InsideOut Rehabilitation Team

Jennifer Howey, PT
Clinic Owner
Physiotherapist, Sports Acute Injury Specialist, Certified in Acupuncture
National Master Nordic Pole Walking Instructor

 

Jennifer Howey is a senior physiotherapist with many years of experience in orthopaedic medicine and acupuncture. Having treated high level athletes, including Pan AM and Parapan AM Games athletes, the Olympic Rowing and Sailing teams, Jennifer has gained extensive manual and return to sport skills which she incorporates into rehabilitating the downtown office worker, or chronic pain clients.

She is a certified member of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. A firm believer in continuing education, Jennifer is a Clinical Lecturer within the Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto.  She also enjoys educating the public and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Guelph and the popular University of Toronto Mini-Med Series.

Jennifer is also a National Master Nordic Pole Walking Trainer and has been Certified by Nordixx Canada / Nordic Pole Walking Canada.  She teaches an Instructor course at InsideOut which enables Instructors to teach people the basic Nordic Pole Walking technique.  She is also a National Taping Instructor with BSN Medical, offering courses at InsideOut teaching the taping techniques.

Jennifer strives to determine the key factors causing ones symptoms and the most effective, individualized management. She appreciates the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation and preventative strategies to stay active as we age.

Having created a clinic environment conducive to health and healing, it is with the principles of life long learning, one-to-one care and professionalism that she guides her dynamic team at InsideOut.

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Monica Graham, PT
Physiotherapist, Neuro-rehabilitation, Certified in Acupuncture


Monica Graham is a senior physiotherapist with many years of experience working with neurological clients in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care and private clinic setting. Dedicated to one-on-one care, Monica incorporates advanced skills in Neuro-developmental (NDT) and Bobath techniques, where her knowledge in assessing and treating abnormal movement patterns enhances recovery post neurological insult. She focuses on improving functional abilities and considers the whole person to help clients reintegrate into their community.

Monica practices advanced acupuncture and is a member of the Acupuncture foundation of Canada Institute. Monica is a clinical instructor and facilitator within the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Toronto. She believes in combining experience with best evidence and has presented recommendations for an inpatient neuro-rehabilitation program as well as published research on Ataxia and Treadmill Training with Body Weight Support.

She is also a national taping instructor with BSN Medical. An energetic mother of three, Monica is a key member of the InsideOut team.

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Tracy Kha, PT
Physiotherapist, Orthopedic , Vestibular, Certified in Acupuncture


Tracy is a physiotherapist with many years of experience working with orthopedic and sport populations.  She successfully treats patients through education, manual therapy techniques, and encourages active participation in the rehabilitation process.

Tracy obtained her B. Sc in Physical Therapy through the University of Alberta in 2004.  She has completed advanced courses in manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, TMJ dysfunction, exercise and other musculoskeletal techniques.  

Tracy practices acupuncture and is a certified member of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada.  She is also currently a clinical Instructor for the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Toronto  

As a member of the InsideOut Team,  Tracy helps people achieve their goals, inspires a healthy outlook and balance, and improves the quality of life for her patients.  InsideOut is proud to have Tracy as part of the Team.

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Amanda Kapsimalis, PT
Physiotherapist, Certified in Acupuncture,  Certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor,  NKT Level 1

Amanda attended York University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Sciences.  She then went on to obtain her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto.  Upon graduation, she received the Dr. Barnett and Beverly Giblon award for Excellence in Physical Therapy and the CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award, demonstrating her hard work, dedication and passion for what she does.

Amanda has experienced working with a variety of patient populations and many different clinical conditions.  She strongly believes in the importance of listening to her clients and incorporating a combination of hands-on therapy as well as active client participation to achieve client goals.  She continues to actively pursue her education having completed training in BSN Leukotape-K Taping Level 1,  Manual Therapy Level 1,  Craniosacral Therapy Level 1,  certification to practice Acupuncture (completed Adavnced Physical Therapy Education Institute program),  as well as Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1.  Amanda is also a certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor.

As a member of the InsideOut team,  Amanda has a strong desire to help others and her compassion leads her to provide quality care to clients in order to improve their quality of life.  

