Our Team

At Ace Physio we understand no two patients are exactly alike and that any condition preventing you from participating in your regular daily activities impacts your whole life.  If you are dealing with pain from a fall, motor vehicle accident or chronic condition move ahead with Ace Physio and our fully integrated team of healthcare professionals dedicated to your total well-being.

Our Registered Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Chiropodist specialize in the structural workings of the human body.  We are experts in how the body functions and the signs of dysfunction caused by injury, genetic abnormalities and chronic and acute conditions – and we take the time not just to treat your pain but to also rehabilitate the root cause of your pain.

At Ace Physio, we use a multi-faceted approach to recovery by pairing traditional physiotherapy techniques with cutting edge technologies to unlock your body’s natural recuperative and regenerative powers.  We design your individualized treatment plan to meet your recovery goals and to fit within your busy schedule.  We utilize modalities to reduce your pain so that you are actively and effectively participating in your recovery.  Our singular focus is to help you reach your optimal well-being as quickly as possible. To do this, our physiotherapists and massage therapists take the time to work with you throughout your recovery and even after to ensure you reach your health and wellness goals.

So if pain has you sidelined, move ahead with the Ace Advantage – individualized care that has you on the road to recovery faster and back to your life sooner.

 

Sharon Gabison

Registered physiotherapist

Sharon Gabison
Registered Physiotherapist

BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD 

A graduate of the University of Toronto in Human Biology, Sharon completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She went on to pursue further graduate work, completing her Master of Science from the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science both from the University of Toronto.

Her interest in Physiotherapy originated while pursuing her first undergraduate degree while struggling with postural challenges and seeking physiotherapy treatment. Her interest in medicine, working with people, and developing and adhering to therapeutic plans inspired her to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. Her interest in research, orthopaedics, neurology, therapeutic agents and pressure injuries (bed sores) lead her to pursue graduate work.

Sharon emphasizes a holistic approach to rehabilitation. Her experience of raising a son with a disability has continued to inform her career that has spanned over 25 years. She is able to appreciate the rehabilitation process not only from the professional perspective, but from the client perspective. Her extensive knowledge of biomechanics, orthopaedics, exercise prescription, electrophysical agents with a strong background in research enables her to provide evidence based treatment when designing and implementing rehabilitation plans. With a special interest in patient and family engagement through her volunteer work, Sharon is able to ensure that treatment that is provided takes into consideration the unique challenges that individuals may experience when adhering to treatment recommendations in their busy lives.

Alanna Fish

REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST​

Alanna Fish
Registered Physiotherapist

BAKin, MScPT 

Alanna graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after completing her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario.

Growing up, she was involved in sport from a young age and realized it was important to take care of your body. As part of her undergraduate degree, Alanna worked as the student Trainer for University of Western Ontario’s Varsity Women’s Field Hockey Team, allowing her to gain experience working with high level athletes and a multitude of injuries. Alanna gained a deep appreciation for the profession through the rigorous and methodical treatments that were applied by the sports medicine team including physiotherapists, and ultimately was determined to help others gain the benefit of similar treatments.

Alanna’s treatment approach is focused on creating individualized programs which incorporate client specific goals. Alanna’s primary tools include manual therapy, exercise prescription, acupuncture, as well as education to build the most effective program for each patient.

Alanna is passionate about continued education and has completed courses in basic sport taping, soft tissue release, acupuncture, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and has obtained her Level 1 Certification in Manual Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Alanna is excited to implement the best treatment plans for all of her clients to help each individual regain skills and mobility they had pre-injury from recreational physical activity to highly competitive sport.

Kaitlin Vance

registered Physiotherapist

Kaitlin Vance
Registered Physiotherapist

BSc, MScPT 

Kaitlin graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy after graduating from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialization in Physiology.

Kaitlin always knew she wanted to work in healthcare. From a young age she was interested in how the body works and looked forward to learning about it in school. During her undergrad, Kaitlin discovered her passion for fitness as she started strength training at the gym, and from there she quickly determined physiotherapy would be a great field for her. Throughout the physiotherapy program, she had clinical placements in hospital, rehab, and private practice settings which provided her with a multitude of skills necessary to treat the person as a whole. 

Kaitlin’s treatment approach includes a combination of hands-on manual therapy, personalized exercises, and education to ensure each of her clients reach their specific goals and get back to the quality of life they want. Kaitlin is excited to help her client find the root cause of their problem so they can live their best lives. 

Emma Jianopoulos

Physiotherapy resident

Emma Jianopoulos
Physiotherapy Resident

BKin, MScPT 

Emma is a graduate of the University of Toronto MScPT and BKin programs. 

During her physiotherapy education, Emma experienced caring for individuals with a variety of conditions including orthopaedic, cardiology, pain and neuroscience. 

Emma is passionate for incorporating the whole-person in her approach. During her undergraduate degree, Emma completed a research project in the field of adapted physical activity. Her passion for inclusivity and inclusion for people of all abilities has maintained throughout her graduate degree and continued professional interests.

In her undergraduate and graduate studies, Emma was a varsity athlete and understands the importance of maintaining health and wellbeing as an active individual. In those recovering from an activity-related injury or condition, Emma strives to incorporate her background in sport in her approach to optimize the whole-person care and recovery journey.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys playing piano, cooking and photography. Her current favourite physical activities are swimming, cycling and skating.

 

Jacob Burn

Jacob Burn

Massage therapist

Jacob Burn
Massage Therapist

Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy, General Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Acupuncture, IASTM, BSc

Jacob Burn is a Registered Massage Therapist dedicated to working with you to improve your quality of life. Throughout his career, he has established success through the development of personalized treatment plans. The individualized programs allow his clients to achieve results by pairing manual therapy with functional movement re-patterning. Jacob is motivated to help progress you toward your health and fitness goals. Consider booking an appointment today if you are looking to improve performance, prevent or recover from injury, or reduce stress!

 

 

 

Edun Valdman

osteopathic manual practitioner

Edun Valdman
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Edun is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and proud member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. He is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) where he received over 1000 hours of practical application while studying principles-based Osteopathy. He spent many years fascinated by the human body and human mechanics while studying kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

Edun found Osteopathy as he was a patient in need. He was captivated by Osteopathy the moment he received my first treatment and never looked back. He now spends his time helping others in the same way that he was helped.

 

Osteopathy is a principles based manual therapy that aids in facilitating the self -healing processes that already exist within the body. Osteopathy is soft, gentle and rhythmical. The goal is to find the root cause of your problem and allow your body’s processes to return to health. Each osteopathic treatment is unique and catered to that individual each and every time. He looks forward to meeting you and working together on your healing journey!

Vincent Ku

Chiropodist

Vincent Ku
Chiropodist

BASc, DPodM

Vincent Ku completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Waterloo in Engineering with a specialty in Biomechanics.  It was here where he studied fundamental concepts and processes of orthopaedic bioengineering including biomaterials, joint tribology, prosthesis design and joint replacement implants.  Recognizing his interests in biomechanics he then completed his graduate studies in Podiatric Medicine at The Michener Institute. His previous experiences include rotations at St.Michael’s Wound Clinic, Toronto General Hyperbarics, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Erin Mills Podiatry. He is registered with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario with prescribing rights and surgical training. He is a caring and compassionate practitioner that has a deep interest in his patients’ well-being and strives to help patients function at their highest potential.  He has a passion for delivering podiatric medical care to patients that emphasizes health education and preventative treatments.