I have 18 years of experience treating in an Outpatient Orthopaedic setting and have assessed and treated a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions. I originally obtained my BSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2000. Since that time I have continued to become more proficient in my treatment and assessment skills by completing a myriad of continuing education courses within the Physiotherapy realm. In addition I have also gone on to complete a post professional Transitional Doctorate of Physiotherapy in MSK Management and recently successfully completed the Clinical Masters in Manipulative Therapy program from the University of Western Ontario. In July 2017, I received the Clinical Specialist, MSK designation from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.I currently teach in the Physiotherapy program at McMaster University and have taken on several professional leadership roles.
Juanit is a passionate and seasoned practitioner who aims for high-quality and pain-free living for her patients. After graduating from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, she went on to earn recognition from the Hamilton Reader’s Choice Awards as one of the city’s top physiotherapists for multiple years.rnrnCertified in Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy of the spine, Juanit successfully completed the Advanced Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). Her orthopaedic training through this program, as well as the Diane Lee Integrated Systems Model approach, has advanced her assessment and treatment skills. In addition to her background treating workplace injuries and motor vehicle accident patients, she has extensive experience working with special populations, which include athletes, seniors, individuals coping with vestibular disorders (vertigo, dizziness and concussions) and patients recovering from strokes, rotator cuff repair, mastectomy/lumpectomy or spinal decompression surgeries.rnrnHow does Juanit summarize her treatment philosophy? Regular exercise and a precise plan are crucial in the recovery and prevention of injuries. Aside from enjoying an active lifestyle herself, Juanit is a busy mother of two girls. She likes to spend her spare time (if she has any!) mentoring students, meeting new people and globe-trotting to destinations like New Zealand, Spain, Tanzania, Argentina and Brazil.
Diana is a physiotherapist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1993. She has continued to take courses throughout her career. In 2012, Diana completed a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University.
Don completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2011. He received his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2015 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has taken additional courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue release and therapeutic taping.
Prior to Physiotherapy, Don completed a four-year undergraduate degree in Health Studies and worked as a strength and conditioning coach throughout his degree
STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor; Certified in Integrated Dry Needling; Meadowlands Physiotherapy Clinic Owner since 2000, co-owner of Core Kinetics Physiotherapy. Avid fan of hot yoga, spinning and running! Volunteer with Ontario Minor Hockey and soccer coach with Glanbrook Youth Soccer Club. Jennifer enjoys using her advanced physiotherapy skill level to work with patients that have difficult to treat injuries.
Kerrie completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Hons) from Brock University in 2009 and her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2011. She obtained her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division in 2017. Kerrie has completed additional certification in acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada and BoneFit ™ training through Osteoporosis Canada. Kerrie enjoys living an active lifestyle, including playing soccer and practicing yoga.
Colleen has been a physical therapist, specializing in orthopedics, since 1997. She completed a Masters Degree in 2009 that focused on whiplash patients and physical performance. She has qualifications in joint manipulation, intra muscular stimulation (Chan Gunn), acupuncture (Level One CAFCI) and has taken other specialty courses in vestibular, concussion, headache and TMJ treatment. She is trained in Stott Pilates and is also a Bone Fit Trainer (osteoporosis). She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management since 2016. She leads group exercise programming in Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain Management and Exercise is Medicine.
Natalie graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology. She has continued with post graduate studies and currently holds the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and certificates in Integrated Dry Needling and McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.
Natalie enjoys treating both spinal and peripheral dysfunctions and her rehabilitative focus uses a combination of manual techniques, stabilization and pilates based exercise. She believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is an avid runner and triathlete.
Natalie is involved in the Ontario Section of the National Orthopaedic Division as the Provicial Orthopaedic Division Course Representative.
