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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Justin graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. Following graduation, Justin continued his education pursuing advanced credentials in manual therapy through the Canadian Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division. He worked in Saskatchewan for 6 years, gaining invaluable experience working alongside top professionals in the area, including at the University of Regina where his team was responsible for treating the varsity sports teams.
Justin left Regina in 2011 and went to Zimbabwe, to work with local professionals developing a program training lay people to work as rehabilitation aides to assist the overburdened staff at a rural hospital. This program was successful improving the reach and productivity of the rehabilitation department.
Upon completion of the program in Zimbabwe, Justin returned to Canada and moved to London, Ontario where he was accepted into a Masters program at Western University studying advanced orthopaedics and joint manipulation. Completion of this program earned Justin fellowship with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT), a prestigious title recognized as the most advanced manual therapy qualifications for Canadian physical therapists.
Since then, Justin has been practising in the Toronto area. He has been working with the University of Toronto department of physical therapy as a clinical instructor and is active mentoring new physical therapists, helping them improve their clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills.
In addition to his professional credentials, Justin is active in various sporting endeavours. He was the top squash player in Saskatchewan for years and continues to be ranked nationally. In 2006, Justin won a national championship in sprint canoe with the Wascana Racing Canoe Club. And, currently, Justin is an avid cyclist and triathlete, competing at events across Ontario.
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.
Rajiv is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Master’s in Physical Therapy and holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics specializing in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia (2007). Prior to becoming a Registered Physiotherapist, he worked as a full-time Canadian Board Certified Pedorthist (C.PedC) for over 5 years. He is also a certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA).
Rajiv went on to complete his Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic in London, ON in 2015. During this time, he was the team physiotherapist for the UWO Mustangs Football team as well as physiotherapist to all UWO varsity athletes (20+ sports) during in-clinic hours. He also worked as team physiotherapist for the London Jr. Knights AAA Minor Midget Hockey team (top 4 finish at the 2015 OHL Cup) and was selected as Chief Therapist for the 2015 London Forrest City Road Races. In 2019, he went on to complete his Clinical Masters in Advanced Health Care Practice and obtained his Fellowship from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). Rajiv has advanced training in Rheumatology, pharmacology and imaging. He completed his ACPAC (Advanced Practitioner in Arthritis Care) certification through the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in 2020. His treatments include a biopsychosocial approach to healing, manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, addressing muscular and postural imbalances and designing individualized exercise programs to empower clients to return to the activities they love.
Rajiv has a special interest in lower extremity biomechanics, sport specific conditioning and pre-habilitation, foot and ankle pathology, gait analysis and footwear and orthotic design. rnrnRajiv speaks English and Hindi. He has played badminton at the junior national level and continues to play recreationally. He enjoys playing many sports including basketball, soccer, tennis and squash.
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]
Tricia moved to Toronto to study physiotherapy and enjoyed it so much she never left. Tricia is personally and professionally committed to helping her patients manage and resolve their physiotherapy related conditions. She has a treatment style that includes professional skills, active listening and empathy for her patients. She considers the whole person when she assesses and treats. Tricia splits her time between clinical practice and teaching in the U of Toronto MScPT program.
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.
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.
Sandy graduated from the Lakehead University with an Honors in Kinesiology in 1998. She then continued with her studies at the University of Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002.rnrnShe has been with the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine clinic for the past 11 years in Toronto, where she enjoys working with a variety of clients including national level athletes and varsity athletes.rn rnShe joined CAMPT in 2009 after completing her advanced diploma in manual and manipulative physiotherapy.rnrnIn her practice she incorporates manual therapy techniques to restore joint and/or tissue mobility as well as client specific exercise programs to restore function and prevention of injury.
Angus Driver is a very experienced and respected manual therapist. His is a senior instructor with the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is a co-owner of Adelaide West Physiotherapy in downtown Toronto. Angus has had success treating a wide variety of clients including national level athletes, competitive dancers, gymnasts and weekend warriors.
Angus focus is in treating spinal disorders of an acute and chronic nature. He incorporates a wide range of techniques including spinal manipulation, spinal stabilization exercises, neural tissue mobilization and acupuncture/dry needling. Angus also excels in treating sport specific injuries including complex shoulder problems.
Angus treatment philosophy involves using manual therapy techniques to restore joint or tissue mobility and then apply specific, focused exercise techniques to restore function and prevent injury reoccurance.
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.
Mai earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2002. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph.
