Amit specializes in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a MSc Manual Therapy degree from UK in 2011. He has undertaken extensive postgraduate study and reached a recognized standard of excellence in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and is able to provide an excellent standard of care in the management for people with Musculoskeletal problems. Amit has been a practicing his profession for over 10 years and delivering effective rehabilitation programs for patient with Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic conditions. He is keen on implementing high standard of patient care through Evidence based practice, Clinical reasoning, Critical thinking, and Reflective practice. In addition, Amit has been involved in Clinical Governance activities such as Performance Improvement Projects, Change management, Audits, monitoring Quality and Care delivery, evaluating Clinical Standards of Practice, Research and Risk Management.
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I have the fortune of having worked in sport and performance medicine for the past decade. I am currently the acting Head Therapist with the Vancouver Warriors lacrosse team, and consultant and therapist for other athletes and sporting organizations.
My education is highlighted by some of the highest levels of post-secondary education; a Diploma of Sport Physiotherapy and a Master of Clinical Sciences from the distinguished program at Western University.
The last 7 years of my practice has been focused on the care of the athlete/team – developing programs focused on return to play, creation and execution of athlete screening (sport-specific) and speaking to numerous practitioners and colleagues on the management of athlete rehab. This experience combined with my work in professional and elite sporting cultures help me to provide exceptional holistic care for my clients.
I continue to set my bar high – and strive toward my next stage of enlightenment. I will be a forever student and pride myself in providing appropriate knowledge translation to my clients.
I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with my MPT in 2011, and my Bsc(kin) in 2009. I successfully completed my OD advanced exam in 2017. I have worked in Private practice with an emphasis on Orthopaedic and Sport. In 2015, I travelled with the U23 Sprint CanoeKayak National team to Worlds as the team Physiotherapist. I have experience working with all activity levels and all age ranges from infants to seniors. In may spare time I enjoy the outdoors, traveling and spending time with my wife and family.
Graduated University of Sydney 1991. Worked in NSW, Australia hospitals, private practice and professional rugby league 1991, 1992. Worked in Canada 1993-2000 initially in locum positions and then Surrey Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic 1994-1996 and 1996-2000 at West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic attaining part B in 1999. Also provided consulting services as owner of Site Solutions Ergonomic Consulting 1998-2000. Working in private practice in Singapore 2000-present. Also running ergonomic and health promotion consultancy, Health Consulting Asia Pacific. Committed to ongoing continuing education, completed DScPT. Current position as Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Sciences Cluster at Singapore Institute of Technology as well as part-time position in the CAHOO, Ministry of Health. Edwina continues to see patients one day/ week.
Patrick received his BSc (PT) with Magna Cum Laude honors from the University of Ottawa in 2008. After winning the 2010 Ontario Duathlon Championships, he moved out West to enjoy the mountain life for a year. Upon his return, he was selected to complete a Master of Clinical Science (field of Manipulative Therapy) at the University of Western Ontario. Once this was successfully completed, he then ran through America along the Appalachian Trail, completing 57 ultramarathons back-to-back (see adventure blog- https://lalondeadventures.wordpress.com/at-run/). After 8 years of practice, he decided to settle in his hometown and give back to the community he grew up in.
Since the age of 12, Patrick has enjoyed endurance sports. He has competed at an international level in road biking, national level in triathlon, duathlon and running as well as enjoyed various team sports in high school. When he is not helping out patients at the clinic nor training or reading the latest research, Patrick enjoys spending time outside on his family’s hobby farm.
I graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2000 and have worked solely in outpatient orthopedics ever since. I obtained my CAMPT designation in 2014 and am currently a registered mentor and instructor with the Orthopedic Division of the CPA. I also hold an assistant instructor position with Kinetacore. Other training includes level 2 trigger point dry needling, Kinesiotaping and certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. In 2007, I opened Advantage Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic with Angele Carriere FCAMPT with the goals to provide the best evidence based orthopedic treatments in Sudbury.
