Owner, Registered Physiotherapist, FR®, FRCms®, RYTcdrew@kineticphysiotherapy.ca
At age 9, Christina was introduced to soccer and fell in love. At age 15, she was on the starting squad for the U-18 Team Ontario. Christina was scouted by a plethora of teams from the United States of America, and chose to attend Georgia Southern University. While there she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
During her soccer career Christina sustained 3 ACL repairs and 3 concussions. It was due to this that she had to put her soccer career on hold.
Ever since she can remember Christina has always had a dream of becoming a Physiotherapist. The combination of learning the intricacies of the human body, injuries and how to rehabilitate them, as well as optimizing athletes' performance abilities, was her passion.
Christina attended McMaster University from 2005-2007 and received her Master of Science in Physiotherapy. She continued expanding her knowledge of treatment options by getting certified in Active Release Technique®, Functional Range Release® (FR), Functional Range Conditioning® (FRC), Integrated Seminar Series, STOTT Pilates, Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hrs - RYT200, Essential Oils, ktape and custom bracing.
After extensive research and personal experience, Christina has created a neuromuscular warm-up to prevent ACL injuries in female soccer players. She is also the founder of Kinetic Physio-Yoga Therapy (PYT) and Kinetic Physio-Pilates Therapy (PPT). Kinetic PYT and PPT are programs that extend our therapy services beyond manual therapy, offering a holistic approach to heal on a multi-faceted level.
Being an athlete at heart with limiting injuries, Christina turned to pilates, yoga and cycling as a means of rehabilitation and wellness. She believes that any training regimen should include proper functional training that increases the longevity and health of your joints, while optimizing performance and efficiency. Christina looks forward to passing this great experience off to all her clients!
Registered Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist, FR®, FRCms®
Sabrina’s desire to work in the healthcare field began at a young age, and led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Honours Kinesiology at McMaster University. During that time she was an active member in the sport medicine community, working as a student sport therapist for the McMaster Women’s soccer team, and completing her undergraduate thesis on the topic of concussions in varsity athletes.
Sabrina went on to pursue her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University where her passion for health promotion and rehabilitation continued to grow. As a registered physiotherapist she strives to provide evidence-based care, and has completed additional coursework and training in: soft tissue release techniques, manual therapy, concussion management, and vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Sabrina is also a contemporary medical acupuncture provider, and is a certified Functional Range Release (FR) and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) provider. Sabrina commits to treating her patients with dedicated, comprehensive care as a member of the Kinetic Physiotherapy team.
Registered Physiotherapist, Yoga-Therapist, RYT
Lauren is passionate about holistic health and wellbeing. This passion led her to complete her undergraduate degree in Honours Psychology, with a minor in Biology from McMaster University in 2013. During this time she was a very active gym-goer, runner, and horseback rider.
In 2012 Lauren was introduced to yoga. Yoga quickly became a part of her passion and ledLauren to earn her teaching certificate from Power Yoga Canada in 2014. Shortly after, Lauren was accepted into the Masters of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Western Ontario. Throughout this two-year program, Lauren continued to teach yoga in London while also taking additional physiotherapy-related courses in soft tissue release and mobilization with movement.
Lauren's passion for wellbeing and a holistic approach is the foundation for her strong belief in the benefits of patients taking an active role in their health care. She is committed to using her education, training, and extensive hands-on experience in both physical therapy and yoga to work with her patients and provide them with evidence-based, individualized care as a member of the Kinetic Physiotherapy team.
Registered Physiotherapist, FR®, FRCms®
Nick’s interest in the field of physiotherapy began in high school while playing football and competing in martial arts. He was fascinated by the abilities of the human body and wanted to learn more about the effects of exercise on athletic performance.
This led him to attend Brock University, where he attained an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology in 2013. During his time at Brock he developed further interest in rehabilitation and injury prevention as a student therapist in the athletic therapy clinic.
These interests led him to pursue his Master of Science in Physiotherapy degree at McMaster University, which he completed in 2015. Nick is excited to begin his career as a part of the Kinetic Physiotherapy team. He is dedicated to provide the highest level of evidence-based and patient-centered care in order to help patients reach their goals.
Yoga & Pilates Therapist
Devon has been practicing yoga and Pilates since 2010 after searching for new ways to stay active. She grew up as a competitive gymnast and diver, experienced the tolls on her joints as a result, and wanted to find a low impact exercise that she could do at home without requiring a lot equipment. She loves these modalities for the way they link breath to movement and for their abilities to calm the nervous system while building strength.
