MaureenDwightMaureen Dwight PT, B.Sc. PT

Registered Physiotherapist, Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist, Advanced Spine Practitioner ISAEC, Clinic Director

mdwight@orthophysio.com

 

Maureen founded The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic Inc. in 1987. She is committed to excellence in her practice and to the advancement of the physiotherapy profession. She was one of the first physiotherapists in Ontario to receive a nationally recognized specialist designation as a Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist.

After graduating from the University of Alberta physiotherapy program with distinction in 1980 she has gone on to study with world recognized experts in the fields of physiotherapy and medicine. These studies have gone beyond the borders of Canada and taken her to the U.S., England, Australia and the Czech Republic. Her areas of interest include chronic neck, back and post-operative spinal conditions.

She has extensive experience with adolescent and adult scoliosis, including both non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation. She has studied with Dr. Rudolph Weiss, grandson of Katerina Shroth, of Germany and received a certification in his Scoliologic method.  She has studied with renowned Czech neurologist, Dr. Vladimir Janda.

She is committed to the understanding of underlying issues which impact chronicity and the non-traumatic causes of musculoskeletal pain. Her experience in complex post-surgical conditions has led her to recently expand her practice into the area of post-treatment cancer rehabilitation.

Maureen’s commitment to the physiotherapy profession’s education has been recognized through her appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer with the University of Toronto, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. In this capacity she provides clinical placements for Master level students in physiotherapy as well as assisting with the education of foreign trained physiotherapists who are transitioning their practice to Canada (OEIPB). These experiences have helped her to remain at the forefront of physiotherapy education both in Canada and in the world at large. She enjoys public speaking and is frequently requested as a guest lecturer at conferences and seminars. Her status as an expert in physiotherapy practice has been accepted in the Civil Courts of Ontario and by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Association memberships and awards

She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She actively participates in the CPA oncology and orthopaedic divisions. She received the Recognition Award, Professional Contribution – External Support from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. She has been recognized by the readers of NOW Magazine as the best physiotherapist in Toronto. For over 10 years her peers have recognized her leadership and she has received the designation of an ‘Educational Influential’ in Physiotherapy the Institute for Work and Health (IWH). She has been awarded an honorary membership in the Czech medical society.

 

Roxanne Azoory 

Registered Physiotherapist, BA, BScPT, MHlthSc

razoory@orthophysio.com

 

Registered Physiotherapist, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists FCAMPT, Musculoskeletal Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists FACP

Roxanne recently joined the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic team. She has 18 years of experience in physiotherapy in both Canada and Australia in orthopaedics, neurology, occupational health and sport rehabilitation. Over the course of her career, Roxanne has been involved in research, teaching and served in leadership positions in the profession. She has developed a special focus in treating back and neck pain including whiplash, headache, and spinal conditions.

Roxanne graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Psychology in 1998, then completed her BScPT in 2001 at the University of Toronto. She started her career in Toronto in neurology and orthopaedics, then moved to Australia where she completed her post-graduate MHlthSc in manipulative physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2008. She has been recognized as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) for this post-graduate work. In 2015 she completed a 2-year musculoskeletal Fellowship through the Australian College of Physiotherapists FACP. The process involved rigorous peer-review of her clinical reasoning, clinical skills and knowledge of current research and its relationship to musculoskeletal practice.

Her main clinical practice in the last 10 years has been at the Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre; a ‘specialist only’ physiotherapy practice in Sydney, Australia. This clinic is an innovative initiative to increase the effective management of complex orthopaedic cases. Through her work at the clinic, she collaborated closely with neurosurgeons, family physicians, and other physiotherapists to improve the trajectory of spinal patients through the health system and to facilitate better outcomes through more appropriate and evidence-informed interventions.

Roxanne is the immediate past Chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia. She is involved in research in prognosis after whiplash-associated disorders through the University of Sydney, and chairs a National Curriculum Steering Committee, guiding the redevelopment of the foundational musculoskeletal course curriculum. She has been an instructor on post-graduate professional development courses and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Association memberships and awards

For her contribution to the growth of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in Australia, Roxanne was awarded the NSW Branch Award by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2017. Roxanne is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is an active member of the Executive Committee of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and participates in other consultative roles within the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Taylor Sipos

Registered Physiotherapist, MPT, BKin, 

tsipos@orthophysio.com

 

Taylor completed his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Western University after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Taylor’s passion for physical therapy developed as he grew up participating in competitive sports.

Since graduation, Taylor has taken numerous courses to improve his skills and advance his professional development. These courses include the Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant course, Soft Tissue Release and Acupuncture. He plans to complete his manual therapy levels through the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Taylor delivers treatment with a great deal of empathy and compassion for his clients. He strives to provide evidence-based therapy with a strong focus on exercise and education. He believes in motivating his clients in taking an active approach in their rehabilitation to meet their individual goals.

In his spare time, Taylor participates in mid and long-distance running and as such, he has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of running-related injuries. In addition to running, he also enjoys weight lifting, playing hockey and cycling.

 

 

Tiffany Shi

Registered Physiotherapist, MSc.PT, BSc

tshi@orthophysio.com

Tiffany graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2019. Prior to pursuing a career in Physiotherapy, Tiffany obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Biochemistry from McMaster University in 2017.

Tiffany is passionate about helping people recover from their conditions and return to the activities they love. She loos to obtain a thorough history and a holistic physical examination of patients to identify the root cause of the condition. Tiffany’s treatment approach includes manual therapy and evidence-based exercise prescription tailored to the different goals of each client.

Tiffany is a strong believer in life-long learning. She is interested in continuing education in areas of manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, concussion rehabilitation, and pelvic health. She has recently received her certification in level 1 orthopaedic manual and manipulative physiotherapy.

In her spare time, Tiffany is busy practicing in sabre fencing and refereeing at competitions. She also enjoys photography, sewing, life drawing, and reading. Tiffany is bilingual, she is happy to provide service in Mandarin if needed.

Physiotherapy Student

Jaskirat Cheema is a University of Toronto physiotherapy student in her final placement.

Jaskirat completed a Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph.   She has a passion for physio that comes from her interest in science and her desire to help others.  She enjoys badminton and basketball as well as listening to comedy, news/politics, and crime and mystery podcast.

We are excited to have her with us as she has a particular interest in back pain!  She is working with us on a special project that you will be hearing more about over the next few months – Stay tuned!