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, 20 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.




Stella Barnett, BSc, BSc.PT, 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 one dog. 

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




Jaimee Clarkson, RMT, Physiotherapist Assistant

Jaimee Clarkson graduated from Humber College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion and an advanced diploma in Massage Therapy, and is a Registered Massage Therapist. Jaimee has been an athlete all her life, from playing Premier women's soccer to being a Varsity Cheerleader at Humber College, and has worked in the fitness industry for over 5 years. She is excited to being a part of the ProActive Team as the new Physiotherapist Assistant. With education in remedial exercise, she is happy to work alongside with patients to ensure that they achieve the best active care.

Jaimee is new to area and looks forward to discovering Muskoka. She enjoys riding horses, snowmobiling, hiking and spending time outdoors with family and friends.




Sarah Cumming, BSc, MPH, Exercise/Aquatic Therapist

In 2015, Sarah graduated from Western University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Following this, she completed her Masters of Public Health, specializing in Gerontology, from Lakehead University. Throughout her Masters program, she focused a great deal on health promotion and injury prevention among seniors, particularly on factors pertaining to fall prevention.

Sarah has a background in implementing both group and individualized exercise programs with seniors and has completed courses in restorative and functional fitness for seniors through the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA). Furthering her interest in injury prevention and management, she completed Shift’s Level 1 Best Practices in Concussion Management Course. She is also certified with the Canadian Aquatic Rehab Institute (CARI) through the completion of their Aquatic Therapy course. She is passionate about continually learning and expanding her knowledge on how to live and promote overall health and well-being to the community. She is excited to work with and learn from the ProActive team and looks forward to helping individuals achieve healthy, safe and active lifestyles across the life course!
 
While growing up in Huntsville, Sarah was involved in various team sports such as soccer, basketball and volleyball and is happy that she was able to return to Huntsville after completing school. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, playing soccer and traveling with her family, friends and dog, Lazer!
 
Professional Memberships: The Ontario Public Health Association




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 Exercise Therapist she is 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 the Aquatic 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!




Maureen Simpson, Reception

Born and raised in Toronto, Maureen is a new resident of Huntsville, having moved here in August 2018. 

Maureen comes to ProActive with 20 years of administrative and customer service experience. Most recently, Maureen was an office manager and secretary at High Park Optometry. Maureen gained most of her professional experience working at a Jaguar/Land Rover dealership as an administrative coordinator and assistant business manager. 

At home Maureen is a busy mom, raising her two children, Emily and Evan, and taking care of their dog Springer. Maureen also spends time helping her husband Kevin to establish and build his contracting business in a new community.

Maureen is happiest surrounded by friends and family. Maureen also enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, swimming, camping and loves a long road trip. Maureen strongly believes in treating everyone with respect and compassion and hopes to make your visit here a comfortable and positive experience. Maureen is excited to be part of the team here at ProActive Rehab and looks forward to meeting you.




Emily Southby, BA, DOMP, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner

Emily is a recent graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy where she graduated with a diploma in Manual Osteopathy. Before becoming a Manual Osteopath she graduated from York University with a BA with Honors in Kinesiology and Health Science.

Originally from Lindsay, Ontario, Emily prefers living in small towns so was happy to relocate to Muskoka after spending years in and around the Toronto area for school.

Emily's interest in Manual Osteopathy began after receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which she sustained in January 2013. The treatment she received helped reduce her pain and helped her body to begin its healing process. Because of her own experience, she is passionate about helping other individuals who have experienced head trauma, but anyone in pain can benefit from manual osteopathy!

Her goal is to help your body function at its most optimal and reduce your pain! In her free time Emily enjoys working out, spending time with her nieces and nephews, taking her dog Bessie for hikes, and crocheting and embroidering.




Krista Thorpe, BSc, Physiotherapy Assistant

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).




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 and baking, hiking, camping and snowshoeing.

Professional Membership: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario




Stacey Van Schyndel, MSc.PT, 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 completing 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




Janis Washington, Business Manager

Janis has lived in Muskoka for 30 years, and is 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 multidisciplinary healthcare field. Along with all this experience, Janis brings a very strong work ethic and keeps the clinic running smoothly. She 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 of her interests from the creative and design background is watercolour.

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