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Shelley Goetze O'Connor, PT
Physiotherapist,  Certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor,  Yoga Teacher (Hatha Alignment based yoga) 

Shelley is a experienced physiotherapist with a long, successful history treating patients with a broad range of conditions.  She completed her B.Sc. in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto. Shelley stays current in her field,  pursuing continuing education courses in neurology, orthopaedics, dance injury prevention and treatment, and management of special populations such as osteoporosis.

Shelley is a Certified Yoga teacher (Hatha Alignment based yoga) which she incorporates with patients and hopes to make more accessible to special populations such as Osteoporosis and Parkinson’s.

Shelley takes pride in treating each client as an individual with unique needs and goals.  A good assessment will lead to a good individual treatment plan.  She works to educate and inspire her clients towards recovery and wellness.   InsideOut welcomes Shelley’s shared philosophy, hands on approach and diverse expertise.   

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Julie Ardron, PT
Physiotherapist, Certified in Acupuncture,  A.R.T. provider - Spine 

Julie is a Toronto native having completed both her B.Sc. (Hons) and Masters of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of Toronto.  She believes strongly in the client -therapist relationship and enjoys treating people of all ages.  During her time at U of T, Julie was awarded the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award for her involvement on campus and within the community.

Julie has obtained certification in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She also holds certifications in Kinesiology taping,  Level 1 Manual Therapy  and  Active Release Technique (ART). As an active member of the physiotherapy community, Julie currently acts as a clinical lab facilitator in the Physical Therapy department at the University of Toronto, and is an executive member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association’s Westgate District.

As a member of the InsideOut team,  Julie's goal is to work with clients to meet their unique functional goals through education and exercise-based rehabilitation.  Julie is a strong believer in patient-centered,  individualized care and works to tailor each treatment plan to maximize outcomes.

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Jessie de Boer, PT
Physiotherapist, Orthopedic,  McKenzie Level A + B 

Jessie is a passionate Queen’s alumni having played for the Varsity soccer team while completing both her Bachelor of Physical Health and Education (Honours) and Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.  She enjoys working with all populations having experience with varsity athletes,  professional performers,  seniors,  and people with disabilities. 

Jessie has a keen interest in treating back issues,  being a McKenzie trained therapist.  Jessie strives to build a strong therapeutic relationship to effectively help patients understand their injury,  monitor their progress,  self-manage,  self-treat,  and prevent re-injury.

As a member of the InsideOut team,  Jessie brings with her a dedication to providing the best care that goes beyond the initial complaint and looks at disrupting the cyclical nature of injuries through self-management and injury prevention.

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Sarah Hamilton
Osteopathic Manual Therapist,  Registered Kinesiologist


Sarah Hamilton practices Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Kinesiology at InsideOut.  Sarah holds an Honours Degree in Kinesiology and is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.  She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy and is a member of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO).  In 2015 Sarah completed thesis research on the biological basis of placebo effects in clinical practice,  and was awarded the Andrew Taylor Still Award for outstanding research in the advancement of Osteopathy.  

Sarah offers a hands-on whole-body approach utilizing osteopathic manual therapy, therapeutic taping, and therapeutic exercise.  Her role as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner is to identify causes of dysfunction and to apply gentle manual techniques to help remove mechanical barriers obstructing healing processes.  Her role as a Kinesiologist is to help guide healthy movement strategies and habits, and to help restore function and improve health through individualized exercise programs.  She has experience working with people of all ages (including infants and elder adults) and with a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Outside of her practice,  Sarah can be found exploring the world through dance, yoga, pilates, swimming, hula hooping, camping, hiking, cooking, travel, and gardening.   Sarah's Osteopathic approach is an excellent expansion of the integrated services offered at InsideOut.
 

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Austin Barber
CSEP Certified Personal Trainer,  Rehab Training Specialist 


Austin obtained his Bachelors degree in sport and exercise sciences at Camosun College in British Columbia.  He has worked with organizations such as  British Columba Wheelchair Sports Association,  Exercise is Medicine Canada  and  Prospect Lake Soccer Club.  These experiences, coupled with his desire for optimal personal health and his pursuit for continual education,  aid Austin in assisting others with their health-related goals.

Austin aims to develop mutual understanding with his clients about their goals and desires in order to achieve the best possible outcome.  He values client-centered care and places emphasis on education to help people make lasting,  lifestyle changes.  He is a fond believer in finding ways to make exercise fun and enjoyable.  

