Our Team

At Toronto Physiotherapy our treatment style is highly personable, relaxed, and encouraging. We provide 1-on-1 care in private rooms with seasoned registered health professionals that have advanced post-graduate training in their area of practice. We do not use assistants or leave patients with machines. We provide careful assessments, an evidence-based approach, and spend more time with each client during treatment sessions.

Toronto Physiotherapy has won accolades from our patients including:

  1. The 2013 and 2017 Consumer Choice Award for Physiotherapists in Toronto.
  2. The 2015 Opencare Patients’ Choice Award for Physiotherapy in Toronto.
  3. The 2017 Top Choice Award for Physiotherapy Clinic in Toronto.

But more important than awards is a strong community reputation. Please ask your friends about us!

Lindsay Davey Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Lindsay Davey

PT, MScPT, MSc, CAFCI, CDT Clinical Director & Owner, Registered Physiotherapist, Certified in Acupuncture, Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Works at both clinic locations

Lindsay loves her work! A tireless and enthusiastic professional, Lindsay enjoys spending her time between treating patients, writing and giving lectures on rehabilitation, and managing clinical direction and patient satisfaction at Toronto Physiotherapy. The patient-first philosophy and engaging feel of our clinics is a direct reflection of Lindsay’s own relentless personal drive to offer exceptional value to her patients (and non-patients) at every interaction. Focusing on patients rather than profits has freed Lindsay to prioritize patient satisfaction and health outcomes, develop an exceptional team, and enjoy a deep personal reward from her work.

Lindsay is dedicated to evidence-based rehabilitation practices and maintaining the highest standard of care for her clients and clinics. She is an avid reader and writer on rehabilitation topics, and contributor to primary research (recently: “The Cardiac Rehabilitation Model Improves Fitness, Quality of Life, and Depression in Breast Cancer Survivors” J Cardiopulm Rehab Prev. EPub 2017 May 18).

Lindsay graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She received the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Award for obtaining the highest academic and clinical standing among her peers, and was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Prior to entering Physical Therapy, Lindsay obtained a Masters degree in Medical Biophysics, for her work in cancer research at the Ontario Cancer Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital. Lindsay is certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy, providing the highly specialized treatment technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage.  She is a regular invited speaker at several cancer related support groups in the city, including Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Breast HEALTH program, Sunnybrook Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society, Wellspring, and Gilda’s Club. Lindsay has also received advanced training in manual orthopedic therapy and is fully certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.

Lindsay has been affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Physical Therapy program for several years, as a guest lecturer, clinical reasoning tutor, clinical internship instructor, and past member of the Clinical Education Advisory Committee, and peer coach. In her spare time Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, engaging in wide variety of exercise classes and routines, and enjoying any chance she can get to go for a run or bike ride.

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Ryan Davey PhD Toronto Physiotherapy

Dr. Ryan Davey

PhD Director

Works at both clinic locations

Dr. Ryan Davey is a scientist with expertise in Regenerative Medicine and Biomedical Engineering. In addition to being the director of research and operations at Toronto Physiotherapy, Ryan actively works in the field of medical diagnostics.

Ryan earned a PhD in Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and his research on stem cells has been published in numerous high ranking international journals.  You can find a list of Ryan’s publications here. Ryan also has considerable expertise in the field of medical diagnostics, where he has worked in roles including Lead Scientist and Product Manager. Ryan continues to work in medical diagnostics.

Ryan’s professional interests include translating cutting edge clinical research into clinical practice, and communicating research results to the general public.

If you can find Ryan not working, he will be playing with his kids, running, riding his ‘fixie’, or building something with his hands.

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Lisa Chau Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Lisa Chau

PT, MScPT, BScKin, CDT, R.Ac Registered Physiotherapist, Registered Acupuncturist, Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Certified Yoga Instructor

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

As an accomplished life-time learner, Lisa brings a very diverse and valuable set of skills to her clinical practice. She specializes in Cancer Rehabilitation and management of lymphedema, incorporating techniques of manual lymphatic drainage, compression garment assessment, post-surgical tissue release and exercise-based training. Her second area of physiotherapy specialization is in neurological rehabilitation, where she uses hands-on techniques to help patients achieve their highest level of functional mobility.