Mai continued her education by earning her Advanced Diploma of Manipulative Physical Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. She strongly believes in improving the quality of physiotherapy through education and mentorship. She is an adjunct lecturer with the University of Toronto’s Department of Physical Therapy, and mentors fellow physiotherapists through the Levels System of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Mai has an extensive background in assessing and successfully treating orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries. She uses many treatment techniques, including manual mobilizations, joint manipulations, dry needling, neural tissue mobilization, and specific conditioning exercises to help her clients restore their maximal function
Carl Gayle graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. He continued his studies at the post-graduate level earning a Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2000.
Carl has over 20 years of experience in private practice. He is also an Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education.
Carl’s area of focus is in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation. He utilizes various techniques such as joint mobilizations, manipulations, exercise therapy, Gunn IMS and neural mobilization techniques in treating an assortment of spinal dysfunction, sport related injury, post surgical and upper and lower extremity injuries.
Claire has over 17 years of experience working in orthopedics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002 from the University of Western Ontario. Before joining the team at Adelaide West in 2009, she worked in a multidisciplinary sports clinic and owned her own practice.
She holds a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, a Certificate in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and is certified in GUNN IMS.
Claire treats patients with acute and chronic spinal disorders, peripheral injuries, vestibular dysfunction (vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders) and post concussion syndrome. Her treatment techniques combine joint mobilization/manipulations, soft tissue work, acupuncture, GUNN IMS, nerve mobilizations, therapeutic exercise and functional strength training.
Matthew is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he received both a Masters in Science in Physiotherapy in addition to a degree in Physical Education and Health. Matthew has been in private practice since 2009, where he has experience treating competitive athletes, dancers, weekend warriors, work place injuries, and clients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents.rnrnMatthew has always demonstrated a keen interest in manual therapy techniques and individualized exercise prescription as tools to improve outcomes for his patients.
James has an extensive background in Physiotherapy and physical conditioning. He holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy (Queen’s University ’10). James is an amateur athlete of many stripes (and skill levels!), a coach, teacher, speaker, and all around fantastic guy! James works with a wide variety of populations to improve physical performance for use on the field and in day-to-day life. He develops rehabilitation protocols firmly rooted in exercise science but applied with the art required of a health professional.
Euson Yeung graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. He received the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2000, and a Masters degree in Education in 2005.rnrnEuson has over fifteen years of experience in both public and private practice settings, and utilitzes a variety of approaches to deliver the best care to his clients. This includes the use of joint mobilizations and manipulations, soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, and individualized exercise prescription. rnrnAs a faculty member in the department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, Euson is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Advanced Orthopaedic course for the Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program. He is also an instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education. Currently, he is completing a PhD in health professions education
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.
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”
Roxanne graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Psychology in 1998, then completed her BScPT in 2001 at the University of Toronto. Roxanne started her career in Toronto in neurology and orthopaedics, then moved to Sydney, Australia where she completed her post-graduate MHlthSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2008. She then went on to complete her 2 year Fellowship by Specialization through the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2015 and graduated as one of 77 musculoskeletal specialists in the country. Roxanne is the immediate past Chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, the Member Organization of IFOMPT in Australia. She is still involved in research in prognosis after whiplash-associated disorders through the University of Sydney, and chairs the Curriculum Steering Committee, guiding the redevelopment of the foundation courses for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA). She was an instructor on the MPA basic and advanced courses and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney. For her contribution to the growth of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, Roxanne was awarded the NSW Branch Award by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2017. Roxanne just moved back to Toronto, her home town, with her family.
Miranda is an FCAMPT physiotherapist practicing in downtown Toronto at the University location of Rebalance. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from York University and then completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Miranda then went on to complete the highest level of training in orthopaedic manual physiotherapy and received the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). As she values being able to approach injury or illness from multiple perspectives to find the most effective and timely resolution, she then went on to study Manual Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. She completed the coursework and exams in 2017 and is now completing her thesis titled ‘The Comparative Effect of Intention versus the Compression of the Fourth Ventricle Technique on Heart Rate Variability in Healthy Adults’. She incorporates osteopathic philosophies and techniques to support the bodies innate ability to heal.
She also studied life coaching and shadow work to help people who feel stuck in thier life such as people who feel unable to make a decision, unsure of the next step towards happiness or stuck in, or trying to find the right relationship. The root cause of these scenarios is that we have forgotten how to listen to our inner guidance system, where all of our answers reside. She facilitates conscious conversations, mindfulness techniques and guided meditations to dive into the shadow, learning to listen to your inner voice and build the courage to follow through with the messages. She does this through workshops, one-on-one life coaching and transformational speaking. Helping people get our of their own way to the life they are meant to live of easy, happiness and fulfillment is her passion.
Photo credit: Michael Coey
I graduated in 2009 from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters of Physical Therapy. I have been completing courses ever since and am now honoured to have my FCAMPT. I take pride in providing quality, evidence based and personalized physiotherapy to all my clients.
