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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah graduated from University of Waterloo with her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology before pursuing her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Western. She has a strong interest in orthopaedics and has completed her Level 1 manual therapy certification. Sarah is very excited to continue to expand her knowledge base by taking further courses to work towards her Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Additionally, she plans to pursue further education in acupuncture and vestibular rehabilitation.
Sarah is passionate about taking a holistic approach to treatment and enjoys working together with clients to develop client centered goals and treatment programs that include hands-on treatment coupled with an individualized exercise program.
In her free time Sarah enjoys different athletic activities such as running and playing soccer, as well as reading, spending time with friends and family and walking her dog.
Courtney graduated from the University of Guelph where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. Courtney is very excited to continue to expand her knowledge base by taking further physiotherapy courses. She plans to pursue her Level 1 manual therapy certification to work towards her Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She also has a keen interest in taking further education in acupuncture and concussion management.
Courtney has gained experience working with patients who have musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Her treatment philosophy includes the use of an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment approach which involves individualized exercise and manual therapy to help each patient achieve their personal goals.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys going downhill skiing and playing basketball and volleyball. She also likes to spend time with her family and friends.
Katie graduated from Queen’s University with her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Bachelor of Education before pursuing her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Katie combined her loved of teaching and healthcare into a career that she is passionate about. She comes from a diverse background within the physiotherapy field having worked in a variety of settings from pediatrics to geriatrics, private practice, home care, and hospital settings. She is committed to her continuing educating and has taken courses to improve her acupuncture skills. Katie looks forward to progressing through her manual therapy levels.
Having a previous background in education, Katie works hard to ensure her patients understand their condition and how physiotherapy can help them reach their goals. Utilizing evidenced-informed exercise prescription, manual therapy, and education, Katie finds solutions to ensure patients are motivated to complete their exercises and works together with her patients to prevent injury, promote recovery, and reach their full rehabilitation potential.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys rock climbing, skiing, competing in triathlons, and spending time outdoors.
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.
Jennifer graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge. While in school she took a specific interest in how all the systems of the body interact. Jennifer integrates her knowledge to utilize a variety of techniques including fascial stretch therapy, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and proprioceptive techniques. This allows her to effectively address conditions such as hip, knee, back, and neck pain, along with headaches, postural dysfunctions and rotator cuff injuries. She looks forward to working with patients to help them to perform to the best of their ability wherever their daily lives may take them.
From a young age, Jennifer has been involved in many sports, including competitive hockey. This has taught her the importance of properly managing aches and pains so that an individual can stay healthy and active. When not on the ice, at a soccer field, or in the gym, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking or traveling.
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.
Janice joined the Body Tech team in January 2019. She has many years of experience in the Telecom and customer service industry. Janice enjoys interacting with people. She spends her spare time running with friends and training to stay fit. Janice especially loves to spend time with her husband and many beloved pets.
Lori is a recent graduate from the Medical Office Practice Program at Conestoga College. She has many years’ experience in reception and other various office roles. She enjoys art, reading, and spending time with family. She recently took up jogging and is trying to maintain a healthy active lifestyle in hopes of being a good role model for her family. Lori is excited to be a part of the BodyTech team.
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.