Your Health Care Team

'Known for our Expertise, Chosen for our Care'

 Pro Function is very unique in its approach to your care. We are an integrative health care team where our Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctor and Pedorthists work collaboratively on cases with each other, as well as with other medical professionals such as your Family Doctor. 
Two heads are better than one…and a dozen heads are better than…well, you get the idea.
Your Chiropractors
Dr. Joseph Greenwood D.C., (Hons) B.Kin,  FRCms Modern, Evidenced Based Chiropractor / Concussion Management
Dr. Nicole Thornicroft D.C., (Hons) B.HSc, D.Ac Modern, Evidenced Based Chiropractor
Dr. Jordan Kersten D.C., (Hons) B.Kin, CSCS, FRCms Modern, Evidenced Based Chiropractor
Your Physiotherapist
Jon McIntosh (Hons) B.Kin, MPT, ADP
Orthopaedics / Concussion Management/Vestibular
Brooke Edwardson B.Sc, MPT
Orthopaedics / Sports
Kat Fraser  B.Sc, MPT
Orthopaedics / Pelvic Health
Angela Growse HB.Sc., B.Ed, MScPT, FCAMPT
Orthopaedics / Team Lead Pelvic Health Div.
Troy Seely BScPT, MScPT, DPT, FCAMPT
Orthopaedics / Complex Care
Sarah Marshall BSc., MScPT, 
Orthopaedics / Pelvic Health Div.
Erik Schmidt H.BA, MScPT, MCISc(PT), FCAMPT
Orthopaedics / Sports / Industrial
Your Registered Massage Therapists
Stephanie Van Erp RMT
Deep Tissue / Cupping / Infant Massage
Merissa Clowater RMT
Deep Tissue / Sports
Kristan Carvalho RMT
Cupping / Deep Tissue 
Your Doctor of Naturopathy
Dr. Anna Toporowska B.HSc., ND, RYT 200
Digestion / Fertility / Stress / Hormones
Your Pedorthics Team - Pedorthics London
Judy Flegel Cert. Pedorthist, C.Ped (C)
Gait Assessment / Orthotics / Bracing
Jon Matthews  Cert. Pedorthist, C. Ped (C)
Gait Assessment / Orthotics / Bracing
Natalie Caddey 
Patient Care Liason – Pedorthics London
Your Exceptional Administrative Staff
Brindley Jantzi 
Client Coordinator – Pro Function Health Care Team
Pauline Westelaken 
Accounts Manager – Pro Function Management
Alexa Young
Client Coordinator – Pro Function Sports Injury Clinic
Dr. Joseph Greenwood

DC, B. Kin. (Hons), FRCms
Chiropractor London Ontario

Complete Concussion Management
Acupuncture Provider
Functional Range Conditioning Specialist

Choose Dr. Greenwood for:
• Modern Chiropractic Care
• Concussion Management
• Sports Chiropractic Care
• Strength and Conditioning
• Functional Range Conditioning
• Acupuncture
• Varsity Athletes

Modern, Evidence Based Chiropractor In London, Ontario

Dr. Joseph Greenwood is a remarkable Chiropractor in London, Ontario. He also has an in-depth experience and a strong focus in the area of Concussion Management and is quickly becoming known as a go-to concussion chiropractor in both London Ontario and throughout lower Southwestern Ontario. As a ‘Complete Concussion Management’ health care provider, Dr. Greenwood is able to help patients of all ages and background who are suffering from both new and old concussions symptoms. To do this, Dr. Greenwood combines current treatment research, Functional Integrative Acupuncture, Functional Range Release, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and his foundational education as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Toronto’s Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC).

Dr. Greenwood, and the entire Pro Function Health Care Team, believes that the best health care experience isn’t just about the result, but also about how the patient feels while they work their way to recovery.  Dr. Greenwood always takes the time to listen to his patient’s story, understand their unique situation (life, injury, needs and goals), takes the time to answer questions and always ensures that the patient his patients are equal and active partners in a team approach towards recovery.

