About Us

Our team consists of skilled therapists and knowledgeable support staff that are interested and dedicated to helping you.

The Halton Community Rehabilitation Center is the only clinic in our area to have five physiotherapists with a specialized and advanced skills in the area of Orthopaedics & an Advanced Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Our Physiotherapists

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Tina Doney

Clinic Owner – Registered Physiotherapist.

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.

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Connie Francoz

Clinic Owner – Registered Physiotherapist.

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.

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Myriam Garabedian

Registered Physiotherapist.

She graduated from McMaster, first with an HonoursBachelor 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 Advanced Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is now a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).

Myriam is easy to get along with and enjoys working with all age groups. She is involved sport rehabilitation and enjoys athletc 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 Acupuncture, 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 Hijazi

Registered Physiotherapist.

Dana has been part of our dynamic team at HCRC since December 2010.

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 orthopaedic division at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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

Registered Physiotherapist.

Roger has worked at the Halton Community Rehabilitation Centre as our part-time evening therapist for many years. He obtained his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto and went on to graduate from McMaster University with a Masters in Physiotherapy.

Roger has completed his Intermediate Exams with the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, a division of the Canadian Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Association. He has also taken many other post graduate special interest courses, 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 and is a walking encyclopedia for sports trivia and other various types of trivia knowledge.

When Roger is not at work you will find him up North enjoying cottage life with his family and friends, or on the sidelines watching his children playing various sports including hockey, soccer, basketball, and field/ box lacrosse.

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Kanwal Gill

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 as the highest level of orthopaedic training in Canada.

Kanwal joined our team in 2013 and we have been so fortunate to have her manual therapy skills and pelvic floor knowledge for our patients. Kanwal can communicate in both English and Punjabi.

She keeps up her physical fitness with running, step aerobics, core strengthening and light weights.

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Susan Wakeley

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, and Kitchener-Waterloo. In 2015, Susan joined our HCRC team and we are thrilled to have her. Experience in the adult neurological and paediatric fields, along with her orthopaedic continuing education has helped Susan to develop a unique approach to Physiotherapy.

Susan has completed a certification in acupuncture, Integrated Dry Needling (for trigger point release and neuropathic pain), and holds a Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. This is an extensive internationally recognized training program in the area of orthopaedics, offered by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Most recently, Susan has completed training for the ConnectTherapy Approach© to expand her toolbox for client treatment options.

Susan is extremely interested in how the body moves in certain situations, whether it be when biking, dancing, playing soccer, or in just everyday life, and how the body has compensated in movement over the years. This leads her to evaluate what changes need to happen to get her patients back on track. She is very passionate about her job and loves seeing the dramatic changes that her treatment has on her patients.

Susan enjoys treating athletes and as an athlete herself, loves running, training for marathons, cycling, weight training, and swimming.

Jane Hendriksen

Registered Physiotherapist.

Jane graduated from Western University with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2015, following completion of a Bachelor of Health Sciences – Honors Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Jane enjoys working with clients across the lifespan, with a particular interest in orthopaedics and concussion management.

She continues to take courses to advance her knowledge and skills in orthopaedic manual therapy, and is working towards becoming a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. Jane has completed coursework through Acupuncture Canada, and is certified to perform acupuncture.

Outside of work Jane can be found exploring the great outdoors – enjoying a variety of activities including Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, hiking and water sports!

Jane looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your injuries.

Melanie McIntyre

Registered Physiotherapist.

Melanie McIntyre received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2017. Prior to completing her Masters program she attended The University of Western Ontario completing a BA(Hons) in kinesiology with a minor in psychology.

Melanie enjoys working in orthopaedic physiotherapy and is working towards obtaining her diploma in advanced orthopaedic manual & manipulative physiotherapy. Melanie loves working with people of all ages, building great rapport with patients and making sure that all patients goals are being met or exceeded.

Melanie was a competitive swimmer for ten years and has a good understanding of swimming injuries, the biomechanics of swimming strokes, and the demands of swimming on your body. She would love to use this information to treat distance swimmers and Triathletes, a sport very popular in this area. As a previous swim coach, she is very comfortable with adolescent athletes as well.

In her spare time Melanie loves to be active – swimming, running, yoga, walking her dog. She also loves travelling, spending time with friends and family and watching Toronto sports.

Massage Therapists

Tara Murphy

Registered Massage Therapist

Tara has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1996 and has been an integral part of the HCRC massage therapy team since 2008.

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

As well as using typical Swedish Massage Techniques and Trigger Point Therapy, Tara also incorporates the use of Myofascial Release, which she believes enhances the effects of massage therapy on the body by mobilizing several aspects of the soft tissue.

Recently, Tara has studied Chinese Cupping Massage and regularly incorporates this technique into her treatments. Tara also provides Pre and Post – Natal massage. She believes that continued education and research is vital to the evolution of her craft.

Tara is dedicated to an excellence in professionalism and continuously strives to be both an advocate and ambassador to the value of her profession.

Wendy Cook

Registered Massage Therapist

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.

Kinesiologist

Melanie Anderson-Ebel

Registered Kinesiologist

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, and Functional Abilities Assessment Training.

She also has training in orthopaedic, neurological, or exercise based programs and she is committed to ongoing continuing education courses.

Melanie’s most recent course completion was a six month program to obtain the skills to become a Diabetes Educator. Although she is not currently working in that field, this knowledge is so valuable at the clinic for our patients who also have to manage their Diabetes symptoms, especially when exercising.

In the clinic, Melanie is a Registered Kinesiologist and acts as a WSIB liaison.

Natalie Maduri

Office Administrator

Natalie is often the first person that you will speak to or see at the Halton Community Rehabilitation Centre.

Her warm personality and caring manor will put you at ease as she guides you through the process of rehabilitation.

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 will direct bill all insurance companies who provide this service.

Her background as a Physiotherapy Assistant allows her to answer basic rehabilitation questions that you may have before you see your therapist, and help to direct you to the best service/health professional for your injury or problem.

Do not hesitate to contact Natalie with any questions that you may have regarding billing or appointment scheduling during your time with us at the clinic.

Support Staff

HCRC has many support staff members that will help you through your rehabilitation care, under the direction of the treating physiotherapist or massage therapist.

Their tasks range from helping you with certain exercises, or applying machines for pain management and healing such as laser/hot packs/ultrasound/interferential current, and more.

They have been educated in the field of health care in programs such as the Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma program, a Kinesiology Degree, Fitness certification programs, or on the job co-op programs.

Their attention to detail and concern for your comfort and well- being make the rehabilitation process smooth and positive.

There is always someone watching and making sure all your needs are being met.

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