– Bachelor of Electrical Engineering McMaster University 1987rn-Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy- University of Toronto 1991rn-Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy May 1, 2000rn-The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI)Acupuncture Certification July 3, 2004rn- Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation – Emory University April 19, 2008, Advanced Competency Duke University August 2011
Allison graduated with her MSc Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2009 and her BSc Kinesiology(Hon) from the University of Waterloo in 2005.Â Most recently she completed her MClSc Physical Therapy (Manip) at Western University in July 2017. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Allison is also certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She has also completed training in various soft tissue techniques. Along with these designations, her passion lies in working with athletes from all aspects of life ranging from youth to the elite performance. She focuses on injury prevention, keeping athletes in sports, sport performance, ACL(knee) rehabilitation and chronic ankle instability. She has had the privilege to participate various trainings focusing on injury prevention programming and sport performance dryland training which facilitates her passion working with numerous sports teams and individual athletes, young and old.
Celeste graduated from Queen’s University in 2010 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Honors Movement Science degree from the University of Windsor in 2008. Celeste has a passion for learning and continues to take courses related to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Her clinical focus is on the prevention and treatment of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Celeste is a hands on therapist that combines her manual therapy with an active exercise program for her clients. In her spare time, Celeste enjoys running, working out, gardening and travelling the world.
Hiten Thakker holds a Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences from McMaster University and a Masters in clinical science(manual therapy) from Western University. He is certified in Acupuncture, Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Certified GUNN IMS, Certified Gokavi Transverse Technique specializing in chronic pain.He has received a Program Excellence Award from the Faculty of Health Science Graduate Program and Postdoctoral Studies, and is currently a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division.In addition to his formal education and professional accolades, Thakker has a passion for treating pain, as well as understanding the biopsychosocial aspect of it. He is excited by the continued expansion of this field, which challenges and motivates him to work harder and achieve better outcomes for his patients. Thakker’s practice favours a multi-modal holistic approach that looks at diagnosis and other factors which provide a full context of the patient. His treatment is complemented by the use of methods such as yoga, manual therapy and medical acupuncture, as he attempts to take into account both mind and body to achieve physical relief and meaningful functional change.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1992 and a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 1994. Private practice owner, HCRC, since 1998. Training in the area of Future Care Needs and Cost of Care Analysis for catastrophic and non-catastrophic clients having completed the University of Florida. Certification Exam completed, held by the International Commission for Health Care Certification (ICHCC). Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP). Consultant Carol Bierbrier and Associates, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist Waterloo Wellington LHIN.
Sanja Voros graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 2002 with the Degree in Health Sciences. Then, she received her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2006.rnrnDuring the past 11 years, Sanja has worked in hospitals, private practices and a retirement home. She has been practicing physiotherapy and has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory and pelvic health disorders in Canada and the United States. Her extensive post graduate training involves manual therapy and in 2016 successfully completed the Advanced Examination of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA. She has also received training in McKenzie techniques for the lumbar spine, pelvic health (prenatal/postnatal, urinary incontinence and prolapse as well as female chronic pelvic pain) and she also completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in 2009. She also has gained interest and use of the Integrated Dry Needling techniques for the treatment of various orthopedic and chronic pain symptoms. rnBesides physiotherapy, Sanja enjoys socializing with friends and family, trying exotic foods, ballroom dancing, working out and playing tennis at the GSM Tennis Club in Kitchener, Ontario.
Gena Van Rooyen is the sole physiotherapist at Full Life Physiotherapy in Cambridge, Ontario. Gena previously worked at at Grand River Sports Medicine in Cambridge from 2002-2013. She is a graduate of the Master of Science (Physiotherapy) program at McMaster University (2002). She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) from Laurentian University in 1997.
Gena is committed to continuing education in the areas of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. She received her Certificate of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Orthopaedic Division) in 2009.
Gena is also trained and certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (GunnIMS).
Gena has long been involved in athletics, and currently enjoys yoga, hiking and canoeing. She believes in the importance of health promotion as it relates to injury and disease prevention.
Her main areas of interest are the pelvis, lumbar spine, shoulder and cervical spine. She has enjoyed working with injured athletes since 2002. She is also a strong proponent of core stabilization as it relates to exercise and performance.
Cheryl, who originally resided in Newfoundland, graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology (2001). After graduating from Acadia University, Cheryl went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2004. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT).