Dr. Greenwood’s healthcare journey began at The University of Western Ontario where he received his Honours Specialization BA in Kinesiology. During this time, he was a 4-year member of the Mustangs’ varsity football team. Following undergrad, he attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude honours as a Doctor of Chiropractic. While at CMCC, Dr. Joseph was a member of the students’ council and served as the schools Athletic Director.

Dr. Greenwood employs a multi-faceted approach that puts your specific needs first. He offers high-quality, diversified care that combines functional assessments, manual therapy techniques, and active rehabilitation exercises. Dr. Greenwood is trained to treat all joints, muscles, and nerves of your body. He encourages all his patients to become active participants in improving their own well being.

Dr. Greenwood’s style of practice is encompassing of all members of the London community. Whether you are an athlete, office worker, or jack-of-all-trades, Dr. Greenwood works with you to develop an approach that best fits your needs.

Dr. Nicole Thornicroft Chiropractor
Dr. Nicole Thornicroft

DC, B.HSc (Hons), D.Ac

Chiropractor London Ontario

Certified Medical Acupuncture
Certified Graston Technique
Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Choose Dr. Thornicroft for:
• Modern Chiropractic Care
• Sports Chiropractic Care
• Graston Technique
• Functional Range Conditioning
• Acupuncture
• Neck & Shoulder Injuries
• Intense Shoulder Sports & Runners

Modern, Evidence Based Chiropractor In London, Ontario

Dr. Nicole Thornicroft is the co-owner of Pro Function. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic and graduated with clinical honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She also holds a BSc degree (with distinction) in Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Thornicroft has completed post-graduate training in Functional Movement Rehabilitation, Athletic Rehabilitation, Kinesiotaping and Active Release Technique. She is also a certified provider of Graston Technique, Mulligan Technique, and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. She is a member of the International Society of Rehabilitation Specialists as well as the Canadian Chiropractic and Ontario Chiropractic Associations.

Dr. Thornicroft has a strong interest in functional health and performance. She integrates a variety of techniques into her treatments whether she is working on Return to Sport, Return to Work, or chronic/acute injuries.

Treatments may include Soft Tissue Mobilization (Myofascial Release and Graston Technique), Medical Acupuncture, Joint Manipulation, Athletic Taping (including Kinesiotaping), Therapeutic Modalities, and custom Orthotics. Dr. Thornicroft is specialized to treat all regions of the body; the spine, shoulders, elbow, wrists, hands, hips, knees and ankles. Treatment goals also range from injury management to performance enhancement.

Dr. Thornicroft is experienced in treating athletes of all skill levels from recreational to professional. When she is not treating others, she is off playing golf, tennis or skiing.

Dr. Jordan Kersten Chiropractor London Ontario
Dr. Jordan Kersten

DC, B. Kin. (Hons), CSCS, FRCms
Chiropractor London Ontario

Certified Medical Acupuncture
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Functional Range Conditioning
FRC Mobility Specialist

Choose Dr. Kersten for:
•Modern Chiropractic Care
•Sports Chiropractic Care
•Strength and Conditioning
•Functional Range Conditioning
•Acupuncture
•Active Release Technique (ART)
•Acute Low Back Pain & Sciatica
•Mixed Martial Artists (MMA) & Cross Fitters

Modern, Evidence Based Chiropractor In London, Ontario

Dr. Jordan Kersten is a co-owner of Pro Function and is one of the very few sports-experienced chiropractors in London Ontario. He has two functional range conditioning certifications (FRC & FRA), in addition to, a strength and conditioning certification, giving Dr. Kersten one of the rarest and most unique educational backgrounds of any chiropractor in the Southwestern Ontario region. 

Dr. Kersten, as well as the entire Pro Function Health Care Team, believes that the best health care experience isn’t just about  the result, but also about how the patient feels while they work their way to recovery.  Dr. Kersten always takes the time to listen to his patient’s story, understand their unique situation (life, injury, needs and goals), answer questions clearly and ensures that his patients’ are equal and active partners in a team approach towards recovery.  