In 2015 Devon received her yoga teaching certification (YTT200) while backpacking in Southeast Asia and returned home to immediately start teaching classes. While her practice has changed immensely since 2010, Devon currently focuses on slow moving flows that have a focused intent to calm and heal. She loves restorative yoga and the use of props to allow the body to fully relax in to postures. As her yoga practice evolved to a more restorative focus Devon began teaching Pilates in order to share her love of a more strength focused practice. For both yoga and Pilates, anatomy had always been of huge importance to Devon in order to ensure that she and clients were moving safely and effectively. Quickly realizing that self-study of anatomy could only take her so far, Devon began searching for a more formal education as she became more and more fascinated by the body. This lead her to Osteopathy - a manual therapy that views the body as a structural unit of function that has the ability to self-heal and self-regulate so long as it is free from obstruction. In 2016, Devon moved to Hamilton to enroll with the Canadian Academy Osteopathy and obtain her Pilates teaching certification with Leslie Parker at Mindful Movement Centre in Toronto. The program at Mindful Movement Centre was a perfect fit for Devon as it focused heavily on anatomy and rehabilitation training and went hand in hand with what she was learning at the CAO with Osteopathy. Devon has just entered her second year of her four year program at the CAO and is constantly searching for new approaches to connect with clients and help them obtain health.
Understanding that often the most difficult step to exercising is simply making the decision to do it, Devon teaches with a compassionate and supportive attitude. She sees each person as a unique individual requiring fresh eyes and a blank slate in regards to what the body is in need of on any particular day. Devon loves to experiment with with different cues in order to invoke imagery within clients so that they can connect to the movement on a deeper level and have a better understanding of how and why their body is moving in a particular way.
Devon is very excited to join the Kinetic team and work with clients of all different levels. She believes that she has as much to learn from her clients as they do from her and working with the public is a huge opportunity for further growth.
Registered Physiotherapist, FR®, FRCms®
Lauren is a graduate from the 2012 McMaster University Master of Science Physiotherapy program, and has a true passion for the field of physiotherapy. Growing up in an active community within Caledon, Lauren naturally learned to combine her passion for health and wellness with her passion for working with people. As someone who values being active, it is with great excitement that Lauren has the opportunity to be in a profession that allows her to help others, and assist people to get back to doing what they love. Lauren believes that each person deserves to live life to their full capacity, and enjoys approaching each situation with unique strategies to help meet the specific goals for each client, empowering each person to be an active participant in their recovery.
During her Master’s studies, Lauren was the recipient of various awards. She was the recipient of the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Outstanding Achievement Award presented to 10-15% of all students in a Master’s program affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences for making outstanding achievements during the final year. Lauren was awarded with the Physiotherapy Professional Advancement Award acknowledging her as a recipient who exhibits exceptional leadership qualities, academic excellence, professional commitment and innovation. Lauren was also the recipient of the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada Ann Collins Whitmore Student Award for academic recognition of an evidence-based research project. To acknowledge Lauren’s professional and personal characteristics, she was the recipient of the Catherine Smith Student Award recipient, awarded to a student who exemplifies the characteristics of honesty, integrity, a commitment to hard work and perseverance, and who demonstrates lively assertiveness. Lauren’s acknowledgements have continued since graduation, as she is currently published in the Fall 2015 Physiotherapy Canada academic journal.
Since 2016, Lauren has acted as a Clinical Laboratory Tutor for the McMaster University Physiotherapy program, assisting with skill development and competency in the assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions. Since 2014 she has also acted as a clinical preceptor for McMaster University Physiotherapy students completing the clinical placement component of their studies. Throughout the year, Lauren also enjoys volunteering her time to assist with program admissions, and as an examiner for objective structured clinical exams at the University. Lauren is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.
Lauren is an avid lifelong learner, and is always thrilled to broaden her skillset to offer her clients various treatment options. Throughout her years of practice, Lauren has completed additional courses in Therapeutic Taping, M2T Blade Certification, Functional Range Release Certification, and Functional Range Conditioning Certification.
When not at work, Lauren loves to spend her time outdoors hiking, kayaking, canoeing, travelling and exploring new places. If you are a Burlington resident, you have likely seen Lauren strolling within the city core or by the waterside on her lunch breaks! She is very happy to work with the great community here in Burlington, and is always looking forward to meeting new clients!