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Why Guelph Medical Place Physiotherapy?

Your Goals Are Our Goals!

Your path to recovery begins at Guelph Medical Place Physiotherapy.

Whether it is returning to sport, returning to work, or being able to fish with your grandkids, we will help you return to the activities that are most important to you.

Meet Our Incredible Therapists

Peter Laidlaw

Physiotherapist
Peter is a dedicated and friendly Physiotherapist who strives to aid clients in achieving functional goals through effective diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans. Peter has experience treating a wide variety of patients, allowing him to assess patients of all ages and activity levels. Using the latest research, Peter strives to provide the highest quality of care for clients to get well and stay well. Peter’s clinical interests include shoulder pain, neck, low back pain, brain injury, and chronic conditions. Peter Laidlaw graduated with distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honour’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. He later completed a Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from Western University. Peter is certified in the specialized care of neck, upper back, and lower back pain. Peter has also completed post-graduate education in medical acupuncture and manual therapy. Peter is committed to continuing education and is currently pursuing further specialized training in brain injury, vestibular rehabilitation, and manual therapy.

Dominik Szkaradek

Physiotherapy Resident

Dominik graduated from Western University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor of Science at University of Guelph. Growing up, Dominik was heavily engaged in competitive sports including football, Muay Thai and skiing which sparked his interest in Physiotherapy. He strives to always provide excellence of care and make the rehabilitation journey an empowering and enjoyable experience for all patients. Currently, Dominik is pursuing additional continued education in manual therapy and acupuncture in order to expand his evidence-based approaches to patient-centered care and exercise education.

Nena Abuseir

Physiotherapy Resident/Pelvic Health Therapist

Nena completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at the University of Waterloo in 2018, in addition to a Master of Physical Therapy degree at Western University in London, ON in 2021. Operating in outpatient clinics since 2014, Nena is quite knowledgeable and capable of providing advanced therapeutic treatments. Nena has completed her additional training in Pelvic Health with a focus on Incontinence.  Nena is driven by the power of motivation and empowers her patients to take charge of their own lives and believes that “what doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t change you”.

Dr. Santo Fera

Chiropractor

Dr. Fera is a graduate of Parker University in Dallas, Texas and has been a licensed chiropractor since 1999. He maintains a certification in Active Release Technique and continues ongoing education in several diverse areas of clinical practice. He treats a wide variety of conditions. He volunteers his time with several organizations such as the Ontario Chiropractic Association and enjoys living an active lifestyle.

Dr. Justine Rodrigues

Chiropractor

Dr. Justine Rodrigues earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree from Gannon University where she played varsity soccer on scholarship. Dr. Rodrigues uses thorough and in-depth evidence-based practice methods specializing in Diversified Technique. This includes manual treatment techniques such as precise spinal manipulation which can be gentle low force depending on your condition and comfort, joint mobilizations, exercise therapy involving stretching/strengthening and various methods of soft tissue therapy, ART (active release technique) and Graston techniques, Athletic Taping for better posture and performance. Moms and moms-to-be. Dr. Justine loves helping you through your pregnancy and post-partum recovery. Educating patients on lifestyle and ways to help themselves is also a very critical part of treatment plans. All treatment plans look at your body as a whole and avoid pain-chasing. Your care is individualized and patient-centred with the aim to mitigate ongoing pain or discomfort to get back to your pre-injury state.

Karolina Kuzyk

Massage Therapist

Karolina Kuzyk is a Massage Therapist practicing in Guelph, ON. She graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018 with an RMT diploma. She has a wide scope of clinical experience, which includes working in hospital, clinic, and athletic settings. Karolina has studied a variety of techniques, approaches and modalities giving her a thorough understanding of the human body. During treatment, Karolina incorporates therapeutic techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy. She takes great care to educate her clients about proper posture, pain control, and long term management; giving advice about health and wellness.