Lisa’s professional designations extend beyond physiotherapy. Lisa is a practicing Registered Acupuncturist who applies a holistic approach to helping her clients reestablish balance and wellness in their lives, and is also a Certified Yoga instructor.

Lisa has worked in a variety of specialized clinical settings including in-patient neurological and amputee rehabilitation, acute stroke and cardiac care, community care, and private practice. Lisa has special interest and advanced training in the areas of adult neurological rehabilitation, geriatric functional enhancement, and cancer rehabilitation. The breadth of her experience has instilled in her a strong advocacy for incorporating whole-person wellness and creativity as two fundamental pillars of effective rehabilitation programming. With her considerable experience, skill set, and a tenacious ability to get the job done, Lisa is an exceptional rehabilitation partner for her patients and their caregivers.

Lisa is committed to the continuous refinement of her clinical skills, and has completed advanced training including Bobath and Neuro-Developmental Treatment courses. Lisa is also Certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy, enabling her to treat patients with lymphedema. She has completed her Advanced level in Wellspring’s CancerSmart Rehab training, and is an excellent resource for her patients at any stage of their cancer rehabilitation. She skillfully works with her patients to achieve their own personal goals which may include regained strength, range of motion, tissue integrity, function and independence in their lives.

Lisa completed a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. When not at work, you can find her conditioning herself though kickboxing, practicing yoga, or exploring the city and all its culture by bicycle.

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Katie Hauk Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Katie Hauck

PT, MScPT, BScBioMed, CMAG Registered Physiotherapist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Graduate

Danforth & Chester clinic

Katie is a passionate and engaging physiotherapist whose post-graduate physiotherapy training has included advanced manual therapy coursework in orthopaedics, as well as pelvic floor physiotherapy. Katie has also completed her certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, enabling her to incorporate acupuncture/neurofunctional electro-acupuncture into her sessions with excellent results. Her advanced pelvic floor training has enabled her to specialize in treating pelvic health conditions such as incontinence, pelvic pain conditions, and pelvic floor dysfunction, in both women and men. She brings a unique perspective and skill set to her pelvic patients given her additional expertise in orthopaedics, making her a distinctive pelvic health practitioner.

Katie obtained her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto, and her Honours degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph. In addition to her post-graduate orthopaedic coursework, Katie regularly attends courses and conferences conducted by internationally renowned pelvic health experts, to keep her clinical skills and practices current in this evolving field. Her drive for exceptional knowledge leads to exceptional results for her orthopaedic and pelvic health patients alike.

Katie is an avid trail runner, obstacle course racer, and scuba diver, and she is passionate about helping her patients reach their own fitness and wellness goals, whatever they may be!

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Eric Hammer Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Eric Hammer

PT, RP (Qual), MScPT, BAKin Registered Physiotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Certified in Acupuncture

Danforth & Chester clinic

Eric is an engaging, empathetic and highly effective Registered Physiotherapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). He is passionate about providing a tailored approach to each of patients, where their own experiences, abilities, and goals are incorporated in order that they achieve the best possible outcomes. He creates a highly effective therapeutic experience by combining advanced manual therapy techniques with other therapeutic modalities including acupuncture, exercise therapy, behavioural coaching and education, and ensures that patients leave every session feeling excited about the gains in physical function that are possible for them.

Eric holds a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, and has received advanced training in orthopaedic manual therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. He has also completed the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program, which included a thesis on Bioenergetics. Eric has special interest and training in Chronic Pain treatment and management, both in his capacity as a physiotherapist, and also as a psychotherapist. Physiotherapy and psychotherapy can offer complementary approaches to help reduce the central nervous system hypersensity responsible for initiating and perpetuating chronic pain.

Always seeking to learn new techniques and advance his skills, Eric has taken the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute’s acupuncture and dry needling course, the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy coursework for the Lumbar Spine, and is currently the manual therapy instructor for the OIEPB Physical Therapy Bridging Program at the University of Toronto. From his experience as a personal trainer, Eric is also a big believer in fitness training and general health promotion, and brings this additional expertise to bear in his treatment sessions.

