Staff

Sports Medicine Physicians

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. 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 …

Dr. John McCuaig MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip. Sport Med.

Kitchener - South , Kitchener - Downtown

Dr. McCuaig practices sports medicine and counseling at GRSM. He is an assistant clinical professor within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in the Department…

Dr. Anna Davenport MD ,CCFP ,SEM, Dip. Sport Medicine

Kitchener - Downtown

Dr. Davenport has a specific interest in patients with chronic injuries. She has specialized training in movement and fascia and the fascia release treatment related to an injury…

Registered Nurses

Karen Neault, Registered Nurse

Cambridge

Karen joined GRSM as a part time Registered Nurse in October 2017.  Karen graduated from Nursing at Mohawk College and has extensive nursing experience in various hospitals and health service industries.  In her free time, Karen enjoys being part of a marching drum corps. Her favourite activity is being involved with all her grandchildren.

Physiotherapists

Gillian Lyttle, BPE, BHSc(PT), Registered Physiotherapist

illian 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 2000. Gillian has been working as a registered physiotherapist in sports medicine for the past 15 years….

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, 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 …

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 …

Sharyn Di Ubaldo, 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 5 in Manual Therapy from the Canadian Orthopaedic Division …

Michelle Bogias, BPE, BHSc(PT), Registered Physiotherapist

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. …

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 …

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, 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 …

Celeste Westra Hons.B.H.K., MSc.PT, FCAMPT 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 …

Brian Findlay, BA(Hons.Kin), MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

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…

Kevin Carlaw, HBSc(Kin), MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

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…

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…

Katherine Buffel, BScH, MScPT Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Katherine joined GRSM in July 2016. Katherine graduated with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2014. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor of Science…

David Burnett, BScH, MScPT Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

David joined GRSM in July 2016. David graduated with his M.Sc.PT from Leeds Beckett University and B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo, while playing for the Warriors Men’s basketball..

Jason Smith, MSc(PT), CSEP-CPT, CIDN, FCAMPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Jay graduated from McMaster University in 2011 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. His previous education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 2009 from Western University. Jason has obtained his FCAMPT…

Caitlyn Goodfellow, MScPT, BSc HKin, NDT Trained, Registered Physiotherapist

Cambridge

aitlyn joined GRSM in April 2017. Caitlyn graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology from McMaster University….

Allison Gaudet MScPT, BSc(Kin), MClScPT(Manip), FCAMPT, AFCI Physiotherapist

Cambridge, Downtown

Allison joined GRSM in August 2017.  Allison graduated with her MSc Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2009 and her BSc Kinesiology(Hon) from the University of Waterloo in 2005.  Most recently she completed her MClSc Physical Therapy (Manip) at Western University in July 2017. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of […]

Stephanie Higgins BHSc, MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Steph graduated from 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 University of Western Ontario in 2007. Since completing her Masters, Steph continues to further her post graduate education pursuits with a strong interest […]

Alex Mineo, BSc., Hons Kin, Registered Physiotherapist

Kitchener - South

Alex joined GRSM in February 2018.  Alex graduated with her MSc Physical Therapy from Queen’s University and her BSc. – Honours Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. She has been working in multi-disciplinary since graduating. She has completed additional training in manual therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue release and has a strong interest in therapeutic exercise. […]

Nicholas Yu, Physiotherapy Resident

Cambridge

Nick joined GRSM in May 2018. Nick completed his Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to GRSM, Nick has worked as a registered physiotherapist in a multi-disciplinary private practice in Australia, where he has undertaken numerous courses for the shoulder, lower back, […]

Blake Scott, Physiotherapy Resident

Kitchener - South

Blake joined GRSM in July 2018.   Blake graduated with his B.A. Hons – Major: Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. Blake’s graduating class at University of Sydney ranked 1st in the 2017 QS World University rankings for sports-related subjects including Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy […]

Physiotherapist's Aide/Assistant

Joe Coccagna, Physiotherapist Assistant

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 Poitras, 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, 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…

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…

Ashley Gerencser , Physiotherapy Assistant

Cambridge

Ashley joined GRSM in November 2015. After completing her Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Diploma at Trios College, Ashley has gained experience from clinical and…

Pedorthists

David Stotesbury, BSc.(HK), C. Ped (C), Kimberly Rau & Associates Inc.

