Our Team

Our Team

At Generations Physiotherapy we believe a positive, fun and relaxing work environment is the key to success. Luckily we have an amazing team, all of which contribute towards making Generations the best place to heal!

Our Team

Ola Jiskra

Clinic Owner

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Tanya Ryan

Office Manager

Tanya is our office manager and the person behind the boisterous laugh that can be heard throughout the clinic! Tanya has many years of customer service skills including front-line as an airport rep for Signature Vacations to behind the scenes at Ontario Public Health. She began her journey with Generations Physiotherapy Centre as a patient when she broke her tib/fib in 2008. She joined the team in 2012 starting off as part-time admin while at home with her youngest. She joined the team full-time in September 2015 assisting patients in booking their appointments, helping the physiotherapists and some admin. When she is not at the clinic she is a very busy mom of 3, a boxer, a unique kitty and 2 frogs!

Nicole Connolly

Registered Physiotherapist & Clinic Manager

Nicole is an experienced physiotherapist dedicated to helping others achieve their goals by providing the best possible care for her clients. She draws on a broad skill set, including manual therapy techniques, functional exercise prescription, education, anatomical acupuncture and therapeutic taping, to create individualised treatments plans for her clients. Nicole is a firm believer in ‘information is power’. She strives to educate her clients and empower them to take an active role in their rehabilitation. Likewise, Nicole is always continuing her own education through post graduate courses to enhance her understanding in the latest evidence-based practice and better her treatment success. In her spare time, you can almost always find Nicole out somewhere along the Bruce Trail with her husband Greg and their pup Finn!

Alen Birac

Registered Physiotherapist

Alen is a Registered Physiotherapist who began working at Generations Physiotherapy in March 2017. He practices using a manual therapy and exercise-based approach to patient care. At Generations, Alen sees a variety of orthopedic injuries, and believes in empowering his clients to reach their maximum potential, whether it be an improved quality of life or return to high-level sport.

Madison Beaudry

Registered Physiotherapist

Madison is a newly registered physiotherapist who aims to provide a positive environment while helping clients achieve their goals. Madison utilizes her background in health promotion and fitness to help educate and empower her clients throughout the rehabilitation process. Madison is very eager to continue to expand her knowledge through various post graduate courses as well as continuing to keep up to date with the latest research to provide an evidenced based practice. Madison is always on the go enjoys doing Crossfit and playing soccer to stay healthy and active.

Aaron Clarke

On-call Registered Physiotherapist

Aaron is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. He uses a mixture of manual therapy, electrophysical agents, and tailored progressive exercise programs to facilitate an individual's rehabilitation and optimize their function. As a firm believer in lifelong education and evidence-based practice, Aaron has taken additional courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, and sport taping in order to enhance patient outcomes and improving quality of service. When he's not helping clients to achieve their rehabilitative goals, Aaron can often be found exploring the city, sprinting on the local track, or reading a good book.

Pawel Glowacki

Registered Message Therapist

Pawel graduated from the Centennial College Massage Therapy program in 2009. He is an experienced massage therapist with seven years of professional practice under his belt. He has worked in a clinical setting throughout his career and treated a large variety of conditions and injuries. These include trauma and repetitive strain soft tissue injuries, postural dysfunction, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS, fibromyalgia, prenatal conditions, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions as well as many other musculoskeletal ailments. In his years of practice, Pawel has cared for a wide range of clients of all ages, in many different careers and jobs, and all levels of physical activity. He has a holistic approach to treatment focusing on all aspects of each client rather than just the symptoms they present. He believes massage therapy is extremely helpful in preventing soft tissue injury and discomfort before they affect a person’s daily life.

Stephanie Dyer

Registered Message Therapist

Stephanie has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2003 and a proud member of team Generations since 2014. She also works as an examiner for the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. In the time that she has outside of working she enjoys hiking, tobogganing and camping with her family.

