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Synergy East: 416-551-8715 Synergy West: 416-703-3525

In-Person Physiotherapy


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

All Genders Pregnancy Postpartum Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction. What is pelvic floor dysfunction? The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and ... Read More

All Genders
Pregnancy Postpartum
Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and the maintenance of a healthy sex life. Women more commonly have pelvic floor dysfunction due to childbirth trauma and menopausal hormone changes. Pelvic floor dysfunction also occurs in men, often due to prostate conditions. Like any other area in the body, some of the muscles may be tight and need to soften and lengthen, and others may be weak and require strengthening.

How do I know if I might benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and may benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program:
Pelvic Pain
Urinary Incontinence
Constipation
Coccyx (Tailbone) Pain
Sexual Dysfunction
Pregnancy and Postpartum-related lower back pain
Painful Pelvic Scars / Adhesions
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
Low Back or Hip Pain that is not improving with treatment

You may also benefit from assessment and treatment if you are experiencing symptoms that you have attributed to another condition, such as a prostate disorder, or if you are pregnant or postpartum. Some of your symptoms may be due to these conditions, however they may also be caused in part by pelvic floor dysfunction. For example, at Synergy we have noticed a correlation between non-resolving lower back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. If you have received treatment for your lower back pain and it has not resolved, you may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy and/ or osteopathy.

Synergy's Pelvic Health team at our Wallace site includes:
Physiotherapy
Osteopathy
Massage Therapy
Movement Therapy

Do I have to see all the members of the team?
You will only work with practitioners that would be helpful in your specific case. You would usually begin with an appointment with a pelvic health physiotherapist. Together you would decide whether referral to another practitioner on the team would be helpful.

Is assessment with the physiotherapist always the first step?
Yes in most cases, but if you have had abdominal surgery, a difficult labour and delivery, or a history of gynecological or kidney conditions, then you may benefit from having osteopathic treatment before seeing the physiotherapist.


Virtual Physiotherapy


Virtual Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

All Genders Pregnancy Postpartum Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction. What is pelvic floor dysfunction? The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and ... Read More

All Genders
Pregnancy Postpartum
Synergy's Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus. It is also involved in controlling continence and the maintenance of a healthy sex life. Women more commonly have pelvic floor dysfunction due to childbirth trauma and menopausal hormone changes. Pelvic floor dysfunction also occurs in men, often due to prostate conditions. Like any other area in the body, some of the muscles may be tight and need to soften and lengthen, and others may be weak and require strengthening.

How do I know if I might benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and may benefit from Synergy's Pelvic Health Program:
Pelvic Pain
Urinary Incontinence
Constipation
Coccyx (Tailbone) Pain
Sexual Dysfunction
Pregnancy and Postpartum-related lower back pain
Painful Pelvic Scars / Adhesions
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
Low Back or Hip Pain that is not improving with treatment

You may also benefit from assessment and treatment if you are experiencing symptoms that you have attributed to another condition, such as a prostate disorder, or if you are pregnant or postpartum. Some of your symptoms may be due to these conditions, however they may also be caused in part by pelvic floor dysfunction. For example, at Synergy we have noticed a correlation between non-resolving lower back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. If you have received treatment for your lower back pain and it has not resolved, you may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy and/ or osteopathy.

Synergy's Pelvic Health team at our Wallace site includes:
Physiotherapy
Osteopathy
Massage Therapy
Movement Therapy

Do I have to see all the members of the team?
You will only work with practitioners that would be helpful in your specific case. You would usually begin with an appointment with a pelvic health physiotherapist. Together you would decide whether referral to another practitioner on the team would be helpful.

Is assessment with the physiotherapist always the first step?
Yes in most cases, but if you have had abdominal surgery, a difficult labour and delivery, or a history of gynecological or kidney conditions, then you may benefit from having osteopathic treatment before seeing the physiotherapist.