Dr. Kersten graduated from McMaster University in 2005 with his Honours Bachelors of Kinesiology (BKin) degree. He then completed his 4 year Chiropractic Degree in 2009 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Ontario. While at CMCC, he also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

In addition, Dr. Kersten is a certified medical acupuncture provider through the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program from McMaster University. He is also a Certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist and has taken numerous other courses including Active Release Technique (ART), Functional Anatomical Palpation (FAP), and Building The Ultimate Back: From Rehabilitation to Performance by Dr. Stu McGill.

Having achieved his 2nd degree black belt at an early age, Dr. Kersten played on numerous competitive athletic teams growing up, and working with professional and national level athletes, he has experience in diagnosing specific causes of pain and dysfunction using a variety of techniques. He treats the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms, and tailors the treatments to the specific individual and their injury.

Dr. Kersten’s overall approach to treatment is to provide evidence-based care that uses a combination of therapies and not solely spinal manipulations.

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Jon McIntosh

PT, MPT, B.Sc (Hons) Kin, ADP
Physiotherapist London Ontario

Orthopaedic Physiotherapist
Vestibular & Concussion Focus
ADP authorizer
OSSUR custom Sport Bracing

Choose Jon for:
• Orthopaedic conditions of the spine and shoulder
• Head and Neck Injuries
• Acute and Long-term Concussion Symptoms
• Vestibular rehab (Vertigo, Dizziness, Nausea, Fainting)
• High Velocity/Impact Injuries (Sports, Motor Vehicle Accidents)
• ADP authorized fitter (custom wheelchairs and walkers)
• Custom Brace Fitter (OSSUR products)

 

Jon graduated in 2011 with honours from Brock University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree which was followed by a Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Western University in 2013. Since graduating, Jon has continued to obtain advanced training through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Manual Therapy Levels system, anatomical acupuncture, soft tissue release, the Mulligan concept and advanced Concussion and Vestibular management.

Jon treats a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions but has a particular clinical interest in concussion management, vestibular rehabilitation and sport injury rehabilitation. Jon understands and values the important of evidence-based care in order to provide the highest quality rehabilitation to his clients. Jon is also an Assistive Devices Provider.

Jon was born and raised in the rural town of Harriston, Ontario, but now calls Byron home. In his spare time, Jon enjoys playing baseball and golf and spending time with his wife and their three children and two dogs.

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Brooke Edwardson

MPT, B.Sc Kin
Physiotherapist London Ontario

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Sports Injuries Physiotherapy
Post Surgical Rehab
Sports Team On-Field Medicine

Choose Brooke for:
•Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Running Injuries
•Industrial / Physically Demanding Jobs + Injuries
•Spinal, Hip and Knee Injuries
•Pre- and Post- Surgical Cases (eg. ACL Recovery after Surgery)
•Strength and Conditioning
•Sports Team Medical Coverage; Tournaments, Travel, Seasonal

 

Brooke is an orthopaedic physiotherapist with a strong clinical interest in sports injuries and post-surgical rehab.  A graduate of Western University’s Master of Physiotherapy program, Brooke is passionate about bringing knowledge and empowerment to her community helping her patients achieve their rehabilitation goals and overall wellness.  She believes in taking the time to understand a person’s individual goals and to help them create an action plan to achieve them.

From growing up playing competitive soccer to working alongside Varsity athletes at Western University and Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, Brooke has developed a strong clinical interest in Sport and Athletic injuries.  She is a Certified Emergency First Responder and has worked as an athletic therapist for Western University’s Varsity Lacrosse team.  She is currently the Physiotherapist for FC London’s League One soccer team.

Outside of the clinic, Brooke loves finding creative ways to stay active and is up for the challenge of trying out a new sport or skill.  She enjoys running, hiking, water sports, and of course soccer!  She also loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Kat Fraser

B.Sc, MPT
Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Sports Rehab Focus
Chronic Pain Focus

Choose Kat for:
•Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
•Pre- and Post Surgical Rehab
•Sports Injuries – Runners, dancers, climbers
•Strength and Conditioning
•Functional Range Conditioning
•IMS and Dry Needling
•Acute and Chronic Pain Management

Kat Fraser is a dynamic and highly diverse orthopaedic physiotherapist with two particular clinical focuses; Pelvic Health and Sports Injury. A graduate of Western University’s Masters of Physiotherapy program, Kat believes a focused 1-on-1 treatment approach is the key to every patient’s success.  Kat also believes that not all tools are equal and therefore employs a broad mixture of techniques that can include manual therapy, dry needling and acupuncture, pain science, education, strength and conditioning, functional exercise and good old fashion listening skills! 