Tonya Pasqualino

Registered Message Therapist

Tonya Pasqualino is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario. She is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and completed her studies in 2017. She has always had a passion for helping people and has volunteered her services with several organizations including; the High Risk Pregnancy Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital, the MS Society, Trinity village, the Acquired Brain Injury Centre and more. As a professional RMT, she is passionate about her ongoing professional development and furthering her education to benefit and cater to her diverse client’s requirements; such as providing massage therapy to clients going through pregnancy. Tonya strives to provide a therapeutic massage in a relaxing, comfortable environment so her clients can have a little bit of “me” time. When not at work, Tonya is more than likely spending time outside with her dog, or can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

Jessica Smith

Registered Acupuncturist

Jessica has been working in the health and wellness field since 2001 enjoying many different roles. She started as a Registered Massage Therapist, became a Registered Acupuncturist and has also enjoyed being a Physiotherapy assistant. In 2001 Jessica graduated college and began her career as a Registered Massage Therapist. After experiencing pain in her first couple of years practicing massage, Jessica underwent acupuncture treatments for her growing shoulder and wrist pain. This was the one therapy that was effective and allowed her to continue treating others with massage therapy. In 2009 Jessica became certified in acupuncture and incorporated acupuncture into her practice. In 2015, her wrists said ‘No More Massaging’, at which point she made acupuncture her main focus. Jessica has a true love and desire for helping others enhance their wellbeing and live a more balanced and pain free lifestyle. Her main focus with acupuncture is pain reduction and increased healing of musculoskeletal conditions. She also treats headaches/migraines, digestive conditions and induction for labour. She has a loving and supportive husband and two daughters who keep her young at heart and active. If Jessica is not found at Generations Physiotherapy, she is skiing with her family, going for bike rides in the ravine or finding a new recipe for dinner. Jessica is excited and thankful to be working at Generations with such an amazing team! Jessica is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

Kelly Bishop

Physiotherapist Assistant

Kelly graduated from Humber College Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physiotherapy Assistant program in 2014 and has been actively working as a PTA in the community ever since. She joined the Generation Physio team in late August 2018. Kelly likes to spend her spare time soaking in live music or up north camping or hiking with her husband and their dog, Georgia.

Laura Scholtz

Physiotherapist Assistant

Laura started at Generations Physiotherapy Centre in June 2017 as a full-time physiotherapy assistant, just after graduating from the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph. During her undergrad, Laura became fascinated with the complexity of the human body and was interested in pursuing a career within the health field. In her time at GPC, Laura has learned the positive impact of using both creativity and functionality when explaining anatomy and rehabilitation exercises to her patients. She hopes to expand her knowledge in this area and take her practical skills further. Laura is an aspiring physiotherapist and is beginning her path towards a Masters of Physiotherapy in September at Western University! In her free time, Laura enjoys drawing/painting anatomy related pieces, re-watching The Office, Brooklyn 99 and Friends, and going to concerts!

Nicole Clelland

Physiotherapist Assistant
Nicole is a new graduate from Conestoga College in the OTA/PTA program. With her background in the healthcare field she wants to eventually develop some more skills and knowledge regarding athletic rehabilitation and nutrition. Nicole began working at the clinic in January of 2017, after her dad was a patient at the clinic. Eventually Nicole wishes to move out West to Calgary or Vancouver for a few years, just to live the mountain life verses the Toronto traffic life. When Nicole isn’t working at the clinic she is usually re-watching Grey’s Anatomy, online shopping, or taking her puppy Tucker for walk with her boyfriend Derrick. Nicole is great believer in “Everything happens for a reason, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”- Marilyn Monroe.

Louise Fusco

Administrative Support

Louise is part of the office admin team and recognized mostly by her Scottish Accent. She comes from a background in customer service, sales and marketing. Louise joined the clinic part time in January of 2018 after spending 13 years at home raising her 2 children. She currently enjoys working in the community as part of the Canada Day Committee organizing the annual Parade and with local volunteers on the United Way House Tour during the Christmas season.

Nikki Shmukler

Support Staff

Nikki is a new graduate from Gardner public school and will be starting high-school this September. Nikki started as a volunteer early February 2018, and recently joined the team shortly after. Once she graduates she hopes to attend teacher’s college to become a high-school teacher. Her hobbies outside work and school consist of shopping and competitive dancing. When Nikki has some spare time, you can almost always find her hanging out with her friends or swimming in her Aunt Ola’s pool.

Jason Jiskra

Clinic Owner

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Zachary McLean

Support Staff

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