I received my BScPT in 2002 from University of Toronto. Since then, I have completed my FCAMPT in 2007 and IMS training in 2008 and Fellowship of Functional Applied Science (FAFS) in 2010. Also certified in Pose Running and FMS.
Christian graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2012. His previous studies include an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from Western University in 2010. In 2014, Christian has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopaedic Divisions since 2010.
Christian is actively continuing his studies in manual therapy, exercise prescription and any additional courses that improve his skill set and service delivery.
With respect to treatment, Christian utilizes a multi-faceted approach tailored to each individual, with a focus on identifying the sources of dysfunction and pain and developing a treatment plan to resolve them. Components of his treatment include education, manual therapy, exercise prescription, modalities, acupuncture, Dry needling and taping. Christian’s goal through treatment is to return clients back to their passion, whether that’s returning to sport, work, or just getting back to normal life. Cooperation and team work is vital to implementing a treatment plan and reaching client-centered goals.
Christian is a sports enthusiast, an avid hockey player, experienced weight trainer, and has recently started scuba diving. He believes in staying active and pursuing activities that keep people fit and happy
Ali graduated from McMaster University in 1997. He has taken numerous courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and Gunn method of needling. He received his Canadian Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) in 2003. He incorporates a wide range of techniques including mobilization, manipulation, spinal stabilization exercises, neural tissue mobilization, acupuncture and Intramuscular Muscle Stimulation (Gunn IMS).
He has extensive experience in private practice with keen interest in spinal disorder and acute and chronic sports related injuries. He is also an Instructor in the post-graduate Diploma Program of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
He is a co-owner of Prime Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation Centre since 2001.
I completed my Diploma In Manipulative Physiotherapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2009. I am a Certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist(FMS) , STOTTS PILATES trained and completed my acupuncture training through AFCI. I have a special interest with hip and knee conditions being an Advance Practice. I completed my Masters of Clinical Science In Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2015.I have work for many years with Orthopedic Surgeons specializing in Shoulders, Elbow, Wrist/Hand, Spine, Knee and Foot and Ankle gaining the advance experience to assess and treat complex musculoskeletal conditions. I have teaching experience having achieved a Status Appointment as a Clinical Instructor with the University of Toronto and an Instructor with the Physical Therapy Advancement Seminar for the Upper Quadrant in Southeast Asia.
We were made to move. Movement is paramount to our health and quality of life. My passion for movement, health and physical therapy began with my own personal experiences with injury and movement dysfunction. Having played competitive soccer for most of my life, I experienced a number of different injuries throughout my career. While playing NCAA collegiate level soccer at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, I tore a major ligament in my right knee in my senior year that nearly ended my soccer career early. An extremely intensive rehabilitation program and a positive and determined mindset brought me back on to the field in time to play with teammates to win an NCAA National Championship. This experience helped me realize how powerful our bodies can be and the innate capacity they possess to heal. At Franklin Pierce University I was also fortunate to be honoured as the Senior Male Scholar-Athlete of the year and named to the ESPN Academic All-American team. After graduating with a degree in Biology, I returned to Canada to continue playing soccer at a semi-professional level with the Canadian Soccer League. At the same time, I began coaching elite soccer until deciding to return to school to pursue physical therapy education.
In 2013 I graduated from the University of Toronto Clinical Masters in Physical Therapy Program. The deep study of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics was a great complement to the kinesthetic education I had received playing high level soccer. Having a passion for knowledge and desire to help as many people as possible inspired me to pursue further clinical training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Advanced Needling Techniques at McMaster University. I also went on to receive certification in Kinesio-taping, concussion therapy, soft tissue therapy, non-internal pelvic floor physiotherapy and most recently the completion of a five-year advanced manual physiotherapy certification qualifying me as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
Now with eight years of clinical experience in both the public and private health-care settings, and a large therapeutic toolbox to pull from, I tend to see a wide variety of clients with varying needs from head to toe. Many have had sports or work-related injuries, both acute and long term repetitive strains. I work with clients that have had motor vehicle accidents and concussions, post-operatively, and with different forms of chronic pain, arthritis and dysfunctional movement. When movement is impaired through traumatic injury or repetitive strains over time, a combination of manual therapy, exercise, collaborative goal setting, and patient education are essential to a successful recovery.
Empowering others to be the experts of their own body is very important to me. And everyone experiences both good and bad times of physical health, so it helps to think of health as a moving target. To keep our bodies in their most healthy state we also need to develop balance, variety, and awareness of our movement patterns. Moving often and moving well is the key to my personal philosophy on physical health and vitality. Find what moves you!
