Mona Kalra, Registered Physiotherapist
Mona is a highly skilled and successful Physiotherapist with over 20 years of physiotherapy experience, with 8+ years of clinical work in treating neurological conditions such as strokes, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injuries and multiple sclerosis.
Mona was educated in India and Canada she supports her education with professional certifications such as LSVT BIG for Parkinson's disease; FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) in Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis, Basic Bobath Certification: a technique used to treat stroke and other neurological patients, Chedoke McMaster Stroke Assessment, NIH Stroke Scale, GRASP Hand Program for Stroke, Neuro Visual Rehab, Mary Massery’s “If You Can’t Breath. You Cannot Function”, Dr. Janice Eng’s “Task Based Rehab” and many more.
Along with one on one treatment to patients, as an owner of MapleCare Physiotherapy Clinic, Mona promotes professional development activities, team work, patient centered care, organizing education workshop for physiotherapist in National capital region and provides clinical education to students from the University of Ottawa Physiotherapy Program.
Mona regularly participates in inter professional activities for stroke. She is also an Ambassador of University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute. Along with her team, Mona is establishing an evidence based rehab treatment center for neurological patients.
A mother of two, Mona enjoys time with family, friends and the study of philosophy.
Sanjiv Kalra, P.Eng, MBA (Managing Director)
Sanjiv has over 15 years experience in business management which grew out of his roots as a Professional Engineer with an MBA from Carleton University, Ottawa.
Sanjiv has applied his extensive technical, business and problem-solving expertise across a variety of industry sectors, including manufacturers of: baggage-conveyor systems, dog food, pressure vessels, pressure tubes for nuclear reactors, not to mention with the Canadian Government, interactive boards and health care.
Over the course of his career, Sanjiv has considerable experience in working harmoniously and effectively with people from different cultures: he grew up in India, studied in the USA, and now lives in Canada. Sanjiv enjoys playing cricket, badminton and chess.
Recently along with Mona, his wife of many years, he has joined a Mixed Double Slow Pitch Softball League.
Louise Carrière B.H.Sc.P.T. M.C.P.A., Registered Physiotherapist
Over the course of her career, Louise has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clientele including neurological, burns, amputees, lymphedema, pediatric and seniors. Louise enjoys a good challenge and takes pleasure in working with simple to complex cases primarily in neurological and seniors' care.
Her current work involves neurological clients (Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease. Spinal cord injury, brain injury, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Guillain Barré syndrome).
Additional professional training has, and continues to include stroke and Parkinson's assessment and treatment workshops and courses, as well as ongoing training of safe exercises for clients with osteoporosis. Louise has worked both within hospitals and in the community; her current caseload takes her mostly on the road to client's homes although she does see clients within our clinic. Her passion lies with neurological and geriatric clients and includes fall prevention assessment and treatment and post joint replacement rehabilitation.
Louise is fully bilingual in French and in English.
In her free time, Louise enjoys devoting herself to her pyrographic art.
Au cours de sa carrière, Louise a eu l'opportunité de travailler avec une clientèle riche et complexe, y inclus des gens atteints de conditions neurologiques, les grands brûlés, amputés, lymphédème et parmis la population pédiatrique autant que gériatrique. Louise invite les défis et se plait à travailler avec les populations neurologiques et les personnes d'âge d'or, surtout pour la prévention de chutes.
Louise est couramment fortement impliquée au travail avec les cas neurologiques dont les accidents cérébraux-vasculaires, le Parkinson's, la sclérose amyotrophique latérale, les lésés médullaires, traumatismes crâniens, Huntington et le syndrôme Guillain-Barré.
Louise continue toujours son développement professionnel en assistant à des cours et ateliers basés sur la recherche courante en science de la réadaptation.Louise a travaillé dans des hôpitaux et dans la communauté; elle pratique couramment sa profession au site Wellington de la Clinique MapleCare et en visites à domicile. Avec Louise, et basé sur l'évaluation, un plan de traitement est établit en tant qu'équipe de réadaptation.
