Pat Stanziano has an extensive background across many physiotherapy disciplines. Since deciding to focus his practice on outpatient orthopedics, Pat has become certified in the McKenzie Method (MDT), a system that allows him to provide advanced diagnoses and therapeutic care for sufferers of mechanical low back and neck pain. In addition, Pat is one of only a few physiotherapists in Oakville that is (actually) a sport physiotherapist, an extensive process that Pat is very proud of due to the countless hours doing what he loves: being around athletes of all ages and skill levels in a competitive environment.
Pat loves his football though, in whatever manner he can get it: coaching, providing therapy, refereeing, or going to see his beloved Bills. On top of all this, and most importantly, Pat is a proud papa to a beautiful little girl and a loving husband to his very awesome and understanding wife, as you can assume she must be from all the extra-curricular volunteering that he takes on.
Since 2010, Carolina has been a member of Healthy Dancer Canada, a non for profit organization that is the Canadian leader in facilitating communication and collaboration between the dance community and health care professionals in order to enhance the health and well-being of dancers of all ages and genres. As Chair of HDC’s Dancer Screening Committee, she has pioneered the development of a Dancer Screening Tool for health professionals and dance instructors. As part of her extensive experience in performing arts medicine, Carolina has had the immense pleasure of working backstage as an on-site treatment provider for various Broadway and off-Broadway tours that travel to the GTA. In addition, she is a consultant for Canada’s prestigious Ballet Jorgen.
Carolina is MDT certified. Better known as the Mckenzie Method, it allows her to provide advanced and reliable musculoskeletal assessment and treatment procedures for people suffering with back, neck and extremity pain. In addition, Carolina has gained invaluable experience, and enjoys, treating post-concussion syndrome (PCS). She has furthered her education by taking many courses that treat visual and vestibular conditions resulting from PCS.
For fun, Carolina loves taking dance classes or working out at the gym. She has already fitted her precious 3-year old daughter, Isidora, with her first tutu and dance slippers. One of her favourite things to do is listen to old vinyl records and dance with Izzy and her not-so-coordinated husband. Practice makes perfect!
Petar received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Physical Therapy degree. Over the course of his education Petar has completed his final undergraduate research seminar in ACL injury prevention, and graduate research in physical activity participation of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since completion, he has continued his education and already completed Level 1 Manual Therapy, COMPASS (clinical communication development), and Sports Emergency First Responder Certificate. He is currently working towards furthering his education in manual therapy and sports physiotherapy.
Petar has a competitive sports background in soccer and karate, and is continuously involved in youth athletic development. His final internship at Toronto FC Academy has allowed him to learn at the highest level of sports rehabilitation and performance. Alongside his passion for sports physiotherapy, Petar utilizes his understanding of exercise, manual therapy, and modalities to treat a wide variety of cases and conditions. He has experience working in post-surgical units, geriatrics, and is well equipped to treat and manage neurological and musculoskeletal injury. Petar spent some time with Holland Bloorview Concussion Clinic as well, which has also allowed him to work with some of the field’s leading experts in paediatric concussion, and reach out to communities by providing concussion education for children, parents, and coaches.
Dr. Patti Farrell graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. She then continued her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and graduated with Honours. In addition, Dr. Farrell was an active member of Students’ Council at CMCC where she held the title of Athletic Director for two years.
Dr. Farrell grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario where she was heavily involved in the community, mainly with athletics with a large concentration on Basketball. Chiropractic care helped her immensely throughout her athletic journey, both on and off the court, which she hopes to do for her patients as well. It was a combination of the help she received from chiropractic care combined with her love of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics and her passion for helping others that drove her to pursue a career in chiropractic.
Dr. Farrell currently holds a certification in Active Release Technique, as well as Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Her patient-specific and patient-centered treatment plans incorporate a variety of techniques including manual adjusting and mobilizations, ART, soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, as well as active rehabilitation programs. She believes in an evidence-based approach in order to help patients achieve their optimal health, function, and well-being using chiropractic and multidisciplinary care. Dr. Farrell has had experience treating a wide variety of populations and conditions and hopes to continue expanding this knowledge in order to provide patients with the best possible care they can receive to help them attain their short and long-term goals.
Jennifer became a Registered Massage Therapist because she enjoys helping people feel their best. Already with a BA in Philosophy from Guelph University and MA in Humanities from York University, she went on to complete her Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy at Mohawk College. Jennifer just completed an intensive post-graduate program in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy at the Dr. Vodder School (TM) International.
Jennifer is fascinated by function and dysfunction in the human body. Her education helps safely treat a vast array of clients with cardiorespiratory, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions; but she has particular special interests in lymphedema care, pediatrics, automimmune conditions, and chronic pain syndrome.
After a thorough assessment, Jennifer tailors a combination of deep tissue and gentle relaxation techniques to meet individual treatment goals. With a background as a certified yoga teacher, Jen helps her clients balance self-care and health by developing a flexible treatment plan for each client to recover, maintain, and improve long-term health.
Jennifer loves the flexibility of her clinical practice schedule so that she can spend plenty of time hiking and camping.
Nadia is a recent graduate of the B.Sc. Kinesiology program at McMaster University. She will be the first face you see when you come in, the voice you will hear over the phone, and the person who will help us restore you to your optimal performance. She has completed many hours of volunteer work in a clinical setting, where she has had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of populations with various musculoskeletal conditions. She also has a solid foundation running the Complete Concussion Management baseline testing protocol with individual athletes and with teams.
Nadia has been a member of the Oakville Soccer Club since childhood, both as a player on Oakville’s rep team and, now, as a certified referee. With the combination of her extensive athletic past and now her schooling, Nadia has developed a keen interest in health, physical activity, and rehabilitation. She aspires to become a physiotherapist in the future.
Onika completed her Master of Human Kinetics, with a concentration in performance intervention and consultation, at the University of Ottawa. This program prepared her to facilitate the training and development of mental skills, which her clients can then use to perform more consistently at their personal best, recover more quickly from injuries, and manage their pain more effectively. These
mental skills include goal setting, focus, motivation, mindfulness, imagery, stress management, and more. She is invested in the well-being of her clients, and wants to help you get back to your best as quickly as possible.
Onika grew up in the competitive dance scene in Oakville. Her familiarity with the competitive environment inspired her mission to make a difference by supporting the wellbeing and mental health of athletes across the GTA. She has her mental health first aid certificate, and is familiar with both the mental health and performance enhancement aspects of sport and recovery.
Onika’s person-centered approach as a counselor involves a balance between discussion and application. She works collaboratively with clients to create a plan for action, and offers a structure for accountability to ensure their success. All of the skills discussed in sessions are transferrable – these are skills that can help you in sport and in life.
When Onika is not working, she enjoys time spent at the cottage floating on the lake, running the trails, or sitting around a campfire with friends… she seems to be an expert in applying the relaxation skills she teaches her clients to her own life!