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About Us

The London Orthopaedic Units mandate is to support and facilitate the development of physiotherapists in the London and surrounding area through the promotion of excellence in orthopaedic education, clinical practice, and research.

Meet the Executive

Executive

  • Angela Growse
    Chair:
    Angela Growse
    Email

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: pancakes with the family, then yoga.

    Favourite body part (to treat): I’ll take a pelvis any day.

    Drink of choice: prosecco

    One thing you can’t live without: sleep. lots of sleep.

    #1 on bucket list: Follow and ride parts of the Tour de France

  • Meagan Bennink
    Vice Chair:
    Meagan Bennink

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: If I could choose anything? Waterskiing on flat water at 6am

    Drink of choice: Can 't be found without an XL water, venti cold brew (black, no water... it 's like jet fuel), and the occasional cabernet sauvignon 

    One thing she can 't live without: Popcorn and diet coke (combo)

    Favourite book: Bossypants by Tina Fey. Pretty much describes me to a tee

    Coolest place ever travelled: Most likely Machu Picchu in Peru... it is breathtaking.

  • Laura Ritchie
    Past Chair:
    Laura Ritchie
    Email

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: Going for a walk to the park with my daughter and spouse

    Favourite body part (to treat): I don't have a particular favourite but I do love treating patients with vestibular dysfunctions in our Dizziness and Balance program. BPPV is a particular favourite condition - I love that with one simple maneuver I can instantaneously get rid of this horrible dizziness and nausea that my patients are experiencing. It's like magic!

    Favourite book or song: I don't think I could even make a top ten of my favourite songs, let alone pick a number one. My favourite books are the Harry Potter series and if I absolutely had to pick my favourite out of the seven, it would have to be Goblet of Fire.

    One thing she can’t live without: I hate to say it but I love my Smart Phone. It's great having so much information at my fingertips and I've gotten so used to being able to find any answer at the drop of a hat that I do miss my phone when I don't have it with me.

    Coolest place ever travelled: I loved Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia

  • PODCR:
    Wendy McCann
  • Todd Missere
    Member-at-large:
    Todd Missere
    Email

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: Walking the dog (before 7 ideally)...or spending time in my garden (vegetables only…no time for flowers)

    Favourite book or song: Book would be Power of One by Bryce Courtney. Song is ever changing, but I’ll go with Skinny Love by Bon Iver this week.

    Coolest Place ever travelled: Griffin Lake just North of the Soo every summer. Not a world traveler, but hard to believe anything more peaceful than being on a canoe with loons singing around you.

    Favourite Drink: Black coffee before 10 am…..Beer or red wine after 7pm

    Favourite Body Part (to treat): Lower back

  • Allison Francis
    Member-at-large:
    Allison Francis
    Email

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: Long run or bike ride in the mountains, followed by countless games of UNO with my kiddos, sipping English Breakfast Tea.

    Favourite book: Does “Goodnight Moon” count?

    One thing she can’t live without: English Breakfast Tea and my running shoes

    Coolest place ever travelled: Kaikoura, New Zealand

    #1 on bucket list: Take my family to Kaikoura, New Zealand

  • Melanie Schmedt
    Secretary:
    Melanie Schmedt, MPT
    Email

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: Definitely breakfast and movies in bed!

    Favourite body part (to treat): Probably the hip.

    Drink of choice: I'm a tea junkie.

    Favourite book or song: My favourite song is Night Moves by Bob Seger.

    One thing I can’t live with out: I could never live without hot yoga!

  • Mark Packwood
    Treasurer:
    Mark Packwood

    Email

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: Coffee with Baileys, Pancakes (Aunt Jemima) but with the good Canadian maple syrup for Meagan and I

    Drink of choice: Spicy Caesar or some Cab Sauv

    Favourite book: Harry Potter Collection

    Coolest place ever travelled: Russia but always have the best time in NFLD

    One thing I can’t live without: My car. Before physio I was enrolled to become a mechanic!

    Most embarrassing OSCE moment: First OSCE station ever, not understanding what “#” meant. “Patient has a # Radius”.

  • Cheryl Richardson
    Director of Communications:
    Cheryl Richardson
    Email

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: Getting a workout in with my family!

    Favourite book or song: Breathing Light by Nitin Sawhney

    One thing she can’t live without: Patrick’s “Smooth Velvet Hammer” coffee beans!

    Coolest place ever travelled: Laos was amazing, but I’ll never forget the feeling of walking through the streets of New Delhi!

    #1 on bucket list: Hut to hut hiking with family in the Julian Alps

  • Andrea Carey
    Student Representative:
    Andrea Carey

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: I love getting a workout in early – recently it’s been hockey first followed by a strength training session with my dragonboat team.

    Favourite Book: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

    One thing she can’t live without: Definitely coffee.

    Coolest place ever travelled: The Algarve region in Portugal. I competed at an international karate competition there in 2010. Beautiful scenery and beaches!

    #1 on bucket list: Travel to New Zealand.

