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Matthew Aggerholm - Registered Physiotherapist|
Gaetanne Aggerholm - Registered Physiotherapist
Danielle Mazur - Registered Physiotherapist
Bettina Holman - Registered Physiotherapist
Colleen Bethune - Registered Physiotherapist
Prashant Sharma - Registered Physiotherapist
Natasha Foley - Registered Physiotherapist
Julie Walsh - Certified Athletic Therapist|
Mary Simpson-Jones -
Registered Occupational Therapist
Jasmina Paulis - Registered Massage Therapist
Marina Varosi - Medical Office Assistant
Jeanette Ferguson - Medical Office Assistant
Kelsey Folino - Medical Office Assistant
|Matthew Aggerholm (Registered Physiotherapist, Owner)
BA, BScPT, MManTher, FCAMPT
Matthew Aggerholm is a Registered Physiotherapist with over 19 years of experience. He graduated from Queen's University in 1999 and completed his Masters of Manipulative Therapy in 2004 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He has extensive post-graduate training in orthopaedic & vestibular rehabilitation. Matthew received his certificate of achievement for vestibular rehabilitation in 2008 from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He keeps his skills and his passion for patient care through continuing education courses. He is currently a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) and the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT). He is also attends many conferences and education courses in post-concussion management. When not in clinic, Matthew enjoys downhill skiing, speed skating, golfing and running after his three boys.
|Gaetanne Aggerholm (Registered Physiotherapist, Owner, Clinic Manager)
BA, BScPTH, CAFCI, MAACP
Gaetanne is a Registered Physiotherapist with 20 years of experience. She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University, England in 1998. Prior to her Physiotherapy training, she completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and health studies from Queen's University in Kingston.
Prior to launching VOR with her husband, she worked as a manager in a Physiotherapy clinic in Brantford. Gaetanne also completed several business courses from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Clinically, she has extensive experience in orthopaedic work, especially with motor vehicle accident patients. She has taken many post-graduate courses in orthopaedics, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation. In 2000 Gaetanne passed the national Acupuncture Foundation of Canada certification exams. In 2010, she completed post-graduate training by Dr. Mariano Rocabado, a world renowned leader in the treatment of TMJ disorders. When not managing the clinic or treating patients, Gaetanne keeps herself busy with downhill skiing, gardening and running around after her three active boys.
|Danielle Mazur (Registered Physiotherapist)
Danielle graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology. After working for three years as a Certified Kinesiologist, Danielle decided to complete further post-secondary education at Queen's University. Danielle graduated from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University in 2012 with a professional Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.
Danielle has continued to expand her knowledge and skill set in a variety of areas, including orthopaedics, acupuncture, vestibular therapy, and concussion management. In 2014, Danielle completed post-graduate training by Dr. Mariano Rocabado, a world renowned leader in the treatment of TMJ disorders. Danielle also regularly attends conferences and courses in concussion management, which is essential to provide quality care in this growing and constantly changing area of rehabilitation. In March 2017, Danielle successfully completed all components of the intensive 6 day vestibular rehabilitation competency course at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. This extensive program is considered the gold standard of vestibular training and is administered by many vestibular rehabilitation specialists including Susan Herdman and Richard Clendaniel. When not in clinic, Danielle enjoys cooking and maintaining an active lifestyle by hiking, skiing, and running.
|Bettina Holman (Registered Physiotherapist)
Bettina has worked in the region since graduating from McMaster University's Physiotherapy program in 2000. Her areas of interest include treating the neck and shoulders, management of pelvic floor disorders, vestibular rehabilitation and jaw issues. Since joining the VOR team in 2013, Bettina has enjoyed working individually with patients experiencing vestibular and jaw concerns, giving them the attention they need to recover. She uses a combination of soft tissue techniques/trigger point release, gentle joint mobilizations and instructions for simple, regular home exercises to progress towards recovery. In her spare time, Bettina enjoys spending time with her children and husband, coaching soccer, cooking and baking.
|Colleen Bethune (Registered Physiotherapist)
Colleen completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in 2011. She then went on to graduate with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2014.
Since graduating, Colleen has continued to further her knowledge with post graduate courses in vestibular rehabilitation and also concussion management with Shift training. She worked for 4 years in a clinic in the Toronto area specializing in vestibular, concussion, and neurological care. Colleen enjoys the patient-focused care and challenge of working in the field of neurological rehabilitation and has taken post graduate courses in NDT for management of adults with stroke, brain injury and other neuromotor disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease.
She has presented to the Brain Injury Association of Peel region on the benefits of exercise post brain injury. She acts as a consultant and program developer for the TIME program, working with personal trainers to develop exercise programs for neurological and orthopaedic patients.
In her free time, she enjoys participating in recreational sports, reading, and spending time with her new kitten (Moose), family and friends.
|Prashant Sharma (Registered Physiotherapist)
Prashant graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Science Degree Honours in Physiotherapy in 1999. For his final year research, he investigated the effectiveness of manual therapy compared to exercise alone in the management of frozen shoulder.
