Therapists

Dave Bennett, BSc. (HK), BHSc.PT, CAFCI
Registered Physiotherapist
Clinic Director

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,
Registered Kinesiologist
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 altimaphysio@gmail.com


Lisa Guidoni, Hon. BSc Kin, MSc.PT

At a young age, Lisa became fascinated by the human body’s ability to move, adapt and repair through her experiences playing various sports as a child, most notably having grown up playing competitive hockey. As a result, Lisa completed her Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology degree at McMaster University while also obtaining a minor in Psychology. During this time Lisa volunteered countless hours in multiple physiotherapy clinics, helping individuals recover from various workplace, sporting or recreational injuries. She developed a passion for helping others optimize their mobility, function and overall quality of life. This passion is what led Lisa to further her education at McMaster University and complete her Master’s of Physiotherapy degree.

While completing her degree in physiotherapy, Lisa had the opportunity to complete clinical placements in various settings including private practice orthopedics, outpatient pediatric rehabilitation for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as two acute care experiences treating individuals admitted to the Intensive Care Unit or General Medicine Ward of the hospital. In addition to her clinical placement experiences, Lisa pursued extra learning taking additional courses in hands-on techniques for Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Release as well as exercises for External Pelvic and Core Health.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Lisa is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Lisa has multiple years of experience training youth athletes with various sporting backgrounds to help them achieve success in their athletic performance as well as day to day life.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys staying active through strength training, spending time outdoors hiking or bike riding, watching movies and attending country music concerts in the summer time.

 

Soniya Virani, M.P.T (Neuro), B.P.T     
Registered Physiotherapist

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.

Alexandra Danks, Registered PT, BSc Kin, MSc PT

Alex has always had a passion for helping others and living an active lifestyle. These passions are what led her to obtain her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University, after completing her Bachelor of Science with Honors Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario.

Alex has a special interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy and is continuously advancing her physiotherapy skills by taking courses to further her experience and education in this area.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys going for runs and exploring hiking trails in the area.


Matthew Maron 

RMT 

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.

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Amanda Norek

RMT

Amanda is a registered massage therapist at our clinic. She is also a Physiotherapist; she uses her knowledge from both practices to provide excellent treatment to her patients. She enjoys helping her patients feel as good as new. Her experience and knowledge make her an essential part of our team.

Some of Amanda’s hobbies include traveling, sightseeing, and trying new foods.

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Lisa Katherine 

Office Manager 

Lisa is the office manager for our clinic. She tries her best to direct bill and handles insurance inquiries for all our patients.  She takes great pleasure in seeing our patients overcome their injuries/conditions.  Lisa’s commitment and dedication to our patients makes her a very important member of the Altima team.

Lisa enjoys concerts, music and road trips with her kids.

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Randa Ramnarine

PTA 

Randa has been a physiotherapist assistant at our clinic for about one year.  She graduated from Humber College’s Occupational therapist assistant/ Physiotherapist assistant program in June of 2017. She is looking forward to growing her career that is dedicated to helping patients achieve their goals.

Randa spends her past time reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.

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