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

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 Cabreiro, Orthopaedic Resident Physiotherapist

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.

Priyanka Gulati,  Pelvic Physiotherapist

Priyanka holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Health & Paediatric Physiotherapy. Her training in pelvic floor dysfunction has included courses to assess and treat urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse, pre and postnatal, preparation for labour and birth, and post-menopausal care.

Priyanka believes in providing a safe and confidential space to truly listen and understand her client’s needs and concerns. She is passionate about guiding people to connect back to their bodies using holistic methods.

Priyanka enjoys teaching Lamaze Childbirth education classes over the weekend. She is also a DONA certified Birth Doula and has been fortunate to attend over 100 births.

In her spare time she enjoys calligraphy, DIY home projects and keeping up with her two active kids!


Priya Garg, Pelvic Physiotherapist

Priya is an international graduate in Physiotherapy from India and has been practicing as a Physiotherapist in Canada since 2017. She believes that every patient is unique and strives to find the best therapy for each individual. She makes her patients feel comfortable with her warm personality and friendly approach thereby establishing a meaningful connection with the patients. 

Priya is passionate about being a Physiotherapist. She always gives 100% to her patient’s rehabilitation. Her approach to treatment is focussed and evidence- based. She is proficient in various languages including English, Hindi and Punjabi. She enjoys reading, staying active and listening to music in her spare time.

 Priya’s continued education is vast and consists of Level 2/3A: Female and male Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy Rehabilitation from the HWPR Institute, Acupuncture and Dry Needling and McKenzie Part A Lumbar Spine

 

 

Christine Bessette, Pelvic Physiotherapist 

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.  Christine can be reached directly at (905) 875-8331 should you have any questions or concerns.

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.

Mehek Mathur, Registered Dietitian

Mehek is known for her friendly, client-centered and collaborative approach to nutrition counselling for individuals and families. She considers all aspects of physical, mental and spiritual health when assisting individuals create meaningful and lasting change.

Specializing in area of multiple disease managements, weight concerns, family meal planning, culinary education, and recreational sports nutrition. Mehek also has special interest in women’s health including pre and post natal nutrition, PCOS management, cycle-type and hormone – type customized diets. By working with people of all ages from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, Mehek can provide cross-cultural tools to support clients with highly attuned care and practical solutions.

Mehek has 13 years of dietetic experience, working in both private and public clinic settings where she uses a blend of nutrition research and behavior change principles, looking at a person as a whole when offering nutrition support. She takes the time to connect, build trust and truly understand each client and tailors her sessions to each person’s specific needs.

When not helping clients, Mehek is busy being a dedicated wife and a mother to two little girls! She understands the challenges faced by families trying to eat healthy and live their best life. She pursues her passion of cooking and creating new recipes while hosting family and friends in her home.

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