Ryan graduated from the University of Toronto Physical Therapy program in 2005. He is dedicated to being a life long learner and is continuing to improve his skills as a physiotherapist. In 2012, Ryan completed his Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has joined an elite group of physiotherapists that is committed to providing quality patient care. He is also certified in acupuncture with Acupuncture Canada (CAFCI), and has furthered his skill set by studying intramuscular stimulation (IMS) with The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP). He also has training in Kinesiotaping, soft tissue release and vestibular rehabilitation.
Ryan also has a keen interest in teaching and training younger physiotherapists. In addition to volunteering countless hours providing mentorship to assist other physiotherapists receive their requirements, Ryan also assists in the level courses held by the Orthopedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Ryan maintains a position at the Toronto Western Hospital working within the inpatient setting and has experience working with a variety of patients with orthopaedic, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions.
When Ryan is not working, he enjoys spending his free time playing men’s and co-ed slo-pitch, ultimate frisbee, and snowboarding.
PT, Hons B.Kin, MScPT, CAFCI, MClScPT, FCAMPT
Joanna Chim is a graduate of the 2008 McMaster University Physiotherapy program. Since graduating, she has been avidly trying to improve her knowledge and skills. In 2013, Joanna attended the University of Western Ontario MClSc program and received her Advanced Certificate of Manual and Manipulative therapy (FCAMPT). She has also completed and is certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) through Acupuncture Canada. As a result of all of her training, Joanna believes that providing an individualized treatment is imperative to effectively treat patients.
Joanna has experience working with athletes from all different levels of competition – from the occasional weekend warrior to the elite level athlete. She is particularly interested in working with patients with pelvic/SIJ dysfunction and its associated lower and upper extremity issues. She is a firm believer that in order to truly minimize the recurrence of symptoms, the body should be assessed and treated as a whole in order to identify the true source of the problem.
Joanna has always been a very active individual. Growing up, she was a competitive gymnast, and currently her summers are very busy with her women’s and co-ed SPN slo-pitch teams and various ultimate frisbee teams.
Joyce completed her massage therapy program at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, where she received her registered massage therapist license in 2009. She also has a undergraduate Kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo.
Joyce helps treat a variety of conditions from tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, and other various ailments. Joyce’s time in massage school has also given her the special expertise in treating clients with multiple sclerosis, clients undergoing cancer treatment, and patients with high-risk pregnancies.
In addition to massage therapy, Joyce is also a labour doula and infant massage therapist. Her passion for supporting women during their pregnancy and her love of children led her to complete her certification in 2012, studying with Trimesters: Massage Therapy Education. As a doula and infant massage instructor, Joyce provides personalized home care for expectant mothers, as well as group infant massage therapy sessions. With effective massage techniques, Joyce believes in providing the most beneficial care to both mothers and infants before and after labour.
When Joyce is not working she loves to spend time with her family. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves nature. She also enjoys watching professional basketball and hockey.