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Physiotherapy

Franklin Simms, RegPT, BSc(PT), MSc(RS) OMPT, FCAMPT
Franklin Simms, RegPT, BSc(PT), MSc(RS) OMPT, FCAMPT

Frank graduated from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Biology and from Dalhousie University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.  He initially worked for the Central Regional Integrated Health Authority as a general staff physiotherapist at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander, NL.  In 2008, he opened Lifestyle Physiotherapy to concentrate on the treatment of musculoskeletal and sports injuries.  His interests include manual therapy, correction of muscle inbalance, stability and postural training, and strengthening and conditioning.  Frank has also worked as a physiotherapy consultant with WorkplaceNL since 2000.  In 2018, Frank completed a Masters in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University specilaizing in orthopedic and manipulative physiotherapy (OMPT) and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).


 
Linda Hardiman, RegPT, DipPT, BSc(PT)
Linda Hardiman, RegPT, DipPT, BSc(PT)

Linda has been a practicing physiotherapist since 1973 (over 40 years!). She graduated first with a Diploma in Physiotherapy, and then a Baccalaureate Degree in Physiotherapy both from Dalhousie University. She worked at St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s, NL, and then at Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax, NS. Linda returned to Newfoundland to set up a physiotherapy service at the Green Bay Health Care Center. She then moved to Gander, NL where she opened her business,Gander Physiotherapy Clinic, which she owned and operated for 17 years. Linda now practices at Lifestyle Physiotherapy. She has participated on boards and executives of both the provincial branch of Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the provincial regulatory body the NL College of Physiotherapists. Linda has a special interest in manual therapy (Cyriax trained) and acupuncture (with the acupuncture Foundation of Canada) and is a member of the Acupuncture Division of CPA. Linda also currently rates journal articles for the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) System (Health Information Research Unit of McMaster University).


 
Cassie Strickland, RegPT, BKin, MSc(PT)
Cassie Strickland, RegPT, BKin, MSc(PT)

Orginally from Port aux Basques, Cassie graduated from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2015 with a Bachelor Degree in kinesiology.  She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2017 with a Master in Science in Physiotherapy.  She joined Lifestyle Physiotherapy after graduating and has a keen interest in musculoskeletal disorders, manual therapy and muscle imbalances. She is a member of the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and plans to pursue her levels toward her diploma in manual therapy.


 
Kathy Winsor, RegPT, BSc(PT), MSc(HS)
Kathy Winsor, RegPT, BSc(PT), MSc(HS)

Kathy has been practicing physiotherapy in the public and private health sectors (clinics, and hospitals) for over 23 years, and with Lifestyle since 2012. Most recently Kathy completed a Masters in Health Studies in 2010. She is very passionate about her profession and strives to provide safe and high-quality care to help patients meet their healthcare goals. Achieving optimal patient outcomes through physiotherapy assessment and intervention is the highest priority. During her career Kathy has taken on roles including the Clinical Efficiency Consultant (currently), Patient Safety Officer, and Risk Management, where she implemented the Clinical Safety Reporting System. She was the Clinical Leader of Physiotherapy for four years, was a frontline Physiotherapist for thirteen years, and also took on the role of Regional Director of Rehabilitative Services. Through all of her experience both in hospitals and private clinics, Kathy continues to learn, build, and utilize her skill sets and abilities to integrate her knowledge and experience to provide the best care possible to her clients.


 
Michael Monks, RegPT, BKin, MSc(PT)
Michael Monks, RegPT, BKin, MSc(PT)

Michael graduated from the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in 2014 with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology.  He also studied neuromuscular physiology and was a research assistant at MUN.  He graduated from Dalhousie University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy.  He works with the outreach clinic in central Newfoundland for the Janeway Children's Hospital and works part time with Lifestyle Physiotherapy.  He has a keen interest in pediatrics, musculoskeletal disorders, manual therapy, and muscle inbalances.