Our staff

Brittany Boot, BSc Kin, DC,

brittany@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Chiropractor, Sport Sciences Resident

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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Vinosha Jegatheeswaran, BSc, DPT,

vjegathe@gmail.com

Physiotherapy Resident

Vinosha completed her undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph.  She was an avid member of the volunteering community, working as the director of the Guelph chapters of Engineers Without Borders and Meal Exchange, non-profit organizations.  Vinosha was drawn to the field of physiotherapy after seeing the positive impact it had on both of her parents. She finds PT the perfect combination of her interests in the sciences, her passion for anatomy and movement, and her love for helping people live their best life.  Vinosha completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at D’Youville College in Buffalo where she worked as a Teaching Assistant in the anatomy lab and as a research assistant for the PT department.

 

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Anthony Pinto Da Costa, BA Kin, MScPT,

anthony@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Physiotherapy Resident

Anthony grew up in Georgetown, Ontario where he spent the majority of his time playing a variety of organized team sports. As a result, Anthony combined his love for sports and passion for helping others to pursue a career in physical therapy. Anthony graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2019, following an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Western University in 2017. During his time at Western, Anthony was selected to be the student athletic trainer for the men’s varsity basketball team. Through this experience, he developed a passion for orthopaedic physical therapy, and has continued to advance his learning in this area of practice through enrolment in a number of post-graduate courses. Anthony’s evidence-informed treatment style consists of combining manual therapy, education, and most importantly, exercise prescription. He makes certain to take a holistic approach through examining the entire person and building a strong therapeutic alliance, in order to help all clients achieve their functional goals.

 

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Carolina Rotondo, BSc, MPT,

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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Pat Stanziano, Hons BSc Kin, MPT,

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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Iwona Gawel-Gizara, RMT,

iwona@leapsboundsrehab.ca

Registered Massage Therapist

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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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Onika Green, MHK, BA (Hons) Psychology,

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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