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Dr. Joanna Taylor, BSc, DC, Clinic Owner

BACKGROUND

Dr. Joanna Taylor graduated with honours from the University of Ottawa in Human Kinetics, followed by four years at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. With 8 years of clinical experience working both in Ottawa and Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. Taylor has a depth of experience working with professional and amature athletes.

Dr. Taylor is experienced in treating many chronic conditions, including: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, disc herniations and sciatic nerve pain as well as chronic neck pain and headaches.

Dr. Taylor has completed continuing education in : Active Release Techniques- A.R.T.- (Upper Limb Module), Graston Technique, Kinesiotaping, and is fully certified in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. She has also completed advanced courses in neurofunctional acupuncture and Dry Needling. Dr. Taylor uses manual Spinal and Extremity Manipulation and therapeutic excercise in the care of patients. Therapeutic techniques utilized include: Chiropractic manual adjustments of the spine and extremities, Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy, IMS techniques, dry needling, acupuncture and medical acupuncture protocols. Soft Tissue Therapies include Active Release Therapy, Graston Technique, and Kinesiotaping.

CERTIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS Doctor of Chiropractic Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Medical Acupuncture Certification McMaster University Honors Bachelor of Science Human Kinetics University of Ottawa Advanced Neurofunctional Acupuncture Certification McMaster University Active Release Therapy (ART) Upper Limb Graston Technique Certification Kinesiotape Certified Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) American College of Sports Medicine

CERTIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Active Release Techniques -ART- (Upper Limb Module)
  • Graston Technique Certified
  • Shockwave Therapy provider
  • Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Motor Point Dry Needling
  • Bachelor of Science Human Kinetics University of Ottawa
  • Advanced Neurofunctional Acupuncture Certification (McMaster University)
  • Kinesiotape Certified
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) American College of Sports Medicine
Dr. Joanna Tayor

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • fully certified in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University
  • Bachelor of Science Human Kinetics University of Ottawa

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Richard Stannard, RMT, Rolf Method of Structural Integration Practitioner

BACKGROUND

Richard Stannard, RMT, Rolf Method of Structural Integration Practitioner. Richard joins us after 9 years in practice. He graduated from the Kine-Concept Massage Therapy Institute of Ontario as a Registered Massage Therapist RMT in 2006. With a strong interest in postural dysfunctions, chronic pain, and myofascial work Richard went on to completed his Rolf Method of Structural Integration certification at the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado and has been practicing successfully since. His desirire to learn and improve his practice did not stop there, in 2008 Richard compleated his certification in Vodder Lymph Drainage( MLD) all four levels completed. For more information on Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) go to http://www.vodderschool.com Richard excels in therapeutic and sports massage with an emphasis on sports injuries and rehabilitation.

He is always up for a challange and has a wide array of skills to help address your soft tissue problems. Richards passion for learning never ends. As well as being a Registered Massage Therapist Richard is also certified in: Certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) Certified in Schweitzer Depp Tissue Massage Certified in Kinseio Taping Certified Indian Head Massage Certified NADA ear acupuncture for addictions. Certified FSM Microcurrent Practitioner Certified in Cold Laser Therapy Certified in Shock-wave Therapy Certified in Trauma release exercises Richards main focus is on Myofascial release, postural dysfunctions, chronic pain, and sports massage. We are excited to have Richard on our team here at Kinetic Edge. Starting August 10th, Richard is available both mornings, evenings, and weekends.

CERTIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vodder Lymph Drainage( MLD) all four levels completed
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Schweitzer Depp Tissue Massage
  • Kinseio Taping
  • Indian Head Massage
  • NADA ear acupuncture for addictions
  • Certified FSM Microcurrent Practitioner
  • Certified in Cold Laser Therapy
  • Certified in Shock-wave Therapy
  • Trauma release exercises Certified
  • Cold Laser Therapy Certified

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Richard Stannard has a strong interest in postural dysfunctions, chronic pain, and myofascial work.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Graduated from Kine-Concept Massage Therapy Institute of Ontario

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Courtney Craig, RMT

BACKGROUND

Courtney Craig, Registered Massage Therapist, joins us with three years of experience. She studied at Everest College and graduated in 2013. Previously to studying massage, Courtney took the Medical Radiation Therapy program in Sudbury, ON and was a part of the woman’s varsity volleyball team. Being an athlete herself, Courtney focuses on therapeutic and sports massage.

