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!
Dawn Barratt started out in 2020 as a volunteer at Uxbridge Physiotherapy and was so awesome she was hired as an assistant! She is hoping to get into a Master’s Program to continue her education in the fields of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and she is particularly interested in the musculoskeletal and pelvic health areas. Outside of the clinic, Dawn enjoys cycling, dancing, yoga and any outdoor activity. Dawn makes a positive impact with her appreciation of the needs of the whole person.
Kelsey Brethour, MScPT, BSc(Kin)
Kelsey graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from Guelph University in 2016 and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2021. Kelsey has had a lot of experience with class instruction in the past, taking part in outdoor bootcamps in her community, fall prevention classes, aqua fitness, and general strength and conditioning classes. Kelsey leads an active lifestyle, enjoying all things outdoors from running, biking, hiking as well as frequent yoga practices and weight training. She is passionate about physical activity in all forms and is motivated to help clients find their niche that will encourage both physical and mental well-being and improve quality of life in the long-term. She strives to help clients in their recovery process return to physical activities that are most meaningful to them.