It’s worth knowing that Kat’s advanced approach to her patient’s care comes from an impressive and uniquely diverse level of professional experiences.  Before becoming a physiotherapist in London Ontario, Kat practiced marine biology (yes, that’s right, she was a Marine Biologist!).  Although she excelled as a biologist, Kat felt more connected to people, but believes that her advanced education and life experiences have helped shape her professional instincts and are part of her success as a physiotherapist.  Of course, Kat isn’t simply successful as a physiotherapist – she’s a stand out! Warm, calm, empathetic and a natural listener, her demeanor and focused approach on her patients’ wellbeing is what sets her apart. 

Regardless of the type of injury, Kat offers an informed, multidimensional and personalized approach to recovery. Like the entire Pro Function Health Care Team, Kat believes that the best health care experience isn’t just about the result, but also about how the patient feels while they work their way to recovery.  Kat always takes the time to listen to her patient’s story, understand their unique situation (life, injury, needs and goals), answer questions clearly and ensure that her patients are equal and active partners in a team approach towards recovery.

Outside the clinic, Kat is equally passionate about her hobbies. If you catch her on the ocean she might be sailing, windsurfing or scuba diving. But here in Ontario, she’s an avid rock climber and ultimate frisbee player with a love of traveling and the outdoors. She also likes to dabble in a diverse array of music, dance, art, cooking, gardening and games.

Angela Growse

B.Sc, B.Ed, MScPT
FCAMPT Certified – #0138

Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Western University Lecturer

Choose Angela for:
•Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
•Pre- and Post- Pregnancy Rehab
•Traumatic Core Injuries
•Complex Case Management
•Acupuncture and Dry Needling
•Those looking for an FCAMPT physiotherapist
•Western University Lecturer

Angela Growse is a skilled orthopaedic therapist with particular clinical interest and expertise in Pelvic Health, Manual Therapy, Pre- and Post-Natal Care and Pain Science, with a background in complex trauma. A graduate of the McMaster Physiotherapy program in 2003, Angela’s diverse clinical background creates a wide lens through which to see her patients. She believes that all aspects of your life will influence how you experience and recover from pain or dysfunction and she will work with you to ensure you can play big in all your life’s adventures.

Angela’s treatments may include movement re-education, manual therapy, medical acupuncture/dry needling, or pelvic floor retraining. However, it always includes education and goal setting to ensure what she does matches what you want to achieve. Her practice is inclusive and trauma informed. She loves to laugh and is also comfortable holding space for you, whether you are a struggling new parent, dealing with embarrassing leaks, or facing a debilitating injury that’s keeping you from your roles in life.

Outside of her clinical practice, Angela loves to teach. She has a Bachelor of Education  and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual And Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). She’s a guest lecturer for the Physiotherapy programs at McMaster University in burn care and amputee rehab, and at the University of Western Ontario in orthopedics and pelvic health. She is also an instructor with the National Orthopeadic Division. Her best day includes time spent outside with her husband and kids, fudge brownies, a glass of prosecco and an afternoon nap!

Troy Seely

BSc (PT), MSc. (PT), DPT
FCAMPT Certified – #0535

Physiotherapist London Ontario

Clinical Doctorate in PT
Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Western University Professor

Choose Troy for:
•Motor Vehicle Accident Patients
•Neck & Low Back Injuries
•Sciatica & Nerve Injuries
•Pre- & Post Surgical Rehab
•Acute & Chronic Pain Management
•Acupuncture and dry needling
•Those looking for an FCAMPT physiotherapist

 

Troy is known for his in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of physical therapy and his passion for working with his patients and students. He has advanced skills and expertise in orthopaedics, manual therapy, pre- and post-surgical rehab, sports injuries, and pain management. Troy is from Rothesay New Brunswick and graduated from Dalhousie University in 2001. After completing two years of clinical practice in inpatient orthopaedics at the Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick, Troy’s desire to pursue advanced education led him to drive halfway across the country to complete his Master of Research in Physical Therapy at Western University, graduating in 2005. He has been in clinical practice as a physical therapist in London Ontario since then.

