Certified Vestibular Therapist
Joon is a highly experienced physiotherapist who specializes in a variety of techniques, including acupuncture, manual therapy, and vestibular therapy. In addition to treating orthopaedic patients, Joon has worked with complex dizziness cases since 2007, completing several different post-graduate courses specific to this field. This includes Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation through the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. He believes that preventative maintenance and treating the root cause of injury are critical to optimal health. As one of the company’s founders, Joon also mentors other Cornerstone clinicians, as well as students. Before becoming a physiotherapist, Joon was a professional musician, singing at venues across North America and Great Britain.
Adam is an experienced therapist with extensive training in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In Addition to his professional physiotherapy degree, he has completed a post-graduate Masters of Clinical Science (MClSc) and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). He is also fully credentialed by the McKenzie Institute International (Cred. MDT). Adam is committed to providing evidence informed care, and he uses his clinical practice to participate in various research projects. In addition to providing clinical and educational leadership at Cornerstone Physiotherapy in Toronto, Adam is an Advanced Practice Clinician for the University Health Network’s Interdisciplinary Spine Assessment and Education Clinic (ISEAC) program.
Clinic Director (55 University Ave.)
Jodi is the Director of the clinic at 55 University Ave. in Toronto. She is a strong believer in combining experience, evidence based practice and patient values. This is demonstrated through her diverse training, and excellent clinical outcomes. Her personal dedication to fitness and background in biomechanics allows her to effectively customize her physiotherapy programs for all of her patients. Jodi’s commitment to the latest treatment techniques is supported by her continual involvement in variety of post-graduate orthopaedic courses. As a fully credentialed McKenzie Institute therapist (MDT) she has a specific expertise in neck and back disorders. Don’t be surprised to see one of her pieces of art in a gallery some day. In her spare time, Jodi loves to paint!
Certified Vestibular Therapist
Aaron is an experienced therapist who helps her patients achieve their health goals quickly. She believes patient education is a critical part of any successful treatment plan, and works diligently to help her patients understand their conditions. After graduating from McMaster University, Aaron has continued her education with extensive training in manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. She has achieved the highest level of manual therapy training in Canada making her a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). Her special interest and skill in treating dizziness disorders has made her very popular at our clinic! This interest took her to Atlanta, Georgia where she attained her Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Along with her clinical practice, Aaron is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Physical Therapy Department where she enjoys giving back to the profession. Aaron has long been involved in figure skating and continues to enjoy the sport as a member of a synchronized skating team.
Sharon-anne is a very experienced and highly qualified physiotherapist. She has focused her career on orthopaedics, earning a certification as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) and completing her acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (CAFCI). As extensive as her post-graduate education is, Sharon-anne continues to refine her clinical skills through a commitment to ongoing education. Sharon-anne believes that individualized and evidence-based care has allowed her patients to follow the fastest road to recovery. She has also transferred her love of teaching, as a mentor for students and developing physiotherapists. And it’s a good thing that Sharon-anne enjoys running and walking, as she loves dogs! Ask her how many pets she has……..really!
Jocelyn is an experienced Physiotherapist who consistently strives for the best possible results for her patients. She draws on a broad skill set including manual therapy, exercise prescription, acupuncture and therapeutic taping to create effective treatment programs for her patients. Her primary objective is to provide patients with the tools and knowledge to empower them to be active participants in their rehabilitation. Jocelyn’s commitment to post-graduate education is exemplified through her well-earned designation as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). As a competitive squash, volleyball player and snowboarder Jocelyn has a unique understanding of the performance and conditioning needs of the injured athlete.
Rana is a passionate therapist who combines evidence based manual therapy with functional exercise to achieve swift and successful outcomes for his clients. His early interest in sports specific training led him to pursue courses in functional movement and exercise prescription. He has achieved the highest level of manual therapy training in Canada making him a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). Rana also has a special interest in acupuncture and neuro-mobilization. Using a patient-centered approach, Rana values helping clients reach their specific rehabilitation and fitness goals. Rana spends time in Toronto playing recreational hockey and soccer, and takes a trip every year to either snowboard or surf!
Anna is a graduate of York University (Kinesiology) and the University of Toronto (Masters of Physical Therapy). She is an experienced therapist who enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. She is dedicated to studying the most current research and applying it to better assist her patients. She has obtained advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy and acupuncture, and continues to pursue post-graduate educational opportunities. Anna is eager to empower every patient with knowledge, and a better understanding of their injury in order to achieve optimal outcomes. In her spare time, Anna is an avid road cyclist and enjoys discovering the different routes Toronto has to offer.
Cedric is passionate about orthopaedic Physiotherapy. He obtained degrees in both Kinesiology and Physiotherapy from McMaster University. For the past several years Cedric has continued studying manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division and he is well on his way to achieving his fellowship designation. His belief in a well-rounded approach to treatment had also led to full qualifications as an acupuncturist. Cedric is a well rounded athlete who participates in swimming, running, strength training, dragon-boat racing and snowboarding. This makes him an excellent fit for the injured athlete or weekend warrior who is looking to get back in the game as soon as possible!
Sarah is passionate about getting people better and helping them meet their specific goals. She is a skilled orthopaedic therapist who is committed to ongoing education both as a student and a teacher. After completing her professional physiotherapy degree from the University of Toronto (MScPT), she went on to obtain a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from Western University (MClScMT) and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). She now assists and mentors students in all three programs. She believes that a combination of hands-on therapy, individualized exercises, and providing patients with knowledge to promote their own recovery, is the best recipe for success. In her down time, Sarah enjoys the great outdoors and loves to explore the many spaces and neighbourhoods Toronto has to offer.
