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.
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

 

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.

jamie-dockx Jamie Dockx Physiotherapy Resident I grew up in Tillsonburg and moved to London to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Western University. In 2015 I began my physiotherapy training at University of Toronto. After these years away from home, I moved back to begin my career as a physiotherapist to give back to a community that provided so much for me during my upbringing. I am excited to join the team here at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. Currently, I am working at both the St. Thomas Hospital location and the West Lorne site. In my leisure time I enjoy being outdoors and active.
Interesting Things About Jamie:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World: Muskoka
  • Why: Summer or Winter, there is always something fun to do outdoors
  • Fascinating Fact: I've been to St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland
  • Hobby: Golf, wakeboarding, and boating

  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!
 
  Matt Brander Matt 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 Matt:
  • 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
 
  Kaitlynn Toogood Kaitlynn Toogood Front Desk I grew up in St. Thomas, and just recently graduated from the office administration program at Fanshawe College. I joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team in the fall of 2017, and so excited to work with all the amazing people here. I love meeting new people and I’m glad that my job with Talbot Trail Physiotherapy allows me to do that. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and watching movies.

Interesting Things About Kaitlynn:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World:
  • Niagara Falls
    Why: It is a beautiful city and I've been going for holidays there every summer since I was 2.
  • Fascinating Fact: I was once in the same cage as a Siberian tiger
  • Favourite hobbies: Singing and Crafts
 
  Brittany Huse Brittany Huse Front Desk I was born and raised in Mount Forest, ON and moved to St. Thomas 5 years ago where I ended up meeting my husband. We were married in September 2016 and currently live in Aylmer with our dog Tanker. I attended college at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto where I received a diploma in Homeopathy and Health Sciences. I am also currently working towards becoming a Holistic Nutritionist. I have always been passionate about health and wellness and find a lot of purpose working in the health care field. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, traveling with my husband, walking our dog, cooking, reading, and shopping.

Interesting Things About Brittany:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World:
  • Smoky Mountain National Park
    Why: the beautiful scenery, hiking trails, and wildlife
  • Fascinating Fact: I did a mission trip to Chihuahua, Mexico when I was 17 and it completely changed my perspective of how grateful I am for the country we live in, the opportunities available, and the abundance of wealth we have.
  • Favourite Hobbies: Cooking and reading.
 
  Paige Brouwer Paige Brouwer Clinical/Community Pool B.A. Kinesiology I recently completed my Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) degree at Brock University. One of my favourite experiences during my undergrad was personal training at a specialized fitness facility working with clients age 55 and older. I worked one on one with clients helping them with their exercise goals. I chose to be a kinesiologist because I want to make a positive difference in the lives of others and help them accomplish their exercise and lifestyle goals. I'm very excited to be a part of the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team!

Interesting Things About Paige:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World:
  • Northern Ontario
    Why: I love it up north because of the beautiful landscapes, good camping and fishing, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, and a great getaway destination with friends.
  • Facinating Fact: I went white water rafting in June and went down a 12 ft waterfall in a 6-person raft and survived
  • Favourite hobbies Camping, portaging, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and travelling
 
 

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 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

  Lee Mattox Lee Mattox Kinesiologist

Born and raised in Boston, MA (Go Sox!), I later moved to Ontario in 2010 after traveling the world with my wife while working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. I later attended Western University for kinesiology and graduated with honors. While in school I also taught dance and aerial arts to students of the London and St. Thomas area. Since graduating from Western in June 2017, I joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy family. I am thrilled to be a part of the team and I am passionate about teaching. I love helping others, whether it’s how to dance or how to improve their overall physical well-being, I am always there for my clients. In my free time I enjoy dancing and spending time with my wife and son. We try and get as much family time in as we can whether it be in the studio dancing, riding bikes, or playing outdoor sports we love spending time together. On the side I enjoy building and tinkering with phones and computers, and time permitting I enjoy the opportunity to travel to see friends.