Troy pursued his professional development further by becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) in 2009 and completing a Clinical Doctorate in Physiotherapy in 2013. These credentials helped lead him to become an active instructor teaching advanced manual therapy skills to other physical therapists through the National Orthopaedic Division since 2010, and his role as an associate professor in Western University’s School of Physiotherapy since 2008. In 2011, Troy was awarded the Part-time Teaching Award of Excellence at Western (Health Sciences), as determined by student feedback and reviews.

Troy’s passion regarding education is the central core of his treatment approach. He is known for providing clear information to increase understanding of clinical conditions, and he ensures that patients are full partners in their goals and treatments. Troy offers a range of treatments including manual therapy, condition specific exercises, modalities (such as ultrasound), and medical acupuncture/dry needling. Troy sees improving a patient’s personal knowledge equally as important as improving physical well-being to help ensure future success.

Outside his clinical practice and teaching activities, Troy is happily married to his wife Christina who is also a health professional (registered dietitian), and is a proud father to two energetic young boys. Troy enjoys playing videogames and going outside with his kids, watching and discussing basketball with his wife, getting together with friends for board games, and expanding his knowledge and participation in various nerdy activities.

Sarah Marshall

B.Sc, MSc.PT
Physiotherapist London Ontario

Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Choose Sarah for:
• Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
• Men’s Health / Core Therapy
• Youth and Adolescent / Core Therapy
• Pre- and Post- Pregnancy Rehab
• Traumatic Core Injuries
• Complex Case Management

 

Sarah Marshall is a skilled pelvic health physiotherapist with a clinical interest in gastrointestinal disorders, oncology-related pelvic floor dysfunction, transgender/gender non-conforming pelvic floor dysfunction, genital rehabilitation, and complex pelvic pain and/or trauma.   Sarah holds a Master’s of Physiotherapy with Merit from Robert Gordon University, Scotland, and a Bachelor’s of Science with Honours from the University of Western Ontario.

Sarah first became passionate about pelvic health physiotherapy after working in a health & fitness setting with women who were pregnant or post-partum.  She has since dedicated her continued training and professional development to the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in people of all ages and genders and the education and training of registered and student physiotherapists wishing to learn about pelvic health physiotherapy.  

Sarah is an Instructor and Lab Assistant with Pelvic Health Solutions.   She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and it’s Women’s Health, Pain Science, Neurological Sciences, and Oncology Divisions, as well the International Urogynecological Association and the International Pelvic Pain Society.  

Sarah’s light-heartedness and warmth create a comfortable environment for patients to share their stories and goals.  With an inclusive and trauma-informed practice, Sarah partners with her patients to create and deliver an individualized treatment plan to support and optimize her patients’ pelvic health. 

Outside of the clinic, Sarah can be found in the garden, on the water or with a camera in her hands.  Sarah is a member of the London Camera Club and loves portrait photography, She is also a competitive rower, swimmer, and triathlete who recently discovered tennis.  Although she loves gardening, her green thumb is still a slight shade of brown and she welcomes all tips, advice, and conversation around getting green things to grow!

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Erik Schmidt

Hons BA (Kin), MScPT, MClSc
FCAMPT Certified – #1503

Physiotherapist London Ontario

CMP / Mulligan Instructor
Western University Lecturer

Choose Erik for:
• Sports Injuries
• Industrial / Physically Demanding Jobs + Injuries
• Spinal, Hip and Knee Injuries
• Pre- and Post- Surgical Cases
• Strength and Conditioning
• Functional Range Conditioning
• Those looking for Physiotherapy in English, French or German
• Those looking for an FCAMPT physiotherapist

 

Erik Schmidt is one of Pro Function’s co-owners … but he’ll tell you he’s ‘just a physio’.  Before building Pro Function, Erik worked in a number of areas in Ontario and even outside Canada.  But Erik was born in London Ontario, his family is here and eventually he found his way home to lay down roots.   

