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Physiotherapists

Adam Cann – Physiotherapist

HBSc(Kin), MSc, PhD, MPT

Adam is a registered physiotherapist with Rehab First providing services in the London region. He began his post-secondary education with an honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (2000)followed by a Masters of Human Development (2002) from Laurentian University in Sudbury with a special interest in ergonomics and vibration exposures. He then attended Western University and completed a Doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences (2006) with research interests in occupations risk factors for food service workers and the determents of vibration exposure. Adam also successfully completed a CIHR strategic training program with world renowned reasearchers and received a diploma from L'Université de Sherbrooke in Work Disability Prevention (2005). After completion of his PhD he successfully completed his Masters of Physiotherapy from Western. Adam has a special interest in work disability prevention and successful return to work. He has worked in hospital based, private clinic, and occupational health clinics in the London region and has extensive experience with post-surgical management, repetitive strain disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and motor vehicle accident recovery. Adam incorporates manual therapy, mechanical diagnosis and treatment, acupuncture, soft tissue mobilization, exercise, and education strategies to restore and optimize function to meet client’s rehabilitation goals.

 

Amr EL-Gabry - Physiotherapist

BS.c (PT), DPT

Amr is a Registered Physiotherapist with Rehab First providing services in the Greater Toronto Area. Amr graduated from Cairo University in Egypt in 1998 and earned his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree (DPT) from Syracuse University, NY in 2015. He has over 18 years of clinical experience and has worked in various countries. Amr has experience treating patients with impaired functional performance resulting from deteriorated neurology and/or musculoskeletal systems (i.e. MVC, falls, post-surgical hip/knee, stroke and MS rehab). Amr incorporates a holistic approach and has been able to develop a unique set of manual therapy and mobilization methods using a wide range of techniques and methods such as Mulligan, McKenzie, Active Release and Myofasical Release to decrease pain and restore function to meet client’s rehabilitation and functional goals.

 

Anne Campbell - Physiotherapist

B.A. Kin, MPT 

Anne Campbell is a registered physiotherapist working with Rehab First Inc. in the London area. Ms. Campbell graduated from Western University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology in 2012. Following this degree she then went on to complete her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney (Australia) graduating in 2015. Along with her experience working with adults with varied disabilities, Ms. Campbell has clinical experience working with pediatric clients of all ages in home, clinic, community and school settings. She has assessed and treated children with a variety of special needs including but not limited to Acquired Brain Injury, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Prader -  Willi Syndrome and Autism. A particular interest of Ms. Campbell's is working with children to develop their gross motor skills and functional mobility to give them better access and independence within their school, community and home environments. She has completed a number of professional development courses related to the pediatric population she serves, specifically related to children with Cerebral Palsy. Ms. Campbell has provided her expertise of a number of medico-legal cases for children who have suffered birth injuries.

 

Ashley MacDonald – Physiotherapist and Regional Manager

 PT, BSc. MPT

Ashley MacDonald is a registered physiotherapist and Regional Manager. Ashley graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, then completed her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. Since that time Ashley has continued her education in manual therapy and acupuncture and has completed courses through the McKenzie Institute. Hers clinical experience includes work in an outpatient orthopedic setting, where she was responsible for assessing and treating individuals with predominantly musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Additionally, she has experience with conditioning and work hardening programs. Ashley utilizes a combination of treatment techniques including manual therapy, soft tissue and neural mobilization, active exercise therapy and patient education to help each individual improve their mobility and restore function.


Barbara Forrest - Physiotherapist 

BSc. PT 

Barbara Forrest is a physiotherapist with Rehab First Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Science with distinction in physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 2001. Since that time Ms. Forrest has been continuously employed gaining clinical experience working with outpatient orthopedic clients as well as hospitalized patients in pediatric, general
medicine, orthopedic and sub-acute rehabilitation settings.She obtained her Mackenzie credentialing in 2010, and has undertaken ongoing continuing education in orthopedic and neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. Additionally Ms. Forrest is experienced in performing functional capacity evaluations, and independent insurer’s examinations and providing multidisciplinary care to patients with chronic pain and complex orthopedic injuries, Her scope of practice includes the assessment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems, diagnosis of diseases/disorders of physical function, injury and pain and the rehabilitation, prevention or relief of these disorders to maintain/augment function and promote mobility.

 

Emily Rijgersberg – Physiotherapist

B.A. Kin, MPT

Emily is a registered physiotherapist with Rehab First in the Hamilton-Niagara region. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University before continuing her education and earning her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. Since that time, she has furthered her training by completing the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University and has also been instructed in the Graston Technique and various taping techniques. Emily gained valuable clinical experience as a primary physiotherapist and clinic director in a multidisciplinary clinic, where she effectively assessed and treated a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. In addition, she has experience in cardiorespiratory care, and treating both acute and chronic conditions with a range of pain management strategies and active therapy. Emily practices a combination of treatment techniques including acupuncture, manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and therapeutic taping, as well as patient education in functional exercises to help decrease pain, improve mobility, and meet patient goals for rehabilitation.


Fabiana Kellen – Physiotherapist

BSc. PT

Fabiana is a Registered Physiotherapist with Rehab First providing services in the Toronto region. She attended the University Bandeirante of Sao Paulo where she obtained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2001 along with attending the Brazilian Chiropractic Institute and Acupuncture College of Brazil. She completed post-graduate courses in acupuncture, shiatsu therapy and lymphatic drainage. She has worked in clinics, and retirement and nursing Homes. She has experience treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, post-surgical management, and repetitive strain disorders. Fabiana also has experience with return to work programs, and is an ADP Authorizer for walker assessments. Fabiana incorporates manual therapy, mechanical diagnosis and treatment, soft tissue mobilization, exercise, and education strategies to decrease pain and restore function to meet client’s rehabilitation and functional goals

 

Lyndsay Orr – Physiotherapist & Regional Manager

BScPT, MCISc (Wound Healing)

Lyndsay Orr is a registered physiotherapist with Rehab First Inc. in the London area. Lyndsay graduated from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000 and with a Master’s of Clinical Science in Wound Healing (MClSc-WH) in 2008. Lyndsay continues to be faculty for the MClSc-WH program at UWO and has expertise in biophysical agents including Therapeutic Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation. She has gained clinical experience in home and in hospital for the pediatric, adult and geriatric population in all areas including complex care, acute medicine, and rehabilitation. Her scope of practice includes the assessment and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems as well as complex wound management and treatment for which she is rostered through the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Lyndsay is well versed in providing patient and clinician education, and has been published in international journals and best practice guidelines.


Rommel Bonzon – Physiotherapist

BPT, CVP, RRP

Rommel Bonzon is a physiotherapist with Rehab First Inc. Registered and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila, Philippines in 1996 and has completed his Physiotherapy upgrading courses at Ryerson University in Toronto and Thompson Rivers University in Vancouver B.C.. He has provided clinic/community based Physiotherapy services through North East Physiotherapy Inc./Body Rehab (Achieva Health) and at Stouffville Physiotherapy Clinic. He is currently providing services with Central Park Physiotherapy/Physio-Health & Fitness (Achieva Health) in Oshawa and Rehab First Inc. in Toronto, providing multidisciplinary care to patients with acute & chronic cases, pediatric, geriatric, neurological, orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sport related injuries.

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