Alison graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and certificate in Athletic Therapy in 2008. She then completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2010. In 2015, Alison completed the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Since graduating, Alison has taken various continuing education courses, including soft tissue release, k-taping, acupuncture, and manual therapy. Alison has experience treating orthopaedic, sports, motor vehicle, and workplace injuries. Her practice incorporates a mixture of manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture, and modalities in order to reduce pain, restore function, and get patients back to their healthy and active lifestyles. Alison has been on faculty with the York University Athletic Therapy Certificate Program teaching students in class and in the clinic. She has also volunteered on the Canadian Board of Certification of Athletic Therapists since 2011 coordinating the National Certification Exam. In her spare time, Alison enjoys long-distance running and has completed 7 marathons to date, with aspirations of many exciting races ahead.
Victoria graduated from McGill University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2012. She completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exam in 2019.
She has worked in various sports medicine clinics in Montreal and Toronto and has treated a variety of different clients including runners, dancers and acrobats.
Adam is an experienced therapist with extensive training in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In addition to his professional physiotherapy degree, he has completed a post-graduate Masters of Clinical Science (MClSc) and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). He is also fully credentialed by the McKenzie Institute International (Cred. MDT). Adam is committed to providing evidence informed care, and he uses his clinical practice to participate in various research projects. In addition to providing clinical and educational leadership at his own clinic (Cornerstone Physiotherapy) in Toronto, Adam is an Advanced Practice Clinician for the University Health Network’s Interdisciplinary Spine Assessment and Education Clinic (ISEAC) program.
Sharon-anne graduated in 2006 from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph in 2004. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2012 prior to becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. In addition to completing courses in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Sharon-anne has completed her Certification in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation Institute of Canada and her Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation. She believes that individualized and evidence-based care is the pathway to recovery.
Jocelyn completed both her Bachelor of Honours Kinesiology and Masters of Science in Physiotherapy degrees at McMaster University. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2015. She has taken additional courses in acupuncture, soft tissue release and therapeutic taping. Jocelyn worked at a private orthopaedic clinic in Orangeville, ON prior to joining the Cornerstone Physiotherapy team in 2014. She believes that a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription lead to the best patient outcomes.
Melanie Gordon graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Melanie successfully completed her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, November 2013. Melanie has over fifteen years of clinical experience in orthopaedic physiotherapy and in the past six years she has focused on Sports Medicine. Currently she is the Physiotherapy Practice Lead at the Dovigi Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic.
Romano graduated from the University of Toronto in 2004 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to his physiotherapy studies, he also received a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology from York University. Romano has completed advanced post-graduate training in orthopaedic and manual/manipulative physiotherapy having attained FCAMPT certification from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. rnrnHe has practiced in both the hospital and clinic settings and is currently the Director of Therapy Services at a large Toronto sports medicine clinic. Romano enjoys working with physically active individuals looking to return to their sport safely and quickly. He is also experienced with helping patients with a wide array of joint, muscle, posture and nerve related disorders improve their symptoms and current level of function. Romano is a life-long learner and continues to pursue further studies in orthopaedic physiotherapy and medical acupuncture.
Victoria graduated from McGill University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2012. She completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exam in 2019.
She has worked in various sports medicine clinics in Montreal and Toronto and has treated a variety of different clients including runners, dancers and acrobats.
Caroline completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2012 and has been motivating others to reach their full potential ever since. Having treated a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, she has come to understand that everyone needs something different in order to succeed and believes that developing client-specific functional goals is the key to effective rehabilitation. Caroline is certified in acupuncture by the McMaster University Medical Acupuncture program and has taken courses in concussion management and vestibular dysfunction. Whether she is riding her bike, running, hiking or just exploring somewhere new, Caroline enjoys being outdoors any chance she gets, and understands what impact an injury can have on maintaining an active lifestyle. She places high value on the complexity of any injury from start to finish and looks to predisposing factors and imbalances that make one person more susceptible to injury than the next. Caroline takes pride in educating her patients on the importance of self-management and her treatment style combines manual therapy with a strong focus on DNS breathing technique and functional exercise.
Laurie has been working in the downtown core in Toronto for more than 20 years. She has extensive clinical experience working with those from the financial district when their pain stems from either work or play and sees an equal number of ergonomic and sports related issues. Pelvic health and a detailed approach to the core including internal work is part of her skill set with athletes and new moms alike to get them back to sport. She takes time with patients to make an exercise program that will work for their injuries and their schedules, and frequently collaborates with massage therapists, personal trainers and others to help patients achieve their own goals. In addition to manipulative therapy, Laurie uses acupuncture, and has taken many courses to integrate the techniques of Butler, McKenzie, and Mulligan.