While in the massage program, she decided to expand her horizon and began her studies with Active Release Techniques. Working with ART, myofascial, muscle energy and other soft tissue techniques she sees great results in her patients. She uses a wide variety of homecare exercises to help maintain and prevent further injury or pain. She just recently learned Dynamic Taping, and is going to be incorporating this into her treatment plans as well.

Courtney is a very energetic, hard-working, passionate person. She is always continuing her education, working with other healthcare practitioners in order to learn and be the best therapist she can be so she can help as many people as possible. If she doesn’t know the answer for you now, she will do the research needed to get you the answer you need!

CERTIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • CMTO member- Registered Massage Therapist
  • RMTAO member
  • Active Release Technique
  • Dynamic Taping

Courtney Craig, RMT


Courtney Craig has a strong interest in active release technique and dynamic taping


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Graduated from Everest College – Massage Therapy Program, 2013

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Melissa Oitzl, RMT

BACKGROUND

Growing up as a competitive diver, Melissa’s passion for health and fitness started at a young age.

Mel understands the benefit of massage therapy, regular exercise and the importance of taking care of ones body for a life free of aches and pain! After completing her degree in human kinetics, she worked as personal trainer and group fitness instructor to add a complimentary modality to her skill set.

In 2014, Mel graduated from the Intensive Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College and became a registered massage therapist. She has extensive experience working with rehabbing injuries as well as pre-and post-natal clients.

Through out the years Melissa has thrived off sharing her passion with others as she prepared for several full marathons in hopes of qualifying for Boston and has more recently turned her focus to body building as she prepares for her next show in June as provincially qualified figure competitor!

CERTIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • CMTO member- Registered Massage Therapist
  • RMTAO member

Melissa Oitzl, RMT


Mel has a strong interest in sports injury rehab and massage therapy.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Graduated from the Intensive Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College, 2014

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Rohit Rajput

BSc.PT, BSc Hons, Physiotherapist

Background

Rohit completed his bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy in Manchester, UK at Salford University after his undergraduate degree in Human Biology/Life Sciences at the University of Toronto. He completed his clinical placements within the National Health Service focusing on neurological rehabilitation.

Treatments

His treatment approach is hands-on with emphasis on manual handling and movement based interventions while using education and exercise to help patients with pain reduction, return to sports/work, and improving activities of daily living.

Training

As a part of my commitment to continuing education, I have completed the following courses and certifications:

  • Complete Concussion Management
  • Eclectic Approach to Upper and Lower Quadrant Assessment and Treatment;
  • Acupuncture
  • Kinesiology taping
  • AED training
  • CPR/Standard First Aid
Rohit Rajput, BSc.PT, BSc Hons, Physiotherapist

Personal Interests

While in England, I joined a bhangra dance team (traditional folk Indian dancing from Northern India) and competed in a competition called the “The Bhangra Showdown” (https://youtu.be/KlSHku8oJMU -male green dancer). In addition to dance/bhangra I play sports competitively with focus on badminton, basketball and volleyball. I have coached high school basketball and badminton in Sarnia helping the mixed doubles (badminton) pairing win the city tournament.

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Lindsay Mullen

Certified Laser Therapist

Background

Certified Laser Therapist (Masters)

Lindsay is the proud owner of Ottawa Laser Rehabilitation, formerly known as Ottawa Laser Therapy. She has brought cold laser therapy and low level light therapy to many clinics in the Ottawa area for over two years. She acquired her certified laser therapist designation and masters title after completing two comprehensive training and education programs with Meditech, a world leader in the field of laser therapy.

Cold laser therapy offers patients a safe and effective therapy for a wide range of medical conditions, including soft tissue and sports injuries, arthritic conditions, repetitive stress injuries, wound healing and a variety of general health problems.

Treatments

As a part of my commitment to continuing education, I have completed the following courses and certifications:

  • Cold laser therapy
Rohit Rajput, BSc.PT, BSc Hons, Physiotherapist

Personal Interests

She enjoys working with a variety of conditions but takes special interest in chronic pain and sport injuries. Having worked in the healthcare industry for a number of years, Lindsay knows the importance of working with different practitioners in order to achieve optional health. Sports and fitness has always been a part of Lindsay’s life. She’s been a competitive gymnast, played varsity basketball, trained in Thailand for Muay Thai, competed for Canada in wakesurfing, while enjoying dirt biking in her spare time.

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