OUR TEAM

A tennis champ, a yoga enthusiast, mountaineer, an Ironman – this is who we are when we are not your therapists, so yah, we totally get it!

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Stephanie Nogueira, Orthopaedic Physiotherapist 
Concussion Therapist, Vestibular Therapist

When Stephanie was training for, and competing in her first Ironman triathlon, she focused her strength, endurance and commitment on a few simple words…

I CAN. I WILL. I AM.

Stephanie still trains by, and lives by, both personally and professionally, these words because to Stephanie they are they are a mindset – an attitude – a way of living.

Stephanie has always had a passion for the human body and its amazing capabilities – she began challenging her own body to learn and develop new skills, ways to move and what it was capable of at a very young age.

As a young gymnast Stephanie discovered that strength came in different forms. She found a love in the elegance of movement and transitioned into studying the art of ballet, which she studied for 15 years. Through Cecchetti ballet, Stephanie furthered her understanding and passion for the anatomy of the human body and movement.  Stephanie continues taking Cecchetti ballet and is currently studying for her Advanced II examinations.

Stephanie studied Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph and was Captain of the Cheerleading team. After finishing her degree, Stephanie worked in the field of Clinic Nutrition and began training for an Ironman.

At 23, Stephanie completed her first Ironman. This experience further intensified her desire to learn more about human anatomy and biomechanics, leading her to return to school to where Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a specialized focus in neurophysiology at York University, followed by a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.

Stephanie has now completed eight Ironman triathlons, numerous half Ironman triathlons, marathons, half marathons and short course triathlons.  She is a Boston Marathon runner and has adventured into ultra distance running with a goal of joining the Canadian 100k Trail Team. Stephanie is also a member of the Milton Running Group and can be found running local trails on weekends.

She believes in a movement-based approach to rehabilitation. She is also a Certified Functional Dry Needling practitioner and utilizes Active Release Technique® and exercise prescription using Function Range Conditioning, as the bases for her treatment plans.

Stephanie is also professionally and personally vested in assessment and treatment of concussions. Having sustained a concussion after a cycling accident in 2018 – her injury, therapy and recovery process has provided Stephanie with a rare, unique and valuable perspective of concussion management that she uses in her practice. She is a Complete Concussion Management Certified Practitioner and takes the treatment and management of a concussion very seriously.

Bringing her I CAN. WILL. I AM. mindset to every session, every race and every activity, Stephanie inspires as she dedicates herself to helping her patients achieve their best.

Paula Rossi Carneiro

Paula is passionate on healing and caring about others through physiotherapy. She has found throughout her studies and long career that the combination of manual therapy and movement in the rehabilitating and prevention injuries, has an amazing and long-lasting results. 

Paula has a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, a Post-Graduation in Orthopaedic and Traumatology Physiotherapy, a Master’s degree in Bioengineering and a Doctorate degree in Science. She is also fully trained in the Pilates Method. When treating, Paula uses soft tissue release techniques and exercise-based therapy to help patients rehabilitate through injuries.  Furthermore, with more than 16 years of experience using Pilates exercises, she is passionate about using this Method, especially when treating and preventing spine injuries and pathologies.  

Paula is avidly involved in several physical activities. She loves running, mountain biking, hiking, practicing CrossFit and Pilates. The combination of those brought her the resistance and strength take on mountaineering.  Paula has climbed several mountains, including Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and other high-altitude peaks through South America.

 

As per her personal experience, she understands how frustrating an injury can be. For this reason, with her extensive academic knowledge and clinical experience on biomechanics, Paula strives to educate her patients throughout the way.   Her goal, when treating patients is always to get them back to the activities they love, but also making sure they understand what caused their injury, and what they can do to prevent it from happening again. 

Paula also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and you can see her in town in a stroller run or a chariot bike ride bringing along her two little ones. Paula can be reached directly at (431) 774-5249 should you have any questions or concerns.


Mariam Guirguis, Pelvic Physiotherapist

Mariam received her bachelor’s of physiotherapy from Cairo university in Egypt in 2006. While she was there, she worked as a physiotherapist in hospitals, private clinics, and orthopedic centers where she successfully treated a variety of injuries including back and neck pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain as well as acute and chronic sport injuries. Mariam moved to Canada in 2012 and became a registered physiotherapist committed to ongoing clinical education. She has experience with assessing patients of all ages.  She combines manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, functional training, and individualized exercise programs to restore and maximize client function.

 

Outside of work, she stays active skiing, biking, playing squash and tennis. She also loves exotic adventure trips.

