Matthew Leech, MSc, CAT(C), CSCS
As an Athletic Therapist and Owner, Matthew's focus is to help athletic people stay active. He has good understanding of sports and the requirment's of being active. He was the Athletic Therapist for Oshawa Generals for 10 seasons (2009-2019), in addition to working with volleyball, lacrosse and soccer clubs. His clientel consits of your weekend warriors, professional athlete's, olympic athlete's, and up and coming athlete's. In 2014 He was also one of the Athletic Therapists for Hockey Canada's World Under 17 team. He is currently a Board Member for the Ontario Athletic Therapy Association.
Matt attended York University where he completed his BSc Specialized Honours Kinesiology and Health Science and his graduate certificate in Athletic Therapy. He has also received his Masters of Science in Physical Education from Canisius College.
He is a certified athletic therapist, national strength and conditioning association - certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has additional training in soft tissue release, advanced assessment and mobilizations. He currently is perusing his Certificate in Acupuncture and Massage.
He specializes in shoulder assessment and rehab, concussion management and is our orthotic and brace specialist. He has extensive experience working with and training elite level athletes as well as your weekend warriors.
Michael Penny, MSc PT
Michael attended the University of Ontario Institute of Technology where he completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology (with distinction). During his undergraduate degree he worked closely with varsity level athletes and was awarded the “Student Trainer of the Year” award. Inspired by his experience as a student trainer, Michael went on to attend Queen’s University where he obtained a Master of Science in Physiotherapy degree.
Michael takes an evidence-based approach to assessing and treating his patients and diligently keeps up with the latest scientific literature to provide high quality care. In accordance with his patients’ needs and goals, he strongly believes in including education, therapeutic exercise, and self-management strategies as components of his treatment plan. Michael continuously educates himself on emerging ideas in the field of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy and has special interests in pain science and lower extremity tendon rehabilitation. He is currently working his way towards becoming credentialled in the McKenzie Method and has taken a multitude of continuing education courses to diversify his current skillset. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys going to the gym, engaging in recreational sport, and playing the guitar.
Candace Lewis, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Candace Lewis is a Registered Massage Therapist who has experience working in a multidisciplinary rehab clinic since early 2013. Her approach focuses on techniques such as trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, and deep tissue therapy.
Since graduating from Trillium College with honours, the areas of specialization during her career have been in sports massage with experience in general muscle therapy, concussion management and injuries in both professional and aspiring athletes. She also works with motor vehicle accident victims with a focus on whiplash and shoulder injuries.
Candace is a deep tissue therapist who is able to tailor each treatment to provide a unique therapeutic experience that suits each individual’s needs.
Coreen Hashem BSc, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Coreen is a recent graduate from Concordia University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. In June 2018 she certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. She looks forward to advancing her education in the areas of various facial and soft tissue techniques, concussion rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning.
Previous experience has given Coreen the opportunity to work with people of various age groups as well as a variety of both acute and chronic injuries. She takes a manual approach to rehab and complements treatments with the use of exercises that target the whole body to assist with healing and returning the body to optimal function.
Coreen is the current therapist for the Clarington Shamrox Jr. C Box Lacrosse team, as well as the Cobourg Saxons Senior Women’s Rugby team. While maintaining an active lifestyle herself, she enjoys going hiking and playing soccer on the weekends.
Kevin Bryant BA, BHs, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Kevin is a certified athletic therapist and strength and conditioning specialist. He has experience working with clients from a variety of sports. Kevin graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in Kinesiology, and then attended the athletic therapy program at Sheridan College, where he graduated with high honours and was named valedictorian for the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies.
While at Sheridan College, Kevin completed placements with Centennial College, badminton, and men's and women's volleyball. His other placements were at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with the women's hockey. He also completed a season-long internship with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016. He has since worked with Baseball Canada's Junior National Team, including acting as head athletic therapist for the 2017 U18 WBSC World Cup. Kevin has also provided field coverage for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, 2015 Canada Open of Taekwando, and 2015 World Cup of Short Track Speed Skating.
Kevin enjoys implementing exercise and strengthening into his treatments, along with using a variety of manual techniques, while educating his patients regarding their injury. Kevin is currently completing his diploma to become a registered massage therapist.
Kelsey Roman BHSc (Candidate)
Reception/Active Therapist/Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Candidate
Kelsey is currently completing a Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. During her time as a student, Kelsey has gained experience volunteering and working as a rehab assistant in clinics around the region. With these experiences and education, she has gained the relevant knowledge required to assist the therapists at ESMC with rehabilitation exercises when necessary. Kelsey is very passionate about sports injury prevention and is currently perusing her education to become and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.
At the clinic, you’ll find Kelsey at the front desk or on the floor taking patients through exercises and stretches.