Experienced Therapist with a focus on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, and Therapeutic Exercise
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.
Mindi started her career at the University of Toronto studying biology. She went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. While in school she studied the effects of muscle strength on knee coordination sense. Her research project was published in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association journal. She is a Full Body Certified ART(R) Provider and a certified AFCI acupuncture provider. Mindi is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) and has completed extensive post-graduate education. She has also completed post-graduate training in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (back and neck), Mulligan Mobilization Concept and Prevention of Running Injuries. She has also at taken many courses at the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute; lower back, neck, thoracic spine, sacro-iliac joint, shoulder, ankle, knee, hip and taping techniques.
She has extensive experience in treating acute and chronic muscle and joint injuries. Mindi has worked along side Orthopaedic Surgeons in a hospital’s fracture clinic and has provided treatment for many post-surgical patients (i.e. ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization, fractures and total joint replacements). Mindi is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and its Orthopaedic Division. She has provided Physiotherapy coverage for various sporting events including the Toronto Marathon and the BMO Synchronized Skating Nationals. She is also a volunteer lab teaching assistant for the Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto. Mindi is the Clinical Director and a clinician at Athlete’s Care Sports Medicine Centres at the Scarborough location. She practises in a client-centred manner ensuring confidentiality, privacy and empathy. She treats each patient as an individual with their own specific goals. Her personal interests include long distance running and yoga
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meghan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. Meghan completed her Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 2012 and obtained her Sports Diploma with Sport Physiotherapy Canada in 2015. She is also certified in acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). Meghan works at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario in high-performance sport with provincially and nationally targeted athletes pursuing their Olympic goals. Prior to CSIO, Meghan was on faculty with the Department of Physical Therapy teaching in the musculoskeletal units of the curriculum. She still holds an adjunct lecturer appointment at the University of Toronto. Prior to pursuing her degree in Physical Therapy, Meghan attended the University of Waterloo where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She is currently part of the Integrated Support Team for Skate Canada and travels to various National and International Figure Skating events with our National Team. Meghan has a strong background in competitive sport which led her to National and International level competition for Figure Skating.
Jesse holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and exercise science and a masters of science degree in physiotherapy from Queen’s University. He uses a systematic approach to treating both acute and chronic pain that incompasses movement screening, dry needling, joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue release and a tailored exercise program directed at treating the chief complaint. Pain science is a cornerstone of his practice and he is a firm believer in educating each patient about the nature of pain, making sure to avoid fear inducing language. He has training in the McKenzie Method for back pain, Selective Functional Movement Assessemnt (SFMA) and is a Titelist Golf Fitness Professional. Jesse is a hands on therapist that genuinely strives to makes patients active participants in their care.
When not at work Jesse can be found playing basketball or at the gym weight training. He is also a part time lab assistant at the University of Toronto School of Phyiscal Therapy where he teaches students orthopaedics.
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.
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.
David J. Evans is an orthopaedic and manipulative physiotherapist with 2 decades of postgraduate experience in orthopaedics, sports medicine and manipulative therapy. Trained in acupuncture with AFCI. Originally trained in the UK, David moved to Canada and continued his postgraduate orthopaedic studies and practice. As well as a respected clinician, David was an instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education from 1996 to 2011. He has expertise and interest in all orthopaedic, sports medicine and musculoskeletal disorders; has held former National Team physiotherapy appointments with Swimming Canada, Rugby Canada & Squash Canada. He was appointed as a physiotherapist at the University of Toronto David L. Macintosh Sport Medicine Clinic 1989-1994 before founding his current clinic with Danny Kuzmich PT. East Toronto Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic offers comprehensive treatment of all musculoskeletal disorders and sports medicine for both traumatic, insidious or exercise related injuries. The clinic is open 7am to 8pm, and clinic hosts the practices of 10 skilled physiotherapists, several of whom are manipulative physiotherapists. Our related clinic services are available at Variety Village (Danforth and Birchmount), and downtown at Trilogy Physiotherapy http://www.trilogyphysio.com
David is also available to see clients on Fridays only in Fenelon Falls.
Sarah graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy (2002), as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology (1999). She has completed extensive and advanced postgraduate education in orthopaedic manual therapy, and acupuncture training with The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. In 2017 she achieved Fellowship status in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She utilizes manual therapy, individualized exercise programs, acupuncture and education for injury prevention as key strategies for treatment.
Sarah has extensive experience in prevention of running injuries, and has a special interest in foot and ankle problems. She is trained in the assessment and fabrication of orthotics by The Orthotic Group. She is certified to deliver the GLA:D Canada program for hip and knee osteoarthritis. She also offers Craniosacral Therapy and has completed post-graduate training in mindfulness-based stress reduction.