Roxanne graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Psychology in 1998, then completed her BScPT in 2001 at the University of Toronto. Roxanne started her career in Toronto in neurology and orthopaedics, then moved to Sydney, Australia where she completed her post-graduate MHlthSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2008. She then went on to complete her 2 year Fellowship by Specialization through the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2015 and graduated as one of 77 musculoskeletal specialists in the country. Roxanne is the immediate past Chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, the Member Organization of IFOMPT in Australia. She is still involved in research in prognosis after whiplash-associated disorders through the University of Sydney, and chairs the Curriculum Steering Committee, guiding the redevelopment of the foundation courses for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA). She was an instructor on the MPA basic and advanced courses and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney. For her contribution to the growth of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, Roxanne was awarded the NSW Branch Award by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2017. Roxanne just moved back to Toronto, her home town, with her family.
Kelly graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy in 1995. She also has a Bachelor of Physical Education. She has completed the Fellow of Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (2003), certification in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (1998), and Certification in Selective Movement assessment and Functional Movement Systems (2013). Kelly is the owner of Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy where she pursues her work as a physiotherapy consultant. She has a passion for assessing and treating acute and chronic spinal pain and shoulder conditions. Kelly uses her back ground in manual therapy, intramuscular stimulation and functional movements to help her clients reach their goals. Kelly worked for over a decade as a consultant at Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy a multi-disciplinary clinic within the Advanced Spinal Care Centre where she assessed and treated complex spinal conditions and works with chronic pain physicians and interventional radiologists.
Lynda is a UK trained physiotherapist (Bristol, 1983) with extensive clinical experience and post-graduate education in orthopaedics, Women’s Health issues and pelvic floor rehabilitation for both women and men. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, a certified Gunn IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) Practitioner and a certified Rost therapist (for the treatment of pelvic girdle and tail bone pain).
Lynda’s treatment approach uses a combination of manual therapy, Gunn IMS, exercise therapy, pain management techniques, Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (evaluation and biofeedback for the abdominals and lumbo-pelvic area) and postural advice. She encourages participation in appropriate home exercises, in conjunction with treatment, to help you achieve your personal functional goals: enabling you to resume your regular activities at home and work, participate in sports, and manage concerns related to personal aspects of your bladder, bowel and/or sexual health.
Lynda maintains a keen interest in the physiotherapy profession; is a member of the Women’s Health physiotherapy interest group and is involved in Committee work with the College of Physical Therapists of BC. She enjoys leading an active lifestyle in particular: playing field hockey, biking, pilates, yoga, running (completed both 10km and half marathons), and exploring the BC outdoors with her family.
Eric completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honors at McMaster University and then graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Eric then completed his Fellowship in Manipulative Physiotherapy. This is the highest level of post-graduate orthopaedic training for physiotherapists internationally. He has also completed vestibular courses and has a special interest in treating conditions related to dizziness and vertigo. Eric has been a lab instructor at the McMaster University Physiotherapy program and is a senior instructor at the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture program.
Eric enjoys working with athletes. He had worked extensively as an athletic trainer during his time at McMaster, working with the football, lacrosse, and swim teams. He was also a consulting physiotherapist with the Canadian National Basketball team. Practising in downtown Toronto, Eric regularly treats working professionals and weekend warriors alike.
I have a special interest in combining manual therapy and dry needling with a foundational and functional movement, strength and conditioning practice. As a female athlete and mom of two, my pelvic health/pelvic floor rehab training has also become an important part of my clinical skill set. I complement my clinical practice with exercise prescription through my company Better Than Fit: Physiotherapy, Fitness and Yoga. We provide small group classes (bootcamp/circuit style conditioning,TRX, yoga), workshops, individual consultations, and corporate programming. Also a certified yoga teacher, I embrace a \\\”physiotherapeutic\\\” based yoga and movement approach.
Tim graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor degree and Honours Specialization in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He then went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in the field of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Tim has developed an exceptional understanding in the assessment and treatment of a vast assortment of orthopaedic injuries and diseases including: knee replacements, hip replacements, chronic low back pain, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis conditions, motor vehicle accidents, work related injuries and the common sports related muscle and ligament sprains / strains. However, Tim’s primary interest is in sports medicine and the recovery from sports-related injuries in which he has had the opportunity to treat a variety of amateur and professional athletes.rnrnAs a physiotherapist, Tim’s primary goal is to help restore, maintain and maximize the function, movement and overall well-being of all his clients. He strongly believes that each individual’s health condition is unique and implements a multi-modal treatment approach tailored to the specific needs of the patient. This may include: manual therapy (joint stabilizations, mobilizations or manipulations), soft tissue treatment, physical therapy modalities (muscle stimulation, IFC, TENS, ultrasound and laser) and developing stretching/strengthening exercise programs.
Tim is always progressing as a therapist and in addition to achieving his FCAMPT designation he is also certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and NKT. He is a registered member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Association of Canada
Leigh graduated from the University of Toronto & has practiced in orthopaedic & sports injury clinics in Toronto, South Africa & British Columbia. She completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual & Manipulative Therapy in 1997 & is an instructor with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division.
Lori’s passion is to help athletes and people wanting to be more physically active, improve their physical function and performance, post injury or dysfunction. Using a movement based approach to assessment and treatment, she aims to find the cause of injury and dysfunction, in order to successfully return to full function. She uses a variety of tools such as manual therapy, soft-tissue techniques, taping, acupuncture, education and especially movement and exercise to help patients achieve their personal goals; whether that’s to compete internationally or to be able to go up a flight of stairs.rnrnLori graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2009 after obtaining her Bachelor’s of Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto. At U of T, she competed on the Varsity Blues Track and Field team in pentathlon/heptathlon. Lori furthered her education by completing the Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy program in advanced orthopaedics from University of Western Ontario. Lori has completed her FCAMPT certificate in manual therapy, is an NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has taken many courses including acupuncture, soft tissue release and running injury mechanics.rnrnLori has over 7 yearsâ€™ experience working in Orthopaedic physiotherapy with a variety of clientele including rehabilitation of Olympic and professional athletes. Recently, she was fortunate enough to help out at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and is pursuing her certificate in Sport Physiotherapy.
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.
Amit graduated with a Bachelor of Physical therapy from India in 2006, and then went on to specialize in Musculoskeletal & Manipulative Physiotherapy with a MSc Manual Therapy degree from UK in 2011. rnrnHis MSc program led him to become a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (MACP) in UK. This membership acknowledges that Amit 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.rnrnAmit has been a practicing his profession for over 9 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.