Vanessa graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree in Honours Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Vanessa is also a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. In addition, she has completed her certification in Acupuncture with AFCI. Vanessa has a strong interest in sports rehabilitation and orthopedics and is a member of Sport Physiotherapy Canada.
practising as Registered Physiotherapist since 1988; treat musculoskeletal type conditions effectively and with an evidence based approach; received Woman of Distinction Award for outstanding contributions in health, wellness, and active living May 25, 2011; owner of and practicing in the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic in downtown Ayr.
Kyler graduated from Brock University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology and then completed his Masters in Physiotherapy at Western University. He has completed his post-graduate training in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.rnrnKyler has completed additional courses in concussion rehabilitation, acupuncture, functional dry needling, Mulligan mobilizations and rehabilitation of golf related injuries. Kyler is TPI Certified and certified in dry needling. While he enjoys treating a variety of injuries and conditions, he has special interests in injuries associated with running, cycling and other endurance sports.rnrnKyler is an avid runner, and also enjoys road cycling, mountain biking and golfing.
Steve Brown graduated from George Brown College with a Fitness & Lifestyle management diploma before studying Kinesiology at York University from 2000-2004. He then studied Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto from 2004-2006 and received his Masters Of Physical Therapy degree. Steve has gone on to receive additional training in Mulligan Therapy (mobilization with movement), McKenzie Therapy, Acupunture, Integrated Dry Needling, Myofascial Therapy, and has received specialized training in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Steve has also undergone training with the Titliest Performance Institute to promote improved mobility and stability related to the golf swing and improvement of golf performance. In 2015, Steve successfully became an FCAMPT therapist.
Jason graduated from Western University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (BKin). He continued to McMaster University to complete his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy (MScPT) in 2011. Jason is a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and obtained his FCAMPT designation in 2016. His treatment philosophy utilises a combination of manual therapy and exercise training to achieve desired outcomes. He works in a multidisciplinary setting, and has many years of experience with sport coverage, including his role as the Team Physiotherapist for the University of Guelph Men’s Rugby team. He is an active rock climber, and avid outdoorsman, and enjoys keeping his patients active so they can do the things they love.
Craig completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2003, followed by his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2006. At the post-graduate level, Craig has completed his Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He also has his certification in acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Craig has additional post-graduate training in golf rehabilitation, myofascial release, McKenzie Lumbar spine therapy (MDT), and shoulder and knee rehabilitation.
Over the last four years, Craig has taught at McMaster University as a tutor in their physiotherapy program. He is involved in their Fundamentals of PT Practice and Integrated Practice & Professional Transition units. Craig is currently the clinical skills development lead at South City Physiotherapy.
Craig’s treatment philosophy involves using manual therapy and functional exercise to improve performance and prevent injury recurrence. Craig has a particular interest in treating runners, young athletes and complex shoulder conditions. He has experience in treating many individuals ranging from professional athletes to the weekend warriors.
Lisa graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts (Kinesiology) degree in 2006. She continued to graduate studies at McMaster University and completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2009. For the last four years, Lisa has also been working as an assistant clinic professor in the Physiotherapy Department at McMaster University. In addition to teaching and clinic work, Lisa completed her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Dry Needling certification, and Acupuncture (AFCI) training. Currently, Lisa is pursuing additional studies in pelvic health and shoulder rehabilitation.Lisa has worked in a clinical setting since 2009 and is experienced working with a wide range of conditions and populations. She believes that the journey to a successful therapeutic outcome for her patients, starts with a comprehensive assessment to gain an understanding of the condition, the patient’s goals, preferences, and needs. She uses a combination of evidence-based techniques, clinical reasoning, and patient values to develop unique treatment plan for each patient. Lisa provides an integrated and personal approach to patient care, which can include manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, patient education, and a progressive exercise program. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys yoga, interval and strength training, running, home renovations, and world travel.
Andrew Woelk, BHSc(PT), BA(SDS), BTh, CAFCI, FCAMPT (co-owner)
Andrew is a registered physiotherapist having received his physiotherapy degree from McMaster University and his BA from the University of Waterloo. He has also continued his extensive post-graduate courses with a focus on manual therapy and acupuncture. Thirteen years ago Andrew started his rehabilitative career working with persons with acquired brain injuries and is currently a part owner of SOS Belmont. He enjoys rehabilitation of persons with acute and chronic conditions with a strong interest in rehabilitation of persons with spinal dysfunctions.
