Our Team of Professionals
Amanda obtained her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2005 after completing an Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. She focuses her practice on manual therapy and exercise prescription and uses acupuncture in an effort to assist her clients in reaching their maximum potential. A strong background in sport and dance herself, Amanda enjoys working with athletes and artists of all varieties and skill to help them return to the sport or activity they love. Her background includes participation in various sports as well as years of training in, competing and instructing dance.
Amanda is still active herself in working out and yoga. She has provided medical coverage for many sporting events including Skate Canada, The Brier, The World Transplant Games and various marathons and cycling events.
BSc, BSc (PT), Physiotherapist
Doris graduated from Queen’s University. She has gained significant experience while working in both hospital and private clinical settings across Canada. She has taken post-graduate courses in vestibular rehabilitation, management of arthritis, concussion management, and more recently, acupuncture.
She enjoys working with all ages, from acute injury to post-operative care, as well as management of chronic problems. A recent transplant to southern Ontario, she is looking forward to making Guelph her home.
Registered Massage Therapist
Jen has been a part of the College of Massage Therapy since 2008. Jen has experience working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and conditions. She has also completed additional training courses in rehabilitation and pregnancy. Jen uses a variety of Swedish massage techniques along with deep tissue work, myofascial release, facilitated stretching and trigger point therapy. Jen strives to help her clients reach their full functioning potential through routine maintenance and preventative care.
Outside the clinic, you can find Jen at the rink, at the ball diamond or on the slopes with her husband and three boys.
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 has contributed to the Pedorthic Association of Canada on the Professional Development Committee, authored a Chapter in the 2012 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pedorthist, and is a member of the College of Pedorthics of Canada.
As Chief Clinician and owner at Foot By Foot Inc. in Woodstock, she 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. She is a consultant to Physiotherapy clinics in Guelph and Brantford.
BSc (PT), FCAMPT, Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner
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 Guelph where he furthered his experience in orthopaedic care before opening West Side Physiotherapy 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 is also trained in acupuncture and is a certified Gunn IMS practitioner (also referred to as “dry needling”). He uses these skills 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.
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 injuriesl. These include Mulligan Concetps, McKenzie Institute, Concussion Management, Vestibular rehab, Manual Therapy Level 3, Kinesio Taping, Acupuncture and IMS. 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.
Emily keeps our schedules in order, clinic well organized and always has a smile on her face. She is experienced and knowledgeable with processing and managing Private, WSIB and Motor Vehicle insurance claims. She often goes the extra mile to enhance the experience of our patients, and to support our staff.
Outside the clinic , Emily enjoys to travel, volunteer, spend time with family and friends and stay active!
Do not hesitate to contact Emily with any questions you may have regarding billing or appointment scheduling.
BSc, BSc (PT), Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner
In the past years Joann has worked as a logistics coordinator and as an accounts receivable coordinator. Currently as an administrator at West Side Physiotherapy she enjoys assisting patients with their billing and scheduling needs as well as ensuring all queries have been addressed.
Her outgoing and friendly personality makes everyone feel welcomed and at ease.
Makie joined our team in 2019. She has a background in customer service, administration and marketing. After attending Humber College for Media Communications and having worked in disciplinary clinics, she brings her knowledge and expertise to her role as Office Administrator and Marketing Coordinator.
She enjoys going to the cottage wth family and friends in her spare time