Stacey Meester graduated from the University of Guelph in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics. She then completed a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2006. She also holds the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She currently works as a physiotherapist in an outpatient orthopedic setting. For the past couple years, Stacey has also mentored physiotherapy students through McMaster University’s Masters of Science (Physiotherapy) Program. She enjoys leading an active, healthy lifestyle and runs, cycles and plays volleyball in her spare time.
A graduate of the McMaster Physiotherapy program in 1999. Obtaining his Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2003. Acupuncture certified (CAFCI). Continues to advance clinical knowledge and skills through postgraduate courses and study.
Darren graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2009. Since then, he has been working at Stoney Creek Physiotherapy treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Darren has a strong interest in manual therapy and integrates individualized exercises and hands on treatment to provide patient centred care.
Brad Balsor graduated from the program of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 1988. He became an FCAMPT therapist in 2001. He has been an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopedic Division since 1988. He has worked as an orthopedic physical therapist in the private and public sector for more than 31 years. He is owner and Operator of LoneOak Rehabilitation Consultants and works full time at Performance Physio in Stoney Creek, Ontario. He has consulted for lawyers, the insurance industry and medical specialists since 1996. He has published numerous articles and has presented at various conferences throughout North America. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University School of Rehabilitation and takes pride in being an active educator. He completed his MClSc (Manip) at the University of Western Ontario in 2011. Clinically, Brad strongly believes in educating his clients in self management and in using his manual therapy skills to assist his clients return to function.
PT, MSc, BHSc, BA, Dip.Manip.Ther, FCAMPT, CAFCI. Greg is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He also holds the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Greg is the Director of Peak Performance Physiotherapy a community clinic with a focus in manual therapy and exercise for the treatment of spinal/peripheral dysfunction, sports injuries, and chronic pain. In addition to his clinical work, Greg is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton where he instructs in the graduate physiotherapy program. Greg also teaches continuing education courses for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. His research interests are currently focused on outcome measurement and knowledge translation. He is the developer of the P4, a clinical pain intensity measure. Greg has received the 3 Silver Quill Awards (1999, 2006, 2010) from the CPA for clinical research and knowledge translation. Greg is a past executive member of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT)
Natalie graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology. She has continued with post graduate studies and currently holds the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and certificates in Integrated Dry Needling and McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.
Natalie enjoys treating both spinal and peripheral dysfunctions and her rehabilitative focus uses a combination of manual techniques, stabilization and pilates based exercise. She believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is an avid runner and triathlete.
Natalie is involved in the Ontario Section of the National Orthopaedic Division as the Provicial Orthopaedic Division Course Representative.
Graduate from UWO in 1983
Area of practice in out patient orthopaedics
Working in private practice as a full time clinician and owner of the clinic
Graduate of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at MacMaster 2008
Colleen has been a physical therapist, specializing in orthopedics, since 1997. She completed a Masters Degree in 2009 that focused on whiplash patients and physical performance. She has qualifications in joint manipulation, intra muscular stimulation (Chan Gunn), acupuncture (Level One CAFCI) and has taken other specialty courses in vestibular, concussion, headache and TMJ treatment. She is trained in Stott Pilates and is also a Bone Fit Trainer (osteoporosis). She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management since 2016. She leads group exercise programming in Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain Management and Exercise is Medicine.
John Chan has been a registered physiotherapist in 1991. He completed his post-graduation education in the area of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, receiving the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s post-graduate Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
At the same time, he is fascinated with various treatment by acupuncture. He studied acupuncture and become a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturists of Ontatio (CTCMPAO). . He is certified by Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute as well as Medical Acupuncture Program , An Evidence-Based Approach at McMaster University. He is currently one of the teachers and an examiner for the Medical Acupuncture Program Evidence-based Approach at McMaster University. He has practiced acupuncture for more than 25 years.
He provides physiotherapy in a private clinic to suit various age groups.
Christine Bridle graduated from the University of Toronto in 1987 with a degree in physiotherapy. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1995. She instructed post graduate manual therapy courses in the Canadian orthopaedic system from 1995 to 2014. She was an examiner from 2002 to 2014. She completed the AFCI certification in acupuncture in 2007. She is trained in outdoor emergency care and volunteers with the national ski patrol and at various other sporting events. She is self employed as a physiotherapist and is currently practicing in a private orthopaedic clinic in St. Catharines at John Chan Physiotherapy Acupuncture and Rehab
Cindy graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1991 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and then went on to complete her physical therapy degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1996. She completed her acupuncture certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada in 2006. In 2010 she received her Diploma of Manipulative Physical Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy. Cindy has worked in private practice orthopaedic physical therapy for 16 years. She has worked with all age groups from children to senior citizens and weekend warriors and amateur athletes to professional athletes. She utilizes a combination of manual therapy, functional exercise, core stability work, taping and acupuncture to help her clients return to their functional activities/sports. She has assisted on and taught courses in Canada and is available for mentorship to physiotherapists working on their manual therapy courses. Cindy also has a special interest in spinal dysfunction and motor control retraining with sports such as golf, tennis and volleyball. Along that line, she recently co-founded Niagara Golf Performance Associates and has designed age group specific fitness protocols and rehabilitation protocols for golfers of all ages and abilities.
Linda Gaspich graduated from McMaster University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario in 1985. She has been practicing in a variety of health care settings treating everything from sports injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, spinal injuries, chronic pain to stress incontinence. Linda\\\’s area of interests include cervical, thoracic, lumbo-pelvic dysfunctions, repetitive strain injuries and chronic pain. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is also a member of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.