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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physiotherapist, MSc. PT
Aaron received his Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2016, after completing his Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo. He has special interests in treating musculoskeletal injuries, as well as rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgeries. Aaron has taken post-graduate courses in McKenzie’s Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment -Part A, Mulligan (Upper Extremities), sports taping, as well as a Soft tissue release course. Furthermore, he has successfully completed his Level 1 Certification in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and plans to continue his training towards becoming a FCAMPT therapist in the future.
As a former internship student at Bayview Physiotherapy, Aaron shares his teacher’s belief in “treating the person as a whole, and not just the hole”. He aims to tailor his treatments with consideration in each person’s lifestyle, work environment, and hobbies.
Outside of work, Aaron is an avid runner. He has been aiming to improve his 10km and half marathon race times, and slowly work towards completing his full marathon in the next few years. Occasionally, he climbs or boulders at indoor rock climbing gyms, and likes to play pickup ultimate Frisbee games in the summer.
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 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
BSc. Kinesiology (Honours)
MSc. Physical Therapy
Sam graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and from Dalhousie University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours), speciality in Neuroscience/Psychology. During his time at Dalhousie, Sam’s thesis was selected for a publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Sam has a keen interest in chronic/persistent pain (i.e., neck & lower back pain, osteoarthritis, etc.) and uses up to date, evidence-informed approach to its management. His treatment philosophy is based on education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and using the principles of neuroplasticity to ensure a full functional recovery of a client.
For this reason, he has founded Neuro Ortho Based Approach (NOBA) platform on social media where he dispels common myths within rehabilitation and summarizes research articles with special interest on integrating clinical neuroscience with orthopedic rehabilitation. If you take a look at the NOBA’s Instagram, some of the internationally recognized physical therapists/chiropractors/doctors are following to keep up to date with the latest evidence.
“Every pain problem, acute or chronic has a thinking, reasoning and emotional brain attached to it” - Louis Gifford
BSc. Kinesiology and Health Science (Honours)
MSc. Physical Therapy
Andy graduated from York University with a Bachelor’s degree - Specialized Honours in Kinesiology and Health Science, then moved on to complete his Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto in 2018.
Andy has a keen interest in management of musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions. He believes that human movement is the key to restoring functionality – not only in a physical perspective, but psychological, emotional, and social functionality as well.
He emphasizes the importance of applying evidence-based physiotherapy knowledge and skills based on clinical reasoning and is committed to providing quality client-centered care. Andy incorporates manual therapy and tailored therapeutic exercises to improve client-specific outcomes, to manage pain, and to help clients return to their functional baseline.
On a more personal level, Andy practices what he preaches by staying active. He is a passionate soccer ‘weekend warrior’ who plays in the Ontario Soccer League, enjoys working out at the gym, and going for runs around the neighbourhood. He also enjoys reading in his spare time and loves to travel around the world.
Hashmee is a registered bilingual physiotherapy resident 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.
Jessie graduated from York University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Specialized Honours in Kinesiology and Health Science.
As an undergraduate student, she had the opportunity to volunteer in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at both St. John’s Rehab at Sunnybrook and at our Toronto location. With experience in customer service and administration, Jessie is continuing to develop an important skill set that will help in her role at the Aurora clinic.
On a more personal note, Jessie spends her time with friends and family and enjoys participating in all types of sports and activities. She practices archery on a regular basis with the Lions Archery club and she plans to continue after graduating.
University of Toronto
Rising Star in Physical Therapy
Awarded for exceptional contributions to the education of Physical therapy students at the University of Toronto.
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.
University of Toronto
Physical Therapy Recognition Award
Awarded for valued contributions to Physical Therapy students education at the University of Toronto.
Sunnybrook and Women's College – Professional Advisory Committee Education Award
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Professional Advisory Committee Interprofessional Education
Ambulatory Services Group Award.