About Us

 

Complete Curriculum Vitae are available upon request at info@newhorizonsrehab.com.

 

June Williamson B.Sc.(P.T.), C.A.F.C.I. Registered Physiotherapist, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1980 with Honors with Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy.  June has extensive experience working with orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, and has a special interest in acupuncture.  She has extensive experience working with injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents including soft tissue injuries, multiple trauma and acquired brain injury.  June has worked in a variety of settings such as Stratford General Hospital, Perth County Home Care, Director of Physiotherapy Louise Marshall Hospital in Mt. Forest, and Director of Physiotherapy in Palmerston and District Hospital.  In 1993, she established her own private practice, New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc.  June has participated in many continuing education programs.  June has achieved McKenzie Level D, Cyriax Level 3, and NDT Level 1. She has been performing acupuncture since 1997, and completed her certification with The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (CAFCI) in 2007. June has also completed several Acquired Brain Injury Courses and attended many professional conferences on Brain Injury, Sport and Orthopaedic Injuries and Auto Insurance.

Melissa Fussell, Hons. B.A., is the Director of Communications at New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc.  She graduated from the University of Waterloo with her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature.  She has worked for New Horizons for several years, collaborating with the physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists as a physiotherapist assistant, as well as her new role involving marketing, advertising and communications.  Melissa has attended many professional conferences on Brain Injury, Sport and Orthopaedic Injuries and Auto Insurance.  She can be contacted at melissa@newhorizonsrehab.com if you require any additional information on New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc.

 

 

Cory Birk, Hons. BSc, MScPT, CAT (C). Cory is a Registered Physiotherapist who also has his designation as a Certified Athletic Therapist.  He graduated from York University in 2005 with his Honours Bachelor of Science degree and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy.  In 2007 he completed his Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Cory joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. in December 2007. He has a special interest in treating sports injuries and other orthopedic conditions.  Cory has worked as a therapist for a variety of teams including the men’s hockey and women’s rugby varsity teams at York University.  Currently Cory is the athletic therapist for the Listowel Cyclones Jr. B hockey team.  Cory has a strong interest in manual therapy and is working towards challenging the Intermediate Exam through the Orthopedic Division of the CPA.  He has also completed the Level 1, and 2A/3A acupuncture courses through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI).  


Erin Memering, Hons. BSc. (Kin), MPT, CAFCI Registered Physiotherapist, graduated from the University of Waterloo with her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2006. In 2010, she completed her Masters in Physiotherapy from Griffith University in Australia.  Erin returned home in 2010 and started her career working as a physiotherapist with a paediatric population. She has worked with children with a variety of needs, including developmentally delay, genetic disorders such as Downs syndrome, Prader willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome, cerebral palsy and orthopaedic conditions such as clubfeet, plagiocephaly and Osgood-shlatter syndrome.  Erin has completed training in pediatric NDT, Rhythmic Movement training, Yoga and Pilates for special needs children and CME (Cuevas Medek Exercise) Level I.  Through Erin’s education in Australia, she gained considerable experience in orthopaedic mobilization and manipulation.  Erin joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. in June 2012 and is enjoying seeing a variety of orthopedic and paediatric clients. Erin is certified CAFCI through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) and is a certified Pilates instructor. She is looking forward to continuing to build her paediatric practice both in Huron Perth and Kitchener Waterloo.




Gaurav Singh, BPT, PG Cert. (NMSK), Registered Physiotherapist, is a foreign-trained physiotherapist who completed his Canadian physiotherapy competency exam in June 2015. He completed his Bachelors in Physiotherapy in India in 2006 and completed his Postgraduate certificate in Neuromusculoskeletal from University of Brighton, England in 2008. In his past he has worked in rehabilitation centres which specialized in replacement surgeries and spinal cord injuries. His special interest is in the Geriatric population and he does work with a lot of seniors with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's, dementia etc. Gaurav joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. in November 2014. He has recently finished his KT1 and KT2 (Kinesiotape) training and is a certified k-taping provider. He is also looking forward to his acupuncture course in January 2016.






Tammy Morrell, B.A.P.E (Kin), graduated in 1994 from the University of Western Ontario and obtained her Bachelor of Arts Physical Education, Faculty of Kinesiology.  Tammy provides service to clients as a Rehabilitation Support Worker and enjoys assisting with physiotherapy treatments, providing prescription orthotic assessments, as well as assisting in community rehabilitation, such as hydrotherapy and at public exercise facilities.  Programs established in the pool are specific to the client's needs to improve strength, flexibility and conditioning requirements.  Tammy has been trained to establish and progress programming under the supervision of the Physiotherapist.  Tammy has participated in continuing education programs including WaterART, MET, Neurotherapy, Electrotherapy Modalities, and has attended numerous conferences on brain injury. Tammy joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Service Inc. in 1996. She has experience, as a Rehabilitation Therapist, following programs established by Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology for individuals recovering from Brain Injury, Orthopaedic Injuries and Spinal Cord injuries.  She has followed programming established by Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology for individuals with mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injury.



Lorie Vogel, Registered Kinesiologist, Hons. BA (Kin), graduated from Redeemer University College in 2010 with her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology.  In April 2013, Lorie became a registered kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.  Lorie joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc. in August 2014 as full-time Clinic Assistant and Kinesiologist.  She has experience working as a physiotherapy assistant assisting in treatment programs.  She enjoys assisting as well in community rehabilitation at public exercise facilities.  Lorie works under the supervision of the physiotherapist to provide and progress exercise programs which are suitable for individual needs.






