Joint Physiotherapy exists in order to provide comprehensive proactive and reactive orthopedic rehabilitation. Joint Physiotherapy believes in convenient and efficient rehabilitation that not only strives to prevent injury from occurring, but also returns clients to their previous level of activity in a timely manner following injury. By providing evidence based Physiotherapy services in a well rounded clinic setting, we offer clients a rehabilitation program individualized to their needs that allows them to improve their functional capacity.
Joy Russell is our Office Administrator. Prior to joining the Joint Physiotherapy team, Joy's work experience included time spent as a Nursing Unit Secretary at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, 6 years as Practice Administrator of Kitchener Waterloo Midwifery Associates, Receptionist at Elgin Lodge, and contractual work in a private clinic setting.
Joy’s welcoming smile will greet you when you first enter our clinic, and she will be happy to work with you arranging appointments, sorting through insurance issues, and addressing any billing issues you may have.
Prior to joining our team, Kate obtained her Recreation Leadership Diploma from Conestoga College and has enjoyed countless hours of volunteer work for local minor sports and her three children’s schools.
Alex Carroll is a Registered Kinesiologist and a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. He graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Science degree from York University in 2009. While in school, Alex became a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist. Alex has worked as a Kinesiologist and Exercise Physiologist in a variety of settings since 2009. He specializes in improving health and function of individuals through the application of exercise and physical activity.
Becca Austman is a registered Kinesiologist. She is a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and the Ontario Kinesiology Association. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2013. She then completed a Master’s degree in Sport Therapy from Leeds Beckett University, graduating in 2015.
Becca has worked in private care clinics and has several areas of interest including athletic/sport rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation.
Jacqui West attained her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. She taught Physical and Health Education and later Co-operative Education, as well as coached many teams at Walkerton D.S.S for 30 years prior to joining the Joint Physiotherapy team. She is a certified Level 3 Track and Field Jump coach who has worked with the local track athletes for years and continues to coach in the community.
Jacqui is a lifelong learner who is keen to take on new challenges, so it was a natural choice to start a “second career” as a part-time Physiotherapy Assistant.
Theresa Knight is a Registered Kinesiologist and a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. She graduated with her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University in 2003. While in school, Theresa became a Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist and taught a wide variety of group fitness classes. Theresa has worked as a Kinesiologist in a clinical setting since 2004 and specializes in adapting clients’ exercise programs to meet their individual needs.
Since graduation, Renee has practiced in the private orthopedic setting.
Sarah Filsinger is a Registered Physiotherapist and a member of the Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Associations. She attained both her Bachelor of Arts Honors with Honors Specialization in Kinesiology degree and her Masters of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Since graduation, Sarah has practiced in the private orthopedic setting.
Angie Johnston is a Registered Physiotherapist and a member of the Ontario & Canadian Physiotherapy Associations. She attained both her Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honors degree and her Masters of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Angie has practiced at local hospitals working in both in patient and out patient services. For the past few years, Angie has been practicing in private clinic settings.
Laura Woods is a Registered Physiotherapist and a member of the Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Associations. Laura attended Brock University for her Bachelor of Physical Education Honours Kinesiology degree prior to attaining her Masters of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Western Ontario.
Laura has since completed a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
Laura has practiced in both the public and private sectors of physiotherapy. She has received special recognition by both the Pediatric Division of the CPA and the Saugeen Track and Field Club for her work with the associated clientele.
Andrea Ferguson is a Registered Physiotherapist and a member of the Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Associations. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she received a Bachelor of Health Science Honours degree. Subsequently Andrea received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto.
Andrea has worked in the private orthopedic setting with extensive knowledge of geriatric and WSIB populations.
Leeah Caslick graduated from Conestoga College with a diploma in Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapy Assistant.
She has certificates in Senior Fitness, and in Common Movement Disorders. Leeah has worked in the physiotherapy field in hospitals, long term care facilities, and private clinic settings.
Since graduation, Heather has worked in both the public and private sectors of Physiotherapy. She has experience in local hospital and home care settings, as well as having worked the last few years in private orthopedic practice.