InsideOut invites you to contact Austin to help you move past your injuries to a renewed potential and maximum body function.

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Elise Cunningham
Registered Kinesiologist,  Certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor


Elise's passion to lead a healthy and active lifestyle led her to pursue a career as a clinical Registered Kinesiologist.  Currently she works with clients to improve their quality of life as they cope with chronic and recurrent joint pain, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, and weight loss needs.

Elise also specializes in working with clients who are receiving treatment for or are recovering from cancer.  She has participated in courses on rehabilitation techniques in oncology and attended symposiums on spinal control.  Elise is also a certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor.

As an authority in her field, Elise works to educate other health care professionals in clinical assessment and therapeutic exercise.  She has recently been appointed as a member of the advisory committee for the Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management Post-Graduate Certificate Program at Humber College.  Her one-to-one exercise training has proven a beneficial progression and adjunctive treatment for InsideOut clients.

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Jennifer Krueger
Administrative Coordinator


Jennifer comes to InsideOut after having graduated from the Office Administration Medical program with honours from Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.  She has experience working in a physiotherapy office and uses her organization,  multi-tasking,  and time management skills to provide the best experience for each and every client at InsideOut.

Jennifer brings her competency and good nature to InsideOut and we're glad to have her as part of the Team.   
 

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Sarah Stevenson
Administrative Coordinator


Sarah comes to InsideOut after completing her first year of Massage Therapy Program in Toronto. She has experience as a Client Service Representative at multiple Community Centres in Barrie, Ontario. She is thrilled to be working at InsideOut, building on her administrative organization and multi-tasking skills while helping look after our clients.

Sarah brings her up-beat and friendly personality to InsideOut and we’re happy to have her as part of our Team.


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Megan MacDonald
Administrative Coordinator


Megan comes to InsideOut after working for 13 years in the non-profit sector, providing customer service and care for families in the local community.  Megan is currently enrolled in the University of New Brunswick Bachelor of Nursing degree program.  She brings with her strong interpersonal skills and a keen ability to pay attention to detail.  Along with her positive energy,  Megan is always ensuring each client feels welcomed and comfortable at InsideOut.

She is excited to bring her newly acquired knowledge to InsideOut and we are happy to have her on the team.

 
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Peter Burrill
Operations Manager,  Certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor


Peter is responsible for maintaining the day to day operations at InsideOut.  He works with the team to ensure the clinic and client’s needs are met.   Peter maintains the InsideOut web site and is involved with marketing of InsideOut services.  

Peter facilitates the Nordic Pole Walking Programs at InsideOut.   He is a Certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor, running Free monthly Introduction Pole Walking Sessions, coordinating Pole Walking Seminars at various facilities, and teaching Pole Walking classes offered at InsideOut.  

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Wingrove Massage Therapy
 

Wingrove Massage Therapy was established in 1998 and provides a comfortable, calm environment to receive treatment.  They are conveniently located beside Pape subway station. Wingrove's Registered Massage therapists are experts in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, specializing in treating pregnancy, pediatrics, neurological conditions, TMJ and sports massage.   Wingrove provides massage for wellness and relaxation.  

InsideOut is proud to have Wingrove Massage Therapy as part of the Team.  If you would like to know more and wish to book an appointment:

Telephone:   1 - 416 - 462 - 3583
Web site:      www.wingrovemassagetherapy.com   (online booking available)
Address:       
751 Pape AvenueToronto, ON   M4K 3S7


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Heather Stewart - RMT, Massage Therapy
 

Massage Therapy is preventative and proactive healthcare.  Massage is effective for people of all ages and at any stage of life, from birth to palliative care.   Many different pathologies can be treated with the techniques Heather uses and together a treatment plan will be developed to help you achieve your goals.

InsideOut is proud to have Heather Stewart as part of the Team.  If you would like to know more about Heather and wish to book an appointment:

Telephone:  1 - 647 - 444 - 1101
Email:          heather@heatherstewartrmt.com 
Web site:     www.heatherstewartrmt.com   (online booking available) 
Address:      Spadina Therapy Centre
                    37 Spadina Road,  
Toronto, ON   M5R 2S9


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