Instructors

  • Jackie Sadi
    Jackie Sadi, BSc(PT), MSc, FCAMPT, Clinical Specialist in MSK PT
    Orthopaedic Levels Instructed: Examiner Status, Level 1-5

    Universities Attended: University of Western Ontario

    Background: Jackie is teaching in the first University based manipulative therapy program in Canada. This program was a collaboration of efforts from the University of Western Ontario (Jayne Garland), the executive of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and the Education Committee executive of the Orthopaedic Division. Under the guidance of Beverly Padfield this program began in September 2007 and is currently in its third full year. Jackie is a teacher and examiner in both the University of Western Ontario Manipulative Therapy Program and the CPA Orthopaedic Division Manipulative Therapy Program. Jackie was instrumental in developing national guidelines for mentors in both Canadian manipulative therapy programs. She is past vice-chair of the CPA Orthopaedic division and her interests continue to be manual therapy and occupational health. Further, Jackie is one of the only physiotherapists to have completed her orthopaedic specialization designation (2012).

    Clinical Experience: >20 years Clinically, >15 years teaching, >4 years as a full time educator at the University of Western Ontario.

    Areas of Practice: Orthopaedic Private Practice, Teaching, Research, Program Development

    Hobbies: Skiing, Surfing, and Travelling...everywhere!!!

  • Heather Gillis
    Heather Gillis, BScPT, MSc Anat., FCAMPT
    Orthopaedic Levels Instructed: Examiner Status, Level 1-5.

    Universities Attended: University of Western Ontario

    Background: Heather Gillis is an owner of Physiotherapy Alliance. She works at the Stratford and New Hamburg locations. She is a national examiner, senior instructor and syllabus chair with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and a professor at the University of Western Ontario. Heather graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a professional degree in Physiotherapy and completed her Masters in Clinical Anatomy in 2010. Heather also completed her Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1999 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She volunteers her time and clinical insights to physiotherapists looking to advance their skills and is actively involved in various community events.

    Clinical Experience: >20 years clinically, >15 year teaching

    Areas of Practice: Orthopaedic Private Practice, Teaching, Research

    Hobbies: In her spare time Heather enjoys spending time with her two young daughters and participating in Canadian stepdancing and clogging.

  • Greg Alcock
    Greg Alcock, MSc (PT) CHSc (PT) BAS Hons (PE) FCAMT, Clinical and Research

     

    Hobbies: Outdoor activities and sports with the family and friends.

    Teaching philosophy: Always keep in mind the best information is based in clinical relevance, backed by best available evidence and tempered with common sense.

    Best advice from a mentor: Beware of those who think they know everything.

    Drink of choice: Freshly ground dark roast coffee perked of the wood stove at the cabin.

  • Rob Werstine
    Rob Werstine, BA, BScPT, DIP. SPORT, DIP. MANIP, FCAMT

    Coolest place ever travelled: Between 1st and second year of PT school I was lucky enough to get a contract to play rugby in Cape Town South Africa. I stayed for 3 months and travelled around the region from Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia as well as South Africa. The big five, Table Mountain, Red Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei and Victoria Falls.

    Favourite Book: Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises- I read it in Paris and travelled down to Spain hitting many of the same spots as in the book. Great description of the cultural experience of a North American in Europe.

    Drink of choice: Rusty Nail- look it up!

  • Meg Smith
    Meg Smith, BSc, BHSc(PT), FCAMPT, CSCS, CAFCI

    Favourite Sunday morning activity:  Watching Paw Patrol

    Drink of choice:  Coffee

    One thing she can’t live without: Coffee

    Coolest place ever travelled: Hawaii

    #1 on bucket list: Groundhog day in Wiarton

    Most embarrassing OSCE moment: Forgetting to put the stethoscope in my ears

  • Troy Seely
    Troy Seely, BScPT, MScPT, FCAMPT

    Favourite Saturday morning activity: Taking my sons Connor (aged 5) and Drew (aged 2) out to breakfast. Only two rules: 1 - try not to go to the same place twice and 2 - order the pancakes.

    Coolest place ever travelled to: Sorrento, Italy. All of the amazing culture, with none of the crazy crowds.

    Favourite room in the house: You've heard of an aquarium. Well, I have a "nerdarium" - a room filled with comic books, graphic novels, videogames, movies, figurines and posters.

    Karaoke?: Yes please!

  • Kate Pratley, BScPT, FCAMPT

    Favourite Sunday morning activity: taking the puppy for a walk to the lake and coffee (for me not puppy)

    Favourite drink: so many to choose from...let's go Dark and Stormy

    Coolest place travelled: New Zealand!

Manual Therapy Steering Committee

CPA's Manual Therapy Steering Committee (MTSC) works on your behalf to track and respond to issues in the manual therapy environment in Canada. For example, the committee has:

  • Given support to every province experiencing legislative or legal challenges to scope of practice relating to manipulation
  • Provided financial assistance to the College of Alberta's publication of Competencies Required to Safely Perform Spinal Manipulation as a Physical Therapy Intervention
  • Provided support to COMTA towards expenses associated with an upcoming coroner's inquest

MTSC is funded primarily through member donations and CPA funds, and needs your continued support. Please contact Carol Miller for more information via Email or 1-613-564-5454 x224.

Please consider attending the London Ortho Unit Annual Member Appreciation Day. Proceeds from this event will benefit the MTSC.