The Incredible Medicine of Movement
Meet Jennifer Hicke
BSCPT, MCPA, CERT.MDT
An evidenced based treatment approach built upon scientific research is fundamental to her practice. As such Jennifer keeps up to date with current medical publications and continues to participate in postgraduate education.
Jennifer is credentialed with the McKenzie Institute International as an MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) Practitioner.
She has many years of experience treating Orthopaedic, Sports Injuries and Post Operative patients.
The clinic and Jennifer are credentialed as a Complete Concussion Management (CCMI) treatment facility.
Concussion patients can undergo Baseline testing, Assessment and Rehabilitation of their injury. Jennifer also has training in the exercise management of Oncology patients.
Stephanie has been in the healthcare field for over 17 years, which include 13 years in a multi-disciplinary pain management environment. Along with her extensive experience in clinic management and customer service, Stephanie brings with her a relentless passion for patient care and rehabilitation. Outside of work she enjoys being a mom, reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends. Stephanie will be joining our team as a Clinic Manager.
Dr. Corey Hofkirchner graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Honours Science in Kinesiology. While studying at Waterloo, he worked as a personal trainer for University Athletics and as a strength and conditioning coach for the women’s varsity volleyball team. Corey then went on to graduate Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and is currently finishing graduate studies as a Clinical Sciences Resident. Throughout his education, Corey has had unique opportunities to learn from and work collaboratively with a number of healthcare professionals including family physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and rheumatologists across the Greater Toronto Area. Corey draws from these experiences in utilizing an evidence-informed approach to chiropractic care and endorsing interprofessional and collaborative healthcare. Corey utilizes a number of techniques to provide a hands-on and functional approach to assessing and treating his patients. These include contemporary acupuncture (McMaster), Active Release Therapy (ART), and manual manipulation in addition to patient education and exercise and rehabilitation recommendations.
Cassie has graduated with an honours Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. Previously, she has participated as a research assistant in two studies at UWO. One, to explore the correlation of olfactory, frailty, and mild cognitive impairment in older adults. The second study she lead was resistance exercise programs for pre-diabetic seniors and a balance and tone control group. Cassie has experience with a variety of different populations and shares a common mission of putting patient care as a top priority.
Having been to 16 different countries, Cassie has a passion for traveling the world while experiencing different cultures. In her free time, she enjoys sports such as snowboarding and playing soccer.
Keith graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from UOIT in 2014. After obtaining his degree he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College and graduated in 2018. Keith specializes in injury assessment and identification, manual therapy, application of modalities, therapeutic exercise prescription, and prophylactic taping and bracing. When he is not focused on patient rehabilitation or learning about new evidence-based practices, he can be found working on his own health and fitness at the gym and competing in local CrossFit competitions.
Janice is a Registered Massage Therapist, having graduated from Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in Toronto with years of experience and a graduate of Physical Therapy from the Philippines, Janice is able to use her expertise in dealing with various types of Orthopedic and Neurological conditions. Janice strives to help patients achieve their optimal treatment goals, whether it be for overall relaxation, pain or stress relief, injury treatment/prevention, and postural awareness.
Although multifaceted, her areas of focus are Myofascial release, Joint mobilization, Trigger points, Deep tissue massage therapy and cupping with movement. Janice’s treatment sessions include educating patients regarding therapeutic exercises as home programs which is highly effective for maintaining the effects of massage.
With high spirits and a positive attitude, Janice looks forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals in health!
Robyn is a Registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. Robyn has experience assessing and treating individuals across the lifespan with a variety of diagnoses in both acute and private care settings. She is also actively involved in pediatric concussion research. Robyn is passionate about empowering others to reach their greatest potential using strengths-based approaches, and client-centered care.
Lynda is one of our newest part-time administrators. She graduated from York University with an honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences and has a minor in Psychology. She also has a certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counseling. She has worked in both the fitness industry and in a multi-disciplinary clinic for the past 5 years. Her passion is helping people reach their full potential when it comes to health and fitness. During her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis, bike riding and taking Zumba classes.
(Joyce) Xiao Tang Wang
Joyce’s expertise is Swedish technique and deep-tissue massage, which provides successful relief to patients suffering from many conditions including shoulder, neck pain, Frozen shoulder, headaches, migraine, pregnancy, and piriformis syndrome. Joyce’s goal is to assist patients in achieving optimal wellness by relieving pain resulting from injury and life stresses. Joyce continues to expand her knowledge about nutrition and health care. Joyce loves animals and in her spare times enjoys traveling.
Maryam is an international medical graduate and a Registered Chiropodist with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. After practicing medicine for over 15 years, she continued her education in Canada and obtained a Diploma in Chiropody from the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and has been qualified to work as a foot specialist. Her extensive knowledge and experience in different clinical settings help her to diagnose and treat foot-related diseases in patients of all ages. She has expertise in patients with foot pain, corn/ callus, athlete’s foot, tendonitis, ingrown toenails, nail fungus, and plantar warts.
Diabetic and senior foot care is an important part of Maryam’s practice as maintaining good blood flow to the feet helps to resist infection and heal an injury. Non-healing wounds must be avoided by these patients.
Custom made orthotics to support and protect the muscles and joints of the feet may be required. We use only state-of-the-art Laser technology to design the Orthotics, and a computerized gait scan to assess gait and problems with ambulation.
The McKenzie Method of MDT
‘The McKenzie Method of MDT is a reliable assessment process intended for all musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms and intermittent numbness in hands or feet. If you are suffering from any such issues, then a MDT assessment may be right for you!’
At Elements Physical Therapy, our treatment style is personable, serene, and revitalizing. We provide careful, customized assessments targeted towards your specific needs using an evidence-based approach.
- Manual therapy
Elements Physical Therapy
379 Church St
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Monday - Thursday
8.30AM - 8.00PM
Fri 8.30AM - 6.00PM
Sat 9.00AM - 1.00PM