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.

 

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 continuing education courses to enhance his skills and advance his professional development. These courses include the Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant course, Soft Tissue Release and Acupuncture. Taylor currently has his Level I certification within the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s manual therapy levels and intends to complete all 5 levels to become a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT). Additionally, Taylor is interested in pursuing courses in concussion and vestibular training to improve his treatment of people with this condition.

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 addition to his emphasis on self-management, Taylor utilizes his skills in manual therapy and acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to help his patients return to what they love participating in.

Taylor has always been passionate about sport and in his youth he competed in hockey, lacrosse and cross country running. Now 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 is a graduate of University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to pursuing a career in Physiotherapy, Tiffany obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Biochemistry from McMaster University.

Tiffany is passionate about helping people to reduce pain, recover from their injury and return to the activities they love. She loves to thoroughly understand the factors contributing to their injury and applies an individual, holistic physical examination which strives to identify the root cause of the condition.

Tiffany utilizes education, hands on treatment and different modalities i.e. dry-needling. She combines this approach with evidence-based home exercise programs tailored to her clients’ needs.

Tiffany is a strong believer in life-long learning. Since graduation, she has received her certification in level 1 orthopaedic manual and manipulative physiotherapy, and level 1 functional dry-needling. She has also received advanced training in vestibular rehab to help those who are living with vertigo, dizziness, post-concussion syndrome, or balance deficits. She is training with Maureen Dwight, clinic director of the Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic, in scoliosis rehabilitation. Currently she is studying pelvic floor physiotherapy (non-internal).

In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys fencing, photography, sewing, life drawing, and reading. Tiffany is bilingual, she is happy to provide service in Mandarin if needed.