Our Staff

JOHN PENDLEBURY
PETER HO
JOANNE DORION
RYAN TOPPING
ADIILAH HEENAYE SUMSER
KAREN EDMINSON
AARON CHEUNG
LUCY WINSTON
MARIA YU
HASHMEE SUMSER
MICHEL SARKIS
JOHN PENDLEBURY

John Pendlebury
Physiotherapist, Grad Dip PT, MCPA

John graduated from Pinderfields College of Physiotherapy, England in 1987. He then went on to work in the National Health Service in Norwich, England until 1990. He then moved to Toronto to take up a Senior Physiotherapy position at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he worked until 2008. In 1997 John established his own practice which now comprises of two locations.

Soon after graduating John developed a keen interest in the field of musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions, their diagnosis and rehabilitation. During his time in both England and Canada, John has gone on to complete his post graduate levels of study in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He has also completed studies in other approaches to assessing/diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries/dysfunctions and pain, including McKenzie, Mulligan, Butler, McGill to name but a few.

Over the last decade John has also developed a keen interest in working with athletes and runners in particular. John uses the skills he has acquired over many years of study and practice to determine the best evidence based treatment approach for his patients and their presenting problem(s).

Away from his professional life John enjoys many active hobbies including running, cycling (road and mountain biking), canoeing/kayaking, and orienteering. He has many years of experience competing in Adventure Races, as well as marathons, half marathons, and Duathlons. He also enjoys high altitude trekking.

PETER HO

Peter Ho
Registered Physiotherapist, PDPT, FCAMPT

Peter Ho graduated in 1984 from Hong Kong Polytechnic and is a specialist in musculoskeletal, hand injuries, sports injuries, and spinal disorders. He has worked in Ambulatory Rehabilitation at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre for 15 years.

Peter enjoys teaching and has won 10 teaching awards through his work with physiotherapy students. In 2004, he became a Lecturer at University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy. He competed for Hong Kong National Fencing Team in the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships for 4 years. Peter was the National Coach in Hong Kong and Canada in Wheelchair Fencing. He coached the Hong Kong and Canadian Wheelchair Fencing Team at the Para Olympic Games in Barcelona and Sydney, and was the National Team Coach for the Canadian Women's Epee Fencing Team at Pan Am Games & World Championships. He has extensive knowledge in training for high-level athletes. As a Level III NCCP coach, he produced one Olympic and thirteen National Team fencers for Canada.

Peter held membership in the Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Toronto Hand Interest Group; he held a Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy and has been a Certified Hand Therapist from 2000 to 2005.

JOANNE DORION

JOANNE DORION
Physiotherapist, BSc. PT

Joanne Dorion has been offering Facial Neuromuscular Physiotherapy Services at Bayview Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Clinic since 2016. Joanne previously ran the Facial Physiotherapy Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, having completed her Facial Rehab Clinical Training in 1991.

Joanne has been a co-author of facial nerve related articles in various professional journals, including Management of Bell palsy: clinical practice guidelines (Canadian Medical Association Journal, September 2014).

Joanne graduated from McGill University with a BSc in Physical Therapy in 1982. She holds a Status Appointment (Lecturer) with University of Toronto, School of Physical Therapy.

RYAN TOPPING

RYAN TOPPING RMT, CAT(C)
BSc Honours Kinesiology, BAHS Athletic Therapy with Honours, Diploma in Massage Therapy

Ryan is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). He completed his Massage Diploma in the advanced standing program at Ontario College of Technology in Health in Stoney Creek. Prior to becoming a RMT, Ryan has been a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT) since 2009. Previous to joining Bayview Physio he has worked in clinics associated with orthopaedic surgeons dealing post trauma or post operative care. He has worked on the sidelines of local sports teams such as Ryerson’s Basketball team, Toronto Scottish Rugby club, Toronto Jr Argo’s football team and more recently works with the North Halton Crimson Tide Football Association. He has also helped out with providing medical care to local events such as the Toronto Scotiabank Marathon. His education includes Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College and Kinesiology at University of Waterloo. 

Ryan specializes in sports rehab, trigger point therapy, Swedish techniques and deep tissue massage and incorporates his knowledge of injuries with the manual techniques. Other course’s Ryan has completed is soft tissue release and K-tape and a strong interest in exercise prescription. Ryan also has a specialty in orthopaedic bracing and taping. With experience working with a wide range of athletes, knowing the type of brace and fitting it with the person and their injury is really important. Outside of work, Ryan is a big sports fan and enjoys being active.

ADIILAH HEENAYE SUMSER


Physiotherapist, Dry Needling/ Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Provider 

Adiilah is a Registered Bilingual Physiotherapist in English and French and proudly received the Clinical Excellence Award (2017) by the University of Toronto, OIEPB Program. Adiilah has more than 8 years of experience in a Public Hospital specializing in Orthopaedics. She took extensive Manual Therapy training with an Australian school of Manual Therapy, Soft Tissue Release, Exercise Therapy for Osteoarthritis as well as Dry Needling/ IMS training. Adiilah enjoys assessing and providing quality one-on-one hands on manual therapy treatment sessions with her patients by integrating evidence-based practice. She treats a variety of cases from Sports Injuries, Fractures, any work related or repetitive stress injuries. 

