Staff

Matthew Leech, RKin, RMT, MSc, CAT(C), CSCS

​Athletic Therapist/Registered Kinesiologist/Registered Massage Therapist

Owner

 

Matthew's focus is to help athletic people stay 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 sat as a Board Member for the Ontario Athletic Therapy Association from Aug 2019 - April 2022.

Matt has  Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a graduate certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University. A Masters of Science in Physical Education from Canisius College, an Advanced Standing diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Massage, and a Certification in Contemporary Neurofunctional Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.

Designations/Certifications:

Certified Athletic Therapist

Register Kinesiologist

Registered Massage Therapist

National strength and conditioning association - certified strength and conditioning specialist

Certification in Contemporary Neurofunctional Medical Acupuncture

Michael Penny, MSc. PT, Cred. MDT

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Physiotherapist

 

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.

 

Being credentialed in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), Michael has received advanced training in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain. He is keen on the use of objective measurement tools, such as a force gauge, to accurately set rehabilitation targets, and make return to play decisions. Michael collaborates with his patients to establish their needs and goals resulting in an individualized plan of care that often includes education, exercise prescription, self-management strategies, and when indicated, manual therapy. Michael continuously works to improve his knowledge base by taking evidence-based continuing education courses and staying up to date with the current scientific literature. He has special interests in pain science, and lower extremity injuries such as tendinopathies, and ACL tears. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys resistance training, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 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.

Kevin Bryant BA, BHs, RMT, CAT(C), CSCS

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Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Athletic Therapist

As a certified athletic therapist, Kevin has experience working with clients from a variety of sports. He has completed school placements with Centennial College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology, as well as field coverage for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, 2015 Canada Open of Taekwando, and 2015 World Cup of Short Track Speed Skating.

Kevin has a particular interest in baseball and softball injuries. He completed a season-long internship with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016. Since 2017 he has worked with Baseball Canada's Junior National Team, including acting as head athletic therapist for the 2017 U18 WBSC World Cup. He also provided field coverage for the 2022 Canadian Futures Showcase hosted by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy. He has completed continuing education courses on shoulder assessment/treatment and injuries in baseball players.

 

Kevin graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in Kinesiology, and then attended the athletic therapy program at Sheridan College. He became a registered massage therapist in 2019 after completing his diploma from the Ontario College of Health and Technology.

Designations/Certifications:

Certified Athletic Therapist

Registered Massage Therapist

National strength and conditioning association - certified strength and conditioning specialist

Tina Ward CNP, RNCP, ROHP

Office Admin/Holistic Nutritionist

Tina graduated on  the Dean's Honour List from the esteemed Institute of Holistic  Nutrition in Toronto where she earned her designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP).    

Tina  is an energetic and enthusiastic holistic nutritional practitioner  who operates a private practice in Whitby, Ontario, Canada where she  provides personal one-on-one consultation for a wide range of clients;  from those looking to improve optimal health and well being to  professional and youth athletes striving to raise performance and gain a  competitive edge.  

Tina's  approach to optimum health spans many areas including nutrition,  supplementation and lifestyle counseling.  She also delivers practical  nutrition based seminars and workshops for sports teams  and community and corporate groups.  

 

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