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, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

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 our newest Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). With education in remedial exercise and clinical based approach treatments, Jaimee’s goals are to get you feeling your most optimal!

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

Professional Membership: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario

Stephanie Mallard, BHSC, MscPT, PTA, Physiotherapy Assistant 

Stephanie Mallard is the newest addition to the ProActive team - she is joining us as a Physiotherapy Assistant. Stephanie graduated from Western University in 2017 with a Bachelor's of Health Science degree and is a 2019 graduate of the MSc Physiotherapy program at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Stephanie is beginning the Canadian credentialing process to become a Registered Physiotherapist.

Stephanie has been able to experience working with a wide variety of people through her clinical placements in outpatient clinics, rehab and acute hospitals all over Scotland.

Originally from the small town of Atikokan, in Northwestern Ontario, Stephanie has recently relocated to Huntsville and is happy to have found a new home base with all the charms of small town Ontario living.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys reading, cooking, baking, traveling, and finding new and challenging ways to stay active. As a long time lover of the outdoors, she is excited to begin exploring all that Muskoka has to offer with her partner Ryan.

Stephanie believes in the importance of the client-therapist relationship and believes it is the foundation for successful rehabilitation. She is excited to meet you and get started working towards your goals!

Marlee Moore, BA, Aquatic and 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.

Emily also runs the Brain Injury Survivor Support Group that meets bi-weekly at ProActive Rehab.

Shelby Speicher, Physiotherapist Assistant

A recent graduate of the Physiotherapy assistant and Occupational therapy assistant program at Georgian College, Shelby is pleased to be joining the ProActive team as a full time PTA. She has spent the past year and a half working in a Chiropractic clinic in Orillia where she assisted athletes in their recovery from injury. She has also been able to gain experience in the areas of low back pain management and concussion care.

Shelby has lived in Muskoka her whole life and is glad to be working here now too! Prior to her post secondary education, Shelby was a competitive dancer in the Muskoka area for over 13 years. Now that she has graduated she continues to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle with hobbies like hiking, canoeing and snowshoeing and in her spare time she is an assistant to her boyfriend in many house renovation projects!

Shelby is excited to be joining the ProActive team and looks forward to helping as many people as possible get back to living - ProActively!

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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Re-opening for in-person appointments on June 4, 2020.