Shannon Andersen | Physiotherapist . Toronto (On Maternity Leave)
BHSc, MSc, HBSc (PT), FCAMT - Shannon graduated from physiotherapy in 1998 from McMaster University after completing a Master's degree in Sports Medicine at Lakehead University and an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto. Shannon is a Fellow (Part B) in the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is certified in acupuncture. Shannon actively participates in tennis, snow boarding, water skiing and ice hockey. She was a member of the OWIAA Lady Blues Ice Hockey Championship team from 1990-1994 and since working at The Sports Medicine Specialists has had field experience in Soccer (Legends of Soccer), Figure Skating (Stars on Ice) and Tennis (Davis Cup).
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.
Barbara Butler | Physiotherapist, Brampton
Barbara graduated from York University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Certificate in Sport Therapy. She became a Certified Athletic Therapist in 1998. Barbara returned to school in 1998 at the University of Toronto in the Physical Therapy Program and graduated in 2001. Since graduating, she has worked in private practice and with several rugby and soccer teams. Barbara continues her education by taking manual therapy courses and sport first aid courses.
Kayla Butler | Physiotherapist, Toronto
Kayla graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2007 and completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2010 at McMaster University. Kayla is dedicated to furthering her education and is currently working towards her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She has experience treating a variety of sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions. Being an athlete and having gone through the rehabilitation process herself, Kayla shows a particular interest in sports injuries and understands the motivation and commitment involved in returning to an active lifestyle and high level competition. She continues to participate in a variety of recreational sports such as basketball, softball, volleyball, and snowboarding. She has a true passion for travel and adventure and enjoys being out of her comfort zone while immersed in different cultures.
Meghan-Leigh Buttle | Physiotherapist, Toronto
MSc. PT, BSc. Kin – graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Meghan has completed her Intermediate manipulative therapy designation and is working towards her advanced diploma and sport certificate. She is also certified in acupuncture. Prior to pursuing her degree in Physical Therapy, Meghan attended the University of Waterloo where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While in Waterloo, she was a trainer for the Men’s Varsity Hockey team for two consecutive seasons. Meghan has a strong competitive background in the sport of figure skating, which led her to National and International level competitions.
Julie Chalaris | Physiotherapist, Toronto
Julie graduated from Queen’s University before completing her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Growing up in Peterborough she was involved in various sports, including volleyball, basketball and long-distance track. While at Queen’s she was a member of the varsity volleyball team and still loves to play the sport competitively. Julie also continues to pursue further certifications through post-graduate courses, in order to offer her clients the best possible treatment.
Sue Ellison | Physiotherapist, Toronto (On Maternity Leave)
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. Sue has been actively involved in many sporting endeavours such as triathlons, distance running, and more recently dragon boating.
Alison Fong | Physiotherapist . Toronto
Tanner Gervais| Physiotherapist, Toronto
Tanner completed a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2011 and a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at McMaster University in 2007. He has a keen interest in all types of sport and orthopaedic injuries, especially those related to running, and has experience working with a variety of individual and team sport athletes. Tanner also offers specialized running assessments to reduce injury and improve performance and is pursuing his credentials in manual therapy, acupuncture and other neuromusculoskeletal techniques to optimize the function, performance and well-being of his patients. Recreationally, Tanner is an avid endurance athlete and a proponent of holistic, plant-based nutrition.