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Mona Kalra, Registered Physiotherapist

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.

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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 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.

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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.

Jennifer Bayne

Jennifer Bayne, Registered Physiotherapist (On Leave)

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.

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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.

Sanjiv Kalra, P.Eng, MBA, Managing Director

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.

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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

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.

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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 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.

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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.

Amara Wong, Registered Physiotherapist

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.

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Amara's caseload allows her to provide quality care to patients with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, as well as geriatrics. Additional professional training includes soft tissue release techniques, acupuncture, and manual therapy level 1. She is also an LSVT BIG therapist as well as certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, which is a treatment approach to treat individuals with stroke or acquired brain injury. 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

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.

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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

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.

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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.

Swetha Naik, Registered Physiotherapist

Swetha Naik, Registered Physiotherapist

Swetha has more than 10 years of experience in clinical practice and has certifications from Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the Mackenzie Institute and NDT. She enjoys treating both orthopaedic and neurological associated conditions. Aside from her passion for her profession, she also enjoys biking and playing recreational soccer in her spare time.

Youssef Obeid

Youssef Obeid, Resident Physiotherapist

Graduated from the Lebanese University in 2006, Youssef has been working as a physiotherapist, covering many different aspects and settings of physiotherapy since then. In addition to his experience working in Lebanon in an orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation centre, he has also worked in hospitals, private clinics, retirement homes and pediatric rehabilitation centre clinics.

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Youssef is experienced in treating patients from all age groups including physically disabled children and adults. He also worked several years with patients with amputation and neurological cases.

Youssef is trilingual in Arabic, English and French. He will always ensure to provide the best possible treatment for the well being of his patients.

Ben Wassel, Resident Physiotherapist

Ben Wassel, ResidentPhysiotherapist

Ben was the lead physiotherapist at the premier CARF accredited brain injury facility in New Zealand. With six years of experience in the rehabilitation of clients with specific neurological injury and a Post Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation. Ben has worked with a multitude of neurological injuries, stroke, TBI, SCI, orthopaedic injuries with both young and elderly clients in New Zealand and Australia before moving to Canada.

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Ben has presented independent research at National rehabilitation conferences, regional special interest groups, physiotherapy clinics, hospitals and at registrar training days. He has completed many courses on Vestibular rehabilitation, spasticity management and has good knowledge and experience with Chronic pain and Conversion disorder.
Dinara Khasanova

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.

Kim Drain

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.

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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.

Dinara Khasanova

Kristin, Receptionist

Kristin is a recent Human Kinetics graduate from the University of Ottawa. She is hoping to continue her studies and purse a career in physiotherapy. Kristin competed competitively in rhythmic gymnastics for fourteen years and is now a coach. Kristin 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.

Sally Emelee

Sally Emelee, Marketing Assistant

As a recent graduate that majored in communications and media studies at Carleton University, Sally has always had a passion for storytelling and a strong sense of motivation which is fueled by curiosity and a drive to succeed. She is now looking to extend that passion to the marketing and public relations industries.

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