Eric has many years of experience working with a variety of individuals from all walks of life, ages, and backgrounds. Be they an office worker or athlete, a new mom or a senior, an injured worker or someone seeking to achieve a new physical goal, he has an exceptional ability to relate to all of his patients. Eric enjoys a very active lifestyle himself, participating in many sports including baseball, basketball, and his regular men’s hockey league games. When not lacing up for one of these activities, you might find Eric spending his free time playing guitar, reading, or kicking back with family and friends.

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Danielle O'Meara Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Danielle O’Meara

PT, MManip.Ther, BScPT Registered Physiotherapist

Danforth & Chester clinic

Danielle is an enthusiastic and compassionate physiotherapist who brings over 15 years of experience and skills to her evidence based practice. She has extensive post-graduate training in orthopaedics and manual therapy, and completed her Master of Manipulative Therapy degree at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, in 2005, achieving top place in this intensive program. Her teaching and mentoring experience has included training and supervising new graduate physiotherapists, writing and presenting post-graduate physiotherapy courses, and serving as a clinical educator for the Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy program at University College Dublin, in Ireland.

Her exceptional academic record and superb clinical skills lend to her specialization in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including spinal and nerve related pain, work-related upper limb disorders, repetitive strains, sports injuries, and pelvic girdle pain.  She enjoys the challenge of treating both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.  Danielle is very passionate about empowering her patients and ensures that they learn plenty of self-management tips and techniques, in addition to providing top-notch hands-on treatment, in order to produce symptom relief and functional restoration as quickly as possible.

Outside of the world of physiotherapy, Danielle’s passions include travel, yoga, hiking and spending time with her two children.

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Jessica Metcalf Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Jessica Metcalf

PT, MPT, BA(Kin) Registered Physiotherapist

Danforth & Chester clinic

Jessica is here to help you achieve your goals! She is an energetic and caring physiotherapist dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to every patient. Since completing her Masters in Physical Therapy, she has continued to broaden her skill-set, completing training in pelvic floor rehabilitation through Pelvic Health Solutions, acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada, and functional dry needling through Kinetacore. She is an avid life-long learner, and has also taken extensive post-graduate coursework in orthopaedic manual therapy, soft tissue release, and taping techniques.

Jessica is experienced at treating a diverse spectrum of patients. She enjoys working with high level athletes and non-athletes alike, those with acute and chronic conditions, as well as patients with unique needs ranging from pelvic health conditions such as incontinence and pelvic pain to treating TMJ (jaw) disorders.

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Jessica completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Physical Education, and became a certified fitness instructor. She has taught a wide range of classes from indoor aerobics to outdoor bootcamps. She has maintained a passion for teaching, currently coaching adult gymnastics and general exercise classes in CrossFit. As a lifelong movement enthusiast, Jessica has herself competed at a high level in gymnastics and CrossFit, as well as dabbled in dance, hockey, weightlifting, circus arts, and yoga. In her spare time you may find her running along Toronto’s many trails with her latest rescue dog, or training for her next sporting event!

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Jodi Arnott Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Jodi Arnott

PT, MScPT, BScHonsKin, Cert. MDT, CMAG Registered Physiotherapist, Credentialed McKenzie Therapist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Practitioner

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

Jodi is a dedicated and highly experienced physiotherapist who uses advanced hands-on techniques, exercise, and patient empowerment as core elements in her customized treatment plans. After graduating with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, she has continued her personal dedication to learning with a variety of post-graduate courses. As a McKenzie clinician (Cert. MDT), fully credentialed by McKenzie Institute International, Jodi has specific expertise in neck and back disorders. Her patients benefit from a diverse skill set which includes a background in kinesiology and biomechanics, manual therapy and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, as well as pelvic floor physiotherapy for incontinence.

Her genuine love for her work, combined with her inquisitive personality and a commitment to helping others, are key contributors to the excellent clinical outcomes her patients achieve. In addition to her clinical work and active on-the-go lifestyle, Jodi has a love of the arts; including literature, music, and theater. She looks forward to meeting you at Summerhill!

