Our Team

Physiotherapy

Clinic Owner - Tina Doney

Tina Doney has been practicing in the field of physiotherapy since 1994.

She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy, both at McMaster University in 1992 and 1994. She enjoys working in the area of Orthopaedics and has taken many post graduate courses and has achieved the highest standard in Orthopaedic Clinical Education recognized by the Physiotherapy Association, an Advanced Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Tina is a fellow in the Canadian Manual and Manipulative Therapy division for advanced training in orthopaedics. Tina has a special interest in the biomechanics of the foot and has been providing services relating to custom orthotics/custom orthotics shoes prescription for a number of years. Tina has a sporting background in gymnastics, and enjoys treating gymnasts, dancers, skaters, and other athletes.

She understands the importance of sport in an athlete's life and will work towards returning someone to their sport as quickly and as safely as possible.

What Tina enjoys most about her work, is helping people through a difficult time, knowing she played an important part in helping people get back to their regular activities of life. Tina has an interest in treating complex back and neck pain. With its common occurrence and sometimes debilitating nature, she plays a central role in the use of spinal decompression therapy at the clinic as one of our many treatment options.

Clinic Owner - Connie Francoz

Connie completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1992 and a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 1994. She has an Advanced Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (Dip. Manip. PT) which is currently recognized by the Physiotherapy Association as advanced training in the area of orthopaedic physiotherapy assessment and treatment. Related to this, Connie is a mentor for those physiotherapists who are completing the Orthopaedic syllabus of courses and who must complete mentorship hours while doing so. Connie has taken many continuing education courses in the areas of orthopaedics and rehabilitation including Water Art Pool Rehabilitation and she is involved in pool therapy services at the clinic. Connie has completed Matheson Training in Functional Capacity Evaluation and over 19 years of practice has been involved in return to work treatment and programming and at this time enjoys consultation in this area.

Connie continues to provide assessment and treatment for adult and pediatric clients with orthopaedic and neurological conditions and she enjoys mentorship and consultation for those more complex patients. Having additional training in the area of Vestibular Rehabilitation she provides assessment and treatment for those patients with dizziness including BPPV. HCRC is an ImPACT affiliated clinic and Connie is able to complete baseline testing for concussions as well as providing post-concussion assessment and treatment.

Connie has enjoyed a transition to include Future Cost of Care Analysis/Life Care Planning into her practice. She has training in the area of Future Care Needs and Cost of Care Analysis for catastrophic and non-catastrophic clients having completed the University of Florida Life Care Planning Program. Connie completed the Certification Exam held by the International Commission for Health Care Certification (ICHCC) and is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP).

Connie is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Ontario Physiotherapy Association, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), and a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.

Myriam Garabedian

Myriam is a Registered Physiotherapist.

She graduated from McMaster, first with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2003 and returned to McMaster to complete her Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005.

Myriam's focus is Orthopaedics and she has participated in the intensive Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Program. She has completed her Intermediate Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and will continue to work towards her Advanced Orthopaedic Diploma.

Myriam is easy to get along with and enjoys working with all age groups. She is involved sport rehabilitation and enjoys onsite injury assessment and taping.

Myriam has accumulated hundreds of hours of volunteer work as an athletic therapist for the men's baseball and football teams at McMaster University. Myriam is certified to perform Anatomical Acupunctue, through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Aware of the need for local physiotherapists who can treat neurological conditions such as Stroke, Myriam is excited to transition her caseload to include a greater focus on neurological rehabilitation. Myriam has been a great asset to the clinic and helpful as a translator at the clinic as she is fluent in French and communicates well in Arabic.

Dania Tchoryk

Dania Tchoryk Dania is a Registered Physiotherapist.

She is very excited to be a part of the dynamic team at HCRC.

Dania received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University and went on to complete the Masters of Physical Therapy program at The University of Western Ontario. She currently is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and its affiliated Orthopaedic Division. Dania has completed her Level 3 orthopaedic courses offered by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.

Her goal is to continue through the levels and to complete the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy in her future career. Dania is very interested in orthopaedics and enjoys treating clients of all ages. Outside of physiotherapy, she enjoys participating in recreational sports and activities outdoors. She also communicates well in Ukrainian.

Dania strives to provide quality physiotherapy treatment to ensure that each client shows improvement, and is able to reach their physiotherapy goals.

