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 fourteen 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.
Jerrick is a highly experienced physiotherapist with a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree from D’Youville College in New York and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (DipManipPT) and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
Jerrick is a manual therapy-based practitioner. He collaborates with the patient and uses a whole-body functional approach to identify the root cause of any problem. He then treats it using a variety of techniques including mobilization and manipulation of joints, nerves & soft tissues, therapeutic exercise, taping, acupuncture/dry needling, custom orthotics and bracing.
Jerrick regularly participates in progressive continuing education. He has a special interest in craniofacial, TMJ and foot & ankle conditions. He is also a DonJoy trained custom knee brace fitter.
On the personal front, Jerrick enjoys an active lifestyle that includes hiking, running, playing basketball, and table tennis with his family. He also enjoyed his time as a personal trainer and as a volunteer therapist with Skate Canada.
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.
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.
Melanie MacKinnon graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in 2002. She continued her studies at the University of Toronto and received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 2004. She advanced her Physical Therapy training by completing her Masters in Clinical Science Manipulative Therapy degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. She completed her certification in acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute as well as dry needling from the Integrated Dry Needling Program. She has completed a variety of complementary post-graduate physiotherapy courses relating to the diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes, mobilizations of joints with movement as well as the mobilization of the nervous and fascial system. She has also completed a number of population specific courses. She has been involved in teaching and mentoring in a variety of capacities with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, University of Western Ontario, MCLSc Program as well as at the University of Toronto, MScPT program. She is currently the co-coordinator of the advanced MSK unit in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She continues to pursue post-graduate courses in functional retraining, manual and manipulative therapy techniques.
Cary Chittley graduated with a Masters of Science In Physiotherapy (MSc PT) from McMaster University following a Specialization Honours Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Since graduation, he has completed his Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy as well as achieved his Certificate in Integrated Dry Needling. Cary utilizes his skills in Manual therapy, Dry Needling, taping, and exercise prescription to achieve patient goals. He has experience treating a wide variety of problems and people, and always enjoys a challenge. Cary utilizes evidence-based techniques augmented by clinical reasoning to form specialized and personalized treatment plans for his patients. He strongly believes that a thorough assessment and diagnosis is the first step to matching the right treatment to the right patient. He feels that an integrated approach involving manual therapy , patient education, and a progressive exercise program will yield optimal results satisfying both therapist and patient goals. Outside of his practice, Cary runs regularly and enjoys basketball, volleyball, and squash. During his studies he played varsity lacrosse both at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University.
Surabhi is a highly-motivated physiotherapist who uses her energy and experience to empower patients to achieve a more active lifestyle. Surabhi treats various orthopaedic conditions across the spectrum, including injuries resulting from trauma, sports, overuse, postural dysfunction and arthritis. Surabhi excels at educating patients on their injuries, and believes in providing patients the tools they need to contribute to their rehabilitation success. Surabhi tailors each patient’s treatment plan based on their specific goals. She uses an evidence-informed multi-modal approach, integrating manual therapy, exercise, neurofunctional acupuncture, and therapeutic taping. Surabhi believes in life-long learning. She has earned a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy through Western University, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. To broaden her scope of practice, Surabhi has also completed her acupuncture certification through the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program. Surabhi enjoys giving back to the physiotherapy profession and to the community at large. She has volunteered at events such as the Toronto Marathon, and is also involved in various volunteer roles at the University of Toronto. She holds an Adjunct Lecturer appointment at the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy and has been a Clinical Instructor to numerous final-year physiotherapy students. Surabhi has co-authored and published a paper on Evaluating Physical Impairments in Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury. She had the opportunity to share her research at the 2012 Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress and was honoured with a national award for her presentation. She has also had the opportunity to present her research on lumbar spine manipulation at the Orthopaedic National Symposium in 2017 in London, Ontario. As an avid rock climber, road cyclist and cross-country skier, Surabhi reflects her commitment to promoting physical fitness. While attending the University of Waterloo, Surabhi competed in varsity Nordic Skiing and understands the demands of competitive and recreational sport. Surabhi particularly enjoys treating running and cycling injuries and uses the most current evidence to help maximize performance.
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 which she is enjoying very much.
Jenna graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1998.
She has been with The Sports Medicine Specialists since 2000, which is now Cleveland Clinic Canada Midtown. She has worked with many different types of professional and recreational athletes. She enjoys the world of sport medicine and working in a multidisciplinary environment. Jenna is the clinical lead at her site and is an active mentor.
Honours B.Sc in Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo; M.Sc (PT) from McMaster University; Completed Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exam in 2016.
Kayla graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2010. She has a strong passion for sports and orthopaedics and has worked in sports rehabilitation since graduating. She has been dedicated to furthering her education as she worked through the Orthopaedic Division\’s Manual Therapy Program. She successfully completed the program in the fall of 2016 and has become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2017. She is dedicated to providing well rounded care and ensuring that patients have a positive experience in physiotherapy. Her approach is to find the root cause of a patient\’s symptoms and design a personalized care program focused on manual therapy and exercise to achieve a level of function beyond the patient\’s goals.