Rob’s educational background consists of a MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.
At a post-graduate level, Rob has earned a Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy and a certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. He is also a certified practitioner in Gunn Intra-Muscular Stimulation (IMS). He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and has taken extensive course work in Graston Techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain-Counterstrain, and neurodynamic mobilization techniques.
Rob is a published author for his research investigating specialization and advanced practice roles for Canadian Physical Therapists (Physiotherapy Canada (2008), 60:3,224-233).
Rob has been working in a private practice orthopaedic setting since 2006. He has experience treating sports related injuries in athletes of all ages, post surgical rehabilitation, along with motor vehicle accidents and work related injuries.
Rob’s treatment philosophy is based on assessing and evaluating specific orthopaedic dysfunctions and restoring functional biomechanics and movement patterns. He employs manual therapy, myofascial release and neural mobilization techniques to restore joint and tissue mobility while reinforcing this with specific exercise training and education to maintain function and prevent injury recurrence. Gunn IMS provides Rob with a different paradigm of treatment to manage neuropathic and chronic pain.
In his free time, Rob enjoys squash, basketball, weight training, cooking, camping and angling during both the soft and hard water seasons.
Erin graduated from McMaster University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Hon). She then went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2006. Since then, Erin has been completing post-graduate courses on various orthopaedic conditions and in manual therapy. She is certified in the use of acupuncture and its application to musculoskeletal conditions.
Her clinical training allows her to treat a wide range of conditions, though she has a special interest in working with sports injuries and people with neurological conditions and/or injuries.
Since moving to the Orillia area, Erin enjoys an active lifestyle, spending her time outdoors cycling, swimming, back-country camping, and skiing.
Chad graduated from McMaster University in 2006 with an honours Bachelor of Kinesiology. He then attended Glasgow Caledonian University for a Masters of Rehabilitation Sciences and has completed the Canadian National Examinations to become a Registered Physical Therapist in Canada.
His post-graduate education continues through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. In addition, he is working towards a diploma in advanced manual and manipulative physical therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Clinically, Chad has a special interest in overhead motion athletes.
Outside of the clinic, Chad plays competitive baseball and can be found repairing divots at many of the local golf courses.
Erin Received her Masters of Physiotherapy at the Universtiy of Western Ontario as well as her Kinesiology degree from York University.
She is interested in continuing her education with the orthopedic division and is currently enrolled in level two courses.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys snowboarding, running and biking.
Steve has been practicing physiotherapy for 33 years, most of that time spent in private practice. He is a graduate of University of Toronto School of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1977. He has owned and operated Bryan Physical Therapy Professional Corporation for 18 years with his partner Kathryn Bryan. He is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Ontario Physiotherapy Asssociation, and is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
At a post graduate level Steve has earned certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and instructed nationally with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada for many years. His main post graduate emphasis has been extensive education in orthopedics, manual therapy, acupuncture, muscle imbalances, and most recently balance and vestibular disorders.
His current practice areas include post operative rehabilitation, motor vehicle injuries, work related injuries, sports injuries, and balance and vestibular disorders.
Steve has served as the vice president and president of the Georgian Bay District of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association; he has been a board member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and a member of the Toronto Medical Faculty Council.
Steve is the father of three adult children and has resided in the Orillia area for 30 years. In his free time he enjoys sailing, camping and canoeing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. He is often lost in the woods or at sea somewhere!
My name is Dr. Maggie Ackert, ND. As a Naturopathic Doctor, my job is to help clarify your vision of what a healthy and strong body means to you and to help you to achieve and maintain that reality throughout life’s stresses. I believe the essence of being a good doctor is truly listening and connecting with patients. This allows me to better understand what you need in order to attain a high quality of life.
I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science (ENV) Degree at the University of Guelph. I then went on to study Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. During my internship year, I was fortunate to gain additional experience on the competitive Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome focus shift. Upon graduation, I was honoured to receive the prestigious Joyce Vanderburgh Scholarship for demonstrating outstanding clinical performance and patient interaction.
My aim is to provide care that is evidence informed and patient-centered. It is my job to ensure that we are both clear on treatment goals; that you get all of your questions answered and that you leave each visit with a realistic and individualized treatment plan.
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Dr. Maggie Ackert ND is a member in Good Standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND
Dr. Jenna Ellis obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. She went on to received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2015, with Magna Cum Laude and Clinic Honours designations from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Dr. Ellis takes a hands-on approach to restore, maintain and optimize her patients’ function. She aims to help them in reaching their full potential in leading active, healthy, happy lifestyles.
She is a diversified adjusting practitioner, has taken Active Release Techniques courses, and uses the Activator and drop-piece adjusting. She has a special interest in pediatric and pre/postnatal chiropractic care, obtaining a certification in the Webster Technique for pregnant women, and attending multiple pediatric focused courses.
In her off time you can find her spending quality time with her daughter and husband, exploring everything Muskoka has to offer.