Leslie Tempest, BScPT. CEO,
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 and preventative education. She also enjoys working with dancers and athletes to overcome injury and develop improved training programs for strength development and injury prevention. She is also fully trained in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy. She became the owner/operator of her own clinic in 1999 and it now operates as ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre!
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 also has a significant back ground in dance and has often been seen moonlighting as a dancer/singer in local community theater! She thanks Scott, her ever supportive husband, for all he does.
College of Physiotherapists of Ontario; Canadian Physiotherapy Association;Ontario Physiotherapy Association; Private Practice Division, CPA; Orthopedic Division, CPA.
Janet Srutwa, Business Manager
Janet Srutwa, BA is the Business Manager at ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre. A Huntsville resident for the past 15 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 Micheal!
Heather Potts, BHScOT, Occupational Therapist
Heather Potts, BHSc.OT, OT Reg.(Ont.) is a registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She is a graduate of McMaster University and has worked in private practice since 1990, primarily with motor vehicle accident and work related injuries. She has a unique specialty in the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic pain and the assessment and treatment of acquired brain injuries. She has been qualified as an expert witness in Ontario courts. Her extensive clinical and teaching experience ensures high quality, cost efficient Occupational Therapy services.
When Heather is not engaged in her role as an occupational therapist she enjoys gardening, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband Steve, their 3 daughters and their friends.
Professional Memberships: College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario; Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists; Ontario Association of Occupational Therapists; Canadian Pain Society
Stella Barnett-Walsh, BSc, BScPT, CAT (C), Physiotherapist, Athletic Therapist
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. In addition, she is a Certified Athletic Therapist, registered with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. 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, 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, camping, and training her two dogs. She is excited to be continuing her career in her new home town of Huntsville!
Professional Memberships: Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ontario Physiotherapy Association, Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, Ontario Athletic Therapists Association, Acupuncture Foundation of Cananda Institiute.
Caryn Winterbottom, Rehab Assistant
Caryn is a life long Muskoka resident. Her friendly smile and cheerful attitude will be familiar to many people as she has over 25 years experience working with the public.
Caryn has a strong dedication to providing compassionate care with special focus on the individual. “Every client should be made to feel as if they are the only client, and should feel comfortable in the knowledge that they are my first priority. I enjoy being a rehab assistant because a constantly changing routine keeps me sharp and allows me to experience something new everyday. I also enjoy having the opportunity to learn new skills.”
In her spare time, Caryn enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She is an avid motorcyclist and can often be found during the summer months touring Muskoka’s beautiful back roads.
Sarah Tyler, RMT, Registered Massage Therapist
Hailing originally from Brampton, Sarah has just recently moved to Huntsville in October of 2010. She is pleased to be the newest addition to the ProActive Rehab Team as a Registered Massage Therapist and then became a member of the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario. Since then, she has worked in multiple physiotherapy and sport injury clinics in Brampton providing therapeutic massage treatments according to the individual needs of her clients. Through college and for the past two years, Sarah has obtained experience in treating a wide variety of clientele, ranging from musculoskeletal problems, motor vehicle accidents, work place injuries and sports related injuries as well.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her partner and their cat, as well as their friends and family here in Muskoka and back in Brampton. She also frequently enjoys camping and hiking different parts of the Bruce Trail.
Professional Membership: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Cathy Shelton, Reception
Cathy Shelton has been coming to the Huntsville area to her family cottage since she was a young girl and moved here permanently in the spring of 2008. She worked at ProActive in February 2009 for six months as a Physiotherapist Assistant. After completing a two year course through Loyalist College she received her dipoma for Medical Office Administration. In October 2010, she happily rejoined the team on the Reception Desk. Her goal is to continue a high standard of customer service, giving support, understanding and a warm caring smile for each customer on their road to recovery. Outside the clinic, she loves to garden, mosaic tile and cross country ski. She also enjoys time with her partner Randy along with their two dogs Marley and Dixie.
Janice Parrott, B.Sc.PT, Physiotherapist, Cranial Sacral Therapist
Janice Parrott, BScPT, PT Reg. (Ont.) is a registered Physiotherpist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Janice is a graduate of University of Toronto. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including large acute teaching hospitals, small general hospitals, a spinal cord rehab centre, private practice and home care. She also has worked as a clinical instructor in the McMaster Physiotherapy Program and as a teaching assistant in the Upledger Crancial Sacral Progam. She began her own private practice in 1991, applying her Cranial Sacral Therapy, Acupuncture and Therapeutic Touch training as well as her traditional Physiotherapy skills in addressing the physical and emotional components of pain and dysfunction. She has a professional focus in the areas of Gerontology and Pallative Care. Her most reent post-graduate training has been a two-year program resulting in Certification as a Spiritual Director with the Haden Institute.
Janice spent the first 10 years post-graduation working and travelling by bicycle to various countries around the world with her husband Robin. In 1993 Janice and Robin turned their attention to raising their two children, Alexandre and Katerina. Janice stays active with cycling, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiiing and working out a the gym and works on her spiritual fitness via mediation, practicing presence and receiving Spiritual Direction once a month.
Janice is pleased to bring her Physiotherapy skills and other training to her clients at ProActive Rehab.
Professional Membership: College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ontario Physiotherapy Association, Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario, Spiritual Directors International, Hospice Huntsville.
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 is pleased to be joining ProActive Rehab and Sport Injury Centre.
Stacey previously attended Brock University where she graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor in Kinesiology. While at Brock, Stacey worked as a student athletic therapist with the women's volleyball and rugby teams. Having been born and raised in Bracebridge, she is very excited to be returning to her Muskoka home to begin her career. Outside of work Stacey enjoys playing hockey, swimming, hiking and camping. 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