As essential health care workers, we continue to remain open for in person visits 

One to One Care

This is just one of the things that differentiates RISE physio from other clinics in the Shelburne, Ontario area.  Your initial assessment, and each subsequent visit is spent 1 to 1 with your physio - whether receiving hands on care, practicing and learning therapeutic exercises, or receiving a needling treatment.


At RISE, we believe physiotherapy should be individualized and focused.  This involves a thorough assessment, followed by the development of a tailored treatment plan.  We believe in involving each client in the development of their treatment goals, and that clients must be active in their rehabilitation to ensure progress.

Meet the RISE Physio & Wellness Team
Rise Girls Photo Original-2.jpg

Kathy Thompson
Registered Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Michelle Vanderpol
Registered Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist


Alexandra Caramete
Registered Physiotherapist
Vestibular Rehabilitation

Kathy is a caring and skilled Physiotherapist.  She is the founder of RISE Physio.  

Kathy graduated with her Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario.  Upon graduation, she attended The University of Toronto's Physiotherapy program.  Since graduation, she has worked at three of the leading physiotherapy clinics in the communities she has lived in.  A recent move after the birth of her son brought her to the town of Orangeville, where she now resides with her family.  Her decision to open a clinic in Shelburne, Ontario was driven by her desire to provide 1 to 1 physiotherapy services to residents in a growing community.

Since graduation, Kathy has completed a number of post-graduate courses.  In 2015 she achieved her Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy, and in 2016 became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy.  In 2017, she achieved her Certification in Integrated Dry Needling.  Most recently, Kathy has completed training in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

Kathy is a registered Mentor and Instructor of other physiotherapists in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Orthopaedic Division manual therapy diploma program.

Kathy enjoys leading an active lifestyle.  She has completed a number of endurance races including Ironman Triathlons, and The Boston Marathon.  Her favourite past time and way to stay active, however, is playing with and chasing after her young kids. 

Michelle is an experienced and highly qualified Orthopaedic and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. With a passion for learning, her vast portfolio of continuing education courses reflects her highly skilled Assessment and Treatment practices.  Michelle’s ongoing mantra- Treat the whole person.

Michelle graduated from Queens University with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2012.

Michelle’s passion for education led her down two paths simultaneously. She recognized a need for improved assessment and treatment of various pelvic health disorders for both men and women. As a result, she immersed herself in numerous courses to ensure clients are met with the highest standard of care for individuals with Pelvic Health Concerns. She is now also an instructor for Pelvic Health Solutions, a company dedicated to the education of health care practitioners in the area of Pelvic Health.

Furthermore, Michelle also streamlined into a higher level of training in Orthopaedics. In 2017, after numerous courses, she attained her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. She is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy.

Whether your concerns are pelvic health in nature, chronic low back pain, ongoing knee instability, or anything in between; Michelle is highly qualified to meet your needs and always up to the task.

When Michelle isn’t working she is often enjoying the great outdoors alongside her favourite people- her husband Ross, daughter Leonie and dog Keelo.

Alexandra is a compassionate, and greatly experienced Physiotherapist. Alex’s health care journey began at York university where she completed her Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology. She later graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 2012.

Alexandra’s unending thirst for knowledge drove her towards post graduate courses. She completed the McMaster University Medical Acupuncture Program in 2013. Striving to differentiate herself as a practitioner and help a specialized population, Alex pursued advanced training in managing Dizziness related issues through Vestibular Rehabilitation. She has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), vestibular hypo function and post concussion management.  Alex has successfully completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2018 and is a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist. In 2019 she also became certified in integrated dry needling. 

Alex’s philosophy is an integrated, patient specific approach  to treatment. She loves to combine the various modalities in her toolkit! Her treatments marry the use of hands-on manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, cupping, and targeted active exercise programs to successfully treat the spine, vertigo, dizziness and concussions as well as peripheral  orthopaedic conditions. 

Outside of work, Alex is a proud die hard Raptors fan! She’s always ready to chat sports. She loves to keep active with weight training. Alex currently resides in Tottenham with her hubby, golden-doodle fur child Maggie and baby girl Amelia.

Nicole Headshot.jpeg

Nicole Newediuk
Registered Physiotherapy Resident
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Special Interest in Paediatrics

Nicole is a compassionate, client-centric physiotherapy resident. She encourages, collaborates with and empowers her clients to become active participants in their own treatment plan.


Nicole graduated from Western University’s Physiotherapy program in 2020. Prior to that she completed an Honours Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences at Western University in 2017. Nicole has a keen interest in orthopedics and paediatric rehabilitation. 


Her comprehensive approach to care includes hands-on treatment, an individualized exercise program and client specific education. Nicole has training in manual therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is working towards obtaining a diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. 


Nicole leads an active lifestyle and has a passion for assisting people in achieving their own activity goals! In her free time, you can find her hiking, skiing or camping. 

Nina is a lifetime resident of Dufferin county. Growing up, Nina worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the local recreation centre. It was this experience which sparked her passion for human movement. 

Nina is a graduate of the Humber College School of Massage Therapy and has experience with Sweedish and deep tissue massage in both spa and clinic settings.