PT, MSc, BHSc, BA, Dip.Manip.Ther, FCAMPT, CAFCI. Greg is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He also holds the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Greg is the Director of Peak Performance Physiotherapy a community clinic with a focus in manual therapy and exercise for the treatment of spinal/peripheral dysfunction, sports injuries, and chronic pain. In addition to his clinical work, Greg is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton where he instructs in the graduate physiotherapy program. Greg also teaches continuing education courses for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. His research interests are currently focused on outcome measurement and knowledge translation. He is the developer of the P4, a clinical pain intensity measure. Greg has received the 3 Silver Quill Awards (1999, 2006, 2010) from the CPA for clinical research and knowledge translation. Greg is a past executive member of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT)
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Brad Balsor graduated from the program of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 1988. He became an FCAMPT therapist in 2001. He has been an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopedic Division since 1988. He has worked as an orthopedic physical therapist in the private and public sector for more than 31 years. He is owner and Operator of LoneOak Rehabilitation Consultants and works full time at Performance Physio in Stoney Creek, Ontario. He has consulted for lawyers, the insurance industry and medical specialists since 1996. He has published numerous articles and has presented at various conferences throughout North America. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University School of Rehabilitation and takes pride in being an active educator. He completed his MClSc (Manip) at the University of Western Ontario in 2011. Clinically, Brad strongly believes in educating his clients in self management and in using his manual therapy skills to assist his clients return to function.
Darren graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2009. Since then, he has been working at Stoney Creek Physiotherapy treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Darren has a strong interest in manual therapy and integrates individualized exercises and hands on treatment to provide patient centred care.
A graduate of the McMaster Physiotherapy program in 1999. Obtaining his Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2003. Acupuncture certified (CAFCI). Continues to advance clinical knowledge and skills through postgraduate courses and study.
After receiving my physiotherapy degree from McMaster University in 2010, I continued to advance my skills through postgraduate training in manual therapy, acupuncture, and osteopathic techniques. I am certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI), have received training in visceral manipulation from the Barral Institute, craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute, and manual therapy training through the Orthopaedic Division of CPA and University of Western Ontario. I maintain good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and am an active member of the Orthopaedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).
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.
Mark earned his Honours Bachelor of Kinesioloy from McMaster University. He worked as a Kinesiologist in a Sports Physiotherapy clinic and then went on to complete his Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. After a few years of working in sunny Florida, Mark returned home and began working exclusively in outpatient Orthopedics / Sports Medicine in the Milton and Oakville area. His keen interest in manual therapy motivated him to pursue and complete an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. To learn more about manual and manipulative therapy and the FCAMPT designation please visit manippt.org. Mark has received his certification in Acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. He is also a Certified Integrated Dry Needling Provider .
Mark loves the challenge of getting people moving again. He especially enjoys the challenge of diagnosing complex cases and implementing appropriate treatment strategies aimed at helping people move better, return to sports, and optimize physical function and mobility. His focus on Manual Therapy motivates him to be a life long learner and challenges him to stay current with research driven best practice methods of treating musculoskeletal conditions. He is an assistant instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, as well as a Clinical Lab assistant with the McMaster University Physiotherapy program.
Tracy graduated from McMaster University’s Physiotherapy Program in 2000. She has extensive training in orthopaedics and has earned her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Diploma through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has experience with patients of all ages and rehabilitative needs and has a passion for seeing the patient as a partner in creating goals and solutions to finding the best possible rehabilitative outcomes for her patients. Tracy has received training in Acupuncture by the AFCI. Tracy was awarded the Gold Award as Top Physiotherapist by Oakville Today. Tracy is also working towards advanced training as a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.
Andrew graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology. He went on to complete his Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario, where he completed a master’s research project investigating the effects of ACL bracing after reconstructive surgery. He has also successfully completed his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the Orthopedic Division of the CPA and is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Andrew is also certified in medical acupuncture through McMaster University and in Integrated Dry Needling, which he commonly uses during his treatment.
Andrew believes that physiotherapy should be multi-modal and exercise is the key to long-term therapeutic success. He has successfully treated a wide variety of complex orthopedic conditions and specializes in cancer rehabilitation where he helps current and former cancer survivors regain their strength, mobility, and function. He has also provided mentorship to other physiotherapists to help develop their handling and clinical reasoning skills.
In his spare time, Andrew has a special interest in sports rehabilitation and leads an active lifestyle. He is an avid golfer and enjoys going to the gym, playing soccer, hockey, and guitar.
DScPT, FCAMPT, CMAG, MCPA
Laurie graduated from McMaster University and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association with Distinction.
She has developed and taught Continuing Education Manual Therapy Courses in Canada for over 20 years in Canada, Europe, Australia and the United States. In her current Advanced Practice role Laurie provides orthopaedic surgical assessments and acts as a resource for primary care providers and physiotherapists in diagnosis and management of orthopaedic complaints.
Laurie completed a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at Andrews University in Michigan in 2007.
She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University and a member of the HaNSA (Head and Neck, Shoulder, Arm) Research Team. Laurie is also a member of the Spine Expert Panel for the Ministry of Health and the Canadian Spine Society.
