BodyTech Physiotherapy was created out of a desire to improve the quality of physiotherapy care in the city of Kitchener. By providing high quality, advanced manual therapy treatment to our clients, we are dedicated to offering the most up to date evidence based treatment.
We believe in educating our clients to complement their understanding and therefore response to treatment and aid in injury prevention. Our approach is based on active participation, therefore exercise will be an important part of all treatments. BodyTech Physiotherapy is owned and operated by Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) an organization of the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care. All of our physiotherapists have completed or are working towards completing their Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. This advanced training enhances assessment and treatment skills, and allows our physiotherapists to treat any orthopaedic or musculoskeletal injury for people of all ages.
Cheryl, originally resided in Newfoundland, graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology (2001). After graduating from Acadia University, Cheryl went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2004. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). In 2015, Cheryl obtained her Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Animal Rehab division.
Cheryl initially worked in Chester, Nova Scotia for 5 ½ years at a private practice clinic. After moving to Ontario in 2009, she continued to work at a private practice in Guelph. With years of experience as orthopaedic physiotherapist, Cheryl felt she was ready to further develop her passion for orthopaedics and manual therapy. With the help and support of family, friends and clients she decided it was time to open her own physiotherapy clinic to pursue her own professional goals.
Since graduating, Cheryl has continued to complete courses to further her orthopaedic and manual therapy skills. She has completed level 1 acupuncture, neuro-proprioceptive taping, a Shirley Sahrmann course on diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunction and a Paul Hodges course focusing on core stability. Cheryl has also completed a course on gait analysis to help with improving assessment of running injuries.
As a manual physiotherapist, Cheryl is trained to treat all musculoskeletal conditions of the body and is very passionate about her profession. In her free time Cheryl enjoys running, playing with her dog and exploring the many trails of the Grand River Region.
Vanessa graduated from the University of Waterloo where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Vanessa went on to obtain her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2007. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). Additionally, Vanessa has a strong interest in exercise science and has been a Certified Exercise Physiologist since 2007 with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She is also certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
Vanessa initially worked in Guelph, Ontario at multiple private practice clinics. With a passion for providing high quality, client centred care in orthopaedics and manual therapy, Vanessa decided it was time to start her own clinic to meet these standards of care and further pursue her own professional goals.
To further her education and skills, Vanessa has continued to complete courses on a regular basis and regularly mentors physiotherapy students and physiotherapists. She has completed courses on athletic, rehabilitation and neuro-proprioceptive taping, mobilization of the nervous system, core stability, and advanced examination and diagnosis. She has assisted and taught courses in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of shoulder injuries. Furthermore, Vanessa is a member of Sports Physiotherapy Canada and has provided sport coverage for multiple sports including figure skating with Skate Canada, soccer, and ultimate frisbee at various levels of competition.
As an advanced manual physiotherapist, Vanessa is trained to treat all musculoskeletal conditions with any age group and continues to pursue her passion for being a physiotherapist. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys participating in recreational activities including ultimate frisbee and hiking.
Carla graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. From there she went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Since then Carla has begun coursework towards her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and plans to take courses in acupuncture. Carla is also a member of Sport Physiotherapy Canada and enjoys providing sideline medical coverage at various sporting events.
Carla is enthusiastic about creating individualized rehabilitation programs for each of her clients according to their goals. She utilizes the latest research as well as manual therapy, exercise, and education to help her clients reach their full potential.
Carla also enjoys participating in various different athletic activities, as well as cooking, or spending time with friends and family.
Cassandra graduated from the University of Guelph where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. From there she completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen's University. Cassandra is committed to continuing education and is excited to expand her skills though additional physiotherapy courses. She is currently working towards completing her Level 2 manual therapy certification and will work towards her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Cassandra is also a Level 1 Trained Provider of the Shift Concussion Management Program.
Cassandra is enthusiastic about helping patients reach their rehabilitation goals through education, manual therapy and individualized exercise prescription. Additionally, Cassandra combines education and visual or vestibular exercises to support return to work/school and sport following a concussion.
In her spare time, Cassandra enjoys horseback riding, cycling, and running.
Courtney graduated from the University of Guelph where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. After her undergraduate studies, she went on to obtain her Master of Science in Biomechanics at the University of Guelph, where her research explored how human posture adapts to different environments during voluntary movements. Courtney then went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Courtney is passionate about continued education and has completed courses in basic taping, soft tissue release and acupuncture. She is currently working towards completing her level 3 in manual therapy with the goal of obtaining a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Courtney is interested in treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions using a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education to help clients meet their goals. As a former varsity athlete at the University of Guelph, Courtney also has an interest in treating athletes at any level.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys playing sports, such as field hockey, flag football and soccer. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and dogs.
