With a BScN from Western since 2015, Gillian has a background in Critical Cardiac Care, demonstrating unwavering commitment to well-being. Beyond the hospital, she's a two-time cross-country MVP and varsity athlete in various sports, embodying both fitness enthusiasm and team spirit. Gillian thrives on thrilling adventures, conquering global mountains and pushing personal limits.
In 2020, Gillian founded BoxYogi, fusing boxing and power yoga for a fierce wellness experience, inspired by her late parents' zest for life. Passionate about health promotion, she empowers others through her holistic practices.
Now a Fascial Stretch Therapist at Stretch Health Canada, Gillian brings expertise in enhancing flexibility, alleviating pain, and optimizing overall health. Connect with Gillian at Stretch Health Canada, where her dedication to health, vitality, and compassion converges into a transformative journey.
Tara graduated from the Fanshawe College Accelerated Massage Therapy program in 2018, and is currently working as an RMT. Since graduating, she has treated a broad range of health conditions and clientele. She has always been very passionate about promoting health and well-being. Tara specializes in deep tissue massage, and she is excited to bring her skill set to Stretch Health. She is invested in finding the root cause of a client's concern, and treating it with a well rounded and proactive approach. Tara has always had an appreciation for the importance and benefits of stretching, and she practices yoga, which will bring breath work and a unique flow to each and every treatment. She is excited to start treating clients and help them maintain a feeling of wellness throughout the body!
Hannah graduated from the kinesiology program at Western University in 2020, and is currently completing her Masters of Science in Kinesiology through Lakehead University. She is passionate about learning about the human body and how exercise can be used to prevent and treat injuries and disease. Hannah brings her friendly and positive attitude to every interaction and is excited to help clients work towards their mobility goals.
During his 20+ years in the manufacturing business, Mike became well aware of the wear and tear the body takes in a labour-intensive environment. A workplace injury allowed Mike to return to school at Lambton College where he graduated from the massage therapy program in 2020. As an RMT and FST practitioner, Mike is excited to help his clients reach new levels of mobility and return to pain-free activities of daily living.
Karin is a London native and has chosen to raise her children here. After work in the retail sector for 25 years she decided that a change was needed but she still wanted to help and interact with people. This is what led to her going back to school for massage therapy. After completing school and earning her diploma last year, Karin decided to add Fascial Stretch Therapy to her skill set. Karin is a passionate and caring individual who loves helping people to improve and maintain a great quality of life. She is also very involved in the London volleyball community as a coach and absolutely loves developing and mentoring young athletes. Karin uses her leadership skills to promote health and well being in a team environment.
Andre graduated from York University in 2014, where he earned a Specialized Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a focus on exercise physiology. As a Registered Kinesiologist since 2020, Andre has assisted many clients of all ages and all fitness levels to achieve their return-to-work/life goals working in outpatient healthcare. This mainly included injury prevention, rehabilitation, and occupation-specific training. He loves to stay physically active through resistance training and basketball. As a former athlete, he’s always had a strong interest in the human body and how and why it moves. He believes in moving more efficiently to tackle everyday demands, maintaining independence and instilling those beliefs for his patients.
Meet Jeff, a dedicated professional who graduated from the University of Windsor in 2020, earning a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Honours Kinesiology) in Movement Science.
Since becoming a Registered Kinesiologist, Jeff has gained valuable experience working with clients across various age groups and fitness levels in rehabilitation clinics and fitness facilities. Committed to continuous growth, Jeff has pursued further certifications in concussion management, orthopaedic bracing, and compression therapy. Recently, Jeff attained certification as an FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy) practitioner, enhancing the quality of care for clients.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Jeff finds joy in outdoor activities and actively engages in community service. He's devoted time to volunteering with the Brain Injury Association and dedicated 7 years to serving on the board of directors for a local soccer organization.
Driven by a passion for holistic well-being and community impact, Jeff combines expertise with a genuine commitment to improving lives through personalized and comprehensive kinesiology services.