 

 

Anthony Archer, R.TCMP. R.Ac
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.  
Registered Acupuncturist 

Anthony Archer, Registered TCM practitioner and Acupuncturist and member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Anthony gained interest in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture after being exposed during his own recovery following a life altering MVA. After much research and contemplation, he decided to make the move from modern medicine and embarked on studies required to earn his designation.  Graduating with honours and at the top of his class he became licensed in 2021. 

Outside of his professional pursuits, you will find him spending time with his kids 3 kids, volunteering within his community of Shelburne, tinkering with his cars or sight seeing from a small private plane in the skies above.

Stephanie Valley, Registered Massage Therapist & Reiki Therapist 

Stephanie is a Registered Massage Therapist who is passionate about massage therapy and considers massage with home care exercises to be an important part of maintaining good health. Stephanie prefers to work slow and steady with swedish massage, myofascial release, and compression techniques to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.  Uncostomarily in the practice of Massage Therapy, Stephanie also has extensive knowledge and experience in treating temporomandibular (TMJ) pathologies.

Stephanie is committed to providing safe and effective health care in a positive environment for clients. Graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough Ontario; 2 year massage therapy diploma program in 2016 and further advancements in 2018, Stephanie is continuous engaged to learn new skills and constantly continuing her education.

Through her profession, she has dedicated her career to learning more about the body and the mind. As a Reiki Therapy Level 1, her treatment is designed to provide clients with targeted, individual attention for their specific needs, to enrich their wellbeing and support in their healing.

With a specialized interest in treating prenatal patients, Stephanie works closely with the Pelvic Physiotherapist at Valeo to treat prenatal patients.  She has recently introduced Cupping Therapy into her massage therapy treatments.  She has found great response and recovery from patients post treatment and continues to provide this treatment option to patients.  She future educational objectives is to pursue studies into craniosacral therapy to further be able to help her patients suffering from concussions.


Dr. Alex Peplow, Chiropractor and Concussion Therapist

Dr. Alex Peplow has been working as a chiropractor in the GTA for six years with a focus on helping people move better. Whether you’re coming in to recover from an injury, alleviate pain, or advance your game, Dr. Peplow can help.

Driven to help you meet your goals, Dr. Peplow designs programs that result in better movement.  This improvement is attained through active rehabilitation, specific manual therapy and patient education.  Dr Peplow makes sure each patient understands their unique body mechanics and how this may be contributing to their injury. Dr. Peplow has certification in Active Release Techniques (ART), Graston techniques, and Mulligan mobilizations, as well as certification from the Titleist Performance Institute to alleviate golfers pain and help them recover.

He’s worked with everyone from weekend warriors and elite athletes to people who simply want to increase their activity levels. Dr. Peplow has worked with myriad of athletes working including having been the team doctor for the Oakville Blades Junior A hockey team, and the Oakville Buzz Junior B lacrosse team.  Alex is a Complete Concussion Management Certified Practitioner and takes the treatment and management of a concussion very seriously.

Dr. Peplow firmly believes that if you have the right information and motivation, you can improve.

Jenna Power, Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Jenna Power graduated with a Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario. She continued her studies at Western in the field of Pedorthics through the apprenticeship program.

She was first introduced to Pedorthics as a patient due to her many lower limb injuries playing competitive hockey, lacrosse and golf.  Pedorthic treatment helped her get back to pain-free activity and her goal is to help others achieve the same.  She believes these personal experiences enable her to relate and empathize with each of her patients.

As a pedorthist, Jenna offers a comprehensive biomechanical assessment and gait analysis for all ages. Her services include custom made orthotics, orthopaedic footwear, and compression sock therapy. Her goal is to educate the community on the importance of foot health and alleviate lower limb pain so each patient can maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

Outside of work, you can find Jenna on the golf course or on the slopes with family and friends!

Allison Dobbyn, Registered Dietitian

Allison completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph in 2002. After taking a year off of school she went back to Guelph to complete her Masters in Applied Human Nutrition and has been working as a registered dietitian since 2005.

Allison started her career as a dietitian working in primary care where she counseled patients in their family doctor’s office with a focus on diabetes and weight management. Over the course of her career Allison has gained expert knowledge working in nephrology, medicine and critical care.

Allison has always had a love for physical activity and moving her body. In 2005 she tested her limits by training for her first marathon and fell in love with running. 

In her spare time, Allison can be found running in the trails, hitting up the gym for an early morning weight training class and spending time with her family, including her two children aged 9 and 11. 

Allison started a new chapter in her nutrition career in 2023 when she started her own website and sports nutrition blog at www.123gonutrition.com/blog. After spending most of her life surrounded by diet culture messaging, Allison wants to help her clients meet their health and wellness goals without following restrictive diets. 

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