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.
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 Ottawaâ€™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 CarriĂ¨re 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.
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 carriĂ¨re, Louise a eu l'opportunitĂ© de travailler avec une clientĂ¨le riche et complexe, y inclus des gens atteints de conditions neurologiques, les grands brĂ»lĂ©s, amputĂ©s, lymphĂ©dĂ¨me et parmis la population pĂ©diatrique autant que gĂ©riatrique. Louise invite les dĂ©fis et se plait Ă travailler avec les populations neurologiques et les personnes d'Ă˘ge d'or, surtout pour la prĂ©vention de chutes.
Louise est couramment fortement impliquĂ©e au travail avec les cas neurologiques dont les accidents cĂ©rĂ©braux-vasculaires, le Parkinson's, la sclĂ©rose amyotrophique latĂ©rale, les lĂ©sĂ©s mĂ©dullaires, traumatismes crĂ˘niens, Huntington et le syndrĂ´me Guillain-BarrĂ©.
Louise continue toujours son dĂ©veloppement professionnel en assistant Ă des cours et ateliers basĂ©s sur la recherche courante en science de la rĂ©adaptation.Louise a travaillĂ© dans des hĂ´pitaux et dans la communautĂ©; elle pratique couramment sa profession au site Wellington de la Clinique MapleCare et en visites Ă domicile. Avec Louise, et basĂ© sur l'Ă©valuation, un plan de traitement est Ă©tablit en tant qu'Ă©quipe de rĂ©adaptation.
Pendant ses heures de loisir, Louise se dĂ©vout Ă 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, C/NDT
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 neurological conditions. Amara works in the clinic and home visits patients at home.
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 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.
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 Queenâ€™s University in 2014, following a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.
Besides her work as a physiotherapist, Iris enjoys the outdoors and sports including triathlon, cycling and volleyball.
Sanjay Amrutkar, Registered Physiotherapist
Sanjay is an internationally educated physiotherapist. He has post graduate degree in Neuroscience from reputed university in India. He has been working in the PT field since 2007. He has 2 years of teaching experience in physiotherapy in India. He worked with a reputed neurologist in India that helped him refine his skills in neuro rehab. Sanjay worked with a reputed pediatric physiotherapist in India that gave him better insight in dealing with complex pediatric conditions. He has experience in rehabilitating various neurologic conditions including stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Parkinsonâ€™s disease, multiple sclerosis and several orthopedic conditions.
Sanjay is a strong believer in the hemiplegia neuro developmental treatment technique following stroke. He is a certified LSVT Practitioner for Parkinsonâ€™s. He has assisted the neurosurgeon for the Botox camps conducted for spastic hemiplegic and cerebral palsy clients in India. Sanjay believes in upgrading his professional skills regularly to help clients achieve their goals.
In his spare time, Sanjay loves volunteering in the community, and learning about the financial sector.
Reena Kadari, Registered Physiotherapist
Reena graduated from Mangalore University India in 1998 with a degree in Physiotherapy. She completed her equivalence Physiotherapy degree from McGill University in 2016. Her experience spans for 6 years in hospitals and private clinic, with diverse clientele of all ages in the field of Orthopedics and Neurological rehabilitation. Reena has a vast knowledge in sport and soft tissue injuries, post-surgical treatment and rehabilitation.
She also completed â€śThe art and science of Acupunctureâ€ť course. She also has keen interest in pelvic health and completed a course â€śThe physiotherapy approach to female and male incontinence and bladder prolapseâ€ť and continues to attend various workshops to improve pelvic health. Throughout her education, Reena was exposed to the impacts chronic and acute conditions have on everyday life, due to which she is well equipped with the skill set needed to handle a variety of injuries. Reena will take a postural and functional approach to your care and induce short term relief with long lasting results.
Anna Hudon-Kaide, Physiotherapist
Anna obtained her Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in the fall of 2018. Prior to this, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta. In addition to her studies, Anna completed Part A: Lumbar Spine, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the Mackenzie Institute. She is interested in furthering her skills by completing the NDT/Bobath Course and the LSVT BIG Certificate.
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Anna is fluently trilingual in French, English and Japanese. She prides herself in being approachable and open-minded. In her personal time, Anna enjoys hiking, running and skiing.
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 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 is 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.
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.
Sara Seaman, Receptionist/PTA
Sara works as our receptionist/Physiotherapy Assistant. She is 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.
Dinara Khasanova, Receptionist/PTA
Dinara works as our receptionist/Physiotherapy Assistant. She is 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.
Vidia Panna, Marketing
Vidia is passionate about using communications to help MapleCare reach out to the community. With her experience in corporate communications, she assists in developing marketing campaigns and implementing new ideas for MapleCare. Based at our Bank Street clinic, she also works as the receptionist and Physiotherapist Assistant as she ensures patients feel welcomed and get all the help they need.