Kate Reid graduated from Western University in 2003, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She is an experienced physiotherapist who has advanced training in concussion and vestibular rehabilitation, manual therapy, and running assessment. Kate uses a variety of treatment interventions including: progressive exercises, manual techniques, acupuncture, and dry needling to help assist client of all ages and all fitness levels to achieve their wellness goals. Bring an avid runner herself and the mother of three children in competitive sports, Kate values a healthy lifestyle and maintains a focus on her clients' functional goals.
Noah graduated from Western University in 2019 where he received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours Specialization) in Kinesiology. He then went on to complete his Masters in Physical Therapy in 2021. As a physiotherapist, he has helped assist clients of all ages and all fitness levels to achieve their rehabilitation goals. This includes strength and conditioning, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sport-specific training. In his spare time, Noah likes to stay active through basketball, tennis, and triathlon training.
Jillian graduated with an Honors degree in Kinesiology and a minor in French from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2023.
As a new graduate, Jillian is excited to start her first professional endeavor at Stretch Health.
Previously, she has volunteered as a trainer for a U14 KMHA boys hockey team, as well as being a coach for a U8 and U10 WMSC girls soccer team.
Jillian is currently working towards getting her Registered Kinesiologist designation as well as her FST Level 1 certificate.
She enjoys staying active by going to the gym, hiking and is currently learning how to play golf. In the summers she loves going camping and fishing.
Jillian is looking forward to continuing her education about the human body and movement in order to help her clients live a more pain free lifestyle.
Laura-Lee has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. She has been working as a Registered Kinesiologist in several capacities over the last 10 years which includes fencing instruction and competition, older adult rehabilitation, and most recently, occupational rehabilitation and return-to-work. Laura-Lee has always been fascinated by human movement and the puzzle that is helping people return to their optimal level of functioning. Laura-Lee loves to celebrate the “Yes, I did it!” moments with her clients when they achieve their goals.
Sagar graduated from the massage therapy program at Mohawk College. Prior to that, he obtained a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. Although he learned a lot from his education, he found that most of his knowledge came from personal experience and a strong desire to learn and comprehend. Being interested in the human body, he discovered his passion for therapeutics and rehabilitation through his own journey.
He understands that pain and dysfunction are inevitable and that everyone experiences bodily issues at some point in their lives. It can be frustrating and debilitating when it becomes chronic and feels like you're sacrificing everything. Whether it's stiffness after work or a sport-specific problem, Sagar is dedicated to assisting individuals in regaining their best selves and living a life with minimal pain.
Sagar continuously strives to improve himself, whether it be through reading books, journal articles, attending courses, or conversing with therapists from all backgrounds. He enjoys incorporating various techniques and modalities to create personalized experiences and exercise programs tailored to each individual's specific needs. Traditional methods may not always work, and all efforts to locate a solution or someone who can help may have been exhausted, or perhaps extra support is required. Sagar is there to offer that extra support because he cares about the quality of life that people live.
In 2019, Vidhi earned her Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy in India. In November 2022, she relocated to Canada and obtained a provisional practice license by September 2023, becoming a Physiotherapy Resident. Throughout her journey, she has worked with a diverse range of patients, spanning different age groups and conditions, including musculoskeletal, pediatric, cardiopulmonary, neurological, and geriatric cases in various healthcare settings, from long-term care facilities to private clinics.
Her expertise lies in a patient-centered, evidence-based approach, focusing on hands-on therapy and personalized exercise programs to help clients achieve their health and wellness goals. Vidhi prioritizes ongoing education to stay current with physiotherapy advancements. She firmly believes that improved movement quality enhances one's quality of life and takes pride in collaborating with healthcare professionals to enhance her patients' well-being.
Melanie graduated with honors from the advanced Massage Therapy Program at Mohawk College. She has always had a passion for learning about the human body and continued her studies to create an integrated practice of deep tissue massage, fascial stretch therapy and cupping.Since getting her certificate, Melanie has had experience assisting clients establish a pain free way of life. She has experience working with a broad range of clientele, from those diagnosed with various health conditions, treating athletes, helping the elderly, and including MVA and WSIB patients.Her practice is founded on client centered care, where she works with each individual to assist them in succeeding to attain their health goals.Melanie has always had a passion for physical fitness and enjoys weightlifting, boxing, yoga, and snowboarding in the winter. Outside of her clinical practice she has a love for the outdoors and meditation. She is an avid hiker and goes camping whenever possible.