Bracing

We provide custom braces that are specifically measured to fit your joint by our expert Physiotherapist or Chiropractor. Sometimes we need a little extra support to keep doing the things we love, and bracing can be a great tool to help. The most common braces we fit would be knee braces for injuries to the ligaments (ACL, PCL etc), Meniscus and Osteoarthritis, but we can help with any joint you... Read More

We provide custom braces that are specifically measured to fit your joint by our expert Physiotherapist or Chiropractor. Sometimes we need a little extra support to keep doing the things we love, and bracing can be a great tool to help. The most common braces we fit would be knee braces for injuries to the ligaments (ACL, PCL etc), Meniscus and Osteoarthritis, but we can help with any joint you need!


Vestibular Physiotherapy

The assessment and treatment of certain conditions that can cause dizziness.
Dizziness is a general term; individuals with dizziness may feel more specific symptoms such as vertigo (their environment spinning), light-headedness, floating or feeling off-balance.

Credentials BSc Hons (Kin), MSc PT

Specializations Exercise and Movement Therapy, Manual Therapy, Soft Tissue Release

Experience Registered Physiotherapist, Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, McMaster University, Gymnastics Foundations Trained Coach

Practice Style

Brittany is dedicated to taking an evidence-based, holistic, and individualized approach with patients. She focuses on helping patients with injuries as well as patients with short and long term pain to achieve their goals and return to movement that is meaningful to them. It is important to her that her patients feel heard and are able to take an active role in their recovery. She will use a collaborative approach with her patients following a comprehensive assessment, to help create a unique and individualized plan that involves a combination of hands-on manual therapy, exercise, and education. Brittany is passionate about providing patients with the education and tools they need to understand and manage their conditions.

Unique Facts

Brittany grew up as a competitive provincial gymnast, and following the end of her gymnastics career, she transitioned into becoming a dancer. She instructed dance in university, and now enjoys an outdoor and active lifestyle. She enjoys camping, canoeing, and rock climbing, and is always looking for new hiking trails around the city. During her free time she enjoys planning events for her family including trivia, musical bingo, and indoor mini golf.

Credentials BSc Hons (Kin), MSc PT Specializations Exercise and Movement Therapy, Manual Thera... Read More

Credentials MSc.PT, BSc.Kin (Hons)

Experience Registered Physiotherapist, Master of Science in Physiotherapy, McMaster University Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science, York University

Practice style

Rebecca graduated from the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program at McMaster University following the completion of her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Health Science degree at York University. Rebecca has a passion for finding unique ways to motivate others and collaborating with clients and team members to create an optimal plan for recovery. She believes that her role as a physiotherapist is not just about helping people get rid of their pain, but rather ensuring that each individual has a plan tailored to getting them back into doing the activities that they love. Rebecca uses a combination of education, targeted functional exercises, and manual therapy to help her clients achieve their goals. Rebecca is eager to continue her personal learning and growth as a clinician through hands-on experience, ongoing mentorship, and professional development courses.

Unique Facts

Rebecca has always enjoyed being outdoors as much as possible and trying out new ways to stay active - she has recently taken up running as her latest challenge. Rebecca has recently moved back to Toronto and is excited to explore. She is always open to recommendations for new music, scenic hiking trails and local favourite food spots..

Credentials MSc.PT, BSc.Kin (Hons) Experience Registered Physiotherapist, Master of Science in P... Read More

Credentials MScPT

Specializations Soft tissue release Dry Needling Acupuncture Manual Therapy Exercise Therapy

Experience BSc. (Honours) Kinesiology MSc. Physiotherapy

Practice Style

Samy completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. His passion for healthy, active lifestyles combined with an interest in further understanding the science behind human movement motivated him to pursue the profession of physiotherapy. Samy prides himself on remaining up-to-date on the current scientific literature to develop comprehensive treatment programs for patients of all ages and activity levels. Samy recognizes the importance of integrating the physical, mental and social aspects of recovery and works closely with his clients to develop goals together and ensure active participation in all his individualized treatment programs. His aim is always to help empower clients to take control of their health through exercise and meaningful movement. Samy is always eager to learn more from various sources, whether it is through interaction with his clients every day, or by taking further continuing education courses. He is certified in Soft Tissue Release, acupuncture, and continues to pursue further education in manual therapy and exercise prescription.