Orsi’s purpose as a physio is to help people of all ages & levels reach their potential and optimize their recovery. Every person and injury is unique, her job is to look at the big picture and find the right pieces of the puzzle. She enjoys treating a variety of injuries, however, after rupturing her own Achilles tendon, she realized there is a knowledge gap between the latest evidence and information available for patients. As a result, she has a special interest in promoting and helping people recover from Achilles related injuries.
She graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, where she also completed a thesis-based Master of Science in physiotherapy. Furthermore, she holds a Masters in Physical Education from Semmelweis University, Hungary. She successfully completed her Advanced Diploma in 2018, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
She practices in Toronto, ON. You can find out more about her on Instagram (@416physio) or at 416physio.ca.
Lisa graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. In 2017, she completed her Master’s of Clinical Science at Western University. Lisa enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions with a multimodal approach using manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture and education to help her patients return to their chosen activities/sports. She has a special interest in treating curlers as she is an avid curler herself. Lisa also offers mentorship to colleagues pursuing their advanced manual therapy levels and exams through the Orthopaedic Division and associated university programs.
Cheryl Richardson is the owner and founder of Physiohaus Health and Wellness (https://www.physiohaus.ca). Cheryl utilizes a variety of treatment techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, GUNN IMS/dry needling and neural mobilization to treat complex musculoskeletal conditions.
Cheryl holds a Masters of Clinical Science Degree in Manipulatory Therapy and a Bachelors of Physical Therapy. She assists with teaching post-graduate courses with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and at Western University. Cheryl is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) and has completed post-graduate education and attained internationally recognized qualifications in hands-on-therapy. Learn about the benefits of FCAMPT Certification here.Cheryl keeps busy with outdoor activities with family, indoor soccer and rock climbing. She can also be found listening to world music and drinking coffee over talks of politics and travel.
Sarah cares about getting to the root cause of your issues so that you can move well and be well for years to come. After years of working in downtown Toronto, she has moved back to Waterloo County and set up her own practice there called Root Physiotherapy, in Uptown Waterloo.
Sarah completed her MScPT at the University of Toronto and completed her advanced training, an MClScMT at Western University to become an FCAMPT in 2015.
When Sarah isn’t working, you can find her doing yoga (she is also a Yoga Instructor), spending time outdoors, or connecting with family and friends.
Karina completed her BA in Honours Kinesiology at Redeemer University College in 2003 and her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2005. She completed her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2013. Other post graduate training includes courses in acupuncture (Level 1 AFCI) and the shoulder (Level 1 Lyn Watson). She has been working at Grand River Physiotherapy, a private, outpatient orthopedic clinic located in Fergus, since 2005.
Andrew Woelk, BHSc(PT), BA(SDS), BTh, CAFCI, FCAMPT (co-owner)
Andrew is a registered physiotherapist having received his physiotherapy degree from McMaster University and his BA from the University of Waterloo. He has also continued his extensive post-graduate courses with a focus on manual therapy and acupuncture. Thirteen years ago Andrew started his rehabilitative career working with persons with acquired brain injuries and is currently a part owner of SOS Belmont. He enjoys rehabilitation of persons with acute and chronic conditions with a strong interest in rehabilitation of persons with spinal dysfunctions.
Between studies Andrew took a year to volunteer in South America to help care for street children in Asuncion, Paraguay. Besides studies he has also helped teach clinical skills to physiotherapy students at McMaster University. Andrew enjoys most sports, but has a keen interest in hockey, soccer, and mountain biking. Outside of his work he is kept busy being a proud father of an 9 year old girl and two boys ages 6 and 4
Graduated from Lavaluniversity in 1980. Working in a private practice since than and obtention of the advanced exam FCAMPT in 2002.
Kendra holds a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy (2008) from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy (2015) from the University of Western Ontario. She has practiced primarily in orthopedic private practice, and has taken post-graduate courses in TMJ dysfunction, women’s health, acupuncture and functional rehabilitation.
