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: admin@ProActive Health.ca
323 Kerr St, Suite 209, Oakville, L6K 3B6
80 Traymore Ave, Hamilton, L8S 1R7.
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.
Mitchell Baldissarelli graduated from McMaster University with his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to his physiotherapy studies, he attended Lakehead University and received an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a focus in anatomy and exercise physiology. Mitchell continued his post-graduate studies and completed his Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division. He has also completed courses in concussion management (CCMI), mulligan concepts and acupuncture (Integrated Dry Needling). He is involved in teaching as a clinical mentor for physiotherapists undergoing post-graduate training from the University of Toronto’s Department of Physical Therapy.rnMitchell has a significant background in functional strength and conditioning and enjoys working with athletes of all sports. He has extensive experience working with professional, national and amateur athletes from a variety of sport disciplines, which include a number of MLS, Rugby Canada, OHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL athletes.
Sharon graduated with a degree in physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax.She has extensive training and experience in orthopaedic manual therapy and has achieved the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has practiced for over 20 years in both Canada and the United Kingdom.Sharon opened Pinnacle Physiotherapy in 2003 to reflect her vast experience and create a centre of physiotherapy excellence in Oakville. Her focus is to deliver effective treatment using manual therapy,exercise prescription and education to achieve pain free function and prevent injury recurrence. She treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions and has a special interest in low back and sacro-iliac joint disorders.Sharon now acts as a mentor for other physiotherapists pursuing advanced levels in manual therapy.
Sharon is a Certified Schroth Best Practice therapist providing curve specific exercise prescription for the conservative management of scoliosis for both adolescents and adults.
Rina graduated from McMaster University’s Physiotherapy Programme in 2000. She has received training in acupuncture through AFCI and uses this in practice as one of her choices of modalities. Rina is a certified Pilates instructor. Her treatment approach incorporates advanced manual therapy skills along with core strengthening to help restore function and to help with injury prevention.
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.
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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.
After receiving an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, Gwen completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. In 2019, Gwen successfully completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy curriculum and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). rnrnGwen is also a certified practitioner of acupuncture and completed her training through the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. She has also completed several courses focused on treating neck and back issues through the McKenzie Institute.
Parag received his BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1996. He then went on to complete his degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 1999. Parag started his career in 1999 and then became Clinic Director of a clinic in Oakville in 2003. He then opened Align Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in May of 2013. Parag completed his Masters in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. He is also certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Parag has a keen interest in treating injuries of the knee, back, and shoulder using advanced manual therapy techniques, especially for soccer and volleyball players, golfers, and paddlers. Parag also treats patients who suffer from dizziness, sport concussions, and vertigo related to vestibular dysfunctions.
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 the myofascial system to control movement and prevent relapses in patients who are deconditioned or in Chronic Pain.