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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 bachelor\’s 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.
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.
Experienced Therapist with a focus on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, and Therapeutic Exercise
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
Ket graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and a Master Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from University of Queensland, Australia in 1998. As a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT), Ket has gained advanced manual skills and extensive experience in the assessment and treatments for cervicogenic headache, Whiplash Disorders, TMJ dysfunction, neck and back conditions, and shoulders injuries. He is also an ISAEC Advanced Practice Provider for Musculoskeletal Low Back Pain. He is the sole owner of Plane Tree Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic since 2000 in Scarborough.
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.
Alicia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (Honours) from Queen’s University in 2002. Upon graduation she continued to expand her knowledge base of anatomy and biomechanics through completion of orthopaedic division courses.
In 2007, she completed the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program in addition to becoming certified in Gunn IMS.
In 2007, as one of the founding partners, Alicia opened the Physio & Massage Institute Ltd., with the aim of providing expert level care in manual therapy/physiotherapy.
Between 2007 and 2012, Alicia completed numerous courses in acupuncture and dry needling including Assessment and Treatment of Cervical Cranio-Mandibular Disorders (TMJ) at McMaster University, in addition to several spinal manipulation courses in both Canada and The United States.
In 2012, she attained her Masters of Clinical Science (Manipulative Therapy) from the University of Western Ontario.
Alicia’s professional interests and areas of clinical expertise include assessment/treatment of postpartum lumbopelvic pain/disorders, management of running injuries and the application of physical therapy treatment amongst cancer patients.
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. Sue is also credentialed in acupuncture and IMS needling.