Meet Our Team

 
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Management

Clinic Owner/Physiotherapist
Natasha Weber
Reg. Physiotherapist,
BScPT, BKin
natasha@fusionphysio.com

Natasha graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University.

Since graduating, Natasha has taken many post-graduate courses in order to continue to grow as a therapist and to keep up with ever-changing medical and therapeutic research. She has focused her training on manual (“hands on”)techniques and treatments with a special focus on Strain-Counterstrain, Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques. Most recently, Natasha has completed training in Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques for Breast Cancer Management and has helped many patients both during and after their cancer treatments reach their goals and return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Natasha had worked in the field of orthopaedics for over 14 years and in this time, she has developed a keen interest in women’s health, oncology physiotherapy, working with paediatrics and sports injury rehab. She has extensive experience working with athletes at all levels, from amateur to professional and her personal favourite, the "weekend warrior". Natasha has also taken courses on Post-concussion rehabilitation, Soft Tissue release, Active Isolytic Stretching and many joint-specific courses taught by the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute.

When she is not at the clinic, Natasha can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband Dave and their three kids, travelling the world or finding new and adventurous ways to maintain her physical fitness. Natasha has had the honour of receiving the Stouffville Sun-Tribune Readers’ Choice Awards in 2011/2012 & 2013, with the clinic taking the overall title in 2014.


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Office Manager
Kristen Belanger
Motor Vehicle Accident Specialist
kristen@fusionphysio.com

Kristen is a graduate of the Georgian College Medical Administration program. Kristen has worked in the administrative field for over 12 years. Her experience working in health care administration, specifically in the physiotherapy and rehab setting, makes her a valuable asset to our team.

Kristen has worked with motor vehicle accident (MVA) claims and insurance companies for over 10 years. This has promoted her to the role of MVA Specialist at Fusion. As our MVA Specialist, Kristen is here to help guide our patients through all aspects of an MVA claim including questions with billings, claim approvals, and anything else that may arise. Her goal is to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible for everyone. Although Kristen mainly works behind the scenes to keep Fusion running, she can still be found throughout the clinic and is always available for questions and patient support.

When Kristen isn’t working, she can be found volunteering as a Girl Guide leader or hiking through the local trails.

Physiotherapists


 

Natasha Weber
Reg. Physiotherapist, BScPT, BKin
Clinic Owner
natasha@fusionphysio.com

Natasha graduated from the University of Toronto with aBachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University.

Since graduating, Natasha has taken many post-graduate courses in order to continue to grow as a therapist and to keep up with ever-changing medical and therapeutic research. She has focused her training on manual (“hands on”)techniques and treatments with a special focus on Strain-Counterstrain, Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques. Most recently, Natasha has completed training in Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques for Breast CancerManagement and has helped many patients both during and after their cancer treatments reach their goals and return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Natasha had worked in the field of orthopaedics for over 14 years and in this time, she has developed a keen interest in women’s health, oncology physiotherapy, working with paediatrics and sports injury rehab. She has extensive experience working with athletes at all levels, from amateur to professional and her personal favourite, the "weekend warrior". Natasha has also taken courses on Post-concussion rehabilitation, Soft Tissue release, Active Isolytic Stretching and many joint-specific courses taught by the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute.

When she is not at the clinic, Natasha can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband Dave and their three kids, travelling the world or finding new and adventurous ways to maintain her physical fitness. Natasha has had the honour of receiving the Stouffville Sun-Tribune Readers’ Choice Awards in 2011/2012 & 2013, with the clinic taking the overall title in 2014.


Erin Toth
MPhtySt, BScKin
Registered Physiotherapist
erin@fusionphysio.com

Erin graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia with her Master ofPhysiotherapy Studies in 2011. Prior to this she received a Bachelor of Science with a Specialization in Kinesiology from McMaster University.

Erin grew up in Stouffville and loves treating the people of her hometown. She uses a hands-on treatment approach coupled with an individualized exercise program to return her patients to pain-free living while also focusing on education to prevent re-injury.  Acupuncture and dry-needling may also be used as a part of her treatment plan. Always interested in learning more, Erin has taken post-graduate courses specific to evidence-based assessment and treatment of the low back and pelvis(APTEI’s Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification Program), thoracic spine, shoulder and other peripheral joints, concussions, and the pelvic floor (women/men).

When she’s not working, Erin enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, cycling, baking, and traveling. She also volunteered as a physiotherapist for the Pan Am games where she treated athletes and coaches from a range of sports.