Pendant ses heures de loisir, Louise se dévout à son art pyrographique.
Jennifer Bayne, Registered Physiotherapist
Jennifer graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2005.
Since starting her career in Ontario, Jennifer has gone coast to coast from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and has had the opportunity to connect with clients at different times during their recovery in a variety of settings. Spending time in both hospitals and clinics has helped her find her passion for treating people with neurological conditions including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and more. Jennifer currently sees clients at the Wellington location and does home visits.
Her additional professional training has included acupuncture and various workshops relating to the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions with a focus on multiple sclerosis.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys delving into a good book and exploring the outdoors with her family and friends skiing, biking, and rock climbing.
Leila Nourishad, Registered Physiotherapist
Leila is a bilingual therapist who completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2008.
Through experiences in different areas of the physiotherapy field. Leila has a wide scope of knowledge to offer her patients. At Canadian Tire Centre, she treated patients with orthopaedic injuries/ailments as well as emerging professional athletes.
She also has several years of hospital experience under her belt. There she treated patients presenting with complex neurological conditions including ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke and more. Within this hospital setting, Leila was also able to help and work with the geriatric population to restore their function to the highest possible level. Furthermore, she has additional professional training including acupuncture, Mckenzie Therapeutic Approach Level A,B & C as well as several other physio related workshops.
In her spare time, Leila enjoys quality time with her husband and four children, reading and exploring the real estate market.
Wendy Good, Registered Physiotherapist
Wendy completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 1989 and is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
She has taken additional professional training in the McKenzie therapy approach; manual therapy to the E3/V3 level and in a wide variety of techniques: acupuncture; craniosacral therapy; lymphatic drainage therapy; visceral manipulation; progress by exercise and other treatment forms. Wendy works together with her clients to ensure they achieve their rehabilitation goals. Her objective is to provide services that best suit the individual and their needs and promote an optimal return to health and activity.
Ms Good has been involved in many outside activities including competitive swimming; hiking; biking and travel. Wendy enjoys spending time gardening and trying new recipes.
Vicki Chase, Registered Physiotherapist
Vicki graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University is 1986.
For 28 years she has worked in hospitals, in community care and in private clinics. The last 20 years have been spent practicing in the field of orthopaedics and sports injuries. She also has experience with workplace injuries.
Her additional professional training has included courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, the McKenzie therapeutic approach, Kinetic Control, Sahrmann as well as many additional orthopaedic studies.
Vicki has volunteered for the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association and is an examiner for the National Physiotherapy Exam. She currently sits on the board of Ottawa Foyers Partage, a not for profit organization which houses the profoundly disabled. Her physical activities include yoga, the gym, cycling and skating. Vicki is an avid traveler (47 countries and counting!) and is also passionate about art, film and wine.
Priya Amrutkar, Registered Physiotherapist
Priya is an internationally educated physiotherapist from India. She earned her Master's in 2007, majoring in musculoskeletal conditions.
She worked as an assistant professor for five years and as an associate professor for six months in Physiotherapy Institution in India. She has 9 years of experience in academic and clinical settings. Priya was also involved in monitoring students for researches and has published one of her post-graduate studies in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (IJPOT).
Priya has taken Mulligan certification courses for various musculoskeletal conditions, basic neurodevelopment and sensory integration workshops for stroke and pediatric neurological patients, cervical spine and sacroiliac evaluation and treatment. Along with musculoskeletal conditions, she effectively treats neurological and geriatrics conditions. She also treats orthopaedic surgical patients.
Priya is dedicated to her profession and believes in ethical and high standards of practice. As an ongoing process to upgrade herself, she has done acupuncture and McKenzie Level 1 courses to help her patients.
Her hobbies are exploring places, watching movies and cooking.
Amara Wong, Registered Physiotherapist
Amara is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's Masters of Physical Therapy program. She has had the opportunity to work with patients with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Amara works in the clinic and home visits patients at home.
