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Our Team of Professionals
Malcolm Briggs BSc, BSc (PT), Physiotherapist
Malcolm received his Physiotherapy degree from the University of Western Ontario and has extensive experience working at orthopedic clinics prior to opening West Side Physiotherapy in 2002. He continues to take a variety of post-graduate courses providing him with up-to-date skills to effectively treat orthopedic injuries. The primary focus of Malcolm's treatment is on Manual Therapy with a targeted exercise program for his patients to successfully achieve their goals. Modalities and Acupuncture are also utilized to reduce pain and promote healing of soft tissue.
Malcolm is trained in GUNN IMS (intrasmuscular stimulation). He has an undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Guelph and previously worked serving Guelph as a Paramedic.
Andy Penner BSc (PT), FCAMPT, Physiotherapist
Andy graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1995 and spent several years practicing in acute care hospital and clinical settings in Texas. He then returned to the Cambridge and Guelph area where he furthered his experience in orthopedic care before opening West Side Physiotherapy with Malcolm Briggs in 2002. Andy is certified in the McKenzie Institute's program of spinal assessment and treatment and has completed his Intermediate and Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He also utilizes acupuncture along with manual therapy and exercise strategies to help patients reach their treatment goals.
Andy is trained in rehabilitation post work-related injury and performs Work Conditioning programs, Ergonomic Assessments and Functional Capacity Evaluations using the Matheson protocol.
Erin Martyn MPT, Physiotherapist
Erin graduated from the University of Guelph in 2007 and received her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2010. She has experience working with children, adults and seniors, including some high level athletes. Erin is always looking for ways to improve her skills by attending post-graduate courses, and in the future plans to focus on manual therapy and sports therapy.
She enjoys being outdoors and has been a part of many sports such as figure skating, rugby, field hockey and badminton. She is looking forward to returning to Guelph with her husband and their puppy Shelby.
Jen Gregorio, Registered Massage Therapist
Over the course of her career Jen has worked in both clinics and spas. This has given her valuable experience in the many different aspects of massage therapy. Jen has always felt that massage therapy is an integral part of recovery from old and new injuries as well as to help people manage everyday stress in life. Jen is effective in treating a variety of soft tissue injuries including strains, whiplash injuries, headaches and low back pain.
Darlene Rempel, Certified Pedorthist
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. Darlene received her Certified Pedorthist (Canada) Designation from the College of Pedorthics of Canada.
Darlene is the chief clinician and owner of Foot by Foot Inc. in Woodstock. She provides a clinic at West Side Physiotherapy for her clients in the Guelph area.
Miko Henry, Registered Massage Therapist
Miko is excited to be joining the team of therapists at West Side Physiotherapy and brings with her a diverse background of experience. She graduated with a Certificate of Holistic Health in 2005 and continued her studies at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy to gain her status as a Registered Massage Therapist in 2007. She has treated clients with a variety of needs including pre and post natal massage, MVA clients, repetitive strain injuries, postural misalignment, athletic injuries and those with chronic pain issues. She believes in a patient focused treatment where the client feels educated and empowered in their recovery process. Outside of massage therapy she keeps busy with her family, creating art and running.
Rachel Ysinga MPT, Physiotherapist
Rachel received her Master’s of Physical Therapy from McMaster University. She has experience working with clients of all different ages including pediatrics and seniors. Her treatment approach focuses on combining manual therapy and specialized exercise prescription to help each individual reach their goals. Rachel plans to advance her skills with post-graduate courses especially in the area of manual therapy.
Outside of work Rachel enjoys playing basically any sport but especially softball. She also enjoys hiking and exploring with her family’s three German Shepherds.