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Lindsay Boogaard
MSc. PT, BHSc
Registered Physiotherapist
lindsay@fusionphysio.com

Lindsay graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. She also obtained a Bachelor of Health Sciences (specializing in Rehabilitation Science) from the University of Western Ontario.

Having experience in various clinical settings, including private orthopedic clinics, hospitals, and pediatric rehabilitation facilities, Lindsay has worked with individuals of all ages, from infants to elders.

An advocate for evidence-based therapy, Lindsay is a firm believer in the importance of integrating current best evidence into her practice. She has taken post-graduate courses in the management of conditions of the peripheral joints and the spine, as well as courses specific to running injuries, post-concussion syndrome, and non-internal pelvic floor rehabilitation. Her treatment techniques include the use of manual therapy, soft tissue release, and functional exercise tailored to the specific needs of the individuals she works with.

Lindsay is keen on offering the best care possible to help her clients get back to doing the things meaningful to them, and adopts a prophylactic approach incorporating self-management strategies to prevent future injury.


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Shannon Woock
MSc.PT
Physiotherapy Resident

Shannon graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Kinesiology from McMaster University.

Shannon has clinical experience in private orthopedic clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities. She has worked with older adults with complex conditions, adults after hip/knee replacement, and all ages with musculoskeletal injuries. Shannon has also worked with university athletes, having volunteered with the McMaster Women’s Varsity Volleyball team as a field therapist during her undergraduate degree.

Shannon uses a hands-on approach to treatment and emphasizes education as an essential part of preventing re-injury. She incorporates soft tissue release, manual therapy, and individualized exercise prescription into her treatment approach and has successfully completed a Level 1 Soft Tissue Release course. She aims to enhance the quality of life of her clients by helping them to restore their physical abilities, relieve pain, and participate in the activities that matter to them.

Shannon enjoys being involved in sports during her free time and plays recreational volleyball.


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Suzanne Dickie
MScPT, BPHE 
Physiotherapy Resident

Suzanne recently completed her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. She previously obtained a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education from Queen’s University. 

Suzanne has experience working in private orthopaedic clinics, rehabilitation facilities and acute hospital settings. She is passionate about taking a holistic approach to treat her patients, and uses evidence informed practice in all aspects of treatment. 

Suzanne develops personalized treatment plans including manual therapy, patient education and home exercise programming to help her patients achieve their goals. She strongly believes in preventative care, and aims to help her patients reduce the risk of re-injury by promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Suzanne has a keen interest in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, and has completed a non-internal pelvic rehabilitation course. She is committed to continuing education, and plans to focus in the remediation of pelvic floor dysfunction and pain. She is a co-author of a study published in Birth journal called “Optimizing Birth: empowering women through knowledge of pain neuroscience and associated physiologic birth principles”, supporting the role of physiotherapy in pre- and post-natal care.

When not in the clinic, Suzanne enjoys walking her dogs, cooking, exercising, traveling, or reading a good book. 

 

Massage Therapists


 

Zsuzsa Fedacsek-Leedle
Registered Massage Therapist
 

Zsuzsa has had a strong passion for health and wellness her whole life.  After receiving her Bachelors of Science, she completed her massage therapy training at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2003.

Zsuzsa truly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach.  Her number one goal is helping her patients and their various ailments with the best treatment plan possible.  She has had the honour of working at Fusion since 2010.  Along side the amazing Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Nutritionist at this clinic, she has helped many a patient reach their healthcare goals. Zsuzsa has advanced training in trigger point therapy, myo-fascial release, pre and post natal massage, sports injuries, MVAs, work related injuries, deep tissue, autoimmune disorders, and Thai massage. She is passionate and extremely competent with both acute and chronic type injuries and conditions.

Outside of the clinic, Zsuzsa enjoys spending her time with her two wonderful children. Taking long walks with her kids is her favourite thing to do.  As a resident of Stouffville, she appreciates all that this amazing town has to offer.


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Marion Drexler
Registered Massage Therapist

Marion graduated from the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1994. In 1997, Marion earned her aromatherapy certification. She continued her education by obtaining her hot stone certification in 2001 and her massage cupping certification in 2015.

 Marion has experience working with patients of various ages and ailments. She is also able to integrate deep tissue, relaxation, and rosure reflexology into her treatments.

In her spare time, Marion is an accomplished singer / songwriter, performer and recording artist of the Marion Drexler Band. She performs at a wide range of venues and local Stouffville locations.