Interesting Things About Lee:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World:
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Why: Think of how the rest of the world views Canadians: very polite, welcoming, and friendly. That is how Sweden felt; then add in gorgeous architecture, rich history, and a beautiful culture.
  • Fascinating Fact: There are more atoms in a teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic.
  • Hobby: Dance- I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old. I love any and all forms and will dance until my feet fall off.

  Jen Egan Jen Egan Receptionist

I was born and raised in London and currently live in St. Thomas with my fiancé and two beautiful daughters. I graduated from Medix College with honours from the Medical Office Administrator program in the winter of 2009. I started working in the physiotherapy part of health care in the spring of 2010. I have worked in the customer service area for more than 20 years. I just joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team in the winter of 2017. I am excited to work with the great teams within the company. The best part of being at the front desk is the interaction with the people that come in to see us and watching them progress with their therapy.

I enjoy spending my free time camping with my family, and watching my daughters swim in our pool. My favourite and relaxing activities are reading and watching horror movies with my fiancé.

Interesting Things About Jen:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World:
  • I love the Caribbean, but my favourite place is Cuba.
  • Why: It is so warm and relaxing there, and the people are so nice, they thought I was Cuban.
  • Fascinating Fact: When I was 10, I won a hoola hoop contest. I hoola hooped for 40 minutes straight and left my foot prints in the ground.
  • Hobby: My hobbies are scrapbooking, reading, camping, and hanging out with friends and family.

  Brittany Huse Brittany Huse Front Desk I was born and raised in Mount Forest, ON and moved to St. Thomas 5 years ago where I ended up meeting my husband. We were married in September 2016 and currently live in Aylmer with our dog Tanker. I attended college at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto where I received a diploma in Homeopathy and Health Sciences. I am also currently working towards becoming a Holistic Nutritionist. I have always been passionate about health and wellness and find a lot of purpose working in the health care field. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, traveling with my husband, walking our dog, cooking, reading, and shopping.

Interesting Things About Brittany:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World:
  • Smoky Mountain National Park
    Why: the beautiful scenery, hiking trails, and wildlife
  • Fascinating Fact: I did a mission trip to Chihuahua, Mexico when I was 17 and it completely changed my perspective of how grateful I am for the country we live in, the opportunities available, and the abundance of wealth we have.
  • Favourite Hobbies: Cooking and reading.
 

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.
 
  Karen Cardoso Karen Cardoso Front Desk/Reception I was raised in Port Stanley until the age of 18 when I moved to Windsor ON to attend culinary school. When I found out that it wasn’t for me, I moved back to St. Thomas. I graduated with honours from Westervelt College in 2003 as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Over the years I’ve worked to Chiropractic offices, for a GP and for a company that scheduled medical assessments for insurance companies across Canada. I was also a stay at home mother for a couple of years. I’ve recently joined the amazing team at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. I look forward to assisting people in their journey towards health and wellness. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me with my husband, son and daughter who keep me on my toes!
Interesting Things About Karen:
  • Most Favourite Place in the World:
  • Place: Ocho Rios Jamaica
    Why: I went there on my honeymoon. I loved the Ocean, Blue Mountain coffee and the steel drum bands!
  • Fascinating Fact: I grew up on an apple orchard
  • Hobby: Reading, baking and painting
 
 

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

Travis Goettl Travis Goettl BHSc (Hon), MPT Physiotherapy Resident I graduated from Western University with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences with a specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2014 and Master's of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Toronto in 2017. I have worked and volunteered in both rehabilitation and research settings, and throughout my Master's degree I had a strong interest in both orthopaedic and neurological conditions. I have taken several courses such as soft tissue release, taping, and Bobath. I have plans to receive certifications in acupuncture and manual therapy, and I am really excited to be a part of the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy team! In my off time I enjoy working out, watching an excessive amount of movies, and cooking.
Interesting Things About Travis:
  • Favourite place:
  • Costa Rica because of the amazing people, food, and zip-lining over the rainforest.
  • Fascinating Fact: I finished my first half marathon last year in just under 2 hours.
  • Hobby: Running, dragon boat