After graduating from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Erik split his professional time between sports medicine with some of Canada’s National athletes, lecturing medical students at the North School of Medicine (NOSM), and working weekends at long-term care facilities. It’s unusual for a physiotherapist to work in so many different corners of the profession at the same time, but Erik says the work gave him an appreciation for how to adapt his skills to suit a very wide range of people and needs. 

Three years into his career, Erik came back to London and re-united with his original colleagues at Body Mechanics Physiotherapy, both at the Bellwood Plaza and Byron locations.  He also continued teaching, only this time with Western University, the Orthopeadic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and with the Mulligan Concept (a patient-driven treatment approach first developed in New Zealand).   

Academically, Erik completed a second advance practice Masters of Clinical Science  (MClSc) at Western University and went on to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) – an internationally recognized and highest possible Canadian designation. Soon after that, Erik went on to chair the London Orthopeadic Division and is currently the past-president of the National FCAMPT executive of Canada. 

Back in the clinic, Erik is a down-to-earth and dynamic physiotherapist with the unique ability to work with anyone. From London, to Thunder Bay, to South Africa, Erik has extensive experience with an impressive range of patients, skill levels and professional backgrounds. He can provide his services in  English, French or German!

Outside the clinic, you can find Erik…well outside! (He’s always outside!) Erik loves anything and everything to do with the outdoors, travel and sports. So no matter what season it is, Erik is happy to share stories about his adventures with family, traveling, running, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, camping, canoeing, skiing…

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Stephanie Van Erp

Registered Massage Therapist London, Ontario

Pre Natal Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Cupping Therapy
Infant Massage
*Available on Weekends!

Choose Stephanie for:
• Deep tissue massage
• Pre natal massage
• Cupping Therapy
• Individuals with Mobility Difficulties
• Infant Massage

 

     Stephanie Van Erp was the very first Registered Massage Therapist to join our Pro Function Health Care Team and she brought with her a hunger for learning and a passion to help people. Stephanie graduated from Westervelt College’s Massage Therapy Program and is driven by her interest in human anatomy and learning new therapeutic techniques.  Stephanie is also very unique in her practice given the amount of time and effort she commits to working alongside our very our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors in an effort to understand how her approach to massage can maximize the care her clients receive.

     Stephanie also takes a lot of pride in her clinical practice and works hard to provide the best care and experience for each and every visit of her patients. Therapeutically, Stephanie is well versed in Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal massage and soft tissue Cupping techniques.

     Outside of the clinic, Stephanie spends a lot of time with family, sitting by the campfire listening to AC/DC with her dad, or trying a new recipe with her sister. She also has two crazy nieces that keep her on her toes and loves just staying home watching movies cuddled up with her cats.

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Merissa Clowater

Registered Massage Therapist, London Ontario

Sports Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Swedish Massage
Trigger Point Therapy

Choose Merissa for:
• Sports Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Swedish Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Motor Vehicle Accident Patients
• Those looking for Massage Therapy in French

 

Merissa is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Massage Therapy program and is experienced with deep tissue massage, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point therapy. She has particular experience in treating shoulder, hip, whip lash, and athletic injuries.

When she’s not treating patients, Merissa is an active athlete, playing on a fast pitch softball team, hockey team, tennis, and competitive cheerleading. She also volunteers her time working with sledge hockey athletes and palliative care patients.

She also speaks fluent French!

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Kristan Carvalho

DC, B. Kin. (Hons), FRCms

Pre Natal Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Cupping Therapy
*Available on Weekends!

Choose Kristan for:
• Deep tissue massage
• Swedish Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Pre natal massage
• Cupping Therapy
• Communication in English or Portuguese.

Kristan Carvalho graduated from Fanshawe College’s Massage Therapy program. She is experienced in Deep Tissue Therapy, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal Massage, and is certified in Cupping Techniques. Kristan is a passionate Massage Therapist who takes pride in developing a professional relationship with each and every one of her clients as well as their specific bodily concerns and needs.