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Staff at Toronto Physiotherapy

Chrissie Kong

PT, DPT, BSc Registered Physiotherapist, Registered Trigenics Practitioner

Chrissie is a dedicated and passionate Physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience and post-graduate training, and is a highly sought after physiotherapist for the in-home setting. She has a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from University at Buffalo, and has a wide breadth of experience working in both the hospital/inpatient and community/outpatient settings. She has worked extensively in orthopaedics and post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as with patients with neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Developmental Disability, and other complex disorders. Chrissie enjoys a mixed caseload in her home care practice, and is genuinely dedicated to her patients and their meaningful goals. She believes the best approach to rehabilitation is to work with her patients, and their care givers, to create a supportive and therapeutic environment that promotes the achievement of an optimal level of physical function.

Chrissie is a life-long learner, and enjoys taking a variety of post-graduate courses to further broaden her skillset. Beyond her physiotherapy training and experience, she has additional training in vestibular conditions, wound care, kinesiotaping, and the neurological-based manual therapy technique Trigenics of Functional Neurology.

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Leo Chau Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Leo Chau

PT, MScPT, BScHons Registered Physiotherapist

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

Leo is a talented and dedicated orthopaedic physiotherapist who is highly effective in his treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. He attained a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an ergonomics specialization from the University of Waterloo. With his unique combination of strong backgrounds in anatomy, biomechanics, ergonomics, and sports, whether you are a competitive athlete, an office worker, a senior, or someone in chronic pain, he is an expert at helping patients achieve their maximum physical potential. Leo believes in simplicity and efficiency to achieve the best outcomes, using an evidence-based approach, with minimal use of special equipment. He has pursued many avenues of post-graduate training, including acupuncture, Kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and significant coursework through the spinal manipulation institute (American Academy of Manipulative Therapy).

When he’s not at the clinic, he can often be found on the tennis court competing year-round in an intercounty league. He is a former tennis coach with six years experience instructing both kids and adults, and competed at the varsity level for the University of Waterloo. As a physiotherapist with playing and coaching experience, he particularly likes to treat fellow athletes and tennis players to help them play pain-free and to their highest potential.

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Dr. Kelly Pennell Chiropractor

Dr. Kelly Pennell

DC, MSc, BSc (Hons) Chiropractor, Rehabilitation Specialist

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

Dr. Kelly Pennell is a Chiropractor with a special interest and post-graduate training in the field of rehabilitation. She enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team and brings with her to Toronto Physiotherapy over 10 years of experience from various clinical settings, including private practice and speciality post-operative rehabilitation clinics where she worked alongside physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, and other medical professionals.

Kelly works with a diverse patient population, from office workers to weekend warriors, from those with chronic conditions to those with acute injuries (including car accidents), from adolescents to seniors, and everyone in between.  She has also had to the unique opportunity to work with professional athletes from the Toronto Lynx, Toronto Argonauts and New York Yankees.   Her approach to injury management includes a combination of manual therapies such as myofascial release techniques and joint mobilization/manipulation, and active exercise focusing on functional restoration and optimal performance.

After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) Cum Laude with Clinic Honours, Kelly was accepted as the first resident to the Master’s based rehabilitation fellowship, in her pursuit to specialize in rehabilitation after her chiropractic education.  She completed a concurrent Master of Science degree from the Rehabilitation Sciences program at McMaster University.  Her thesis investigated changes in gait patterns in persons with upper back pain and her research was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders in 2013.

Kelly served as a faculty member for almost 10 years at CMCC.  She held various positions at the college including Technique Tutor and Lecturer and Coordinator for the Year II chiropractic rehabilitation program.  She was an Independent Consultant to the automotive insurance industry for many years and a Clinical Director at Canada’s largest Independent Medical Assessment company.  She currently also works in the medical device field.

While Kelly’s professional pursuits are diverse, she can also be found outside of work enjoying all that the city of Toronto has to offer, from musical concerts to baseball games at the Rogers Centre.  She is also a ‘foodie’ and welcomes any new restaurant recommendations!

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Staff at Toronto Physiotherapy

Kaila Lunny

PT, MPhty, BSc Registered Physiotherapist Certified Pilates Instructor

Danforth & Chester clinic

Kaila is an energetic and motivated Physiotherapist, and an experienced Pilates Instructor. She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Australia, and while working as an orthopaedic physiotherapist in Brisbane, quickly saw the benefits of rehabilitative Pilates. Upon returning to Canada, Kaila completed additional training with STOTT Pilates, and now uses the highly sought after Pilates-physiotherapy approach with her patients. She believes in an active approach to rehabilitation, and creates individualized, tailored, (and fun!) programs to optimize results and help her patients achieve their goals.

