Our Staff

REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Our Physiotherapists are registered with the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and meet ongoing standards of professional care.


 
Kathy Chesney - Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy; received Canadian Physiotherapy Award recognizing person graduating with highest marks from McMaster University's Physiotherapy 1998; received Medal of Distinction for Outstanding Clinical and Community Involvement; received Woman of Distinction Award for outstanding contributions in the area of Health, Wellness and Active Living; Member of Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) the highest certification in the orthopedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Member of International Federation of Manual and Manipulative Therapy Association, Sports enthusiast, runner.  Kathy enjoys the challenge of optimizing each person's physical abilities through effective Physiotherapy interventions.  Kathy performs videotaped analysis of the form of runners and athletes performing their sports.
Brittany Bartlett - Brittany graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Physical Education and graduated from Nazareth College in New York with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brittany is dually accredited to practice in Canada and the United States.  Brittany received the Wilfrid Laurier President’s Scholarship and raced on Wilfrid Laurier’s Varsity cross country and track teams.  Brittany also received the Phi Kappa Phi award for outstanding academic performance at Nazareth College and graduated with outstanding marks in her Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.
Bettina Holman - Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy; Bachelor of Science in Biology; Bettina has worked in the region since graduating from McMaster University's Physiotherapy program in 2000.  Her areas of interest include treating pelvic floor conditions, the neck and shoulders, back & postural conditions and jaw issues.  Bettina enjoys working individually with patients, giving them the attention they need to recover.  She uses a combination of soft tissue techniques/trigger point release, gentle joint mobilizations and instructions for simple, regular home exercises to progress towards recovery.  

Prashant Sharma - Bachelor of Science (Honors) Physical Therapy; Prashant graduated from Delhi University's Physiotherapy Program in 1999. Since then he has passionately worked in different settings - Private Clinics, Multiple Specialty Hospital and In-Home Therapy. He has a special interest in Orthopedics, Neurology, Sports Injuries and Work-related injuries. He has the experience to treat patients with stiffness related to fractures, degenerative conditions, arthroplasties etc. He is a hands-on Physiotherapist, actively working with patients using education, exercise, soft tissue and joint mobilization. He is constantly taking courses to keep himself updated and improve his clinical skills. He is currently working towards his FCAMPT diploma (an Advanced Manipulative and Manual Therapy Certification).

REGISTERED KINESIOLOGIST/ OFFICE MANAGER

Our Kinesiologists are registered with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and the Ontario Kinesiology Association and meet ongoing standards of professional care.

Kate Ashizawa - Kate is the Office Manager and a Registered Kinesiologist at the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic. Kate graduated from Guelph-Humber with her Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology and her Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion in 2013.  She also graduated with her Master’s of Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College in 2017.  Kate designs and teaches customized exercise programs for clients and is promoting reduction of risk factors for chronic disease through advanced exercise prescription. 

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Charmaine Menezes - Charmaine is the Office Administrator at the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic. She uses her many years of customer service to help within the clinic. She provides a warm and welcoming clinic experience for the clients. Charmaine is excellent at coordinating the scheduling of clients, managing all clients accounts and communicating with WSIB and MVA companies regarding client claims.

RECEPTIONISTS / PHYSIOTHERAPY AIDES

Our Receptionists / Physiotherapy Aides are highly qualified, pleasant and willing to assist you with your health care needs. They have years of exceptional health care experience and  a passon for optimizing your physical abilities.

David Duarte - David is quick to assist clients while providing encouragement and education throughout their rehabilitation. David graduated with an honours Bachelor in Kinesiology from Brock University in 2019 and a honours Diploma in Health and Fitness Promotion from Niagara College in 2017.

Doris McDougall - Doris is a very valuable member of the Ayr Physiotherapy team. She was the first receptionist at the clinic when the clinic first opened at the previous location in the Fall of 1999. Doris thoroughly enjoys working with clients of all ages. She is genuinely interested in getting the clients the help and rehabilitation they require and is compassionate to their needs. Doris is the heart of the clinic and cherished by all staff and clients.

Susan Carmount - Susan is a long-time resident of the town of Ayr and happy to be a part of the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic. Susan holds a Bachelor's of Education with accompanying Appreciation awards. She is quick to offer a smile and a kind word, while assisting our clients. She has a true compassion and dedication for her work and is always there to ensure clients recieve the help that they need. Susan is part of our scheduling, registration, and exercise assistance team. 
Matthew MacDonald - Matthew is a valued member of the Ayr Physiotherapy team. Matthew is passionate about helping others to improve their quality of life throughout their rehabilitation journey. He graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Applied Science in Kinesiology and a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from the University of Guelph-Humber in 2020.