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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.
Doris Folkens 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.
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.
Amanda Miller MPT, Physiotherapist
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.
Nadine Henderson, Registered Massage Therapist
Nadine is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She is skilled at Traditional Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy & Deep Tissue Massage. Nadine has additional training in Craniosacral therapy, Reiki, Hot Stone Therapy and Pregnancy Massage. Nadine has worked in a variety of settings including but not limited to industrial health care, spa and physiotherapy clinics. Her clinical interests include massage for repetitive strain injury, chronic pain and general maintenance and mental health.