition to practicing orthopaedic physiotherapy, she teaches ballet at The School of Dance in Ottawa. She has a special interest in treating dance related injuries and has completed the Principles of Dance Medicine Program with Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in New York City. She also has a special interest in working with classical musicians. Pam is bilingual.
Darryl graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Physiology in 1999. He then continued his studies at the University of Toronto and graduated with a bachelor\’s degree in physical therapy. In 2005 Darryl completed both his Intermediate Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has continued his post graduate training with courses in exercise theory, medical acupuncture, advanced spinal manipulation, advanced shoulder rehabilitation techniques, myofascial release and nerve mobilization techniques to name a few. Darryl has been instructing as a senior instructor in post graduate courses as offered through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since. The courses emphasize advanced assessment, manual therapy, spinal and peripheral manipulation and clinical reasoning. In his practice Darryl attempts to blend the use of manual therapy techniques with patient specific exercise programs and education in the treatment of patients with all orthopaedic conditions.
Meg Smith graduated from McMaster University’s school of physiotherapy in 1999. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Sport Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario’s Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. Her areas of interest include orthopaedic and sports injury management. To this end, she is additonally credentialled as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. This allows her to combine her skills as a manipulative therapist with an active, exercise-based approach to rehabilitation.
Barb has 20+ years of experience as a physiotherapist since she graduated from McMaster University. She studied post-graduately at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, completing a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and a Master\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s of Science research degree. Barb has worked in Ontario, Canada; California, US; and Perth, Australia. She has diverse experience in private practice, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, and urban and rural settings, including work on First Nations reserves in northern Ontario. She currently works as a Certified Life Care Planner completing Future Care Needs and Costs Analysis for individuals of all ages who have sustained serious neurological, and/or complex musculoskeletal injuries.
I have been a registered physiotherapist since 2001. I also have a few other degrees in biochemistry, human kinetics and exercise physiology. In addition to these degrees I picked up my Certified Exercise Physiologist and my Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) certification. I am the owner of three physiotherapy clinics in Ottawa, The Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sport Clinics http://www.optsc.com. I continue to see complex neuromusculoskeletal patients. I am presently the only advanced practice physiotherapist in Ottawa working in private practice and have been fortunate to set up and participate in a unique orthopedic surgical screening program with a surgeon in Ottawa and effectively reduce surgical wait times in a private practice setting. rnI used to compete in running and have a bit of a passion for track and field and most sports. Besides running I try to be active by working out and playing pretty much every sport. rn
Shannon graduated from McMaster Physiotherapy in 1998, after completing both her Masters of Science from Lakehead University and a Science undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. From 2001-2013 she worked for the Sports Medicine Specialists in Toronto, a large, multidisciplinary facility, where she enjoyed a mixture of casual and high performance athletic rehabilitation. 2003/2004 Shannon traveled with Stars on Ice in the States and Canada, and was assistant Physiotherapist for the Canadian Men\\\’s Davis Cup Tennis Team from 2005-2010. She currently works as a consultant to Tennis Canada, and now runs solely a home practice. She joined CAMT in 2002 . To augment her home practice, she also treats using acupuncture, Myofascial Release, ultrasound and high and low powered shock wave.
Jesse holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and exercise science and a masters of science degree in physiotherapy from Queen’s University. He uses a systematic approach to treating both acute and chronic pain that incompasses movement screening, dry needling, joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue release and a tailored exercise program directed at treating the chief complaint. Pain science is a cornerstone of his practice and he is a firm believer in educating each patient about the nature of pain, making sure to avoid fear inducing language. He has training in the McKenzie Method for back pain, Selective Functional Movement Assessemnt (SFMA) and is a Titelist Golf Fitness Professional. Jesse is a hands on therapist that genuinely strives to makes patients active participants in their care. rnWhen not at work Jesse can be found playing basketball or at the gym weight training. He is also a part time lab assistant at the University of Toronto School of Phyiscal Therapy where he teaches students orthopaedics.
I graduated with a Clinical Master in Manipulative Therapy from Western Ontario in 2011 and received my Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2004. I am a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). I doubled majored at the University of Maine in Presque Isle and received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Athletic Therapy in 2002. My Athletic Therapy internship hours were completed at Disney’s Wide World of Sport in Orlando Florida as well as I worked with several university teams for sport coverage including women’s and men’s soccer, men’s baseball and cross-country running. I completed my Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of New Brunswick in 1999. Since graduation in 2004 I have been working in the private practice setting and have over 9 years of experience diagnosing and treating orthopaedic, sports, work-related and motor vehicle injuries. I currently assist with the instruction of the Orthopaedic level manipulative therapy post graduate courses as well as provide mentorship hours for CAMPT candidates. \\
I have a special interest in combining manual therapy and dry needling with a foundational and functional movement, strength and conditioning practice. As a female athlete and mom of two, my pelvic health/pelvic floor rehab training has also become an important part of my clinical skill set. I complement my clinical practice with exercise prescription through my company Better Than Fit: Physiotherapy, Fitness and Yoga. We provide small group classes (bootcamp/circuit style conditioning,TRX, yoga), workshops, individual consultations, and corporate programming. Also a certified yoga teacher, I embrace a \\\”physiotherapeutic\\\” based yoga and movement approach.
Luke graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Honors Specialization in Kinesiology. He then continued his education at McMaster University where he graduated in 2011 with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Immediately following his graduation he was accepted into the Fowler Kennedy Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship where he worked with a variety of local and varsity sports teams in London. He continued his professional education by completing the Sport Physiotherapy Canada credentialing program, obtaining his Sport Certificate in 2013 and Sport Diploma in 2014. In 2015, he completed the Master of Clinical Science program in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. He enjoys spending time volunteering as the Sport Physiotherapist for local football and rugby teams in London. Luke has also completed various Concussion research projects and clinically specializes in the treatment of Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome.
Graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1994. Currently working in orthopaedic private practice in the Westshore community. Actively involved in continuing education, staff/community inservices, and mentoring.