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
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
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.
Henryta Franklin - Physiotherapist
Henryta Franklin is a Registered Physiotherapist with Rehab First providing services in the North York region. Henryta graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T) in 2001 from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, India. Immediately she started her career working in a hospital and gained knowledge and experience treating patients with
Musculo-Skeletal disorders, Neurological conditions, Cardiorespiratory conditions and in post-surgical rehabilitation. She had been an integral member of the cardiac rehabilitation team. She has also worked in various other settings such as clinics, community and has experience working as an academic instructor teaching students of the PTA program. Henryta incorporates manual therapy, pain management techniques and strategies, exercise prescription and patient education to help them attain their functional goals and thereby improve their quality of life. Henryta believes in a holistic approach to
patient healing and wellness.
Joshua Vincent - Physiotherapist
Joshua is a registered physiotherapist with Rehab First providing services in the London region. He graduated from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR medical university in Chennai India with aBachelor of Physiotherapy (2007) followed by a Master of Physiotherapy (2009) from the same university specializing in orthopedics. He then attended Western University and completed a Doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences (2014) based from Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) at St. Joseph’s healthcare London with research interests in evaluation of clinical measurement properties of outcome measures used in upper extremity injuries and management incorporating advanced statistical and mathematical modeling.
Joshua has extensive research, teaching and employment experience. He has worked in hospital, clinic and community based rehabilitation settings with extensive experience managing musculoskeletal conditions, concussions, post-surgical rehab, geriatric rehab, post motor vehicle collision rehab, long term disability management and WSIB. He has specialized training in manual therapy, concussion management, vestibular rehabilitation and cancer rehabilitation which he incorporates into his holistic assessment and treatment of the clients seeking his services.
Priya Abraham - Physiotherapist
Priya is a Registered Physiotherapist with Rehab First Inc., providing services in the London Region. She is a registered member with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario with good standing. Priya graduated from Mahatma Gandhi University, India with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She has worked in various Hospitals, Outpatient clinics and Long term care facilities in New York and Michigan states in USA. Priya has extensive work experience evaluating and treating patients with Neurological, Orthopedic and Cardio respiratory conditions. She has over 12 years of clinical experience in her field. Priya has a passion for Neurological diagnosis and has held a certification as a Brain Injury Specialist in 2010 from the Academy of Brain Injury Specialist and was FIM certified in the past. Some of the continuing courses include Introduction to NDT in 2009, Functional freedom despite Dementia in 2013 and Physical and Occupational therapy Management of Spinal cord injuries in 2007.She has worked in Acute care, Sub- Acute and Inpatient Rehabilitation settings at various Hospitals and Nursing homes and has performed home safety evaluation as a part of discharge recommendations in patient home settings. Priya can converse fluently in Malayalam and Tamil and understands spoken Hindi.
Rommel Bonzon – Physiotherapist
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.