My undergraduate training began at Lakehead University where I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2009. I then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queens University in 2012. Having a strong passion in the field of orthopaedics I went on to complete my certification in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2017. Over the years I have blended training in both manual/manipulative orthopaedics and pelvic health. I believe that the body should be assessed and treated whilst examining the whole body to truly understand where faults lay. Throughout the years I have underwent training through the orthopaedic division, had training in a number of pelvic health courses, and acupuncture. I have an incredible passion for my field and am always excited and eager to take on a new case.
Michael graduated from York University with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy. In 1997, he became certified as an Athletic Therapist, CATA(C), in Canada. He graduated from McMaster University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. In 2002, Michael completed his post-graduate Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (Dip. Manip. PT) and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). Currently, he is focusing on completing his Doctorate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan, USA. Michaelâ€™s treatment expertise is in Manipulative Physiotherapy focusing on neck, shoulder and back pain. He serves as an Examiner and Chief Instructor with the Orthopaedic Division and as an Assistant Lecturer and Faculty member with the School of Kinesiology and Health Science Program at York University in Toronto.
Mark completed his physiotherapy degree at McMaster University in 1998, after obtaining his MSc in Exercise Physiology in 1993 and BA/BPHE in 1990, both from Queen’s University. Mark and his wife Hilary own Grand River Physiotherapy (established 1999) in Fergus, ON, where they work with 4 other physiotherapists treating patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Mark is keenly interested in using manual therapy to correct movement dysfunction and pain in the spine, peripheral joints and associated soft tissues. He emphasizes education, helping patients fully understand the nature of their injury or condition so that they can regain their independance through self-management, including home stretching, strengthening and stability exercises. Mark believes strongly in continuing education, having expanded his clinical interests to include vestibular (vertigo) rehabilitation, concussion management, GunnIMS and scalp acupuncture. Mark enjoys keeping fit and spending time outdoors with Hilary and their two sons. He remains passionate about sports (triathlons, running, hockey, soccer and golf), and is active coaching his sons in lacrosse and hockey.
Karina completed her BA in Honours Kinesiology at Redeemer University College in 2003 and her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2005. She completed her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2013. Other post graduate training includes courses in acupuncture (Level 1 AFCI) and the shoulder (Level 1 Lyn Watson). She has been working at Grand River Physiotherapy, a private, outpatient orthopedic clinic located in Fergus, since 2005.
Hilary has always had an interest in manual therapy since graduating from McMaster University in 1996. She now owns Grand River Physiotherapy in Fergus, Ontario with her husband Mark. They moved to a brand new clinic early in 2004 where they work with 4 other physiotherapists. They see a wide variety of spinal conditions, sports injuries, motor vehicle injuries and shoulder conditions. They also specialize in treating dizziness and vertigo. Hilary has drawn on her teaching background (University of Western Ontario, 1994) to help patients understand their condition or injury, help them with the best possible treatment options and educate patients on preventing a reoccurance of their particular injury. Since passing her advanced manual therapy exams in 2003, Hilary is looking forward to continually upgrading her manipulation skills as well as taking more courses of clinical interest. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her two busy boys, running 5km races, photography, and reading
Ryan graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology (2004) and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2006. Since graduation, Ryan has continued his development through advanced programs including completing his Fellowship in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, certification in acupuncture through the AFCI, the McKenzie method of lumbar spine, and training in Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS).rnrnRyan is an Alliston resident and is active in the community, spending much of is free time working with the Alliston Hornets Junior C hockey team. After working in Barrie for several years, Ryan decided to open his own clinic in Alliston in April of 2011. His practice has continued to grow necessitating relocation to a larger space in May of 2012. Clinically, Ryan has a special interest in spinal pathologies, the shoulder, the jaw, and sports medicine. Ryan also has extensive experience with complex motor vehicle injuries and chronic pain conditions. Ryan uses his diverse skill set to treat clients of all ages and with a variety of conditions effectively. Ryan also enjoys mentoring physiotherapists pursuing their training in Manual Therapy.
Lindsay graduated from McMaster University in 2008 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she received an Honours Bachelor of Bio-medical Science from the University of Guelph. Since completing her physiotherapy degree, Lindsay has continued to pursue extensive professional development in orthopedics. She completed her Fellowship in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2013, and has also taken post graduate courses in acupuncture, therapeutic taping and the Mulligan concept. rnLindsay has a special interest in spinal pathology, complex shoulder pathology and sport injury rehabilitation. She enjoys treating a wide range of individuals, from athletes to the weekend warrior. She also has extensive experience with complex motor vehicle accident rehabilitation. Lindsay’s treatment philosophy involves using current research, manual therapy and patient specific exercise to improve function and prevent injury recurrence. rnIn her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying all the outdoor recreation South Simcoe has to offer.rn
Caitlin is an CAMPT-Certified Physiotherapist who applies an impressive academic foundation of over 10 years clinical experience to assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions; with a focus on rehabilitating back pain, tempromandibular (jaw) joint pain and paediatric patients.
Caitlin earned her Honours in Kinesiology degree with a minor in Health Studies at McMaster University, before completing her Master’s in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2007.
Upon completion of her Physiotherapy degree, Caitlin enhanced her manual therapy skills, by completing her Master’s in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in 2010. Building on the completion of this Master’s program, Caitlin then earned her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, making Caitlin a CAMPT-Certified Physiotherapist and Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). As a CAMPT-Certified Physiotherapist, Caitlin has received the highest training in orthopaedic physiotherapy.
During her time at the UWO, Caitlin collaborated with a group of researchers to publish her first publication in the journal Physiotherapy Canada. She continues to work alongside the UWO by assisting in their Clinical Master’s program in the skills labs and mock examinations.
