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.
Thomas is a manual physiotherapist with years of postgraduate experience in orthopaedics, sports medicine and manipulative therapy. After graduating from Queen’s University in 1995 he has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He completed a full-time post-graduate program in 1998-99 and received his first diploma from the Canadian Academy in 2000 and he continues as Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education. Thomas also has a keen interest in osteopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, IMS and acupuncture. At the request of physicians in the Thornhill area who were not getting the results with their patients, Thomas opened Physioactive in 1999 with a goal of opening a clinic second to none. Thomas continues to have a thirst for knowledge and he works as a mentor and teacher to other physiotherapists. He continues taking post graduate studies on a part-time basis. Completing the five year Osteopathy Program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2009 has furthered increased Thomas™ knowledge base. It has allowed Thomas to improve results incorporating craniosacral, visceral and other osteopathic techniques into his physiotherapy practice. He has had great success combining a variety of techniques to achieve maximal results with even the most difficult or complex clientele. He incorporates a wide range of techniques including spinal manipulation, myofascial release, spinal stabilization exercises, neural tissue mobilization and needling (IMS & acupuncture). Thomas has also completed his training for intramuscular stimulation (IMS). Having many “tools in his toolbox” allows Thomas to enjoy success treating a variety of ages and conditions. With a growing interest in paediatrics and pre and post natal care Thomas has found great reward in successfully treating children for a variety of conditions.
Bahram Jam graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. In 1999 he completed a Clinical Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia and in 2009 he completed his Doctorate in Science in Physical Therapy at Andrews University, USA. He has the Canadian Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is also credentialed with the McKenzie Institute International.rnrnHe is the founder and director of Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and has been a chief instructor for over one thousand post-graduate Orthopaedic clinical courses across Canada and internationally. He continues to practice and has had extensive clinical experience with direct patient care.
Erdem has been practising physiotherapy since graduating from McGill University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Subsequently, he completed advanced post-graduate training and doctoral studies in orthopaedic physiotherapy. Erdem holds a Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan) and the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Erdem’s clinical focus is on the treatment of pain and movement problems arising from injury, muscle imbalance, and disorders of joint, soft tissue and nerve mobility. Additionally, he has experience and research interests in the use of dry needling for the treatment of muscle pain and dysfunction. Erdem is certified in the Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) technique (www.ubcgunnims.com) and the Gokavi Transverse Technique (www.gokaviacupuncture.com). He also incorporates medical acupuncture into his treatment approach when appropriate. Erdem is well versed in treating individuals with a wide array of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. He especially enjoys helping active individuals, ranging from recreational to elite athletes, return to their sport or improve their performance following injury. A significant portion of Erdem’s practice also involves the physiotherapy management of jaw and facial pain related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. With a passion for teaching, Erdem is a senior instructor in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s post-graduate orthopaedic education system, and serves as a clinical mentor for physiotherapists enrolled in this same program and related examination process. He is also an instructor of the popular Integrated Dry Needling certification course for physiotherapists
Tammy graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours degree in 2004. Tammy continued her studies at McMaster University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2007. She furthered her studies in orthopaedic physiotherapy by completing a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2010. Tammy has also completed training in functional dry needling and enjoys taking a variety of courses to advance her skills. Tammy currently works at York Physiotherapy Associates in Richmond Hill Ontario. She enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions from acute sports injuries to chronic pain disorders. Tammy is also involved with the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and is part of the executive committe for her region; the York Region-Scarborough District.
Hermina Kochanski (Vas) graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University receiving an Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Sociology. Hermina has completed her Advanced level certification in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Hermina also continues to take various courses specializing in orthopaedics and neurological rehabilitation. She has completed training in acupuncture at the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). She also has a strong interest and knowledge in anatomy and physiology, having completed several advanced courses in this field and having been a Teaching Assistant at McMaster University for three years. Herminaâ€™s educational background and practical experience give her great success in treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions by incorporating the use of manual therapy techniques, individualized exercise programs, acupuncture and patient education
Surabhi is a highly-skilled physiotherapist who combines her experience, education and energy to empower her clients to achieve their goals. Surabhi treats various orthopaedic conditions, and particularly enjoys helping postpartum people return to exercise and sport. Surabhi excels at educating people on their injuries, and believes in providing her clients tools for self-care. Surabhi 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. She is also a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach. Surabhi is also involved in various volunteer roles. 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 papers in major journals, and has been invited to share her research at National Conferences.