Kaila has additional post-graduate training in dry needling, sports physiotherapy, and therapeutic taping, and continues to pursue post-graduate training in manual therapy.  In our fully-equipped Danforth clinic studio space, Kaila’s patients enjoy the unique opportunity to work with a skilled physiotherapist and Pilates instructor.  Given her dual certification, her sessions are billed as physiotherapy for coverage under extended health benefit plans, and are tax-free.

Kaila loves her work : )  But when she’s not in the clinic, you’ll often find her enjoying the outdoors, be it out for a run, a swim, a ski, or a skate – whatever the sport, whatever the season!

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Cynthia Chung Physiotherapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Cynthia Chung

PT, MScPT, BKin, CAFCI, RYT 300, CDT Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified in Acupuncture, Certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy

Works at both clinic locations

Cynthia brings a unique combination of skills and expertise to her practice, being both a Registered Physiotherapist certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy for the management of lymphedema, as well as being an advanced practice Yoga Instructor. Cynthia sees patients at both of our clinic locations, and is highly sought out for her combined expertise. She has experience working with patients who are seeking reconditioning, strengthening, and/or a yoga-physio approach when recovering from injury, for chronic conditions, for cancer-related rehabilitation, and/or for generalized strengthening and flexibility. Cynthia regularly incorporates mindfulness as a therapeutic tool into her individualized physiotherapy treatment plans. Her practice has evolved to reflect her creativity for using yoga as medicine for the body and mind, to further help with chronic pain and movement limitations in her patients.

With the combination of her physiotherapy expertise and Anusara inspired yoga training, she teaches with a strong focus on alignment and setting the foundations that are necessary for injury prevention and the achievement of her patients’ wellness goals.

Cynthia obtained her Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto, and is certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI).  She is experienced in manual lymphatic drainage massage and is certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy for the treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema.  She is a versatile physiotherapist not only in her approach to orthopaedic issues (be they chronic conditions or acute injuries), but in her ability to incorporate the principles of alignment, postural strengthening and cueing, breathing, mindfulness and classic yoga principles into her treatment sessions.

She works both in-clinic at both of our clinic locations, as well as in the home-visit setting, and approaches each session with warmth, positivity, and a genuine interest in working toward her patients’ goals.  In her spare time, Cynthia can be found rock climbing, hiking, and naturally, moving through her own Sun Salutation.  ;)

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Paula Zambonato Pilates Instructor

Paula Zambonato

PT, BScPT Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Instructor

Works at both clinic locations

Paula is a highly experienced and passionate Pilates instructor and Physiotherapist, who has been offering her unique combined skill-set to her patients for over 13 years.  Originally from Brazil where she owned her own clinic, Paula is certified in both Mat and Reformer based Pilates (STOTT and Power Pilates), and specializes in rehabilitative Pilates, core strengthening, and stabilization exercise approaches.

She is also experienced working with individuals with advanced fitness and wellness goals, for injury prevention and injury rehabilitation, alike.  The physiotherapist’s perspective that Paula brings to her Pilates sessions translates into excellent and meaningful results for her patients, whether the goal be to strengthen, stabilize, improve balance, flexibility, or whether her patient is recovering from injury or has a chronic condition.  Paula’s enthusiastic and encouraging nature, not to mention our fully equipped Danforth studio space, makes for a highly enjoyable Pilates and exercise training experience.

Paula has taken a variety of post-graduate courses in manual therapy, kinesio-taping, and exercise physiology, and she continues to pursue additional advanced Pilates and physiotherapy coursework. Paula is registered as a Physiotherapist in Ontario, so her sessions can be billed as physiotherapy under extended health benefit plans.

Paula is a health and fitness enthusiast herself, and when not doing her own Reformer training, she enjoys running, working out, and going for long walks with her Golden Retriever!