Between studies Andrew took a year to volunteer in South America to help care for street children in Asuncion, Paraguay. Besides studies he has also helped teach clinical skills to physiotherapy students at McMaster University. Andrew enjoys most sports, but has a keen interest in hockey, soccer, and mountain biking. Outside of his work he is kept busy being a proud father of an 9 year old girl and two boys ages 6 and 4
Jonathon has his Physiotherapy degree from McMaster University as well as his Kinesiology degree from Simon Fraser University. Jonathon has worked in rehabilitation for over 25 years and specializes in manual therapy and exercise to promote recovery from injuries including MVA, workplace, and sports injuries. Jonathon has completed his Advanced Manipulative Therapy and has a special interest in core stability exercises to promote functional reactivation at home, in the workplace, and for recreational activities. Jon has provided medical coverage and performed training duties for international and university level athletes in several sports including rugby, baseball, soccer, and wrestling. He has also helped with the clinical skills training of physiotherapy students at McMaster University. Jonathon maintains the Fit Fore Golf program at SOS Physiotherapy including golf specific exercise classes and training sessions to improve your game. He enjoys golf, baseball, hockey and the occasional spin class, and is the happy (read busy) father of 8, 10, and 13 year old boys as well as a 14 year old girl.
Scott Graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1994. He completed his diploma of manipulative therapy in 1999. His professional focus lies in the treatment of neuro-muskuloskeletal disorders of the spine, pelvis, hip, and shoulder. He is currently credentialed as an instructor, examiner, and chairs the education committee for the manual therapy post-graduate education system of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Anne graduated from McMaster University in 2008 and completed her diploma in manipulative therapy in 2014. Anne worked for 6 years as a manual therapist in Fergus, Ontario and has recently moved to Manual Concepts Physiotherapy in Guelph, Ontario. Anne enjoys an active lifestyle including running, biking, skiing and cross training. Anne looks forward to embracing her role as a mentor within the orthopedic division.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to McMaster University to obtain her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy. She worked in Orangeville in a private orthopedic clinic for five years before returning to her hometown of Guelph and joining the Manual Concepts team. Since graduating Stephanie has completed courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, Mulligan mobilizations, myofasical release, and exercise prescription. She successfully obtained her CAFCI certification and GUNN Intramuscular Stimulation certification. Her clinic areas of interest include the shoulder and neck.
Ben graduated from the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph. Following a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology he completed his Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. He has worked in an orthopaedic setting since graduating and has completed courses in manual therapy, neurodynamics and therapeutic taping. Clinical areas of interest include the foot, hip and pelvis.
Graham graduated from McMaster University where he completed both his Bachelors (Hons) of Kinesiology as well as his Masters in Physiotherapy. As well as completing his Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division, Graham has completed courses in acupuncture and has advanced his needling skills through the Integrated Dry Needling program. During his six years at McMaster, he was a member of the varsity badminton team as both a player and a coach. He continues to enjoy playing hockey in the winters and is an avid golfer and cyclist in the summer.
I am a Registered Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience. I graduated from Queen’s University in 1999 and subsequently graduated from Curtin University in Perth Australia with a Masters of Manipulative Therapy. I am passionate about being a physio and doing the utmost for my patients and try to keep my skills current through taking many continuing education courses. I have extensive experience and course in the treatment of vestibular and dizziness concerns. I achieved my certificate of competence in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. When not in clinic, I enjoy reading, speed skating,downhill skiing, golf and running after my 3 boys.
Sarah cares about getting to the root cause of your issues so that you can move well and be well for years to come. After years of working in downtown Toronto, she has moved back to Waterloo County and set up her own practice there called Root Physiotherapy, in Uptown Waterloo.
Sarah completed her MScPT at the University of Toronto and completed her advanced training, an MClScMT at Western University to become an FCAMPT in 2015.
When Sarah isn’t working, you can find her doing yoga (she is also a Yoga Instructor), spending time outdoors, or connecting with family and friends.
Brett is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with over 16 years experience in the field of orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy. After working in sports physiotherapy clinics in the U.K., Brett obtained his Masters of Manual Therapy from the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. He has extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy and acupuncture. His clinical areas of interest include concussion management, the ankle, knee and spine.
Randall has practiced at Waterloo Sports Medicine for the last 18 years. Randall has enjoyed combining his manual therapy skills with sports specicfic trainig for many elite and not so elite athletes. Randall believes that every client should receive the best possible care so they can enjoy what ever activity they have chosen.
Graduated from UWO Physiotherapy program in 2008. Complete my Advanced Exam and received my FCAMPT membership in 2014. Currently working at Wellington Ortho and Rehab in Guelph where I live with my wife and children.