Cambridge Kitchener-South Kitchener-Downtown

Always interested in human anatomy and kinesiology, David’s interest in Pedorthics was sparked when a family member was prescribed a pair of custom foot orthotics…

Massage Therapists

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, 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 …

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…

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…

Christian Gomez, RMT – Registered Massage Therapist

Kitchener - Downtown , Kitchener - South

Christian joined GRSM in March 2017. He has been practicing since 2015 after graduating with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. He likes to perform deep muscle work using myofascial release and trigger point therapy. He has experience treating various types of sports injuries and athletes. He also […]

Matt Angell – Registered Massage Therapist

Cambridge

Matt joined GRSM in December 2017 having graduated from the Massage Therapy at Mohawk College in 2015 and has since been working in a multi-disciplinary environment. Matt believes optimal health is achieved when the body is functioning properly as a whole. Assessing the body this way helps to target which parts of the system can […]

Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

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 …

Chiropractors

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, HB.Sc(KIN), DC

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 …

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 …

Dr. C. Feng Lee, BSc, DC

Cambridge

Dr. Lee applies a wide array of rehabilitative techniques and resources to “recondition” the body back to a pre-injury functional state of daily activity. Each treatment is stylized and unique to every individual’s health needs and goal activities….NO COOKIE CUTTER APPROACH and NO PRODUCTION LINE ASSEMBLY! It is not uncommon for Dr. Lee to treat […]

Dr. Thinisia Thiruchelvam, BKin (Hons), D.C.

Kitchener - South

Dr. Thiruchelvam is a Doctor of Chiropractic and trained in Athletic Movement Assessments (AMA) and a Shift Concussion Management provider, using evidence based techniques. Dr. Thinisia Thiruchelvam began her career in the field of rehabilitation with a post-secondary education at Western University, where she obtained her bachelors degree with honors in Kinesiology.  Witnessing patients recover from […]

Athletic Therapists

Nathan Campbell, RKin, CAT(C), MSc, Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Athletic Therapist

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, 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 …

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…

Marla Ray-Renouf, Office Manager-Cambridge & Medical Assistant to the Orthopaedic Surgeon

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 …

Connie Wagner, Client Services

Kitchener - South

Connie joined GRSM in October 2016. Connie completed her Medical Office Administration diploma at Medix College. She has previous experience in retail, manufacturing and health care environments.

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…

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…

Kelsey Dawe, Client Services

Kitchener - Downtown

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

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 …

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…

Sue Holmes, Client Services

Kitchener - South

Sue joined GRSM in January 2016. Sue has previous administrative and customer service experience from a variety of industries including real estate and health care environments…

Suzanne Paquin, Marketing Assistant

Cambridge

Suzanne joined GRSM in October 2016.  Suzanne graduated from the Business Marketing Program at Conestoga College.  She has previous experience in both museum programming, improvisational theatre, and stand up comedy. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys trying to watch everything she tagged on Netflix or playing outside with her kids.

Candace Little, Client Services

Kitchener - Downtown

Candace joined GRSM in Decemeber 2016. After completing her Medical Terminology Course at Conestoga College, Candace is pursuing her career in the medical field. In her spare time Candace enjoys being outside and playing with her twin daughters, Jayde and Jayla.

Cheryl Robertson Client Services

Kitchener - South

Cheryl joined GRSM on Decemeber 19th, 2016, having come to us from Vancouver Island. She has experience in various medical environments and diciplines, including clinical & EMR workflow, and change management. Cheryl enjoys her chihuahua companion and creating chihuahua clothing. Cheryl is also very excited to be close to her daughter and grandson.

Beverly Mulvihill, Client Services

Kitchener - South, Kitchener - Downtown

Beverly joined GRSM as a part time Client Services Assistant in October 2017.  Bev is currently attending Conestoga College for Health Office Administration.  In her free time, Bev enjoys being crafty and doing sudoku. She is an avid Tim Burton fan and loves all things Halloween.