Our Team 2017-11-29T19:27:02+00:00

Lina Gutiérrez

Registered Physiotherapist RPT, MDT Accredited.

I come from Colombia where I obtained my Physiotherapy degree in 1998. Then I took a Major step in my career when I decided to emigrate to Canada. I obtained my Canadian Physiotherapy Licence in 2003 from the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy. I completed the McKenzie Institute Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (how movement can be used to treat pain) in 2008 and attained the Canadian Accredited designation in 2017.

I also have a wide ranging postgraduate training in the areas of Functional Dry Needling ( resetting muscle function to relieve pain), Selective Functional Movement Assessment ( how movement is affected by pain) and Manual Therapy (hands on treatment).

I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of Mechanical pain and believe that patient education is the key to a positive therapeutic outcome and prevention of further injury. During our sessions, I provide hands on physiotherapy, therapeutic exercises, postural advice and education.
I also enjoy the challenges of from running a successful family business, exercising and spending time with my two daughters.

Luis Ramírez

Registered Physiotherapist RPT, MDT Accredited

I have been a physiotherapist since 1998 and strive to keep myself up to date on advancements in my field by taking courses and attending conferences. My focus is on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

The areas I have studied include Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (McKenzie Method), Manual Therapy (hands on treatment), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (diagnosis based on movement), Mulligan (mobilizing with movements), Pain Science which has made major developments in the recent years, Dry Needling, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Taping and other fields.

Angelo Karalekas

Registered Physiotherapist RPT.

I graduated with a physiotherapy degree from the University of Alberta and have been working in private practice for over 20 years.  Early on in my career, I was involved in many sports in various capacities.  I was the therapist for the NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) men’s basketball and the Edmonton Icemen Football teams.  I also coached women’s U-21 competitive soccer and I served on medical teams for Skate Canada and the World Track and Field Championships.

The one thing that being a physiotherapist has taught me is that I enjoy being a problem solver and empowering my clients.  My treatment approach focuses on trying to find the origin of a problem and not just treating its symptoms.  I am certified in a number of different areas such as SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and trigger point dry needling, and you will likely never leave the clinic without a handful of exercises.

Over the past number of years, I has also developed a keen interest in vestibular rehabilitation (which involves the treatment of vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders) and the treatment of post-concussion symptoms.

When not working in clinical practice, I serve as a peer assessor for the College of Physiotherapists’ Quality Management Program.

Etienne Dugal–Tessier

MSc.PT, Registered Physiotherapist.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 2011 and completed my Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2013 at the University of Toronto.

I was a member of the National Freestyle Ski Team for three years, during which time I traveled around the world competing for Canada. Having been an athlete, I have an appreciation for the rehabilitation process and apply this to my experiences treating both acute injuries and persistent orthopaedic conditions. I am a physiotherapist with the Canadian freestyle ski team.

I have an interest in a multimodal approach compromising elements of manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture and myofascial release. I am dedicated to further education and I completed my SFMA certification, Orthopedic Level 2 Manual Therapy for the Upper and Lower Extremities and McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. I continue to enjoy recreational sports including martial arts. I also started a home care physiotherapy clinic.

Manon Circé

BSc.PT,  Registered Physiotherapist.

From a young age, I knew that I was destined for a life of helping those in need. I graduated with honours  from the University of Ottawa in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Since graduating, I  pursued additional skills in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) (McKenzie Institute), acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada), CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger Institute), Myofascial Release (J. Barnes), taping, Vestibular Rehabilitation, fall prevention and Advanced Post-Concussion Syndrome Management. I am currently working towards my MDT Certification.

As a bilingual Physiotherapist, I worked in both the private and public health sectors including home care. In 2010, she embarked on a personal and professional adventure living and working for four years in one of Northern Quebec’s First Nation community. That invaluable experience honed my creative and problem solving skills within physiotherapy and revitalized my passion for helping individuals become active and healthy while being respectful of cultural differences. I am passionate about health promotion and disease prevention.

I am now delighted to be part of the Greenboro team. The clinic’s one-on-one client care approach corresponds with my therapeutic values and beliefs. My treatment approach focuses on hands-on techniques, education and empowering clients through exercise. I enjoy helping those in need of quality individualized physiotherapy care.