Unique Facts

Outside the clinic, Samy enjoys staying active by playing basketball and weightlifting recreationally.

Credentials MScPT Specializations Soft tissue release Dry Needling Acupuncture Manual Therapy Ex... Read More

Credentials MScPT, MScOT, BHK

Specializations Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Exercise Therapy and Strength and Conditioning

Experience Registered Physiotherapist Registered Occupational Therapist Master of Science in Physical Therapy (University of Toronto) Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Toronto) Bachelor of Human Kinetics (University of British Columbia) Completed Level 1 Manual Therapy certification with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Completed AA1: Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture with Acupuncture Canada Completed Level 1 Vestibular Rehabilitation with the Dizziness and Balance Rehabilitation Clinic Strength and Conditioning Trainer at University of Toronto (2017-2020) Teaching Assistant for Human Kinetics courses: 1) Functional Anatomy and Physiology and 2) Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise at the University of British Columbia (2014-2016

Practice Style

Sam graduated from the University of Toronto receiving both a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. He has clinical experience working with a diverse patient population, which include treating individuals with orthopedic, neurological, and multi-system conditions. Prior to receiving his Masters degrees, Sam graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. During his undergraduate and graduate years, Sam worked as a strength & conditioning trainer and teaching assistant.

Having trained as a dual PT & OT clinician, Sam’s treatment philosophy not only emphasizes restoring physical health but also optimizing an individual’s performance in their self-care, productivity, and leisure. Understanding that rehabilitation can be a challenging process, Sam works collaboratively with his clients to develop individualized treatment plans to help meet their personal goals. He strongly believes in patient education and helping enable his clients to take an active role in their rehabilitation.

Currently, Sam utilizes a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic modalities, exercise programming, and education to treat his clients. He has completed post-graduate training in manual therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, anatomical acupuncture, and vestibular rehabilitation.

Unique Facts

Sam has always had a keen interest in sports and maintaining an active lifestyle. During his spare time, he enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, slacklining, snowboarding, and hiking. When not doing physical activity, he enjoys listening to podcasts and cooking.

Credentials MScPT, MScOT, BHK Specializations Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Exercise Therapy and Str... Read More

Amanda obtained both her Master of Science in Physiotherapy, and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at McMaster University. She has been involved in sports and athletics her whole life, and her interest in the resiliency of the human body led her to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Amanda has a deep passion for empowering others to be an active participant in their health and rehab journey. Through a collaborative and holistic approach to care, Amanda strives to create a comprehensive treatment plan that combines education, individualized exercises, and manual therapy. Her goal is to equip others with the necessary tools to get back to doing the things they love! Unique Facts Amanda is always looking for new ways to stay active both physically and mentally! Outside of the clinic you can find her walking, running or (attempting) rollerblading. She also loves a good book, podcast or movie and is always open to recommendations!

Credentials MSc.PT, BSc.Kin (Hons)

Experience Resident Physiotherapist Master of Science in Physiotherapy, McMaster University Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours), McMaster University

Amanda obtained both her Master of Science in Physiotherapy, and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiolo... Read More

Credentials BSc. Hons (Kin), MSc.PT, CSCS

Specializations Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Concussion Rehabilitation, Post-Concussion Syndrome Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Experience Registered Physiotherapy Resident Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization in Kinesiology (McMaster University) Master of Science in Physical Therapy (University of Toronto)

