49 Wilson Street West Unit #7, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1N1

Phone: 905.648.6500

Arthritis & Sports Medicine Centre

Welcome to the Arthritis & Sports Medicine Centre

Our Team

Manoj Idani, Registered Physiotherapist

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 Manoj Idnani is Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. He completed a Bachelor in Science (Honours) Physical Therapy in the year 2006 from Delhi University, India. While working part time evenings, he also completed 2 years post-graduation Masters in Physiotherapy in 2008, with a specialization in Orthopaedics. Before coming to Canada in 2015, he had over 9 years of work experience in diverse healthcare institutions i.e. private multi-speciality hospitals and clinics. He has been trained in diagnosing and treating Pelvis and Spinal dysfunctions. He also has been trained in Mulligans technique to restore normal joint mobility. Non-specific low back pain and Tennis Elbow were his two thesis topics for clinical studies. He has also been involved in providing Sports Physiotherapy on-field for soccer, cricket, rugby, basketball, etc. He got trained in Toronto for treating patients with vertigo and dizziness i.e. Vestibular Rehabilitation. Outside of his work, Manoj loves to spend his free time with his family and friends. He also loves adventure travelling and playing sports. 

Natalie Bertrand, Resident Physiotherapist

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    Natalie is a Resident Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She completed her undergrad in Kinesiology at Ontario Tech University in 2017. Most recently, she graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy from McMaster University in November, 2019. Throughout her schooling, Natalie has worked with patients in both a clinic and hospital setting, as well as athletes on a varsity lacrosse team. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, and has a special interest in the pediatric population.  She values educating her patients, answering questions and promoting an active lifestyle. Providing quality care and building a strong rapport with everyone she meets is important to her.  In her spare time, she enjoys cross-country running, reading, baking and card-making.   

Heather Stewart, Registered Massage Therapist

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 Heather is a Massage Therapist registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario and has been a part of the Arthritis and Sports Medicine team since 2011. Heather has been a part of the DSD Management team since 2007 where she began her practice as a Certified Athletic Therapist. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) Degree at Sheridan College, Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in 2007 and has since worked in multidisciplinary Physiotherapy clinics within the Hamilton area. After years of practicing as an Athletic Therapist, Heather was eager to further her knowledge and skills and enrolled in the Advanced Massage Therapy program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek. After successfully completing her Diploma in Massage Therapy in 2011, Heather has dedicated her time to the practice of massage and now works full time as a Registered Massage Therapist. Drawing on her experience as an Athletic Therapist, Heather is able to compliment her massage practice with the appropriate application of stretching and strengthening exercise to help her clients get back to a healthy and active lifestyle.  

Stephanie Dumond, CAT (C) Registered Massage Therapist

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 Stephanie is a Certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association as well as a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She is also a member of the Ontario Athletic Therapists Association and a certified First Responder. Prior to joining Arthritis and Sports Medicine Centre, Stephanie worked at Restore Physiotherapy in Oakville and Ortho Rehab Group in Brampton. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, Stephanie continued her education in the Sports Injury Management program at Sheridan College. She then completed her diploma in Massage Therapy at the Ontario College of Health and Technology. Stephanie has also completed courses in Soft-Tissue Release, Myofascial Release, Fascial Chain Work, and Kinesiotaping. Stephanie has also worked with amateur lacrosse teams as an Athletic Therapist from midget to Senior B including 4 national championship minor field lacrosse teams as well as 1 box lacrosse national championship team. Stephanie has also contributed to the host medical staff for numerous Skate Canada events.  

Hailey Cyr, Kinesiologist

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   Hailey is a Kinesiologist who has lived in Hamilton since 2016 following moving from Alberta. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta in 2016  where she focused on Adapted Physical Activity.  During her time at the UofA Hailey had the opportunity to work with varsity Basketball teams, lead COPAT and PARE police testing, and perform athletic and cardiovascular testing. She continues to build her knowledge with courses such as Kinesio Taping and Athletic Taping and Strapping. Hailey has spent time working in a wide range of health care and wellness settings including gyms, private physiotherapy clinics, Special Olympics, and the UofA's Steadward Centre. She is also a Personal Training Specialist (CanFIt Pro-PTS) and prides herself on being able to provide excellent exercise prescription that can be performed by any population. On her days off you will find Hailey teaching group fitness classes, playing sports like soccer, and taking the dogs she watches on adventures.   

Jasmine Lall, Kinesiologist

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 Jasmine graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and a Professional Member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association. Jasmine has worked in a variety of settings, from gyms, private physiotherapy clinics and owning and operating her own clinic. Jasmine believes that movement is healing. If prescribed and performed correctly, movement and exercise is a powerful tool to help people live healthier. As a Kinesiologist, she wants to help as many people understand this and give them the tools they need to recover and bulletproof their bodies from pain and injury.    

Christine Veenstra, Administrator

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 Christine graduated McMaster University in 2012 with a degree in English and Cultural Studies, and has also begun to pursue Medical Administration classes at Mohawk. With over 10 years of customer service experience, she is always happy to accommodate the needs of patients and fellow staff, and enjoys the daily interactions with the people around her.  When she is not at work, Christine spends her time reading or with family and friends,."    

Melissa Cain, Administrator

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  Melissa studied at Bryan College in North York. However, her love for administration and customer service has been the bulk of her work experience. Melissa is a graduate of the Advanced Spa Therapy program0 years she has dedicated her life to improving the lives of others. Melissa prides herself in bringing joy and comfort to everyone she encounters. From the patients to her fellow staff, She works hard to build great rapport and their trust. In her personal life, Melissa loves to work on improving herself in every aspect. Through reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with people she loves. She is also a proud volunteer with City Kidz, mentoring the youth and guiding them through life’s obstacles!   

Liz Fowler, Administrator (Maternity Leave)

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  Liz has over 15 years of experience as an administrative professional in various fields.  Her cheery disposition is felt by every patient who walks through the doors.  Liz enjoys getting to know the patients to make them feel as comfortable as possible, from the Initial assessment to "graduation day".  During off hours, Liz loves spending time with her family, entertaining her friends, and relaxing at her family cottage.    

 Our dedicated team of highly educated professionals are here to provide you with comprehensive rehabilitation services. Call us today.  

Arthritis & Sports Medicine Centre

49 Wilson Street West Unit #7, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1N1

Phone: 905.648.6500 Fax: 905.648.6515 Email: info@asmc.ca

Hours

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08:30 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.