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.
Carlos began as a medic in the Canadian Forces Reserves where he spent 6 years with his unit, 23 Field Ambulance based in Hamilton. He decided to retire from the Canadian Forces to pursue other paths. He graduated from Lambton College with honours in 2019 as a Workplace Safety and Prevention Specialist. As a father of 5, Carlos wanted to show his children it’s never too late to pursue your dreams, and so, made the decision to get back to serving others, which led him to fascial stretch therapy. He recently completed his Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1. Carlos is passionate and excited to help others reach their long-term performance, mobility and flexibility 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.
Cassandra graduated from Brock University in 2009 with a Ba in Kinesiology. She has been working in the Health, Fitness, and Wellness industry for over 21+ years. From Aquatics to Physiotherapist Assistant, to Coaching and Personal Training and rehab therapy; Cassandra also has several years of being an elite level competitive athlete (Track & Field, Cross-Country, Rowing, Wrestling, Mountain Biking, and Competitive Obstacle Course Races aka. Tough Mudders and Spartan). Through her years of being an athlete, Cassandra has learnt the hard way as many do, the value of a proper prehabilitation program. Through several injuries she has grown a love and pride for her own mobility, but also to coach and to teach Movement and Mobility to her clients as well as members that she Coaches. Cassandra currently is a Functional Fitness and CrossFit Coach; as well as personal trainer. She works with members and clients of all Abilities; She has clients with PTSD, MS, as well as Parkinsons, individuals who have acknowledged the need for and to have a functional strength training program to maintain or gain strength, movement, and function to live the life they want. From Sports injuries to pre and post operation, Cassandra has worked with many to build back and retain their quality of life.
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.
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.
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.
Moni is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from India in 2014. Moni later relocated to Canada in 2020 and successfully obtained her Canadian Physiotherapy License. The professional journey in physiotherapy commenced in Canada, starting as a Physiotherapy Assistant, advancing to a Resident PT, and presently serving as a Registered Physiotherapist.
The scope of patient care in Canada has been extensive for Moni, encompassing diverse cases such as WSIB and MVA instances, in addition to private patients. Her expertise extends to aiding individuals across various age groups, ranging from adolescents to seniors, effectively addressing musculoskeletal injuries, whether acute or chronic.
Moni's perspective on physiotherapy transcends traditional clinic sessions, emphasizing its integration into a holistic lifestyle. The approach is geared not only towards pain alleviation but also enhancing daily living through personalized exercise-based postural adjustments. Her methodology combines interactive 'hands-on' physiotherapy sessions with tailored exercise demonstrations, with a specific focus on accommodating individual routines and interests, whether work-related, sports-oriented, or recreational like gardening.
With meticulous attention to the origins and persistence of discomfort, Moni's patient-centered strategy involves education and treatment geared towards achieving personal goals. Routine re-assessment forms a crucial component, allowing for dynamic exercise modification and guiding individuals towards sustained wellness.
Beyond the realm of physiotherapy, Moni cultivates a passion for arts and crafts. During leisure moments, she likes to engage in activities such as listening to podcasts, immersing herself in spiritual literature, and cherishing quality time with family.
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.
Aaron Shad is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated from Mohawk College in 2018 with an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy. His practice focuses on advanced assessments, including movement-function based approaches, and advanced rehabilitative therapeutics to get to the root of your pain and dysfunction and help you recover.
Aaron believes in the importance of collaboration. He makes it a priority to provide his clients with the information and education they need to make informed choices about their Rehabilitation plan Whether you're dealing with a sport-specific injury or chronic dysfunction effecting day to day tasks.
Aaron has the expertise to help you get back to living life on your terms.
Outside his clinical practice Aaron is a professor at Trios College and keeps up with best evidence-informed practice through research and continuing education
His interests include playing and watching basketball, training, and meditation.
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.