Dave Bennett, BSc. (HK), BHSc.PT, CAFCI
Dave is happy to be a part of the Altima Physio team! Dave brings fifteen plus years of experience as a Physiotherapist, and his passion for patient care makes him a great asset to the team.
Dave attended McMaster University and graduated in 2001 with a degree in Physiotherapy. He is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Altima Physio is proud to be a site of clinical instruction for both Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy students, and Dave holds the position of Clinical Professor with the School of Rehabilitation, McMaster University. Dave has formal advanced and specialized training in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Advanced Acupuncture AFCI, Shift Concussion Management Program, Custom Knee Bracing, and Fit-Fore-Golf specific rehab. Dave places high value in the experience his patients receive and works to achieve high and successful measured outcomes with each individual, based on their specific goals.
In his spare time, Dave enjoys riding bikes, skiing, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.
Jason Paquette, R. Kin, C.A.T. (c), BSc. (HK), Dip SIM,
Certified Athletic Therapist
Jason has a passion for health, wellness and rehabilitation and has been a member of the Altima Physio team in Milton since 2003.
He completed an undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 1999. During his studies he focused on exercise physiology, fitness testing and training. Also he worked as a student therapist with the varsity football and women's soccer team. Jason is an active member of the College of Kinesiologist in Ontario.
Jason furthered his studies at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and graduated in 2002 from the Sports Injury Management Program. Upon completion he obtained his professional designation as a Certified Athletic Therapist and now is a member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and the Ontario Athletic Therapists Association.
He has kept close ties to Sheridan as an active member in the Program Advisor Committee, co-op students supervisor and evaluating practical comprehensive exams. Jason continued his passion for learning by teaching anatomy, physiology and pathology at ICT Kikkawa Massage Therapy School.
Also, Jason has expanded his professional development by taking various continuing education courses in manual therapy (including myofascial release, muscel energy and advance rehabilitation techniques on the neck, back, shoulder and TMJ). He also is certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and Advanced Medical First Responder.
In addition he has been active within the community coaching minor hockey for 10 years.
If you would like to book a consultation or have any questions for Jason, please feel free to contact Altima Physio or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richa Singh, B.P.TH, M.P.TH (ortho),
Richa is a Registered Physiotherapist with 2 years of experience in Orthopedic Physiotherapy. Richa holds Bachelors in Physiotherapy and Masters in Orthopeadic Physiotherapy degree from India. She has a keen interest in learning about biomechanics and its impact on injuries which led her to working in a Spine Speciality Clinic which gave her an indepth view of the impact of injuries on a persons overall lifestyle.
Her passion for helping people understand about their health and wellness in this fast paced world led her to persue Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion in Canada. Richa has a holistic approach towards therapy and firmly believes in treating the cause rather than just the symptoms.
She has a knack for helping people achieve their health goals and guide them towards leading an active and injury free lifestyle. With her academic background and experience, she brings in expertise in areas of exercise and manual therapy techniques such as: MWM, and Mckenzie and continues to polish her skills.
In her spare time she likes to explore Canada, hiking, reading and spending time with her friends.
Soniya Virani, M.P.T (Neuro), B.P.T
Soniya is highly experienced Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. After pursuing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BSc PT) in 2006, she had a chance to work in a very prestigious multi-specialty hospital. She believes that education is a continuous process which motivated her to pursue a Masters of Physiotherapy (MScPT) with specialty in Neurological disorders in 2011.
She has successfully owned a private neuro rehabilitation clinic until moving to Toronto. She has experience working in Orthopedic and Neuro Rehabilitation centers where she has successfully treated a vast variety of patients. She has worked with patients with a wide range of injuries but Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal is what interests her the most. She has a special interest in the treatment of Orthopedic conditions of the spine, SI joint, knee, shoulder and neck, and Neurological conditions like Stroke, Parkinson disease, Cerebral Palsy and delayed developmental disorders.
Soniya strictly believes in evidenced based practice. What makes her stand out from others is her extraordinary hands on manual therapy skills, which includes Maitland’s Mobilization and Mulligan’s movement with mobilization (MWM), Manual therapy, MET, NDT and PNF to name few. She believes patient education is a critical part of any successful treatment plan and works diligently to help her patients understand their condition. Her philosophy for rehabilitation involves the use of manual therapy in combination with correction of biomechanical fault to help her clients effectively recover from injury and meet their personal goals. Empathy is her greatest virtue. Some of her favourite hobbies are being outdoors and spending time with her friends. She enjoys a wide range of different music and enjoys dancing.
Dr. Tim graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2008 and has been practicing in private healthcare centres with a multi-disciplinary evidence based approach consisting of medical doctors, dentistry, optometry and rehabilitation (physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture). He has been practicing for over 10 years and his areas of expertise are mainly in sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Tim has experience treating injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, sport injuries, post surgical conditions and work injuries.
His approach to treatment is an evidence-based practice and involves a patient centred approach. The protocol involves a thorough assessment and evaluation followed by patient education and treatment consisting of modalities (shockwave, Graston), an active care rehab program (stretching, strength, conditioning) and manual /therapy (ART-active release therapy; SMT –spinal manipulation techniques; mobilizations, EMT – extremity manipulative therapy).
Dr. Tim is currently available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 11 am.
Registered Massage Therapist
Matthew has many years of experience as a registered massage therapist. He strives to help patients get back to their lives pain free. Matthew uses a variety of techniques that include deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. We are super excited to have him on our team.
In Matthew’s spare time he enjoys sports, spending time with his kids and being outdoors.
Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist
Danier is a Registered Massage Therapist, he graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Toronto Campus in 2019. He had first realized the benefits of massage therapy after he would massage his own legs due to terrible knee pain from playing basketball, volleyball and softball. Myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue and relaxation are his go to styles of massage. He has a passion for learning and striving to become a better massage therapist each day. On his spare time, you can find him reading, playing basketball or powerlifting in the gym.
Registered Massage Therapist
Tonya is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario. She is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and completed her studies in 2017.
She has always had a passion for helping people and has volunteered her services with several organizations including; the High Risk Pregrancy Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital, the MS Society, Trinity village, the Acquired Brain Injury Centre and more.
As a professional RMT, she is passionate about her ongoing professional development and furthering her education to benefit and cater to her diverse client's requirements; such as providing massage therapy to clients going through pregnancy. Tonya strives to provide a therapeutic massage in a relaxing and comfortable environment so her clients can have a bit of "me" time.
When not at Work, Tonya is more than likely spending time outside with her dog, or can be found with her nose stuck in a book.
Sunshine is our Office Manager. Her entire career has been in management, administration and customer service, with 20 years in the healthcare industry.
Sunshine specializes in Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) and Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) legislation, policy and procedure. She also has extensive knowledge of Extended Health Insurance policy and procedures.
She enjoys working with the multidisciplinary team at Altima Physio to help patients work towards the path to their recovery.
In her spare time, Sunshine enjoys spending time with her family, reading a great book, and continues to further her education.
Carla is our Physiotherapist Assistant here at the clinic. She recently completed her Kinesiology undergrad at McMaster University. She always wanted to impact the lives of people by being a part of the Health Care Team. Carla's goal is to become a Physiotherapist and she is slowly following her dream.
On her free time, Carla enjoys playing sports and travelling.