She is very excited to be joining the team at RISE and offer her services in her own community!

Nina Ronczka
Registered Massage Therapist

Emma filter.jpg

Emma Granger
Registered Massage Therapist

Emma is a knowledgeable and caring RMT. Recently achieving her diploma, she graduated at the top of her class from Medix College in Brampton. She is known for her thorough assessment skills and enjoys playing the role of “Health Detective” while helping her clients discover the root cause of their pain. 


Emma’s passion for helping people began 10 years ago when she became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Since then she has furthered her studies by also becoming a Certified Health Coach.


Emma is committed to providing the best possible care by promoting evidence-based practices and staying current with the latest research and education.  With patience and guidance she encourages all her clients to take an active role in their recovery and daily wellness!

Kimberly Prescott
Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Kim is a compassionate holistic nutritionist with a keen interest in continuing education. Most recently Kim achieved her diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition, as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), achieving 1st class honours, from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. 

As an athlete at an early age Kim always found herself drawn to sport (Running, Biking, and Racing) and the pursuit of Optimal Health. However, her own Health Crisis led her to seek out the benefits of Electrodermal testing and furthered her passion in Nutritional studies. Kim is passionate about helping people better understand their unique and individual nutritional needs to optimize their overall picture of wellness. She takes great pride in her ability to offer nutritional support using the Bioscan System; a tool used to uncover and help to balance stressors such as food sensitivities, pollens, toxins, and chemicals. Kim has a particular interest in treating gut health, mood and mental health disorders, optimizing metabolic function, hormonal regulation, and enhancing pre and post-operative care through individualized nutritional programs. 

Prior to her training as a Holistic Nutritionist, Kim studied at Nipissing University, where she acquired her BA in Psychology. As a life long learner, she then went on to further her studies in wellness achieving her Registered Massage Therapist Diploma from CCMH, graduating with academic distinction, and working for over a decade in the field. In her free time Kim enjoys hiking, weekends at the cottage, and spending time with her grown kids, husband and dogs.

Brydget van Lankveld
Manual Osteopath
Registered Massage Therapist 

Brydget is a caring and well rounded manual practitioner. Brydget obtained her Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice at the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto, Ontario. She went on to expand her skill set by obtaining a Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy at TriOS College in London, Ontario. Today, Brydget is an active member of the College of Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinic of Canada and the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario. She believes in a multifaceted approach to health and wellbeing, and is constantly learning and fine tuning her assessment and treatment approach. 


Manual Therapy is Brydget’s passion because it is designed to enable the body's natural self-healing mechanisms.  Osteopathic Philosophy views the body as a self-regulating machine, fully enabled by the dynamic interaction of the multiple organ systems. When offering Massage Therapy, she approaches the treatment with the same mentality. By optimizing these systems, we encourage the body's innate ability of self-healing. 


Brydget proudly offers a thorough assessment, client-centered care and outcome-based treatment. She focuses on rehabilitating chronic-pain patients and enabling full-body wellness.


Danielle-Nustrat Collison is a high school student. In school Danielle enjoys biology, english and gym classes. Her interest in physiology actually started while completing cooperative education hours at Rise.


After graduating high school Danielle hopes to continue her education in physiology and promote healthy living to those in her community. In her free time she likes to play piano, read, and get some exercise in her day whatever that may look like. Danielle is really grateful for the opportunity to continue to work as a receptionist for the wonderful Rise team and looks forward to learning more from them.   

Danielle-Nustrat Collison

Office Administrator

For more information on what it means to be CAMPT Certified -​ Click Here 


Physiotherapy is a science, including the assessment, maintenance, and restoration of the physical function and performance of the human body.

Learn more about the services we offer below.


Physiotherapy Services

Manual Therapy

The use of joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as soft tissue massage and release to aide in the restoration of mobility and tissue health.

Manual therapy, physio in Shelburne, Ontario

Focussed, and individualized treatment of a surgical procedure, with or without the direction of a specific surgical protocol.

For example:Rotator Cuff Repair, Total Joint 

Post-operative care, physiotherapy in Shelburne, Ontario
Dry Needling

A skilled intervention used to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myfofascial trigger points (aka. "muscle knots"), muscular, and connective tissues for the management of pain and movement impairments.

Dry needling, physiotherapy in Shelburne, Ontario

Specialized physiotherapy used as a first line treatment in the management of incontinence and pelvic pain.  Involves internal and external assessment and treatment.

The Leap

The insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing, and stimulation of the release of endorphins; the body's feel-good / pain relieving hormones.

Acupuncture, physiotherapy in Shelburne, Ontario

The use of a multi-modal treatment plan including any of the above techniques in order to appropriately treat athletes of every level of participation.

Sports Rehab, Physiotherapy in Shelburne, Ontario

Success! Message received.

119 Adeline Street 

(Behind OLD Service Ontario Building)

Shelburne, Ontario

Tel: 1-519-306-1655

Fax: 1-548-775-0111



Please call, e-mail, OR see online booking tab for availability.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon


  • To move from a lower position to a higher one

  • To find the strength or ability to respond adequately to (a challenging situation)

  • To succeed in not being limited or constrained

Oxford Dictionary