Old North Physiotherapy - pt Health
"Nothing but good things to say about this clinic & its staff! They encourage you to reach your goals and genuinely care about your recovery. They inquire about concerns, make it easy for you to ask questions. Very positive & fun to talk to. I definitely recommend doing physio at Old North Physiotherapy!"
"I'd recommend this place to anyone going through pain. I'd been to other places before, and the team at Old North really goes the extra mile to help get to the bottom of an issue. It is rare to find such a welcoming, patient and helpful environment, and it has been much appreciated for the months I've been a client."
Our Clinic Team
Nick considers himself your ultimate teammate in rehab: you need a guide, not a ‘fixer.’ He takes great pride in his ability to give time for your story and listen to your needs. He continues to update his clinical knowledge with the latest research to ensure you get the best care possible.
When that knowledge-base is paired with a practitioner who is a genuinely good person, leads with the heart, and truly cares for the people they work with, that’s when success happens. With Nick, you get all of that, plus your fair share of laughs along the way. Nick understands that pain is a deeply personal experience and requires a holistic approach.
He will empower you to reach your potential because what matters most to him is what matters most to you. You and Nick will work closely together to develop the right plan pertaining to your goals, and with the right advice, education and exercise, you’ll be journeying back to you before you know it.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: English
Ann graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Fanshawe College in 2018 and became Registered with the CMTO in October of that year. Ann decided to become a Massage Therapist because of its ability to help clients by improving overall wellness by decreasing stress, relieving pain and increasing relaxation.
She understands that each client has different needs and abilities, and so she individualizes each treatment for her clients based on their needs, to give them the best results possible. Ann provides a variety of techniques tailored to meet each clients needs, such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, fascial work and Swedish massage techniques.
Katie GibsonSpeaks: English
Katie pursued a career in physiotherapy to combine her love for teaching, exercise, and creating human connection. She utilizes an empowering and holistic approach to care. Katie looks forward to learning what is most meaningful to you and assisting you in achieving your goals related to work, sport, and daily activity.
Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2018. During her senior year, she was a student trainer for the Women’s Varsity Rugby team. She continued her studies at Western and completed her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2021. Throughout clinical placements, Katie was exposed to a variety of orthopaedic conditions seen in the general public. Katie values continuing her educational development with a particular interest in exercise prescription and women’s health.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Katie spending time with family and friends, cooking, and baking. Her favourite ways to stay active include hiking, hockey, squash, and golf.
Justin graduated from Western University with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2019. He has a special interest in persistent pain management and loves learning about how the brain and the body work together to create the incredibly complex experience of what we simply call "pain". Justin has worked with a wide variety of patients from all ages, demographics, and backgrounds so far in his career.
He has experience working with the publicly funded physiotherapy program (OHIP), ODSP, WSIB, MVA claims, home care patients, as well as clients at an inter-community health centre. These experiences have helped Justin to understand and appreciate just how intertwined pain can become with various aspects of a person's life. Justin will draw upon his knowledge & experience, combined with your first hand experience of your pain/injury, to help you understand your unique pain experience and how you can begin to take control of it, one step at a time.
Outside of work, Justin could be described as a volleyball aficionado. He plays both court and beach volleyball, and before the pandemic he coached with Forest City Volleyball Club for four years, competing at the 17U/18U provincial and national levels. When Justin is off the volleyball court, you can find him listening to music or a podcast on a hike, travelling, or playing Spikeball.
Tien Thuy Nguyen
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: Vietnamese
Tien graduated from Fanshawe College in 2021. She is highly skilled in Swedish Massage and certified in cupping therapy. She also focuses on Prenatal Massage and believes that it helps to reduce stress in the postpartum period. Tien uses different techniques such as trigger point release, joint mobilization, and stretching during the massage to get the best results for her clients. She is passionate about what is best for her clients with specific issues and helps to reduce pain and tension.
"Great team. Always friendly & helpful. Made me feel comfortable and welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of the services they offer. I look forward to continued appointments."
"Amazing staff. Outstanding work! I highly recommend pt Health Old North Physiotherapy to anyone who needs physio with any condition. Knowledge, support, listening provided in a comfortable environment."