Meet our Therapists

REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS:

Brenda Azzopardi, Director and RPT
AzzopardiB3Brenda graduated with Honours with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from The University of Malta. During her years working as a physiotherapist in Malta she has worked in both the private outpatient and hospital inpatient setting. Through this, she has built up a broad platform of knowledge by treating different clients, with conditions ranging from but not limited to orthopaedic, respiratory and neurological.

Having had the opportunity to work closely in different settings with clients from the paediatric through to geriatric generations offers Brenda an insight to individualised treatment plans.  She enjoys tailoring care to each client’s specific needs and lifestyle limitations with a professional, friendly and light-natured approach.  She likes to use a variety of treatments, including electrotherapy, manual therapy and always emphasizes the importance of an individualized exercise and stretching programme. Collaborating with the client and achieving mutually set therapy goals is important to her. Brenda also has a broad experience with WSIB and MVA cases. Always ready to answer your questions, she will work with you to guide you through your rehabilitation process.

In her quest to offer her clients the best care possible, Brenda prioritises furthering studies in manual therapy and has a particular interest in temporomandibular joint disorders. She looks forward to broadening her knowledge and is planning on pursuing a Master’s Degree. In addition to registration with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Brenda holds an APPI certificate in Pilates Matwork 1 and Aromatherapy. She is also certified in Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

In her spare time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and new puppy “Roxy”.  An avid sports fan, she loves basketball and soccer, and enjoys shooting a few hoops or playing rec volleyball! She also has a passion for travel and the outdoors.

Brenda’s Hours:

Monday: 12:00am – 7:30pm

Tuesday: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Saturdays: Twice a month, 9:00am – 12:00pm

 

Sarah Sinkgraven, Director and RPT

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Sarah graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Studies and from Queen’s University with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to completing her degree in Physical Therapy, Sarah was employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has extensive knowledge in, but not limited to, a variety of orthopaedic conditions, motor-vehicle accidents, and workplace safety and insurance board (WSIB) claims.

As a registered Physiotherapist in Ontario, Sarah values the importance of therapist-patient relationship. She enjoys getting to know her patients and creating a rehabilitation program that is individualized and centred around the patient’s personal goals. Sarah uses a combination of manual therapy, education, modalities, and targeted exercises to treat her patients. She emphasizes the importance of prevention from injury, and thus ensures all patients have the knowledge and home exercises they need to be successful upon discharge.

Sarah continues to pursue post-graduate courses to further her skills, including Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Lumbar Neurosensitivity, SHIFT Concussion Assessment, and Concussion Rehab Works. Sarah has completed her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level 1 and plans to continue taking advanced manual therapy courses to provide effective, evidence-based treatments. In her free time Sarah enjoys golfing, hiking, running, and time at home with her family.

Sarah’s Hours:

Tuesday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

 

Ketaki “Katie” Mehendale, Resident Physiotherapist

Ketaki MehendalKetaki has completed her Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in India and a Master’s in Rehabilitation sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has experience in treating patients in both Inpatient and Outpatient settings. She also holds an active license to work as a Physiotherapist in Illinois, USA. She is currently a Resident Physiotherapist with a provisional Physical Therapy license to practice in Ontario.

Ketaki likes to work with the patient to identify their therapy goals and formulate a treatment plan based on their individual needs. She likes to use a combination of exercises, manual therapy and electrotherapy to treat her patients. She is a strong believer in patient education to improve program adherence.  During her free time Ketaki enjoys hiking, gardening, travelling and spending time with her family.

Katie’s Hours:

Monday: 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

 

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS:

Elizabeth (Liz) Larsen, RMT

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Liz began her career as a Registered Massage therapist in 2001. She completed her training in Hamilton, however, worked in British Columbia until moving to Southern Ontario in 2015.

Over her seventeen year career Liz has worked in multiple settings, and with many types of patients. Her experience allows her to offer many different modalities of treatment, including, pre and postnatal massage, deep tissue, sports, and hot stone massage. Liz is also trained in Reiki, a Japanese energy technique, that can be used to treat a range of issues from anxiety and depression to chronic fatigue syndrome.

With a degree in Psychology, Liz is particularly interested in our mind body connection, and specifically, how chronic thought patterns have a way of expressing themselves in the way we carry our bodies through the world.

Liz’s Hours:

Monday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Pawel Glowacki, RMT

GlowackiP2Pawel graduated from the Centennial College Massage Therapy program in 2009. He is an experienced Registered Massage Therapist with seven years of professional practice under his belt.  He has worked in a clinical setting throughout his career and treated a large variety of conditions and injuries. These conditions include: trauma and repetitive strain soft tissue injuries, postural dysfunction, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), fibromyalgia, prenatal conditions, arthritis and other degenerative conditions, as well as many other musculoskeletal ailments.

In his years of practice, Pawel has cared for a wide range of clients of all ages, in many different careers and jobs, and all levels of physical activity.  He has a holistic approach to treatment focusing on all aspects of each client rather than just the symptoms they present. He believes massage therapy is extremely helpful in preventing soft tissue injury and discomfort before they affect a person’s daily life.

Pawel’s Hours:

Thursday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

 

Michael Klodt, RMT

Mike KlodtMichael graduated from Everest College in 2008 for Registered Massage Therapy and has been practicing in rehabilitation clinics for over nine years. Over the years he has specialized in treating sports injuries and has a lot of experience with runners specifically.  Michael’s area of interest lie in focusing on deep tissue modalities, but he is still able to put people into a relaxed sleep with a deep but rhythmic technique.

Michael has taken additional training in ART (Active Release Technique) for the muscles of the torso and neck, as well as in therapeutic hot stone massage. Hot stone massage utilizes heated stones to warm the tissue, before working into the muscle groups, as well as to soothe and relax the muscle after treatment.

Michael is a dedicated health professional who is devoted to the wellness of his clients. He is very versatile in his treatment techniques and is able to mold his treatment to the style you prefer or need.

Michael’s Hours:

Tuesday: 2:30pm – 7:00pm

Thursday: 2:30pm – 7:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday: Twice a month

 

MANUAL OSTEOPATH:

Stephanie Froll, MOMSc Candidate

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Currently I am in the final stretch of the Master’s program at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. To date, I have been practising Osteopathy for three years in a clinic located in Hamilton, as well as a clinic in Guelph at Two Rivers Health.
In addition to providing preventative, maintenance, corrective and palliative osteopathic care, I also offer a very integrated and unique service that provides both physical manipulations as well as guidance instability training regimes.
My training places a focus on the principles of Classical Osteopathy, as defined by the founding father, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. These principles emphasize the relationship between the structure and function of the anatomy, where the goal of treatment is to establish an environment of self-healing and regulation for the body.
Occasionally you may find that in treatment, a certain area may hurt, but the practitioner works on a very different part of the body. It is not that the practitioner is ignoring your pain, but is searching for the primary cause of the dysfunction, criteria that are met by the capacity of proper motion. Osteopathy requires not only a vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology but also requires an understanding of the connection that exists between the two, how structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
When you have adjusted the physical to its normal demands, Nature universally supplies the remainder. —Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy
Therefore it is important for the practitioner to identify the cause of pain that an individual may be experiencing, and it is only by removing the root cause that the pain can be relieved. Therefore, Osteopaths search for the cause rather than treat the symptoms.
Therefore, my goal of treatment is to provide the best possible care, tailored to the individual, to promote effective and efficient healing.
Please be advised that I am currently in my final year of my master’s program & therefore my receipts cannot be submitted to insurance at this point in time. For additional information regarding this, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Steph’s Hours:

Monday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: Twice a month

 

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