He worked for 10 years in a multi-disciplinary hospital with orthopaedic and neurological patients. He owned a Physiotherapy clinic in Delhi for 12 years. He attended many orthopaedic and neurology course and conferences in India.
He worked for many years in in-home care both in India and Canada. His many years of experience have provided him with significant knowledge and experience dealing with a variety of patients with complex issues including chronic orthopaedic injuries, post-surgical care, stroke, and Parkinson’s Disease.
He has continued to develop his skills and knowledge with courses in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Vestibular Rehabilitation over the years.
When not in the clinic he enjoys reading, teaching math, and staying active by jogging, hiking and cycling.
|Natasha Foley (Registered Physiotherapist)
Natasha graduated from Laurentian University in 2011 with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. She then earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen's University, in 2013. Her most preferred area of study at university was neuro-rehab working as a team member with patients and families to prepare them for discharge.
Since graduation, Natasha has worked in private practice, treating a variety of patients with complex injuries. She has continued to develop her skill and clinical knowledge with courses in orthopaedics, acupuncture, vestibular and TMJ rehabilitation.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and staying active by cycling, skiing and practicing yoga.
|Julie Walsh (Certified Athletic Therapist)
Julie joined the VOR team after graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy in 2014. As a Certified Athletic Therapist, Julie has had a great deal of experience working with sports teams including Junior B hockey and lacrosse, football, baseball, volleyball, and ringette. Working on the sidelines has given Julie experience with immediate management of concussions and sparked her interest in concussion rehabilitation. In 2015, she attended the "See The Line" concussion symposium in London. More recently, Julie attended the 2017 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Toronto. She continues to update her skills in treatment of the neck in concussion and whiplash management.
Julie also treats musculoskeletal injuries and enjoys helping her patients achieve their active and athletic goals. Julie holds her First Responder Certification through the Canadian Red Cross, which allows her to continue to work on the sidelines with sport teams when she is away from the clinic.
Julie grew up speed skating competitively in Ontario and at both Canadian and North American championships. In her free time, Julie loves to play fastball and slo pitch, go road biking, do yoga, work in the garden, and coach speed skating. Julie lives in Kitchener with her husband and her active chocolate lab, Grizzly.
|Mary Simpson-Jones (Registered Occupational Therapist)
BScOT, MScOT, OT Reg (ONT)
Mary is a Registered Occupational Therapist with over 18 years experience in acute care, rehabilitation, and outreach settings. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998 and recently completed her Masters of Science in 2017 from the University of Toronto. Mary has completed numerous post-graduate courses in the areas of Low Vision and Visual Perception, Cognitive Assessment and Treatment, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and group facilitation. Mary has extensive experience working stroke and brain injury rehabilitation and mental health care.
In private practice, Mary works with clients on achieving their goal of functional independence through visual and cognitive rehabilitation, activities of daily living programs, home accessibility modifications, client/family education and return to work and school planning. Mary is passionate about her profession and has a keen interest in visual changes following a brain injury, stress reduction, and relaxation techniques to enhance with brain injury recovery.
Mary volunteers at the University of Toronto Occupational Therapy/Science Department, the University of Waterloo Career Development Centre, and the Kitchener Soccer Club. When not volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, biking and playing soccer.
|Jasmina Paulis (Registered Massage Therapist)
BScH, MSc, RMT
Jasmina Paulis graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2011. Her extremely curious mind, altruism, and craving to try something new, have all brought her into the massage field. She is very passionate about her profession, as practicing Massage Therapy on a daily basis reminds her of the fantastic healing power of the human body. She is fascinated about how Massage Therapy helps people come into balance, and aids in releasing both trauma and stress. For her, the most rewarding feeling comes from helping another person manage and overcome their pain.
Jasmina has furthered her skills in several areas such as Concussion, TMJ, Pregnancy Massage, Cupping, and Needleless Acupuncture (MPS - Microcurrent Point Stimulation).
In her spare time, Jasmina likes hiking, reading, sewing and playing with her turtle Mika.
|Marina Varosi (Medical Office Assistant)
Marina became a new member of the VOR team in 2014. Prior to joining us, she owned her own business for over 3 years, then after selling her business, decided on a career change and became a Medical Office Assistant. She attended a local college to complete her diploma and graduated with honours in February, 2013. She enjoys working in the medical field, being able to help people. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, traveling, and staying active.
|Jeanette Ferguson (Medical Office Assistant)
Jeanette joined the VOR team in July, 2015. She graduated with honours from the Medical Office Assistant program at Mohawk College in 2014. Prior to her program, she worked for several years in customer care. In her spare time, she enjoys many family activities. She loves to cook, watch movies, travel, and relax with friends and family.
|Kelsey Folino (Medical Office Assistant)
Kelsey joined the VOR team in 2018. She graduated with honours from the Medical Office Assistant diploma program at triOS College in 2016. She is also a graduate of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy assistant program from Conestoga College in 2014.
Prior to joining the VOR team, she worked at another physiotherapy clinic outside of Waterloo region for 2 years and for KidsAbility.
In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and keeping active outdoors with her new dog.
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