Roger Cote

Roger Cote is a Registered Physiotherapist

Roger has worked at the Halton Community Rehabilitation Centre as our part-time evening therapist for many years. He is a graduate from McMaster University with a Masters in Physiotherapy.

Roger has also taken many post graduate courses offered through the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, to improve his skills in manual therapy.

Roger really enjoys the Clientele that Milton has to offer, and the energy of the clinic during evening hours. He has a special interest in golf injuries.

Susan Wakeley

Susan Wakeley is a Registered Physiotherapist.

Susan Wakeley graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1997. Her career has brought her to a wide variety of work settings in Detroit, Windsor, Stratford, Kitchener-Waterloo and now the Milton area. She began her career in the neurological adult and pediatric fields before specializing in orthopaedics. This career pathway has led Susan to developing a unique approach to physiotherapy by combining neurological and orthopaedic treatments interventions. Susan has certification in acupuncture and has completed the education and examination required to hold a Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. This is recognized as advanced training in the area of orthopaedics by the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Most recently, Susan has completed certification in Integrative Dry Needling for muscle trigger point release and neuropathic pain. Susan enjoys treating athletes and her other pursuits include running, training for marathons, cycling and weight trainin

Kanwal Gill

Kanwal Gill is a Registered Physiotherapist.

Kanwal graduated from the University of Alberta in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.

For the first year and a half after graduating, she worked in a hospital, but since then, has worked in a private practice setting. In 2008, she completed her GUNN Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) course which is a dry needling technique shown to be quite effective in the treatment of pain. In January 2010, she began her training to become a pelvic floor physiotherapist, enabling her to treat conditions such as urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, high frequency of urination, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, painful intercourse and pelvic pain.

In 2011, she completed her Advanced Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy which is recognized by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association orthopaedic training. Kanwal can communicate in both English and Punjabi. She keeps up her physical fitness with running, step aerobics, core strengthening and light weights.

Massage Therapy

Wendy Cook

Wendy Cook is a Registered Massage Therapist at the Halton Community Rehab Centre. Wendy was born and has been raised in Milton. She has loved being part of the small and growing town of Milton. Wendy enjoys her profession because it allows her to see that she can make in someone's life. Helping with stress, reducing pain, making each day a little easier for each client makes her work rewarding. Wendy graduated as a Massage Therapist from the Kikkawa College in 2002. While Wendy often sees patients for stress reduction or relaxation, her main massage practice is rehabilitation focused. She treats orthopaedic, neurological, and obstetric clients with kindness, respect, caring, and skilled hands.

Tara Murphy

Tara has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1996 and has been with HCRC since 2008.

Her years of experience and continued education have given her a well-rounded approach to treatment.

She offers a wide variety of techniques depending on the need including; deep tissue massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Pre and Post- natal massage.

She is dedicated to an excellence in professionalism and continually strives to grow and evolve her craft.

Melanie Anderson-Ebel

It is easy for clients and staff to see Melanie's conscientious nature and commitment to her work and her profession. She brings to the clinic knowledge and expertise in the area of exercise and work injury issues.

Melanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 1993. She has completed a number of Certificate Courses including: Home and Community Based Rehab with ABI Levels I and II, Home and Job Site Assessment, Manual Materials Handling, Functional Abilities Assessment Training, and has completed a number of other orthopaedic, neurological, or exercise based continuing education courses.

Melanie has completed the Water Art Rehabilitation Course and plays a strong role in our Pool Rehabilitation Program.

In the clinic, Melanie is a Certified Kinesiologist and acts as a WSIB administrator.

Karolyn Kinnon, Rehabilitation Assistant

Valerie Vanderwoude Reception/Physiotherapy Assistant/Laser technician

Natalie Rose Laser technician/Physiotherapy Assistant/Reception

Administration

Cathy Proulx

A helpful and educated part of our staff, Cathy Proulx plays an important part in making the process of coming into the clinic a pleasant experience.

As the Office Administrator she oversees daily office tasks, billing and insurance issues.

For clients, she can provide support and education for anyone who is not familiar with their Private, WSIB, or Motor Vehicle Insurance.

She is an excellent resource regarding specific clinic services or therapist qualifications. Clients shouldn't hesitate to speak to Cathy to address any questions or concerns during their time with us at the clinic.

Contact Us

Phone: 905-876-1515

Fax: 905-876-3737

Email:admin@hcrc.ca

Concussion Baseline Testing

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