Practice Style

Jamison believes in empowering his clients to take control over their recovery journey and get back to doing what they love… whatever that may be! With his extensive strength and conditioning background, Jamison is able to effectively create unique exercise programs for individuals from all corners of the population, while also specializing in early and end-stage return to sport rehabilitation. As a committed life-long learner, Jamison plans to pursue continuing education courses in the near future in areas such as advanced manual therapy, concussion and post-concussion syndrome management, as well as dry needling or acupuncture. Jamison strongly believes in taking an individualized approach to patient care that integrates a combination of evidence-based manual therapy, creative exercise, and education, all geared towards his patient’s goals. A pillar of Jamison’s practice is communication: he believes that each patient should leave their assessment with a clear understanding of the next steps to take to achieve their goals.

Unique Facts

Jamison was a competitive hockey player, playing for various junior and senior teams around the province. He now stays active through weight training, road cycling, playing golf and men’s league hockey. During his spare time, he loves spending time with friends and family, learning to play guitar, and also plans to start refereeing youth hockey in the east Toronto community!

Credentials BSc. Hons (Kin), MSc.PT, CSCS Specializations Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ... Read More

Credentials: MSc PT, BSc Kin, Registered Pelvic Health Therapist

Specializations: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, General Orthopaedic / Exercise and Movement Therapy, Running Injuries, Vestibular/Concussion Rehab, Dry Needling

Experience: Certified Physiotherapist and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist; Master of Science Degree Physical Therapy, Queen’s University; Bachelor of Science Degree Kinesiology, Dalhousie University; Pelvic Health Solutions Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens; Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1: The Physiotherapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence; The Running Athlete; CPA Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy: Level 1; Fundamentals of Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency Based Course; Prevention, Detection, and Management of Concussion, Acupuncture Canada Dry Needling: Level 1

Practice Style:

Leah graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Queen’s University and completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. She is a certified Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist.

Leah has a particular interest in and passion for treating pelvic floor dysfunctions. With her post-graduate training in pelvic health and orthopaedic skills, she is committed to treating both men and women who suffer from generalized pelvic/low back/hip pain and urogenital/ano-rectal dysfunction. She especially loves to work with women addressing concerns related to pregnancy and post-partum recovery throughout the lifespan.

In addition to her pelvic health interest, Leah loves to help athletes and weekend warriors get back to what they love. She has worked closely with varsity hockey players as an athletic trainer and completed clinical education hours in Melbourne, Australia working with unique high-performance athletes.

Finding ways to work closely with her patients and returning them to what they enjoy in life, is vital to her treatment plan. Leah takes a holistic, hands on approach to care, considering all components essential to individualized recovery. She feels an evidence-based approach to treatment is fundamental and loves integrating new skills and knowledge into her practice.

Unique Facts:

Leah is originally from Nova Scotia and knows lots of fun facts about lobster and the Bay of Fundy (ask her about it!). In her spare time, she loves to bake awesome goodies for her friends and family. She enjoys running, cycling, weight training, soccer, golf and outdoor adventuring!

Credentials: MSc PT, BSc Kin, Registered Pelvic Health Therapist Specializations: Pelvic Floor ... Read More

Credentials B.A. Hons (Kin), MSc.PT

Specializations Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Exercise and Movement Therapy & Soft Tissue Release

Experience Registered Physiotherapist, Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization in Kinesiology (Western University), Master of Science in Physical Therapy (University of Toronto) & Registered Kinesiologist (Resigned)

Practice style

Rachel graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy after receiving a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization in Kinesiology at Western University. Prior to pursuing Physical Therapy, Rachel gained professional experience working as a Registered Kinesiologist. Growing up as a competitive athlete, it was very early on that Rachel developed an extensive appreciation for the human body and its capabilities with movement and exercise. This was the primary driver for Rachel to pursue orthopaedic physical therapy, with endless goals of further education in this area of practice. Rachel has currently completed additional training in manual therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has received certification in soft tissue release, kinesiotaping, and the Mulligan concept techniques. Rachel strongly believes in a holistic and patient-centred approach to care, that involves a combination of evidence-based manual therapy, soft tissue work, exercise and education, all built upon the foundation of her patient’s goals.

