Andrew Conroy Grad. Dip. Phys.,
Andrew graduated in the U.K. in 1987 and has since had over twenty years experience in the rehabilitation of Orthopaedic and Sports injuries. Close collaboration with Orthopaedic Surgeons over a number of years has given Andrew a broad knowledge of the latest surgical approaches of both upper and lower extremities and their post-operative rehabilitation. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of a wide spectrum of non-surgical Orthopaedic conditions.
A passionate teacher, Andrew has instructed numerous community health care worker groups as well as PT students and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He uses this skill in the clinical setting to ensure patients clearly understand their condition and the approach to treatment required.
Andrew enjoys the constant pursuit of knowledge and has completed numerous post-graduate courses allowing delivery of precise targeted treatment to achieve successful outcomes for patients. It is this individually tailored treatment approach, combining care with clinical experience, in a comfortable, professional manner that Andrew enjoys in his work as a Physiotherapist.
Felicia Chow MScPT., BHSc (Hons)
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
Felicia completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University.
Prior to joining to YSHC, Felicia worked at Toronto Western Hospital and gained experience working with various orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
Felicia's current certifications include Level I Manual Therapy, Sport First Responder, Medical Acupuncture and Neuro-Proprioceptive kinesiotaping. Felicia is looking to continue her training in the manual therapy levels. She has special interest in sport injuries and was recently a member of the medical team providing field coverage during the Toronto 2015 Para Pan Am Games for the Football 5s and 7s.
On her spare time, Felicia enjoys having a nice cup of coffee, she is a home barista who is constantly exploring the perfect brew.
Nami Osakabe MScPT., BHSc (Hons)
Tanya Switalsky BSc.Kin MSc.PT
Tanya believes in an active approach to assessment and treatment. She works with clients to identify functional goals and make positive lifestyle changes. Tanya incorporates NeuroKinetic Therapy and other functional assessment tools in order to identify the root of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. Treatment sessions involve a manual component such as joint and soft tissue techniques, and an active component incorporating exercise prescription and motor control training. Tanya is also certified in Pilates Matwork which she finds very effective as a treatment tool and as a preventative measure.
Tanya completed her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto. Prior to this she attended Wilfrid Laurier University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While at Laurier, Tanya was a member of the Athletic Therapy Club and worked with the varsity swim team for three years. In addition to working with both recreational and competitive athletes, Tanya has experience treating a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions in children and adults alike.
Tanya is passionate about traveling. She went on a year-long solo backpacking trip which took her to places like Iceland, Tanzania, and Cambodia, and she can proudly say she has been to all seven continents. Tanya has had the good fortunate to be able to combine her love for travel with her physiotherapy career. Over the past six years she has worked in the United Kingdom, Peru, and Argentina. She speaks English, Spanish, and French.
Carmen is a registered Physiotherapist under the Ontario College of Physiotherapy and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Carmen completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at D' Youville College in the state of New York with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology at York University. At the start of Carmen’s professional career she began her practice in the United States by successfully assisting patients with physical difficulties resulting from illnesses, injuries and/or ageing.
Carmen is committed to creating a dedicated rehabilitation program aimed at meeting the individual needs and goals of the patient with the implementation of manual skills, therapeutic exercises and application of therapeutic modalities. She practices using multiple manual techniques such as Mulligans, McKenzie, muscle energy technique, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, contemporary cupping, and acupuncture.
Carmen continues to strive for professional excellence. This past year she has spent time studying under Fred Mitchell Jr and Kai Mitchell to further her muscle energy techniques. She also studied under Brian Mulligan and Mark Oliver to elevate her practice with “mobilization with movement” for the sacral region. She recently completed the Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1 and Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Specialist at McMaster University.
Carmen is full of energy and enthusiastic about sports. She was recently a member of the Medical Team for the 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am games hosted here in Toronto
Carmen is passionate and is a strong believer in patient center care. Her priority is to assist and encourage her patients in achieving their maximum potential, prevent from further injury, self-manage their long term conditions and optimize their functional mobility.