Experienced Therapist with a focus on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, and Therapeutic Exercise
Danny graduated from the University of Toronto in 1987 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. In 1996 he completed his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Danny has over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice treating a wide variety of orthopaedic and sports related injuries. He enjoys the challenge of treating diverse causes of musculoskeletal disorders using a variety of treatment approaches including joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, exercise therapy, neural tissue mobilization, acupuncture, and patient education.rnrnIn 1994 Danny co-founded East Toronto Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic which offers a full array of professional services to treat all musculoskeletal disorders including physiotherapy, sport physician consultation, massage therapy, active release therapy and acupuncture. The clinic also offers Shockwave Therapy, laser, and Low Energy Photon Therapy to assist in the treatment of pain syndromes. He is also a partner and co-director of Trilogy Physiotherapy in the east end of downtown Toronto.
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.
Jenna graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1998.
She has been with The Sports Medicine Specialists since 2000. 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.
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.
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.
Karen graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she received an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University. She enjoys providing on-field coverage for varsity and recreational level tournaments, including football, hockey, rowing and the Toronto Marathon. Karen is also a Clinical Instructor with the University of Toronto Physical Therapy program. With interest in advancing her practice, she has completed training in Acupuncture, Soft Tissue Release, Mckenzie and Mulligan concepts and is a Running Specialist with The Running Clinic. She has recently completed her Advanced Manual Therapy certification and is a member of the Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. rnrnKaren takes interest in treating a wide variety of injuries whether it is related to sport or chronic conditions. She strongly believes in working collaboratively with clients, providing an active approach to treatment to maximize function and prevent re-injury. In her spare time, Karen enjoys swimming, yoga and running while training for her next half marathon.
Rick Ho Graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy in 2001. In 2009, he completed the Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulation. He is a registered mentor for the University of Western Ontario and an assistant instructor with the Ontario Orthopeadic Division. He is also certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and is trained in IMS.
Danielle graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1999 as top student in her undergraduate physiotherapy class.rnIn 2005 she completed an intensive Master of Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, again achieving top place. To date she has 18 years clinical experience and has been working at Toronto Physiotherapy since 2016.
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.
Surabhi is a highly-motivated physiotherapist who uses her energy and experience to empower patients to achieve a more active lifestyle. Surabhi treats various orthopaedic conditions across the spectrum, including injuries resulting from trauma, sports, overuse, postural dysfunction and arthritis. Surabhi excels at educating patients on their injuries, and believes in providing patients the tools they need to contribute to their rehabilitation success. Surabhi tailors each patient’s treatment plan based on their specific goals. She 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. Surabhi enjoys giving back to the physiotherapy profession and to the community at large. She has volunteered at events such as the Toronto Marathon, and is also involved in various volunteer roles at the University of Toronto. 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 a paper on Evaluating Physical Impairments in Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury. She had the opportunity to share her research at the 2012 Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress and was honoured with a national award for her presentation. She has also had the opportunity to present her research on lumbar spine manipulation at the Orthopaedic National Symposium in 2017 in London, Ontario. As an avid rock climber, road cyclist and cross-country skier, Surabhi reflects her commitment to promoting physical fitness. While attending the University of Waterloo, Surabhi competed in varsity Nordic Skiing and understands the demands of competitive and recreational sport. Surabhi particularly enjoys treating running and cycling injuries and uses the most current evidence to help maximize performance.
Cary Chittley graduated with a Masters of Science In Physiotherapy (MSc PT) from McMaster University following a Specialization Honours Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Since graduation, he has completed his Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy as well as achieved his Certificate in Integrated Dry Needling. Cary utilizes his skills in Manual therapy, Dry Needling, taping, and exercise prescription to achieve patient goals. He has experience treating a wide variety of problems and people, and always enjoys a challenge. Cary utilizes evidence-based techniques augmented by clinical reasoning to form specialized and personalized treatment plans for his patients. He strongly believes that a thorough assessment and diagnosis is the first step to matching the right treatment to the right patient. He feels that an integrated approach involving manual therapy , patient education, and a progressive exercise program will yield optimal results satisfying both therapist and patient goals. Outside of his practice, Cary runs regularly and enjoys basketball, volleyball, and squash. During his studies he played varsity lacrosse both at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University.
Melissa graduated with her Honours Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto in 2003, and her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2009. She obtained her Fellowship with CAMPT in 2016, and most recently became certified in Integrated Dry Needling which she is enjoying very much.
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.