Wahid Rahmaty

Massage Therapist

Wahid Rahmaty is a RMT who graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017. He successfully completed the program receiving a diploma in Massage Therapy, plus an additional sports massage certification. He has supplementary education and experience through attending Humber Colleges Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program and working as a personal trainer for many years. Wahid also practices traditional eastern medicine and has training and credentials in gua sha and cupping therapy. He’s always had a passion for living a healthy lifestyle and now he helps others with his extensive knowledge of the human body. Combining his experience as a personal trainer and massage therapist he can confidently assess, treat and prescribe remedial home care to anyone suffering from an ailment, disability or chronic pain pattern. Wahid knows the benefits of manual therapy and movement and focuses on deep tissue neuromuscular techniques, fascial release therapy and exercise prescription. He also incorporates general Swedish massage along side traditional eastern medicine to give you the best treatment possible.

Janel Webers

Registered Massage Therapist

Janel is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated with Honours from Mohawk College. She specializes in Musculoskeletal injuries including tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries as well as lower back and knee pain. Janel has extensive experience having graduated from Georgian College for the OTA/PTA program in 2016. She has 7 years of experience in Physiotherapy and is now united with Massage Therapy. She is well equipped with a wide range of tools to execute the most effective treatment plans for her clients. Janel is also trained in Cupping, Taping and General Swedish Massage Techniques including Fascial release therapy. Janel gets immense gratification watching her clients progress and recover.

Bonnie Koeppe

Acupuncturist

Bonnie is a passionate, patient-centred Acupuncturist living in Guelph. Her extensive clinical background as a Registered Nurse underpins her awareness of challenges faced by patients and her work as an Acupuncturist. With a special interest in Reproductive, Gynaecology and Pelvic Health, Bonnie enjoys listening to and partnering with her clients to meet their health goals. Regardless of your health concern, Bonnie uses a gentle and relaxing acupuncture style to support all aspects of your health and wellness.

Connor Graham

Physiotherapy Assistant

Connor is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph from the Human Kinetics program which focussed on research methodology and empirical, evidence-based interventions in a clinical setting. Connor is eager to further his education in the field of rehabilitation as well as in strength training and conditioning. His experience in sports such as cross country, cycling, swimming and soccer provide a unique perspective and understanding as to the goals of many athletes seeking rehabilitation. Outside of the clinic Connor can be found in the gym, playing soccer or adventuring with friends.

Jaime Pettitt

Registered Kinesiologist

Jaime recently graduated from York University with a BA Specialized Honours in Kinesiology. She is progressing to become a registered Kinesiologist. She has a keen interest to help patients through the rehabilitation process. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to be active in sports.

Kayla Simas

Patient Coordinator

Kayla is a passionate and dedicated woman who uses her interpersonal skills to help others find their passion in life on their journey to happiness. She enjoys being outdoors, meditating, yoga, reading, and travelling. Kayla is well experienced in customer service, and is always looking to broaden her experience to apply herself in a positive environment.

Emma Black

Patient Coordinator

Emma graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she received her Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree with high distinction and minors in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. She has a multitude of patient care experience from working in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics and disability programs. Emma is very passionate in ensuring that every aspect of a patients’ experience is met with satisfaction, and hopes that she can support patients throughout their rehabilitation. In her spare time, Emma enjoys dancing, reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

We Have A Solution For all Your Aches, Pains & Rehab Needs

Physiotherapy

Whether you have been injured working around your house, in a car accident, at work or simply want to improve your overall well-being we cater to all your needs.Read more

Come see us and get the healthcare you deserve!

Massage

All of our therapists are Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), and are subject to the training and competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Read more

You deserve the gift of relaxation, relief, and improved well-being!

Chiropractic

Suffering from aches, pains or strains? Our Chiropractors have specialized training to get to the root of your problem. They will provide an individualized treatment plan to Read more

Get to the root of your problem and start the road to recovery!

Pelvic Health

A Physiotherapist with specialized training in pelvic health can be successful treating individuals with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, as well as pre Read more

Transitioning to a healthier you is only a few steps away!

We Offer Even More To Serve You

Prehabilitation

Prescribing exercise and activities to improve your functional abilities before surgery. The goal is to decrease your hospital length of stay, speed up your recovery and return to “normal” activities, and reduce surgical complications.

