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Physiotherapy Clinic

Team

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Ola Jiskra

Clinic Owner

My passion for being a part of helping individuals heal started more than 20 years ago. I managed two successful rehabilitation centres for approximately 10 years and when it was time to move on I realized that this wonderful industry was deeply rooted in my heart. I could not imagine doing anything else. I took the plunge in 2008 and now celebrating 15 years in business. I am fortunate enough to operate within such an amazing community and I am proud to give back whenever possible. Along with a few trail blazing local businesses, we've held annual Movie Under the Stars events – a fundraiser in support of our local youth and charity that I had the privilege of co-founding. Generations Physiotherapy Centre is also a very proud corporate sponsor of the Georgetown Hospital Foundation and are involved in many other community initiatives. I live in Georgetown with my beautiful family.

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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 puppy, and 3 cats!

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Grace Macwan

Registered Physiotherapist

I am a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. My clinical practice mainly includes a broad spectrum of techniques including manual skills, specific individualized exercise programs, electrotherapy modalities and injury prevention strategies, to help relieve pain and augment function.

 

I also believe a well-informed patient will have better results. I try to  create an interactive environment for patients to participate equally in their care by combining manual hands-on treatment, active exercise sessions, and therapeutic modalities.

 

Through detailed assessments, focused treatment plans and patient education, I  help my patients to  return to pre-injury activities in a timely fashion and ensure they have the knowledge to prevent re-occurrence of injuries.  

 

Other than work, I love cooking, listening to music and reading research papers.

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Samiksha Chawda

Registered Physiotherapist 

Samiksha received her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and has been working as a Physiotherapist for the last 10 years. She has vast knowledge of therapeutic exercises and pain management skills emerging from her experience in handling clients with various ailments. Samiksha has a special interest in Concussion Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal and Neurological problems. She has knowledge and experience in all general conditions, WSIB, MVA and post surgical rehabilitation. She treats patients through a hands-on approach combined with active rehabilitation, education and home exercise plans.

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Upasana Grover

Registered Physiotherapist

Upasana Grover is a Registered Physiotherapist and rostered in Acupuncture and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy with College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science from McMaster University in 2011 and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2013.  Upasana is a strong believer in lifelong learning and has received many certifications in Pelvic Health allowing her to treat pregnancy related pain, bowel or bladder incontinence, urine urgency/frequency, constipation, pain during or after intercourse, post pregnancy recovery, prolapse and chronic back/pelvic pain.  Upasana has a strong passion of working with women and wants to help them lead a good quality of life. She believes in treating the whole person instead of just focusing on the diagnosis. She is excited to be part of Generations Physiotherapy Centre and is looking forward to assist you on your road to recovery!

Artiben (Arti) Patel

Registered Physiotherapist (On-call)

Bio and picture coming soon.

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Alen Birac

Alen has recently moved to BC and we wish him well.

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Jessica Smith

Registered Acupuncturist

Jessica Smith is a registered acupuncturist who has been working in the health and wellness field for over 22 years.

Did you know that acupuncture is incredibly effective at treating acute and chronic pain and tendonitis? Recently Jessica has been treating a lot of clients with tendonitis and also anxiety/depression. Acupuncture is also wonderful at treating headaches/migraines, digestive issues, stress, general pain and post surgery. Acupuncture releases natural endorphins which will help to provide relief from pain and also block the nervous systems processes that indicates that there is pain.

Jessica has a true love and desire for helping others enhance their wellbeing and live a more balanced and pain free lifestyle. 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.

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Pawel Glowacki

Registered Massage 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.

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Stephanie Dyer

Registered Massage Therapist

Stephanie has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2003 and a proud member of Generations Physiotherapy Centre since 2014.  She has previously worked as an examiner for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In the time that she has outside of work she enjoys hiking, tobogganing, and camping with her family.

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Evan Barr

Registered Massage Therapist

Evan Barr is a Registered Massage Therapist. He joined Generations in September 2023. Evan discovered a passion for treating pain through his own experience while recovering from a broken back. This led him to pivot his career from construction to healthcare. He spends his free time with his Partner and their German Shepherd.

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Nika Chaloux

Registered Certified Reflexology Therapist

Quebec-born, Nika moved to Ontario in 1997 as a flight attendant based out of Pearson.  She has since then had careers in investment and sales before moving into health and safety.  Nika has volunteered as a first responder with the Canadian Ski Patrol for 10 years and now she volunteers with the Compass Outreach Centre. 

Nika originally stumbled upon reflexology unplanned! In a reflexology appointment of her own own, the reflexologist said, "Your feet are with you and carry you all your life; when is the last time you treated or honoured them?” This moment of reflection changed her life!  

"I thought to myself, wow, most of us invest into our health one way or in another; gym, physical sports, workouts, workout clothes, diverse retreats, healthy food etc., but when do we truly allow our own nervous system to naturally hit “PAUSE” through a soothing treatment on our feet?' 

Fast forward to now, Nika is here ready to allow you the same soothing experience that changed her life. Nika can allow your nervous system to neutralize during your time together.

Try the experience for yourself or offer the gift to those your care about. Your body will thank you for it and you will have a new experience to talk about!

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Aidan Gormley

Physiotherapist Assistant / Support Team Member

Aidan is back to help us for a few months before starting a new school program.

 

Aidan graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and a Diploma of Fitness and Health Promotion in 2020. After being a patient of ours in high school and volunteering with us in 2019, he joined the team in July of 2020. Aidan loves playing, watching and coaching football, weightlifting in the gym and anything to do with the outdoors. In his spare time you can find him at the patio, listening to live music or along the local hiking trails.

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Ella Castiglione

Physiotherapist Assistant / Support Team Member

Ella has been a member of our team since June of 2023 but was previously a volunteer here at the clinic. She has been a competitive dancer for many years and experienced a variety of injuries that benefited from physiotherapy and massage. This sparked an interest in working in the healthcare industry which she is excited to continue in post-secondary in the fall of 2024.

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Lorraine Hardie

Support Team Member

Lorraine had a long career in administration working downtown Toronto. She met and married her high school sweetheart almost 50 years ago. She retired to help her daughter take care of her three children, Emma, Oliver, and Finleigh. Lorraine continues to keep herself busy in administration by volunteering on the board at The Georgetown Bread Basket and her time with us at the front desk.

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Marie-José Nakhel

Support Team Member

Marie-José has been a front office team member here at Generations Physiotherapy Centre since March of 2023 but was previously a volunteer at the clinic. Some of her favourite pastimes are participating in sports like basketball and soccer with her school.  She is very happy to be a valuable member of the GPC team.

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Lindsay Leibel

Support Team Member (On-call)

Lindsay is our part-time front desk receptionist. Lindsay has been in the customer service field for many years including owning and operating her own business, “Nailed it”. Lindsay is also a graduate from Algonquin College's “Human Resource Management” program.

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Kelly Bishop

Physiotherapist Assistant / Support Team Member (On-call)

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 Generations Physiotherapy Centre team in late August 2018. Kelly likes to spend her spare time soaking in live music or up north camping or hiking with her daughter, husband and their dogs.

Nikki Shmukler

Support Team Member (Seasonal)

Brittney Healey

Virtual Assistant (On-call)

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Marnie Rojo Torres

Web Support/ Volunteer (On-call)

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