Barbara Gorczyca Abel graduated from the University of Toronto in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy. She also has an Honours Bachelor of Science: Specialization in Human Kinetics, Minor in Psychology from the University of Guelph (1999). She successfully obtained her Fellowship with the Canadian Association of Manual and Manipulative Therapists in 2010.She has experience in private practice and in a hospital based outpatient physiotherapy clinic where she assesses and treats orthopaedic conditions with an emphasis on manual therapy, exercise and education.She utilizes modalities as needed including acupuncture, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation as part of a treatment plan for management musculoskeletal injuries and is certified to practice Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She is involved with multidisciplinary assessments in the WSIB Regional Evaluation Centre at Trillium Health Centre and works as a Physiotherapist in the Specialty Hip and Knee and Back and Neck Program at the Trillium Health Centre. In addition to treating a variety of orthopaedic condition she has worked as a team therapist for the Toronto Scottish Men’s Rugby Team (2003 – 2005). She holds a status only appointment at the University of Toronto and volunteers in assisting with clinical skills labs at the University of Toronto and serves as a Clinical Instructor for students on placement from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association member (2000 – Present) and an Executive member of the Ontario Section of the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA. Currently she works at Trillium Health Partners in the Spine Centre.
Vaiva Underys has been practicing outpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy for the greater part of 10 years with a keen interest in sport. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2002 and since then, has worked through her manual therapy levels. In 2011, Vaiva completed her Master’s of Clinical Science (Manipulation) at UWO and currently works at Pivot Sport Medicine and Orthopaedics in the west end of Toronto.
Over the years, she has had the opportunity to do some sports coverage with Tennis Canada, Skate
Canada, The National Ballet, Ontario Provincial Rhythmic Gymnastics and the Toronto Ultimate Club.
Sarah is a registered physiotherapist who offers a client-centred and biopsychosocial approach to care. She integrates clinical expertise and post-graduate training in manual therapy and exercise, with yoga, acupuncture, and mindfulness practices.
After having her own children, Sarah was also inspired to become a women’s and paediatric pelvic health physiotherapist.
Sarah obtained a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2008 after earning an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2005. A commitment to continuing education and a compelling drive to further understand the complexities of the body inspired Sarah to pursue a Masters in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from Western University in 2013 and to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
Sarah is also a certified yoga instructor with specialized training in prenatal and restorative yoga as well as yoga for scoliosis. Sarah’s strength as a yoga teacher is rooted in the union of her knowledge of anatomy and her warm and caring nature. Sarah strives within each class to meet the needs of every student and for each student to know the class was meant just for them. Most of all, Sarah wishes to share the benefits of yoga with every “body”
Ashish has been a licensed and practicing physiotherapist since 2003. After gaining experience in a hospital, nursing home & a private out-patient orthopaedic clinic, he found that he was more passionate about outpatient orthopaedics. Ashish is a huge advocate of education & has completed the Advanced Health Care Practice Program (MClSc) at the University of Western Ontario & has graduated with a Clinical Master’s Degree in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT).Ashish has continued to further his rehabilitation education by doing courses like acupuncture, Mulligan’s technique, McKenzie Technique as well as LJ Lee’s Thoracic Ring Approach & the Series 1 Manual Therapy Course by Jim Meadows. He opened the first location of Triangle Physiotherapy in Etobicoke in 2005 and has expanded to 7 clinics since then.In his spare time, Ashish likes to spend time with his family & travel. He has also developed a newfound affinity to running & aims to run 30km a week.Ashish has over 15 years experience in private practice. He currently practices out of the Etobicoke & Oakville clinics and can be reached at [email protected]
Jaswinder graduated from University of Western Ontario in 2001. She received her Masters of Manipulative Therapy Degree from Curtin University in 2008. She specializes in Manual therapy, TMJ Pelvic floor physiotherapy and Vestibular rehabilitation. She utilizes manual therapy, manipulation, acupuncture and exercise therapy in her private practice. She is also an instructor at National Institute of Manual and Physical Therapy preparing students for the Physiotherapy competency examination.
University of Guelph Hons. B.Sc. (H.B) 1995
Queen’s University B.Sc.(P.T.) 2001.
Integrated Dry Needling Certified (2016)
McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (2018)
Stephanie’s interest in pursuing a career as a Physiotherapist began at a young age while she was training at the National Ballet School of Canada, and often found herself seeking treatment from therapists for various injuries over the 9 years she studied at the school. Today, Stephanie uses her comprehensive dance knowledge to bring a unique perspective to the assessment and treatment of dancers she sees in her clinical practice.