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

Hilary Huisman Hilary Huisman Physiotherapy Assistant

I am originally from the Exeter/Grand Bend area but I now call Blenheim home. My husband and I run a cash crop operation where we grow corn, soybeans and wheat. I have my applied degree in Agriculture Business from Olds College, Olds Alberta. After working for a brief period in the Ag retail field I decided I wanted to pursue something a little different where I could help people in a more fulfilling way and apply my ag knowledge home on the farm. I attended triOS College in London, ON and graduated with my diploma as a Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapy Assistant. I have recently joined the Talbot Trail Physiotherapy family and I am very excited to be a part of the team. I love that I get to interact with people and apply the knowledge I learned in school in a way that contributes to helping people feel better! When I am not at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy, I enjoy spending my time with my son and watching him grow! We enjoy spending time outside exploring the farm or inside playing with toy tractors! I also enjoy cooking and baking for my family in my free time.

Interesting Things About Hilary:
  • The best place I have ever visited in the world and would like to return to and why:
  • Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Why: I visited Edinburgh in July 2017 and fell in love with the amount of history and charm that this city has. I also loved the weather there (yes you read that right!)
  • The one fact about yourself that everyone would find fascinating: I have recently got into the Sheep Industry and raise about 50 ewes, and 2 rams!
  • The one hobby you are the best at: I enjoy practising my sewing skills, reading, walking, and baking pies!

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.

Jessica Reaume Jessica Reaume Front Desk I was born and raised in Chatham then move to Blenheim about two years ago. I graduated from St. Clair College Thames Campus with honours in Health and Fitness Promotion during 2014 to 2016, afterwards I graduated from Police Foundations in 2016. I currently hold two part time jobs, one being a fitness consultant and a customer service representative at the St. Clair College Healthplex and now at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy being a front desk receptionist.  I am also a mom to my ten month old daughter Molly!
Interesting Things About Jassica:
  • Most Favourite Place in The World:
  • Anywhere where it is warm, any place where the sun is shining!
    Why: I hate snow and being cold!
  • Fascinating Fact: I have a big German Shepherd named Duke!
  • Hobby: Sports - Mostly, soccer baseball and golf.

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.

  • jamie-dockx Jamie Dockx Physiotherapy Resident I grew up in Tillsonburg and moved to London to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Western University. In 2015 I began my physiotherapy training at University of Toronto. After these years away from home, I moved back to begin my career as a physiotherapist to give back to a community that provided so much for me during my upbringing. I am excited to join the team here at Talbot Trail Physiotherapy. Currently, I am working at both the St. Thomas Hospital location and the West Lorne site. In my leisure time I enjoy being outdoors and active.
    Interesting Things About Jamie:
    • Most Favourite Place in the World: Muskoka
    • Why: Summer or Winter, there is always something fun to do outdoors
    • Fascinating Fact: I've been to St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland
    • Hobby: Golf, wakeboarding, and boating

      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

    Kelci Myers Kelci Myers B.A. Kinesiology I was born and raised in Glencoe, and recently moved back home after school. I graduated from Western University with an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology and Minor in Health Sciences. I was very involved in sports all throughout school playing on different intramural teams, and playing on Western's Women's Powderpuff Football Team. Currently, I play on the West Lorne Shooting Stars soccer team and have been a part of the team for 4 years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and trying new things. Recently, I have taken up golf, and I had to learn a lot about patience. I am super excited to be a team member of Talbot Trail Physiotherapy, where I can interact with patients and help them on their journey to recovery.
    Interesting Things About Kelci:
    • Most Favourite Place in the World:
    • Rome, Italy
      Why: There are many old/ historical buildings and attractions that are very fascinating to look at and learn about. It is fun to see the city's attractions in movies and pictures and be able to say "Oh, I've been there!" Overall, the whole city is an amazing place.
    • Fascinating Fact: I have been skydiving and I would do it again.
    • Hobby: Playing soccer, and golfing

    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

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


      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

    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

    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.