Marilyn Holmes, is a 1983 graduate of the Physical Therapy program at University of Alberta (BSc.P.T.). She worked in Edmonton, Victoria and Bristol, UK before returning to the Stratford area in 1990. in 2001 Marilyn attained her Advanced (Fellowship) Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy (FCAMPT).
Marilyn continues taking courses in manual physical therapy (including for the cranium), osteopathy, exercise therapy, acupuncture (neuro-anatomic, ear), Sport Medicine, pain, women’s health, oncology and pain management. In 1994 she obtained certification with Acupuncture Canada (CAFCI) and in 2018 Marilyn became a Connect Therapy Series Graduate. She also obtained certification in Integrated Dry Needling in 2018.
For 20 years, Marilyn owned and operated a private physiotherapy practice. Since 2013 she has worked at Sunrise Health Services. Marilyn enjoys working in a group practice dedicated to helping people find health. Since 2014 Marilyn has been a Guest Coach at the Stratford Festival. In 2015, she enjoyed her volunteer experience as a Medical Practitioner at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Outside of physiotherapy, Marilyn enjoys an active lifestyle that includes yoga, tennis, volleyball, cycling, skiing, dancing and swimming.
Meg Smith graduated from McMaster University’s school of physiotherapy in 1999. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Sport Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario’s Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. Her areas of interest include orthopaedic and sports injury management. To this end, she is additonally credentialled as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. This allows her to combine her skills as a manipulative therapist with an active, exercise-based approach to rehabilitation. In completing a Master of Science degree through the McMaster school of Rehabilitation Science she has a special interest in exercise for mechanical neck disorders.
Graduated from the University of Waterloo (Kinesiology) in 1994 and then McMaster University (Physiotherapy) in 1996. Pursued a career in Sports Physiotherapy 1997-1998 at Good Shepherd Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Clinic in Longview, TX.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 1998
Opened Irwin Physiotherapy in Seaforth in 2003 but has been serving the rehabilitation needs of communities in Huron County since 1999
Obtained an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2008 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Physiotherapist which is a member of the International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physiotherapist. This Advanced Diploma is highest educational level that a manual physiotherapist can achieve in Canada.
Assistant / Co-Instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy educational stream in 2008.
Certified Shift Concussion Management Program 2014
Professional interests involve the research /treatment / management of vestibular disorders, concussions and pelvic pain.
Areas of clinical specialty involve the assessment and treatment of BPPV, unilateral vestibular lesions, cervical pain / headaches, lower back pain / stabilization, shoulder and knee injuries.
I have been married to my wife Sandra since 1999 and have 3 beautiful children. When not being a physiotherapist my time is spent coaching soccer, baseball and hockey for my children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LeeAnn Russett received a BSc (Biology) in 1999 and BSc (Physical Therapy) in 2002, both from the University of Western Ontario. Since graduation she has pursued numerous continuing education courses in Orthopaedics, Vestibular disorders and Manual therapy. She opened Russett Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic in Exeter in 2010. LeeAnn received her Clinical Masters in Manipulative Therapy (UWO) and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) in 2016. She received her certification for Integrated Dry Needling in 2017. Her professional interests include treatment and management of cervical, lumbar/pelvic/hip, shoulder and vestibular disorders using manual and manipulative therapy, dry needling, exercise and education. She is married and has two amazing children!
I am a Registered Physiotherapist with over 18 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.