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 1988; 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 Centenary Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for her outstanding impact on the Physiotherapy Profession as a leader, role model, and innovator. 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 (Honours) 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. Prashant is currently working towards his FCAMPT diploma (an Advanced Manipulative and Manual Therapy Certification).
Our Physiotherapy Residents are registered with the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and meet ongoing standards of professional care. As Physiotherapy Residents, they are awaiting completion of the Ontario clinical exam requirements to become fully licensed as Registered Physiotherapists in Ontario.
|Lauren Chesney - Lauren graduated from McMaster University in 2018 with her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and graduated from D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021. Lauren is a Physiotherapy Resident in Canada and is also licensed to practice physiotherapy in the United States. Lauren has a strong passion for sports and enjoys an active lifestyle. She has a special interest in working with orthopedic conditions and injuries, sports injuries and child development. Lauren emphasizes patient-centered care and enjoys creating individualized treatment plans to fit each client's unique abilities, needs, and goals. She is commited to providing the highest level of care to all patients.|
Our Certified Pedorthist is registered with the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada and meets ongoing standards of professional care.
Brad Reichenbach - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2004, Diploma in Pedorthics (distinction) from the University of Western in 2006. Brad is a Certified Pedorthist (Canada) who specializes in custom-made foot orthotics, medical grade compression socks, kinesio taping, as well as, ankle and knee bracing. His assessment includes a patient history, range of motion comparison, dynamic gait analysis, joint angle/ anatomical measurements, and 3-D foam or plaster slipper casting of the foot to generate a custom orthotic. He manufactures all of his custom orthotics from raw materials to achieve the highest degree of customization for individual structure discrepancies.
|James Chanda - James is the Office Administrator at the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic. James graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2022. James enjoys working with people and administrating in a positive way so clients have exceptional care at the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic. James currently lives in Drumbo and enjoys hockey and outdoor activities.|
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.
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 she 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 receive the help that they need. Susan is a part of our scheduling, registration, and exercise assistance team.|
|Cameron Kiecman - Cameron graduated from Lakehead University with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2022. He enjoys working with people to improve their quality of movement and quality of life. Cameron is originally from Thunder Bay and is interested in hockey, specifically the Boston Bruins.|
|Jenny Culbert - Jenny is excited to join the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic team and start her next career. She's devoted to helping others and being active in the community. Jenny provided childcare in Ayr for over 15 years. She found her career to be very rewarding and values the long lasting bond you create with families. Jenny spends her free time volunteering, gardening, camping, kayaking, backpacking, and learning the culinary arts.|
|Dianne Oliveira - Dianne, a long time resident of Plattsville, Ontario, enjoys small town community living. She has devoted over 18 years to long term care residents with her passion for helping people in their everyday lives. Dianne is excited to have joined the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic team. She is a mother of two wonderful children and enjoys hiking, campfires and time at the cottage.|
|Donna Hu - Honours BA in French (University of Waterloo), Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Oxford Brookes University, England), Special Education Specialist (York University). Donna joins us as she begins a new career chapter in her life, after a 25 year career as a teacher, retiring from education as a Special Education consultant. Some of her happiest years teaching included working with students whose needs involved PT and OT treatments as part of their school day. She is extremely passionate about working with and helping others. Donna recently moved to Ayr in May 2021. She enjoys walking, gardening, knitting, crocheting, and reading. She has recently acquired her Meditation Teacher Training Certificate and is a part time Mindfulness student at McMaster University.|
|Samantha Cochran - Samantha studied Developmental Service Worker at Fanshawe College. Previously she has worked in group homes and as an in-home personal support worker. For the past 8 years, Samantha has been a stay-at-home mom looking after her 2 children. Now that the youngest is in school full-time, Samantha is excited to join the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic and get back into the workforce helping people.|