November 25, 2017

Therapists

Eric Wood-Salomon

ericEric received his Bachelor of Honours Kinesiology Degree (2007) from the University of Waterloo and his Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy (2009) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Before starting his own physiotherapy practice in Cambridge Ontario, he practiced physiotherapy at the world-renowned Canadian Back Institute. Eric also received advanced training from Dr. Stuart M. McGill, professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo. This training is incorporated into his current practice with the use of “McGill’s Techniques” for the treatment of low back disorders. In current practice, Eric continues to focus on performance based Orthopaedic Sports Medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite level competition and function. His clients see outstanding results from his progressive integration of strength training, conditioning work, and manual therapy.

Eric Wood-Salomon is the owner and head therapist of PhysioFitness Cambridge. Starting the business in 2010, Eric began to implement a performance based approach to physiotherapy. Success with this progressive treatment style only re-enforced his ideas about prescribing therapeutic exercise to enhance human movement and performance. Eric’s ability to combine a passion for exercise with his professional training as a physiotherapist creates a dynamic, exciting, and supportive environment for his patients. Eric is an encouragement to nearly everyone he meets, causing even those with chronic health conditions to re-examine their perceived physical capacity, and motivating newcomers to strive to reach their full potential.

 

Rhonda Chamberlain

 

rhondaRhonda received her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree (2007) from McMaster University and her Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy (2010) from the University of Western Ontario. Rhonda’s fun-loving attitude and desire to help others, make her a natural teacher and coach. Her passion for human movement and form started with a competitive career as a gymnast with the Cambridge Kips.

Rhonda discovered CrossFit in 2012 and she fell in love with the program. Rhonda joined the PhysioFitness Cambridge team at CrossFit Rebuild that same year and has never looked back. Her adoption of the progressive treatment model at PhysioFitness Cambridge and development as a CrossFit athlete have greatly influenced her treatment approach for clients and athletes. Rhonda’s post-graduate education includes courses in manual therapy, McKenzie and McGill techniques for the lumbar spine, Rock Tape, and acupuncture – completing the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in 2011.

 

Emilee Gagnier

emileeEmilee obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Health (2012) from Brock University and a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University (2014). During her studies at Brock University Emilee developed a passion for rehabilitation and exercise as she worked as a student trainer with the Brock Varsity Women’s Basketball team. She also worked as a therapist at the 2013 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, working with elite athletes such as Olympic gold medalists prior to and following events.

Emilee’s love of CrossFit, health, and an active lifestyle led her to her current physiotherapy position at PhysioFitness Cambridge. With her background in sports rehabilitation and orthopaedics, Emilee teaches her clients how to take control of their rehabilitation and health. Emilee utilizes performance-based rehabilitation and exercise as her primary means of therapy while also applying traditional manual therapy techniques to achieve greater outcomes for her clients. Emilee’s post-graduate education includes courses in Level One Manual Therapy, McGill’s techniques for the lumbar spine, Kinesio-taping, acupuncture, post-concussion rehabilitation, myofasical release techniques and Level One Crossfit Certification.

 

Michael Lok

Michael Lok250x250Michael Lok obtained both an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree (2008), and a Masters of Arts in Kinesiology (2011) from the University of Western Ontario. He acquired a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University (2013). Michael proceeded to work as a lab instructor at Dalhousie, educating cardiorespiratory and orthopedic physiotherapy students. During his studies Michael discovered his passion for fitness and rehabilitation. This is demonstrated through his work as a strength and conditioning coach (certifications from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and National Strength and Conditioning Association) and an athletic trainer for college varsity basketball. Michael has contributed to research with published works in the areas of psychology and sport.

Michael has a friendly and charismatic approach to physiotherapy. His progressive style of treatment integrates the usage of client-education, manual-therapy techniques, body mechanics and posture. Through functional movement and exercise the client will take an active role in his/her recovery. In addition to improving one’s current condition, Michael believes that treatment is most effective when the client is empowered with the knowledge and tools to prevent future injury. Michael’s post-graduate education includes courses in Level One Manual Therapy, McGill techniques for the lumbar spine, Kinesio-tape, and acupuncture.

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