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.

 

SvetlanaMarianerSvetlana Marianer

Registered Physiotherapist, MSc. Pht

smarianer@orthophysio.com

 

Svetlana Marianer graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Science and a Master’s in Physiotherapy in 2012. Since completing her degree, she has taken various continuing education courses such as Manual Therapy, Mckenzie’s Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar spine, Mulligan’s Lower Quadrant assessment and treatment, Blaise Dubois’s Prevention of running injuries and non-traumatic lower extremity injury, numerous courses from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and many more.

As a former ballet dancer and a present CrossFit athlete, Svetlana is particularly interested in orthopedic care, the prevention and treatment of sport injuries and the biomechanics of movement and all it encompasses. Moreover, although Svetlana’s nature is that of an athlete, she has a strong foundation in managing acute and chronic low back and neck pain, various repetitive strain injuries and a variety of musculoskeletal impairments resulting from every day and or recreational activity. Svetlana’s recent passion has been in women’s health which prompt her to get her training in pelvic floor therapy. Her focus is to create a comfortable environment where issues related to the  bowel, bladder and the sexual health are openly discussed and treated. Her skills allow her to treat clientele of all ages. Svetlana is fluent in four languages : English, French, Hebrew and Russian.

MiladMilad Bazaz Jayzayeri

Registered Physical Therapist BSc. M.P.T.

mbazaz@orthophysio.com

Milad graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from York University’s Kinesiology and Health Science program where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012.

Milad’s passion for physiotherapy led him to pursue additional courses to advance his knowledge and skills, both during and after university. He is currently completing his Level 2 manual therapy training and has completed the McKenzie training level A for treatment of spinal conditions, Mobilization with Movement (Mulligan concept) for treatment of lower quadrant conditions and Soft Tissue Release workshop. His interest in the application of acupuncture for pain management led Milad to partake in multiple courses in acupuncture and dry needling techniques through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He has been involved in physiotherapy research on exercise and post-concussion recovery. To further his knowledge in this field, Milad has recently completed a concussion management certification program through Shift Concussion.

Outside of the office, Milad likes to stay healthy and active. He is an avid photographer and when his time allows, he enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures as well as different perspectives on physiotherapy treatment. During his training, he completed a residency at the world famous Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa; for which he was awarded the Leslie A. Bisbee Clinical Experience Bursary from Western University. During this placement Milad treated acute musculoskeletal, post-operative and trauma patients. Through necessary personalized care program and support, Milad aims to help every patient reach their best possible physical state. He is fluent in 2 languages: English and Farsi.

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.

 

Arjun Patel

Registered  (Resident) Physiotherapist, MPT,BSc

apatel@orthophysio.com

 

Arjun completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at University of Toronto in 2019. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from University of Toronto in 2016- for which he received a high distinction honor.

Arjun came to physiotherapy through a research background. While working at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research he developed a passion for front-line clinical care. Coming from a sports background himself, he has a special interest in sports medicine and preventative healthcare. This made physiotherapy the perfect choice for his career.

Right from the start he has committed to involvement with the profession. During his Masters, he served as a student representative and a voting delegate for the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) as well as working as an athletic consultant for the Toronto Raiders Major League Quidditch team.

Arjun aims to collaborate with every patient to provide personalized and functionally oriented treatment which empowers them to reach their goals. Having worked as an athletic consultant, he looks to find the root cause of the problem and apply it to find long term solutions in rehab.

He is committed to lifelong learning and is currently pursuing advance training through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). His goal is to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). During his training he worked with spinal cord injured, and post-surgical, patients. In addition, he has completed advance first responder training and provides sports medicine coverage at tournaments.

Arjun loves to teach and is heavily involved in professional development. He is currently serving as an executive for the Private Practice Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and volunteers as a TA at University of Toronto, helping the next generation of Physiotherapy Students.

Outside of work, he enjoys reading, cooking, and stays active through sports. He is part of the Canadian Quidditch team program; and has recently taken up running and dragonboating. In addition to English, he is fluent in Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu