Meet Our Team

Clinic and Headquarters - St.Thomas (STEGH) 189 Elm Street (519) 637-7171


Corporate

chris-streib Chris Streib B.Sc. (Kin), M.Sc (P.T.) Registered Physiotherapist Certified in Acupuncture Chris Streib is the Co-owner, President and Director of Rehabilitation at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. Following graduation from East Elgin High School in Aylmer, Chris attended McMaster University from 1993 – 1999 to receive his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree (‘93-‘97) and then his Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physiotherapy (‘97-‘99). While attending McMaster, Chris played varsity volleyball for 5 years and was team captain for 2 years. After university life, Chris opened the first Talbot Trail Physiotherapy clinic in Aylmer in 2002, expanding four years later to open the 460 Wellington Street clinic in St. Thomas. With a mission to make Talbot Trail Physiotherapy a quality source of physiotherapy and musculoskeletal services, Chris entered into a collaborative agreement with the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in the spring of 2008 to reopen the 22,000 sq. ft. rehabilitation centre. The new location would become a Centre of Excellence, utilizing the most progressive treatment options and state-of-the-art equipment, including an indoor 95° saltwater pool to ensure the best possible patient recovery. In developing the Centre, Chris was instrumental in recruiting the first Rheumatologist to Elgin County, as well as an Orthopaedic surgeon to build a multi-disciplinary, hands-on team for the rehabilitation of a variety of conditions. These include sports injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, work related injuries and post-operative related disorders. In 2011, clinics were added in West Lorne and Blenheim and in 2013, a sixth clinic was opened in London. Chris’ dedication for continuing education and learning followed him as he continued on to complete additional advanced programs related to Physiotherapy and executive training. This ongoing education included certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and advanced spinal therapy education from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Talbot Trail Physiotherapy has grown to become the largest clinic in the area, with six clinics spread throughout southwestern Ontario, featuring a complete rehabilitation care team. This dedicated team includes Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Chiropractor, Occupational Therapist/Splinting/Hand Therapy and a Personal Trainer, all sharing a common goal to return patients to their optimum functional ability and independence.

Interesting Things About Chris:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Kauai Island in Hawaii
    Why: It’s paradise
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: He grew up on the largest pheasant farm in Canada
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Doesn’t have any... too busy chasing kids and running clinics

craig-adkins Craig Adkins B. Kinesiologist Chief Executive Officer Craig grew up in Thamesford and Ingersoll, Ontario. Following his graduation in 1997, from McMaster University with a B. Kinesiology he began his career as a Kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic in Toronto. His responsibilities included administering the clinic’s CARF accreditation, (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). He later founded a company that provided ergonomic services that quickly evolved into opening and managing physiotherapy clinics inside automotive manufacturing facilities. For the next 10 years, Craig worked with large automotive companies and their unions to control work/non-work related injuries to ensure employees received quality health care and injury management. Over the years, my business partner Chris Streib and I have taken business and executive training courses, and deliver the same training to other physiotherapy clinic owners across North America. This ongoing education and experience has enabled Talbot Trail Physiotherapy to grow into the area’s leading physiotherapy and rehabilitation provider. The most influential people in his life are his wife Shannon, daughter Avery and son McKinley.

Interesting Things About Craig:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Amalfi Coast in Italy
    Why: The towns are built onto the sides of cliffs that lead down into the beautiful                           Mediterranean Sea. His 3 week trip to Italy with Shannon remains one of the best vacations of his life.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Craig has a passion for blues music. His passion is so deep that he and wife Shannon named their son McKinley, so they could call him “Muddy”…just as McKinley Morganfield went by “Muddy Waters”.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: To say Craig is proficient at hockey is certainly arguable…but he has a blast playing it!

patti-gardiner Patti Gardiner President & CEO’s Communicator
  • Recruiting Officer
  • Job Description Officer
  • Education Officer
  • Communication Officer
  • Keeper of Policy
  • Billing and Collections Officer
  • Estates Officer
  • Organization Board Officer
Patti was born and raised in St. Thomas, where she still lives with her husband and two children. Patti graduated in 1993 with a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), from the Medical Office Administration Program at St. Clair College where she received the Shirley Blaxall award of Excellence upon graduation. She’s worked in multiple medical fields ranging from Audiology Services to Rehabilitative Therapy. Patti has worked for Talbot Trail Physiotherapy since July 2008. Throughout high school, Patti coasted and was happy just to pass her classes. It was more of a social event than it was a learning event. Once she hit College, she realized her passion was in the medical field and helping people, and there she excelled….never turning back. Patti enjoys a wide variety of activities including walking, spending time with family, playing sports with her children and watching and encouraging her family as they actively participate in a wide variety of athletic events.

Interesting Things About Patti:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Cuba
    Why: To bring me back to reality and realize how lucky we are to be Canadians
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I have to touch the deceased at a funeral…..to ensure they won’t “touch” back.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Gardening and colouring!!

melissa-desutter Melissa DeSutter Income Manager After Graduating from The University of Windsor in April of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Melissa attended Fanshawe College and completed her Social Service Worker Diploma program in 2006. Melissa joined Talbot Trail Physiotherapy in September of 2008, and has never looked back. Melissa enjoys spending time with her friends and family including her husband Ryan and two dogs, reading, and playing sports in particular baseball.

Interesting Things About Melissa:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Las Vegas
    Why: People watching
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I met my husband in grade three and we have been friends ever since.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Board/Card games.

Leisa Simpson Leisa Simpson Bookkeeper Leisa was born and raised in St. Thomas where she continues to live with her daughter and her dog. She has completed the Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Human Resources Certificates from Fanshawe College, the Payroll Practitioner Certificate from the Canadian Payroll Association, and also has her Diploma in Business Administration from Sir Sandford Fleming College. Most recently, Leisa joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team in February 2016 to cover a maternity leave and is thrilled to be a part of the team. She enjoys spending quality family time with her daughter and dog and also enjoys cooking, reading, visiting family and friends, and organizing things for herself or others! There’s no surprise that she enjoys bookkeeping and working with numbers!

Interesting Things About Leisa:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: I would have to say any time that I was fortunate enough to be near a lake. Whether it is in the summer on a boat fishing or just relaxing, or in the winter when it is frozen and going snowmobiling.
    Why: Cottage life is so peaceful.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I can write with both hands; forwards, backwards, upside down, and also write with both hands at the same time!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Taking pictures…and yes you guessed it, organizing them all into albums!

Clinical Staff

christy-taunton Christy Taunton BHSc(Hon), MPT, Registered Physiotherapist Christy graduated from The University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree in 2002 and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2004. Since graduation Christy has worked in many areas of physiotherapy including assessing and treating patients of all ages with a variety of orthopaedic and neurological conditions, work injuries and motor vehicle accident injuries. Her background also includes experience in orthopaedics (acute, chronic, and post-surgical), neurology, amputations, pelvic floor disorders and cardio-respiratory physiotherapy. Christy is also an authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program for the prescription of mobility devices (ie: walkers). In addition to her practical experience, Christy has pursued advanced training including;
  • Specific Functional Movement Analysis and EDGE Course, November 2012
  • The Puzzle of Pelvic Pain, June 2012
  • Level Three Upper Orthopaedics, Spring 2010
  • Level Three Lower Orthopaedics, Fall 2009
  • Pelvi-Perineal Re-Education 1, Spring 2008
  • Mobilization of the Nervous System, Fall 2007
  • Level Two Lower Orthopaedics, Fall 2005
  • Level Two Upper Orthopaedics, Winter 2005
  • Part B MacKenzie, October 2005
  • Level One Orthopaedics, August 2004
  • Part A MacKenzie, June 2004
Interesting Things About Christy:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Tofino, BC
    Why: I loved the beautiful mountain and forest scenery, the nice people, and the amazing food
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I talked with a Boston accent until age 5, although had never even visited the city.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: It's a toss-up between knitting and baking.

justin-scidmore Justin Scidmore Hon. BSc. KIN Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) Justin graduated in 2010 from the University of Waterloo with a Kinesiology degree. Many of his classes focused on sport injuries and neuro-rehabilitation which made him interested in pursuing physiotherapy. In 2012, Justin graduated from Western University with a Masters of Physiotherapy. His research focused on bracing for post-operative ACL repairs. With an interest in orthopedics and sport medicine, he moved to Ottawa to work in a Sport Injury Clinic. After gaining valuable experience he decided in 2014 that it was time to return home and help the people of Elgin County. For continuing education, Justin has a strong interest in manual therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue release and concussion rehabilitation. Justin enjoys fastball, slo-pitch, hockey and games of all kinds.

Interesting Things About Justin:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Belize
    Why: The cave tubing was "unbelizable"!
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I am a 4 time fantasy hockey champion.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Indoor slo-pitch.

Leigh St.George Leigh St.George B.KIN, Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT)

Leigh was born and raised in Ottawa where she competed in artistic gymnastic and several other sport and this is where her interest in physiotherapy began. After high school she attended Brock University, where she attained an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology in 2012. Throughout her undergraduate she worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) in retirement and long term care facilities as well as, a student intern at Brock Universities athletic therapy clinic. Most recently she has graduated from Western University with her Masters of Physiotherapy. During her university education she developed a keen interest in orthopedics after having several placements in the field. Leigh is excited to become a member of the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy Team.

Interesting Things About Leigh:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: My cottage on Dalhousie Lake
    Why: It's the perfect place to relax with great scenery
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I had a tonsillectomy at the age of 21... It was not an enjoyable experience
  • The one hobby you are the best at: swimming, running with my dog.

dayna-cartier Dayna Cartier B.H.K., Director, Rehabilitation and Special Services Born and raised in St. Thomas. Graduated from the University of Windsor in 1996, with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, majoring in Movement Science. I have worked in the medical field since graduation, ranging from Medical assistant for a physiatrist in Windsor to working in physiotherapy clinics. I have been a member of Talbot Trail Physiotherapy since 2006, starting as a Kinesiologist in the Aylmer clinic. As we have expanded, so have the opportunities that have been presented to me. I am now currently at the Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Clinic within the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. As well as my regular kinesiology duties, I am now the Director of Musculoskeletal Programmes and Hydrotherapy, and casting technician for the fracture clinic. Courses that I have enjoyed taking to increase my knowledge, have been: ACL Protocol course – UWO, CALA courses – for hydrotherapy, CSOT member, Emergency Casting – Toronto.

Interesting Things About Dayna:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: St. Lucia
    Why: I was truly amazed at the beauty of the island, and all of the horticulture. To drive around and see plants growing along the side of the road, that I can only grow as a houseplant is absolutely breathtaking! It is the place where I was shown that a poinsettia is actually a shrub and not a stick (like we get only at Christmas time). Wonderful people, exquisite island.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I have an irrational fear of dead fish. Don’t want to see it until it is on my plate!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Gardening

  Matthew Brander Matthew Brander BKIN, Kinesiologist

Matt was born and raised in Strathroy, Ontario. He then went to Toronto to complete the kinesiology program at the University of Toronto. Academically, Matt focused on sport and exercise psychology allowing him to complete a minor in psychology. Also during his time at University he was on the varsity rowing team for 3 years, allowing him to gain a better understanding of strength and conditioning as well as the importance of being part of a hard working team. Matt is now excited to be a part of the incredible Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team and apply his knowledge and passion in physical rehabilitation.

Interesting Things About Matthew:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Alberta, Canada
    Why: So much to do, beautiful scenery and people who make you feel like family (Urness family!).
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I had never heard of rowing until grade 11 when a former Olympic rower came to my high school to speak at our athletic banquet, not so shortly after in university I went on to row and become team captain in my last year.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Snowboarding, road biking and swimming

  Kate Cunningham Kate Cunningham BA Honors Kinesiology Originally from Brantford, Kate moved to London to study Kinesiology at Western University, where she graduated in 2015. She enjoyed learning about athletic injuries and exercise prescription for all age groups. Kate volunteered with a concussion-screening program, which increased her interest in acquired brain injuries and also introduced her to Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. Kate began volunteering at our London location of Talbot Trail Physiotherapy in March, and is very excited to officially join the staff to take over the position in the Community Pool.

Interesting Things About Kate:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Riviera Maya, Mexico
    Why: Beautiful beaches and cenotes. I also love to scuba dive in the amazing reefs in the area.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I have been a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan my whole life and I’ve gone to over 100 games to cheer them on! Bonus: I was born the year the won their first World Series (so I’m basically their good luck charm, haha!)
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Playing with my Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, Paisley!
 
  Kaitlyn Gooding Kaitlyn Gooding B.Sc. Honours Kinesiology Kaitlyn is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario and has taken to the work force as a Kinesiologist. Kaitlyn focused her studies at UWO in sports injuries, cardiovascular rehabilitation, physical activity and aging and exercise physiology. Kaitlyn gained research experience by volunteering in the Brain and Heart Health Lab and The Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiology department. During her years at UWO Kaitlyn worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor teaching both swimming lessons and aqua fitness.

Kaitlyn enjoys spending her free time figure skating, snowboarding, playing squash and travelling with her family.

Interesting Things About Kaitlyn:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Dorset, Ontario
    Why: I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends and the scenery is perfect
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: In 2013 I competed in the Southern Ontario Amazing Race with my sister!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Definitely figure skating!
 
  Kate Moss Kate Moss Reception / Front Desk I grew up in a small town just outside of St. Thomas, called Shedden with my parents and two siblings. I recently completed the Medical Office Administration Program at Fanshawe College in London. I have been a part of STEGH (on and off) for the last 5 years volunteering, completing high school co-op placements and college internships.

In my spare time, I enjoy riding my horses. Horses have been a fundamental part of my life since I was 4 years old and I usually spend most of my evenings and weekends at the barn. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family

I am a very outgoing person and love to help others, which makes me very excited to start my career here at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy!

Interesting Things About Kate:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Lexington, Kentucky
    Why: It has the biggest horse park and horse show in the United States
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I was named after the super model, Kate Moss, because I have such great potential 
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Horseback riding
 

St.Thomas 460 Wellington St. (519) 637-1831


harleen-cheema Harleen Cheema MSc.PT, CAFCI Registered Physiotherapist Certified in Acupuncture Graduating in 2007 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta, Harleen started working at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy shortly after. Previous to this Harleen had graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiolgy in 2003. Highlights of Harleen’s University education include having a placement at the Glen Sather Clinic (Edmonton’s version of the Fowler Kennedy Clinic) to work primarily with both varsity and professional athletes, and being the trainer for the UWO Track and Field Team in his final year of Kinesiology. While working at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy, Harleen also worked in nursing homes to help diversify his skills. In addition to his practical experience, Harleen has pursued advanced training including:
  • Levels 1, 2, 3 Acupuncture Certification
  • Levels 1, 2 Manual Therapy Certification
  • German Auricular Acupuncture Certification
  • Mulligan Lower Extremity Certification
  • St. Joseph’s Hand and Upper Limb Clinic Shoulder Symposium
Harleen was born and raised in St. Thomas, Ontario, and participated in Minor League Hockey, and Track and Field, while attending High School at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. Harleen enjoys spending time with his family, and playing a round of golf when able.

Interesting Things About Harleen:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Orlando, Florida
    Why: Disney World!
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: His photo was published on the table of contents page in the 2003 Maclean’s University Ranking special edition.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Collecting comic books and reading.

Leigh St.George Leigh St.George B.KIN, Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT)

Leigh was born and raised in Ottawa where she competed in artistic gymnastic and several other sport and this is where her interest in physiotherapy began. After high school she attended Brock University, where she attained an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology in 2012. Throughout her undergraduate she worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) in retirement and long term care facilities as well as, a student intern at Brock Universities athletic therapy clinic. Most recently she has graduated from Western University with her Masters of Physiotherapy. During her university education she developed a keen interest in orthopedics after having several placements in the field. Leigh is excited to become a member of the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy Team.

Interesting Things About Leigh:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: My cottage on Dalhousie Lake
    Why: It's the perfect place to relax with great scenery
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I had a tonsillectomy at the age of 21... It was not an enjoyable experience
  • The one hobby you are the best at: swimming, running with my dog.

Andy Dockrill Andy Dockrill BKIN, Kinesiologist

Andy’s start in the world of physiotherapy came in high school when he sprained his knee badly playing hockey and volleyball. He began therapy at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Clinic and wanted to learn more about sports injuries and therapies. Andy has always been heavily involved in sports and recreation but also enjoyed science in high school so he decided to go to Brock University for Kinesiology. Andy took a wide variety of courses and his favourites were related to sport science and community health. He played a variety of recreational sports including Hockey, Golf, Slo-Pitch, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and plenty more. Andy also has a lot of experience working with children at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee, YMCA Community School Programs, East Park Golf Camp and Learn to Skate at the City of London.

Interesting Things About Andy:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Camping! My favourite trips were to Tobermory, Killbear, and the French River. I also love cottaging with friends and family in Rondeau and the Muskokas.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I have a hockey shrine in my man cave with posters and memorabilia from some of the greats and my hockey idols. I am a die-hard Leafs fan.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Sports, Cooking

  Matthew Brander Matthew Brander BKIN, Kinesiologist

Matt was born and raised in Strathroy, Ontario. He then went to Toronto to complete the kinesiology program at the University of Toronto. Academically, Matt focused on sport and exercise psychology allowing him to complete a minor in psychology. Also during his time at University he was on the varsity rowing team for 3 years, allowing him to gain a better understanding of strength and conditioning as well as the importance of being part of a hard working team. Matt is now excited to be a part of the incredible Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team and apply his knowledge and passion in physical rehabilitation.

Interesting Things About Matthew:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Alberta, Canada
    Why: So much to do, beautiful scenery and people who make you feel like family (Urness family!).
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I had never heard of rowing until grade 11 when a former Olympic rower came to my high school to speak at our athletic banquet, not so shortly after in university I went on to row and become team captain in my last year.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Snowboarding, road biking and swimming

Stephanie DeSutter-Klachan Stephanie DeSutter-Klachan Front Desk/ Reception I graduated in May 2013 from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Business, and a concentration in Sport Management. Throughout my four year academic program, I competed in women’s hockey at the Division 1 level. I’m excited to join the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team and look forward to meeting all of our patients.

Interesting Things About Stephanie:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Vermont
    Why: Scenery and swimming in the quarries.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I left home at 14 and attended a boarding school in Culver, Indiana to play hockey.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Board and card games.
 
Kaitlyn Gooding Kaitlyn Gooding B.Sc. Honours Kinesiology Kaitlyn is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario and has taken to the work force as a Kinesiologist. Kaitlyn focused her studies at UWO in sports injuries, cardiovascular rehabilitation, physical activity and aging and exercise physiology. Kaitlyn gained research experience by volunteering in the Brain and Heart Health Lab and The Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiology department. During her years at UWO Kaitlyn worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor teaching both swimming lessons and aqua fitness. Kaitlyn enjoys spending her free time figure skating, snowboarding, playing squash and travelling with her family.

Interesting Things About Kaitlyn:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Dorset, Ontario
    Why: I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends and the scenery is perfect
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: In 2013 I competed in the Southern Ontario Amazing Race with my sister!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Definitely figure skating!
 

Aylmer 418 Talbot St.W. (519) 773-7400


chris-streib Chris Streib B.Sc. (Kin), M.Sc (P.T.) Registered Physiotherapist Certified in Acupuncture Following graduation from East Elgin High School in Aylmer, I attended McMaster University from 1993 – 1999 to receive my Bachelor of Kinesiology degree (‘93-‘97) and a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physiotherapy (‘97-‘99). While attending McMaster, I played varsity volleyball for five years and was team captain for two years. After university life, I opened the first Talbot Trail Physiotherapy clinic in Aylmer in 2002, expanding four years later to open the 460 Wellington Street clinic in St. Thomas. With a mission to make Talbot Trail Physiotherapy, Elgin County’s source for quality physiotherapy and musculoskeletal services, I opened the 22,000 sq. ft. STEGH rehabilitation centre in 2008. This included the recruitment of the first Rheumatologist to Elgin County, as well as an Orthopaedic surgeon to provide a multi-disciplinary, hands-on approach to rehabilitation. I’ve continued on to complete additional advanced programs related to Physiotherapy and executive training. This ongoing education included certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and advanced spinal therapy education from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. I live in St. Thomas with my wife and three children continue my passion for sports by playing baseball and hockey.

Interesting Things About Chris:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Kauai Island in Hawaii
    Why: It’s paradise
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: He grew up on the largest pheasant farm in Canada
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Doesn’t have any... too busy chasing kids and running clinics

mark-holmes Mark Holmes BPHEDkin MSc.PT., Registered Physiotherapist Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education/Kin at Brock University in St. Catharines before attending the University of Toronto and receiving his Masters in Physiotherapy. After graduating, Mark worked at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, ON. He then returned to the Aylmer area to work at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital before returning to his Aylmer routes and joined the Aylmer clinic in 2008. He has worked in a variety of settings treating individuals with musculoskeletal and neurologic injuries, pediatrics, amputees, cardio-respiratory illness, palliative care and geriatrics. Since joining Talbot Trail Physiotherapy in 2008, Mark has treated a variety of conditions from motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, multiple sclerosis and more including those conditions relevant to the Ontario Police College. In addition to his practical experience, Mark has pursued advanced training including several courses in:
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Management
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Concussion management
Mark enjoys an active lifestyle including hockey, running, camping and fishing.

Interesting Things About Mark:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: St. Lucia
    Why: Most relaxing place ever
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Saving toads from window wells.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Baking.

Adam Holborn Adam Holborn Adam Holborn, Hon. B.Sc. KIN, Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) Adam graduated in 2013 from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. He gained an interest for physiotherapy by taking different courses in the program and a wide variety of volunteer placement at physiotherapy clinics. In 2015, Adam graduated from McMaster University with a Masters of Physiotherapy. With a variety of placements that were based in community clinics, acute care and rehab, he took a great interest in treating patients with a variety of orthopaedic conditions. Adam has a strong interest in manual therapy, acupuncture and concussion rehabilitation and enjoys ice and ball hockey and attempting to learn how to play tennis. Adam is excited to be part of the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team and to help and be part of Elgin County.
Interesting Things About Adam:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Thunderbay/Kenora
    Why: Wide variety of winter outdoor activities/sports to be enjoyed at any given time
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Self-proclaimed all-star first baseman in softball
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Ice and ball hockey

Deanna Bak Deanna Bak Hon. B.Sc. (Life Sciences), M.Sc. (Physiotherapy)
HCPC Registered PT, MCSP
Deanna graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Life Sciences in 2013 and then graduated with her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in January 2016. After school, she remained in Scotland and worked as a Registered Physiotherapist at a hospital where she provided rehab to people over 65 years old. Deanna gained experience working with a variety of orthopedic, cardio respiratory and neurological conditions. Although she enjoyed living in Scotland she is excited to be back home and to start my Physiotherapy career in Canada. Deanna grew up in Aylmer and worked several summers as a lifeguard, swim instructor and Head Swim Coach at the Aylmer Outdoor Pool. Therefore, she is looking forward to being able to give back to her local community by working at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy.
Interesting Things About Deanna:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Italy
    Why: Beautiful lakes, gorgeous mountains and amazing food
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I was extremely afraid of butterflies when I was a kid
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Swimming, running, reading, travelling

mary-anne Mary Anne Sawatzky B. Sc. in Kinesiology Graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo Ontario. Started employment with Talbot Trail Physiotherapy in June of 2010. Gained an extensive knowledge in exercise prescription here at Talbot Trail, leading gym programs with patients at local fitness facilities as well as in clinic. Mary Anne enjoys an active lifestyle playing baseball.

Interesting Things About Mary Anne:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Mexico
    Why: Great food and relaxed pace of life.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Likes Sushi.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Have a great arm to throw a baseball, play left field
 
Brian Zagorodny Brian Zagorodny B.Sc. Kinesiology

Brian graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2015 with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In Brian’s words “I was fortunate enough to start here at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy the day after the final exam of my Undergraduate degree. I have personally overcome many injuries in the past and I look forward to assisting you in your road to recovery here at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy!”

Interesting Things About Brian:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Canada
    Why: I have yet to do much traveling and have only left Canada a few times.
  • The one hobby you are the best at:Weight lifting, Hockey
 
Alex Cunliffe Alex Cunliffe BA Kinesiology, Honors Pre-Health Science

Alex graduated from Pre-Health Science at Georgian College in Barrie Ontario in 2009, and then attended The University of Western Ontario for Kinesiology, which he graduated from in 2014. During his 6 years of varsity rugby, he learned much about rehabilitation treatments, strength and conditioning, and recovery methods. Alex is really looking forward to applying his knowledge in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.

Interesting Things About Alex:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Brucedale Farms
    Why: Some of my closest friends live here, we work hard but we also play hard (aka they have a zip line)
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Likes Sushi.
  • The one hobby you are the best at:I had long hair well before it was cool
 
lori-tremblay Lori Tremblay Billing and Collections Officer Graduated in 1992 with her Medical Office Assistant Certificate with Honors from Medix. In 2000 Lori decided to attend London School of Integrated Health Science where she received two certificates one for Herbal Wellness Consultant with Honors and the second certificate for Specialized Kinesiology Level 1. Prior to this, she worked as a Chiropractic Health Assistant at Aylmer Chiropractic Office for 10 yrs followed by 5 yrs at Family Health Options were her role was Chiropractic Health Assistant, Front Desk Reception, Trainer, Maintaining all equipment, Developing X-rays and Finance Officer. I started with Talbot Trail Physiotherapy on April 1, 2008, (with a short leave from July 2011 to Dec 2011). Lori enjoys spending time with her 2 kids, watching her daughter dance and her son play basketball.

Interesting Things About Lori:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Missouri
    Why: I love to visit my family who live in St Claire, Missouri
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Yet to be decided!!!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Crafts

mischa-hoover Mischa Hoover Front desk reception Graduated from Fanshawe College in May 2012 from the Health Care Office Assistant certificate program. Then I participated in a six week co-op placement at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. Afterwards I landed a job here working in front desk reception. Prior to taking this course at Fanshawe College I worked in Horticulture. My job on a tree farm included planting, repotting, identifying native tree species, and my favourite part was driving tractor. Mischa is certified as a swimming instructor, bronze cross examiner and lifeguard. For many years she worked at the Aylmer pool and put these skills and qualifications to good use. These qualifications have also come in handy working here at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. Not only will you see me at front desk reception, but you will see her in the hydrotherapy pool teaching aqua fit classes.

Interesting Things About Mischa:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Nova Scotia and P.E.I.
    Why: I would like to swim in the Ocean and hike the Cabot Trail again. I am also a Anne of Green Gables fan, so visiting her house was very memorable.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I like outdoor adventures, including zip lining.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Horse back riding and swimming.
 
  melissa-mclain   Melissa McLain Reception/Front Desk I was born and raised in St. Thomas where I continue to live with my two children. I graduated from Fanshawe College with honours in the health care field and have worked for more than 20 years with public, both in health care and customer service. Most recently, I joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy family in the fall of 2013 and am very excited to be part of this amazing team. I find myself the happiest when interacting with people and love that my job with Talbot Trail Physiotherapy allows me to do just that. I enjoy spending my free time watching my son play football and crafting with my daughter. When time allows I love to spend it in the kitchen baking, cooking, as well as gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Interesting Things About Melissa:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • My cozy bed on a cold Saturday night! There is nothing better than being snuggled under the blankets with a hot cup of tea in one hand and a great book in the other while your children are sleeping soundly above you.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I became an amateur cake boss for a few years and I was a serious online gamer until last year (insert shameful head hanging). If it helps, my children and their friends thought I was cool!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Rumour has it I could give Martha Stewart a run for her money in the kitchen. Cooking for my family and friends makes me happy, but if I could beat Martha, count me in.
 