Following her time spent at the National Ballet School, Stephanie attended the University of British Columbia where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics, specializing in Exercise Science in 2005. From there, Stephanie returned to Toronto to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto in 2007. Since practicing as a Physiotherapist, Stephanie has continued to challenge herself through extensive continuing education. In 2011 Stephanie achieved her CAFCI designation, a certification in acupuncture training through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Also, Stephanie has worked her way through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division courses, and in December 2013 completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exam to receive her FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy) designation.
Stephanie is active in fostering the education of future Physiotherapists. At the University of Toronto, Stephanie holds a Status Faculty appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy, and she also acts as a small group facilitator as well as a clinical lab facilitator for physiotherapy students. Stephanie has also been a clinical instructor to several students whom she has mentored during her time at Pivot.
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.
Melissa graduated with her Honours Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto in 2003, and her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2009. She obtained her Fellowship with CAMPT in 2016, and most recently became certified in Integrated Dry Needling.
Joanna Nelken is Clinic Owner and Director of Pure Physiotherapy. She graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Pathobiology from the University of Toronto, prior to completing her Masters of Physical Therapy degree also from the University of Toronto. Joanna has been working in private practice orthopedics since 2008 and has taken several post-graduate courses to further her skills. Joanna is certified in the McKenzie Method, which is an internationally recognized treatment method for spinal and peripheral disorders. She has also completed the Mulligan Concept courses (Upper and Lower Extremity). Most recently, Joanna has obtained her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Joanna utilizes a combination of manual therapy treatment techniques, and individualized exercise prescription to allow her clients to quickly return to optimal function.
Jeffrey is a skilled and experienced physiotherapist with over 14 years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating a variety of complex orthopaedic conditions. He is the co-owner of Progressive Rehab and has been working in private practice in Mississauga for over 12 years.
Jeffrey earned his Bachelor of Physical & Health Education from the University of Toronto in 2003 followed by his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2006. In 2014 he completed his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Jeffrey is also certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS) dry needling as well as Acupuncture.
As an avid athlete and former national level field hockey player, Jeffrey has a special interest in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation and has had success working with a variety of clients from national level athletes to weekend warriors. His treatment philosophy involves using specific manual therapy techniques to restore joint and tissue mobility, and incorporating focused exercises to restore function and prevent reoccurrence.
Jeffrey utilizes various techniques including joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue and neural mobilization, Gunn IMS, and acupuncture in treating a variety of spinal dysfunction, sport related injury, post-surgical and upper and lower extremity injuries.
In his free time, Jeffrey maintains and active lifestyle by participating in a variety of sports including basketball, skiing and golf.
Jason is clinic director and co-owner at Trilogy Physiotherapy. He brings years of experience from various sports and orthopaedic clinics in the GTA. Jason graduated with dual Bachelor degrees in Physical & Health Education and Biology from Queen’s University. From there, he completed a Master of Science Physical Therapy degree, also from Queen’s. He is also licensed and registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association with a special interest in orthopedic and sports medicine. Jason has furthered his skills by completing post-graduate courses in medical acupuncture, as well as his Advanced Diploma in Manual Therapy. Additionally, he has taken courses in therapeutic taping and myofascial release and is a certified personal trainer.rnrnrnJason uses a combination of manual therapy techniques, acupuncture, prescriptive exercise and patient education to properly assess his patients and meet their specific needs and goals. His personal background and experience with a wide range of sports and orthopedic injuries allow him to successfully treat a variety of patients ranging from the desk jockey to the serious athlete.
Dan Bosy has been practising in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy since 1997. He became a member of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy after receiving a Certificate in Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in April 2002. In November 2006, he received his Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has worked in a variety of clinics, treating everything from sports injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, and workplace injuries to chronic pain. Dan\’s areas of interest include Chronic Pain, Pelvic Dysfunctions, Repetitive Strain Injuries, and Spinal Injuries. He is well versed in training and treatment of the myofascial system.
I have expanded my existing foundation of knowledge as a manipulative physiotherapist to become an osteopathic manual practitioner. My passion for learning is reflected in the manner in which I assess and treat the WHOLE person in search for the underlying causation of illness and dysfunction in the body.