 

Doctor of Chiropractic


 

Dr. Maathavan Thillai
DC, C. Ped Tech (C),BSc (hons)
Chiropractor for Fusion Physiotherapy & Wellness
info@reboundhealthandrehab.com

Dr. Maathavan Thillai received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractor College in Toronto. He graduated with honours from the University of Toronto in2008 with a Double Major in Integrative Biology and Health Studies. In order to broaden his lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle & foot) assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills, Dr. Thillai has also completed his Certified Pedorthic Technician designation (C Ped. Tech) dealing with lower limb care including custom orthotics, knee and ankle bracing and compression socks.

Dr. Thillai is an advocate for interdisciplinary health care, and uses evidence-based practices in managing his patient's treatment plan. In addition to muscle strengthening and conditioning, he uses manual (hands-on) therapy such as soft tissue therapy (active muscle movement and instrument assisted tissue work), spinal and extremity mobilizations and adjustments. Dr. Thillai's primary goal as a chiropractor is to help facilitate normal movement and function of the body's muscles and joints.

As a resident of Stouffville and as a sports fanatic, in his spare time you may see Dr. Thillai playing basketball, baseball and tennis.

As a University of Toronto Alumni, he also gives back to his alma mater by being a Chapter member of the University of Toronto Scarborough Athletic Alumni Association.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can benefit you, please feel free to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation with Dr. Thillai.

Check out Dr. Thillai Facebook page for more information! 


Administrators


 

Steve Field
Administrator
steve@fusionphysio.com

Steve graduated from the University of Ontario, completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Human Resources. He is the first face that you will see when you visit Fusion, and he is happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have, both in person and over the phone.

Steve provides support in a number of areas at the clinic, including scheduling, payments, direct billing, and is our certified Health & Safety representative. In his spare time, Steve enjoys baking delicious treats for the rest of our staff and attending as many Toronto Blue Jays games as possible!


 
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Samantha is the newest member of the Fusion team and is one of the first faces you will see while visiting us. She is a recent graduate from the Sheridan College Office Administration Medical Program, which gives Samantha the training she requires to work in a busy health care office. 

Samantha has previously worked as an administrator at a dental office, and was responsible for submitting claims to a variety of extended healthcare providers. Samantha will be pleased to assist you with any questions or concerns you have during your time at Fusion. In her spare time,

Samantha enjoys kicking a ball around and spending time with her two Goddaughters.

Samantha Zelding
Administrator
admin@fusionphysio.com

Certified CPR/First Aid/Defibrillator Instructor


 

Dave Weber
Kinesiology Graduate, BKin, BEd
Certified CPR / First Aid /Defibrillator Instructor
dave@fusionphysio.com



Dave graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. He has always had a passion for health and physical fitness and he went on to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Education from Queen's University. He has been a Physical Health and Education teacher for the past 18 years and has experience coaching many collegiate athletic teams, including rugby, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, football and baseball. Dave is an avid athlete, enjoying a variety of sports, and he spent 4 years on the McMaster men's varsity rugby team. Dave has a passion for the great outdoors and has taken to canoeing, mountain biking and trail hiking in recent years. Dave is a certified CPR/First Aid and defibrillator instructor and has been teaching courses for the past 10 years. He can provide onsite training and customized programs for workplaces.


Physiotherapist Support Personnel (PSPs)
Physiotherapist Support Personnel (PSPs) work under the supervision of our registered physiotherapists and help to administer therapeutic modalities (IFC,ultrasound, moist heat, ice, etc.), as well as instruct and monitor exercises as prescribed by your physiotherapist. Our PSPs are clinic-trained, and come from various educational backgrounds and job experience.

 


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Chris graduated from the Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant program at Georgian College in Barrie. He also has a certificate in Rock Tapping. 

Chris has worked mostly in retirement home settings and has 500 hours of field placement experience.

In his free time Chris likes to do landscape, nature, street, and macro photography as well as mountain bike. 



Chris Mayer
Physiotherapy Support Personnel


Co-op opportunities to students who are interested in becoming future healthcare providers.

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Waterloo, Fusion Physiotherapy is able to provide co-op opportunities to students who are interested in becoming future healthcare providers after their education is complete. By working at Fusion for a semester, our students are able to gain real-world experience in a clinical setting. Many of our students have returned for additional co-op placements, and some have even gone on to become full-time therapists at Fusion!

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