Blenheim 110 Talbot St. W. (519) 676-1192


jason-higgins Jason Higgins BScPT, Registered Physiotherapist Jason graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1999. Jason’s career has been focused primarily on treating orthopedic conditions in private practice clinics. He has worked closely with orthopedic surgeons to provide excellent pre and post operative care. Jason has extensive experience treating sports injuries, pre/post-surgery, repetitive strain injuries, spinal pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, workplace injuries, etc. In addition to his 13 years of clinical experience, Jason has attended continuing education courses including:
  • Level 1 Acupuncture Certification
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement and Functional Rehabilitation of the Shoulder
  • MacKenzie Treatment Approach Courses: Level A and B
  • Manual Therapy Courses: E1V1,E2V2,V2V3
  • Theraband Exercise Seminars
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification: Metriks Education, Inc.
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation/Pre-job Screening: Workwell Inc.
  • Rotator Cuff Symposium
  • Concussion management seminar
  • Shoulder dysfunction seminar
Jason’s enjoys spending time with his family, watching hockey and football, relaxing at the cottage, cooking, and home renovations.
Interesting Things About Jason:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Aruba
    Why: The relaxed way of life, the friendly people and where I spent my honeymoon!
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Born/raised in New Brunswick
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Home renovation

Jenny McLeod Jenny McLeod B.Sc.(Science), BMR (PT), Registered Physiotherapist, Acupuncture certified Jenny graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy in 2013. After school, she spent her first years of practice in Calgary. She gained experience working with individuals of all ages and abilities with a wide range of orthopaedic conditions. Jenny has had the opportunity to treat patient’s pre and post surgically as well as after motor vehicle or work related injuries. She is very excited to be in Ontario and join the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team.

Jenny has pursued advanced training including;
Level 1 Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy Course
Level 1 Acupuncture Certification through Acupuncture Canada
Level 2 Acupuncture Certification through Acupuncture Canada

Interesting Things About Jenny:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Falcon Lake, MB
    Why: I love to relax on the beach and watch the sunset with an ice cream in the evening.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I was on the Canadian national team for Rhythmic Gymnastics group competition.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Biking, Hot yoga

Meagan Wice Meagan Marks Physiotherapy Assistant / Billing & Collections Meagan has two post-secondary diplomas. She graduated in 2008 from St. Clair College with her DSW diploma, and worked with both adults and children. While supporting children with physical needs, she recognized her true career direction, and returned to school in 2010 to earn her Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma from Trios College in Windsor. In addition to using her skills to assist in private physiotherapy clinics, she has experience leading a hydrotherapy program, and guiding exercise programs for seniors in Long Term Care settings. Meagan started at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy in November. 2011. She holds the dual role of Physiotherapy Assistant and Office Administrator in the Blenheim location. Meagan enjoys playing volleyball, power walking, and spending active time with her family. Also a great shopper!

Interesting Things About Meagan:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: St. Lucia
    Why: Beautiful, romantic, and a great place for a honeymoon
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Leafs Fan!!!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: DIY's and decorating

Josh Johnston Josh Johnston B.A. in Kinesiology and Physical Education

Josh graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. He started employment with Talbot Trail Physiotherapy in April of 2015. Josh grew up playing hockey in Ridgetown, and baseball in Highgate.

Interesting Things About Josh:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Thailand
    Why: Incredible diversity, great people, beautiful scenery
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: When growing up I wanted to be an astronaut, and my favourite movie is “Titanic”.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Hockey, Cycling, Traveling

tammy-moore Tammy Moore Front Desk / Reception Tammy was born and raised in Chatham, but has recently moved to the Blenheim area and is enjoying the quiet small town/country life. Tammy graduated from St. Clair College with academic distinction in the medical office admin program. Most recently, she has joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy family and is very excited to be part of this amazing team. She is an outgoing people person who knows that working the front desk for Talbot Trail Physiotherapy will be a great experience to meet and interact with many new people from all walks of life. Most of Tammy’s free time is spent with her children and grandchildren. She also likes to get some time in at the gym, swimming, and the more quiet times crocheting or reading

Interesting Things About Tammy:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Ocho Rios Jamaica
    Why: While on vacation in Jamaica celebrating my then boyfriend’s birthday, he proposed to me on New Year’s Eve. And it is a very beautiful place to vacation
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I went to Russia on a school trip. (1986) The country was very different then what it is today.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: I enjoy good movies, crocheting, reading, camping, cruising in our antique car, and working on my yard.

West Lorne 146 Munroe Street (519) 768-3998


Alison Wiggers Alison Wiggers Hon BMSc Medical Science Masters of Physical Therapy (MScPT) Alison graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2013 with an Honours Specialization in Medical Science. During her undergrad, she developed an interest in pursuing physiotherapy as a profession when she tore both of her ACLs and had an extremely positive experience with her physiotherapy rehabilitation. In 2015, Alison graduated from McMaster University with a Masters of Physiotherapy. During her education, she gained experience working with orthopaedic, paediatric and neurological populations. Alison is interested in pursuing her manual therapy levels and acupuncture training, and is excited to be part of the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team.

Interesting Things About Alison:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Iceland
    Why: Beautiful landscapes, friendly people.
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I’ve seen every episode of Friends at least 10 times ... and counting.
  • The one hobby you are the best at: Flag footbal.