Yagil Epstein completed his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in 2007. In 2012 he completed a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario and became FCAMPT certified, the highest level of manual therapy available to physiotherapists.
Yagil now runs his own private practice, Physio 360, providing physical therapy to clients at home or in his clinic. He helps all different types of patients ranging from a geriatric to youth as well as professional athletes to recreational weekend warriors.
Yagil’s Qualifications & Services
Licensed physiotherapist; FCAMPT manual therapist; Assessment & treatment of orthopedic & sports-related injuries; Athletic performance training for tennis & golf; Certified personal training specializing in exercise prescription for injury rehabilitation and prevention
Meg Smith graduated from McMaster University’s school of physiotherapy in 1999. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Sport Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario’s Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. Her areas of interest include orthopaedic and sports injury management. To this end, she is additonally credentialled as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. This allows her to combine her skills as a manipulative therapist with an active, exercise-based approach to rehabilitation. In completing a Master of Science degree through the McMaster school of Rehabilitation Science she has a special interest in exercise for mechanical neck disorders.
Jordan has been a physical therapist working in Private Practice since graduating with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. Jordan has always demonstrated a strong commitment to professional post-graduate education, clinical development and evidence based practice. In 2014, Jordan completed the highest level of post-graduate training in manual therapy. Holding this Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy through the Canadian Orthopaedic Division has earned Jordan status as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). Furthermore, Jordan is credentialed to treat neuropathic conditions using Gunn Dry Needling Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS), earning this certification through the University of British Columbia. Jordan has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for the past 11 years.
Jordan’s treatment approach utilizes manual therapy in the form of mobilization or manipulation of the spine and peripheral joints to maximize joint biomechanics, Intramuscular Stimulation Needling (IMS) when appropriate, a significant emphasis on strength training as well as individualized education to assist patients in achieving their athletic or functional goals.
Joanne Carswell began her education at the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Education following that she completed her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy. In 2001 Joanne completed her Advanced Orthopaedic Exam through the National Orthopaedic Division. In 2011 she completed a Masters of Clinical Science through Western University in London Ontario. Joanne is the co-owner and manager of Vista Place Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Winnipeg, MB. Joanne is accredited to do acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and has taken Golkavi Transverse Technique Dry Needling for myofascial pain. She is an instructor and an examiner for the National Orthopaedic Division for postgraduate physiotherapy courses and an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba School of Medical Rehabilitation. Joanne has a strong interest in injury prevention and works with teams to screen for injury risks and provide individual programs. She believes in an active approach with her clients and uses a combination of manipulation, myofascial release, exercise and education to give them the knowledge to prevent further injuries and learn self care. As part of Joanne’s interest in injury prevention and management she has taken extensive training in concussion assessment and management and has been doing Baseline Concussion screening and post concussion treatment. In conjunction with this Joanne recently took the week long Emory Institute Vestibular Competency Course and has been doing vestibular assessment and treatment
Albert Chan is the Clinic Director and Owner of Elevation Physiotherapy. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996. He has a strong interest in the management of complex and difficult-to-treat orthopedic conditions. In the past 4 years, Albert has worked collaboratively with Physiatrists (Medical Specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and pain management Physicians at the IPAX Clinic to successfully treat patients undergoing interventional procedures like Cortisone injections, Lidocaine Myofascial Injections, Botox, Prolotherapy, Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and autologous blood injections.
Albert is also a runner and is passionate about the treatment and prevention of running injuries. When he is not working, you will likely see him training to improve his race times.
As well, Albert has been successfully treating dizziness, balance disorders and vestibular problems since 2009.
Albert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) since 2002 having completed his Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. He completed his Gunn IMS training in 2007. In addition to clinical practise, Albert is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Western Ontario Master of Clinical Sciences program. He also provides clinical instruction to physiotherapists undergoing further certification in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Program.
I graduated in India in the year 1999. I then went on to complete my Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Australia. I have taught and practiced manual therapy in India for a couple of years. This entailed assisting students and interns in developing clinical reasoning strategies through the examination and management process. As the saying ‘To teach is to learn twice’ goes, my aforementioned experience helped to sharpen my understanding of the science and ‘hands-on’ skills required in this profession.
