Stefanie Vander Slagt PT, BScPT, BKin, FCAMPT, CAFCI
Stefanie 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) and earned her Gunn IMS certification in 2022. 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.
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy – Stefanie Vander Slagt, PT
Renée Parish PT, MScPT, BScKin, FCAMPT, GunnIMS, CAFCI
Practicing 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.
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy – Renee Parish, PT
Meaghan Andres PT, MPT, BSc (Hons), FCAMPT, CAFCI
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 also earned her Gunn IMS certification in 2022. She strives to provide quality, patient-centred care through continued education and dedication to her patient’s individual needs.
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy – Meaghan Andres, PT
Andrea Yorke PT, MScPT, BAKin (Hons), CAFCI, CIDN
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 is also a Certified Integrated Dry Needling practitioner.
Andrea is committed to ongoing professional development. Her post-graduate education has included training in advanced orthopedic manual therapy, soft tissue release techniques, temporalmandibular joint disorders, and functional exercise prescription. She is currently working towards a Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Andrea strives to work with every client to develop a rehabilitation program that is individualized, goal-oriented, and evidence based. Her treatment approach combines education, manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, and focuses on progressive exercise prescription. She is passionate about seeing her clients regain function and improve their overall quality of life.
Kristal Conrad-Hazelwood PT, BScPT, Pelvic Health Therapist
Graduating 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
Matthew 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.
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy – Matthew Herron, PT
Angela Stephenson PT, MSc Rehabilitation Science, BKin
Angela 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 centered care using evidence based practice.
Karen Ricciuto PT, MScPT, BSc, FCAMPT, GunnIMS
Karen 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.
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy – Karen Ricciuto, PT
Jeff May PT, MScPT, BScKin
Jeff obtained his Master’s in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2016, after completing a honours Kinesiology degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. His post graduate training has included courses in manual therapy, vestibular rehab, and exercise therapy.
Jeff’s goal is to provide quality, patient-centered care that maximizes function and independence. Using a combination of hands-on manual therapy and therapeutic exercises, Jeff has helped patients across the lifespan and across all activity levels get back to the activity that is meaningful to them.
In his time away from the clinic, Jeff tries to spend as much time outside, hiking and camping with his wife and dog.
Calvin Lee PT, MScPT, BSc (Hons)
Calvin graduated with his Honors Bachelor of Science degree and completed his Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Calvin has had the opportunity to provide care for many different population groups ranging from orthopaedics, neurological, and acute care.
Calvin believes that a strong partnership between therapist and client provides the longest lasting effects from treatment. He aims to provide all clients with the necessary education and tools to maximize their rehabilitation. Calvin is passionate about orthopaedic practice and has received his level 1 certification in manual therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy association Orthopaedic division. He is currently dedicated to the continued progression of his manual therapy skills through his continued training with the Canadian Physiotherapy association. Calvin has also taken courses in soft tissue release, mulligan techniques, and is fitfore golf trained. He believes that the combination of manual therapy with a targeted exercise program can get his clients returning to the activities most important to them.
Erin Smith RMT
Erin graduated with honours in 2005 from the 3-year Massage Therapy Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College. She is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO) and as a Registered Massage Therapist, holds a certificate with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Erin has taken post-graduate courses, including Hot Stone Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, pre- and post-natal massage, sports massage, rehabilitation, palliative care, cupping and Reiki.
Erin became interested in helping people decrease their pain naturally during high school, when having witnessed family and friends struggle with pain. She wanted to be able to do something to help them function better and improve their quality of life. This interest became a passion and made her become the highly skilled and experienced Massage Therapist she is today. Her approach to treatment is therapeutic, yet relaxing, and she believes in treating the body as a whole, listening to clients’ needs in order to achieve best possible outcomes.
Outside of the clinic, Erin is married with 3 children, and loves spending time with her family going camping or to the cottage. She also enjoys horseback riding, ATVing, snowmobiling, being involved in musical theatre, playing piano or curling up with a good book. Once a month she makes sure to book a massage just for herself.
Some of the greatest compliments she has received is when clients share their positive outcomes from her treatments with their family and friends and encourage them to book with her to experience the same benefits that her massages can provide.
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