Growing up as a provincial-level gymnast and a competitive freestyle skier, Sarah understands the importance of physical activity for both injury prevention and rehabilitation. To feed her passion for orthopaedics, she continues to pursue post-graduate education through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division and the McKenzie Institute. Sarah has worked with a variety of athletic populations from rugby teams to elite-level runners, incorporating evidence-based practice while setting goals with clients to ensure meaningful results.
Laurel’s personal interest in health and fitness drives her desire to improve the quality of life and functional status of her patients. Throughout her physiotherapy career, she has become experienced in treating many orthopaedic conditions with a special interest in sports injuries. She strives to keep her patients personally involved in their recovery, working with them to meet their individual goals. Laurel has completed courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and soft tissue release, and continues to advance her credentials through post-graduate studies.
Matthew is an experienced physiotherapist with a strong passion for a variety of orthopedic and sports related injuries. He combines evidence based manual therapy with personalized exercises to effectively achieve his patients rehab goals. He continues to pursue post-graduate education through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic division, National Strength and Conditioning Association and Sport Physio Canada. As a former competitive golfer, hockey and basketball player, he has gained an appreciation for the importance of rehabilitation first hand through many sports injuries, including successful reconstructive knee surgery. If you have the time, ask him to list them off!
Geoffrey is a physical therapist with a strong background in strength and conditioning. While studying at Queen’s University he was heavily involved in athletics, playing varsity rugby and squash as well working as a strength and conditioning coach for school athletes. His passion for sport and exercise was established at a young age and Geoffrey grew up to play Junior Hockey and compete in cycling and track and field at the provincial level. During his athletic career, Geoff experienced several injuries, giving him the opportunity to experience rehabilitation as both a therapist and a patient. Geoff is actively involved in continuing education, taking manual therapy, exercise prescription, strength and conditioning, taping and acupuncture courses. He recently spent a year working closely with the Canadian Military, treating members of the infantry base in Petawawa. Geoffrey uses his skills to assess and develop comprehensive programs for people of all ages and abilities to improve performance as well day to day quality of life.
In his free time, Geoff continues to be actively involved in health and fitness and struggles to train the world’s worst-behaved dog.
Hayley is a graduate of Western University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of individualized care while empowering her clients to become active participants in the rehabilitation. She utilizes a variety of techniques that manage pain, repair injuries and prevent recurrences. She has special training in acupuncture, soft tissue release, McKenzie therapy for neck and back problems, and shoulder rehabilitation. She is also an accomplished manual therapist. She is committed to pursuing the highest level of post graduate education through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Hayley brings a sports background and many years as an elite hockey goaltender to Cornerstone. Outside of work Hayley enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, and finding great places to eat in the city.
Registered Massage Therapist
Matthew takes great pride in helping patients understand why they are experiencing their symptoms and in successfully translating this into extremely effective patient care. His athletic background provides him with expertise in treatment of sports injuries, orthopaedic conditions or simply a stress or tension reducing massage. If you notice that Matthew is especially coordinated, it’s not by accident. He was a professional ballet dancer with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Registered Massage Therapist
Mayooran is a versatile massage therapist who has over six years of experience in both clinical and non-clinical environments. He practices deep tissue, sports, pain, and relaxation massage. Whether treating sudden injuries obtained from sport or motor vehicle accidents, or those from day-to-day strain, Mayooran is consistently effective in helping his patients recover to their full potential. When Mayooran isn’t treating patients, he enjoys playing squash!
Registered Massage Therapist
When it comes to her clients, Jennifer believes that education and communication are key in achievingthe best results. She values the importance of tailoring each treatment plan to match clients’ goals and current presentation. Jennifer is a graduate of the Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic. During her time as a student she took great interest in neurology and human anatomy, demonstrating this through working with individuals with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. From treating sports-related injuries to pre and post-natal massage, Jennifer is a well-rounded massage therapist. During her free time, she enjoys practicing Yoga and Pilates, values time spent with friends and family, and jumps at any chance to travel.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Anne is a highly experienced certified Pilates instructor who brings the passion of her own practice to her work with clients. She has found that Pilates is such an incredibly effective, and rehabilitative form of exercise and has worked with a diverse range of clients, including those with neurological issues, dancers, athletes and musicians. As Pilates evolves, so does Anne, through consistent involvement in courses, workshops and conferences. She then applies this knowledge directly to her clients resulting in Pilates sessions that involve the latest techniques, and greatest benefit. Unbelievably Anne has somehow found an extra hour in the day as she also has a successful career as a writer and editor!
Certified Pilates Instructor
Robyn is passionate about Pilates and biomechanics. She received her Pilates certification through the Pilates Process, a method of Pilates with roots in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Robyn also holds certifications in Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injury (FAMI), chronic pain management (Polestar Pilates) and Fascial Stretch Therapy. She believes in the power of Pilates to support the work done with physiotherapists to help clients recover from injury. Her goal is to get you back to doing what you love, pain-free. Before becoming a therapeutic Pilates instructor, Robyn had a successful career in the performing arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Allison University and a diploma in Public Relations from the University of Victoria. When not working, you’ll find Robyn dancing around her kitchen – she makes a mean roast chicken.
Majority of photos courtesy of Kathryn Hollinrake. www.kathrynhollinrake.com