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Why Choose Waterview Physiotherapy in Grimsby?

When you have pain you need answers, and you need them quickly.

At Waterview Physiotherapy we deliver healthcare of the future, for the Grimsby community today. Whether you want to return to sport, work, or walk along the lake with your grandkids, we help you return to the activities that are most important to you. Together, we’ll get though every step of your journey to recovery.

Meet Our Incredible Team

Amberly Horton

Physiotherapist, Special Interest in Pelvic Health

Amberly attended McMaster University for her undergraduate degree in Health Studies, and completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2015. As a former competitive dancer and athlete, Amberly developed a passion for human movement and physical fitness. She continually strives to provide evidence-based treatments that target individual patient needs and goals. Amberly believes continual education is an essential component of physical therapy practice. She has developed a special interest in orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapy, and is enthusiastic about learning new skills in these areas. Amberly is an active participant in the Physiotherapy profession. She currently resides on the executive of the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and frequently mentors Physiotherapy students and new graduates. Amberly grew up in a small town and remains a country girl at heart. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, fishing and relaxing on the beach or by a bonfire.

Emilie Paletta

Physiotherapist

Emilie attended the University of Waterloo to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2016. Throughout her life, Emilie was drawn to sports and was fascinated by the human body which led her down the path of pursuing a career in physical therapy. Emilie’s treatment style is focused on achieving patient goals through active rehabilitation in a way that compliments the lifestyle of each individual patient. In this ever changing world, Emilie is always seeking current information in the field to provide her patients with up-to-date treatments and education. She completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program in 2017, and continues to take relevant courses in an effort to develop comprehensive treatment plans for her patients. When Emilie is not in the clinic, you can find her on the soccer field or training for a marathon.

Darryl Yardley

Consulting Physiotherapist, Special Interest in Spine & Hip

Darryl graduated from the University of Toronto in with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He later completed a Master’s in Clinical Science at Western University and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists.  He is a consultant for orthopaedic and neurosurgeons and has a special interest in hip and spine. He has co-authored multiple publications, a text book and has presented at over 50 conferences and courses throughout Canada and Internationally. Darryl is the professor of the Business and Entrepreneurship in Physical Therapy course at Western University. He also lectures at McMaster University, University of Toronto and Queen’s University​ on business and practice management topics. ​He is the founder of Mentorship Bootcamp, a program ​offering business training and career ​coaching to clinicians. You can learn more about Darryl at YardleyPT.ca

Haley Fitzpatrick

Physiotherapist, Special Interest in Pelvic Health

Haley graduated from Western University receiving her Masters of Physical Therapy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology (Honors Specialization). Growing up in Ancaster, Haley played competitive basketball for 12 years and elite soccer for 5 years before entering university, where she continued to play sports recreationally. She understands the impact an injury can have on elite athletes and how it can impede performance. Haley creates individualized treatment plans for best care, and she values strong communication to help understand patient needs and concerns. She utilizes a variety of treatment techniques, such as hands-on manual therapy, patient education, acupuncture and exercise prescription, to help her patients attain their goals. She encourages patients to take a role in optimizing their overall health and wellbeing, by emphasizing the  importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and providing strategies to help prevent injury recurrence. Haley also has training in pelvic health physiotherapy and is excited to work in this area of practice and continue to expand her skills and knowledge. In her spare time, Haley enjoys outdoor hikes, exploring new food places with friends, playing sports, and travelling overseas.

Veronica Hatcher

Resident Physiotherapist

Originally from Orillia, Veronica decided to move to Stoney Creek after completing her physiotherapy degree at McMaster University. She grew up running and figure skating, but her time spent on the varsity rowing team while completing her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Western University meant spending a lot of time in the Niagara Region and developing a love for the area. She loves being active in the gym, running, or exploring the area through hiking and coffee tours. Veronica treats a variety of individuals with experience in orthopedic, pelvic and stroke rehabilitation. She is passionate about maximizing function and helping you to accomplish whatever it is that you want to do, no matter where you are starting.

Dr. Aleksa Cenic

Neurosurgeon

Born in Toronto, and has lived most of his life in the Hamilton Region.  Dr. Cenic completed a BSc in Medical Physics at McMaster University,  a MSc in Medical BioPhysics at University of Western Ontario, and his Medical School (MD) at McMaster University in 2002.  He did his Neurosurgery Residency Training at McMaster University in 2009 and completed his Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2009.  He also did a Peripheral Nerve Fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2010.  He is currently at the Hamilton General Hospital as a Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon Clinical practice focuses on Spinal Disorders / Injuries / Disease in adults Surgical Procedures: Cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral decompression, instrumentation and fusions.