Heather Ross, OT Reg. (Ont.) Registered Occupational Therapist received her Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy (cum laude) in June 1994 from the University of Western Ontario. Heather has worked extensively with adults in the community providing home assessments and intervention to maximize their functional independence within their own personal environments and supports. Heather worked at the Timmins and District Hospital on the Rehab/Long term care/Continuing Care floor for two years. She worked as an Occupational Therapist for the home care program in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario from 1996 until 2008 when it was called the North East Community Care Access Centre. Heather then joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services in November 2008. Heather works with clients within their own environments whether it is at home, nursing home, other residence or workplace in order to assist them in adapting to their functional limitations. Home adaptations, education, use of adaptive equipment may all be used to assist the clients in meeting their goals. She works with a broad range of orthopaedic injuries and neurological injuries and conditions including soft tissue injuries, trauma including multiple trauma, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, Alzheimer disease and multiple sclerosis. Heather has an interest in wheelchair assessment and prescription including power mobility and complex custom seating. Heather is an authorizer for the Assistive Devices Program: Wheelchair, Positioning and Ambulation Aids category.

Maria Roth, OT Reg. (Ont.), graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist since graduating, and has worked extensively in the community. She has experience working with individuals who have been in motor vehicle accidents who have sustained a full range of impairments including soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries and brain injuries. She has experience completing in home assessments, looking at the safety of the client and making appropriate modification and equipment recommendations.  She completes attendant care assessments to determine the level of assistance an individual may need for self care after a motor vehicle accident.  She completes job site assessments, looking at the physical requirements of each component of a job to assist with return to work. She is able to complete hospital discharge assessments for individuals with complex injuries in preparation for safe discharge from hospital to home. Maria works with clients within their own environments whether it is in the home or workplace in order to assist them in optimizing their functional abilities. She completes Functional Work Capacity Assessments and develops return to work plans. She also completes catastrophic impairment determination assessments.  Maria also has experience in a hospital environment working with individuals with neurological, orthopedic and general medicine diagnoses for assessment, treatment and discharge planning. Maria joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. in 2012. 

Cheryl D. Lindsay, M.S., (S-LP), Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, graduated from Minot State University, North Dakota in 1998, with Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders. Cheryl has an extensive background working with pediatric and school-aged children with articulation disorders, delays in understanding (receptive) and/or use of (expressive) language, stuttering, voice problems, at risk infants due to prenatal and birth complications, hearing impairments, cleft lip/palate, autism/pervasive development disorder, social language problems, oral motor and/or feeding difficulties and learning or other developmental disabilities. Cheryl has also worked in the community with adults, providing rehabilitation for motor speech disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, swallowing disorders, stuttering and voice problems. Cheryl has lived and practiced in the Grey-Bruce area since 1999 in a wide variety of clinical settings. She has received specialized training in several Hanen® courses, and engaged in continuing education related to autism spectrum disorders, oral motor disorders and auditory processing disorders. She has owned and operated a private practice since 2003. She received the S.Co.B.E. Award for Entrepreneur of the Year from the Saugeen Business Development Corporation in 2009.  Cheryl is an active board member with the Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council. She regularly mentors high school, college and university students interested in pursuing speech therapy as a career.

Betty O’Rourke has recently joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. as a part-time Clinic Assistant. Betty has greatly enjoyed meeting and working with all the clients, learning new techniques and being part of the dynamic team. Betty has extensive experience in the dental, optometric and education fields as a Clinic Assistant and Administrative Assistant. She has very much enjoyed doing a bit of both of these things at New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. In addition, Betty has done a significant amount of volunteer work at local health care centres, helping patients with various health challenges.  She has personal family connections to physical rehab and the importance of overall well-being. She has also added many workplace-specific courses to her resume over her career. Finally, she is a keen volunteer in many different local community activities and is a mentor within the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. Betty looks forward to being “with you all the way” in achieving your goals.

 

Ryan Hak is a graduate from triOS college where he received his diploma for PTA/OTA. He joined the team in August of 2014 on a co-op placement, and when he graduated in November of 2014, he became a part-time clinical assistant.  He enjoys assisting with sports injuries, as well as working with the elderly. He works under the supervision of the physiotherapist with exercise programs and other clinic needs.    





Donna Clark, MSW, RSW, Social Worker graduated with a Master in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo in 1984.  She has extensive post graduate employment in medical social work, including hospital and community programs.  Donna's area of expertise is with adults and has significant experience where physical illness or injury is a complicating factor and in the treatment of emotional trauma. Donna is trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction, Thought Field Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Emotional Freedom technique.  She has worked in a variety of settings such as Social Worker at Listowel Memorial Hospital, Freeport Healthcare Village, Wingham and District Hospital, Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo-Wellington, and is currently in private practice at New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc.

 




Carolynne Cressman is the Administrative Assistant at New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. and has been a staff member since the clinic's inception in 1993. As a longer term employee, Carolynne has acquired extensive knowledge of the services offered through New Horizons, and can proficiently share valued information, assisting our clients with ease and compassion subsequent to personal injury or trauma, as well as assist with any general public inquiries. Carolynne has continued to enhance her skills with recent continuing educational courses relating to current WSIB Legislation, Health and Occupational Safety, Workplace Violence and Harassment, Accessibility Standard for Customer Service, Hiring Practices and Time Management. Additionally, she has attended educational workshops and webinars surrounding the Automobile Insurance Industry Legislation change, including the online application of HCAI. Carolynne also attends the Acquired Brain Injury Conferences with staff physiotherapists to enhance knowledge of therapeutic disciplines.

  

 

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