Staff

Physiotherapists

Stefanie Vander Slagt PT, BScPT, BKin, FCAMPT, CAFCI

Stephanie VanderslagtStefanie graduated from the University of Toronto in 2000 with her Degree in Physiotherapy, she also has a Kinesiology degree completed in 1997 from McMaster University.  In 2006, Stefanie received her Certificate from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI).  Stefanie received her Advanced Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division in 2015.  She is also a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).  Stefanie is also an Advanced Practice Provider for the ISAEC program (Interprofessional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics.)  She has owned Physiotherapy Associates of Port Perry since 2001.

Renée Cox PT, MScPT, BScKin, FCAMPT, GunnIMS, CAFCI

Renee CoxPracticing orthopedic and manual physiotherapy since the completion of her masters in physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2003, Renée Parish has tirelessly continued her education by obtaining her acupuncture certification in 2006, earning her Gunn IMS certification in 2008, and finally achieving her ultimate goal of the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative therapy in 2009. Prior to attending U of T she earned an honours degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo where she worked as the head student therapist for the university’s varsity football team.

Renée is devoted to achieving success with each and every client she takes on, from the weekend warrior and athlete alike to individuals suffering from chronic pain. This success is achieved through treatment programs that are a collaborative effort between therapist and patient, involving manual and clinical skills, core strengthening exercises and home based programs.

Meaghan Andres PT, MPT, BSc (Hons), FCAMPT, CAFCI

Meaghan Andres

Meaghan completed her undergraduate degree with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Physiology in 2007 and her Masters in Physiotherapy in 2010, both at the University of Western Ontario, where she was presented with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Award.

Meaghan is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) and has completed extensive post-graduate education in the area of orthopaedics, achieving internationally recognized qualification in hands-on manual and manipulative therapy. Training includes advanced clinical examination, manual assessment and treatment, pain management techniques and therapeutic exercise as well as high velocity thrust techniques of the spine and periphery that have been proven to reduce pain and improve movement.

Meaghan obtained Acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) and is a Part A McKenzie Therapist, which focuses on low back injury rehabilitation. She strives to provide quality, patient-centred care through continued education and dedication to her patient’s individual needs.

Andrea Yorke PT, MScPT, BAKin (Hons), CAFCI

Andrea Yorke

Andrea completed her Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology at York University. She received her Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Queens University. Upon graduation she was awarded with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Pediatric Award. She is certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and plans to continue improving her manual therapy skills with training from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has also completed training in soft tissue release techniques.

Andrea strives to work with every patient to develop a rehabilitation program that is individualized, goal-oriented, and evidence based. Seeing patients regain function and improve their quality of life is one of the main reasons Andrea chose this profession. She looks forward to continually improving her knowledge base and skills and looks forward to meeting each and every one of her patients.

Kristal Conrad-Hazelwood PT, BScPT, Pelvic Health Therapist

Kristal Scugog Focus Snip.PNG2Graduating from the Physiotherapy program of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, in 1998, Kristal has had a varied work experience in private practice, hospital and community settings. She has completed multiple levels of post-graduate orthopaedic courses as well as Mulligan Concept Upper & Lower Quadrants, Sahrmann Level 1, McKenzie Part A & B, Level 1 Acupuncture Certification, Kinesio Taping and Pelvic Health courses.

Since 2004 she has offered Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for men and women. This includes treatment for bowel or bladder incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, prolapse, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, as well as, pelvic floor dysfunction in pregnancy.

Kristal has a keen interest in assisting patients achieve their functional goals for a greater quality of life. She feels this is best achieved through patient education, individualized exercise programs in conjunction with manual treatment and the use of modalities. She resides in Durham Region with her husband, Garett, and their 2 children.

