OUR TEAM

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

Stephanie Nogueira, Clinic Director/Physiotherapist

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 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 qualified runner and has recently ventured 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 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.

Christine Bessette, Pelvic Physiotherapy

Christine knows that every person has a unique need, which she uses to create a specific tailored approach to her patient’s therapy. She treats a wide variety of pelvic health conditions and concerns including, incontinence, prolapse, urinary urgency/frequency, constipation, painful intercourse, prostatitis, and persistent pain conditions. Through education, soft tissue techniques, manual therapy, and exercise, Christine works with her patients to help them achieve their treatment goals.

Christine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2003 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her passion for pelvic health has led her to continue her education in areas like male and female incontinence, male and female pelvic pain, as well as courses to help her in understanding how to leverage the brain to treat persistent pain.

Stephanie Valley, Registered Massage Therapist and Reiki Therapy

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, and also has a specialization in treating prenatal patients.

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.

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

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Marissa Sylvester, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Marissa is a Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert – Hons. Her work with clients focuses on women’s health and hormones. Her experience spans across many health challenges and realms of wellness outcomes. Including Hormone Imbalance, Fertility, Pre/post-natal, autoimmunity, peri-menopause, menopause, digestive conditions such as IBS/IBD, Crohn’s/Colitis, SIBO, support for young athletes and adolescents as well many others.

Marissa is incredibly passionate about teaching her clients about their health goals, challenges, and conditions. During your initial consultation and subsequent visits, Marissa provides meal plans (at additional cost), tips, tools and a detailed map to better understand and influence your current health challenges. In today’s climate the type of information that has been made available to the public can be confusing and overwhelming. Marissa has made it her mission to dispel the myths about why you feel the way you feel, and she works hard with you, to help you understand and navigate your wellness. No question, condition, or current health challenge should make you feel unheard or dismissed. It is imperative that as her client, you know how to create changes in dietary lifestyle to influence these conditions, feel better and create true and lasting wellness.

Dr. Alex Peplow, Chiropractor

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.

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

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