Dr. Rhianna Nicholson

Chiropractor

Dr. Rhianna Nicholson received her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Throughout her career, her passion for holistic health grew, and she developed an appreciation of having a team-based approach with regards to health and wellness. Dr. Rhianna believes that education is the most important tool she can share with her patients. She takes time to thoroughly investigate and explain her diagnosis and how a treatment plan is going to address your health concerns. She uses a variety of hands-on techniques, especially spinal manipulative and extremity manipulative therapies, to help you move and feel your best. This technique focuses on allowing the nervous system to work optimally, assisting with the mobility and function of your spine and adjacent joints. She also uses soft tissue therapies, such as MRT, evidence based modalities, and will always discuss home based care including stretches and exercises. Dr. Rhianna loves caring for patients of all ages, including children. She is passionate about all aspects of spinal health and believes that a healthy spine creates a solid foundation for your body to develop, grow, and explore. Her goal is to help all patients enjoy their very best life.

Dr. Marc Bijman

Chiropractor

Dr. Marc’s mission is to find out what is causing your pain or discomfort, relieve the pain and get you back doing what you love to do! He believes that each patient deserves individualized, quality care to help them achieve their goals. He does this with a combination of clinical knowledge and evidence-based research to deliver quality hands-on care, education and active rehab. Dr. Marc has a particular interest in low back pain, neck pain, hip pain, TMJ and headaches. Marc believes in pain management and optimizing human potential through nutrition, sleep, exercise and positive relationships. Marc completed his Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph in 2014. When not in the clinic, Marc enjoys exercising, learning new things and being with others. He has completed 4 Half-Ironman triathlons and intends to complete two more in 2021. While attending the University of Guelph, he played centre defence for the Guelph Gryphon’s varsity soccer team and was a two-time Academic All-Canadian.

Amanda Holmes

Registered Massage Therapist

Amanda graduated from Centennial College’s Advanced Massage Therapy Program in 2012 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Amanda has also completed her advanced training in pre-natal massage therapy and infant massage. In addition, she teaches infant massage to caregivers. She has also received her training as a labour support provider/Doula and is certified as a HypnoBirthing childbirth Educator. Over the course of her career, Amanda has dedicated her time to working with a variety of clients in areas such as, pre and post-natal, family care, sports injury, palliative care and geriatrics. She brings a diverse skill set and has worked within clinical, athletic, rehabilitation and relaxation settings. Amanda’s skills range from Deep Tissue massage, Swedish and Relaxation massage, sports massage, pre-natal massage and infant massage.

Dan Marynowski

Registered Massage Therapist

Dan completed his Kinesiology undergraduate at Brock University and later became certified as an Athletic Therapist at York University. He chose to further his education, and would later become a registered Massage Therapist. Dan was the Head Athletic Therapist with the OHL Ottawa 67’s for a span of 5 years. In addition to that, he has also spent six years as a reserve medic in the Canadian military and has worked with numerous sports organizations in the past such as Hockey Canada, Ontario Basketball, York University Football, and the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL. Although he has spent considerable time on the sidelines covering sporting events, it is within the clinic that Dan will cater to the individual needs of each patient when it comes to the appropriate manual therapy techniques, exercise implementation, biomechanical cueing, and pain reduction to allow for proper return to peak abilities.

Nicole Novokowsky

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole attended the University of Waterloo to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then went on to graduate from the Ontario College of Health and Technology’s accelerated Massage Therapy program. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Nicole has always been drawn to the needs of others and her compassionate energy led her into the field of health care. As a former competitive figure skater, her passion for many sports has fueled and supported her active lifestyle and provided the background she needed for the importance of self care. Nicole works closely with every patient to customize treatments to reduce and prevent any pain or physical dysfunction to improve your own optimal quality of life, whatever that may look like. Outside of the clinic you can find her attempting a new recipe, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Adam Vilk

Registered Massage Therapist

Adam attended The University of Western Ontario where he completed a BSc in Biology. He then attended Mohawk college where he completed the Massage Therapy program. Throughout high school Adam rowed competitively with his school as well as the St. Catherine’s rowing club. Through first hand injury experience Adam developed a desire to understand the body and better develop abilities to treat and improve various conditions. He has a particular interest in sports therapy and injury rehabilitation with an assessments based approach.

Josh Katz

Kinesiologist/Athletic Therapist

Josh attended the University of Western Ontario for his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, completed his degree in Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College in 2016. Josh was the team Athletic Therapist for the Ryerson Rams Men’s Hockey team for a year and also spent a year as part of the Toronto Blue Jays medical staff. Josh uses a blend of manual techniques and exercise based rehabilitation that he has developed working in clinics, gyms and with sports teams.

Leah Feuerstake

Kinesiologist

Leah graduated from University of Toronto in 2018 and became a registered kinesiologist in 2019. While preparing for College exams Leah spent a year working at a preschool with a focus on developing children’s physical abilities and creating a sustainable activity program for future children. ⁣Growing up, Leah was always active and still enjoys spending her free time outdoors; hiking, camping, on the water or hitting the slopes. Leah’s love for physical activity is what has drawn her to this field. Leah’s objective is to work with her clients to reach their goals through unique programs and to integrate physical activity into each client’s daily routine in a way that compliments their lifestyle.⁣

Corinna Ilnisky

Physiotherapy Assistant

Corinna attended Conestoga College completing a diploma in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant, further completing a BSc Biology degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. Corinna has always wanted to make a difference and help others leading her to the healthcare field. She grew up playing a variety of sports including soccer, baseball, gymnastics and snowboarding. Her love for an active lifestyle exposed her to the importance of injury prevention and recovery. Corinna’s goal is to help individuals prevent, cope and recover from injuries while helping them return to their optimal lifestyles.  In Corinna’s free time you can find her hiking, weight training in the gym, and spending time with friends and family.