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Elizabeth Rerrie Massage Therapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Elizabeth Rerrie

RMT, (Hons)BHK, SIT Registered Massage Therapist

Danforth & Chester clinic

Elizabeth is an experienced massage therapist with an exceptional skill set ideally suited to the multidisciplinary health clinic setting. As a former Kinesiologist, Elizabeth accumulated substantial expertise in assessing physical capabilities and restrictions, and in educating patients on proper rehabilitative exercise, posture, and body mechanics. With further advanced training including Diplomas in both Sport Injury Therapy and Massage Therapy, combined with her considerable work experience as a Registered Massage Therapist in the multidisciplinary clinic setting, Elizabeth employs a unique and valuable breadth of skills in her clinical practice.

Elizabeth’s target clientele is as diverse her skill set. From Swedish relaxation massage for stress and pain relief, to deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release, Elizabeth enjoys treating patients from all walks of life. By establishing unique treatment objectives with each client, Elizabeth can create effective therapeutic sessions for the myriad of office workers, pregnant mothers, injured athletes, and other individuals that recline on her table.

Elizabeth has earned diplomas in both Massage Therapy and Sport Injury Therapy at the Canadian Therapeutic College. Prior to this she was awarded a Bachelors of Human Kinetics with a specialty in Movement Science at the University of Windsor. Elizabeth is an avid learner and continues to expand her repertoire including recent certification in Hot Stone Therapy. In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, bike riding, and is an avid reader and writer.

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Lucy Romano Massage Therapist Toronto Physiotherapist

Lucy Romano

RMT, CDT Registered Massage Therapist, Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Danforth & Chester clinic

Lucy is an experienced Massage Therapist with advanced training and specialization in Lymphedema therapy. After earning a diploma in Massage Therapy through the Sutherland-Chan school, Lucy pursued specialized training in Combined Decongestive Therapy in order to treat an underserved population of patients suffering from Lymphedema and venous insufficiency edema. With certification through the Dr. Vodder School, Lucy is able to utilize Combined Decongestive Therapy for her patients: a combination of manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, skin care, and exercise therapy.

Lucy is dedicated and passionate about Lymphedema therapy. She receives great personal fulfillment from helping her patients manage the symptoms of lymphatic insufficiency through both hands-on work as well as self-management education. In her spare time Lucy enjoys reading, and maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Susan Shipton Massage Therapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Susan Shipton

RMT, BA, CDT Registered Massage Therapist, Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

Susan is a caring and empathetic massage therapist who offers a combination of clinical training and keen analysis within a nurturing environment. She has experience treating people with diverse health conditions, including muscle tears and repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, multiple sclerosis, cancer and lymphedema, low back issues, and pregnancy. She has helped people recover from spinal cord injuries at Lyndhurst Rehabilitation Centre and received training from the Canadian Institute of Palliative Massage. Susan tailors each treatment to the individual and may begin with an orthopaedic assessment to ascertain the source of the problem. Susan explains clearly and simply what is happening during the treatment and shows clients what they can do outside of the massage room to reach their goals.

Having been a competitive swimmer, rower, and runner, and an enthusiastic hiker and canoeist, Susan understands the aches and pains associated with being active and athletic. She has additional training in treating sports injuries and has often worked in cooperation with physiotherapists and other health professionals to help clients successfully rehabilitate from injury. She was delighted to have been selected as an RMT for the 2015 PanAm and Parapan Am Games!

Susan is certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and provides specialized manual lymphatic drainage, compression wrapping and garments, and education to patients living with lymphedema. Susan is also trained in therapeutic breast massage, a gentle treatment to alleviate the discomfort of normal hormonal fluctuations and the after-effects of surgery. Many women experience breast discomfort associated with menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, or menopause. A few minutes of massage to the breast area during your regular massage therapy appointment can help relieve congestion and ease pain. For women who have undergone breast surgery, specialized massage can help release adhesions, scar tissue, and axillary cording, and help regain movement at the shoulder. Just as important, massage therapy can offer some much-needed nurturing care, and help cancer patients reconnect with their changing bodies.

Susan is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and has completed certification in manual lymph drainage from the Vodder School.

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Jane Mical Registered Massage Therapist at Toronto Physiotherapy

Jane Mical

RMT, MLD-CLT LANA Registered Massage Therapist, Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

Jane is a passionate massage therapist who loves her work and is dedicated to helping her patients live their life to the fullest. She is experienced in treating lymphedema, axillary web syndrome (cording), post-operative issues, and soft tissue injuries.

