Cathy graduated in 1973 from the University of Toronto Physiotherapy programme. She had 37 years experience at North York General Hospital including 10 years in the sports medicine clinic. Cathy opened her private practice in 1992. In 2002 she expanded her practice and opened in its present location. Cathy practices advanced manual therapy skills and achieved her Part A Orthopedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association diploma in 1991. She is also a lecturer in the sports physiotherapy of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Toronto.
Since 2000 Cathy has been a dedicated physiotherapist to the National Figure Skating Team (Skate Canada) including Chief Therapist for 10 years.
Cathy maintains an active lifestyle by participating in golf, running (has run 3 marathons), skiing, yoga and fitness training.
Serah Park PT, BScPT, CPMA, CGIMS, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT
Serah graduated with Honours from the University of Alberta Physical Therapy Program in 2000. She has experience with a variety of patients having worked at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, WCB/Millard Health in Edmonton in programs for acute, occupational rehab and repetitive strain injuries, before working over a decade in a prominent manual therapy clinic in the Yorkville area of downtown Toronto. Serah is now physiotherapist and co-owner of Striowski & Associates Physiotherapy.
Serah has volunteered her time with various organizations: with a medical missionary team to Cambodia, volunteer physiotherapist for the 2001 World Track and Field Championships, the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, speaker at the Running Room’s various learn to run clinics, and the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Serah is committed to lifelong learning which is evident through her McKenzie training, Medical Acupuncture Certification, Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation Certification (www.istop.org), Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy alongside being a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (manippt.org). She has a particular interest in the treatment of persistent myofascial pain with intramuscular stimulation which she has been finding success with for over fifteen years.
Serah is also a pelvic physiotherapist treating female and male incontinence, pelvic pain conditions, ano-rectal disorders, and pre and post natal pelvic dysfunctions (pelvichealthsolutions.ca).
Helen graduated in 1984 from the University of Toronto (U of T) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and worked at Humber River Hospital until 2019, treating surgical and orthopaedic conditions, including total joint replacements, ACL reconstructions and rotator cuff repairs. She also worked as a Primary Health Care Provider for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) from 1993 to 2010, assessing and treating professional tennis players around the world.
In addition to embracing the clinical aspects of physiotherapy, Helen is also passionate about education and academics. In 2014, she completed her master's degree at U of T in medical education (MScCH, Health Practitioner Teacher Education). From 1996 to 2013, Helen had the privilege of coordinating and teaching 1st year physiotherapy students in musculoskeletal labs at U of T. She has published papers in medical journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, as well as having completed Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (Part A) credentialing from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1994.
Helen's leisurely activities include dragon boating, practicing Tai Chi, golfing and curling.
Paul graduated from McGill University with a Master of Science, Applied, in Physical Therapy. Previously, he earned a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology from York University, graduating cum laude.
Paul has managed athletic injuries including ballet, figure skating, and acrobatic gymnastics. A memorable time for him was as a student physiotherapist at the Veteran’s Hospital in Montreal. He has also developed a passion for implementing fall prevention programs for the geriatric population. Paul’s goal is to return people to the activities they enjoy.
Paul has achieved Level 2 certification from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in musculoskeletal and manual physiotherapy and has pursued courses in shoulder rehabilitation, neural mobilization, as well as cervical and thoracic spine management. He is certified in Integrated Dry Needling and has also completed Level 2 Anatomical Acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada. Paul has served as a lab assistant for the University of Toronto’s Advanced Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy sessions.
Paul discovered a passion for physiotherapy during his career as a competitive figure skater. Following a low back stress fracture, physiotherapy enabled him to return to the ice. Paul was Canadian Figure Skating Pairs Champion in his field. Outside of physiotherapy, his interests include cooking and trail running with his dog. Together they have participated in disc dog and agility trials. He is trained in classical piano and also likes to DJ.
Dino completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. His previous education includes a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph, and a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Humber College. Dino holds personal training certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and has completed additional certifications in acupuncture, manual therapy, concussion management, soft-tissue release and pain management.
Dino has experience working with patients of all ages and a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including acute traumatic injuries, chronic overuse injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. He has a keen interest in treating individuals who have sustained a concussion and has experience with the physiotherapy management of persistent post-concussive symptoms including light sensitivity, double vision, nausea, poor balance, and headaches.
Dino approaches each patient with a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals. He incorporates meaningful activities, specific exercises and utilizes manual (hands-on) techniques to address hindering factors and maximize overall recovery. Typical treatments may include joint mobilizations, exercise prescription, acupuncture, dry needling, postural taping techniques, soft-tissue massage, and electrophysical modalities.
Outside of work, Dino has participated in dragon boat racing over the past two years, enjoys swimming, plays the electric violin, and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Dino participates in weight lifting and circuit training several days a week, and has been personal training for over six years. Dino believes that no activities are off limits forever and there's always a way to achieve what you set your mind to.
