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 is required to complete, yearly, hundreds of clinical and field hours to maintain his status as a Sport Physiotherapist. He does so by being quite involved with figure skating and Skate Canada, typically volunteering for host medical positions at events, sometimes even being tasked to be Chief Therapist. Additionally, Pat is in his 3rd season as a member of the health support team for Skate Canada, occasionally travelling with a Canadian contingent of figure skaters to international competitions.
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. More commonly 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!
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.
Growing up in Scarborough, Vinosha was strongly connected to her Tamil roots. She danced Bharatanatyam in her childhood, a classical Indian form of dance and continues to enjoy dancing in a more contemporary Bollywood/fusion style in her spare time. More recently, Vinosha has tried her hand in another art form, as she had a successful stand-up comedy debut!
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.
Outside of the clinic, Anthony continues to engage in a multitude of hobbies and extra-curricular activities, such as exercising (calisthenics), travelling, spending time with family and friends, and mentoring students. Anthony utilizes his mentorship and entrepreneurial skills to manage his YouTube channel called “The Canadian Physio Student.” He created the channel in order to answer common questions and concerns of current and future physical therapy students in Canada, and continues to create new content as often as possible. With a wide breadth of unique experiences, Anthony is able to connect and resonate with individuals from all walks of life and is more than happy to help others out in any way he can.
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.
Once her undergraduate education was complete Brittany moved back to Ontario where she attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College program and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Throughout the years at CMCC she completed various courses and certifications in Athletic and Clinical Taping, Soft Tissue Release Therapy, Muscle Release Therapy, Instrument Assisted Mobilization Therapy and was recently certified in Functional Integrated Acupuncture. Brittany has been a part of many sports throughout her life, but her true passion is with the Ice Hockey. Brittany played competitive boys hockey for 9 years before making the switch to female hockey for a few seasons before university. While at university, Brittany was a member of the Dalhousie University Field Hockey team for 4 seasons, all in which they made it to the AUS championships. In order to continue to be a part of the game she loves, Brittany has been working in the Ontario Junior Hockey League as a team trainer for the past 3 seasons and she is currently the team therapist for the Georgetown Raiders Jr. A hockey club. Brittany has been a part of the medical staff for various OJHL, semi-professional, and scouting events including being chosen as a team trainer for the 2017 Eastern Canada Cup. Brittany realized her dream of wearing the Maple Leaf when she was named the therapist for Canada East on the World Junior A Championships in 2018.
Wanting to continue her education and love of sports Brittany will be completing the Sports Sciences Residency program with the to the Royal Chiropractic College of Sports Science (Canada).
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!
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.