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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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sam Book, CAT(C), BA(Kin) 
Certified Athletic Therapist

Sam is a certified Athletic Therapist in good standing with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. Sam attended York University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology with specialized honours and a certificate in Athletic Therapy. In her time at York University Sam was co-president and athlete on York women’s softball team and continues to play within the community. During her third-year placement, Sam was the Sr student therapist for the York Women’s basketball team where she treated athletes on the court and at the York Sports injury clinic. Sam has field experience with a variety of sports including football, rugby, softball, hockey and lacrosse. Sam has had the privilege of acting as the lead Athletic Therapist for the Brantford 99er Jr. A hockey team and Six Nations Arrows Jr. A lacrosse team for the 2022-23 seasons.                                                                                                                                                                

Lynn Wardell, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Lynn Wardell is a registered Social Worker in good standing, with the The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.  Lynn has multiple degrees and diplomas in the areas of Social Work, including her Masters of Social Work from McMaster University in 2011. She received her Bachelor of Social Work in 2008, and Bachelor of Arts (Social Development Studies) in 2002 from the University of Waterloo. Lynn has additional certifications in Labour Relations from Queen's University and is currently continuing her education at Wilfred Laurier University to obtain additional Trauma Certification.  She has clinical and leadership experiences in a variety of settings, including over 15 years of leadership roles at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

 

Lynn has over 14 years of extensive experience counselling individuals experiencing challenges with depression, anxiety/stress, low self-esteem, relationship concerns, domestic violence, post-partum depression, addictions, ADD/ADHD, work/life balance, life transitions, parenting and people seeking to achieve overall mental health and wellness.  Lynn integrates various therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Neuroplasticity, Harm Reduction, Recovery Model,  Crisis Intervention and 'trauma-informed' therapy. 

 

In her spare time Lynn is an active runner, and enjoys participating in Yoga and Pilates.

Lynn enjoys travelling, fishing and going to concerts as well as spending time with her family, especially at the cottage.

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).                                                                                                                                                                                         

   

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 17 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.

                                                                                                                                                                     

Myles Pye, PTA                                                                                                                                                          Physiotherapist Assistant/Operations Assistant

Myles Pye is a trained Physiotherapist Assistant, as well as one of the Operations Assistant at Centreline Physio, Sports & Wellness Inc. Myles received his training at Everest College and is currently a student at the Canadian Academy Of Osteopathy. 

With six years experience, Myles assists our regulated healthcare professionals in providing modality application, hands-on treatment,  assigned therapeutic exercise, and education programs. Myles' career has been spent assisting physiotherapists in retirement, long term care, mental health, and clinical settings.

Outside of work Myles enjoys a wonderful family life, and a fulfilling academic journey.

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