Our Team of Professionals

Andy Penner

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.

Malcolm Briggs

BSc, BSc (PT), Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner

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.

Jamie Maginnis

Registered Massage Therapist

(Eastview Physiotherapy location)

Jamie provides both therapeutic and relaxation massage.  As an honors graduate from Georgian College in 2012, Jamie has been working as an active RMT for over 10 years at Eastview Physiotherapy. Her goal as health care professional is to provide clients with the tools and care needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle and restore proper function for everyday living.


Jamie's commitment to her practice involves working with all areas of the body, including work with soft tissue damage, TMJ Dysfunction, and neck and back injuries. 

Jen Gregorio

Registered Massage Therapist

(West Side Physiotherapy location)

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.

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. 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.

Sajan Patel 

BSc (Kin), MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist 

Sajan graduated from the University of Toronto and has practiced physiotherapy in the orthopaedic and vestibular setting. Sajan has recently relocated to Guelph after practicing in the London/Strathroy region. He is certified in Medical Acupuncture.  


Sajan enjoys educating and rehabilitating whether an individual is unable to complete daily activities, perform work related duties, or excel at their sport of choice. With a background in Fitness and Health Promotion and Personal Training, he aims to make active movement and exercise a key component in the rehabilitation program. 


Outside of the clinic, Sajan enjoys performing physical activity himself. He performs strength training 3-4 times per week and hopes to complete his first marathon soon. You can find him playing basketball year round and attempting spikeball and volleyball in the summer. 

Sophie Boivin

BHSc, MScPT, Physiotherapy Resident

Sophie graduated in 2023 with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy with Distinction from
Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. She also holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from
Wilfrid Laurier University, received in 2019.


She incorporates a variety of Physiotherapy techniques, rooted in Scottish and Canadian
training. Her previous experience, ranging from acute care to orthopedics, has built a
foundation which she continues to expand, combining an evidence-based and holistic approach
to care.


Sophie empowers individuals by providing education and a personalized home exercise program, with the addition of hands-on therapy to achieve an individual’s goals, whatever they might be.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, being active – especially hiking and hockey, as well as
spending time with family and friends.