Juliette WoodruffJuliette Woodruff

Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncture Practitioner

jwoodruff@orthophysio.com

Juliette joined The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic Team in 2004. She is a graduate of the Sutherland-Chan College of Massage Therapy. After graduating her ongoing commitment to professional development has led her to complete advanced studies in manual lymph drainage and she is currently pursuing certification in breast cancer treatment and myofascial release therapy. In 2012 she received her certification in acupuncture from McMaster University. Juliette is committed to collaboration.

Juliette is an integral member of our treatment team working to find solutions to pain and helping to relieve the barriers limiting recovery. She has worked with a diverse range of people including athletes, expectant mothers, and business professionals. She is particularly interested in treating conditions such as scoliosis, lymphedema, and frozen shoulder. She believes in helping her clients to become an active participant in their own healing process through body awareness, postural education, and self-care exercises.

Juliette has a personal as well as clinical experience with the different stages of cancer. She works towards creating improved quality of life for her clients through education, exercise, self-bandaging, acupuncture and manual lymph drainage techniques. She believes in implementing a variety of modalities and current knowledge to improve and personalize care.

Juliette has a specific interest in the relief of pain and restoration of mobility in scoliosis. She has worked with clients following extensive reconstruction surgery as well as non-operative conditions. She has studied with Dr. Rudolph Weiss of Germany (Katerina Schroth’s grandson) and received a certification in his Scoliologic method. She has a developed an approach to the application of massage therapy in scoliosis which has been recently published by her professional alumni newsletter. SutherlandChan_FingerPrint

Juliette implements knowledge and clinical techniques from a variety of post-graduate courses such as: treatment techniques for post-operative breast cancer, cervical joint mobilizations, Structural Integration for structural alignment (Nisa), Scoliologic method, myofascial techniques, and acupuncture. She utilizes and incorporates several different treatment approaches to develop an individualized approach for each client.

Association Memberships

Juliette is registered with the College of Massage therapist of Ontario. She is a member of the Canadian Massage Therapy Association and the Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Her interest in sports and movement led her to obtaining a level II theory/practice National Coaching Certification in swimming.

Igal Untershats

Registered Massage Therapist

igalu@orthophysio.com

Igal is a graduate of Sutherland Chan School of Massage.  As a registered Massage Therapist he brings a passionate interest in the application of soft tissue therapy for recovery after injury, restoration of health and injury prevention. 

Igal applies a focused and goal-oriented approach to determine the best techniques for maximizing your recovery.  Using myofascial release, Swedish massage, positional release, as well as several other techniques, he provides targeted treatments to reduce soft tissue adhesions and muscle tightness.  As an integral member of The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic team he collaborates with your therapist to determine the most comprehensive approach to maximize your recovery. 

Igal has a particular interest in sports injuries and deep tissue massage.  He has worked with marathon runners and cyclists to reduce scar tissue and restore tissue resiliency after injury.  He has provided massage therapy for young athletes including the National Girls Gymnastics competition for young athletes between the ages of 5 and 15.

During his training he provided treatment to assist better breathing and relaxation for lung cancer patients at Princess Margaret Lodge Cancer Outreach Program.  He has helped patients with Multiple Sclerosis reduce pain and spasticity. 

Prior to training as a massage therapist, Igal was a jet-engine mechanic with the Israeli air-force and a high-rise carpenter.  He enjoys swimming, yoga and lifting weights. He is a percussionist and plays with an Afro-Brazilian percussion group.  Igal is fluent in Russian and Hebrew.