Adam graduated from McMaster University in 2006 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. He received his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2011 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Adam completed his acupuncture certifications with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada in 2007. He also holds additional certifications in vestibular rehabilitation, running injury treatment and prevention, and shoulder specific rehabilitation.
Adam is a Professional Associate with the McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science and acts as a frequent preceptor to McMaster’s physiotherapy students. He is also a mentor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association mentoring Physiotherapists seeking to achieve the FCAMPT designation. He has a strong working relationship with local physicians and surgeons in Brantford and the surrounding area.
Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (2006) followed by a clinical Master of Science in Physical Therapy (2007) at Queen’s University. She has worked extensively in both in-patient and out-patient settings in rehabilitation of patients following orthopaedic surgery, and other injuries. rnrnMelissa is dedicated to ongoing professional development and has completed extensive post-graduate training in integrated manual therapy. She holds a post-graduate diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy since 2017 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). She has completed advanced acupuncture training for pain management in orthopaedic conditions. rnrnMelissa has a special interest in the field of Women’s Health. She has completed courses on pelvic health, diastasis recti and is certified to deliver the R’st Therapy method of relieving pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy. She is also certified to deliver the GLA:D Canada program for hip and knee osteoarthritis. She is also trained to deliver the Osteo-Circuit program for people with osteoporosis. rnrnShe utilizes a combination of manual therapy, neural-mobilization techniques, and acupuncture, with emphasis on personalized exercise therapy and education to assist clients in recovery.rn
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.
Leanne is co-owner of Pursuit Physiotherapy, and balances her time between management, and treating patients.
Joy graduated from Queen’s University in 1999 and has developed strong skills in sports and orthopedic injury rehabilitation. She completed her advanced diploma in orthopedic manual therapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and holds advanced standing in Dry Needling.
Her passion lies in treating athletes as well as treating chronic injuries. She works with both professional and amateur athletes to achieve their on and off-season goals and is an avid amateur athlete herself
Michelle is a pelvic health advocate and educator who works with persons of all genders experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction or interested in understanding the complexities of pelvic health. She is on a mission to empower people in Canada and internationally to take charge of their pelvic health, which can often be a life changing experience for anyone who has suffered pelvic health dysfunction. rnrnIn addition to being an orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapist, Michelle is a certified yoga instructor, enriching her finely tuned treatment methods with yogic philosophy and the benefits of mindful movement. Michelle’s dedication to making pelvic health internationally accessible is furthered by her commitment to her own continuing education. She’s earned her Masters of Education at OISE, specializing in global health education, and has been involved with teaching physiotherapists pelvic health and advanced orthopaedic skills both in Canada and in Nicaragua. She is an associate instructor with Pelvic Health Solutions.rnrnMichelle is an inspiring and highly engaging speaker who will forever change how you view pelvic health for yourself or anyone you might be coaching or treating.
Scott Sherman graduated in 1991 from the University of Saskatchewan and began working as an outpatient physical therapist in Calgary. He has an extensive background in hockey working with SAJHL, WHL, Olympic, and NHL level players. He also has an extensive golf background playing at a national level as a junior and maintaining a scratch handicap at the mens level. He received his Part B Manipulative Therapy certification in 1995 and Gunn IMS in 2000. His interests lie primarily in the treatment and management of acute and chronic spinal disorders. He also has treated TMJ disorders since graduating and has numerous years of experience treating both surgical and non-surgical patients. The majority of his clientele are post-motor vehicle accident patients.
He has been co-owner/director of Panther Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centres for over 25 years and contributed immensely to their growth and development. Panther Sports Medicine also hosts orthopedic surgery consultations out of their facilities. These consultations are by referral only and expedited by the attending physical therapist.
Lesley graduated from Dalhousie University in 1998. She completed the Advanced Exam in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2009.
Lesley has extensive experience working with a variety of orthopaedic conditions. She has also enjoyed years of dance training which has made treating dancers a special interest.
Jackie Sinkeldam graduated in 1996 from McMaster University. She is a founding partner of Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates. Professionally her clinical interest lies in the treatment of the shoulder, back and knee injuries. She has been actively involved with evaluating the literature in these three key areas and developing evidence-based programs to offer the most evidence based treatment for their patients. In addition to her orthopaedic practice, she also has provided treatment for female and male pelvic health.
Tracy Barber is a registered physiotherapist licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian association of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). She is also a member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT). Licensed as an Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) practitioner, she trained under Dr. Chan Gunn, Order of Canada here in Vancouver. rnrnTracy is also involved in teaching physiotherapy, serving as a clinical skills assistant for the masters™ physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia.rnrnShe was a member of an expert task force convened by the PABC to produce the clinical practice guideline, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”The Back Strain Model of Care\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\” (Physiotherapy Low Back Strain Model of Care) which describes treatment guidelines for acute low back pain according to evidence-based principles.rnrnTracy has also served on both the provincial and national executives of the Orthopaedic Division of Physiotherapy and co-edited the Canadian Orthopaedic Physiotherapy journal from 2000 to 2002.rnrnShe has volunteered as team physiotherapist for a local Vancouver rugby team and provided physiotherapy services at the B.C. Winter Games, Vancouver Sun Run, and the Vancouver International Marathon.Balance Physiotherapy founding partners Sharon Spinder and Tracy Barber share the philosophy that exercise and movement are essential to maintaining a healthy life. This belief, together with their shared values of respect, integrity and high standards of practice (plus a sense of humor!) paved the way for Balance Physio. As well as being practicing clinicians they are both professional educators in their field and work as clinical skills assistants at UBC in the Physiotherapy Masters of Science program.rn
Linda is originally from Montreal, where she graduated from Physiotherapy at McGill University in 2004. She was first exposed to this profession as a competitive gymnast. Her love for sports and helping others is what inspired her to become a physiotherapist. Since 2004, she has worked both in public and private practice, in Quebec as well as in the Canadian Arctic, BC and now Alberta.
Linda is always looking for new challenges and continually takes different training opportunities in order to improve her skills and deliver a better level of care to her patients. In recent years, she completed a fellowship in manual therapy (FCAMPT) and did her Gunn IMS certification, as well as a kinesiotaping course. She has also attended diverse specialty trainings, such as one on the shoulder, the cervical spine and on the prevention of running injuries.
She enjoys working with all kinds of conditions, from acute to chronic, and has a special interest for shoulder, low back and pelvis problems, as well as sport related issues. When she is not working, she loves the outdoors and can be found on her mountain bike, training for triathlons or on the slopes snowboarding or patrolling as a volunteer.
Jeremy received his Human Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor (2006) and his Physiotherapy degree from the University of Western Ontario (2008). He successfully completed the Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (2015). Jeremy works in private practice orthopaedics with a special interest in sports related knee and shoulder injuries as well as complex spinal pain. He serves as a clinical instructor for physiotherapy students and a mentor for junior clinicians.