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new activities, supporting local restaurateurs, trail running, hiking, yoga, watching documentaries and independent films, and volunteering with my  dog Wes.

David Li

BHK, MScPT,  Registered Physiotherapist

I am a registered physiotherapist that graduated from Queen’s University. I obtained my Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2016 after graduating from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor with Specialization in Human Kinetics.

I focus on providing evidence-based treatment to my patients, with an emphasis on manual therapy and individualized exercise prescription. I also strive to educate my patients so that they are well-informed about their conditions. I believe that this enables them to play an active role and to be fully engaged in their rehabilitation.

I believe strongly in continuing education to improve my skill set and knowledge base, and plan on continuing my education on the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT). I would like to become a Credentialed MDT Clinician in the near future.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy getting a good workout at the gym and traveling.

Roman Roshkov

Registered Massage Therapist RMT.

I have always been fascinated by the human body; namely, by the way it functions and heals. When time came to choose a profession, Massage Therapy was a natural choice for me. It provided me with a wealth of interesting knowledge as well as the opportunity to work with people.   I graduated from CDI College and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2005.

I worked at a few other clinics prior to coming to the Greenboro Physiotherapy and Massage Clinic.   Here, I have the chance to work on a variety of health problems ranging from complicated injuries, (resulting from sports or motor vehicle accidents) to simply helping people relax; by reducing the tension that results from stress.   I strongly believe that education is an on-going process and this continuity is the reason why my treatment techniques are always evolving and improving. One thing that does not change, however, is my commitment to my patients and clients.  I look forward to many more years of practising in this rewarding profession.

Maria Baeza

Registered Massage Therapist RMT.

I have been invested in health and fitness for as long as I can remember. I studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and received my BSc with Honours in 2004. I then decided to continue my health education and pursued a diploma in Massage Therapy from Algonquin College, which I completed in 2007.

My style of massage varies from client to client as each client has their own individual needs. It can range from deep tissue and trigger points, pre/post natal, sport injuries, MVAs to someone just wanting to come in for a nice relaxing massage. I think it’s not only important to provide the client with the treatment, but to also educate and provide them with the knowledge necessary for self-care as we can achieve the best results if we work together.

I find my career very rewarding and I look forward to many years of helping my clients achieve their best possible physical and mental health!

Elana Carmichael

Registered Massage Therapist RMT.

I have been working at the Greenboro Clinic since 2006. I earned my diploma in Massage Therapy from the Kine-Concept Institute and received the 2005 Canadian Touch Research Centre Award for Outstanding Academic Performance. I have an honours BA from the University of Guelph and I am a member of both the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

My massage therapy style ranges from deep tissue massage to general relaxation. I specialize in Trigger Point Therapy. I practice prenatal massage and enjoy providing relief to women throughout the stages of pregnancy. I also specialize in the treatment of various head and neck conditions, including chronic headaches and TMJ. I enjoy working with and educating clients in self-care and remedial exercises, in order to achieve lasting improvements in overall quality of life

Melissa Rankin

Registered Massage Therapist RMT.

I knew by a young age I wanted to become a Registered Massage Therapist. I graduated from Algonquin College and became registered through the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO) in 2010. I am also a member of the Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

I perform comprehensive assessments of client conditions in order to problem solve and use acquired knowledge to establish the cause of their discomfort and pain. By using numerous types of techniques, I have been able to treat clients with acute to chronic pain. Since graduating I have taken my Hot Stone Massage Course and have found it very useful in treating patients who have anxiety and stress. I plan on continuing to expand my portfolio of treatment options by attending more seminars and training courses. I enjoy hiking, skating, as well as yoga.

Monique Manaigre

Registered Acupuncturist R.Ac

I have been in clinical practice for over 21 years. I have a degree from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and from the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

My focus is on the Traditional Chinese approach to acupuncture, where the body is looked at as a whole.  I believe that health and well being can be achieved through a balanced lifestyle, exercise, diet, and plenty of rest.  I look forward to treating you.

For more information check my website.

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