Physiotherapy

Our Registered Physiotherapists work as an integral part of the rehabilitation team. They provide comprehensive assessments and treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries. A strong emphasis is placed on active rehabilitation programs, which return clients quickly and safely to their pre-injury condition.

Physiotherapists utilize hands on manual techniques, exercise rehabilitation, bio mechanical retraining, acupuncture, and both thermal and electrical modalities, as well as education and instruction to meet the individual requirements of each client.

The following are some examples of the quality services provided by our Registered Physiotherapists:

  • Physical Assessment and Treatment Plans
  • Treatment of orthopedic soft tissue injuries caused as a result of leisure, sports, work or motor vehicle related accidents
  • Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Active Rehabilitation/Exercise Programs
  • Myofascial Release
  • Utilization of State of the Art Modalities for Pain Relief during the initial stages of recovery
  • Postural and Ergonomic Analysis
  • Acupuncture
  • Bio mechanical Analysis
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • TMJ Pain/Disorder Treatments
  • Home exercise programs
  • Biodex Analysis
  • Radial Shockwave Therapy

Sports Medicine also offers Specialized Integrative one on one Manual Therapy sessions with Advanced Manual Therapists. 30 and 60 minute appointments are available at our Huronia Road Location.


Sport Physiotherapy

A ‘Sport Physiotherapist’ is a Physiotherapist who has completed the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy through Sport Physiotherapy Canada. This designation means that the Sport Physiotherapist has completed written and practical exams, in addition to having experience working with athletes and active individuals from all backgrounds. They are also qualified to work with Canada’s High Performance athletes, be it in competition, training or rehabilitation. In addition to their orthopaedic skill set, the Sport Physiotherapist also has experience with athletic taping, protective equipment, emergency care, and developing a plan for a safe return to life and to play.

More than 350 Canadian physiotherapists have achieved the Certificate level in Sport Physiotherapy, with an additional 250+ physiotherapists holding the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy. For more information on Sport Physiotherapy, please visit http://www.sportphysio.ca/

The clinical leadership team and physiotherapy mentor program at Sports Medicine are led by Denyse Beaumont, BSc PT, Hon.BSc, Sport PT Cert.


ANIK SARKAR, PT, MSc, HBSc, Cert Sport Physiotherapist

Anik Sarkar, Registered Physiotherapist, has also earned his Sport PT Certification.

Anik graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2014. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University. During his academic time, he took focused courses in Athletic Therapy, Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy, Reconditioning and Evidence-Based Medicine. He is currently pursuing a third degree in Administrative Studies in order to further improve skills in ethical and competent leadership.



FCAMPT Physiotherapy

Sports Medicine also provides services from a FCAMPT Physiotherapist MCIScPT, who has attained the highest post-graduate Manual Physiotherapy Certification in Canada and now provides mentorship to our staff Physiotherapists.

Shannon Michels, our new FCAMPT Program Director, graduated with a BSc in Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, a BHSc in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and completed the Masters of Clinical Science in Physiotherapy from Western University in 2014. In 2003, she completed the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. Shannon is a credentialed instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Shannon has developed the ability to incorporate a variety of manual based modalities such as manipulation, fascial release, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy to manage complex orthopaedic and pain issues. With over 20 years of experience, Shannon has had the opportunity to work with elite performance and recreational athletes. To book an appointment with Shannon, please call our Huronia clinic at 705-734-3340.

SHANNON MICHELS

FCAMPT Physiotherapist MClScPT, BHScPT, BScKin, FCAMPT, MCPA

Masters of Advanced Clinical Science in Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy

Fellow Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists

Acupuncture Canada Certification

Craniosacral Certification

Instructor Orthopaedic Division of Canada


IVANKA VIDEC, FCAMPT Physiotherapist

MScPT, HBSc. Kin., B.A., ITPT, MCPA, FCAMPT

Certificate of Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
Level 5 Manual Therapy
Level 1, 2A, & 3A Acupuncture Training
IMS/Neuropathic Needling Training
Vestibular Rehabilitation Training
ImPACT Concussion Trained Physiotherapist

Ivanka graduated from McMaster University with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she graduated with distinction from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology. At McMaster, Ivanka was a varsity athlete on the women’s soccer team. Her athletic background has given her a strong interest in manual therapy as she is currently an Intermediate Manual and Manipulative therapist. Ivanka has recently completed her Level 5 Manual Therapy Certification, which is the highest manual therapy course in Canada, and has completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, the highest Manual Physiotherapy Certification in Canada. Ivanka has also completed acupuncture training through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She has further training in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion Management, Therapeutic Taping, and Functional Movement Systems. To book an appointment with Shannon, please call our Huronia clinic at 705-734-3340.