Thomas Hein, Reg PT, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS, MCPA
Thomas is a manual physiotherapist with years of postgraduate experience in orthopaedics, sports medicine and manipulative therapy. After graduating from Queen’s University in 1995 he has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He completed a full-time post-graduate program in 1998-99 and received his first diploma from the Canadian Academy in 2000 and he continues as Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education. Thomas also has an interest in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
At the request of physicians in the Thornhill area who were not getting the results with their patients Thomas opened Physioactive in 1999 with a goal of opening a clinic second to none. Thomas continues to teach and take post graduate studies on a part-time basis. Completing the five year Osteopathy Program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy has furthered increased Thomas’ knowledge base. It has allowed Thomas to improve results incorporating craniosacral, visceral and other osteopathic techniques into his physiotherapy practice. He has had great success combining a variety of techniques to achieve maximal results with even the most difficult or complex clientele. He incorporates a wide range of techniques including spinal manipulation, myofascial release, spinal stabilization exercises, neural tissue mobilization and medical acupuncture. Recently, Thomas has also completed his training for intermuscular stimulation (IMS). Having many “tools in his toolbox” allows Thomas to enjoy success treating a variety of ages and conditions. With a growing interest in pediatrics and pre- and post–+natal care. Thomas has found great reward in successfully treating children for many conditions.
Robyn Cornofsky, Reg. PT, BSc.P.T., MCPA
Robyn holds an Honours Bachelor of Science (Biology) from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy) from the University of Toronto. Robyn is a registered Physiotherapist with years of clinical experience in out-patient orthopaedic and sports medicine.
Robyn thrives on empowering others by giving them greater understanding of their body and their injury. She believes the best therapeutic results are obtained with patient compliance – by teaching ways to avoid aggravating a condition, building strength and endurance and preventing re-injury in the future.
Passionate about postural education and core stability programs, Robyn also uses manual therapy to help clients’ progress. She has a keen interest in continuing education and furthering her skills as a clinician.
Robyn’s professional style involves gaining a person’s confidence and trust, to make a difference quickly and have them tell others about their positive experience with a Registered Physiotherapist. She believes the biggest compliments come by way of referrals.
Andrew Conroy, Reg. PT. Grad.Dip.Phys.
Andrew graduated in the U.K. in 1987 and since 1989 has had extensive experience specializing in Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Rehabilitation here in Canada.
Working closely with the North York General Orthopaedic surgeons Andrew has an up-to-date and thorough knowledge of latest surgical approaches to both upper and lower extremities and their post-operative rehabilitation. In addition, he has treated a wide range of non-surgical conditions successfully.A passionate teacher, Andrew has been an instructor in numerous community settings covering such topics as ‘Back care and Lifting’ for Health care workers and the ‘Benefits of exercise’ for the Diabetic and Coronary health population. He has been a Clinical instructor for many PT students and is a credentialed clinical instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He brings this ability to educate to the clinical setting to ensure the patient (client) has a thorough understanding of their condition and the approach to treatment. His constant pursuit of knowledge through completion of numerous post-graduate courses allows delivery of precise targeted treatment to achieve successful outcomes for patients and the attainment of their functional goals.
It is this individually tailored treatment approach, combining care with clinical experience, in a comfortable, professional manner, that enthuses Andrew in his work as a Physiotherapist.
Polina Provad, Reg. PT, Honours Spec. BKin, MscPT, Contemp. Med. Acupuncture
Polina is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. During her studies, Polina was involved in an extensive research project which evaluated whether an exercise and education program successfully reduced falls and fractures in older women with low bone mineral density. Due to the success of the study, Polina continues to work on implementing such programs into her practice to address safe and effective exercise for individuals with osteoporosis and scoliosis. Polina also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Specialized Science from York University. Her academic background provides her with extensive knowledge in exercise physiology, nutrition, mindfulness and physical rehabilitation.
An avid believer in life-long learning, Polina continues to enrol in post-graduate courses. She has obtained certifications in athletic taping, soft tissue release therapy and acupuncture with the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. Furthermore, Polina has obtained several certifications in both the McKenzie Method in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, Level 1 and 2 Upper with the Orthopaedic Division of Manipulative Therapy and Mulligan Concept of Mobilization with Movement. Using specific tools from each method, Polina finds that her clients can achieve positive results in their rehabilitation journey!
One of Polina’s passions is the effect of yoga on spinal conditions such as scoliosis and osteoporosis. Using her own experiential knowledge in combination with course work, she has developed a safe program for individuals to use in clinic and at home in order to live comfortably with their spinal conditions; even reduce or stop the progression of the curves and spinal rotation in scoliosis or to alleviate pain and stiffness and to improve postural alignment, muscular strength and balance.
