Kayla graduated from the University of Toronto Physical Therapy program in 2012, and has been working in outpatient private practice ever since. She has worked with all ages and a multitude of musculoskeletal injuries, including motor vehicle accidents and work-related injuries. She treats primarily using the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). This is an evidence-based assessment and management protocol. Treatment is primarily exercise-based, promoting the body’s potential to repair itself, and empowering the client towards self-management. This decreases dependence on passive interventions, and promotes restoration of function. This allows the client to better understand what is happening in their body and become an active participant in their recovery. Education is a key component of this treatment method.
Kayla also has a special interest in working with chronic neurological populations such as clients with multiple sclerosis or history of stroke, who have functional goals, and are seeking to improve their daily function, gait, balance, strength, and become more independent. She is also interested in working with a geriatric population whose goals are the same as above, including falls prevention, or are looking to become more physically active and prevent overall de-conditioning due to inactivity.
When applicable to the reduction of pain and improvement of function, Kayla also uses acupuncture and stability/athletic taping as adjuncts to treatment.
Kayla loves to keep active, and is an avid runner, as well as continues to play soccer and softball. Though not playing ringette at the present time, she loves to go skating in the winter.
Scott graduated from the D'Arcy Lane Institute as a registered massage therapist in 2008. Scott has worked in a variety of settings since graduating, including athletic facilities and private clinics. Scott’s focus is on therapeutic massage, working to decrease soft tissue adhesions and restrictions, and reduce muscle tension to restore everyday function and prevent recurrence. Scott works with a variety of populations, including athletes, work-related and motor vehicle accident-related injuries. He works to promote healing for many different injuries, as well as easing everyday aches and pains. Scott also has a background in kinesiology, and will often provide home exercises or stretches to his clients in order to help maintain the benefits of massage between visits.
Scott is an avid athlete, and continues to participate in a number of sports including softball, volleyball and hockey. He also works with Special Olympics Ontario, coaching floor hockey.
Hilary completed her Bachelor of Science, Honors Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 2015, and completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2017. Since graduating, she has taken additional training in concussion and vestibular rehabilitation, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, soft tissue release techniques and health behaviour change to expand her repertoire of clinical skills.
Hilary has experience working with individuals who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, have sustained a concussion, or are living with a neurological condition. She also has experience treating vestibular disorders such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV for short. She also works with clients with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries.
Hilary is a strong advocate for working with her clients to set meaningful goals to be achieved through physiotherapy. She will work with you to help you reach these goals and return to what it is you love to do!
Registered Massage Therapist
As a Sports Injury Therapist ™, Sarah is a Registered Massage Therapist with special training in Sports Injury Management. She is trained to treat and assess soft tissue dysfunction in both clinical and sporting environments in order to enhance the fitness level and performance of her clients. Sarah utilizes manual therapy techniques, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitative exercises, and supportive taping and bracing to recognize, prevent, manage and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise or repetitive daily activities.
Sarah's degree in Kinesiology has given her an advanced background in the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics, which she applies to each and every treatment.
Sarah is able to provide application of the following modalities:
• Provision of comprehensive assessments via inspection of the client’s anatomy, soft tissue palpation, range of motion testing, neurological testing, orthopaedic testing and verbal interview
• Hydrotherapy applications (Hot and Cold treatment applications)
• Assessment and treatment of emergency first aid conditions
• Application of protective techniques (supportive and preventative taping and bracing)
• Formulation of individualized rehab programs (strength training, stretching programs, proprioception retraining and core stability programs)
Sarah is a strong believer in holistic health care. All of her clientele are provided with thorough education regarding their condition, so they not only understand the healing process, but they become an active participant in their rehabilitation. Sarah works alongside the client and their other health care providers, to create the most comprehensive health care plan.