Anita has been practicing physiotherapy since she graduated from the University of Western in 1999. Prior to this she attended the University of Waterloo where she attained an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996. In 2003 Anita became a STOTT Pilates Instructor. Anita works in private practice with her focus being primarily on sports injuries and orthopedics. She has a strong interest in core stability training. In 2005 she achieved her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative therapy and has her certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Anita has most recently completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program. Anita feels that continuing education is essential to being a good clinician.
Practicing in Waterloo,Ontario treating a multitude of sports and general orthopaedics. Clientele of all ages. Special interests are hockey, football, golf, cycling and skating.
Kristin graduated with a Bachelors of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University with honours in 1999. She then returned to Guelph, a city of which she had always been fond, since completing her honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph in 1994. Kristin has worked as a Registered Physiotherapist for Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates (EPA) for the past 18 years, and also been the Clinic Manager/Partner for for the last 13 years. Through her dedication to ongoing education, she has expanded her post graduate orthopaedic knowledge by successfully completing her Diploma of Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2002 and her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2004. In 2009 Kristin completed her Master’s of Clinical Science in Manipulation at the University of Western Ontario with research including the development of a systematic review of pre-operative physiotherapy on total knee and hip arthroplasty. Her interest in women’s health and evidence based practice lead to the development of EPA’s Post Breast Cancer Program, which has had rave reviews from physicians and patients alike in how it individually addresses the needs of those who have had mastectomies/lumpectomies with the goal of returning to previous activity. Her commitment to professional development has lead to her involvement as a Professional Associate within McMaster’s Physiotherapy Programme where she teaches orthopaedic clinical skills annually to the master’s students enrolled. Kristin is also credentialing as a Co-Instructor within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s post-graduate manual therapy system and is a mentor to physiotherapists preparing for their Intermediate and Advanced examinations. She also assisted in development of and teaches in the University of Guelph’s new fourth year “Anatomy in Motion” seminar class and has been a guest lecturer in the fourth year Clinical Biomechanics class. Kristin continues to have a strong interest in orthopaedics, including the spine, shoulder and knee however also stays up to date with current changes in practice regarding treatment for women post breast cancer.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and D’Youville College in Buffalo. Andrew was born and raised in Guelph and has been working for Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates for 9 years and has been a partner in the company for the last 2 years. In addition to having his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Andrew has furthered his education by completing his AFCI Acupuncture Levels 1, 2A, 3A. His treatment techniques include the use of Manual Therapy, Specialized Exercise, Soft Tissue Release and Acupuncture. His clinical interests include shoulder, ankle/foot, post-surgical rehab, and sport injury rehab.
Rabi graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996 with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence. He has practiced physiotherapy in a variety of clinical settings but he has been based in the orthopaedic private practice setting since 2000. He has a special focus on sports-related injuries as the physiotherapist of the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club since 2001. He also received a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine from the McKenzie Institute International in 2000, completed the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA in 2004, and became certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2009. In 2012, Rabi graduated from the Discover Physio Series instructed by Diane Lee and Dr. Linda-Joy Lee. These two clinicians are at the forefront of research and teaching in orthopedics in Canada. He has been an assistant instructor with Discover Physio teaching the Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee) and the Integrated Systems Model for Disability & Pain (Lee and Lee) since early 2013. Rabi is also a certified practitioner in Gunn Intra-Muscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS) through the University of British Columbia and for concussion assessment and management by Complete Concussion Management Inc.
Adam graduated from McMaster University in 2006 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. He received his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2011 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Adam completed his acupuncture certifications with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada in 2007. He also holds additional certifications in vestibular rehabilitation, running injury treatment and prevention, and shoulder specific rehabilitation.
Adam is a Professional Associate with the McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science and acts as a frequent preceptor to McMaster’s physiotherapy students. He is also a mentor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association mentoring Physiotherapists seeking to achieve the FCAMPT designation. He has a strong working relationship with local physicians and surgeons in Brantford and the surrounding area.
Sarah graduated from Queen’s University in 2011 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. She received her diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2018. Sarah also holds certifications in Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling, and shoulder and hip specific rehabilitation.
Adam has an interest in identifying and addressing faulty movement patterns that are often contributing factors to both chronic and acute injuries. Through corrective exercises, manual therapy and functional strengthening, he strives to both optimize your performance and return you to your activities as effectively as possible. In his spare time Adam enjoys strength training, snowboarding, playing golf and spending time with his family.