My education began at Queen’s University where I completed a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. I continued my education at the University of Toronto where I completed a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2005. Following, I earned a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2007. After working in private practice orthopedics I chose to advance my Physical Therapy training by completing a Masters in Clinical Science Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2010. I have also completed contemporary medical acupuncture training through the McMaster University Acupuncture Program. I am a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and member of the Orthopedic Division. I am also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). rnrnI have successfully treated a variety of injuries including lower back disorders, postural dysfunction, as well as acute and chronic sports injuries. My treatment style includes using a manual hands-on approach as well as acupuncture and personal exercise programs. This approach to treatment addresses the underlying dysfunction that may be causing injury and prevents future re-injury. I believe in a patient centered approach; by directly involving each patient in their recovery through goal setting, balancing muscle dysfunction and teaching self-management techniques optimal recovery is achieved. rnrnI am committed to lifelong learning having taken numerous post-graduate courses including functional training, mobilizations with movement, recent advances in hip rehabilitation, and running specialist; including gait assessment and barefoot running. Further, I have attended numerous courses offered through the Advanced Physical Therapy Institute. While I continue to pursue post-graduate courses in order to offer the latest and most effective treatments I am also a committed leader within the Physiotherapy profession. Since 2009 I have been a clinical lab facilitator at the University of Toronto. I am also a clinical supervisor for students during their final clinical internship. Finally, I provide mentorship for Physiotherapists who are completing the manual therapy levels through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. During my time outside of the clinic I am a loving and proud mother. I enjoy running, having completed two marathon and numerous ½ marathons. I lift weights regularly, bike, and practice Pilates. I also enjoy cooking, wine tasting, and adventure travel.
BA, BSc(PT), FCAMT, IFSPT, Dip Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, Dip Sport Physiotherapy, Certified IMS practitioner, International Sports Physical Therapist, Certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Dinah completed her BA in Health Studies at Queen’s University and BSc in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Her passion for Sports Physio led her to being an active member of the Sport Physio division of the CPA, on both provincial and national executives. Dinah has completed her Certificate of Manual therapy and her Diploma of Manual & Manipulative therapy and Diploma of Sport Physiotherapy giving her the titles of Orthopaedic, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and Sport Physiotherapist. Certifications in IMS – (Intramuscular Stimulation certification), kinesiotaping, pelvic floor physiotherapy, ballet strength and conditioning are all a part of an ongoing passion to learn and evolve as a health care professional. Dinah is committed to education; she is status faculty at the University of Toronto faculty of Medicine and was guest faculty in the Dance department at George Brown College.
Dinah has been honoured with teaching and mentorship awards from many students. Her credentials extend to:
• Medical team member for Winter and Summer Canada Games, Special Olympics, Paralympic, Pan American and Summer Olympic games, Canadian National Fencing team physiotherapist and High Performance Committee member.
• She was one of two therapists for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore, Chief Therapist for the 2013 and 2015 World University Games.
• Clinical teacher for both Canadian and International Physical Therapy students and Medical Doctor residents and fellows.
• Canadian National Ultimate Frisbee team physiotherapist.
Dinah has specific experience covering many sports including fencing, cycling, gymnastics, tennis, diving, boxing, rugby, canoe kayak and more. Years of classical ballet training brings a technical eye to her treatment of dancers and performing artists from professional and recreational programs. Appraising pointe shoe fit and foot mechanics and developing improved access to resources for dancers are amongst Dinah’s unique skill sets. Combining orthopaedic and pelvic floor assessment skills for full muscular patterning is a special focused lens through which to evaluate patient motor patterns.
When not working Dinah likes to cook great food, spend time with friends, work out and stay fit. She is passionate about enjoying every day to the best of its potential and is happiest using her knowledge to promote high performance in others.
Parag received his BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1996. He then went on to complete his degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 1999. Parag started his career in 1999 and then became Clinic Director of a clinic in Oakville in 2003. He then opened Align Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in May of 2013. Parag completed his Masters in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. He is also certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Parag has a keen interest in treating injuries of the knee, back, and shoulder using advanced manual therapy techniques, especially for soccer and volleyball players, golfers, and paddlers. Parag also treats patients who suffer from dizziness, sport concussions, and vertigo related to vestibular dysfunctions.
After receiving an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, Gwen completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. In 2019, Gwen successfully completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy curriculum and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). rnrnGwen is also a certified practitioner of acupuncture and completed her training through the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. She has also completed several courses focused on treating neck and back issues through the McKenzie Institute.
Brian graduated from Sheridan College in 1996 with his Diploma in Sports Injury Management and the Physiotherapy Program at McMaster University in 2000. Brian completed his FCAMPT certification in 2010 and his Masters of Clinical Science from The University of Western Ontario in 2013. He is the owner of Be in Motion Physiotherapy in North Oakville at the corner of Trafalgar and Dundas. As the owner of the clinic Brian has be able to hire several of therapist that are all working towards getting their FCAMPT status. Brian is a Credentialed ImPACT Concussion Consultant for assessing and treating of Concussions. Brian has won the Diamond award from 2016-2019 as top Physiotherapist in Oakville for the Readers Choice Awards with the Oakville Beaver. Please visit the website at http://www.beinmotion.ca, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter or YouTube.