Her caseload allows her to provide quality care to patients with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, as well as geriatrics. She also works with the orthopedic population at both the Woodroffe and Wellington locations. Additional professional training includes soft tissue release techniques, acupuncture, manual therapy level 1 and LSVT BIG. She has also attended workshops about the assessment and treatment of stroke patients.
Her goal as a physiotherapist is to help individuals regain confidence in their abilities and ultimately improve their quality of life. She is also dedicated to provide compassionate patient-centered care.
Amara is fluent in both French and English.
In her spare time, Amara likes to play volleyball and enjoys arts and crafts.
Erin Pelletier, Registered Physiotherapist
Erin is a graduate of the Master's of Physiotherapy program at the University of Ottawa. She enjoys treating people with conditions such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, as well as helping seniors to stay strong and mobile. She enjoys working in a field where her compassionate nature will aid her in helping others to regain their optimal function. Erin thrives to help her patients achieve their full potential.
Erin has been trained in the LSVT BIG program (for Parkinson's disease) and acupuncture. She has also attended workshops relating to assessing and treating patients with stroke.
Erin is fluently bilingual in French and English. In her free time, Erin dedicates many hours to a volunteer teaching work and also enjoys letting her creative nature flow by sewing or dancing.
Palmer Patterson, Registered Physiotherapist
Palmer completed his Master of Physiotherapy degree from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2015. Before this, he attended the University of Ottawa where he did his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics.
At present, and throughout his studies, Palmer has further broadened his knowledge of training and concept of correct functional movement patterns through participation in Adult Ballet Classes, Yoga Teacher Training Courses, several athletic hobbies, and work experiences as a Gymnastics Coach, Swimming Instructor, Athletic Trainer and Personal Trainer.
During university, clinical placements, and work experiences, Palmer has enjoyed working with many different people of varying age and background, from children to seniors, whom have experienced problems ranging from sport and orthopaedic injuries, to neurological diseases and post-surgery complications. Palmer has been injured himself many times through sport, and understands in part what the rehab process feels like. He is committed to giving his best to help others meet their personal goals.
In his spare time, Palmer enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, reading and relaxing. For the past two years, Palmer has also been trying to teach himself harmonica. He is progressing, and hopefully one day he will be good.
Iris Loots, Registered Physiotherapist
Iris completed a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Queen’s University in 2014, following a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.
She has experience in working with clients with neurological conditions and treating orthopaedic and sports injuries. Iris has taken continued education in manual therapy and lower extremity complex injuries, and has done workshops in post stroke and brain injury management. Iris puts emphasis on individualized treatment plans to achieve a patient’s personal goal.
Besides her work as a physiotherapist, Iris enjoys the outdoors and sports including triathlon, cycling and volleyball.
Tennille Ma, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Tennille believes that massage therapy is an excellent way to enhance an individual's emotional and physical well-being.
During Tennille's professional training, she worked with clients to treat conditions including chronic headaches, postural imbalances, sprains / strains and tendonitis.
She received her Massage Therapy diploma (Honours) at the International Academy of Massage. Tennille also completed training in acupuncture in order to treat musculoskeletal pain under the scope of Massage Therapy.
She is proficient in Swedish massage, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.
Kim Drain, Receptionist/PTA (Woodroffe)
Kim works as our receptionist/Physiotherapy Assistant; she will be the first person to make you feel comfortable and welcome you to our physiotherapy clinic, as she professionally handles your information and prepares your file, and private room for you and your therapist. She will always act as a comforting "Go-To" person, should you have any questions.
Kim adds to our clinic by providing us with 8 years of Physiotherapy Assistant experience as well as over 15 years of administration experience.
She thrives in making your visit to our clinic as pleasurable as possible and will often go "above and beyond" to make all of our clients feel welcome and comfortable.
It is obvious to all of our clients that Kim thoroughly enjoys her job and her role as a receptionist and Physiotherapy Assistant.