Spine Surgical Screening Assessment Program

More than 90% of physicians and 95% of patients are frustrated with the wait times to see a Spine Surgeon. Currently, wait times are greater than 18-24 months in the Hamilton and Niagara regions.  Are you wondering if surgery will relieve your symptoms? Based on a published physician survey and patient feedback, we at Waterview Physiotherapy & Health Centre developed a Spine Surgical Screening Assessment (SSSA) program affiliated with Dr. Aleksa Cenic (Neurosurgeon / Spine Surgeon). Our physiotherapists and chiropractors have been trained directly by Dr. Cenic in advanced spine screening and assessment. If you are a Physician, Physiotherapist or other health professional that wishes to refer a patient to Waterview Physiotherapy & Health Centre for a Surgical Spine Assessment, click link below to find out more.

We Have A Solution For all Your Aches, Pains & Rehab Needs

Physiotherapy

Whether you have been injured working around your house, in a car accident, at work or simply want to improve your overall well-being we cater to all your needs. Our service focus is on you: that means we design our treatment plans around your unique needs and goals, adhere to best practices and consistently deliver the highest standards of quality care to attain best possible outcomes. We want to help you regain the strength, function and movement so you can enjoy an overall better quality of life.

Come see us and get the healthcare you deserve!

Massage

At Waterview Physio & Health Centre we put our clients first. All of our therapists are Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), and are subject to the training and competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Our RMTs do what they love most: helping you work through any pain, injury, stress or other condition to help you relax, release tension, and achieve your rehab and wellness goals. Our therapists always go above and beyond to give you a tailor-made treatment to best suit your needs.

You deserve the gift of relaxation, relief, and improved well-being!

Pelvic Health

A Physiotherapist with specialized training in pelvic health can be successful treating individuals with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, as well as pre and post natal symptoms. Pelvic health applies to women, men, and children. A thorough examination often includes both an external and internal assessment. This allows the Physiotherapist to properly evaluate all potential factors contributing to the dysfunction, and develop an appropriate plan of care to address your individualize goals effectively.

Transitioning to a healthier you is only a few steps away!

We Offer Even More To Serve You

Prehabilitation

Prescribing exercise and activities to improve your functional abilities before surgery. The goal is to decrease your hospital length of stay, speed up your recovery and return to “normal” activities, and reduce surgical complications.


Post-Surgery Care

Recovering from surgery? Everyone can benefit from physio and a rehab program. Our therapists work collaboratively with your surgeon to decrease your pain, improve your mobility, restore your function and quality of life.

Virtual Care

Can’t make it into the clinic?  Our Practitioners offer their services virtually.  We will send you a link for your scheduled appointment.  You can log on with your own personal device and be seen by one of our practitioners.  Have your problem diagnosed or your progress monitored from the comfort of your own home.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an evidence based treatment that uses sterile, thin needles to attract blood flow to an injury site. Acupuncture decreases pain and inflammation, promotes healing, and improves nerve health. Performed correctly, it is a safe and effective treatment.

Orthotics

Customized medical devices that are designed to align your foot and ankle in the optimal position. Orthotics work much like glasses do on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body, decrease pain and improve tolerance to activities.

Custom Bracing

A brace specifically designed to suit your unique needs – a better fit, more comfort. Adding external support to your injury can decrease your pain during daily tasks and recreational activities. With a good assessment a brace can be highly effective.


Concussion Rehab

Concussions and their longterm effects are one of the biggest challenges individuals face. Recovering from a concussion can be a difficult and frustrating time. Everyone is impacted differently and as such, requires an individualized care plan.

Dizziness (Vertigo)

Our therapists have completed extra training and understand dizziness. Treatment depends on your assessment findings, but often involves hands-on techniques, head manoeuvres, an exercise program, or a combo of those strategies.

Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is commonly known as jaw pain. Trained therapists can help your pain and clicking by teaching you relaxation, stretching and strengthening exercises for the face, head, neck and postural muscles.

Unsure If Our Services Are Right For You?

Talk to a Physiotherapist on the Phone

We offer a complimentary 10 minute phone consultation where you can discuss your situation with a Physiotherapist. Our office administrator will also answer any of your questions about our services.

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Where You Can Find Us

If you’re interested in seeing our team at Waterview Physiotherapy & Health Centre at our Grimsby location, please reach out. We are happily accepting new patients and look forward to providing you with the healthcare you deserve.

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Location

560 North Service Road

Grimsby, ON

L3M 0G3

289-235-8800

Monday: 8am-8pm

Tuesday: 8am – 7pm

Wednesday: 8am-8pm

Thursday: 8am-7pm

Friday: 8am – 7pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm

Sunday: Closed