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Jackie Sampson-Stewart, PT, BHScPT, BKin, MCPA, CMAG, SCMP 
Registered Physiotherapist, Owner/President

Jackie Sampson-Stewart is a registered Physiotherapist and the owner of Centreline Physio, Sports & Wellness Inc. She is registered, in good standing, with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, including the Orthopaedic, Sports and Acupuncture Divisions. She has been an examiner for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination and has supervised students from McMaster University’s Physiotherapy and Midwifery Education Programs.  Jackie graduated from McMaster University in 1997 with a Degree in Kinesiology and then in 2000 with a Degree in Physiotherapy. She has Diplomas in Manual and Manipulative Therapy and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture.  Jackie is a Stott-trained Pilates instructor and has integrated the comprehensive teachings of Pilates-based exercise into her practice for over 19 years as well as teaching courses on the utilization of Pilates for health care practitioners. Jackie has a strong practice in the assessment and treatment of diverse and complex musculoskeletal orthopaedic conditions, including vestibular disorders as well as women’s health issues including pre and post-natal conditions.  With an extensive background in dance, performing arts and athletics she has a special interest in treating athletes, including dancers, gymnasts and figure skaters.  As a Certified Concussion Management provider and a Certified Sports First Responder, she enjoys providing sports rehabilitation for athletic/dance injuries both on/off the field and stage at the recreational, competitive, and professional levels.

Jackie is a member of Healthy Dancer Canada and her past dance repertoire include Advanced Levels of Ballet (Vaganova), Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Flamenco, and Modern/Contemporary with a multitude of performance credits as well as instructing dance for over 20 years. She currently enjoys Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, general fitness and keeping up with her two active children!

                                           

Thomas Hlavenka, PT, MSc.PT, BA (Kin)                                                                                                                                        Registered Physiotherapist

Thomas is a registered Physiotherapist in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Thomas graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University after completing his Kinesiology degree, with distinction, at Wilfrid Laurier University. While at Wilfrid Laurier he conducted research in spine biomechanics.

He has experience in hospital and clinic settings, seeing patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiorespiratory conditions. Thomas has taken a number of continuing education courses, including topics such as spine biomechanics, McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, chronic pain, functional movement, and soft tissue release.

Outside of the clinic, he spends plenty of time outdoors. Winter is his favourite season, as he is a frequent cross-country skier and can also be found downhill skiing. In the summer he is often hiking on the Bruce Trail, fishing, or cycling.  Additionally, he has spent quite a bit of time travelling around Europe. 

 
Mara Kendall, PT Res, MHScPT
Registered Physiotherapist Resident
 

Mara Kendall is a registered Physiotherapist resident in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Mara graduated from McMaster University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Physiotherapy after completing her Honours Bachelor of Physical Education Degree with a specialization in Health Promotion and a minor in Gerontology from Laurentian University.

Mara has experience in hospital and community clinic settings, seeing patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiorespiratory conditions. She has worked with diverse populations of all ages, including recreational to varsity level athletes. Mara is committed to lifelong learning and has an interest in post-graduate courses to expand her skills in manual therapy & orthopaedics, sports injury management, concussion management, acupuncture and functional strength & conditioning.  

Born in Northern Ontario, Mara was heavily involved in competitive gymnastics which initially sparked her interest in physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation. She enjoyed coaching gymnastics for many years and gained experience coaching recreational and elite gymnasts of all ages and abilities. 

In her free time Mara loves to be active and enjoy the outdoors. She loves to hike, swim, run and spend time with her family and friends. Mara loves animals, camping and travelling around the world to experience a variety of different cultures.

 

Jennifer Ellis, RMT                                                                                                                                                      Registered Massage Therapist

Jen Ellis is a Registered Massage Therapist, in good standing, with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since May 2004.  Jen graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2003. She began her clinical career in Vail, Colorado where she worked with both summer and winter athletes.  Since her return to Ontario in 2005, she has practiced in private clinical environments treating diverse populations. Jen has experience working with neurological conditions such as Stroke and Parkinson’s patients and people that struggle with Fibromyalgia and Lymphedema. Jen enjoys providing pre and post-natal care to help women throughout their pregnancies, as well as provides infant massage. She focuses her treatments using trigger point therapy combined with Swedish massage therapy techniques to promote a relaxed and therapeutic experience.

