Athletico Sports Physiotherapy
MEET THE ATHLETICO TEAM
Unity is strength. . . When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
Richa Rehan, PT
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
Certified Yoga Practitioner
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Practitioner
Spinal Manipulation Practitioner
Richa started our physiotherapy company in 2010 and since has worked with numerous Varsity, National and Olympic-level athletes in the Prevention, Rehabilitation and Management of Sports Injuries with an Active population. Richa is a past National-level basketball player and clearly understands the needs of an Active and Athletic population and the impact of injuries first hand.
Richa has completed an array of post-graduate courses in the area of Acupuncture, full certification in Functional Dry Needling, Sports Rehabilitation, Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and Advanced Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation from leading educational institutions around the world. Richa is also a Certified Yoga Practitioner and will often combine the principles of Yoga with Advanced Sports Rehabilitation Strategies and Research to bring together the Best solutions to help manage conditions affecting the Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendons, Bones, Ligaments and Nerves quickly and effectively.
Richa incorporates her many years of Clinical Knowledge, Advanced Skills and Education in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to help identify even subtle Mechanical Imbalances and Impairments with her patients to help with a faster recovery from injuries. Richa always combines Cutting-Edge Research in her clinical practice find the Best Treatment Tools to not only provide pain relief from your present condition but also prevent any future injuries or re-occurrences. Richa is also an Examiner for the Physiotherapy National Licensing Examination and a Member of the Sports Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Richa is also Rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the Authorized Activities of Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Spinal Manipulation.
Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous Conditions are very well placed to provide you with solutions for your pain condition and get you back to the things you love to do!!
Sarah Davidson, PT
Sarah has over 10 years of experience working as an outpatient orthopaedic physiotherapist, including her work experience at the CFB Kingston Physiotherapy department.
In 2003, Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Honours Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario. Sarah soon after completed a Master in Science Physiotherapy degree from Queen's University. Sarah was the recipient of the prestigious Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada award.
Sarah has been athletic from a young age and has in-depth knowledge of the unique mechanics and demands of competitive sports. Sarah played competitive basketball and soccer, and also participated in her school's track and field team. At the age of 14, during a soccer tryout Sarah forst became interested in treating sports injuries after observing the huge impact of the team's physiotherapist.
Sarah has a very strong commitment towards ongoing learning and has pursued advanced training including manual therapy, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Acupuncture training through Acupuncture Canada, Mulligan's manual therapy, APTEI Continuing Courses and a specialized course in managing shoulder injuries by Lyn Watson.
Sarah has extensive experience working as a physiotherapist in both in-patient, outpatient settings and urgent care settings. Sarah has worked as an instructor in the Queen's Master of Physical Therapy program and is currently with the University of Toronto Physical Therapy program where she is engaged in teaching physiotherapists clinical skills.
Sarah loves being a physiotherapist, as she loves helping people!
Team Athletico Physiotherapists with their years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of effectively managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous conditions are very well postured to provide you with solutions for your Pain Condition, and help you get back to the Things you Love to Do, Faster!
Adam Sunderland, PT
Concussion and Vestibular Physiotherapy Practitioner
Certified Dry Needling
Adam is a Team Athletico Registered Physiotherapist. Adam has significant clinical experience and knowledge in managing athletic and sports injuries and has been involved with various sports clubs in the past. Adam graduated with a Masters in Science in Physiotherapy Degree from McMaster University. Prior to that, Adam graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Sports Psychology from Laurentian University and another Masters Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa. Adam has co-author of many peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of Sports Medicine/Psychology and Health Care and has presented his research at many Sports Conferences in Canada. Adam in the past has also served as a Statistical Officer at Statistics Canada.
Adam has a strong skill-set in managing Orthopedic and Sports Injuries and incorporates advanced and cutting-edge research in identifying and effectively treating mechanical imbalances in the human body. Adam's treatment philosophy follows a patient-centered approach and treatment goals are always formulated based upon each individual patients needs and functional/sports goals. Adam has a very good understanding of the pathoanatomy and biomechanics of injuries in an athletic population and how to manage these quickly and effectively. Adam also has significant experience with Ice Hockey and has served as Assistant Coach of the Capital City Condors Ice Hockey Team for four years.
Adam also incorporates acupuncture in his treatment programs and is rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the controlled acts of Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
Team Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous Conditions are very well placed to provide you with solutions for your pain condition and get you back to the things you love to do!
Anne Cusson, PT
Pelvic and Women's Health Physiotherapy Practitioner
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
Concussion and Vestibular Physiotherapy Practitioner
Anne is Team ATHLETICO's Fully Bilingual Resident Physiotherapist who has significant experience working in a military environment. Anne has served as a Senior Cadet as part of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets for many years before heading to University to further her education in managing Sports and Military injuries. She has significant athletic experience being involved herself in many sports at various levels including Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball and Baseball. Anne is a Bronze Star Swimmer and holds Level 2 designation in Boxing.
Anne's journey in the field of physiotherapy stemmed from a keen interest in managing conditions of the Spine, Muscles, Joints and Nerves which has led her to further her skills, training and knowledge in the area. Anne later graduated from University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelor Degree with Specialization in Human Kinetics and later graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Master's Degree in Physiotherapy.
Anne has substantial Clinical Experience and Knowledge in managing Orthopedic and Sports Injuries and has been involved with various Sports Clubs in the NCR region in the past. As an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Anne is 100% committed and well-equipped to incorporate highest-level Research Solutions in her Clinical Care and always combines this with a strong Patient-Specific approach in her Clinical Care to help her Patients achieve their treatment goals in a timely fashion. Anne is also a fully Certified K-Taping Physiotherapist at the Pro-level. Anne also incorporates acupuncture in his treatment programs and is rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the controlled acts of Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
Team Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous Conditions are very well placed to provide you with Solutions for your Pain Condition and Get you Back to the Things you Love to do!