Sharon graduated with a degree in physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax.She has extensive training and experience in orthopaedic manual therapy and has achieved the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has practiced for over 20 years in both Canada and the United Kingdom.Sharon opened Pinnacle Physiotherapy in 2003 to reflect her vast experience and create a centre of physiotherapy excellence in Oakville. Her focus is to deliver effective treatment using manual therapy,exercise prescription and education to achieve pain free function and prevent injury recurrence. She treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions and has a special interest in low back and sacro-iliac joint disorders.Sharon now acts as a mentor for other physiotherapists pursuing advanced levels in manual therapy.
Sharon is a Certified Schroth Best Practice therapist providing curve specific exercise prescription for the conservative management of scoliosis for both adolescents and adults.
Rina graduated from McMaster University’s Physiotherapy Programme in 2000. She has received training in acupuncture through AFCI and uses this in practice as one of her choices of modalities. Rina is a certified Pilates instructor. Her treatment approach incorporates advanced manual therapy skills along with core strengthening to help restore function and to help with injury prevention.
Paul holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, a Master of Science degree and a Certificate in a Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, all from the University of Toronto. He has attained CAFCI certification at the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and is certified in the Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) needling technique. Paul has received certification in vestibular rehabilitation through a competency-based course sponsored by Emory University and the American Physical Therapy Association and has a special interest in treating cranial nerve dysfunctions.
He is an instructor within the post-graduate diploma program of manual physiotherapy offered by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is also registered as a mentor for physiotherapists enrolled in the program.
Paul has experience working with both the weekend warrior and elite athlete alike. He also has a strong interest in helping those with vestibular, post-concussion, and craniofacial (including TMJ) impairments. He uses a variety of techniques including joint mobilization/manipulation, core stabilization and exercise programs, neural tissue mobilization, postural taping, myofascial release, acupuncture and IMS to help his clients reach their full potential
Paul Mazur has over 10 years experience focusing on Orthopedic and Sports related injuries. Paul graduated in 2006 form D’Youville College with a Masters in Physiotherapy. He started his post graduate focus in orthopedics and completed manual therapy courses through University of St. Augustine in 2009, and then focused on the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy approach through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars completing the course work in 2011. After returning to Canada, Paul completed 5 years of manual and manipulative physiotherapy therapy training through the Orthopedic Division of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and in 2016 he received his Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Paul has also completed acupuncture training through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and provides both anatomical and electro-acupuncture. As a clinician, Paul has extensive experience not only in treating orthopedic and sport specific injuries, but is well versed in post-operative rehabilitation, motor vehicle catastrophic and non-catastrophic injuries. He runs an innovative pain management program and has provided treatment to patients of all ages. Paul believes in a multi modal approach to treatment and his key to success is the combination of manual therapy with exercise.
Mitchell Baldissarelli graduated from McMaster University with his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to his physiotherapy studies, he attended Lakehead University and received an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a focus in anatomy and exercise physiology. Mitchell continued his post-graduate studies and completed his Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division. He has also completed courses in concussion management (CCMI), mulligan concepts and acupuncture (Integrated Dry Needling). He is involved in teaching as a clinical mentor for physiotherapists undergoing post-graduate training from the University of Toronto’s Department of Physical Therapy.rnMitchell has a significant background in functional strength and conditioning and enjoys working with athletes of all sports. He has extensive experience working with professional, national and amateur athletes from a variety of sport disciplines, which include a number of MLS, Rugby Canada, OHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL athletes.
Michelle is a pelvic health advocate and educator who works with persons of all genders experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction or interested in understanding the complexities of pelvic health. She is on a mission to empower people in Canada and internationally to take charge of their pelvic health, which can often be a life changing experience for anyone who has suffered pelvic health dysfunction. rnrnIn addition to being an orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapist, Michelle is a certified yoga instructor, enriching her finely tuned treatment methods with yogic philosophy and the benefits of mindful movement. Michelle’s dedication to making pelvic health internationally accessible is furthered by her commitment to her own continuing education. She’s earned her Masters of Education at OISE, specializing in global health education, and has been involved with teaching physiotherapists pelvic health and advanced orthopaedic skills both in Canada and in Nicaragua. She is an associate instructor with Pelvic Health Solutions.rnrnMichelle is an inspiring and highly engaging speaker who will forever change how you view pelvic health for yourself or anyone you might be coaching or treating.