About Us

Our Staff

Leslie Tempest, BScPT. CEO,
Physiotherapist, Owner/Operator

Leslie Tempest, BScPT is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.  She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1992.  She has practiced in a variety of fields and locations including a 3 year stint in England.  Her experience is varied but has primarily focused in an out-patient environment and in private practice since 1996.  Over the years she has taken many post-graduate training courses and has developed an interest in biomechanics, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise/exercise as medicine and preventative education.  More recently she is delving into understanding the science of pain and how that impacts treatment.  She is also fully trained in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy.  Leslie became the owner/operator of her own clinic in 1999 and, 17 years later, now operates as ProActive Rehab!  As being a business owner is much different that being a clinical physiotherapist, Leslie has also given much of her time over the last 8 years to learning how to do this better.  She is proud of her clinic and is confident you will love working with her great team in getting YOU back to living -- ProActively!

When Leslie is not engaged in the practice of physiotherapy or the development of her clinic she is mother to two great kids, Kira and Will and pursues fitness through swimming, cycling, running (and yes, triathlons!) as well as family camping, skiing, & snowshoeing.  She thanks Scott, her ever supportive husband, for all he does.

Professional Memberships:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario; Canadian Physiotherapy Association;Ontario Physiotherapy Association; Private Practice Division, CPA; Pain Science Division, CPA.



Janet Srutwa,  Business Manager

Janet Srutwa, BA is the Business Manager at ProActive Rehab.  A Huntsville resident for the past 20 years, she has been an invaluable member of the ProActive Rehab team since 2001.  As a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic in Business Administration she worked at  Xerox Canada, Cannon and locally at Dairy Lane Dental.  She has gained  much experience in customer service and facilitation of a smoothly operating front desk.  Since joining ProActive Rehab she has taken further courses in management and customer service. Her main goal is to go beyond your expectations to make your experience with us as easy and pleasant as possible.

Outside her professional role, Janet enjoys fitness, cycling, X-country skiing and spending time outdoors with her energetic dog, George Michael!


Stella Barnett, BSc, BScPT, Physiotherapist

Following completion of her Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Human Biology in 1998, Stella completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2001, and an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy in 2006.  Stella is a Physiotherapist, registered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapy.  Stella previously worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in her home country of England and immigrated to Canada in 2005.

Stella has taken continuing education programs in Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Soft Tissue Release, Concussion Assessment and Treatment, Vestibular Rehabilitation, the Progessive Goal Attainment Program and Therapeutic Horse Back Riding. She strongly believes in the importance of active rehabilitation to assist clients in achieving their therapeutic goals.  Stella has a special interest in the rehabilitation of lower limb injuries and athletes. She has worked as the therapist for several sports team, including hockey, football, soccer and rugby, ranging from high school to elite level athletes. Stella was also a senior coach for a varsity trampoline team in England.

In her free time, Stella enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, and training and competing at agility with her two dogs. 

Professional Memberships: Canadian Physiotherapy Association, including Animal Rehabilitation Division and Sport Physiotherapy Canada, Ontario Physiotherapy Association, and Acupuncture Canada



Stacey Van Schyndel, MScPT, BKin, Physiotherapist

Stacey Van Schyndel is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from Queen's University in 2011 with a Masters in Physiotherapy.  She also has a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and while doing her undergrad studies at Brock University she worked as a student therapist with the varsity volleyball and rugby teams.  She has been at ProActive Rehab since September 2011.

Since graduation, Stacey has undertaken several continuing education courses in the areas of concussion therapy, vestibular rehab and minimalist running as well courses through the McKenzie Institute of Canada and APTEI (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute).  Outside work, Stacey has a passion for the outdoors and loves to camp.  She is active in the Triathlon community, plays in the local women's hockey league and is often found on the hiking or cross country ski trails.  She is very much looking forward to getting YOU back to living-ProActively at ProActive Rehab!

Professional Membership: College of Physiotherapist of Ontario, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ontario Physiotherapy Association


Brittany Vandyken, Resident Physiotherapist

Brittany Vandyken graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University 2014 while playing as an Academic All Canadian on Brock’s varsity basketball team.  Following this, she obtained her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2017 winning several awards and scholarships including Faculty of Health Science Outstanding Achievement Award and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship.  She is excited to begin her career as a physiotherapist with the dynamic and passionate team at ProActive Rehab!  She has received additional post-graduate training in soft tissue release and pelvic floor rehabilitation.  Brittany has a passion for clinical research on lumbo-pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction, recently published in the journal, Muskuloskeletal Science and Practice.  Brittany hopes to pursue further post-graduate training from the McKenzie Institute Canada, Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, and Pelvic Health Solutions while also continue with clinical research.