Jackie graduated from the University of British Columbia where she completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology. While completing her Bachelor’s, Jackie worked as a research assistant, furthering her passion for research and evidence-based practice. Jackie then completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Jackie has begun coursework towards her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and plans to take courses in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). She is certified in Acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada.
Before moving to Waterloo, Jackie worked with multiple sports teams, providing on-ice coverage for multiple hockey teams, additionally she was the Lead Physiotherapist for the Okanagan College Women’s Basketball team. While working with these athletes she also developed an interest in concussion, which led her to pursue further training in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Post-Concussion management.
Jackie has an interest in orthopaedic, neurological, concussion and vestibular conditions. She loves helping her clients progress through the journey from injury to return to activity. Jackie uses a combination of education, manual therapy and exercise to help patients reach their goals.
In her free time, Jackie enjoys playing soccer and basketball, as well as cooking, travel and photography.
Kelsey completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. She previously attended the University of Guelph where she completed both her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Chemistry. Realizing that she wanted to have a more direct impact on the health and wellness of individuals led her to pursue physiotherapy. Kelsey has a passion for learning and has completed courses in soft tissue release, basic sports taping, and acupuncture. She has completed her Level 2 manual therapy certification and is continuing to work towards completing her levels to obtain a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Kelsey has future plans to pursue courses in pelvic health.
Kelsey is interested in treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions using a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education. She believes that working as a team with her patients is the key to helping them reach their goals. As a dancer herself, Kelsey has an interest in working with dancers to both prevent and rehabilitate injuries.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys dancing, running, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Lauren recently graduated from the University of Guelph where she received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. Prior to her time at University, she was awarded a scholarship to the Orlando Ballet Trainee Program where she had the opportunity to perform in Orlando Ballet’s company productions.
After graduating from university, Lauren went on to become certified and registered with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. She has experience working in physiotherapy clinics where she learned the importance of client-centered care and professionalism concerning the diagnosis and management of orthopedics. To further her education, Lauren has completed a Bone Fit™ exercise training clinical workshop through Osteoporosis Canada, allowing her to work on complex osteoporosis cases. Additionally, she is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique for junior, senior, and advanced dancers. Lauren is looking forward to advancing her professional development and pursuing further education in a health-related post-graduate program.
In her free time, Lauren remains active through ballet and yoga and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Registered Massage Therapist
In 2010, Rebecca graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies and a Diploma of General Studies in Social Work. For several years, she has been a Support Worker for individuals who are struggling with their mental health. Although she found this work fulfilling, Rebecca craved a new career where she could express her intuitive, empathetic nature while also engaging her scientific mind.
At the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Rebecca quickly found herself thriving in all of her classes. She particularly succeeded in connecting with her clients at community outreaches and in the student clinic. Rebecca enjoys the process of investigating the underlying cause of her client’s concerns. Her treatments will combine Swedish massage with a variety of advanced techniques including myofascial release, joint mobilizations, deep tissue massage and proprioceptive techniques.
Rebecca graduated with Honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018 and is an active member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys making jewelry, preparing healthy food, practicing meditation and spending time in nature.
Tim graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. He was inspired by his professors and his passion translated into his knowledge of anatomy, pathology, neurology and exercise. Up until that point he had tried several different careers with some success, but found nothing that he truly loved, until massage school. Tim has now found his passion and loves what he does. Massage has opened doors and provided opportunities that he would have never expected. One of those opportunities is sharing his passion, skill and love for the profession by teaching and assisting new therapists at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. The other is getting to meet clients, provide care and interact with them. Tim offers a variety of treatment styles that range from relaxation treatments to deeper pressure and techniques to aid in therapy. He has experience in prenatal massage, overuse injuries, low back pain, manual lymph drainage and many other dysfunctions/injuries. Tim works with his clients to invest in themselves with treatment, and home exercise programs to provide a full circle of care including collaboration with other therapists.
Jessica joined the BodyTech team in March 2018. She has a background in personal training in addition to a wealth of customer service experience in the health and fitness industry. Her education in Human Resource and Management Studies lends well to our administrative team. Jessica enjoys spending her free time training hard at the gym, running and soaking up the outdoors.
Jalyssa joined the BodyTech team in January 2017. She comes from a background in a customer service industry and loves interacting with people. You can find her at our front desk on a part time basis. Jalyssa loves to travel and refinish furniture. In her free time she spends time with her family and her dog.