Alexandra Caramete, PT, MSc.PT, BSc.Kin (Hons)
Certified in Medical Acupuncture
Trained in Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Alexandra is a very experienced Physiotherapist with a passion for people. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Alex started her journey towards the physiotherapy profession at York University where she earned her Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. While at York University, became certified as a personal trainer with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
After entering private physiotherapy practice, Alexandra completed the McMaster University Medical Acupuncture Program. She continued to develop her physiotherapy skills and pursued training in managing Dizziness related issues through Vestibular Rehabilitation. Alexandra has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and vestibular hypo function. Currently, Alexandra has successfully completed her intermediate manual therapy exam and is studying to complete her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and subsequently become a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist with the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Alexandra extensively uses hands-on manual therapy, acupuncture, cupping, and targeted active exercise programs to successfully treat back, neck, shoulder and various other orthopaedic conditions and physical pain problems. She is acquiring further training to incorporate more extensive myofascial release techniques as well as vestibular and concussion rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys keeping up with basketball and almost every other sport (she is a die hard Raptors fan), yoga and staying fit with a home exercise program. She and her husband are kept preoccupied by their “mini” golden-doodle Maggie, who Alexandra will be trail running with beside their new home in Tottenham!
Jen Kokelj, PT, BHSc.PT, BA, CAFCI
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Certified in Medical Acupuncture
Jen’s personality and high degree of experience is sure to make your physiotherapy care a positive experience. She graduated from McMaster University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy. Prior to that she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Upon entering private physiotherapy practice, Jen pursued her Certification in Anatomical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI) in 2009.
Continuing professional education is imperative to Jen. Currently, Jen is striving to complete her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and subsequently become a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist with the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Jen enjoys treating orthopaedic (muscle and joint) conditions with a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, and specific prescriptive exercises. After having children of her own, Jen developed a special interest in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, once again continuing her education in women’s health. She regularly evaluates and treats women with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), pelvic pain, constipation, sacroiliac (tailbone) pain, and pregnancy-related pelvic floor concerns.
When not involved in her professional life, Jen enjoys family activities with her husband and three children.
Brendan Pynenburg, PT, MSc.PT, BSc.(Hons)
Trained in Medical Acupuncture
Brendan is an experienced Physiotherapist with a commitment to addressing client’s physical restrictions and pain problems. He is a graduate from the University of Toronto earning his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to his Masters degree, Brendan completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Brendan is committed to lifelong learning and continues to pursue studies in orthopaedic manual therapy and acupuncture/dry needling. He has completed coursework in the manual therapy, advanced treatment of the shoulder, and acupuncture. He is actively working towards achieving his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and subsequently become a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist with the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Brendan’s treatment approach combines hand-on manual therapy with individualized and targeted exercise as well as fostering client independence through home education strategies. He has helped clients recover from various injuries or pain problems including back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee or ankle related regions of the body.
Brendan enjoys being active, and is an avid runner, cyclist, weight lifter, and canoeist. He has volunteered as a swim instructor for children with disabilities, and with elderly clients in hospital settings. He also enjoys participating in soccer, hockey, and dragon boat activities.
Joy Gamble, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Joy is exactly as her name implies, an absolute pleasure. Joy is a Massage Therapist registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, which sets the standard of practice and professionalism in Ontario. Joy has extensive training with massage therapy techniques including Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobility, Lymphatic Drainage, Progressive and Remedial Exercise, Hydrotherapy, Abdominal and Breast Massage, and Pregnant and Infant Massage.
Whether it’s to rehabilitate, relax, rejuvenate and revive, Joy practices with a high degree of ethical care, compassion and professionalism as she focuses her treatments to the client’s needs and preferences. Her delivery of massage therapy is an effective, a relaxing or an energizing experience.
Outside of the massage therapy room, Joy enjoys spending quality time with her family.