Krista is a two-time University of Toronto graduate, completing her Bachelor degree in Physical and Health Education in 2010 and her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2013. As a clinician, she enjoys getting people back at what they enjoy doing most and tailoring treatment plans to meet the goals and expectations of the client. Her treatment approaches include utilizing her advanced manual therapy training and exercise prescription. rnrnKrista was a 2015 Toronto medical volunteer for the Pan American games, treating a variety of sports injuries and athletes in the Athletes Village medical centre. She enjoyed the games’ environment and working with fellow professionals in a volunteer capacity. She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Orthopaedic division since 2013. Krista has also co-authored a paper published in the Physiotherapy Canada Journal in 2015.
May Liu completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a certificate in Athletic Therapy at York University. She then went to the University of Queensland in Australia and obtained a Masters of Physiotherapy degree and returned to Australia 5 years later and received her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. May has experience working in various settings; in hospitals, on-field with athletes and in a multidisciplinary private practice. As an athlete herself, May has an interest in sports-related injuries. She continues to take a range of continuing education courses to further her knowledge as a physiotherapist.
Tim graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor degree and Honours Specialization in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He then went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in the field of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Tim has developed an exceptional understanding in the assessment and treatment of a vast assortment of orthopaedic injuries and diseases including: knee replacements, hip replacements, chronic low back pain, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis conditions, motor vehicle accidents, work related injuries and the common sports related muscle and ligament sprains / strains. However, Tim’s primary interest is in sports medicine and the recovery from sports-related injuries in which he has had the opportunity to treat a variety of amateur and professional athletes.rnrnAs a physiotherapist, Tim’s primary goal is to help restore, maintain and maximize the function, movement and overall well-being of all his clients. He strongly believes that each individual’s health condition is unique and implements a multi-modal treatment approach tailored to the specific needs of the patient. This may include: manual therapy (joint stabilizations, mobilizations or manipulations), soft tissue treatment, physical therapy modalities (muscle stimulation, IFC, TENS, ultrasound and laser) and developing stretching/strengthening exercise programs.
Tim is always progressing as a therapist and in addition to achieving his FCAMPT designation he is also certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and NKT. He is a registered member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Association of Canada
Courtney completed her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2008. Upon graduation, she began her professional career at Cornerstone Physiotherapy, a multi-location Toronto-based clinic. Courtney values continual learning, and since graduating has become a certified McKenzie therapist (Cert. MDT), completed the McMaster University Acupuncture and Integrated Dry Needling courses and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She also helps facilitate small groups and labs at the University of Toronto Masters of Physiotherapy program.
Darryl graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Physiology in 1999. He then continued his studies at the University of Toronto and graduated with a bachelors degree in physical therapy.
In 2005 Darryl completed both his Intermediate Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has continued his post graduate training with courses in exercise theory, medical acupuncture, advanced spinal manipulation, advanced shoulder rehabilitation techniques, myofascial release and nerve mobilization techniques to name a few.
Darryl has been instructing as a senior instructor in post graduate courses as offered through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since. The courses emphasize advanced assessment, manual therapy, spinal and peripheral manipulation and clinical reasoning.
In his practice Darryl attempts to blend the use of manual therapy techniques with patient specific exercise programs and education in the treatment of patients with all orthopaedic conditions
Chris graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology before graduating from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy. Chris continues to pursue post-graduate studies and has successfully challenged his Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Chris has experience in treating a wide variety of conditions using joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, soft tissue techniques, neural mobilizations, client-specific exercise prescription, and acupuncture to help clients achieve their goals. Being an athlete and a dancer himself, Chris is able to draw from his personal experience and takes a special interest in treating clients from these populations.
Peter graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Psychology and Physiology from the University of Toronto and is fluent in Cantonese. Peter is passionate towards lifelong learning and has drawn upon work experiences with other health disciplines as a source of inspiration for advancing his own post graduate training. Combined with being an avid canoeist, beach volleyball player and former U23 Canadian National Dragonboat Team member (with his share of injuries), Peter successfully treats individuals with all orthopaedic conditions. Whether your injuries are the result of joint problems, muscle imbalances, poor movement patterns or you are looking to start exercising to improve your health Peter\\\’s experience and knowledge will guide you towards your goals.
Mark graduated from University of Toronto in 1999 with a background in molecular biology & immunology. He had subsequently obtained Masters in Physical Therapy in 2005 through advanced standing option from the same university.
Mark has extensive experience in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in addition to treating degenerative conditions. He has also been practicing acupuncture for many years and has obtained Certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 2002. He is also a certified GUNN IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) practitioner. He later on obtained Certification in Gokavi Transverse Technique (CGTTP) in Dry Needling. He has received his Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 2002 and subsequently obtained the Advanced Diploma.
