About Us

About Us

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

June Williamson

June Williamson
- Registered Physiotherapist
B.Sc.(P.T.), C.A.F.C.I.

June 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

Melissa Fussell
- Director of Communications
Hons. B.A.

Melissa 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

Cory Birk
- Registered Physiotherapist
Hons. BSc, MScPT, CAT (C), CAFCI

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. He has a certification in anatomical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada.  Cory joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. in December 2007. He has a special interest in treating sports injuries and other orthopedic conditions.  His approach to physiotherapy includes detailed assessments, education, manual therapy, and a patient specific exercise program.

Cory spent nine seasons as the Athletic Therapist with the Listowel Cyclones Jr. B hockey team, including the 2018 Sutherland Cup Championship season.  That year he also received the Ontario Hockey Association's (OHA) Trainer of the Year award.  Starting in the 2018-19 season Cory has been the Athletic Therapist/Physiotherapist with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL.  

Cory resides in Listowel with his wife and 2 children. 

Terri Wilson

Terri Wilson
- Registered Physiotherapist
Hons. BMSc, MScPT

Terri graduated from Western University with her Honours Bachelor of Medical Science, specialization in Physiology, degree in 2015. In 2017, she completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Terri joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. in September 2017. She has a special interest in treating patients with orthopedic injuries, as well as neurological conditions including stroke and brain injury. Terri has a keen interest in continuing education and has completed several post-graduate courses in concussion management, anatomical acupuncture and manual therapy to ensure high-quality and evidence-based care for her patients. 

Alexandra Brohman

Alexandra Brohman
- Registered Physiotherapist
B.A. (Kin), M.Sc. (P.T.)

Alexandra completed her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at Western University in 2014. She moved to Calgary, Alberta where she worked as an assistant in busy private practice physiotherapy clinics. She completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Alberta in December 2018. Her clinical placements provided her with a wide variety of experiences in Physical Therapy. Her favourite area of practice has always been orthopaedics, but she also has a strong interest in Vestibular Physiotherapy, helping patients with Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance. She is completing her level 1 ortho exam in September 2019, and will be starting her Level 1 Acupuncture course with Acupuncture Canada at the end of summer 2019. She looks forward to taking courses in the treatment of concussions, as well as further training in Vestibular Physiotherapy in the near future.

Ashley Simmons

Ashley Simmons
- Occupational Therapist
B.A. (Kin.), M.Sc. OT

Ashley has worked with a variety of clientele since beginning her career in 2007, including school-based health services, community care and psychiatry. Ashley is a Certified Ergonomic Specialist and enjoys helping clients set up their work station to decrease risk of injury and promote a healthy workplace. Ashley provides home assessments and intervention within the community for people being discharged from hospital after injury, illness or disability; assisting with home modifications, as well as providing strategies to promote an optimal return to work and other daily activities.  Ashley is also looking forward to providing community support within the homes of individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. Ashley’s true passion is paediatric sensory integration therapy; helping children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders or other neurological differences to accurately interpret sensory information in order to produce functional outcomes. She also has experience working with clients with a wide variety of paediatric physical disorders, developmental delays and genetic conditions. Ashley is looking forward to providing paediatric treatment in the Listowel clinic, as well as our new satellite office in Kincardine. She loves to learn and is continuously working to improve her abilities and knowledge. Ashley is certified as a Sensory Integration provider and administrator of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). Ashley has completed training to use the ‘Size Matters Handwriting Program’, which is the only evidence-based handwriting intervention. Ashley has also completed training with the Integrated Listening System – a cutting edge tool used to improve neuronal processes. Ashley strives to honour each client’s unique qualities and strengths while working to improve their skills.

Tammy Morrell

Tammy Morrell
- Rehabilitation Support Worker
BA

Tammy 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

Lorie Vogel
- Registered Kinesiologist
Hons. BA (Kin)

Lorie 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.

Megan Siemon

Megan Siemon
- Physiotherapy Assistant
B.A. (Kin.)

Megan graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020 with her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology, concentrating in health and rehabilitation. In September 2020, Megan joined New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc. as a clinic assistant. She has experience working as a physiotherapist assistant assisting in treatment and exercise programs. Megan also volunteered at Redeemer University working under the head athletic therapist in both field and clinical settings. 

Heather Ross

Heather Ross
- Registered Occupational Therapist
OT Reg. (Ont.)

Heather 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.

Cheryl D. Lindsay

Cheryl D. Lindsay
- Registered Speech-Language Pathologist
M.S., (S-LP)

Cheryl 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

Betty O’Rourke
- Clinic Assistant

Betty 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.

Carolynne Cressman

Carolynne Cressman
- Administrative Assistant

Carolynne 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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