Jen values a balanced lifestyle through her RMT career, fitness and family.  She is a long distance runner and participates in races as often as she can.  She is an enthusiastic spectator for her children’s sporting events and enjoys travelling wherever and whenever her family can.

Darlene Rempel, B.H.K., C.Ped.(C)                                                                                                                                               Certified Pedorthist (Canada)                                                              

With a Bachelor in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor, Darlene worked in the physiotherapy field as a Clinical Kinesiologist for five years prior to her Pedorthic endeavours. Having an aptitude for leadership, problem solving and hands on work, combined with a desire to specialize and focus on lower limb mechanics her interest in the field of Pedorthics was sparked.

Darlene is currently a member on the Communications Committee, authoring articles in the Pedorthic Journal-Pedorthics Quarterly and has contributed to the Pedorthic Association of Canada on the Professional Development Committee. She has authored a Chapter in the 2012 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pedorthist, and is a member of the College of Pedorthics of Canada.

Darlene enjoys the challenges of lower limb sport injuries, having played at the Provincial and University levels herself, but also appreciates the importance of proper footwear and support to the average foot.

Darlene enjoys an active life filled with a variety of sports and activities including; volleyball, mountain biking and slo-pitch to name just a few. It wouldn't be unlikely to catch Darlene hiking or biking the trails with her young family.

                                                            

Jaclyn Strohl, RD, BHSc Hons, BASc Hons, M.A.N                                                                                                
Registered Dietitian 

Jaclyn Strohl is a Registered Dietitian consultant who has worked in acute care hospital settings, primary care physicians’ offices and private practice. Her education credentials include undergraduate degrees in Health Sciences and Nutrition and Food from Western University and Ryerson University, respectively, as well as a Master’s of Applied Nutrition degree from the University of Guelph.

As a registered dietitian, Jaclyn enjoys working with a variety of clients to support individuals in their journey to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Her practice focuses on: weight management, sports nutrition, gastrointestinal disturbances (intolerances, allergies, sensitivities), dietary restrictions (vegetarianism/veganism, gluten-free, lactose-free) and metabolic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure).                                                                                                                                                                                           

Sarah Smith, RD, BASc.                                                                                                                                                            Registered Dietitian 

Sarah Smith is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and holds of Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph.  Sarah completed her practical with Hamilton Health Sciences in 2016. Since then Sarah has worked with clients in both primary care physicians’ offices and acute care hospital settings.

Sarah enjoys working with people of all ages to help them achieve their nutrition and health goals, feel great and overall lead healthier lifestyles. She has experience working with a variety of health conditions including chronic disease prevention and management, weight management, meal planning and mindful eating strategies, sports nutrition, digestive health, special diets (vegetarianism, veganism, lactose intolerance, gluten-free and allergies) and healthy aging.

When she isn’t practicing, you can find Sarah in the kitchen testing out new recipes—anything from your classic slow cooker oatmeal to the chewiest chocolate chip cookie. Her favourite meal is breakfast!

  
 
Christina O'Grady, PTA 
Physiotherapist Assistant/Operations Assistant

Christina O’Grady is a trained Physiotherapist Assistant, as well as the Operations Assistant at Centreline Physio, Sports & Wellness Inc. Christina received her training at Mohawk College and continues to take courses to stay current with industry changes, clinical practice and to expand her knowledge base.

With over 13 years of experience as a physiotherapist assistant, Christina proficiently assists our regulated healthcare professionals in providing hands-on treatment, modality application and assigned therapeutic exercise and education programs. She has spent the majority of her career working with physiotherapists to aid patients recovering from surgical procedures and rehabilitate orthopaedic injuries & conditions.

Outside of work Christina enjoys raising her two young children and spending time with her family.

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