Our staff

Pat Stanziano, MPT, Hons BSc Kin,

pat@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Registered Sport Physiotherapist (Dip SPC, IFSPT), Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Past Experience
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.

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Carolina Rotondo, MPT, Cert MDT,

Carolina@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Registered Physiotherapist, Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy

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.

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Petar Grkinic, MScPT,

petar@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Registered Physiotherapist

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.

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Julia Buffone,

info@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Admin/Rehab Assistant

Julia 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.  While in her undergrad, she was the lead field therapist for the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams, where she learned to manage acute and chronic injuries.  She also has a solid foundation running the Complete Concussion Management baseline testing protocol with individual athletes and with teams.

 

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Onika Green, BA (Hons) Psychology, MHK,

onika@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Sport and Mental Performance Consultant

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.

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Paulo Pedroso, RMT,

paulo@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Registered Massage Therapist

Paulo graduated from Medix College’s Massage Therapy Program in 2017.  After experiencing several injuries as an athlete himself, Paulo developed a passion for health and fitness, which first led him to become a certified personal trainer.  This gave him the basic knowledge of biomechanics and exercise. However, Paulo continued to search for more, so he decided to further his education and become a registered massage therapist. This gave him an appreciation and understanding of the human body and how it deals with musculoskeletal conditions.
When treating his patients, Paulo’s goal is to utilize his expertise and experience so that his patients too may have resources and tools to help themselves on their current health path. Paulo is a big believer that prevention is the solution, which can help people avoid medications and invasive procedures.
In his free time, Paulo enjoys working out at the gym, playing basketball, dancing, and watching television series while hanging out at home or with friends and family.
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Brittany Boot BSc Kin, DC,

brittany@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Chiropractor

Brittany completed her undergraduate education from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she completed a 4-year program in Kinesiology. While in Nova Scotia she was the Lead Trainer for the University of Kings College Men’s Basketball team for 3 seasons, as well as the trainer for the Halifax Ravens Women’s AA Hockey team. In her final year, she completed an internship placement at a sports centered physiotherapy clinic where she helped to prevent and treat athletic injuries of various levels of athletes. She has also had the opportunity to cover various provincial and collegiate soccer tournaments within Nova Scotia.

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Iwona Gawel-Gizara, RMT,

iwona@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Registered Massage Therapist

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