Mario Forget, PT
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT)
Certified GUNN-IMS Dry Needling Practitioner (CGIMS)
Certified Acupuncture Practitioner (CAFCI)
TMJ (Jaw Joint) Physiotherapy Practitioner
Mario is a seasoned Athletico Registered Physiotherapist with 17 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist. Mario’s first involvement with the profession started as a Physiotherapy Assistant back in 1991 and has since worked in the field of Physiotherapy. Mario has solid clinical background in managing patients with musculo-skeletal conditions. He has also co-authored many peer-reviewed systematic reviews published in many Canadian and International Research Journals. Mario is also a member of the Validity Evaluation Committee of the Cochrane Cervical Orthopedic Group.
Mario combines his many years of clinical experience with cutting-edge research to help formulate the best treatment strategies for his patients. A large focus of Mario’s practice relies upon not just managing the present pain problem, but most importantly identifying the underlying “drivers” for the condition to help prevent any further injuries or reoccurrences.
Mario has attained significant advanced clinical certifications over the years in areas including Spinal Manipulative Physiotherapy, IMS Needling, Concussion and Vestibular Rehabilitation, TMJ (Jaw Joint) Physiotherapy and Acupuncture to list a few. Mario’s commitment to clinical and academic excellence has motivated him to challenge himself and pursue and attain this highest level of post-graduate education including dozens of post-graduate courses including a Master in Clinical Sciences (Manipulative Therapy) degree at University of Western Ontario and joining as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Mario is also rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the Controlled Acts of Spinal Manipulation, Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
Since graduating from Queen’s University in 1999, Mario has been actively involved in contributing to the Queen’s University Physiotherapy Master’s Degree program at various levels. Mario also acts as a Clinical Instructor for the program since the past 14 years. His ongoing dedication and commitment to the University extends to delivering special lectures on TMJ dysfunction and volunteering for years to review graduate study admission packages.
Team Athletico Physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate Training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligament Conditions are Very Well placed to provide you with Effective Solutions for your Pain Condition and Get you Back to the Things you Love to Do!
Tanya Ward, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Tanya is the Team Athletico Registered Massage Therapist. With just under a decade of regular military service with the Canadian Armed Forces, Tanya is a proud veteran. Tanya has graduated with honours in Massage Therapy from Trillium College.
Since childhood Tanya has had a keen interest in body health and physical function.
Tanya is well-versed in many different modalities that massage therapy has to offer, and is passionate about helping others create a healthy balance in clients lives either by relieving any pain, stress, or to simply obtain a relaxation massage. Whether you have tight muscles from every day use or injuries from overuse, Tanya will craft a treatment plan specific to your exact needs. ensuring your experience is relaxing, yet effective.
At the end of the day, Tanya finds fulfillment knowing that she has made a substantial difference in helping her clients feel better.
Book an appointment with Tanya today, for a relaxation massage or to help address your pain, aches, stress or soreness. Team Athletico Registered Massage Therapists are well postured to help manage your Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligament Conditions and is very well placed to provide you with Effective Solutions for your Pain Condition and Get you Back to the Things you Love to Do, Faster!
Patrick Fitzgerald C. Ped, B Sc (Kin.)
Patrick is Team Athletico's Certified Pedorthist. After graduating from Western University in London, ON with a Bachelors Degree with Specialization in Kinesiology, Patrick pursued his Post-Graduate training with Specilization in Pedorthics at Western University. Patrick has over the years had the opportunity of treating many elite and competitive athletes for foot and lower limb injuries and brings a lot of unique skills to help custom-fabricate the best and most appropriate orthotics for his patients, based upon each individuals needs and functional level.
Patrick is a long-distance runner himself, and has over the years had the opportunity of treating many competitive runners and providing them orthotics that best support their feet, pelvis and spine. Patrick is a Competitive Runner and in 2016 finished in the top 30 runners at Half-Marathon events in Ottawa, London and Toronto
Patrick performs a thorough Biomechanical Assessment of each patient. This includes a thorough Subjective and Objective Examination combined with a Static Weight Bearing Evaluation to determine the present joint positioning, range of motion and strength/stability assessment of all joints of the feet, lower limbs and spine. This examination is followed with a Gait Analysis of the patient to determine the Best Possible design for a custom-fabricated product.
The patients feet are then casted using Plaster of Paris and foam box impression techniques to capture a 3-D negative impression of the patients feet and lower legs. These casts are then filled with plaster to help create a positive and accurate replica of the patients feet which is then used to create the custom-fabricated orthotic.
Patrick then manufactures the orthotics himself, from scratch using Highest Quality materials. Each Orthotic is a Truly Custom Design to suit every Patient’s Condition and Lifestyle. This robust subjective and objective assessment combined with the cutting-edge casting and fabrication process ensures that each patient receives an Orthotic that meets their needs and not only helps to manage the patients present complaints, but also prevents further injuries and deterioration in future.
Few insurance companies might require a referral from your Physician to avail funding for Custom Fabricated Orthotics. Team Athletico works very closely with your Physician during all treatment processes and we can facilitate this referral process for you, if this may be required.
Team Athletico Pedorthists are Very Well placed to provide you with Custom Solutions for your Pain Condition and get you Back to the Things you Love to do!
Athletico Administrative Staff
Meet the Team Athletico administrative team!
With more than two decades of combined health care administration experience, both Stephanie and Laura take pride in making sure your appointment with Athletico Sports Physiotherapy is both pleasant and stress free.
Stephanie and Laura are our front line contact here at Athletico. Their strong interpersonal and organizational skills combined with their professional approach will put you at ease and help you meet all your administrative needs!.