Staff

Sports Medicine Physicians

Dr. Trevor Hall

Dr. Trevor L. Hall, MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med.

Cambridge, Kitchener - South

Dr. Hall is a co-owner and sports medicine physician at GRSM. He is an assistant clinical professor with the DeGroote School of Medicine and Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Hall also …

Dr. Donna Rae Rowlands

Dr. Donna Rae Rowlands, MD, CCFP and CCFP (EM), Dip. Sport Med.

Cambridge

Dr. Donna Rae Rowlands specializes in Sports Medicine. She completed her medical training at Memorial University in Newfoundland in 1991. After graduating, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces and work as…

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Dr. Laura Purcell, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, Dip. Sport Med.

Kitchener - South

Dr. Laura Purcell is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at …

Physiotherapists

Christine Lejarza

Christine Lejarza, BSc, MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Cambridge

Christine Lejarza graduated from Queen’s University in 2007 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2004 from York University. She has post-graduate training in manual therapy, …

Krista Schurter

Krista Schurter, HBScKin, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Cambridge

Krista graduated from Queen’s University in 2010 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She also completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2007 at the University of Waterloo. Krista has a strong interest in treating …

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Kristy Commerford, PT, MPT, BSc, CDT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - Downtown

Kristy graduated from the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2008. Prior to completing the Master of Physical Therapy program, Kristy completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in …

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Sharyn Van Damme, BA(Kin), MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Sharyn graduated from Western University in August of 2009 with her Master of Physical Therapy. Her previous education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 2007 from Wilfrid Laurier University. Sharyn has completed her Level 3 in Manual Therapy from the Canadian Orthopaedic Division …

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Stephanie Higgins, BHSc, MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Stephanie graduated the University of Western Ontario, Master of Physical Therapy in 2009. Prior to this, she completed a 4 year Honors Specialization in Health Science with Biology also, from the Universtiy of Western Ontario in 2007. Since completing her Masters, …

Meaghan Shearer

Meaghan Shearer Adams, HBSc, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Meaghan graduated from Queen’s University in 2006 with an Honours Bachelor of Life Science degree, and again in 2008 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. Since graduation, Meaghan has worked in …

Gillian-Lyttle

Gillian Lyttle, BPE, BHSc(PT), RCAMT, CPed(C) Registered Physiotherapist & Certified Pedorthist

Cambridge

Gillian graduated from McMaster University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy. Her interest in orthopaedics lead her to become a certified manual and manipulative therapist (Part A) in …

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Michelle Bogias, BPE, BHSc(PT) Registered Physiotherapist, STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor

Kitchener - South

Michelle has developed her interest in sports physiotherapy through her work as a registered physiotherapist in KW and Cambridge since 1996. She has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of the older athlete. …

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Stephanie Buck, BHSc, MPH, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Cambridge

Stephanie graduated from the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program at McMaster University in 2011. Prior to that she graduated from Lakehead University with a Master of Public Health degree in 2009 …

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Kathleen White-Carr, BPHE, BSc, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - Downtown

Kathleen received her Masters in physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2009. Previously, she completed a Bachelor in Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science …

Ali MacGregor

Ali Prevost, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Health

Cambridge

Ali graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2011. Since graduation, she has continued her education in physiotherapy with certificates in Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, and…

Kaleena Yeung

Kaleena Yeung BSc, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - Downtown

Kaleena joined GRSM in June 2013. She graduated with her Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2008. Prior to that she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology …

Sean Meyer

Sean Meyer, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Sean joined GRSM in September 2013. Sean graduated with his M.Sc.PT from Queen’s University and B.Sc. Kin University of Waterloo. Sean’s placements included work in hospital and multi-disciplinary …

Karlee Hall

Karlee Hall, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Karlee joined GRSM in October 2013. Karlee graduated with her M.Sc.PT from the University of Toronto and B.Sc. Kin and M.Sc. Kin from the University of Waterloo. Karlee’s placements included…

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Gopika Athithan, BA Kin, M. Phty. St. – Registered Physiotherapist

Cambridge

Gopika joined GRSM in November 2014. Gopika graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland in 2012 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in …

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Renee Quiring, BHScPT, The Centre for Pelvic Health, Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Health

Kitchener - Downtown

Renee graduated from McMaster University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She worked initially as a sole charge physiotherapist …

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Celeste Westra Hons.B.H.K., MSc.PT, Registered Physiotherapist

Cambridge

Celeste graduated from Queen’s University in 2010 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree. Prior to this, she obtained an Honors Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from …

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Jason Kuhnow, BSc, MScPT – Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - Downtown

Jason joined GRSM in August 2015. Jason graduated with his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2014 and his Bachelor of Science degree in…

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Meaghan Robson – Physiotherapy Resident

Kitchener - South, Kitchener - Downtown

Meaghan joined GRSM in September 2015. Meaghan graduated with her Master of Physiotherapy from Western University and her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology from Queen’s University…