After growing up in Cambridge, Brittany is thrilled to be living and working in Huntsville where she can combine her passion for physiotherapy with her love of the outdoors.  Outside of work, she enjoys sports such as skiing, basketball, squash, and swimming as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, camping and travelling with her husband, Erik.  She is excited to help you achieve her health and wellness goals at ProActive Rehab!




Sarah Tyler, RMT, Registered Massage Therapist

Originally from the big city of Brampton, Sarah has found her home in Huntsville.  She graduated with honours from Elmcrest College in North York for Massage Therapy and then became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).  After her certification, she worked in multiple Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics in Brampton for a couple of years before moving to Muskoka in 2010 and joining the ProActive Rehab team.  Throughout college and the years since then, Sarah has obtained experience in treating a wide variety of clientele, ranging from musculoskeletal problems to motor vehicle accidents, work place injuries and sports related injuries.  She is skilled at providing therapeutic massage treatments according to the individual needs of her clients.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her partner Daniel and their cat (Ollie), and her friends and family here in Muskoka and back in Brampton.  She also frequently enjoys listening to and seeing live music, personal fitness, cooking ad baking, hiking, camping and snowshoeing. 

Professional Membership: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario



Marlee Moore, BA. Exercise Therapist

Marlee Moore graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2014 with an honours degree in Therapeutic Recreation, minoring in Gerontology. She also completed a Diploma in Fitness and Health promotion from Conestoga College in 2010. Marlee is also a Can-Fit-Pro Certified Personal Trainer.  As the Exercise Therapist she excited to work alongside the physiotherapists, supporting exercise programming and helping to promote overall fitness and health to our “proactive” clients. As an Aquatic Therapist, Marlee runs theAquatic Therapy program offered by ProActive and truly has a passion for the water.  She is currently certified with WaterART fitness international as an Aquatic Rehabilitation Instructor, certified with the Canadian Aquatic Rehab Institute, a member of  the Canadian Aqua Fitness Leaders Alliance (CALA) and a certified Lifeguard with the National Lifeguard Society (NLS). She is dedicated to her work and is always looking to expand her knowledge and help each client get back to living ProActively!

Having been born and raised in Huntsville, Marlee is very excited to be working in her home town. Outside of work Marlee enjoys spending time with her husband Corey and their dog Reimer, hanging out with friends & family and is a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs Fan. Marlee has a passion for fitness and enjoys playing hockey, soccer and swimming. She looks forward to helping you get Strong, Fit & Healthy with ProActive Rehab!


 

Krista Thorpe, BSc. 

Krista Thorpe graduated from the Coker College, SC in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She was captain of her NCAA Women’s Golf team where she helped lead them to multiple podium finishes. She is pleased to be the newest member of the ProActive team! As the Physiotherapist Assistant she is excited to work alongside the physiotherapists, supporting exercise programming and helping to promote overall fitness and health to clients. Krista is certified as a Personal Trainer (NSFC), and is obtaining Level 1 certification from the Titleist Performance Institute.

Having been born and raised in Bracebridge, Krista is excited to be back in Muskoka. In her free time, Krista enjoys playing golf, basketball, running, yoga, camping, hiking, alternative baking and hanging out with her golden retriever (Maple).

 


Janis Washington

Janis has lived in Muskoka for 30 years, originally from Brampton. She has a long history of customer service starting with an 18 year career with Bell Canada then moving on to Trillium Resort & Spa as assistant manager. Before coming to Proactive Rehab she spent 15 years in a health care clinic locally where she gained experience in the multi discipline healthcare field.  With all this experience Janis brings a very strong work ethic where she keeps the clinic running smoothly.  Janis has taken courses in Telecommunications as well as Advertising and Design at Sheridan College. She is certified under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in the Community Care Sector.

Janis enjoys being active with interests in weight training, running, X-country skiing and snowshoeing. She is an avid golfer in the summer with her husband and two sons.  Another interest from the creative and design background is watercolour.

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