Mark’s treatment approach involves using manual therapy techniques to restore various tissue mobility followed by specific exercises to restore function and prevent injury recurrence. Comprehensive education is given to empower the client to maintain and maximize their physical capabilities. Having completed marathons, he also has special interests in running and other endurance sports.
Mark is also a team member in a multi-disciplinary pain clinic in Markham that provides Botox injection for chronic muscle spasm and PRP (Platlet-Rich Plasma) injection for ligamentous instability.
Mark treats patients at Woodbine Physiotherapy.
Nejin Chacko received his bachelor degree in physiotherapy in 1998 and has completed extensive continuing education in manual therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics and acupuncture. He has completed his Masters in Advanced Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy from McMaster University, Hamilton. He also holds a Masters in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise from the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde, UK. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists and a member of Orthopaedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Nejin has been practicing for 20 years and has extensive experience in private practice treating various musculoskeletal conditions, sport injuries, chronic pain, workplace injuries, and motor vehicle accident injuries. Nejin believes that a successful treatment must result in the achievement of an optimal function that is meaningful to the patient. He ensures patient-centered care and values patient education and interactive clinical decision making. Besides his clinical work, Nejin is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, Hamilton where he tutors in the graduate physiotherapy program.
Laura graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Kinesiology. She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. At the post-graduate level she has successfully earned a Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is registered as a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Laura has been working in private practice since 2003, with expertise in orthopedics, manual therapy and sports. She frequently uses acupuncture as part of her treatment approach, along with individual exercise prescription. Laura has also received special training in the rehabilitation of the vestibular system. She has had the opportunity to work abroad as a physiotherapist in New Zealand, where she gained invaluable international experience. Laura is committed to providing client-focused care, where she employs manual therapy, exercise therapy and education to promote functional recovery.
Lianne is a University of Toronto graduate with over twenty five years of experience in Orthopaedics. She successfully completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2002. She has been practicing acupuncture for many years and obtained Certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 1995 and an Integrated Dry Needling Certificate. Lianne enjoys teaching and is an Acupuncture Demonstrator with the Acupuncture Canada and a registered Instructor with the post-graduate Canadian Orthopaedic Manual Therapy program. She is an adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and has worked with the Musculoskeletal Units of the Physical Therapy program for many years. Devoted to continuing education, Lianne has taken many courses since graduating and enjoys treating a wide range of orthopaedic problems. She uses a variety of treatment approaches including manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, prescriptive exercises and patient education to achieve results. Lianne is self-employed and is currently in clinical practice at Striowski & Associates.
Egda completed an Honours Bachelor of Science, as well as a Master of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Toronto. In 2013, she obtained her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree, also from the University of Toronto. Most recently (2019), Egda completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy curriculum through the Orthopaedic Division, and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Egda is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has additional training in Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Advanced Shoulder Treatment, Sports Taping, and Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain. Currently, she is furthering her studies in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, and will continue evolving her practice in general orthopaedics, athletics, and lumbopelvic pain and hip conditions.
Dino completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2016 and his Master of Clinical Science in Advanced Health Care Practice (ManipulativeTherapy) through the University of Western in 2020. His previous education includes a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph, and a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Humber College. Dino holds personal training certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and has completed additional certifications in acupuncture, manual therapy, concussion management, soft-tissue release and pain management.
Dino has experience working with patients of all ages and a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including acute traumatic injuries, chronic overuse injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. He has a keen interest in treating individuals who have sustained a concussion and has experience with the physiotherapy management of persistent post-concussive symptoms including light sensitivity, double vision, nausea, poor balance, and headaches.
Dino approaches each patient with a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals. He incorporates meaningful activities, specific exercises and utilizes manual (hands-on) techniques to address hindering factors and maximize overall recovery. Typical treatments may include joint mobilizations or manipulations, exercise prescription, acupuncture, dry needling, postural taping techniques, soft-tissue massage, and electrophysical modalities.
Outside of work, Dino has participated in dragon boat racing, enjoys swimming, plays the electric violin, and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Dino participates in weight lifting and circuit training several days a week and has been personal training for over seven years. Dino believes that no activities are off limits forever and there’s always a way to achieve what you set your mind to.
Stephanie’s interest in pursuing a career as a Physiotherapist began at a young age while she was training at the National Ballet School of Canada, and often found herself seeking treatment from therapists for various injuries over the 9 years she studied at the school. Today, Stephanie uses her comprehensive dance knowledge to bring a unique perspective to the assessment and treatment of dancers she sees in her clinical practice.