Her future plans involve continuing to challenge the manual therapy courses through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Her strong interest in orthopaedics and fitness for health guide her treatment philosophy, which emphasizes the use of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education when approaching patient care. Ultimately, her goal is to nurture, support and motivate clients with tools to successfully manage their health and achieve optimal well-being!
Aleks Thornton, Reg. PT, Honours BSc. Kin, MscRS
Aleks is an internationally trained physiotherapist, completing his Masters of Rehabilitation Science in Glasgow, UK. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from University of Guelph, which has provided him with a strong background in exercise physiology and rehabilitation.
Aleks has a background both in the private and public sectors with a keen interest in orthopaedics and sports medicine. He has experience with amateur (Ashvale FC) and professional (Partick Thistle U19) Scottish soccer clubs. His treatment philosophy emphasizes the use of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education. Ultimately, his goal is to further educate patients about their injury and provide them with the tools for self-management.
A life-long learner, Aleks continues to take courses in the areas of K-Tape, spinal manual therapy, myofascial release and acupuncture, in order to best serve his patients.
In the community, Aleks has a proven track record in facilitation foreign trained physiotherapist in preparation for the Canadian Physiotherapy competency exam and he is involved in 1-on-1 mentorship through Big Brothers of Toronto. Aleks is also an avid soccer player and fanatic, supporting local soccer through the U-Sector (Toronto F.C. supporter’s group).
Carrie Poteck, Master of Teaching, Honours Spec. MIT B.A., RYT200 Yoga Teacher, WSI and NLS
Carrie is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Master of Teaching degree. During her studies, Carrie wrote her thesis on improving student well-being through mindfulness. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT). She received her Registered Yoga Teacher certification (RYT200) from Hot Yoga Wellness in June 2015 and has been practicing yoga since she was a child. She has taught classes ranging from beginner yoga to hot power yoga. She believes that yoga is a tool that can be used to help heal the body and improve one’s overall well-being.
Carrie is not only a passionate yoga teacher but has also taught in elementary schools and Red Cross swimming lessons. She worked as a swim instructor and lifeguard for over five years. She has seen the transformative effect of yoga in her own life. Carrie has experienced scoliosis, spinal fusion and other ailments; she uses yoga and meditation as therapeutic tools to get her body back in balance and to her optimal health.
If you are new to yoga, Carrie can assist you in developing body awareness, improving alignments and gaining strength. She understands that everyone’s body is unique and therefore creates individual yoga programs for each student. She teaches specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs.
Carrie is lifelong learner who is looking forward to enhancing her knowledge on the body. She aims to reinforce your authentic connection between body and mind while helping you feel your best. Ultimately, her aim is to help you cultivate awareness and compassion through yoga to improve your well-being and have you leave PhysioActive happier than when you entered!
Josee Day, D. Ch.
Josee is a graduate of The Michener Instiute for Applied Health Sciences’ program in Chiropody. She is highly experienced in biomechanical analysis and in the casting of custom foot orthotics for a wide spectrum of disorders. Josee is available for onsite consultations at our clinic for assessment, prescription and provision of custom foot orthotics. She has had great success treating conditions ranging from achilles tendonitis, to foot pain, low back pain and even headaches. She is a useful member of the physioactive team in order to prevent recurrence of our clients pain and dysfunction.
Yury Trybialustau, RMT, PTA, OTA
Registered Massage Therapist
Yury is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapy association of Ontario. He has a wealth of experience in pre/post Athletic massage, sports related injury massage.
He has had great success treating a variety of clients suffering from a wide array of complaints. He enjoys helping his clients from simple aches and pains to more complex conditions resulting from sports, weekend warrior injuries and motor vehicle accidents. If all you need is some stress relief, Yury is your RMT.
Yury gains gratification on educating his clients on the nature of their injuries, how the body works and how to take preventative measures to avoid future injuries from re-occurring.
Shirley Fung, RMT
Registered Massage Therapy
Shirley is a Registered Massage Therapist with years of health & wellness experience, from hospital to hotel spas, doing hands-on work, management and education training in between the two extremes. After graduating with honour from the 2200 hour Ontario massage program, she has practiced in variety of settings, including spa, sports club and physiotherapy clinic. She also achieved both hospital & sports outreach certificates in addition to the required school clinic training.
After registered with CMTO as RMT, Shirley attended massage conference on a regular basis and furthered her training in pregnancy massage, Soft Tissue Release for treating tight muscle, ultrasound treatment, TMJ/jaw treatment, chair massage and has basic knowledge of Matrix Re-patterning, NISA, Chakra, Reflexology, Acupressure and Zen Shiatsu.
True to her desire to always learn new skills and treatments in holistic wellness, Shirley’s current focus is in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She will be sharing knowledge of Qigong and Tuina with her clients soon.
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