Since 1987, Physio-Care Services' client base has grown steadily, as area physicians, surgeons and insurers have recognized our physiotherapy clinic in Hamilton as efficient and caring providers of physiotherapy services. Our approach begins with early, detailed assessment and reporting, and continues with personalized rehabilitation programs, which stress an early return to work and daily activities.
We believe in educating our patients and actively engaging them in setting goals and getting well. A key component is effective, efficient communication with doctors and other health care professionals.
It's all aimed at an early return to work, sport and an active lifestyle. Our success stories are positive proof of our expertise and a continuing source of pride for our physiotherapy clinic in Hamilton.
SureHire offers the full spectrum of occupational testing services to organizations across North America. As an exclusive testing facility, we assess a candidate's medical, musculoskeletal and mobility status to ensure it matches the job they are applying for.
Our team includes Registered Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Kinesiologist.
(Director, Registered Physiotherapist)
BHscPT, HBSc., M.C.P.A.
Monica Gokhale is the owner and Director of Physio-Care Services. In addition to her administrative responsibilities and overseeing the daily operations of the clinic, she provides clinical care to clients as a registered physiotherapist. She has been a Registered Physiotherapist since 2001. Ms. Gokhale holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree in physiotherapy from McMaster University and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from the University of Western Ontario. She has an ongoing interest in manual therapy and is currently working towards a degree in manipulative therapy. She has training in acupuncture and is working towards her certification (C.A.F.C.I.)
Since 2001, Monica has been working as a physiotherapist in the Long-Term Care field, in an outpatient OHIP clinic and at a private physiotherapy clinic. She also has experience working as a clinical coordinator in a busy, OHIP/private physiotherapy clinic. Her goals are to provide client-centered care with personalized treatment programs that ensure each client is pleased with their experience at the clinic. She takes pride in the successful clinical outcomes that her clients achieve.
Margaret graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy in 1997. She has provided physiotherapy treatment in a variety of settings such as community fitness centres, hospitals, and clinics, and has been a part of the Physio-Care Services team since 2005. She has expertise in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. She has training in vestibular rehabilitation, treatment of TMJ issues, therapeutic taping and treatment for different chronic pain conditions.
Primarily using her manual therapy skills and exercise prescription in her treatment plans, she has incorporated acupuncture since completing examinations in 1996 with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She provides evidence-based, individualized physiotherapy treatment for her clients, utilizing current research and outcome measures in combination with her extensive experience. She values the interdisciplinary, service-oriented model practised at Physio-Care Services. Margaret was voted one of the Top Ten Physiotherapists in Hamilton by the Hamilton Spectator's Reader's Choice Awards for 2014 and 2015.
In 2009, Jenna obtained her Master's degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. In 2007, she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology, also at McMaster University. Since 2009 she has taken numerous courses on various manual therapy techniques and has special interests in treating orthopaedic and sports injuries and in cancer rehabilitation. She is currently completing her PhD in breast cancer rehabilitation in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and along with her clinical work enjoys teaching in the physiotherapy program at McMaster and the Kinesiology program at Redeemer University College. She has been with the Physio-Care Services team since 2009. She is known for her positive, problem-solving approach to issues along with her good rapport with clients and other health care practitioners.
(Registered Massage Therapist)
Richard has been focused on health, fitness and biology throughout his life. He enrolled in the Canadian Therapeutic College (CTC) to pursue a career in registered massage therapy. Upon graduation and after successful completion of the Ontario provincial board exams, he became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in 1999. Richard has spent his entire career working in a rehabilitation environment treating a wide variety of injuries and pain conditions. His expertise in rehabilitative therapy has come from advancing his palpation skills as well as collaboration with other health care providers. By incorporating soft tissue mobilization, trigger point therapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy and other modalities into his massages, he always tries to ensure the best treatment possible to get the maximum results.
Over his many years as a massage therapist he has learned to create an individualized program for each client’s needs. He has a special interest in resolving very difficult lower back, shoulder and neck problems. Realizing that massage therapy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, Richard also seeks to create a peaceful and relaxing mood during treatment.
Dana graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in 1998, and has been a kinesiologist with the Physio-Care Services team since that time. Post-graduate interests have included functional ability testing, pre-employment screening, oncology rehabilitation, lumbar stabilization, chronic pain, balance re-training and various orthopedic courses. She enjoys integrating her skills and experience into the clinical setting to help a variety of patients regain and exceed their pre-injury levels.
Dana is responsible for program development and supervision of clients in Physio-Care Services' cancer rehabilitation program (CanSoar). She also has had extensive training with Fit to Work Testing, Drug and Alcohol Screening with certification from SureHire for pre-employment screening. Dana is a member in good standing with The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and received a diamond award for kinesiologists voted by the Hamilton Spectator's Reader's Choice Awards for 2015.