Krista is a University of Toronto alumnus with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) degree in 2013 and Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE Hons) with a minor in physiology in 2010. She also holds a post-graduate Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Krista is passionate about the orthopaedic and sports areas of practice and has pursued this passion participating in Toronto 2013 Pan American Games volunteering as a medical practitioner. Working along-side our clinic's founder, Catherine Striowski, in the multi-disciplinary polyclinic in the Athletes’ Village, she has treated a wide variety of athletes and sports injuries. A physiotherapy session with Krista involves a combination of: manual therapy, soft tissue release, taping, postural and ergonomic education, exercise, gait/running-gait analysis, and modalities (eg.ultra-sound treatment, muscle stimulation). To further pursue her passion for sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation, Krista continues to take post-graduate courses to further develop her skills in orthopedics and manual therapy.
Denise graduated from University of Toronto Physiotherapy with a BScPT in 1993. She began her working career in private practice which she did on a part-time basis until 1999. She joined the Physiotherapy Department at North York General Hospital in 1994 working on medical and surgical units as well as the outpatient department in orthopaedics and sports medicine until June 2010. Denise joined Striowski and Associates in October 2010 and continues to work at North York General Hospital part-time in the post-op Total Knee Joint Replacement knee class. She has completed and received certifications in many post-graduate courses involving manual therapy techniques, assessing and treating joint dysfunctions, neural disorders and muscle imbalances. She has a special interest in treating knee and ankle problems.
Denise keeps herself busy with gym workouts, swimming, canoeing and biking. She also coaches kids t-ball and soccer.
After graduating from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. Degree in Physical Therapy in 1991, Janice began her profession at North York General Hospital. During her 20 year tenure, she worked in a variety of medical and surgical programs primarily specializing in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the Out-patient department. She treated a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including post-surgical, fractures, total joint replacements, sports-related injuries and Torticolis infants. Working with a team of Sports doctors gave her the unique experience of treating professional and recreational athletes.
Janice joined Striowski and Associates in April 2011, where she enjoys working with skilled colleagues in an energetic and positive environment. As part of continuing education, she has taken numerous post-graduate courses and completed certifications for all the Manual Therapy Orthopaedic courses in the Extremity/Vertebral Series. She uses these advanced skills to treat joint, muscle and neural dysfunctions. Janice emphasizes the importance of patient education including progressive exercises, posture/core training and injury prevention, and believes that the key to successful outcomes is patient involvement to reach mutual functional goals. She shows compassion in her care for treating the whole individual from active youth up to seniors.
Janice enjoys Pilates and cardio classes, as well as swimming, skating, skiing, and tennis with her family. She keeps busy with her children's activities of softball, running, biking, piano, and Japanese dancing which she also performed for 25 years.
Peter is a graduate of York University in 2003 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He joined Striowski and Associates in 2005 as a Kinesiology Graduate. Peter worked as an assistant in the Sports Medicine Clinic at North York General Hospital from 2004 until 2008. He has a particular interest in corrective exercise for the low back and shoulder. Peter is also passionate about learning and incorporating sound nutrition and supplementation practices as they relate to general health and fitness. He continues to expand on his knowledge of fitness, health and rehabilitation through continuing education courses.
Peter is an avid baseball, tennis, golf, beach volleyball and hockey player. He is looking forward to taking on the challenge of hiking through Ontario's beautiful landscape.
Babs graduated from the University of Waterloo with an honours
Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (1989). Since that time he has
worked in the field of Pedorthics, earning accreditation as both a Certified
Pedorthic Technician (2000) and a Canadian Certified Pedorthist (2007). He
is a member of both the College of Pedorthics of Canada and the Pedorthic
Association of Canada.
With special interests in lower limb biomechanics, orthotic therapy, running
injuries, and shoe technology, Babs has presented seminars to a variety of
health care, athletic, and community groups in Toronto and South Australia.
He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Toronto School of Physical Therapy and with many local running groups in the Toronto area.
Babs enjoys hockey and is Assistant Coach of a team in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He has been able to incorporate his expertise in biomechanics with his love of hockey, providing video analysis of skating and other basic skills.
Gloria joined Striowski & Associates Physiotherapy in 2002 when we expanded to our present location. She has been a major factor in the growth of the practice from just two physiotherapist to its current team of health professionals. Gloria's organizations skills and pleasant demeanour are appreciated by all of her co-workers and enable our patients to get off to a good start with their assessment and treatment. Gloria also works with two of the orthopaedic surgeons at North York General Hospital which enables good communication regarding patient care.
Bill joined our team following a successful corporate career in retail design and photography. As an active runner and a physically demanding freelance photographer, Bill has a personal understanding of physiotherapy needs. Customer care is his main priority, ensuring clinic visits are a pleasurable and stress free experience for all patients. Bill enjoys a full family life of fitness, travel, and photography with his wife and two sons.
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