Jane is recognized by the Lymphology Association of North America as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, having completed the LANA exam and specialized training in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT).  Jane has pursued advanced training in lymphatic taping, scar release techniques, and axillary web syndrome/cording management. In addition to her lymphedema training, Jane also uses Swedish Massage, orthopedic kinesio taping, dermoneuromodulation techniques, and low-grade joint mobilizations in her approach to her patients’ individual needs.  Jane is genuinely engaged in helping her patients achieve their rehabilitation and wellness goals and has a wealth of self-care practices and tips that help optimize her patients’ recovery.

In her spare time, Jane likes getting outside and doing things in the fresh air, such as hiking with her family (which includes three rescue dogs!), camping, and working on her flowerbeds and edible garden.

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Olivia Korwan

RMT Registered Massage Therapist

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

For Olivia, massage therapy is a unique opportunity to help individuals heal from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and achieve whatever their physical goals may be, by encouraging a functional balance between mind and body. Whether a patient is seeking overall stress relief or treatment for specific pain or injury, Olivia aims to work individually with her patients to develop an ideal treatment plan that will work for them. Using techniques such as fascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization and deep tissue massage, Olivia is able to address both specific and general physiological concerns in order to help the body and the mind work together to their fullest potential. Olivia is experienced in addressing mobility, tension, and pain conditions in all areas of the body, as well as having a special interest in prenatal massage and infant massage. Moreover, Olivia is an intuitive massage therapist who loves her work, and this passion translates into highly therapeutic and effective treatment sessions.

When not treating patients, Olivia is a musician and very active in Toronto’s music scene, often found singing and keyboarding on stage.  She likes exploring all that our great city has to offer and is an avid animal lover – hoping someday to own a pet duck (if her cat is agreeable!).

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Lucy Office Administrator at Toronto Physiotherapy

Lucy Fotopoulos

Reception and Administration

Danforth & Chester clinic

Lucy has been keeping the Danforth clinic running smoothly for many years. So much more than just a friendly and helpful voice on the phone, Lucy does everything from keeping our schedules in order and our clinic organized, to managing insurance claims and billing. She always goes the extra mile to enhance the experience of our patients, and to support our staff.

Lucy has considerable administrative experience in rehabilitation settings. In her spare time she enjoys the visual arts (an avid painter) and all kinds of sports, recently taking up snowboarding (so it’s handy, she figures, to work at a physio clinic!). If you have any questions about our services, or how we can help, please don’t hesitate to give her a call.

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Megan Stevens Front Desk Toronto Physiotherapy

Megan Stevens

Reception and Administration

Yonge & St. Clair clinic

Megan keeps our Yonge and St. Clair office running smoothly and efficiently. She will be the first person you meet when arriving at the clinic, and is here to help with anything that you may need. Before beginning at Toronto Physiotherapy, Megan studied at both The University of Toronto, as well as The Aveda Institute. She is a talented Administrator, and loves her job!

When not at work, Megan loves to travel, spend time with her family at the cottage, and is learning how to care for her families honey bees!

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Mary Administrator at Toronto Physiotherapy

Mary Gilbert


Danforth & Chester clinic

Mary’s warm personality and helpful nature make her a wonderful fit at Toronto Physiotherapy, where she helps fill in the gaps to keep our patients, administrative staff, and therapists happy.

Mary has broad professional experience, runs her own media communications and promotion business as part of the Canadian Indie music scene, and has one of the nicest phone voices you will ever hear :)

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Michelle Administrator at Toronto Physiotherapy

Michelle Barbieri


Works at both clinic locations

Michelle is true team player who works at both the Yonge & St Clair and Danforth & Chester clinic locations. She loves to offer a helping hand to both patients and colleagues alike, and provides exceptional administrative support at both clinics on a part-time basis.

Beyond her years of experience in customer service, Michelle has a background in counseling and psychology, and is currently continuing her education in Human Resources at George Brown College. When not in school or at the clinic, Michelle enjoys reading, spending time at her family’s cottage, and going to the gym.

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