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.
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.
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.
I have expanded my existing foundation of knowledge as a manipulative physiotherapist to become an osteopathic manual practitioner. My passion for learning is reflected in the manner in which I assess and treat the WHOLE person in search for the underlying causation of illness and dysfunction in the body.
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.
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.
Joanna Nelken is Clinic Owner and Director of Pure Physiotherapy. She graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Pathobiology from the University of Toronto, prior to completing her Masters of Physical Therapy degree also from the University of Toronto. Joanna has been working in private practice orthopedics since 2008 and has taken several post-graduate courses to further her skills. Joanna is certified in the McKenzie Method, which is an internationally recognized treatment method for spinal and peripheral disorders. She has also completed the Mulligan Concept courses (Upper and Lower Extremity). Most recently, Joanna has obtained her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Joanna utilizes a combination of manual therapy treatment techniques, and individualized exercise prescription to allow her clients to quickly return to optimal function.
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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