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
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
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.
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.
Miranda is a passionate and dedicated orthopaedic physiotherapist. She graduated from the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy program in 2018 after completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Brock University, where she received the distinguished student award for the highest academic average. Since then, she has completed courses in soft tissue release and K-taping. Miranda is in the process of obtaining her diploma of
advanced manual and manipulative therapy.
Miranda provides a thorough physiotherapy assessment, and that attention to detail allows her to create an individualized treatment program that focuses on deceasing pain, gaining mobility and increasing strength. Miranda’s top priority is helping you to meet your functional goals. She uses a combination of manual therapy techniques, personalized exercise prescription and education to help you understand your body and enable active participation in your healing.
Miranda was a National level Irish Dancer for 15 years which has fuelled her passion for orthopaedics and manual therapy. Outside of the clinic you will find her exercising, cooking, camping or skiing. But what Miranda enjoys most is talking about healthcare with her husband (who is a paramedic) and hanging out with her toddler and preschooler!
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!
Registered Massage Therapist
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!
Brydget van Lankveld
Registered Massage Therapist
*CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE*
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.
Naomi is a compassionate Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse and Holistic Nutritionist.
Naomi received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from York University and a Masters of Public Health degree from The University of Waterloo. She completed her Diploma of Holistic Nutrition and Naturally Designed Pregnancy Certification at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Naomi received her Certification in Breastfeeding Education from The International Institute of Human Lactation Inc and passed her board exams in May 2021 to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Naomi has completed tongue tie assessment training through Luna Lactation & Wellness.
Naomi has worked for over 10 years in the community supporting new moms during their postpartum and breastfeeding journey. Naomi has worked with breastfeeding families through the public health breastfeeding clinics, in the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program and in private practice. Naomi takes a holistic approach with lactation support and works to determine root causes of any breastfeeding challenges and helps to guide families towards their personal breastfeeding goals. Naomi uses evidenced based research to inform her recommendations and assessments.
Naomi is happiest outside in the forest with her partner and 2 children. She has 3 free range chickens and a dog that that she rescued from Aruba. In her spare time you'll find her practicing yoga, reading, gardening and making body care products.
Amanda (she/her) is a Registered Social Worker, having received a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. She, prior to becoming a Social Worker, received a Master of Education degree – specializing in Social Justice Education – and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from Lakehead University. Amanda has also completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. She is excited to integrate these professional and personal experience(s) into her Social Work practice at RISE!
Amanda’s therapeutic practice is informed by Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her personal approach to therapy is trauma-informed, strength-based, and client-centered. She will work collaboratively with each client to discover how to best achieve the growth and change that they are seeking, while guiding them toward resilience, independence, and self-sufficiency. Amanda is passionate about creating a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space in which every client will feel valued, heard, and safe to share and process their emotional experience(s).
Registered Social Worker
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Registered Massage Therapist
Rocky is a well seasoned massage therapist. While playing hockey in his teenage years, Rocky became familiar with massage therapy and he knew he would one-day work as a massage therapist. His passion for the profession blossomed with time, and in 2015 he graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Massage Therapy from Humber College. Rocky is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
He has worked alongside osteopaths, physiotherapists and fellow RMT’s throughout his career of nearly 7 years. Rocky is dedicated to provide the best possible care through assessment and rehabilitation. He is always looking for new challenges to improve himself and his patients.
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.
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.
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
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.
Specialized physiotherapy used as a first line treatment in the management of incontinence and pelvic pain. Involves internal and external assessment and treatment.
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.
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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