Post-Surgery Care

Recovering from surgery? Everyone can benefit from physio and a rehab program. Our therapists work collaboratively with your surgeon to decrease your pain, improve your mobility, restore your function and quality of life.


Virtual Care

Can’t make it into the clinic? We understand that some of you may have a busy schedule or would prefer to do your treatments from the comfort of your own home.   Our practitioners can offer their services virtually.   We will send you a link for your scheduled appointment.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an evidence based therapeutic treatment that uses sterile, thin needles to attract blood flow to an injury site. Acupuncture decreases inflammation, promotes healing and improves nerve health.

Orthotics

Customized medical devices that are designed to align your foot and ankle in the optimal position. Orthotics work much like glasses do on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body, decrease pain and improve tolerance to activities.

Custom Bracing

A brace specifically designed to suit your unique needs – a better fit, more comfort. Adding external support to your injury can decrease your pain during daily tasks and recreational activities. With a good assessment a brace can be highly effective.

Concussion Rehab

Concussions and their longterm effects are one of the biggest challenges individuals face. Recovering from a concussion can be a difficult and frustrating time. Everyone is impacted differently and as such, requires an individualized care plan.

Dizziness (Vertigo)

Our therapists have completed extra training and understand dizziness. Treatment depends on your assessment findings, but often involves hands-on techniques, head manoeuvres, an exercise program, or a combo of those strategies.

Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is commonly known as jaw pain. Trained therapists can help your pain and clicking by teaching you relaxation, stretching and strengthening exercises for the face, head, neck and postural muscles.

Unsure If Our Services Are Right For You?

Talk to a Physiotherapist on the Phone

We offer a complimentary consultation where you can discuss your issue with a physiotherapist. Our patient coordinator will also help answer any of your questions about our services.

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Where You Can Find Us

If you’re interested in seeing our team at Guelph Medical Place Physiotherapy please reach out. We are happily accepting new patients and look forward to guiding you on your path to recovery.

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Location

89 Dawson Road Building 2
Guelph, ON

N1H 1B1

P: 519-822-8080

Fax: 519-822-5471

Monday: 9am-7pm

Tuesday: 8am-8pm

Wednesday: 8am-8pm

Thursday: 8am-8pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: 9am – 2pm

Sunday: Closed

 

Bethany GalindezBethany Galindez
01:47 24 Oct 22
My initial exam was with Peter. He is very professional and informative. Shout out to his staff! They are all super friendly and accommodating. Physio therapists (Peter, Dom, Nena) and assistants are very well versed in their work. I enjoy coming here. Thank you for all that you do. Looking forward to my next visit.
Cheryl ChambersCheryl Chambers
13:34 21 Oct 22
Peter, Sam, Dom and the rest of the Physio team have helped me through a very long recovery. Their encouragement, skill, and persistence moved me forward ultimately achieving the goals of walking and returning to my normal activities. Thank you.
wayne youngwayne young
00:33 26 Aug 22
Karolina asked me what I was expecting from the massage and after I told her she explained to me what we should do to help get me on the path to better health. After my first visit I am very confident that I am on the proper path to better health.
Malana LewisMalana Lewis
07:07 18 Aug 22
I started physio here 10 months ago. I've never seen so many young professional educated adults in one place. This team is so welcoming and intelligent. Don't let their size fool you. The young women at this clinic are very strong.They have a caring nature about them that makes you feel comfortable. I will actually be sad when I leave. Peter Laidlaw and his team are amazing and get 10 stars from me. Thank-you all for making my experience here feel like I've made friendships. 🙂
Amy LeAmy Le
22:09 17 Aug 22
If I could give a 10 star, I would! I came to Guelph Medical Place after dislocating my shoulder back in March. Peter, Dom, and the rest of the team were attentive to my needs from day 1. They are very knowledgeable and professional and took the time to listen to any concerns I had. This was my first time going to physio and my experience with this clinic exceeded my expectations! Thanks so much guys!
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