MEET THE TEAM
MPT, BSc (Hons KIN)
Clinc Director, Owner, Founder of Summers Physiotherapy in 2014 (Previously Winchester Physiotherapy)
Dave has always had a passion for health and helping others. Born and raised in North Dundas, he has strong roots in the community and is fortunate to be able to provide health and wellness services in his hometown of Winchester. Dave graduated with his Masters in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College, Buffalo NY, and previously earned his Bachelor of Science Honors Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario. Dave has been practicing Physiotherapy since 2007 and treats a wide variety of injuries and impairments. He has a special interest in chronic, nagging injuries, along with concussion rehabilitation and sport specific return to play. When not at the office, Dave can be found running around town with his family to his kids’ hockey, figure skating, curling, golf, soccer, and baseball events. Dave volunteers a lot of his spare time to coaching his son and daughter and their sports teams and enjoys every minute of it.
MPT, Bsc (Hons KIN)
Crista started her career as a Physiotherapist in Winchester in 2007, after she graduated from Queens University earning a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to this she earned a Bachelor of Science Honors in Kinesiology degree from Western University. Since graduating Crista has taken many post graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling/GTT needling, post concussion management, and vestibular rehabilitation, in addition to many others. She uses all of her learned skills, previous patient experiences, as well as her own personal experiences to help guide her patients through their rehabilitation and recovery. Crista works with all ages, with various injuries and dysfunctions and especially enjoys working with children and infants. She was born and raised in Metcalfe and now resides there with her family, where her and her husband have an active and adventurous life with their 4 children enjoying the outdoors and various sports.
Nancy is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She graduated from McMaster University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy, and has had a varied career in both hospital and private practice settings. She has taken various orthopaedic and professional development courses, including Level 2 manual therapy courses for extremity and vertebral mobilization, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy with the McKenzie Institute of Canada, and training in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Nancy has 4 grown children, and is enjoying the ‘empty nest’ with her husband on their small farm in Winchester
Emily earned her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the university of Toronto in 2016 and prior to this, graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences. After graduation, Emily was very excited to get a job right here in her hometown, and give back to the community that she grew up in. Since graduating, Emily has taken post-graduate courses in acupuncture, dry needling, manual therapy, pregnancy and post-partum rehabilitation, and pelvic floor physiotherapy. Growing up in a large family of women and becoming a mother of two little girls has made Emily very passionate about women’s health issues. She offers Pelvic Health Physiotherapy at our clinic and has a particular interest in pregnancy and post-partum recovery. Emily considers patient education to be the cornerstone of physiotherapy treatment, and places a strong emphasis on manual therapy and exercise prescription. When not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and hunting and fishing in the outdoors.
MPT, BHsc (Hons)
Dana received her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY in 2007. Prior to that she attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree in 2004. After ten years of valuable experience throughout the U.S., she returned to Canada and has practiced in Winchester ever since. As a clinician, Dana strives to provide that personalized touch to your care. She is committed to ongoing professional development to improve your well-being, function, and performance. She uses an integrated manual therapy approach reinforced by functional exercise to achieve your goals, whether that is training for a marathon or lifting your grandkids. She has completed a variety of manual therapy courses including clinical mentorship through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Although she considers herself a general orthopaedist, her clinical specialties include the TMJ and a certification in cancer rehabilitation.Overall, she believes that one of the most rewarding aspects about being a Physiotherapist is empowering patients in their rehabilitation journey and showing them the beautiful resilience of the human body.
MPT, BSc (Hons)
Olivia earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Queen’s University in 2018. Prior to completing her Masters Degree, Olivia graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Science Bachelor degree in Kinesiology in 2016. Since graduating, Olivia has worked with a variety of populations and injuries. She has taken post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and functional dry needling/IMS, post-concussion management and vestibular rehab and stays up to date on best practices in these respective disciplines. Olivia has always enjoyed staying active and being involved in athletics. You can find Olivia spending her spare time hiking, traveling and spending time outdoors with her family. Olivia places a strong emphasis on manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient education.
MPT, BSc (Hons)
Alex is a recent graduate of the Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Ottawa where he also completed his Honours Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. He has developed a passion for strength and conditioning and believes in the importance of restoring optimal mobility to promote health and wellness. He is eager to educate and empower members of the community to move and feel better using movement as medicine. Alex aims to work with individuals of all ages and abilities to optimize their function, achieve their goals and lead a healthy lifestyle. Growing up in Embrun, Alex is fully bilingual and is able to offer Physiotherapy treatments in both English and French.
Robyn is a graduate from the three year Algonquin College Massage Therapy Program. She is an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and has been a part of the team at summers physiotherapy since 2015. Robyn has experience working with a wide variety of clients from children, elderly, athletes, chronic pain patients and those coming in for relaxation/general wellbeing treatments. She has taken additional courses in cranisosacral therapy, pre and post natal massage, as well as post partum assessment for DRA. She is hoping to continue her education in pregnancy/infant/and women's health related treatments. Her treatment style focuses on deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and helping clients to achieve their wellness goals. Outside of work Robyn enjoys spending time with her young family and being outside and active from mobility/strength training to gardening or sewing.
Robyn is an active member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Robyn graduated from CDI College in 2005 where she completed the Massage Therapy program. She participated in many outreach projects, including various races, senior centres and clinical settings. Robyn has worked in a variety of settings including both spa and clinical environments, where she has seen a diverse clientele with many ailments, injuries and treatment needs. This has given her the ability and knowledge to work with various clients to address their treatment goals. Robyn’s technique is thorough and can be adapted to each client’s needs. She is committed to helping her clients achieve their wellness goals, and strives to provide a therapeutic massage in a safe and relaxing environment. She values the provisions of a therapeutic approach of balance for the mind and body. While not massaging, Robyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
RKin, MHsc, BHsc (Hons)
Sinead completed her Master of Health Sciences in Neurophysiology and her Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours degrees at The University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Sinead works in tandem with our physiotherapists to design our exercise rehab programs. She can design programs to help rehabilitate injuries, manage symptoms of chronic conditions, or even just to help with general health and fitness. In addition, she has taken extra courses in pre and post natal fitness, Functional Movement Screening Level One, and has completed Shift Concussion Management Level 1. She enjoys empowering people to improve their overall fitness, and become more confident in themselves and their abilities.
C. Ped, BHsc (Hons)
Jeremy graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors and Specialization in Kinesiology. Jeremy then went on to graduate the Pedorthic program offered through the University of Western Ontario in 2014. For the past 5 years, Jeremy has been practicing within the Pedorthic profession as a member of both the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada
Shelley has a diploma in Medical Assisting and has been in the medical field for 34 years. She has been part of Summers Physiotherapy, previously Winchester Physiotherapy for over 20 years. Along with managing staff and front desk administration, she brings in-depth knowledge in MVA, WSIB and private insurance companies. Shelley is a resident of the Winchester area and is passionate about her community and patient care.
Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psych and Hospitality Management at Carleton University. She has been working at Summers Physiotherapy since fall of 2016, and uses her hospitality management skills to ensure that all of our front desk admin runs smoothly.