About Us

 

About Us

Our emphasis is on manual treatment techniques, vestibular therapy, and exercise routines. We take the time to comprehensively explain your condition based on our assessment, and we also explain all aspects of your treatment. All our staff are CPR/Automated External Defibrillator Certified to use our on-site defibrillator.

Our Staff

Frances Harrington

Frances Harrington

Clinic Owner / Physio Director

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  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical, McMaster University, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 1991, Dean’s List Graduate
  • Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, 2000
  • Certified by Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2004
  • Vestibular Competency Based Rehabilitation Course - successfully completed in April 2008, Emory University, Atlanta 2008
  • Advanced Vestibular Competency Course - successfully completed in August 2011, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Completed post-graduate courses in: Part A and B Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy, McKenzie theory, Pilates, Acupuncture, evidenced-based practice, outcome measures, neural tension and many more
  • Established Grand River Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in 1995
  • Qualified to assist with post graduate courses offered by CPA
  • Tutored anatomy and neuroanatomical at U of T
  • Researched behavioural neuroscience-published 2 articles
  • Special interests: sports injuries, rehab for dizziness, runner for 30 years, biking, hiking, swimming, soccer
  • Member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA), the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT)
Elizabeth Saltsman

Elizabeth Saltsman

Physiotherapist

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  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, Manchester University in United Kingdom, 1999
  • Post-graduate courses in acupuncture, manual therapy and the treatment of sports
  • Special interests in neurological disorders, swimming, Pilates and weight training
  • Member of College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA).
Amy

Amy Fisk

Physiotherapist

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  • Diploma of Physiotherapy from Manchester Royal Infimary, Manchester England
  • 10 years experience with paediatric care at Rotary Children Centre
  • Special interest in aiding seniors to remain in their home environment
  • Member of College of Physiotherapy of Ontario
Sotiria

Sotiria Kollias

Registered Massage Therapist

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Shortly after graduating from Fanshawe College’s Theatre Arts program, Sotiria Kollias took her first step towards pursuing a career in health care and enrolled at Medix College. Now a Registered Massage Therapist (R.M.T), Sotiria could not be more excited to be a part of the team at Grand River Physiotherapy. Her goal as an R.M.T is to promote overall health and assist her clients in restoring, maintaining and enhancing their well– being.


Our Support Staff

Kim

Kim

Office Manager

Kim has been employed as the Office Manager of Grand River Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre since 2007. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario.

Sandy

Sandy

Physiotherapy Aide

Sandy began working as a full-time physiotherapy aide for Grand River Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in 1994. She has worked in the rehabilitation field for 17 years.

Katrina

Katrina

Office Manager

Katrina began working as a full-time physiotherapy aide for Grand River Physiotherapy in 2009.

Theresa

Theresa

Physiotherapy Aide

Theresa has worked as a physiotherapy aide for Grand River Physiotherapy since 2000.

Carma

Carma

Physiotherapy Aide

Carma began working at Grand River Physiotherapy full time in 2012 as a Physiotherapy Assistant.

Valerie

Valerie

Physiotherapy Assistant

Valerie originally went to school for Fitness and Health Promotion. She became a personal trainer and worked for 2 years gaining experience in physical exercise and functional movement. Valerie went back to school for Physio Assistant, she graduated from Trios College in 2015, and began working at Grand River Physiotherapy shortly after.

Aimen

Aimen

Physiotherapy Assistant

Aimen started at GRPT in 2010 as a co-op student from GCI. She subsequently worked every summer while completing her undergraduate degree in Honours Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She is now studying to be a physician assistant at Univeristy of Toronto and works part-time at Grand River Physiotherapy.

Virginia

Virginia

Physiotherapy Assistant

Virginia graduated from Queen's University in 2011 with a double major in Life Sciences and Biology, and worked at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital as a patient assistant during her undergrad. She started working as a physiotherapy assistant at Grand River Physiotherapy in 2016 to gain experience for graduate studies in physiotherapy.

Professional Associations

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario The Canadian Physiotherapy Association The Ontario Physiotherapy Association The Vestibular Disorders Association The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute College of Massage Therapists Registered Massage Therapy Association
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519 621-3265