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Physiotherapists

Shelagh Baker | Physiotherapist, Toronto

Shelagh obtained a B. Sc. in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta and completed a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney, Australia. She has Levels 1, 2 and 4 FitForeGolf; has completed the Melioguide – Building Better Bones for the prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis and is a Licensed Provider of the Fletcher (Pilates)Towelwork®.  

Shelagh has worked in private practice in Canada and Australia with a special interest in restoring functional core stability as an integral part of teaching self-management for clients’ current symptoms, preventing further recurrences and expediting return to function, fitness and sport.


Jeff Bird | Physiotherapist, Toronto

B.A (Honours) Physical Education, B.Sc., PT - Jeff graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994. From that time to present, he has completed his short courses in manual therapy and has taken courses in muscle release techniques, neural mobilization and peripheral manipulation. Recently certified in acupuncture from the McMaster program, Jeff is continuing to pursue cutting edge treatment techniques.



imageScott Branny | Physiotherapist, Toronto

Scott graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science before completing his Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2010. Scott is currently working towards his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and he has also completed further education in acupuncture, soft tissue release, and taping. Scott has experience in treating a variety of sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions and continues to live an active lifestyle by golfing, skiing, snowboarding and playing hockey.



imageKayla Butler | Physiotherapist, Toronto

Kayla graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Honors Specialization in Kinesiology in 2007 and continued on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2010 from McMaster University. She chose to pursue a path in advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and achieved her FCAMPT designation in 2016.  

      Kayla has a long history of sports involvement and has had personal experience in undergoing long term rehabilitation following sports injuries of her own.  She feels that this helps her in understanding the importance of hands on treatment combined with a comprehensive exercise program in helping her patients to return to competition, at any level. She continues to play basketball, beach volleyball, and softball, while skiing and snowboarding in the winter months. Kayla can also easily be lured into a conversation about her other passions of adventure and travel!

 


Sue Ellison Physiotherapist, TorontoSue Ellison | Physiotherapist, Toronto 

B.A. (Kin) B.Sc., (PT) M Sports Physio - Sue graduated from the University of Western, Ontario in 1996 with a degree in Kinesiology and in 1999 from the physiotherapy program.  In 2003, she completed a Clinical Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia.  In recent years, Sue has completed her acupuncture training and has received her Advanced Manipulative Therapy accreditation.  She is also excited to have recently added Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) to her skills as a clinician.  Sue has been actively involved in many sporting endeavours such as triathlons, distance running, and more recently dragon boating.  Since 2013, Sue has been an adjunct lecturer and unit coordinator in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Toronto. 


imageAlison Fong | Physiotherapist . Toronto

Alison graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Western Ontario in 2000. She later earned a Master of Health Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy from The University of Sydney in Australia in 2005.  She has taken numerous manual therapy courses including Level 3 with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and several other special interest courses including AFCI's acupuncture, FitForeGolf, and McKenzie, to provide a varied yet effective approach to treating clients. Alison lived and worked in New York City for 5 years where she developed a special interest in treating women's health issues, including pregnancy, post-partum, pelvic pain and incontinence.  Alison has a background in taekwondo, dance and competed provincially in both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.  She has 2 beautiful daughters and enjoys travelling, tennis, golf, snowboarding and swimming.

 

 

image   Siobhan Karam| Physiotherapist, Toronto M.H.S Physiotherapy/M.Sc.S. Physiothérapie

Siobhan graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy/Maîtrise en Sciences de la Santé en physiothérapie.  Prior to pursuing her degree in Physiotherapy, Siobhan attended the University of Windsor where she completed a Bachelor of Movement Science in Human Kinetics.  She is currently working towards completing her credentials in manual therapy.
Siobhan has an extensive background as a national and international level figure skater with 15 consecutive years of competitive experience in the discipline of ice dance.  She continues to stay involved in the sport of figure skating as a certified NCCP coach, choreographer, and Skate Canada technical specialist in the domains of Ice Dance and Single skating at all levels.  Siobhan also volunteers as physiotherapist on the medical team at several Skate Canada and International Skating Union (ISU) events throughout the competitive season. 


 

 

Jenna McEachern, Physiotherapist TorontoJenna McEachern | BSc(PT), Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT

Jenna graduated from the University of Western Ontario. Since graduation she has completed a Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2003. She practices acupuncture and studied at the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She mentors graduate physiotherapists in the UWO Masters program and in the Orthopaedic postgraduate course system.

Jenna has been working in private practice since 1998. In her practice she uses many techniques to help patients recover and reach their goals. She has also provided coverage at sporting events. She has toured with professional figure skating. She has also worked at tennis, soccer, rugby, running and ultimate frisbee, theatre and dance events. She is passionate about physiotherapy and helping others.

 


 

imageFrancis Partipilo | Physiotherapist, Toronto

 Frances Partipilo began her career with a degree in Physical Education in 1994 from McMaster University.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 1998.

Frances bring to the clinic a strong clinical background with seventeen years of expertise in complex orthopaedic rehabilitation in both the hospital and the community setting.  her post graduate training includes Liscensure with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, Certification as a Stott Pilates Instructor in 2006 and Level III manual therapy training with the Orthopaedic Division of CPA.  She is currently pursuing her full certification in Fascial Manipulation using the Stecco Method.

Frances has a keen interest in physical fitness and education.  Her treatment philosophy involves education for all clients regarding their condition and the preparation of individualized one on one treatment strategies.  These may include exercise prescription, soft tissue mobilization techniques, manual therapy, acupuncture and fascial manipulation. 

 

 

Chris Peralta

Chris Peralta | Physiotherapist, Toronto

Chris graduated with his Master of Science in physical therapy from the University of Toronto in 2007. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a level 2 manual therapist and fitness fanatic. He has been head trainer for the Metro Toronto Wildcats and Northern Secondary Red Knights football teams. He has provided care for various professional performances such as Young Frankenstein, Little House on the Prairie, Memphis, Mary Poppins and the National Ballet of Canada. Chris’ wide ranging sport interests and clinical experience are a great asset to the Sports Medicine Specialists team and can help you get better than before your injury. 

 


 


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