Matthew Herron PT, MScPT, BScHK (Hons), Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT

MattMatthew graduated from the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph in 2008 and then obtained his Masters in Physiotherapy from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2011. Matthew successfully completed his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist with the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Matthew has taken several vesibular and concussion rehabilitation courses and has developed our concussion assessment and treatment protocols. Matthew’s other areas of clinical interest include: shoulder, knee, low back, vertigo, general fitness and sport rehabilitation.

Matthew’s treatment philosophy is combining education, exercise and manual therapy in order to develop an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan to not only help patients achieve their goals, but to empower patients and improve their overall quality of life. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys various sports and spending time with his wife, son and their pets.

Angela Stephenson PT, MSc Rehabilitation Science, BKin

Angela StephensonAngela graduated from Acadia University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology.  She received her Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Science from Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland in 2009.  After graduation, Angela worked as one of the physiotherapist for the Scotland Women’s National Soccer team.

Upon returning to Canada, Angela has continued to build upon her education by working through her manual therapy levels and has also completed a Mulligan course, as well as massage and myofascial technique courses.

Angela’s treatment philosophy is all encompassing and includes manual techniques, functional exercise programs as well as a focus on education and self-management.  She prides herself on providing patient centred care using evidence based practice.

Karen Ricciuto PT, MScPT, BSc, FCAMPT, GunnIMS

Karen RicciutoKaren is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto in 2004.  She has completed extensive post graduate training in orthopaedic physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Karen also has training in acupuncture and earned her Gunn IMS certification in 2017.  She is also a part-time professor and placement advisor at Durham College in the OTA/PTA program.

Karen spent many years working at a prestigious sports medicine clinic in Toronto, which treats clients from the National Ballet of Canada, Tennis Canada and professional hockey and football leagues. She has provided coverage during high profile ballet and theatrical events. Karen has extensive experience treating clients with injuries related to sport, work, and motor vehicle accidents, as well as post surgical rehabilitation, and osteoporosis/osteoarthritis prevention and management.  She draws on further training in acupuncture, exercise therapy, and manual therapy to help clients overcome disability and meet their goals, whether it be to return to work, return to sport, or to maintain mobility.  Karen is passionate about her profession and providing the best care for her clients.

Jeff May PT, MScPT, BScKin

Jeff obtained his Bachelor of Science in 2011 from the Wilfred Laurier University and his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2016 from Queen’s University. Jeff has completed level 2 courses in manual therapy from the Orthopedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association and also has post-graduate training in soft tissue release and vestibular rehabilitation.

Massage Therapists

Casey Dow B.A. RMT, RCRT

Casey Dow

Casey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Bio-Chemistry. In 2008, her desire to help people led her to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. During her studies, she completed certifications in pregnancy, sport and hospital massage, which includes working with neurological conditions (i.e. Stroke and MS.) Since graduation, she has taken courses in joint play, muscle energy techniques, acupressure and soft tissue release. Casey became a certified reflexologist in June 2019 and is now offering full reflexology appointments. She looks forward to expanding her studies further in the coming years. For the past ten years, she has practiced in a physiotherapy rehabilitation setting and her passion to help people continues to grow.

Pedorthist

Thomas Chartier, BScKin, C.Ped., C.Ped. C.

Tom ChartierThomas graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1993 with an honours degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Management Studies. Thomas started in pedorthics as a patient receiving orthotics as a student athlete. Upon graduation, Thomas worked with a pedorthist for 2 years then became certified in 1995 by the American Board for Certification in Pedorthics. Thomas then branched out, opening his own business, the Foot Mechanics. Thomas went on to achieve his Canadian Certification in Pedorthics from the Canadian College of Pedorthics. Thomas continues his education in his field by attending numerous pedorthic conferences throughout North America. Thomas has a varied practice providing services from the elderly to the elite athlete. Thomas provides a unique in clinic assessment service and manufactures the patients’ orthotics at his in-house manufacturing facility. The in-house manufacturing facility allows Thomas the ability to provide truly custom made orthotics and ease of adjustment. Thomas has been providing pedorthic services to Physiotherapy Associates for over 6 years.

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