Jodi Bussiere, BSc(PT), Dip Sport PT
Jodi is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated from McGill University, Faculty of Physical Therapy. Jodi is the owner of Uxbridge Physiotherapy and specializes in the areas of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. She has her Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, and has been to the Olympics and Pan American Games as a Physiotherapist. She is also involved in curriculum planning and teaching for the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Jodi has been using poles for many years to benefit her clients; "Poles help people lower the impact through their low back, hips and knees, and give them a better overall workout."
Dale Andrew, MA(Kin), CSCS
Proud father, athlete, highly respected strength and conditioning coach, and author, Dale helps clients achieve positive life changes through active rehabilatation at Kawartha Therapeutic Centre, located in Lindsay, Ontario. Training athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and weekend warriors, Dale has dedicated himself to helping them "elevate beyond their potential." In addition to a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, Dale has achieved multiple national fitness certifications over the last 18 years. "Most people think as a fitness coach, my job is to teach someone how to perform a bicep curl, and so on, but it's really a lot more than that. My job is to help them discover that greatness inside of them, who they are, and help them move forward in a world that needs them to move, and do whatever it is that they are meant to do. Poles are a tool that will allow you to walk faster and walk further, with better posture and less pain."
April Ferguson, MSc
April is committed to promoting healthy active living for the seniors of Uxbridge and surrounding area. Recently graduated as an Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant she has started her own practise ‘Action for Independence’; working with clients eager to maintain their mobility and strength to remain independent in their own homes. Active in the aquatic community she has taught ‘Arthritic Aquafit’ and is certified as an aquatic rehabilitation assistant with the Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance. Currently, she is also a patroller with the Canadian Ski Patrol at Lakeridge Resort. April believes that remaining active and physically capable throughout life helps us all to maintain an improved quality of life. April has found that pole walking provides her clients access to increased physical coordination, balance and strength with supportive instruction in a social environment!
Jeff May, MSc(PT), BSc(Kin)
Jeff is a Registered Physiotherapist, graduating from Queen's University. He works at Port Perry Physiotherapy Associates.
Natalie Dnes, MScPT, HBScKin
Natalie graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Queen’s University in 2017 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2019. Natalie leads an active lifestyle, enjoying pilates, yoga, weight training, running, and getting outdoors as often as possible. Natalie’s active background provides her with a variety of creative approaches to strengthening and conditioning, and incorporating daily movement into the lives of her clients. Natalie’s approach to treatment is holistic, always catered to the individual’s wellbeing, and her goal is to get her clients back to doing things in their lives that are meaningful to them, as they work towards improving their physical condition.