Remaining active through all stages of life is important to many people. To me, health is being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. Since graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001, my motto has been “getting you active and keeping you active”. During my 17 years in practice I have found that patients achieve their goals more quickly and efficiently when a team of qualified health care practitioners all work together. Our team at Clarkson Sports & Physiotherapy will ensure that you receive a thorough and comprehensive integrated approach to your injury or health concern so you can return to what it is you love to do, and keep doing it for as long as you wish.
My passion has always been running, but I have recently added road cycling to my list of activities I enjoy.
I find it incredibly rewarding to help people return to their sport, work and everyday activities. My background includes treating sports and work-related injuries, balance and dizziness disorders, post-stroke rehab, Parkinson’s, MS, pre- and post-op joint replacements, senior care and motor vehicle accident (MVA) injuries. I am an ADP (Assistive Devices Program) authorizer for mobility devices such as walkers and rollators. I can complete your Accessible Parking Permits.
I graduated from University of Waterloo in 1987 with an Honours Bachelor of Science, and University of Toronto in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. I have been providing Physiotherapy services in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Brampton and Waterloo for over 25 years.
I believe in ongoing education to help me provide the best, and most evidence-based care possible.
Being outdoors kayaking, running, hiking, gardening and cycling keeps me happy. I am also a voracious reader and am learning to crochet and make soap. In my spare time I am completing a Young Adult novel.
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Upon graduation as a Physiotherapist from the University of Toronto in 1977, I found myself endowed with a dual sense of responsibility – to continue the life-long process of learning through attendance in post-graduate courses and to apply myself closely to the cause of physiotherapy.
During the past 42 years of my career, I have serviced four different hospitals and five clinics, treating patients varying in age from a few months old to close to a century old. I’ve also treated a wide variety of athletes, from a professional NHL star to a grade school basketball player. I take pride in being able to provide physiotherapy care to the Lorne Park and Clarkson community – I look forward to continuing my service in the years to come.
Michael completed his Masters in Physiotherapy at McMaster University, where he completed a degree in kinesiology prior to that. His love for sports, combined with curiosity in injury management and prevention, led him to pursue a career in physiotherapy.
Michael believes strongly in continual professional development and has already completed courses in Soft Tissue Release and K-Taping which he incorporates into his treatments. Ultimately his goal is get you active and maintain your health through a tailored exercise program.
Away from the clinic, you can find Michael cheering for the Leafs, Raptors and Blue Jays. He also grew up playing competitive basketball among other sports and combines his experience with his kinesiology and physiotherapy education to help athletes stay healthy and improve their game. Michael also loves to challenge himself whether it’s through learning to play a new sport in his 20s such as hockey or learning a new language such as Spanish.
Michael is conversational in English, French and Egyptian Arabic and happy to provide you with services in these languages.
Dr. Pamela Marshall graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2014. Prior to earning her Doctor of Chiropractic, she completed an Honours Degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Western Ontario.
She uses a variety of techniques in practice including spinal manipulative therapy, active release therapy (ART®), contemporary medical acupuncture (McMaster University), as well as individualized and functional rehabilitation. Her main specialization is in the use of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries. She also brings a unique skillset through her advanced training and certification in the management and treatment of concussions (Complete Concussion Management Inc.).
With each of her treatments, Dr. Marshall strives to restore function, prevent injury and help patients achieve a healthy, active and pain-free lifestyle.
Curtis brings a long history of commitment of health and fitness to our rehab team. As a multi-talented athlete himself, he can empathize with clients working and playing with painful injuries. Curtis graduated from a three-year health program at Humber College, which lead to certification in massage therapy and personal fitness training. His skills of Swedish massage, trigger point release, and myofascial release, combined with his training in personal fitness and lifestyle awareness allow him to deliver positive and lasting benefits to his clients. You can say, "Curtis Ballance will put you in balance."
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Fully enjoying her career as an RMT, Cynthia expresses passion and confidence for all she does. She believes lifelong education is the way to continually improve knowledge and skills.
Whether your goals are for injury treatment or just relaxation, let Cynthia’s warm hands start the healing process.
Her reputation as a soft-tissue specialist arises from her unique style and technique. The extensive training she received in Chinese Tuina coupled with Swedish-massage skills and Japanese Shiatsu ensures clients enjoy the best outcome for their condition. Treatments also include stretching and joint mobilizations. For Cynthia, job satisfaction comes when clients express that they feel better, faster.
Cynthia has great success with many soft tissue and neuropathic ailments including:
Or, if you are just stressed and looking for relaxation treatment only, Cynthia’s approach will include the head, face, hands, and feet, focusing on areas where your tension is highest.
In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys the outdoors through hiking, dog walking, reading & writing articles.
Rocky Manrique RMT is a leading provider of massage therapy services. He is wholeheartedly committed to helping active people reach their optimal health and performance.
Rocky graduated with Honours from the Massage Therapy program from Kikkawa College in Toronto, Ontario and was distinguished as the Valedictorian of his class. He also holds a degree in Specialized Honours in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from York University.
Rocky is highly trained in assessing and treating physical imbalances and faulty movement patterns, enabling his clients to resolve chronic dysfunctions and prevent future injuries. He has an insatiable desire to learn and explore his own potential. Rocky deeply enjoys traveling, physical training and reading.
Sian is our evening PTA (Physiotherapy Assistant). She is pleasant, funny and caring. She trained initially to be a PTA, but has decided to further her education and is currently studying to be a Massage Therapist. Sian is a valued member of our awesome team!
In 2019 we hope you will try out our newest RMT, Sian, when she becomes fully licensed.
Joyce is the evening receptionist at Clarkson Physio. She has been with the clinic for many years and you will see her smiling face in the evening hours. Her caring attitude make patients feel comfortable and at ease. She enjoys meeting new people and helps out at the clinic wherever she can.
Brittany joined our team as Receptionist at Clarkson Sports and Physiotherapy at the end of June 2018, just as the ownership was changing to Sheila and Ruth. She has been extremely adaptable and cheerful throughout this upheaval.
We welcome Brittany with her cheerful smile and caring ways. Please share your clinic experience with her to enable us to maintain our high standards!