Lindsay DaveyPT, MScPT, MSc, CAFCI, CDT Clinical Director & Owner, Registered Physiotherapist, Certified in Acupuncture, Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lindsay loves her work! A tireless and enthusiastic professional, Lindsay enjoys spending her time treating patients, writing and giving lectures on topics related to cancer rehabilitation, and managing clinical direction and the patient and staff experience at Toronto Physiotherapy. Lindsay has been working in an oncology scope for the past 15 years, and has never wavered from a clinic model that prioritizes patient health outcomes. She enjoys a deep personal reward from her work in cancer rehabilitation, and this love for what she does shows in each and every patient session and lecture.
Lindsay graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to entering Physical Therapy, Lindsay obtained a Masters degree in Medical Biophysics, for her work in breast cancer research at the Ontario Cancer Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital. Lindsay is certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy, providing the specialized treatment technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, as well as being highly experienced in a wide range of cancer treatment side effects and survivorship issues. 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 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 such as “The Cardiac Rehabilitation Model Improves Fitness, Quality of Life, and Depression in Breast Cancer Survivors” J Cardiopulm Rehab Prev. EPub 2017 May 18.
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, past member of the Clinical Education Advisory Committee, and peer coach. She regularly mentors other physiotherapists and massage therapists who are developing their own skills in cancer rehab, an area of expertise that her clinics have become known for across the city. When not at the clinic, you’ll often find Lindsay cheering her kids on at a hockey arena or baseball park, on a walk in the woods, or on her bicycle!