Away from the clinic, Kristan enjoys friends and family time, working on her fitness, and curling up with her two cats. She also highly enjoys travelling, with most of her wanderlust bringing her to Europe. Kristan is also very proud of her Portuguese background, and speaks the language fluently.

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Dr. Anna Toporowska

B.HSCs, N.D., RYT 200
Naturopath London Ontario

Traditional Chinese Medical Acupuncture
Lifestyle and Nutrition

Choose Dr. Toporowska for:
• Hormonal Care
• Thyroid and Fertility Treatment
• Stress and Anxiety Support
• Sleep Disorders
• Digestive Health
• Mental Health Support
• Concussion Care / Post Concussion Treatment

Dr. Anna Toporowska, BHSc, ND is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor who utilizes a whole-body approach to help patients find the root cause of disharmony and prevent further illness. Her main goal is always to meet the patient where they are at, without judgment or criticism, to create a plan together. This individualized plan is always focused on moving towards their best health. Dr. Anna strives to empower every patient with the information and knowledge they require to make the best decisions for their wellbeing.

Dr. Anna takes a functional medicine approach to diagnosis and treatment to get to the cause of physical symptoms and heal from the inside out. She has a special interest in neuroendocrine conditions including mental emotional health, stress and sleep disorders, hormonal support, prenatal and paediatric care as well as digestive health. Dr. Anna is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and has completed additional training as a Naturopathic Doula, supporting women in pregnancy, labour and post-partum. 

Simplifying health is at the core of her approach, focusing on optimized nourishment, lots of movement and good rest. Dr. Anna helps patients identify any diet and lifestyle habits which may be standing in the way of optimal health and works with them to create sustainable plans which promote long term health. She loves getting to know each individual patient and helping them on their journey to their best health!

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Judy Flegel

C. Ped (C)

Pedorthist London Ontario

Choose Judy for:
• Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain/Sore arches
• Numbness/Deep Ache at the ball of the foot
• Bunions / Bunion Surgery
• Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis
• Knee Cap Pain (Runners Knee)
• Diabetes or Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Following Foot or Leg Surgery

 

Judy is an experienced Canadian Certified Pedorthist with a special interest in helping walkers and runners. She understands that addressing foot and lower limb pain requires more than simply providing a custom insert for a shoe. Education about the injury, about footwear choices, about basic exercises and about activity modifications in addition to potentially referring to other practitioners are all essential components to her unique approach.

After graduating from the University of Waterloo’s Kinesiology program, Judy first began her career in exercise rehabilitation working alongside physiotherapists in an orthopaedic based clinic. As a running enthusiast with her own share of injuries, Judy has naturally developed a keen interest in the biomechanics of running and gait, which has in turn motivated her to further her career in the field of pedorthics. 

Judy is a graduate of the inaugural Certificate in Pedorthics program through Western University. This program later progressed into an extensive Diploma program for which Judy has been both an instructor and practicum supervisor. Judy now has over 25 years of combined experience in rehabilitation and pedorthics.  

Jon Matthews Pedorthist London Ontario
Jon Matthews

C. Ped (C)

Pedorthics London
Custom Orthotics
Compression Stockings

Choose Jon for:
• Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain/Sore arches
• Numbness/Deep Ache at the ball of the foot
• Bunions / Bunion Surgery
• Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis
• Knee Cap Pain (Runners Knee)
• Diabetes or Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Following Foot or Leg Surgery


Jon is an experienced Canadian Certified Pedorthist with a unique ability to identify underlying mechanical problems in individual walking and running patterns.  This means that Jon is just as likely to suggest specific shoes, basic support adjustments, rehabilitation, exercise, physiotherapy or other non-orthotic solutions as he is a custom orthotic solution depending on the specific needs of the patient.   Jon’s is often described by his patients as an excellent listener and his approach is patient and methodical. 

Additionally, like the other members of the Pedorthics London team Jon prides himself on his ability to fabricate and make adjustments to shoes and custom orthotics on-site while with his patients. This allows him to gather instantaneous feedback about comfort, balance and foot positioning without constantly having to send his products offsite.  Jon specialty is footwear modification (or custom shoe modifications) which is a unique aspect to his practice.  