I moved to Canada in the year 2003 and have been working in Grande Prairie, Alberta, as a private practitioner in Physiotherapy since then. Through my interactions with the clientele, I have had the opportunity to visit the surrounding rural communities and witness firsthand, the influence of local culture and belief systems that dictate their way of life. My volunteering and participation in local activities have also strengthened my personal and professional ties in Grande Prairie and the Peace country region.
Continuing education through my working career (via specialized manipulative courses and Alternative therapies) has helped me flame the fire of knowledge and diversify my practice to the benefit of my patients. Learning Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation have been my most enjoyable clinical/ academic experiences. These techniques have contributed enormously to my practice. They are both forms of dry needling albeit with different paradigms. Coming from a physical therapy background, it has been a challenge to learn and practice these invasive treatment techniques but well worth the investment in terms of both time and intellect. The two techniques have taught me the importance of thinking outside the box and viewing non-traditional treatments in a different light. To further diversify my skills and practice, I have successfully completed courses like “Management of Temporo mandibular dysfunction and orofacial pain” at University of Minnesota, “Vestibular Rehabilitation” in Atlanta by Susan Herdman, and “Manual therapy for Fascia\” prevention of running “in Edmonton and “R2P advanced post concussion management”in Calgary. Also Recently completed Level 2 ” visceral manipulation”. Continuing education like these not only helped me to enhance my skills and knowledge, but also helped me realize the greatest satisfaction of successfully rendering these services to my clientele.
On the extra- curricular front, “Living in the moment” is a personal Mantra that has helped me focus and indulge wholly in the activities that I do. My passion for photography, hiking, playing sports (Badminton,cricket, softball) ,my love for Music,( Western classical, Carnatic) reading(philosophy, new age spirituality)gardening, and cooking has helped me immensely in rejuvenating myself for my professional tasks.
My personal experiences in three countries have been enriching. India, my country of birth taught me the values of peaceful co-existence, spirituality, deference to elders, recourse to nature, artistic expression, strong family ties, joyousness and hospitality. An international academic experience, evidence based practice, self directed learning and friendships forged for a lifetime were my gifts from Australia. Canada, my adopted homeland has strengthened my belief in equality, freedom, peace and respect for cultural differences. My work experiences here have improved my knowledge of The Canadian health care system, community based rehabilitation, conflict resolution and working in harmony with the medical community and stakeholders.I have also realized the need for equipoise in the face of praise and criticism and the value of cultural and psychosocial factors in influencing health, especially in small town communities. These experiences I trust would guide my journey in this Career.
‘Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.’
– Gautama Buddha (563- 484 BC)
Krystie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics before completing her Masters in Physical Therapy, both at the University of British Columbia. Aside from receiving the FCAMPT designation, Krystie is also certified to perform Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation and acupuncture, and has completed her FitFOREGolf training. Krystie is the owner of PhysioLife Physiotherapy Clinic, with two locations in South Surrey and White Rock, BC. She enjoys treating patients with sports injuries, MVA-related injuries, work-related injuries, and injuries from everyday living. Krystie has previously been the team physiotherapist for the UBC Women’s Basketball team and the Surrey Eagles Junior A Hockey team. In 2012, she was the Physiotherapy Chair for the BC Summer Games. Currently, she spends time during the fall volunteering with the Earl Marriott Senior Boys Football team. She enjoys running, weight lifting, hiking, yoga, and horseback riding, but most of all, loves spending time with her family!
Following completion of a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2003, I obtained my Masters of Physical Therapy in 2006 from The University of Western Ontario. I have continued with post-graduate courses in manual therapy, Pilates, acupuncture, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, nerve mobilization and therapeutic taping. In 2015, I received my Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
My past experience working in a variety of settings such as neuromuscular rehabilitation, general surgery, home care and cardiorespiratory therapy has given me a diverse background and skill set to apply with my clients in private practice. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and ability levels. I help my clients to achieve their goals by taking a holistic approach to their treatment. I utilize manual therapy techniques to help restore biomechanics, teach proper movement patterns and incorporate Pilates exercises to restore core strength prior to return to sport or activity.
