Physiotherapy is dedicated to improving overall health and wellness by promoting optimal mobility and preventing injury and disability. Physiotherapy addresses activity limitations and participation restrictions caused by pain, weakness, instability, trauma, muscle or joint stiffness, poor posture or body mechanics, disuse, or disease. Whether you are suffering from a chronic condition or recovering from an acute injury, sports injury, concussion, or surgery, physiotherapy is beneficial in decreasing pain, improving range of motion, increasing strength, and maintaining overall quality of life.
Our Aurora physiotherapists are regulated healthcare professionals that specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of injuries. After a thorough assessment, your physiotherapist will identify your physical limitations and treat them using a combination of techniques, including manual therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, shockwave, electro-therapeutic modalities, acupuncture, taping, bracing, and much more.
Physiotherapy treats a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, the following:
Sports-related injuries: tears, sprains and strains, overuse and repetitive strain. Sports physiotherapy with shockwave can help
Neck and back injuries: whiplash, degenerative disc disease, stenosis, herniated discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, numbness/tingling, postural imbalances
Arm and hand injuries: carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, tennis and golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, DeQuervain’s
Leg and foot injuries: knee ligamentous and meniscal injuries, patellofemoral pain, ankle sprains, runner’s/jumper’s knee, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, piriformis syndrome. Shockwave can help
Other: concussions, dizziness and vertigo, headaches or migraines, tendinitis, bursitis, pre-and post-surgical rehab, fractures, arthritis, fibromyalgia, workplace injuries, motor vehicle accidents
Minnie obtained her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 at Western University after graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Medical science degree in 2011. Through her education, work, volunteer, research, and clinical experience, she has had the pleasure of working with a variety of different populations in a wide array of settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, private practice, and community home care.
Minnie is a compassionate learner and continues to take regular physiotherapy-related courses to stay up to date with the newest research and techniques. Some certifications she has obtained include Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Baseline Testing and Concussion Treatment, the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Neurosensory Taping, Soft Tissue Release, the Eclectic Approach to Assessment and Treatment, the Mulligan Concept, and Custom Orthotic Therapy.
Minnie enjoys spending time and working individually with her clients to understand their problems and to determine the most personalized treatment plan in order for them to return to their pain-free, healthy, and active lifestyles. She likes to incorporate and combine different assessment and treatment techniques in her practice to optimize patient care and outcome. If a client does not respond to a certain treatment, she will not hesitate to try another one that is more appropriate. This may include manual therapy, such as soft tissue release and nerve and joint mobilizations, acupuncture and dry needling, cupping, taping, electrotherapeutic modalities, exercise prescription, and comprehensive education. She will ensure that you find a solution to enhance your quality of life and achieve your personal goals.
In her spare time, Minnie likes to cheer on the beloved Leafs and Jays. She also has a guilty pleasure for food and can be found out and about discovering new restaurants and cuisines. Minnie also tries to sharpen her culinary skills at home by cooking and baking new recipes. She loves travelling, exploring new countries, sightseeing, and photography. Minnie is fluent in English and Cantonese.
Hoda is a 2007 Physiotherapist University graduate. She is motivated to deliver patient-centric, evidence-based, and professional care to her patients. She has practiced Orthopaedic Physiotherapy for more than 10 years and has worked with Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) related injuries, Workplace Injuries, and Sports Injuries helping people return back to their normal function.
Hoda is also an experienced Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist assessing and treating conditions related to Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Pain, Urinary Incontinence, Pre-Natal and Post Natal Pelvic Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Endometriosis, and much more.
Hoda has further education in Acupuncture, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Concussion Therapy. She is committed to promoting patients’ overall health through lifestyle modifications that improve overall function.
Hoda enjoys Pilates, walking, watching a movie, playing piano, cooking, and playing games with her family.
Oriane graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) degree from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and has spent the last five years building her professional career in private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe. Her main approach to treatment is manual therapy and active rehabilitation at times combined with a range of techniques such as electrotherapy, dry needling, Kinesiology taping, Maitland, McKenzie and Mulligan techniques only to name a few.
Oriane is a tireless and enthusiastic Physiotherapist who is passionate about her work. She has been working as an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist for over five years and highly prioritizes patient outcomes.
Oriane enjoys a deep personal reward from her work and the love for what she does is reflected in each and every session.
Oriane has also taken a special interest in correcting poor posture. With the increase in time spent on devices, this has led to an increase in poor posture in school aged children, teenagers and adults alike. Although back devices are helpful, Oriane says the best way to correct poor posture is through education, stretching and strengthening exercises that target specific muscles.
If you want to correct that hunched back, forward head carriage, those rolled in shoulders or that Dowager's hump....It's time to call Oriane. Oriane will support and assist you in your journey to correcting your posture for good.
When Oriane is not working, she enjoys spending time at home with her family, going for long walks and bracing herself for her first Canadian winter!