Clinical Advisory Team
At pt Health, we work as a team—leveraging the collective strengths of many to develop the most progressive therapy strategies for our patients. As part of our commitment to health care excellence, we have hand picked an Advisory Team to counsel and provide support, information and guidance to all individuals within pt Health.
Among them are experts in the medical field, including physicians, physiotherapists and other health care professionals who help us plant the seeds of tomorrow’s healthcare. To help keep our ideas fresh, we don't limit our advisory team to only pt Health members. The pt Health Clinical Advisory Team are free to function independently within the physiotherapy community.
Having recently compled her doctorate in Health and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Western Ontario, Sinead’s research interests include models of primary health care service delivery and physiotherapist's roles related to health promotion and chronic disease mangement.
As a Professional Associate of McMaster University, Sinead contributes to McMaster’s MScPT program as a clinical educator and problem-based tutorial facilitator. Sinead also holds an appointment as Adjuct Faculty at the University of Western Ontario, teaching in the Faculty of Health Science.
Sinead keeps current clinically by continuing to practice at Guelph Medical Place Physiotherapy and Health Centre, a clinic she directs that has a unique partnerhsip with the Guelph Family Health Team.
Dr. Tim Rindlisbacher
BSc (PT), MD, Dip. Sport Med.
Tim Rindlisbacher is the Director of the Sports Health program for Cleveland Clinic Canada. Dr. Rindlisbacher has a specialty medical interest in the area of sports health and provides physical assessments and wellness programming.
As a recognized expert in his field, Dr. Rindlisbacher writes a weekly sports health column in the National Post. He sits on the executive of the Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine Committee of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine and is a member at large for the executive of the Sport Medicine Section of the Ontario Medical Association. In the past he has served as an executive committee member and chair of the complaints committee for the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Dr. Rindlisbacher earned his medical and physiotherapy degrees from the University of Toronto and completed both his internship and residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. He has acted as team physician for the Toronto Raptors, Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts and Toronto Roadrunners Hockey Club. He has provided team medical coverage to junior hockey teams for over 12 years including the Mississauga IceDogs, Mississauga St. Michael's Majors and Team Canada’s Under 18 Men's and World Junior National Teams. He has also provided team and event coverage for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team, Skate Canada, Gymnastics Canada and Toronto and Mississauga Marathons.
Dr. Rindlisbacher devotes many of his practice hours to the clinical education of medical residents and physicians-in-training from the University of Toronto. He stays active in general medical practice and compassionate care through his employment at the palliative care unit of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
Dr. Rindlisbacher is a consultant to the National Hockey League Players Association and the National Ballet School of Canada.
When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Rindlisbacher enjoys playing hockey and writing chapters for his sports medicine textbook.
- Medical school - University of Toronto.
- Internship - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto.
- Fellowship Residency - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto.
- Other Education - Physiotherapy Degree.
Paulette Gardiner Millar
PT, BSc PT, PT, FCAMT, CAFCI
Paulette graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and began working in outpatient orthopaedics in Stoney Creek. She pursued many post graduate courses and completed her Intermediate Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2002. By 2004 she received her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
Paulette continued her course work with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and obtained her certification in 2006. To improve her skills as a Clinic Director and later as a Clinical Team Leader for pt Health, she undertook additional training for conflict resolution, facilitation and human resources management. In 2004, she began participating in the Institute for Work and Health Knowledge Brokers Network as an Educationally Influential Physiotherapist.
She believes that quality assurance and measurement is a key component of providing great healthcare and from 2004 to 2007 had a contract with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario as an assessor for the quality management program doing onsite assessments of peer physiotherapists. She has been a preceptor and mentor for many physiotherapy students and residents. She is a resource for many different outpatient rehabilitation providers and enjoys navigating the clinical reasoning process. She has also been an examiner for the practical component of the Physiotherapy National Exam on many occasions.
Paulette served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association from 2007 to 2009. She has recently been asked to join the McMaster University's School of Rehabilitation Science Clinical Advisory Group. She is passionate about the physiotherapy profession and about doing anything possible to improve the quality of healthcare provided to patients.
Jeff grew up in southern Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario. He graduated in 1996 with a degree in Physical Therapy. Jeff married an East Coast girl and since 1999 has called Nova Scotia his home.
Jeff always had a keen eye for the business side of Physiotherapy. In 2004 he became involved with the management and ownership of an Integrated Health clinic. In 4 years, the clinic grew from 1200 sq. ft. to 8000 sq. ft. and had annual revenue grow from $400,000 to over $1,000,000. Jeff’s focus is on developing a clinic with excellent clinical outcomes, while utilizing the resources of many different practitioners in an integrated model of care.
Jeff has always worked to exceed the expectations of the customer. Spending time listening to the needs of his clients, while working closely with the other health care practitioners around him, has been the key to Jeff’s success.
Being passionate about providing the best quality care in an efficient, yet safe manner, is what drove Jeff to become involved with the provincial regulatory board. Jeff is currently the Chair of the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists. This position enables him to contribute to the growth of the great profession of Physiotherapy.
Jeff is a Clinical Director for pt Health - Atlantic. He looks forward to contributing in a leadership role and being involved with a company that is setting the standard for effective, efficient and exceptional health care in Canada.