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Brian Findlay – Physiotherapy Resident

Kitchener - South

Brian joined GRSM in September 2015. Brian graduated with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University and his Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization Kinesiology from Western University…

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Kevin Carlaw – Physiotherapy Resident

Cambridge

Kevin joined GRSM in October 2015. Kevin graduated with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and his Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University…

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Dana Snelling, HBKin, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

Cambridge

Dana has worked at GRSM since 2008. Prior to joining GRSM, Dana worked in Physiotherapy clinics in Ancaster and Hamilton. She also worked at St. Joseph’s Hospitalin Hamilton with patients in-hospital…

Physiotherapist's Aide/Assistant

Joe Coccagna

Joe Coccagna, Physiotherapy Aide

Cambridge

Joe joined the GRSM team in May 2012. He has his BA in Health Studies as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in International/Community Development. Joe is continuing his education part-time and planning…

Kayla Dow

Kayla Dow, Physiotherapy Assistant

Kitchener - South

Kayla initially joined GRSM in October, 2011 working in Client Services and in May 2014 she became a Physiotherapy Assistant. Kayla graduated from the University of Waterloo in the Bachelors of Science…

Kristi Schwab

Kristi Schwab, Physiotherapy Assistant

Cambridge

Kristi joined GRSM in September 2013. After completing her Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma at Conestoga College, Kristi has gained experience from hospital, clinic and long term care environment. In her free time, Kristi…

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Jen Psutka, Physiotherapy Assistant

Kitchener - South

Jen joined GRSM as a part time employee in September 2015, and previously volunteered for over a year prior to being hired. Jen graduated with her honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and…

Pedorthists

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Tavish Lahay-Decker, HBSc(KIN), C Ped(C), Kimberly Rau & Associates, Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Cambridge, Kitchener - South, Kitchener - Downtown

Tavish was introduced to the field of pedorthics through volunteering during her university career. During this time she had the opportunity to shadow personal trainers, chiropractors and physiotherapists however …

Massage Therapists

James-Mustard

James Mustard, RMT – Registered Massage Therapist

Kitchener - South

James graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Medix College in March 2008, and has been practicing as a registered Massage Therapist since. His focus on sports injuries has allowed him to treat athletes of all levels, participating in sports ranging from hockey to track and field, …

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Melynda Moitoso, RMT – Registered Massage Therapist and Osteopathic Techniques (Thesis Writer)

Kitchener - South, Cambridge

Melynda began practicing Massage Therapy in 2005 after she graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Melynda joined the team at Grand River Sports Medicine in 2007 and began studying at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto and is currently …

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Shannon Schmidt, BSc, Dip SIM, RMT – Registered Massage Therapist

Cambridge

Shannon joined Grand River Sports Medicine in 2004 after graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (Kitchener). Since graduating, she has treated a variety of injuries occurring from …

Cate MacKay

Cate MacKay, BA, CDT, RMT- Registered Massage Therapist

Kitchener - Downtown

Cate MacKay graduated from Centennial College with an honours diploma in Massage Therapy in 2000. She further certified as a Combined Decongestive Therapist from the Dr. Vodder School International the same year. Prior to her Massage Therapy training she completed a Bachelor …

Leah Styles

Leah Styles, RMT- Registered Massage Therapist

Cambridge

Leah joined GRSM in October 2012. She has been practicing since 2009 after graduating from the Georgian College Massage Therapy program with honours. Leah has experience in both sports therapy and multidisciplinary clinics. While living in New Zealand Leah ….

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Samantha Popovic, RMT – Registered Massage Therapist

Kitchener - South

Sam started with GRSM in November, 2012. She graduated with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in July 2009. Sam has work experience in both spa and chiropractic clinics. She has treated a variety of clients…

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Alana MacDougall, BSc., RMT, SMT(cc)- Registered Massage Therapist

Kitchener - Downtown

Alana joined GRSM in November 2015. She has been practicing since 2014 after graduating with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy…

Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

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Cara Kasdorf, RD, BSc, M.A.N., Registered Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist

Kitchener - South

As a Registered Dietitian, Cara provides nutrition counseling for active individuals looking to enhance and maximize their performance through proper nutrition. Originally from Winnipeg, Cara graduated from the University of Manitoba (BSc, Human Nutritional Sciences, 2005) and …

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Courtney-Brooke Laurie RD, BSc, Registered Dietitian

Kitchener - Downtown, Cambridge

Courtney-Brooke joined GRSM in February 2016. As a Registered Dietitian, former varsity athlete, and distance runner Courtney-Brooke understands the critical relationship between nutrition and performance…

Chiropractors

Dr. Kevin-Fuss

Dr. Kevin Fuss, B.Sc , D.C., D. Ac., CGFI

Kitchener - South

Born and raised in Kitchener, Kevin always knew that upon completing his training he would return to the area to continue his career. Kevin left Kitchener in 1999 and headed for London, Ontario. He graduated with …