I have worked with athletes of varying levels and have provided on-site physiotherapy for volleyball, soccer, basketball, curling, figure skating, triathlon and track and field events. I was a member of the medical team for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games at the mountain biking venue.
Melanie Gordon graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Melanie successfully completed her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, November 2013. Melanie has over fifteen years of clinical experience in orthopaedic physiotherapy and in the past six years she has focused on Sports Medicine. Currently she is the Physiotherapy Practice Lead at the Dovigi Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic.
Christian graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2012. His previous studies include an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from Western University in 2010. In 2014, Christian has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopaedic Divisions since 2010.
Christian is actively continuing his studies in manual therapy, exercise prescription and any additional courses that improve his skill set and service delivery.
With respect to treatment, Christian utilizes a multi-faceted approach tailored to each individual, with a focus on identifying the sources of dysfunction and pain and developing a treatment plan to resolve them. Components of his treatment include education, manual therapy, exercise prescription, modalities, acupuncture, Dry needling and taping. Christian’s goal through treatment is to return clients back to their passion, whether that’s returning to sport, work, or just getting back to normal life. Cooperation and team work is vital to implementing a treatment plan and reaching client-centered goals.
Christian is a sports enthusiast, an avid hockey player, experienced weight trainer, and has recently started scuba diving. He believes in staying active and pursuing activities that keep people fit and happy
Kyler graduated from Brock University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology and then completed his Masters in Physiotherapy at Western University. He has completed his post-graduate training in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.rnrnKyler has completed additional courses in concussion rehabilitation, acupuncture, functional dry needling, Mulligan mobilizations and rehabilitation of golf related injuries. Kyler is TPI Certified and certified in dry needling. While he enjoys treating a variety of injuries and conditions, he has special interests in injuries associated with running, cycling and other endurance sports.rnrnKyler is an avid runner, and also enjoys road cycling, mountain biking and golfing.
Jaclyn graduated in 2007 with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Minor in Psychology from McGill University. In 2010, she then went on to graduate from her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She then worked in Calgary,Canada for 2 years at a private practice (Talisman Centre-LifeMark Health) and got certified in Acupuncture and earned the title CAFCI. Jaclyn then moved to Australia to work for 2 years at a private practice in Sydney, Australia (Pro-Therapy). In 2013, she completed her Masters of Manual Therapy Degree at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia; which earned her the FCAMPT title. Jaclyn then moved back to Canada to start working at a private practice in Calgary (Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy) and became certified in Gunn IMS in 2014. Jaclyn also worked in public practice in Calgary for 2 years at both the Foothills Medical Centre and Alberta Children\’s Hospital, specializing in burns. In May of 2017, Jaclyn moved to Toronto, and worked as a Clinic Manager/Senior Physiotherapist at CBI Health Group in Mississauga, Ontario. She is now currently working at CBI in Ottawa working as the Manager of Clinical Services and Mentor/Education Lead for the Ottawa region. Jaclyn also examines for the Physiotherapy National Exam yearly, and volunteers/teaches with the University of Toronto Bridging Program, and holds a status appointment with the University of Toronto.
Denise graduated from Queen’s University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed the Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship with the Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in 1997 and is a Certificate holder with Sport Physiotherapy Canada. She completed a M.S. in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2002 in the area of Biomechanics and Motor Control. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) and is trained in anatomical acupuncture and is certified in GunnIMS dry needling. Denise enjoys working with a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions and age groups in her clinical practice. She has worked with numerous wheelchair athletes and has traveled and worked extensively with the Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s national teams. She has worked with a variety of sport teams at local, varsity and provincial levels as well as provided coverage for numerous sporting events including Skate Canada International, the Ontario Summer Games, and the World Synchronized Skating Championships.