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Natalie Caddey

Patient Liaison

Pedorthics London

Natalie has been an integral member of the Pedorthic London team since 2014. She has worked in the client service industry for many years.  Her experience and knowledge of the field of pedorthics makes her invaluable to our clients. Natalie manages scheduling and product orders,  liaises with our fabrication facility, and helps clients navigate insurance concerns, all with her calm and pleasant manner.

Brindley Jantzi

Patient Care Liaison – Pure Gangsta

Pro Function Health Care Team

Brindley Jantzi is the chief patient liaison for Pro Function’s downtown health care team. Brindley joined Pro Function in 2020 and brings with her a level of experience not only unique for Pro Function, but for health care as a whole.

What do we mean by ‘unique to health care as a whole”? Well, Brindley is the first, and based on our research, the ONLY health care administrator to be recruited because of her background in luxury hospitality and service.  “What’s that you say – hospitality and service??” That right!  Pro Function’s approach is to push boundaries and find ways to continuously improve a patient’s experience… and why not? We all feel patients deserve to be greeted with a little elegance and class, and Brindley suits this perfectly.   

Prior to moving to London, Brindley’s career was as a customer service provider in a luxury boutique hotel in Stratford Ontario.  There, she was immersed in the hospitality, travel, tourism and customer service industry.  She felt the unorthodox challenge of bringing hotel hospitality into a clinic environment was both exciting and brilliant. In her own words, Brindley says, “I am passionate about being able to assist people. At Pro Function, I can combine my background in hospitality with my interest in health care to provide the best possible customer experience.”

Over and above her background and skill set, Brindley in no stranger to the health care setting.  Brindley graduated from Western University and during her time there, she competed as a varsity shot put and weight throwing athlete for Western’s Track and Field team.   Brindley has also played softball and volleyball since childhood and has competed in those sports at a National level. It was through sports and injuries that she found an interest in the health care field. She feels that many positive chiropractic and physiotherapy experiences helped play a significant role in her achievements, as well as her ability to perform at the highest levels of her sports. 

Outside of the clinic. Brindley can be found on the ball diamond playing slo-pitch, helping her parents on their farm, or taking a physical break and enjoying the odd video game!

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Pauline Westelaken

Accounts Manager
Pro Function Health Care Team and
Pro Function Sports Injury Clinic

Pauline Tremblay brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Pro Function’s administration team. Often working behind the scenes, Pauline’s primary role is to manage and maintain the integrity of each and every patient account entrusted to Pro Function. Billing, invoicing, approval status and communication with 3rd party insurance companies, motor vehicle insurance companies and WSIB are all seamless because of Pauline’s efforts – and because of her work, patients and clinicians are able to stay squarely focused on delivering quality health care and optimal results! 

Having worked as a registered massage therapist for more than 15 years with London’s own Body Mechanics Physiotherapy, Pauline is able to appreciate how important it is for the patient and the therapist to be 100% focused during treatment sessions. She understands the difficulties and hardships that paperwork, miscommunication and finances can have on a person’s recovery and she knows that her role in reducing these inconveniences plays a big part in a person’s path to recovery.

Following her retirement as an RMT, Pauline transitioned to become a central administrator for Body Mechanics, earning her the skills and insight to understand the language and navigation needed when working with administrators and insurers. Having worked on both the therapeutic and the administrative sides of a health care team allows Pauline to hold a genuinely unique understanding of how to manage both the people and the paperwork of a busy clinical environment. Without question, this is why she is so intricate to the ongoing success of Pro Function. 

Alexa Young

Patient Care Liason
Pro Function Sports Injury Clinic

Alexa Young is the patient liaison for Pro Function’s Sports Injury Clinic. Alex joined Pro Function this spring and brings with her 20 years of customer service experience. Yes, customer service not medical industry! We are focused on the customer service and satisfaction experience Alexa brings to your experience with Pro Function. Her goal is to assist you in making your experience, billing and rescheduling as seamless as possible.

In Alexa’s off hours, she will fill her time baking (which we gladly benefit from at the clinic) and antiquing with her husband. So, if you know any great places to go share with her where to find the gems.