Dr. Stefano Bozzo

Dr. Stefano Bozzo, HB.Sc(KIN), DC

Kitchener - Downtown, Cambridge

Stefano joined the GRSM team in 2011. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2007, and went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College …

Jason Porr

Dr. Jason Porr, BSc (Hon) Human Kinetics, DC, FRCCSS(C)

Kitchener - South

Dr. Porr began his education at the University of Ottawa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honors Human Kinetics and became a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise…

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Dr. Julia Callaghan, B.Sc. (Hons), DC

Kitchener - Downtown

Julia joined the GRSM team in 2014. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies in 2008, and went on to complete her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree at …

Athletic Therapists

Nathan-Cambell

Nathan Campbell, BScKin(Hon), DipSIM, MSc HHNS+NEUR, CAT(C)

Cambridge

Nathan is a Certified Athletic Therapist and has been with GRSM since March 2007. His role at GRSM includes Athletic Therapy, Orthopaedic Bracing and High Performance Training. Nathan is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Kinesiology Program, the Athletic Therapy Program …

Administration

Lee-Anne Silva

Lee-Anne Silva, Client Services Lead

Cambridge

Lee-Anne has been working at Grand River Sports Medicine since March 2007. She was born and raised in Cambridge. Lee-Anne graduated from Southwood Secondary School in 2002. Lee-Anne’s love of being active …

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Tripho Bogias, Business Manager

Tripho is a lifelong resident of Cambridge and has always been very involved in the Cambridge Sports Community. Tripho held the position of Sports Co-ordinator for the City of Cambridge and was Athletic Director for the Waterloo Catholic District…

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Marla Ray-Renouf, Office Manager & Medical Secretary for Dr. Haddad

Cambridge

Marla was raised in Cambridge where she was a competitive figure skater until the age of 16. Marla has worked in Family Medicine and Specialist’s medical office environments for her entire career. She continues to …

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Emma Tonner, Client Services & Marketing Associate

Kitchener - South

Emma joined the GRSM team in September 2012. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Southwood Secondary School. Emma has an Honours diploma from Humber College in Advertising Media Sales…

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Jennifer Highgate, Human Resources Generalist

Jen joined GRSM in June 2012. She was raised in Cambridge where she graduated from Southwood. She continued her post secondary education at St. Clair College where she received her Human Resources…

Nicole Vander Meulen

Nicole Vander Meulen, Client Services

Cambridge

Nicole joined the GRSM team in May 2012. She is a graduate of the Health Office Administration program at Conestoga College. Nicole has previous Customer Service and Administrative experience in the Dental…

Emily Panayiotou

Emily Panayiotou, Client Services

Kitchener - Downtown

Emily joined the GRSM team in August 2012. She is currently attending the University of Waterloo in a joint honours program in Psychology and Social Development Studies with the goal…

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Jamie Mitchell, Client Services

Kitchener - South, Kitchener - Downtown

Jaime has been working at Grand River Sports Medicine since November 2011, after completing a co-op as a physiotherapy assistant in the fall. She is studying at Wilfrid Laurier University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology…

Sue Colson

Sue Colson, Office Manager & Training Co-Ordinator

Kitchener - South, Kitchener - Downtown

Raised on a rural property in north central Ontario, Sue has always had a love of the outdoors and all things that that entails. Sue joined the GRSM team in April 2013. Sue has had many years experience in a managerial…

Andrea Horner

Andrea Horner, Client Services

Cambridge

Andrea joined GRSM in July 2013. Andrea has extensive Customer Service experience from her roles as Personal Support Worker and Lifestyle Program Manager within the Retirement Home Setting…

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Carly McCullough, Client Services

Kitchener - South

Carly joined GRSM in July 2013. Carly has completed her Health Office Administration Diploma (Honours) from Conestoga College. She has previous Customer Service experience and has completed…

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Zahara Visram, Client Services

Kitchener - South

Zahara joined GRSM in December 2013. Zahara completed her BA in both Political Science and Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo. Most recently …

Kelsey Dawe

Kelsey Dawe, Client Services

Kitchener - Downtown

Kelsey joined GRSM in December 2013. Kelsey started as a Co-op student and has since been hired …

Connie Reardon

Connie Reardon, Client Services

Kitchener - Downtown. Kitchener-South

Connie joined GRSM in August 2014. Connie completed her Medical Office Administration diploma at Medix College. Prior to this, Connie had also completed her Nursing Unit Clerk diploma …

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Geraldine Sweeney, Client Services

Cambridge

Geraldine joined GRSM in November 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and has extensive Administrative and Customer Service experience from a variety …

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Jo-Anne Meyer, Bookkeeper

Jo-Anne joined GRSM in October 2015. Jo-Anne has completed Bookkeeping related courses at Conestoga College. She has previous experience in both retail and…