Alicia graduated from Brock University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. During her time at Brock, she discovered her passion for rehabilitation after volunteering with the neuro population including those with Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis and Amputees. She went on to become a Registered Kinesiologist and has spent the last few years working with Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions as a Vision Therapist treating neurovisual dysfunctions. She is a Certified PoNS Trainer, with a background in balance and gait training and has experience with fascial release work.
Seeing her patients overcome the challenges they are faced with throughout their recovery continues to amaze and inspires her. She loves motivating her patients to reach towards their goals and is excited to help them get back to doing the things that make them happy and improving overall quality of life.
Chelsea’s fitness journey began with being a competitive cheerleader for over 10 years. She then went on to graduate from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Chelsea’s guiding principle to health and wellness is longevity and accessibility to all. This led to her working in physical rehabilitation, exercise and sports psychology research, as well as group and personal training. She has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds such as the weekend warrior, people with disabilities, sports teams, and novice exercisers.
Chelsea is passionate about using the most recent evidence-based practices to promote healthy and sustainable life choices. You’ll find her approach to be very personalized, where she brings warm positive energy and an open ear to her sessions.
Sierra is a dedicated physiotherapist with a background in kinesiology and a passion for holistic wellbeing. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from Queen's University and a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University. Sierra discovered the transformative effects of fascial stretch therapy during an internship at a health clinic, and she has since incorporated myofascial work into her practice. With experience working with athletes and various sports teams, Sierra joined McGill University’s Sport Medicine Clinic, specializing in treating musculoskeletal conditions. She strongly believes in holistic wellbeing, taking a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation and empowering her clients to achieve optimal health and functionality.
Roweena graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours in Kinesiology. After working for a couple years in multidisciplinary clinics, she knew that there was more to what she could offer to help clients manage their pain and feel better. She decided to return to school for massage therapy and graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and Teaching Clinic. During her time in school and working thereafter as an RMT, she discovered her passion for rehabilitation. Seeing the differences and improvements with her clients’ physical and emotional responses to treatment greatly motivates her. Roweena is also passionate about providing effective manual therapy, client education and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. Her goal in her treatments not only revolves around the client’s goals but also to help them move more optimally so that they can continue doing what they love. In her free time, Roweena enjoys playing volleyball, working out and crocheting.
Previously a former athlete in Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Soccer and
Track & Field, with 14+ years of coached & conditioned athletic experience.
Pandora initially began as a Certified Yoga & Qi Gong Instructor, before becoming a Certified Gua Sha, Cupping & Hot Stone Practitioner with 5+ years of Traditional Eastern Wellness background.
Deep into the rabbit hole of dissecting the Mind-Body Connection, soon lead to 3+ years of study in programs & courses to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), a Certified Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST), as well as a Certified Level 1 Personal Training Specialist (PTS).
Pandora is passionate about Holistic Health & Wellness, driven by Pain
Management through Stress Relief in combination with Assessing &
Restoring the Functional Mobility of Fascia, Soft Tissue & Joints, in
addition to designing Home Care Programs to Actively Improve the
Quality of Life or Athletic Performance in an upward trajectory based on Client-Centered needs.
Her hobbies include Homesteading, Hunting, Powerlifting & Weightlifting.
Faraaz graduated from Western University in 2023, where he attained a Bachelor's degree with Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. Shortly thereafter, he acquired a certification in Fascial Stretch Therapy. From the age of 20, he has accumulated a wealth of experience working with individuals of various age groups and conditions, including the average exerciser, rehabilitation patients, and athletes.
With an unyielding passion for health and fitness, Faraaz has devoted his career to aiding individuals in achieving improved movement and well-being while emphasizing the importance of longevity and sustainability. Faraaz prefers employing a highly personalized and evidence-based approach when working with people to help them achieve optimal results. His deep-seated enthusiasm for comprehending the mechanics and functions of the human body continually drives him to enhance his knowledge, all with the intent of delivering a high-value service in his everyday practice as a fitness professional.