Unique Facts

Rachel grew up playing competitive soccer and basketball, but has now found a love for weight-training and outdoor running to stay active outside of work. During the rest of her spare time, she loves to catch a new movie, try the city’s best burger and ice cream spots, and spend quality time with friends and family. She is also a committee member of the Ontario Section of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Credentials B.A. Hons (Kin), MSc.PT Specializations Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Exercise and Mov... Read More

Credentials RPT, MScPT, HBSc (KIN), Cert Sport Ad

Specializations Desk-work injuries Orthopaedic physio Medical Acupuncture Provider

Experience Registered Physiotherapist Medical Acupuncture Provider Master of Science in Physical Therapy (Queen’s University) Bachelors of Science - specialization in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (York University) Certificate in Sports Administration (York University)

Practice Style

Mitchell’s focus is managing and treating the “desk jockeys”. This population constantly challenges their bodies behind a desk or computer for over 40 hours a week (more than any athlete trains at the gym); in addition to staying active at the gym or playing their favourite recreational sports.

Mitchell focuses on priming their bodies to sustain long periods in sitting positions, and optimizes postural mechanics to help them transition from desk work to competitive play without the risk of sprains or strains. Given his passion for integrative practice, Mitchell’s goal is to understand how the site of pain is impacted by the entire body, rather than pinpointing a specific area of weakness. Within this perspective, he strives to optimize movement to help attain relief on a whole-body level and fulfill performance goals using activity-specific strengthening exercises, acupuncture and dry needling, and manual therapy techniques.

He couples these techniques with training in Advanced Manual Therapy techniques, Functional Stability courses, soft tissue release, and Concussion training. Mitchell is also the founder and creator of The Movement Centre – a website to help empower people to better manage and treat their injuries and achieve their functional goals. This platform provides access to movement assessment videos, targeted exercises, as well as specialized video series which aid in empowering people to take their health and injury prevention in their own hands.

Unique Facts

With an interest in on-field sports coverage Mitchell also had the unique opportunity to take part in the 2015 Pan Am Games (as a member of the medical team) where he provided on-field injury management services to golf, softball, table tennis, and baseball athletes.

Credentials RPT, MScPT, HBSc (KIN), Cert Sport Ad Specializations Desk-work injuries Orthopaedic... Read More

Credentials B.A Hons (Kin), MSc.PT, Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT, TPI-CGFI

Specializations Sports & Desk-work Injuries Lower back & Shoulder Disorders Custom Knee Bracing

Experience Registered Physiotherapist Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, York University Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Queen’s University Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Division of the CPA Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) Certified in Dry Needling (IMS) Titleist Golf Fitness Instructor (TPI-CGFI)

Practice style

Jesse specializes in managing acute and chronic pain stemming from sports injuries as well as the aches brought on by long hours of sedentary desk work. He believes in providing his patients with the independence, confidence, and ownership in their recovery. Jesse’s background in strength and conditioning allows him to tailor his treatments to the unique needs of each individual patient. He uses a movement-based examination to figure out what might be contributing to the pain and from there may elect to incorporate hands-on manual therapy, dry needling, and/or a specific exercise routine to get his patient moving and feeling better as quickly as possible. A cornerstone of Jesse’s practice is education: he believes that each patient should leave their assessment with a clear understanding of what’s wrong and how they might fix it.

Unique Facts

Jesse was a competitive basketball player who represented Team Canada at the 2005 Pan-American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile. He now enjoys staying active by weight training, playing golf and volleyball, and can also be found playing with his dog, Charlie, any chance he gets. Aside from clinical practice, Jesse is also a health and wellness contributor to Huffington Post Canada. You can view his Huff Post page here.

Credentials B.A Hons (Kin), MSc.PT, Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT, TPI-CGFI Specializations Sports & ... Read More

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