She is an Examiner and former Chief Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the C.P.A, and an Instructor and Examiner for the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists in the United States for physiotherapists who want to specialize in orthopaedics.
In addition, Laurie has been active on the Ontario College of Physiotherapy Committee to establish clinical practice guidelines for spinal manipulation.
Anita Gross is a clinician, a researcher and an educator. She is an orthopaedic manipulative physical therapist (OMPT). She received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy (1984) from the University of Toronto, a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1987) from Curtain University (Australia), a certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (1990) from Orthopaedic Division CPA, a Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT, 1990), a Masters in Design, Measurement and Evaluation from McMaster University (1994), and the prestigious Lifetime Membership Award (2019) from CAMPT. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University, the director of the OMPT field of study in Rehabilitation Sciences at McMaster University. She is also a lecturer at Western and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association –Orthopaedic Division. Her clinical work focuses on the TMJ, neck and spine care.
As a FCAMPT member, she sat on the national executive committee (CAMPT) and international committee for International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) from 2004 to 2016. She coordinates two research groups: 1) the Cervical Overview Group, a group that conducts and maintains 11 Cochrane and 4 other systematic reviews on neck pain and 2) the Head and Neck, Arm, Hand Research Group. She has 120 peer reviewed publications, has been Principal/co-investigator on 30 grants and has been an invited speaker at 20 international conferences. She supports two open access knowledge to action tool kits on the wiki site: Physiopaedia. She was an invited member to closed international conference Australia Whiplash 2011, the APTA Neck Care Guidelines committee, the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario, authorized acts advisory sub-groups on manipulative physiotherapy in 2010 and competency profile development group member for College of Physiotherapists of Alberta in 2007.
Anita Gross is a respected skilled clinician in the Oakville, Hamilton and GTA region with TMJ, Neck and Spinal Care being her field of specialization. She works with ProActive Health Group – Advanced Orthopaedic Physiotherapy at two site locations (tel) 905 338 2898; E: [email protected] Health.ca
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Dana Clark has been practicing in the area of orthopaedics since 1995. He has received instruction in manual therapy from leading authorities including Jim Meadows, Erl Pettman and Wendy Aspinall. He received his Certificate in Intermediate Manual Therapy with distinction in 2000 and went on to receive his Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in the same year. He has been teaching in Toronto regularly since 2000 to physiotherapists, hospitals and medical groups on various aspects of orthopedic manual therapy.
His clinical interests lies in the treatment of dysfunction of the spine and its co-related problems. He is well versed in the practical application of Ultrasound Biofeedback for core stabilization and treatment of muscular control in the spine.
Dana Clark is trained in spinal manipulation to correct movement impairments and in the use of medical acupuncture.
Dana has had the pleasure of working with Olympic athletes prior to competition and has travelled with professional figure skaters.
Tina has been working as a physio/clinic co-owner in Milton since 1998. Her main area of interest is in orthopaedics – she enjoys a variety of problems in her patient caseload. She has a special interest in the sporting population, including dance and gymnastic injuries. She has strong skills in neck and low back problems, as 60% of her caseload involves these injuries. The Halton Community Rehabilitation Centre is an orthopaedic centre offering a variety of services, including orthotics prescription, acupuncture, spinal decompression (yes it really does work for a certain population), and bioflex laser 3B / class four light cure laser therapy. Tina would enjoy meeting you and trying to help you with your muskuloskeletal problems. She makes it her moto to do the best she can for every patient who comes to see her. Hopefully she can help you too.
Susan Wakeley (BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI) graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1997. Upon graduation, she accepted a position with the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. This large teaching hospital system afforded her the opportunity to learn in a wide variety of hospital-based rehabilitation settings. These included: acute care, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation departments, neurological and orthopaedic settings for adult and pediatric populations. Since 2006, she has worked in the private setting in Windsor, Stratford, Waterloo and Milton, Ontario. Although, she has taken a multitude of continuing education courses, Susan began to focus on orthopaedic and sports injury education. She completed her certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2008 and FCAMPT certification from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy in 2011. Most recently, Susan has completed her Integrative Dry Needling Certification.
Kanwal graduated from the University of Alberta in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She completed her Gunn IMS needling in 2008. She completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2011. She also has training in pelvic floor physiotherapy where she treats conditions such as incontinence and pelvic pain. She is fluent in English and has working knowledge of Punjabi.
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.
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
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.
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.