  • Stephanie Ford Stephanie Ford B.A. Kinesiology Stephanie is a recent graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Stephanie holds a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology along with a minor in Psychology. She's thrilled to be a part of and work alongside Talbot Trail Physiotherapy’s dynamic staff. Stephanie enjoys playing recreational soccer year round, running, reading & baking.

    Interesting Things About Stephanie:
    • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
    • Place: Portugal
      Why: The culture, the beaches, & the food!
    • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I can speak another language.
    • The one hobby you are the best at: Baking and decorating cakes

    Sheri-Ford Sheri Ford Kinesiologist Sheri graduated from the University of Windsor where she earned her bachelor of Human Kinetics in Movement Science with the cooperative education option. Sheri completed two co-op placements in physiotherapy clinics and the third in the automotive industry doing ergonomics. While away at school, she volunteered at the Windsor Regional Hospital with Occupational Therapists for two years. Sheri is very excited to work and learn from such a skilled and dynamic team at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. While working part-time, Sheri is also in school for Recreational Therapy. In addition to spending time with family and friends, she likes to play volleyball, run and read.

    Interesting Things About Sheri:
    • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
    • Place: Paris, France
      Why: The atmosphere, the fast-pace and the Eiffel tower, there is always more to see!
    • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: : I represented our area on the regional volleyball team when I was in grade 10
    • The one hobby you are the best at: Collecting movies

    Alex Cunliffe Alex Cunliffe BA Kinesiology, Honors Pre-Health Science

    Alex graduated from Pre-Health Science at Georgian College in Barrie Ontario in 2009, and then attended The University of Western Ontario for Kinesiology, which he graduated from in 2014. During his 6 years of varsity rugby, he learned much about rehabilitation treatments, strength and conditioning, and recovery methods. Alex is really looking forward to applying his knowledge in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.

    Interesting Things About Alex:
    • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
    • Place: Brucedale Farms
      Why: Some of my closest friends live here, we work hard but we also play hard (aka they have a zip line)
    • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: Likes Sushi.
    • The one hobby you are the best at:I had long hair well before it was cool
     

    London Clinic (within peak mobility) 395 Southdale Rd. E. (519) 850-7321


    Jenny Mcleod Jenny McLeod B.Sc.(Science), BMR (PT), Registered Physiotherapist, Acupuncture certified Jenny graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy in 2013. After school, she spent her first years of practice in Calgary. She gained experience working with individuals of all ages and abilities with a wide range of orthopaedic conditions. Jenny has had the opportunity to treat patient’s pre and post surgically as well as after motor vehicle or work related injuries. She is very excited to be in Ontario and join the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team.

    Jenny has pursued advanced training including;
    Level 1 Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy Course
    Level 1 Acupuncture Certification through Acupuncture Canada
    Level 2 Acupuncture Certification through Acupuncture Canada

    Interesting Things About Jenny:
    • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
    • Place: Falcon Lake, MB
      Why: I love to relax on the beach and watch the sunset with an ice cream in the evening.
    • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I was on the Canadian national team for Rhythmic Gymnastics group competition.
    • The one hobby you are the best at: Biking, Hot yoga

      Andy Dockrill Andy Dockrill BKIN, Kinesiologist

    Andy’s start in the world of physiotherapy came in high school when he sprained his knee badly playing hockey and volleyball. He began therapy at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Clinic and wanted to learn more about sports injuries and therapies. Andy has always been heavily involved in sports and recreation but also enjoyed science in high school so he decided to go to Brock University for Kinesiology. Andy took a wide variety of courses and his favourites were related to sport science and community health. He played a variety of recreational sports including Hockey, Golf, Slo-Pitch, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and plenty more. Andy also has a lot of experience working with children at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee, YMCA Community School Programs, East Park Golf Camp and Learn to Skate at the City of London.

    Interesting Things About Andy:
    • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
    • Place: Camping! My favourite trips were to Tobermory, Killbear, and the French River. I also love cottaging with friends and family in Rondeau and the Muskokas.
    • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I have a hockey shrine in my man cave with posters and memorabilia from some of the greats and my hockey idols. I am a die-hard Leafs fan.
    • The one hobby you are the best at: Sports, Cooking

    melissa-mclain   Lyndsey Ball Reception/Front Desk Lyndsey graduated from Police Foundations at Westervelt College in 2008. After graduating, she returned to her family farm where she co-owned and operated her own farming business for several years. Lyndsey is very competitive by nature; there are not many sports she doesn’t enjoy and she spends most of her spare time playing volleyball and tennis. Lyndsey has always enjoyed being able to help others, and is extremely excited to start a new chapter in her life as a part of the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy Team.
    Interesting Things About Lyndsey:
    • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
    • Anywhere with my husband. He is my best friend and always makes any adventure enjoyable and memorable.
    • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I have no friends, only enemies, while playing Mario Kart.
    • The one hobby you are the best at: Volleyball, Tennis, Baking/Cooking, Sudoku, etc.