Following her time spent at the National Ballet School, Stephanie attended the University of British Columbia where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics, specializing in Exercise Science in 2005. From there, Stephanie returned to Toronto to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto in 2007. Since practicing as a Physiotherapist, Stephanie has continued to challenge herself through extensive continuing education. In 2011 Stephanie achieved her CAFCI designation, a certification in acupuncture training through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Also, Stephanie has worked her way through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division courses, and in December 2013 completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exam to receive her FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy) designation.
Stephanie is active in fostering the education of future Physiotherapists. At the University of Toronto, Stephanie holds a Status Faculty appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy, and she also acts as a small group facilitator as well as a clinical lab facilitator for physiotherapy students. Stephanie has also been a clinical instructor to several students whom she has mentored during her time at Pivot.
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.
Joanna Chim graduated from McMaster University Physiotherapy in 2008. She continued her studies in 2013, at the University of Western Ontario MClSc program where she received her Advanced Certificate of Manual and Manipulative therapy (FCAMPT). She has also completed and is certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) through Acupuncture Canada. As a result of all of her training, Joanna believes that providing an individualized treatment is imperative to effectively treat patients.rnrnJoanna has experience working with athletes from all different levels of competition – from the occasional weekend warrior to the elite level athlete. She is particularly interested in working with patients with pelvic/SIJ dysfunction and its associated lower and upper extremity issues. She is a firm believer that in order to truly minimize the recurrence of symptoms, the body should be assessed and treated as a whole in order to identify the true source of the problem.rn
Jennifer completed her Canadian
manual therapy exams in 2000 and
has practiced in the outpatient
therapy department at Sunnybrook
HSC in orthopaedic manual therapy
and vestibular rehabilitation since
the mid 1990\’s. She received her
certificate of competency in
vestibular rehabilitation from
Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia)
and the American Physical Therapy
Association in 2007, her
competency certificate for
cervicogenic dizziness in 2009 and her competencey certificate in the interpretation and application of vestibular laboratory testing in 2010.
Jennifer founded the vestibular
rehabilitation program at
Sunnybrook and continues to be
the clinical leader for this area.
In 2008, Jennifer completed the
Master\’s of Clinical Science (in the
area of manipulative therapy) at
the University of Western Ontario,
working on research in the area of
whiplash associated disorders and chronic pain.
Cary has over 10 years of clinical physiotherapy experience treating a wide variety of issues. He prides himself on his core values of Science & Research, Relationships, Self-Care & Empowerment, and Access. Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals and Cary aims to be your first stop the moment you start to worry about a symptom.
Cary completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy degree from McMaster University in 2009 after a 4 year B.A. Specialization in Kinesiology where he graduated with honours from Western in 2007. Cary was very involved throughout his education as he was the 2008-2009 PT2 class representative and played Varsity Lacrosse both at Western and McMaster.
After graduation from his Masters, Cary went on to become a Fellow in the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). This Diploma program takes 5 years to complete and focuses on advanced / evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques including spinal manipulation. After completing this Diploma program, Cary became certified in Integrated Dry Needling (CIDN) in 2015. Dry Needling is a technique that utilizes acupuncture needles to release muscle knots and normalize muscle length and function.
In addition to his CIDN and FCAMPT designations, Cary has also completed courses in therapeutic taping and a Lumbo-Pelvic Certification program which focused on in-depth assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of low back pain.
After years of specialized education and practice in an out-patient clinic, Cary began to give back to the physiotherapy community. For the past 4 years, Cary has been involved with the University of Toronto, Masters of Physiotherapy program. He has been both a Clinical Preceptor for students in their final placement and an award-winning Group Facilitator reviewing neuromusculoskeletal cases and discussing clinical reasoning with students. CARYphysio continues to give back – take a look at our Climate Change page and the Free Physio Program.
Outside of his clinical practice, Cary spins regularly, plays basketball, squash, and volleyball. He enjoys camping and watching his home-town Raptors win Championships.
Sue graduated in 1996 with her Kinesiology degree and in 1999 with her Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario. She completed a Clinical Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia in 2003. In 2010, Sue successfully completed the Advanced Manual and Manipulative Examinations. She has a keen interest in all areas of sports physiotherapy and is particularly interested in endurance athlete rehabilitation (biking, running and swimming) and gymnastics. Sue is also credentialed in acupuncture, IMS needling and has advanced training in concussion rehabilitation.
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.
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.