After working for a few years in private orthopaedic practice, Caitlin’s further enhanced her skill set by completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. This degree has enabled Caitlin to incorporate laboratory analysis, pharmacological interactions and diagnostic imaging into her clinical practice.
Caitlin was born and raised in Elora. After leaving for school and work, she then returned in 2011 where she now resides with her family. When not at work, Caitlin embraces every moment spent with her 2 kids, supportive husband and their dog. And if time permits, she is always up for a good long run!
Ashlea obtained her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a minor in Health Studies from McMaster University, and continued her education at the University of Toronto completing her Master of Science in Physical Therapy.
Ashlea is committed to ongoing learning and has also earned her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is a CAMPT-Certified Physiotherapist and is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). By completing this rigorous post-graduate training, she has attained internationally recognized qualifications in orthopaedic theory, clinical reasoning and hands-on manual therapy skills. She has also completed further training with a focus on shoulder rehabilitation.
Ashlea also has extensive neurofunctional acupuncture training through the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. This acupuncture training is an University-based education program designed for qualified health professionals interested in integrating electroacupuncture into their practice. Ashlea has seen continued benefits from incorporating this specialized type of acupuncture into the treatments for her patients.
Ashlea has provided primary physiotherapy care for many notable Toronto events including the Toronto Ultimate Club summer championships; was a Dance and Performing Arts Treatment provider, and she was the head physiotherapist providing treatment at the Princess of Wales Theatre for the Toronto productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and HAIR.
In addition to her breadth of experience, she is also trained to assess, measure and fit patients with off-the-shelf and custom braces for conditions varying from, knee osteoarthritis, ACL injuries, patellofemoral pain, ligament instabilities and meniscal injuries.
Ashlea loves what she does and strives to provide each patient with individualized, research-guided treatment. Her focus incorporates her advanced manual therapy techniques, electroacupuncture and specific exercise prescription. When she in not at the clinic, she is running around with her two little boys, husband and dog! She loves to stay active working out, playing baseball and if she ever has time again, golfing!
Jackie Sinkeldam graduated in 1996 from McMaster University. She is a founding partner of Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates. Professionally her clinical interest lies in the treatment of the shoulder, back and knee injuries. She has been actively involved with evaluating the literature in these three key areas and developing evidence-based programs to offer the most evidence based treatment for their patients. In addition to her orthopaedic practice, she also has provided treatment for female and male pelvic health.
Year of Graduation – 1992
FCAMT since 2000
Practices in a multidisciplinary clinic.
Special interests – sports injuries, spinal pain, headache pain.
Graduate of the University of Western Ontario in 1995. Have worked in the USA and Canada in acute care hospital and orthopaedic clinic settings. Co-own 2 orthopaedic clinics in Guelph, Ontario for the past 16 years. Involved in direct patient care, clinic administration and student training/education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I completed the BSC PT degree at University of Ottawa in 2008, and have been employed as Physiotherapy Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces since that time. I completed the MClSc Comprehensive MSK program in 2021.
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.
Completed my BSC Biological Science from Guelph in 1994 then completed my Physiotherapy degree from McMaster in 1997. I currently work at CFB Borden with military members.
Jeffrey is a skilled and experienced physiotherapist with over 14 years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating a variety of complex orthopaedic conditions. He is the co-owner of Progressive Rehab and has been working in private practice in Mississauga for over 12 years.
Jeffrey earned his Bachelor of Physical & Health Education from the University of Toronto in 2003 followed by his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2006. In 2014 he completed his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Jeffrey is also certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS) dry needling as well as Acupuncture.
As an avid athlete and former national level field hockey player, Jeffrey has a special interest in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation and has had success working with a variety of clients from national level athletes to weekend warriors. His treatment philosophy involves using specific manual therapy techniques to restore joint and tissue mobility, and incorporating focused exercises to restore function and prevent reoccurrence.
Jeffrey utilizes various techniques including joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue and neural mobilization, Gunn IMS, and acupuncture in treating a variety of spinal dysfunction, sport related injury, post-surgical and upper and lower extremity injuries.
In his free time, Jeffrey maintains and active lifestyle by participating in a variety of sports including basketball, skiing and golf.
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.
Charles Lorusso graduated from McMaster University in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to that he studied at York University and received an honours undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2003. Charles has extensive clinical experience working in private clinical settings. He started his work in rehabilitation when he obtained a Physiotherapy Assistant diploma from Humber College in 1999 and began working in private practice. He is continuously looking to improve his skills and knowledge base. He has recently achieved the Advanced Level Certification through the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He uses a hands-on approach to treating his patients and develops rehabilitation program which caters to individual needs. Charles is also a mentor and clinical preceptor for students studying at various university physiotherapy programs. He has also devoted time as an assistant for courses offered by the Orthopedic Division of Manual Manipulative Therapy.
Tanya graduated from McMaster University in 2005 with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy and an Honours Bachelor in Kinesiology in 2003. Tanya has worked primarily in private rehabilitation clinics with an interest in orthopedic and sports injuries. Her focus is on integrating various hands-on techniques and specific exercise programs to successfully achieve treatment goals. In addition, Tanya is a clinical supervisor and mentor for students studying in Kinesiology,Athletic Therapy, and Physiotherapy programs.In 2013 she completed the Advanced level certification through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She also has training in acupuncture, and has completed workshops at Stott Pilates.
I received my BScPT in 2002 from University of Toronto. Since then, I have completed my FCAMPT in 2007 and IMS training in 2008 and Fellowship of Functional Applied Science (FAFS) in 2010. Also certified in Pose Running and FMS.