Other than that, Adiilah is an active mom with two lovely kids. Adiilah has also a great passion for baking. Also, she enjoys travelling with her family especially to sunny destinations. 

KAREN EDMINSON


Registered Massage Therapist

Karen has been a Registered Massage therapist for fifteen years practicing at Bayview Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic since 2016. Karen is an instructor of massage therapy helping students excel in the rigorous RMT 2 year professional program.

Karen graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a specialized BA in Physical Education. Karen Recently completed course requirements for the Inner Bonding Facilitator Training program (IBFTP) towards becoming a Certified Facilitator of Inner Bonding.

A personal trainer and exercise specialist before becoming a RMT, Karen is a sports enthusiast in many activities including skiing, curling, golfing and running. She loves to take long walks with her Bernese Mountain dog Wilma. Karen’s life purpose in her work as a RMT is to help people achieve balance in their bodies which ultimately helps create balance in all other aspects of their lives.

AARON CHEUNG

Physiotherapist, MSc. PT

Aaron received his Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto, after completed his Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo. He has special interests in musculoskeletal injury rehab, pre/post-surgery rehab, and concussion management. Since graduation, Aaron has received further training in following:

  • Level 2 certified in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Orthopaedic Division, CPA
  • Concussion management with Shannon McGuire -- Level 1
  • GLA:D certified for delivering hip and/or knee osteoarthritis exercise and education class
  • Shoulder masterclass with Lyn Watson -- Level 1 & 2
  • McKenzie (Part A) for diagnosing and treating lower back pain
  • Hip masterclass with Alison Grimaldi
  • Athletic taping course with Nancy Botting
  • Soft tissue release course with Jim Bilotta

As a former internship student at Bayview Physiotherapy, Aaron shares his teacher’s belief in “treating the person as a whole, not just the hole”. He aims to tailor his treatments with consideration in each person’s interests, lifestyle, and work environment.

Outside of work, Aaron is an avid runner. He has been aiming to improve his 10km and half marathon race times, and hoping to complete his full marathon in the foreseeable future. Occasionally, he bikes along the Welland canals in Niagara, rock climbs in climbing gyms, and plays ultimate frisbee in the summer.


LUCY WINSTON

LUCY WINSTON
BSc. OT, Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist

Lucy is an Occupational Therapist who graduated from Queen’s University in 1991. Since 1992 she has worked exclusively in the area of Hand Therapy and has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1997. She is a past president of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists and is a current member of that association. She has worked in acute care teaching hospitals, in a community hospital and in a private Occupational Therapy company. Lucy has presented locally, nationally and internationally on topics within hand therapy. Lucy has a special interest in hand and wrist trauma and treating the pediatric population.

When not working, Lucy enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid runner and sports enthusiast.

MARIA YU


Office administrator

Maria graduated from Ateneo de Zamboanga University in the Philippines with a diploma in Bachelor of Science in Commerce and an Office Administration – Medical diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Several years of administrative and customer service experience in the banking, music, and healthcare industries and her passion to help clients have kept our Toronto clinic running smoothly

HASHMEE SUMSER


Physiotherapist  

Hashmee is a registered bilingual physiotherapist in English and French.  He has 8 years of experience working in a hospital setting and has taken Manual Therapy training with an Australian school of Manual Therapy.  He has worked with children with Muscular Dystrophy for 4 years.  Hashmee treats a variety of cases like work-related injuries, repetitive stress injuries, fractures, Sports injuries and neurological cases.  He has worked with athletes at national level back in Mauritius and participated in the CJSOI (Commission on Youth and Sports of the Indian Ocean).  Hashmee loves playing soccer and enjoys swimming.

MICHEL SARKIS


Registered Massage Therapist

Michel is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists, Ontario. He also has his background in Physical Therapy, as he has his Bachelor in Physical Therapy.  He has many years of experience in treating and rehabilitating patients with orthopedic, neurological and pediatric conditions.  He provides patient specific treatments including wide range of manual therapy techniques, postural correction, pain management, remedial exercise and hydrotherapy.  He provides deep tissue, soft tissue massages and relaxation massage, which will help in improving quality of life, and help in building resilience to stress of body and mind, through techniques of professional massage therapy within a friendly relaxed environment.

Academic Awards

University of Toronto

Rising Star in Physical Therapy

Awarded for exceptional contributions to the education of Physical therapy students at the University of Toronto.

  • 1999-2000

  • 2000-2001

  • 2001-2002

  • 2002-2003

The Peters-Boyd Academy of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & the University of Toronto

Awarded for the exceptional efforts in the educational endeavors of the Academy and the University of Toronto.

  • 1998-2000

  • 2001-2002

University of Toronto

Physical Therapy Recognition Award

Awarded for valued contributions to Physical Therapy students education at the University of Toronto.

  • 2004-2005

  • 2005-2006

  • 2006-2007

  • 2007-2008

  • 2017

Sunnybrook and Women's College – Professional Advisory Committee Education Award

  • 2000-2001

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Professional Advisory Committee Interprofessional Education

Ambulatory Services Group Award.

  • 2006-2007