Biography

Lana Good LANA GOOD B.Sc.(P.T.)
Physiotherapist

I was born in Waterloo and have spent most of my life here. I graduated from Bluevale Collegiate and was accepted into the Physiotherapy program at the University of Toronto.While at University of Toronto, I played varsity field hockey where I was awarded the 1993 CIAU Rookie of the Year. The varsity blues field hockey team were CIAU Champions in 1993 and 1997. Upon graduation I was awarded Most Outstanding Female 1996-97 CIAU Academic All Canadian.

I started work immediately at SOS Physiotherapy (University of Waterloo) where I have worked for the past 15 years.

I feel that continuing education is crucial in order to stay in touch with the most current practices, research and techniques to best service my patients. Since graduating, most notably I have achieved my McKenzie Certification in disc pathology and treatment, Sahrmann Level III (muscle imbalance) and Watson Level II (shoulder diagnosis and treatment). I continue to work closely with Dr. Stuart McGill at the University of Waterloo, a world leader in low back pain; prevention and treatment.

I have my certification with Can Fit Pro to round out my expertise in exercise prescription and have been actively involved in teaching fitness classes at Northfield Racquet and Fitness Club for the past 11 years.

For further information please download a copy of my Resume.

bio-bobby BOBBY PHILIP (B.P.T.)
Registered Physiotherapist, Ontario

Bobby is Registered with the College of Physiotherapists in Ontario and completed her Bachelors in Physiotherapy in the year 2000 from India. Before coming to Canada in 2010, Bobby worked in acute care hospitals and rehabilitation centres in India, Oman and UAE. She worked in variety of clinical settings including Out- patient units, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Cardiac, Orthopedic and Neuro rehab units. Bobby believes in functional approach of treatment by use of manual therapy skills , education and exercise prescription to achieve maximum functional goals. She completed courses on shoulder conditions and done her Part A Mackenzie Lumbar spine and is planning to do more courses to in the coming months to upgrade her skills. During her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Adrienne ADRIENNE PALIYATH B.Sc.(Kin) M.Sc.(P.T.)
Registered Physiotherapist

Adrienne graduated the Masters of Physiotherapy program at McMaster University in 2011 and is a graduate of Wilfred Laurier University where she received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology and Physical Education in 2008. She also has previous clinical experience as a Kinesiologist (2008-2009). She has worked the past 6 years at a physiotherapy clinic in Guelph, and more recently at a multidisciplinary clinic in Breslau.

Adrienne has an interest in manual therapy, sports injury and injury prevention and pelvic health. She has successfully completed her Intermediate Manual Therapy Examination through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Adrienne has also recently completed pelvic health courses Levels 1 and 2 through Pelvic Health Solutions. She has attended various shoulder seminars, a chronic pain seminar, a taping course and a post concussion management course.

Adrienne enjoys treating a variety of conditions and is a strong proponent of evidence-based care. She believes in exercise as medicine.

Renee Quiring RENEE QUIRING BHSc.(P.T.)
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Renee Quiring graduated from the Mohawk/McMaster Physiotherapy program in 1988. Initially, she worked as a sole charge physiotherapist at Chapleau General Hospital in Northern Ontario. In 1993, she began working at the Canadian Back Institution in Kitchener/Cambridge, acquiring McKenzie A-C orthopaedic certificates. During this time, Renee had four children in six years. She decided to let her Physiotherapy license expire to stay home for ten years. After coaching cross-country, swimming and track and field and teaching at the high school level, Renee decided to return to Physiotherapy. In 2010, she successfully completed the Physiotherapy National Exam on her first attempt. Renee began working in Neurorehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Freeport Hospital in Kitchener. In 2012, she obtained her Neurodevelopmental Theory certification. In 2014, Renee transitioned to Pelvic Health. Currently, she is a lab assistant and mentors other pelvic health physiotherapists. In her spare time, Renee enjoys running with her husband and spending time with her family.

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bio-kevin KEVIN BROUGH
Registered Massage Therapist

I began my career as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) after graduating from Kikkawa College in 1999. In addition to Swedish massage, I integrate a number of different techniques into my treatment, including myofascial release, rebalancing, stretching and integration. Cranial manipulation, structural integration and Eselan deep tissue/Rolfing. My primary goal is to create ease of movement for the client through manipulation of muscles, joints and soft tissue.

In addition to my treatment, I draw upon my experience as a coach and my study of Tai Chi/Qi Kung and Pilates to give my clients customized tools, such as stretches and exercises, that they can utilize between treatments so that their quality of movement can continue to improve.

Deb Sawyer
Registered Massage Therapist

Born in Toronto but spent school years in Brantford Ontario. Went to University of Western Ontario and later to Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto.

Deb has a wealth of experience and has been practicing for over 20 years graduating in 1995. Her background is in running and was a triathlete for 10 years where she competed in Australia and Mexico nationally. Deb spent 10 years working as an OSCE examiner (practical) for the College Of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Deb has worked on many athletes, stressed out executives and everyone in between! Deb is a big advocate of getting moving any way you can for health and wellness!!

bio-charlene Charlene O’Grady
Registered Massage Therapist

Charlene O’Grady is a registered massage therapist trained in General Swedish Massage techniques, as well as Trigger Point Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Remedial Exercise and Myofascial Release techniques. She also has experience in various hospital and sports settings addressing numerous injuries and pathologies.

Charlene graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, Ontario and has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Waterloo. Her curious nature keeps her motivated to explore the latest research in science and massage therapy. She looks forward to learning new techniques to add to her practice in an effort to address the various needs of her clients.

Charlene brings a conscientious attitude to her massage therapy practice and a dedication to the health and well-being of each client. She will work with you wherever you’re at on your journey whether by increasing range of movement after an injury or surgery or by assisting you to relax and de-stress. Charlene is committed to helping you restore your body’s balance.

Michelle Jones MICHELLE JONES, MScFN, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian

Michelle grew up in Waterloo Region. She attended the University of Guelph where she completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Human Nutrition. She then went on to the University of Western Ontario to complete a Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition and dietetic internship. Michelle’s internship took her to a number of healthcare centres across Southwestern Ontario, but after graduating in 2009 she returned to the region to begin practicing as a Registered Dietitian.

Michelle has worked in hospitals and family health teams in the areas of pediatrics, obstetrics, cystic fibrosis, diabetes management, and general nutrition. She currently works at Two Rivers Family Health Team in their Diabetes Education Program and is the owner of Nourish Dietitian Services.

Michelle loves to learn new things, and is always looking to upgrade her skills. Since graduating, she has become a Certified Diabetes Educator and is a licensed Craving Change facilitator. She attends many conferences and educational workshops in an effort to increase her expertise and improve your experience with her. In her spare time, she is learning to play squash. She also loves to cook, and has the messy kitchen to prove it! Michelle would like to help you enjoy the benefits a healthy diet has to offer!

bio-kalsey Kalsey Smith, B.H.K. (MS), C Ped(C)
Kimberly Rau & Associates – Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Kalsey’s interest in the Pedorthic profession was sparked during her undergrad, where she had the opportunity to visit a Gait Biomechanics Lab at a local hospital. She was hooked. She graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 2014 and received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. She then completed her Diploma in Pedorthics at Western University in 2015. Over the course of the program, Kalsey completed two of her practicums at Kimberly Rau and Associates, and is very excited to be a part of the KRA team.

As an athlete, Kalsey developed her love for sports and interest in Kinesiology. She was a competitive swimmer for 15 years and played Volleyball, Basketball, Discus/Shot-Put, and Badminton throughout her athletic career.

In her spare time, Kalsey enjoys swimming, weekend pick-up games, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.